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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640678/hurricane-sandy-new-jersey-mortality-rates-in-the-following-month-and-quarter
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Soyeon Kim, Prathit A Kulkarni, Mangala Rajan, Pauline Thomas, Stella Tsai, Christina Tan, Amy Davidow
OBJECTIVES: To describe changes in mortality after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2012. METHODS: We used electronic death records to describe changes in all-cause and cause-specific mortality overall, in persons aged 76 years or older, and by 3 Sandy impact levels for the month and quarter following Hurricane Sandy compared with the same periods in earlier years adjusted for trends. RESULTS: All-cause mortality increased 6% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 2%, 11%) for the month, 5%, 8%, and 12% by increasing Sandy impact level; and 7% (95% CI = 5%, 10%) for the quarter, 5%, 8%, and 15% by increasing Sandy impact level...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636411/asthma-and-influenza-vaccination-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients-matched-case-control-study-in-spain
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María Morales Suárez-Varela, Agustin Llopis, Estrella Fernandez-Fabrellas, Francisco Sanz, M Jose Perez-Lozano, Vicente Martin, Jenaro Astray, Jesús Castilla, Mikel Egurrola, Luis Force, Diana Toledo, Àngela Domínguez
OBJECTIVES: Influenza infection is an exacerbating factor for asthma, and its prevention is critical in managing asthmatic patients. We investigated the effect of influenza vaccination on asthmatic and non-asthmatic patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza in Spain. METHODS: We made a matched case-control study to assess the frequency of hospitalization for influenza in people aged ≥65 years. Hospitalized patients with unplanned hospital admissions were recruited from 20 hospitals representing seven Spanish regions...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633963/comparison-of-gargle-samples-and-throat-swab-samples-for-the-detection-of-respiratory-pathogens
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Susan Bennett, Rhona S Davidson, Rory N Gunson
Respiratory illness causes significant morbidity especially in children, the elderly and the immunocompromised. The sample type taken and the quality of that sample are of great significance in providing an accurate diagnosis. Gargle samples are easy to take and sample the same area as a throat swab (THS). In this study, we assessed the utility of gargle samples for the molecular detection of common respiratory infections. Paired gargle and THS samples collected on the same day from the same patient were compared...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633888/burden-of-acute-gastroenteritis-caused-by-norovirus-in-china-a-systematic-review
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Hong-Lu Zhou, Shan-Shan Zhen, Jin-Xia Wang, Can-Jing Zhang, Chao Qiu, Song-Mei Wang, Xi Jiang, Xuan-Yi Wang
BACKGROUND: To understand the epidemiology and disease burden of norovirus (NoVs) gastroenteritis in China, a systematic review was conducted. METHODS: Studies on acute gastroenteritis (AGE) caused by NoVs from mainland China, published before 2017 were searched. All retrieved articles were screened and reviewed by a standardized algorithm. NoVs detection rates as well as strain variations by ages, seasonal variations and geographic locations were analyzed using random-effects model...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633742/cutaneous-varicella-zoster-virus-infection-following-zoster-vaccination-report-of-post-vaccination-herpes-zoster-skin-infection-and-literature-review-of-zoster-vaccination-efficacy-and-guidelines
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Katherine M Stiff, Philip R Cohen
BackgroundHerpes zoster vaccine is currently recommended in the United States for immune competent individuals ≥60 years. The efficacy of the herpes zoster vaccine decreases with age and with time following vaccination.PurposeAn elderly man with herpes zoster following vaccination is described. The guidelines for vaccination and issues regarding re-vaccination are reviewed. METHODS: PubMed was used to search the following terms: efficacy, elderly, herpes zoster, herpes zoster incidence, herpes zoster recurrence, and vaccination...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632298/patient-med-tbe-f%C3%A3-rb%C3%A3-ttrades-snabbt-vid-behandling-med-kortison-evidens-saknas-dock-f%C3%A3-r-v%C3%A3-rdet-av-immunmodulerande-terapi
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Carl Wengse, Jesper Ericsson, Susanna Hallberg, Johan Ursing
Rapid improvement of tick-borne encephalitis after treatment with corticosteroids Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral disease transmitted by ticks. The virus is divided into three subtypes named Western, Siberian and Far Eastern TBE virus (TBEV). Western TBEV is endemic in parts of Europe and Sweden and typically causes a biphasic illness with influenza-like symptoms followed by neurological symptoms ranging from mild meningitis to severe meningoencephalitis and death. Despite an effective vaccine, TBE is increasing in Sweden and Europe...
June 16, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628462/attributable-fraction-of-influenza-virus-detection-to-mild-and-severe-respiratory-illnesses-in-hiv-infected-and-hiv-uninfected-patients-south-africa-2012-2016
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Stefano Tempia, Sibongile Walaza, Jocelyn Moyes, Adam L Cohen, Claire von Mollendorf, Meredith L McMorrow, Florette K Treurnicht, Marietjie Venter, Marthi Pretorius, Orienka Hellferscee, Nicole Wolter, Anne von Gottberg, Athermon Nguweneza, Johanna M McAnerney, Halima Dawood, Ebrahim Variava, Shabir A Madhi, Cheryl Cohen
The attributable fraction (AF) of influenza virus detection to illness has not been described for patients in different age groups or with different HIV infection statuses. We compared the age group-specific prevalence of influenza virus infection among patients with influenza-like illness (ILI) or severe acute or chronic respiratory illness (SARI and SCRI, respectively) with that among controls, stratified by HIV serostatus. The overall AF for influenza virus detection to illness was 92.6% for ILI, 87.4% for SARI, and 86...
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627291/early-complications-morbidity-and-mortality-in-octo-and-nonagenarians-undergoing-posterior-intraoperative-spinal-navigation-based-c1-2-fusion-for-type-ii-odontoid-process-fractures
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Basem Ishak, Till Schneider, Valerie Gimmy, Andreas W Unterberg, Karl L Kiening
Type II odontoid fractures represent the most common cervical spine injury in the elderly. The decision for surgical treatment is still controversial, particularly with regard to the elevated perioperative risk attributed to frequent comorbidities and poor bone quality. Purpose of this study was to assess both short-term mortality and mid-term clinical and radiological outcome in the elderly. Between January 2007 and December 2015, 35 patients with type II odontoid process fractures who underwent posterior atlanto-axial instrumentation using a modified Goel-Harms technique were retrospectively analyzed and prospectively examined clinically and radiologically...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625931/overview-of-the-risk-areas-associated-with-care-in-nursing-homes
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Delphine Teigné, Marion Lucas, Brice Leclère, Leila Moret, Noémie Terrien
As the number of dependant elderly people rises, the place occupied by nursing homes in the French health care system becomes more and more important, and the question of resident safety is more significant than ever. A transfer of the notions developed for hospitals is useful but insufficient, as they mainly focus on the technical facet of care. In order to propose a wider view of risk management in nursing homes, we reviewed the French medical literature published between 2005 and 2016 in search of articles about adverse events related to health care in French nursing homes...
June 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625234/-effect-of-global-end-diastolic-volume-index-guidance-fluid-resuscitation-in-elderly-patients-with-septic-shock
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Shuang Ma, Rumin Zhang, Shifu Wang, Meiling Zhao, Lei Wang, Yun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of global end diastolic volume index (GEDVI) on fluid resuscitation in elderly patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Septic shock patients over 65 years admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shandong Province, Zibo Central Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015 were enrolled. The patients were randomly divided into control group and observation group, 20 cases in each group...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622967/new-markers-of-urinary-tract-infection
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Anna Masajtis-Zagajewska, Michal Nowicki
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common bacterial infection independent of age. It is also one of the most common causes of hospitalizations for infections among elderly people and the most common indication for antibiotic prescriptions in primary care. Both diagnostics and management of lower and upper urinary tract infections provide challenges in clinical practice due to their high prevalence and recurrence, and worldwide increase of antibiotic resistance. The clinical symptoms of UTI are often uncharacteristic or asymptomatic...
June 13, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622477/an-examination-of-factors-affecting-the-length-of-stay-in-a-palliative-care-center
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Metin Dincer, Kadriye Kahveci, Cihan Doger
BACKGROUND: With the increase in elderly population, life-threatening chronic diseases are increasing, simultaneously increasing the need for palliative care centers (PCCs). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the factors affecting the length of stay (LOS) and discharge of patients from a PCC. METHODS: A retrospective scan was made of the records of patients followed up in the PCC between January 2013 and March 2016. A record was made of patient age, gender, diagnosis, conditions/comorbidities, Glasgow Coma Scale, Karnofsky Performance Scale, LOS, prognosis (exitus or surviving), percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), tracheostomy, mechanical ventilator, nutrition (total parenteral nutrition [TPN] or enteral nutrition), and the results of cultures taken during stay in PCCs (blood, tracheal aspirate, urine, rectal swab, wound)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621029/urinary-tract-infection-in-patients-with-hip-fracture-an-underestimated-event
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Christopher Bliemel, Benjamin Buecking, Juliana Hack, Rene Aigner, Daphne-Asimenia Eschbach, Steffen Ruchholtz, Ludwig Oberkircher
AIM: Urinary tract infections (UTI) represent a common perioperative complication among elderly patients with hip fracture. To determine the impact of UTI on the perioperative course of elderly patients with hip fractures, a prospective study was carried out. METHODS: A total of 402 surgically-treated geriatric hip fracture patients were consecutively enrolled at a level 1 trauma center. On admission, all patients received an indwelling urinary catheter. Clinically symptomatic patients were screened more closely for UTI...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620716/factors-affecting-responsiveness-to-hepatitis-b-immunization-in-dialysis-patients
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Ali Asan, Huriye Demirhan, Hülya Çetin Sorkun, Sevgi Özkan, Mehtap Aydın, Davut Akın, Bengü Tatar, Binali Çatak, Alper Şener, Şükran Köse
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are widespread health problems all over the world and have high morbidity and mortality. Hemodialysis patients are more frequently exposed to these viruses as they have poor immune system and frequently undergo parenteral interventions. The vaccination against HBV prevents infection and it has been recommended for the prevention of HBV infection in all susceptible dialysis patients. This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence of HBV and HCV infections and analyzed the factors affecting inadequate response to HBV vaccine in dialysis patients...
June 15, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619503/clinical-pharmacokinetics-of-levornidazole-in-elderly-subjects-and-dosing-regimen-evaluation-using-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-analysis
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Beining Guo, Gaoli He, Xiaojie Wu, Jicheng Yu, Guoying Cao, Yi Li, Yaxin Fan, Yuancheng Chen, Yaoguo Shi, Yingyuan Zhang, Jing Zhang
PURPOSE: Levornidazole, the levo-isomer of ornidazole, is a third-generation nitroimidazole derivative newly developed after metronidazole, tinidazole, and ornidazole. An open-label, parallel-controlled, single-dose study was conducted for the investigation of the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of levornidazole and its metabolites in healthy elderly Chinese subjects, and for the evaluation of 2 dosing regimens in the elderly. METHODS: Levornidazole was intravenously administered at 500 mg to healthy elderly (aged 60-80 years) or young subjects (aged 19-45 years)...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615772/postherpetic-neuralgia-presenting-as-delusional-parasitosis-a-case-series
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Shailendra Mohan Tripathi, Priti Singh, Nisha Mani Pandey
Delusional parasitosis (DP) or Ekbom's disease is a rare psychiatric condition where the sufferers have a firm-fixed belief of insects crawling over their skin. The condition may be primary monosymptomatic hypochrondrical delusion or secondary to an underlying psychiatric or organic condition. We present two cases of elderly men presenting with classical symptomatology of DP, which is found to be secondary to postherpetic neuralgia following an acute episode of shingles or herpes zoster infection. One patient responded to a combination of antipsychotic, olanzapine, and pregabalin, used for neuropathic pain, and the other patient responded completely with medications used for neuropathic pain only without any antipsychotic use...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612712/subcutaneous-injection-induced-cellulites
#17
Kao-Chi Cheng, Po-Tsung Huang, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin
In the hospice ward where patients are in the terminal stages of cancer, it is common practice to give them a subcutaneous injection of pain relievers to reduce their pain and make them more comfortable. Most of these patients are elderly and have low blood pressure or poor veins, which often makes it difficult to inject them because of the calcification at previous injection sites. Thus, subcutaneous injections are a convenient way to maintain analgesia and patient comfort. Our patient, a 73-year-old aboriginal woman, was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma and peritoneal carcinomatosis in March, 2004...
June 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611538/breast-conserving-surgery-under-local-anesthesia-in-elderly-patients-with-severe-cardiorespiratory-comorbidities-a-hospital-based-case-control-study
#18
Hasan Karanlik, Berkay Kılıç, Ilknur Yıldırım, Süleyman Bademler, Ilker Ozgur, Burak Ilhan, Semen Onder
INTRODUCTION: We report the feasibility and safety of local anesthesia (LA) in patients having breast-conserving surgery (BCS). METHODS: 37 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score of 4 having BCS under LA and 54 age-matched subjects with ASA score of 3-4 having BCS under general anesthesia (GA) were included. Patients were retrospectively evaluated for the follow-up duration, duration of surgery, postoperative satisfaction scores (1-10), complication and survival time for locoregional recurrence and overall survival rates...
March 2017: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607854/safety-of-immediate-posterior-trunk-soft-tissue-reconstruction-in-older-adults
#19
Nicholas A Calotta, Devin Coon, Justin M Sacks
BACKGROUND: Older patients, especially those older than 65 years, are accounting for an ever-increasing share of hospital costs, especially surgical procedures. Studies regarding the safety of surgery in these patients have been widespread in the past decade. Despite these efforts, there is a paucity of information regarding the safety of reconstruction following spinal surgery in older patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing soft-tissue reconstruction of the posterior trunk after oncologic spine surgery...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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 Álvarez-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. While PMMA-augmented screws represent an alternative for patients with osteoporotic vertebrae, their use has raised some concerns due to 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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