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Clinical Interventions in Aging

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331301/correlation-between-movement-complexity-during-static-standing-and-balance-function-in-institutionalized-older-adults
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Momoko Yamagata, Tome Ikezoe, Midori Kamiya, Mitsuhiro Masaki, Noriaki Ichihashi
PURPOSE: Sample entropy (SampEn) is an analysis to evaluate movement complexity of the center of pressure (COP). A lower value of SampEn indicates lower complexity of COP variability, that is, rigidity, and lower degrees of freedom. Previous studies reported the association of increased SampEn with improved standing balance ability in young subjects. However, no studies have examined these relationships among older adults. Thus, we aimed to investigate the relationship between SampEn and standing balance ability in older adults...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331300/dementia-and-delirium-the-outcomes-in-elderly-hip-fracture-patients
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Christina A Mosk, Marnix Mus, Jos Pam Vroemen, Tjeerd van der Ploeg, Dagmar I Vos, Leon Hgj Elmans, Lijckle van der Laan
BACKGROUND: Delirium in hip fractured patients is a frequent complication. Dementia is an important risk factor for delirium and is common in frail elderly. This study aimed to extend the previous knowledge on risk factors for delirium and the consequences. Special attention was given to patients with dementia and delirium. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study performed in the Amphia Hospital, Breda, the Netherlands. A full electronic patient file system (Hyperspace Version IU4: Epic, Inc...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293105/the-effect-of-visual-biofeedback-on-balance-in-elderly-population-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hammad Alhasan, Victoria Hood, Frederick Mainwaring
BACKGROUND: Balance is commonly affected by multiple factors, especially among the elderly population. Visual biofeedback (VBF) is an intervention tool that can be used in balance rehabilitation. AIM: This study aimed to systematically review randomized controlled trials that examine whether VBF training is effective in improving balance in an elderly population. DATA SOURCES: Three databases were searched: CIAHL, EMBASE, and MEDLINE. The searches were limited to the period from 2010 to 2016...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280318/the-relationship-between-the-spiritual-attitude-of-the-family-caregivers-of-older-patients-with-stroke-and-their-burden
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Razieh Torabi Chafjiri, Nasrin Navabi, Abbas Shamsalinia, Fatemeh Ghaffari
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is a chronic condition that necessitates multidimensional and overwhelming care. The caregivers of stroke patients are faced with various stressors that can threaten different aspects of their health, especially their mental health. Spiritual attitude and being spiritually oriented contribute significantly to mental health and can be used as a strategy for adapting to the stressful events that are part of the role of caregiving. This study was therefore conducted to investigate the relationship between the spiritual attitude of the family caregivers of older patients with stroke and their burden...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280317/serum-uric-acid-is-associated-with-lumbar-spine-bone-mineral-density-in-healthy-chinese-males-older-than-50-years
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Jing Xiao, Weijun Chen, Xinhui Feng, Wenyi Liu, Zhenxing Zhang, Li He, Zhibin Ye
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the association of serum uric acid (UA) levels with bone mineral density (BMD) at all skeletal sites in healthy Chinese males >50 years of age. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 385 Chinese males >50 years of age who underwent health checkup in Huadong Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University in Shanghai, China, was conducted. Clinical and bone characteristics were compared in different UA tertiles (UA1: UA <4.7 mg/dL, UA2: 4...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280316/the-impact-of-hypomagnesemia-on-erectile-dysfunction-in-elderly-non-diabetic-stage-3-and-4-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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Omer Toprak, Yasin Sarı, Akif Koç, Erhan Sarı, Ali Kırık
BACKGROUND: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common in older men with chronic kidney disease. Magnesium is essential for metabolism of nitric oxide which helps in penile erection. There is little information available about the influence of serum magnesium on ED. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of hypomagnesemia on ED in elderly chronic kidney disease patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 372 patients aged 65-85 years, with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 60-15 mL/min/1...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260871/bone-cement-distribution-in-the-vertebral-body-affects-chances-of-recompression-after-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-treatment-in-elderly-patients-with-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures
#7
Liang Zhang, Qiang Wang, Lin Wang, Jian Shen, Qiwei Zhang, Changtai Sun
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a surgical procedure that has been widely used to treat patients suffering from osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). The procedure involves injection of bone cement into a fractured vertebra. In this study, we investigated whether the distribution of the cement in the vertebral body is related to the occurrence of recompression after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 172 patients diagnosed with OVCF, from January 2008 to June 2013, were retrospectively reviewed...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260870/age-related-changes-in-muscle-strength-and-spinal-kyphosis-angles-in-an-elderly-japanese-population
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Yuji Kasukawa, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Michio Hongo, Yoshinori Ishikawa, Daisuke Kudo, Masazumi Suzuki, Takashi Mizutani, Ryouta Kimura, Yuichi Ono, Yoichi Shimada
Lumbar kyphosis and the decreased mobility of the lumbar spine increase the risk of falls and impair both the quality of life and the ability to perform activities of daily living. However, in the elderly Japanese population, little is known about the age-related changes and sex-related differences in muscle strength, including of the upper and lower extremities and back extensors. An adequate kyphotic or lordotic angle has also not been determined. In this study, we evaluated the age-related changes in muscle strength and spinal kyphosis in 252 males and 320 females ≥50 years of age...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260869/efficacy-and-safety-of-short-and-long-term-regular-and-on-demand-regimens-of-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitors-in-treating-erectile-dysfunction-after-nerve-sparing-radical-prostatectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Daxue Tian, Xiao-Yan Wang, Huan-Tao Zong, Yong Zhang
BACKGROUND: We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of short-term (≤6 months) and long-term (>6 months), regular (OaD) and on-demand (PRN) regimens of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5-Is) in treating erectile dysfunction (ED) after nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (NSRP). METHODS: We conducted a literature search in August 2016. Sources included PubMed, EMBASE, and MEDLINE databases. The main outcome was International Index of Erectile Function-Erectile Function (IIEF-EF) domain score, and the secondary outcome was treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260868/the-diagnosis-of-delirium-in-an-acute-care-hospital-in-moscow-what-does-the-pandora-s-box-contain
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Olga N Tkacheva, Nadezda K Runikhina, Arkadiy L Vertkin, Irina V Voronina, Natalia V Sharashkina, Elen A Mkhitaryan, Valentina S Ostapenko, Elena A Prokhorovich, Tamar Freud, Yan Press
BACKGROUND: Delirium, a common problem among hospitalized elderly patients, is not usually diagnosed by doctors for various reasons. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a short training course on the identification of delirium and the diagnostic rate of delirium among hospitalized patients aged ≥65 years. The secondary aim was to identify the risk factors for delirium. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in an acute-care hospital in Moscow, Russia...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255235/high-coronary-calcium-score-and-post-procedural-ck-mb-are-noninvasive-predictors-of-coronary-stent-restenosis
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Jae-Beom Lee, Yun-Seok Choi, Woo-Baek Chung, Ami Kwon, Chul-Soo Park, Man-Young Lee
PURPOSE: High coronary calcium score (CCS) and post-procedural cardiac enzyme may be related with poor outcomes in patients with coronary stent implantation. METHODS: A total of 1,072 patients (63.2% male, mean age: 61.7±10.3 years) who underwent coronary multi-detect computed tomography at index procedure and follow-up coronary angiography (CAG) after drug-eluting stent (DES) were divided into two groups: those with and without target lesion revascularization (TLR; >50% reduction in luminal stent diameter or angina symptoms on follow-up CAG)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255234/effectiveness-of-person-centered-care-on-people-with-dementia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sun Kyung Kim, Myonghwa Park
BACKGROUND: Person-centered care is a holistic and integrative approach designed to maintain well-being and quality of life for people with dementia, and it includes the elements of care, the individual, the carers, and the family. AIM: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were undertaken to investigate the effectiveness of person-centered care for people with dementia. METHODS: Literature searches were undertaken using six databases including Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Cochrane Database, and KoreaMed using the following keywords: cognition disorder, dementia, person-centered care, patient-centered care, client-centered care, relationship-centered care, and dementia care...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243074/delirium-in-405-articles-of-medical-non-surgical-or-icu-inpatients-unproven-speed-of-onset-and-recovery
#13
Paul Jay Regal
PURPOSE: There is agreement in the medical literature that delirium is of sudden or rapid onset. Although the speed of recovery cannot be used for initial diagnosis, recovery speed provides a test of diagnostic criteria. The aim of this study was to determine whether articles on delirium among medical inpatients proved sudden onset and rapid recovery. METHODS: The literature was searched for studies with at least 50 patients on medical or geriatric wards. Excluded were postoperative, critical care, and nursing home studies...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243073/a-case-of-possibly-pathogenic-psen2-r62c-mutation-in-a-patient-with-probable-early-onset-alzheimer-s-dementia-supported-by-structure-prediction
#14
Kyung Won Park, Seong Soo An, Eva Bagyinszky, SangYun Kim
A 49-year-old Korean male patient with dementia was diagnosed with probable early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). He presented with memory problems, personality changes, and disorientation. His family history of dementia was probably negative, since no family member with dementia was found or mentioned. Mild cortical atrophy was observed upon magnetic resonance imaging analyses of his brain, and the single-photon emission computed tomography analysis revealed hypoperfusion in the frontal, temporal, and limbic lobes...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243072/subconjunctival-orbital-fat-prolapse-and-thyroid-associated-orbitopathy-a-clinical-association
#15
Klio I Chatzistefanou, Christianna Samara, Ioannis Asproudis, Dimitrios Brouzas, Marilita M Moschos, Elisabeth Tsianta, George Piaditis
BACKGROUND: Thyroid associated orbitopathy (TAO) comprises a spectrum of well-recognized clinical signs including exophthalmos, eyelid retraction, soft tissue swelling, ocular misalignment, keratopathy as well as a number of less common manifestations. Subconjunctival fat prolapse is a rare clinical condition occurring typically spontaneously in elderly patients with a mean age of 65-72 years. We describe subconjunctival prolapse of orbital fat as an uncommon clinical association of TAO...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228655/combination-of-btracks-and-geri-fit-as-a-targeted-approach-for-assessing-and-reducing-the-postural-sway-of-older-adults-with-high-fall-risk
#16
Daniel J Goble, Mason C Hearn, Harsimran S Baweja
Atypically high postural sway measured by a force plate is a known risk factor for falls in older adults. Further, it has been shown that small, but significant, reductions in postural sway are possible with various balance exercise interventions. In the present study, a new low-cost force-plate technology called the Balance Tracking System (BTrackS) was utilized to assess postural sway of older adults before and after 90 days of a well-established exercise program called Geri-Fit. Results showed an overall reduction in postural sway across all participants from pre- to post-intervention...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228654/low-ft3-a-possible-marker-of-frailty-in-the-elderly
#17
Aldo Bertoli, Alessia Valentini, Maria Assunta Cianfarani, Elena Gasbarra, Umberto Tarantino, Massimo Federici
INTRODUCTION: Frailty is associated with a functional decline of multiple physiological systems, of which they may be a cause or consequence. The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of thyroid hormone modifications in elderly frail subjects and its relationship with frailty. STUDY POPULATION AND METHODS: An observational study was carried out at the University Hospital "Tor Vergata" in Rome among ambulatory and hospitalized patients. The study population consisted of 112 elderly subjects: 62 were hospitalized following hip fracture and 50 control subjects were outpatients...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228653/drug-prescription-appropriateness-in-the-elderly-an-italian-study
#18
Nicola Allegri, Federica Rossi, Federica Del Signore, Paolo Bertazzoni, Roberto Bellazzi, Giorgio Sandrini, Tomaso Vecchi, Davide Liccione, Alessia Pascale, Stefano Govoni
PURPOSE: Correct drug prescription in the elderly is a difficult task that requires careful survey of the current pharmacological therapies. In this article, we reviewed the drug prescriptions provided to 860 persons aged 65 years or over, residing in a small city of Lombardy, Italy. METHODS: Subjects were recruited from a local nursing home, the Pavia and Vigevano Neuropsychological Center for Alzheimer's Disease, general practitioners' offices, and the local University of the Third Age...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223789/the-determinants-of-coping-with-pain-in-chronically-ill-geriatric-patients-the-role-of-a-sense-of-coherence
#19
Anna Andruszkiewicz, Małgorzata Anna Basińska, Mirosława Felsmann, Mariola Banaszkiewicz, Alicja Marzec, Kornelia Kędziora-Kornatowska
BACKGROUND: Given the rising population of the elderly in modern societies, the concern for their good functioning poses a challenge for the 21st century medicine and social services. Senior citizens are at an increased risk of developing chronic conditions, which in turn increase discomfort associated with physiological processes of aging. Sensations of pain have a particular influence on the mentioned discomfort, and pain is prevalent among older people. Therefore, from the perspective of an elderly person and senior care, it is crucial to identify determinants of effective coping with chronic pain...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223788/the-level-of-emotion-control-anxiety-and-self-efficacy-in-the-elderly-in-bialystok-poland
#20
Mateusz Cybulski, Lukasz Cybulski, Elzbieta Krajewska-Kulak, Urszula Cwalina
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the level of emotion control, anxiety, and self-efficacy in the inhabitants of Bialystok (Poland) aged above 60. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 300 people above the age of 60, inhabitants of Bialystok and its neighborhoods: 100 residents of public nursing home, 100 participants of the University of the Third Age in Bialystok, and 100 students of the University of Healthy Senior. The three standardized psychometric scales were used in the study: Courtauld Emotional Control Scale (CECS), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES)...
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