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nutrition status in the elderly

Sachiyo Okayama, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Hajime Yokomizo, Masaya Satake, Akiko Sakuma, Yuki Yano, Atsuo Matsumoto, Takashi Fujimoto, Takebumi Usui, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Shunichi Shiozawa, Takeshi Shimakawa, Takao Katsube, Yoshihiko Naritaka
Three hundred and fourteen patients with pT3 or deeper, Stage II/IIIcolorectal carcinoma who underwent curative operation were divided into two groups: age 75 years and more(elderly)and 74 years and less(non-elderly), to identify prognostic factors and risk factors for postoperative complications. Higher comorbidity rates and poorer nutritional status where found in the elderly group, which led to a shorter operation time and less lymph node dissection. There were no significant differences in 5-year OS and 3-year RFS between the two groups...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yu Ohkura, Shusuke Haruta, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Masaki Ueno, Harushi Udagawa
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the efficacy of postoperative early intervention with an elemental diet to reduce weight loss and enhance recovery after gastrectomy. Nutritional status and gastrointestinal immune function tend to worsen, and postoperative weight loss is inevitable in these patients; therefore, improvement in their postoperative condition is important, especially in gastric cancer patients aged ≥80 years. METHODS: Clinical outcomes and postoperative nutritional status were compared between 21 and 22 consecutive elderly patients aged ≥80 years who underwent distal gastrectomy before and after the introduction of postoperative oral elemental diet (Elental®, 300 kcal/day), respectively, between October 2011 and June 2016...
October 19, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Hope Barkoukis
Maintaining optimal health and well-being in the older adult requires understanding of how physiologic changes influence nutritional status, familiarity with the available validated tools to assess status, identification of factors predisposing older adults to malnutrition, and evidence-based practice regarding the nutritional needs of this age group. Evidence-based guidance on these core practice components is provided to the clinician in this article.
November 2016: Medical Clinics of North America
Yogesh Sharma, Michelle Miller, Rashmi Shahi, Paul Hakendorf, Chris Horwood, Campbell Thompson
BACKGROUND: The rate of malnutrition among hospitalised elderly patients in Australia is 42.3%. Malnutrition is known to lead to significant adverse outcomes for the patients and increase hospital costs through increased use of resources. AIM: This study assessed nutrition screening adequacy and investigated factors associated with missed opportunity to diagnose malnutrition. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study involving 205 general medical patients aged ≥60 years admitted acutely in a tertiary hospital over a period of 1 year...
October 13, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Yan Deng, Qing Pang, Jian-Bin Bi, Xing Zhang, Ling-Qiang Zhang, Yan-Yan Zhou, Run-Chen Miao, Wei Chen, Kai Qu, Chang Liu
The pretreatment nutritional and immunological status play indispensable roles in predicting the outcome of patients with various types of malignancies. The aim of the study was to investigate whether preoperative prognostic nutritional index (PNI), which simply accounts for nutritional and immunological status, was associated with overall survival (OS) in patients with gallbladder carcinoma (GBC). The retrospective study included a total of 315 GBC patients after surgery between 2002 and 2012. PNI was calculated according to the following formula: 10× serum albumin (g/dl) +0...
October 8, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Aleksander J Owczarek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Piotr Kocełak, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Aniceta Brzozowska, Małgorzata Mossakowska, Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka, Tomasz Grodzicki, Andrzej Więcek, Jerzy Chudek
BACKGROUND: The available literature suggests that circulating visfatin/Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) level variability in humans is related to obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation, and lipid profile. The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between circulating visfatin/NAMPT, obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation, and lipid profile in a large population-based, elderly cohort, applying structural equation modeling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analysis included 2983 elderly participants of the PolSenior study with assessed total blood count, fasting concentrations of lipids, glucose, insulin, hs-CRP, interleukin-6, and visfatin/NAMPT (by ELISA), and calculated HOMA-IR...
October 7, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Sami Hamdan Alzahrani, Ismail Abdelmoneim El Sayed, Sarah Mohammed Alshamrani
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is highly prevalent among the elderly and is associated with poor clinical prognosis, decreased functional status, and increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of geriatric malnutrition among outpatients of a geriatric clinic and to determine factors associated with malnutrition. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Geriatric outpatient clinic of the King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
V Soler, S Sourdet, L Balardy, G Abellan van Kan, D Brechemier, M E Rougé-Bugat, N Tavassoli, M Cassagne, F Malecaze, F Nourhashémi, B Vellas
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate visual performance and factors associated with abnormal vision in patients screened for frailty at the Geriatric Frailty Clinic (GFC) for Assessment of Frailty and Prevention of Disability at Toulouse University Hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational cross-sectional, single-centre study. SETTING: Institutional practice. PARTICIPANTS: Patients were screened for frailty during a single-day hospital stay between October 2011 and October 2014 (n = 1648)...
2016: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
Lenche Neloska, Katerina Damevska, Andjelka Nikolchev, Lidija Pavleska, Biljana Petreska-Zovic, Milenko Kostov
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is common in elderly and is a risk factor for pressure ulcers. AIM: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of malnutrition in geriatric and palliative patients hospitalised in long-term care facility, and to examine the influence of nutritional status on the prevalence of pressure ulcers (PU). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Descriptive, observational and cross-sectional study including 2099 patients admitted to the Hospital during a 24 month period (January 2013 to December 2014)...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Koji Mikami, Kimikazu Hirano, Kitarou Futami, Takafumi Maekawa
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Elderly patients with gastric cancer can receive standard gastrectomy or gastrectomy with reduced nodal dissection, i.e., limited surgery, in order to prevent postoperative complications. This study evaluated the feasibility of gastrectomy with limited surgery for elderly patients with gastric cancer. METHODS: A total of 267 elderly patients (≥70 years old) were divided into two groups according to the level of nodal dissection: patients who received nodal dissection according to guidelines were included in the standard surgery group (standard group), and those who received reduced nodal dissection were included in the limited surgery group (limited group)...
September 29, 2016: Asian Journal of Surgery
C Ihle, C Bahrs, T Freude, M Bickel, I Spielhaupter, E Wintermeyer, L Stollhof, L Grünwald, P Ziegler, S Pscherer, U Stöckle, A Nussler
Background: The prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalised patients is reported to be between 16 and 55 % across disciplines. Within hospital care, screening for malnutrition is required. However, in orthopaedics and trauma surgery, there is still no generally accepted recommendation for the methods for such a data survey. In the present study, the following aspects are to be investigated with the help of two established scores: (1) the prevalence of malnutrition in the patient population of geriatric trauma care, and (2) the correlation between methods of data survey...
September 29, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
C M R Gonçalves de Carvalho, S M L Ribeiro
We conducted a mini-review of the literature, focusing on aging-related systemic inflammation and its association with vitamin D (VitD). As main findings, data indicate that inflammation in aging seems to have multiple origins, including immunosenescence, and from intestinal and adipose tissue, where VitD may modulate these three factors, through mechanisms not totally known. From the selected studies, three randomized clinical trials of VitD supplementation showed improvements in inflammatory status, whereas two studies did not...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Sophie M Goudet, Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage, Frederick Wekesah, Milka Wanjohi, Paula L Griffiths, Barry Bogin, Nyovani J Madise
OBJECTIVE: Children in slums are at high risk of undernutrition, which has long-term negative consequences on their physical growth and cognitive development. Severe undernutrition can lead to the child's death. The present paper aimed to understand the causes of undernutrition in children as perceived by various groups of community members in Nairobi slums, Kenya. DESIGN: Analysis of ten focus group discussions and ten individual interviews with key informants...
September 20, 2016: Public Health Nutrition
Mario Tombini, Maura Sicari, Giovanni Pellegrino, Francesca Ursini, Pasqualina Insardá, Vincenzo Di Lazzaro
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is one of the most important conditions that negatively affects the health of elder people, particularly in patients with dementia. OBJECTIVE: To provide an assessment of nutritional status of patients affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD) living at home and of their caregivers by means of Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), and to explore the influence of different factors on nutrition. METHODS: 90 patients affected by AD living at home and 90 age- and sex-matched caregivers were enrolled...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Teresa F Amaral, Alejandro Santos, Rita S Guerra, Ana S Sousa, Luísa Álvares, Rui Valdiviesso, Cláudia Afonso, Patrícia Padrão, Cátia Martins, Graça Ferro, Pedro Moreira, Nuno Borges
BACKGROUND: The population of Portugal is aging. The lack of data on older adults' nutritional status and the lack of nutrition knowledge amongst health professionals, caregivers, and older adults themselves, remains a challenge. OBJECTIVE: The Nutrition UP 65 study aims to reduce nutritional inequalities in the older Portuguese adult population and improve knowledge regarding older Portuguese adults' nutritional status, specifically relating to undernutrition, obesity, sarcopenia, frailty, hydration, sodium, and vitamin D statuses...
2016: JMIR Research Protocols
M Uota, T Ogawa, K Ikebe, Y Arai, K Kamide, Y Gondo, Y Masui, T Ishizaki, C Inomata, H Takeshita, Y Mihara, Y Maeda
The sense of taste is important, as it allows for assessment of nutritional value, as well as safety and quality of foods, with several factors suggested to be associated with taste sensitivity. However, comprehensive variables regarding taste and related factors have not been utilised in previous studies for assessments of sensitivity. In the present study, we performed cross-sectional analyses of taste sensitivity and related factors in geriatric individuals who participated in the SONIC Study. We analysed 2 groups divided by age, 69-71 years (young-old, n = 687) and 79-81 years (old-old, n = 621), and performed a general health assessment, an oral examination and determination of taste sensitivity...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Sari Tal, Felicia Stern, Zeev Polyak, Ina Ichelzon, Yosef Dror
The dependent elderly are widely considered to be at higher risk of nutritional problems. Suboptimal micronutrient intake might put the elderly, especially those living in nursing homes, at high risk of morbidity. So far, no public authority, except for the Israel Ministry of Health, has issued particular recommendations for micronutrient supplementation for the elderly. We hypothesized that moderate 'multivitamin' supplementation could improve the vitamin status of the dependent elderly. The study took place in two nursing homes and included 144 dependent elderly (males/females, 35/109)...
November 2016: Experimental Gerontology
Tatsuro Inoue, Syogo Misu, Toshiaki Tanaka, Hiroki Sakamoto, Kentaro Iwata, Yuki Chuman, Rei Ono
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Malnutrition is common in patients with hip fractures, and elderly patients with hip fractures lose functional independence and often fail to recover previous functional status. The aim of this study was to determine whether pre-fracture nutritional status predicts functional status of patients with hip fracture at discharge from acute hospitals. METHODS: In the present multicenter prospective cohort study, pre-fracture nutritional status was assessed using the Mini Nutritional Assessment Short-Form (MNA-SF)...
August 31, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Ivan Tanasić, Tijana Radaković, Ljiljana Tihaček Šojić, Aleksandra Milić Lemić, Ivan Soldatović
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to find the correlation between the number, type, and placement of symmetric functional tooth units and the nutritional status using body mass index (BMI) and Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in patients with both maxillary and mandibular removable partial dentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized study was conducted at the Clinic for Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia, followed by determination of number of functional tooth units...
September 2016: International Journal of Prosthodontics
Manabu Kaneko, Shin Sasaki, Kosuke Ozaki, Kazuhiro Ishimaru, Emi Terai, Hiroshi Nakayama, Toshiyuki Watanabe
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of underweight status on the survival of elderly patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC). A total of 113 patients aged ≥75 years who underwent curative surgery for CRC were included. In addition to standard perioperative variables, body mass index (BMI) was assessed. The patients were categorized as underweight (BMI<18.5 kg/m(2)) or non-underweight (BMI≥18.5 kg/m(2)). The 3-year overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) were analyzed...
September 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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