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Pierre Soubeyran, Catherine Terret, Carine Bellera, Franck Bonnetain, Olivier Saint Jean, Angéline Galvin, Camille Chakiba, Marie-Dominique Zwolakowski, Simone Mathoulin-Pélissier, Muriel Rainfray
BACKGROUND: In the general geriatric population, programs linking geriatric evaluation with interventions are effective for improving functional status and survival of the patients. Whether or not these interventions improve health related quality of life (HRQoL) or overall survival (OS) in older patients with cancer is not yet clear. Indeed, randomized data on the effect of such interventions on survival and HRQoL are rare and conflicting. We describe the rationale and design of a phase III multicenter trial aimed at assessing the efficacy of geriatric intervention in the management of elderly patients with cancer...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cancer
G Liotta, F Orfila, M Vollenbroek-Hutten, R Roller-Winsberger, M Illario, D Musian, S Alvino, R O'Caoimh, A Cano, W Molloy, G Iaccarino, M C Marazzi, M C Inzerilli, O Madaro, C Paul, P Csonka, A C Vince, E Menditto, M Maggio, P Scarcella, F Gilardi, F Lucaroni, P Abete, V Girardi, R Barra, L Palombi
Aim of this paper is to describe the protocol of the study "Impact of a Community-based Program on Prevention and Mitigation of Frailty in community-dwelling older adults" developed in the framework of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. This proposal has been developed by the Partnership Action groups on frailty, fall prevention and polypharmacy in older. The proposal wants to assess the impact of community-based programs aimed to counteract three main outcomes related to frailty: hospitalization, institutionalization and death...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
John N Morris, Elizabeth P Howard, Knight R Steel
BACKGROUND: The concept of frailty, a relative state of weakness reflecting multiple functional and health domains, continues to receive attention within the geriatrics field. It offers a summary of key personal characteristics, providing perspective on an individual's life course. There have been multiple attempts to measure frailty, some focusing on physiologic losses, others on specific diseases, disabilities or health deficits. Recently, multidimensional approaches to measuring frailty have included cognition, mood and social components...
November 21, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
Giovanni Pulignano, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Samuele Baldasseroni, Francesco Bedogni, Giovanni Cioffi, Ciro Indolfi, Francesco Romeo, Adriano Murrone, Francesco Musumeci, Alessandro Parolari, Leonardo Patanè, Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Annalisa Mongiardo, Carmen Spaccarotella, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Giuseppe Musumeci
Aortic stenosis is one the most frequent valvular diseases in developed countries, and its impact on public healthcare resources and assistance is increasing. A substantial proportion of elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis is frequently not eligible for surgery because of advanced age, frailty and multiple comorbidities. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) enables the treatment of very elderly patients at high or prohibitive surgical risk considered ineligible for surgery and with an acceptable life expectancy...
September 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
R Stauder, B Eichhorst, M Hamaker, K Kaplanov, V Morrison, A Österborg, I Poddubnaya, J A Woyach, T Shanafelt, L Smolej, L Ysebaert, V Goede
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) mainly affects older people: the median age at diagnosis is above seventy years. Elderly patients with CLL are heterogeneous with regard both to the biology of their disease and aging. Following the diagnosis of CLL in an elderly individual, careful risk assessment is essential when treatment options are evaluated. This includes not only clinical staging and evaluation of disease-specific prognostic biomarkers such as 17p deletion and TP53 mutation, but also of comorbidities, physical capacity, nutritional status, cognitive capacity, ability to perform activities of daily living, and social support...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
V Giantin, C Falci, E De Luca, E Valentini, M Iasevoli, P Siviero, S Maggi, B Martella, G Crepaldi, S Monfardini, E Manzato
: The Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment (MGA) is currently used for assessing geriatric oncological patients, but a new prognostic index - the Multidimensional Prognostic Index (MPI) - has a demonstrated prognostic value in cancer patients too. The present work was designed to compare the MPI and MGA as predictors of 12-month mortality. 160 patients ≥70 years old with locally-advanced or metastatic solid cancers consecutively joining our Geriatric Oncology Program were administered a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment to calculate their MGA and MPI scores...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
G A A Rebagliati, L Sciumè, P Iannello, A Mottini, A Antonietti, V A Caserta, V Gattoronchieri, Lorenzo Panella, Camilla Callegari
Hip fracture is common in the elderly and it is usually associated with comorbidities and physiological changes which may have an impact on functioning and quality of life. The concept of resilience may explain why this impact varies among patients. The aim of this open, prospective cohort study was to explore the relationships between resilience, frailty and quality of life in orthopedic rehabilitation patients, and also to assess whether these factors might affect rehabilitation outcome. Eighty-one patients, older than 60 years, underwent a multidisciplinary assessment at the beginning and at the end of the rehabilitation period following orthopedic surgery to the lower limb...
July 2016: Functional Neurology
Giuseppe Liotta, Rónán O'Caoimh, Francesco Gilardi, Maria Grazia Proietti, Gennaro Rocco, Rosaria Alvaro, Paola Scarcella, D William Molloy, Stefano Orlando, Sandro Mancinelli, Leonardo Palombi, Alessandro Stievano, Maria Cristina Marazzi
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The prevalence of frailty is expected to increase worldwide in parallel with demographic ageing. Despite this, little is known about the prevalence in different populations particularly community-based samples. This cross-sectional study evaluates the prevalence of frailty in a community-dwelling older adult population and describes a methodology to plan community-based interventions. METHODOLOGY: A random sample of 1331 older adults, resident in the Lazio-Region of Italy, were screened by trained public health nurses (PHNs) by administering a validated questionnaire (the Functional Geriatric Evaluation questionnaire)...
January 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Marielle Bolano, Cyrus Ahalt, Christine Ritchie, Irena Stijacic-Cenzer, Brie Williams
Distressing symptoms are associated with poor function, acute care use, and mortality in older adults. The number of older jail inmates is increasing rapidly, prompting calls to develop systems of care to meet their healthcare needs, yet little is known about multidimensional symptom burden in this population. This cross-sectional study describes the prevalence and factors associated with distressing symptoms and the overlap between different forms of symptom distress in 125 older jail inmates in an urban county jail...
November 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lorenzo M Donini, Eleonora Poggiogalle, Alessio Molfino, Aldo Rosano, Andrea Lenzi, Filippo Rossi Fanelli, Maurizio Muscaritoli
INTRODUCTION: Malnutrition plays a major role in clinical and functional impairment in older adults. The use of validated, user-friendly and rapid screening tools for malnutrition in the elderly may improve the diagnosis and, possibly, the prognosis. The aim of this study was to assess the agreement between Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA), considered as a reference tool, MNA short form (MNA-SF), Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST), and Nutrition Risk Screening (NRS-2002) in elderly institutionalized participants...
October 1, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Naheed Rajabali, Darryl Rolfson, Sean M Bagshaw
Frailty is a clearly emerging theme in acute care medicine, with obvious prognostic and health resource implications. "Frailty" is a term used to describe a multidimensional syndrome of loss of homeostatic reserves that gives rise to a vulnerability to adverse outcomes after relatively minor stressor events. This is conceptually simple, yet there has been little consensus on the operational definition. The gold standard method to diagnose frailty remains a comprehensive geriatric assessment; however, a variety of validated physical performance measures, judgement-based tools, and multidimensional scales are being applied in critical care, cardiology, and cardiac surgery settings, including open cardiac surgery and transcatheter aortic value replacement...
September 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
E Damier, E Chidlovskii, B Bertrand, V M Dang, G Vanzetto, P Couturier
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a treatment for high-risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. The aim of the study is to assess results of comprehensive geriatric assessment before TAVI and geriatrician advices about TAVI procedure feasibility. We report one-year outcomes after TAVI procedure. METHODS: All patients who underwent comprehensive geriatric assessment in geriatric day hospital before TAVI were prospectively included in Grenoble...
September 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
H Talasz, M Gosch, M Kofler, M Lechleitner
INTRODUCTION: Voiding disorders are a common problem in elderly people. The highest incidence and prevalence occurs in female patients with a high level of dependency and cognitive impairments. AIM: The aim of the study was to define the correlation between the presence of voiding disorders and age-related functional deficits in hospitalized elderly patients within the framework of a comprehensive geriatric assessment. This is of utmost importance for planning adequate further diagnostic and therapeutic measures...
July 6, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Maurizio Gallucci, Manuela Mazzetto, Pierpaolo Spagnolo, Maria Aricò, Cristina Bergamelli, Maria Grazia Oddo, Giovanni Gallo, Paola Astolfo, Enrico Di Giorgi, Nicola Vanacore
Dementia is one of the most disabling health conditions in older people. Increasing attention is paid to the preclinical phase of dementia and to the prevention programs to reduce the number of patients in the future. Aims of the current study are: a) to present Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) as a heterogeneous risk factor and to expose the relationship between cognitive impairment and lifestyles such as physical activity, Mediterranean diet, reading and socialization; b) to present a model, called "Camminando e leggendo… ricordo" (CLR), as a practical experience of secondary prevention aimed at MCI older people...
April 2016: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Müzeyyen Çiyiltepe, Özgül Akın Şenkal
BACKGROUND: Although voice therapy is commonly used as an initial treatment for geriatric dysphonia, its role in the treatment for different organic voice disorder is less defined. AIMS: The goal of this study was to investigate dysphonia and therapy modalities in this cohort. METHODS: This study analyzes the demographics, Voice Handicap Index questionnaires, and acoustic voice measures including fundamental frequency, jitter and shimmer by using Kay Elemetrics Computerized Speech Lab Multidimensional voice program which were obtained in all patients before and after treatment...
June 20, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
L M Gutiérrez-Robledo, J A Avila-Funes
Traditionally, frailty has been understood as a biological syndrome associated with bad health-related outcomes. However, nowadays there are no universally accepted diagnostic criteria for this syndrome, much less studies approaching it from a non-biological framework. Some previous work has been able to highlight social factors as important features implicated in the development of this entity, and are now recognized as relevant to understand frailty. However, research in this field is still limited. It seems clear that social factors, often ignored in the medical context, might represent risk factors for the development of this geriatric syndrome...
2012: Journal of Frailty & Aging
Salvatore Battaglia, Alida Benfante, Mario Spatafora, Nicola Scichilone
KEY POINTS: Asthma in the elderly can be difficult to identify due to modifications of its clinical features and functional characteristics.Several comorbidities are associated with asthma in the elderly, and this association differs from that observed in younger patients.In clinical practice, physicians should treat comorbidities that are correlated with asthma (i.e. rhinitis or gastro-oesophageal reflux), assess comorbidities that may influence asthma outcomes (i.e. depression or cognitive impairment) and try to prevent comorbidities related to -'drug-associated side-effects (i...
March 2016: Breathe
Anna Maria Mello, Giulia Paroni, Julia Daragjati, Alberto Pilotto
Studies on populations at different ages have shown that after birth, the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota composition keeps evolving, and this seems to occur especially in old age. Significant changes in GI microbiota composition in older subjects have been reported in relation to diet, drug use and the settings where the older subjects are living, that is, in community nursing homes or in a hospital. Moreover, changes in microbiota composition in the old age have been related to immunosenescence and inflammatory processes that are pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the pathways of frailty...
2016: Digestive Diseases
E Liuu, P Caillet, H Curé, N Anfasi, L De Decker, F Pamoukdjian, F Canouï-Poitrine, P Soubeyran, E Paillaud
Scientific societies recommend the implementation of a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in cancer patients aged 70 and older. The EGA is an interdisciplinary multidimensional diagnostic process seeking to assess the frail older person in order to develop a coordinated plan of treatment and long-term follow-up. Identification of comorbidities and age-induced physiological changes that may increase the risk of anticancer treatment toxicities is essential to better assess the risk-benefit ratio in elderly cancer patients...
July 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Fabio Agusta, Salvatore Battaglia, Alida Benfante, Mario Spatafora, Nicola Scichilone
Asthma in older populations is characterized by frequent comorbid conditions, which increase the risk of side effects and of detrimental interactions between respiratory and non-respiratory drugs. These observations lead to the need to manage asthma in older populations by applying a multidimensional assessment and a multidisciplinary treatment; therefore, we favor the use of the 'geriatric' term to define asthma in the elderly. Geriatric asthma is a complex disease, which may not necessarily imply that it is also complicated, although the two conditions may often coexist...
July 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
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