About 25 percent of hospitalizations for two conditions are preventable, report finds
Nov 30, 2023
A new study finds that about one-fourth of hospitalizations for congestive heart failure or bacterial pneumonia could have been prevented.
Special decolonization treatment in nursing homes can lower infection, hospitalization rates, study finds
Nov 10, 2023
A new study found that using the antiseptic chlorhexidine and nasal iodine solution on nursing home residents worked to lower the risk of residents being transferred to hospitals for infection better compared...
CDC: Fewer nursing home residents in South, Southeast up to date on COVID-10 vaccines
Oct 10, 2023
Residents of long-term care communities in the South and Southeast are less likely to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, according to a report released Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and...
After falls, docs rarely change meds that could cause more, study finds
Aug 17, 2023
Doctors continue to give people medications that could raise their risk for falling if they’re already in the hospital for a fracture and have Parkinson’s disease, according to a new report.
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Aug. 10
Aug 10, 2023
Aspen gets FDA approval for Parkinson’s stem cell therapy … Experts not quite sure how significant disease burden of RSV is in older adults … Number of geriatric specialists not keeping pace with...
Walking 25 minutes a day can counter bed rest impacts, study finds
Aug 07, 2023
Older adults who are hospitalized who walk as little as 25 minutes a day can counteract the physical impacts of bed rest, a new study shows.
Report: About 1.4M people with dementia visit the ER each year
Jul 28, 2023
Each year, there are almost 1.4 million emergency room (ER) visits for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRDs), a new study found. Accidents and behavioral issues are the most common,...
Creating a culture of teamwork to prevent hospital transfers
Arif Nazir, MD, CMD
Jul 24, 2023
As a physician leader in post-acute and long term care settings, most of what I do aims to empower, coach and motivate teams to prevent unwanted hospital transfers. I confess that initially, many years...
Hospitalizations involving fungal infections up during COVID-19
Jun 20, 2023
During 2020 to 2021, patients hospitalized with COVID-19-associated fungal infections had higher length of stay, ICU admission and in-hospital mortality, researchers report.
Study: Sickest COVID-19 patients have 22 percent lower mortality with vaccination
May 23, 2023
Vaccination for COVID-19 has reduced by 22% the number of COVID-19 deaths among hospitalized patients dependent on oxygen, according to a new study.