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: Postoperative cognitive decline hits women hardest

WASHINGTON – Postoperative cognitive decline, which occurs in roughly 20% of elderly patients who undergo major surgery, strikes older women with greater severity than it does similarly aged men,...

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Dicloxacillin may cut INR levels in warfarin users

The antibiotic dicloxacillin appears to markedly decrease INR levels in patients taking warfarin, reducing the mean INR to subtherapeutic ranges in the majority who take both drugs concomitantly,...

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VIDEO: Dementia rate doubled in type 1 diabetics

WASHINGTON – Improved management of patients with type 1 diabetes and the resulting increased longevity it has fostered has produced a new medical concern that few patients faced in the past: their...

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Usual physiotherapy remains best approach in knee OA

ROME – There was no advantage to individually prescribed exercises for knee osteoarthritis over usual physiotherapy in a multicenter, longitudinal, randomized study reported at the European Congress...

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Erosive hand disease likely ‘more severe form of OA’

ROME – Erosive hand osteoarthritis (OA) is probably a more severe form of the disease, rather than a separate clinical entity, a team of Norwegian researchers has suggested. Dr. Alexander Mathiessen...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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