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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Geriatrics\Aging
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Geriatrics\Aging. NEJM (http://www.nejm.org) is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.
Learning to Drive ? Early Exposure to End-of-Life Conversations in Medical Training
01/01/70 - As I drove to Carol?s home, I couldn?t help but notice that even her location seemed terminal: it was the last exit off the freeway, at the end of a winding village road, in the bulb of a quiet cul-de-sac. This was the first of three home visits I would make to Carol, part of an assignment for my…
Screening for Colorectal Neoplasia
01/01/70 - Foreword. This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the author?s clinical recommendations. Stage. A 79-year-old…
Supporting Family Caregivers of Older Americans
01/01/70 - Every day, millions of older Americans (those 65 years of age or older) manage basic health and functioning needs with the help of family caregivers. These family caregivers (defined as relatives, partners, friends, or neighbors who provide help because of a personal relationship rather than…
Hemothorax after Thoracentesis
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Days Spent at Home ? A Patient-Centered Goal and Outcome
01/01/70 - Most measures of the quality of health care delivery focus on what health care providers do, not what patients want. If "high-value, patient-centered care" is to be more than rhetoric, health care organizations need to measure outcomes that matter to patients. Only when they do so will care be…
Romosozumab Treatment in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis
01/01/70 - Osteoporosis can lead to fragility fractures, which result in clinical burden and increased mortality. Even after a fracture, fewer than 25% of patients receive pharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis. After the discovery that sclerostin deficiency causes rare genetic conditions that are…
Building Better Bones with Biologics ? A New Approach to Osteoporosis?
01/01/70 - There is currently a major crisis in osteoporosis therapy. Despite effective treatments to prevent fractures, too few patients receive therapy. Furthermore, those who do get treated often stop taking medication prematurely. To understand this paradox and the potential importance of the article by…
01/01/70 - Foreword. This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the author?s clinical recommendations. Stage. A 75-year-old…
Efficacy of the Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine in Adults 70 Years of Age or Older
01/01/70 - Herpes zoster, or shingles, results from the reactivation of latent varicella?zoster virus (VZV) and typically manifests as a vesicular, painful dermatomal rash. The most common complication of herpes zoster, postherpetic neuralgia, manifests as chronic neuropathic pain that can greatly limit daily…
Preventing Shingles and Its Complications in Older Persons
01/01/70 - In the United States each year, herpes zoster, or shingles, develops in half a million people 60 years of age or older. Although the symptoms are often mild in younger persons, the risk for serious complications of herpes zoster, including postherpetic neuralgia, ocular involvement, and central…
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