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For older adults with hematologic malignancies

iADL Dependency May Up Mortality in Hematologic Cancers

Instrumental activities of daily living dependency, mortality linked in seniors with hematologic cancer
The prevalence of mental health or memory loss indicators does not vary by household firearm ownership or storage practices among older adults

About One-Quarter of Seniors Store Firearms Unlocked, Loaded

No difference seen in prevalence of mental distress, memory loss by household firearm ownership, storage
Older adults (aged ≥75 years) undergoing antihypertensive treatment with systolic blood pressure (SBP) >150 mm Hg have less cognitive decline than those with SBP <130 mm Hg

Intensive BP Lowering May Up Cognitive Decline in Elderly

For those on antihypertensive treatment, cognitive decline greater with SBP <130 versus >150 mm Hg
Normalized blood pressure is associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality for older adults during hypertension treatment

Normalizing BP in Elderly With Hypertension May Up Mortality

Blood pressure values less than 140/90 mm Hg tied to increased mortality risk for octogenarians
Nearly half of older adults report difficulty hearing

Older Adults With Hearing Loss Have Lower Patient Activation

Even those with 'a little trouble' hearing have higher risk for low activation than those with 'no trouble'
For older nursing home residents

More Secondary Prevention Meds May Reduce Deaths After AMI

Mortality lower with more meds for older nursing home residents after acute myocardial infarction
A post hoc analysis of data from a randomized trial shows no difference between older and younger patients for the safety and efficacy of early combined immunosuppression therapy compared with conventional management for Crohn disease

Older Patients With Crohn Disease May Benefit From Early Combo Tx

Early step-up combo therapy includes tumor necrosis factor-α antagonist plus an antimetabolite
Seniors with acute myocardial infarction are less likely to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or receive PCI in a timely manner

Seniors Less Likely to Receive or Have Timely PCI for Acute MI

Patients >65 years of age have increased incidence of cardiac arrest, in-hospital mortality
It may be best for older adults to wait until October to receive their flu vaccine

October May Be Best Time for Older Adults to Receive Flu Shot

Waning protection with early vaccine must be balanced with fewer vaccinated with compressed schedule, early peak
Hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries with vision loss experience longer mean length of stay

Older Patients With Vision Loss Have Higher Hospital Use, Costs

Similar findings seen among patients with commercial insurance