Tag: "elderly" at medical news

Thalidomide should be added to treatment combination for multiple myeloma

...ination of drugs used to treat multiple myeloma in elderly patients could improve event-free survival, accord...(MP) have been regarded as the standard of care in elderly multiple myeloma patients. Several other chemotherapy combinations have been tested, but none showed...

PDT kills drug-resistant bacteria, fungus in lab tests

... who demonstrate resistance to antibiotics and the elderly with persistent oral infections." Photodynamic therapy is based on the propensity of certain types of cells or organisms to absorb light-sensitive drugs. This selective retention allows researchers to direct a laser beam into the organism, which ac...

Prisons not adapting to needs of aging inmate population

...n to the economic burden, the incarceration of the elderly poses fundamental questions of how we as a society treat our elders. What do we, as a society, want to do with a prisoner who is so demented he doesn't remember his name, or who has had a stroke and is completely paralyzed? As a physician and as a ci...

Medications that lower blood pressure linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease

...nsive medications and the incidence of AD in 3,297 elderly residents of Cache County, Utah. Between 1995 and 1997, participants age 65 years and older were given an initial interview and assessment that included screening for dementia and a detailed inventory of all prescription and over-the-counter medicat...

New drugs improve bone marrow cancer outlook

... in survival. MDS is a bone marrow disease of the elderly and one of the common geriatric blood-related canc...an 5 years. However, because most MDS patients are elderly and have too many risk factors to undergo a bone marrow transplant, therapy is often supportive. Che...

Vaccinated adults less likely to die from pneumonia

...in pneumonia that could be fatal to people who are elderly or vulnerable due to other illnesses. Researchers from Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Jersey analyzed data from nearly 63,000 patients hospitalized for pneumonia between 1999 and 2003. Twelve percent of the patients were known to have received pneumoc...

Maintenance treatment prevents recurrence in older adults with single-episode depressions

...dministering long-term antidepressant treatment to elderly patients who have only one lifetime occurrence of ...eriatric psychiatrists would not have thought that elderly 70 and older who experienced one episode of depression were candidates for longer term maintenance t...

Long-term antidepressant therapy best treatment for depression in old age

...s study there was no standard of treatment for the elderly with first episodes of depression in old age; howe...t given for two years can improve the lives of the elderly with major depression and should be the gold standard of treatment for this population. As such, hea...

Older breast cancer survivors shared care study

...rch in Milwaukee revealed that about two-thirds of elderly breast cancer survivors underwent shared care in the first three years after treatment, and that they had higher mammography rates in all three years (84, 81, and 78.6 percent, respectively) than survivors who saw only a specialist or generalist (not...

Do older people quit smoking for the wrong reasons?

...rnal of the American Geriatrics Society found that elderly women are more likely to quit smoking than elderly men, while results are just the opposite for studies among younger populations. "Smoking cessation w...

U-M study: Program to boost elderly flu vaccination could save lives

To increase influenza vaccinations rates among the elderly those ages 65 and over who are at high risk for i...al government could promote flu vaccination to the elderly in a cost-effective manner that would ultimately save lives. Study results show that if the Departme...

Prescription flip-side: Guidelines for medication withdrawal

...cts and can be quite expensive, especially for the elderly who often take many different drugs. Such medicat...idering adding -- or subtracting -- a drug from an elderly patient's therapeutic arsenal. First is to calculate the patient's life expectancy, based on actuar...

Researchers probe enzyme that may lead to new SARS drugs

...many cases of severe pneumonia in children and the elderly throughout the world, he said. "NL63 and HKU1 infections are severe and often lead to hospitalization," Mesecar said. "It is believed these viruses have been around a long time, but only recently have we developed the technology to identify and dete...

Mild cognitive impairment prevalent in elderly population

...tor of Alzheimer's disease, is prevalent among the elderly and increases with age and fewer years of education. Findings from this study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, will be presented Tuesday, April 4, at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in San Diego. The researchers randomly sele...

Osteoarthritis care for the elderly

...s is a debilitating disease affecting up to 80% of elderly adults. Among those living on their own, it is the...scare ) evaluated the quality of care provided for elderly osteoarthritic patients and found that it was in need of improvement. Led by David A. Ganz, research...

Photodynamic therapy is an alternative to removal of esophagus

... an option," Pea said. "If a patient is too ill or elderly to undergo an esophagectomy, we offer an alternative in photodynamic therapy." The University of Kentucky HealthCare Chandler Medical Center is one of only two centers in Kentucky offering photodynamic therapy, which reduces the incidence of esophage...

Sustained blood pressure treatment lowers dementia risk in elderly

...e physicians hesitate to treat hypertension in the elderly because of concerns that lowering blood pressure m... shown no harmful effects on cognitive function in elderly patients undergoing hypertension therapy. "Hypertension treatment in the very old -- those aged 80 a...

Delivering online assistance to the needy

...se pioneering systems were shown to be helpful for elderly people who also liked using them. Under the projec...ects to design home and care-provision systems for elderly people. It comprises a small movable camera, a set-top box for a TV and a handheld service pad. Toge...

Spirited study aims to help older Australians

...ther information from face-to-face interviews with elderly people receiving pastoral care, their relatives an...om the general public. "We would like to interview elderly people who are still living in their homes, are free from cognitive impairment and have been receivi...

Age-related vision problems may be associated with cognitive impairment

... is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss in elderly Americans, according to background information in the article. Cognitive impairment also affects many older adults, reducing their ability to function independently. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) Research Group examined the relationship ...

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