Geriatric Musculoskeletal Resource Center
Vitamin D Helps Fracture Prevention in Older Patients
July 11, 2012
High-dose vitamin D supplementation was somewhat favorable in preventing hip fracture and any nonvertebral fracture in persons aged 65 years and older in a Swiss study that appeared recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Self-Reported Fitness Survey May Become Useful in Clinical Practice
June 25, 2012
In a newly developed self-reported fitness survey intended to estimate fitness in adults aged 40 years and older, survey items in 4 fitness domains are correlated with analogous Senior Fitness Test items, indicating that participants can use the survey to self-report physical fitness accurately.
The Use of Biologic Agents in the Geriatric Population
April 30, 2010
The aging process is difficult, involving multisystem functional decline, and the pharmacokinetics of medications are altered in older persons, resulting in increased risks. Concerns are demonstrated in case reports.
April 30, 2012
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) degeneration, associated with aging, may precede or initiate cartilage damage. More »
March 22, 2012
Women aged 50 years and older who experience worsening pain with aging also are at higher risk for depression, obesity, and declining physical function, according to researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. More »
January 31, 2012
Osteoporosis would develop in fewer than 10% of older, postmenopausal women during rescreening intervals of about 15 years for those with normal bone density or mild osteopenia, 5 years for those with moderate osteopenia, and 1 year for those with advanced osteopenia, according to a study reported... More »
April 30, 2010
The aging process is difficult, involving multisystem functional decline, and the pharmacokinetics of medications are altered in older persons, resulting in increased risks. Concerns are demonstrated in case reports. More »