Although nursing homes have gotten better at reducing the number of elderly residents with pain, many of these patients still remain undertreated. More research is needed to manage pain in the elderly, who are often hesitant to speak up about their pain.
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P&T® Journal contents for September 2007
The author discusses advances in treatment, including cetuximab (Erbitux) for colorectal cancer, dasatinib (Sprycel) for chronic myeloid leukemia, enzastaurin as well as platinum combinations with pemetrexed (Alimta) and gemcitabine (Gemzar) for non–small-cell lung cancer, denileukin diftitox (Ontak) for T-cell lymphoma, and capecitabine (Xeloda) with bevacizumab (Avastin) for metastatic breast cancer.
Editors: David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Alexandria Skoufalos, EdD, Megan Hartman, MS, and Howard Horwitz, MPH
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Calcium and Vitamin D in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis: Shedding Light on New Developments
The authors review the physiological role of calcium and vitamin D, the differences in oral supplements, intake requirements, and the effect of these nutrients on bone mineral density and the risk of fractures.