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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Geriatrics NEWS

Antidepressant Could Stop Sepsis, New Study Shows

A successful treatment for sepsis, an often fatal disorder in which the body’s immune response spirals wildly out of control, has long...

How to Manage Multiple Symptoms in Older Patients

Older patients are more likely to report multiple symptoms that can negatively impact their quality of life and longevity, according to a...

Psych Interventions Control Pain in Older Adults

Chronic pain is very common in older adults, and an issue that nurses have to work with when caring for patients...

Hope for Patients at Risk for Macular Degeneration

Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration is an untreatable condition that causes blindness.  in millions because of the death of retinal pigmented epithelial cells...

New Options, Better Outcomes for Corneal Surgery

Each year, roughly 33,000 Americans undergo corneal transplant (CT) surgery to replace a diseased or injured cornea, the tough, transparent dome that...

Simple Steps May Help Beat Delirium in Cardiac ICU Patients

Patients undergoing cardiac surgery are at increased risk for developing postoperative delirium (POD) in the ICU. POD is form of cognitive dysfunction...

New Research Links Marijuana Use with Heart Damage

With increasing widespread marijuana legislation, use of the mind-altering substance has been on the rise among adults, according to a Columbia University study....

Can You Detect Sleep Disorders in Your Older Patients?

Older people are more likely to have sleep disorders, which can increase risks of cardiac disorders, daytime injury, and even death. Symptoms...

Reading Pain in the Face of a Patient With Dementia

When cognitively impaired patients are in pain, they may be unable to verbalize it, and in the presence of ongoing agitation, family...

Nursing Contributions to End-of-Life Decisions

Nurses are charged with nearly all palliative care, and yet they are often left out of end-of-life (ELD) discussions. Several studies have...

New Help in Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Nurse practitioners play a critical part in the management of patients who present with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), a prevalent disorder that...

Dyspnea? Cough? Sputum? Pop Quiz on COPD

COPD: it is currently the world’s fourth leading cause of death and a major cause of chronic morbidity. And things are projected...

Deaths from Liver Disease Surge: Who’s at Risk, Steps to Intervene

Deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have skyrocketed in the US, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal -- particularly among white, native, and Hispanic...

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