News tagged with elderly patients

OSA increases cardiovascular mortality in the elderly

Untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in the elderly, and adequate treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may significantly reduce ...

Sep 07, 2012
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Language barrier linked to poorer asthma outcomes

(HealthDay)—For elderly patients with asthma, limited English proficiency correlates with poorer outcomes, according to a study published in the September issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Sep 05, 2012
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Drug prescribing system could boost patient safety

(Medical Xpress) -- Research led by the University of Birmingham has shown that a specialised drug prescribing system could help to prevent a repetition of the notorious 2002 killings of elderly patients by nurse Colin Norris.

Jul 31, 2012
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Gallbladder surgery risks studied

(Medical Xpress) -- Elderly patients having gallbladder surgery may be more at risk depending on where they are treated.

Jun 29, 2012
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Doctors pioneer heart surgery breakthrough

(Medical Xpress) -- The first trial of a treatment allowing doctors to insert a fully repositionable replacement heart valve without the need for open-heart surgery has been successfully conducted at a Melbourne ...

Jun 19, 2012
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