Volume 18 - Number 07 - July/August, 2010

Clinical Geriatrics

08/19/2010

Zheng Bi, MD, Kevin Liu, and Hong Y. Liu, MD, MS

Zheng Bi, MD, Kevin Liu, and Hong Y. Liu, MD, MS
In most healthy adults, WNV infection is asymptomatic or causes a mild flu-like syndrome, characterized by vague constitutional symptoms and fever.
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08/19/2010

Kimberly K. Garner, MD, JD, Leanne L. Lefler, PhD, JoAnn E. Kirchner, MD, and Dennis H. Sullivan, MD

Kimberly K. Garner, MD, JD, Leanne L. Lefler, PhD, JoAnn E. Kirchner, MD, and Dennis H....
This review of surrogate decision making emphasizes that healthcare decisions are fraught with significant variability and uncertainty.
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08/19/2010

Timothy J. Lewis, MD, and Gregg Warshaw, MD

Timothy J. Lewis, MD, and Gregg Warshaw, MD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonay Disease (COPD) is a long-term lung illness that generally shows as trouble iwth breathing and worsens over time.
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Joseph M. Keenan, MD

Joseph M. Keenan, MD
An international task group has been formed with members representing the major respiratory societies and health organizations.
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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 ...
Clinicians who suspect delirium should, after performing a cognitive assessment and determining a patient’s CAM rating, search for underlying contributors.
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08/19/2010

Steven R. Gambert, MD, AGSF, MACP Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Geriatrics

Steven R. Gambert, MD, AGSF, MACP Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Geriatrics
While hypercalcemia is not an infrequent finding in the older person, few physicians expect to see low calcium values.
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Pushpendra Sharma, MD

Pushpendra Sharma, MD
Aging affects the sexuality of men in various manners. A man’s sexual response begins to slow down after age 30.
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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men.
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Geriatrics
Geriatrics
08/19/2010

Megan Janeway and Neil Baum, MD

Megan Janeway and Neil Baum, MD
Because the prostate gland in males begins to enlarge around the age of 30, benign prostatic hyperplasia can develop and make managing the gland difficult.
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08/19/2010

Raghavendra Makam, MD, MPH, Jeffrey Leppo, MD, and William Levy, MD

Raghavendra Makam, MD, MPH, Jeffrey Leppo, MD, and William Levy, MD
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (stress cardiomyopathy) is a clinical entity that often presents with chest pain and dyspnea, similar to acute coronary syndrome.
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Melinda S. Lantz, MD

Melinda S. Lantz, MD
The vast majority of smokers who attempt to quit each year do so without the benefit of either behavioral or pharmacologic treatments.
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08/19/2010

Ami Kapadia, MD, Daisy Wynn, MD, and Brooke Salzman, MD

Ami Kapadia, MD, Daisy Wynn, MD, and Brooke Salzman, MD
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have become one of the most commonly prescribed classes of medications in the world.
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08/19/2010

Ravi Kant, MBBS, Rashmi Chandra, MBBS, and Asha Thomas, MD, FACP, FACE

Ravi Kant, MBBS, Rashmi Chandra, MBBS, and Asha Thomas, MD, FACP, FACE
Elderly people are at higher risk for hypoglycemia due to age-associated decreases in hepatic oxidative enzyme activity and concomitant decline.
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Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
08/13/2010
The results of the ACCORD trial have generated confusion and debate about the optimal targets for blood pressure and lipid levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
08/13/2010