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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091711/anticholinergic-prescription-are-healthcare-professionals-the-real-burden
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George Araklitis, Ganesh Thiagamoorthy, Jo Hunter, Angie Rantell, Dudley Robinson, Linda Cardozo
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Anticholinergic medication is the medical treatment for overactive bladder (OAB). These drugs can act on the central nervous system and can lead to cognitive decline, dementia, and potentially death. Patients taking drugs with anticholinergic effects increase their anticholinergic burden-defined as the cumulative effect of taking one or more drugs that can have adverse effects. When prescribing anticholinergic medication for the elderly, we must choose the right drug...
January 13, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072386/main-effects-and-interactions-of-cerebral-hemispheres-gender-and-age-in-the-calculation-of-volumes-and-asymmetries-of-selected-structures-of-episodic-memory
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Rocio Ramirez-Carmona, Haydee Guadalupe Garcia-Lazaro, Brenda Dominguez-Corrales, Erika Aguilar-Castañeda, Ernesto Roldan-Valadez
The aim of this study was to clarify the influence of anatomical (cerebral hemisphere) and demographic (age and gender) variables on the gray matter (GM) volumes and volumetric asymmetry indices (VAIs) of selected structures involved in episodic memory. A cross-sectional study was performed in 47 healthy volunteers. Neuropsychological evaluation revealed similar IQs across the sample. Using SPM-based software, brain segmentation, labeling and volume measurements of the hippocampus, amygdala, middle temporal gyrus and parahippocampal gyrus were performed in each cerebral hemisphere...
October 2016: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050224/perspectives-from-geriatric-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-their-caregivers-on-gaps-in-care-quality
#3
Nahid Azad, G Lemay, J Li, M Benzaquen, L Khoury
BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates that care experiences for complex HF patients could be improved by simple organizational and process changes, rather than complex clinical mechanisms. This survey identifies care gaps and recommends simple changes. METHODS: The study utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods at The Ottawa Hospital, Geriatric Medical Unit during a three-month period. RESULTS: Nineteen patients (average age 85, 12 female) surveyed...
December 2016: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050222/validity-reliability-and-acceptability-of-the-team-standardized-assessment-of-clinical-encounter-report
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Camilla L Wong, Mireille Norris, Samir S Sinha, Maria L Zorzitto, Sushma Madala, Jemila S Hamid
BACKGROUND: The Team Standardized Assessment of a Clinical Encounter Report (StACER) was designed for use in Geriatric Medicine residency programs to evaluate Communicator and Collaborator competencies. METHODS: The Team StACER was completed by two geriatricians and interdisciplinary team members based on observations during a geriatric medicine team meeting. Postgraduate trainees were recruited from July 2010-November 2013. Inter-rater reliability between two geriatricians and between all team members was determined...
December 2016: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039893/chemotherapy-in-old-women-with-breast-cancer-is-age-still-a-predictor-for-under-treatment
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Mégane Meresse, Anne-Déborah Bouhnik, Marc-Karim Bendiane, Frédérique Retornaz, Frédérique Rousseau, Dominique Rey, Roch Giorgi
Breast cancer affects mostly older women but there are no guidelines especially devoted to adjuvant chemotherapy for this population. In this context, this study was carried out in a population-based cohort of French elderly women with breast cancer, to check adherence to the existing national guidelines according to the women's age, taking into account the evolution of the situation over time for women requiring chemotherapy. Between October 2006 and December 2008, all consecutive women included in the French Health registry for a biopsy-proven primary nonmetastatic breast cancer, aged 65-80 years at diagnosis, and living in South Eastern France, were asked to participate in a cohort study...
December 31, 2016: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032896/extension-for-community-healthcare-outcomes-care-transitions-enhancing-geriatric-care-transitions-through-a-multidisciplinary-videoconference
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Grace Farris, Mousumi Sircar, Jonathan Bortinger, Amber Moore, J Elyse Krupp, John Marshall, Alan Abrams, Lewis Lipsitz, Melissa Mattison
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether a novel videoconference that connects an interdisciplinary hospital-based team with clinicians at postacute care sites improves interprofessional communication and reduces medication errors. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. SETTING: One tertiary care medical center and eight postacute care sites. PARTICIPANTS: Hospital-based providers (hospitalists, geriatricians, pharmacists, social workers, medical trainees, and subspecialists) and postacute care clinicians...
December 29, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032558/early-learners-as-health-coaches-for-older-adults-preparing-for-surgery
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Jennifer A Kaplan, Zabecca Brinson, Rebecca Hofer, Patricia O'Sullivan, Anna Chang, Helen Horvath, George J Chang, Emily Finlayson
BACKGROUND: Few opportunities exist for early learners to engage in authentic roles on health care teams. In a geriatric optimization clinic for frail high-risk surgical patients, first-year medical and nurse practitioner students were integrated into an interprofessional team as health coaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Frail surgical patients with planned operations were referred to a new preoperative optimization clinic to see a geriatrician, occupational, and physical therapists and a nutritionist...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007756/eular-efort-recommendations-for-management-of-patients-older-than-50%C3%A2-years-with-a-fragility-fracture-and-prevention-of-subsequent-fractures
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W F Lems, K E Dreinhöfer, H Bischoff-Ferrari, M Blauth, E Czerwinski, Jap da Silva, A Herrera, P Hoffmeyer, T Kvien, G Maalouf, D Marsh, J Puget, W Puhl, G Poor, L Rasch, C Roux, S Schüler, B Seriolo, U Tarantino, T van Geel, A Woolf, C Wyers, P Geusens
The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) have recognised the importance of optimal acute care for the patients aged 50 years and over with a recent fragility fracture and the prevention of subsequent fractures in high-risk patients, which can be facilitated by close collaboration between orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists or other metabolic bone experts. Therefore, the aim was to establish for the first time collaborative recommendations for these patients...
December 22, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986998/are-even-geriatric-patients-becoming-older-and-older-changes-in-the-age-structure-of-geriatric-inpatients-in-the-course-of-two-decades
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O Krause, U Junius-Walker, B Wiese, K Hager
BACKGROUND: The life expectancy of the German population has steadily risen in the course of the past decades. As especially the oldest members of the population are treated in geriatric clinics, it would be of interest to investigate whether the increase in population age can also be found among geriatric inpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The demographic data of inpatients of a geriatric clinic in Hannover in the years 1994, 2004 and 2014 were analyzed according to age, gender and classification as acute care or geriatric rehabilitation...
December 16, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942948/potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-a-population-of-frail-elderly-people
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Isabelle Récoché, Cécile Lebaudy, Charlène Cool, Sandrine Sourdet, Antoine Piau, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Bruno Vellas, Philippe Cestac
Background Frailty is a clinical syndrome highly predictive of functional decline after a stress or a medical event, such as adverse drug events. Objective To describe the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing in a population of frail elderly patients. Setting Geriatric day hospital for assessment of frailty and prevention of disability, Toulouse, France. Method A cross-sectional study performed from January to April 2014. Two pharmacists retrospectively analyzed the prescriptions of elderly patients who were sent to the day hospital to assess their frailty and to be given a personalized plan of care and prevention...
December 10, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940568/can-consultant-geriatrician-led-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-the-emergency-department-reduce-hospital-admission-rates-a-systematic-review
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Samuel Jay, Paula Whittaker, Jerome Mcintosh, Nicholas Hadden
OBJECTIVE: economic and demographic pressures are driving a need to reassess the way in which we care for older patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs). This systematic review seeks to assess the extent to which performing comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in the ED can reduce admission rates. DESIGN: systematic search of both published and unpublished literature to identify studies reporting admission rates following the introduction of consultant geriatrician led teams performing CGA in the ED...
December 9, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932357/using-quality-assessment-tools-to-critically-appraise-ageing-research-a-guide-for-clinicians
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REVIEW
Jennifer Kirsty Harrison, James Reid, Terry J Quinn, Susan Deborah Shenkin
Evidence based medicine tells us that we should not accept published research at face value. Even research from established teams published in the highest impact journals can have methodological flaws, biases and limited generalisability. The critical appraisal of research studies can seem daunting, but tools are available to make the process easier for the non-specialist. Understanding the language and process of quality assessment is essential when considering or conducting research, and is also valuable for all clinicians who use published research to inform their clinical practice...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916393/changes-in-frailty-status-and-risk-of-depression-results-from-the-progetto-veneto-anziani-longitudinal-study
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Marina De Rui, Nicola Veronese, Caterina Trevisan, Sara Carraro, Linda Berton, Stefania Maggi, Sabina Zambon, Maria Chiara Corti, Giovannella Baggio, Brendon Stubbs, Egle Perissinotto, Gaetano Crepaldi, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether prefrailty was associated with the risk of developing depression and if longitudinal changes in frailty status corresponded to changes in incident depression during follow up. METHODS: A population-based, prospective cohort study was conducted for 4.4 years in two separate geographic areas near the city of Padua in the Veneto Region of Northern Italy. In 891 nondepressed, nonfrail, community-dwelling Italian subjects aged ≥ 65 (46...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913511/treatment-of-the-elderly-patient-with-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#14
Pierre Soubeyran, Rémy Gressin
Treatment options for mantle cell lymphomas have expanded considerably over recent years, offering hematologists solutions for older patients with an appropriate risk-to-benefit ratio. Indeed, unfit older patients are exposed to a higher risk of toxicity with a standard treatment. Although new treatments have generally good safety profiles, they may lead to unexpected consequences in unfit older patients. Involving geriatricians and a comprehensive geriatric assessment in patient care could help hematologists address these vulnerabilities...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911313/challenges-in-screening-and-recruitment-for-a-neuroimaging-study-in-cognitively-impaired-geriatric-inpatients
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Ivayla Apostolova, Catharina Lange, Anna Roberts, Hans Joachim Igel, Anja Mäurer, Stephanie Liese, Melanie Estrella, Vikas Prasad, Elisabeth Stechl, Gernot Lämmler, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Ralph Buchert
BACKGROUND: Neuroimaging-based biomarkers have the potential to improve etiological diagnosis of cognitive impairment in elderly inpatients. However, there is a relative lack of studies on neuroimaging-based biomarkers in hospitalized geriatric patients, as the vast majority of neuroimaging studies in dementia have focused on memory clinic outpatients. An important aspect of study planning is a priori estimation of the rate of screen failures. OBJECTIVE: To report on the rate and causes of screen failures in a prospective study on the utility of neuroimaging (PET, MRI) for the etiological diagnosis of newly manifested cognitive impairment in acutely hospitalized geriatric patients...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900929/main-effects-and-interactions-of-cerebral-hemispheres-gender-and-age-in-the-calculation-of-volumes-and-asymmetries-of-selected-structures-of-episodic-memory
#16
Rocio Ramirez-Carmona, Haydee Guadalupe Garcia-Lazaro, Brenda Dominguez-Corrales, Erika Aguilar-Castañeda, Ernesto Roldan-Valadez
The aim of this study was to clarify the influence of anatomical (cerebral hemisphere) and demographic (age and gender) variables on the gray matter (GM) volumes and volumetric asymmetry indices (VAIs) of selected structures involved in episodic memory. A cross-sectional study was performed in 47 healthy volunteers. Neuropsychological evaluation revealed similar IQs across the sample. Using SPM-based software, brain segmentation, labeling and volume measurements of the hippocampus, amygdala, middle temporal gyrus and parahippocampal gyrus were performed in each cerebral hemisphere...
November 30, 2016: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896467/audit-of-geriatric-hip-fracture-care-a%C3%A2-slovenian-trauma-center-analysis
#17
Dejan Krušič, Drago Brilej, Colin Currie, Radko Komadina
BACKGROUND: The aim was to describe an audit of hip fracture patient care and outcomes in a Slovenian healthcare setting prior to the implementation of the Geriatric Fracture Center (GFC) model of care. METHODS: The Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) hip fracture audit database was used to collect data on hip fracture care in elderly patients. Epidemiological data were submitted as well as fracture type, prefracture residence and mobility prior to the fracture. The timeline of events and acute care data were also collected...
December 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890974/senior-friendly-hospitals-development-and-application-of-criteria-a-descriptive-study
#18
M R Rashmi, Arvind Kasthuri, Rashmi J Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: The world's population is rapidly aging. Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over the age of 60 will double from about 11% to 22%; more so in the developing countries. The prevalence of frailty and morbidity among the elderly is high. There is a need to assess the "preparedness" of the health care system including hospitals to respond to the needs of the elderly. AIM: 1. To develop criteria for a senior friendly hospital and 2...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886691/pharmacotherapy-pearls-for-the-geriatrician-focus-on-oral-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-including-newer-agents
#19
REVIEW
Ann J Biehl, James D Katz
Providing safe and effective pharmacotherapy to the geriatric patients with rheumatological disorders is an ongoing struggle for the rheumatologist and geriatrician alike. Cohesive communication and partnership can improve the care of these patients and subvert adverse outcomes. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, including methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, sulfasalazine, and leflunomide, and the newest oral agent for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, tofacitinib, have distinctive monitoring and adverse effect profiles...
February 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875490/impact-of-an-integrated-hip-fracture-inpatient-program-on-length-of-stay-and-costs
#20
Christine Soong, Peter Cram, Ksenia Chezar, Faiqa Tajammal, Kathleen Exconde, John Matelski, Samir K Sinha, Howard B Abrams, Christopher Fan-Lun, Christina Fabbruzzo-Cota, David Backstein, Chaim M Bell
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Co-management models pairing orthopaedic surgeons with hospitalists or geriatricians may be effective at improving processes of care and outcomes such as length of stay (LOS) and cost. We set out to determine the effect of an integrated hip fracture co-management model on LOS, cost, and process measures. METHODS: We conducted a single-center pre-post study of 571 patients admitted to an academic medical center with hip fractures between January 2009 and December 2013...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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