Volume 18 - Number 05 - May, 2010

Clinical Geriatrics

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The most common cause of arthritis in older adults is osteoarthritis (OS).
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It is always important to consider the adverse events and side effects associated with medications in the elderly.
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Barney S. Spivack, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD Associate Physician Editor, Clinical Geriatrics

Barney S. Spivack, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD Associate Physician Editor, Clinical Geriatrics ...
There’s no doubt that the new reform law has much to offer seniors and geriatrics healthcare professionals.
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Steven R. Gambert, MD, AGSF, MACP Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Geriatrics

Steven R. Gambert, MD, AGSF, MACP Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Geriatrics
At long last, the United States has agreed to a plan for “comprehensive” healthcare coverage…or has it?
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Jayakrishnan Krishnakurup, MD, David Witt, MD, and Vivian Argento, MD

Jayakrishnan Krishnakurup, MD, David Witt, MD, and Vivian Argento, MD
Myocardial toxicity of 5-FU should be considered in any patient with chest pain who had recent exposure to this chemotherapeutic agent.
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Steven Tam, MD, John W. Daly, MD, Thomas W. Meeks, MD, Valerie Rice, PhD, and Daniel D. Sewell, MD

Steven Tam, MD, John W. Daly, MD, Thomas W. Meeks, MD, Valerie Rice, PhD, and Daniel D....
An older woman with primary hyperparathyroidism had atypical mood and anxiety symptoms, confusion, and psychosis due to high calcium levels.
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Pearl G. Lee, MD, MS, Christine T. Cigolle, MD, MPH, and Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS

Pearl G. Lee, MD, MS, Christine T. Cigolle, MD, MPH, and Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS ...
Quality improvement programs appear to have led to improvement in diabetes care, particularly the processes of care.
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Amy M. Rushing, MD, and Thomas M. Scalea, MD Series Editors: Steven R. Gambert, MD, AGSF, MACP, and Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH, FACS

Amy M. Rushing, MD, and Thomas M. Scalea, MD Series Editors: Steven R. Gambert, MD, AGS...
Adequate resuscitation of the trauma patient begins with appropriate triage.
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Melinda S. Lantz, MD

Melinda S. Lantz, MD
Verbally disruptive behaviors among patients with dementia are common and can result in premature nursing home placement if continuous.
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Michael T. Gross, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Michael T. Gross, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Clinical practice suggests that older individuals have difficulty procuring shoes that are comfortable or that address a problem they are experiencing.
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