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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542707/-urinary-tract-infection-requiem-for-a-heavyweight
#1
Thomas E Finucane
"Urinary tract infection" ("UTI") is an ambiguous, expansive, overused diagnosis that can lead to marked, harmful antibiotic overtreatment. "Significant bacteriuria," central to most definitions of "UTI," has little significance in identifying individuals who will benefit from treatment. "Urinary symptoms" are similarly uninformative. Neither criterion is well defined. Bacteriuria and symptoms remit and recur spontaneously. Treatment is standard for acute uncomplicated cystitis and common for asymptomatic bacteriuria, but definite benefits are few...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539034/-the-short-term-outcome-and-safety-of-laparoscopic-colorectal-cancer-resection-in-very-elderly-patients
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Won Beom Jung, Jin Yong Shin, Byoung Jo Suh
Background/Aims: Due to the recent increase in elderly population, laparoscopic surgery is more frequently performed in the elderly. This study aimed to compare the short-term outcomes of laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery between the very elderly group (VEG), categorized as those with age over 80 years and the elderly group (EG), categorized as those with age 65 to 79 years. Methods: We retrospectively compared 48 very elderly patients with 96 elderly patients (1:2 matched) who underwent laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancers at our institution between March 2010 and December 2014...
May 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538964/effect-of-a-modified-hospital-elder-life-program-on-delirium-and-length-of-hospital-stay-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-surgery-a-cluster-randomized-clinical-trial
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Cheryl Chia-Hui Chen, Hsiu-Ching Li, Jin-Tung Liang, I-Rue Lai, Jerry Dwi Trijoyo Purnomo, Yi-Ting Yang, Been-Ren Lin, John Huang, Ching-Yao Yang, Yu-Wen Tien, Chiung-Nien Chen, Ming-Tsan Lin, Guan-Hua Huang, Sharon K Inouye
Importance: Older patients undergoing abdominal surgery commonly experience preventable delirium, which extends their hospital length of stay (LOS). Objective: To examine whether a modified Hospital Elder Life Program (mHELP) reduces incident delirium and LOS in older patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cluster randomized clinical trial of 577 eligible patients enrolled 377 older patients (≥65 years of age) undergoing gastrectomy, pancreaticoduodenectomy, and colectomy at a 2000-bed urban medical center in Taipei, Taiwan, from August 1, 2009, through October 31, 2012...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532896/healing-of-fracture-nonunions-treated-with-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-lipus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Ross Leighton, J Tracy Watson, Peter Giannoudis, Costas Papakostidis, Andrew Harrison, R Grant Steen
INTRODUCTION: Bone fractures fail to heal and form nonunions in roughly 5% of cases, with little expectation of spontaneous healing thereafter. We present a systematic review and meta-analysis of published papers that describe nonunions treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS). METHODS: Articles in PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, AMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases were searched, using an approach recommended by the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies (MINORS), with a Level of Evidence rating by two reviewers independently...
May 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525512/parecoxib-supplementation-to-morphine-analgesia-decreases-incidence-of-delirium-in-elderly-patients-after-hip-or-knee-replacement-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dong-Liang Mu, Da-Zhi Zhang, Dong-Xin Wang, Geng Wang, Chun-Jing Li, Zhao-Ting Meng, Ya-Wei Li, Chao Liu, Xue-Ying Li
BACKGROUND: Severe pain and high-dose opioids are both associated with increased risk of postoperative delirium. The authors investigated whether parecoxib-supplemented IV morphine analgesia could decrease the incidence of delirium in elderly patients after total hip or knee replacement surgery. METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind, 2-center trial, patients of 60 years or older who underwent elective total hip or knee replacement surgery were assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive either parecoxib (40 mg at the end of surgery and then every 12 hours for 3 days) or placebo (normal saline)...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514964/help-problems-in-executing-a-pragmatic-randomized-stepped-wedge-trial-on-the-hospital-elder-life-program-to-prevent-delirium-in-older-patients
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Noor Heim, Henk F van Stel, Roelof G Ettema, Roos C van der Mast, Sharon K Inouye, Marieke J Schuurmans
BACKGROUND: A pragmatic, stepped wedge trial design can be an appealing design to evaluate complex interventions in real-life settings. However, there are certain pitfalls that need to be considered. This paper reports on the experiences and lessons learned from the conduct of a cluster randomized, stepped wedge trial evaluating the effect of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) in a Dutch hospital setting to prevent older patients from developing delirium. METHODS: We evaluated our trial which was conducted in eight departments in two hospitals in hospitalized patients aged 70 years or older who were at risk for delirium by reflecting on the assumptions that we had and on what we intended to accomplish when we started, as compared to what we actually realized in the different phases of our study...
May 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508776/development-and-validation-of-a-multivariable-prediction-model-for-the-occurrence-of-delirium-in-hospitalized-gerontopsychiatry-and-internal-medicine-patients
#7
Diether Kramer, Sai Veeranki, Dieter Hayn, Franz Quehenberger, Werner Leodolter, Christian Jagsch, Günter Schreier
Delirium is an acute confusion condition, which is common in elderly and often misdiagnosed in hospitalized patients. Early identification and prevention of delirium could reduce morbidity and mortality rates in those affected and reduce hospitalization costs. We have developed and validated a multivariate prediction model that predicts delirium and gives an early warning to physicians. A large set of patient electronic medical records have been used in developing the models. Classical learning algorithms have been used to develop the models and compared the results...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498176/effectiveness-of-haloperidol-prophylaxis-in-critically-ill-patients-with-a-high-risk-of-delirium-a-systematic-review
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Eduardo Santos, Daniela Cardoso, Hugo Neves, Madalena Cunha, Manuel Rodrigues, João Apóstolo
BACKGROUND: Delirium is associated with increased intensive care unit and hospital length of stay, prolonged duration of mechanical ventilation, unplanned removal of tubes and catheters, and increased morbidity and mortality. Prophylactic treatment with low-dose haloperidol may have beneficial effects for critically ill patients with a high risk of delirium. OBJECTIVES: To identify the effectiveness of haloperidol prophylaxis in critically ill patients with a high risk for delirium...
May 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497575/recognition-of-delirium-in-postoperative-elderly-patients-a-multicenter-study
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Tianne Numan, Mark van den Boogaard, Adriaan M Kamper, Paul J T Rood, Linda M Peelen, Arjen J C Slooter
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate to what extent delirium experts agree on the diagnosis of delirium when independently assessing exactly the same information and to evaluate the sensitivity of delirium screening tools in routine daily practice of clinical nurses. DESIGN: Prospective observational longitudinal study. SETTING: Three medical centers in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: Elderly postoperative adults (n = 167). MEASUREMENTS: A researcher examined participants daily (Postoperative Day 1-3) for delirium using a standardized cognitive assessment and interview including the Delirium Rating Scale Revised-98 as global impression without any cut-off values that was recorded on video...
May 12, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494898/the-effect-of-desflurane-versus-propofol-anesthesia-on-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-obese-patients-undergoing-total-knee-replacement-a-randomized-controlled-double-blinded-clinical-trial
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Pedro Tanaka, Stuart Goodman, Barbara R Sommer, William Maloney, James Huddleston, Hendrikus J Lemmens
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate the incidence of delirium, wake-up times and early post-operative cognitive decline in one hundred obese elderly patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. DESIGN: Prospective randomized trial. SETTINGS: Operating room, postoperative recovery area, hospital wards. PATIENTS: 100 obese patients (ASA II and III) undergoing primary total knee replacement under general anesthesia with a femoral nerve block catheter...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489775/effects-of-nimodipine-on-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-under-general-anesthesia-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ya-Nan Li, Qi Zhang, Chun-Ping Yin, Yang-Yang Guo, Shu-Ping Huo, Liang Wang, Qiu-Jun Wang
Nimodipine is a clinical commonly used calcium antagonistscan lowering the apoptosis rate of hippocampal neuron to reduce the incidence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). This study was designed to evaluate the effects of nimodipine on postoperative delirium in elderly under general anesthesia.Sixty patients shceduced spine surgery under general anesthesia were randomly assigned into 2 groups using a random number table: control group (Group C) and nimodipine group (Group N). In Group N, nimodipine 7...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475720/developing-an-algorithm-for-optimizing-care-of-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma
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Patrick M Flanigan, Arman Jahangiri, Ruby Kuang, Albert Truong, Sarah Choi, Alvin Chou, Annette M Molinaro, Michael W McDermott, Mitchel S Berger, Manish K Aghi
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients with glioblastoma have an especially poor prognosis; optimizing their medical and surgical care remains of paramount importance. OBJECTIVE: To investigate patient and treatment characteristics of elderly vs nonelderly patients and develop an algorithm to predict elderly patients' survival. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 554 patients (mean age = 60.8; 42.0% female) undergoing first glioblastoma resection or biopsy at our institution (2005-2011)...
May 5, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465805/pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-post-operative-cognitive-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Maria Pappa, Nikolaos Theodosiadis, Andreas Tsounis, Pavlos Sarafis
Cognitive disorders common in the post-operative period, are the post-operative delirium (POD) and the post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) does not mention POCD as a separate disease entity, and thus little is known about the pathogenesis of this disorder. The aim of this study was to review, detect and highlight the most important data cited, regarding pathogenesis mechanisms and treatment of the post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD)...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421731/intraoperative-dexmedetomidine-sedation-reduces-the-postoperative-agitated-behaviour-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-orthopaedic-surgery-compared-to-the-propofol-sedation-a-retrospective-analysis-of-855-patients
#14
Hyun-Jung Shin, Bon-Wook Koo, Seung-Uk Bang, Jin-Hee Kim, Jung-Won Hwang, Sang-Hwan DO, Hyo-Seok Na
BACKGROUND: Postoperative agitation or confusion is one of the symptoms of hyperactive delirium in elderly patients. We retrospectively evaluated the incidence of postoperative abnormal psychomotor behaviour in elderly surgical patients according to the use of different intraoperative sedative agents: dexmedetomidine vs. propofol. METHODS: The medical records of 855 elderly patients, who underwent orthopaedic surgery with regional anaesthesia between July 2012 and September 2015, were divided into two groups-the dexmedetomidine group (n=263) and the propofol group (n=592)-and evaluated...
April 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400963/psychiatry-and-the-geriatric-syndromes-creating-constructive-interfaces
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EDITORIAL
Simon Thacker, Mike Skelton, Rowan Harwood
Integrating mental and physical healthcare is difficult to achieve because of professional and organisational barriers. Psychiatrists recognise the problems resulting from fragmentation of services and want continuity of care for patients, but commissioning and service structures perpetuate these problems. One way forward may be to follow the syndromic model employed by geriatricians as a means of avoiding over-emphasis on diagnosis above the pragmatics of implementing multi-component, coordinated care. Commissioners need to be made aware of the overlap and complementarity of skills possessed by old age psychiatry and geriatric medicine to create joint services for people vulnerable to dementia and delirium...
April 2017: BJPsych Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385485/occupational-therapy-for-delirium-management-in-elderly-patients-without-mechanical-ventilation-in-an-intensive-care-unit-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Evelyn A Álvarez, Maricel A Garrido, Eduardo A Tobar, Stephanie A Prieto, Sebastian O Vergara, Constanza D Briceño, Francisco J González
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 25, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383293/peripheral-nerve-block-as-a-supplement-to-light-or-deep-general-anesthesia-in-elderly-patients-receiving-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Bin Mei, Hanning Zha, Xiaolong Lu, Xinqi Cheng, Shishou Cheng, Xuesheng Liu, Yuanhai Li, Erwei Gu
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve block combined with general anesthesia is a preferable anesthesia method for elderly patients receiving hip arthroplasty. The depth of sedation may influence patient recovery. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the influence of peripheral nerve blockade and different intraoperative sedation levels on the short-term recovery of elderly patients receiving total hip arthroplasty. METHODS: Patients aged 65 years and older undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized into three groups: a general anesthesia without lumbosacral plexus block group, and two general anesthesia plus lumbosacral plexus block groups, each with a different level of sedation (light or deep)...
April 5, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382266/impact-of-lifestyle-diseases-on-postoperative-complications-and-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Sang Seok Jeong, Pil Jo Choi, Jung Hoon Yi, Sung Sil Yoon
BACKGROUND: The influence of lifestyle diseases on postoperative complications and long-term survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine whether lifestyle diseases were significant risk factors of perioperative and long-term surgical outcomes in elderly patients with stage I NSCLC. METHODS: Between December 1995 and November 2013, 110 patients aged 65 years or older who underwent surgical resection of stage I NSCLC at Dong-A University Hospital were retrospectively studied...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378081/laparoscopy-assisted-distal-gastrectomy-is-feasible-also-for-elderly-patients-aged-80-years-and-over-effectiveness-and-long-term-prognosis
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Motohira Yoshida, Shigehiro Koga, Kei Ishimaru, Yuji Yamamoto, Yusuke Matsuno, Satoshi Akita, Jun Kuwabara, Kazufumi Tanigawa, Yuji Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients usually have concurrent ailments, and the safety and effectiveness of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for these patients have been controversial. This study aimed to evaluate whether laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy is safe and effective for elderly patients aged 80 years and over, as well as to clarify their long-term prognosis. METHODS: A total of 31 patients aged 80 years and over who underwent LADG in our hospital were retrospectively reviewed...
April 4, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360251/the-incidence-of-delirium-after-cardiac-surgery-in-the-elderly-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Yulin Liao, Joseph H Flaherty, Jirong Yue, Yanyan Wang, Chuanyao Deng, Ling Chen
INTRODUCTION: Delirium is one of the most common complications after cardiac surgery in the elderly. Future studies aimed at preventing postoperative delirium will need an accurate estimate of incidence. However, there are no available systematic reviews on the incidence, and reports of incidence of postoperative delirium after a cardiac operation vary widely with significant heterogeneity. Therefore, we aim to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the most accurate incidence possible of postoperative delirium in individuals aged >65 years after cardiac surgery...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Open
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