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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109966/misconceptions-and-facts-about-aortic-stenosis
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REVIEW
Edgar Argulian, Stephan Windecker, Franz H Messerli
Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease leading to intervention and it is typically a disease of the elderly. Recent clinical advances have expanded the role of transcatheter aortic valve intervention in patients with severe aortic stenosis making aortic valve intervention feasible and effective even in patients at intermediate, high and prohibitive surgical risk. With the rapid advances in treatment proper diagnosis becomes crucial for a wide range of patients with aortic stenosis: from 'concordant' high-gradient aortic stenosis to 'discordant' low-gradient aortic stenosis...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109908/potential-role-of-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-and-gastroesophageal-cancer
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Vanita Noronha, Vijay M Patil, Amit Joshi, Anuradha Chougule, Shripad Banavali, Kumar Prabhash
Patients with esophagogastric cancer have poor prognoses in spite of the best available therapies. Patients are debilitated and may not tolerate, or may progress, on standard cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens. Metronomic chemotherapy is an attractive treatment option due to its very low reported toxicity, modest efficacy, low cost and ease of administration. Capecitabine is the most common drug used in metronomic scheduling; other drugs include cyclophosphamide and paclitaxel. Dosing of capecitabine can range from 1000 mg orally daily for 4 weeks on and 1 week off to a continuous dosing schedule of 1500 mg orally daily...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109723/octogenarian-parkinsonism-clinicopathological-observations
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Ali H Rajput, Emma F Rajput
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder for which old age is the best known risk. The proportion of elderly in the world is increasing, resulting in larger pool of people at risk for Parkinson's disease. Several other neurodegenerative disorders also produce Parkinson syndrome. Distinguishing between those variants is only possible with pathological examination of brain. No autopsy confirmed study of 80 years and older onset in parkinsonism cases has been reported...
January 12, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109574/revascularization-strategies-and-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-multivessel-coronary-disease
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J Trevor Posenau, Daniel M Wojdyla, Linda K Shaw, Karen P Alexander, E Magnus Ohman, Manesh R Patel, Peter K Smith, Sunil V Rao
BACKGROUND: Balancing risks and benefits of revascularization in elderly patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) is challenging. The appropriate revascularization strategy for elderly patients with multivessel CAD is unclear. METHODS: We used the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease to identify patients aged 75 years or more who had multivessel disease and treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) within 30 days of the index catheterization between October 1, 2003, and June 30, 2013...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108911/traditional-chinese-medicine-for-modern-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Lu Han, Yuan-Hong Xie, Rong Wu, Chen Chen, Yan Zhang, Xiao-Ping Wang
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive degenerative disorder of brain commonly seen among the elderly. As conventionally medical therapy is of limited relief and potential side effects, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has attracted growing public and professional attention. Therapies such as acupuncture, musical/rhythmic therapy and deep brain stimulation have been gradually proved positively in clinic. In this review, we retrospected the scientific or evidence-based-medicine advances of application and research for modern treatment of PD by CAM, especially traditional Chinese medicine in categories...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108320/modulation-on-brain-gray-matter-activity-and-white-matter-integrity-by-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-risk-gene-in-cognitively-intact-elderly-a-multimodal-neuroimaging-study
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Suping Cai, Yuanyuan Jiang, Yubo Wang, Xiaoming Wu, Junchan Ren, Min Seob Lee, Sunghoon Lee, Liyu Huang
Apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele is the genetic risk factor with the most established evidence for sporadic Alzheimer's disease. Previous neuroimaging studies have demonstrated insufficiently consistent functional and structural changes among healthy APOE ε4 carriers when compared to non-carriers. Here, in a cognitively intact elderly group (a total of 110: 45 APOE ε4 carriers, 65 non-carriers), we aimed to investigate the potential role of APOE ε4 in the modulation of grey matter activity, white matter integrity, and brain morphology before the development of clinically significant symptoms and signs, by methods of: amplitude of low frequency fluctuations and regional homogeneity analysis based on resting state fMRI, and fiber tractography approach based on diffusion tensor imaging...
January 17, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107809/plasma-protein-profiling-for-potential-biomarkers-in-the-early-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yuki Kitamura, Ryoko Usami, Sahoko Ichihara, Hirotaka Kida, Masayuki Satoh, Hidekazu Tomimoto, Mariko Murata, Shinji Oikawa
OBJECTIVES: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in elderly persons. Since the pathology of AD develops slowly from a preclinical or early phase into a fully expressed clinical syndrome, at the time of diagnosis the disease has been progressing for many years. To facilitate the early diagnosis of AD, we performed protein profiling of blood in patients with mild AD as defined by the Functional Assessment Staging (FAST) scale. METHODS: Plasma samples from mild AD patients and healthy controls were analyzed using two-dimensional differential gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) combined with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/TOF/MS) followed by peptide mass fingerprinting...
January 20, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106560/face-name-associative-recognition-deficits-in-subjective-cognitive-decline-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Alexandra Polcher, Ingo Frommann, Alexander Koppara, Steffen Wolfsgruber, Frank Jessen, Michael Wagner
BACKGROUND: There is a need for more sensitive neuropsychological tests to detect subtle cognitive deficits emerging in the preclinical stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Associative memory is a cognitive function supported by the hippocampus and affected early in the process of AD. OBJECTIVE: We developed a short computerized face-name-associative-recognition test (FNART) and tested whether it would detect memory impairment in memory-clinic patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and subjective cognitive decline (SCD)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106554/recovery-from-proactive-semantic-interference-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-normal-aging-relationship-to-atrophy-in-brain-regions-vulnerable-to-alzheimer-s-disease
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David A Loewenstein, Rosie E Curiel, Clinton Wright, Xiaoyan Sun, Noam Alperin, Elzabeth Crocco, Sara J Czaja, Arlene Raffo, Ailyn Penate, Jose Melo, Kimberly Capp, Monica Gamez, Ranjan Duara
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that proactive semantic interference (PSI) and failure to recover from PSI may represent early features of Alzheimer's disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the association between PSI, recovery from PSI, and reduced MRI volumes in AD signature regions among cognitively impaired and unimpaired older adults. METHODS: Performance on the LASSI-L (a novel test of PSI and recovery from PSI) and regional brain volumetric measures were compared between 38 cognitively normal (CN) elders and 29 older participants with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105602/ibrutinib-a-review-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
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Emma D Deeks
Ibrutinib (Imbruvica(®)) is an oral irreversible inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase, a B-cell receptor (BCR) signalling kinase expressed by various haematopoietic cells, B-cell lymphomas and leukaemias. The drug is indicated for the treatment of certain haematological malignancies, including chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), which are the focus of this review. In phase III CLL/SLL trials, ibrutinib monotherapy was more effective than chlorambucil in the first-line treatment of elderly patients (RESONATE-2) and more effective than ofatumumab in previously-treated adults (RESONATE)...
January 20, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105297/follicular-lymphoma-the-management-of-elderly-patient
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REVIEW
Alessia Castellino, Elisa Santambrogio, Maura Nicolosi, Barbara Botto, Carola Boccomini, Umberto Vitolo
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most common indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which typically affects mature adults and elderly, whose median age at diagnosis is 65 years. The natural history of FL appears to have been favorably impacted by the introduction of Rituximab. Randomized clinical trials demonstrated that the addition of rituximab to standard chemotherapy induction has improved the overall survival and new strategies of chemo-immunotherapy, such as Bendamustine combined with Rituximab, showed optimal results on response and reduced hematological toxicity, becoming one of the standard treatments, particularly in elderly patients...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105102/a-scabies-outbreak-in-a-diabetic-and-collagen-disease-ward-management-and-prevention
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Kenta Furuya, Hitoshi Nakajima, Yousuke Sasaki, Akira Ishiko, Yoshihisa Urita
Scabies is an infection caused by Sarcoptes scabiei. In developed countries, scabies remains an important public health problem in hospitals and care facilities among elderly or immunocompromised patients. There are a number of medical providers who have not experienced scabies and there has been confusion surrounding its management and prevention. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to identify the optimal approach for the management and prevention of scabies. A scabies outbreak occurred between June 2014 and October 2014 in the Toho University School of Medicine, Omori Hospital (Tokyo, Japan), and the current study investigates factors concerning the outbreak, such as disease recognition, diagnostic strategy, medical staff experience and correspondence after the outbreak occurred...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104970/geriatric-prescription-in-a-nigerian-tertiary-hospital
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Nwani Paul Osemeke, Onwukwe Chikezie Hart, Nwosu Maduaburochukwu Cosmas, Isah Ambrose Ohumagho
OBJECTIVES: To assess the medications prescribed for elderly inpatients on specific days during hospital admission with a view to detecting areas of irrational prescription. METHODS: It was a prospective study of all patients aged 65 years and above admitted to the medical wards of a Nigerian tertiary hospital over a 12-month period. The World Health Organization/International Network of Rational Use of Drugs (WHO/INRUD) drug use indicators were used to assess drug prescriptions on various days of admission...
December 2016: Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104706/selecting-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-for-coronary-angiography-a-nationwide-clinical-vignette-study-in-the-netherlands
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Josien Engel, Judith M Poldervaart, Ineke van der Wulp, Johannes B Reitsma, Martine C de Bruijne, Jeroen J H Bunge, Maarten J Cramer, Wouter J Tietge, Ruben Uijlings, Cordula Wagner
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac guidelines recommend that the decision to perform coronary angiography (CA) in patients with Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (NST-ACS) is based on multiple factors. It is, however, unknown how cardiologists weigh these factors in their decision-making. The aim was to investigate the importance of different clinical characteristics, including information derived from risk scores, in the decision-making of Dutch cardiologists regarding performing CA in patients with suspected NST-ACS...
January 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104447/celiac-disease-autoimmunity-is-associated-with-leukocyte-telomere-shortening-in-older-adults-the-u-s-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Elena Kamycheva, Tadahiro Goto, Carlos A Camargo
PURPOSE: Telomeres are nucleotide sequences, and their function is to maintain cell surveillance. Exaggeration of the attrition rate of leukocyte telomere length (LTL) may result in genomic instability and tumorigenesis. Celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune inflammation of small intestine, has increasing prevalence in the elderly and may lead to lymphomas and gastrointestinal malignancies. We used nationally-representative datasets from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to investigate if CD autoimmunity in older adults (age≥50years) is associated with shorter LTL...
January 16, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104300/challenges-and-opportunities-in-primary-cns-lymphoma-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Mariana N Kerbauy, Fabio Y Moraes, Benjamin H Lok, Jennifer Ma, Lucila N Kerbauy, Daniel E Spratt, Fabio P S Santos, Guilherme F Perini, Alejandro Berlin, Caroline Chung, Nelson Hamerschlak, Joachim Yahalom
BACKGROUND: Historically, high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) plus consolidation chemotherapy and/or whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) has been the gold standard on Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL) management. We sought to examine and summarize the data, on clinical trial (CT) setting, investigating multi-modality treatment to PCNSL. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of electronic databases (Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Database and clinicaltrials...
January 16, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104075/challenges-in-infective-endocarditis
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REVIEW
Thomas J Cahill, Larry M Baddour, Gilbert Habib, Bruno Hoen, Erwan Salaun, Gosta B Pettersson, Hans Joachim Schäfers, Bernard D Prendergast
Infective endocarditis is defined by a focus of infection within the heart and is a feared disease across the field of cardiology. It is frequently acquired in the health care setting, and more than one-half of cases now occur in patients without known heart disease. Despite optimal care, mortality approaches 30% at 1 year. The challenges posed by infective endocarditis are significant. It is heterogeneous in etiology, clinical manifestations, and course. Staphylococcus aureus, which has become the predominant causative organism in the developed world, leads to an aggressive form of the disease, often in vulnerable or elderly patient populations...
January 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103300/expression-profiling-of-ribosome-biogenesis-factors-reveals-nucleolin-as-a-novel-potential-marker-to-predict-outcome-in-aml-patients
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Virginie Marcel, Frédéric Catez, Caroline M Berger, Emeline Perrial, Adriana Plesa, Xavier Thomas, Eve Mattei, Sandrine Hayette, Pierre Saintigny, Philippe Bouvet, Jean-Jacques Diaz, Charles Dumontet
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disease. Prognosis is mainly influenced by patient age at diagnosis and cytogenetic alterations, two of the main factors currently used in AML patient risk stratification. However, additional criteria are required to improve the current risk classification and better adapt patient care. In neoplastic cells, ribosome biogenesis is increased to sustain the high proliferation rate and ribosome composition is altered to modulate specific gene expression driving tumorigenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103200/depressive-symptoms-influence-global-cognitive-impairment-indirectly-by-reducing-memory-and-executive-function-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Chathuri Yatawara, Levinia Lim, Russell Chander, Juan Zhou, Nagaendran Kandiah
BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms negatively influence global cognition in the elderly; however, the mechanism of this effect remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether depressive symptoms influence global cognitive function in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) by impeding specific neuropsychological abilities and under what conditions this effect might occur. METHOD: A sample of 259 participants (104 cognitively normal elderly controls, 66 patients with MCI and 89 patients with mild AD) underwent a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment...
December 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103184/using-the-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-s-stay-independent-checklist-to-engage-a-community-of-american-indians-and-raise-awareness-about-risk-of-falls-2016
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Janet Popp, Debra L Waters, Karen Leekity, Donica Ghahate, Jeanette Bobelu, Ross Tsikewa, Carla J Herman, Vallabh Shah
BACKGROUND: The unintentional death rate from falls is higher among American Indians from the US Southwest than from other regions in the country. The Zuni Pueblo is a geographically isolated, rural American Indian community located in western New Mexico. Education and screening for falls risk is lacking in this community and may be needed to reduce falls and falls-related illness and death. COMMUNITY CONTEXT: Building on a 17-year relationship with the Zuni Health Initiative, meetings were held with Zuni tribal leadership, staff from the Zuni Senior Center and Zuni Home Health Services, members of the Zuni Comprehensive Community Health Center, Indian Health Service, and Zuni community health representatives (CHRs) to discuss elder falls in the community...
January 19, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
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