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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228902/mri-diagnosis-of-herpes-simplex-encephalitis-in-an-elderly-man-with-nonspecific-symptoms
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Benjamin J Croll, Zachary M Dillon, Kevin R Weaver, Marna Rayl Greenberg
A 78-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department complaining of a 1-week onset of increasing fatigue and anorexia. The patient was previously well but had a history of depression, chronic diarrhea, and hypertension. His examination was remarkable for mild fever (100.1°F). He had no acute neurologic deficits. The patient felt better after intravenous fluids and was discharged to follow-up with the primary care provider. With no resolution of symptoms and new memory loss, the patient's primary care doctor ordered an MRI which revealed abnormal signal/patchy enhancement of the left temporal lobe indicative (pathognomonic) of herpes simplex encephalitis...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228632/physical-and-psychological-characteristics-of-the-community-dwelling-elderly-with-heart-disease
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Takeshi Kera, Hisashi Kawai, Hideyo Yoshida, Hirohiko Hirano, Motonaga Kojima, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Kazushige Ihara, Shuichi Obuchi
Objectives Although the survival rates of patients with heart diseases, such as myocardial infarction and heart failure, have increased, the incidence of heart disease in elderly individuals has also increased. We compared characteristics of the community-dwelling elderly with heart diseases (heart disease group) and without heart diseases (non-heart disease group).Methods A total of 758 elderly individuals participated in our survey ("Otassha-kensin") in 2014. The heart disease group (47 men, 28 women) and the non-heart disease group (263 men, 420 women) were selected from among these participants...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228451/african-american-stroke-survivors-more-caregiving-time-but-less-caregiving-burden
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Lesli E Skolarus, Vicki A Freedman, Chunyang Feng, James F Burke
BACKGROUND: Blacks have higher stroke incidence and experience greater poststroke disability than whites. To optimize care for stroke survivors, it is important to understand the amount of care that they receive and the implications for stroke caregivers. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from 2 nationally representative, population-based studies, the NHATS (National Health and Aging Trends Study) linked to the NSOC (National Study of Caregiving), were used to identify elderly stroke survivors and their caregivers...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226082/stroke-occurring-in-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-or-dementia
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Solène Moulin, Didier Leys
Objective: To determine how pre-stroke cognitive impairment can be detected, its mechanism, and influence on outcome and management. Methods: Literature search. Results: (i) A systematic approach with the Informant Questionnaire of Cognitive Decline in the Elderly is recommended; (ii) Pre-stroke cognitive impairment may be due to brain lesions of vascular, degenerative, or mixed origin; (iii) Patients with pre-stroke dementia, have worse outcomes, more seizures, delirium, and depression, and higher mortality rates; they often need to be institutionalised after their stroke; (iv) Although the safety profile of treatment is not as good as that of cognitively normal patients, the risk:benefit ratio is in favour of treating these patients like others...
February 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224959/-representation-of-psychotropic-medicines-and-alcohol-use-disorder
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Cyril Hazif-Thomas, Philippe Thomas
An elderly person's use of alcohol can conceal undernutrition, cognitive decline due to dementia or depression. Caregivers have an important role to play with these patients in distress. It is necessary to help them regain their self-esteem and to support their will to live to restore the relationship with others.
January 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214906/-evaluating-the-quality-of-care-in-nursing-homes-comparison-of-three-international-models
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Alessandro Rubino, Fabrizio Leigheb, Carmela Rinaldi, Angelo Di Dio, Sanita Knesse, Chiara Donnarumma, Massimiliano Panella
The aim of this observational descriptive study was to identify the main international models evaluating the quality of nursing homes for non self-sufficient elderly persons, and to apply them in the Italian health system. Firstly, a bibliographic search of institutional websites and Pubmed-Medline was performed to identify the main international models. Secondly, three variables were chosen to evaluate the level of implementability of the models: (1) frequency of use of quality indicators in the international models; (2) degree of constructability of the models in two Italian nursing homes; (3) perceived relevance of the indicators used by the chosen models, by nursing home workers...
November 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214151/association-of-types-of-dyspnea-including-bendopnea-with-cardiopulmonary-disease-in-primary-care
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Diana María Martínez Cerón, Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa, Antônio Jose Lagoeiro Jorge, Wolney de Andrade Martins, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita, Monica Di Calafriori Freire, Dayse Mary da Silva Correia, Hye Chung Kang
INTRODUCTION: Dyspnea is the symptom most commonly reported by patients with heart failure (HF) and/or pulmonary disease, the obese and the elderly. Recently 'bendopnea' (shortness of breath when bending forward) has been described in patients with HF. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of exertional dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea and bendopnea with chronic disease, especially heart failure, and their phenotypes in primary care. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 633 individuals aged between 45 and 99 years enrolled in a primary care program in Niteroi, Brazil...
February 14, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212690/insomnia-and-multimorbidity-in-the-community-elderly-in-china
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Yu-Mei Wang, Mei Song, Ran Wang, Le Shi, Jia He, Teng-Teng Fan, Wen-Hao Chen, Lan Wang, Lu-Lu Yu, Yuan-Yuan Gao, Xiao-Chuang Zhao, Na Li, Ying Han, Mei-Yan Liu, Lin Lu, Xue-Yi Wang
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To examine the comorbidity between insomnia and medical problems. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in community adults, aged 60 y or older, who resided in one of four major cities in northern China. Sociodemographic and clinical data were collected simultaneously. A total of 3,176 elderly adults (1,292 male, 70.2 ± 6.8 y; 1,884 female, 68.8 ± 6.7 y) were interviewed. RESULTS: The prevalence of specific medical conditions in both people with insomnia and people without insomnia was detected...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210943/faces-of-frailty-in-aging-with-hiv-infection
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Marion Thurn, Deborah R Gustafson
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The number of adults who are aging successfully and have HIV infection is increasing. More effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are preventing individuals infected with HIV from reaching end stages of the HIV infection and developing AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). However, even at lower viral loads, chronic HIV infection appears to have consequences on aging processes, including the development of frailty. RECENT FINDINGS: Frailty is a term used to describe vulnerability in aging...
February 16, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210220/mri-based-classification-models-in-prediction-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-in-late-life-depression
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Aleksandra K Lebedeva, Eric Westman, Tom Borza, Mona K Beyer, Knut Engedal, Dag Aarsland, Geir Selbaek, Asta K Haberg
Objective: Late-life depression (LLD) is associated with development of different types of dementia. Identification of LLD patients, who will develop cognitive decline, i.e., the early stage of dementia would help to implement interventions earlier. The purpose of this study was to assess whether structural brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in LLD patients can predict mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia 1 year prior to the diagnosis. Methods: LLD patients underwent brain MRI at baseline and repeated clinical assessment after 1-year...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209104/impact-of-gluten-free-diet-on-quality-of-life-in-celiac-patients
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R Borghini, M Di Tola, E Salvi, C Isonne, M Puzzono, M Marino, G Donato, A Picarelli
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Celiac disease (CD) is a common gluten-related disorder, whose only treatment is a gluten-free diet (GFD). Since a unique view on psychological consequences of a GFD still lacks, our aim was to assess the quality of life (QoL) and the depression state in symptomatic CD patients after GFD. Socio-demographic features were considered. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 210 adult CD patients were recruited and divided into 3 groups : 70 newly diagnosed patients (​Group A​),70 patients who have been on GFD for 6-12 months (​Group B​), and 70 patients who have been on GFD for more than 12 months (​Group C​)...
September 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201628/poor-physical-performance-predicts-future-onset-of-depression-in-elderly-people-pro-v-a-longitudinal-study
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Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs, Caterina Trevisan, Francesco Bolzetta, Marina De Rui, Marco Solmi, Leonardo Sarton, Estella Musacchio, Sabina Zambon, Egle Perissinotto, Giovannella Baggio, Gaetano Crepaldi, Enzo Manzato, Stefania Maggi, Guiseppe Sergi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198751/the-role-of-agonistic-striving-in-the-association-between-cortisol-and-high-blood-pressure
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Craig K Ewart, Gavin J Elder, Randall S Jorgensen, Sheila T Fitzgerald
OBJECTIVES: A social action theory of chronic stress proposes that agonistic striving (seeking to influence or control others) impairs cardiovascular health by magnifying the impact of high adversity-induced cortisol levels on blood pressure. We tested three predictions of social action theory: (1) the social action theory taxonomy of regulatory strivings characterizes young adults from high-adversity neighborhoods; (2) high cortisol levels predict high blood pressure more reliably in the subgroup with the agonistic striving profile than in subgroups with other profiles; (3) the association of higher cortisol and higher blood pressure with agonistic striving is not explained by negative affect (depressive symptoms/dysphoria, anger, hostility)...
November 3, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198648/quality-of-life-among-senior-citizens-in-bhutan
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Nidup Dorji, Michael P Dunne, Charrlotte Seib, Sibnath Deb
This study explored associations between quality of life (QOL), spirituality, social integration, chronic diseases, and lifetime adversity among people aged 60 years and older in Bhutan. Adults aged 60 to 101 years (n = 337) completed face-to-face interviews. The main measure included the World Health Organization QOL questionnaire and Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire. The social relationships domain of QOL had the highest mean. Frequent back pain, memory decline, depression, mobility impairment, insomnia, and lung diseases were commonly reported and negatively related to QOL...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196461/national-rates-and-patterns-of-depression-screening-in-primary-care-results-from-2012-and-2013
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Ayse Akincigil, Elizabeth B Matthews
OBJECTIVES: Despite high prevalence rates of depression in primary care, depressive symptoms are often undetected by physicians. Screening for depression is now recommended as a part of routine primary care; however, recent estimates of rates and patterns of depression screening are lacking in the literature. This study examined national rates and patterns of depression screening among visits to office-based primary care physicians. METHODS: A secondary analysis of data from the 2012 and 2013 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey was conducted...
February 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194846/depression-and-medication-adherence-among-older-korean-patients-with-hypertension-mediating-role-of-self-efficacy
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Youn-Jung Son, Mi Hwa Won
Many studies have reported the negative effects of depression on adherence to antihypertensive medication. However, little is known about the mechanism underlying this relationship in elderly patients with hypertension. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to examine the mediating role of self-efficacy in the relationship between depression and medication adherence among older patients with hypertension. The data were collected from October to December 2014. A total of 255 older patients with hypertension were assessed using the Geriatric Depression Scale, the Self-efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use Scale, and the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185311/the-association-between-hope-and-mortality-in-homebound-elders
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Andrea Q Zhu, Christine Kivork, Linh Vu, Meenakshi Chivukula, Joanna Piechniczek-Buczek, Wei Qiao Qiu, Mkaya Mwamburi
OBJECTIVE: Despite high rates of mortality and depression, there is limited knowledge of how depressive symptoms, especially feeling of hopefulness, affect mortality in the homebound elderly. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from a community sample of 1034 adults, age 60 years and older. The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale was used to evaluate the mood symptoms and feeling of hopefulness at baseline. The death data were collected within an 8-year follow-up period...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179386/cognitive-impairment-and-depressive-symptoms-coexisting-in-an-elderly-man
#18
Ruziana Masiran, Nicholas Tze Ping Pang
We report a case of a man aged 67 years presenting with recent depressive symptoms and paranoid ideations in addition to 1-year cognitive impairment. He has vascular risk factors and family history of memory loss. An episode of depression 2 decades ago resolved spontaneously but was followed by occupational decline. On mental state examination, he denied having depressed mood, hallucinations or delusions, but there were prominent word-finding difficulties and impaired attention and concentration.
February 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177060/temporomandibular-disorders-in-elderly-individuals-the-influence-of-institutionalization-and-sociodemographic-factors
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Nélia de Medeiros Sampaio, Mario Cezar Oliveira, Adriana de Oliveira Ortega, Lydia de Brito Santos, Técia Daltro Borges Alves
Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in the non-institutionalized and institutionalized elderly population of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 307 subjects over 60 years old of both genders, where 80 are institutionalized and 227 are non-institutionalized. The evaluation of TMD signs and symptoms was performed using the Fonseca Anamnestic Index (IAF) as to sociodemographic, systemic and otological factors...
February 6, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173881/the-needs-of-older-people-with-mental-health-problems-in-a-portuguese-psychiatric-setting
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Joaquim Passos, Aníbal Fonte, Cláudia Camila Dias, Lia Fernandes
BACKGROUND: This study aims to identify met and unmet needs, according to the patient, the carer and the staff, and their relationship with socio-demographic and clinical characteristics in elderly people with mental health problems. METHODS: A sample of 306 elderly patients ≥65 years, of both sexes, diagnosed with mental illness (ICD-10 criteria), was recruited from inpatient/outpatient settings in a Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, in northern Portugal...
February 8, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
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