Seniors with hypothyroidism at high risk of dementia, investigators say
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 20, 2022
Hypothyroid disorders — especially those that require treatment with medication — are linked to dementia, a new study finds.
Clinical briefs for Friday, March 19
Mar 19, 2021
New HHS Secretary Becerra considered ‘friend of long-term care causes’ … U.K. nursing home staff passed B117 COVID variants to residents in early winter, study finds … 1 in 3 older thyroid disease...
Thyroid hormone treatment for older adults may do more harm than good, study finds
Apr 08, 2020
Hormone replacement therapy almost doubles the mortality risk in seniors with subclinical hypothyroidism compared to those who do not take hormones.
Clinical Briefs for Friday, December 13
Dec 12, 2019
Older adults with hypothyroidism face elevated mortality risk … Long night’s sleep, long midday naps raise stroke risk … New quality measures introduced for older adults’ diabetes care …...
Low thyroid levels tied to senior mortality
Dec 01, 2013
Older hospital patients who have low thyroid hormone levels have a higher level of mortality, new study results show.
Thyroid diagnostic reader for smartphones debuts
Sep 18, 2013
ThyroMetrix USA, a clinical thyroid testing company, has partnered with Holomic LLC to create the Holomic Rapid Diagnostic Reader for smartphones, the companies announced.
Lab results and potential problems
Bill Vaughan, RN
Jun 05, 2013
Long-term care nurses are like traffic cops, managing data coming at them from multiple sources. Buried in the midst of vital signs, weights, meal percentages and overly detailed reports concerning bowel...