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Geriatric Screening Case with EBM Literature

Geriatric Screening Case with EBM Literature

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Molly Cahall, MD, Jim Powers, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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An 88 year old female with a history of falls. Discussion questions included. EBM literature includes all types of geriatric screening and weighs the options and suggests modification indications.

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To determine: - If there are always benefits to initiating evidence based guidelines for CVD prevention - How to balance disease-based guidelines in the presence of other co-morbidities or limited life expectancy - Renal function despite normal Cr - Risks of polypharmacy - How to maximize outcomes

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Molly Cahall and Dr. Jim Powers. Geriatric Screening Case with EBM Literature. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: