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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527626/the-impact-of-economic-conditions-on-the-disablement-process-a-markov-transition-approach-using-share-data
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Y Arrighi, T Rapp, N Sirven
A growing number of studies underline the relationship between socioeconomic status and health at older ages. Following that literature, we explore the impact of economic conditions on changes in functional health overtime. Frailty, a state of physiological instability, has been identified in the public health literature as a candidate for disability prevention but received little attention from health economists. Using SHARE panel data, respondents aged 50 and over from ten European countries were categorised as robust, frail and dependent...
May 10, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526382/quality-of-diet-and-level-of-physical-performance-related-to-inflammatory-markers-in-community-dwelling-frail-elderly-people
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Do-Yeon Kim, Chang-O Kim, Hyunjung Lim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether diet quality and functional status were associated with serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in frail, elderly, community-dwelling individuals. METHODS: Seventy-eight frail, elderly individuals (age ≥65 y, usual gait speed <0.6 m/s and Mini Nutritional Assessment <24) participated in this cross-sectional study from the National Home Healthcare Services in Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526147/pharmacologic-considerations-of-anesthetic-agents-in-geriatric-patients
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REVIEW
Maunak V Rana, Lara K Bonasera, Gregory J Bordelon
Aging is a natural process of declining organ function and reserve. Census data show that the geriatric population is expected to grow to nearly 30%. More than half of geriatric patients have 1 or more surgical procedures in their lifetimes. Moreover, this is the population at greatest risk of morbidity and mortality with any given complication. There is remarkable variability in health across the age spectrum, from fit to frail and compromised. This variability requires a unique approach to anesthetic delivery and drug dosing on an individual basis to avoid complications such as postoperative cognitive dysfunction and delirium...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525586/prevalence-and-correlates-of-frailty-among-community-dwelling-chinese-older-adults-the-china-health-and-retirement-longitudinal-study
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Chenkai Wu, Ellen Smit, Qian-Li Xue, Michelle C Odden
Background.: Frailty is an age-related clinical syndrome of decreased resilience to stressors and is associated with numerous adverse outcomes. Although there is preponderance of literature on frailty in developed countries, limited investigations have been conducted in less developed regions including China-a country that has the world's largest aging population. We examined frailty prevalence in China by socio-demographics and geographic region, and investigated correlates of frailty...
May 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525417/assessing-frailty-in-patients-undergoing-destination-therapy-left-ventricular-assist-device-observations-from-interagency-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support
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Lauren B Cooper, Bradley G Hammill, Larry A Allen, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Robert J Mentz, Joseph G Rogers, Carmelo A Milano, Chetan B Patel, Karen P Alexander, Adrian F Hernandez
Frailty and heart failure share common pathways with symptoms that often coexist. Assessment of frailty may inform patient selection for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy. Using Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) data of destination therapy (DT) LVAD patients from January 1, 2012, to March 31, 2014, we examined preimplantation provider-assessed frailty and gait speed testing and the association with 1 year postimplantation outcomes. Of 2,469 patients, 227 (9...
May 18, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523990/why-do-patients-decline-participation-in-offered-pulmonary-rehabilitation-a-qualitative-study
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Helle Mathar, Pernille Fastholm, Peter Lange, Niels Sandholm Larsen
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to produce insight in the explanations for declining pulmonary rehabilitation given by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. SETTING: The participants were recruited from a hospital in Denmark, among patients hospitalized due to an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and among stable patients attending an outpatient clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who decline participation in offered pulmonary rehabilitation, who speak Danish, who are able to give informed consent and to participate in a 1-hour interview...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507503/improving-challenge-skill-ratio-in-a-multimodal-interface-by-simultaneously-adapting-game-difficulty-and-haptic-assistance-through-psychophysiological-and-performance-feedback
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Carlos Rodriguez-Guerrero, Kristel Knaepen, Juan C Fraile-Marinero, Javier Perez-Turiel, Valentin Gonzalez-de-Garibay, Dirk Lefeber
In order to harmonize robotic devices with human beings, the robots should be able to perceive important psychosomatic impact triggered by emotional states such as frustration or boredom. This paper presents a new type of biocooperative control architecture, which acts toward improving the challenge/skill relation perceived by the user when interacting with a robotic multimodal interface in a cooperative scenario. In the first part of the paper, open-loop experiments revealed which physiological signals were optimal for inclusion in the feedback loop...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507236/dynamics-of-the-cell-mediated-immune-response-to-tumour-growth
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Álvaro G López, Jesús M Seoane, Miguel A F Sanjuán
Using a hybrid cellular automaton, we investigate the transient and asymptotic dynamics of the cell-mediated immune response to tumour growth. We analyse the correspondence between this dynamics and the three phases of the theory of immunoedition: elimination, equilibrium and escape. Our results demonstrate that the immune system can keep a tumour dormant for long periods of time, but that this dormancy is based on a frail equilibrium between the mechanisms that spur the immune response and the growth of the tumour...
June 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506247/erratum-to-evaluation-of-a-technology-enhanced-integrated-care-model-for-frail-older-persons-protocol-of-the-spec-study-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-trial-in-nursing-homes
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Hongsoo Kim, Yeon-Hwan Park, Young-Il Jung, Hyoungshim Choi, Seyune Lee, Gi-Soo Kim, Dong-Wook Yang, Myunghee Cho Paik, Tae-Jin Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506216/nutritional-determinants-of-frailty-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Laura Lorenzo-López, Ana Maseda, Carmen de Labra, Laura Regueiro-Folgueira, José L Rodríguez-Villamil, José C Millán-Calenti
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that affects multiple domains of human functioning. A variety of problems contributes to the development of this syndrome; poor nutritional status is an important determinant of this condition. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine recent evidence regarding the association between nutritional status and frailty syndrome in older adults. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus electronic databases were searched using specific key words, for observational papers that were published during the period from 2005 to February 2017 and that studied the association or relationship between nutritional status and frailty in older adults...
May 15, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505291/comparison-of-the-simplified-swhi-and-the-standard-chs-frailty-phenotypes-for-prediction-of-mortality-incident-falls-and-hip-fractures-in-older-women
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Oleg Zaslavsky, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Andrea Z LaCroix, Robert L Brunner, Robert B Wallace, Barbara B Cochrane, Nancy F Woods
Background: We compared the simplified Women's Health Initiative (sWHI) and the standard Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) frailty phenotypes in predicting falls, hip fracture, and death in older women. Methods: Participants are from the WHI Clinical Trial. CHS frailty criteria included weight loss, exhaustion, weakness, slowness, and low physical activity. The sWHI frailty score used two items from the RAND-36 physical function and vitality subscales, one item from the WHI physical activity scale plus the CHS weight loss criteria...
May 13, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505140/self-management-group-exercise-extends-healthy-life-expectancy-in-frail-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Minoru Yamada, Hidenori Arai
Preventing frailty and its adverse health outcomes is crucial in countries with a large elderly population, such as Japan. Since the long-term care insurance (LTCI) system was launched, the number of certified older adults with LTCI service requirement has continued to increase. This is a serious problem, because the LTCI service requirement certification is equivalent to disability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a self-management group intervention on new LTCI service requirement certifications in community-dwelling older adults in Japan...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504626/-danish-malaria-research-from-the-frail-beginning-to-internationally-acknowledged-research
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Micha Phill Grønholm Jepsen, Søren Jepsen, Jørgen Kurtzhals, Lars Hviid
Malaria - and particularly the disease caused by Plasmodium falciparum - remains a direct as well as indirect cause of poverty and immense human suffering. Research is imperative to alleviate this situation and to control and eventually eradicate the disease. Since the mid-1970s, Danish scientists have contributed increasingly to this effort by publishing more than 700 scientific papers and by training about 60 highly skilled malaria researchers. The efforts which continue to be thoroughly dependent on extensive external funding and public goodwill are briefly reviewed in this article...
May 15, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502833/overactive-bladder-is-strongly-associated-with-frailty-in-older-individuals
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Anne M Suskind, Kathryn Quanstrom, Shoujun Zhao, Mark Bridge, Louise C Walter, John Neuhaus, Emily Finlayson
OBJECTIVES: To understand the relationship between age, frailty and overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS: This is a prospective study of individuals age ≥65 presenting to an academic urology practice between December 2015 and July 2016. All patients had a Timed Up and Go Test (TUGT), a parsimonious measure of frailty, on intake and were thereby categorized as fast (≤10 sec), intermediate (11-14 sec) and slow (≥15 sec). The TUGT and other clinical data were abstracted from the electronic medical record (EMR) using direct queries...
May 11, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502095/the-impact-of-age-and-frailty-on-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-c57bl-6j-mice
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H A Feridooni, A E Kane, O Ayaz, A Boroumandi, N Polidovitch, R G Tsushima, R A Rose, S E Howlett
KEY POINTS: Heart size increases with age (called hypertrophy), and its ability to contract declines. However, these reflect average changes that may not be present, or present to the same extent, in all older individuals. That aging happens at different rates is well accepted clinically. People who are aging rapidly are frail and frailty is measured with a 'frailty index'. We quantified frailty with a validated mouse frailty index tool and evaluated the impacts of age and frailty on cardiac hypertrophy and contractile dysfunction...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501881/-medicaments-and-oral-healthcare-4-pharmacotherapy-in-frail-and-care-dependent-older-people
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C de Baat, G J van der Putten, A Visser, A Vissink
Polypharmacy is the consequence of multimorbidity. Both phenomena may cause functional limitations and/or frailty and/or care dependency in older people. In the human body, a medicament undergoes at least 3 important actions: absorption, distribution and elimination. These actions may proceed aberrantly in older people. Following interaction with receptors, a medicament triggers a chain reaction in the human body. The receptors and each link of the chain reaction may be subject to changes due to diseases as well as ageing...
May 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501417/prevalence-of-frailty-assessed-by-fried-and-kihon-checklist-indexes-in-a-prospective-cohort-study-design-and-demographics-of-the-kyoto-kameoka-longitudinal-study
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Yosuke Yamada, Hinako Nanri, Yuya Watanabe, Tsukasa Yoshida, Keiichi Yokoyama, Aya Itoi, Heiwa Date, Miwa Yamaguchi, Motoko Miyake, Emi Yamagata, Hajime Tamiya, Miho Nishimura, Mami Fujibayashi, Naoyuki Ebine, Mitsuyoshi Yoshida, Takeshi Kikutani, Eiichi Yoshimura, Kazuko Ishikawa-Takata, Minoru Yamada, Tomoki Nakaya, Yasuko Yoshinaka, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Hidenori Arai, Misaka Kimura
OBJECTIVE: The Kyoto-Kameoka Study was launched in 2011-2012 to identify the associations among food intake, nutritional status, physical activity, oral function, quality of life or social capital, the use of long-term care insurance (LTCI) system, and healthy lifespan in community-dwelling older people as a part of the World Health Organization Safe Community program. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study, reporting baseline demographics (cross-sectional data). SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We conducted 2 mailed self-administered questionnaire surveys; one is a complete population survey with a comprehensive survey of needs in the sphere of daily life (NSDL) that included 2 different frailty indexes, the Kihon Checklist (KCL) and the Fried phenotype, socioeconomic status, general and psychological health, and social relationships; followed by the more detailed Health and Nutrition Survey...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498173/the-meaning-of-confidence-for-older-people-living-with-frailty-a-qualitative-systematic-review
#18
Frazer Underwood, Lisa Burrows, Rod Gegg, Jos M Latour, Bridie Kent
BACKGROUND: In many countries, the oldest old (those aged 85 years and older) are now the fastest growing proportion of the total population. This oldest population will increasingly be living with the clinical condition of frailty. Frailty syndromes negatively impact on the person as they do the healthcare systems supporting them. Within healthcare literature "loss of confidence" is occasionally connected to older people living with frailty, but ambiguously described. Understanding the concept of confidence within the context of frailty could inform interventions to meet this growing challenge...
May 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495660/geriatric-patient-safety-indicators-based-on-linked-administrative-health-data-to-assess-anticoagulant-related-thromboembolic-and-hemorrhagic-adverse-events-in-older-inpatients-a-study-proposal
#19
Marie-Annick Le Pogam, Catherine Quantin, Oliver Reich, Philippe Tuppin, Anne Fagot-Campagna, Fred Paccaud, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux, Bernard Burnand
BACKGROUND: Frail older people with multiple interacting conditions, polypharmacy, and complex care needs are particularly exposed to health care-related adverse events. Among these, anticoagulant-related thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events are particularly frequent and serious in older inpatients. The growing use of anticoagulants in this population and their substantial risk of toxicity and inefficacy have therefore become an important patient safety and public health concern worldwide...
May 11, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493165/minimally-invasive-distal-pancreatectomy-greatest-benefit-for-the-frail
#20
Ioannis T Konstantinidis, Aaron Lewis, Byrne Lee, Susanne G Warner, Yanghee Woo, Gagandeep Singh, Yuman Fong, Laleh G Melstrom
OBJECTIVE: The benefits of minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy (MIDP) over open surgery continue to be investigated. Frailty is a known predictor of postoperative outcome. We hypothesized that the benefit of minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy is the greatest for the frailest of patients. METHODS: Data from the pancreas-targeted National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database for 2014 were reviewed. A modified frailty index (mFI) with 11 preoperative variables previously validated for use in NSQIP was used to determine the correlation between frailty and postoperative outcomes, including Clavien grade IV complications...
May 10, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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