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Clinical briefs for Thursday, May 6

Long-term care pharmacies call for inclusion in Provider Relief Fund … Clinically vulnerable elders at greater risk of deterioration during pandemic: study … Op-ed: FDA’s ‘abundance of caution’ should extend to supplements … Screen for depression before hip surgery to predict delirium risk: Johns Hopkins … Anemia drug may up hip fracture risk in dialysis patients … FDA fast-tracks Alzheimer’s gene therapy study … COVID vaccinations, reduced doc visits put damper on Pfizer’s pneumonia shots

Family, friends beat pros at delirium ID

A review of more than 6,000 scientific papers on delirium screening revealed six tools family members and other caregivers can use to help medical professionals recognize symptoms. Despite routine screening, more than 60% of older adults with delirium are not diagnosed in hospitals, and problems also can arise in other settings. A study published online…

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