Does pravastatin promote cancer in elderly patients? A meta-analysis
- Pravastatin linked to increased risk of cancer in elderly. // Reactions Weekly;4/21/2007, Issue 1148, p1
The article focuses on the association between pravastatin and risk of cancer in elderly patients according to a study. The study found out there is no significant association between the use of pravastatin and cancer risks if the patient's age is disregarded. However, as age increased the risk...
- Functional Limitations in Elderly Female Cancer Survivors. Sweeney, Carol; Schmitz, Kathryn H.; Lazovich, DeAnn; Virnig, Beth A.; Wallace, Robert B.; Folsom, Aaron R. // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;4/19/2006, Vol. 98 Issue 8, p521
Background: The elderly population, including many who are long-term cancer survivors, is increasing. Aspects of quality of life in elderly cancer survivors are not well understood. Methods: Subjects were women who enrolled in a population-based cohort study in 1986. At follow-up in 1997, 25719...
- Predictors of survival among older adults with ependymoma. Amirian, E.; Armstrong, Terri; Gilbert, Mark; Scheurer, Michael // Journal of Neuro-Oncology;Mar2012, Vol. 107 Issue 1, p183
The biological process of aging encompasses a multitude of complex physiological and lifestyle changes that may alter the way typical prognostic factors affect survival among older ependymoma patients. Because very little is known about the clinical significance of traditional prognostic factors...
- Incident venous thromboembolic events in the Prospective Study of Pravastatin in the Elderly at Risk (PROSPER). Freeman, Dilys J.; Robertson, Michele; Brown, E. Ann; Rumley, Ann; Tobias, Edward S.; Frölich, Marijke; Slagboom, P. Eline; Jukema, J. Wouter; Craen, Anton J.M. de; Sattar, Naveed; Ford, Ian; Gaw, Allan; Greer, Ian A.; Lowe, Gordon D.O.; Stott, David J. // BMC Geriatrics;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p8
Background: Venous thromboembolic events (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, are common in older age. It has been suggested that statins might reduce the risk of VTE however positive results from studies of middle aged subjects may not be generalisable to elderly...
- A new resource for older consumers. // Active Living;Jan2010, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p9
The article announces that the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults has published an evidence-based consumer handout about the benefits of physical activity for older adult cancer survivors in Canada.
- The Age Old Excuse campaign. // Nursing Older People;Oct2012, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p7
The article offers information on the age old excuse campaign, aimed at ensuring that old people receive most appropriate cancer treatment suited for them.
- Treating the elderly badly. Hobson, Katherine // U.S. News & World Report;8/11/2003, Vol. 135 Issue 4, p49
Reports that older cancer patients usually receive poor treatment in the United States. Studies showing that older cancer patients are less likely to be referred to oncologists, to get chemotherapy or to be involved in clinical trials of new drugs; Statement that ageism is the reason why older...
- Adults thirsty for weight- loss/nutrition drinks. JOHNSEN, MICHAEL // Drug Store News;6/27/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p112
The article presents the reasons for increase in demand for the adult nutrition drinks including the growing needs of adults and seniors for protein and supplementation and the increasing number of cancer patients coming out of surgery, who are put on nutrition drinks.
- Editor's view. Francis, R. M. // Age & Ageing;Jan2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p1
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including a research study by Rose Anne Kenny and colleagues on walking speed in community-dwelling older people and a research paper reporting on the experiences of relatives of older adults in the community, dying from cancer...