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MDS 3.0, pressure ulcers push Expo to record highs; sessions conclude today

MDS 3.0, pressure ulcers push Expo to record highs; sessions conclude today

There are a lot of swirling questions why certain residents develop pressure ulcers, which remain a costly and critical issue for long-term care providers, a leading wound care expert noted Wednesday.

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Government urges Highest Court to pass on nonprofit contraceptive mandate argument

Government attorneys are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to not take up the issue of contraception mandates of the Affordable Care Act. A U.S. Court of Appeals has denied a Catholic coalition's effort to strike down the provision.

FDA approves 'breakthrough' therapy for diabetic eye disorder

The FDA announced Wednesday that it has granted "breakthrough therapy designation" to the drug Eylea, and expanded its approved use for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.

Coroner rules odd nursing home death accidental; state findings yet to be released

The coroner of St. Clair County, where an 85-year-old resident of a suburban St. Louis nursing home was found dead, strapped to her wheelchair at the bottom of some stairs, ruled Wednesday the death was the result of a fall, and not criminal wrongdoing.

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We have seen patients where we would bet the farm they would break down and they don't, and others where despite everything we do, they still break down.

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

The elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigation, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).

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