Articles matching the ‘Elderly’ Category

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September 11th, 2019

Podcast 233: Antipsychotics are no solution to delirium during hospitalization

Using “Vitamin H” (haloperidol) or newer antipsychotics to treat delirium in hospitalized patients should be off the menu, writes Edward Marcantonio in an Annals of Internal Medicine editorial. Dr. Marcantonio agrees with the authors of a systematic review who conclude that “current evidence does not support routine use of haloperidol or second-generation antipsychotics to treat delirium […]


May 28th, 2010

Podcast 89: Glasses aren’t just for reading any more. Listen in to how they can help the elderly avoid falls.

Glasses — when did you start wearing them? They serve to help us do more than just read the newspaper, according to our conversational guest today. Prof. Stephen Lord of Sydney’s Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute and his coauthors write in BMJ this week about trying to encourage elderly wearers of multifocal lenses to […]


October 16th, 2009

Podcast 61: A conversation about end-stage dementia.

We talk with Susan Mitchell, a Harvard researcher who set out to characterize the final clinical stages of advanced dementia. There are some surprises — namely, the benefit of clear communications with patients and their families (which, come to think of it, shouldn’t come as much of a surprise at all). Talk with us at […]


March 20th, 2009

Podcast 35: Clinical Conversations reprises an interview with Mary Tinetti about falls in the elderly.

Clinical Conversations, the podcast formerly known as Admitting Diagnosis, offers this week a reprise interview from last summer: Mary Tinetti talks about preventing falls in the elderly. Call 1-617-440-4374 to leave a suggestion. Let’s hear from you. Links: Prostate Cancer Screening Controversy Not Dead Yet Diabetics and Patients over 65 Show Bigger Survival Benefit from CABG […]


October 31st, 2008

Podcast 18: News plus an interview with Prof. Riccardo Utili about infective endocarditis in the elderly

This week we look at why infective endocarditis among the elderly has characteristics very different from its manifestations in younger patients. Prof. Riccardo Utili of the Second University of Naples is our guest. And of course we start with a brief news roundup. Journal Watch links: Breast Cancer Less Likely to Recur in Women with […]


October 24th, 2008

Podcast 17: News plus an interview with Dr. Arto Strandberg regarding midlife smoking

This week Dr. Arto Strandberg, a general practitioner who does his research at the University of Helsinki, talks with us about the effects of midlife smoking on later-life living. Plus we have the usual news roundup. Journal Watch links: ACIP Recommends Pneumococcal Vaccine for Smokers ADA Updates Algorithm for Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 […]


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