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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091960/alveolar-distraction-in-elderly-patients-by-implant-borne-devices-for-functional-aesthetic-dental-rehabilitation-of-the-jaws
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Franco Carlino, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Antonio Borri, Federico Tripodi, Antonio Cortese
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000144/standing-balance-and-strength-measurements-in-older-adults-living-in-residential-care-communities
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Bader A Alqahtani, Mary Ann Ferchak, Theodore J Huppert, Ervin Sejdic, Subashan Perera, Susan L Greenspan, Patrick J Sparto
Research on balance and mobility in older adults has been conducted primarily in lab-based settings in individuals who live in the community. Although they are at greater risk of falls, residents of long-term care facilities, specifically residential care communities (RCCs), have been investigated much less frequently. We sought to determine the feasibility of using portable technology-based measures of balance and muscle strength (i.e., an accelerometer and a load cell) that can be used in any RCC facility...
December 20, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995527/unilateral-lower-limb-strength-assessed-using-the-nintendo-wii-balance-board-a-simple-and-reliable-method
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A W Blomkvist, S Andersen, E de Bruin, M G Jorgensen
BACKGROUND: Lower limb weakness is an important risk factor for fall accidents and a predictor for all-cause mortality among older adults. Unilateral whole-lower limb strength may be a better measure of fall risk than the bilateral measure. In addition, a number of clinical conditions affect only one leg, and thus this type of assessment is relevant in clinical settings. AIM: To explore the intra-rater reproducibility of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board (WBB) to measure unilateral whole-lower limb strength and to compare the method with stationary isometric muscle apparatus (SID)...
December 19, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943127/prescription-of-anti-osteoporosis-medications-after-hospitalization-for-hip-fracture-a-multicentre-italian-survey
#4
Stefano Gonnelli, Carla Caffarelli, Giovanni Iolascon, Francesco Bertoldo, Giulia Letizia Mauro, Aurora Patti, Ranuccio Nuti
PURPOSE: Literature data indicate that the proportion of patients with recent hip fracture who receive a prescription for anti-osteoporotic drugs is low and does not seem to increase over time. This study aimed to obtain data on the prescription for anti-osteoporotic drugs in Italian patients discharged after a recent hip fracture and to assess which variables could have influenced the decision for prescribing osteoporosis medication. METHODS: A total of four Italian centres located in four different geographical areas (Siena, Verona, Naples and Palermo) participated in this retrospective study...
December 9, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914025/case-of-an-old-man-with-aortic-dissection-type-a-and-enlarging-meningioma
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Giulia Lancellotti, Caterina Rontauroli, Elisabete Turrini, Marco Bertolotti, Chiara Mussi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914024/laparoscopic-hepatectomy-for-hcc-in-elderly-patients-risks-and-feasibility
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Bruno Amato, Giovanni Aprea, Davide De Rosa, Marco Milone, Lorenza di Domenico, Maurizio Amato, Rita Compagna, Mario Santoro, Louis Banka Johnson, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Andrea Polistena, Nicola Avenia
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) appears to be safe and effective as open liver resection (OLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, studies comparing LLR with ORL in elderly patients are limited. The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes of LLR versus OLR for HCC in elderly patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was made comparing laparoscopic (n = 11) and open (n = 18) liver resections in elderly patients performed at the University of Naples "Federico II" between January 2010 and December 2014...
December 2, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914023/reliability-and-validity-of-the-persian-translation-of-berg-balance-scale-in-parkinson-disease
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Arash Babaei-Ghazani, Hosein Mohammadi, Gholam Ali Shahidi, Seyed Amir Hasan Habibi, Bijan Forogh, Tannaz Ahadi, Bina Eftekharsadat
PURPOSE: Parkinson disease (PD) is one of the common causes of imbalance, and the balance assessment is necessary for treatment and rehabilitation of these patients. The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) has been the main instrument used to evaluate balance impairment. The purpose of this study is to investigate reliability and validity of the Persian translation of BBS in Parkinson disease. METHODS: One hundred PD patients (with mean age of 56.8 ± 15.13 years) were included...
December 2, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909885/kinematics-and-muscle-activation-patterns-during-a-maximal-voluntary-rate-activity-in-healthy-elderly-and-young-adults
#8
Eva Chadnova, Nancy St-Onge, Richard Courtemanche, Robert D Kilgour
BACKGROUND: Maximal voluntary rate (MVR) performance tasks can provide important age-related information to the limiting factors associated with movement and the development of fatigue. AIM: To determine whether kinematic and muscle activation patterns during an MVR task differ between young and older adults. METHODS: We continuously measured frequency, amplitude, peak velocity, index of co-contraction and median frequencies of the index finger flexors and extensors during a 20-s MVR task in 10 young and 10 older subjects...
December 1, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905088/iliopsoas-bursitis-and-femoral-vein-thrombosis-complicating-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-an-elderly-patient
#9
Franca Bilora, Lucia Sarolo, Fabio Pomerri, Paolo Prandoni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905087/robot-assisted-surgery-in-elderly-and-very-elderly-population-our-experience-in-oncologic-and-general-surgery-with-literature-review
#10
Graziano Ceccarelli, Enrico Andolfi, Alessia Biancafarina, Aldo Rocca, Maurizio Amato, Marco Milone, Marta Scricciolo, Barbara Frezza, Egidio Miranda, Marco De Prizio, Andrea Fontani
BACKGROUND: Although there is no agreement on a definition of elderly, commonly an age cutoff of ≥65 or 75 years is used. Nowadays most of malignancies requiring surgical treatment are diagnosed in old population. Comorbidities and frailty represent well-known problems during and after surgery in elderly patients. Minimally invasive surgery offers earlier postoperative mobilization, less blood loss, lower morbidity as well as reduction in hospital stay and as such represents an interesting and validated option for elderly population...
November 30, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896796/development-and-validation-of-a-frailty-index-in-the-longitudinal-aging-study-amsterdam
#11
Emiel O Hoogendijk, Olga Theou, Kenneth Rockwood, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Dorly J H Deeg, Martijn Huisman
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability to adverse outcomes. The frailty index (FI), defined by the deficit accumulation approach, is a sensitive instrument to measure levels of frailty, and therefore important for longitudinal studies of aging. AIMS: To develop an FI in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA), and to examine the predictive validity of this FI for 19-year mortality. METHODS: LASA is an ongoing study among Dutch older adults, based on a nationally representative sample...
November 28, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896795/intersession-reliability-of-self-selected-and-narrow-stance-balance-testing-in-older-adults
#12
Bryan L Riemann, Kelsey Piersol
BACKGROUND: Despite the common practice of using force platforms to assess balance of older adults, few investigations have examined the reliability of postural screening tests in this population. AIM: We sought to determine the test-retest reliability of self-selected and narrow stance balance testing with eyes open and eyes closed in healthy older adults. METHODS: Thirty older adults (>65 years) completed 45 s trials of eyes open and eyes closed stability tests using self-selected and narrow stances on two separate days (1...
November 28, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896794/efficacy-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-placement-of-central-venous-port-systems-via-the-right-internal-jugular-vein-in-elderly-oncologic-patients-our-single-center-experience-and-protocol
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Alfonso Canfora, Claudio Mauriello, Antonio Ferronetti, Gianpaolo Marte, Vittorio Di Maio, Guido Ciorra, Maria Grazia Esposito, Maria Elena Giuliano, Giovanni Fregola, Luigi Barra, Salvatore Cuzzovaglia, Vincenzo Bottino, Pietro Maida
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guidance has become the routine method for internal jugular vein (IJV) catheterization reducing dramatically failure and complication rates for central venous port (CVP) placement. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided IJV CVP placement in elderly oncologic patients. METHODS: Between January 2013 and December 2015, 101 elderly oncological patients underwent right IJV CVP placement under ultrasound-guidance...
November 28, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888474/colorectal-surgery-in-elderly-patients-our-experience-with-davinci-xi%C3%A2-system
#14
A Oldani, P Bellora, M Monni, B Amato, S Gentilli
BACKGROUND: Robotic technology for colorectal surgery was introduced by Weber in 2002 to improve the benefits of the minimally invasive surgery already offered by the laparoscopic approach. AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility and the efficacy of the application of robotic surgery in elderly patients affected by colorectal diseases. METHODS: We reported the outcomes obtained during our first 50 colorectal robotic surgical performances with DaVinci Xi® System, and we compared the results assessed for patients younger or older than 70 years...
November 26, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888473/nasal-mucosa-healing-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-of-elderly-patients-role-of-topic-alpha-tocopherol-acetate
#15
Domenico Testa, Giuseppina Marcuccio, Giorgio Panin, Andrea Bianco, Domenico Tafuri, Francesco Zappoli Thyrion, Michele Nunziata, Pasquale Piombino, Germano Guerra, Gaetano Motta
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in European country ranges in elderly patients from 4.5 to 12% of population and has a significant effect on quality of life. In these patients, rhinosinusitis is linked to immune functions changes with age and to mucosal paraphysiological alterations such as crusting formations with atrophic epithelium, variations of nasal airflow and modifications of the mucociliary clearance. Failure of medical treatments leads to surgery in patients with persistent symptoms and radiographic signs of CRS...
November 25, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878556/venous-anomalies-of-the-axilla-a-single-institution-experience
#16
Viviana Sollazzo, Gaetano Luglio, Emanuela Esposito, Rosa Di Micco, Mariano Cesare Giglio, Roberto Peltrini, Pietro Schettino, Bruno Amato, Giovanni Domenico De Palma, Gennaro Limite
AIM: Surgical treatment is still the cornerstone in the treatment of breast cancer, a very common neoplasia, particularly affecting the female elderly population. Axillary dissection is crucial in the treatment of some tumours, but variations in axillary vessels anatomy are poorly described in standard anatomy and surgical textbook. We aimed to describe anatomical variations in axillary vessels found in our institutional experience. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective 3-year study was conducted in our institution from January 2012 to December 2014...
November 22, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878555/laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy-in-elderly-patients-is-it-safe
#17
Giovanni Aprea, Davide De Rosa, Marco Milone, Aldo Rocca, Tommaso Bianco, Guido Massa, Rita Compagna, Louis Banka Johnson, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Andrea Polistena, Nicola Avenia, Bruno Amato
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) appears to be safe and effective as open distal pancreatectomy (ODP) for benign or borderline malignant lesion. However, studies comparing LDP with ODP in elderly patients are limited. The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes of these two several approaches in elderly patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was carried out by comparing laparoscopic (n = 7) and open (n = 15) distal pancreatectomy in elderly patients performed at the University of Naples "Federico II" and University of Perugia between January 2012 and December 2015...
November 22, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873102/fine-needle-cytology-in-the-follow-up-of-breast-carcinoma
#18
Anna Maria Cascone, Maria Siano, Basilio Angrisani, Rosa Maria Di Crescenzo, Alessandro Vatrella, Carmine Selleri, Francesco Salzano, Pio Zeppa
The postoperative follow-up strategies for breast carcinoma (BC) utilize different procedures; the aim of this study was to investigate the role of fine-needle cytology (FNC) in the follow-up of BC patients. Two hundred sixty-six FNC samples from 190 BC patients have been reviewed. The target anatomical sites were 190 breast including 155 ipsilateral and 145 contralateral breast lesions and 76 extra-mammary nodules. Extra-mammary lesions included lymph nodes, thyroidal nodules, soft tissue lesions, (subcutaneous and sub-scars), salivary glands and deep located masses...
November 21, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873101/relationship-between-blood-pressure-and-frailty-in-older-hypertensive-outpatients
#19
Giorgio Basile, Antonino Catalano, Giuseppe Mandraffino, Giuseppe Maltese, Angela Alibrandi, Giuliana Ciancio, Antonino Lasco, Matteo Cesari
BACKGROUND: The benefits and risks of treating hypertension in old and frail patients are debated. AIM: The aim of the present study is to measure the frailty status in older patients with hypertension and determine the relationships existing between blood pressure (BP) values and frailty. METHODS: Frailty was retrospectively assessed by using the frailty index (FI) in 56 hypertensive old outpatients. Patients with an FI > 0.25 were classified as frail...
November 21, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866347/effect-of-low-intensity-resistance-training-with-heat-stress-on-the-hsp72-anabolic-hormones-muscle-size-and-strength-in-elderly-women
#20
Sung Jin Yoon, Moon Jin Lee, Hyo Min Lee, Jin Seok Lee
BACKGROUND: Several recent studies have reported that heat stress stimulates the activation of heat shock protein 72 (HSP72), leading to an increase in muscle synthesis. Some studies suggested that low-intensity resistance training combined with heat stress could improve muscle size and strength. AIM: This study aimed to identify the effect of low-intensity resistance training with heat stress over 12 weeks on the HSP72, anabolic hormones, muscle size, and strength in elderly women...
November 19, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
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