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Access to High-Cost Targeted Treatments Varies for Lung Cancer

Patients treated at a National Cancer Institute-designated center more likely to receive these drugs for lung cancer
Prescription pain and sleep drug use is significantly associated with an increased incidence of frailty

Use of Pain, Sleep Drugs Ups Risk for Frailty in the Elderly

Findings show 95 percent increased frailty risk for co-use of sleep, pain drugs
The risks for incident stroke are increased with long sleep duration

Stroke Risk Up With Long Sleep Duration, Long Midday Napping

Also, risks for total, ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke increased with poor versus good sleep quality
A newly developed model has good discriminatory ability for six-month post-acute myocardial infarction mortality

Model Predicts Six-Month Post-AMI Mortality for Older Adults

Variables in novel model include hearing impairment, mobility impairment, weight loss, health status
Both resistance and combined aerobic and resistance exercise are associated with less weight loss-induced bone loss than aerobic exercise alone

Strength Training Tied to Less Weight Loss-Induced Bone Loss

Slower loss of hip bone mineral density, less bone turnover seen in older obese patients losing weight
In older adults

Duration of Diabetes History Tied to Higher Short-Term Mortality Risk

Long-standing diabetes linked to higher risk for both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality
Short-term exposure to fine particulate matter with diameter less than 2.5 µm is associated with increased hospital admission risks and costs

Risk for Hospital Admission Up With Short-Term PM2.5 Exposure

Admissions for new causes, previously identified causes linked to short-term exposure to air pollution
Patients who are frail and very frail have high rates of postoperative mortality across all levels of operative stress

Rates of Postoperative Mortality High for Frail, Very Frail Patients

Rates of postoperative mortality high across all levels of the Operative Stress Score for frail patients
Receiving treatment is associated with better survival for nonagenarians with non-small cell lung cancer

Treatment Beneficial for Nonagenarians With Lung Cancer

Most pronounced survival benefit seen for patients with stage I disease
The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is no longer recommended for routine use among adults aged ≥65 years

CDC: PCV13 No Longer Routinely Recommended for Adults ≥65

Administration of PCV13 recommended based on shared clinical decision making for older adults