This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of a below-knee cast vs surgery on ankle symptoms and functional outcomes at 6 months among older adults with an unstable ankle fracture.
This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine's 2016 Vital Directions initiative recommends ways to improve the health and health care of older persons, including development of new care delivery models for people with chronic conditions and strengthening of the elder care workforce.
This physiology study investigates whether fan use delays elevations in heart rate and core temperature of older healthy volunteers in response to extreme heat and humidity.
This national survey study characterizes trends in use of technology and digital health care services among Medicare beneficiaries between 2011 and 2014.
A 79-year-old man with a history of hypertension and stroke presented to the emergency department unresponsive with an undetectable temperature. Blood pressure was 85/55 mm Hg; pulse oximetry was 100% on ambient air. An ECG revealed sinus bradycardia with Osborn waves and attenuated P waves. What would you do next?
This Care of the Aging Patient review reports recommendations for less stringent HbA1c target values for older adults with type 2 diabetes.
This Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force concludes that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for impaired visual acuity among adults 65 years or older who do not present to their primary care clinician with vision problems.
This systematic review to support the 2016 update of the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults summarizes trial evidence about screening and treatment and evidence about the diagnostic accuracy of screening instruments.
This cross-sectional study compares mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pnemonia among older men treated at VA and non-VA hospitals in urban metropolitan statistical areas.
This cohort study describes correlations and associations between premortem seafood intake, postmortem brain mercury levels, and postmortem Alzheimer disease neuropathology in older adults.
This Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2013 updates to the American Geriatrics Society’s guideline for improving the care of older adults with diabetes.
This cohort study investigates the association between intensive care unit admission and 30-day mortality for Medicare patients with pneumonia.
This commentary discusses a cross-sectional analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggesting substantial overtreatment of older adults with diabetes.
This randomized trial assessed the effects of a 24-month physical activity program on cognitive function, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia compared with a health education program in sedentary adults aged 70 to 89 years.