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Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
This review discuss several studies published in 2007 that will modify current therapeutic attitudes. New evidence confirm that antipsychotics increase mortality in demented elderly persons with behavioral symptoms. Unfortunately, donepezil was no more effective than placebo to treat agitation in these patients. Aspirine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, as well as supplementation with folate, vitamines B6 and B12 did not prove beneficial to prevent cognitive decline. Hormonal substitution with DHEA, testosterone, and growth hormone is ineffective as anti-aging medicine, while calcium and vitamin d'effectiveness was confirmed in fracture prevention. Finally, several studies report prognostic information that will prove important to improve preparation plan for future heat wave.
Aged, Geriatrics, Humans
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