Final Project Examples

Geriatric Clerkship Assignment: Final Project Examples

This is to give you an example of the kinds of questions you may want to explore, but please feel free to come up with your own.

  1. Should all patients receive iron and vitamin C following knee and hip replacement? If not, who are those patients most likely to benefit?
  2. Which, if any, nutritional supplements are of proven benefit in wound healing?
  3. How can one determine if the risks of warfarin for stroke prevention in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation outweigh the benefits?
  4. Is there an age cutoff beyond which routine cancer screening should not be offered to elderly patients?
  5. Does treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency improve cognition in the elderly?

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