Managing weighty issues on lean evidence: the challenges of bariatric medicine
- 2006 Alaska Forecast: HEALTH CARE. Kasmar, Marilyn Walsh // Alaska Business Monthly;2006 Power List, Vol. 4, p115
The article forecasts the status of health care in Alaska in 2006. Alaskans are encouraged to prepare for the care of an aging population, since the median age of Alaskans is increasing and the number of elders grew by 48 percent. Habits of healthy nutrition and exercising are difficult for many...
- Statins reduce obesity-related illnesses but not obesity costs. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;Jan2015, Vol. 720 Issue 1, p31
The article discusses the study "Do statins reduce the health and health care costs of obesity?," by E. Gaudette and colleagues, published in the January 10, 2015 issue of the journal "PharmacoEconomics." Topics discussed include the effectiveness of statins in reducing the risk of...
- Obesity and Undiagnosed Diabetes in the U.S. Wee, Christina C.; Hamel, Mary Beth; Huang, Annong; Davis, Roger B.; Mittleman, Murray A.; McCarthy, Ellen P. // Diabetes Care;Sep2008, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p1813
OBJECTIVE -- To study whether obese individuals, who are at higher risk for diabetes and disparities in care than nonobese individuals, are more likely to have undiagnosed diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS -- We performed an analysis of 5,514 adult participants in the 1999-2004 National...
- Atypicality. Sherman, Frederick T. // Geriatrics;Jan2003, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p8
Editorial. Comments on the challenges facing geriatric medicine practitioners because older patients present with unusual or atypical symptoms or signs. Geriatric illnesses characterized by atypicality; Need for geriatric medicine practitioners to be vigilant for both typical and atypical...
- Factors predictive of outcome on admission to an acute geriatric ward. Alarcon, Teresa; Barcena, Almudena // Age & Ageing;Sep99, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p429
Presents a study which investigated which factors predict outcome of elderly patients admitted to a geriatric ward. Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusion.
- The Impact of a Geriatric Assessment Team on Patient Problems and Outcomes. Dellasega, Cheryl A.; Salerno, Francis A.; Lacko, Lisa A.; Wasser, Thomas E. // MEDSURG Nursing;Aug2001, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p202
Focuses on a study which examined the effectiveness of a geriatric assessment team in improving the quality of medical care given to elderly patients. Details of geriatric team intervention; Evaluation of functional health status; Methodology and results.
- Geriartic care in the United Kingdom: aligning services to needs. Bowman, Clive; Johnson, Malcolm // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/23/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7217, p1119
Outlines a possible solution that integrates and aligns health and personal care for elderly people in Great Britain. Information on the shift to residential care; Discussion on care partnerships; How would consortiums work.
- Insurance scheme planned for elderly care. Warden, John // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/15/97, Vol. 314 Issue 7083, p770
Focuses on two proposals for changes in the delivery of geriatric services in Great Britain. Protection of the value of homes and capital of old people from being used to pay for residential care; Introduction of a purchaser-provider system into local authority social services.
- Geriatric Research. // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Advisor;May99, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p5
Highlights the results of geriatric research. Includes the effectiveness of a clinical program designed to prevent delirium in elderly hospitalized patients; Relationship between brain signal hyperintensity and depression and cognitive performance. INSET: Free information on LTC insurance.