Sunday, July 25, 2010

Future hope

Well, I've realized that blogging successfully means some serious time which I did not have over the last several months, but I'm hoping to get back into it. I love geriatrics and it's such a developing field.

In any case, I came across this article in the NY Times. There are over 70 medications under development. There are only 4 that are FDA approved today. It provides some hope that we will have some medications for geriatrics that will do more than just give minimal improvement on research studies. Ideally something that will allow a person to stand back and say, yeah I see the difference. One day......

I also read this in the NY Times about an elderly man who ended up having a pacemaker and the craziness that developed when it was time to shut it off. Unfortunately, without a geriatrician or a geriatrician perspective among the specialists, this is what can happen.