Geriatrics

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine[1] is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people.[2] It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist.

VIDEO: Antigen test could simplify HCV screening

SAN FRANCISCO – Hepatitis C testing can be time consuming, expensive, and not widely available, but a new test focused on hepatitis C antigen detection might simplify the process and reduce its...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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Invasive candidiasis hospitalizations down overall

SAN DIEGO – The incidence of hospitalizations associated with invasive candidiasis decreased between 2007 and 2012, but both elderly and black patients remain at greatest risk for the infection,...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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AHA: SPRINT’s results upend hypertension targets

ORLANDO – Results from the SPRINT hypertension trial had been highly anticipated ever since the study stopped early in August and the sponsoring National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute <a...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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ACR: No long-term benefit for knee OA steroid injections

Regular corticosteroid injections over 2 years were relatively safe for osteoarthritic knees in a trial from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, but they did not slow the progression of joint damage or...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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