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Geriatrics

SAFE – Home Opioid Management Education (SAFE-HOME) in older adults: a naloxone awareness program for home health workers

Authors: Brianna M McQuade, Mike Koronkowski, Erin Emery-Tiburcio, Robyn Golden, Jennie B Jarrett

This article discusses the SAFE – Home Opioid Management Education (SAFE-HOME) naloxone awareness program for older adults which utilizes home health workers to educate older adults who are prescribed opioid medications about the access to and use of naloxone to reverse opioid overdose.

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Aducanumab: evidence from clinical trial data and controversies

Authors: Rajesh R Tampi, Brent P Forester, Marc Agronin

This editorial reviews the trial data for aducanumab in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and the controversies that its approval has generated.

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Evaluation and treatment of older-age bipolar disorder: a narrative review

Authors: Rajesh R Tampi, Pallavi Joshi, Gargi Bhattacharya, Sheila Gupta

This narrative review aims to synthesize information from the literature regarding older-age bipolar disorder in order to provide up-to-date information on this important illness.

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TAS-102 in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC): efficacy, tolerability, and quality of life in heavily pretreated elderly patients: a real-life study

Authors: Giuseppe Cicero MD PhD, Raffaele Addeo MD, Rossella De Luca PhD, Giuseppe Lo Re MD PhD, Leonardo Gulotta MD, Pierenrico Marchesa MD, Gaspare Gulotta MD PhD

This study evaluates the safety and
efficacy of TAS-102 in heavily pretreated elderly patients with
metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Urinary tract infections in the elderly: a review of disease characteristics and current treatment options

Authors: Leocadio Rodriguez-Mañas MD, PhD

This narrative review considers the characteristics of urinary tract infections – prevalence and incidence, disease burden, risk factors, and clinical presentation – in the elderly, and examines current treatment options to manage urinary tract infections in the community.

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