Mirtazapine is Not an Effective Treatment for Agitation in Dementia
September 1, 2022
Ms. Whalen CLINICAL QUESTION: What’s the clinical effectiveness and safety profile of mirtazapine in reducing agitation in dementia relative to placebo? BACKGROUND: Nonpharmacological...
Neurologic disorders ubiquitous and rising in the U.S.
March 2, 2021
Most of the rise in disease burden could be attributed to population aging, while age-standardized figures showed stroke and dementias to be level or declining, offering hope that prevention measures may be having an effect.
Mental illness tied to increased mortality in COVID-19
October 2, 2020
“Pay attention and potentially address/treat a prior psychiatric diagnosis if a patient is hospitalized for COVID-19,” said Dr. Luming Li.
Are aging physicians a burden?
August 19, 2020
In our practice, the most common reason for those minor mistakes during our clinical evaluation is anxiety, said Dr. Nicolas Badre and Dr. Alan A. Abrams.
Consensus document reviews determination of brain death
August 12, 2020
The recommendations are the minimum criteria for the determination of brain death or death by neurologic criteria.
Infection ups mortality risk in patients with dementia
August 3, 2020
Those with dementia had a greater than sixfold increased risk of dying after acquiring any infection than those without dementia or an infection.
COVID-19: Psychiatrists assess geriatric harm from social distancing
May 27, 2020
“Certainly the appalling number of deaths in nursing homes is the No. 1 horror of the pandemic.”
Diastolic dysfunction is a common risk factor for cognitive decline
May 5, 2020
Proposed mechanisms for cognitive decline in patients with systolic dysfunction include low cardiac output, embolic infarctions, and hypoxic changes, among others.
Cognitive screening of older physicians: What’s fair?
January 17, 2020
A new report leads to questions about how to standardize the process rather than have a piecemeal institutional approach and whether to focus less on tests scores and more on clinical performance.
Certain diabetes drugs may thwart dementia
October 21, 2019
COPENHAGEN – Intriguing findings from a Danish national registry study.