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Significant racial and ethnic differences have been identified in late-life depression severity

Late-Life Depression Severity Varies by Race, Ethnicity

Differences identified in depression severity, symptom burden, and depression care
A majority of older patients hospitalized for new-onset heart failure do not receive testing for coronary artery disease

ACC: Many Seniors Hospitalized for Heart Failure Not Tested for CAD

Rates of testing for coronary artery disease higher for heart failure patients with LVEF ≤40 percent
For patients undergoing mitral valve replacement

Frailty Predicts Adverse Outcomes After Mitral Valve Replacement

Index hospitalization costs almost doubled in frail patients and 30-day readmission more frequent
In the United States

U.S. Seniors at Higher Risk for Severe Illness, Death With COVID-19

Twenty-nine percent of COVID-19 cases with known age were 20 to 44 years old
Few U.S. anesthesiologists report preoperative screening for frailty or dementia or postoperative screening for delirium among older adults

Few Anesthesiologists Screen Elderly for Frailty, Dementia

Most anesthesiologists report that preop, postop screening occurs in less than 10 percent of cases
Poor function

Function, Cognition, Psych Well-Being Linked to Postop Death

Risk for one-year mortality rises with increasing risk factors among older adults undergoing major surgery
For older adults

Excess Mortality Observed for Older Adults With BP Below 130/80 mm Hg

Mortality risk lower for SBPs of 150 to 159 mm Hg versus 130 to 139 mm Hg for nonfrail, frail elderly
Hospitals' implementation of fracture liaison services is associated with a reduced risk for recurrent fracture among older patients

Preventive Care Service May Cut Risk for Recurrent Fractures

Hospitals with fracture liaison services see fewer recurrent fractures among the elderly
From 2015 to 2018

Period of 2015 to 2018 Saw Increase in Cannabis Use in Seniors

Increases seen among women, white and nonwhite race/ethnicities, those with a college education, married individuals
Hypersomnolence among the elderly is associated with an increased risk for subsequent development of medical conditions

AAN: Hypersomnolence in Elderly Linked to Medical Conditions

Hypersomnolence linked to increased risk for developing diabetes, cancer, HTN three years later