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Dr. Debra L. Bynum

Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

University of North Carolina

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University of North Carolina

101 Manning Drive Suite 6002 East Wing

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514

United States

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One of only 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers, the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center brings together some of the most exceptional physicians and scientists in the country to investigate and improve the preven ... more

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Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program

UNC Health Care Geriatrics (2)


Advisory Board Member
Assistance League of the Triangle Area

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Evaluation and Management of Hyponatremia in the Elderly | POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education [cached]

Debra Bynum, MPH

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Debra Bynum. Evaluation and Management of Hyponatremia in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2006 Available from:

Lecture: assessments, medication among tools to combat dementia [cached]

Dr. Debra Bynum, an associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recently gave an excellent talk about troubles in thinking as well as memory loss in the elderly. Her talk was part of the Medical Update lecture series at Carolina Meadows.

She emphasized mild cognitive impairment.
Dr. Bynum pointed out that no current treatment makes dementia better in the long term. A psychotropic medication such as resperidal can for a short term, but the medication can produce major side effects. Some medications like cholinesterease inhilutas, memantine, or donepezil may slow it a little but never reverse cognitive impairment. They all have side effects and can be costly. Vitamin E, Ginko biloba, fish oil, estrogen and NSAIDs don't appear to help at all.
Dr. Bynum gave a thorough, memorable presentation about minds becoming imperfect.

Assistance League of the Triangle Area : Advisory Board [cached]

Debra Bynum, MD University of NC Hospitals

Hy Muss, MD, and Debra ... [cached]

Hy Muss, MD, and Debra Bynum, MD, co-authored an editorial in the July 20, 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Bynum is the director of the UNC Geriatric Fellowship Program in the UNC Center for Aging and Health.
In their editorial, Drs. Muss and Bynum cite the "aging tsunami" that is upon is and the effect it will have on aging Americans with cancer.
Drs. Muss and Bynum summarize that seminal clinical trials continue to show poor accrual of older patients, with less than five percent of patients included over the age of 75 years.

Dementia Treatment | Alzheimer's [cached]

Dementia: Diagnosis and Treatment . Debra L. Bynum, MD. Division of Geriatric Medicine. University of North Carolina ... Doc Viewer

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