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HbA1c: to what extent does it contribute to mortality in older adults?

Risk increases with HbA1c levels above 8.0%.

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Are sulfonylureas bad for the heart?

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Monitoring BP at home gives better control in the elderly

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Resistant hypertension: eplerenone decreases aortic stiffness independent of BP lowering

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Guidelines for vitamin D supplements reviewed

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Renal denervation doesn’t seem effective for resistant hypertension: Cochrane review

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  • BMJ News
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Inhaler labels improve users’ technique

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Testosterone replacement improves bone density but increases coronary artery noncalcified plaque

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Sleeping longer may increase osteoporosis risk

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  • International Medical Press

Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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30% of neonatal unit admissions may be unnecessary

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BMA survey: 42% of European GPs may leave UK

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol
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Age-related hearing loss may be an early sign of dementia

Clinicians should not overlook this common problem.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Heart Fail
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Microalbuminuria is linked to HFrEF, chronic kidney disease with general HF

It is possible that microalbuminuria is linked to systolic dysfunction.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
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Denosumab outperforms alendronate for osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer

Better bone turnover markers and increased BMD were noted after 2 y.

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Headache: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Headache: Monthly Essentials February 2017

Neuromodulation options for TACs | Myocardial ischemia, migraine, and CV events

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  • Clinical Essentials from J. Alzheimers Dis
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Dementia: new treatment for neuropsychiatric symptoms in old therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy is effective, but may adversely affect cognition.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Long sleep duration tied to dementia

Prolonged sleep duration may be useful in identifying patients at risk of progressing to dementia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
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An osteopenia prediction tool for women aged 40-55 y

Including serum ALP, a biomarker for bone turnover and fracture risk, boosted sensitivity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Front Aging Neurosci
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An apple a day keeps dementia away

Maybe.

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Epilepsy in the elderly linked to increased ischemic stroke | ISC
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Epilepsy in the elderly linked to increased ischemic stroke | ISC

The study suggests that epilepsy in the elderly might signify disease of blood vessels in the brain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Hepatol Res
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HCV-1b: DCV/ASV safe, effective in nondialysis CKD

Clearance rates are not inferior to those of patients with normal renal function.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
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Elderly women not receiving osteoporosis-related services after first hip fracture

About 1 in 5 got recommended screening and treatment within a year.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Geriatr Psychiatry.
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Subjective memory complaints a warning sign for dementia

Even in the absence of cognitive impairment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Geriatr Psychiatry
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Dementia: nonresponse to antipsychotics paints grim future

Results from post hoc study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arch Phys Med Rehabil
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Frozen shoulder seen in majority of long-surviving type 1 diabetes patients

Adhesive capsulitis may arise from advanced glycation end-products with cross-linking properties.

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