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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813554/association-between-purpose-in-life-and-objective-measures-of-physical-function-in-older-adults
#1
Eric S Kim, Ichiro Kawachi, Ying Chen, Laura D Kubzansky
Importance: Higher purpose in life is hypothesized to reduce the likelihood of developing weak grip strength and slow walking speed because purpose has been linked with a range of positive health behaviors and biological processes that are potentially protective against declining physical function. However, the association between purpose in life and objective physical function has not been examined. Objective: To assess whether higher purpose in life among adequately functioning older adults is associated with lower risk of developing weak grip strength and slow walking speed over time...
August 16, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813495/establishing-failure-predictors-for-the-planned-extubation-of-overweight-and-obese-patients
#2
Chien-Ming Chao, Chih-Cheng Lai, Ai-Chin Cheng, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Wei-Lun Liu, Chung-Han Ho, Shu-Chen Hsing, Chin-Ming Chen, Kuo-Chen Cheng
We investigated failure predictors for the planned extubation of overweight (body mass index [BMI] = 25.0-29.9) and obese (BMI ≥ 30) patients. All patients admitted to the adult intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary hospital in Taiwan were identified. They had all undergone endotracheal intubation for > 48 h and were candidates for extubation. During the study, 595 patients (overweight = 458 [77%]); obese = 137 [23%]) with planned extubation after weaning were included in the analysis; extubation failed in 34 patients (5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813123/pharmacotherapy-for-hypertension-in-adults-aged-18-to-59-years
#3
REVIEW
Vijaya M Musini, Francois Gueyffier, Lorri Puil, Douglas M Salzwedel, James M Wright
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is an important risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events including stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure and renal failure. The main goal of treatment is to reduce these events. Systematic reviews have shown proven benefit of antihypertensive drug therapy in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality but most of the evidence is in people 60 years of age and older. We wanted to know what the effects of therapy are in people 18 to 59 years of age...
August 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808869/hospitalizations-and-nursing-facility-stays-during-the-transition-from-ckd-to-esrd-on-dialysis-an-observational-study
#4
Maria E Montez-Rath, Yuanchao Zheng, Manjula Kurella Tamura, Vanessa Grubbs, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Tara I Chang
BACKGROUND: There is little information on hospital and nursing facility stays during the transition from pre-dialysis kidney disease to end-stage renal disease treated with dialysis. OBJECTIVES: To examine hospital and nursing facility stays in the years pre- and post-dialysis initiation, and to develop a novel method for visualizing these data. DESIGN: Observational study of patients in the US Renal Data System initiating dialysis from October 2011 to October 2012...
August 14, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808759/life-threatening-bleeding-episodes-in-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-single-center-retrospective-study-of-169-inpatients
#5
Hiroyuki Tsuda, Takahiro Tsuji, Mayumi Tsuji, Hiroshi Yamasaki
Bleeding is the most important clinical outcome in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and the goal of therapy in such cases is to treat or prevent bleeding. The frequency of and risk factors for bleeding events in ITP have only recently been identified in several large-scale studies. However, there is little published information about severe life-threatening bleeding in ITP. To clarify the clinical features of life-threatening bleeding in patients with primary ITP, we systematically reviewed the medical records of all ITP patients that were admitted to our hospital between January 1, 1992, and December 31, 2015...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808670/utilization-and-predictors-of-expectant-management-among-elderly-men-with-low-and-intermediate-risk-localized-prostate-cancer-in-u-s-urological-practice
#6
Huei-Ting Tsai, George Philips, Kathryn L Taylor, Keith Kowalczyk, Kuo Huai-Ching, Arnold L Potosky
INTRODUCTION: Expectant management (EM) reduces overtreatment in low-risk but not intermediate-risk localized prostate cancer (PCa). We assessed the use and predictors of EM to understand its uptake in U.S. practice. METHODS: Using the U.S. SEER-Medicare database, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of men 66 years and older diagnosed with low-risk (N=25,506) or intermediate-risk (N=25,597) localized PCa between 2004 - 2011 and followed through December 31, 2012...
March 2017: Urology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807926/use-of-antihypertensive-medications-and-risk-of-adverse-breast-cancer-outcomes-in-a-seer-medicare-population
#7
Lu Chen, Jessica Chubak, Denise M Boudreau, William E Barlow, Noel S Weiss, Christopher I Li
BACKGROUND: It is unclear if use of common antihypertensive medications influences the risk of adverse breast cancer outcomes. METHODS: Using the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER)-Medicare database, we identified 14,766 women between ages 66 and 80 years diagnosed with incident stage I/II breast cancer between 2007-2011. Medicare Part D data were obtained to characterize women's post-cancer use of various antihypertensive medications. Outcomes included a second breast cancer event (SBCE, a composite outcome defined as the first of a recurrence or a second contralateral primary breast cancer), breast cancer recurrence, and breast-cancer specific mortality...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807870/an-open-multi-vendor-multi-field-strength-brain-mr-dataset-and-analysis-of-publicly-available-skull-stripping-methods-agreement
#8
REVIEW
Roberto Souza, Oeslle Lucena, Julia Garrafa, David Gobbi, Marina Saluzzi, Simone Appenzeller, Letícia Rittner, Richard Frayne, Roberto Lotufo
This paper presents an open, multi-vendor, multi-field strength magnetic resonance (MR) T1-weighted volumetric brain imaging dataset, named Calgary-Campinas-359 (CC-359). The dataset is composed of images of older healthy adults (29-80 years) acquired on scanners from three vendors (Siemens, Philips and General Electric) at both 1.5 T and 3 T. CC-359 is comprised of 359 datasets, approximately 60 subjects per vendor and magnetic field strength. The dataset is approximately age and gender balanced, subject to the constraints of the available images...
August 11, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807738/observed-benefit-and-safety-of-aflibercept-in-elderly-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-an-age-based-analysis-from-the-randomized-placebo-controlled-phase-iii-velour-trial
#9
Paul Ruff, Eric Van Cutsem, Radek Lakomy, Jana Prausova, Guy A van Hazel, Vladimir M Moiseyenko, Karen Soussan-Lazard, Emmanuelle Dochy, Emmanuelle Magherini, Teresa Macarulla, Demetris Papamichael
OBJECTIVES: Aflibercept (ziv-aflibercept) significantly improves progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) when added to 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin and irinotecan (FOLFIRI), compared with FOLFIRI alone, in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer previously treated with oxaliplatin-based therapy. This subset analysis of the VELOUR study investigates aflibercept plus FOLFIRI versus placebo plus FOLFIRI according to age. METHODS: Efficacy and safety were analyzed by treatment arm and age (≥ or <65years)...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807536/effectiveness-of-household-lockable-pesticide-storage-to-reduce-pesticide-self-poisoning-in-rural-asia-a-community-based-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
#10
Melissa Pearson, Chris Metcalfe, Shaluka Jayamanne, David Gunnell, Manjula Weerasinghe, Ravi Pieris, Chamil Priyadarshana, Duleeka W Knipe, Keith Hawton, Andrew H Dawson, Palitha Bandara, Dhammika deSilva, Indika Gawarammana, Michael Eddleston, Flemming Konradsen
BACKGROUND: Agricultural pesticide self-poisoning is a major public health problem in rural Asia. The use of safer household pesticide storage has been promoted to prevent deaths, but there is no evidence of effectiveness. We aimed to test the effectiveness of lockable household containers for prevention of pesticide self-poisoning. METHODS: We did a community-based, cluster-randomised controlled trial in a rural area of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Clusters of households were randomly assigned (1:1), with a sequence computer-generated by a minimisation process, to intervention or usual practice (control) groups...
August 11, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807282/age-of-haemonchus-contortus-third-stage-infective-larvae-is-a-factor-influencing-the-in-vitro-assessment-of-anthelmintic-properties-of-tannin-containing-plant-extracts
#11
G S Castañeda-Ramírez, C Mathieu, G Vilarem, H Hoste, P Mendoza-de-Gives, P G González-Pech, J F J Torres-Acosta, C A Sandoval-Castro
The larval exsheathment inhibition assay (LEIA) of infective larvae (L3) is an in vitro method used to evaluate the anthelmintic (AH) activity of tannin-containing plant extracts against different species of gastrointestinal nematodes, including Haemonchus contortus. Some conditions remain to be defined in order to standardize the LEIA, i.e. the optimal age of larvae produced from donor animals to use in the assays. Therefore, this study aimed at identifying the effect of age and age-related vitality of H. contortus infective larvae produced under tropical conditions, on the in vitro AH activity measured with the LEIA...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806930/factors-associated-with-change-in-objectively-measured-physical-activity-in-older-people-data-from-the-physical-activity-cohort-scotland-study
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Clare L Clarke, Falko F Sniehotta, Thenmalar Vadiveloo, Ishbel S Argo, Peter T Donnan, Marion E T McMurdo, Miles D Witham
BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional relationships between physical activity and health have been explored extensively, but less is known about how physical activity changes with time in older people. The aim of this study was to assess baseline predictors of how objectively measured physical activity changes with time in older people. METHODS: Longitudinal cohort study using data from the Physical Activity Cohort Scotland. A sample of community-dwelling older people aged 65 and over were recruited in 2009-2011, then followed up 2-3 years later...
August 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806436/effectiveness-of-a-timing-and-coordination-group-exercise-program-to-improve-mobility-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#13
Jennifer S Brach, Subashan Perera, Sandra Gilmore, Jessie M VanSwearingen, Deborah Brodine, Neelesh K Nadkarni, Edmund Ricci
Importance: Timing and coordination exercises may be an important addition to community-based health promotion exercise programs to improve walking in older adults. Objective: To compare the effectiveness of the On the Move group exercise program, which focuses on the timing and coordination of movement, with a seated strength, endurance, and flexibility program (usual care) at improving function, disability, and walking ability of older adults. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cluster-randomized, single-blind intervention trial...
August 14, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806197/frailty-is-strongly-associated-with-increased-risk-of-recurrent-falls-among-older-hiv-infected-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
#14
Katherine Tassiopoulos, Mona Abdo, Kunling Wu, Susan L Koletar, Frank J Palella, Robert Kalayjian, Babafemi Taiwo, Kristine M Erlandson
OBJECTIVE: Both frailty and falls occur at earlier than expected ages among HIV-infected individuals, but the contribution of frailty to fall risk in this population is not well understood. We examined this association among participants enrolled in AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) A5322. DESIGN: A prospective, multi-center cohort study of HIV-infected men and women ≥40 years. METHODS: Frailty assessment included a 4-meter walk, grip strength, and self-reported weight loss, exhaustion, and low physical activity...
August 12, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804680/treatment-of-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-revised-canadian-consensus-guidelines
#15
REVIEW
Joseph M Brandwein, Nancy Zhu, Rajat Kumar, Brian Leber, Mitchell Sabloff, Irwindeep Sandhu, Jeannine Kassis, Harold J Olney, Mohamed Elemary, Andre C Schuh
The treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in older patients is undergoing rapid changes, with a number of important publications in the past five years. Because of this, a group of Canadian leukemia experts has produced an update to the Canadian Consensus Guidelines that were published in 2013, with several new agents recommended, subject to availability. Recent studies have supported the survival benefit of induction chemotherapy for patients under age 80, except those with major co-morbidities or those with adverse risk cytogenetics who are not candidates for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)...
2017: American Journal of Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803651/using-national-hip-fracture-registries-and-audit-databases-to-develop-an-international-perspective
#16
Antony Johansen, David Golding, Louise Brent, Jacqueline Close, Jan-Erik Gjertsen, Graeme Holt, Ami Hommel, Alma B Pedersen, Niels Dieter Röck, Karl-Göran Thorngren
Hip fracture is the commonest reason for older people to need emergency anaesthesia and surgery, and leads to prolonged dependence for many of those who survive. People with this injury are usually identified very early in their hospital care, so hip fracture is an ideal marker condition with which to audit the care offered to older people by health services around the world. We have reviewed the reports of eight national audit programmes, to examine the approach used in each, and highlight differences in case mix, management and outcomes in different countries...
August 2, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803591/genetic-and-environmental-influences-on-correlations-between-hearing-and-cognitive-functions-in-middle-and-older-chinese-twins
#17
Chunsheng Xu, Dongfeng Zhang, Xiaocao Tian, Haiping Duan, Yili Wu, Zengchang Pang, Shuxia Li, Qihua Tan
The genetic and environmental impacts on correlations between hearing and cognitive functions have not been well studied. Cognitive function was evaluated by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). Hearing function was assessed by audiometric pure-tone hearing thresholds at different frequencies, including 0.5 kHz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 12.5 kHz, with the lower hearing thresholds indicating better hearing function. Cognitive and hearing functions were measured on 379 complete twin pairs (240 monozygotic and 139 dizygotic pairs) with a median age of 50 years (range: 40-80 years)...
August 14, 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803036/relationship-between-atrial-fibrillation-and-cognitive-decline-in-individuals-aged-80-and-older-a-narrative-review
#18
REVIEW
Marco Proietti, Angela Recchia, Emma Riva, Ugo Lucca, Mauro Tettamanti, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Alessandro Nobili
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and dementia are largely prevalent and incident in progressively older subjects, suggesting a link between the two conditions. While in the general population there are several findings supporting a causal relationship between AF and dementia, it is unclear whether or not this association is still present in individuals aged 80 and older. RESULTS: So far, the few studies that analysed this issue did not provide enough evidence supporting the causative role of AF in increasing the risk of cognitive decline or dementia in patients aged 80 and older...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802528/how-young-is-too-young-in-breast-cancer-young-breast-cancer-is-not-a-unique-biological-subtype
#19
Jianfei Fu, Lunpo Wu, Wei Fu, Yinuo Tan, Tiantian Xu, Zhongwu Hong, Fan Wang, Shuguang Li
BACKGROUND: There is no uniformly adopted cutoff value to define "young patients" with breast cancer. This study was designed to determine an optimal cutoff value, to investigate prognostic factors and to explore gene expression profiles of young female breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was examined to identify cases of female breast cancer diagnosed between 2000 and 2007. The optimal cutoff value for young age was determined using the X-tile program (Yale University, version 3...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800970/guidelines-of-the-brazilian-society-of-rheumatology-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-osteoporosis-in-men
#20
REVIEW
Marco Antônio R Loures, Cristiano Augusto F Zerbini, Jaime S Danowski, Rosa Maria R Pereira, Caio Moreira, Ana Patrícia de Paula, Charlles Heldan M Castro, Vera Lucia Szenjenfeld, Laura Maria C Mendonça, Sebastião C Radominiski, Mailze C Bezerra, Ricardo Simões, Wanderley M Bernardo
Osteoporosis, a metabolic disease characterized by low bone mass, deterioration of the bone tissue microarchitecture and increased susceptibility to fractures, is commonly regarded as a women's health problem. This point of view is based on the fact that compared with men, women have lower bone mineral density and longer lifespans and lose bone mass faster, especially after menopause, due to a marked decrease in serum estrogen levels. However, in the last 20 years, osteoporosis in men has become recognized as a public health problem due to the occurrence of an increasingly higher number of fragility fractures...
August 8, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
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