Geriatrics

Research and innovation from experts in geriatrics at Vanderbilt Health

Latest in Geriatrics

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Audio Notes Improve Self-Care in Older Adults

Newly funded study to measure patient activation when offered medical notes versus recordings.
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Interneuron Injuries Tied to Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Researchers explore the pathophysiology of these critical neurons and the causes of injury that lead to deficit.
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Disruptive Proteins Culpable in Atrial Fibrillation

Study probes harm to the heart’s electrical pathways from natriuretic peptide oligomers.

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Detangling Polypharmacy for Older Adults

As part of the Shed-MEDS clinical trial, researchers seek a gold standard for medical histories and how to quantify errors.
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Clues Found in Interval Between Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Younger patients and those with severe psoriasis progress more slowly.
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Empagliflozin Beneficial in Early-Stage Heart Failure Cases

Multinational trial demonstrates short- and long-term benefits of the SGLT2 inhibitor for hospitalized patients.
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Patients are Texting About this New Clinical Initiative

Popular with patients, engagement with the REACH program improves key measurements, including HbA1c, in people with type 2 diabetes.
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Brain Networks Key to a Healthier Mind

Differentiated treatment responses to late-life depression could address neural networks stuck on 'negative rumination.'
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Graded Negative Pressure Facilitates Lymphatic Flow

A case study demonstrates how graded negative pressure reduces lower limb lymphedema.