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Geriatric GI: Tread Carefully

A case-based activity exploring important issues related to geriatric gastroenterology including peptic ulcer disease, proton pump inhibitor use, constipation, colonoscopy evaluations and rectal bleeding.

Posted in: Gastroenterology6 Geriatric Syndromes1

Abstract | May 7, 2021

Climate Change and Geriatric Risk

As human driven climate change accelerates, certain subpopulations will face an increased risk of adverse health outcomes. Although the human effect on climate change and its subsequent effects on health is increasingly recognized, the level of action does not encapsulate the magnitude of the problem

Posted in: Geriatric Syndromes1

SMJ Article | Original Article

Adapting Existing Resources for Serious Illness Communication Skills Training for Internal Medicine Residents

Objectives: Goals of care discussions are a vital component of patient care, but Internal Medicine residents receive limited training in these skills. Existing curricula often require simulated patients or faculty development, limiting implementation in many residency programs. Thus, we developed and implemented a curriculum leveraging existing educational resources with the...

Posted in: End-of-life and Palliative Care of the Elderly1

SMJ Article | Original Article

Implications of Frailty among Men with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Objectives: Frailty is associated with adverse outcomes, but little is known of the impact of frailty on patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). This study sought to determine the prevalence of frailty, based on quantitative assessment, and assessed its potential impact on outcomes among community-dwelling men with ICDs. Methods: A...

Posted in: Other Primary Geriatric Topics2

Podcast | Southern Medicine | April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Management in a Nursing Home in Southern California

Dr. Meena Makhijani will discuss the COVID-19 response in her practice, how they have been able to manage the situation in nursing homes, how technology has changed her practice, and what the new norm looks like moving forward.

Posted in: Geriatric Syndromes1

SMJ Article | Original Article

Trauma Providers’ Perceptions of Frailty Assessment: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs

Objectives: Quality improvement in geriatric trauma depends on timely identification of frailty, yet little is known about providers’ knowledge and beliefs about frailty assessment. This study sought to understand trauma providers’ understanding, beliefs, and practices for frailty assessment. Methods: We developed a 20-question survey using the Health Belief Model of...

Posted in: Other Primary Geriatric Topics2