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Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435642/german-version-of-the-community-balance-and-mobility-scale-translation-and-evaluation-of-measurement-properties
#1
Katharina Gordt, A Stefanie Mikolaizak, Corinna Nerz, Carolin Barz, Thomas Gerhardy, Michaela Weber, Clemens Becker, Michael Schwenk
BACKGROUND: Tools to detect subtle balance deficits in high-functioning community-dwelling older adults are lacking. The Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CBM) is a valuable tool to measure balance deficits in this group; however, it is not yet available in the German language. OBJECTIVE: The aim was 1) to translate and cross-culturally adapt the CBM into the German language and 2) to investigate the measurement properties of the German CBM (G-CBM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The original CBM was translated into the German language according to established guidelines...
February 12, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374297/-chronic-heart-failure-in-older-patients-updated-national-healthcare-guidelines-on-chronic-heart-failure-from-a-geriatric-perspective
#2
REVIEW
Philipp Bahrmann, Roland Hardt
The incidence and prevalence of chronic heart failure (CHF) increase with age. In the second edition of the National Disease Management Guidelines (NVL) on CHF, published in August 2017, geriatric aspects are specifically addressed. The paper provides an overview of the recommendations by the guidelines on drug therapy, device therapy and operative therapy as well on the coordination of care focusing on older and multimorbid patients.
January 26, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368066/outpatient-balneological-treatment-of-osteoarthritis-in-older-persons-a%C3%A2-retrospective-study
#3
Sinan Kardeş, Mine Karagülle, İlker Geçmen, Tuba Adıgüzel, Hidayet Yücesoy, Müfit Zeki Karagülle
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of outpatient balneological treatment consisting of hydrotherapy and peloid therapy in elderly patients with osteoarthritis. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study all patients aged ≥65 years with any type of osteoarthritis who received balneological treatment (hydrotherapy and peloid therapy) at our clinic between 2007 and 2016 were included. Hydrotherapy was applied as head-out immersion in a tap water pool at 36-38 °C for 20 min and then peloid therapy was applied as a local peloid pack on the painful region or joint at 42-43 °C for 20 min, on each weekday for 2 weeks...
January 24, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362878/-influence-of-computer-based-cognitive-training-on-mobility-in-healthy-older-adults-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Johanna Geritz, Walter Maetzler, Christian Schlenstedt
BACKGROUND: Mobility is important and often affected in older adults. Mobility is related to cognitive function, which is associated with age-related decline. Computer-based cognitive training (CCT) is increasingly used to treat such cognitive deficits. Whether CCT also has an effect on mobility is not yet clear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify and evaluate available intervention studies investigating the effect of CCT on mobility-related outcome parameters in healthy older adults...
January 23, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349584/-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-in-geriatrics-indications-technique-and-complications
#5
Rainer Wirth
The technique of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) was introduced in 1979 as a semi-invasive approach for children with the need for a gastric fistula in order to avoid an operative intervention. The suture pull-through method was rapidly established and is now omnipresent. Because scientific evidence is broadly missing, there is some uncertainty about the indications in geriatric medicine. Guidelines do not recommend the insertion of a PEG in patients with severe dementia and malnutrition. Tube feeding is mainly recommended as a temporary method for patients who cannot take oral nutrition for more than 3 days or for whom the energy intake for more than 10 days presumably covers less than 50% of their needs, assuming that the overall prognosis is reasonable...
January 18, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344819/mitteilungen-des-bv-geriatrie
#6
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340770/-a-fresh-look-at-the-german-survey-on-aging
#7
Miranda Leontowitsch, Frank Oswald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340769/-journal-club
#8
Peter Dovjak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305652/-doping-with-illegal-and-legal-substances-in-old-age
#9
REVIEW
Thomas Münzer
The number of old persons who participate in sports and can even achieve peak performances is increasing steadily. Normal aging, however, is associated with decreased muscle strength and a decline in cardiovascular endurance even in those persons who regularly participate in sports. Thus, it seems obvious to impact on muscle mass and muscle strength by using anabolic substances. The number of older persons who illegally use doping substances is currently unknown. Besides classical anabolic drugs, other proteins and amino acids are used to impact on muscle mass or strength...
January 5, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305651/-management-of-osteoporosis-after-fragility-fractures
#10
M Gosch, U Stumpf, C Kammerlander, W Böcker, H J Heppner, S Wicklein
Osteoporosis is defined as a systemic bone disease with decreased bone strength and an increased susceptibility for fractures. Older people in particular face an increased risk of fractures. These kind of fractures are usually caused by an inadequate trauma and are the so-called fragility fractures. In older adults immediate fracture stabilization and early mobilization have become the standard procedure after a fragility fracture. Treatment of the underlying osteoporosis often plays a minor role in clinical practice...
January 5, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273841/danke-an-alle-gutachter-2017
#11
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29264687/-antibodies-as-treatment-option-in-older-adults
#12
REVIEW
M Gosch, S Wicklein
Monoclonal antibodies are already used for many different clinical indications. Besides oncology and rheumatology, denosumab is the only antibody that is currently prescribed in older adults with osteoporosis; however, apart from osteoporosis there might be more possible indications for the use of antibodies in chronic diseases and geriatric syndromes. Particularly, with respect to sarcopenia the transition to "doping for older adults" seems to be fluent. The present review provides an overview on the newest developments and prospective options...
December 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29264686/-doping-in-old-age
#13
EDITORIAL
M Gosch, H J Heppner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242982/-iron-a-miralcle-cure-for-chronic-cardiac-insufficiency
#14
REVIEW
Katrin Singler
Anemia and chronic heart failure are frequent comorbidities in geriatric patients. In approximately one third of older adults the cause of the anemia is an iron, vitamin B12 and/or folate deficiency and in another third a chronic inflammatory process is present. In the case of iron deficiency a differentiation must be made between the absolute and functional forms. Although in functional iron deficiency ferritin, as a parameter of iron metabolism, is within the normal range or can even be higher, an iron-deficient erythropoiesis is present...
December 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234920/-journal-club
#15
R Püllen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234919/-soft-skills-somewhat-different-doping
#16
REVIEW
H J Heppner
Doping actually means the taking of illegal substances or the use of forbidden methods to increase or maintain performance. Diseases associated with age and functional decline can lead to constraints in the activities of daily living and this leads to loss of autonomy; therefore, doping in its different variations is used to try to achieve performance, which would not otherwise be possible. A somewhat different method is soft skills, i.e. personal, social and methodological competences, which are adopted to remain fit with the help of selection and compensation...
December 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234918/patients-with-dementia-in-acute-care-hospitals-a%C3%A2-cross-sectional-study-of-physicians-experiences-and-attitudes
#17
Lena Helm, Katrin Balzer, Anja Behncke, Nora Eisemann, Sascha Köpke
BACKGROUND: Patients with dementia (PwD) are a vulnerable group and caring for these patients in acute care hospitals is challenging. Structural conditions and standardized treatment procedures in hospitals often do not correspond to the needs of this patient group. Physicians may not be well prepared for caring for PwD. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to ascertain physicians' experiences and attitudes in caring for PwD or cognitive disorders and their subjective workload...
December 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230538/a%C3%A2-robotic-shower-system-acceptance-and-ethical-issues
#18
REVIEW
Barbara Klein, Inga Schlömer
BACKGROUND: Being able to maintain personal hygiene plays a crucial role for independent living in old age or when suffering from disabilities. Within the European project ICT Supported Bath Robots (I‑SUPPORT) an intelligent robotic shower system is being developed, which enables patients to shower independently at home or in institutionalized settings. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this contribution is the identification of ethical issues in the development of a robotic shower system utilizing the model for the ethical evaluation of socio-technical arrangements (MEESTAR)...
December 11, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218401/using-multimedia-information-and-communication-technology-ict-to-provide-added-value-to-reminiscence-therapy-for-people-with-dementia-lessons-learned-from-three-field-studies
#19
REVIEW
Alexander Bejan, Ramazan Gündogdu, Katherina Butz, Nadine Müller, Christophe Kunze, Peter König
BACKGROUND: In the care of people with dementia (PwD), occupational therapies and activities aiming at maintaining the quality of life of PwD, such as reminiscence therapy (RT), are taking on a more and more important role. Information and communication technology (ICT) has the potential to improve and to facilitate RT by facilitating access to and selection of biographical information and related contents or by providing novel multimodal interaction forms to trigger memories; however, interactive multimedia technology is barely used in practice...
December 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218400/-emotional-robots-in-a-nursing-context-empirical-analysis-of-the-present-use-and-the-effects-of-paro-and-pleo
#20
REVIEW
Stefanie Baisch, Thorsten Kolling, Saskia Rühl, Barbara Klein, Johannes Pantel, Frank Oswald, Monika Knopf
BACKGROUND: It has been questioned by researchers in robotics as well in the general public to what extent companion-type robots can support the elderly with the fulfillment of their psychological and social needs. Although these robots have already been used in care settings in Germany, research has referred little to this practical experience in order to analyze their impact and benefit. To start to close this gap, the current article reports on the current use of companion-type robots in care settings, on the effects reported by professional caregivers as well as on the role of psychosocial needs in the acceptance and use of companion-type robots by the elderly...
December 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
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