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Opening keynote speaker announced, precourse registration available

The meeting's Opening Ceremony takes place April 18 in Boston, with precourses on April 16-17.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/01/23/5.htm
23 Jan 2024

ACP goes to Boston to tackle topics new and old

ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 will kick off with a look at artificial intelligence and its impact on medicine, as well as developments in new technology throughout the field.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/03/acp-goes-to-boston-to-tackle-topics-new-and-old.htm
1 Mar 2024

Decision support intervention for clinicians helped decrease low-value care

A tool to increase clinicians' attention to the possible harms of overtreatment among older adults, among other aims, was associated with a greater decline in prostate-specific antigen testing, unspecified urine testing, and diabetes overtreatment compared with an education-only approach.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/02/06/4.htm
6 Feb 2024

10 tips for inpatient geriatric care

Optimizing inpatient geriatric care is a common priority for physicians, according to a speaker at the Society of Hospital Medicine's 2016 meeting, held in San Diego in March.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2016/06/geriatrics.htm
1 Jun 2016

Geriatrics society updates guideline for older diabetes patients

Several changes to recommended care for diabetes patients over age 65, including less use of aspirin therapy, were made in a guideline update from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2013/11/19/4.htm
19 Nov 2013

Potential problematic prescribing in older women

Prescription of systemic estrogen therapy after menopause could be a red flag for use of other medications linked to dementia.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/04/potential-problematic-prescribing-in-older-women.htm
1 Apr 2024

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of insomnia

An 87-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of bothersome insomnia. She reports taking up to 2 hours to fall asleep. She also feels that her sleep is less refreshing. What is the most appropriate treatment?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/11/21/3.htm
21 Nov 2023

‘Geriatric tsunami’ carries elderly obesity

By 2030, more than 20% of the U.S. population is expected to be over the age of 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The expected rise in functional impairment in later years can be staved off with a healthy lifestyle.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2017/02/elderly.htm
1 Feb 2017

Study finds no link between elective surgery and dementia risk in seniors

Patients older than age 65 years who underwent elective surgeries had a 4.6% rate of incident dementia within five years, compared to 6.9% in matched controls who consulted with a surgeon but did not undergo surgery, a Canadian study found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/01/09/4.htm
9 Jan 2024

Helping older patients 'age in place'

Internists can help patients live at home as they age by assessing physical functioning, watching for changes in functioning, and directing them to available resources.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2017/05/geriatrics.htm
1 May 2017

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