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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168884/transformation-of-a-geriatric-department-in-china
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Birong Dong, Jirong Yue, Li Cao, Ming Yang, Ning Ge, Hao Qiukui, Lujia He, Ying Wang, Joseph H Flaherty
China has the world's largest elderly population, and the oldest-old population, with a current disability rate greater than 50%, will triple in the next 35 years. The field of geriatrics is young, because almost all geriatric departments were established after 2000, and so faces many challenges. Management of diseases and hospital care is the focus. Senior physicians were trained in other subspecialties, such as pulmonary or cardiology, and junior physicians entered geriatrics departments as masters or doctorate students after medical school...
November 23, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164946/chronic-heart-failure-management-in-primary-healthcare-in-poland-results-of-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Barbara Wizner, Małgorzata Fedyk-Łukasik, Grzegorz Opolski, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Adam Windak, Marcin Czech, Jacek S Dubiel, Michał Marchel, Krzysztof Rewiuk, Tomasz Rywik, Jerzy Korewicki, Tomasz Grodzicki
BACKGROUND: Organizational and educational activities in primary care in Poland have been introduced to improve the chronic heart failure (CHF) management. OBJECTIVES: To assess the use of diagnostic procedures, pharmacotherapy and referrals of CHF in primary care in Poland. METHODS: The cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2013, involving 390 primary care centres randomly selected from a national database. Trained nurses contacted primary care physicians who retrospectively filled out the study questionnaires on the previous year's CHF management in the last five patients who had recently visited their office...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154774/recommendations-for-care-of-geriatric-maxillofacial-trauma-patients-following-a-retrospective-10-year-multicenter-review
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Robert Shumate, Jason Portnof, Melissa Amundson, Eric Dierks, Robert Batdorf, Patrick Hardigan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze maxillofacial trauma sustained by patients at least 75 years old. With the injury patterns identified, treatment recommendations for the contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgeon are made. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective case series using data from 2 level 1 trauma centers. The variables of interest included age at traumatic event, gender, mechanism of trauma, concomitant injuries, radiographic studies performed, management of maxillofacial injuries, and disposition...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139194/advantages-of-care-for-patients-with-hip-fractures-in-the-acute-geriatric-unit-hip-study-anoia
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Enric Duaso, Francesc Formiga, Patrícia Marimón, Montserrat Sandiumenge, Maria Teresa Salgado, Victor Murga, Andrés Gamboa, Carlos Rodriguez, Jaume Castellà, Enrique Escalante, Célia Lumbreras, Anna Tarrida, Ramón Sellarès
AIM: Hip fracture as a result of bone fragility is characterized by poor health outcomes in the medium and long term. Our goal was to compare a new orthogeriatric model with the old trauma model and evaluate improvements in clinical management. METHODS: We carried out a comparative unicentric study, a historical sample (trauma model) collected from 1 June 2007 to 31 May 2010, versus a prospective sample (orthogeriatric model) collected from 1 June 2010 until 31 May 2013...
November 15, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132663/-the-management-of-risks-related-to-deaths-in-geriatrics
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REVIEW
Christophe Béranger, Bouchaïb Moustache
Caregivers are inevitably exposed to the death of the people they care for as almost all deaths occur in a health or medical-social facility. This generates emotional situations which naturally impact on caregivers in their everyday work. The healthcare manager must take into account this reality in the management of risks related to the issue of death.
November 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132579/the-tragically-hip-trauma-in-elderly-patients
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REVIEW
Katrin Hruska, Toralph Ruge
Old age is a risk factor for poor outcome in trauma patients, as a result of undertriage and the presence of occult life-threatening injuries. The mechanisms of injury for geriatric trauma differ from those in younger patients, with a much higher incidence of low-impact trauma, especially falls from a low height. Frailty is a risk factor for severe injury after minor trauma, and caring for these patients require a multidisciplinary team with both trauma and geriatric expertise. With early recognition and aggressive management, severe injuries can still be associated with good outcomes, even in very elderly patients...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128297/role-of-geriatric-oncologists-in-optimizing-care-of-urological-oncology-patients
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Jean-Pierre Droz, Helen Boyle, Gilles Albrand, Nicolas Mottet, Martine Puts
CONTEXT: Urological cancers are common. Since the median age of diagnosis is 60-70 yr, many patients require geriatric as well as urological evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual health status including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To review the most important features of geriatric assessment and its expected benefits. We also consider ways in which collaboration between urologists and geriatricians and geriatric teams can benefit patient well-being...
November 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114830/comparisons-of-interventions-for-preventing-falls-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea C Tricco, Sonia M Thomas, Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Jemila S Hamid, Elise Cogo, Lisa Strifler, Paul A Khan, Reid Robson, Kathryn M Sibley, Heather MacDonald, John J Riva, Kednapa Thavorn, Charlotte Wilson, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Gillian D Kerr, Fabio Feldman, Sumit R Majumdar, Susan B Jaglal, Wing Hui, Sharon E Straus
Importance: Falls result in substantial burden for patients and health care systems, and given the aging of the population worldwide, the incidence of falls continues to rise. Objective: To assess the potential effectiveness of interventions for preventing falls. Data Sources: MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Ageline databases from inception until April 2017. Reference lists of included studies were scanned...
November 7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109625/postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-citizens-and-current-practice
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REVIEW
Siddareddygari Velayudha Reddy, Jawaharlal Narayanasa Irkal, Ananthapuram Srinivasamurthy
Postoperative delirium (POD) represents an acute brain dysfunction in the postsurgical period. Perioperative physicians caring for the older adults are familiar with the care of dysfunction of organs such as lungs, heart, liver, or kidney in the perioperative setting, but they are less familiar with management of brain dysfunction. As early detection and prompt treatment of inciting factors are utmost important to prevent or minimize the deleterious outcomes of delirium. The purpose of this review is to prepare perioperative physicians with a set of current clinical practice recommendations to provide optimal perioperative care of older adults, with a special focus on specific perioperative interventions that have been shown to prevent POD...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107401/-map-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-other-dementias-in-spain-mapea-project
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Pablo Martínez-Lage, Manuel Martín-Carrasco, Enrique Arrieta, Jesús Rodrigo, Francesc Formiga
INTRODUCTION: In the current context of increased life expectancy and progressive aging of the population a very significant increase in the number of people with cognitive impairment and dementia is expected. Consequently, Spain will face an enormous social and health problem in the next decades. The Mapa de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y otras demencias en España project aims to analyse plans, prevention and early diagnosis activities, process of care and resources available across the 17 Spanish regions for the management of cognitive impairment and dementia in order to identify improvement areas, as well as to provide a list of recommendations...
October 26, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105507/-factors-affecting-services-offered-to-older-adults-with-psychological-morbidity-an-exploration-of-health-professional-attitudes
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Jennifer White, Kath Greer, Grant Russell, Aislinn Lalor, Rene Stolwyk, Cylie Williams, Ted Brown, Terrence Haines
AIM: Poor collaboration between the multiple services involved in hospital discharge planning may contribute to suboptimal patient outcomes post discharge. This study aimed to explore clinician (medical, allied health and nursing) attitudes towards the management of the older patient with psychological morbidity during and following hospitalization. METHODS: Focus groups were held with 54 health professionals comprising of 7 from acute, 20 from subacute (geriatric assessment and rehabilitation), and 27 from community care settings...
November 6, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101922/osteosarcopenia-a-new-geriatric-syndrome
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Ebrahim Bani Hassan, Gustavo Duque
BACKGROUND: Longevity, the increase in the ageing population and a lifestyle of minimal physical activity come with a hefty price. Consequently, two diseases are increasingly becoming a concern for the welfare of patients and the health industry: osteoporosis and sarcopenia. These conditions are usually interrelated through several mechanisms and metabolic pathways, and comprise a syndrome called osteosarcopenia. OBJECTIVE: As patients with osteosarcopenia represent an important subset of frail individuals at higher risk of institutionalisation, falls and fractures, the aim of this review is to further familiarise general practitioners with osteosarcopenia as a new geriatric syndrome that requires early diagnosis and effective therapeutic interventions...
November 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097857/like-the-eye-of-the-tiger-inpatient-psychiatric-facility-exclusionary-criteria-and-its-knockout-of-the-emergency-psychiatric-patient
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Veronica Tucci, John Liu, Anu Matorin, Asim Shah, Nidal Moukaddam
Context: Over 6% of all emergency department (ED) visits in the United States involve primary mental health or behavioral issues. The patients are stabilized in the ED but frequently require admission to an inpatient psychiatric unit or institution for longer term treatment and management. To facilitate this process, an emergency physician (EP) must first "medically clear" the patient as stable for transfer. At present, there is no interdisciplinary consensus regarding the necessary elements of the medical clearance or stability assessment process...
October 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083441/measuring-active-and-healthy-ageing-applying-a-generic-interdisciplinary-assessment-model-incorporating-icf
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P Stute, N Bitterlich, J Bousquet, F Meissner, M von Wolff, D Poethig
OBJECTIVES: In this study we compared the chronological and bio-functional age between two German speaking cohorts 30 years apart applying a comprehensive and generic Active and Healthy Aging (AHA) assessment model incorporating ICF. METHODS: Single-centre, cross-sectional, observational, non-interventional, non-randomized trial at an University based women's hospital, division of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine. All participants followed a standardized, holistic battery of biopsychosocial assessments consisting of bio-functional status (BFS), bio-functional age (BFA) and additional validated psychometric questionnaires...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060440/modelling-and-analysis-of-four-telemedicine-italian-experiences
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Samanta Rosati, Maddalena Zema, Cristina Castagneri, Fulvio Marchetti, Gabriella Balestra
In the last 10 years the European population aged 65 years and over grew of 2.3%, with Italy having the highest share of elderly persons in the total population. OPLON (OPportunities for active and healthy LONgevity) is a project supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research aiming to identify and prevent frailty and to improve the life quality of elderly subjects. The main goal of OPLON is to develop a "Care&Cure" model for the management of subjects with different morbidities and co-morbidities, adaptable to the subject's risk level and to the regional contexts...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049325/effect-of-therapeutic-interchange-on-medication-reconciliation-during-hospitalization-and-upon-discharge-in-a-geriatric-population
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Jessica S Wang, Robert L Fogerty, Leora I Horwitz
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic interchange of a same class medication for an outpatient medication is a widespread practice during hospitalization in response to limited hospital formularies. However, therapeutic interchange may increase risk of medication errors. The objective was to characterize the prevalence and safety of therapeutic interchange. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Secondary analysis of a transitions of care study. We included patients over age 64 admitted to a tertiary care hospital between 2009-2010 with heart failure, pneumonia, or acute coronary syndrome who were taking a medication in any of six commonly-interchanged classes on admission: proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine H2-receptor antagonists (H2 blockers), hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042761/understanding-institutional-stakeholders-perspectives-on-multidrug-resistant-bacterial-organism-at-the-end-of-life-a-qualitative-study
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Maria Heckel, Franziska A Herbst, Thomas Adelhardt, Johanna M Tiedtke, Alexander Sturm, Stephanie Stiel, Christoph Ostgathe
BACKGROUND: Information lacks about institutional stakeholders' perspectives on management approaches of multidrug-resistant bacterial organism in end-of-life situations. The term "institutional stakeholder" includes persons in leading positions with responsibility in hospitals' multidrug-resistant bacterial organism management. They have great influence on how strategies on multidrug-resistant bacterial organism management approaches in institutions of the public health system are designed...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042070/geriatric-palliative-care-meeting-the-needs-of-a-growing-population
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Rebecca M Saracino, Mei Bai, Leslie Blatt, Larry Solomon, Ruth McCorkle
The implementation of effective geriatric palliative care (PC) services will be increasingly important as the number of patients ages ≥65 years continues to grow. However, literature characterizing the utilization of PC services by older adults remains scant. The objective of these analyses was to characterize the nature and outcomes of PC services for older adults. A retrospective analysis of records of inpatient PC consultations provided to patients ≥65 years at an academic hospital was performed (N = 743)...
October 14, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036823/prevalence-and-correlates-of-behavioral-disorders-in-old-age-subjects-with-cognitive-impairment-results-from-the-regal-project
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Virginia Boccardi, Manuela Conestabile Della Staffa, Marta Baroni, Sara Ercolani, Michele Francesco Croce, Carmelinda Ruggiero, Patrizia Mecocci
BACKGROUND: Presence of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) is very common in subjects with cognitive impairment, representing an important determinant of disease progression, institutionalization, and worse prognosis. Knowledge of the prevalence and correlates of BPSD in community-living old subjects with cognitive impairment is limited so far, but it is essential for establishing specifically tailored care and cure in such a vulnerable population. OBJECTIVE: With this study, we aimed at investigating, in a large sample of old age subjects with cognitive impairment, BPSD prevalence and correlates including the main demographic, clinical, and socio-environmental characteristics...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031345/rehabilitation-needs-of-the-elderly-patient-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Jesuel Padro-Guzman, Jennifer P Moody, Jessica L Au
Physiatrist taking care of the geriatric patient with cancer should be able to manage an array of conditions that might present from diagnosis throughout completion of treatments and beyond. The elderly cancer population is at greater risk of functional impairments. The physician should anticipate changes in clinical status and must adjust rehabilitation goals accordingly. Treatment options and rehabilitation goals should be tailored to help maximize quality of life in these patients.
November 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
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