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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150094/-geriatric-assessment-and-prognostic-scores-in-older-cancer-patient-additional-support-to-the-therapeutic-decision
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REVIEW
Frédéric Pamoukdjian, Evelyne Liuu, Philippe Caillet, Mathilde Gisselbrecht, Stéphane Herbaud, Pascaline Boudou-Rouquette, Laurent Zelek, Elena Paillaud
Cancer is a disease of the elderly as demonstrated by the epidemiological evolution of Western countries. Indeed, two third of cancers newly diagnosed occur over 65 years. However, older cancer patients have been often excluded from clinical trials in oncology and the extrapolation of cancer treatments in this population remains difficult in practice. Scientific societies recommend that a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) be performed in patients aged 70 and over and selected using screening tools for frailty such as the G8 index...
November 14, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149866/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-frailty-among-home-care-clients
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Minna Miettinen, Miia Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen, Irma Nykänen
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a common problem among older people and it is associated with an increased risk of death and long-term institutional care. Early identification of frailty is necessary to prevent a further decline in the health status of home care clients. The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence of frailty and associated factors among 75-year-old or older home care clients. METHODS: The study participants were 75-year-old or older home care clients living in three cities in Eastern and Central Finland...
November 17, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148249/frailty-in-nonagenarians-a-bridge-too-far
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EDITORIAL
Mohammad Morad, William A Gray
There is no clear consensus about the definition of frailty and how to accurately measure it. There is accumulating evidence that frail old patients have worse outcomes after TAVR compared to non-frail patients. Further randomized research is needed to confirm those concerns and to standardize the role of frailty assessment in patient selection for TAVR.
November 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148035/late-age-onset-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-is-often-not-considered-in-elderly-people
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E Broussalis, S Grinzinger, A B Kunz, M Killer-Oberpfalzer, E Haschke-Becher, H-P Hartung, J Kraus
INTRODUCTION: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease causing an upper and lower motor neuron loss. It is neurology textbook knowledge that the mean age of onset is about 60 years. However, recent investigations show an increasing incidence in older persons. We therefore evaluated whether ALS is potentially not considered in elderly people with ALS symptoms, respectively, not recognized. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included retrospectively all patients with ALS diagnoses after work-up that were admitted to our neurological and geriatric departments from 2007 to 2010 and collected their clinical data...
November 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147763/frailty-in-end-stage-hip-or-knee-osteoarthritis-validation-of-the-groningen-frailty-indicator-gfi-questionnaire
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Jennifer M T A Meessen, Claudia S Leichtenberg, Claire Tilbury, Bart L Kaptein, Lennard A Koster, P Eline Slagboom, Suzan H M Verdegaal, Ron Onstenk, Henrike M J van der Linden-van der Zwaag, Herman Kaptijn, Stephan B W Vehmeijer, Willem-Jan C Marijnissen, Pieter-Jan Damen, Rob G H H Nelissen, Thea P M Vliet Vlieland
Frailty is highly prevalent in the elderly, increasing the risk of poor health outcomes. The Groningen Frailty Indicator (GFI) is a 15-item validated questionnaire for the elderly. Its value in patients with end-stage hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) has not yet been determined. This study assesses the validity of the GFI in this patient group. End-stage hip or knee OA patients completed the GFI (range 0-15, ≥ 4 = frail) before arthroplasty surgery. Convergent validity was determined by Spearman-rank correlation between the SF-12 physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) component scores and the physical and mental GFI-domains, respectively...
November 17, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146957/frailty-is-an-independent-predictor-of-incident-dementia-evidence-from-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing
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Nina T Rogers, Andrew Steptoe, Dorina Cadar
The aim of this study was to determine whether frailty in older adults is associated with the risk of subsequent dementia. A total of 8,722 older adults from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing were followed-up every two years until they reported a diagnosis of dementia, died, or were right censored. Frailty was defined using a frailty index comprised of 47 health deficits. To test if cognitive function influences the relationship between frailty and incident dementia, the analyses were repeated according to lower or upper three quartiles of baseline cognitive function...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146224/joint-trajectories-of-cognition-and-frailty-and-associated-burden-of-patient-reported-outcomes
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Zuyun Liu, Ling Han, Evelyne A Gahbauer, Heather G Allore, Thomas M Gill
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate joint trajectories of cognition and frailty and their association with the cumulative burden of patient-reported outcomes, including hospitalization, nursing home admission, and disability. DESIGN: Longitudinal study of 754 community-living persons aged 70 or older. PARTICIPANTS: 690 participants who had a baseline and at least one follow-up assessment of cognition and frailty between 1998 and 2009. MEASUREMENTS: Cognition was assessed using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145666/frontiers-of-prevention-pollution-infection-cognitive-function-and-frailty
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Thomas F Lüscher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145588/the-perspectives-of-pre-frail-and-frail-older-people-on-being-advised-about-exercise-a-qualitative-study
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Agathe Daria Jadczak, Joanne Dollard, Neha Mahajan, Renuka Visvanathan
Background: Exercise is considered to be the most effective strategy to treat, prevent and delay frailty, a prevalent geriatric syndrome observed in clinical practice. Encouraging frail older people to take up exercise is crucial in the management of this condition. The study aimed to explore pre-frail and frail older peoples' perspectives in relation to being advised about exercise and their perceptions of the general practitioners' (GPs) role in promoting exercise for older people. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 community-dwelling older (median age 83 years) participants screened pre-frail or frail using the FRAIL Screen...
November 14, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145407/predicting-mortality-and-hospitalization-of-older-adults-by-the-multimorbidity-frailty-index
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Yao-Chun Wen, Liang-Kung Chen, Fei-Yuan Hsiao
BACKGROUND: Existing operational definitions of frailty are personnel-costly and time-consuming, resulting in estimates with a small sample size that cannot be generalized to the population level. The objectives were to develop a multimorbidity frailty index using Taiwan's claim database, and to understand its ability to predict adverse event. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study. Subjects aged 65 to 100 years who have full National Health Insurance coverage in 2005 were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144404/dietary-magnesium-and-incident-frailty-in-older-people-at-risk-for-knee-osteoarthritis-an-eight-year-longitudinal-study
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Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs, Stefania Maggi, Maria Notarnicola, Mario Barbagallo, Joseph Firth, Ligia J Dominguez, Maria Gabriella Caruso
Inadequate magnesium (Mg) intake is associated with lower physical performance, but the relationship with frailty in older people is unclear. Therefore, we aimed to investigate whether higher dietary Mg intake is associated with a lower risk of frailty in a large cohort of North American individuals. Details regarding Mg intake were recorded through a food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and categorized as greater than/equal to Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) vs. lower. Frailty was defined using the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures index...
November 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143769/senescent-nephropathy-the-new-renal-syndrome
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REVIEW
Florencia Aiello, Eliana P Dueñas, Carlos G Musso
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by progressive and irreversible deterioration of renal function due to the reduction of nephron mass for a period of at least three months. The prevalence of CKD is roughly 10% in the general population but increases with age, affecting more than one-third of people older than 65. Frailty is a condition usually found in elderly people, characterized by weakness, motility, and balance issues, with a declined ability to resist stressors leading to increased risks of adverse health outcomes including falls, fracture, hospitalization, institutionalization, disability, dependence, dementia, poor quality of life, and death...
October 28, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142985/low-urinary-creatinine-excretion-is-associated-with-self-reported-frailty-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Harmke A Polinder-Bos, Hakan Nacak, Friedo W Dekker, Stephan J L Bakker, Carlo A J M Gaillard, Ron T Gansevoort
Introduction: Frailty and muscle wasting, a component of frailty, are common in advanced stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). Whether frailty is associated with low urinary creatinine excretion (UCrE) as a measure of muscle mass in this population is unknown. Furthermore, reference values of UCrE are lacking. We first defined low UCrE and studied correlates of low UCrE, and subsequently studied cross-sectional associations of frailty with low UCrE in patients with advanced CKD. Methods: A total of 2748 healthy individuals of the general population-based PREVEND study were included to define low UCrE (UCrE indexed for height, below the age- and sex-specific 5th percentile of the distribution)...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141942/frailty-and-the-management-of-hematologic-malignancies
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Gregory A Abel, Heidi D Klepin
The majority of blood cancers occur in the elderly. This fact conspires with an aging population in many countries to make rigorous assessment for frailty increasingly important for hematologic oncologists. In this review, we first define frailty and its relevance for patients with hematologic malignancy. Next, we review current data regarding the impact of domains of frailty on outcomes for blood cancers including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphomas such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and multiple myeloma...
November 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140954/development-of-a-claims-based-frailty-indicator-anchored-to-a-well-established-frailty-phenotype-erratum
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140924/the-association-between-pain-and-frailty-among-chinese-community-dwelling-older-adults-depression-as-a-mediator-and-its-interaction-with-pain
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Xiaoyu Tian, Cuili Wang, Xiaoxia Qiao, Na Liu, Lijuan Dong, Mary Butler, Huaxin Si, Yaru Jin
Pain and frailty are both prevalent and have severe health impacts among older adults. We conducted a cross-sectional observational study to examine the association between pain and frailty, and depression as a mediator and its interaction with pain on frailty among 1788 Chinese community-dwelling older adults. Physical frailty, pain intensity and depressive symptoms were assessed using the Frailty Phenotype, the revised Faces Pain Scale (FPS-R), and the 5-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-5), respectively...
November 13, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139605/h-likelihood-approach-for-joint-modeling-of-longitudinal-outcomes-and-time-to-event-data
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Il Do Ha, Maengseok Noh, Youngjo Lee
In longitudinal studies, a subject may have different types of outcomes that could be correlated. For example, a response variable of interest would be measured repeatedly over time on the same subject and at the same time, an event time representing a single event or competing-risks event is also observed. In this paper, we propose a joint modeling framework that accounts for the inherent association between such multiple outcomes via frailties (unobserved random effects). Among outcomes, at least one outcome is an event time that has a type of a single event or competing-risks event...
November 2017: Biometrical Journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139168/hunter-gatherer-dental-pathology-do-historic-accounts-of-aboriginal-australians-correspond-to-the-archeological-record-of-dental-disease
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Judith Littleton
OBJECTIVES: Studies of hunter-gatherer oral pathology, particularly in Australia, often focus upon dental wear and caries or assume that historic studies of Aboriginal people reflect the precontact past. Consequently the range of population variation has been underestimated. In this paper dental pathology from human remains from Roonka are compared with a model of dental pathology derived from historic studies. The aim is to identify aspects of dental pathology indicative of regional or intra-population diversity...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139096/the-modified-frailty-index-and-30-day-adverse-events-in-oncologic-neurosurgery
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Brett E Youngerman, Alfred I Neugut, Jingyan Yang, Dawn L Hershman, Jason D Wright, Jeffrey N Bruce
The modified frailty index (mFI) is emerging as a leading measure for preoperative risk assessment using routinely available medical record data. Our objective was to determine if mFI predicts morbidity and mortality in the diverse national cohort of patients undergoing neurosurgery for intracranial neoplasms. We identified patients in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program who underwent oncologic neurosurgery procedures between 2008 and 2012. The mFI, ranging from 0 to 1, was calculated as the proportion of 11 possible risk factors present...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137947/low-dose-vitamin-d-supplementation-and-incident-frailty-in-older-people-an-eight-year-longitudinal-study
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Francesco Bolzetta, Brendon Stubbs, Marianna Noale, Alberto Vaona, Jacopo Demurtas, Stefano Celotto, Alberto Cester, Stefania Maggi, Ai Koyanagi, Emanuele Cereda, Nicola Veronese
Hypovitaminosis D is associated with frailty, but if vitamin D supplementation may prevent the onset of frailty is poorly known. Therefore, we aimed to investigate whether vitamin D supplementation is associated with a lower risk of frailty. In this longitudinal study, 4,421 individuals at high risk or having knee osteoarthritis free from frailty at baseline (mean age: 61.3, females=58.0%) were followed for 8 years. Details regarding vitamin D supplementation were captured by asking whether the participant took vitamin D during the previous year, at least once per month...
November 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
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