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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169901/-transfusion-practices-in-elderly-patients-a-descriptive-study-about-241%C3%A2-patients-at-the-university-hospital-of-brest
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C Le Niger, N Magne Tagne, A Gentric
Red blood cell transfusion is commonly required for elderly patients with little specific guidelines for this population. We wished to study the transfusion practices for patients aged≥75 years transfused with red blood cells in all units of our institution. The aim of this work is to describe this population of patients and to compare the transfusion practices to the HAS and ANSM guidelines published in 2014. METHODS: An observational study was performed including patients≥75 years, transfused with red blood cells between 27th January to 27th March 2014...
November 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157892/is-it-safe-to-discharge-geriatric-trauma-patients-with-anemia
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Adrian W Ong, Nick R Jaisingh, Susan Butler, Adam Sigal, Forrest B Fernandez
INTRODUCTION: The consequences of discharging anemic geriatric trauma patients are not well studied. We hypothesize that anemia at discharge is associated with adverse outcomes. METHODS: A 1-year retrospective review of patients ≥65 years was performed. Hemoglobin levels at admission (HbA), discharge (HbD) and the lowest inpatient level (HbL) were recorded. Severity of anemia was categorized as mild (Hb ≥ 10.0 g/dl), moderate (Hb < 10.0 and ≥ 8.5 g/dl) and severe (Hb < 8...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118292/-impact-of-frailty-and-metabolic-syndrome-on-the-incidence-of-loss-of-independence-in-community-dwelling-older-japanese-the-kusatsu-town-study
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Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai, Yu Taniguchi, Hidenori Amano, Satoshi Seino, Yuri Yokoyama, Mariko Nishi, Yoshinori Fujiwara
Objectives To investigate the relationship between frailty, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and loss of independence leading to the onset of disability or death among community-dwelling older Japanese.Methods Between 2002 and 2011, we conducted a 7-year prospective study involving 1,453 residents aged 65 years and over, initially free of disability, who underwent a comprehensive geriatric assessment in Kusatsu town. Statistical analysis was conducted for those with complete values, resulting in a variable number of subjects for each data point...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094497/iron-deficiency-anemia-in-older-adults-a-review
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REVIEW
Etienne Joosten
Anemia in older adults is a risk factor for numerous negative outcomes. There is no standard definition, but in most studies, anemia is defined as a hemoglobin value <12 g/dL for women and <13 g/dL for men. Absolute iron deficiency anemia is defined as the combination of anemia and the absence of total body iron. Serum ferritin is the most frequently used diagnostic parameter, but its concentration increases with age and in the presence of inflammatory diseases. Other laboratory tests, such as transferrin saturation, soluble transferrin receptor and the soluble transferrin receptor/ferritin index might provide useful information, but there is a wide variety in the cut-off values and interpretation of the results...
November 2, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782162/markers-of-nutritional-status-and-mortality-in-older-adults-the-role-of-anemia-and-hypoalbuminemia
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Ligiana Pires Corona, Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte, Maria Lúcia Lebrão
AIM: The aim of the present study was to analyze the impact of anemia and hypoalbuminemia on mortality in a 5-year period. METHODS: This was longitudinal population-based observational survey part of the Saúde, Bem-Estar e Envelhecimento study (Health, Well-being and Aging), carried out with 1256 older adults from the third wave of the cohort, followed for 5 years, when they were contacted for the fourth wave, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Anemia was defined when hemoglobin was <12 g/dL for women and <13 g/dL for men, and hypoalbuminemia when serum albumin was <3...
August 6, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697791/blood-transfusion-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-anemia-a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-general-practitioners-attitudes
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Sylvain Le Calvé, Dominique Somme, Joaquim Prud'homm, Aline Corvol
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion in chronic anemia is not covered by guidelines specific to older adults. When they consider that this treatment is necessary in elderly patients, French general practitioners (GPs) contact a hospital specialist to plan a transfusion. METHODS: Twenty French GPs were questioned individually regarding their approach to blood transfusion using semi-structured interviews. Each interview was recorded, typed up verbatim and then coded using an inductive procedure by theme, in a cross-over design (two researchers) in two phases: analysis and summary, followed by grouping of the recorded comments...
July 11, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693934/frailty-in-older-adults-undergoing-aortic%C3%A2-valve-replacement-the-frailty-avr-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Jonathan Afilalo, Sandra Lauck, Dae H Kim, Thierry Lefèvre, Nicolo Piazza, Kevin Lachapelle, Giuseppe Martucci, Andre Lamy, Marino Labinaz, Mark D Peterson, Rakesh C Arora, Nicolas Noiseux, Andrew Rassi, Igor F Palacios, Philippe Généreux, Brian R Lindman, Anita W Asgar, Caroline A Kim, Amanda Trnkus, José A Morais, Yves Langlois, Lawrence G Rudski, Jean-Francois Morin, Jeffrey J Popma, John G Webb, Louis P Perrault
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that diminishes the potential for functional recovery after a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) procedure; however, its integration in clinical practice has been limited by a lack of consensus on how to measure it. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare the incremental predictive value of 7 different frailty scales to predict poor outcomes following TAVR or SAVR...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666049/does-preoperative-pneumonia-affect-complications-of-geriatric-hip-fracture-surgery
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Joseph T Patterson, Daniel D Bohl, Bryce A Basques, Alexander H Arzeno, Jonathan N Grauer
Preoperative pneumonia, reported in 0.3% to 3.2% of hip fracture patients, may be a risk factor for adverse outcomes of hip fracture repair. No studies have reported on baseline differences or adverse outcomes in surgically managed geriatric hip fracture patients with and without preoperative pneumonia, and no data argue for or against delaying surgery in these patients. A retrospective cohort of geriatric patients with operatively treated hip fractures from 2005 to 2012 was identified in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
May 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660533/analysis-of-cytopenia-in-geriatric-inpatients
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G Röhrig, I Becker, K Pappas, M C Polidori, R J Schulz
BACKGROUND: Peripheral blood dyscrasias in older patients are repeatedly seen in geriatric clinical practice; however, there is substantial lack of data about the epidemiology, possible causes and treatment options in this patient group. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are extensively used in older patients and associated with leukopenia. The primary objective of this study was the assessment of encoded cytopenia prevalence in a geriatric patient cohort and the secondary objective was the assessment of putative causes and the analysis of PPI administration in patients with cytopenia...
June 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544166/clinical-features-of-extremely-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure
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Tetsuro Yokokawa, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yuki Kanno, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Tomofumi Misaka, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-Ichi Saitoh, Yasuchika Takeishi
AIM: To investigate the clinical features of heart failure in extremely elderly patients. METHODS: We analyzed 1163 consecutive hospitalized heart failure patients. The patients were divided into an extremely elderly group (≥85 years-of-age, n = 88) and a non-extremely elderly group (<85 years-of-age, n = 1075). RESULTS: The extremely elderly group had higher rates of hypertension, chronic kidney disease, anemia, higher systolic blood pressure and lower body mass index, and lower use of β-blockers and anticoagulants compared with the non-extremely elderly group...
May 21, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386804/-current-insights-into-anemia-in-old-age-summary-of-the-symposium-anemia-in-old-age-on-the-occasion-of-the-annual-congress-of-the-german-society-for-geriatrics-dgg-2016-in-stuttgart
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Gabriele Röhrig, Ines Gütgemann, Gero von Gersdorff, Maria Cristina Polidori, Adrian Lupescu, Florian Lang, Gerald Kolb
Anemia in advanced age is often a multifactorial condition requiring an interdisciplinary approach. The contributions to the opening interdisciplinary symposium on anemia in older subjects focused on physiological and histopathological as well as on nephrological and neurogeriatric aspects and on the therapeutic implications of this underdiagnosed, yet highly frequent disease. The symposium was the kick-off event for the founding of the German Geriatric Society special interest group on anemia in advanced age...
April 6, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244583/the-application-of-the-diagnostic-therapeutic-care-pathway-for-the-geriatric-patient-with-anemia-at-the-hospital-of-cosenza-italy-a-management-tool-or-a-quality-project
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M Loizzo, O Cuccurullo, F Gallo
BACKGROUND: Many studies in literature, indicate that the prognosis of hospitalized elderly patients is substantially related to the presence of concomitant diseases (multi-morbidity) along with physical, cognitive, biological and social functional impairments. These patients, therefore, require the expertise of a multi-professional and multi-disciplinary team operating in a Multi Dimensional Rating (MDR). MDR explores the multiple facets of the elderly and it is considered the tool of choice to define prognosis, especially in the case of compromised elderly patients with clinical or functional problems...
March 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195648/hematology-and-biochemistry-of-aging-evidence-of-anemia-of-the-elderly-in-old-dogs
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Lauren B Radakovich, Stephen C Pannone, Matthew P Truelove, Christine S Olver, Kelly S Santangelo
BACKGROUND: Effects of aging on hematologic and biochemical variables are well described in people. Anemia of the elderly is attributed to iron deficiency, anemia of chronic disease, chronic kidney disease, myelodysplasia, or idiopathic causes. Limited studies have examined these variables in aging dogs, but they have typically examined single breeds in research settings. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify differences in CBC and biochemistry values between adult and aged dogs of many breeds...
March 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188967/prevalence-of-anemia-and-iron-deficiency-in-older-portuguese-adults-an-empire-substudy
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António Robalo Nunes, Cândida Fonseca, Filipa Marques, Aurora Belo, Dialina Brilhante, José Cortez
AIM: The present study aimed to characterize the prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency in older Portuguese adults, and to compare it with the prevalence in younger individuals. METHODS: A population-based, cross-sectional study (EMPIRE study) enrolling a representative sample of 6267 adults aged <65 years and 1617 adults aged ≥65 years was carried out. Hemoglobin, ferritin, creatinine and C-reactive protein levels were measured by Point-of-Care tests. RESULTS: Anemia was more prevalent (P < 0...
February 11, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131609/geriatric-syncope-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-the-emergency-department
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Nissa J Ali, Shamai A Grossman
BACKGROUND: Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness that is caused by a brief loss in generalized cerebral blood flow. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the background, epidemiology, etiologies, evaluation, and disposition considerations of geriatric patients with syncope, with a focus on cardiovascular risk. DISCUSSION: Although syncope is one of the most common symptoms in elderly patients presenting to the emergency department, syncope causes in geriatric patients can present differently than in younger populations, and the underlying etiology is often challenging to discern...
April 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999879/-perioperative-patient-management-in-orthogeriatrics
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REVIEW
P Moldzio, J Peters
The management of major orthopedic surgery in the elderly prototypically reflects the perioperative risks of geriatric, often very frail patients reflecting an aging population. To improve outcome, the risks of anesthesia and surgery as well as of patient comorbidities must be thoroughly assessed and balanced using a multidisciplinary approach. Particular risks include cardiopulmonary morbidity, anemia, risk of hemorrhage and the management by anticoagulation, cerebral impairments as well as frailty and limited physiological reserves in general...
January 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843851/predictors-of-outcome-in-patients-admitted-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-center
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Abraham M Ittyachen, Smitha Krishnamoorthy, Arun N Bhatt, Shanavas Abdulla, Jijo Oommen Roy, M Sugathan, Kevin Ambadan, Jelty Kuriakose
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a high degree of mortality and morbidity around the world with the burden of the disease being more in the developing countries. In the Indian context data is limited. This study was carried out to determine the predictors of outcome in patients admitted with acute exacerbation of COPD in a rural Tertiary Care Center in the state of Kerala. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835718/low-hemoglobin-levels-and-risk-of-developing-depression-in-the-elderly-results-from-the-prospective-pro-v-a-study
#18
Caterina Trevisan, Nicola Veronese, Francesco Bolzetta, Marina De Rui, Christoph U Correll, Sabina Zambon, Estella Musacchio, Leonardo Sartori, Egle Perissinotto, Gaetano Crepaldi, Marco Solmi, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi
OBJECTIVE: Low hemoglobin negatively affects health in the elderly, but research about the association with risk for depression is limited. We investigated the association between baseline hemoglobin concentrations and incident depression in a cohort of nondepressed elderly individuals. METHODS: As part of the Northern Italian Progetto Veneto Anziani (PRO.V.A.) study, randomly drawn, community-dwelling subjects aged ≥ 65 years underwent prospective clinical and laboratory assessments between October 1995 and December 2002...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832329/burden-of-multimorbidity-and-outcome-in-ambulatory-geriatric-hemodialysis-patients-report-from-the-qin-registry-in-germany
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Gabriele Röhrig, Maria Cristina Polidori, Katherine Rascher, Mathias Schaller, Thomas Benzing, Gero von Gersdorff
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring hemodialysis are typically characterized by multimorbidity and increasingly by advanced age; however, there are few data on their geriatric needs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of a large cohort of incident patients in ambulatory hemodialysis units with a particular focus on those aged over 80 years in Germany. METHODS: The electronic patient registry of the Board of Trustees (Kuratorium) for Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation (KfH) was searched for all patients who began hemodialysis in 1 of the 191 units between 2007 and 2013 and were 65 years and older...
November 10, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803723/cognitive-impairment-among-elderly-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-and-related-factors
#20
Zohreh Taraghi, Ahmad-Ali Akbari Kamrani, Mahshid Foroughan, Jamshid Yazdani, Ali Mahdavi, Seied Kazem Baghernejad
BACKGROUND: Patients with heart failure (HF) older than 65 years have a two-fold increased risk of cognitive impairment than elders without HF. Identifying factors affecting cognitive impairment in HF may present targets for intervention. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to determine cognitive function and related factors among elderly patients with heart failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 184 elderly patients with heart failure were selected from four Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences teaching hospitals using convenience sampling...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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