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Disease relevance of Geriatrics

  • METHODS: All patients over 64 with either first-listed or secondary diagnosis of hypertension at discharge (N = 4487) out of 24585 consecutively admitted to 69 wards of Geriatrics or Internal Medicine during ten bi-monthly observation periods (May-June and September-October) were enrolled [1].

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Biological context of Geriatrics

  • Integrating geriatrics into the subspecialties of internal medicine: the Hartford Foundation/American Geriatrics Society/Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine Initiative [8].
  • Although training programs exist in both medical oncology and geriatrics (approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine), neither is adequate to ensure an appropriate supply of physicians to assume a leadership role in the treatment of the increasing number of geriatric patients who have or will develop a malignancy [9].

Anatomical context of Geriatrics

  • The relative frequencies of silver-stained nucleolar organizing regions (Ag-NORs) as a function of age have been analyzed in skin fibroblasts derived from eight adult individuals participating in the Gerontology Research Center (GRO) Longitudinal Study, NIA, Baltimore, MD [10].

Associations of Geriatrics with chemical compounds

  • CONCLUSIONS: In 528 older patients seen in an academic hospital-based geriatrics practice, the prevalence of digoxin use was 19% [11].
  • Overall illness severity was determined using the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale for Geriatrics. RESULTS: Low testosterone levels were present in 29 of 44 (65.9%) men [12].
  • Risperdal advertising in JAGS. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society [13].
  • The aim of this article is to describe neuroactive steroid research that has been focused on their physiological role in cognitive aging, an attractive new field in experimental gerontology [14].
  • CONCLUSIONS: Measurement of serum LDL cholesterol and of appropriate use of lipid-lowering drugs and diet in older patients with MI, stroke, PAD, and no CAD, stroke, or PAD is underutilized in an academic, hospital-based geriatrics practice [15].

Gene context of Geriatrics

  • METHODS: Home-dwelling non-demented subjects over 64 years of age consecutively attending 24 outpatient Departments of Respiratory Medicine or Geriatrics because of COPD (N = 233), asthma (N = 203), non-obstructive bronchitis (N = 92) or chronic non-respiratory and non-dementing diseases (controls, N = 1080) underwent a multidimensional assessment [16].
  • Patients were those newly diagnosed as having SLE or referred within 6 months of diagnosis to the departments of medicine, geriatrics, and pediatrics at Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong, between 1991 and 2003 [17].
  • The recommendations come from synthesizing the findings of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the literature, and the consensus of experts in geriatrics, gerontology, and health policy research [18].
  • Alex Comfort's biology of ontology: implications for gerontology, phenomenology and the philosophy of science [19].
  • Thus, for the best understanding of the aging process, the study of antioxidant defenses has to be considered as part of gerontology [20].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Geriatrics


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  12. Low testosterone is associated with decreased function and increased mortality risk: a preliminary study of men in a geriatric rehabilitation unit. Shores, M.M., Moceri, V.M., Gruenewald, D.A., Brodkin, K.I., Matsumoto, A.M., Kivlahan, D.R. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (2004) [Pubmed]
  13. Risperdal advertising in JAGS. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Beers, M.H. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (1999) [Pubmed]
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  15. Underutilization of measurement of serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and of lipid-lowering therapy in older patients with manifest atherosclerotic disease. Mendelson, G., Aronow, W.S. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (1998) [Pubmed]
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