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Statins offer no primary CVD prevention benefit to older patients

"Untoward effects" could offset possible gains.

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Death of pet calls for screening for depression in the elderly | AGS

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Heart failure: 6 minutes is a long time; how about a 60-foot walk test?

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Which healthcare providers are seniors with diabetes seeing?

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Insufficient vitamin D associated with cognitive decline

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Iron supplementation not helpful for iron deficiency in HFrEF

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THA or TKA: parecoxib add-on reduces post-op delirium in elderly

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The best memory tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

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Hypertension Vitals for May 2017

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Are my child’s seasonal allergies more insidious than they seem?

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SC physicians unhappy about new volume-based compensation

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California considers limits on pharma gifts

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Physician gets $5.4 million for whistleblowing

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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Training and support decreased catheter-based UTIs by 75% in frail elderly

Infections including UTIs are the leading cause of death in nursing homes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Leanness is a risk factor for Afib

Several anthropometric measures are associated with Afib, but leanness stands out.

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The shorter a woman’s reproductive life, the higher her postmenopause HF risk

Younger age at menopause may be the relevant factor.

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Multisite pain common in older adults with persistent back pain | APS
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Multisite pain common in older adults with persistent back pain | APS

For each additional pain site, disability increased by 0.60 points and back pain intensity by 0.17.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Epidemiol
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Reproductive factors linked to pancreatic cancer risk after menopause

The effects are quite modest.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Reduced HF hospitalizations with SGLT-2 inhibitors vs other glucose-lowering drugs

Drugs also reduced mortality in this population with type 2 diabetes.

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Sleep Disorders Vitals for May 2017
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Sleep Disorders Vitals for May 2017

Sleep and caffeine in children | OTC sleep aids | Sleep-disordered breathing in women.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gastroenterology
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Statins reduce mortality in colon cancer

Decrease is steepest with intact BMP signaling.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Open Forum Infect Dis
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Influenza-associated pneumonia: why is oseltamivir treatment uncommon?

Guidelines recommend influenza testing for hospitalized patients with CAP.

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Inositol administration improves glucose tolerance and insulin resistance | ECE
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Inositol administration improves glucose tolerance and insulin resistance | ECE

Patients given inositol experienced significant improvement in HOMA-IR score

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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SGLT2 inhibitors are linked to reduced 24-h ambulatory BP

These drugs significantly reduced both systolic and diastolic BP.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arch Phys Med Rehabil
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Mindful KOA patients do better

Higher mindfulness predicted higher clinical scores after exercise program.

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Intensive BP target reduces LVH rates, increases LVH regression

In hypertensive patients without diabetes, the SPRINT target looks beneficial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hypertens
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Which antihypertensives are linked to decreased dementia risk in older patients?

Calcium channel blockers and angiotensin receptor blockers both seem protective.

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