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Patients with dementia less likely to receive opioid analgesics after hip/pelvic fracture

Results of a systematic review.

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Physician opioid prescribing habits linked to risk for long-term patient use

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Implementing SPRINT targets can save more than 100,000 lives each year

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Upper airway stimulation may improve several outcomes in OSA

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Strengths and weaknesses of the MoCA for frontotemporal dementias

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Epidemiol
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More body fat, overall adiposity, and abdominal adiposity are linked to Afib

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Telemedicine plus online coping-skills training for knee osteoarthritis

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hypertens
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Treating hypertension in dialysis patients: 2 societies issue new guidelines

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HCV: age alone has no impact on DAA efficacy

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Bundled payment models delayed, but not in immediate danger, HHS says

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Caribbean medical schools seek better image

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Kennedy says he expects Trump vaccine panel will move forward

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Court strikes down Florida law barring physicians from discussing firearms

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What would the proposed replacement for Obamacare mean for me?

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Mandatory PDMP use related to safer opioid prescribing

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Dementia Vitals for February 2017
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Dementia Vitals for February 2017

Albuminuria and dementia | Antidepressants and dementia risk | Managing BPSD.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Geriatr Soc
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Pain is undertreated in US nursing homes

Persistent noncancer pain affects 5% to 49% of nursing home residents.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rehabilitation
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Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 1 of 3: mind-body exercise programs

Yoga and Tai Chi may offer modest benefits for knee OA.

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Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 2 of 3: strengthening exercise programs

There is plenty of evidence for strength training to manage KOA.

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In sleep surgery for OSA, complications likelier in the elderly

The overall complication rate is still low, so surgery is not contraindicated.

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Frailty does not predict depression in older community dwellers but slowed gait does

Adjustment for confounders removes association of frailty and depression.

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Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 3 of 3: land-based aerobic exercise programs

Walking, running, and cycling continue to be beneficial in KOA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Cardiol
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Height and obesity are linked to Afib in older people

Body size seems to matter more than fat distribution.

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Community-acquired pneumonia ups risk of future heart failure, especially in young adults

Postdischarge cardiovascular prevention might be warranted, including awareness that subsequent dyspnea might be new-onset heart failure.

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New, more sensitive criteria for assessing Alzheimer's disease risk from CSF

3 abnormal cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers may be enough to predict Alzheimer's.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Quarter-dose quadruple therapy might be a grand slam against hypertension

Small placebo-controlled trial suggests additive benefits with using tiny doses of different drug classes.

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Lower psychological resilience meant poorer outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty

And vice versa.

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Good sleep, good activity both matter to cognition in older adults

Lacking both at once is a double whammy for cognitive performance.

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ACEi/ARB after discharge for acute decompensated HF linked to better outcomes

In these patients with reduced ejection fraction, mortality, readmissions lower with drugs.

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