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Antipsychotics

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

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, January 8

Antibiograms cannot be used interchangeably between acute care and nursing home affiliates … Antipsychotics raise risk of heart attack, death in hospital study … Lifelong female exercisers benefit from better muscle function … New guidelines available for treating men with age-related low testosterone

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, September 5

Immersive reminiscence therapy a “bright spot” in field of dementia therapy … Antipsychotics, haloperidol, show little benefit for delirium … Modifiable dementia risk factors illuminated in new journal supplement … Cancer incidence is rising in wealthy countries

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