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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539133/gender-differences-in-the-trajectories-and-the-risk-factors-of-depressive-symptoms-in-later-life
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Jiae Lee, Soong-Nang Jang, Sung-Il Cho
BACKGROUND: The present study investigated changes in the trajectories of depressive symptoms in the elderly and attempted to identify risk factors that influence these changes according to gender. METHODS: All data were obtained from a subsample of subjects who participated in the Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing between 2006 and 2012; 3,667 individuals (1,566 men and 2,101 women) aged 60 years and older were included in the present study. A group-based trajectory model was employed to determine the appropriate number of groups and to observe changes in depressive symptoms according to research year...
May 25, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523197/disseminated-mycobacterium-chimaera-presenting-as-vertebral-osteomyelitis
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Daphne M Moutsoglou, Frank Merritt, Ethan Cumbler
Mycobacterium chimaera, a member of the Mycobacterium avium complex, is a slow-growing, nontuberculous mycobacterium associated with outbreaks in cardiac-surgery patients supported on heart-lung machines. We report a case of an elderly woman on chronic prednisone who presented with a six-month history of worsening chronic back pain, recurrent low-grade fevers, and weight loss. Imaging identified multilevel vertebral osteomyelitis and lumbar soft-tissue abscess. Abscess culture identified M. chimaera.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499387/evolution-of-the-fourth-stage-of-epidemiologic-transition-in-people-aged-80%C3%A2-years-and-over-population-based-cohort-study-using-electronic-health-records
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Nisha C Hazra, Martin Gulliford
BACKGROUND: In the "fourth stage" of epidemiological transition, the distribution of non-communicable diseases is expected to shift to more advanced ages, but age-specific changes beyond 80 years of age have not been reported. METHODS: This study aimed to evaluate demographic and health transitions in a population aged 80 years and over in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2014, using primary care electronic health records. Epidemiological analysis of chronic morbidities and age-related impairments included a cohort of 299,495 participants, with stratified sampling by five-year age group up to 100 years and over...
May 12, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474305/analgesic-use-by-ageing-and-elderly-patients-with-chronic-non-malignant-pain-a-qualitative-study
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Mary-Claire Kennedy, Grainne Cousins, Martin C Henman
Background Analgesics are used in the management of chronic non-malignant pain (CNMP), a condition which is highly prevalent among older adults. CNMP may not only be physically distressing but also complicated by psychosocial and economic factors. An individual's perception and use of analgesics may be influenced by a range of factors such as perceptions of risk or benefits, ability to purchase medication or access to non-pharmacological therapies or specialist care. Objective The aim of this study was to describe the perceptions and experiences of analgesics by ageing and elderly individuals with CNMP and identify factors that influence their use...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469046/gender-specific-predictors-of-depressive-symptoms-among-community-elderly
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Mahbobeh Faramarzi, Mahla Cheraghi, Mohammad Zamani, Farzan Kheirkhah, Ali Bijani, Seyed Reza Hosseini
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the gender-specific predictors of depressive symptoms among an Iranian elderly community population. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: This study was performed on elderly subjects (aged ≥60 yr) who participated in the Amirkola Health and Aging Project, Amirkola, Babol, northern Iran in 2011-12. Depression was assessed by the Geriatric Depression Scale. Fourteen variables, including marital status, age, education, occupation, living alone, social support, dependency in daily activities, physical activity, smoking, body mass index, chronic pain, medicine use, comorbidities, and cognitive impairment, were analyzed as predictors of depression...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461745/depression-and-chronic-pain-in-the-elderly-links-and-management-challenges
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REVIEW
Panagiotis Zis, Argyro Daskalaki, Ilia Bountouni, Panagiota Sykioti, Giustino Varrassi, Antonella Paladini
Aging is an inevitable process and represents the accumulation of bodily alterations over time. Depression and chronic pain are highly prevalent in elderly populations. It is estimated that 13% of the elderly population will suffer simultaneously from the two conditions. Accumulating evidence suggests than neuroinflammation plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of both depression and chronic pain. Apart from the common pathophysiological mechanisms, however, the two entities have several clinical links...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460206/supergiant-fecaloma-as-manifestation-of-chronic-constipation
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G Currò, C Lazzara, S Latteri, M Bartolotta, G Navarra
Fecaloma is common in patients with damage to the autonomic nervous system in the large bowel associated with Chagas disease (inflammatory and neoplastic) or Hirschprung's disease, in psychiatric patients and, more commonly, in elderly patients suffering with chronic constipation. Symptoms of fecaloma are usually nonspecific. Clinical examination can give the appearance of an abdominal tumor. Most cases of fecaloma are treated conservatively with digital evacuation and enemas. In severe and unremitting cases, surgery is required to prevent significant complications...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457098/crystal-induced-arthropathy-in-elderly-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-conditions
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Andrew Villion, Zeev Arinzon, Jacob Feldman, Oded Kimchi, Yitshal Berner
BACKGROUND: Arthritis and arthralgia are painful symptoms experienced by many elderly patients during hospitalization. Crystal-induced arthritis (CIA) is one of the most common causes of arthritis worldwide and represents the most common cause of acute arthritis in the elderly. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of both acute new onset or acute exacerbation of CIA among elderly patients hospitalized due to an acute medical illness. METHODS: This study comprised 85 patients...
March 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450787/participation-in-physical-activity-and-back-pain-among-an-elderly-population-in-south-asia
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Ghose Bishwajit, Shangfeng Tang, Sanni Yaya, Zhanchun Feng
INTRODUCTION: Globally, chronic back pain is one of the most commonly encountered medical conditions among an elderly population with significant bearings on health, functional mobility and general well-being. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the burden of chronic back pain and its association with physical activity (PA) among population aged 50 years and above in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. METHODS: Cross-sectional data on 8502 men and women aged 50 years and above were collected from the World Health Survey (2002)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421866/chronic-pain-and-psychological-distress-among-older-adults
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Alex Bierman, Yeonjung Lee
This research examines whether unobserved time-stable influences confound the association between chronic pain and psychological distress in older adults as well as how race and ethnicity combine with subjective social status (SSS) to modify the association. In a nationally representative longitudinal survey, holistically controlling for unobserved time-stable influences using fixed-effects models substantially reduces the pain-depression relationship and eliminates the overall pain-anxiety relationship. The association with depression is stronger for Black and Hispanic elders, illustrating a process of double-jeopardy...
January 1, 2017: Research on Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418359/-a-rare-concurrence-of-polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-aa-amyloidosis
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S G Radenska-Lopovok, O N Kotenko, N F Frolova, A I Zagrebneva, E S Stolyarevich, E V Volodina, V I Chervinko, E V Kryukov, M L Zubkin
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease. It predominantly affects the elderly. The disease has a slow onset, pain and stiffness in the muscles of the shoulder and pelvic girdle, fever, weight loss, and a high acute-phase inflammatory response. The disease is concurrent with giant cell arteritis in a quarter of cases, which allows some authors to consider them as two different manifestations of the same pathological process. The kidneys are rarely involved. This disease is rarely complicated by AA amyloidosis...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416235/supplementation-of-vitamin-d-and-reduction-of-analgesic-requirements-in-institutionalized-elderly-with-chronic-musuloskeletal-pain
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Marta Guerro Prado, María Isabel Santos Peréz, Yoana Peréz Robres
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 14, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406791/health-care-systems-support-to-enhance-patient-centered-care-lessons-from-a-primary-care-based-chronic-pain-management-initiative
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Charles R Elder, Lynn L Debar, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Maureen H Rumptz, Charlotte Patterson, Allison Bonifay, Penney Cowan, Lindsay Lancaster, Richard A Deyo
BACKGROUND: Supporting day-to-day self-care activities has emerged as a best practice when caring for patients with chronic pain, yet providing this support may introduce challenges for both patients and primary care physicians. It is essential to develop tools that help patients identify the issues and outcomes that are most important to them and to communicate this information to primary care physicians at the point of care. OBJECTIVE: We describe our process to engage patients, primary care physicians, and other stakeholders in the context of a pilot randomized controlled trial of a patient-centered assessment process implemented in an everyday practice setting...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404609/moxibustion-versus-diclofenac-sodium-gel-for-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-study-protocol-for-a-double-blinded-double-placebo-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jian-Ying Zhou, Ling Luo, Lin-Lin Zhu, Hai-Yan Yin, Qiaofeng Wu, Jia-Xi Peng, Cheng-Shun Zhang, Peng Lv, Yong Tang, Shu-Guang Yu
INTRODUCTION: Knee osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis in elderly patients that is characterised by pain and functional limitation. Moxibustion has been employed to relieve chronic pain as an alternative therapy for knee osteoarthritis. However, the evidence of its efficacy is equivocal due to the low methodological quality in most clinical studies. Therefore, we are performing a double-blinded, double-placebo, randomised controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of moxibustion in participants with knee osteoarthritis...
April 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403822/provider-and-patient-perspectives-on-opioids-and-alternative-treatments-for-managing-chronic-pain-a-qualitative-study
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Lauren S Penney, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Lynn L DeBar, Charles Elder, Richard A Deyo
BACKGROUND: Current literature describes the limits and pitfalls of using opioid pharmacotherapy for chronic pain and the importance of identifying alternatives. The objective of this study was to identify the practical issues patients and providers face when accessing alternatives to opioids, and how multiple parties view these issues. METHODS: Qualitative data were gathered to evaluate the outcomes of acupuncture and chiropractic (A/C) services for chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) using structured interview guides among patients with CMP (n = 90) and primary care providers (PCPs) (n = 25) purposively sampled from a managed care health care system as well as from contracted community A/C providers (n = 14)...
March 24, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381395/a-mobile-app-for-chronic-disease-self-management-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Raymond L Ownby, Amarilis Acevedo, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Joshua Caballero, Michael Simonson, Rosemary Davenport, Kofi Kondwani, Robin J Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Health literacy is a critically important skill that helps people become active participants in their health care. Multiple studies in the United States and across the world have documented the association of health literacy with multiple health outcomes. In particular, the elderly and many members of minority groups have been shown to have low levels of health literacy; the same groups are disproportionately affected by chronic illnesses. These twin burdens affect the people most in need of the skills and knowledge required for coping with chronic illnesses...
April 5, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367388/delayed-recognition-of-thoracic-and-lumbar-vertebral-compression-fractures-in-minor-accident-cases
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Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) in the elderly are commonly diagnosed after a minor fall or trauma; however, the majority of these patients have either been previously evaluated for osteoporosis or are already under some form of medical treatment for osteoporosis at the time of the fall. Although accidents are a known cause of VCFs, these fractures are too often undiagnosed. In reviewing a group of patients seen after minor falls or automobile accidents who were complaining of general spine pain, we found a smaller subgroup with previously undiagnosed VCFs...
February 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357703/refractory-burning-mouth-syndrome-clinical-and-paraclinical-evaluation-comorbiities-treatment-and-outcome
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Dimos D Mitsikostas, Srdjan Ljubisavljevic, Christina I Deligianni
BACKGROUND: Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain condition characterized by persistent intraoral burning without related objective findings and unknown etiology that affects elderly females mostly. There is no satisfactory treatment for BMS. We aimed to observe the long-term efficacy of high velanfaxine doses combined with systemic and topical administered clonazepam in a particular subgroup of BMS patients who do not respond to current clinical management. RESULTS: Eight (66...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340086/real-world-massage-therapy-produces-meaningful-effectiveness-signal-for-primary-care-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-results-of-a-repeated-measures-cohort-study
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William G Elder, Niki Munk, Margaret M Love, Geza G Bruckner, Kathryn E Stewart, Kevin Pearce
Objective.:  While efficacy of massage and other nonpharmacological treatments for chronic low back pain is established, stakeholders have called for pragmatic studies of effectiveness in "real-world" primary health care. The Kentucky Pain Research and Outcomes Study evaluated massage impact on pain, disability, and health-related quality of life for primary care patients with chronic low back pain. We report effectiveness and feasibility results, and make comparisons with established minimal clinically important differences...
March 14, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328826/effect-of-adductor-canal-block-on-medial-compartment-knee-pain-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-retrospective-comparative-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Doo-Hyung Lee, Michael Y Lee, Kyu-Sung Kwack, Seung-Hyun Yoon
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common disease in middle-aged and elderly people. Pain is the chief complaint of symptomatic KOA and a leading cause of chronic disability, which is most often found in medial knees. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of pain relief and functional improvement in KOA patients treated with ultrasound-guided adductor canal block (ACB).This is a 3-month retrospective case-controlled comparative study. Two hundred patients with anteromedial knee pain owing to KOA that was unresponsive to 3-month long conservative treatments...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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