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Across the US, people with early dementia are signing new advance directives to confirm their end-of-life wishes while they still have the ability to do so, but doctors say the documents may offer a false sense of security.
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Recent data shows that the precise anatomic restoration of distal radius fractures (DRF) is not associated with improved patient outcomes in older adults.
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"Among patients sent for post-acute care, the mortality rate among urban patients was 4.6% and among rural patients it was 6.6%," said Cyrus Kosar, doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health at Brown University.
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According to study findings, only one in four patients on Medicare receive cardiac rehabilitation recommended to help them recover from events like a heart attack or coronary bypass surgery.
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A dozen experts break down what the nation’s 74 million baby boomers can expect within the next 10 years as their need for aging services grows.
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"In this comparative effectiveness research study of 72 823 fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with a proximal humerus fracture in 2011, instrumental variable analysis showed that higher rates of surgery were significantly associated with increased costs, adverse event rates, and mortality risk…
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Researchers analyzed the association between cognitive performance and psychiatric symptoms among individuals with PD, and they found that those with PD and anxiety may be more likely to experience worse executive functioning if they have mild cognitive impairment.
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Authors of a recent study conclude, "A higher incidence of (serious adverse events of infection) is demonstrated during treatment with denosumab in an osteoporosis dose. Nevertheless, the overall risk for any infection or related mortality is similar to comparator groups. These findings merit…
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"The availability of this new apomorphine sublingual formulation, along with an inhaled formulation under development, will broaden the treatment options for off periods," says Angelo Antonini, MD, Phd, University of Padua.
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Study authors found that there is, “evidence of disparities in the incidence of new or worsened pressure ulcers across [postacute care] settings, suggesting publicly available quality data may be used to identify and ameliorate these problems.”
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