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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473941/targeted-geriatric-assessment-for-fast-paced-healthcare-settings-development-validity-and-reliability
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Márlon J R Aliberti, Daniel Apolinario, Claudia K Suemoto, Juliana A Melo, Sileno Q Fortes-Filho, Marcos D Saraiva, Carolina B Trindade, Kenneth E Covinsky, Wilson Jacob-Filho
OBJECTIVES: To develop and examine the validity and reliability of a targeted geriatric assessment (TaGA) for busy healthcare settings. DESIGN: The TaGA was developed through the consensus of experts (Delphi technique), and we investigated its construct validity and reliability in a cross-sectional study. SETTING: Geriatric day hospital specializing in acute care in Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: Older adults (N = 534) aged 79...
February 23, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471792/inpatient-falls-in-older-adults-a-cohort-study-of-antihypertensive-prescribing-pre-and-post-fall
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H M R B Omer, J Hodson, S K Pontefract, U Martin
BACKGROUND: Falls are common during hospital admissions and may occur more frequently in patients who are taking antihypertensive medications, particularly in the context of normal to low blood pressure. The review and adjustment of these medications is an essential aspect of the post-fall assessment and should take place as soon as possible after the fall. Our aim was to investigate whether appropriate post-fall adjustments of antihypertensive medications are routinely made in a large National Health Service (NHS) Trust...
February 23, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468084/a-development-study-and-randomised-feasibility-trial-of-a-tailored-intervention-to-improve-activity-and-reduce-falls-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-mild-dementia
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Rowan H Harwood, Veronika van der Wardt, Sarah E Goldberg, Fiona Kearney, Pip Logan, Vicky Hood-Moore, Vicky Booth, Jennie E Hancox, Tahir Masud, Zoe Hoare, Andrew Brand, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Carys Jones, Roshan das Nair, Kristian Pollock, Maureen Godfrey, John R F Gladman, Kavita Vedhara, Helen Smith, Martin Orrell
Background: People with dementia progressively lose abilities and are prone to falling. Exercise- and activity-based interventions hold the prospect of increasing abilities, reducing falls, and slowing decline in cognition. Current falls prevention approaches are poorly suited to people with dementia, however, and are of uncertain effectiveness. We used multiple sources, and a co-production approach, to develop a new intervention, which we will evaluate in a feasibility randomised controlled trial (RCT), with embedded adherence, process and economic analyses...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467572/prevalence-of-geriatric-syndromes-among-people-aged-65-years-and-older-at-four-community-clinics-in-moscow
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Olga N Tkacheva, Nadezda K Runikhina, Valentina S Ostapenko, Natalia V Sharashkina, Elen A Mkhitaryan, Julia S Onuchina, Sergei N Lysenkov, Nikolai N Yakhno, Yan Press
Background: Geriatric syndromes (GSs) are common in older adults and have a significant effect on their quality of life, disability, and use of health care resources. Few studies have assessed the prevalence of GSs in Russia. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of GSs among older adults living in the community in Moscow. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in four community clinics in Moscow. A total of 1,220 patients completed a screening questionnaire, and 356 of them also underwent a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467571/vitrectomy-in-patients-85-years-of-age-and-older-surgical-outcomes-and-visual-prognosis
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Roi Anteby, Aya Barzelay, Adiel Barak
Purpose: To evaluate visual and surgical outcomes in very elderly patients (above 85 years of age) undergoing pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). Patients and methods: A single-center, retrospective study was carried out on the medical records of 82 patients aged 85 years and older who had undergone PPV from 2006 to 2013. Patients ranged in age from 86 to 99 years, with a mean age of 88.9 years (±2.88). Visual results and intraoperative and postoperative complications were the main outcome measures...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465466/the-prevalence-of-unexplained-falls-and-syncope-in-older-adults-presenting-to-an-irish-urban-emergency-department
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Jaspreet Bhangu, Patricia Hall, Naomi Devaney, Kathleen Bennett, Laura Carroll, Rose-Anne Kenny, C Geraldine McMahon
AIM: There is growing evidence of an overlap between unexplained falls and syncope in older adults. Our aim was to examine the prevalence and associated resource utilization of these conditions in an urban emergency department (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single-centre, prospective, observational study was carried out over a 6-month period. Consecutive patients older than 50 years who presented to the ED because of a fall, collapse or syncope were included. Univariate analysis of demographic data is presented as percentages, mean (SD), 95% confidence intervals (CIs) and medians (interquartile range)...
February 20, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462774/dual-task-related-gait-changes-in-individuals-with-trans-tibial-lower-extremity-amputation
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Susan W Hunter, Courtney Frengopoulos, Jeffrey Holmes, Ricardo Viana, Michael W C Payne
BACKGROUND: The improvement of gait and mobility are major rehabilitation goals following lower extremity amputations. However, when living in the community many daily activities require the multitasking of motor and cognitive tasks. The dual-task paradigm can be used to evaluate the concurrent performance of mobility and cognitive tasks. RESEARCH QUESTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of dual-task gait testing in older adults with trans-tibial amputations...
February 13, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462159/factors-associated-with-occasional-and-recurrent-falls-in-mexican-community-dwelling-older-people
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Marcela Agudelo-Botero, Liliana Giraldo-Rodríguez, Juana Catalina Murillo-González, Dolores Mino-León, Esteban Cruz-Arenas
Falls are a frequent event among older adults that can cause wounds, disability, psychological disorders, and premature death. Although the large number of existing studies on the issue, few have been conducted in middle- and low-income countries. The objective of the present study is to identify the sociodemographic, medical, and functional performance factors associated with occasional and recurrent falls in Mexican older adults dwelling in community. Cross-sectional analysis of 9 598 adults ≥60 years old who participated in the fourth round (2015) of the Mexican Health and Aging Study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460785/the-association-between-nutritional-status-and-frailty-characteristics-among-geriatric-outpatients
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M Kurkcu, R I Meijer, S Lonterman, M Muller, M A E de van der Schueren
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a common clinical syndrome in older adults and is associated with an increased risk of poor health outcomes, e.g. falls, disability, hospitalization, and mortality. Nutritional status might be an important factor contributing to frailty. This study aims to describe the association between nutritional status and characteristics of frailty in patients attending a geriatric outpatient clinic. METHODS: Clinical data was collected of 475 patients who visited the geriatric outpatient department of a Dutch hospital between 2005 and 2010...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459387/increased-physical-activity-in-older-adults-is-associated-with-decreased-fear-of-falling
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Renata N Kirkwood
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February 19, 2018: Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459070/the-influence-of-mechanical-vibration-on-local-and-central-balance-control
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Hossein Ehsani, Jane Mohler, Vladimir Marlinski, Ehsan Rashedi, Nima Toosizadeh
Fall prevention has an indispensable role in enhancing life expectancy and quality of life among older adults. The first step to prevent falls is to devise reliable methods to identify individuals at high fall risk. The purpose of the current study was to assess alterations in local postural muscle and central sensory balance control mechanisms due to low-frequency externally applied vibration among elders at high fall risk, in comparison with healthy controls, as a potential tool for assessing fall risk. Three groups of participants were recruited: healthy young (n = 10; age = 23 ± 2 years), healthy elders (n = 10; age = 73 ± 3 years), and elders at high fall risk (n = 10; age = 84 ± 9 years)...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453101/can-higher-training-practice-dosage-with-treadmill-slip-perturbation-necessarily-reduce-risk-of-falls-following-overground-slip
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Anna Lee, Tanvi Bhatt, Xuan Liu, Yiru Wang, Yi-Chung Pai
BACKGROUND: Perturbation training is an emerging paradigm to reduce idiopathic falls (without clinical signs or symptoms) in older adults. While a higher threat dosage (intensity) in motor learning often directly relates to greater adaptation, retention, and generalization, little is known whether increasing the practice dosage (repetition) of slip-perturbation training would necessarily improve its outcomes. RESEARCH QUESTION: Can higher practice dosage of treadmill slip-perturbation training lead to greater generalization to an overground slip immediately after the training? METHODS: Forty-five community-dwelling older adults (73...
February 13, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452781/physical-training-maintains-or-improves-gait-ability-in-long-term-nursing-home-residents-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Haritz Arrieta, Chloe Rezola-Pardo, Susana María Gil, Jon Irazusta, Ana Rodriguez-Larrad
Numerous studies have reported the benefits of physical exercise in older adults. However, studies performed in long-term nursing home (LTNH) residents are scarce. A literature search was conducted to identify physical exercise intervention studies that were randomized and controlled and that assessed gait ability in older LTNH residents using both walking speed and timed up-and-go (TUG) tests simultaneously. Together, these tests have been defined under the term "gait ability"; they are widely used to screen for impaired physical function, and can predict accelerated functional decline, difficulty with activities of daily living (ADL), falls, and disability in older adults...
March 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452755/machine-learning-algorithms-based-on-signals-from-a-single-wearable-inertial-sensor-can-detect-surface-and-age-related-differences-in-walking
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B Hu, P C Dixon, J V Jacobs, J T Dennerlein, J M Schiffman
The aim of this study was to investigate if a machine learning algorithm utilizing triaxial accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer data from an inertial motion unit (IMU) could detect surface- and age-related differences in walking. Seventeen older (71.5 ± 4.2 years) and eighteen young (27.0 ± 4.7 years) healthy adults walked over flat and uneven brick surfaces wearing an inertial measurement unit (IMU) over the L5 vertebra. IMU data were binned into smaller data segments using 4-s sliding windows with 1-s step lengths...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451618/the-association-of-vitamin-d-levels-and-the-frailty-phenotype-among-non-geriatric-dialysis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Demet Tekdos Demircioglu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of frailty and the association of vitamin D levels and the frailty phenotype among non-geriatric dialysis patients. METHOD: Seventy-four stable, chronic hemodialysis patients from the hemodialysis unit of the hospital were enrolled in the study. The patients' medical histories and laboratory findings were obtained from the medical records of the dialysis unit. Serum parathyroid hormone and 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels were determined using chemiluminometric immunoassays...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448219/gait-posture-special-issue-gait-adaptations-in-response-to-obstacle-type-in-fallers-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Lisa Alcock, Brook Galna, Jeffrey M Hausdorff, Sue Lord, Lynn Rochester
BACKGROUND: Gait impairment places older adults and people with Parkinson's disease (PD) at an increased risk of falls when walking over obstacles. Increasing the height of obstacles results in greater challenge to balance however little is known about the demands encountered when negotiating obstacles of greater depth which may be greater for PD who often walk with a short, shuffling gait. RESEARCH QUESTION: To describe gait adaptation in older adults and people with PD when walking over long and tall obstacles...
January 31, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439376/should-we-consider-steps-with-variable-height-for-a-safer-stair-negotiation-in-older-adults
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Marcos R Kunzler, Emmanuel S da Rocha, Christielen S Dos Santos, Fernando G Ceccon, Liver A Priario, Felipe P Carpes
BACKGROUND: Effects of exercise on foot clearances are important. In older adults variations in foot clearances during walking may lead to a fall, but there is a lack of information concerning stair negotiation in older adults. Whether a condition of post exercise changes foot clearances between steps of a staircase in older adults still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine differences in clearances when older adults negotiate different steps of a staircase before and after a session of aerobic exercise...
2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436253/promoting-activity-independence-and-stability-in-early-dementia-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-praised-development-of-an-intervention-for-people-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia
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Vicky Booth, Rowan H Harwood, Victoria Hood-Moore, Trevor Bramley, Jennie E Hancox, Kate Robertson, Judith Hall, Veronika Van Der Wardt, Pip A Logan
This series of articles for rehabilitation in practice aims to cover a knowledge element of the rehabilitation medicine curriculum. Nevertheless, they are intended to be of interest to a multidisciplinary audience. The competency addressed in this article is an understanding of how to develop an intervention for people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia to promote their independence, stability, and physical activity. INTRODUCTION: Older adults with dementia are at a high risk of falls...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435642/german-version-of-the-community-balance-and-mobility-scale-translation-and-evaluation-of-measurement-properties
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Katharina Gordt, A Stefanie Mikolaizak, Corinna Nerz, Carolin Barz, Thomas Gerhardy, Michaela Weber, Clemens Becker, Michael Schwenk
BACKGROUND: Tools to detect subtle balance deficits in high-functioning community-dwelling older adults are lacking. The Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CBM) is a valuable tool to measure balance deficits in this group; however, it is not yet available in the German language. OBJECTIVE: The aim was 1) to translate and cross-culturally adapt the CBM into the German language and 2) to investigate the measurement properties of the German CBM (G-CBM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The original CBM was translated into the German language according to established guidelines...
February 12, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435606/route-previewing-results-in-altered-gaze-behaviour-increased-self-confidence-and-improved-stepping-safety-in-both-young-and-older-adults-during-adaptive-locomotion
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Benjamin Thomas Curzon-Jones, Mark Andrew Hollands
Older adults with falls risk tend to look away prematurely from targets for safe foot placement to view future hazards; behaviour associated with increased anxiety and stepping inaccuracies. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of route previewing in reducing anxiety and optimizing gaze behaviour and stepping performance of younger and older adults. Nine younger and nine older adults completed six walks with three task complexities over two sessions. Each trial used either an isolated stepping target, or a target followed by either one or two obstacles...
February 13, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
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