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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Geriatrics\Aging
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Geriatrics\Aging. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

31/12/69 - Not long after my mother died, my father lay disconsolate in a darkened hotel room begging his deceased wife to send him a sign. Wherever she was in her ghostly habitat, would she please smuggle him some affirmation of their enduring love? Suddenly, the overhead light switched on. Other people…

End-of-Life Decisions in the Netherlands over 25 Years
31/12/69 - To the Editor: In the Netherlands, the much debated practice of physician assistance in dying has been legally regulated since 2002. Such assistance may include physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia, in which a physician administers lethal medication at the explicit request of a patient. Both…

Certain about Dying with Uncertainty
31/12/69 - Mrs. C. a woman with whom we?d had a long-standing patient?physician relationship, one of us for over 25 years, died recently in the 87th year of her life. A woman who had always maintained her cheerful spirit even in the midst of quite trying medical setbacks, she was one of our favorite patients.…

Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism
31/12/69 - Subclinical hypothyroidism is defined as an elevated serum thyrotropin level and a serum free thyroxine level within the reference range. Between 8% and 18% of adults 65 years of age or older have these biochemical features, and the prevalence is higher among women than among men. Subclinical…

Efficacy of Recombinant Influenza Vaccine in Adults 50 Years of Age or Older
31/12/69 - Reducing the burden of influenza disease requires improved vaccines, and a recombinant influenza vaccine may contribute to this public-health goal. This vaccine contains recombinant hemagglutinin (HA) proteins produced in a serum-free medium by expresSF+ cells. These cells contain recombinant…

Delegalizing Advance Directives ? Facilitating Advance Care Planning
31/12/69 - When Luis Kutner, a human rights lawyer, first proposed the idea of the "living will" in 1969, he conceptualized it as a document establishing a trust, with the patient as the beneficiary and physicians as trustees. Kutner expected that such a document would be signed by two witnesses, notarized,…

Medical Assistance in Dying ? Implementing a Hospital-Based Program in Canada
31/12/69 - An aging population and shifts in Western societies toward secularism, populism, and an emphasis on individual autonomy and personal control have fueled the movement to legalize assisted dying. It has now been legalized in some form in five European countries (the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland,…

Aerobic or Resistance Exercise, or Both, in Dieting Obese Older Adults
31/12/69 - More than a third of persons 65 years of age or older in the United States are obese, and this group constitutes a population vulnerable to adverse outcomes, because obesity exacerbates the age-related decline in physical function and causes frailty. However, appropriate management of obesity in…

The Failure of Solanezumab ? How the FDA Saved Taxpayers Billions
31/12/69 - The November 2016 announcement that Eli Lilly?s investigational drug solanezumab failed in a phase 3 clinical trial dashed hopes that it would be a long-anticipated disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer?s disease. For people living with Alzheimer?s ? along with their relatives and caregivers,…

Who Decides When a Patient Can?t? Statutes on Alternate Decision Makers
31/12/69 - Many patients cannot make their own medical decisions, having lost what is called decisional capacity. The estimated prevalence of decisional incapacity approaches 40% among adult medical inpatients and residential hospice patients and exceeds 90% among adults in some intensive care units. Patients…

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