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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138901/-which-factors-are-associated-with-the-use-of-potentially-inadequate-medications-pim-in-the-elderly-results-from-the-german-health-interview-and-examination-survey-degs1
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Heinz G Endres, Petra Kaufmann-Kolle, Hildtraud Knopf, Petra A Thürmann
BACKGROUND: Recent studies demonstrate a relationship between the prescription of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) for patients 65 years or older and an increased risk for adverse events, in particular hospitalisations. The RKI conducted DEGS1-Survey ("German health interview and examination survey for adults") provides a representative sample of the target population to identify determinants for PIM use. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine characteristics of older persons in Germany, who currently use PIM, and if there are subpopulations among older persons with a particularly high PIM use...
November 14, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131369/photobiomodulation-for-traumatic-brain-injury-and-stroke
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REVIEW
Michael R Hamblin
There is a notable lack of therapeutic alternatives for what is fast becoming a global epidemic of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Photobiomodulation (PBM) employs red or near-infrared (NIR) light (600-1100nm) to stimulate healing, protect tissue from dying, increase mitochondrial function, improve blood flow, and tissue oxygenation. PBM can also act to reduce swelling, increase antioxidants, decrease inflammation, protect against apoptosis, and modulate microglial activation state. All these mechanisms of action strongly suggest that PBM delivered to the head should be beneficial in cases of both acute and chronic TBI...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128435/association-between-obesity-and-self-reported-sleep-duration-variability-sleep-timing-and-age-in-the-japanese-population
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Nobuo Sasaki, Saeko Fujiwara, Hidehisa Yamashita, Ryoji Ozono, Yuko Monzen, Kazushi Teramen, Yasuki Kihara
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the association between obesity and sleep habits, including bedtime, wake-up time, and sleep duration variability over a week. METHODS: We analyzed 9289 participants in this study. Following a health examination, each participant self-reported their sleep habits using a standardized 19-item questionnaire. High sleep duration variability was defined as sleep varying ≥3h of the difference between the longest and shortest sleep durations reported over a week-long period...
November 8, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126351/the-factors-associated-with-geriatric-depression-in-rural-china-stratified-by-household-structure
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Fengfeng Gong, Dongdong Zhao, Yuanyuan Zhao, Shanshan Lu, Zhenzhong Qian, Yehuan Sun
Depressive symptoms and empty nest phenomenon of rural elderly people are both important public health issues, which should not be ignored. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of depressive symptoms and related factors of the empty nest elderly in rural China. We recruited 3182 eligible subjects and gathered data by face-to-face interview. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to explore the related factors of depressive symptoms. The present study showed that the prevalence of depressive symptoms significantly differed between empty nest old adults and non-empty nesters (24...
November 10, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125327/obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-affects-amyloid-burden-in-cognitively-normal-elderly-a-longitudinal-study
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Ram A Sharma, Andrew W Varga, Omonigho M Bubu, Elizabeth Pirraglia, Korey Kam, Ankit Parekh, Margaret Wohlleber, Margo D Miller, Andreia Andrade, Clifton Lewis, Samuel Tweardy, Maja Buj, Po L Yau, Reem Sadda, Lisa Mosconi, Yi Li, Tracy Butler, Lidia Glodzik, Els Fieremans, James S Babb, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Shou E Lu, Sandra G Badia, Sergio Romero, Ivana Rosenzweig, Nadia Gosselin, Girardin Jean-Louis, David M Rapoport, Mony J de Leon, Indu Ayappa, Ricardo S Osorio
RATIONALE: Recent evidence suggests that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) may be a risk factor for developing Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease. However, how sleep apnea affects longitudinal risk for Alzheimer's disease is less well understood. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that there is an association between severity of OSA and longitudinal increase in amyloid burden in cognitively normal elderly. METHODS: Data was derived from a 2-year prospective longitudinal study that sampled community-dwelling healthy cognitively normal elderly...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120929/risk-factors-for-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression-and-failure-to-rescue-a-review
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Kapil Gupta, Arun Prasad, Mahesh Nagappa, Jean Wong, Lusine Abrahamyan, Frances Chung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The primary objective of this review is to identify the risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) in the postoperative period. RECENT FINDINGS: In the postoperative period, OIRD has often been reported resulting in morbidity and mortality. The risk factors which predispose surgical patients to increased risk of OIRD are not clearly defined. A literature search was performed for adult surgical patients who were prescribed opioids during their hospital stay and any available reports on postoperative respiratory depression/respiratory events...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106815/high-dose-glucocorticoids-treatment-does-not-induce-severe-hyperglycemia-in-young-patients-with-autoimmune-diseases-by-cgms
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Ying Zhou, Yan Zhao, Tao Yuan, Nan Jiang, Yingyue Dong, Yunjiao Yang, Li Wang, Jiuliang Zhao, Le Min, Weigang Zhao
INTRODUCTION: High-dose glucocorticoids (HDG) are used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Glucocorticoids-induced hyperglycemia (GIH) is often described in elderly patients. In young patients with autoimmune diseases, however, the risk for GIH has not been well characterized. METHODS: Twenty-four inpatients (median age 32 years (interquatile range 25-42)) with exacerbations of autoimmune diseases, receiving 1-2mg/kg/day prednisone or equivalent methylprednisone, were recruited...
November 6, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097299/the-study-of-neurocognitive-outcomes-radiological-and-retinal-effects-of-aspirin-in-sleep-apnoea-rationale-and-methodology-of-the-snore-asa-study
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Stephanie Alison Ward, Elsdon Storey, Robyn L Woods, Garun S Hamilton, Ryo Kawasaki, Andrew L Janke, Matthew T Naughton, Fergal J O'Donoghue, Rory Wolfe, Tien Y Wong, Christopher M Reid, Walter P Abhayaratna, Nigel Stocks, Ruth Trevaks, Sharyn Fitzgerald, Lauren A B Hodgson, Liubov Robman, Barbara Workman, John J McNeil
PURPOSE: Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is highly prevalent in older adults. Increasing evidence links SDB to the risk of dementia, mediated via a number of pathways, some of which may be attenuated by low-dose aspirin. This study will evaluate, in a healthy older cohort, the prospective relationship between SDB and cognitive function, changes in retinal and cerebral microvasculature, and determine whether low-dose aspirin ameliorates the effects of SDB on these outcomes over 3years...
October 30, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096225/effects-of-16-weeks-of-pilates-on-health-perception-and-sleep-quality-among-elderly-women
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V S Curi, J Vilaça, A N Haas, H M Fernandes
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of 16 weeks of mat-based Pilates training on health perception and sleep quality among elderly women. A randomized and controlled trial was conducted in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, in 2015, in which 61 healthy older women were divided into two groups: experimental group (EG; n=31, average of 64.25 years old, SD 0.14) and control group (CG; n=30, average of 63.75 years old, SD 0.08). The EG participants performed mat-based Pilates exercises twice a week in 60-min sessions, whereas the CG did not train...
October 30, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079870/-sleep-disorders-in-the-elderly-importance-in-geriatrics
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REVIEW
Helmut Frohnhofen, Nikolaus Netzer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077624/correlates-of-a-recent-history-of-disabling-low-back-pain-in-community-dwelling-older-persons-the-pain-in-the-elderly-painel-study
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Luciana A C Machado, Joana U Viana, Sílvia L A da Silva, Flávia G P Couto, Liliane P Mendes, Paulo H Ferreira, Manuela L Ferreira, João M D Dias, Rosângela C Dias
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlates of a recent history of disabling low back pain (LBP) in older persons. METHODS: The PAINEL Study was derived from the FIBRA Network Study. Data were collected through face-to-face/telephone interviews and clinical examination. A series of logistic regressions assessed associations between a recent history of disabling LBP and sociodemographic, physical/lifestyle and psychological factors. RESULTS: Of the 378 community-dwelling elders included in the study (age 75...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065953/lemborexant-a-dual-orexin-receptor-antagonist-dora-for-the-treatment-of-insomnia-disorder-results-from-a-bayesian-adaptive-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Patricia Murphy, Margaret Moline, David Mayleben, Russell Rosenberg, Gary Zammit, Kate Pinner, Shobha Dhadda, Quan Hong, Luigi Giorgi, Andrew Satlin
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To identify dose(s) of lemborexant that maximize insomnia treatment efficacy while minimizing next-morning residual sleepiness and evaluate lemborexant effects on polysomnography (PSG) measures (sleep efficiency [SE], latency to persistent sleep [LPS], and wake after sleep onset [WASO]) at the beginning and end of treatment. METHODS: Adults and elderly subjects with insomnia disorder per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition were enrolled in a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Bayesian, adaptive, parallel-group study, receiving lemborexant (1, 2...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062575/novel-combined-training-approach-improves-sleep-quality-but-does-not-change-body-composition-in-healthy-elderly-women-a-preliminary-study
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Thiago Matheus da Silva Sousa, Bruno Rodrigues, Marco Carlos Uchida, Olivia de Moraes Ruberti, Paulo Adriano Schwingel, Tânia Maria Gaspar Novais, Paula de Lourdes Lauande Oliveira, Fabiano de Jesus Furtado Almeida, Janaína Oliveira Bentivi Pulcherio, Bruno Bavaresco Gambassi
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a novel combined training protocol on sleep quality and body composition of healthy elderly women. The study sample consisted of 8 sedentary elderly individuals with mean (±SD) of 67 (±8) years of age, 96.0 (±7.8) mg/dL fasting blood glucose, 94.4 (±36.1) mg/dL triglycerides, 179.1 (±22.4) mg/dL total cholesterol, 57.2 (±15.7) mg/dL high-density lipoprotein (HDL), 103.1 (±25.2) mg/dL low-density lipoprotein (LDL), 125.3 (±8.4) mmHg systolic blood pressure, and 72...
2017: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060177/mhealth-tools-for-monitoring-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-at-home-proof-of-concept
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Miguel A Camara, Yolanda Castillo, Dolores Blanco-Almazan, Luis Estrada, Raimon Jane
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that affects mainly the adult and elderly population. Due to the high percentage of patients who remain undiagnosed and untreated because of limitations of current diagnosis methods, the management of OSA is an important social, scientific and economic problem that will be difficult to be assumed by health systems. On the other hand, smartphone platforms (mHealth systems) are being considered as an innovative solution, thanks to the integration of the essential sensors to obtain clinically relevant parameters in the same device or in combination with wireless wearable devices...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060175/characterization-of-microphones-for-snoring-and-breathing-events-analysis-in-mhealth
#15
Yolanda Castillo, Miguel A Camara, Dolores Blanco-Almazan, Raimon Jane
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders, especially in elderly population. Despite its high prevalence and severe consequences, most patients remain undiagnosed due to serious limitations on the existing equipment. Efforts are being done to find cost-effective alternatives and mHealth solutions could play a key role. One promising approach in this context is the acoustic analysis of snoring. The sensor it requires is a microphone, which is widely available in different models and even integrated in smartphones...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060174/characterization-of-a-tooth-microphone-coupled-to-an-oral-appliance-device-a-new-system-for-monitoring-osa-patients
#16
Yolanda Castillo, Dolores Blanco-Almazan, James Whitney, Barry Mersky, Raimon Jane
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent chronic disease, especially in elderly and obese populations. Despite constituting a serious health, social and economic problem, most patients remain undiagnosed and untreated due to limitations in current equipment. In this work, we propose a novel method to diagnose OSA and monitor therapy adherence and effectiveness at home in a non-invasive and inexpensive way: combining acoustic analysis of breathing and snoring sounds with oral appliance therapy (OA)...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058628/effect-of-strength-training-on-sleep-apnea-severity-in-the-elderly-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Roberto Pacheco da Silva, Denis Martinez, Pedro Lopez, Eduardo Lusa Cadore
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs due to sleep-induced upper airway muscle relaxation resulting in increased pharyngeal collapsibility. Clinical trials have shown a favorable effect of exercise training on OSA severity in middle-aged adults. Aging is characterized by motor-unit loss. Force training may affect the whole body muscle tone. We hypothesize that interventions increasing muscle strength might propagate to motor units at the abductor pharyngeal muscles, reducing collapsibility and, hence, sleep apnea severity in elderly patients with obstructive sleep apnea...
October 23, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047351/lifestyle-factors-are-significantly-associated-with-the-locomotive-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Manabu Akahane, Shingo Yoshihara, Akie Maeyashiki, Yasuhito Tanaka, Tomoaki Imamura
BACKGROUND: The Japanese Orthopedic Association first proposed the concept of "locomotive syndrome" in 2007. It refers to circumstances in which elderly people need nursing care services or are at high risk of requiring such services within a short time. Recently, the public health burden of providing nursing care for elderly individuals has increased. Therefore, locomotive syndrome, and the means of preventing it, are a major public health focus in Japan. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships of lifestyle factors, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, sleep duration, and dental health, with locomotive syndrome...
October 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042892/modest-improvement-of-untreated-severe-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-the-middle-aged-and-elderly
#19
Hong Jun Jeon, Young Rong Bang, Soyeon Jeon, Tae Young Lee, Hye Youn Park, In-Young Yoon
OBJECTIVE: It has been reported that untreated sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) deteriorates over time, however this remains contentious. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the clinical course of SDB in middle-aged and older SDB patients, and to identify how relevant factors contribute to the change in SDB severity. METHODS: Baseline and follow-up polysomnographic data of 56 untreated SDB patients (mean age, 61.2±5.71) were obtained retrospectively and the mean interval was 62...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042180/idiopathic-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-in-the-elderly-spanish-community-a-primary-care-center-study-with-a-two-stage-design-using-video-polysomnography
#20
Montserrat Pujol, Jesús Pujol, Tomás Alonso, Araceli Fuentes, Mercè Pallerola, Jovita Freixenet, Ferran Barbé, Manel Salamero, Joan Santamaría, Alex Iranzo
OBJECTIVE: To examine the presence and characteristics of idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (IRBD) in a representative Caucasian sample from the elderly community of Lleida, Spain, attending primary care centers. METHODS: Participants were individuals aged 60 years or older who underwent routine visits in two primary care centers. They underwent a two-stage study; a validated screening single question for IRBD diagnosis (RBD1Q) followed by, in those who endorsed positive answer, clinical assessment by a neurologist plus video-polysomnography (V-PSG)...
August 24, 2017: Sleep Medicine
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