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Surgery

Operative versus non-operative treatment for two-part proximal humerus fracture

The results of a recent nordic collaboration study showed that there is no difference in functional results between operative and non-operative treatment in persons aged 60 or more with displaced proximal humerus fractures.

Surgery

New standards aim to improve surgery for the oldest patients

The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing so.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia and transitional care: Gaps in research and practice

Patients with dementia are hospitalized at higher rates and involved in transitional care more frequently than those who are cognitively unimpaired. Yet, current practices for managing transitional care—and the research ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis ups bone erosion risk

(HealthDay)—Elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis (EORA) is a risk factor for bone erosions, even with clinical disease remission, according to a study published in the June issue of the International Journal of Rheumatic ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

How do older adults fare after hip fracture?

Hip fractures in older adults can be extremely serious, and often result in chronic illness, death, and increased health care costs. Experts estimate that some 18 to 33 percent of all older adults who have suffered hip fractures ...

Medications

Review of impact of drug holidays on bone health

The impact of interruption of anti-osteoporosis treatment in patients on therapy with bisphosphonates or denosumab is reviewed in a new International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) working group paper 'Fracture risk following ...

Health

Sedentary time increases after retirement—especially in women

The FIREA study, conducted at the University of Turku, has revealed that the amount of sitting time increases in women after the transition to retirement. A similar change was not discovered in men. However, men did spend ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Diet quality may affect risk of frailty in older adults

Poorer overall diet quality was linked with an increased risk of becoming frail in a study of U.S. community-dwelling older adults, published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. The quality of the overall diet ...