Clinics in Geriatric Medicine (CLIN GERIATR MED)

Publisher: WB Saunders

Journal description

Each issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine reviews new diagnostic and management techniques for a single clinical problem--and makes them simple to apply. Its concise, comprehensive, and its editors and authors are respected experts.

Current impact factor: 1.83

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.826
2013 Impact Factor 3.188
2012 Impact Factor 3.144
2011 Impact Factor 2.484
2010 Impact Factor 1.633
2009 Impact Factor 1.469
2008 Impact Factor 1.098
2007 Impact Factor 0.768
2006 Impact Factor 1.129
2005 Impact Factor 1.34
2004 Impact Factor 1.529
2003 Impact Factor 1.484
2002 Impact Factor 1.287
2001 Impact Factor 0.894
2000 Impact Factor 1.232
1999 Impact Factor 0.902
1998 Impact Factor 1.218
1997 Impact Factor 0.714

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.93
Cited half-life 6.70
Immediacy index 0.25
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.98
Website Clinics in Geriatric Medicine website
Other titles Clinics in geriatric medicine, Geriatric clinics
ISSN 0749-0690
OCLC 11077910
Material type Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

WB Saunders

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    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/07/2015
    • 'WB Saunders' is an imprint of 'Elsevier'
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Publications in this journal

  • Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 08/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2015.06.007
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    ABSTRACT: Cholesterol is a precursor of several substances with important biologic activities; however, it is common to associate this molecule only with bad outcomes. This article reviews the cholesterol metabolism, its functions in the human body, its pathogenicity, and its elimination. The modifications in biochemical paths of cholesterol in aging are highlighted. Finally, the role of diet, physical activity, and exercise in cholesterol management is discussed. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.010
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    ABSTRACT: Aging is associated with body composition changes that lead to glucose intolerance and increased risk of diabetes. The incidence of diabetes increases with aging, and the prevalence has increased because of the increased life expectancy of the population. Lifestyle modifications through nutrition and exercise in combination with medications are the main components of diabetes management. The potential benefits of nutrition and exercise intervention in older people with diabetes are enormous. Nutrition and exercise training are feasible even in frail older people living in care homes and should take into consideration individual circumstances, cultural factors, and ethnic preferences. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.011
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    ABSTRACT: Numerous longitudinal observational studies have suggested that nutrients, such as antioxidants, B vitamins, and ω-3 fatty acids, may prevent cognitive decline or dementia. There is very little evidence from well-sized randomized controlled trials that nutritional interventions can benefit cognition in later life. Nutritional interventions may be more effective in individuals with poorer nutritional status or as part of multidomain interventions simultaneously targeting multiple lifestyle factors. Further evidence, notably from randomized controlled trials, is required to prove or refute these hypotheses. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.008
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    ABSTRACT: Vitamin supplementation is fairly common among the elderly. Supplements are often used to prevent disease and improve health. In the United States, the use of dietary supplements has continued to increase over the last 30 years, and more than half of adults report using one or more dietary supplements. Epidemiologic evidence suggests that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables does have a protective effect on health. However, clinical trials on the use of vitamin supplements for promotion of health and prevention of disease have failed to demonstrate the strong associations seen in observational studies. Published by Elsevier Inc.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.004
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    ABSTRACT: Malnutrition risk increases with age and level of care. Despite significant medical advances, malnutrition remains a significant and highly prevalent public health problem of developed countries. Earlier identification and appropriate nutrition support may help to reverse or halt the malnutrition trajectory and the negative outcomes associated with poor nutritional status. A nutrition screening process is recommended to help detect people with protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) or at malnutrition risk. Evidence supports that oral nutritional supplements and dietary counseling can increase dietary intake and improve quality of life in elderly with PEM or at malnutrition risk. This article examines nutritional screening and assessment tools designated for older adults. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.009
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    ABSTRACT: The health challenges prompted by obesity in the older adult population are poorly recognized and understudied. A defined treatment of geriatric obesity is difficult to establish, as it must take into account biological heterogeneity, age-related comorbidities, and functional limitations (sarcopenia/dynapenia). This retrospective article highlights the current understanding of the optimal body mass index (BMI) in later life, addressing appropriate recommendations based on BMI category, age, and health history. The findings of randomized control trials of weight loss/maintenance interventions help one to move closer to evidence-based and appropriately individualized recommendations for body weight management in older adults. Published by Elsevier Inc.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.001
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    ABSTRACT: An optimal protein intake is important for the preservation of muscle mass, functionality, and quality of life in older persons. In recent years, new recommendations regarding the optimal intake of protein in this population have been published. Based on the available scientific literature, 1.0 to 1.2 g protein/kg body weight (BW)/d are recommended in healthy older adults. In certain disease states, a daily protein intake of more than 1.2 g/kg BW may be required. The distribution of protein intake over the day, the amount per meal, and the amino acid profile of proteins are also discussed. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.002
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    ABSTRACT: Disturbances of serum sodium are one of the most common findings in older persons. They are also a major cause of hospital admissions and delirium and are associated with frailty, falls, and hip fractures. Both hypernatremia and hyponatremia are potentially preventable. Treatment involves treating the underlying cause and restoring sodium and volume status to normal. The arginine vasopressin antagonists, vaptans, have increased the therapeutic armamentarium available to physicians. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.007
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    ABSTRACT: The anorexia of aging is common, leading to adverse health consequences. As populations age, the impacts from anorexia in the older population are set to increase. Only greater awareness will allow for prevention or early intervention. This article discusses the physiologic anorexia of aging, highlights contributing factors, and proposes management strategies, including screening, especially in primary care. Many neuroendocrine factors have been implicated in the pathophysiology; it is clear that further human research is necessary if there is to be a pharmacologic breakthrough. There are currently no approved pharmacologic treatment strategies to prevent or treat the anorexia of aging. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.012
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    ABSTRACT: Care for elderly people with life-limiting illness cannot be delivered primarily by geriatricians or palliative care practitioners. The role of these clinicians is to help carers become adept in palliative care medicine. In a culture in which family ties run deep, the offer of palliative care from an outsider may be met with suspicion. The family bond in the Middle East is strong, but the emotional response to terminal illness may push families to request futile treatments, and physicians to comply. When palliative care is well developed and well understood, it provides a viable alternative to such extreme terminal measures. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 02/2015; 31(2). DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2014.12.001
  • Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 01/2014; 30(1):1–15.
  • Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 01/2014; 30(1):117–131.
  • Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 01/2014; 30(1):133–147.
  • Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 01/2014; 30(1):79–93.
  • Article: Preface.
    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 12/2008; 24(4):xi-xii. DOI:10.1016/j.cger.2008.10.001