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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453819/evaluation-of-a-care-transition-program-with-pharmacist-provided-home-based-medication-review-for-elderly-singaporeans-at-high-risk-of-readmissions
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McVin Hua Heng Cheen, Chong Ping Goon, Wan Chee Ong, Paik Shia Lim, Choon Nam Wan, Mei Yan Leong, Giat Yeng Khee
Objective: This study aimed to determine whether pharmacist-provided home-based medication review (HBMR) can reduce readmissions in the elderly. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Patient's home. Participants: Records of patients referred to a care transition program from March 2011 through March 2015 were reviewed. Patients aged 60 years and older taking more than 5 medications and had at least 2 unplanned admissions within 3 months preceding the first home visit were included...
April 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448092/handgrip-strength-predicts-longitudinal-changes-in-clock-drawing-test-performance-an-observational-study-in-a-sample-of-older-non-demented-adults
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G Viscogliosi, M G Di Bernardo, E Ettorre, I M Chiriac
OBJECTIVE: Impairment of physical performance might identify older people at higher risk of dementia over time. The present study evaluated handgrip strength as independent predictor of cognitive decline. DESIGN: Observational, prospective. Follow-up duration: 11.2 ± 0.8 months. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Geriatric outpatients center. 104 consecutive stroke- and dementia-free older adults (44% men, ages 80.2 ± 5.4 years). METHODS: The Clinical Dementia Rating scale and the Clock Drawing Test (CDT) were administered...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445794/post-transplant-malignancy-after-pediatric-kidney-transplantation-retrospective-analysis-of-incidence-and-risk-factors-in-884-patients-transplanted-between-1963-and-2015-at-the-university-of-minnesota
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Oscar K Serrano, Ananta S Bangdiwala, David M Vock, Srinath Chinnakotla, Ty B Dunn, Erik B Finger, Raja Kandaswamy, Timothy L Pruett, John S Najarian, Arthur J Matas, Blanche M Chavers
BACKGROUND: Post-transplant malignancy (PTM) remains a concern among pediatric kidney transplant (PKT) recipients. STUDY DESIGN: Between 1963 and 2015, 884 pediatric (age: 0-17 years old) recipients received 1055 PKTs at our institution. Cox proportional hazards models were constructed to identify risk factors for PTM after PKT with time-to-first-PTM as a primary outcome. Secondly, the hazard of death or graft loss was calculated in patients who developed PTM. RESULTS: Median patient survival was 33 years (interquartile range [IQR]: 18...
April 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444926/which-blood-pressure-measurement-systolic-or-diastolic-better-predicts-future-hypertension-in-normotensive-young-adults
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Hiroshi Kanegae, Takamitsu Oikawa, Yukie Okawara, Satoshi Hoshide, Kazuomi Kario
The impact of age-related differences in blood pressure (BP) components on new-onset hypertension is not known. A follow-up examination of 93 303 normotensive individuals (mean age 41.1 years) who underwent a health checkup in 2005 was conducted every year for 8 years. The primary end point was new-onset hypertension (systolic BP [SBP]/diastolic BP [DBP] ≥140/90 mm Hg and/or the initiation of antihypertensive medications with self-reported hypertension). During the mean 4.9 years of follow-up, 14 590 subjects developed hypertension...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442898/medication-regimen-complexity-in-ambulatory-older-adults-with-heart-failure
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Michael R Cobretti, Robert L Page, Sunny A Linnebur, Kimberly M Deininger, Amrut V Ambardekar, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Christina L Aquilante
PURPOSE: Heart failure prevalence is increasing in older adults, and polypharmacy is a major problem in this population. We compared medication regimen complexity using the validated patient-level Medication Regimen Complexity Index (pMRCI) tool in "young-old" (60-74 years) versus "old-old" (75-89 years) patients with heart failure. We also compared pMRCI between patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ISCM) versus nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NISCM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medication lists were retrospectively abstracted from the electronic medical records of ambulatory patients aged 60-89 years with heart failure...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441681/complications-and-mortality-following-one-to-two-level-anterior-cervical-fusion-for-cervical-spondylosis-in-patients-above-80-years-of-age
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Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Adam L Shimer, Anuj Singla, Francis Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective database review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the complication and mortality rates in patients 80 years of age and older who were treated with anterior cervical fusion surgery and to compare these rates against those of other elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical spondylosis is frequently observed in the elderly and is the most common cause of myelopathy in older adults. With increasing life expectancies, a greater proportion of patients are being treated with spine surgery at a later age...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439795/age-based-disparities-in-the-use-of-total-thyroidectomy-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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I V Shevchyk, B A Cobian, S R Martinez
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients may be less likely than younger patients to receive indicated therapy. We hypothesized that older patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) would be less likely to receive total thyroidectomy (TT) than their younger counterparts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database were queried for adult patients diagnosed with PTC from 2000 through 2009. Patients were categorized according to whether they received a TT or less than a total thyroidectomy (<TT)...
April 24, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439778/dabigatran-etexilate-appropriate-use-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-in-the-elderly-patients
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Mauro Molteni, Mario Bo, Giovanni Di Minno, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Simonetta Genovesi, Danilo Toni, Paolo Verdecchia
Dabigatran etexilate (DE) is a direct thrombin inhibitor, which has been approved for the treatment of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), and for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Despite large randomized clinical trials and independent observational studies providing robust data concerning DE safety and efficacy, some physicians still perceive mild-to-moderate renal impairment and old age as a relative contraindication to its use. In this article, we review the available scientific evidence supporting the use of DE in these clinical situations...
April 24, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439735/preoperative-prediction-of-the-size-of-pure-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-using-three-imaging-modalities-as-compared-to-histopathological-size-does-magnetic-resonance-imaging-add-value
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Ojuka Kinyuru Daniel, Sung Mook Lim, Joo Heung Kim, Hyung Seok Park, Seho Park, Seung Il Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography add value to traditional mammography in an Asian population with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). METHODS: Data of 244 patients with pure DCIS treated at Severance Hospital between 2013 and 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. Data extracted included age, preoperative diagnosis, tumor size on preoperative imaging studies, and final histopathological tumor type and size, including hormone receptor status...
April 24, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439711/-intensive-care-medicine-in-old-age-the-individual-status-is-the-determining-factor
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A Valentin
The increasing aging of the population in highly developed countries poses a profound impact on intensive care services. This is illustrated by a finding from a large Austrian database showing that 20% of all intensive care patients are aged ≥80 years. Age per se is not an exclusion criteria for admission to the intensive care unit, but older patients are frequently affected by multiple comorbidities and experience a decreased physiologic reserve. Due to the very heterogeneous population of aged patients and since no generally accepted criteria for admission and treatment of these patients exist, any treatment decision must be made taking into consideration the individual situation...
April 24, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438901/systolic-blood-pressure-and-vascular-disease-in-men-aged-65-years-and-over-the-hims-health-in-men-study
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Ben Lacey, Jonathan Golledge, Bu B Yeap, Sarah Lewington, Kieran A McCaul, Paul E Norman, Leon Flicker, Osvaldo P Almeida, Graeme J Hankey
There is uncertainty about the relation between blood pressure and vascular disease at older age. We assessed the association of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and major vascular events in a prospective cohort study of 7564 men aged 65 to 94 years, recruited in 1996-1999 from the general population in Perth, Western Australia. SBP was measured at baseline and again at resurvey in 2001-2004. Participants were monitored for fatal and nonfatal vascular events. To limit the effect of reverse causality, analyses were restricted to men without previous vascular disease at baseline...
April 24, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438416/the-epidemiology-of-open-globe-injuries-presenting-to-a-tertiary-referral-eye-hospital-in-australia
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Nader Beshay, Lisa Keay, Hamish Dunn, Tengku A Kamalden, Annette K Hoskin, Stephanie L Watson
BACKGROUND: Open globe injuries (OGIs) account for 44% of the cost of ocular trauma within Australia. It is estimated that 90% of ocular trauma is preventable. However, there have been few epidemiological studies within Australia that have identified groups at risk of OGIs specifically. The aim of our study was to review the epidemiology of OGIs presenting to a tertiary referral eye hospital in Australia. METHODS: The Birmingham Eye Trauma Terminology (BETT) system was used to classify injuries as globe ruptures, penetrating eye injuries (PEIs), intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) or perforating injuries...
April 18, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437374/icu-patients-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-initiation-fewer-survivors-and-more-dialysis-dependents-from-80-years-old
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Morgane Commereuc, Emmanuel Guérot, Anais Charles-Nelson, Adrien Constan, Sandrine Katsahian, Frédérique Schortgen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the role of advanced age on survival and dialysis dependency after initiation of renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury. DESIGN: Retrospective pooled analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: ICUs of two teaching hospitals in Paris area, France. SUBJECTS: One thousand five hundred thirty adult patients who required renal replacement therapy initiation in the ICU. INTERVENTIONS: None...
April 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436194/impact-of-living-arrangements-on-clinical-outcomes-among-older-patients-with-dementia-or-cognitive-impairment-admitted-to-the-geriatric-evaluation-and-management-unit-in-taiwan
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Cheng-Hao Hung, Ting-Ching Tang, Chih-Jen Wang, Li-Kuo Liu, Li-Ning Peng, Liang-Kung Chen
AIM: To evaluate the impact of living arrangements on mortality and functional decline among older patients with dementia or cognitive impairment after discharge from a geriatric evaluation and management unit (GEMU) in Taiwan. METHODS: The present retrospective cohort study used data from the Veteran Affairs Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment from January 2015 to May 2016 for analysis. Data of patients aged 65 years and older with dementia or cognitive impairment at admission to the GEMU of Taipei Veterans General Hospital during the study period were retried for study...
April 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436187/slow-gait-speed-as-a-predictor-of-1-year-cognitive-decline-in-a-veterans-retirement-community-in-southern-taiwan
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Chiao-Lin Hsu, Chih-Kuang Liang, Mei-Chen Liao, Ming-Yueh Chou, Yu-Te Lin
AIM: Slow gait speed has been associated with mortality, poor physical function and disability in older people. Our aim was to evaluate the association between slow gait speed and rapid cognitive decline among oldest-old men in Taiwan. METHODS: We carried out a longitudinal cohort study in a veterans' retirement community, and enrolled 249 male residents aged 80 years and older. Slow gait speed was defined as <1 m/s, and rapid cognitive decline was defined as a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) decline of ≥3 points over 1 year...
April 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436026/studies-of-physician-patient-communication-with-older-patients-how-often-is-hearing-loss-considered-a-systematic-literature-review
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Jamie M Cohen, Jan Blustein, Barbara E Weinstein, Hannah Dischinger, Scott Sherman, Corita Grudzen, Joshua Chodosh
Hearing loss is remarkably prevalent in the geriatric population: one-quarter of adults aged 60-69 and 80% of adults aged 80 years and older have bilateral disabling loss. Only about one in five adults with hearing loss wears a hearing aid, leaving many vulnerable to poor communication with healthcare providers. We quantified the extent to which hearing loss is mentioned in studies of physician-patient communication with older patients, and the degree to which hearing loss is incorporated into analyses and findings...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433548/effects-of-sex-and-education-on-cognitive-change-over-a-27-year-period-in-older-adults-the-rancho-bernardo-study
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Emilie T Reas, Gail A Laughlin, Jaclyn Bergstrom, Donna Kritz-Silverstein, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Linda K McEvoy
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated how cognitive function changes with age and whether rates of decline vary by sex or education in a large, homogenous longitudinal cohort characterized by high participation rates, long duration of follow-up, and minimal loss to follow-up. DESIGN/SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Between 1988 and 2016, 2,225 community-dwelling participants of the Rancho Bernardo Study, aged 31 to 99 years at their initial cognitive assessment, completed neuropsychological testing approximately every 4 years, over a maximum 27-year follow-up...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433224/the-importance-of-age-on-short-term-outcomes-associated-with-repair-of-giant-paraesophageal-hernias
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Mustapha A El Lakis, Stephen J Kaplan, Michal Hubka, Kamran Mohiuddin, Donald E Low
BACKGROUND: Older patients have an increased incidence of paraesophageal hernia (PEH) and can be denied surgical assessment due to the perception of increased complications and mortality. This study examines the influence of age and comorbidities on early complications and other short-term outcomes of PEH repair. METHODS: From 2000 to 2016, data of surgically treated patients with PEH were prospectively recorded in an Institutional Review Board-approved database...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432148/systolic-blood-pressure-trajectory-frailty-and-all-cause-mortality-over-80-years-of-age-cohort-study-using-electronic-health-records
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Rathi Ravindrarajah, Nisha C Hazra, Shota Hamada, Judith Charlton, Stephen H D Jackson, Alex Dregan, Martin C Gulliford
Background -Clinical trials show benefit from lowering systolic blood pressure in people aged ≥80 years but non-randomised epidemiological studies suggest lower systolic blood pressure may be associated with higher mortality. This study aimed to evaluate associations of SBP with all-cause mortality by frailty category over 80 years of age and to evaluate SBP trajectories before death. Methods -A population-based cohort study was conducted using electronic health records of 144,403 participants aged 80 and older registered with family practices in the United Kingdom from 2001 to 2014...
April 21, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431128/binge-drinking-and-well-being-in-european-older-adults-do-gender-and-region-matter
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Sonsoles Fuentes, Usama Bilal, Iñaki Galán, Joan R Villalbí, Albert Espelt, Marina Bosque-Prous, Manuel Franco, Mariana Lazo
We aimed to describe gender and region differences in the prevalence of binge drinking and in the association between binge drinking and well-being, among older adult Europeans. This is a cross-sectional study using the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) wave 4, conducted between 2011 and 2012, including 58 489 individuals aged 50 years or older. Sixteen European countries were grouped in four drinking culture regions: South, Central, North and East. We categorized drinking patterns as: never, former, no-binge and binge drinkers...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
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