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A medication reduction strategy is safe among some older adults treated with antihypertensives

Reducing Number of BP Meds May Be Safe in Some Older Adults

No significant change in systolic BP control seen at 12 weeks versus pretrial medication
One in seven adults ages 50 to 80 years say they experienced household food insecurity in the past year (before the COVID-19 pandemic)

Poll: One in Seven Older Adults Report Food Insecurity

Yet, very few are able to access government food benefits, including food stamps or home-delivered meals
L-thyroxine does not improve hypothyroid symptoms or tiredness among older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism and high symptom burden

L-Thyroxine Does Not Improve Subclinical Hypothyroidism in ≥65s

No improvement seen in hypothyroid symptoms, tiredness versus placebo in older adults with SCH
Kidney transplantation among elderly people with end-stage renal disease can be successful

Kidney Transplants From, to Extreme Elderly Feasible in ESRD

Benefit seen for extremely elderly receiving kidney transplants from similarly aged deceased donors
Exposure to air pollution may have adverse effects on cognitive aging and brain health in older adults

Air Pollution May Hasten Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Higher exposure linked to lower scores on thinking and memory tests and faster cognitive loss over time
A claims-based frailty index can improve current Medicare cost prediction for patients with different levels of frailty

Claims-Based Frailty Index Can Improve Cost Prediction

Addition of frailty index to CMS-HCC model improves cost prediction over CMS-HCC model alone
Older patients taking five or more medications in the six months before intravenous chemotherapy are at higher risk for postchemotherapy inpatient hospitalizations

Polypharmacy Ups Postchemo Hospitalization Risk in Seniors

Findings seen in older patients with prostate, breast, and lung cancers
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