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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528536/efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-and-rectus-sheath-block-with-ropivacaine-and-dexmedetomidine-in-elderly-high-risk-patients-undergoing-emergency-abdominal-surgery
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Lili Xu, Zhiyong Hu, Jianjun Shen, Patrick M McQuillan
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) and rectus sheath (RS) blocks with ropivacaine and dexmedetomidine in elderly, high-risk patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. METHODS: Sixty elderly patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery receiving both bilateral ultrasound-guided TAP and RS blocks were randomly divided into two groups: R+D (10 ml of 0.25% ropivacaine+0...
May 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527424/influence-of-chronic-stretching-on-muscle-performance-systematic-review
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D M Medeiros, C S Lima
The aim of the current study was to investigate the influence of chronic stretching on muscle performance (MP) by a systematic review. The search strategy included MEDLINE, PEDro, Cochrane CENTRAL, LILACS, and manual search from inception to June 2016. Randomized and controlled clinical trials, non-randomized, and single group studies that have analyzed the influence of flexibility training (FT) (using any stretching technique) on MP were included. Differently, studies with special populations (children, elderly, and people with any dysfunction/disease), and articles that have used FT protocols shorter than three weeks or 12 sessions were excluded...
May 17, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527382/global-burden-of-road-traffic-accidents-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis
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Boon Hong Ang, Won Sun Chen, Shaun Wen Huey Lee
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study aims to estimate the burden of road traffic accidents and death among older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted on 10 electronic databases for articles describing Road Traffic Accident(RTA) mortality in older adults until September 2016. A random-effects meta-regression analyses was conducted to estimate the pooled rates of road traffic accidents and death. RESULTS: A total 5018 studies were identified and 23 studies were included...
May 13, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527010/glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm-in-the-elderly-initial-treatment-strategy-and-overall-survival
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Scott M Glaser, Michael J Dohopolski, Goundappa K Balasubramani, John C Flickinger, Sushil Beriwal
The EORTC trial which solidified the role of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) plus temozolomide (TMZ) in the management of GBM excluded patients over age 70. Randomized studies of elderly patients showed that hypofractionated EBRT (HFRT) alone or TMZ alone was at least equivalent to conventionally fractionated EBRT (CFRT) alone. We sought to investigate the practice patterns and survival in elderly patients with GBM. We identified patients age 65-90 in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) with histologically confirmed GBM from 1998 to 2012 and known chemotherapy and radiotherapy status...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526493/improving-comfort-around-dying-in-elderly-people-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kim Beernaert, Tinne Smets, Joachim Cohen, Rebecca Verhofstede, Massimo Costantini, Kim Eecloo, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Luc Deliens
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of elderly people die in acute hospital settings, where the quality of end-of-life care is often suboptimum. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of the Care Programme for the Last Days of Life (CAREFuL) at improving comfort and quality of care in the dying phase in elderly people. METHODS: We did a cluster randomised controlled trial in acute geriatric wards in ten hospitals in Flemish Region, Belgium, between Oct 1, 2012, and March 31, 2015...
May 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525512/parecoxib-supplementation-to-morphine-analgesia-decreases-incidence-of-delirium-in-elderly-patients-after-hip-or-knee-replacement-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dong-Liang Mu, Da-Zhi Zhang, Dong-Xin Wang, Geng Wang, Chun-Jing Li, Zhao-Ting Meng, Ya-Wei Li, Chao Liu, Xue-Ying Li
BACKGROUND: Severe pain and high-dose opioids are both associated with increased risk of postoperative delirium. The authors investigated whether parecoxib-supplemented IV morphine analgesia could decrease the incidence of delirium in elderly patients after total hip or knee replacement surgery. METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind, 2-center trial, patients of 60 years or older who underwent elective total hip or knee replacement surgery were assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive either parecoxib (40 mg at the end of surgery and then every 12 hours for 3 days) or placebo (normal saline)...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524039/-prevention-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-gubiao-pixie-prescription-for-nosocomial-infection-in-elderly-population
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Wanxiang Zhang, Bochao Wang, Zhijun Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the curative effect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Gubiao Pixie prescription on the prevention of nosocomial infection in elderly patients with susceptible factors. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The elderly patients aged over 70 years admitted to the Department of Integrated TCM and Western Medicine of Tianjin First Center Hospital from March 2015 to March 2016 were enrolled. The patients were divided into experiment group and control group by random number table...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523260/combination-therapy-of-raloxifene-and-alendronate-for-treatment-of-osteoporosis-in-elderly-women
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Mi Jung Um, Eun A Cho, Hyuk Jung
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of the combination of raloxifene and alendronate with those of monotherapies in elderly women with osteoporosis. METHODS: Sixty-two postmenopausal women (mean age 63.5 ± 0.5 years) attending gynecologic osteoporosis clinics with established osteoporosis were randomly allocated to one of four treatment groups and monitored for 3 years. All patients enrolled in this study, including those in the control group (n = 14), received 1...
April 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523252/prevalence-of-sarcopenia-in-the-world-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-general-population-studies
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REVIEW
Gita Shafiee, Abbasali Keshtkar, Akbar Soltani, Zeinab Ahadi, Bagher Larijani, Ramin Heshmat
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia, an age-related decline in muscle mass and function, is one of the most important health problems in elderly with a high rate of adverse outcomes. However, several studies have investigated the prevalence of sarcopenia in the world, the results have been inconsistent. The current systematic review and meta- analysis study was conducted to estimate the overall prevalence of sarcopenia in both genders in different regions of the world. METHODS: Electronic databases, including MEDLINE (via PubMed), SCOPUS and Web of Science were searched between January 2009 and December 2016...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520484/fe-en-acci%C3%A3-n-promoting-physical-activity-among-churchgoing-latinas
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Elva M Arredondo, John P Elder, Jessica Haughton, Donald J Slymen, James F Sallis, Lilian G Perez, Natalicio Serrano, Maíra T Parra, Rodrigo Valdivia, Guadalupe X Ayala
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a faith-based intervention to promote physical activity in Latinas. METHODS: We randomized 16 churches in San Diego County, California, to a physical activity intervention or cancer screening comparison condition (n = 436). The intervention followed an ecological framework and involved promotoras. We examined 12-month intervention effects, including accelerometer-based moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA; primary outcome) and secondary outcomes...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516131/the-cardiac-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-the-elderly-is-attenuated-in-the-right-lateral-decubitus-position
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Konosuke Sasaki, Mayu Haga, Sarina Bao, Haruka Sato, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Ryoko Maruyama
Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the supine, left lateral decubitus, and right lateral decubitus positions on autonomic nervous activity in elderly adults by using spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV). Method: Forty-five adults aged 73.6 ± 5.7 years were enrolled. After lying in the supine position, all participants moved to the lateral decubitus positions in a random order and maintained the positions for 10 min, while electrocardiographic data were recorded to measure HRV...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516129/enhanced-recovery-after-colorectal-surgery-eras-in-elderly-patients-is-feasible-and-achieves-similar-results-as-in-younger-patients
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Håvard Mjørud Forsmo, Christian Erichsen, Anne Rasdal, Hartwig Körner, Frank Pfeffer
Aim: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a multimodal approach that aims to optimize perioperative treatment. Whether elderly patients receiving colorectal surgery can adhere to and benefit from an ERAS approach is uncertain. The aim of this study was to compare patients in different age groups participating in an ERAS program. Method: In this substudy of a randomized controlled trial, we analyzed the interventional ERAS arm of adult patients eligible for laparoscopic or open colorectal resection with regard to the importance of age...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515934/zolpidem-prescribing-practices-before-and-after-food-and-drug-administration-required-product-labeling-changes
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Jessica L Norman, Danielle R Fixen, Joseph J Saseen, Laura M Saba, Sunny A Linnebur
BACKGROUND: Women have higher morning serum zolpidem concentrations than men after taking an evening dose, potentially leading to increased risk of harm. On 19 April 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration required labeling changes for zolpidem, recommending an initial dose of no greater than 5 mg (immediate release) or 6.25 mg (controlled release) per night in women. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to compare prescribing practices before and after the 2013 zolpidem labeling change...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515794/influence-of-a-home-based-exercise-program-on-the-urine-ph-in-elderly-female-subjects-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuichiro Nishida, Keitaro Tanaka, Megumi Hara, Noriko Hirao, Hiroaki Tanaka, Takuro Tobina, Masaharu Ikeda, Hiroshi Yamato, Masanori Ohta
BACKGROUND: A low urine pH is a characteristic metabolic feature of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of a 12-week home-based bench step exercise on the urine pH status of elderly female subjects. METHODS: The current study is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in which 59 postmenopausal female subjects were randomized to either the exercise group (n = 29) or the control group (n = 30)...
2017: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515632/effectiveness-of-hand-hygiene-education-among-a-random-sample-of-women-from-the-community
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REVIEW
J Ubheeram, S D Biranjia-Hurdoyal
OBJECTIVE: The effectiveness of hand hygiene education was investigated by studying the hand hygiene awareness and bacterial hand contamination among a random sample of 170 women in the community. METHODS: Questionnaire was used to assess the hand hygiene awareness score, followed by swabbing of the dominant hand. Bacterial identification was done by conventional biochemical tests. RESULTS: Better hand hygiene awareness score was significantly associated with age, scarce bacterial growth and absence of potential pathogen (p < 0...
March 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514964/help-problems-in-executing-a-pragmatic-randomized-stepped-wedge-trial-on-the-hospital-elder-life-program-to-prevent-delirium-in-older-patients
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Noor Heim, Henk F van Stel, Roelof G Ettema, Roos C van der Mast, Sharon K Inouye, Marieke J Schuurmans
BACKGROUND: A pragmatic, stepped wedge trial design can be an appealing design to evaluate complex interventions in real-life settings. However, there are certain pitfalls that need to be considered. This paper reports on the experiences and lessons learned from the conduct of a cluster randomized, stepped wedge trial evaluating the effect of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) in a Dutch hospital setting to prevent older patients from developing delirium. METHODS: We evaluated our trial which was conducted in eight departments in two hospitals in hospitalized patients aged 70 years or older who were at risk for delirium by reflecting on the assumptions that we had and on what we intended to accomplish when we started, as compared to what we actually realized in the different phases of our study...
May 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514392/-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-aged-75-years-or-older-efficacy-and-safety-balance
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V V Fomin, A A Svistunov, D A Napalkov, A A Sokolova, M A Gabitova
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders in the population. Researchers revealed a direct relationship between their incidence and a patient's age long ago. One of the most challenging issues of clinical practice in patients with AF is anticoagulant therapy used in the so-called very elderly patients aged 75 years and older when age itself is a risk factor for developing both thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events due to anticoagulants, regardless of the mechanism of action of the latter...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513794/psychotropic-drug-use-among-older-adults-prevalence-and-associated-factors
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Mariza Miranda Abi-Ackel, Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa, Érico Castro-Costa, Antônio Ignácio de Loyola
Objective: Investigating the prevalence of psychotropic drug use among older adults and factors associated with it. Methods: This study was based on the Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Area Health Survey, conducted in 2003. It involved 1,635 elderly (60 years or older) citizens, who were residents of cities within the Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Area and were selected using complex randomize sampling. Logistic regression models were used to identify factors associated with psychotropic drug use, with a 5...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512089/physician-age-and-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-in-hospital-in-the-us-observational-study
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Yusuke Tsugawa, Joseph P Newhouse, Alan M Zaslavsky, Daniel M Blumenthal, Anupam B Jena
Objectives To investigate whether outcomes of patients who were admitted to hospital differ between those treated by younger and older physicians.Design Observational study.Setting US acute care hospitals.Participants 20% random sample of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged ≥65 admitted to hospital with a medical condition in 2011-14 and treated by hospitalist physicians to whom they were assigned based on scheduled work shifts. To assess the generalizability of findings, analyses also included patients treated by general internists including both hospitalists and non-hospitalists...
May 16, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510998/new-onset-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-among-patients-receiving-hiv-care-at-newlands-clinic-harare-zimbabwe-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Cleophas Chimbetete, Catrina Mugglin, Tinei Shamu, Bindu Kalesan, Barbara Bertisch, Matthias Egger, Olivia Keiser
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence and associated factors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Zimbabwe. METHODS: We analyzed data of all HIV-infected patients older than 16 years who attended Newlands Clinic between March 1, 2004 and April 29, 2015. The clinic considers patients whose random blood sugar is higher than 11.1 mmol/L and which is confirmed by a fasting blood sugar higher than 7.0 mmol/L to have T2DM. T2DM is also diagnosed in symptomatic patients who have a RBS >11...
May 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
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