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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551937/-a-new-player-in-the-field-of-shoulder-surgery-the-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
Ido Stahl, Daniel Dreyfuss, Bezalel Peskin, Doron Norman, Ofer Levy, Nir Hous
Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in its modern design was first introduced over 25 years ago and approved by the American FDA over ten years ago. This type of prosthesis allows treatment of glenohumeral joint disease among patients with severe rotator cuff deficiency once thought to be inoperable. Modifications to the prosthesis design, along with improved surgical technique, led to better clinical outcomes and lower complication rates, which subsequently led to an increase in the usage of this implant device...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551924/-adherence-to-oral-anti-cancer-drugs-in-hemato-oncology
#2
Sarit Ashkenazi, Juliet Dreyer, Pia Raanani, Avi Leader
Non-adherence to medical treatment is prevalent in the context of potentially life-saving treatment for diseases such as cancer. Estimates of non-adherence to oral anti-cancer therapy range between 27% and 63% in studies of cancer patients. This represents a growing challenge, due to the paradigm shift in anti-cancer treatment from parenteral chemotherapy to oral anti-cancer drugs. The importance of adherence to medical treatment is highlighted by the World Health Organization which considers non-adherence to be a major public health concern...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551909/-dermatological-diseases-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients-in-the-galilee-medical-center-comparison-between-two-age-groups
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Maayan Lahav Sher, Orly Yakir, Ora Bitterman-Deutsch
INTRODUCTION: Although dermatologic conditions bring relatively few people to the Emergency Department, hospitalized patients, especially older people, often suffer from skin problems that contribute to their morbidity. AIMS: We wanted to identify the frequency, clinical course, treatment and influence on hospitalization of dermatologic conditions in patients hospitalized in internal and geriatric departments in Galilee Medical Center. We concentrated on two groups of adults, aged 40-65 years (adult group) and above 65 years (elderly group), in order to understand differences in the cause of referral, type of diagnosis and mode of treatment...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551907/-the-clinical-approach-to-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hypothyroidism
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REVIEW
Amir Bashkin, Marina Nodelman
Hypothyroidism is the most frequent endocrinologic disorder after diabetes. It is caused by the insufficient production of thyroid hormones Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3). T4 is the main hormone that is accumulated in the thyroid gland, while T3 is the active hormone that is produced from T4 in the peripheral tissues. More than 99% of the patients have primary hypothyroidism which is due to thyroid disorder mainly Hashimoto's thyroiditis or iatrogenic. Hypothyroidism is divided into sub-clinical when T4 is in the normal range and overt when it is low and usually the TSH level is higher than 10 mIU\L...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551697/association-between-abo-blood-type-and-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-unilateral-total-hip-arthroplasty-surgery-in-china
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Jie Li, Jun Zhou, Yunqiang Wan, Li Liu, Cehua Ou
BACKGROUND Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a postoperative complication after surgery and anesthesia. Whether ABO blood types are associated with POCD in elderly patients undergoing unilateral total hip arthroplasty surgery in China is unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS Firstly, 142 elderly patients were divided into a POCD group and a non-POCD group according to the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores and ABO blood types were analyzed. Secondly, according to ABO blood type, the selected 226 patients were divided into 4 groups: type A group, type B group, type AB group, and type O group...
May 28, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551678/radiotherapy-of-primary-or-recurrent-bladder-cancer-in-the-very-elderly
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Stefan Janssen, Lisa Manig, Steven E Schild, Dirk Rades
AIM: The number of very elderly patients with cancer is growing and requires particular attention. The role of organ-sparing irradiation in patients with bladder cancer aged ≥80 years was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 29 very elderly (≥80 years) patients irradiated for bladder cancer, 12 characteristics were analysed for survival: indication, gender, age, Karnofsky performance score (KPS), T-/N-category, tumour grade, pack years, smoking during irradiation, radiation dose, interruption of irradiation >5 days and concurrent chemotherapy...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551663/safety-of-first-line-chemotherapy-with-metronomic-single-agent-oral-vinorelbine-in-elderly-patients-with-nsclc
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Manlio Mencoboni, Rosa Angela Filiberti, Paola Taveggia, Lisette Del Corso, Alessandro Del Conte, Maria Grazia Covesnon, Cheti Puccetti, Sara Donati, Laura Auriati, Domenico Amoroso, Andrea Camerini
BACKGROUND/AIM: The optimal therapeutic use of metronomic vinorelbine has not yet been defined. We aimed to assess the safety of metronomic oral vinorelbine in first-line treatment of elderly patients with advanced lung cancer who were unfit for polychemotherapy. Progression-free survival, response rate and overall survival were secondary end-points. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-six patients received 50 mg of oral vinorelbine three times per week, until disease progression, patient refusal or unacceptable toxicity...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551577/bioactive-growth-hormone-in-older-men-and-women-it-s-relationship-to-immune-markers-and-healthspan
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William J Kraemer, Mary J Kennett, Andrea M Mastro, Roger J McCarter, Connie J Rogers, William H DuPont, Shawn D Flanagan, William J Turbitt, Maren S Fragala, Emily M Post, Wesley C Hymer
OBJECTIVE: The consequences of age-related decline in the somatotropic axis of humans are complex and remain largely unresolved. We tested the hypothesis that hGH measurements of plasma by bioassay vs immunoassay from samples obtained from free-living, elderly individuals would reveal a dichotomy in GH activities that are correlated with the functional status of the donors, i.e. their healthspan. DESIGN: Forty-one men and women of advanced age (men: N=16, age, 80...
May 8, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551485/spontaneous-submental-hematoma-a-pseudo-ludwig-s-phenomenon-in-101-year-old-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
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Uthman Alamoudi, Yasser Alsallumi, Matthew H Rigby, S Mark Taylor, Jonathan R B Trites, Robert D Hart
OBJECTIVE: Submental hematoma or pseudo-Ludwig's phenomenon, is a rare entity seen in anticoagulated patients and can precipitate upper airway obstruction. Our objective is to present a rare case of spontaneous submental hematoma due to poorly controlled hypertension in elderly patient and to perform a literature review. CASE REPORT: 101-year-old female presented to emergency room with sudden painful swelling in the floor of mouth and slurred speech. Not on anticoagulation and no history of trauma or known allergies...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551043/improving-transitions-to-post-acute-care-for-elderly-patients-using-a-novel-video-conferencing-program-echo-care-transitions
#10
Amber B Moore, J Elyse Krupp, Alyssa B Dufour, Mousumi Sircar, Thomas G Travison, Alan Abrams, Grace Farris, Melissa L P Mattison, Lewis A Lipsitz
PURPOSE: Within 30 days of hospital discharge to a skilled nursing facility, older adults are at high risk for death, re-hospitalization and high-cost healthcare. The purpose of this study was to examine whether a novel videoconference program called Extension for Community Health Outcomes-Care Transitions (ECHO-CT) that connects an interdisciplinary hospital-based team with clinicians at skilled nursing facilities, reduces patient mortality, hospital readmission, skilled nursing facility length of stay and 30-day health care costs...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550964/what-are-the-determinants-of-mortality-after-cemented-bipolar-hemiarthroplasty-for-unstable-intertrochanteric-fractures-in-elderly-patients
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Yalkin Camurcu, Adem Cobden, Hakan Sofu, Nuh Saklavci, Mehmet Kis
BACKGROUND: Primary hemiarthroplasty is proposed for the treatment of unstable intertrochanteric fractures in elderly patients with the advantages of early mobilization, acceptable functional results, and lower failure rates. The 1-year mortality rates demonstrated high variance in the literature, whereas, the factors related to 1-year mortality were not widely investigated. The main purpose of the present study was to determine predictive factors related to 1-year mortality after primary cemented calcar-replacement bipolar hemiarthroplasty performed for unstable intertrochanteric fracture...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550759/venous-thromboembolism-in-the-elderly-a-narrative-review
#12
REVIEW
T Tritschler, D Aujesky
Persons aged ≥65years not only account for over 60% of venous thromboembolism (VTE) events, they have also a higher mortality and VTE-related morbidity than younger patients, including anticoagulation-related bleeding and the postthrombotic syndrome. However, only few studies have focused specifically on VTE in older persons and practice guidelines commonly extrapolate study results from younger healthier patients to the multimorbid elderly. Evidence suggests that the clinical presentation is more subtle in the elderly with VTE and that commonly used diagnostic modalities, including clinical prediction rules, D-dimer tests, and planar ventilation-perfusion scans are less specific and efficient in older persons...
May 17, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550757/serum-levels-of-peptide-cathelicidin-ll-37-in-elderly-patients-with-depression
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Elżbieta Kozłowska, Adam Wysokiński, Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk
Cathelicidin LL-37 is a small cationic that plays an important role in antimicrobial defense, as it kills a broad spectrum of infectious agents by disrupting their membranes, including gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, some viruses and fungi; and it neutralizes activity of bacterial endotoxins. Moreover, cathelicidin LL-37 exerts proinflammatory effect, while numerous reports indicate the role of inflammation in the development of depression. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the circulating levels of cathelicidin LL-37 in elderly depressed patients...
May 22, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550693/healthcare-for-the-aging-citizen-and-the-aging-citizen-for-healthcare-involving-patient-advisors-in%C3%A2-elder-friendly-care-improvement
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Jennifer Verma, Patricia O'Connor, Jerold Hodge, Howard Abrams, Jocelyn Bennett, Samir Sinha
With an aging population and a healthcare system that is overly reliant on providing expensive and sometimes problematic hospital-based care for older Canadians, driving improvements that promote elder-friendly care has never been more critical. The Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Strategy at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital is the focus of a pan-Canadian collaborative delivered by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the Canadian Frailty Network. The intent is to spread the ACE Strategy's elder-friendly models of care and practices to 18 participating healthcare delivery organizations...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550068/age-specific-trends-of-atrial-fibrillation-related-ischaemic-stroke-and-transient-ischaemic-attack-anticoagulant-use-and-risk-factor-profile-in-chinese-population-a-15-year-study
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Yannie Soo, Nathan Chan, Kam Tat Leung, Xiang-Yan Chen, Vincent Mok, Lawrence Wong, Thomas Leung
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasing globally, and the fivefold increase in stroke risk constitutes significant healthcare burden. AIMS: We aim to evaluate the trends of AF-related stroke and transient ischaemic attack (AF-stroke/TIA), prior anticoagulant use and their risk factors in different age groups in Chinese population. METHODS: Data were retrieved from the stroke registry at Prince of Wales Hospital. We compared the data at 5-year intervals over a 15-year period (years 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549989/overweight-in-elderly-people-induces-impaired-autophagy-in-skeletal-muscle
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Yaiza Potes, Beatriz de Luxán-Delgado, Susana Rodriguez-González, Marcela Rodrigues Moreira Guimarães, Juan J Solano, María Fernández-Fernández, Manuel Bermúdez, Jose A Boga, Ignacio Vega-Naredo, Ana Coto-Montes
Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and quality associated with aging. Changes in body composition, especially in skeletal muscle and fat mass are crucial steps in the development of chronic diseases. We studied the effect of overweight on skeletal muscle tissue in elderly people without reaching obesity to prevent this extreme situation. Overweight induces a progressive protein breakdown reflected as a progressive withdrawal of anabolism against the promoted catabolic state leading to muscle wasting...
May 23, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549592/economic-outcomes-of-pharmacist-physician-medication-therapy-management-for-polypharmacy-elderly-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Hsiang-Wen Lin, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Chin-Kai Chang, Che-Yi Chou, I-Wen Yu, Cheng-Chieh Lin, Tsai-Chung Li, Chia-Ing Li, Yow-Wen Hsieh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: With an increasing geriatric population, the need for effective management of chronic conditions and medication use in the elderly is growing. Medication use in the elderly presents significant challenges due to changes in pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic profiles. We aimed to examine the impact of a collaborative physician-pharmacist medication therapy management (MTM) program for polypharmacy elderly patients. METHODS: Elderly patients with multiple chronic conditions on polypharmacy were enrolled in this prospective, randomized, and controlled study over 16 months of implementation...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549531/targeting-the-akt-gsk-3-bcl-2-axis-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#18
REVIEW
Maria Rosaria Ricciardi, Simone Mirabilii, Roberto Licchetta, Monica Piedimonte, Agostino Tafuri
Over the last few decades, there has been significant progress in the understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms of the Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). However, despite important advances in elucidating molecular mechanisms, the treatment of AML has not improved significantly, remaining anchored at the standard chemotherapy regimen "3 + 7", with the prognosis of patients remaining severe, especially for the elderly and for those not eligible for transplant procedures. The biological and clinical heterogeneity of AML represents the major obstacle that hinders the improvement of prognosis and the identification of new effective therapeutic approaches...
May 19, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549463/factors-associated-with-length-of-stay-following-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-multicenter-study
#19
Yaron Arbel, Nevena Zivkovic, Dhruven Mehta, Sam Radhakrishnan, Stephen E Fremes, Effat Rezaei, Asim N Cheema, Sami Al-Nasser, Ariel Finkelstein, Harindra C Wijeysundera
BACKGROUND: Most patients undergoing Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVR) are elderly with significant co-morbidities and there is limited information available regarding factors that influence length of stay (LOS) post-procedure. The aim of this study was to identify the patient, and procedural factors that affect post-TAVR LOS using a contemporary multinational registry. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study, with patients recruited from three high volume tertiary institutions...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549414/phase-i-ii-study-of-induction-chemotherapy-using-carboplatin-plus-irinotecan-and-sequential-thoracic-radiotherapy-trt-for-elderly-patients-with-limited-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer-ld-sclc-torg-0604
#20
Yuki Misumi, Hiroaki Okamoto, Jiichiro Sasaki, Noriyuki Masuda, Mari Ishii, Tsuneo Shimokawa, Yukio Hosomi, Yusuke Okuma, Makoto Nagamata, Takashi Ogura, Terufumi Kato, Masafumi Sata, Sakiko Otani, Akira Takakura, Koichi Minato, Yosuke Miura, Takuma Yokoyama, Saori Takata, Katsuhiko Naoki, Koshiro Watanabe
BACKGROUND: The role of irinotecan for elderly patients with LD-SCLC has been unclear, and the timing of TRT combined with chemotherapy has not been fully evaluated. METHODS: Patients aged > 70 years with untreated, measurable, LD-SCLC, performance status (PS) 0-2, and adequate organ function were eligible. Treatment consisted of induction with carboplatin on day 1 and irinotecan on days 1 and 8, every 21 days for 4 cycles, and sequential TRT (54Gy in 27 fractions)...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
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