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Clinical Interventions in Aging

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785099/comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-complex-decongestive-therapy-and-compression-bandaging-as-a-method-of-treatment-of-lymphedema-in-the-elderly
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Ewa Zasadzka, Tomasz Trzmiel, Maria Kleczewska, Mariola Pawlaczyk
Background: Lymphedema is a chronic condition which significantly lowers the quality of patient life, particularly among elderly populations, whose mobility and physical function are often reduced. Objectives: The aim of the study was to compare the effectiveness of multi-layer compression bandaging (MCB) and complex decongestive therapy (CDT), and to show that MCB is a cheaper, more accessible and less labor intensive method of treating lymphedema in elderly patients...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785098/sarcopenia-assessment-of-disease-burden-and-strategies-to-improve-outcomes
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REVIEW
Ilaria Liguori, Gennaro Russo, Luisa Aran, Giulia Bulli, Francesco Curcio, David Della-Morte, Gaetano Gargiulo, Gianluca Testa, Francesco Cacciatore, Domenico Bonaduce, Pasquale Abete
Life expectancy is increasing worldwide, with a resultant increase in the elderly population. Aging is characterized by the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength - a phenomenon called sarcopenia. Sarcopenia has a complex multifactorial pathogenesis, which involves not only age-related changes in neuromuscular function, muscle protein turnover, and hormone levels and sensitivity, but also a chronic pro-inflammatory state, oxidative stress, and behavioral factors - in particular, nutritional status and degree of physical activity...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785097/inter-gender-differences-of-balance-indicators-in-persons-60-90-years-of-age
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Ewa Puszczalowska-Lizis, Przemyslaw Bujas, Slawomir Jandzis, Jaroslaw Omorczyk, Marek Zak
Introduction: Precision of movements responsible for maintaining balance deteriorates with age due to natural involutionary processes, thus prompting a research question whether the values of gender-related stability indicators might differ significantly among the study subjects over 60 years of age. Methods: The study group comprised 136 seniors (89 women, 47 men; aged 60-90 years). The CQ-Stab 2P 2-platform posturograph was used as the main research device, whereas the Mann-Whitney U -test was used to evaluate the gender-related differences in the average level of variables...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780243/effect-of-starting-oral-intake-on-weekends-on-the-clinical-course-of-patients-with-aspiration-pneumonia
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Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Ayako Kumabe, Koki Kosami, Yuki Ueda, Takeshi Takahashi, Yuya Yamamoto, Yurika Hayashi, Akihito Kitao, Masanobu Okayama
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the day of starting oral intake affects the clinical course of patients with aspiration pneumonia. Results: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 392 patients who were hospitalized for aspiration pneumonia but tolerated oral intake. Patients were divided into two groups according to the day of starting oral intake: Monday to Friday (midweek group) and Saturday or Sunday (weekend group). Underlying diseases, severity of pneumonia, time to oral intake, hospital duration, discontinuation of oral intake, and death during hospitalization were compared between the groups...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773946/utility-of-the-care-dependency-scale-in-predicting-care-needs-and-health-risks-of-elderly-patients-admitted-to-a-geriatric-unit-a-cross-sectional-study-of-200-consecutive-patients
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Halina Doroszkiewicz, Matylda Sierakowska, Marta Muszalik
Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Polish version of the Care Dependency Scale (CDS) in predicting care needs and health risks of elderly patients admitted to a geriatric unit. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 200 geriatric patients aged ≥60 years, chronologically admitted to a geriatrics unit in Poland. The study was carried out using the Polish version of the CDS questionnaire to evaluate biopsychosocial needs and the level of care dependency...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765211/usability-and-acceptability-of-technology-for-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Torhild Holthe, Liv Halvorsrud, Dag Karterud, Kari-Anne Hoel, Anne Lund
Background: The objective of this review was to obtain an overview of the technologies that have been explored with older adults with mild cognitive impairment and dementia (MCI/D), current knowledge on the usability and acceptability of such technologies, and how people with MCI/D and their family carers (FCs) were involved in these studies. Materials and methods: Primary studies published between 2007 and 2017 that explored the use of technologies for community-dwelling people with MCI/D were identified through five databases: MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Embase, AMED, and CINAHL...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765210/percutaneous-kyphoplasty-combined-with-zoledronic-acid-infusion-in-the-treatment-of-osteoporotic-thoracolumbar-fractures-in-the-elderly
#7
Chen Shi, Mi Zhang, An-Yuan Cheng, Zi-Feng Huang
Objective: We studied the efficacy of zoledronic acid (ZOL) infusion on radiographic and clinical outcomes after percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) for elderly patients with osteoporotic thoracolumbar fractures (osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures [OVCFs]). Materials and methods: We retrospectively analyzed 95 elderly patients (age >65 years) with OVCF. All patients were followed up for 2 years. Thirty-two patients were treated with only once-yearly 5 mg ZOL infusion (ZOL group), 34 patients with only PKP (PKP group) and 29 patients received ZOL infusion 3 days after PKP (PKP+ZOL group)...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765209/using-the-frailty-assessment-for-care-planning-tool-fact-to-screen-elderly-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-for-frailty-the-nurse-experience
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Heather Moffatt, Paige Moorhouse, Laurie Mallery, David Landry, Karthik Tennankore
Purpose: Recent evidence supports the prognostic significance of frailty for functional decline and poor health outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease. Yet, despite the development of clinical tools to screen for frailty, little is known about the experiential impact of screening for frailty in this setting. The Frailty Assessment for Care Planning Tool (FACT) evaluates frailty across 4 domains: mobility, function, social circumstances, and cognition. The purpose of this qualitative study was as follows: 1) explore the nurse experience of screening for frailty using the FACT tool in a specialized outpatient renal clinic; 2) determine how, if at all, provider perceptions of frailty changed after implementation of the frailty screening tool; and 3) determine the perceived factors that influence uptake and administration of the FACT screening tool in a specialized clinical setting...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750025/metabolomics-study-of-the-therapeutic-mechanism-of-schisandra-chinensis-lignans-on-aging-rats-induced-by-d-galactose
#9
Jinghui Sun, Shu Jing, Rui Jiang, Chunmei Wang, Chengyi Zhang, Jianguang Chen, He Li
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antiaging effect of Schisandra chinensis lignans (SCL) by analyzing the characteristics in the serum of d-galactose (d-gal)-induced rats. Methods: Forty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control group, d-gal model group, low-dose SCL group (50 mg/kg/d), medium-dose SCL group (100 mg/kg/d), and high-dose SCL group (200 mg/kg/d). A serum metabolomics analysis method based on rapid resolution liquid chromatography coupled with quadruple-time-of-flight mass spectrometry was carried out to study the characteristics of d-gal-induced aging rats and evaluate the antiaging effects of SCL, and multivariate statistical analysis was performed for pattern recognition and characteristic metabolites identification...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750024/locomotive-syndrome-clinical-perspectives
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Tatsunori Ikemoto, Young-Chang Arai
The deterioration of locomotive components, which comprise bones, joints, and intervertebral discs, and muscles and nerves, can lead to symptoms such as pain, limitations in the range of joint mobility, malalignment, impaired balance, and difficulty walking. Locomotive syndrome (LoS) was proposed by the Japanese Orthopedic Association in 2007 as a concept for people who are at a high risk of developing a musculoskeletal ambulation disability attributed to locomotor organs. Although many international articles related to LoS have been published, an international consensus of this concept seems to be lacking...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750023/the-effects-of-movement-stimulation-on-activities-of-daily-living-performance-and-quality-of-life-in-nursing-home-residents-with-dementia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marinda Henskens, Ilse M Nauta, Katja T Drost, Erik Ja Scherder
Background: Nursing home (NH) residents with dementia experience a reduced quality of life (QoL), in part, due to a dependence in performing activities of daily living (ADL). Stimulating movement is associated with improvements in ADL performance. Therefore, movement stimulating interventions, such as ADL training and exercise, focus on optimizing ADL performance to improve QoL. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of three movement stimulating interventions on QoL and ADL performance in NH residents with dementia...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750022/longer-term-quality-of-life-following-major-trauma-age-only-significantly-affects-outcome-after-the-age-of-80-years
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Thomas Gross, Sabrina Morell, Felix Amsler
Aim: Against the background of conflicting data on the topic, this study aimed to determine the differences in longer-term patient outcomes following major trauma with regard to age. Materials and methods: A prospective trauma center survey of survivors of trauma (≥16 years) was carried out employing a New Injury Severity Score (NISS) ≥8 to investigate the influence of age on working capacity and several outcome scores, such as the trauma medical outcomes study Short Form-36 (physical component [PCS] and mental component [MCS]), the Euro Quality of Life (EuroQoL), or the Trauma Outcome Profile (TOP) at least 1 year following injury...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731619/association-between-a-frailty-index-based-on-common-laboratory-tests-and-qtc-prolongation-in-older-adults-the-rugao-longevity-and-ageing-study
#13
Teng Ma, Jian Cai, Yin-Sheng Zhu, Xue-Feng Chu, Yong Wang, Guo-Ping Shi, Zheng-Dong Wang, Shun Yao, Xiao-Feng Wang, Xiao-Yan Jiang
Background: Risk factors for heart rate-corrected QT interval (QTc) proglongation should be explored to stratify high-risk individuals to aid the prevention of incident cardiovascular events and mortality. The diversity of risk factors for QTc prolongation suggests that use of the frailty index (FI), indicating general health deficits, may be an effective approach, especially in the elderly, to identify the risk of QTc prolongation. Methods: We used the data of 1,780 individuals aged 70-87 years from the Rugao Longevity and Ageing Study (RuLAS), a community-based longitudinal study...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731618/fima-the-questionnaire-for-health-related-resource-use-in-the-elderly-population-validity-reliability-and-usage-of-the-polish-version-in-clinical-practice
#14
Justyna Mazurek, Edyta Sutkowska, Dorota Szcześniak, Katarzyna Małgorzata Urbańska, Joanna Rymaszewska
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the Polish version of the Questionnaire for Health-Related Resource Use in an Elderly Population [Fragebogen zur Inanspruchnahme medizinischer und nicht-medizinischer Versorgungsleistungen im Alter (FIMA)]. Patients and methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in a rehabilitation care unit in Poland between January and June of 2017. Sixty-one patients aged ≥65 years who had been admitted to the unit were enrolled into the study...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731617/oxidative-stress-aging-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Ilaria Liguori, Gennaro Russo, Francesco Curcio, Giulia Bulli, Luisa Aran, David Della-Morte, Gaetano Gargiulo, Gianluca Testa, Francesco Cacciatore, Domenico Bonaduce, Pasquale Abete
Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) are produced by several endogenous and exogenous processes, and their negative effects are neutralized by antioxidant defenses. Oxidative stress occurs from the imbalance between RONS production and these antioxidant defenses. Aging is a process characterized by the progressive loss of tissue and organ function. The oxidative stress theory of aging is based on the hypothesis that age-associated functional losses are due to the accumulation of RONS-induced damages...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731616/hospitalized-frail-elderly-patients-atrial-fibrillation-anticoagulation-and-12-months-outcomes
#16
Niklas Ekerstad, Thomas Karlsson, Sara Söderqvist, Björn W Karlson
Background and objective: Multiple chronic conditions and recurring acute illness are frequent among elderly people. One such condition is atrial fibrillation (AF), which increases the risk of stroke up to fivefold. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of AF among hospitalized frail elderly patients, their use of anticoagulation and their 12-month outcomes. Patients and methods: This was a clinical observational study of acutely hospitalized frail patients over the age of 75 years...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731615/effectiveness-of-the-elderly-activity-performance-intervention-on-elderly-patients-discharge-from-a-short-stay-unit-at-the-emergency-department-a-quasi-experimental-trial
#17
Louise Moeldrup Nielsen, Thomas Maribo, Hans Kirkegaard, Kirsten Schultz Petersen, Marianne Lisby, Lisa Gregersen Oestergaard
Purpose: To examine the effectiveness of the Elderly Activity Performance Intervention on reducing the risk of readmission in elderly patients discharged from a short-stay unit at the emergency department. Patients and methods: The study was conducted as a nonrandomized, quasi-experimental trial. Three hundred and seventy-five elderly patients were included and allocated to the Elderly Activity Performance Intervention (n=144) or usual practice (n=231). The intervention consisted of 1) assessment of the patients' performance of daily activities, 2) referral to further rehabilitation, and 3) follow-up visit the day after discharge...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731614/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-prediction-of-postoperative-complications-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Dan-Dan Xue, Yun Cheng, Mei Wu, Yan Zhang
Background: Gastrointestinal cancer is an age-associated disease, and geriatric patients are mostly likely to suffer from postoperative complications. Some studies indicated that comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) could predict postoperative complications in gastrointestinal cancer patients. However, the evidence is mixed. Objective: This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis to identify the effectiveness of CGA for predicting postoperative complications in gastrointestinal cancer patients...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720876/can-a-single-session-of-motor-imagery-promote-motor-learning-of-locomotion-in-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Vaughan P Nicholson, Justin Wl Keogh, Nancy L Low Choy
Purpose: To investigate the influence of a single session of locomotor-based motor imagery training on motor learning and physical performance. Patients and methods: Thirty independent adults aged >65 years took part in the randomized controlled trial. The study was conducted within an exercise science laboratory. Participants were randomly divided into three groups following baseline locomotor testing: motor imagery training, physical training, and control groups...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719382/can-cochlear-implantation-improve-neurocognition-in-the-aging-population
#20
Christiane Völter, Lisa Götze, Stefan Dazert, Michael Falkenstein, Jan Peter Thomas
Introduction: The relationship between cognition and the ability to hear is well known. Due to changes in demographics, the number of people with sensorineural hearing loss and cognitive impairment is increasing. The aim of this study was to identify the impact of hearing rehabilitation via cochlear implantation on cognitive decline among the aging population. Patients and methods: This prospective study included 60 subjects aged between 50 and 84 years (mean 65...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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