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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890141/-gait-speed-and-the-appearance-of-neurocognitive-disorders-in-older-adults-results-of-a-peruvian-cohort
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José F Parodi, Wendy Nieto-Gutierrez, Walter A Tellez, Iris Ventocilla-Gonzales, Fernando M Runzer-Colmenares, Alvaro Taype-Rondan
INTRODUCTION: The prevention and management of neurocognitive disorders (NCD) among older adults can be improved by early identification of risk factors such as walking speed. The objective of the study is to assess the association between gait speed and NCD onset in a population of Peruvian older adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cohort conducted in older adults who attended the geriatrics service of Naval Medical Center (Callao, Peru). During the baseline assessment, participants' gait speed was recorded...
September 7, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866906/end-of-life-care-for-advanced-dementia-patients-in-residential-care-home-a-hong-kong-perspective
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James K H Luk, Felix H W Chan
Dementia will become more common as the population ages. Advanced dementia should be considered as a terminal illnesses and end-of-life (EOL) care is very much needed for this disease group. Currently, the EOL services provided to this vulnerable group in Hong Kong, especially those living in residential care homes, is limited. The usual practice of residential care homes is to send older residents with advanced dementia to acute hospitals when they are sick, irrespective of their wish, premorbid status, diagnoses and prognosis...
August 28, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866353/frail-questionnaire-screening-tool-and-short-term-outcomes-in-geriatric-fracture-patients
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Lauren Jan Gleason, Emily A Benton, M Loreto Alvarez-Nebreda, Michael J Weaver, Mitchel B Harris, Houman Javedan
OBJECTIVES: There are limited screening tools to predict adverse postoperative outcomes for the geriatric surgical fracture population. Frailty is increasingly recognized as a risk assessment to capture complexity. The goal of this study was to use a short screening tool, the FRAIL scale, to categorize the level of frailty of older adults admitted with a fracture to determine the association of each frailty category with postoperative and 30-day outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
August 30, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859659/few-opportunities-to-influence-decisions-regarding-the-care-and-treatment-of-an-older-hospitalized-family-member-a-qualitative-study-among-family-members
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Ingrid Nyborg, Lars Johan Danbolt, Marit Kirkevold
BACKGROUND: The drive towards patient involvement in health services has been increasingly promoted. The World Health Organisation emphasizes the family's perspective in comprehensive care. Internationally there is an increased emphasis on what patients and their family tell about the hospital experiences. However, current literature does not adequately address the question of participation experiences among relatives of older hospitalized family members. There is a paucity of research with a generational perspective on relatives' opportunities to exert influence...
August 31, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857647/ems-dispatches-during-hurricanes-irene-and-sandy-in-new-jersey
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Joshua Bucher, Jonathan McCoy, Colleen Donovan, Snehal Patel, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Asa Dewan
BACKGROUND: Hurricanes Irene and Sandy heavily impacted New Jersey. Investigating EMS dispatch trends during these storms may allow us to prepare for future disasters. OBJECTIVES: Our objectives to characterize the types of EMS dispatches immediately before, during, and after landfall compared to a control period. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at a large EMS dispatch center that provides first responders, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), and critical care transport services to an area with approximately 20 receiving hospitals including a Level I Trauma Center...
August 31, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855767/whats-new-in-emergencies-trauma-and-shock-age-and-trauma-geriatric-trauma-patients-and-geriatric-trauma-ward-services
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EDITORIAL
Christian Zeckey, Christian Kammerlander
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852239/physical-comorbidity-and-its-impact-on-symptom-profile-of-depression-among-elderly-patients-attending-psychiatry-services-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Sandeep Grover, Eish Dalla, Aseem Mehra, Subho Chakrabarti, Ajit Avasthi
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of physical comorbidities among elderly patients with depression attending psychiatric services and the secondary aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of physical comorbidities on symptom profile of depression. METHODOLOGY: 140 patients with a diagnosis of depression as per the International Classification of Diseases-10 criteria were evaluated on Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and a physical comorbidity checklist...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851486/geriatric-rescue-after-surgery-gras-score-to-predict-failure-to-rescue-in-geriatric-emergency-general-surgery-patients
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Muhammad Khan, Asad Azim, Terence O'Keeffe, Faisal Jehan, Narong Kulvatunyou, Chelsey Santino, Andrew Tang, Gary Vercruysse, Lynn Gries, Bellal Joseph
BACKGROUND: Geriatric-patients(GP) undergoing emergency-general-surgery(EGS) are vulnerable to develop adverse-outcomes. Impact of patient-level-factors on Failure-to-Rescue(FTR) in EGS-GP remains unclear. Aim of our study was to determine factors associated with FTR(death from major-complication) and devise simple-bedside-score that predicts FTR in EGS-GP. METHODS: 3-year(2013-15) analysis of patients, age≥65y on acute-care-surgery-service and underwent EGS. Regression analysis used to analyze factors associated with FTR and natural-logarithm of significant odds-ratio used to calculate estimated-weights for each factor...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832927/innovation-in-a-learning-health-care-system-veteran-directed-home-and-community-based-services
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Melissa M Garrido, Richard M Allman, Steven D Pizer, James L Rudolph, Kali S Thomas, Nina R Sperber, Courtney H Van Houtven, Austin B Frakt
A path-breaking example of the interplay between geriatrics and learning healthcare systems is the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) planned roll-out of a program for providing participant-directed home- and community-based services to veterans with cognitive and functional limitations. We describe the design of a large-scale, stepped-wedge, cluster-randomized trial of the Veteran-Directed Home- and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) program. From March 2017 through December 2019, up to 77 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers will be randomized to times to begin offering VD-HCBS to veterans at risk of nursing home placement...
August 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808814/the-impact-of-being-a-migrant-from-a-non-english-speaking-country-on-healthcare-outcomes-in-frail-older-inpatients-an-australian-study
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David Basic, Chris Shanley, Rinaldo Gonzales
The purpose of this prospective study of 2180 consecutive index admissions to an acute geriatric service was to compare in-hospital outcomes of frail older inpatients born in non-English-speaking counties, referred to as culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) countries in Australia, with those born in English-speaking countries. Multivariate logistic regression was used to model in-hospital mortality and new nursing home placement. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression was used to model length of stay...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807214/early-geriatric-consultation-increases-adherence-to-tqip-geriatric-trauma-management-guidelines
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Lauren T Southerland, Tanya R Gure, Daniel I Ruter, Michael M Li, David C Evans
BACKGROUND: The American College of Surgeons' Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) Geriatric Trauma Management Guidelines recommend geriatric consultation for injured older adults. However it is not known how or whether geriatric consultation improves compliance to these quality measures. METHODS: This study is a retrospective chart review of our institutional trauma databank. Adherence to quality measures was compared before and after implementation of specific triggers for geriatric consultation...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793115/geriatric-care-ways-and-means-of-providing-comfort
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Patricia Cruz Pontifice Sousa Valente Ribeiro, Rita Margarida Dourado Marques, Marta Pontifice Ribeiro
Objective: To know the ways and means of comfort perceived by the older adults hospitalized in a medical service. Method: Ethnographic study with a qualitative approach. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 22 older adults and participant observation of care situations. Results: The ways and means of providing comfort are centered on strategies for promoting care mobilized by nurses and recognized by patients(clarifying/informing, positive interaction/communication, music therapy, touch, smile, unconditional presence, empathy/proximity relationship, integrating the older adult or the family as partner in the care, relief of discomfort through massage/mobilization/therapy) and on particular moments of comfort (the first contact, the moment of personal hygiene, and the visit of the family), which constitute the foundation of care/comfort...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791983/a-descriptive-study-of-the-morbidity-pattern-of-older-persons-presenting-at-a-geriatric-centre-in-southwestern-nigeria
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E O Cadmus, L A Adebusoye, O O Olowookere, O G Oluwatosin, E T Owoaje, T O Alonge
CONTEXT: Rapid population ageing is a demographic reality in most countries of the world. Old age is associated with changes which may culminate in health problems, necessitating provision of appropriate preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services. However, reports from many low- and middle-income countries have shown lack of preparedness to cater for the healthcare needs of older persons. AIM: This study described the morbidity profile and its determinants among persons aged 60 years and above who presented at an established geriatric centre in southwestern Nigeria...
July 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775217/end-of-life-services-for-older-people-in-residential-care-homes-in-hong-kong
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REVIEW
J K Luk
Good end-of-life care is needed for older people living in residential care homes with advanced irreversible chronic medical illnesses and cancers. At present, the usual practice of residential care homes is to send older residents to acute hospitals when they are unwell, and some residents will die in hospital. Dying in hospital without choice for older people may not be in alignment with the principle of 'good death'. There are many barriers for older people to die in the place of their choice, particularly in a residential care home...
August 4, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774786/family-caregiving-a-vision-for-the-future
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Richard Schulz, Sara J Czaja
The authors of this review both served on the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Committee that produced the report, "Caring for an Aging America". In this commentary we summarize key findings and recommendations most relevant to clinicians and researchers in geriatric psychiatry and related disciplines. The report notes the growing prevalence of family caregiving in the United States, especially those caring for high-need patients with multiple chronic conditions, disability, and/or cognitive impairment...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765416/the-physician-s-role-in-perioperative-management-of-older-patients-undergoing-surgery
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Adam L Gordon, Barry J Evans, Jugdeep Dhesi
Life-sustaining and life-improving surgical interventions are increasingly available to older, frailer patients, many of whom have multimorbidity. Physicians can help support perioperative multidisciplinary teams with assessment and preoperative optimisation of physiological reserve, comorbidities and associated geriatric syndromes. Similar structured support can be useful in the postoperative period where older patients are at increased risk of delirium, medical complications, increased functional dependency and where discharge planning can prove more difficult than in younger cohorts...
July 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750909/thank-you-for-asking-exploring-patient-perceptions-of-barcode-medication-administration-identification-practices-in-inpatient-mental-health-settings
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Gillian Strudwick, Carrie Clark, Brittany McBride, Moshe Sakal, Kamini Kalia
BACKGROUND: Barcode medication administration systems have been implemented in a number of healthcare settings in an effort to decrease medication errors. To use the technology, nurses are required to login to an electronic health record, scan a medication and a form of patient identification to ensure that these correspond correctly with the ordered medications prior to medication administration. In acute care settings, patient wristbands have been traditionally used as a form of identification; however, past research has suggested that this method of identification may not be preferred in inpatient mental health settings...
September 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740525/the-use-of-cholecalciferol-in-patients-with-hip-fracture
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Luisella Cianferotti, Simone Parri, Giorgio Gronchi, Roberto Civinini, Maria Luisa Brandi
INTRODUCTION: Major osteoporotic fractures are steadily increasing due to population aging. Programs of secondary prevention against refracture are essential to decrease morbidity and mortality and the cost for individuals and the society. Vitamin D supplementation and optimization of calcium intake are of a pivotal importance to start specific osteoporosis treatment and for its safety and efficacy. Cholecalciferol is the most widely employed drug for vitamin D supplementation. PURPOSE: Aim of this study was to assess the trends in the use of vitamin D supplements containing cholecalciferol in the population of hip fracture patients older than 65 years, resident in the region of Tuscany (Italy) in the years 2011-2015 and to describe vitamin D status in a subgroup of this individuals directly referred to a bone clinic for further evaluation after hip osteoporotic fracture...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724392/a-prospective-study-assessing-agreement-and-reliability-of-a-geriatric-evaluation
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Isabella Locatelli, Stéfanie Monod, Jacques Cornuz, Christophe J Büla, Nicolas Senn
BACKGROUND: The present study takes place within a geriatric program, aiming at improving the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes in primary care. Within this program it was of prime importance to be able to rely on a robust and reproducible geriatric consultation to use as a gold standard for evaluating a primary care brief assessment tool. The specific objective of the present study was thus assessing the agreement and reliability of a comprehensive geriatric consultation...
July 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717779/impact-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-outbreak-on-the-use-of-emergency-medical-resources-in-febrile-patients
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Hyunho Jeong, Sikyoung Jeong, Juseok Oh, Seon Hee Woo, Byung Hak So, Jeong Hee Wee, Ji Hoon Kim, Ji Yong Im, Seung Pill Choi, Kyoungnam Park, Byul Nim Hee Cho, Sungyoup Hong
OBJECTIVE: Outbreaks of transmissible respiratory infection are suspected to have significant effects on the health of pediatric and geriatric patients. The objective was to assess the impact of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak on the use of emergency resources. METHODS: An ecologic analysis of emergency department (ED) records between September and December 2015, was performed. Data was obtained from the National Emergency Department Information System database for Korea...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
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