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Geriatrics Evidence Alert
Current Issue & Archives


The Geriatrics Evidence Alert is an electronic newsletter developed by the Outpatient Clinical Informatics Consult Service (OCICS) at the Eskind Biomedical Library to provide a bimonthly update of selected evidence-based biomedical literature and recently published news and research to clinicians and other health professionals who provide clinical services for older adults at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Middle Tennessee area.
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Current Issue » June 2011

Issue Highlights
  1.  Clinical questions recently sent to the EBM Literature Request message basket in StarPanel
    • Efficacy and cost of contrast MRI of the brain for diagnosing acoustic neuroma in patients with asymmetric hearing loss
  2.  Clinical Practice Guidelines
    • American Academy of Neurology provides practice recommendations on driving risk in dementia patients
    • American Academy of Neurology releases practice guidelines for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy
    • National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Association workgroup releases revised criteria for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
  3.  Newly Published Research
    • Study shows higher likelihood of serious postoperative morbities and mortality in smokers
    • Longitudinal study finds association between obesity and functional decline in older Americans
    • Older African Americans less likely to utilize overnight hospital care
  4.  Recent News & Drug Safety Advisories
    • FDA recommends new dose limitations for simvastatin
    • FDA concludes no increased risk of cancer with ARBs
    • FDA Approves Solesta injectable gel for fecal incontinence


Past Issues
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