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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733759/management-of-gait-changes-and-fall-risk-in-mci-and-dementia
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Gilles Allali, Joe Verghese
Gait disorders and falls are very prevalent in aging, especially in older adults with cognitive impairment: older adults with dementia are 2-3 times more likely to fall than their non-demented counterparts. The management of gait disorders and falls in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia begins by their identification with the use of specific screening tools, such as measuring gait speed, use of dual-task gait tests, or diagnosing motoric cognitive risk syndrome, a newly described pre-dementia syndrome...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732008/falls-non-accidental-falls-and-syncope-in-community-dwelling-adults-aged-50-years-and-older-implications-for-cardiovascular-assessment
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Jaspreet Bhangu, Bellinda L King-Kallimanis, Orna A Donoghue, Laura Carroll, Rose Anne Kenny
OBJECTIVES: To calculate the prevalence of all falls, non-accidental falls and syncope in an older population and characterize cardiovascular risk profiles. DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: The first two waves of data from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). PARTICIPANTS: 8172 community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and older resident in the Republic of Ireland. MEASUREMENTS: Self-reported history of all falls, non-accidental falls and syncope in the year preceding the first two waves of data collection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731948/managing-cancer-pain-in-older-adults
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Emily J Guerard, James F Cleary
Managing cancer pain in older adults can be complex and challenging. Understanding the unique needs of older patients with cancer is important to safe and effective pain management. The goals of this review are to discuss the assessment of older adults with cancer-related pain, treatment of cancer pain, and adverse effects or potential risks from treatment that are unique to older patients. A detailed pain assessment and when possible utilizing the geriatric assessment are vital to developing a cancer pain management plan...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731943/the-impact-of-polypharmacy-on-patient-outcomes-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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Ginah Nightingale, Emily Skonecki, Manpreet K Boparai
Polypharmacy is prevalent in older adults with cancer and may be advantageous for the management of certain chronic disease states, but uncertainty exists regarding potential hazards and consequences. Cancer-related therapy adds to the prevalence of polypharmacy, which can lead to compromised cancer management plans (i.e., postoperative complications, treatment delays, and/or premature treatment discontinuation). Polypharmacy has been identified as one of the domains commonly included in the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment likely because of the potential influence on health outcomes...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731865/-joining-the-spots-in-adults-and-young-tots-a-clinicopathological-study-of-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-iga-vasculitis
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Priyanka P Kedia, Rajalakshmi Tirumalae, Divya Puttegowda, Meryl Antony
INTRODUCTION: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP; IgA vasculitis), the most common vasculitis of childhood, has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from palpable purpura with abdominal pain and arthritis to the more morbid renal involvement. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To study and correlate the clinical presentation, laboratory values, skin and renal histopathology and immunofluoroscence findings in HSP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 44 cases of HSP from March 2011 to February 2014 were studied for the above features along with their clinical outcomes...
August 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730900/falls-prevention-interventions-for-older-adults-with-low-vision-a-scoping-review-%C3%A3-tude-de-port%C3%A3-e-sur-les-interventions-visant-%C3%A3-pr%C3%A3-venir-les-chutes-chez-les-a%C3%A3-n%C3%A3-s-ayant-une-basse-vision
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Sarah E Blaylock, Laura K Vogtle
BACKGROUND: Older adults with low vision are especially vulnerable to falls. There are no comprehensive reviews of fall prevention interventions for older adults with vision loss who live in the community. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to review the evidence regarding community-based falls prevention interventions that appear inclusive of and/or accessible to individuals with low vision. METHOD: A scoping review was completed using the framework developed by Arksey and O'Malley, and the charted data were analyzed using sums and percentages and qualitative content analysis...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'ergothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729887/whole-body-vibration-training-improves-balance-control-and-sit-to-stand-performance-among-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ming-Chen Ko, Long-Shan Wu, Sangwoo Lee, Chien-Chun Wang, Po-Fu Lee, Ching-Yu Tseng, Chien-Chang Ho
BACKGROUND: Aging is associated with decreased balance, which increases falling risk. The objective of the current study was to determine the feasibility and effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training on knee extensor muscle power, limits of stability, and sit-to-stand performance among community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults in the United States. METHODS: A randomized pilot study with participant blinding was conducted. Feasibility outcomes included recruitment and compliance rate...
2017: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728460/acute-effects-of-moderate-alcohol-consumption-on-postural-stability-in-older-adults
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Helen Z Wu, Lisa C Barry, Yinghui Duan, Richard W Bohannon, Jonathan M Covault, James J Grady
This study involved healthy community-living older adults in an investigation of the association between moderate alcohol consumption (AC) and acute changes in postural stability and whether the association differed according to pre-AC balance skills. Thirty-nine moderate drinkers aged ≥ 65 years (62% women; mean age: 73.9 ± 6.1 years) consumed a moderate dose of alcohol (0.4 g/kg; administered as two drinks). Breath alcohol concentration and postural stability were measured at five time points (pre-AC and 40, 80, 120, and 160 minutes post-AC)...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726038/subjective-cognitive-decline-and-fall-risk-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-or-without-objective-cognitive-decline
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Hidehiko Shirooka, Shu Nishiguchi, Naoto Fukutani, Yuto Tashiro, Yuma Nozaki, Tomoki Aoyama
BACKGROUND: The association between subjective cognitive decline and falls has not been clearly determined. AIMS: Our aim was to explore the effect of subjective cognitive decline on falls in community-dwelling older adults with or without objective cognitive decline. METHODS: We included 470 older adults (mean age 73.6 ± 5.2; 329 women) living in the community and obtained data on fall history directly from the participants. Subjective cognitive decline was assessed using a self-administered question...
July 19, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725986/patterns-of-alcohol-consumption-and-risk-of-falls-in-older-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
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R Ortolá, E García-Esquinas, I Galán, P Guallar-Castillón, E López-García, J R Banegas, F Rodríguez-Artalejo
Falls are a major health problem in older adults, but their relationship with alcohol consumption in this population remains unclear. In a cohort with 2170 older adults followed up for 3.3 years, both moderate drinking and the Mediterranean drinking pattern were associated with a lower risk of falls and injurious falls. INTRODUCTION: This study aims to examine the association between certain patterns of alcohol consumption, including the Mediterranean drinking pattern (MDP), and the risk of falls in older adults...
July 19, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723833/concordance-of-motion-sensor-and-clinician-rated-fall-risk-scores-in-older-adults
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Julie Elledge
As the older adult population in the United States continues to grow, developing reliable, valid, and practical methods for identifying fall risk is a high priority. Falls are prevalent in older adults and contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality rates and rising health costs. Identifying at-risk older adults and intervening in a timely manner can reduce falls. Conventional fall risk assessment tools require a health professional trained in the use of each tool for administration and interpretation...
July 18, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721429/frailty-and-fear-of-falling-the-fistac-study
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M Esbrí-Víctor, I Huedo-Rodenas, M López-Utiel, J L Navarro-López, M Martínez-Reig, J A Serra-Rexach, L Romero-Rizos, P Abizanda
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between frailty and Fear of Falling (FoF) in a cohort of older adults with previous falls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study (FISTAC). SETTING: Falls Unit, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario of Albacete (Spain). PARTICIPANTS: 183 adults older than 69 years, from the Falls Unit, with a history of a previous fall in the last year. MEASUREMENTS: FoF was assessed at baseline using the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) and three questions previously validated...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721028/frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-association-with-adverse-outcomes
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Sergio Sánchez-García, Carmen García-Peña, Antoni Salvà, Rosalinda Sánchez-Arenas, Víctor Granados-García, Juan Cuadros-Moreno, Laura Bárbara Velázquez-Olmedo, Ángel Cárdenas-Bahena
BACKGROUND: The study of frailty is important to identify the additional needs of medical long-term care and prevent adverse outcomes in community dwelling older adults. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of frailty and its association with adverse outcomes in community dwelling older adults. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out from April to September 2014. The population sample was 1,252 older adults (≥60 years) who were beneficiaries of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Mexico City...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718008/the-effect-of-vitamin%C3%A2-d-and-calcium-supplementation-on-falls-in-older-adults-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Haiting Wu, Qingjiang Pang
OBJECTIVES: A number of studies have hypothesized that vitamin D is a potential factor in the prevention of falls in the elderly; however, the effect of vitamin D is still inconsistent and not quantitative. We conducted this meta-analysis to assess the effect of vitamin D on falls among elderly individuals. METHODS: The PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were searched from the earliest possible year up to December 2016. Two authors working independently reviewed the trials, and odds ratios (ORs) were calculated using a fixed-effect or random-effect model by Review Manager 5...
July 17, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717984/falls-in-older-people-comparing-older-and-younger-fallers-in-a-developing-country
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R R Yogi, I Sammy, J F Paul, P Nunes, P Robertson, V Ramcharitar Maharaj
PURPOSE: While falls are common in older people, causing significant mortality and morbidity, this phenomenon has not been extensively studied in the Caribbean. This study aimed to compare falls in older and younger people in this setting. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study of older trauma patients in Trinidad, comparing older and younger patients sustaining falls. RESULTS: 1432 adult trauma patients were included (1141 aged 18-64 years and 291 aged 65 years and older)...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717816/prospective-associations-of-low-muscle-mass-and-function-with-10-year-falls-risk-incident-fracture-and-mortality-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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S Balogun, T Winzenberg, K Wills, D Scott, G Jones, D Aitken, M L Callisaya
OBJECTIVES: Purpose: To compare the performance of low muscle mass and function with falls risk, incident fracture and mortality over 10 years. METHODS: 1041 participants (50% women; mean age 63±7.5 years) were prospectively followed for 10 years. Falls risk was measured using the Physiological Profile Assessment, fractures were self-reported and mortality was ascertained from the death registry. Appendicular lean mass (ALM) was assessed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716352/fatal-and-non-fatal-injury-outcomes-results-from-a-purposively-sampled-census-of-seven-rural-subdistricts-in-bangladesh
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Olakunle Alonge, Priyanka Agrawal, Abu Talab, Qazi S Rahman, Akm Fazlur Rahman, Shams El Arifeen, Adnan A Hyder
BACKGROUND: 90% of the global burden of injuries is borne by low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, details of the injury burden in LMICs are less clear because of the scarcity of data and population-based studies. The Saving of Lives from Drowning project, implemented in rural Bangladesh, did a census on 1·2 million people to fill this gap. This Article describes the epidemiology of fatal and non-fatal injuries from the study. METHODS: In this study, we used data from the baseline census conducted as part of the Saving of Lives from Drowning (SoLiD) project...
August 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716004/concurrent-use-of-alcohol-interactive-medications-and-alcohol-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-of-prevalence-and-associated-adverse-outcomes
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Alice E Holton, Paul Gallagher, Tom Fahey, Gráinne Cousins
BACKGROUND: Older adults are susceptible to adverse effects from the concurrent use of medications and alcohol. The aim of this study was to systematically review the prevalence of concurrent use of alcohol and alcohol-interactive (AI) medicines in older adults and associated adverse outcomes. METHODS: A systematic search was performed using MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase, Scopus and Web of Science (January 1990 to June 2016), and hand searching references of retrieved articles...
July 17, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716003/eccentric-versus-traditional-resistance-exercise-for-older-adult-fallers-in-the-community-a-randomized-trial-within-a-multi-component-fall-reduction-program
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Paul LaStayo, Robin Marcus, Leland Dibble, Bob Wong, Ginette Pepper
BACKGROUND: Addressing muscle deficits within a multi-component exercise fall reduction program is a priority, especially for the highest risk older adults, i.e., those who have fallen previously. Eccentric resistance exercise with its high-force producing potential, at a low energetic cost, may be ideally-suited to address muscle impairments in this population. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of resistance exercise via negative, eccentrically-induced, work (RENEW) versus traditional (TRAD) resistance exercise on mobility, balance confidence, muscle power and cross sectional area, as well as the number of days high fall risk older adults survived without a fall event over a 1 year period...
July 17, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715566/injurious-falls-and-syncope-in-older-community-dwelling-adults-meeting-inclusion-criteria-for-sprint
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Donal J Sexton, Mark Canney, Matthew D L O'Connell, Patrick Moore, Mark A Little, Conall M O'Seaghdha, Rose-Anne Kenny
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July 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
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