Elder Care

January 19, 2017

Late-Onset Myasthenia Gravis: Fatigability and Fluctuating Weakness

In older age groups, men are affected more often and the disease is often misdiagnosed. Triggers include medications such as antibiotics, beta-blockers, and statins.

December 16, 2016

PPIs: Considerations and Resources for Deprescribing in Older Adults

Among the most frequently prescribed medications, PPIs are associated with an increased risk of fracture, Clostridium difficile infection, community-acquired pneumonia, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

November 17, 2016

From Fear and Worry to Chronic Pain

A prior history of anxiety, depression, and physical and psychological trauma is significantly predictive of onset of chronic pain in later life. The risk of central sensitization should not be underestimated.

October 14, 2016

Symptomatic Bradycardia: Ophthalmic Beta-Blockers in Older Adults

Beta-blockade is one of the toxic systemic effects of ophthalmic timolol found to be stronger and longer- lasting in the elderly.

September 16, 2016

Ovarian Cancer: Treatment Considerations in Older Women

In the elderly, pharmacodynamic changes can potentially decrease efficacy and increase toxicity of cytotoxic treatments.