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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409332/a-new-mouse-model-of-frailty-the-cu-zn-superoxide-dismutase-knockout-mouse
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Sathyaseelan S Deepa, Shylesh Bhaskaran, Sara Espinoza, Susan V Brooks, Anne McArdle, Malcolm J Jackson, Holly Van Remmen, Arlan Richardson
Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that is an important public health problem for the older adults living in the USA. Although several methods have been developed to measure frailty in humans, we have very little understanding of its etiology. Because the molecular basis of frailty is poorly understood, mouse models would be of great value in determining which pathways contribute to the development of frailty. More importantly, mouse models would be critical in testing potential therapies to treat and possibly prevent frailty...
April 13, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320331/a-multi-component-cognitive-behavioural-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-fear-of-falling-after-hip-fracture-fit-hip-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Maaike N Scheffers-Barnhoorn, Jolanda C M van Haastregt, Jos M G A Schols, Gertrudis I J M Kempen, Romke van Balen, Jan H M Visschedijk, Wilbert B van den Hout, Eve M Dumas, Wilco P Achterberg, Monica van Eijk
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture is a common injury in the geriatric population. Despite surgical repair and subsequent rehabilitation programmes, functional recovery is often limited, particularly in individuals with multi-morbidity. This leads to high care dependency and subsequent use of healthcare services. Fear of falling has a negative influence on recovery after hip fracture, due to avoidance of activity and subsequent restriction in mobility. Although fear of falling is highly prevalent after hip fracture, no structured treatment programme is currently available...
March 20, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258889/geriatric-assessment-as-a-predictor-of-tolerance-quality-of-life-and-outcomes-in-older-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancers-and-lung-cancers-receiving-radiation-therapy
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Noam A VanderWalde, Allison M Deal, Elizabeth Comitz, Lori Stravers, Hyman Muss, Bryce B Reeve, Ethan Basch, Joel Tepper, Bhishamjit Chera
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between functional status based on a geriatric assessment (GA) and outcomes of tolerance to treatment in patients with lung or head and neck cancer receiving radiation therapy (RT) or chemoradiation (CRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in patients aged ≥65 years with head and neck cancer or lung cancer undergoing curative intent RT or CRT. Pretreatment GA, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and patient-reported outcomes (PRO) were obtained...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174512/allergic-diseases-in-the-elderly-biological-characteristics-and-main-immunological-and-non-immunological-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Maria Teresa Ventura, Nicola Scichilone, Roberto Paganelli, Paola Lucia Minciullo, Vincenzo Patella, Matteo Bonini, Giovanni Passalacqua, Carlo Lombardi, Livio Simioni, Erminia Ridolo, Stefano R Del Giacco, Sebastiano Gangemi, Giorgio Walter Canonica
Life expectancy and the number of elderly people are progressively increasing around the world. Together with other pathologies, allergic diseases also show an increasing incidence in geriatric age. This is partly due to the growing emphasis on a more accurate and careful diagnosis of the molecular mechanisms that do not allow to ignore the real pathogenesis of many symptoms until now unknown, and partly to the fact that the allergic people from 20 years ago represent the elderly population now. Moreover, environmental pollution predisposes to the onset of allergic asthma and dermatitis which are the result of internal pathologies more than the expression of allergic manifestations...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088377/intracapsular-hip-fractures-in-the-elderly-do-we-know-what-is-important
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Diana Crego-Vita, Coral Sanchez-Perez, Jose Adolfo Orellana Gomez-Rico, Celia Clemente de Arriba
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures in the elderly are a common reason for admission to the department of orthopaedic surgery, this condition asks an important part of health resources and is associated with high levels of co-morbidity and mortality. Many improvements have been introduced in the treatment of these patients, preoperative regional analgesia, intensive physical therapy, interdisciplinary care program; but still remain unresolved gaps. The aim of this study is to document the natural history of early versus delayed surgical intervention in elderly patients with hip fractures and to establish the prognostic factors of mortality and walking ability after discharge...
January 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064173/interventions-to-prevent-or-reduce-the-level-of-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-scoping-review-of-the-literature-and-international-policies
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Martine T E Puts, Samar Toubasi, Melissa K Andrew, Maureen C Ashe, Jenny Ploeg, Esther Atkinson, Ana Patricia Ayala, Angelique Roy, Miriam Rodríguez Monforte, Howard Bergman, Kathy McGilton
BACKGROUND: frailty impacts older adults' ability to recover from an acute illness, injuries and other stresses. Currently, a systematic synthesis of available interventions to prevent or reduce frailty does not exist. Therefore, we conducted a scoping review of interventions and international policies designed to prevent or reduce the level of frailty in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: we conducted a scoping review using the framework of Arksey and O'Malley. We systematically searched articles and grey literature to identify interventions and policies that aimed to prevent or reduce the level of frailty...
January 6, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025357/deconstructing-chronic-low-back-pain-in-the-older-adult-step-by-step-evidence-and-expert-based-recommendations-for-evaluation-and-treatment-part-xii-leg-length-discrepancy
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Mark Havran, Joel D Scholten, Paula Breuer, Jennifer Lundberg, Gary Kochersberger, Dave Newman, Debra K Weiner
 To present the last in a 12-part series designed to deconstruct chronic low back pain (CLBP) in older adults. This article focuses on leg length discrepancy (LLD) and presents an algorithm outlining approaches to diagnosis and management of LLD in older adults, along with a representative clinical case. METHODS : Using a modified Delphi approach, the LLD evaluation and treatment algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel representing expertise in physical therapy, geriatric medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986999/-non-pharmacological-treatment-of-dementia-in-geriatric-psychiatry-care-units-scoping-review
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Anne Göhner, Michael Hüll, Sebastian Voigt-Radloff
BACKGROUND: The number of persons suffering from dementia will continuously increase in the coming years; therefore, evidence-based interventions are needed in geriatric psychiatric care. When evidence is poor scoping reviews may help to identify knowledge gaps and needs for research. AIM OF THE ARTICLE: To present an overview of clinical trials on non-pharmacological treatment for elderly with dementia in hospitals, wards and nursing homes, specializing in gerontopsychiatric care...
December 16, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807821/age-related-disparity-breast-cancer-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Rahul Gosain, YaoYao Pollock, Dharamvir Jain
Aging poses an unique opportunity to study cancer biology and treatment in older adults. Breast cancer is often studied in young women; however, much investigation remains to be done on breast cancer in our expanding elderly population. Diagnostic and management strategies applicable to younger patients cannot be empirically used to manage older breast cancer patients. Lack of evidence-based data continues to be the major impediment toward delivery of personalized cancer care to elderly breast cancer patients...
November 2016: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776400/effects-of-an-integrated-geriatric-group-balance-class-within-an-entry-level-doctorate-of-physical-therapy-program-on-students-perceptions-of-geriatrics-and-geriatric-education-in-the-united-states
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Jennifer C Reneker, Kyra Weems, Vincent Scaia
This study was aimed at determining the effect of an integrated group balance class for community-dwelling older adults within entry-level physical therapist coursework on student perceptions of geriatric physical therapy and geriatric physical therapy education. Twenty-nine Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students, 21-33 years old, in their second year of coursework in 2012, participated in an integrated clinical experience with exposure to geriatric patients at an outpatient facility at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Akron, Ohio, USA...
2016: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749712/relevance-of-vitamin-d-in-the-pathogenesis-and-therapy-of-frailty
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Olivier Bruyère, Etienne Cavalier, Fanny Buckinx, Jean-Yves Reginster
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews recently published evidence regarding the role of vitamin D in the physiopathology of physical frailty in elderly populations and its role in the management of this geriatric condition. RECENT FINDINGS: Some recent studies have found a low level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, considered the best marker of vitamin D status, in frail individuals. All prospective studies consistently report that low vitamin D status is associated with an increased risk of becoming frail...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715455/assessment-of-geriatric-syndromes-and-physical-function-in-people-living-with-hiv
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Meredith Greene, Amy C Justice, Kenneth E Covinsky
As the number of older adults living with HIV continues to increase, understanding how to incorporate geriatric assessments within HIV care will be critical. Assessment of geriatric syndromes and physical function can be useful tools for HIV clinicians and researchers to help identify the most vulnerable older adults and to better understand the aging process in people living with HIV (PLWH). This review focuses on the assessment of falls, frailty, and physical function, first in the general population of older adults, and includes a specific focus on use of these assessments in older adults living with HIV...
October 7, 2016: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681539/definition-of-unfit-for-standard-acute-myeloid-leukemia-therapy
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REVIEW
Heidi D Klepin
Determining who is fit or unfit for standard treatments among older adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains a challenge. However, available evidence can provide guidance on strategies to assess and categorize fitness. Evidence is strongest to guide identification of "frail" older adults at the time of diagnosis based on performance status, physical function, and comorbidity. Many older adults, with adequate performance status and comorbidity burden, however, may be better characterized as "vulnerable"...
December 2016: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649859/exercise-prescription-to-reverse-frailty
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Nick W Bray, Rowan R Smart, Jennifer M Jakobi, Gareth R Jones
Frailty is a clinical geriatric syndrome caused by physiological deficits across multiple systems. These deficits make it challenging to sustain homeostasis required for the demands of everyday life. Exercise is likely the best therapy to reverse frailty status. Literature to date suggests that pre-frail older adults, those with 1-2 deficits on the Cardiovascular Health Study-Frailty Phenotype (CHS-frailty phenotype), should exercise 2-3 times a week, for 45-60 min. Aerobic, resistance, flexibility, and balance training components should be incorporated but resistance and balance activities should be emphasized...
October 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641543/weight-loss-interventions-in-older-adults-with-obesity-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-since-2005
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John A Batsis, Lydia E Gill, Rebecca K Masutani, Anna M Adachi-Mejia, Heather B Blunt, Pamela J Bagley, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Stephen J Bartels
OBJECTIVES: To identify geriatric obesity interventions that can guide clinical recommendations. DESIGN: Systematic review using Medline (PubMed), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, CINAHL, EMBASE (Ovid), and PsycINFO (Proquest) from January 1, 2005, to October 12, 2015, to identify English-language randomized controlled trials. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 60 and older (mean age ≥65) and classified as having obesity (body mass index ≥30 kg/m(2) )...
September 19, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641094/management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-geriatric-patients
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REVIEW
Isabel Montilla Padilla, Roberto Martín-Asenjo, Héctor Bueno
The mean age of patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has been increasing steadily in the last decades, so managing very old patients has become common practice. The oldest patients are under-represented in clinical trials, so specific evidence is scarce. Still, antithrombotic therapy and invasive strategy are the pillars of appropriate treatment even in the oldest patients. However, the elderly population is a heterogeneous group showing important divergences between chronological and biological age, which needs specific evaluation...
February 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634471/technology-assisted-stroke-rehabilitation-in-mexico-a-pilot-randomized-trial-comparing-traditional-therapy-to-circuit-training-in-a-robot-technology-assisted-therapy-gym
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Karla Bustamante Valles, Sandra Montes, Maria de Jesus Madrigal, Adan Burciaga, María Elena Martínez, Michelle J Johnson
BACKGROUND: Stroke rehabilitation in low- and middle-income countries, such as Mexico, is often hampered by lack of clinical resources and funding. To provide a cost-effective solution for comprehensive post-stroke rehabilitation that can alleviate the need for one-on-one physical or occupational therapy, in lower and upper extremities, we proposed and implemented a technology-assisted rehabilitation gymnasium in Chihuahua, Mexico. The Gymnasium for Robotic Rehabilitation (Robot Gym) consisted of low- and high-tech systems for upper and lower limb rehabilitation...
2016: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598267/explaining-student-interest-and-confidence-in-providing-care-for-older-adults-the-role-of-demographics-and-life-experiences
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Joanie Jackson, Amanda Clark, Lindsey Pearse, Elizabeth A Miller, Heather Stanfield, Christopher J L Cunningham
America's aging population needs interprofessional health care providers committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. Considering the often negative attitudes held by health care students about older adults and the impact that can have on their care, it is important to explore factors that influence student attitudes and desire to provide geriatric care. Five hundred seventy-two students pursuing nursing, physical therapy, athletic training, dietetics, and social work degrees were surveyed. Students reported demographic factors, amount of contact with older adults, how rewarding that contact had been, and confidence and interest in working with older adults...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476982/heart-failure-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Hoda Butrous, Scott L Hummel
Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of morbidity, hospitalization, and mortality in older adults and a growing public health problem placing a huge financial burden on the health care system. Many challenges exist in the assessment and management of HF in geriatric patients, who often have coexisting multimorbidity, polypharmacy, cognitive impairment, and frailty. These complex "geriatric domains" greatly affect physical and functional status as well as long-term clinical outcomes. Geriatric patients have been under-represented in major HF clinical trials...
September 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27342609/supportive-care-in-older-adults-with-cancer-across-the-continuum
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REVIEW
Thuy Koll, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Holly M Holmes, Huibrie C Pieters, G J van Londen, Zachary A Marcum, Amy R MacKenzie, Christopher B Steer
Supportive care is an essential component of anticancer treatment regardless of age or treatment intent. As the number of older adults with cancer increases, and supportive care strategies enable more patients to undergo treatment, greater numbers of older patients will become cancer survivors. These patients may have lingering adverse effects from treatment and will need continued supportive care interventions. Older adults with cancer benefit from geriatric assessment (GA)-guided supportive care interventions...
August 2016: Current Oncology Reports
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