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Clinical briefs for Friday, April 23

Public health emergency extended until July 20, expected to last through 2021 … Select Rehab to add VirtuSense fall-risk assessment platform to its services … Law limits use of antipsychotic drugs in assisted living communities … Sodium benzoate may improve cognitive function in women with dementia, study finds … Glycemic control in diabetes may help prevent heart disease, bone loss … Scientists link chocolate, low-fiber bread to cardiovascular, mortality risk

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Stable LTC antipsychotic prescribing in 2020 may reflect success of U.S. reduction initiatives

University of Michigan researchers have found relatively minimal changes in central nervous system-active medication use among Michigan nursing home residents with dementia following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a finding that may be explained in part by regulatory pressures to reduce antipsychotic prescribing in U.S. skilled nursing facilities.  With the disruptions in daily routines…

Clinical briefs for Thursday, Jan. 7

Certain antipsychotics linked to poorer cognition and function in Alzheimer’s study … CMS details 5 new scenarios that trigger infection control-focused surveys … Global investigation to explore growing evidence of COVID brain damage … New drug technology may improve osteoporosis treatment, scientists say … Wisconsin tops states in deadly falls among seniors, feds find

Clinical Briefs for Monday, January 27

Aging breast cancer survivors suffer greater decline in physical function … Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS … Black nursing home residents don’t have higher rates of inappropriate antipsychotic use … Improving nursing home-to-ER transitions: an analysis by ER docs

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