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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329825/socioeconomic-status-and-physical-functioning-a-longitudinal-study-of-older-chinese-people
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Lei Yang, Hanna Konttinen, Pekka Martikainen, Karri Silventoinen
Objectives: We aimed to assess the longitudinal associations of socioeconomic status and physical functioning using a large population-based survey data in China. Method: We used four waves of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (2002-2011). Physical functioning was assessed by activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) measures. Socioeconomic status was assessed using educational attainment, occupational status, household income, financial resources, and access to health services...
February 16, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329171/body-mass-index-and-waist-circumference-as-predictors-of-disability-in-nonagenarians-the-vitality-90-study
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Inna Lisko, Kristina Tiainen, Jani Raitanen, Juulia Jylhävä, Mikko Hurme, Antti Hervonen, Marja Jylhä, Sari Stenholm
Background: Only scarce data exist on the association between obesity and disability in the oldest old. The purpose of this prospective study is to examine if body mass index and waist circumference (WC) are associated with incident mobility and activities of daily living (ADL) disability in nonagenarians. Methods: We used longitudinal data from the Vitality 90+ Study, which is a population-based study conducted at the area of Tampere, Finland. Altogether 291 women and 134 men, aged 90-91 years, had measured data on body mass index and/or WC and did not have self-reported mobility or ADL disability at baseline...
March 14, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322633/predicting-use-of-nurse-care-coordination-by-older-adults-with-chronic-conditions
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Catherine E Vanderboom, Diane E Holland, Jay Mandrekar, Christine M Lohse, Stephanie G Witwer, Vicki L Hunt
To be effective, nurse care coordination must be targeted at individuals who will use the service. The purpose of this study was to identify variables that predicted use of care coordination by primary care patients. Data on the potential predictor variables were obtained from patient interviews, the electronic health record, and an administrative database of 178 adults eligible for care coordination. Use of care coordination was obtained from an administrative database. A multivariable logistic regression model was developed using a bootstrap sampling approach...
October 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320673/imu-based-wrist-rotation-control-of-a-transradial-myoelectric-prosthesis
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Daniel A Bennett, Michael Goldfarb
This paper describes a control method intended to fa-cilitate improved control of a myoelectric prosthesis containing a wrist rotator. Rather than exclusively utilize electromyogram (EMG) for the control of all myoelectric components (e.g., a hand and a wrist), the proposed controller utilizes inertial measurement (from 6-axis inertial measurement unit, or IMU) to sense upper arm ab/adduction, and uses this input to command a wrist rotation velocity. As such, the controller essentially substitutes shoulder ab/adduction in place of agonist/antagonist EMG to control wrist angular velocity, which preserves EMG for control of the hand (or other arm components)...
March 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315449/prophylactic-levetiracetam-for-seizure-control-after-cranioplasty-a-multicenter-prospective-controlled-study
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Shuli Liang, Ping Ding, Shaohui Zhang, Junchen Zhang, Jiwu Zhang, Yuping Wu
PURPOSE: To study the efficacy and safety of prophylactic levetiracetam (LEV) administration in adults undergoing cranioplasty. METHODS: Two hundred adults undergoing cranioplasty were prospectively enrolled and randomly divided into LEV group (prophylactic LEV for 24 weeks) and control group (no prophylactic anti-epileptic drugs). The patients' demographic and clinical characteristics, occurrence of postoperative seizure, changes in intelligence quotient (IQ), memory quotient (MQ), and activities of daily living (ADL) scores, as well as postoperative hospital stay side effects, were all analyzed at 2-, 24-, and 48-week follow-up visits...
March 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304312/cognitive-rehabilitation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-controlled-intervention-trial
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Katharina Brueggen, Elisabeth Kasper, Sina Ochmann, Henrike Pfaff, Steffi Webel, Wolfgang Schneider, Stefan Teipel
BACKGROUND: Cognitive Rehabilitation for Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an integrative multimodal intervention. It aims to maintain autonomy and quality of life by enhancing the patients' abilities to compensate for decreased cognitive functioning. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the feasibility of a group-based Cognitive Rehabilitation approach in mild AD dementia and assessed its effect on activities of daily living (ADL). METHODS: We included 16 patients with AD dementia in a controlled partial-randomized design...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304306/the-progression-of-alzheimer-s-disease-are-fast-decliners-really-fast-a%C3%A2-four-year-follow-up
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Federica Barocco, Marco Spallazzi, Letizia Concari, Simona Gardini, Annalisa Pelosi, Paolo Caffarra
BACKGROUND: The rate of cognitive and functional decline in Alzheimer's disease (AD) changes across individuals. OBJECTIVES: Our purpose was to assess whether the concept of "fast decline" really fits its definition and whether cognitive and functional variables at onset can predict the progression of AD. METHODS: 324 AD patients were included. We retrospectively examined their Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) total score and sub-items, Activities of Daily Living (ADL), and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) at baseline and every six months for a 4-year follow-up...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304285/what-drives-country-differences-in-cost-of-alzheimer-s-disease-an-explanation-from-resource-use-in-the-geras-study
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Catherine Reed, Michael Happich, Josep Maria Argimon, Josep Maria Haro, Anders Wimo, Giuseppe Bruno, Richard Dodel, Roy W Jones, Bruno Vellas, Mark Belger
BACKGROUND: Country differences in resource use and costs of Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be driven by differences in health care systems and resource availability. OBJECTIVE: To compare country resource utilization drivers of societal costs for AD dementia over 18 months. METHODS: GERAS is an observational study in France (n = 419), Germany (n = 550), and the UK (n = 526). Resource use of AD patients and caregivers contributing to >1% of total societal costs (year 2010) was assessed for country differences, adjusting for participant characteristics...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302115/arthroscopic-release-using-f-and-c-method-versus-conventional-open-release-method-in-the-treatment-of-gluteal-muscle-contracture-a-comparative-study
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Saroj Rai, Shengyang Jin, Chunqing Meng, Nabin Chaudhary, Nira Tamang, Xiaohong Wang, Xianzhe Liu, Hong Wang, Shuhua Yang
BACKGROUND: Gluteal muscle contracture (GMC), a debilitating disease, usually starts in early childhood after variable dose of injections around the buttock, if left untreated it worsens gradually and persists throughout the life. Because the disease mostly affects adolescents and adults, there is always an aesthetic concerns. Purposeof the study was to introduce the arthroscopic F and C method of GMC release, and to compare its clinical efficiency with conventional open surgery in terms of clinical outcome, rate of complications, patient's satisfactions, and recurrence...
March 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298057/defining-the-substantial-clinical-benefit-after-arthroscopic-treatment-of-femoroacetabular-impingement
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Benedict U Nwachukwu, Brenda Chang, Kara Fields, Brian J Rebolledo, Danyal H Nawabi, Bryan T Kelly, Anil S Ranawat
BACKGROUND: The minimal clinically important difference (MCID) has been defined in orthopaedics and is the smallest change that a patient considers meaningful. Less is known about improvements that the patient perceives as clinically considerable, or the substantial clinical benefit (SCB). For the young, highly functioning patient cohort with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), the SCB is an important measure of clinical success. PURPOSE: To derive the SCB for FAI treatment and identify outcome score thresholds and patient variables predictive of the SCB...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297825/-the-clinical-application-of-retractorless-surgery-in-patients-with-hypertensive-basal-ganglia-hemorrhage
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Z H Zhao, X M Zhong, Y Q Wang, J G Yang, Y Cai, Z H Fei, L Zhang
Objective: To discuss the clinical feasibility and practical application of retractorless surgical for patients with hypertensive basal ganglia hemorrhage. Methods: A total of 84 patients underwentretractorless surgery in The First People's Hospital of Huzhou from Jun 2014 to Jun 2016 were retrospectively reviewed.There were 53 male and 31 female of the 84 patients. Their mean age were 58.7 years with range: 29-74 years.Glasgow coma scale score(GCS) at admissionwereas follow: GCS 4-5 points 10 cases(including 3 cases companied dilated pupils), GCS 6-8 points 25 cases, GCS 9-12 points 32 cases, and GCS 13-14 points 17 cases...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297618/hip-arthroscopy-for-atypical-posterior-hip-pain-a-comparative-matched-pair-analysis
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David M Levy, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Benjamin D Kuhns, Mitchell J Greenberg, Jennifer M Alter, Shane J Nho
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) most commonly manifests as anterior groin pain. Patients occasionally have posterior pain but otherwise have clinical and radiographic evidence of FAI. PURPOSE: To compare outcomes of hip arthroscopy for FAI in patients with atypical posterior pain versus a matched group with the typical anterior pain presentation. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Patients undergoing primary hip arthroscopy for FAI were identified from a clinical repository between January 2012 and 2014...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293967/efficacy-of-rasagiline-for-the-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Ying Chang, Li-Bo Wang, Dan Li, Ke Lei, Song-Yan Liu
OBJECTIVE: Rasagiline is a second-generation potent selective inhibitor of monoamine oxidase-B. The aim of the study was to analyze the effectiveness of rasagiline in treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), both as monotherapy and combination therapy. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases were searched until 9 March 2016 using the keywords: Rasagiline, Azilect, Parkinson's disease. Randomized controlled trials of patients with PD who were randomized to treatment with rasagiline or placebo were included...
March 15, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292646/follow-up-of-elderly-patients-with-urogenital-cancers-evaluation-of-geriatric-care-needs-and-related-actions
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Silvio Monfardini, Sara Morlino, Riccardo Valdagni, Mario Catanzaro, Ardit Tafa, Barbara Bortolato, Giovanni Petralia, Elisa Bonetto, Elisa Villa, Stefano Picozzi, Maria Cristina Locatelli, Giuseppe Galetti, Andrea Millul, Yasmin Albanese, Elisa Bianchi, Claudia Panzarino, Francesca Gerardi, Ettore Beghi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) with subsequent investigation of healthcare patterns in older patients with urological cancers undergoing initial surgery or radiotherapy, to verify the usefulness of the incorporation of geriatric principles in future care plans. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study. From November 2011 to March 2015, CGA was offered to all patients aged 70+ years treated with radiotherapy or surgery at seven tertiary centers...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291859/short-dental-implants-retaining-two-implant-mandibular-overdentures-in-very-old-dependent-patients-radiologic-and-clinical-observation-up-to-5-years
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Sabrina Maniewicz, Ramona Buser, Elena Duvernay, Lydia Vazquez, Angelica Loup, Thomas V Perneger, Martin Schimmel, Frauke Müller
PURPOSE: To describe the survival rate and peri-implant bone loss in very old patients dependent for their activities of daily living (ADL), treated with mandibular two-implant overdentures (IODs) in the context of a previously reported randomized controlled trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 19 patients received two interforaminal Straumann implants (Regular Neck, 4.1 mm diameter, 8 mm length) that were subsequently loaded with Locator attachments, transforming their preexisting inferior conventional denture into an IOD...
March 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291801/early-diagnosis-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-mild-dementia-through-basic-and-instrumental-activities-of-daily-living-development-of-a-new-evaluation-tool
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Elise Cornelis, Ellen Gorus, Ingo Beyer, Ivan Bautmans, Patricia De Vriendt
BACKGROUND: Assessment of activities of daily living (ADL) is paramount to determine impairment in everyday functioning and to ensure accurate early diagnosis of neurocognitive disorders. Unfortunately, most common ADL tools are limited in their use in a diagnostic process. This study developed a new evaluation by adopting the items of the Katz Index (basic [b-] ADL) and Lawton Scale (instrumental [i-] ADL), defining them with the terminology of the International Classification of Human Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), adding the scoring system of the ICF, and adding the possibility to identify underlying causes of limitations in ADL...
March 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289638/comparison-of-gait-speed-and-peripheral-nerve-function-between-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-and-without-diabetes
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Seung Hwan Jin, Young Sook Park, Yun Hee Park, Hyun Jung Chang, Sung Rok Kim
OBJECTIVE: To compare overall physical function, including gait speed and peripheral nerve function, between diabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and nondiabetic CKD patients and to investigate the association between gait speed and peripheral nerve function in CKD patients. METHODS: Sixty adult CKD patients (35 with and 25 without diabetes), who received maintenance hemodialysis (HD), were included in this study. Demographic data, past medical history, current medical condition and functional data-usual gait speed, vibration perception threshold for the index finger (VPT-F) and the great toe (VPT-T), activity of daily living (ADL) difficulty, and peripheral neuropathy (PN) along with the degree of its severity-were collected and compared between the two groups...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288515/measures-of-physical-and-mental-independence-among-hiv-positive-individuals-impact-of-substance-use-disorder
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Bianca Christensen, Zijian Qin, Desiree A Byrd, Fang Yu, Susan Morgello, Benjamin B Gelman, David J Moore, Igor Grant, Elyse J Singer, Howard Fox, Lorena Baccaglini
INTRODUCTION: With the transition of HIV infection from an acute to a chronic disease following the introduction of antiretroviral medications, there has been an increased focus on long-term neurocognitive and other functional outcomes of HIV patients. Thus, we assessed factors, particularly history of a substance use disorder, associated with time-to-loss of measures of physical or mental independence among HIV positive individuals. METHODS: Data were obtained from the National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium (NNTC)...
March 13, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285816/survival-disabilities-in-activities-of-daily-living-and-physical-and-cognitive-functioning-among-the-oldest-old-in-china-a-cohort-study
#19
Yi Zeng, Qiushi Feng, Therese Hesketh, Kaare Christensen, James W Vaupel
BACKGROUND: The oldest-old (those aged ≥80 years) are the most rapidly growing age group globally, and are most in need of health care and assistance. We aimed to assess changes in mortality, disability in activities of daily living, and physical and cognitive functioning among oldest-old individuals between 1998 and 2008. METHODS: We used data from the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Study. Three pairs of cohorts aged 80-89 years, 90-99 years, and 100-105 years (in total, 19 528 oldest-old participants) were examined; the two cohorts in each pair were born 10 years apart, with the same age at the time of the assessment in the 1998 and 2008 surveys...
March 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278475/robust-control-of-a-cable-driven-soft-exoskeleton-joint-for-intrinsic-human-robot-interaction
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Christopher Jarrett, Andrew McDaid
A novel, cable-driven soft joint is presented for use in robotic rehabilitation exoskeletons to provide intrinsic, comfortable human-robot interaction. The torque-displacement characteristics of the soft elastomeric core contained within the joint are modelled. This knowledge is used in conjunction with a dynamic system model to derive a sliding mode controller (SMC) to implement low-level torque control of the joint. The SMC controller is experimentally compared to a baseline feedback-linearised PD controller across a range of conditions and shown to be robust to un-modelled disturbances...
March 1, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
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