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comprehensive geriatric assessment journal clinical practice

Virginia Sun, Peggy S Burhenn, Lily Lai, Arti Hurria
OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the impact of comorbidity on surgical outcomes and postoperative geriatric events in older adults with cancer, and review key components of quality perioperative nursing care of older adults with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Journal articles, research reports, state of the science papers, position papers, and clinical guidelines from professional organizations. CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of multiple comorbidities and the associated burden of geriatric events in older adults after cancer surgery have a substantial impact on surgical outcomes, quality of life, and health care costs...
February 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Emily P Peron, Zachary A Marcum, Richard Boyce, Joseph T Hanlon, Steven M Handler
OBJECTIVE: This paper reviews articles from 2010 that examined medication mishaps (ie, medication errors and adverse drug events [ADEs]) in the elderly. METHODS: The MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched for English-language articles published in 2010 using a combination of search terms including medication errors, medication adherence, medication compliance, suboptimal prescribing, monitoring, adverse drug events, adverse drug withdrawal events, therapeutic failures, and aged...
February 2011: American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
M G Boosalis, N J Stiles
OBJECTIVE: To describe briefly the anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and dietary components of a complete nutritional assessment and to examine four common nutritional concerns in the elderly and the biochemical tests that aid in the identification and treatment of these disorders. DATA SOURCES: Clinical expertise/practice, recent professional journals, and textbooks. STUDY SELECTION: Not applicable. DATA EXTRACTION: Clinical practice and literature review...
January 1995: Clinical Laboratory Science: Journal of the American Society for Medical Technology
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