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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431815/efficacy-and-safety-of-high-dose-influenza-vaccine-in-elderly-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Krista Wilkinson, Yichun Wei, Andrea Szwajcer, Rasheda Rabbani, Ryan Zarychanski, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Salaheddin M Mahmud
INTRODUCTION: Older adults are prioritized for influenza vaccination but also have lowered antibody responses to the vaccine. Higher-doses of influenza antigen may increase immune response and thus be more effective. Our objectives were to compare the efficacy and safety of the high-dose influenza vaccine to the standard-dose influenza vaccine in the elderly (age>65). METHODS: Data sources: Randomized trials (RCTs) from Medline (Ovid), EMBASE (Ovid), Cochrane Library (Wiley), ClinicalTrials...
April 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428722/therapeutic-experience-of-289-elderly-patients-with-biliary-diseases
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Zong-Ming Zhang, Zhuo Liu, Li-Min Liu, Chong Zhang, Hong-Wei Yu, Bai-Jiang Wan, Hai Deng, Ming-Wen Zhu, Zi-Xu Liu, Wen-Ping Wei, Meng-Meng Song, Yue Zhao
AIM: To present clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment strategies in elderly patients with biliary diseases. METHODS: A total of 289 elderly patients with biliary diseases were enrolled in this study. The clinical data relating to these patients were collected in our hospital from June 2013 to May 2016. Patient age, disease type, coexisting diseases, laboratory examinations, surgical methods, postoperative complications and therapeutic outcomes were analyzed...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428558/a-joint-analysis-of-influenza-associated-hospitalizations-and-mortality-in-hong-kong-1998-2013
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Peng Wu, Anne M Presanis, Helen S Bond, Eric H Y Lau, Vicky J Fang, Benjamin J Cowling
Influenza viruses may cause severe human infections leading to hospitalization or death. Linear regression models were fitted to population-based data on hospitalizations and deaths. Surveillance data on influenza virus activity permitted inference on influenza-associated hospitalizations and deaths. The ratios of these estimates were used as a potential indicator of severity. Influenza was associated with 431 (95% CrI: 358-503) respiratory deaths and 12,700 (95% CrI: 11,700-13,700) respiratory hospitalizations per year...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427138/-advances-in-the-research-of-treatment-of-burns-in-the-elderly
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Z Y Jiang, D H Min, G H Guo
With our country going into the aging society, burns in the elderly often occur. Studies have shown that the number of elderly burn patients has reached 13% to 20% of the total number of burn patients. As the sensory and cognitive functions are low, skin is thinning, the functions of heart, lung, and kidney are reduced, the immunity is impaired, and other physiological characteristics exist in the elderly, the wounds of elderly burn patients often heal slowly, and the mortality is high. At present, there is still a lack of enough attention to the elderly burn patients...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424198/pneumococcal-capsular-polysaccharide-immunity-in-the-elderly
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Hugh Adler, Daniela M Ferreira, Stephen B Gordon, Jamie Rylance
Immunity against pneumococcal infections is impaired in older people, and current vaccines are poorly protective against pneumococcal disease in this population. Naturally-acquired immunity against pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides develops during childhood and is robust in young adults, but deteriorates with advanced age. In particular, antibody levels and function are reduced in older people. Pneumococcal vaccines are recommended for people over 65 years of age. However, the benefits of polysaccharide and protein-conjugated vaccines in this population are small, due to both serotype replacement and incomplete protection against vaccine-serotype pneumococcal disease...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423384/cetuximab-carboplatin-5-fluorouracil-regimen-in-elderly-patients-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-french-retrospective-survey
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Mickaël Burgy, Philippe Barthélémy, François Lefevre, Agnès Dupret-Bories, Pierre Truntzer, Clement Korenbaum, Henri Flesch, Guy Bronner, Christian Borel
BACKGROUND: The cetuximab plus platinum-based chemotherapy regimen is a standard of care in the treatment of recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The feasibility in the elderly population is currently unknown. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in order to assess the efficacy and safety of the cetuximab plus platinum-based chemotherapy regimen in patients >65 years with recurrent or metastatic HNSCC. We performed a retrospective review of all medical records from recurrent or metastatic HNSCC patients >65 years treated with the cetuximab plus platinum-based chemotherapy regimen between September 2008 and December 2013 in our institution (Centre Paul Strauss, Strasbourg, France)...
April 20, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423372/patterns-of-disease-in-patients-with-middle-lobe-predominant-bronchiectasis
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Melissa J McDonnell, Mohammed Ahmed, Jeeban Das, Michael O'Mahony, David Breen, Anthony O'Regan, J J Gilmartin, John Bruzzi, Robert M Rutherford
BACKGROUND: Middle-lobe predominant bronchiectasis affecting the right middle-lobe and/or lingula (RMLP) is classically described in asthenic, elderly females with skeletal abnormalities or associated nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the frequency and clinical characteristics of patients with an RMLP phenotype in a cohort of newly diagnosed bronchiectasis patients and determine associations with disease severity. METHODS: A retrospective observational cross-sectional cohort study of consecutive bronchiectasis patients in our institution was performed...
April 20, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423084/immune-system-dysfunction-in-the-elderly
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Eduardo Fuentes, Manuel Fuentes, Marcelo Alarcón, Iván Palomo
Human aging is characterized by both physical and physiological frailty that profoundly affects the immune system. In this context aging is associated with declines in adaptive and innate immunity established as immunosenescence. Immunosenescence is a new concept that reflects the age-associated restructuring changes of innate and adaptive immune functions. Thus elderly individuals usually present chronic low-level inflammation, higher infection rates and chronic diseases. A study of alterations in the immune system during aging could provide a potentially useful biomarker for the evaluation of immune senescence treatment...
January 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421909/management-of-intra-abdominally-translocated-contraceptive-devices-is-surgery-the-only-way-to-treat-this-problem
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Mustafa Gazi Uçar, Fatih Şanlıkan, Tolgay Tuyan Ilhan, Ahmet Göçmen, Çetin Çelik
This study was a multi-centre retrospective review of patients with uterine perforation caused by intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs). A total of 15 patients were registered, in a seven year period. Among them, five were asymptomatic and the rest were symptomatic. Asymptomatic patients were managed conservatively, except in one case in which the patient requested surgery because she also wanted a tubal ligation. Symptomatic patients all underwent surgery. All the surgeries were elective and all the surgical procedures were initiated laparoscopically...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421283/shunting-of-the-over-80s-in-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Simon D Thompson, J D Shand Smith, A A Khan, A M V Luoma, A K Toma, L D Watkins
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus is predominantly a disease of the elderly. By its nature, many of those who present to clinic are in advanced old age with multiple comorbidities. Majority of patients treated are younger than 80 years old. We present the clinical outcomes and complication rates of patients over the age of 80 years at the time of operation, during the past 11 years at a single institution. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinical records of all patients over the age of 80 years, who presented to our institution between 2006 and 2016...
April 18, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419681/oral-mycobiome-in-community-dwelling-elderly-and-its-relation-to-oral-and-general-health-conditions
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Myrna Nurlatifah Zakaria, Michiko Furuta, Toru Takeshita, Yukie Shibata, Rini Sundari, Nobuoki Eshima, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Yoshihisa Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: Oral fungal infection is generally associated with dysbiosis related to antibiotic use, immunodeficiency, or frailty. However, fungal colonization in a typical population without apparent symptoms, and its associated conditions are poorly understood. In this study, oral fungal colonization in community-dwelling and independently living elderly populations was evaluated and factors affecting fungal colonization were analyzed. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The subjects (410; 181 males and 229 females) were 75-99 years of age; those under prior antibiotic use were excluded...
April 18, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419119/plasma-ghrelin-level-and-plasma-ghrelin-obestatin-ratio-are-related-to-intestinal-metaplasia-in-elderly-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
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Su Hwan Kim, Ji Won Kim, Junsu Byun, Ji Bong Jeong, Byeong Gwan Kim, Kook Lae Lee
BACKGROUND: Whether plasma ghrelin/obestatin levels are associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, subtypes of functional dyspepsia (FD), and gastric mucosal histology has not yet been established in elderly patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether plasma ghrelin and obestatin levels are related to gastric mucosal histology, H. pylori infection, and FD subtypes in elderly patients with FD. METHODS: Ninety-two patients diagnosed with FD and older than 60 years (median age 69...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416961/predictive-factors-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-in-elderly-patients-with-community-onset-pneumonia
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Hyeyoung Jwa, Jong Wook Beom, Jong Hoo Lee
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is a severe and life-threatening disease in patients with community-onset (CO) pneumonia. However, the current guidelines lack specificity for a screening test for MRSA infection. METHODS: This study was retrospectively conducted in elderly patients aged ≥65 years, who had contracted CO-pneumonia during hospitalization at the Jeju National University Hospital, between January 2012 and December 2014...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416829/-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-cultured-negative-pyogenic-spondylitis
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Y P Cui, C Mi, X D Shi, B Wang, Y X Pan, Y F Lin
OBJECTIVE: There are limited data describing the clinical characteristics and prognosis of culture negative pyogenic spondylitis. The aim of this study was to investigate the treatment, prognosis and clinical characteristics of culture negative pyogenic spondylitis. METHODS: A retrospective study reviewed 74 patients who were diagnosed with spondylitis in Peking University First Hospital from January 2010 to December 2015. A total of 27 patients suffered from pyogenic spondylitis...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413132/development-of-an-intradermal-dna-vaccine-delivery-strategy-to-achieve-single-dose-immunity-against-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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Trevor R F Smith, Katherine Schultheis, Matthew P Morrow, Kimberly A Kraynyak, Jay R McCoy, Kevin C Yim, Karuppiah Muthumani, Laurent Humeau, David B Weiner, Niranjan Y Sardesai, Kate E Broderick
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a massive medical burden in infants, children and the elderly worldwide, and an effective, safe RSV vaccine remains an unmet need. Here we assess a novel vaccination strategy based on the intradermal delivery of a SynCon® DNA-based vaccine encoding engineered RSV-F antigen using a surface electroporation device (SEP) to target epidermal cells, in clinically relevant experimental models. We demonstrate the ability of this strategy to elicit robust immune responses. Importantly we demonstrate complete resistance to pulmonary infection at a single low dose of vaccine in the cotton rat RSV/A challenge model...
April 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412285/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-vaccines-current-status-and-novel-approaches
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REVIEW
Nisreen Ma Okba, V Stalin Raj, Bart L Haagmans
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a cause of severe respiratory infection in humans, specifically the elderly and people with comorbidities. The re-emergence of lethal coronaviruses calls for international collaboration to produce coronavirus vaccines, which are still lacking to date. Ongoing efforts to develop MERS-CoV vaccines should consider the different target populations (dromedary camels and humans) and the correlates of protection. Extending on our current knowledge of MERS, vaccination of dromedary camels to induce mucosal immunity could be a promising approach to diminish MERS-CoV transmission to humans...
April 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412164/diagnosis-and-management-of-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-among-older-persons-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Omar Ortega, Alberto Martín, Pere Clavé
Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a condition recognized by the World Health Organization and defined as the difficulty or inability to move a bolus safely and effectively from the oral cavity to the esophagus, and can include aspirations, choking, and residue. OD is pandemic among different phenotypes of older people, affecting between 27% and 91% of the population 70 years or older. Although OD can be diagnosed by well-defined clinical methods and complementary explorations, in the clinical setting OD is seldom systematically screened and treated, and awareness among the medical/geriatric community is scarce...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408836/drug-related-problems-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunctions-and-multiple-comorbidities
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Hasniza Zaman Huri, Chui Fang Ling, Azad Hassan Abdul Razack
This study was conducted in a tertiary medical center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 200 erectile dysfunction (ED) patients with 499 cases who had received pharmacological treatments for their ED participated in this study. Types, causes and factors associated with drug-related problems (DRPs) in ED patients with multiple comorbidities were assessed. A total of 244 DRPs with an average of 1.2±2.1 DRPs per patient were identified. Drug interaction contributed the most to DRPs occurrence. There was a significant higher risk of DRPs in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, lower urinary tract infection and elderly and end-stage renal disease...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408060/bacterial-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-profiles-of-urinary-specimens-of-the-elderly
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F Gravey, G Loggia, A de La Blanchardière, V Cattoir
OBJECTIVE: Although urinary tract infections are the second leading cause of infections among patients aged above 65 years, data on bacterial epidemiology of urinary specimens in these patients is scarce. Our aim was to describe the main bacterial species found at significant levels in urine specimens of the elderly and to determine their antimicrobial resistance profiles. METHODS: From October 2012 to October 2015, all urinary specimens (catheter-related or not) received at the laboratory of microbiology of the university hospital of Caen (France) were retrospectively studied...
April 10, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405337/autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-associated-with-babesiosis
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Roshni Narurkar, Aleksandra Mamorska-Dyga, John C Nelson, Delong Liu
BACKGROUND: Babesiosis is endemic in selected areas in North America. Babesia infection is commonly associated with anemia, thrombocytopenia, hyponatremia and elevated liver enzymes. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is known to be caused by parasitic and viral infections but has not been well characterized. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe two cases diagnosed with babesiosis triggering severe AIHA. One case had history of splenectomy, and the other was an elderly patient...
2017: Biomarker Research
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