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An Objective Measure of Physical Function of Elderly Outpatients
Direct observation of physical function has the advantage of providing an objective, quantifiable measure of functional capabilities. We have developed the Physical Performance Test (PPT), which… Expand
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
IMPORTANCE Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In 2016, an estimated 134,000 persons will be diagnosed with the disease, and about 49,000 will die from… Expand
Comprehensive geriatric assessment: a meta-analysis of controlled trials
There is disagreement on the usefulness of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) due to conflicting results from individual trials. We did a meta-analysis on 28 controlled trials comprising 4959… Expand
Primary care outcomes in patients treated by nurse practitioners or physicians: a randomized trial.
CONTEXT Studies have suggested that the quality of primary care delivered by nurse practitioners is equal to that of physicians. However, these studies did not measure nurse practitioner practices… Expand
Screening for Breast Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
- A. Siu
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- 16 February 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) makes recommendations about the effectiveness of specific preventive care services for patients without related signs or symptoms. It bases its… Expand
Relationship between pain and opioid analgesics on the development of delirium following hip fracture.
- R. Morrison, J. Magaziner, +5 authors A. Siu
- The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological…
BACKGROUND Delirium and pain are common following hip fracture. Untreated pain has been shown to increase the risk of delirium in older adults undergoing elective surgery. This study was performed to… Expand
Screening for Prostate Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
Importance In the United States, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is approximately 13%, and the lifetime risk of dying of prostate cancer is 2.5%. The median age of death… Expand
Association of timing of surgery for hip fracture and patient outcomes.
CONTEXT Previous studies of surgical timing in patients with hip fracture have yielded conflicting findings on mortality and have not focused on functional outcomes. OBJECTIVE To examine the… Expand
Screening for Depression in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
This systematic evidence review provides an update of the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for depression in adults. This update specifically addresses… Expand
Screening for Depression in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
DESCRIPTION Update of the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for depression in adults. METHODS The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the benefits and harms of… Expand