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Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, May 6

Nursing homes to feds: Expand COVID-19 testing to all, pay $120K per facility, expedite PPE shipments … People aged 95 and over show stronger brain connectivity, say investigators …  Intensive blood pressure control may reduce atrial fibrillation risk … A great time for providers to be indispensable: Blog post

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, August 8

NSAIDs linked to cardiovascular risk in osteoarthritis … New report documents cancer stats for ‘oldest old’ … Report sounds alarm on emergency room crush due to seniors’ medication overload … Physiotherapist explains why we grunt when bending over

Stephanie Roth

Screening workers for criminal convictions

Advocates have proposed removing the requirement that applicants disclose their criminal conviction records on initial applications for employment (“banning the box”) in the hope that otherwise-qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment.

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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