Raya Elfadel Kheirbek, MD, MPH, and colleagues performed an extensive review of electronic health records for all information on centenarians who resided in the Washington DC Veterans Health Medical Center between 2005 and 2015, in order to describe their basic demographic, mental, medical, and functional characteristics.
Saba Afraz, MD, describes an interesting case of arthritis mutilans (AM), including AM presentation, details of the case, treatment, and a brief review of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Raza Haque, MD, and colleagues present a case of a 79-year-old man with a history of moderate dementia and a 10-year-old penile prosthesis who had been experiencing physical agitation, worsening at night.
Daniel R Bashari, MD, and Yakov Iofel, MD, describe a case of ceftriaxone-induced immune hemolytic anemia discovered in a nonagenarian woman at a skilled nursing facility, who they believe to be the oldest patient to have had this reaction and the first diagnosed in an unlikely setting.
Kobi T Nathan, PharmD, MEd, BCGP, and coauthors present the case of a 78-year-old man residing in a nursing home who presented with a 2-month history of increasing lethargy and confusion due to a drug-drug interaction.
Aysha Khan presents a case of a LTC resident with an advanced, progressive form of multiple sclerosis who was admitted with sepsis and altered mental state.
To reduce antipsychotic use in long-term care, researchers are studying the use of music playlists to improve the quality of life of those suffering from dementia.
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a very rare complication of herpes zoster (shingles) and occurs due to varicella zoster virus (VZV) vasculopathy.
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is one of the most common forms of dementia and is often misdiagnosed and not recognized.
Subramoniam Madhusoodanan, MD, DLFAPA, and Johanna Landinez, MD, present a case of an elderly man with a long history of depression, poor eating and sleeping, suicidal thoughts, and meningioma who responded to methylphenidate augmentation.