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Rani Polak, Marie Dacey, Edward M Phillips
INTRODUCTION: Sub-optimal nutrition is a leading factor in all-cause mortality, the preponderance of non-communicable chronic diseases, and various health conditions that are treated by physiatrists, such as stroke and musculoske-letal disorders. Furthermore, patients with chronic pain have a high prevalence of nutritional deficiencies, and malnutrition has been associated with limited rehabilitation outcomes in elderly patients with hospital-associated deconditioning. Thus, physiatrists may find it valuable to include nutrition in their patient services...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098050/dairy-food-supplementation-may-reduce-malnutrition-risk-in-institutionalised-elderly
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Sandra Iuliano, Shirley Poon, Xiaofang Wang, Minh Bui, Ego Seeman
Malnutrition in institutionalised elderly increases morbidity and care costs. Meat and dairy foods are high-quality protein sources so adequate intakes may reduce malnutrition risk. We aimed to determine whether inadequate intakes of meat and dairy foods contribute to malnutrition in institutionalised elderly. This cross-sectional study involved 215 elderly residents (70·2 % females, mean age 85·8 years) from twenty-one aged-care facilities in Melbourne, Australia. Dietary intake was assessed using observed plate waste...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065635/meals-enhancing-nutrition-after-discharge-findings-from-a-pilot-randomized-controlled%C3%A2-trial
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David R Buys, Anthony D Campbell, Alice Godfryd, Kellie Flood, Elizabeth Kitchin, Meredith L Kilgore, Sally Allocca, Julie L Locher
BACKGROUND: After older adults experience episodes of poor health or are hospitalized, they may not return to premorbid or prehospitalization eating behaviors. Furthermore, poor nutrition increases hospital readmission risk, but evidence-based interventions addressing these risks are limited. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study's objective was to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial assessing a post-discharge home-delivered meal program's impact on older adults' nutritional intake and hospital readmissions and to assess patient acceptability and satisfaction with the program...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060439/factors-associated-with-unexpected-admissions-and-mortality-among-low-functioning-older-patients-receiving-home-medical-care
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Hiroyuki Umegaki, Atushi Asai, Shigeru Kanda, Keiko Maeda, Takuya Shimojima, Hideki Nomura, Masafumi Kuzuya
AIM: The need for and availability of home medical care for elderly patients with limitations in terms of access to medical facilities has been increasing. We investigated the association between low function, malnutrition, dementia and multicomorbidity with patient prognosis, focusing on unexpected hospital admissions and mortality in elderly non-cancer patients receiving home care. METHODS: The study included 124 Japanese patients receiving home medical care in the form of regular visits from doctors and nurses for physical and/or mental disability...
January 6, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033185/use-of-the-body-composition-monitor-for-fluid-status-measurements-in-elderly-malnourished-subjects
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David F Keane, Kim Bowra, Kathryn Kearney, Elizabeth Lindley
Most haemodialysis (HD) patients are able to finish dialysis at or below the normally hydrated weight determined using the body composition monitor (BCM). However, a minority become symptomatic when they are still fluid overloaded based on BCM-measured overhydration (OH). Malnourished patients frequently fall into this group, suggesting that they may have OH that is inaccessible to ultrafiltration. To isolate any effect of malnutrition on BCM-measured OH from those relating to renal failure, OH measurements for twenty elderly subjects with normal renal function who were classified as malnourished were compared with an age-matched cohort with no known nutritional issues...
December 26, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002918/the-correlation-between-preoperative-levels-of-albumin-and-tlc-and-mortality-in-patients-with-femoral-neck-fracture
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F Niccolai, P D Parchi, A Vigorito, G Pasqualetti, F Monzani, M Lisanti
A femoral neck fracture in an elderly patient often represents a major challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon who has to face not only the fracture, but also all the multiple issues related to age. Among others, malnutrition has been recognised as an important factor associated with severe aggravation in these patients. One-hundred-and-forty-seven patients were enrolled to investigate the use of two markers of patient nutritional status, i.e. serum albumin level and total leukocyte count (TLC), as predictors of mortality in the elderly patient suffering from proximal femur fracture...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000247/investigation-of-nutritional-status-using-the-mini-nutritional-assessment-short-form-and-analysis-of-the-relevant-factors-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-tumour
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Ayaka Yanagi, Mai Murase, Yuka I Sumita, Hisashi Taniguchi
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to reveal the nutritional status of patients after head and neck tumour treatment by using the Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA-SF) and to analyse the factors affecting nutritional status in patients with head and neck tumour. BACKGROUND: Elderly patients with loss of teeth and maxillary/mandibular bone due to head and neck tumour treatment could be at high risk of malnutrition. However, there are few reports on the nutritional status of these patients...
December 20, 2016: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999848/trajectories-of-nutritional-status-and-cognitive-impairment-among-older-taiwanese-with-hip-fracture
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H P Wang, J Liang, L M Kuo, C Y Chen, Y I L Shyu
OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the trajectories of nutritional status and cognitive impairment and their correlation among older Taiwanese over 1 year after hip-fracture surgery. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from a clinical trial evaluating the effects of three types of post-discharge care for 292 older hip-fracture patients (age >60 years). MEASUREMENTS: Nutritional status was assessed by the Mini Nutritional Assessment before and 1, 3, 6, 12 months after hospital discharge...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999846/comparison-of-nutritional-status-in-the-elderly-according-to-living-situations
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O Kucukerdonmez, S Navruz Varli, E Koksal
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the nutritional status of elderly individuals living alone and with their families. PARTICIPANTS AND METHOD: The sample of the study included 872 elderly individuals who agreed to participate in the study, were aged 65 or over, and lived in Ankara. The data were gathered from a survey, using face-to-face interviews. The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) was used in evaluating each individual's nutrition. RESULTS: The rate of malnutrition in the study population was 5% while the malnutrition risk was 67%...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974307/a-foodservice-approach-to-enhance-energy-intake-of-elderly-subacute-patients-a-pilot-study-to-assess-impact-on-patient-outcomes-and-cost
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Jorja Collins, Judi Porter, Helen Truby, Catherine E Huggins
BACKGROUND: effective strategies are required to support the nutritional status of patients. OBJECTIVES: to evaluate a foodservice nutrition intervention on a range of participant outcomes and estimate its cost. DESIGN: parallel controlled pilot study. SETTING: subacute hospital ward. SUBJECTS: all consecutively admitted adult patients were eligible for recruitment under waiver of consent. METHODS: the intervention was a modified hospital menu developed by substituting standard items with higher energy options...
December 14, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960210/community-acquired-pneumonia-in-latin-america
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Hernán A Iannella, Carlos M Luna
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Poverty, socioeconomic factors, and malnutrition influence the incidence and outcome of CAP in LAC. In LAC, Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most frequent microorganism responsible for CAP, (incidence: 24-78%); the incidence of atypical microorganisms is similar to other regions of the world. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a growing problem in the LAC region, with the Caribbean being the second most affected area worldwide after Sub-Saharan Africa...
December 2016: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957349/a-case-of-buccal-abscess-from-an-impacted-wisdom-tooth-in-an-elderly-person-with-malnutrition
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Yuki Kojima, Mizuha Kojima, Kazuhiro Sakaguchi, Yutaka Sakaguchi
We report a case of buccal abscess caused by an impacted wisdom tooth in an extremely elderly person with malnutrition. The patient was a 94-year-old man, who complained that he had found it hard to open his mouth and that his cheek had been swollen for the previous 2 weeks. He had a shallow oral wound caused by an improperly fitting denture; however, the wound became infected. We performed incisional drainage of the abscess under local anesthesia. The swelling disappeared and he was able to open his mouth 55 mm...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928120/effect-of-long-term-proton-pump-inhibitor-therapy-on-nutritional-status-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients
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Mariko Nakamichi, Hidetaka Wakabayashi
The purpose was to investigate the association between proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy and nutritional status in elderly hospitalized patients. Participants were 190 elderly patients admitted to the long-term care wards, convalescence rehabilitation wards, and community integrated care wards in January 2015. Nutritional status was assessed using the mini nutritional assessment short-form (MNA-SF). The PPI use group was compared with the PPI non-use group regarding nutrition status. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine whether the period of PPI therapy was associated independently with malnutrition following adjustment for covariates including gender, age, and serum albumin level...
2016: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885226/association-between-the-nutritional-status-and-the-severity-of-sarcopenia-among-community-dwelling-elderly-japanese-people
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Satsuki Komai, Yutaka Watanabe, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Hunkyung Kim, Ayako Edahiro, Hisashi Kawai, Hideyo Yoshida, Shuichi Obuchi, Yayoi Tanaka, Hirohiko Hirano
AIM: To investigate the association between nutritional evaluation indices (body mass index, albumin, and weight loss) and sarcopenia severity among community-dwelling elderly people in Japan. METHODS: The subjects consisted of 758 community-dwelling elderly people ≥65 years of age, categorized into two groups by based on Operation of long life medical care system (medical care system for elderly in the latter stage of life), the cut-off value for age used was 75...
2016: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874939/health-status-correlates-of-malnutrition-in-the-polish-elderly-population-results-of-the-polsenior-study
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R Krzyminska-Siemaszko, J Chudek, A Suwalska, M Lewandowicz, M Mossakowska, R Kroll-Balcerzak, B Wizner, S Tobis, K Mehr, K Wieczorowska-Tobis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze health-related factors associated with poor nutritional status (PNS) of a representative group of Polish older people, based on data from the PolSenior project (the first nation-wide study of Polish senior citizens). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nutritional status was assessed in 3751 community-dwelling older people (1770 females, mean age: 77.4±8.0 years) using the Mini Nutritional Assessment - Short Form. Elements of comprehensive geriatric assessment (cognitive and mood screening), selected medical data were analyzed in relation to the nutritional status...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831968/poor-nutrition-status-and-lumbar-spine-fusion-surgery-in-the-elderly-readmissions-complications-and-mortality
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Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Khaled Kebaish, Christopher I Shaffrey, Daniel M Sciubba, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, A Jay Khanna, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database review. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the medical and surgical risks associated with elective lumbar spine fusion surgery in patients with poor pre-operative nutritional status and to assess how nutritional status alters length of stay and readmission rates. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There has been recent interest in quantifying the increased risk of complications caused by frailty, an important consideration in elderly patients that is directly related to comorbidity burden...
November 9, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809580/treating-malnutrition-in-the-community
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Merceline Dera, Diane Woodham
Malnutrition is a clinical and public health problem. It has adverse effects on the physical and psycho-social wellbeing of individuals by predisposing to disease, negatively affecting its outcome and reducing the likelihood of independence. An estimated 3 million people in the UK are affected by malnutrition, most of whom live in the community ( BAPEN, 2011 ). Despite the scale of this problem, it remains under-detected, under-treated, underresourced and often overlooked by those involved in the care of at risks individuals such as the elderly...
November 2, 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793116/the-incidence-presentation-outcomes-risk-of-mortality-and-economic-data-of-drug-induced-liver-injury-from-a-national-database-in-thailand-a-population-base-study
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Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk, Kittiyod Poovorawan, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Wirichada Pan-Ngum, Kamthorn Phaosawasdi
BACKGROUND: Toxic liver diseases are mainly caused by drug-induced liver injury (DILI). We assessed incidences and outcomes of DILI including associated factors for mortality. METHODS: We performed a population-based study of hospitalized patients with DILI. Information was retrieved from the Nationwide Hospital Admission Data using ICD-10 code of toxic liver diseases (K71) and additional codes (T36-T65). The associated factors were analyzed with log-rank test, univariate and multiple cox regression analysis...
October 28, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791228/mini-nutritional-assessment-and-mortality-after-hip-fracture-surgery-in-the-elderly
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J van Wissen, M F M van Stijn, H J Doodeman, A P J Houdijk
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture surgery in elderly patients is associated with a poor postoperative outcome and a high mortality. Malnutrition is a frequent problem in elderly patients and may be associated with mortality after hip fracture surgery. The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is a valuable tool to identify malnourished patients and those at risk for malnutrition. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between the preoperative MNA score and mortality after surgery for hip fractures in elderly patients...
2016: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779822/frailty-is-a-major-related-factor-for-at-risk-of-malnutrition-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Shu-Fang Chang
PURPOSE: We investigated the relationships among geriatric syndrome, physiological functions, and body composition in community-dwelling older people with varying nutritional statuses. Other factors correlated with nutritional status in community-dwelling older people were also explored. BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization has initiated preventive programs for addressing malnutrition. However, few studies have focused on the correlations among geriatric syndrome, physiological functions, and body composition in older people at risk of malnutrition...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
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