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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104597/preferences-about-information-and-decision-making-among-older-patients-with-and-without-cancer
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Elena Paillaud, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, Gwenaelle Varnier, Narges Anfasi-Ebadi, Ester Guery, Olivier Saint-Jean, Mathilde Gisselbrecht, Thomas Aparicio, Sylvie Bastuji-Garin, Marie Laurent, Philippe Caillet
BACKGROUND: information of older patients with cancer is crucial to ensure optimal care. OBJECTIVES: to compare older patients with and without cancer regarding their preferences about medical information, decision-making and surrogate designation. DESIGN: an intention-to-act questionnaire was completed by patients ≥70 y enroled in the ELderly CAncer PAtients cohort between January and June 2013 and by patients in the same age group enroled in a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2005 in acute geriatric wards...
January 18, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101555/predictors-for-living-at-home-after-geriatric-inpatient-rehabilitation-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jan Kool, Peter Oesch, Stefan Bachmann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patient characteristics predicting living at home after geriatric rehabilitation. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PATIENTS: A total of 210 patients aged 65 years or older receiving inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS: Candidate predictors evaluated during rehabilitation were: age, vulnerability (Vulnerable Elders Survey), multimorbidity (Cumulative Illness Rating Scale), cognition (Mini-Mental State Examination), depression (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale), living alone, previous independence in activities of daily living, fall risk, and mobility at discharge (Timed Up and Go test)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095385/early-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis-in-the-elderly-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Charlotte S Loozen, Bert van Ramshorst, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Djamila Boerma
BACKGROUND: In the era of advanced surgical techniques and improved perioperative care, the willingness to perform emergency operations in elderly patients continues to increase. This systematic review aimed at assessing the clinical outcomes of early cholecystectomy in elderly patients with acute cholecystitis. METHODS: Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases were systematically searched for studies reporting on early cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in patients aged ≥70 years...
January 18, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093379/the-epital-care-model-a-new-person-centered-model-of-technology-enabled-integrated-care-for-people-with-long-term-conditions
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Klaus Phanareth, Søren Vingtoft, Anders Skovbo Christensen, Jakob Sylvest Nielsen, Jørgen Svenstrup, Gro Karine Rosvold Berntsen, Stanton Peter Newman, Lars Kayser
BACKGROUND: There is worldwide recognition that the future provision of health care requires a reorganization of provision of care, with increased empowerment and engagement of patients, along with skilled health professionals delivering services that are coordinated across sectors and organizations that provide health care. Technology may be a way to enable the creation of a coherent, cocreative, person-centered method to provide health care for individuals with one or more long-term conditions (LTCs)...
January 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088181/acute-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-prevalence-risk-factors-and-outcome-with-development-and-validation-of-a-risk-prediction-model-for-acute-kidney-injury
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Christine J Porter, Iain K Moppett, Irene Juurlink, Jessica Nightingale, Christopher G Moran, Mark A J Devonald
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture is a common injury in older people with a high rate of postoperative morbidity and mortality. This patient group is also at high risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), but little is known of the impact of kidney disease on outcome following hip fracture. METHODS: An observational cohort of consecutive patients with hip fracture in a large UK secondary care hospital. Predictive modelling of outcomes using development and validation datasets...
January 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077203/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-older-adults-systematic-review-of-efforts-to-reduce-occurrence-and-improve-outcomes
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Leisa L Marshall, Samuel Peasah, Gregg A Stevens
OBJECTIVE: Provide a systematic review of the primary literature on efforts to reduce Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) occurrence and improve outcomes in older adults. DATA SOURCES, STUDY SELECTION, DATA EXTRACTION: PubMed and CINAHL databases were searched for research studies using search terms CDI, CDI prevention, reduction, control, management, geriatric, elderly, adults 65 years of age and older. The MeSH categories Aged and Aged, 80 and older, were used...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074746/oncology-s-trojan-horse-using-viruses-to-battle-cancer
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Heena J Mavani, Jeannette Y Wick
: In 2016, the American health care system was faced with more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer, and individuals older than 65 years of age will be affected disproportionately. Many older individuals are poor candidates for traditional treatments (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation) because of actual or potential treatment-related adverse events. Researchers continuously look for novel therapeutic strategies, and an exciting new one is on the horizon: virotherapy. Viruses' ability to infect and kill human cells makes them promising cancer treatments...
December 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068834/design-considerations-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-sedation-level-during-hip-fracture-repair-surgery-a-strategy-to-reduce-the-incidence-of-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-patients
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Tianjing Li, L Susan Wieland, Esther Oh, Karin J Neufeld, Nae-Yuh Wang, Kay Dickersin, Frederick E Sieber
Background Delirium is an acute change in mental status characterized by sudden onset, fluctuating course, inattention, disorganized thinking, and abnormal level of consciousness. The objective of the randomized controlled trial "A STrategy to Reduce the Incidence of Postoperative Delirium in Elderly Patients" (STRIDE) is to assess the effectiveness of light versus heavy sedation on delirium and other outcomes in elderly patients undergoing hip fracture repair surgery. Our goal is to describe the design considerations and lessons learned in planning and implementing the STRIDE trial...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065635/meals-enhancing-nutrition-after-discharge-findings-from-a-pilot-randomized-controlled%C3%A2-trial
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David R Buys, Anthony D Campbell, Alice Godfryd, Kellie Flood, Elizabeth Kitchin, Meredith L Kilgore, Sally Allocca, Julie L Locher
BACKGROUND: After older adults experience episodes of poor health or are hospitalized, they may not return to premorbid or prehospitalization eating behaviors. Furthermore, poor nutrition increases hospital readmission risk, but evidence-based interventions addressing these risks are limited. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study's objective was to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial assessing a post-discharge home-delivered meal program's impact on older adults' nutritional intake and hospital readmissions and to assess patient acceptability and satisfaction with the program...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060934/a-cohort-study-of-adult-patients-with-severe-dengue-in-taiwanese-intensive-care-units-the-elderly-and-aptt-prolongation-matter-for-prognosis
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Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Cong-Tat Cia, Jen-Chieh Lee, Junne-Ming Sung, Nan-Yao Lee, Po-Lin Chen, Te-Hui Kuo, Jo-Yen Chao, Wen-Chien Ko
BACKGROUND: There was a large dengue outbreak in Taiwan in 2015, in which the ages of the affected individuals were higher than those in other countries. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics and prognostic factors for adults with severe dengue in intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: All adults admitted to ICUs with dengue virus infection (DENV) at a medical center from July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 were enrolled. DENV was diagnosed by the presence of serum NS1 antigen, IgM antibodies to dengue virus, or dengue virus RNA by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057111/-health-economic-evaluation-of-a-23-value-pneumococcal-polysaccharide-vaccination-pilot-programme-among-elderly-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-in-china
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Y P Qiu, K Zhao, X Li, L W Shi, W D Guo, X R Qi, B Y Sui, R M Zhou
Objective: From the perspective of health economics, to evaluate 23 pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient. Methods: In the pilot counties of the project of integrated care pathway for COPD patient (Hanbin district of Hanzhong city in Shanxi Province, Qianjian district of Qingqing city, Huandao district of Qindao city in Shangdong Province, Wen county of Jiaozuo city in Henan Province), information of insurance participants of New Rural Cooperative Medical System (NRCS) was collected by local NRCM information system, which included general information as well as records of medical care and medical fee...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055085/delirium-update-for-postacute-care-and-long-term-care-settings-a-narrative-review
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Martin M Forsberg
Advances have been made in our understanding of the neuropathogenesis, recognition, and strategies for reducing the incidence of delirium in acute-care settings. However, relatively little attention has been given to delirium in elderly patients in the postacute care (PAC) and long-term care (LTC) settings. The present article reviews the most relevant current research pertaining to this population. Hospital patients with delirium are often discharged to PAC settings. Delirium that develops in the LTC setting is often more insidious and subtle in presentation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044184/-outcome-predictors-for-copd-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-exacerbation
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M Spielmanns, F Axer, C Nell, A R Koczulla, T Boeselt, F Magnet, J H Storre, W Windisch
BACKGROUND: Prognostic factors for clinical failure of acute exacerbation in patients with COPD (AECOPD) are of special importance in order to choose an adequate therapy and resources during inpatient treatment. Our database was analyzed to identify predictors for a negative outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective analysis medical records of 616 patients (299 women; 317 men) hospitalized for AECOPD between January 2011 and January 2016 were analyzed in order to evaluate demographic and clinical parameters leading to adverse events...
January 2, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042456/safety-and-efficacy-of-azacitidine-in-elderly-patients-with-intermediate-to-high-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Shyamala C Navada, Lewis R Silverman
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorder characterized by morphologic features of dyspoiesis, a hyperproliferative bone marrow, and one or more peripheral blood cytopenias. In patients classified according to the Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (R-IPSS) with intermediate or higher-risk disease, there is an increased risk of death due to progressive bone marrow failure or transformation to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Azacitidine was the first DNA hypomethylating agent approved by the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of MDS and the only therapy that has demonstrated a significant survival benefit over conventional care regimens (CCRs) in patients with intermediate or higher-risk disease...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042352/potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-andthe-risk-of-adverse-drug-reactions-in-critically-ill-older-adults
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Thamires B Galli, Wálleri C Reis, Vânia M Andrzejevski
BACKGROUND: Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in the elderly is associated with increased risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), but there is limited information regarding PIM use in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to describe the prevalence and factors associated with the use of PIM and the occurrence of PIM-related adverse reactions in the critically ill elderly. METHODS: This study enrolled all critically ill older adults (60 years or more) admitted to medical or cardiovascular ICUs between January and December 2013, in a large tertiary teaching hospital...
October 2016: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032889/operating-a-monitoring-unit-in-the-geriatric-department-effects-on-outcomes
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Abram Abramovitch, Reuven Friedmann, Shoshana Zevin, Gabriel Munter, Amos M Yinnon, David Raveh-Brawer
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of a five-bed geriatric monitoring unit (MU) on in-hospital mortality and length of stay with the effect of usual care in a geriatric hospital department and a medical MU. DESIGN: Prospective, case-control, noninterventional study. PARTICIPANTS: All individuals hospitalized for 24 hours or longer in the geriatric MU (n = 89, aged 53-101, mean age 82.2 ± 9.6) over a period of 5 months (January-May 2015); individuals admitted to the geriatric department (n = 178, aged 55-100, mean age 83...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031705/earlier-nephrology-consultation-may-not-be-associated-with-improved-short-term-survival-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-very-elderly-men
#17
Qinglin Li, Meng Zhao, Jing Du, Xiaodan Wang
OBJECTIVES: A delayed nephrology consultation (NC) may be associated with a poor prognosis in acute kidney injury (AKI) patients. The aims of this study were to compare the clinical and laboratory characteristics of elderly AKI patients evaluated and not evaluated by nephrologists and to generate a hypothesis regarding the relationship between the timing of the NC and 90-day outcomes. METHODS: From 2007 to 2015, this study explored associations among the presence and timing of NC with the non-intensive care unit stay and 90-day mortality in elderly AKI patients at the Geriatric Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031704/is-the-acute-care-of-frail-elderly-patients-in-a-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-unit-superior-to-conventional-acute-medical-care
#18
Niklas Ekerstad, Björn W Karlson, Synneve Dahlin Ivanoff, Sten Landahl, David Andersson, Emelie Heintz, Magnus Husberg, Jenny Alwin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the acute care of frail elderly patients in a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) unit is superior to the care in a conventional acute medical care unit. DESIGN: This is a clinical, prospective, randomized, controlled, one-center intervention study. SETTING: This study was conducted in a large county hospital in western Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 408 frail elderly patients, aged ≥75 years, in need of acute in-hospital treatment...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031086/respiratory-and-cardiac-characteristics-of-icu-patients-aged-90-years-and-older-a-report-of-12-cases
#19
Hong-Min Zhang, Da-Wei Liu, Xiao-Ting Wang, Yun Long, Quan-Hui Yang
Objective To investigate the respiratory and cardiac characteristics of elderly Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients.Methods Twelve senior ICU patients aged 90 years and older were enrolled in this study. We retrospectively collected all patients' clinical data through medical record review. The basic demographics, primary cause for admission, the condition of respiratory and circulatory support, as well as prognosis were recorded. Shock patients and pneumonia patients were specifically analyzed in terms of clinical manifestations, laboratory variables, echocardiography, and lung ultrasound Results...
March 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028673/outcomes-of-elderly-critically-ill-medical-and-surgical-patients-a-multicentre-cohort-study
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Ian M Ball, Sean M Bagshaw, Karen E A Burns, Deborah J Cook, Andrew G Day, Peter M Dodek, Demetrios J Kutsogiannis, Sangeeta Mehta, John G Muscedere, Alexis F Turgeon, Henry T Stelfox, George A Wells, Ian G Stiell
PURPOSE: Very elderly (over 80 yr of age) critically ill patients admitted to medical-surgical intensive care units (ICUs) have a high incidence of mortality, prolonged hospital length of stay, and dependent living conditions should they survive. The primary purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes and differences in outcomes between very elderly medical patients and their surgical counterparts admitted to Canadian ICUs, thereby informing decision-making for clinicians and substitute decision-makers...
December 27, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
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