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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314762/cerebral-microhemorrhages-mechanisms-consequences-and-prevention
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Zoltan I Ungvari, Stefano Tarantini, Angelia C Kirkpatrick, Anna Csiszar, Calin I Prodan
The increasing prevalence of multifocal cerebral microhemorrhages (CMHs, also known as "cerebral microbleeds") is a significant, newly recognized problem in the aging population of the Western world. CMHs are associated with rupture of small intracerebral vessels and are thought to progressively impair neuronal function, potentially contributing to cognitive decline, geriatric psychiatric syndromes and gait disorders. Clinical studies show that aging and hypertension significantly increase prevalence of CMHs...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303060/evaluation-of-the-association-between-locomotive-syndrome-and-depressive-states-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tomohiro Saito, Hideaki Watanabe, Ichiro Kikkawa, Katsushi Takeshita
The Japanese Orthopaedic Association has proposed the term "locomotive syndrome" to designate a condition that places a person at high risk for long-term care. However, in daily clinical practice, even when a diagnosis of locomotive syndrome is made, exercise therapy often cannot be successfully performed in some patients owing to their lack of motivation. We speculated that locomotive syndrome and depressive states co-exist in elderly people. The purpose of this study was to determine the presence or absence of depressive states in older patients aged ≥ 65 years who were diagnosed with locomotive syndrome...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292313/relationship-between-family-caregiver-burden-and-physical-frailty-in-older-adults-without-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Thom Ringer, Afeez Abiola Hazzan, Arnav Agarwal, Adam Mutsaers, Alexandra Papaioannou
BACKGROUND: Physical frailty is a prevalent syndrome in older adults that increases vulnerability for a range of adverse outcomes including increased dependency and death. Caregivers of older adults experience significant physical, emotional, and financial burden, which is associated with poor physical and mental health. While it is known that care recipients' dementia is associated with burden, the literature regarding the impact of physical frailty on burden has yet to be synthesized...
March 14, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288711/marginal-zone-lymphoma-in-elderly-and-geriatric-patients
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REVIEW
Valentin Goede
Approximately 50% of patients with newly diagnosed marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) are of advanced age. For the three subtypes of MZL (extranodal MZL of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, splenic MZL, nodal MZL), the median age at diagnosis is around 65-70 years. Due to the lack of larger studies in MZL, little is known of the prevalence of comorbidity, polypharmacy, or geriatric syndromes in older patients with MZL. The impact of these concurrent conditions on the tolerability and feasibility of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures used in MZL has not been specifically investigated...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244024/-geriatric-inpatients-with-iron-deficiency-associated-restless-legs-syndrome-a-retrospective-analysis
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Benjamin Lieske, Gabriele Röhrig, Ingrid Becker, Ralf-Joachim Schulz, Maria Cristina Polidori, Jan Kassubek
OBJECTIVE: The Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a clinically relevant condition in geriatric patients. An association between iron deficiency and RLS is largely acknowledged. The clinical and therapeutic management of iron deficiency-associated RLS has been, however, poorly evaluated in geriatric patients. METHODS: Data from all RLS inpatients admitted to a geriatric unit between 2009 and 2011 were retrospectively collected on demographics and clinical characteristics, iron status, drug treatment including iron substitution, as well as comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) scores...
March 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238676/high-prevalence-of-physical-frailty-among-community-dwelling-malnourished-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sjors Verlaan, Gerdien C Ligthart-Melis, Sander L J Wijers, Tommy Cederholm, Andrea B Maier, Marian A E de van der Schueren
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition and frailty are two geriatric syndromes that significantly affect independent living and health in community-dwelling older adults. Although the pathophysiology of malnutrition and physical frailty share common pathways, it is unknown to what extent these syndromes overlap and how they relate to each other. METHODS: A systematic review was performed resulting in a selection of 28 studies that assessed both malnutrition and frailty in community-dwelling older adults...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231631/commentary-response-frailty-not-just-about-old-people-reply-to-smith-gd-kydd-a-2017-getting-care-of-older-people-right-the-need-for-appropriate-frailty-assessment
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Sunita R Jha, Julee Mcdonagh, Caleb Ferguson, Peter S Macdonald, Phillip J Newton
As highlighted in a recent editorial, the ageing population and burden of frailty amongst those aged 60 years and older represents an impending challenge for individuals and health care systems globally (Smith & Kydd 2017). As frailty is largely considered a geriatric syndrome, research has primarily occurred within elderly community dwelling populations (Fried et al. 2001). However, it is important to highlight that not all older people are frail; and conversely not all younger people are non-frail. With frailty research expanding its scope beyond geriatrics over the last 2 decades, our understanding of this syndrome and its complexities has progressed...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228654/low-ft3-a-possible-marker-of-frailty-in-the-elderly
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Aldo Bertoli, Alessia Valentini, Maria Assunta Cianfarani, Elena Gasbarra, Umberto Tarantino, Massimo Federici
INTRODUCTION: Frailty is associated with a functional decline of multiple physiological systems, of which they may be a cause or consequence. The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of thyroid hormone modifications in elderly frail subjects and its relationship with frailty. STUDY POPULATION AND METHODS: An observational study was carried out at the University Hospital "Tor Vergata" in Rome among ambulatory and hospitalized patients. The study population consisted of 112 elderly subjects: 62 were hospitalized following hip fracture and 50 control subjects were outpatients...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225741/redefining-the-association-between-old-age-and-poor-outcomes-after-trauma-the-impact-of-frailty-syndrome
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Bellal Joseph, Tahereh Orouji Jokar, Ahmed Hassan, Asad Azim, Martha Jane Mohler, Narong Kulvatunyou, Shirin Siddiqi, Herb Phelan, Mindy Fain, Peter Rhee
BACKGROUND: Frailty syndrome (FS) is a well-established predictor of outcomes in geriatric patients. The aim of this study was to quantify the prevalence of FS in geriatric trauma patients and to determine its association with trauma readmissions, repeat falls, and mortality at 6 months. METHODS: we performed a 2-year (2012-2013) prospective cohort analysis of all consecutive geriatric (age, ≥ 65 years) trauma patients. FS was assessed using a Trauma-Specific Frailty Index (TSFI)...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222369/what-can-gait-tell-us-about-dementia-review-of-epidemiological-and-neuropsychological-evidence
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REVIEW
Vyara Valkanova, Klaus P Ebmeier
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment and gait disorders in people over the age of 65 represent major public health issues because of their high frequency, their link to poor outcomes and high costs. Research has demonstrated that these two geriatric syndromes are closely related. METHODS AND RESULTS: We aim to review the evidence supporting the relationship between gait and cognitive impairment, particularly focusing on epidemiological and neuropsychological studies in patients with Mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease and Vascular dementia...
February 9, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215466/the-prevalence-of-frailty-in-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Quin E Denfeld, Kerri Winters-Stone, James O Mudd, Jill M Gelow, Sawsan Kurdi, Christopher S Lee
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in the intersection of heart failure (HF) and frailty; however, estimates of the prevalence of frailty in HF vary widely. The purpose of this paper was to quantitatively synthesize published literature on the prevalence of frailty in HF and to examine the relationship between study characteristics (i.e. age and functional class) and the prevalence of frailty in HF. METHODS: The prevalence of frailty in HF, divided into Physical Frailty and Multidimensional Frailty measures, was synthesized across published studies using a random-effects meta-analysis of proportions approach...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207554/isolated-cardiac-troponin-rise-does-not-modify-the-prognosis-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture
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Hélène Vallet, Alice Breining, Yannick Le Manach, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Anthony Mézière, Mathieu Raux, Marc Verny, Bruno Riou, Frédéric Khiami, Jacques Boddaert
Perioperative myocardial infarction remains a life-threatening complication in noncardiac surgery and even an isolated troponin rise (ITR) is associated with significant mortality. Our aim was to assess the prognostic value of ITR in elderly patients with hip fracture.In this cohort study, all patients admitted between 2009 and 2013 in our dedicated geriatric postoperative unit after hip fracture surgery with a cardiac troponin I determination were included and divided into Control, ITR, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) groups...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188962/impact-of-poor-sleep-quality-and-physical-inactivity-on-cognitive-function-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Sho Nakakubo, Hyuma Makizako, Takehiko Doi, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Sangyoon Lee, Sungchul Lee, Ryo Hotta, Seongryu Bae, Takao Suzuki, Hiroyuki Shimada
AIM: The purpose of the present study was to examine whether the combination of subjective sleep quality and physical activity is associated with cognitive performance among community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional data on 5381 older adults who participated in part of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology - Study of Geriatric Syndromes were analyzed. We assessed general cognitive impairment using the Mini-Mental State Examination, and also assessed story memory, attention, executive function and processing speed using the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology Functional Assessment Tool...
February 11, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188667/chronic-condition-as-a-mediator-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-cognition-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-the-moderating-role-of-sex
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Hui Foh Foong, Tengku Aizan Hamid, Rahimah Ibrahim, Sharifah Azizah Haron, Suzana Shahar
AIM: Metabolic syndrome and chronic conditions are significant predictors of cognition; however, few studies have examined how they work together in predicting cognition in old age. Therefore, the present study examines whether a chronic condition mediates the association between metabolic syndrome and cognition. In addition, it discusses the moderating role of sex in the relationships between metabolic syndrome, chronic conditions and cognition. METHODS: Secondary analysis was carried out of data from the Malaysian national survey that involved 2322 community residents aged 60 years or older in Peninsular Malaysia...
February 11, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188187/electronic-rapid-fitness-assessment-a-novel-tool-for-preoperative-evaluation-of-the-geriatric-oncology-patient
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Armin Shahrokni, Amy Tin, Robert J Downey, Vivian Strong, Sanam Mahmoudzadeh, Manpreet K Boparai, Sincere McMillan, Andrew Vickers, Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki
Background: The American College of Surgeons and American Geriatrics Society recommend performing a geriatric assessment (GA) in the preoperative evaluation of older patients. To address this, we developed an electronic GA, the Electronic Rapid Fitness Assessment (eRFA). We reviewed the feasibility and clinical utility of the eRFA in the preoperative evaluation of geriatric patients. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of our experience using the eRFA in the preoperative assessment of geriatric patients...
February 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183454/frailty-and-nutrition-from-epidemiological-and-clinical-evidence-to-potential-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Mary Yannakoulia, Eva Ntanasi, Costas A Anastasiou, Nikolaos Scarmeas
Frailty is a geriatric condition characterized by unintentional weight loss, low muscle strength, feeling of exhaustion, reduced physical activity capacity and slow walking speed. Theoretically, nutrition is a factor closely related to the frailty syndrome: all frailty criteria are more or less affected by poor eating habits, whereas frailty itself may have a negative effect on eating and, thus, on the nutritional status. Indeed, research data suggest an association between frailty and specific constituents of diet, namely protein and energy intake, as well as intakes of specific micronutrients...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183274/disability-in-long-term-care-residents-explained-by-prevalent-geriatric-syndromes-not-long-term-care-home-characteristics-a-cross-sectional-study
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Natasha E Lane, Walter P Wodchis, Cynthia M Boyd, Thérèse A Stukel
BACKGROUND: Self-care disability is dependence on others to conduct activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating and dressing. Among long-term care residents, self-care disability lowers quality of life and increases health care costs. Understanding the correlates of self-care disability in this population is critical to guide clinical care and ongoing research in Geriatrics. This study examines which resident geriatric syndromes and chronic conditions are associated with residents' self-care disability and whether these relationships vary across strata of age, sex and cognitive status...
February 10, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182802/the-association-of-geriatric-syndromes-with-hospital-outcomes
#18
Roman Romero-Ortuno, Duncan R Forsyth, Kathryn Jane Wilson, Ewen Cameron, Stephen Wallis, Richard Biram, Victoria Keevil
BACKGROUND: Frailty, history of dementia (HoD), and acute confusional states (ACS) are common in older patients admitted to hospital. OBJECTIVE: To study the association of frailty (≥6 points in the Clinical Frailty Scale [CFS]), HoD, and ACS with hospital outcomes, controlling for age, gender, acute illness severity (measured by a Modified Early Warning Score in the emergency department), comorbidity (Charlson Comorbidity Index), and discharging specialty (general medicine, geriatric medicine, surgery)...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159059/the-association-between-anorexia-of-aging-and-physical-frailty-results-from-the-national-center-for-geriatrics-and-gerontology-s-study-of-geriatric-syndromes
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Kota Tsutsumimoto, Takehiko Doi, Hyuma Makizako, Ryo Hotta, Sho Nakakubo, Keitaro Makino, Takao Suzuki, Hiroyuki Shimada
OBJECTIVES: The present study examined the association between anorexia of aging and physical frailty among older people. STUDY DESIGN: An observational, cross-sectional cohort design was used with a sample of 4417 elderly Japanese citizens living in a community setting. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Frailty was operationalized as the following frailty components: slowness, weakness, exhaustion, low level of physical activity, and weight loss. Participants were grouped as non-frail, pre-frail, and frail, and categorized as anorexic or not using questionnaire cutoff scores...
March 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154941/the-association-between-sarcopenia-and-functional-outcomes-among-older-patients-with-hip-fracture-undergoing-in-hospital-rehabilitation
#20
F Landi, R Calvani, E Ortolani, S Salini, A M Martone, L Santoro, A Santoliquido, A Sisto, A Picca, E Marzetti
This study evaluates the prevalence of sarcopenia among older people admitted to a rehabilitation unit after hip fracture and the association between sarcopenia and functional outcomes. The results show that sarcopenia had a negative impact on functional recovery. The assessment of sarcopenia among older adults receiving rehabilitation programs is crucial. INTRODUCTION: Sarcopenia is a highly prevalent geriatric syndrome associated with adverse outcomes, including falls, disability, institutionalization, and mortality...
February 2, 2017: Osteoporosis International
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