This literature review from the International Federation on Ageing is intended to assist society, organizations, patient advocates, academics and governments to gain a deeper understanding of the primary and secondary benefits offered by immunization. 34 pages. Last reviewed July 2019.

This National Institute on Ageing report discusses why older adults are more vulnerable to influenza, the steps that some are taking to better prevent older adults from getting the flu, and proposes 8 evidence-informed policies to reduce the risk of influenza among our older people. 

This article points out that some elderly persons develop osteomyelitis following total hip or knee replacements.  Those with rheumatoid arthritis are more susceptible to prosthetic joint related infections.  The author provides a number of considerations in regards to the treatment of acute and chronic osteomyelitis in the elderly.

The complexities of managing osteomyelitis and septic arthritis in the elderly patient are examined in this online publication.

The author examines possible management strategies to address the antibiotic resistance crisis which includes new alternative agents.

Evidence based strategies to manage herpes zoster and post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) are explored.

Older adults are at risk for malnutrition, which may increase their risk for infection.  The author proposes nutritional supplementation strategies to reduce the risk and reduce some of the immune dysfunction attributed to advanced age.  Considerations related to drug-nutrient interactions should be explored.

The authors explore the complexity and need for multi-disciplinary apprach to the management of a prosthetic joint infection.  Therapeutic options are reviewed.

This article examines the implications of chronic hepatitis C in older patients. The management of chronic HCV infection in older adults is complex in terms of comorbidities and quality of life.

Bringing together a group of multi-disciplinary researchers helped to frame and prioritize research questions related to aging and specific sectors.  Five to ten research questions were identified for each setting.