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Article ID: 708110

Study Examines End-of-Life Care for People with Kidney Failure who Undergo Amputation

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• People with kidney failure are nearly ten times as likely as other Medicare beneficiaries to undergo lower extremity amputation during their final year of life. • Despite having a poor prognosis, individuals with kidney failure who had a lower extremity amputation in their last year of life had a greater likelihood of admission to—and prolonged stays in—acute and subacute care settings during this time. They also were more likely to die in the hospital and discontinue dialysis, and to spend fewer days receiving hospice services.

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14-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708064

New tool for documenting injuries may provide better evidence for elder abuse cases

University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists have developed the first standardized framework for clinicians to document physical findings on older patients for better evidence in abuse cases

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14-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708095

New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely

Wake Forest University

A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose “bad” fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher Kristen Beavers.

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14-Feb-2019 11:10 AM EST
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Article ID: 708116

Landmark study in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights how adults can prevent infection with MRSA bacteria after hospital discharge

University of California, Irvine

Project CLEAR clinical trial finds that the application of antiseptic soap, mouthwash, and nose ointments prevent post-discharge MRSA infections and hospitalizations. Patients

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14-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708076

“They made me feel like a person”: Palliative care counseling changes lives for patients, families

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The psychosocial care team helps patients and their caregivers and family members address issues including managing distress, depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress associated with diagnoses and treatments. The team also helps patients and caregivers to feel less overwhelmed and more in control, as well as improving self-care and communication with loved ones and their health care providers.

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14-Feb-2019 6:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 707904

Researchers Identify Novel Molecular Mechanism Involved in Alzheimer’s

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health have identified a novel mechanism and potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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11-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707719

Can healthier habits help preserve mental skills?

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Researchers in Finland recently found that lifestyle choices can help older adults stay mentally sharp. Now scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine hope to find confirmatory evidence this is indeed the case by coordinating a large, national clinical trial sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association through a $28 million grant.

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7-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707695

Working It Out: Researchers Find Exercise May Help Fight Depression in Seniors

McMaster University

The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters.

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7-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707338

Does Intensive Blood Pressure Control Reduce Dementia?

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Intensive control of blood pressure in older people significantly reduced the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a precursor of early dementia, according to the National Institutes of Health-supported Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition in Decreased Hypertension, or SPRINT MIND.

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31-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707279

Exercise May Fight Depression in Older Adults, Study Suggests

American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests that exercise-induced muscle changes could help boost mood in older adults. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.

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31-Jan-2019 7:00 AM EST

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