This observational study suggests monitoring of older homeless adults to identify appropriate services.
Among individuals from the COPDGene cross-sectional observational study, clinical and radiologic evidence of smoking-related disease was identified in a cohort of current and former smokers who did not meet spirometric criteria for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that the Mini-Cog test and Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination–Revised are the best screening tests for dementia.
This double-blind, multicenter 6-month randomized clinical trial tests whether an intervention of systematic comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), followed by the transitional care bridge program, improved activities of daily living compared with systematic CGA alone in older acutely hospitalized patients.
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 pragmatic trial suggests that stopping statin medication therapy is safe and may be associated with benefits, including improved quality of life, use of fewer nonstatin medications, and a corresponding reduction in medication costs. See the Invited Commentary by Holmes and Todd.
This Teachable Moment calls attention to the need to investigate the underlying cause of low testosterone levels or symptoms of hypogonadism.
This study examines low-value health care spending among US adults ages 18 to 64 years using data from Optum Clinformatics Datamart of UnitedHealthcare commercial claims for 2011 to 2013.