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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323835/recurring-vivid-dreams-in-an-older-hmong-man-with-complex-trauma-experience-and-cognitive-impairment
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Wajih Askar, Ariba Khan, Soo Borson, Michael L Malone
INTRODUCTION: Health care workers need to consider the culture and ethnic preferences prevalent in the Hmong community in order to provide optimal care. We describe an older Hmong man to illustrate the challenges faced and competencies needed by primary care. CASE PRESENTATION: An 80-year-old non-English speaking Hmong man with diabetes, nerve sheath tumor, and hypertension presented to the outpatient clinic with his grandson complaining of sleep problems. He had had 2 vivid recurring dreams during the previous few months...
August 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323557/neuropsychological-assessment-of-412-hiv-infected-individuals-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Maria Rita Polo Gascón, José Ernesto Vidal, Yolanda Marques Mazzaro, Jerusa Smid, Rosa Maria Nascimento Marcusso, Claudio Garcia Capitão, Elizeu Macedo Coutinho, Glaucia Rosana Guerra Benute, Mara Cristina Souza De Lucia, Augusto César Penalva de Oliveira
HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) remain frequent even among individuals receiving combined antiretroviral therapy (cART). In addition, HAND may adversely affect the quality of life and adherence to cART. There is scarce epidemiological information about HAND in Latin America. This cross-sectional study recruited HIV-infected patients from a tertiary teaching institution in São Paulo, Brazil, between May 2013 and February 2015. The patients were adults with at least 4 years of education and patients with current neurological or psychiatric diseases were excluded...
January 2018: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321439/the-association-of-bite-instability-and-comorbidities-in-elderly-people
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Susumu Itakura, Masaaki Miyata, Atsushi Kuroda, Manabu Setoguchi, Atsushi Kusumoto, Daisuke Hokonohara, Mitsuru Ohishi
Objective The purpose was to evaluate the association between bite instability and comorbidities, comprehensive geriatric evaluations, or disabilities in elderly people. Methods A dentist examined the oral function, such as the bite stability, number of teeth, and the use of dentures, in 119 patients (93 women, mean age: 86.7±7.8) in 2 nursing homes for the elderly. The association between the oral function and the prevalence of diseases, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and dementia, was analyzed...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315334/immune-related-genetic-enrichment-in-frontotemporal-dementia-an-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-studies
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Iris Broce, Celeste M Karch, Natalie Wen, Chun C Fan, Yunpeng Wang, Chin Hong Tan, Naomi Kouri, Owen A Ross, Günter U Höglinger, Ulrich Muller, John Hardy, Parastoo Momeni, Christopher P Hess, William P Dillon, Zachary A Miller, Luke W Bonham, Gil D Rabinovici, Howard J Rosen, Gerard D Schellenberg, Andre Franke, Tom H Karlsen, Jan H Veldink, Raffaele Ferrari, Jennifer S Yokoyama, Bruce L Miller, Ole A Andreassen, Anders M Dale, Rahul S Desikan, Leo P Sugrue
BACKGROUND: Converging evidence suggests that immune-mediated dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Although genetic studies have shown that immune-associated loci are associated with increased FTD risk, a systematic investigation of genetic overlap between immune-mediated diseases and the spectrum of FTD-related disorders has not been performed. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using large genome-wide association studies (GWASs) (total n = 192,886 cases and controls) and recently developed tools to quantify genetic overlap/pleiotropy, we systematically identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) jointly associated with FTD-related disorders-namely, FTD, corticobasal degeneration (CBD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-and 1 or more immune-mediated diseases including Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis (UC), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), type 1 diabetes (T1D), celiac disease (CeD), and psoriasis...
January 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274807/deintensification-of-hypoglycaemic-medications-use-of-a-systematic-review-approach-to-highlight-safety-concerns-in-older-people-with-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
A H Abdelhafiz, A J Sinclair
IMPORTANCE: Intensive treatment of older people with diabetes is common placing them at increased risk of adverse events such as hypoglycaemia and hospitalisation for drug errors. Little is known about when, how or for whom to deintensify hypoglycaemic medications. OBJECTIVE: To explore the characteristics of patients for whom deintensification is appropriate and to determine the outcome of deintensification. EVIDENCE REVIEW: Medline, Google scholar and EmBase search from 1997 to present was performed using keywords relating to diabetes mellitus, polypharmacy, hypoglycaemia, hospitalisation, deintensification, deprescribing and reduction, simplification or withdrawal of hypoglycaemic medications...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261519/diabetic-retinopathy-and-dementia-in-type-1-diabetes
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Liora G Rodill, Lieza G Exalto, Paola Gilsanz, Geert Jan Biessels, Charles P Quesenberry, Rachel A Whitmer
OBJECTIVE: Retinopathy impacts over one-third of those with diabetes mellitus and is associated with impaired cognitive performance and cerebrovascular lesions in middle-aged adults with type 1 diabetes. However, the association between diabetic retinopathy (DR) and risk of dementia in type 1 diabetes is unknown. We investigated the association between DR and incident dementia in a large, elderly population with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: A cohort of 3742 patients with type 1 diabetes aged 50 years and above was followed from January 1, 1996 to September 30, 2015 for incident dementia...
December 19, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261088/cognitive-and-gait-decrements-among-non-demented-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-or-hypertension-a-systematic-review
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Madison A Niermeyer
OBJECTIVE: Older adults with Type 2 diabetes (DM2) and hypertension (HTN) often experience cognitive weaknesses. Growing evidence suggests that such weaknesses place patients at risk for gait disturbance and falls. The current systematic review evaluated (a) the impact of DM2 and HTN on cognition and gait and (b) the association between cognition and gait in the context of DM2 and HTN. METHODS: PubMed was searched to identify studies published in English before 15 April 2017 that evaluated both cognition and gait among non-demented older adults either as a function of DM2 or HTN status or as a function of continuous variables that indicate disease severity and/or management (e...
December 20, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260028/cerebrospinal-fluid-analysis-in-individuals-with-diabetes-related-dementia
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Hidekazu Kanetaka, Raita Fukasawa, Soichiro Shimizu, Naohito Takenoshita, Haruo Hanyu
•CSF P-tau and Aβ42 show normal levels in diabetes-related dementia.•Diabetes-related dementia may have a different underlying pathology from AD.•CSF analysis is useful for the differentiation of diabetes-related dementia from AD.
September 2017: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259496/immunosenescence-in-aging-between-immune-cells-depletion-and-cytokines-up-regulation
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REVIEW
Maria Teresa Ventura, Marco Casciaro, Sebastiano Gangemi, Rosalba Buquicchio
Background: The immunosenescence is a relatively recent chapter, correlated with the linear extension of the average life began in the nineteenth century and still in progress. The most important feature of immunosenescence is the accumulation in the "immunological space" of memory and effector cells as a result of the stimulation caused by repeated clinical and subclinical infections and by continuous exposure to antigens (inhalant allergens, food, etc.). This state of chronic inflammation that characterizes senescence has a significant impact on survival and fragility...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251794/11%C3%AE-hsd1-deficiency-or-inhibition-enhances-hepatic-myofibroblast-activation-in-murine-liver-fibrosis
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X Zou, P Ramachandran, T J Kendall, A Pellicoro, E Dora, R L Aucott, K Manwani, T Y Man, K E Chapman, N C Henderson, S J Forbes, S P Webster, J P Iredale, B R Walker, Z Michailidou
A hallmark of chronic liver injury is fibrosis, with accumulation of extracellular matrix orchestrated by activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Glucocorticoids (GC) limit HSC activation in vitro and tissue GC levels are amplified by 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-1 (11βHSD1). Although 11βHSD1 inhibitors have been developed for type 2 diabetes mellitus and improve diet-induced fatty liver in various mouse models, effects on the progression and/or resolution of liver injury and consequent fibrosis have not been characterised...
December 18, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249964/blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-precedes-cognitive-decline-and-neurodegeneration-in-diabetic-insulin-resistant-mouse-model-an-implication-for-causal-link
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Ryusuke Takechi, Virginie Lam, Emily Brook, Corey Giles, Nicholas Fimognari, Armin Mooranian, Hani Al-Salami, Stephanie H Coulson, Michael Nesbit, John C L Mamo
Diabetic insulin resistance and pro-diabetic diet are reported to increase dementia risk through unknown mechanisms. Emerging evidence suggests that the integrity of blood-brain barrier (BBB) is central to the onset and progression of neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment. Therefore, the current study investigated the effect of pro-diabetic diets on cognitive dysfunction in association to BBB integrity and its putative mechanisms. In C57BL/6J mice chronically ingested with a diet enriched in fat and fructose (HFF), Morris Water Maze (MWM) test indicated no significant cognitive decline after 4 weeks of HFF feeding compared to low-fat (LF) fed control...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249776/-diseases-requiring-severe-level-care-certification-for-long-term-care-insurance
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Kyoko Takahashi, Eri Tsukishima
Objectives Extending health expectancy is important; however, health and welfare programs in local areas and communities present their own issues. This study aimed to identify main diseases requiring severe-level care certification for long-term care insurance based on information gathered from opinion papers prepared by primary doctors.Methods Data were obtained for 4,089 patients aged ≧65 years who were certified for long-term care insurance for the first time between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2015...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242256/manual-review-of-electronic-medical-records-as-a-reference-standard-for-case-definition-development-a-validation-study
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Tyler Williamson, Rebecca C Miyagishima, Janeen D Derochie, Neil Drummond
BACKGROUND: The Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) previously carried out a validation study of case definitions for 8 chronic diseases (diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoarthritis, depression, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, parkinsonism and epilepsy) using direct review of "raw" electronic medical record data. Although effective, this method is time-consuming and can present methodological and organizational challenges. We aimed to determine whether the processed and standardized data contained with the CPCSSN database might function as a reference standard for case definition validation...
December 11, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235986/managing-diabetes-in-people-with-dementia-a-realist-review
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Frances Bunn, Claire Goodman, Peter Reece Jones, Bridget Russell, Daksha Trivedi, Alan Sinclair, Antony Bayer, Greta Rait, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Chris Burton
BACKGROUND: Dementia and diabetes mellitus are common long-term conditions that coexist in a large number of older people. People living with dementia and diabetes may be at increased risk of complications such as hypoglycaemic episodes because they are less able to manage their diabetes. OBJECTIVES: To identify the key features or mechanisms of programmes that aim to improve the management of diabetes in people with dementia and to identify areas needing further research...
December 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235658/baseline-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-older-adults-seeking-care-in-ambulatory-urgent-care-clinics
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Bernardo J Reyes, Javier M Lopez, Diana J Galindo, Maria Briceno, Joseph G Ouslander
OBJECTIVES: To determine the most common clinical conditions associated with older adults visiting Urgent care centers (UCCs) and the potential need for further resource use. DESIGN: Cross-sectional retrospective study. SETTING: Nonprofit academic medical center with campuses and multiple satellite offices in Ohio and Florida. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 55 and older who visited UCCs between August 2014 and March 2015 (N = 9,445; average age 63...
December 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234813/hormone-therapy-for-the-primary-prevention-of-chronic-conditions-in-postmenopausal-women-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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REVIEW
Gerald Gartlehner, Sheila V Patel, Cynthia Feltner, Rachel Palmieri Weber, Rachel Long, Kelly Mullican, Erin Boland, Linda Lux, Meera Viswanathan
Importance: Postmenopausal status coincides with increased risks for chronic conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis, cognitive impairment, or some types of cancers. Previously, hormone therapy was used for the primary prevention of these chronic conditions. Objective: To update evidence for the US Preventive Services Task Force on the benefits and harms of hormone therapy in reducing risks for chronic conditions. Data Sources: MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and trial registries from June 1, 2011, through August 1, 2016...
December 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234725/computerized-cognitive-training-for-older-diabetic-adults-at-risk-of-dementia-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Rachel Bloom, Michal Schnaider-Beeri, Ramit Ravona-Springer, Anthony Heymann, Hai Dabush, Lior Bar, Shirel Slater, Yuri Rassovsky, Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Introduction: Older adults with type 2 diabetes are at high risk of cognitive decline and dementia and form an important target group for dementia risk reduction studies. Despite evidence that computerized cognitive training (CCT) may benefit cognitive performance in cognitively healthy older adults and those with mild cognitive impairment, whether CCT may benefit cognitive performance or improve disease self-management in older diabetic adults has not been studied to date. In addition, whether adaptive difficulty levels and tailoring of interventions to individuals' cognitive profile are superior to generic training remains to be established...
November 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229897/integrative-analysis-to-identify-common-genetic-markers-of-metabolic-syndrome-dementia-and-diabetes
#18
Weihong Zhang, Linlin Xin, Ying Lu
BACKGROUND Emerging data have established links between systemic metabolic dysfunction, such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS), with neurocognitive impairment, including dementia. The common gene signature and the associated signaling pathways of MetS, diabetes, and dementia have not been widely studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS We exploited the translational bioinformatics approach to choose the common gene signatures for both dementia and MetS. For this we employed "DisGeNET discovery platform". RESULTS Gene mining analysis revealed that a total of 173 genes (86 genes common to all three diseases) which comprised a proportion of 43% of the total genes associated with dementia...
December 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226070/economic-burden-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-among-elderly-patients-a-japanese-perspective
#19
Keiko Konomura, Hideaki Nagai, Manabu Akazawa
Background: This study aimed to estimate the economic burden of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) among elderly patients in Japan. In addition, the study evaluated the relationship between total treatment cost and CAP risk factors. Methods: An administrative database was searched for elderly patients (≥ 65 years old) who had pneumonia (ICD-10 code: J12-J18) and an antibiotic prescription between 1 June 2014 and 31 May 2015. The all-cause total healthcare costs of outpatient and inpatient CAP episodes were calculated...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224179/antidiabetic-polypill-improves-central-pathology-and-cognitive-impairment-in-a-mixed-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-type-2-diabetes
#20
Carmen Infante-Garcia, Juan Jose Ramos-Rodriguez, Carmen Hierro-Bujalance, Esperanza Ortegon, Eleanor Pickett, Rosemary Jackson, Fernando Hernandez-Pacho, Tara Spires-Jones, Monica Garcia-Alloza
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is an important risk factor to suffer dementia, being Alzheimer's disease (AD) as the most common form. Both AD and T2D are closely related to aging and with a growing elderly population it might be of relevance to explore new therapeutic approaches that may slow or prevent central complications associated with metabolic disorders. Therefore, we propose the use of the antidiabetic polypill (PP), a pharmacological cocktail, commonly used by T2D patients that include metformin, aspirin, simvastatin, and an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor...
December 9, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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