Wandering in DementiaFrom May 2019, This Mailbag is About to Rupture!
In this segment, Brandon Grove reviews the literature on wandering in patients with dementia and some innovative strategies to help keep these patients safe.11min 7Brandon Grove, MD
Elder AbuseFrom May 2018, The Buzz That Won't Quit
Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 people and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Unfortunately, it is easy for elder abuse to go unrecognized in many health care encounters. Elder abuse may be physical or sexual, but it can also be psychological and …19min 31Jeff Holmes, MD and Matthew DeLaney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Paper Chase #1 | Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Always HelpFrom April 2018, Will You Be My Facebook Friend?
In this meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, the use of calcium, vitamin D, or both was not associated with a lower risk of fractures. We should stop prescribing or recommending them for this purpose.5min 50Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Deprescribing in Elderly Patients - A follow-up to January 2018 PC-RAPFrom April 2018, Will You Be My Facebook Friend?
In this segment, Neda Frayha and Dr. Nicole Brandt, a Professor of Pharmacy and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, explore the importance of deprescribing in our elderly patients, common challenges of deprescribing, and a systematic approach to deprescribing medications in …20min 1Neda Frayha, MD and Nicole Brandt, PharmD
Paper Chase #4 | Preventing Falls in Older AdultsFrom February 2018, The Tragically Sore Hip
this study looked at numerous interventions and their impact on fall reduction in an older adult population. Study participants who received the interventions reported fewer fall than those receiving usual care.5min 33Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
AgingFrom July 2017, Be Kind and Enjoy Life
In this patient interview, we explore one patient’s narrative on aging. She models “successful aging”; adapting to increasing frailty and decreasing independence, finding purpose and maintaining a sunny disposition. We examine the impact of grief and loss as well as the importance of connectedness …11min 35Heidi James, MD and Brandon Grove, MD
Paper Chase 4: Effect of Cranberry Capsules on Bacteriuria Plus PyuriaFrom March 2017, The Benzos & Fungus Among Us
In this nursing home population, the use of cranberry supplements was not associated with a decrease in either bacteriuria or pyuria. •4min 50Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Osteoporosis, Part 2From January 2017, Bones Lose Their Autonomy
Who should care about osteoporosis? Everybody. It affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men. Dr. Heidi James and Dr. Sylvie Ouellette discuss the evaluation and treatment of patients at risk for, and who have, osteoporosis.24min 4Heidi James, MD and Sylvie Ouellette, MD
Loss of AutonomyFrom January 2017, Bones Lose Their Autonomy
Psychiatrist Shawn Hersevoort touches on some of the legal, medical, financial and emotional concerns that arise as someone loses the ability to care for themselves. •11min 35Shawn Hersevoort, MD, MPH and Rob Orman, MD
Osteoporosis, Part 1From January 2017, Bones Lose Their Autonomy
Who should care about osteoporosis? Everybody. It affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men. Dr. Heidi James and Dr. Sylvie Ouellette discuss the evaluation and treatment of patients at risk for, and who have, osteoporosis. •17min 55Heidi James, MD and Sylvie Ouellette, MD
Paper Chase 5: Falls, Treadmill Training and Virtual RealityFrom December 2016, Ear Pain is but a Memory
For older adults at high risk for falls, treadmill training plus virtual reality led to a reduced fall rate compared with treadmill training alone. •5min 48Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Depression in Dementia: Dx and TxFrom December 2016, Ear Pain is but a Memory
Rob and Dr. Shawn Hersevoort discuss a psychiatric approach to evaluating and managing depression in patients with dementia. •12min 45Rob Orman, MD and Shawn Hersevoort, MD, MPH
Depression in Dementia: Advanced TxFrom December 2016, Ear Pain is but a Memory
Part two of Shawn Hersevoort's Guide to Managing Dementia in Depression. In this segment we focus on: use of stimulants, medications directed at slowing dementia, and managing depression associated with Parkinson's Disease. •19min 5Rob Orman, MD and Shawn Hersevoort, MD, MPH
Paperchase 2: Hypertension Management for OctogenariansFrom September 2016, Best Weight, Best Exercise!5min 30Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Paper Chase 2: Antipsychotics + Parkinson’s Disease = Bad CombinationFrom July 2016, Creme de la Thyroid
In this study, use of antipsychotics was associated with a significantly increased mortality risk in patients with Parkinson Disease. •5min 59Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Paper Chase 1: PPI’s and Increased Risk of Dementia, It’s Far-Fetched.From June 2016, C Diff Shows No Mercy!
Discuss findings from the recent study by Gomm, Willy, et al. "Association of Proton Pump Inhibitors With Risk of Dementia: A Pharmacoepidemiological Claims Data Analysis." JAMA neurology (2016).6min 36Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Hypogonadism Part 1: DiagnosisFrom March 2016, Where Has All The Testosterone Gone?
‘Low T’ by itself is not an indication for testosterone supplementation.17min 24Margaret Wierman, MD and Andrew Buelt, DO
Hypogonadism Pt 2: Initiating Treatment, Risks of Therapy, Monitoring PatientsFrom March 2016, Where Has All The Testosterone Gone?
Obese patients with low testosterone may get significant benefit from weight loss.19min 14Joe Weatherly, DO and Margaret Wierman, MD
Hypogonadism Part 3: Treatment SpecificsFrom March 2016, Where Has All The Testosterone Gone?
Review different modalities of testosterone delivery, testosterone monitoring, goal testosterone levels.11min 16Andrew Buelt, DO and Margaret Wierman, MD
Condolence LettersFrom February 2016, Condolence Letters
A patient you're caring for, but don’t know very well, dies in the hospital. You feel awkward about writing a condolence letter since there isn’t much of a relationship with the family. Should you write one? Will it bring up unpleasant memories for the family? Eric Lamotte and Susan Merel explore …6min 27
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