- 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
- Giulia Mangiameli, BioMed Central
Residents in care homes have a higher risk of antibiotic consumption in particular for urinary tract infections, suggesting the need for guidelines to avoid overuse in this setting.
Public attitude towards screening for dementia is complex and influenced by several factors including awareness and stigma in both patients, public and clinicians.
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.
Walking parameters such as step length are correlated to age, frailty, multimorbidity, disability, sex and polypharmacy in a large population sample of elderly, and should be considered in fall prevention programs.
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, 15:66
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