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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724043/compulsory-notification-at-skilled-nursing-facilities
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Milton Luiz Gorzoni, Márcia Regina Valadares Aguado, Sueli Luciano Pires, Lilian de Fátima Costa Faria
Introduction: Notifiable diseases (NDs) encompass conditions of high clinical severity and/or contagious. Being closed communities, long-term care facilities (LTCF) are places that deserve attention on their own, but one might be left wondering: what is the reality of NDs at Brazilian LTCFs? Objective: To determine the prevalence and type of NDs at large LTCF. Method: Active search for NDs conducted by the Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC) in 459 beds...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723964/development-of-the-korean-adult-reading-test-kart-to-estimate-premorbid-intelligence-in-dementia-patients
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Dahyun Yi, Eun Hyun Seo, Ji Young Han, Bo Kyung Sohn, Min Soo Byun, Jun Ho Lee, Young Min Choe, Suzy Ahn, Jong Inn Woo, Jongho Jun, Dong Young Lee
We aimed to develop a word-reading test for Korean-speaking adults using irregularly pronounced words that would be useful for estimation of premorbid intelligence. A linguist who specialized in Korean phonology selected 94 words that have irregular relationship between orthography and phonology. Sixty cognitively normal elderly (CN) and 31 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) were asked to read out loud the words and were administered the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, 4th edition, Korean version (K-WAIS-IV)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723664/detecting-the-genetic-link-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-obesity-using-bioinformatics-analysis-of-gwas-data
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Qi-Shuai Zhuang, Hao Zheng, Xiao-Dan Gu, Liang Shen, Hong-Fang Ji
Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the major form of dementia in the elderly. In recent years, accumulating evidence indicate that obesity may act as a risk factor for AD, while the genetic link between the two conditions remains unclear. This bioinformatics analysis aimed to detect the genetic link between AD and obesity on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), gene, and pathway levels based on genome-wide association studies data. A total of 31 SNPs were found to be shared by AD and obesity, which were linked to 7 genes...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722758/asthma-in-the-elderly-and-late-onset-adult-asthma
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REVIEW
Ryan M Dunn, Paula J Busse, Michael E Wechsler
Elderly asthmatics are at a higher risk for morbidity and mortality from their asthma than younger patients. There are important age-related physiologic and immunologic changes that complicate the presentation, diagnosis and management of asthma in the aged population. Evidence suggests that elderly asthmatics are more likely to be under-diagnosed and under-treated. Additionally, elderly patients with asthma have highest rates of morbidity and mortality from their disease than younger patients. The underlying airway inflammation of asthma in this age group likely differs from younger patients and is felt to be non-Type 2 mediated...
July 19, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722540/association-between-serum-uric-acid-level-and-hypertension-in-a-chinese-elderly-rural-population
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Lei Wu, Yao He, Bin Jiang, Miao Liu, Jianhua Wang, Di Zhang, Yiyan Wang, Jing Zeng
Previous studies have examined the association between elevated serum uric acid (SUA) level and hypertension; however, the association in the Chinese elderly is still uncertain. A cross-sectional study was performed in a rural district of Beijing. A total of 2,397 participants (967 men and 1,430 women) completed the survey. The SUA levels of participants were categorized into four levels using the quartiles (P25, P50, and P75) as cutoff values. Participant was diagnosed as hyperuricemia if the SUA level was ≥417 μmol/L (male) or ≥357 μmol/L (female)...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722466/assessing-the-generalizability-of-the-national-lung-screening-trial-comparison-of-stage-1-patients
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Nichole T Tanner, Lin Dai, Brett C Bade, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Gerard A Silvestri
RATIONALE: The findings of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) is the basis for screening high risk individuals based on age and smoking history. While screening is covered for eligible Medicare beneficiaries, the generalizability of the NLST in the elderly population has been questioned. OBJECTIVE: Compare outcomes of patients diagnosed with stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC) in the NLST to a nationally representative cohort of elderly patients Methods: Analysis of SEER-Medicare and NLST datasets for stage 1 patients ages 65-74 Measurements and Main Results: Lung cancer-specific mortality, all-cause mortality, and 30-60-90 day treatment mortality were measured...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721319/combined-sacroplasty-and-iliosacral-fixation-using-triangular-titanium-implants-for-the-treatment-of-sacral-insufficiency-fractures-with-concomitant-sacral-instability
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Ryan Johnson, Jason Seibly
Sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs) are a common, under-recognized cause of debilitating low back pain, particularly in elderly patients with osteoporotic bone disease or risk factors for bone demineralization. Conservative therapy has been the mainstay of treatment for these types of fractures. This places patients at increased risk for the development of secondary illnesses associated with prolonged immobility, which might prevent a full return to the preinjury level of function. Surgical intervention for SIFs has increased over the past two decades in an attempt to overcome these complications and improve patient functionality...
June 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721127/diabetes-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Katarzyna Mordarska, Małgorzata Godziejewska-Zawada
The prevalence of both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes increases with advancing age. The most important factors leading to hyperglycaemia are as follows: deficiency of insulin secretion developing with age, and growing insulin resistance caused by a change in body composition and sarcopaenia. Clinical features of diabetes in the elderly could be different. Diabetes in elderly people is often diagnosed with delay due to atypical symptoms (dementia, urinary incontinence) and occurrence of mainly postprandial hyperglycaemia...
June 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721126/the-thyroid-gland-in-postmenopausal-women-physiology-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Gietka-Czernel
The incidence of most thyroid diseases: hypothyroidism, nodular goitre, and cancer is highest among postmenopausal and elderly women. The diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction in this group of patients is difficult because the symptoms can be nonspecific or common with menopausal and ageing complaints. In the interpretation of thyroid function tests the physiological changes in secretion and metabolism of thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroid hormones must be considered, as well as the influence of comorbidities. Unrecognised thyroid dysfunction leads to increased: cardiovascular risk, bone fractures, cognitive impairment, depression, and mortality...
June 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721081/insulin-glargine-300-u-ml-for-basal-insulin-therapy-in-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Ip Tim Lau, Ka Fai Lee, Wing Yee So, Kathryn Tan, Vincent Tok Fai Yeung
OBJECTIVE: To review published clinical studies on the efficacy and safety of new insulin glargine 300 units/mL (Gla-300), a new long-acting insulin analog, for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T1DM, T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data sources comprised primary research articles on Gla-300, including pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, and clinical studies. RESULTS: In pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic studies, Gla-300 showed a flatter time-action profile and longer duration of action than Gla-100...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721029/the-impact-of-transient-and-persistent-acute-kidney-injury-on-short-term-outcomes-in-very-elderly-patients
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Qinglin Li, Meng Zhao, Xiaodan Wang
OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in elderly patients and is associated with poor outcomes. However, the effect of transient and persistent geriatric AKI on short-term mortality is unclear. We aimed to study the incidence, clinical characteristics, and prognostic impact of transient and persistent AKI in such patients. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled very elderly patients (≥75 years) from the geriatric department of the Chinese PLA General Hospital between 2007 and 2015...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720796/eeg-machine-learning-for-accurate-detection-of-cholinergic-intervention-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Sonja Simpraga, Ricardo Alvarez-Jimenez, Huibert D Mansvelder, Joop M A van Gerven, Geert Jan Groeneveld, Simon-Shlomo Poil, Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen
Monitoring effects of disease or therapeutic intervention on brain function is increasingly important for clinical trials, albeit hampered by inter-individual variability and subtle effects. Here, we apply complementary biomarker algorithms to electroencephalography (EEG) recordings to capture the brain's multi-faceted signature of disease or pharmacological intervention and use machine learning to improve classification performance. Using data from healthy subjects receiving scopolamine we developed an index of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist (mAChR) consisting of 14 EEG biomarkers...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720319/safety-and-efficacy-of-anti-influenza-drugs-intravenous-peramivir-against-influenza-virus-infection-in-elderly-patients-with-underlying-disease
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Kazufumi Takamatsu, Satoshi Marumo, Motonari Fukui, Atsuko Hata
We retrospectively analyzed data of 38 elderly patients, each with an underlying disease, to evaluate peramivir safety and efficacy. Six patients (15.8%) experienced adverse events, all tolerated. Median time from administration until the return to normal temperatures was 31.5 h (95% CI: 22.4-40.6). Results confirm intravenous peramivir's usefulness.
June 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720054/impact-of-novel-agents-on-patient-relevant-outcomes-in-patients-with-previously-untreated-cll-who-are-not-eligible-for-fludarabine-based-therapy
#14
Moushmi Singh, Stuart Mealing, Simona Baculea, Sarah Cote, Jo Whelan
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is an orphan disease that primarily affects the elderly. The majority of symptomatic patients eligible for frontline treatment are unfit for fludarabine based chemoimmunotherapy. Historical treatment includes chlorambucil (Chl), bendamustine/rituximab (BR), and chlorambucil/rituximab/ChlR combination. Clinical guidelines now recommend the use of novel agents, such as ibrutinib (Ibr), in both frontline and relapse settings and other novel agents, such as idelalisib (with rituximab), in relapse settings...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719756/medialization-laryngoplasty-in-the-elderly-outcomes-and-expectations
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Andrew Jay Bowen, Tiffany L Huang, Michael S Benninger, Paul C Bryson
Objective To describe the profile and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing medialization laryngoplasty for vocal cord paralysis. Study Design Case series with retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods Patients were included in the study if they were >65 years old at the time of medialization laryngoplasty between 2008 and 2015. Patient comorbidities, anticoagulation status, disease etiology, and physical examination findings were recorded with postoperative length of stay, complications, pre- and posttreatment voice outcomes with the Voice Handicap Index (at 6 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year), and postprocedural interventions (revision injections, surgery, therapy)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717979/impact-of-age-on-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-disease-presentation-a-multi-center-prospective-study
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Jérôme R Lechien, Camille Finck, Kathy Huet, Mohamad Khalife, Anne-Françoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
The objective is to assess the differences in the severity of symptoms, signs, voice quality, and quality of life before and after treatment according to age in suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) patients. The design used in this paper is prospective multi-center study. Eighty clinically diagnosed LPR patients with a reflux finding score (RFS) >7 and a reflux symptom index (RSI) >13 were treated with pantoprazole and diet recommendations for 3 months. Patients were subdivided into three groups according their age: group 1 (18-39 years, N = 21), group 2 (40-59 years, N = 31), and group 3 (≥60 years, N = 28)...
July 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717918/-syncope-falls-and-vertigo
#17
REVIEW
C Weingart, H-J Schneider, C C Sieber
Dizziness/vertigo, falls and syncope are among the most common reasons for seeking medical care. As clinical entities they share common pathogenetic and clinical features and differences. The diagnostic work-up can often be initiated in a general practitioner's or internist's practice and, if necessary, completed in an interdisciplinary emergency unit. Simple diagnostic tools can be used in an outpatient setting to obtain valuable diagnostic information. First and foremost, it is important to differentiate between prognostically favorable clinical events and potentially serious disease...
July 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717811/effect-on-body-weight-quality-of-life-and-appetite-following-individualized-nutritional-counselling-to-home-living-elderly-after-rehabilitation-an-open-randomized-trial
#18
J Andersson, E Hulander, E Rothenberg, P Ole Iversen
OBJECTIVES: We examined if individually-adapted nutritional counselling could prevent > 5% weight loss among elderly patients 3 months after discharge from a rehabilitation institution. In addition we assessed quality of life (QoL) and appetite. DESIGN: An open, randomized trial. SETTING: Godthaab Health and Rehabilitation Institution in Bærum, Norway. PARTICIPANTS: Patients identified as being undernourished or at risk of disease-related malnutrition using the Nutritional Risk Screening tool NRS-2002...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717808/the-impact-of-multimorbidity-on-resting-metabolic-rate-in-community-dwelling-women-over-a-ten-year-period-a-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-study
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A Nagel, A Jungert, A Spinneker, M Neuhäuser-Berthold
OBJECTIVES: Ageing has been associated with increasing multimorbidity. This study investigated whether the number of diseases is a predictor of resting metabolic rate (RMR) and its long-term changes in community-dwelling elderly women. SUBJECTS AND DESIGN: Cross-sectional and longitudinal data, obtained over ten years with repeated follow-ups, from 180 women aged 60 - 86 years and with a BMI of 18 - 43 kg/m2 at baseline were analyzed. MEASUREMENTS: RMR was measured using indirect calorimetry and body composition by bioelectrical impedance analysis...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717073/interstitial-lung-disease-after-pleurodesis-for-malignant-pleural-effusion
#20
Norihito Yokoe, Eisuke Katsuda, Kenshi Kosaka, Rie Hamanaka, Ayako Matsubara, Masaki Nishimura, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Nobuhiro Asai, Ayumu Takahashi, Toshiki Kawamura, Tsuneo Ishiguchi, Etsuro Yamaguchi, Akihito Kubo
Objective Pleurodesis is an effective therapy for malignant pleural effusion (MPE). While interstitial lung disease (ILD) has been regarded as a serious complication of pleurodesis, its clinicopathological characteristics have not been fully understood. This study was conducted to elucidate the incidence of ILD and the risk factors for ILD in patients who underwent pleurodesis to control MPE. Methods The medical records of patients who underwent pleurodesis in Aichi Medical University between March 2008 and February 2013, the period before the approval of talc in Japan, were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: Internal Medicine
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