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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544188/novel-tool-for-deprescribing-in-chronic-patients-with-multimorbidity-list-of-evidence-based-deprescribing-for-chronic-patients-criteria
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Aitana Rodríguez-Pérez, Eva Rocío Alfaro-Lara, Sandra Albiñana-Perez, María Dolores Nieto-Martín, Jesús Díez-Manglano, Concepción Pérez-Guerrero, Bernardo Santos-Ramos
AIM: To create a tool to identify drugs and clinical situations that offers an opportunity of deprescribing in patients with multimorbidity. METHODS: A literature review completed with electronic brainstorming, and subsequently, a panel of experts using the Delphi methodology were applied. The experts assessed the criteria identified in the literature and brainstorming as possible situations for deprescribing. They were also asked to assess the influence of life prognosis in each criterion...
May 21, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544166/clinical-features-of-extremely-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure
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Tetsuro Yokokawa, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yuki Kanno, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Tomofumi Misaka, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-Ichi Saitoh, Yasuchika Takeishi
AIM: To investigate the clinical features of heart failure in extremely elderly patients. METHODS: We analyzed 1163 consecutive hospitalized heart failure patients. The patients were divided into an extremely elderly group (≥85 years-of-age, n = 88) and a non-extremely elderly group (<85 years-of-age, n = 1075). RESULTS: The extremely elderly group had higher rates of hypertension, chronic kidney disease, anemia, higher systolic blood pressure and lower body mass index, and lower use of β-blockers and anticoagulants compared with the non-extremely elderly group...
May 21, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517243/sarcopenia-is-a-risk-factor-for-falling-in-independently-living-japanese-older-adults-a-2-year-prospective-cohort-study-of-the-gaina-study
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Hiromi Matsumoto, Chika Tanimura, Shinji Tanishima, Mari Osaki, Hisashi Noma, Hiroshi Hagino
AIM: The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether sarcopenia was associated with future falls in the general Japanese older population. METHODS: This study was a 2-year prospective observational study. Participants were recruited from individuals who had an annual town-sponsored medical check-up and had not received nursing care. The inclusion criteria for participants in our study were: (i) agreement to participate; (ii) living independently; and (iii) the ability to walk to where the survey was carried out and to provide self-reported data...
May 18, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517036/prevalence-of-muscle-weakness-based-on-different-diagnostic-criteria-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-comparison-of-grip-strength-dynamometers
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Miji Kim, Shoji Shinkai
AIM: The present study compared the performance of the Jamar and Smedley dynamometers for the measurement of grip strength, and the two dynamometers were used to determine the prevalence rate of weakness in a large, community-dwelling, older adult population, based on different diagnostic criteria. METHODS: A total of 467 community-dwelling older adults aged 69-89 years were recruited into the study. Grip strength was measured with two dynamometers; the Jamar hydraulic hand dynamometer was used as the reference device...
May 18, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516468/association-between-the-frequency-and-autonomy-of-social-participation-and-self-rated-health
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Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani, Hiroshi Hosoi
AIM: Although numerous studies have reported that social participation (SP) has favorable effects on older people's health, no studies have focused on the autonomy of SP. We investigated the cross-sectional relationship between the type, frequency, and autonomy of SP and self-rated health (SRH). METHODS: A postal survey was mailed to 19 354 citizens born between 1945 and 1949 in a city in Nara prefecture (response rate: 65.9%). A total of 12 157 respondents (5114 men and 7043 women) with independent basic activities of daily living made up the analytical participants...
May 18, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509429/chronic-kidney-disease-a-likely-underestimated-component-of-multimorbidity-in-older-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Andrea Corsonello, Filippo Aucella, Claudio Pedone, Raffaele Antonelli-Incalzi
The coexistence of chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, two age-related conditions, has important clinical and prognostic implications. Respiratory failure is associated with important changes in glomerular and tubulointerstitial function. In contrast, renal failure can affect lung function, mainly by adding a restrictive component or causing complications, such as uremic pulmonary edema and pleural effusion. The effect of age on renal and pulmonary function adds to the complexity of the interplay between the kidney and the lung in these patients...
May 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509397/sex-differences-in-metabolic-risk-indicator-of-dementia-in-an-elderly-urban-korean-population-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Yeon-Ha Kim, Nam Hoon Kim, Moon-Hee Jung, Hee-Jin Kim
AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the age-specific prevalence of dementia, and develop a metabolic risk indicator for dementia according to sex. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out from September 2007 through December 2012 with 19 935 elderly participants in metropolitan Seoul, Korea. Multiphase assessments were used to measure metabolic risk factors and confirm dementia according to sex. Specifically, multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to identify how elderly men and women differed in regard to metabolic risk indicators of dementia...
May 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488358/comparison-of-personality-traits-and-successful-aging-in-older-taiwanese
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Chia-Yi Chiao, Chiu-Yueh Hsiao
AIM: The present study aimed to compare the difference of personality traits and successful aging among older Taiwanese adults. The proportions of successful agers who meet the criteria for successful aging was also be proposed. METHODS: A comparative descriptive study design was applied. To measure the definition of successful aging, three concepts proposed by Rowe and Kahn with five indicators were included. Demographic data were compared by the χ(2) -test and Fisher's exact test across the subgroups defined by social economic status, marital status, and health habits...
May 10, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488316/do-sociodemographic-behavioral-or-health-status-variables-affect-longitudinal-anthropometric-changes-in-older-adults-population-based-cohort-study-in-southern-brazil
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Vanessa Fernanda Goes, Elisabeth Wazlawik, Eleonora d'Orsi, Albert Navarro, David Alejandro González-Chica
AIM: To assess the influence of sociodemographic, behavioral and health status variables on longitudinal changes in height, weight, and waist circumference in older adults. METHODS: This is a population-based cohort study in Southern Brazil (EpiFloripa Study) investigating 1702 individuals aged 70.6 ± 8.0 years (62.5% women). Height, weight and waist circumference were measured in 2009/10 and 2013/14 (n = 1197). Linear mixed regression models were used to estimate age-related changes in anthropometric measurements according to the explanatory variables...
May 10, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488306/physician-initiated-first-in-human-clinical-study-using-a-novel-angiogenic-peptide-ag30-5c-for-patients-with-severe-limb-ulcers
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Hironori Nakagami, Toshifumi Yamaoka, Misa Hayashi, Atsushi Tanemura, Yasushi Takeya, Hitomi Kurinami, Ken Sugimoto, Ayumi Nakamura, Kazunori Tomono, Katsuto Tamai, Ichiro Katayama, Hiromi Rakugi, Yasufumi Kaneda
AIM: In patients with diabetes or ischemia, angiogenesis and infection control are required for chronic leg ulcers, which substantially impair patients' quality of life. We developed a novel functional peptide, named AG30/5C, with angiogenic and anti-microbial properties. Treatment with AG30/5C significantly accelerated the wound healing of full-thickness defects in mice. To evaluate the safety of AG30/5C in the treatment of leg ulcers, a physician-initiated clinical study was carried out...
May 10, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488297/frailty-in-older-adults-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-as-a-result-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-comparison-of-two-models-of-frailty-characterization
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Natália O C Cezar, Rafael Izbicki, Diego Cardoso, Jouce G Almeida, Leandro Valiengo, Marina V Z Camargo, Orestes V Forlenza, Monica S Yassuda, Ivan Aprahamian
AIM: To verify the prevalence and presence of frailty markers, and their relationship to cognitive function among older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). METHODS: This was an observational study with transversal analyses. Older adults with aMCI as a result of Alzheimer's disease (n = 40) were compared with healthy controls (n = 26) at the Psychogeriatric Outpatient Unit, Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo...
May 10, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485046/association-between-body-composition-parameters-and-risk-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-older-japanese-adults
#12
Seongryu Bae, Hiroyuki Shimada, Hyuntae Park, Sangyoon Lee, Hyuma Makizako, Takehiko Doi, Daisuke Yoshida, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Yuya Anan, Takao Suzuki
AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between various body composition parameters and the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older Japanese adults, as well as potential sex-related differences in the risk of MCI. METHODS: Participants underwent cognitive tests, and were divided into 840 participants with MCI (mean age 71.9 ± 5.5 years) and 1740 without MCI (mean age 71.3 ± 5.2 years). Body composition parameters were measured using a bioelectrical impedance analyzer...
May 9, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464424/impact-of-long-hours-family-caregiving-on-non-fatal-coronary-heart-disease-risk-in-middle-aged-people-results-from-a-longitudinal-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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Atsushi Miyawaki, Jun Tomio, Yasuki Kobayashi, Hideto Takahashi, Haruko Noguchi, Nanako Tamiya
AIM: The effects of family caregiving, especially long-hours caregiving, on coronary heart disease (CHD) are debatable. We examined the impact of family caregiving on incident non-fatal CHD. METHODS: We used data from the Longitudinal Survey of Middle-Aged and Elderly Persons from 2005 to 2010, a nationwide panel survey for Japanese people aged 50-59 years in 2005 (baseline). After we excluded non-respondents and people with missing key variables at baseline, 25 121 individuals without CHD, stroke or cancer were followed up for a mean of 4...
May 2, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436154/effects-of-a-simple-home-based-exercise-program-on-fall-prevention-in-older-adults-a-12-month-primary-care-setting-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chitima Boongird, Prasit Keesukphan, Soontraporn Phiphadthakusolkul, Sasivimol Rattanasiri, Ammarin Thakkinstian
AIM: To investigate the effects of a simple home-based exercise program on falls, physical functioning, fear of falling and quality of life in a primary care setting. METHODS: Participants (n = 439), aged ≥65 years with mild-to-moderate balance dysfunction were randomly assigned to an exercise (n = 219) or control (n = 220) group. The program consisted of five combined exercises, which progressed in difficulty, and a walking plan. Controls received fall prevention education...
April 24, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429562/predictors-of-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-chinese-people-with-major-neurocognitive-disorders-and-their-caregivers-the-roles-of-self-esteem-and-caregiver-s-burden
#15
Daniel Kim-Wan Young, Petrus Yat-Nam Ng, Timothy Kwok
AIM: The present research study aimed to identify and compare the clinical and non-clinical factors that predict the self-reported and proxy-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of people with major neurocognitive disorder (PwND) who are living at home in a Chinese society. METHODS: A total of 57 Chinese PwND-family caregiver dyads that were using the services of local senior centers were recruited through a cross-sectional survey with convenience sampling...
April 20, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425188/effects-of-age-and-viscosity-on-food-transport-and-breathing-swallowing-coordination-during-eating-of-two-phase-food-in-nursing-home-residents
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Tsuyoshi Yamada, Koichiro Matsuo, Masayuki Izawa, Shizuru Yamada, Yuji Masuda, Tadashi Ogasawara
AIM: When eating food that contains both liquid and solid phases, the liquid component frequently enters the hypopharynx before swallowing and can increase the risk of aspiration. Thus, we examined whether the initial viscosity of mixed consistency food could alter pre-swallow food transport and breathing-swallowing coordination in older adults. METHODS: Fiberoptic endoscopy was recorded while 18 healthy young adults and 19 older adults ate 5 g of steamed rice combined with 3 mL of blue-dye water...
April 20, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422415/impact-of-hospitalization-in-an-acute-geriatric-unit-on-polypharmacy-and-potentially-inappropriate-prescriptions-a-retrospective-study
#17
Marta Gutiérrez-Valencia, Mikel Izquierdo, Vincenzo Malafarina, Javier Alonso-Renedo, Belén González-Glaría, Beatriz Larrayoz-Sola, María Pilar Monforte-Gasque, Pello Latasa-Zamalloa, Nicolás Martínez-Velilla
AIM: Polypharmacy is a highly prevalent geriatric syndrome, and hospitalizations can worsen it. The aim of the present study was to analyze the influence of hospitalization on polypharmacy and indicators of quality of prescribing, and their possible association with health outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective study of 200 patients discharged from an acute geriatric unit was carried out. Indicators of quality of prescription were registered at admission and discharge: polypharmacy defined as ≥5 medications, hyperpolypharmacy (≥10), potentially inappropriate prescribing by Beers and Screening Tool of Older Persons' potentially inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria, potentially prescribing omissions by Screening Tool to Alert doctors to the Right Treatment (START) criteria, drug interactions and anticholinergic burden measured with the Anticholinergic Risk Scale...
April 19, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421715/effect-of-water-bath-temperature-on-physiological-parameters-and-subjective-sensation-in-older-people
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Junji Ono, Nobuko Hashiguchi, Hiroyuki Sawatari, Tomoko Ohkusa, Mami Miyazono, Su-Young Son, Chie Magota, Yutaka Tochihara, Akiko Chishaki
AIM: In Japan, the incidence of water bathing-related cardiopulmonary accidents among older people is high in winter. The purpose of the present study was to investigate alterations in physiological characteristics and subjective thermal sensations of older people when bathing in a cool environment. METHODS: We assessed the skin temperature, rectal temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, body fluid loss (sweat and urine), and subjective thermal responses of 11 older healthy male and 10 young male volunteers throughout 42°C and 39°C bathing in a room at 20°C with 50% humidity...
April 19, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418196/clinical-frailty-is-independently-associated-with-non-prescription-of-anticoagulants-in-older-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Isuru Induruwa, Nicholas R Evans, Ayesha Aziz, Snigdha Reddy, Kayvan Khadjooi, Roman Romero-Ortuno
AIM: Anticoagulants are underused in older patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Scoring systems, such as CHA2 DS2 -VASc and HAS-BLED, are recommended to guide clinicians in anticoagulation decisions, but patients' frailty might be an underrecognized factor. We investigated the association between the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) and community anticoagulant prescribing habits in patients aged ≥75 years with AF admitted acutely to hospital. METHODS: Data were gathered retrospectively over 3 months on individuals admitted under a medical team to a tertiary teaching hospital in the UK...
April 18, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418165/physical-activities-impact-sense-of-coherence-among-community-dwelling-older-adults
#20
Takafumi Monma, Fumi Takeda, Tomohiro Okura
AIM: The objective of the present study was to investigate bidirectional longitudinal relationships between sense of coherence (SOC) and physical activities (PA) among community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Self-administered questionnaires were sent to 508 community-dwelling adults aged 65-85 years who expressed their intention to participate in our surveys including cognitive function tests and physical performance tests. Of these, 427 people responded to the baseline survey, and 223 of them participated in the follow-up survey 1 year later...
April 18, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
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