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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095397/a-randomised-phase-ii-trial-and-feasibility-study-of-palliative-chemotherapy-in-frail-or-elderly-patients-with-advanced-gastroesophageal-cancer-321go
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P S Hall, S R Lord, M Collinson, H Marshall, M Jones, C Lowe, H Howard, D Swinson, G Velikova, A Anthoney, R Roy, J Dent, S Cheeseman, K Last, M T Seymour
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are commonly under-represented in cancer clinical trials. The 321GO was undertaken in preparation for a definitive phase three trial assessing different chemotherapy regimens in a frail and/or elderly population with advanced gastroesophageal (GO) cancer. METHODS: Patients with advanced GO cancer considered unfit for conventional dose chemotherapy were randomly assigned in a 1 : 1 : 1 ratio to: epirubicin, oxaliplatin and capecitabine (EOX); oxaliplatin and capecitabine (OX); and capecitabine alone (X) (all 80% of full dose and unblinded)...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081546/advanced-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-outcomes-with-transition-from-devolved-to-centralised-care-in-a-regional-cancer-centre
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Olusola O Faluyi, Joanna L Connor, Madhuchanda Chatterjee, Carl Ikin, Helen Wong, Daniel H Palmer
BACKGROUND: Previous observations suggest suboptimal 'real world' survival outcomes for advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. We hypothesized that centralisation of advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma management would improve chemotherapy treatment and survival from the disease. METHODS: The data was prospectively collected on all cases of advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma reviewed through Clatterbridge Cancer Centre according to two groups; 1 October 2009-31st Dec 2010 (devolved care) or 1 January 2013-31 March 2014 (centralised care)...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078243/ethnobotanical-knowledge-of-apiaceae-family-in-iran-a-review
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Mohammad Sadegh Amiri, Mohammad Reza Joharchi
OBJECTIVE: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family is one of the biggest plant families on the earth. Iran has a huge diversity of Apiaceae members. This family possesses a range of compounds that have many biological activities. The members of this family are well known as vegetables, culinary and medicinal plants. Here, we present a review of ethnobotanical uses of Apiaceae plants by the Iranian people in order to provide a comprehensive documentation for future investigations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We checked scientific studies published in books and journals in various electronic databases (Medline, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus and Google Scholar websites) from 1937 to 2015 and reviewed a total of 52 publications that provided information about different applications of these plant species in human and livestock...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063651/recent-highlights-in-psoriasis-research
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REVIEW
Samuel T Hwang, Tamar Nijsten, James T Elder
This article highlights recent advances in the immunology, epidemiology, and genetics/genomics of psoriasis from 2015 through 2016. Advances sometimes generate more questions, and this article makes an attempt to point out where controversies might exist in the literature. Many of the articles mentioned were published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, but many articles from the broader scientific literature are also cited, to provide context and to add further validity for some of these key findings...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057149/-prevalence-of-senile-dementia-in-people-aged-%C3%A2-60-years-in-china-a-meta-analysis
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B Y Liu, J L Wang, Y Z Xiao
Objective: To understand the prevalence of senile dementia in the elderly aged ≥60 years in China between 2000 and 2015. Methods: Publications between 2000 and 2015 were retrieved from China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Databases, Chinese Science and Technology Journal Databases (VIP) and PubMed. Observational studies on prevalence of senile dementia were included. Meta-analysis was carried out by using R software. Results: A total of 25 papers were included in this study. The total number of participants investigated was 76 980, with 4 295 dementia cases identified...
November 10, 2016: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052810/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-surgical-options-for-the-management-of-anterior-and-or-posterior-vaginal-wall-prolapse-two-randomised-controlled-trials-within-a-comprehensive-cohort-study-results-from-the-prospect-study
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Cathryn Glazener, Suzanne Breeman, Andrew Elders, Christine Hemming, Kevin Cooper, Robert Freeman, Anthony Smith, Suzanne Hagen, Isobel Montgomery, Mary Kilonzo, Dwayne Boyers, Alison McDonald, Gladys McPherson, Graeme MacLennan, John Norrie
BACKGROUND: The use of mesh in prolapse surgery is controversial, leading to a number of enquiries into its safety and efficacy. OBJECTIVE: To compare synthetic non-absorbable mesh inlay, biological graft and mesh kit with a standard repair in terms of clinical effectiveness, adverse effects, quality of life (QoL), costs and cost-effectiveness. DESIGN: Two randomised controlled trials within a comprehensive cohort (CC) study. Allocation was by a remote web-based randomisation system in a 1 :1 : 1 ratio (Primary trial) or 1 : 1 : 2 ratio (Secondary trial), and was minimised on age, type of prolapse repair planned, need for a concomitant continence procedure, need for a concomitant upper vaginal prolapse procedure and surgeon...
December 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050809/the-treatment-of-olecranon-fractures-in-adults
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REVIEW
A J Powell, O M Farhan-Alanie, J K Bryceland, T Nunn
Olecranon fractures are common. They are usually managed surgically with open reduction and either tension band wiring or plate fixation. Currently, there are few studies comparing fracture treatments. We aim to review the available literature to guide the orthopaedic surgeon on the management of these fractures. A literature review of peer-reviewed publications in international orthopaedic journals detailing olecranon fracture treatment was conducted. An additional focus was placed on the evidence base for and surgical outcomes of tension band wiring for common two-part fractures...
January 3, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005996/correction-factors-associated-with-anemia-in-the-institutionalized-elderly
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Emanuelle Cruz da Silva, Anna Karla Carneiro Roriz, Michaela Eickemberg, Adriana Lima Mello, Elvira Barbosa Quadros Côrtes, Caroline Alves Feitosa, Jairza Maria Barreto Medeiros, Lílian Barbosa Ramos
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162240.].
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986999/-non-pharmacological-treatment-of-dementia-in-geriatric-psychiatry-care-units-scoping-review
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Anne Göhner, Michael Hüll, Sebastian Voigt-Radloff
BACKGROUND: The number of persons suffering from dementia will continuously increase in the coming years; therefore, evidence-based interventions are needed in geriatric psychiatric care. When evidence is poor scoping reviews may help to identify knowledge gaps and needs for research. AIM OF THE ARTICLE: To present an overview of clinical trials on non-pharmacological treatment for elderly with dementia in hospitals, wards and nursing homes, specializing in gerontopsychiatric care...
December 16, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966569/dash-dietary-pattern-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-elderly-korean-adults
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H S Lee, K B Lee, Y Y Hyun, Y Chang, S Ryu, Y Choi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Dietary patterns are linked to risk and outcomes in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dietary intake varies by race, region and age. The relationship between a Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and CKD in elderly Koreans is unclear. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We conducted cross-sectional analyses of 2408 community-dwelling elderly participants from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2011-2012). DASH dietary patterns for six nutrients (protein, fiber, calcium, potassium, total fat and sodium) were collected by 24 h recall...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959629/complement-dysregulation-and-disease-insights-from-contemporary-genetics
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M Kathryn Liszewski, Anuja Java, Elizabeth C Schramm, John P Atkinson
The vertebrate complement system consists of sequentially interacting proteins that provide for a rapid and powerful host defense. Nearly 60 proteins comprise three activation pathways (classical, alternative, and lectin) and a terminal cytolytic pathway common to all. Attesting to its potency, nearly half of the system's components are engaged in its regulation. An emerging theme over the past decade is that variations in these inhibitors predispose to two scourges of modern humans. One, occurring most often in childhood, is a rare but deadly thrombomicroangiopathy called atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome...
December 5, 2016: Annual Review of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909039/algorithm-for-predicting-death-among-older-adults-in-the-home-care-setting-study-protocol-for-the-risk-evaluation-for-support-predictions-for-elder-life-in-the-community-tool-respect
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Amy T Hsu, Douglas G Manuel, Monica Taljaard, Mathieu Chalifoux, Carol Bennett, Andrew P Costa, Susan Bronskill, Daniel Kobewka, Peter Tanuseputro
INTRODUCTION: Older adults living in the community often have multiple, chronic conditions and functional impairments. A challenge for healthcare providers working in the community is the lack of a predictive tool that can be applied to the broad spectrum of mortality risks observed and may be used to inform care planning. OBJECTIVE: To predict survival time for older adults in the home care setting. The final mortality risk algorithm will be implemented as a web-based calculator that can be used by older adults needing care and by their caregivers...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900302/tuberculous-tenosynovitis-presenting-as-finger-drop-a-case-report-and-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Jayadev Chandrasekharan, Senthil Nathan Sambandam, Sreehari Cheriyakara, Varatharaj Mounasamy
BACKGROUND: Isolated tuberculous tenosynovitis and bursitis are rare among musculoske let al tuberculosis, but it is one of the major causes for chronic tendon sheath infection in developing countries. In hand, it is usually presented as a compound palmer ganglion (radio ulnar bursa), tenosynovitis of the flexer tendon sheaths and very few cases of tubercular tenosynovitis affecting the extensor tendons also are reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We are reporting a rare case of tuberculous extensor tenosynovitis with rupture of the extensor digitorum tendon in an elderly Indian man...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894630/finding-factors-associated-with-post-emergency-department-morbidity-and-mortality-in-elderly-patients-analyzing-a-case-control-study-answers-to-the-july-2016-annals-of-emergency-medicine-journal-club
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Nupur Garg, Tyler W Barrett, David L Schriger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884857/implementing-shared-decision-making-in-interprofessional-home-care-teams-the-ipsdm-sw-study-protocol-for-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial
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France Légaré, Nathalie Brière, Dawn Stacey, Guy Lacroix, Sophie Desroches, Serge Dumont, Kimberly D Fraser, Louis-Paul Rivest, Pierre J Durand, Stéphane Turcotte, Monica Taljaard, Henriette Bourassa, Lise Roy, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard
INTRODUCTION: The frail elderly in Canada face a tough decision when they start to lose autonomy: whether to stay at home or move to another location. This study seeks to scale up and evaluate the implementation of shared decision-making (SDM) in interprofessional (IP) home care teams caring for elderly clients or their caregivers facing a decision about staying at home or moving elsewhere. METHODS: A stepped wedge cluster randomised trial involving 8 Health and Social Service Centers (HSSCs) will be conducted with IP home care teams...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884849/access-hd-pilot-a-randomised-feasibility-trial-comparing-catheters-with-fistulas-in-elderly-patients-starting-haemodialysis
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Robert Quinn, Pietro Ravani
INTRODUCTION: The selection of the type of vascular access for haemodialysis is an important intervention question. However, only observational studies are available to inform decision-making in this area, and they are at high risk of selection bias. While a clinical trial comparing the effects of the 2 most frequently chosen strategies for haemodialysis access (fistulas and catheters) on patient important and 'hard' clinical end points is needed, the feasibility of such a trial is uncertain...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875517/adjuvant-chemotherapy-and-her-2-directed-therapy-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-in-the-elderly
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J Sun, S Chia
There is a lack of sufficient evidence-based data defining the optimal adjuvant systemic therapies in older women. Recommendations are mainly based on retrospective studies, subgroup analyses within larger randomised trials and expert opinion. Treatment decisions should consider the functional fitness of the patient, co-morbidities, in addition to chronological age with the aim to balance risks and potential benefits from treatment(s). In this review, we discuss assessment tools to aid clinicians to select elderly patients who are 'fit' for chemotherapy, and review the literature on the use of chemotherapy and of the anti-HER 2 antibody trastuzumab in this population...
January 3, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855442/impact-of-cause-of-death-adjudication-on-the-results-of-the-european-prostate-cancer-screening-trial
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Stephen D Walter, Harry J de Koning, Jonas Hugosson, Kirsi Talala, Monique J Roobol, Sigrid Carlsson, Marco Zappa, Vera Nelen, Maciej Kwiatkowski, Álvaro Páez, Sue Moss, Anssi Auvinen
BACKGROUND: The European Randomised Study of Prostate Cancer Screening has shown a 21% relative reduction in prostate cancer mortality at 13 years. The causes of death can be misattributed, particularly in elderly men with multiple comorbidities, and therefore accurate assessment of the underlying cause of death is crucial for valid results. To address potential unreliability of end-point assessment, and its possible impact on mortality results, we analysed the study outcome adjudication data in six countries...
January 3, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847675/an-orthopedic-hospitalist-comanaged-hip-fracture-service-reduces-inpatient-length-of-stay
#19
Daniel N Bracey, Tunc C Kiymaz, David C Holst, Kamran S Hamid, Johannes F Plate, Erik C Summers, Cynthia L Emory, Riyaz H Jinnah
INTRODUCTION: Hip fractures are common in the elderly patients with an incidence of 320 000 fractures/year in the United States, representing a health-care cost of US$9 to 20 billion. Hip fracture incidence is projected to increase dramatically. Hospitals must modify clinical models to accommodate this growing burden. Comanagement strategies are reported in the literature, but few have addressed orthopedic-hospitalist models. An orthopedic-hospitalist comanagement (OHC) service was established at our hospital to manage hip fracture patients...
December 2016: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845806/hospitalized-older-adults-with-established-delirium-recognition-documentation-and-reporting
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Margarete L Zalon, Sonia Sandhaus, Mary Kovaleski, Paula Roe-Prior
Delirium, a life-threatening complication for hospitalized older adults associated with adverse outcomes, is often underrecognized and underreported. The purpose of the current study was to analyze delirium documentation for hospitalized older adults. Charts of 34 patients, aged 71 and older with documented delirium and referral to a Hospital Elder Life Program, were reviewed. With the exception of International Classification of Diseases-9 coding, delirium was only mentioned in 12 (35.3%) charts, although descriptors potentially indicative of delirium were usually recorded...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
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