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Readings for the ACE Unit Geriatrics Rotation by Topic


Gleason O.C. Delirium. American Family Physician, Mar. 2003: 67(5):1027-34.

Inouye S.K., Bogardus S.T. Jr., Charpentier P.A., Leo-Summers L., Acampora D., Holford TR., Cooney LM Jr. A multicomponent intervention to prevent delirium in hospitalized older patients. New England Journal of Medicine. 340(9):669-76.

Inouye S.K., van Dyck C.H., Alessi C.A., Balkin S., Siegal A.P., Horwitz R.I. Clarifying confusion: the confusion assessment method. A new method for detection of delirium.[see comment].
Annals of Internal Medicine. 1990; 113(12)


Karlawish J.H.T., Quill T., Meier D. A consensus-based approach to practicing palliative care for patients who lack decision-making capacity. Annals Intern Med 130:835-840, 1999.

Clarke, C.M. and J.H.T. Karlawish. Alzheimer’s Disease: Current Concepts and Emerging Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies. Annals of Internal Medicine 2003; 138(5): 400-410.

Knopman D.S., DeKosky S.T., Cummings, MD et al. Practice Prameter: Diagnosis of dementia (an eidence-based review). Neurology, May 2001: 56: 1143-1153.


Lebowitz B., Rearson J., et al. Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life. JAMA, Oct. 1997, 278:14:1186-1190

NIH Consensus Conference: Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life. JAMA, Aug. 1992; 268:8:1018-1024


Eaton D.A., Roland P.S. Dizziness in the older adult, Part 1. Evaluation and general treatment strategies. Geriatrics. 2003; 58(4):28-36.

Eaton D.A., Roland P.S. Dizziness in the older adult, Part 2. Treatments for causes of the four most common symptoms. Geriatrics. 2003; 58(4):46, 49-52.

Ethics/Decision Making

Karlawish J.H.T., Casarett D.A. Competency and decisionmaking capacity. In Sugarman J, ed. Twenty Common Problems. Ethics in Primary Care, 1st edition New York: McGraw-Hill Co. Chapter 18:225-237, 2000.

Karlawish J.H., Quill T., Meier D.E. A consensus-based approach to providing palliative care to patients who lack decision-making capacity. ACP-ASIM End-of-Life Care Consensus Panel. American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1999; 130(10):835-40.


AGS/BGS Panel: Guideline for the Prevention of Falls in Older Persons. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2001:49:5:664-672

Tinetti, M. Preventing Falls in Elderly Persons. New England Journal of Medicine. 2003; 348: 42-49.

Nutrition/Feeding Tubes

Aronheim, J.C. Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in the Terminally Ill Patient. Clinics in Geriatrics. 2000; 12(2): 379-391.

Gillick, MD. Rethinking the Role of Tube Feeding in Patients with Advanced Dementia. New England Journal of Medicine, 2000, 342(3):206-210.

Finucane T., Christmas C., Travis K. Tube Feeding in Patients with Advanced Dementia: A Review of the Evidence. JAMA, October, 1999; 282(14):1365-1370.

Palliative Care

Morrison, R.S. and Meier, D. Palliative Care. New England Journal of Medicine. 2004; 350: 2582-2590.


Chutka D., J. Evans, et al: Drug Prescribing for Elderly Patients. Mayo Clinical Proceedings, July 1995, 70:685-693.

Pressure Ulcers

Thomas, D.R. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: What works? What doesn’t? Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, August, 2001; 68:8:704-722

Sleep Evaluation & Management

Sleep in Older Adults: Normative Changes, Sleep Disorders, and Treatment Options
Nalaka S. Gooneratne, MD, MSc, Michael V. Vitiello Clin Geriatr Med - (2014) -–-

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cger.2014.04.007 geriatric.theclinics.com


Linzer M., Yang E., Estes M; et al. Diagnosing Syncope Pt. 1: Value of History, Physical Examination and Electrocardiography. Annals of Internal Medicine, June, 1997, 126:12:989-996.

Linzer M., Yang E., Estes, M.; et al. Diagnosing Syncope Pt. 2: Unexplained Syncope. Annals of Internal Medicine, July, 1997, 127:1:76-86.

Urinary Tract Infection

Lutters M., Vogt N. What's the basis for treating infections your way? Quality assessment of review articles on the treatment of urinary and respiratory tract infections in older people. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2000; 48(11):1454-61.

Wood C. Abrutyn E. Urinary Tract Infection in Older Adults. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, May 1998, 14:2:267-283