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A retrospective study of the association between megestrol acetate administration and mortality among nursing home residents with clinically significant weight loss.
BACKGROUND Megestrol acetate (MA) is a progestin widely used to treat weight loss and cachexia in patients suffering from AIDS or cancer. Although MA is also frequently prescribed for similarlyExpand
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Vitamin D deficiency in residents of academic long-term care facilities despite having been prescribed vitamin D.
OBJECTIVES Vitamin D is vitally important in maintaining skeletal health. A low plasma vitamin D concentration is associated with increased parathyroid hormone secretion, increased bone turnover,Expand
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the Elderly: A Review of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry
The role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) among the elderly is not clearly defined. We sought to query the international ExtracorporealExpand
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Incidence of diffuse FDG uptake in the thyroid of patients with hypothyroidism
Positron emission tomography (PET) positive lesions are common in the thyroid. The uptake can be focal or diffuse. Diffuse thyroid uptake is thought to be indicative of autoimmune thyroiditis and notExpand
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Vitamin D deficiency: a simple algorithm employing weekly administration of 50,000 IU of vitamin D.
OBJECTIVE Vitamin D deficiency affects parathyroid hormone levels and is endemic in the American population due to diet and lifestyle. The aim of this study was to evaluate a treatment algorithmExpand
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Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: Review of the Epidemic—Its Victims, National Impact, and Legislative Solutions
Elder financial exploitation is the illegal or improper use of an older adult’s funds, property, or assets, and frequently occurs with other forms of abuse. This form of exploitation has emerged asExpand
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Conservative management of thyroglobulin‐positive, nonlocalizable thyroid carcinoma
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate a role for observation of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) with persistent, nonlocalizable disease.
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