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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633440/low-alanine-aminotransferase-levels-in-the-elderly-frailty-disability-sarcopenia-and-reduced-survival
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Umberto Vespasiani-Gentilucci, Antonio De Vincentis, Luigi Ferrucci, Stefania Bandinelli, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Antonio Picardi
Background: Although low alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels have been associated with poor outcomes in the elderly, the determinants subtending this association have been poorly explored. To gain insight into this topic, we analyzed data from a prospective population-based database (InCHIANTI study) in which frailty, disability, sarcopenia and pyridoxine levels were systematically assessed. Methods: Data are from 765 participants aged >65 years (mean age 75...
June 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633404/agreement-between-35-published-frailty-scores-in-the-general-population
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Gloria A Aguayo, Anne-Françoise Donneau, Michel T Vaillant, Anna Schritz, Oscar H Franco, Saverio Stranges, Laurent Malisoux, Michèle Guillaume, Daniel R Witte
In elderly populations, frailty is associated with higher mortality risk. Although many frailty scores (FS) have been proposed, no single score is considered the gold standard. We aimed to evaluate the agreement between a wide range of FS in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Through a literature search, we identified 35 FS that could be calculated in ELSA wave 2 (2004-2005). We examined agreement between each frailty score and the mean of 35 FS, using a modified Bland-Altman model and Cohen's kappa (κ)...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628498/earlier-physical-therapy-input-is-associated-with-a-reduced-length-of-hospital-stay-and-reduced-care-needs-on-discharge-in-frail-older-inpatients-an-observational-study
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Peter J Hartley, Victoria L Keevil, Ledia Alushi, Rebecca L Charles, Eimear B Conroy, Patricia M Costello, Becki Dixon, Aida M Dolinska-Grzybek, Diana Vajda, Roman Romero-Ortuno
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pressures on hospital bed occupancy in the English National Health Service have focused attention on enhanced service delivery models and methods by which physical therapists might contribute to effective cost savings, while retaining a patient-centered approach. Earlier access to physical therapy may lead to better outcomes in frail older inpatients, but this has not been well studied in acute National Health Service hospitals. Our aim was to retrospectively study the associations between early physical therapy input and length of hospital stay (LOS), functional outcomes, and care needs on discharge...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625932/frailty-in-elderly-a-brief-review
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Maturin Tabue-Teguo, Nadine Simo, Magali Gonzalez-Colaço Harmand, Matteo Cesari, Jose-Alberto Avila-Funes, Catherine Féart, Hélène Amiéva, Jean-François Dartigues
The identification of frail older persons is a public health priority. Frailty is defined as an extreme vulnerability of the organism to endogenous and exogenous stressors, a syndrome that exposes the individual at higher risk of negative health-related outcomes as well as a transition phase between successful aging and disability. The theoretical concept of frailty is largely agreed, its practical translation still presents some limitations due to the existence of multiple tools and operational definition...
June 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614455/absence-of-association-between-frailty-index-and-survival-in-elderly-brazilians-the-fibra-study
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Alexandre Alves Pereira, Flávia Silva Arbex Borim, Anita Liberalesso Neri
In Brazil, the frailty index has not been evaluated previously for its capacity to predict mortality in community-dwelling elderly. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the association between frailty index and mortality in the elderly. This was a prospective study consisting of data from the FIBRA Network-2008-2009 in Campinas, São Paulo State, with information on community-dwelling older adults from the urban area and through the Mortality Information System. Comparisons and statistical associations were performed with the following tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis, chi-square, and Cox regression with 95% confidence intervals...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613287/geriatric-syndromes-and-not-cardiovascular-risk-factors-are-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-among-mexican-community-dwelling-elderly-with-type-2-diabetes
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Omar Yaxmehen Bello-Chavolla, Carlos Alberto Aguilar-Salinas, José Alberto Avila-Funes
BACKGROUND: The association of cognitive impairment and type 2 diabetes has been consistently shown in several studies, yet its association with geriatric syndromes has not been fully explored. OBJECTIVE: To study the correlates of cognitive impairment among community-dwelling elderly with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 135 diabetic persons aged 70 years or older participating in the Coyoacán Cohort Study in Mexico City...
May 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603896/dietary-pattern-associated-with-frailty-results-from-nutrition-and-health-survey-in-taiwan
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Yen-Li Lo, Yao-Te Hsieh, Li-Lin Hsu, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Hsing-Yi Chang, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Ching-Yu Chen, Wen-Harn Pan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether dietary patterns are associated with frailty phenotypes in an elderly Taiwanese population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (NAHSIT), 2014-2016. PARTICIPANTS: Noninstitutionalized Taiwanese nationals aged 65 years and older enrolled in the NAHSIT (N = 923). MEASUREMENTS: Dietary intake was assessed using a 79-item food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ)...
June 12, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601218/-edmonton-frail-scale-in-colombian-older-people-comparison-with-the-fried-criteria
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Jairo Uriel Ramírez Ramírez, Miguel Oswaldo Cadena Sanabria, Miguel Enrique Ochoa
INTRODUCTION: The Edmonton Frailty Scale was developed in Alberta (Canada). It has been applied in different scenarios, such as acute units, day hospitals, and outpatient care. There are no studies published describing the usefulness of this scale in Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study and secondary diagnostic test analysis was designed with the objective of studying the criterion validity of the Edmonton Frail Scale using Fried's frailty criteria as standard...
June 7, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593447/predictors-of-near-term-fracture-in-osteoporotic-women-aged-%C3%A2-65%C3%A2-years-based-on-data-from-the-study-of-osteoporotic-fractures
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D Weycker, J Edelsberg, R Barron, M Atwood, G Oster, D B Crittenden, A Grauer
Using data from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF), several clinical characteristics predictive of near-term (1-year) risk of hip and non-vertebral fracture among elderly osteoporotic women were identified, and a subset of those for hip fracture was incorporated into a risk assessment tool. Additional research is needed to validate study findings. INTRODUCTION: While several risk factors are known to contribute to long-term fracture risk in women with osteoporosis, factors predicting fracture risk over a shorter time horizon, such as over a 1-year period, are less well-established...
June 7, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590832/association-of-the-modified-frailty-index-with-adverse-outcomes-after-penile-prosthesis-implantation
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Khaled Madbouly, Dulaim AlHajeri, Mohamad Habous, Saleh Binsaleh
OBJECTIVES: To investigate frailty as a predictor of surgical outcome in elderly patients undergoing penile prosthesis implantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 54 elderly patients, above 60 years of age, underwent penile prosthesis implantation between 2012 and 2014. Their data were collected and retrospectively analyzed. A modified frailty index (mFI) was calculated for each patient based on 11 risk factors from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging Frailty Index...
June 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583470/insights-into-the-current-management-of-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-in-the-ontario-primary-care-setting
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Graydon S Meneilly, Lori D Berard, Alice Y Y Cheng, Peter J Lin, Lori MacCallum, Ross T Tsuyuki, Jean-François Yale, Nahal Nasseri, Jean-François Richard, Lianne Goldin, Anatoly Langer, Mary K Tan, Lawrence A Leiter
OBJECTIVE: The Goal Oriented controL of Diabetes in the Elderly populatioN (GOLDEN) Program assessed the management of older persons with type 2 diabetes in Canadian primary care. METHODS: Data were extracted from the records of 833 consecutively identified persons 65 years of age or older who had type 2 diabetes and were taking 1 antihyperglycemic agent or more; they were managed by 64 physicians from 36 Ontario clinics. RESULTS: More than half (53%) had glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels of 7...
June 2, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581675/concurrent-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-bladder-cancer-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Mark C Korpics, Alec M Block, Brendan Martin, Courtney Hentz, Ellen R Gaynor, Elizabeth Henry, Matthew M Harkenrider, Abhishek A Solanki
BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to compare the overall survival (OS) of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) versus radiotherapy (RT) alone in elderly patients (those aged ≥80 years) with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). METHODS: Patients aged ≥80 years with cT2-4, N0-3, M0 transitional cell MIBC who were treated with curative RT (60-70 Gray) or CCRT were identified in the National Cancer Data Base. Univariable and multivariable frailty survival analyses, as well as 1-to-1 propensity score matching, were used to isolate the association between CCRT and OS...
June 5, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579766/effects-of-multi-domain-interventions-in-pre-frail-elderly-on-frailty-functional-and-cognitive-status-a-systematic-review
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Lenore Dedeyne, Mieke Deschodt, Sabine Verschueren, Jos Tournoy, Evelien Gielen
BACKGROUND: Frailty is an aging syndrome caused by exceeding a threshold of decline across multiple organ systems leading to a decreased resistance to stressors. Treatment for frailty focuses on multi-domain interventions to target multiple affected functions in order to decrease the adverse outcomes of frailty. No systematic reviews on the effectiveness of multi-domain interventions exist in a well-defined frail population. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to determine the effect of multi-domain compared to mono-domain interventions on frailty status and score, cognition, muscle mass, strength and power, functional and social outcomes in (pre)frail elderly (≥65 years)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574881/the-relationship-between-frailty-and-the-subjective-decision-to-conduct-a-goals-of-care-discussion-with-burned-elders
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Tarik D Madni, Paul A Nakonezny, Steven E Wolf, Bellal Joseph, M Jane Mohler, Jonathan B Imran, Audra Clark, Brett A Arnoldo, Herb A Phelan
Best practices are to conduct an early discussion of goals of care (GoC) after injury in the elderly, but this intervention is inconsistently applied. We hypothesized that a frail appearance was a factor in the decision to conduct a GoC discussion after thermal injury. A retrospective review was performed of all burn survivors aged ≥ 65 years at our ABA-verified level 1 burn center between April 02, 2009, and December 30, 2014. Demographic information included age, gender, mechanism of injury, percentage TBSA burned, revised Baux score, patient/physician racial discordance, documented GoC discussion (as defined within the electronic medical record), length of stay (LOS), and disposition...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567524/patterns-of-care-and-survival-for-elderly-acute-myeloid-leukemia-challenges-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Abhishek A Mangaonkar, Mrinal M Patnaik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a disease of the elderly, with a median age of diagnosis in the sixth decade of life. Mortality has declined over the last few years, but this impact is apparent only in the young, fit AML population. Outcomes for the elderly remain poor, with less than 20% 5-year overall survival rates. Hence, there is an unmet need to identify treatment strategies to maximize benefit in this age group. RECENT FINDINGS: Elderly AML is a difficult entity to treat due to both disease and patient-related factors...
May 31, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566447/management-of-endocrine-disease-l-thyroxine-replacement-therapy-in-the-frail-elderly-a-challenge-in-clinical-practice
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Rosaria Maddalena Ruggeri, Francesco Trimarchi, Bernadette Biondi
The number of elderly people, mostly over 85 years (the "oldest old"), is increasing worldwide. As a consequence, accompanying morbidity and disability have been increasing, and frailty, defined as an age-related condition of decline of physiological reserves and vulnerability, represents an emerging problem. Caring for older frail people may represent a challenge, since the elderly differ significantly from younger adults in terms of comorbidity, polypharmacy, pharmacokinetics and greater vulnerability to adverse drug reactions...
May 31, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561149/-preoperative-evaluation-and-arrangements-the-elderly-patient
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Cynthia Olotu-Steffen, Simone Gurlit, Rainer Kiefmann
With a constantly growing portion of elderly within our population and the advances of modern medicine, surgery on aged and very aged patients has become a daily hospital routine. Due to the physical and mental features of ageing these patients face special perioperative risks. They display a higher rate of complications, morbidity and cognitive deficits which might in the end lead to persisting need of care. Even in the healthy elderly, most organ functions are "physiologically" instable or deficient and the homeostasis of health and disease is fragile...
May 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560893/physical-fitness-and-frailty-syndrome-in-institutionalized-older-women
#18
Guilherme Furtado, Miguel Patrício, Marisa Loureiro, Ana Maria Teixeira, José Pedro Ferreira
Associations between frailty and physical-functional fitness (PFF) indicators in frail women over 65 years of age remain largely unexplored. This study analyzed the relationship between frailty syndrome (FS) and PFF indicators and assessed how the latter might predict the former. Participants were 119 elderly women (81.96 ± 7.89 years) recruited from four social and healthcare centers. PFF was assessed through muscle strength tests of upper and lower limbs, endurance, agility-dynamic balance, flexibility, and body composition...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556518/low-hba1c-level-is-associated-with-severity-of-frailty-in-japanese-elderly-diabetic-patients
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Ikumi Yanagita, Yuya Fujihara, Terumi Eda, Misuzu Tajima, Kazue Yonemura, Tomoko Kawajiri, Noriko Yamaguchi, Hideko Asakawa, Yukiko Nei, Yumi Kayashima, Mihoko Yoshimoto, Yuichi Kitajima, Mayumi Harada, Yuhei Araki, Syoji Yoshimoto, Eiji Aida, Toshihiko Yanase, Hajime Nawata, Kazuo Muta
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Previously, a study using a narrowly defined (physical base) frailty scale reported that both good and bad (U-shaped curve) HbA1c levels were frailty risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, no such studies have demonstrated this in Japan. We aimed to evaluate the frailty risk factors including HbA1c in elderly Japanese patients with T2DM using a broadly defined (both physical and psychosocial base) frailty scale, the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS)...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550996/web-based-health-interventions-for-family-caregivers-of-elderly-individuals-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Marina B Wasilewski, Jennifer N Stinson, Jill I Cameron
BACKGROUND: For the growing proportion of elders globally, aging-related illnesses are primary causes of morbidity causing reliance on family members for support in the community. Family caregivers experience poorer physical and mental health than their non-caregiving counterparts. Web-based interventions can provide accessible support to family caregivers to offset declines in their health and well-being. Existing reviews focused on web-based interventions for caregivers have been limited to single illness populations and have mostly focused on the efficacy of the interventions...
July 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
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