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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930900/retrospective-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-a-geriatric-trauma-institute-on-fragility-hip-fracture-patient-outcomes
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Elizabeth D Katrancha, Jami Zipf, Nancy Abrahams, Richard Schroeder
BACKGROUND: Fragility hip fractures occur in the older than 65-year population at an alarming rate. It is estimated that 260,000 hip fractures occur annually. Patient outcomes following hip fractures are devastating. One of every 5 patients dies within 1 year of injury, and 1 of 3 remains in a nursing home for years after the injury. Published literature recommends an interdisciplinary approach to caring for hip-fractured patients and expediting surgery to improve outcomes. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the impact of the Geriatric Trauma Institute (GTI) on fragility hip fracture patient outcomes...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929932/one-year-health-and-care-costs-after-hip-fracture-for-home-dwelling-elderly-patients-in-norway-results-from-the-trondheim-hip-fracture-trial
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Liv Faksvåg Hektoen, Ingvild Saltvedt, Olav Sletvold, Jorunn L Helbostad, Hilde Lurås, Vidar Halsteinli
AIM: The aim of this study was to estimate the one-year health and care costs related to hip fracture for home-dwelling patients aged 70 years and older in Norway, paying specific attention to the status of the patients at the time of fracture and cost differences due to various patient pathways after fracture. METHODS: Data on health and care service provision were extracted from hospital and municipal records and from national registries; data on unit costs were collected from the municipalities, hospital administrations and previously published studies...
December 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928349/an-interprofessional-education-program-s-impact-on-attitudes-toward-and-desire-to-work-with-older-adults
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Kaitlyn McManus, Katherine Shannon, Darson L Rhodes, Julia D Edgar, Carolyn Cox
BACKGROUND: Insufficient numbers of health professions students aspire to work with the increasing numbers of the elderly. Although programs exist to promote interest in serving this population, inadequate numbers of health professionals remain an issue. METHODS: This study sample consisted of medical (n = 75) and health profession students (n = 210) enrolled in a semester-long interprofessional clinical education program designed to enhance interprofessional teamwork and provide positive exposure to elderly in the community...
May 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927761/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-and-caring-for-the-older-person-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Janine Overcash, Mary Alice Momeyer
OBJECTIVES: To discuss the evolution and effectiveness of the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), the need for interprofessional collaboration, and the role of oncology nurses in the assessment and care coordination of the older patient with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Historical and recent publications. CONCLUSION: Oncology nurses collect and synthesize geriatric data and can be a central resource to the multidisciplinary team. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Oncology nurses can incorporate CGA and results into their practice to enhance the care of the older person...
September 15, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923819/geriatric-anorexia-nervosa
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Moaweya Zayed, Joseph P Garry
Eating disorders are not commonly diagnosed in individuals aged >50 years, yet they are associated with significant psychiatric comorbidities and overall morbidity. Anorexia nervosa is the most common eating disorder among this age group, and women are affected most often. We present the fatal case of a 66-year old woman with severe malnutrition and newly diagnosed anorexia nervosa. Inpatient refeeding was unsuccessful, and she succumbed to multisystem organ failure. The timely recognition of eating disorders among older people is important for family physicians who care for patients across the life spectrum...
September 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922992/policy-maker-attitudes-to-the-ageing-of-the-hiv-cohort-in-botswana
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Kabo Matlho, Refelwetswe Lebelonyane, Tim Driscoll, Joel Negin
BACKGROUND: The roll out of antiretroviral therapy in Botswana, as in many countries with near universal access to treatment, has transformed HIV into a complex yet manageable chronic condition and has led to the emergence of a population aging with HIV. Although there has been some realization of this development at international level, no clear defined intervention strategy has been established in many highly affected countries. Therefore we explored attitudes of policy-makers and service providers towards HIV among older adults (50 years or older) in Botswana...
December 2017: SAHARA J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922625/living-and-dying-with-advanced-dementia-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptoms-service-use-and-care-at-the-end-of-life
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Elizabeth L Sampson, Bridget Candy, Sarah Davis, Anna Buylova Gola, Jane Harrington, Michael King, Nuriye Kupeli, Gerry Leavey, Kirsten Moore, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Z Omar, Victoria Vickerstaff, Louise Jones
BACKGROUND: Increasing number of people are dying with advanced dementia. Comfort and quality of life are key goals of care. AIMS: To describe (1) physical and psychological symptoms, (2) health and social care service utilisation and (3) care at end of life in people with advanced dementia. DESIGN: 9-month prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Greater London, England, people with advanced dementia (Functional Assessment Staging Scale 6e and above) from 14 nursing homes or their own homes...
August 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919724/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-medication-review-in-older-patients-with-multimorbidity-and-polypharmacy-a-study-protocol
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Jean-Baptiste Beuscart, Olivia Dalleur, Benoit Boland, Stefanie Thevelin, Wilma Knol, Shane Cullinan, Claudio Schneider, Denis O'Mahony, Nicolas Rodondi, Anne Spinewine
BACKGROUND: Medication review has been advocated to address the challenge of polypharmacy in older patients, yet there is no consensus on how best to evaluate its efficacy. Heterogeneity of outcomes reported in clinical trials can hinder the comparison of clinical trial findings in systematic reviews. Moreover, the outcomes that matter most to older patients might be under-reported or disregarded altogether. A core outcome set can address this issue as it defines a minimum set of outcomes that should be reported in all clinical trials in any particular field of research...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919087/outcomes-of-restrictive-versus-liberal-transfusion-strategies-in-older-adults-from-nine-randomised-controlled-trials-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Geoff I Simon, Alison Craswell, Ogilvie Thom, Yoke Lin Fung
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for patient blood management recommend restrictive transfusion practice for most adult patients. These guidelines are supported by evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs); however, one of the patient groups not explicitly examined in these studies is the geriatric population. We examined RCTs relevant to transfusion outcomes in older patients. Our aim was to determine whether special guidelines are warranted for geriatric patients, recognising the different pathophysiological characteristics of this group...
September 11, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914366/geriatric-assessment-with-management-intervention-in-older-adults-with-cancer-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Allison Magnuson, Tatyana Lemelman, Chintan Pandya, Molly Goodman, Marcus Noel, Mohammed Tejani, David Doughtery, William Dale, Arti Hurria, Michelle Janelsins, Feng Vankee Lin, Charles Heckler, Supriya Mohile
BACKGROUND: Older adults receiving cancer therapy have heightened risk for treatment-related toxicity. Geriatric assessment (GA) can identify impairments, which may contribute to vulnerability and adverse outcomes. GA management interventions can address these impairments and have the potential to improve outcomes when implemented. METHODS: We conducted a randomized pilot study comparing GA with management interventions versus usual care in patients with stage III/IV solid tumor malignancies (N = 71)...
September 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914218/-apathetic-geriatric-patient-benefits-from-methylphenidate
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A Ter Keurst, J H A M Tuerlings, E A Bertholet, H W Wijnen
Two independent, home-dwelling geriatric patients presented with apathy at a general practice in the Netherlands and were seen by an elderly care physician after (non-)medical interventions had failed. Both patients were treated with low-dose methylphenidate. During treatment, apathy symptoms decreased and the patients became more active. Apathy is a frequent symptom of several neuropsychiatric diseases, depression and somatic conditions. Its incidence varies from 1.3% in healthy elderly people to more than 50% in the elderly with depression or dementia...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913934/the-incidence-of-sarcopenia-among-hospitalized-older-patients-results-from-the-glisten-study
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Anna Maria Martone, Lara Bianchi, Pasquale Abete, Giuseppe Bellelli, Mario Bo, Antonio Cherubini, Francesco Corica, Mauro Di Bari, Marcello Maggio, Giovanna Maria Manca, Emanuele Marzetti, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Andrea Rossi, Stefano Volpato, Francesco Landi
BACKGROUND: New evidence is emerging on the importance of lean body mass during periods of illness and recovery. The preservation of lean body mass during such periods of intense stress impacts both patient and treatment outcomes. However, data concerning the incidence of sarcopenia among older people during hospitalization are scarce. The objective of this study was to evaluate the development of sarcopenia in a sample of hospitalized older subjects. METHODS: We used data of 394 participants from the multicentre Italian Study conducted by the Gruppo Lavoro Italiano Sarcopenia-Trattamento e Nutrizione (GLISTEN) in 12 Acute Care Wards (Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) of University Hospitals across Italy...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903821/age-and-sex-associated-differences-in-phenotypic-and-functional-characteristics-of-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-in-chimpanzees-pan-troglodytes
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Pramod N Nehete, Elizabeth R Magden, Bharti P Nehete, Lawrence E Williams, Christian R Abee, K Jagannadha Sastry
Chimpanzees are the closest phylogenetic relatives to humans, sharing more than 98% genetic sequence identity. These genetic similarities prompted the belief that chimpanzees can serve as an ideal model for human disease conditions and vaccine development. However, in light of the recent NIH decision to phase out biomedical research in chimpanzees and retire NIH-supported chimpanzees, data from the present study will continue to provide value for the care of aged and sick chimpanzees located in zoos, sanctuaries, and primate centers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901698/online-training-introduces-a-novel-approach-to-the-dietetic-care-process-documentation
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Shelly Rachman-Elbaum, Aliza H Stark, Josefa Kachal, Teresa Johnson, Bat Sheva Porat-Katz
AIM: Nutrition professionals in Israel are developing a system to document the Dietetic Care Process (DCP) tailored for specific patient sectors and compliant with national health guidelines. The ultimate goal is to achieve uniform documentation and improve nutrition care. Israeli dietetic practitioners work in specific patient sectors; therefore, a patient population-specific reporting system is proposed instead of the typical singular format applied across all patient populations. The purpose of this project was to evaluate learning outcomes and attitudes among registered dietitians (RDs) after online training of a novel DCP documentation system...
September 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900726/-acute-and-emergency-care-of-geriatric-patients-old-ways-new-paths
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REVIEW
Katrin Singler, Hans Jürgen Heppner
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September 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898523/-yubi-wakka-finger-ring-test-a-practical-self-screening-method-for-sarcopenia-and-a-predictor-of-disability-and-mortality-among-japanese-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Tomoki Tanaka, Kyo Takahashi, Masahiro Akishita, Tetsuo Tsuji, Katsuya Iijima
AIM: We developed a simple self-screening method, the "Yubi-wakka (finger-ring)" test to assess sarcopenia swiftly. This prospective cohort study aimed to examine the validity of this test as a practical method among community-dwelling older adults for identifying sarcopenia, and for predicting disability and mortality. METHODS: We followed 1904 older adults, and analyzed associations between this "Yubi-wakka" test result at baseline in 2012 and sarcopenia at baseline, new-onset sarcopenia followed until 2014, and new-certification for the long-term care insurance and mortality followed until 2016...
September 12, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898390/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-for-older-adults-admitted-to-hospital
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REVIEW
Graham Ellis, Mike Gardner, Apostolos Tsiachristas, Peter Langhorne, Orlaith Burke, Rowan H Harwood, Simon P Conroy, Tilo Kircher, Dominique Somme, Ingvild Saltvedt, Heidi Wald, Desmond O'Neill, David Robinson, Sasha Shepperd
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic process conducted to determine the medical, mental, and functional problems of older people with frailty so that a co-ordinated and integrated plan for treatment and follow-up can be developed. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: We sought to critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the effectiveness and resource use of CGA for older adults admitted to hospital, and to use these data to estimate its cost-effectiveness...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892951/outcomes-of-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-geriatric-patients-in-intensive-care-unit
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Vivek Aggarwal, Rajeshwar Singh, Jung Bahadur Singh, Jps Bawa, Nimish Gaur, Sandeep Kumar, I V Nagesh
INTRODUCTION: Increase in life expectancy across the globe has led to rise in geriatric population. Geriatric population is now living longer and healthier. This rise in geriatric population has also led to increase in the geriatric ailments leading to increased number of geriatric patients requiring intensive care including mechanical ventilation. Data on outcomes of geriatric patients requiring mechanical ventilation from India is scarce. AIM: To study the profile and outcome of geriatric patients more than equal to 60 years requiring mechanical ventilation in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891445/patient-variables-associated-with-the-assignment-of-a-formal-dementia-diagnosis-to-positively-screened-primary-care-patients
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Tilly Eichler, Jochen René Thyrian, Johannes Hertel, Steffen Richter, Bernhard Michalowsky, Diana Wucherer, Adina Dreier, Ingo Kilimann, Stefan Teipel, Wolfgang Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Main objective was to analyze the associations of patient variables (depression, quality of life, anti-dementia drug treatment, knowledge about dementia) with the assignment of a formal diagnosis of dementia to community-dwelling primary care patients who have screened positive for dementia. METHODS: DelpHi-MV (Dementia: life- and person-centered help in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) is a general practitioner based randomized controlled intervention trial...
September 7, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890165/reduction-of-the-anticholinergic-burden-makes-it-possible-to-decrease-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia
#20
Yacine Jaïdi, Vignon Nonnonhou, Lukshe Kanagaratnam, Laurie Anne Bertholon, Sarah Badr, Vivien Noël, Jean-Luc Novella, Rachid Mahmoudi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a reduction of the anticholinergic burden (AB) on the frequency and severity of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and their repercussions on the care team (occupational disruptiveness). METHODS: In this prospective, single-center study in an acute care unit for Alzheimer disease (AD) and related disorders, 125 elderly subjects (mean age: 84.4 years) with dementia presented with BPSD...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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