Reviews in Clinical Gerontology (Rev Clin Gerontol)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Journal description

Reviews in Clinical Gerontology brings together specially commissioned international reviews on recent developments in geriatric medicine (including rehabilitation nursing care and psychiatry of old age) and in biological psychological and social gerontology. There is systematic coverage of the literature on a cyclical basis. All the major topics of interest are reviewed during the course of a five-year cycle. The issues build into a valuable source of reference for everyone working with elderly people. Recent and forthcoming articles include: The discharge of elderly patients from hospital; Social networks and gerontology; Drug handling by the ageing liver; Training in long-term care: the road to better quality; and The situation of older homeless people.

Current impact factor: 0.18

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Website Reviews in Clinical Gerontology website
Other titles Reviews in clinical gerontology (Online)
ISSN 0959-2598
OCLC 43931974
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Computer File, Internet Resource

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Cambridge University Press (CUP)

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Publications in this journal

  • Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 01/2015; DOI:10.1017/S0959259814000197
  • Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 08/2014; 24(03):182-190. DOI:10.1017/S0959259814000112
  • Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 08/2014; 24(03):173-181. DOI:10.1017/S0959259814000070
  • Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 08/2014; 24(03):228-237. DOI:10.1017/S0959259814000082
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    ABSTRACT: Hip fracture is very common among older patients, who are characterized by increased co-morbidities, including cognitive impairment. These patients have an increased risk of falls and fractures, poorer functional recovery and lower survival both in hospital and 12 months after discharge. We review the survival and functional outcomes of older patients with cognitive impairment and hip fracture managed in orthogeriatric units, and highlight the gaps in our knowledge of the efficacy and efficiency of specific orthogeriatric programmes for such patients and the future research perspectives in this field.
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 08/2014; 24(3):219-227. DOI:10.1017/S0959259814000100
  • Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 07/2014; 24:1-14. DOI:10.1017/S0959259814000094
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    ABSTRACT: Recently, diagnostic criteria for preclinical Alzheimer's disease have been proposed. These describe and define three stages of disease. Stage I is focused on asymptomatic cerebral amyloidosis. Stage II includes evidence of synaptic dysfunction and/or early degeneration. Finally, stage III of the disease is characterized by the beginning of cognitive decline.
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 05/2014; 24(02):117-121. DOI:10.1017/S095925981400001X
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    ABSTRACT: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common and costly condition affecting a predominantly older population. Physical rehabilitation has been shown to enhance motor performance and functional mobility in the short-term. However, there is limited information available about how best to design and deliver an ambulatory rehabilitation (AR) programme for this patient group. This article reviews the current evidence, aiming to provide guidance about best-practice service provision. We highlight the benefits of group therapy and techniques aimed at reducing falls. Further research is required to determine the optimal dose and intensity of AR necessary to provide sustained benefits in people with different stages of PD.
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 05/2014; 24(02):122-138. DOI:10.1017/S0959259813000257
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    ABSTRACT: Urinary incontinence is a highly prevalent yet largely ignored condition that affects older women. Conservative treatment options are widely under-used and containment methods more widely prescribed. This study sought to review the efficacy of conservative approaches and identify which should be recommended. It was found that there is a strong evidence base in support of pelvic floor muscle and behavioural training with biofeedback as a useful adjunctive treatment. The use of therapeutic electrical stimulation was difficult to evaluate due to the different combinations of treatment available and a paucity of evidence of its use with older women. Lifestyle intervention and complementary therapies both demonstrated some positive outcomes. In conclusion it was felt that there is a place for conservative treatments in the management of urinary incontinence rather than relying on containment products. A combination of different treatment approaches is felt to be the most beneficial.
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 02/2014; 24(01):93-104. DOI:10.1017/S0959259813000245
  • Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 01/2014; DOI:10.1017/S0959259814000124
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    ABSTRACT: Evidence from England, Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA indicates that the single homeless population is ageing, and that increasing numbers of older people are homeless. This paper reviews evidence of changes in the age structure of the single homeless population, and the factors that are likely to have had an influence on the growth of the older homeless population. In many Western cities, the housing situation of older people is changing and there is a growing reliance on the private rented sector. Unemployment is also having an impact on older people who are under the official retirement age. An increasing number of older people are experiencing problems linked to alcohol, drugs, gambling and criminality, and these are all behaviours that can contribute to homelessness. Despite high levels of morbidity and disability among older homeless people, they are a relatively neglected group and receive little attention from policy makers and mainstream aged care services.
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 01/2014; 24(4). DOI:10.1017/S095925981400015X
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    ABSTRACT: Medication reviews in primary care are now an established and important part of the care of patients on multiple medications. In the current NHS this review has demonstrated that pharmacist-led medication reviews can reduce inappropriate prescribing and offer an efficient approach to ensuring reviews are completed. These reviews appear best operationalized with experienced pharmacists who are closely aligned with the patients and prescribers through joined up services. Further developments in pharmacists’ communication skills with patient and prescribers may offer greater benefits in the future.
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 12/2013; 24(01):1-9. DOI:10.1017/S0959259813000233
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    ABSTRACT: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world in older people. Diet and lifestyle change can reduce CVD risk in older people, and this evidence base is reviewed. For example, diets low in trans fats can reduce CVD risk, while for saturated fats the CVD-lowering effect depends on what is substituted for the saturated fat. Diets rich in fish reduce CVD risk, although n-3 supplements have not been shown to have a consistent effect on CVD end-points. Antioxidant and B-group vitamin supplementation are unlikely to reduce CVD risk, but diets rich in these micronutrients (e.g. rich in fruits and vegetables and the Mediterranean diet) are associated with lower CVD risk, while, for the Mediterranean diet, this has been supported by randomized controlled trials. Maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active reduce CVD risk factors and CVD incidence and mortality.
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 02/2013; 24(01):25-40. DOI:10.1017/S0959259813000191
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    ABSTRACT: Prescribing for older people is often complex and challenging. With age, people almost invariably develop diseases leading to the prescription of drugs and the risk of multiple prescribing increases, especially if there is strict adherence to single disease guidelines. There remains a paucity of evidence from clinical trials as to the efficacy of many drugs in patients aged over 80 years due to the gross under-representation of older people in clinical trials. Older people are also at increased risk of adverse drug events, which are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. A significant percentage of these are both predictable and potentially avoidable.In this updated review the concept of appropriate prescribing in older people is explored, including the importance of individualized care and shared decision-making. The available tools to enhance prescribing practice are examined, including those aimed at reducing inappropriate prescriptions and under prescribing. The limitations of existing tools are discussed and areas with particular promise and scope for advancement are highlighted, including the development of integrated IT systems and software engines to aid clinicians in appropriate prescribing.
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 02/2013; 24(01):58-77. DOI:10.1017/S0959259813000221
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    ABSTRACT: The transformation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from a rapidly fatal disease to a chronic manageable illness has resulted in annual increases in the numbers of people living with HIV. The HIV cohort is therefore ageing, with numbers of older adults with HIV climbing, through both prolonged survival and late acquisition of the disease. Associated with ageing is an accumulation of HIV-associated non-AIDS related co-morbidities, creating a complex patient group affected by multi-morbidity along with polypharmacy, functional decline and complex social issues. With this in mind, this review seeks to explore areas where HIV (diagnosed or undetected) may impact on the work of clinical geriatricians.
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 02/2013; 24(01):10-24. DOI:10.1017/S0959259813000208
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    ABSTRACT: Identifying what makes people vulnerable to developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) is at the forefront of many research programmes, while early diagnosis is the goal in clinical practice. What individuals themselves tell their general practitioners (GPs) is clearly important because these subjective complaints may be a clue that something is wrong. More specifically, subjective cognitive complaints (SCC) may be the first sign of AD in individuals whose cognitive performance on standard neuropsychological tasks is normal for their age. The challenge for researchers in this field is twofold: (a) determining when SCC do or do not predict current cognitive functioning and future dementia; and (b) estimating how relevant they are for patients and their proxies. The current article addresses these issues, while guidelines are also provided in an attempt to help clinicians interpret and make treatment decisions about their patients’ SCC.
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 11/2012; DOI:10.1017/S0959259812000172
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    ABSTRACT: c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Inder Singh, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Academic Centre, University Hospital Llandough, Penarth CF64 2XX, UK. Email:
    Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 04/2011; 21(02):180 - 192. DOI:10.1017/S0959259810000432
  • Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 01/2010; 20(1).