Volume 17 - Issue 9 - September, 2009 - ALTC

Issue 9
September, 2009


Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD

There has always been pressure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit adverse events from medications. | Read More

Pages 41 - 42

Alexander Rabinovich, MD, Yaffa Lerman, MD, and Faina Rozenberg, MD

Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE), or “watermelon stomach,” is a relatively uncommon cause of gastrointestinal (GI) blood loss.  | Read More

Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2009;17(9):32-35.

Patricia C. Bauza, MD, and Bruce Sutor, MD

Treating elderly persons with schizophrenia poses several challenges for clinicians. | Read More

Pages 26 - 30

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD

Constipation in the elderly is common and has a significant impact on quality of life and use of healthcare resources in long-term care settings. | Read More

Pages 22 - 24


Judith A. Tate, MSN, RN and Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN Department of Acute & Tertiary Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

The reported incidence of delirium among intensive care unit patients ranges from 40-87%, with highest occurance among older adults. | Read More

Pages 39 - 40

By Samuel C. Durso, MD Assistant professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Medical Director for Primary Care, Geriatrics and Specialty Services Johns Hopkins at White Marsh

Screening for colorectal cancer can prevent many deaths by catching diseases at an early stage when a cure is likely. | Read More

Pages 37 - 38

Wilbert S. Aronow, MD, FACC, FAHA, AGSF

How should a 78-year-old woman with congestive heart failure (CHF) after myocardial infarction be treated? | Read More

Pages 19 - 20