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By M. Carmen Martinez Velasco Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25535170/postoperative-delirium-in-older-adults-best-practice-statement-from-the-american-geriatrics-society
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February 2015: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25295192/could-some-geriatric-characteristics-hinder-the-prescription-of-anticoagulants-in-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-elderly
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Paule Denoël, Jacques Vanderstraeten, Pierre Mols, Thierry Pepersack
Several studies have reported underprescription of anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation (AF). We conducted an observational study on 142 out of a total of 995 consecutive ≥75 years old patients presenting AF (14%) when admitted in an emergency unit of a general hospital, in search of geriatric characteristics that might be associated with the underprescription of anticoagulation therapy (mostly antivitamin K at the time of the study). The following data was collected from patients presenting AF: medical history including treatment and comorbidities, CHADS2 score, ISAR scale (frailty), Lawton's scale (ADL), GDS scale (mood status), MUST (nutrition), and blood analysis (INR, kidney function, and albumin)...
2014: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21888128/the-geriatric-assessment
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Bassem Elsawy, Kim E Higgins
The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older person's functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and socioenvironmental circumstances. It is usually initiated when the physician identifies a potential problem. Specific elements of physical health that are evaluated include nutrition, vision, hearing, fecal and urinary continence, and balance. The geriatric assessment aids in the diagnosis of medical conditions; development of treatment and follow-up plans; coordination of management of care; and evaluation of long-term care needs and optimal placement...
January 1, 2011: American Family Physician
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