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Higher risk of death is linked to hip fracture for many years afterward

Measures are needed to prevent hip fracture and loss of life in the elderly.

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ACP, AAFP defy trends in latest hypertension guidelines

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Twenty-four-hour ambulatory BP monitoring benefits some patients more than others

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Headache Vitals for January 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep Med
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Poststroke OSA, cognitive problems improve spontaneously

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Poststroke dementia: comprehensive guide discusses diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Cardiovasc
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Are your CVD patients still taking NSAIDs? They should not be

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
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Black, Hispanic patients still have worse hypertension control than white patients

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Heart Fail
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Revascularization beats medical management for survival in HFrEF patients

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Will running relieve my joint pain?

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Can I get tested for HPV?

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US needs more black physicians: commentary

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Online reviews of providers are here to stay

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New Medicare payment models: 359,000 clinicians are now participating

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FDA releases draft guidance on how drugmakers can share off-label information with physicians

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Influenza vaccination rates low in elderly diabetics, household contacts

This is the first study to include data on household contacts, an important contributor to herd immunity..

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur. J. Epidemiol.
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Meta-analysis finds dose-response curve to alcohol consumption and dementia risk

Light drinking showed some protective benefit.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cardiovasc Toxicol
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Ozone as an HF therapy?

Small study shows some benefit of ozone therapy on some outcomes in HFrEF.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Rheum Dis
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Fracture risk higher in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Fracture risk is higher for psoriasis sufferers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Alzheimers Dementia
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Hypertension lowers risk for dementia in the oldest-old

The association was independent of medication use.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Parkinsonism Rel Disord
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Study characterizes features of octogenerian parkinsonism

Parkinsonism progresses more rapidly, but is responsive to levodopa.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep Breath
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AHI may increase with nighttime denture use

The findings suggest patients without teeth should not wear dentures at night.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int Psychogeriatr
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Dementia: Proxy-Quality of Life scores similar between family and nursing home staff

However, scores varied in some rater sudomains.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Cardiol
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Influenza vaccination: stroke protection?

Influenza infection increases the risk for hemorrhagic stroke, which has severe consequences in patients with Afib.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int Psychogeriatr
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Lewy body dementia: new imaging technique helps differentiate from Alzheimer's

Patients with Lewy body dementia had less atrophy than patients with Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Psychiatry
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Schizophrenia: hyperprolactinemia threshold lower in older adults

All antipsychotics currently on the market block the D2/3 receptor, which can lead to hyperprolactinemia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke
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Strokes can be an early presentation of Afib

Up to 1 in 20 patients present with stroke or TIA within the year before an Afib diagnosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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More than 70% of elderly survive at least 2 y after secondary prevention ICD implantation

Although survival is high, two-thirds were hospitalized and 1 in 5 were admitted to a skilled nursing facility.

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Low normal TSH linked to osteoporosis in older women

Is low normal TSH really normal in older women?

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