Section Editors

  • Ian Cameron, University of Sydney
  • Kee-Lee Chou, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • Danan Gu, United Nations
  • Koen Milisen, KU Leuven
  • John Tower, University of Southern California
  • Pieter Jelle Visser, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center

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  • Giulia Mangiameli, BioMed Central


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    Pain in dementia

    Pain is strongly associated with depression and weakly associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms and physical function, probably due to the lack of accurate instruments to measure it.

    BMC Geriatrics 2015, 15:49
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    High-risk medicines in high-risk patients?

    Muscle relaxants and antihistamines in elderly patients cause more than a two-fold increase in hospitalization rates, raising questions over the benefits of these high-risk medicines in a frail population.

    BMC Geriatrics 2015, 15:2
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    What guides antibiotic prescriptions?

    Non-rational factors such as perceived risk, patients’ expectations and influence of others seem to guide antibiotic prescribing more than standard considerations on resistance or guidelines.

    BMC Geriatrics 2014, 14:136



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