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[Review in geriatric medicine].

Abstract
In 2010, a study emphasizes the difficulty to predict disability trajectories in the last year of life. A meta analysis shows the effectiveness of post-acute geriatric rehabilitation in reducing functional decline after hospitalisation. Several studies evaluated pneumococcal and herpes zoster vaccines' efficacy. A short and simple intervention is effective in reducing benzodiazepine use. The effect of vitamine D on falls and fractures has been further evaluated in several studies. Diagnostic criteria for dementias, including Alzheimer's disease, are moving to better acknowledge their preclinical stages.
AuthorsA Jabri, A Rodondi, S Eyer, N Doser, S Monod, G Gold, C Büla, S Rochat
JournalRevue meĢdicale suisse (Rev Med Suisse) Vol. 7 Issue 277 Pg. 30-2, 34-5 (Jan 12 2011) ISSN: 1660-9379 [Print] Switzerland
Vernacular TitleGériatrie.
PMID21309171 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
Topics
  • Aged
  • Geriatrics (trends)
  • Humans

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