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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513887/geriatrics-for-specialists-initiative-an-eleven-specialty-collaboration-to-improve-care-of-older-adults
#1
Andrew G Lee, John A Burton, Nancy E Lundebjerg
In the early 1990s, visionary leaders at the American Geriatrics Society and The John A. Hartford Foundation recognized that the marked and growing shortage of geriatrics healthcare professionals would lead to a U.S. healthcare system ill prepared to provide optimal care for the ever-increasing number of older Americans. Led by the late Dennis W. Jahnigen, MD, they set forth a plan to address this shortage by collaborating with surgical and related medical specialists to create a series of programs to foster the highest quality care of older adults...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513843/meeting-the-need-for-training-in-geriatrics-the-geriatrics-education-for-specialty-residents-program
#2
Myron Miller, Ronnie A Rosenthal
The imperative created by increasing numbers of aging Americans coupled with increasing longevity has generated recognition and acceptance within american medicine that education, from medical school through postgraduate training through continuing medical education, must include appropriate knowledge and skills in aging and geriatrics to provide for effective care of older adults. Such education and training is necessary not only for traditional primary care providers, but also for specialty physicians, including those in most surgical specialties and in related fields such as anesthesiology, emergency medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513842/expanding-the-field-of-surgical-researchers-the-jahnigen-career-development-award
#3
Stacie Deiner
Under a long-standing collaboration with the John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), the Atlantic Philanthropies (AP), and specialty societies in 10 targeted specialties, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has been working to improve quality of care provided to older adults by surgical and related medical specialists. To support and nurture future academic leaders, the Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative (GSI) established the Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholar Award (JCDA) program in 2002, with AP joining JAHF as a core funder of the awards in 2003...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510765/research-priorities-in-the-area-of-sleep-circadian-rhythm-and-aging-research-commentary-on-report-and-research-agenda-of-the-american-geriatrics-society-and-national-institute-on-aging-bedside-to-bench-conference-on-sleep-circadian-rhythms-and-aging-new-avenues
#4
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467578/approach-to-inguinal-hernia-in-high-risk-geriatric-patients-should-it-be-elective-or-emergent
#5
Rıza Gürhan Işıl, Pınar Yazıcı, Uygar Demir, Cemal Kaya, Özgür Bostancı, Ufuk Oğuz İdiz, Canan Tülay Işıl, Mahmut Kaan Demircioğlu, Mehmet Mihmanlı
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are more prone to have inguinal hernia due to weakened abdominal musculature. However, surgical repair of inguinal hernia (SRIH) may not be performed or may be delayed due to greater risk in presence of comorbidities. Present study is investigation of outcome of elective and emergency SRIH in geriatric patients. METHODS: Records of total of 384 high-risk (American Society of Anesthesiology classification III-IV) patients aged >65 years who underwent SRIH between January 2010 and December 2014 were reviewed...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452277/around-the-world
#6
(no author information available yet)
1. American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting 18-20 May, San Antonio, US tinyurl.com/kxvur7s.
April 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424131/postoperative-complications-predict-30-day-readmission-in-geriatric-general-surgery-patients
#7
James D Dieterich, Celia M Divino
The Affordable Care Act has placed unplanned patient readmissions under more scrutiny than ever. Geriatric patients, in particular, suffer a disproportionate amount of complications from any kind of hospitalization, including readmissions. This study seeks to identify risk factors in this population that predispose them to an unplanned readmission within 30 days after index surgery. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used to select patients 65 years and older, who underwent general surgery procedures in 2012...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422280/integrating-frailty-research-into-the-medical-specialties-report-from-a-u13-conference
#8
Jeremy Walston, Thomas N Robinson, Susan Zieman, Frances McFarland, Christopher R Carpenter, Keri N Althoff, Melissa K Andrew, Caroline S Blaum, Patrick J Brown, Brian Buta, E Wesley Ely, Luigi Ferrucci, Kevin P High, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Kenneth Rockwood, Kenneth E Schmader, Felipe Sierra, Kaycee M Sink, Ravi Varadhan, Arti Hurria
Although the field of frailty research has expanded rapidly, it is still a nascent concept within the clinical specialties. Frailty, conceptualized as greater vulnerability to stressors because of significant depletion of physiological reserves, predicts poorer outcomes in several medical specialties, including cardiology, human immunodeficiency virus care, and nephrology, and in the behavioral and social sciences. Lack of a consensus definition, proliferation of measurement tools, inadequate understanding of the biology of frailty, and lack of validated clinical algorithms for frail individuals hinders incorporation of frailty assessment and frailty research into the specialties...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388818/enhancing-quality-of-provider-practices-for-older-adults-in-the-emergency-department-equipped
#9
Melissa Stevens, Susan N Hastings, Alayne D Markland, Ula Hwang, William Hung, Ann E Vandenberg, William Bryan, Dewayne Cross, James Powers, Gerald McGwin, Noor Fattouh, William Ho, Carolyn Clevenger, Camille P Vaughan
EQUiPPED is a multicomponent quality improvement initiative combining education, electronic clinical decision support, and individual provider feedback to influence prescribing and improve medication safety for older adults. The objective here was to evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of EQUiPPED to reduce the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs), as defined by the American Geriatrics Society 2012 Beers Criteria, prescribed to older Veterans at the time of emergency department (ED) discharge...
April 7, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367005/a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-improve-the-quality-of-care-for-patients-with-fragility-fractures
#10
Laura C Lamb, Stephanie C Montgomery, Brian Wong Won, Siobhan Harder, Jeffrey Meter, James M Feeney
BACKGROUND: Fragility fractures have become a worldwide epidemic associated with significant morbidity and mortality. As the world population ages, the number of patients that experience these fractures is also expected to rise. A multidisciplinary team was assembled that was coordinated by the Acute Inpatient Medical Service and included orthopedic surgeons, geriatricians, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, nurses, trauma surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, physiatrists, and physical therapists...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364990/polypharmacy-reduction-strategies-tips-on-incorporating-american-geriatrics-society-beers-and-screening-tool-of-older-people-s-prescriptions-criteria
#11
REVIEW
Hedva Barenholtz Levy
There is no single definition of polypharmacy. Use of 5 or more medications commonly is used. An alternative, quantitative definition, such as use of more medications than clinically indicated or use of unnecessary or harmful prescribing, has been proposed. Protocols or algorithms to improve polypharmacy and prescribing in older adults have been developed. The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Beers Criteria and Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions (STOPP) explicit criteria reflect elements that are common across protocols and algorithms...
May 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342121/can-comprehensive-imaging-analysis-with-analytic-morphomics-and-geriatric-assessment-predict-serious-complications-in-patients-undergoing-pancreatic-surgery
#12
Andrew J Benjamin, Mary M Buschmann, Andrew Schneider, Brian A Derstine, Jeffrey F Friedman, Stewart C Wang, William Dale, Kevin K Roggin
We aimed to determine whether comprehensive imaging analysis with analytic morphomics (AM) enhances or replaces geriatric assessment (GA) in risk-stratifying pancreatic surgery patients. One hundred thirty-four pancreatic surgery patients were identified from a prospective cohort. Sixty-three patients in the cohort had preoperative CT scans in addition to comprehensive geriatric assessments. CT scans were processed using AM. Associations with National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) serious complications were evaluated using univariate analysis and robust elastic net modeling to obtain AUROC curves by adding AM and GA measures to our previously defined clinical base risk model (age, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesiologists classification, and Charlson comorbidity index)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306149/medicare-access-and-chip-reauthorization-act-what-do-geriatrics-healthcare-professionals-need-to-know-about-the-quality-payment-program
#13
Kathleen T Unroe, Peter A Hollmann, Alanna C Goldstein, Michael L Malone
Commencing in 2017, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 will change how Medicare pays health professionals. By enacting MACRA, Congress brought an end to the (un)sustainable growth rate formula while also setting forth a vision for how to transform the U.S. healthcare system so that clinicians deliver higher-quality care with smarter spending by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In October 2016, CMS released the first of what stakeholders anticipate will be a number of (annual) rules related to implementation of MACRA...
April 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297828/-treatment-of-geriatric-ankle-osteoarthritis-by-arthrodesis-with-screw-fixation-through-lateral-malleolus-osteotomy
#14
W Q Qu, Z H Wang, J Y Zhang, S J Dong, D Wang
Objective: To evaluate the Treatment effect of geriatric ankle osteoarthritis by arthrodesis with screw fixation through lateral malleolus osteotomy. Methods: Thirty-three patients with severe osteoarthritis according to the classification of Takakura-Tanakawere treated by ankle arthrodesis through lateral malleolus osteotomy with screw fixation from January 2010 to June 2015. Twenty-five patients were combined with more than 1 internal diseases. Twenty-six patients owned ankle injury history. Clinical and radiologic evaluations were performed before surgery and at the most recent follow-up...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263371/association-between-preoperative-malnutrition-and-postoperative-delirium-after-hip-fracture-surgery-in-older-adults
#15
Paolo Mazzola, Libby Ward, Sara Zazzetta, Valentina Broggini, Alessandra Anzuini, Breanna Valcarcel, Justin S Brathwaite, Giulio M Pasinetti, Giuseppe Bellelli, Giorgio Annoni
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether poor nutritional status can predict postoperative delirium in elderly adults undergoing hip fracture surgery. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Italian orthogeriatric unit. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 70 and older (mean age 84.0 ± 6.6, 74.5% female) consecutively admitted for surgical repair of a proximal femur fracture between September 2012 and April 2016 (N = 415)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198559/list-of-referees-reviewers-for-the-journal-of-the-american-geriatrics-society-jags-from-january-to-december-2016
#16
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188187/electronic-rapid-fitness-assessment-a-novel-tool-for-preoperative-evaluation-of-the-geriatric-oncology-patient
#17
Armin Shahrokni, Amy Tin, Robert J Downey, Vivian Strong, Sanam Mahmoudzadeh, Manpreet K Boparai, Sincere McMillan, Andrew Vickers, Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki
Background: The American College of Surgeons and American Geriatrics Society recommend performing a geriatric assessment (GA) in the preoperative evaluation of older patients. To address this, we developed an electronic GA, the Electronic Rapid Fitness Assessment (eRFA). We reviewed the feasibility and clinical utility of the eRFA in the preoperative evaluation of geriatric patients. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of our experience using the eRFA in the preoperative assessment of geriatric patients...
February 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164825/geriatric-care-issues-an-american-and-an-international-perspective
#18
REVIEW
Mohamad A Sidani, Brian C Reed, Jeffrey Steinbauer
As the global population ages, there is an opportunity to benefit from the increased longevity of a healthy older adult population. Healthy older individuals often contribute financially to younger generations by offering financial assistance, paying more in taxes than benefits received, and providing unpaid childcare and voluntary work. Governments must address the challenges of income insecurity, access to health care, social isolation, and neglect that currently face elderly adults in many countries. A reduction in disparities in these areas can lead to better health outcomes and allow societies to benefit from longer, healthier lives of their citizens...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124479/is-spinal-surgery-safe-in-octogenarians
#19
Harrison G Mihailidis, Simon Manners, Leonid Churilov, Gerald M Y Quan
BACKGROUND: An ageing population and advances in medical management often requires spinal surgeons to increasingly operate on patients older than 80 years. The ability to predict complications and mortality rates would allow discrimination of which octogenarians are able to safely undergo spinal surgery. Therefore, the aims of this study were to determine whether comorbidities and extent of surgery were associated with complications in this age group, in addition to which comorbidity and physical status assessment scales were best associated with the development of complications following spinal surgery...
January 26, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102637/american-geriatrics-society-policy-priorities-for-new-administration-and-115th-congress
#20
Nancy E Lundebjerg, Peter Hollmann, Michael L Malone
This paper is a statement of the American Geriatrics Society's (AGS) core policy priorities and the Society's positions on federal programs and policies that support older Americans as articulated to the new administration. Among the AGS priorities discussed in this paper are health reform, Medicare, and Medicaid. The AGS is committed to leveraging its expertise to inform regulatory and legislative policy proposals.
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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