David B. Reuben, MD
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Reuben DB. Update in Geriatric Medicine: Evidence Published in 2015. Ann Intern Med. 2016;164:W27-W31. doi: 10.7326/M16-0216
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(9):W27-W31.
Highlights of the year in geriatric medicine were the publication of several long-awaited large clinical trials, smaller clinical trials, and observational studies that addressed preventing cognitive decline, risks and treatment of common conditions in older persons, surgical versus medical treatment of knee arthritis and lumbar spinal stenosis, risks and benefits of specific medications, and the effects of exergaming on balance and falls. In aggregate, these studies address the balance between aggressively managing risk factors and diseases versus more conservative treatment, a fundamental tension in the care of older persons.
I identified the studies by hand-searching the ACP JournalWise list of top articles in 2015 in geriatrics and reviewed the content of major general journals each week.
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