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Safe at Any Age: Octogenarians Do As Well as Younger Patients With Interventional Radiology Arterial Procedures

Treatment Should Not Be Withheld in the Old; Improves Lives WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors over the age of 80 can safely undergo diagnostic angiography and arterial interventions -- such as vascular stenting and angioplasty -- and do just as well as younger patient...

Ginkgo Biloba Might Not Preserve Memory in Octogenarians

Study saw no clear benefit, but did see small number of strokes, mini-strokes THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Ginkgo biloba, the popular herbal supplement widely promoted as a memory enhancer, offered no clear-cut protection against memory loss in octogenarians, a new study show...

Study finds outcomes of high-risk cancer operations in 80-year-olds worse than reported

...ent by 2020. Current information about outcomes in octogenarians undergoing cancer operations is limited largely to...ase to assess operative mortality and discharge in octogenarians relative to younger patients (aged 65 to 69 years)...cedures, death during the surgical procedure among octogenarians was substantially higher than that of younger pati...

Artificial Urethral Sphincters can Help the Elderly

...he device in the case of elders, particularly because of a possible lack of dexterity on the part of patients. But the Milwaukee study shows that even octogenarians can handle the device quite comfortably. SRM ...

Octogenarians Are Not Too Old for Cancer Surgery

...ndividualized process,” says Dr. Lieber. “Decisions should be made on a case-by-case basis, but we feel surgery can be offered to very healthy, active octogenarians with localized prostate cancer with satisfactory results.” Sourc-Newswise SRM ...
Octogenarians in Medical Technology

Octogenarians: Not Too Old for Joint Replacement

...ritis of the knee ( http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00228 ) begin to develop. We conducted this study to determine the viability of TKA in octogenarians and to learn whether their quality of life improves after TKA." Dr. Arandia and his team reviewed data from 128 patients older than 80 years of a...
Octogenarians in Biological News

As good as it gets: Octogenarian muscles don't get stronger with exercise

...ate University study contained some good news: The octogenarians were able to lift more weight after the training p...ength As a result of the exercise program, the octogenarians were able to increase the amount they could lift w...ver the physiological basis for why the muscles of octogenarians do not gain strength with resistance exercise. ...
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