Volume 20 - Number 3 - March 2012

Clinical Geriatrics

AGS Spotlight
AGS Spotlight
03/19/2012

Barney S. Spivack, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD Associate Physician Editor, Clinical Geriatrics®  

Barney S. Spivack, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD Associate Physician Editor, Clinical Geriatrics®...
Among older adults, drug side effects, drug-drug interactions and other adverse drug events (ADEs) are common, but often preventable.
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First Report®
First Report®
03/19/2012
American Epilepsy Society (AES) 65th Annual Meeting: December 2-6, 2011; Baltimore, MD
03/19/2012
First Report®
First Report®
03/19/2012
American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) 28th Annual Meeting: February 23-26, 2012; Palm Springs, CA
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Physician's Perspective
Physician's Perspective
03/19/2012

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

Steven R. Gambert, MD, AGSF, MACP Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Geriatrics®
Alzheimer’s disease is a challenging disease to manage, but there has been considerable research in this area, helping to shed light on this disease’s physiology.
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Neurological Disorders and Diseases
Neurological Disorders and Diseases
03/19/2012

Beverly N. Greenspan, PhD, MDDr. Greenspan is assistant professor of neurology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT.

Beverly N. Greenspan, PhD, MDDr. Greenspan is assistant professor of neurology, Univers...
Currently approved pharmacological treatments for AD consist of central cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine, whose benefits are modest but well documented.
03/19/2012
Case Report
Case Report
03/16/2012

Anwar E. Monroy, MD; Erin Hommel, MD; Sarah Toombs Smith, PhD; and Mukaila Raji, MD Dr. Monroy is a Geriatric Fellow, Drs. Hommel and Smith are Assistant Professors, and Dr. Raji is Professor and Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics; Dr. Raji is also Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.

Anwar E. Monroy, MD; Erin Hommel, MD; Sarah Toombs Smith, PhD; and Mukaila Raji, MD Dr....
Smoking cessation can decrease morbidity and mortality and improve quality of life, including in elders.
03/16/2012
Cancer in Older Adults
Cancer in Older Adults
03/16/2012

Melissa Jill Cohen, MD; Carey Gross, MD; and Arash Naeim, MD, PhD Series Editor: Theodore T. Suh, MD, PhD, MHS Dr. Cohen is Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Naeim is Director, Geriatric Oncology Program, and Co-Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Division of Hematology and Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Dr. Gross is Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Dr. Suh is Associate Professor, Division of Community Geriatrics, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and Medical Co-Director, Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit, Christus Santa Rosa City Centre Hospital, San Antonio, TX.  

Melissa Jill Cohen, MD; Carey Gross, MD; and Arash Naeim, MD, PhD Series Editor: Theodo...
Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.
03/16/2012
PhotoDx
PhotoDx
03/16/2012

Nancy Lutwak, MD; and Curt Dill, MD Drs. Lutwak and Dill are from the Department of Emergency Medicine, VA New York Harbor Healthcare Center; Dr. Dill is also from New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY.  

Nancy Lutwak, MD; and Curt Dill, MD Drs. Lutwak and Dill are from the Department of Eme...
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common primary malignancy of the kidneys.
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