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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145187/diogenes-syndrome
#1
Frédéric Assal
Diogenes syndrome (DS) is not a specific disease but a real neurobehavioral syndrome, characterized by severe domestic squalor, pathological hoarding, lack of insight into the condition, and no need for help. DS can be secondary when associated to psychosis or bipolar disorder, or primary when it occurs as a single entity, usually in the elderly. DS is a clinically complex transnosographic syndrome for which multidimensional approaches need to be considered: medical, psychiatric, neurological, social, scientific, and ethical...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144542/autoimmune-diseases-and-breast-cancer-risk-by-tumor-hormone-receptor-status-among-elderly-women
#2
Catherine Schairer, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Shahinaz M Gadalla
The female preponderance of many autoimmune diseases suggests a possible hormonal etiology. Little research exists on systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases and risk of breast cancer by tumor estrogen receptor (ER)- and progesterone receptor (PR)- status. Here we evaluate associations between selected systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases and breast cancer risk overall and by tumor ER- and PR-status. We used linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare data, with first female breast cancer cases ages ≥66 years identified by SEER registries (years 1992-2011) (N = 209,929)...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142558/transpedical-interbody-bone-grafting-in-the-treatment-of-senile-osteoporotic-vertebral-fracture
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Zhiwei Qin, Hong Liu, Guiying Chen, Guifeng Liu, Peng Zhang, Haitao Zhu
Objective: To evaluate the clinical effect of transpedical interbody bone grafting in the treatment of senile osteoporotic vertebral fracture. Methods: Eighty-six elders with osteoporotic vertebral fracture were selected and divided into a control group and a test group using random double-blind method. Patients in the control group were treated by short-segment transpedicular screw system internal fixation, while patients in the test group were treated by short-segment transpedicular screw system internal fixation in combination with transpedical interbody bone grafting...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142143/dha-supplementation-improves-cognitive-function-via-enhancing-a%C3%AE-mediated-autophagy-in-chinese-elderly-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yan-Ping Zhang, Yinyin Lou, Jing Hu, Rujuan Miao, Fei Ma
BACKGROUND: Higher docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake is inversely correlated with relative risk of Alzheimer's disease. The potential benefits of DHA supplementation in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have not been fully examined. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to assess the effect of a 24-month DHA supplementation on cognitive function and amyloid beta (Aβ)-mediated autophagy in elderly subjects with MCI. METHODS: This was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in Tianjin, China...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137628/hypertonic-saline-for-prevention-of-delirium-in-geriatric-patients-who-underwent-hip-surgery
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Xi Xin, Fei Xin, Xuguang Chen, Qi Zhang, Yanan Li, Shuping Huo, Chongfu Chang, Qiujun Wang
BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common disorder in the elderly patients, and neuroinflammation is the possible underlying mechanism. This study is designed to determine whether or not hypertonic saline (HS) pre-injection can alleviate POD in aged patients. METHODS: This prospective study recruited 120 geriatric patients who underwent hip surgery. The patients were randomly divided into two groups: control group (NS group) and HS group. Patients in the NS group were pre-injected with 4 mL/kg isotonic saline, and those in the HS group were pre-injected with 4 mL/kg 7...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137416/analysis-of-clinical-and-neurological-outcomes-in-patients-with-cauda-equina-syndrome-caused-by-acute-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-retrospective-prospective-study
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Si-Dong Yang, Feng Zhang, Wen-Yuan Ding
Objectives: In this research we analyzed the results of surgical treatment of cauda equina syndrome (CES) caused by acute lumbar disc herniation. We emphasize the early treatment for good neurological recovery. Methods: A retrospective-prospective, non randomized, clinical study was performed between Jan 2010 and Dec 2014. We retrospectively collected medical records of 18 patients who suffered from CES due to acute lumbar disc herniation and followed up them regularly...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137091/the-effects-of-hypervolemic-infusion-on-microcirculation-perfusion-of-patients-during-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery
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Yunxin Deng, Qianlin Zhu, Buwei Yu, Minhua Zheng, Jue Jin
The aim of this study is to assess the effects of hypervolemic infusion with different solutions on microcirculation perfusion during laparoscopic colorectal surgery.Thirty-six patients were randomly divided into Ringer lactate solution [RL] group, succinylated gelatin injection [Gel] group, and hypertonic saline hydroxyethyl starch 40 injection [HS] group. Hypervolemic infusion was performed during the induction period of general anesthesia. Arterial blood-gas parameters, noninvasive hemodynamics, gastric tonometry values, and central venous pressure (CVP) were compared at baseline (T1); the end of hypervolemic infusion (T2); 5 min (T3), 15 min (T4), 30 min (T5), and 60 min (T6) during pneumoperitoneum; 5 min (T7), 15 min (T8), and 25 min (T9) after pneumoperitoneum...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135720/clinical-outcome-following-total-joint-replacement-and-arthrodesis-for-hallux-rigidus-a-systematic-review
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Jasper Stevens, Robin T A L de Bot, Joris P S Hermus, Lodewijk W van Rhijn, Adhiambo M Witlox
BACKGROUND: Hallux rigidus is a common cause of foot pain in the elderly and has a negative impact on quality of life. Several operative treatment options are available for feet that are refractory to conservative treatment. Of these, total joint replacement and arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint are the most commonly performed interventions. Nevertheless, it is still not known which intervention results in the best clinical outcome and the fewest complications. METHODS: PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for studies assessing outcome with the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society-Hallux Metatarsophalangeal Interphalangeal (AOFAS-HMI) score, Foot Function Index (FFI), visual analog scale (VAS) for pain, or Short Form-36 (SF-36) in patients who underwent an arthrodesis or total joint replacement for the treatment of symptomatic hallux rigidus...
November 14, 2017: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134426/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-amenamevir-in-healthy-subjects-analysis-of-four-randomized-phase-1-studies
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Tomohiro Kusawake, James J Keirns, Donna Kowalski, Martin den Adel, Dorien Groenendaal-van de Meent, Akitsugu Takada, Yoshiaki Ohtsu, Masataka Katashima
INTRODUCTION: Amenamevir (ASP2151) is a nonnucleoside antiherpesvirus compound available for the treatment of varicella-zoster virus infections. In this article we summarize the findings of four phase 1 studies in healthy participants. METHODS: Four randomized phase 1 studies investigated the safety and pharmacokinetics of single and multiple doses of amenamevir, including the assessment of age group effect (nonelderly vs elderly), food effect, and the relative bioavailability of two formulations...
November 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132839/inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-and-cancer
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Paul D Stein, Fadi Matta, Frank R Lawrence, Mary J Hughes
BACKGROUND: Administrative data has shown a lower mortality in hospitalized patients with pulmonary embolism and cancer who receive a vena cava filter. In the absence of a randomized controlled trial of vena cava filters in such patients, further investigation is necessary. Therefore, we performed this investigation using administrative data from a different database than used previously, and we investigate patients hospitalized in more recent years. METHODS: We analyzed administrative data from the Premier Healthcare Database, 2010-2014, in patients hospitalized with pulmonary embolism and solid malignant tumors...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132305/associations-between-skin-barrier-characteristics-skin-conditions-and-health-of-aged-nursing-home-residents-a-multi-center-prevalence-and-correlational-study
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Elisabeth Hahnel, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Carina Trojahn, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients are affected by a range of skin conditions and dermatological diseases, functional limitations and chronic diseases. Skin problems are highly prevalent in elderly populations. Aim of this study was to investigate possible associations between health, functional and cutaneous variables in aged long-term care residents. METHODS: This observational, cross-sectional, descriptive prevalence study was conducted in a random sample of 10 institutional long-term care facilities in Berlin...
November 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132188/-hearing-loss-and-speech-recognition-in-the-elderly
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Petra von Gablenz, Inga Holube
Elderly people often complain about poor speech understanding in noisy environments. In clinical practice, speech tests under noise conditions are used to examine hearing ability. The HÖRSTAT study, conducted on a population-based random sample consisting of 1903 adults, used the Goettingen Sentence Test (GÖSA) under noise conditions along with pure-tone audiometry. Hearing impairment was defined as pure-tone average at 0.5, 1, 2 and 4 kHz (PTA-4) greater than 25 dB HL in the better ear (WHO criterion). As expected, pure-tone thresholds and speech recognition thresholds (SRT) in GÖSA worsened steadily with age...
November 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124387/effects-of-lactobacillus-coryniformis-k8-cect5711-on-the-immune-response-to-influenza-vaccination-and-the-assessment-of-common-respiratory-symptoms-in-elderly-subjects-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Juristo Fonollá, Carlos Gracián, Jose A Maldonado-Lobón, Carlos Romero, Alicia Bédmar, Juan C Carrillo, Carmen Martín-Castro, Antonio L Cabrera, Jose M García-Curiel, Carlos Rodríguez, Sara Sanbonmatsu, Mercedes Pérez-Ruiz, Jose M Navarro, Mónica Olivares
PURPOSE: Elderly people are particularly vulnerable to seasonal influenza. Therefore, vaccination is strongly recommended. However, the vaccine efficacy is lower in the elderly, owing to immunosenescence. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the ability of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus coryniformis K8 CECT5711 to enhance the immune response to the influenza vaccine in the elderly and to assess the effects on symptoms related to respiratory infections. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted between November 2015 and April 2016...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123602/rehabilitation-of-vulnerable-groups-in-emergencies-and-disasters-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hojjat Sheikhbardsiri, Mohammad H Yarmohammadian, Fatemeh Rezaei, Mohammad Reza Maracy
BACKGROUND: Natural and man-made disasters, especially those occurring in large scales not only result in human mortality, but also cause physical, psychological, and social disabilities. Providing effective rehabilitation services in time can decrease the frequency of such disabilities. The aim of the current study was to perform a systematic review related to rehabilitation of vulnerable groups in emergencies and disasters. METHODS: The systematic review was conducted according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122000/a-foot-care-program-to-facilitate-self-care-by-the-elderly-a-non-randomized-intervention-study
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Shizuko Omote, Arisu Watanabe, Tomoko Hiramatsu, Emiko Saito, Masami Yokogawa, Rie Okamoto, Chiaki Sakakibara, Akie Ichimori, Kaoru Kyota, Keiko Tsukasaki
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate a foot-care awareness program designed to improve foot morphology, physical functioning, and fall prevention among the community-dwelling elderly. Eleven independent community-dwelling elderly women (aged 61-83 years) were provided with foot-care advice and shown effective foot-care techniques to perform regularly for 6 months, and compared with a control group of 10 elderly women who did not receive any intervention. Measurements of foot form, functional capacity, subjective foot movement, and physical function were taken at baseline and 6-month follow-up...
November 9, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121039/the-prevalence-and-determinants-of-multimorbidity-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure
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Olga Siga, Barbara Wizner, Karolina Piotrowicz, Małgorzata Fedyk-Łukasik, Tomasz Grodzicki
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of multimorbidity and co-existed diseases in hospitalized patients with heart failure (HF) in relation to age and gender. METHODS: The nationwide cross-sectional survey had been conducted in Poland (April-November 2013), in 260 randomly selected hospital wards. A trained nurse contacted with one physician, drawn from the list of all doctors working in the selected hospital's wards, who completed the study questionnaires regarding to clinical characteristics of the last five HF patients, who were discharged from an internal or cardiology ward...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117264/obesity-and-the-burden-of-health-risks-among-the-elderly-in-ghana-a-population-study
#17
Godfred O Boateng, Ellis A Adams, Mavis Odei Boateng, Isaac N Luginaah, Mary-Margaret Taabazuing
BACKGROUND: The causes and health risks associated with obesity in young people have been extensively documented, but elderly obesity is less well understood, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. This study examines the relationship between obesity and the risk of chronic diseases, cognitive impairment, and functional disability among the elderly in Ghana. It highlights the social and cultural dimensions of elderly obesity and discusses the implications of related health risks using a socio-ecological model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116544/antithrombotic-therapy-for-acs-in-elderly-patients
#18
REVIEW
Vincent Roule, Katrien Blanchart, Xavier Humbert, Damien Legallois, Adrien Lemaitre, Paul Milliez, Farzin Beygui, Joachim Alexandre
BACKGROUND: Patients over 75 account for more than one third of those presenting with myocardial infarction and more than 50% of intrahospital mortality. There are no specific guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the elderly. SETTING: Although antithrombotic therapy seems to be effective and safe in such patients, it requires specific precautions and treatment adjustments because of the higher bleeding risk due to comorbidities such as renal function impairment and malnutrition...
November 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116377/-effectiveness-of-preventive-house-visits-for-elderly-people-systematic-assessment-of-current-literature
#19
REVIEW
Jörg-Christian Renz, Matthias Meinck
BACKGROUND: Preventive home visits (PHV) document health resources and risks in the domestic environment in order to derive preventive recommendations. An earlier review did not yield reliable proof of their efficacy for the elderly; however, PHV are used increasingly more as a municipal service in Germany. OBJECTIVE: This article evaluates the efficacy of PHV by means of evidence-based criteria. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Independent of the reason, randomized controlled studies (RCT) and systematic reviews on PHV in the elderly (60+ years) that were published after 2004 were identified by means of searching pertinent literature databases...
November 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114533/effects-of-whole-body-vibration-training-and-mental-training-on-mobility-neuromuscular-performance-and-muscle-strength-in-older-men
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Maryam Goudarzian, Samira Ghavi, Ardalan Shariat, Hossein Shirvani, Mostafa Rahimi
This study was designed to evaluate the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) exercise, mental training (MT), and the concurrent effect of WBV and MT on lower body balance, neuromuscular performance, and leg muscle strength in elderly men. In a randomized control trial study with parallel group design, 42 older men (mean±standard deviation age, 68±5.78 years) were randomly divided into four groups: WBV (n=11), MT (n=12), WBV+MT (n=10), and control (n=9) groups. The protocol of training consisted of three sessions per week for 8 weeks and about 30 min for each session...
October 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
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