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Aileigh Kay, Jason B Coe, Ian Young, David Pearl
Millions of companion animals are relinquished to shelters each year. For each dog entering, their characteristics and the characteristics of the shelter holding him/her influence their time to adoption. Using a Cox proportional hazards frailty model, these issues were explored using data from 31 shelters within the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter system. Results indicated that surrender reason, age, original source, coat color, breed, human population density of the shelter location, and year the nonhuman animal entered the shelter significantly influenced time to adoption...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: JAAWS
Ana María Rosas Hernández, Sergio Alejandre Carmona, Javier Enrique Rodríguez Sánchez, Maria Victoria Castell Alcalá, Ángel Otero Puime
AIM: Identify the population over 70 year's old treated in primary care who should participate in a physical exercise program to prevent frailty. Analyze the concordance among 2criteria to select the beneficiary population of the program. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: Primary Care. PARTICIPANTS: Elderly over 70 years old, living in the Peñagrande neighborhood (Fuencarral district of Madrid) from the Peñagrande cohort, who accepted to participate in 2015 (n = 332)...
March 16, 2018: Atencion Primaria
Pamela S Roberts, Manoj Goud, Harriet Udin Aronow, Richard V Riggs
Frailty is a complex and growing phenomenon facing healthcare providers throughout the continuum of care. Frailty is not well understood in post-acute care (PAC) settings. The purpose of this scoping review was to summarize current evidence of frailty impact on outcomes and frailty mitigation initiatives in PAC. Three major publication databases were searched from January 2000-June 2017 that identified 18 articles specifically addressing frailty in PAC. Three themes were identified: scales used to measure frailty; factors that led to an adverse outcome or diagnosis of frailty; and interventions to address frailty in PAC...
March 14, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Taiki Sugimoto, Takashi Sakurai, Rei Ono, Ai Kimura, Naoki Saji, Shumpei Niida, Kenji Toba, Liang-Kung Chen, Hidenori Arai
Since the operational definition of "cognitive frailty" was first proposed in 2013 by the International Academy of Nutrition and Aging and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, several studies have been carried out using this cognitive frailty model. In this review, we examined the available clinical and epidemiological evidence for cognitive frailty. Despite its low prevalence (1.0-1.8%) in the community setting, cognitive frailty has been associated with a high risk of disability, poor quality of life, and death; while cognitive frailty appears to be associated with a high risk of dementia, there is no clear evidence for this association...
March 12, 2018: Ageing Research Reviews
Hyuma Makizako, Hiroyuki Shimada, Takehiko Doi, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Ryo Hotta, Sho Nakakubo, Keitaro Makino, Sangyoon Lee
Social frailty domains may play an important role in preventing physical decline and disability. The aim of this study is to examine the impact of social frailty as a risk factor for the future development of physical frailty among community-dwelling older adults who are not yet physically frail. A total of 1226 physically non-frail older adults were analyzed to provide a baseline. Participants completed a longitudinal assessment of their physical frailty 48 months later. Their baseline social frailty was determined based on their responses to five questions, which identified participants who went out less frequently, rarely visited friends, felt less like helping friends or family, lived alone and did not talk to another person every day...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Graziano Onder, Davide L Vetrano, Alessandra Marengoni, J Simon Bell, Kristina Johnell, Katie Palmer
Chronic diseases are considered to be major determinants of frailty and it could be hypothesized that their treatment may counteract the development of frailty. However, the hypothesis that intensive treatment of chronic diseases might reduce the progression of frailty is poorly supported by existing studies. In contrast, some evidence suggests that intensive treatment of chronic diseases may increase negative health outcomes in frail older adults. In particular, if treatment of symptoms related to chronic diseases (i...
March 8, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Louise S van Galen, Daisy Vedder, Tom Boeije, Wilma Jansen, Nieke E Mullaart-Jansen, Donald L van der Peet, Ralph K L So, Prabath W B Nanayakkara
BACKGROUND: Although unscheduled readmissions are increasingly being used as a quality indicator, only few readmission studies have focused on surgical patient populations. METHODS: An observational study "CURIOS@" was performed at three centers in the Netherlands. Readmitted patients and treating doctors were surveyed to assess the discharge process during index admission and their opinion on predictability and preventability of the readmission. Risk factors associated with predictability and preventability as judged by patients and their doctor were identified...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
William King, Arron Lacey, James White, Daniel Farewell, Frank Dunstan, David Fone
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in England fell by 36% between 2000 and 2007 and it is estimated that approximately 50% of the fall was due to improved treatment uptake. Marked socio-economic inequalities in CHD mortality in the United Kingdom (UK) remain, with higher age-adjusted rates in more deprived groups. Inequalities in the persistence of medication for primary and secondary prevention of CHD may contribute to the observed social gradient and we investigated this possibility in the population of Wales (UK)...
2018: PloS One
Haruo Hanyu
There is a wide range of potentially modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and dementia, including cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, sleep-apnea syndrome), psychosocial factors (e.g., depression), health behaviors (e.g., low level of physical or mental activity, smoking status), and head trauma. In the elderly, weight loss associated with frailty and sarcopenia is another risk factor for dementia. Recent epidemiological studies have shown that the prevalence of dementia has declined in the US and European countries during the last 20 years...
March 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
Yan Zhang, Kai-Uwe Saum, Ben Schöttker, Bernd Holleczek, Hermann Brenner
Survival predictors are of potential use for informing on biological age and targeting prevention of aging-related morbidity. We assessed associations of 2 novel methylomic survival indicators, a methylation-based mortality risk score (MRscore) and the epigenetic clock-derived age acceleration (AA), with a well-known survival predictor, frailty index (FI), and compared the 3 indicators in mortality prediction. In a large population-based cohort with 14-year follow-up, we found both MRscore and AA to be independently associated with FI, but the association was much stronger for MRscore than for AA...
March 6, 2018: Aging
Qin Zhang, Huanyu Guo, Haifeng Gu, Xiaohong Zhao
Background: Frailty associated with aging increases the risk of falls, disability, and death. We investigated gender-associated factors for frailty. Methods: Data of 3,079 geriatric subjects were retrieved from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2010 database. After excluding 1,126 subjects with missing data on frailty, medical history and survival, data of 1,953 patients were analyzed. Main endpoints were frailty prevalence, mortality rates and causes of death...
2018: PeerJ
Fan Yang, Qing-Wei Chen
We assessed the frailty status of inpatients and analyzed the factors influencing frailty status to explore the reasons for frailty and identify feasible intervention strategies.A total of 1494 geriatric patients aged ≥60 years were recruited as subjects. All patients were hospitalized between September 2014 and August 2015 in the internal medicine units of 3 hospitals in Chongqing and Zunyi in the southwestern area of China. Patients' frailty status was evaluated using the Phenotype of Frailty scale, via face-to-face interviews coupled with physical examinations using simple equipment...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Koki Yamaguchi, Tatsuya Hirase, Tetsuji Koizumi, Sigeru Inoguchi
AIM: Efforts to improve the treatment of frail elderly patients in acute care hospitals are urgently needed because a low physical activity level due to hospitalization is reported to be associated with a risk of disability. The aim of this study was to clarify the characteristics of frail elderly patients in acute care hospitals. METHODS: We assessed 198 elderly patients who were admitted to acute care hospitals. The factors that were evaluated included the presence of frailty, the age, gender, and nutritional status of the patients, and complications that developed during hospitalization...
2018: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
V Rochira, L Antonio, D Vanderschueren
Male osteoporosis is now a well-recognized medical disorder with established clinical guidelines for both diagnosis and management. Prevention as well as management of osteoporosis in men consulting the andrological outpatient clinic because of low testosterone, however, is not well established. This gap of knowledge is-at least partly-explained by the controversy with respect to the threshold of testosterone needed for skeletal maintenance. However, testosterone deficiency may be clearly associated with bone loss as well as frailty in men...
March 2, 2018: Andrology
Jie Li, Dongdong Zhao, Bao Dong, Dandan Yu, Qiongqiong Ren, Jian Chen, Qirong Qin, Peng Bi, Yehuan Sun
AIM: The frailty index is used to measure the health status of older individuals. However, its association with self-neglect, social support and sociodemographic characteristics of older adults is underexplored. The purpose of the present study was to explore such associations among the rural older adults in Anhui Province of China, and to provide scientific evidence for policy-makers to improve the health and well-being of older adults in rural China. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was undertaken among 3048 older adults in rural China...
March 1, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
Adrian Parke, Mark Griffiths, Julie Pattinson, David Keatley
Background To inform clinical treatment and preventative efforts, there is an important need to understand the pathways to late-life gambling disorder. Aims This study assesses the association between age-related physical health, social networks, and problem gambling in adults aged over 65 years and assesses the mediating role of affective disorders in this association. Methods The sample comprised 595 older adults (mean age: 74.4 years, range: 65-94 years; 77.1% female) who were interviewed using a structured questionnaire to assess physical frailty, geriatric pain, loneliness, geriatric depression, geriatric anxiety, and problem gambling...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Margo Fingeret, Peter Vollenweider, Pedro Marques-Vidal
PURPOSE: To assess the cross-sectional and longitudinal association between self-reported vitamin C + E dietary supplementation and markers of grip strength and frailty in community-dwelling Swiss adults. METHODS: Population-based study including 3277 participants (1722 women) aged 40-80 years at baseline. The associations between vitamin C + E dietary supplementation and grip strength were examined cross-sectionally and after a follow-up of 5.2 years on average...
February 26, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
K Motokawa, Y Watanabe, A Edahiro, M Shirobe, M Murakami, T Kera, H Kawai, S Obuchi, Y Fujiwara, K Ihara, Y Tanaka, H Hirano
Providing older person individuals with an appropriate intervention at the time of frailty onset is important to prevent the progression of the condition and the need for long-term care. However, the proper timing of starting nutritional and dietary interventions for frail older person subjects has not been fully elucidated. Therefore, in this cross-sectional study, we aimed to clarify the association between frailty and dietary variety among older persons in Japan. We surveyed sex, age, body height, body weight, body mass index, serum albumin level, dietary variety, and nutritional intake indexes in 747 community-dwelling older person individuals who underwent a comprehensive health examination in October 2014...
2018: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
Hirsh D Trivedi, Elliot B Tapper
Cirrhosis is associated with debilitating complications that significantly impact on a patient's physical function and reduce quality of life. Owing to highly prevalent sarcopenia, malnutrition and hepatic encephalopathy, functional impairment or frailty is a common complication of cirrhosis. Frailty in turn increases the patient's risk of hospitalization, accidental falls and fractures, and death. The management of frailty and its associated adverse effects is imperative in improving the overall prognosis of patients with advanced liver disease...
February 2018: Gastroenterology Report
Stef Brinkman, Trudy Voortman, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Frank J A van Rooij, M Arfan Ikram, Fernando Rivadeneira, Oscar H Franco, Josje D Schoufour
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the associations of four individual lifestyle factors with frailty. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data from 11,539 participants of the Rotterdam Study, a population-based cohort, running from 1990 till now. A frailty index was used with a range from 0 to 100 (higher values indicating increasing frailty). We examined physical activity, dietary quality, alcohol intake, and smoking and calculated a sum-score of these, with a range from 0 (lowest) to 8 (highest)...
February 13, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
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