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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816983/characteristics-of-turkish-patients-with-elderly-onset-psoriatic-arthritis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Senol Kobak, Fidan Yildiz, Ahmet Karaarslan, Huseyin Semiz, Mehmet Orman
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflamatory disease characterized with axial and peripheral joints involvement. It rarely affects patients older than 65 years old.The purpose of this study is to compare and evaluate the demographic, clinical and laboratory features of elderly-onset psoriatic arthritis (EOPsA) and young-onset (YOPsA) patients.A total of 180 patients diagnosed with PsA according to CASPAR criteria and followed-up in single center were included in this study. The patients with initial symptoms started after age 65 were accepted as EOPsA...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800305/influence-of-chronic-neck-pain-on-cervical-joint-position-error-jpe-comparison-between-young-and-elderly-subjects
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Khalid A Alahmari, Ravi Shankar Reddy, Paul Silvia, Irshad Ahmad, Venkat Nagaraj, Mohammad Mahtab
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of cervical joint position sense in subjects with chronic neck pain has gained importance in recent times. Different authors have established increased joint position error (JPE) in subjects with acute neck pain. However, there is a paucity of studies to establish the influence of chronic neck pain on cervical JPE. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to understand the influence of chronic neck pain on cervical JPE, and to examine the differences in cervical JPE between young and elderly subjects with chronic neck pain...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768968/isolated-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-deficiency-following-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-an-elderly-man-is-there-a-connection
#3
Satoshi Suzuki, Keiko Suzuki
The delayed diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency is relatively common because its symptoms are non-specific. One of the causes of adrenal insufficiency is isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency (IAD), which is sometimes caused by traumatic brain injury. Indeed, severe head trauma is considered to contribute to the incidence of this disease. However, the relationship between milder head trauma-such as chronic subdural hematoma - and the occurrence of hormonal deficiency is uncertain. We herein report the case of a 79-year-old man with IAD who presented with leg edema and pain in his extremities following a recent history of chronic subdural hematoma...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757465/mini-encyclopaedia-of-the-wound-healing-opportunities-for-integrating-multi-omic-approaches-into-medical-practice
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Lara Stolzenburg-Veeser, Olga Golubnitschaja
Wound healing is a highly complex life-important repair process triggered by plenty of local and/or systemic organ and tissue damaging events, such as an acute surgical invasion, accidental organ and tissue damages, acute and chronic diseases, aggressive local and systemic therapeutic approaches (e.g. irradiation and systemic chemotherapy). Individual health condition determines over the quality of wound healing. Impaired wound healing, in turn, may lead, for example, to post-surgical complications frequently observed in elderly, chronic ulcers in diabetic patients, hindered and ineffective pain management, etc...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753242/investigation-of-pain-and-life-satisfaction-in-older-adults
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Senay Karadag Arli, Ayse Berivan Bakan, Ela Varol, Gulpinar Aslan
AIM: The present study aimed to investigate pain and life satisfaction in older adults. METHODS: This study, which is descriptive in nature, utilized the relational screening model. It was carried out between September 2016 and March 2017, with 387 people aged ≥65 years who were registered in Family Health Centers in Ağrı, a city located in eastern Turkey. RESULTS: The participants' mean Geriatric Pain Measure score was 53.23 ± 29...
July 28, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751812/maslinic-acid-improves-quality-of-life-by-alleviating-joint-knee-pain-in-the-elderly-results-from-a-community-based-pilot-study
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Satoshi Fukumitsu, Tetsu Kinoshita, Myra O Villareal, Kazuhiko Aida, Akihiro Hino, Hiroko Isoda
Chronic knee joint pain is common in the elderly and associated with poor quality of life. This study, an open-label clinical trial, aimed to examine how the intake on a daily basis of maslinic acid-containing product (30 mg maslinic acid) on 29 elderly residents (mean 70.7 ± 10.1 years) of Nakajima Island, Ehime, Japan. Study participants consumed 10 g jelly containing maslinic acid daily for 16 weeks and at 0 (baseline), 4, 8, 12 and 16 weeks, assessed for health-related quality of life (Short Form-8) and knee pain score (Japanese Knee Osteoarthritis Measure)...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750144/therapy-of-ulcus-cruris-of-venous-and-mixed-venous-arterial-origin-with-autologous-adult-native-progenitor-cells-from-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-a-prospective-clinical-pilot-study
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A Konstantinow, A Arnold, K Djabali, W Kempf, J Gutermuth, T Fischer, T Biedermann
BACKGROUND: The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) of adipose tissue consists of cellular subpopulations with distinct regenerative potential. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the regenerative capacities of autologous SVF cells in the treatment of chronic leg ulcers of venous (VLU) and arterial-venous (AVLU) origin. METHODS: Multimorbid ulcer patients received a singular topical treatment with 9-15x10(6) SVF cells, separated from abdominal lipoaspirates by digestion with collagenase and dispase and applied immediately after isolation...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740519/low-dose-diclofenac-in-patients-with-fragility-fractures
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Letizia Vannucci, Caterina Fossi, Giorgio Gronchi, Maria Luisa Brandi
Most osteoporotic patients complain of back pain one year after a fragility vertebral fracture and the frequency of chronic back pain increases with increasing age. The use of the lowest effective dose of an analgesic which is able to control symptoms seems to be a possible solution in order to limit potential side effects in multi-treated elderly patients. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have a proven efficacy in the treatment of back pain associated with fragility vertebral fractures and diclofenac is available at low-dose subcutaneous injective formulation...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728082/oral-infections-comorbidities-and-sensory-evidences-in-elderly-cross-sectional-study
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Nathalia Santos Viana Silva, Luciana Alvarenga da Silva, Omar Jaluul, Wilson Jacob-Filho, Silvia Regina Dowgan Tesseroli de Siqueira
BACKGROUND: Oral infections affect the general health and overlap with chronic diseases due to infectious-immune mechanisms. On the other side, sensory abnormalities may be symptoms of this association. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of oral infections, comorbidities, health parameters and sensory abnormalities in elderly patients. METHODS: Thirty (30) elderly with mean age 70.4 yo, distributed according to ages were evaluated with a protocol that included demographics, comorbidities, medications, laboratory tests, blood pressure, heart rate, mini-mental state examination, clinical oral evaluation and systematized sensory testing (gustative, olfactory, thermal, mechanical and pain thresholds)...
July 1, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713528/the-double-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-an-innovative-one-stage-surgical-technique-for-posterior-kyphosis-correction
#10
Marcus Jäger, Tjark Tassemeier
Posttraumatic deformities after vertebral fractures are challenging for orthopedic surgeons in the non-operative and operative field. Especially osteoporotic fractures may cause a hyperkyphosis resulting in segmental or global sagittal imbalance and chronic back pain. Different vertebral osteotomies are potent to restore sagittal profile but show a very high perioperative risk including neurological and soft tissue complications. In addition, some of these extensive operations require a two-step procedure including posterior and anterior approaches...
June 23, 2017: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705211/streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-due-to-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subspecies-equisimilis-in-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-a-case-report
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Makoto Sumazaki, Fumi Saito, Hideaki Ogata, Miho Yoshida, Yorichika Kubota, Syunsuke Magoshi, Hironori Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer-related lymphedema often causes cellulitis and is one of the most common complications after breast cancer surgery. Streptococci are the major pathogens underlying such cellulitis. Among the streptococci, the importance of the Lancefield groups C and G is underappreciated; most cases involve Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis. Despite having a relatively weak toxicity compared with group A streptococci, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis is associated with a mortality rate that is as high as that of group A streptococci in cases of invasive infection because Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis mainly affects elderly individuals who already have various comorbidities...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696784/the-role-of-tramadol-in-pain-management-in-latin-america-a-report-by-the-change-pain-latin-america-advisory-panel
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Joäo Batista Santos Garcia, Osvandré Lech, Durval Campos Kraychete, María Antonieta Rico, John Jairo Hernández-Castro, Frantz Colimon, Carlos Guerrero, Manuel Sempértegui Gallegos, Argelia Lara-Solares, José Alberto Flores Cantisani, César Amescua-Garcia, María Del Rocío Guillén Núñez, María Del Rosario Berenguel Cook, Aziza Jreige Iskandar, Patricia Bonilla Sierra
OBJECTIVE: Change Pain Latin America (CPLA) was created to enhance chronic pain understanding and develop pain management improving strategies in this region. During its seventh meeting (August 2016), the main objective was to discuss tramadol's role in treating pain in Latin America. Furthermore, potential pain management consequences were considered, if tramadol was to become more stringently controlled. METHODS: Key topics discussed were: main indications for prescribing tramadol, its pharmacological characteristics, safety and tolerability, effects of restrictions on its availability and use, and consequent impact on pain care quality...
July 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692451/the-value-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-in-geriatric-care-and-rehabilitation
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Büşra Can, Murat Kara, Özgür Kara, Zekeriya Ülger, Walter Frontera, Levent Özçakar
The WHO reports that one of the major chronic conditions affecting the elderly worldwide is musculoskeletal disorders that are associated with long-term pain and disability. Considering the healthcare needs of the elderly (i.e. comprehensive, accessible, efficient) and the advantages of ultrasound (US) use (patient-friendly, convenient, cost-effective, and does not require exposure to radiation or magnetic fields), there seems to be a 'gap' in the actual clinical practice. In this paper, we aimed to highlight the potential value of US imaging in the management of the elderly with a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions (degenerative/rheumatic joint diseases, falls/trauma, nursing care, peripheral nerve problems, sarcopenia, and interventions)...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659033/electro-acupuncture-is-beneficial-for-knee-osteoarthritis-the-evidence-from-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Na Chen, Jing Wang, Attilio Mucelli, Xu Zhang, Changqing Wang
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common chronic degenerative disease of the elderly. Electro-acupuncture (EA) is considered as a beneficial treatment for KOA, but the conclusion is controversial. This systematic review compiled the evidence from 11 randomized controlled trials to objectively assess the effectiveness and safety of EA for KOA. Eight databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, Clinic trials, Foreign Medical Literature Retrial Service (FMRS), Science Direct, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP), and Wanfang Data were extensively searched up to 5 July 2016...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652716/can-we-improve-pain-and-sleep-in-elderly-individuals-with-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Marie-Philippe Harvey, Dominique Lorrain, Marylie Martel, Kayla Bergeron-Vezina, Francis Houde, Mario Séguin, Guillaume Léonard
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic pain and sleep disturbances substantially increases with age. Pharmacotherapy remains the primary treatment option for these health issues. However, side effects and drug interactions are difficult to control in elderly individuals. AIMS: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of conducting a randomized sham-controlled trial and to collect preliminary data on the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to reduce pain and improve sleep in older adults suffering from chronic pain...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639056/relevance-of-the-clinical-and-psychophysiological-variables-in-the-dyssynergic-defecation-a-comparative-study-in-elderly-subjects
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Miguel A Simón, Ana M Bueno
The relevance of several clinical and psychophysiological variables in the dyssynergic defecation in elderly subjects was investigated in this study. To accomplish this, 30 elderly subjects (10 without anorectal disorders, 10 with chronic constipation and 10 with dyssynergic defecation) were repeatedly assessed once per week for 4 weeks, with the following measures being collected at each session: EMG-activity (µV) of the external anal sphincter (at rest, during squeezing, and during straining to defecate), stool frequency, difficulty defecation level, pain grade during defecation, and satisfaction level after evacuation...
June 21, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631805/drug-therapy-for-chronic-idiopathic-axonal-polyneuropathy
#17
REVIEW
Janna Warendorf, Alexander Fje Vrancken, Ivo N van Schaik, Richard Ac Hughes, Nicolette C Notermans
BACKGROUND: Chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy (CIAP) is an insidiously progressive sensory or sensorimotor polyneuropathy that affects elderly people. Although severe disability or handicap does not occur, CIAP reduces quality of life. CIAP is diagnosed in 10% to 25% of people referred for evaluation of polyneuropathy. There is a need to gather and review emerging evidence on treatments, as the number of people affected is likely to increase in ageing populations. This is an update of a review first published in 2004 and previously updated in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2013...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626103/-study-on-lifestyle-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-%C3%A2-reflux-disease
#18
Lingzhi Yuan, Dan Tang, Jin Peng, Nanfang Qu, Chun Yue, Fen Wang
To investigate the correlation between certain unhealthy lifestyles and the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), thus to provide the lifestyle guidelines for GERD patients.
 Methods: Retrospective study were conducted for 402 GERD and 276 non-GERD out-patients in Department of Gastroenterology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University from August, 2014 to August, 2015 based on questionnaire survey, then the correlation of unhealthy lifestyles with GERD were analyzed.
 Results: The top 10 common symptoms for GERD were as follows: reflux, acid regurgitation, postprandial fullness, heartburn, swallow obstruction or pain, epigastric burning sensation, paraesthesia pharynges, poststernal pain, chronic laryngopharyngitis, and chronic cough...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619301/the-effects-of-gua-sha-on-symptoms-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-associated-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-active-controlled-crossover-pilot-study-in-elderly
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
John W M Yuen, William W N Tsang, Sonny H M Tse, Wings T Y Loo, Suk-Tak Chan, Diana L Y Wong, Hilary H Y Chung, Jacky K K Tam, Thomas K S Choi, Vico C L Chiang
OBJECTIVE: To address the challenges for trialing with elderly and the lacking of valid sham/placebo control, a randomized crossover pilot study is designed and its feasibility on elderly subjects is evaluated. DESIGN: A pilot randomized crossover study was conducted with hydrocollator-based hot pack therapy as active control. Pain intensity, physical disability, depression, general health status, and salivary biomarkers were assessed as outcome measures. RESULTS: Despite there was no significant difference observed between any outcome measures attained by the two interventions, several important differences were noted during the one-week follow-up period...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606606/potential-risks-of-using-cement-augmented-screws-for-spinal-fusion-in-patients-with-low-bone-quality
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M Martín-Fernández, A López-Herrradón, A R Piñera, F Tomé-Bermejo, J M Duart, M D Vlad, M G Rodríguez-Arguisjuela, L Alvarez-Galovich
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Dramatic increases in the average life expectancy have led to increases in the variety of degenerative changes and deformities observed in the aging spine. The elderly population can present challenges for spine surgeons, not only because of increased comorbidities, but also because of the quality of their bones. Pedicle screws are the implants used most commonly in spinal surgery for fixation, but their efficacy depends directly on bone quality. Although polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)-augmented screws represent an alternative for patients with osteoporotic vertebrae, their use has raised some concerns because of the possible association between cement leakages (CLs) and other morbidities...
June 9, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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