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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813509/associations-of-particulate-matter-and-its-components-with-emergency-room-visits-for-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-diseases
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Sung-Hee Hwang, Jae Young Lee, Seung-Muk Yi, Ho Kim
Numerous studies have revealed an association between particulate matter (PM) and emergency room (ER) visits, although few studies have investigated the association between health and PM components. The present study evaluated the associations of ER visits for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases with PM2.5 components, including organic carbon (OC), elemental carbon (EC), and ion species (SO42-, NO3-, and NH4+). Statistical analyses were performed using the time-series approach, and generalized linear models with natural spline functions were used to adjust for the non-linear relationship between the confounders and ER visits...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812012/spinal-cord-injury-due-to-tumour-or-metastasis-in-arag%C3%A3-n-northeastern-spain-1991-2008-incidence-time-trends-and-neurological-function
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Maayken Elizabeth Louise van den Berg, Juan M Castellote, Jose Ignacio Mayordomo, Ignacio Mahillo-Fernandez, Jesus de Pedro-Cuesta
PURPOSE: Understanding the presentation of spinal cord injury (SCI) due to tumours considering population distribution and temporal trends is key to managing SCI health services. This study quantified incidence rates, function scores, and trends of SCI due to tumour or metastasis over an 18-year time period in a defined region in Spain. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study included in-and outpatients with nontraumatic SCI due to tumour or metastasis admitted to a metropolitan hospital in Spain between 1991 and 2008...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811854/factors-associated-with-psycho-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-persistent-pain-after-surgery-for-femoral-neck-fracture
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Atsushi Kitayama, Mitsumasa Hida, Hidenobu Takami, Naoki Hirata, Yuko Deguchi, Kazuya Miyaguchi, Masako Nakazono, Rie Nakagawa, Noriyuki Fukumoto, Katsumi Hamaoka
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to address issues arising from fracture of the femoral neck in elderly individuals, the prevalence of which continues to increase in Japan. The prevalence is increasing in Japan and there have been many reports on physical functions such as prevention of a fall. However, there have been a few studies that focus on psycho-cognitive functions. We must examine factors in patients with fractured femur necks to develop methods to assist affected patients...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810901/immediate-versus-delayed-surgery-for-hip-fractures-in-the-elderly-patients-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Thomas Klestil, Christoph Röder, Christoph Stotter, Birgit Winkler, Stefan Nehrer, Martin Lutz, Irma Klerings, Gernot Wagner, Gerald Gartlehner, Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are a major public health problem in elderly populations and are accompanied by high-mortality rates. Whether timing of surgery has an impact on morbidity and mortality has been discussed controversially, numerous studies suggest that the delay of surgery can significantly increase the risk of morbidity and mortality; others report that achieving a stable medical condition is more important than early surgery. The goal of our systematic review is to assess the impact of timing of surgery on health outcomes in patients aged 60 years or older with acute hip fracture...
August 15, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810869/-evolution-and-financial-cost-of-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-ambulatory-care-sensitive-conditions-an-ecological-study-for-portugal-2000-2014
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Klára Dimitrovová, Cláudia Costa, Paula Santana, Julian Perelman
BACKGROUND: Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) are specific conditions for which hospitalization is thought to be avoidable through patient education, health promotion initiatives, early diagnosis and by appropriate chronic disease management, and have been shown to be greatly influenced by socioeconomic (SE) characteristics. We examined the SE inequalities in hospitalization rates for ACSC in Portugal, their evolution over time (2000-2014), and their associated financial burden...
August 16, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810258/prevalence-of-hyponatremia-in-patients-with-elderly-hip-fracture-a-two-year-study
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Rocco Aicale, Domiziano Tarantino, Nicola Maffulli
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the prevalence of hyponatremia in elderly patients (≥ 65 years) with hip fractures. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: All records containing clinical and laboratory information of the 334 elderly patients admitted with hip fractures to the San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d'Aragona Hospital of Salerno (Italy) during 2014 and 2015 were retrieved from the hospital database. Patients were divided into 4 different groups, according to sex and type of hip fracture...
August 14, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808759/life-threatening-bleeding-episodes-in-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-single-center-retrospective-study-of-169-inpatients
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Hiroyuki Tsuda, Takahiro Tsuji, Mayumi Tsuji, Hiroshi Yamasaki
Bleeding is the most important clinical outcome in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and the goal of therapy in such cases is to treat or prevent bleeding. The frequency of and risk factors for bleeding events in ITP have only recently been identified in several large-scale studies. However, there is little published information about severe life-threatening bleeding in ITP. To clarify the clinical features of life-threatening bleeding in patients with primary ITP, we systematically reviewed the medical records of all ITP patients that were admitted to our hospital between January 1, 1992, and December 31, 2015...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799862/disrupted-topologic-efficiency-of-white-matter-structural-connectome-in-individuals-with-subjective-cognitive-decline
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Ni Shu, Xiaoni Wang, Qiuhui Bi, Tengda Zhao, Ying Han
Purpose To determine whether individuals with subjective cognitive decline (SCD), which is defined by memory complaints with normal performance at objective neuropsychologic examinations, exhibit disruptions of white matter (WM) connectivity and topologic alterations of the brain structural connectome. Materials and Methods Diffusion-tensor magnetic resonance imaging and graph theory approaches were used to investigate the topologic organization of the brain structural connectome in 36 participants with SCD (21 women: mean age, 62...
August 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799126/hydration-status-drug-interactions-and-determinants-in-a-spanish-elderly-population-a-pilot-study
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A M Puga, T Partearroyo, G Varela-Moreiras
Proper hydration is essential to maintain optimal health and well-being at all stages of life, especially for the elderly. Side effects of certain drugs that affect hydration status may compromise the health of the ancients, who also constitute the most vulnerable group. No studies have been carried out, to our knowledge, at the intersection of drugs and hydration status. Our study aimed to evaluate the effects of chronic use of certain drugs (diuretics, corticoids and metformin) in the hydration status of the elderly...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797215/the-cadm2-gene-is-associated-with-processing-speed-performance-evidence-among-elderly-with-type-2-diabetes
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Lior Greenbaum, Ramit Ravona-Springer, Abigail Livny, Shahar Shelly, Inbal Sharvit-Ginon, Ithamar Ganmore, Anna Alkelai, Anthony Heymann, Michal Schnaider Beeri
OBJECTIVES: Recent large scale meta-analysis of genome wide association studies (GWAS) from multiple cohorts, demonstrated the association of the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs17518584, with processing speed (measured by the Digit Symbol Substitution Task (DSST) or the Letter Digit Substitution Test (LDST)), at GWAS significance level. This SNP is located within the cell adhesion molecule 2 (CADM2) gene. We aimed to validate this finding in our sample of 944 cognitively normal Jewish elderly individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D), a population which is at risk for cognitive decline and dementia...
August 11, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793879/septic-arthritis-significantly-increased-the-long-term-mortality-in-geriatric-patients
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Chia-Jung Wu, Chien-Cheng Huang, Shih-Feng Weng, Ping-Jen Chen, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jhi-Joung Wang, How-Ran Guo, Hung-Jung Lin
BACKGROUND: The elderly are predisposed to septic arthritis (SA) because of the aging nature and increasing comorbidities. SA may in turn increase the long-term mortality in the geriatric patients; however, it remains unclear. We conducted this prospective nationwide population-based cohort study to clarify this issue. METHODS: Using Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), we identified 1667 geriatric participants (≥ 65 years) with SA and 16,670 geriatric participants without SA matched at a ratio of 1:10 by age, sex, and index date between 1999 and 2010...
August 9, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793114/elderly-who-take-care-of-elderly-a-study-on-the-frailty-syndrome
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Ariene Angelini Dos Santos-Orlandi, Tábatta Renata Pereira de Brito, Ana Carolina Ottaviani, Estefani Serafim Rossetti, Marisa Silvana Zazzetta, Sofia Cristina Iost Pavarini
Objective: Identifying prevalence of frailty in elderly caregivers inserted in a high social vulnerability context and its correlation with sociodemographic and health aspects. Method: Descriptive, correlational and cross-sectional study. Forty elderly caregivers were evaluated with: questionnaire for caregiver characterization, Mini Mental State Examination, Katz Index, Lawton instrumental activities of daily living scale, Geriatric Depression Scale and the frailty phenotype proposed by Fried...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793089/-evolution-in-the-use-and-the-expenditures-of-a-healthcare-provider
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André Luís de Castro Moura Duarte, Felippe de Medeiros Oliveira, Anderson de Andrade Santos, Bento Fortunato Cardoso Dos Santos
Brazil's aging population and the rising number of people reliant upon the country's supplementary healthcare system have elicited the concern of public and private managers regarding the increase in healthcare costs. In this paper, the costs per gender, per type of medical expenses and per age group of a major Brazilian self-managed healthcare provider between 2007 and 2013 were analyzed. This healthcare provider is of interest because, besides portraying a single condition of revenue growth restricted to the existing contributors, it also replicates the demographic profile expected for Brazil in 2050, when approximately one-third of its population will be over 60 years of age...
August 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792992/-trends-in-alcohol-abuse-in-brazilian-state-capitals-from-2006-to-2013-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-vigitel-survey
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Tiago N Munhoz, Iná S Santos, Bruno P Nunes, Christian Loret de Mola, Inácio Crochemore Mohnsam da Silva, Alicia Matijasevich
The aim of this study was to evaluate the trend in alcohol abuse in Brazil from 2006 to 2013 according to demographic, socioeconomic, and regional characteristics. This was an analysis of cross-sectional studies (VIGITEL, the Risk and Protective Factors Surveillance for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases through Telephone Interview) that evaluated the Brazilian adult population (≥ 18 years) in the country's state capitals. Sampling was two-stage probabilistic (telephone line and adult resident). Alcohol abuse was defined as ≥ 5 drinks for men and ≥ 4 drinks for women on a single occasion, at least once in the 30 days prior to the interview...
August 7, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780904/the-impact-of-age-bmi-and-sex-hormone-on-aging-males-symptoms-and-the-international-index-of-erectile-function-scores
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Xiao-Hua Yu, Jing Zhao, Shu-Cheng Zhang, Jian-Hui Li, Jun-Biao Zheng, Zheng Li, Guo-Qing Liang, Hui-Juan Shi, Wei-Jin Zhou, Qian-Xi Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of age, BMI and sex hormone on aging males' symptoms (AMS) and the 5-item version of the international index of erectile function (IIEF-5) scores in middle-aged and elderly Chinese men. METHODS: A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Jiashan County. A total of 969 men, aged between 40 and 80 years old, were admitted. Physical examination and the sex hormones were measured, and AMS and IIEF-5 scores were assessed...
August 5, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777289/sarcopenia-increases-risk-of-long-term-mortality-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-emergency-abdominal-surgery
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Erika L Rangel, Arturo J Rios-Diaz, Jennifer W Uyeda, Manuel Castillo-Angeles, Zara Cooper, Olubode A Olufajo, Ali Salim, Aaron D Sodickson
BACKGROUND: Frailty is associated with poor surgical outcomes in elderly patients but is difficult to measure in the emergency setting. Sarcopenia, or the loss of lean muscle mass, is a surrogate for frailty and can be measured using cross-sectional imaging. We sought to determine the impact of sarcopenia on one-year mortality after emergency abdominal surgery in elderly patients. METHODS: Sarcopenia was assessed in patients ≥70 years old who underwent emergency abdominal surgery at a single hospital from 2006-2011...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776287/the-significance-of-frailty-in-the-relationship-between-socioeconomic-status-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-the-korean-community-dwelling-elderly-population-mediation-analysis-with-bootstrapping
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Ho-Joong Kim, Saejong Park, Soo-Hyun Park, Young Woo Heo, Bong-Soon Chang, Choon-Ki Lee, Jin S Yeom
PURPOSE: Firstly, to investigate the prevalence of frailty and impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a Korean community-dwelling elderly population using the Fried frailty criteria; secondly, to investigate the associations among frailty, socioeconomic status (SES), and HRQOL of the Korean community-based population; and thirdly, to analyze the relationship between education, income, and frailty. METHODS: Nine hundred and sixty-four apparently heathy subjects from the Korean community-based population were enrolled in this prospective cross-sectional study...
August 3, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772156/elderly-suicide-in-eskisehir-turkey
#18
Kenan Karbeyaz, Adnan Çelikel, Emrah Emiral, Gülsüm Öztürk Emiral
Old age should be examined separately from other stages of life in terms of ratio, method and motives for suicide. With some variation, epidemiological studies suggest suicides increase with age in virtually every society. This study examines demographic data (age, sex and marital status), and other factors related to 20-years (1997-2016) of completed elder suicides in Eskisehir, Turkey. The 74 cases of those 65 and over were evaluated with regard to method, tool and location of the suicide. Annual distributions illustrate gradual increases in this fatal self-harm over time...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768848/predicting-major-bleeding-in-patients-with-noncardioembolic-stroke-on-antiplatelets-s2top-bleed
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Nina A Hilkens, Ale Algra, Hans-Christoph Diener, Johannes B Reitsma, Philip M Bath, Laszlo Csiba, Werner Hacke, L Jaap Kappelle, Peter J Koudstaal, Didier Leys, Jean-Louis Mas, Ralph L Sacco, Pierre Amarenco, Leila Sissani, Jacoba P Greving
OBJECTIVE: To develop and externally validate a prediction model for major bleeding in patients with a TIA or ischemic stroke on antiplatelet agents. METHODS: We combined individual patient data from 6 randomized clinical trials (CAPRIE, ESPS-2, MATCH, CHARISMA, ESPRIT, and PRoFESS) investigating antiplatelet therapy after TIA or ischemic stroke. Cox regression analyses stratified by trial were performed to study the association between predictors and major bleeding...
August 2, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768325/estimating-risk-of-postsurgical-general-and-geriatric-complications-using-the-vespa-preoperative-tool
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Lillian Min, Karen Hall, Emily Finlayson, Michael Englesbe, William Palazzolo, Chiao-Li Chan, Hechuan Hou, Ashley Miller, Kathleen M Diehl
Importance: As greater numbers of older patients seek elective surgery, one approach to preventing postoperative complications is enhanced assessment of risks during preoperative evaluation. Objective: To determine whether a geriatric assessment tool can be implemented in a preoperative clinic and can estimate risk of postoperative complications. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this prospective cohort study, patients 70 years of age or older were assessed in a preoperative clinic for elective surgery from July 9, 2008, to January 5, 2011...
August 2, 2017: JAMA Surgery
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