Wikipedia:Choosing Wisely/American Geriatrics Society

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Choosing Wisely is a health campaign which seeks to share health information with patients and health care providers.

This project shares information from the American Geriatrics Society on Wikipedia.

Articles of interest[edit]

Articles relating to American Geriatrics Society content
article traffic in January 2013 sources cited change summary
American Geriatrics Society 315
Geriatrics 41797
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 154
Geriatric care management 2797
Elderly care 13310
Old age 35309
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy 22013
Feeding tube 34298
Antipsychotic 56141
Dementia 135225 1, 2 "Antipsychotic drugs should only be used to treat dementia only if non-drug therapies have failed to be effective" and "the recommended response to eating problems is having a caretaker do assisted feeding" Also developed the "cognitive therapies" section to supplement the rest.
Glycated hemoglobin 52023 3 For most adults age 65 or older, the use of medications to achieve an A1c lower than 7.5% is discouraged
Diabetes mellitus type 2 88780
Myocardial infarction 164723
Benzodiazepine 151067 4 Older adults should not use benzodiazepines to treat insomnia unless other treatments have failed to be effective
Sedative 33418
Hypnotic 30464
Hip fractures 23962
Traffic collision 47315
Delirium 44338
Antimicrobial 20432
Bacteriuria 3910 added citation to short article already mentioning this
Urinary tract infection 222851 5 "Those who have bacteria in the urine but no symptoms should not generally be treated with antibiotics" from other sources, and "For older people, getting treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria brings no benefits and increases risk of harms" from the society's sources. Lots of changes to this article to establish the concept of "asymptomatic bacteriuria".
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American Geriatrics Society, "Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question", Choosing Wisely: an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, American Geriatrics Society, retrieved September 15, 2013 , which cites

    • Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Study Group; Gerstein, H.; Miller, M.; Byington, R.; Goff Jr, D.; Bigger, J.; Buse, J.; Cushman, W.; Genuth, S.; Ismail-Beigi, F.; Grimm Jr; Probstfield, J. L.; Simons-Morton, D. G.; Friedewald, W. T. (2008). "Effects of Intensive Glucose Lowering in Type 2 Diabetes". New England Journal of Medicine. 358 (24): 2545–2559. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa0802743. PMID 18539917. 
    • Accord Study, G.; Gerstein, H. C.; Miller, M. E.; Genuth, S.; Ismail-Beigi, F.; Buse, J. B.; Goff Jr, D. C.; Probstfield, J. L.; Cushman, W. C.; Ginsberg, H. N.; Bigger, J. T.; Grimm Jr, R. H.; Byington, R. P.; Rosenberg, Y. D.; Friedewald, W. T. (2011). "Long-Term Effects of Intensive Glucose Lowering on Cardiovascular Outcomes". New England Journal of Medicine. 364 (9): 818–828. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1006524. PMID 21366473. 
    • Duckworth, W.; Abraira, C.; Moritz, T.; Reda, D.; Emanuele, N.; Reaven, P. D.; Zieve, F. J.; Marks, J.; Davis, S. N.; Hayward, R.; Warren, S. R.; Goldman, S.; McCarren, M.; Vitek, M. E.; Henderson, W. G.; Huang, G. D.; Vadt, I. (2009). "Glucose Control and Vascular Complications in Veterans with Type 2 Diabetes". New England Journal of Medicine. 360 (2): 129–139. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa0808431. PMID 19092145. 
    • Advance Collaborative, G.; Patel, A.; MacMahon, S.; Chalmers, J.; Neal, B.; Billot, L.; Woodward, M.; Marre, M.; Cooper, M.; Glasziou, P.; Grobbee, D.; Hamet, P.; Harrap, S.; Heller, S.; Liu, L.; Mancia, G.; Mogensen, C. E.; Pan, C.; Poulter, N.; Rodgers, A.; Williams, B.; Bompoint, S.; De Galan, B. E.; Joshi, R.; Travert, F. (2008). "Intensive Blood Glucose Control and Vascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes". New England Journal of Medicine. 358 (24): 2560–2572. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa0802987. PMID 18539916. 
    • "Effect of intensive blood-glucose control with metformin on complications in overweight patients with type 2 diabetes (UKPDS 34). UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) Group". Lancet. 352 (9131): 854–865. 1998. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(98)07037-8. PMID 9742977. 
    • Montori, V. M.; Fernández-Balsells, M. (2009). "Glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: Time for an evidence-based about-face?". Annals of internal medicine. 150 (11): 803–808. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-150-11-200906020-00008. PMID 19380837. 
    • Finucane, T. E. (2012). ""Tight Control" in Geriatrics: The Emperor Wears a Thong". Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 60 (8): 1571–1575. doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04057.x. PMID 22881447. 
    • Sue Kirkman, M.; Briscoe, V. J.; Clark, N.; Florez, H.; Haas, L. B.; Halter, J. B.; Huang, E. S.; Korytkowski, M. T.; Munshi, M. N.; Odegard, P. S.; Pratley, R. E.; Swift, C. S.; Consensus Development Conference on Diabetes Older Adults (2012). "Diabetes in Older Adults: A Consensus Report". Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 60 (12): 2342–2356. doi:10.1111/jgs.12035. PMID 23106132. 
    • Nordenstam, G. R.; Brandberg, C. Å.; Odén, A. S.; Svanborg Edén, C. M.; Svanborg, A. (1986). "Bacteriuria and Mortality in an Elderly Population". New England Journal of Medicine. 314 (18): 1152–1156. doi:10.1056/NEJM198605013141804. PMID 3960089. 
    • Nicolle, L. E.; Mayhew, W. J.; Bryan, L. (1987). "Prospective randomized comparison of therapy and no therapy for asymptomatic bacteriuria in institutionalized elderly women". The American journal of medicine. 83 (1): 27–33. doi:10.1016/0002-9343(87)90493-1. PMID 3300325. 
    • Juthani-Mehta, M. (2007). "Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infection in Older Adults". Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 23 (3): 585–594, vii. doi:10.1016/j.cger.2007.03.001. PMID 17631235. 
    • Nicolle, L. E.; Bradley, S.; Colgan, R.; Rice, J. C.; Schaeffer, A.; Hooton, T. M. (2005). "Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 40 (5): 643–654. doi:10.1086/427507. PMID 15714408.