Tag: frailty

HF Med Undertreatment Due to Older Age Common, Flouts Evidence

Advanced age by itself can be a reason physicians hold back on prescribing mainstay medications, or not uptitrate them per guidelines, to their older patients...

Formal Geriatric Assessment Should Be Routine

As the number of elderly patients with cancer continues to rise — and geriatricians remain in short supply — primary care providers and community oncologists...

Depression Plus Inflammatory Diet Add Up to Higher Frailty Risk

Depressive symptoms plus a pro-inflammatory diet that includes red meat, refined carbohydrates, and sweetened beverages like colas appears to exacerbate the risk of frailty in...

Don’t Overlook Treating Older Patients With APL, Expert Says

The estimated one third of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) who are older than 60 years of age now enjoy a notably better prognosis...