Ruth Sander

Nursing Older People

Prostate cancer screening does not affect overall mortality

Mortality rates do not improve with early prostate cancer screening, systematic review finds

Nursing Older People

Novel treatments for neurodegenerative disorders

Developing treatments that stop underlying damage in neurodegenerative disorders

Nursing Older People

Whole-diet approach important to reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Diet advice issued for people at risk of cardiovascular disease

Nursing Older People

Pimavanserin provides short-term benefit in Alzheimer’s disease psychosis

A study suggests pimavanserin may be safer than traditional medications for Alzheimer’s

Nursing Older People

Retinal examinations may help assess and prevent cardiovascular events

A study suggests retinal examinations might help assess and prevent strokes and heart attacks

Nursing Older People

Diabetes drugs may increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Prescribers should think twice before using gliptins for some patients with type 2 diabetes

Nursing Older People

Understanding alcohol-related liver disease patients’ illness beliefs

Survey measured patients' views about medicines relating to alcoholic liver disease

Nursing Older People

Clinical presentation of scabies in older care home residents differs from classic descriptions

Prospective study of scabies outbreaks in ten care homes for older people

Nursing Older People

Haloperidol associated with slight increased risk of death in acute myocardial infarction

Comparing the use of haloperidol versus atypical antipsychotics and risk of in-hospital death

Nursing Older People

Independent association between socio-economic status and physical functioning in older age

Focusing on prioritising healthy ageing globally in the face of poor socio-economic circumstances

Weight loss
Nursing Older People

Remission of type 2 diabetes is a practical target for primary care

Study highlights the importance of reducing fat in the liver and pancreas and weight-loss maintenance

Nursing Older People

Study advocates continued use of anticoagulants in patients with resolved atrial fibrillation

Treatment with anticoagulants reduces risk of stroke by two thirds

Nursing Older People

Memory loss present years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s appear

Cross-sectional study examined forgetfulness in people with Alzheimer’s disease

Nursing Older People

Regular lifelong exercise may prevent arterial stiffening

Research shines more light on exercise effects in older people

Nursing Older People

Incontinence-associated dermatitis: cleaning and protecting skin is vital

The treatment of urinary incontinence-associated dermatitis

Vitamin D
Cancer Nursing Practice

Higher vitamin D level associated with lower risk of total cancer

Japanese study suggests beneficial effects for prevention of cancer in all sites

Nursing Older People

Anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia

Clinicians should consider long-term effects of some anticholinergic medications

Nursing Older People

Drug-eluting stents reduce cardiac events in older people

Trial indicates polymer-coated stents reduce risk of stroke