This Viewpoint emphasizes the need for final FDA regulations for e-cigarettes to address product design, flavors, and marketing that appeal to younger individuals.
This randomized clinical trial reports that high-dose cholecalciferol in postmenopausal women with low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels had a small effect on calcium absorption and no significant effects on bone mineral density, muscle function, or falls.
This randomized clinical trial assesses whether discontinuing antihypertensive treatment improves cognitive, psychological, and general daily functioning in a population of elderly individuals with mild cognitive impairment and without serious cardiovascular disease.
This study reports that physicians in the Netherlands have more reservations about less common reasons that patients request euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, such as psychological conditions and being tired of living, than the End-of-Life Clinic medical staff.
This comparative interrupted time-series analyses used IMS Health LifeLink LRx data to quantify the effect of Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and pill mill laws on overall and high-risk opioid prescribing and use.
This population-based study looks at the distinction between services provided as well as clinical outcomes of HIV-infected patients in facilities with funding from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program vs those without such funding.
This qualitative study uses audio recordings of conversations between patients’ surrogate decision makers and health care professionals in the intensive care unit to characterize the frequency of and professional responses to religious or spiritual statements.
This modeling study uses a Monte Carlo analysis to estimate the range of potential health effects that increased promotion and use of e-cigarettes might have on the US population.
This study found that between 1991 and 2014, there was an upward trend in Medicaid payments for insulin products regardless of formulation, duration of action, and whether the product was patented, which suggests a lack of price competition for this class of medications.
This review of US statutes and legal cases concerning guardianship of impaired adults seeks to provide multidisciplinary guidance to physicians and guardians about end-of-life treatment decisions.
This commentary on a recently published article from the JAMA Network places in context findings on risks of malfunction in cardiovascular implantable electronic devices during radiation therapy for cancer.
While direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) hold some advantages over vitamin K antagonists, DOAC adverse effects, including bleeding, present a clinical challenge in frail older patients.
This case report uses the example of an older patient undergoing hip fracture surgery to discuss judicious use of preoperative testing.
Test your knowledge with an electrocardiogram quiz case involving P-wave mimicry.
This analysis of clinical data linked to Medicare claims finds the cardiac rehabilitation rate for older patients after acute myocardial infarction is low in the United States and suggests efforts be made for increasing referrals, and addressing attendance barriers, to rehabilitation sessions.
This study examined the shifts in the expression and granting of euthanasia requests between 2007 and 2013 and the reasons that physicians granted or denied these requests.
In this data analysis, graduate medical education diversity was assessed by race, ethnicity, and sex in 2012.
This data analysis identified outpatient and emergency department process measures to determine to what extent the measures preferentially target underuse vs overuse.
This cohort study of appropriate orders for urinalysis determines whether overuse of urinalysis contributes to misdiagnosis and excessive use of antibiotics among elderly patients admitted to the emergency department of a tertiary care center.
This study evaluated the spectrum of symptoms, improvement in symptoms after discharge, and perceptions of palliative care among patients who were hospitalized for heart failure.
This survey investigates the use of statins in individuals older than 79 years by vascular disease.
This database review found that by 2010 the incidence of kidney transplantation for black and white patients with end-stage renal disease was equivalent, but kidney transplants from living donors were 43.2% for whites and only 22.2% for blacks.
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