Clinical Practice Features
Ileus in older people
Post-operative cognitive dysfunction in fractured neck of femur surgery (Part 2)
A practice-based survey of mortality
Remote prescribing in the out of hours GP setting: the challenges and guidance: part 1
Understanding and identifying the potential causes of dry, itchy skin
Specialist Geriatric secrets for the non-Geriatrician
Older skin: how does it affect your management decisions?
Older people and social care: how to fund a better system
Age UK recently hosted a series of listening events where older people receiving social care and their family carers told leading politicians about the problems they face and how to fund a better system. The charity hopes that the views and experiences of people for whom a better care system cannot come too soon will help to inform the Social Care Green Paper, which the Government has said it will publish ‘by the summer’.
Cataracts in geriatrics: how do they affect patients’ quality of life?
In many publically funded health systems cataract surgery is subject to rationing. Delaying time to surgery or neglecting the second eye cataract in elderly patients may result in poorer health. We analyse the degree of visual impairment, visual dysfunction, depression, and rate of falls in patients before and after age-related cataract surgery.
A case of hypervitaminosis D in an older patient
This case focuses on how a patient acquired a toxic and very high level of vitamin D while on a recommended daily maintenance dose. It emphasises the need for best practice to ensure patients’ safety in terms of monitoring of vitamin D levels in patients with renal failure to prevent vitamin D toxicity.