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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442538/serum-cystatin-c-level-is-associated-with-locomotive-syndrome-risk-and-can-be-an-early-predictor-in-community-living-people-the-yakumo-study
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Satoshi Tanaka, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Masayoshi Morozumi, Masaaki Machino, Kyotaro Ota, Taisuke Seki, Koji Suzuki, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro, Yukiharu Hasegawa, Shiro Imagama
OBJECTIVES: The locomotive syndrome (LS) risk has been recently proposed as a criterion for evaluating physical ability. Serum cystatin C level is an early renal function marker and a cardiovascular disease predictor. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between serum cystatin C level and LS risk. METHODS: We enrolled 54 participants and conducted the two-step test, stand-up test, 25-question geriatric locomotive function scale, LS risk test, Timed Up and Go test, back muscle strength, grip strength, blood test, and serum cystatin C level measurement...
February 14, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440878/functionality-and-outcome-in-older-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-foopas-an-interdisciplinary-study-concept-for-a-prospective-trial
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Ferdinand Vogt, Susanne Wicklein, Markus Gosch, Jürgen Jessl, Wolfgang Hitzl, Theodor Fischlein, Matthias Pauschinger, Steffen Pfeiffer, Dennis Eckner
Background: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that can influence mortality and functional recovery after treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS). The integration of standardized geriatric assessment (GA) in clinical practice is limited by a lack of consensus on how to measure it. Objectives: This study aims to compare the incremental predictive value of different frailty scales to predict the outcomes following surgical aortic valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, and conservative treatment of severe AS...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417723/health-status-of-older-adults-living-in-the-community-in-japan-recent-changes-and-significance-in-the-super-aged-society
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REVIEW
Takao Suzuki
As of 2017, the total Japanese population was 126.7 million, which included 35 million who were aged ≥65 years (27.6%) and 17.3 million aged ≥75 years (13.7%). From now, the old-old aged ≥75 years will increase rapidly in Japan compared with the young-old aged 65-74 years. The characteristics of the old-old include deterioration of activities of daily living (ADL) functions and an increase of chronic diseases, which are unavoidable consequences of advanced age. In the present review article, secular changes of the health status and functional capacity of older people living in communities are described based on representative longitudinal studies on aging in Japan...
February 8, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411194/sarcopenia
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REVIEW
Karsten Keller
Sarcopenia is a very common, but frequently overlooked and undertreated geriatric syndrome comprising pronounced muscle mass and strength/performance loss. Estimated prevalence is between 5 and 40% in the general population, accompanied by an exponential incline with increasing age. Sarcopenia is connected to atrophy and loss of muscle fibers and motor units, affecting primarily the fast-twitch muscle fibers und their motor units. Fast-twitch muscle fibers seem to be more prone to failure of function and loss over time...
February 6, 2018: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404173/results-of-polysomnographies-and-treatment-strategies-in-elderly-patients-with-symptoms-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Baran Balcan, Aylin Özsancak Uğurlu
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we evaluated data regarding the management of geriatric patients with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (age, >65 years) who were admitted to our sleep clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Symptoms and sleep data of the patients were retrospectively evaluated, and the patients were reevaluated after treatment. RESULTS: A total of 85 patients with a median age of 69 years were included. Snoring and fatigue were the most common symptoms...
October 2017: Turkish Thoracic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392076/the-study-of-rhabdomyolysis-in-the-elderly-an-epidemiological-study-and-single-center-experience
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Supakanya Wongrakpanich, Christos Kallis, Prithiv Prasad, Janani Rangaswami, Andrew Rosenzweig
Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome caused by injury to skeletal muscle. There is limited data of rhabdomyolysis in the elderly. The objective of this study is to investigate demographic data, etiologies, laboratory values, prognostic factors, and mortality of rhabdomyolysis in the geriatric population. A 4-years retrospective chart review study was conducted. Our inclusion criteria were age above 65 years and creatinine kinase level excess five times of normal upper limit. Among 167 patients, 47.3% were male. The median age at diagnosis was 80...
February 2018: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387461/hypertension-and-frailty-syndrome-in-old-age-current-perspectives
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Izabella Uchmanowicz, Anna Chudiak, Beata Jankowska-Polańska, Robbert Gobbens
Hypertension is both a health problem and a financial one globally. It affects nearly 30 % of the general population. Elderly people, aged ≥65 years, are a special group of hypertensive patients. In this group, the overall prevalence of the disease reaches 60 %, rising to 70 % in those aged ≥80 years. In the elderly population, isolated systolic hypertension is quite common. High systolic blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, cognitive impairment and kidney disease...
November 2017: Cardiac failure review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384724/update-on-mitochondria-and-muscle-aging-all-wrong-roads-lead-to-sarcopenia
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Anna Picca, Riccardo Calvani, Maurizio Bossola, Elena Allocca, Amerigo Menghi, Vito Pesce, Angela Maria Serena Lezza, Roberto Bernabei, Francesco Landi, Emanuele Marzetti
Sarcopenia is a well-known geriatric syndrome that has been endorsed over the years as a biomarker allowing for the discrimination, at a clinical level, of biological from chronological age. Multiple candidate mechanisms have been linked to muscle degeneration during sarcopenia. Among them, there is wide consensus on the central role played by the loss of mitochondrial integrity in myocytes, secondary to dysfunctional quality control mechanisms. Indeed, mitochondria establish direct or indirect contacts with other cellular components (e...
November 27, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383206/association-between-female-urinary-incontinence-and-geriatric-health-problems-results-from-korean-longitudinal-study-of-ageing-2006
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Kyungjin Sohn, Chang Ki Lee, Jinyoung Shin, Jungkwon Lee
Background: Urinary incontinence (UI) is highly prevalent in the aging population. UI is one of the most common geriatric syndromes and affects overall health, quality of life, and economical burden in patients. The aims of this study were to investigate the characteristics of patients with UI and to assess its association with other geriatric health problems. Methods: We used data from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing obtained in 2006. Among the 10,254 individuals aged 45 years and older, we analyzed data from 2,418 women aged 65 years and older...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374358/identifying-older-adults-at-risk-of-delirium-following-elective-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jennifer Watt, Andrea C Tricco, Catherine Talbot-Hamon, Ba' Pham, Patricia Rios, Agnes Grudniewicz, Camilla Wong, Douglas Sinclair, Sharon E Straus
BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium is a common preventable complication experienced by older adults undergoing elective surgery. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we identified prognostic factors associated with the risk of postoperative delirium among older adults undergoing elective surgery. METHODS: Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and AgeLine were searched for articles published between inception and April 21, 2016...
January 26, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373956/age-independency-of-mobility-decrease-assessed-using-the-locomotive-syndrome-risk-test-in-elderly-with-disability-a-cross-sectional-study
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Keiko Yamada, Shingo Muranaga, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Kozo Nakamura, Sakae Tanaka, Toru Ogata
BACKGROUND: Mobility decrease is reportedly age-dependent in community dwelling elderly, and a major factor of disability in the geriatric population. The purpose of this study is to examine whether mobility decrease, as assessed using a set of tests, is similarly age-dependent in elderly adults who already have disability. METHODS: One hundred thirty-five community-dwelling elderly (54 men, 81 women) with disability and 1469 independent community dwellers (1009 men, 460 women) were analyzed...
January 26, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347865/the-influence-of-multimorbidity-on-leading-causes-of-death-in-older-adults-with-cognitive-impairment
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Nicholas K Schiltz, David F Warner, Jiayang Sun, Kathleen A Smyth, Stefan Gravenstein, Kurt C Stange, Siran M Koroukian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship of leading causes of death with gradients of cognitive impairment and multimorbidity. METHOD: This is a population-based study using data from the linked 1992-2010 Health and Retirement Study and National Death Index ( n = 9,691). Multimorbidity is defined as a combination of chronic conditions, functional limitations, and geriatric syndromes. Regression trees and Random Forest identified which combinations of multimorbidity associated with causes of death...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Aging and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345741/geriatric-syndromes-dementia-subtypes-gizmo-idolatry
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Thomas E Finucane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340963/interactions-between-drugs-and-geriatric-syndromes-in-nursing-home-and-home-care-results-from-shelter-and-ibenc-projects
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Graziano Onder, Silvia Giovannini, Federica Sganga, Ester Manes-Gravina, Eva Topinkova, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Vjenka Garms-Homolová, Anja Declercq, Henriëtte G van der Roest, Pálmi V Jónsson, Hein van Hout, Roberto Bernabei
AIM: Drugs may interact with geriatric syndromes by playing a role in the continuation, recurrence or worsening of these conditions. Aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of interactions between drugs and three common geriatric syndromes (delirium, falls and urinary incontinence) among older adults in nursing home and home care in Europe. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional multicenter study among 4023 nursing home residents participating in the Services and Health for Elderly in Long-TERm care (Shelter) project and 1469 home care patients participating in the Identifying best practices for care-dependent elderly by Benchmarking Costs and outcomes of community care (IBenC) project...
January 16, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336006/the-place-of-frailty-and-vulnerability-in-the-surgical-risk-assessment-should-we-move-from-complexity-to-simplicity
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Mario Barbagallo, Ligia J Dominguez, Domenico Cucinotta
Due to aging of the world population, older patients accessing health services are becoming continuously more frequent. This has increased the interest in assessing frailty and vulnerability in all specialties and general medicine. Although the term frailty has been recognized for over 30 years, there is not yet a universally recognized definition, and different care providers assess frailty and vulnerability with dissimilar tools, from very complex to very simple validated scales. Being treated with respect and dignity at the right time and place is the key message, as well as after undergoing a global evaluation both in urgency/emergency and in programmed surgery for all older surgical patients...
January 15, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326085/frailty-and-leucocyte-count-are-predictors-of-all-cause-mortality-and-hospitalization-length-in-non-demented-institutionalized-older-women
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Julio Fernandez-Garrido, Vicente Ruiz-Ros, Rut Navarro-Martínez, Cristina Buigues, Mary Martínez-Martínez, Yolanda Verdejo, Laura Sanantonio-Camps, Mª Carmen Mascarós, Omar Cauli
Alteration in the immune system such as the number of white blood cells count (WBC) has been associated with frailty syndrome but their role in institutionalized older individuals have been rarely investigated. We evaluated the relationships between white blood cell subtypes, geriatric assessment, depression and frailty syndrome based on the criteria of physical phenotype. In particular, we aimed to analyze by a two-year follow-up and prospective study the predictive value of alterations in WBC, frailty and functional impairment in terms of hospitalizations and all-cause mortality in institutionalized older women...
January 8, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325567/identifying-older-adults-at-risk-of-harm-following-elective-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jennifer Watt, Andrea C Tricco, Catherine Talbot-Hamon, Ba' Pham, Patricia Rios, Agnes Grudniewicz, Camilla Wong, Douglas Sinclair, Sharon E Straus
BACKGROUND: Elective surgeries can be associated with significant harm to older adults. The present study aimed to identify the prognostic factors associated with the development of postoperative complications among older adults undergoing elective surgery. METHODS: Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and AgeLine were searched for articles published between inception and April 21, 2016. Prospective studies reporting prognostic factors associated with postoperative complications (composite outcome of medical and surgical complications), functional decline, mortality, post-hospitalization discharge destination, and prolonged hospitalization among older adults undergoing elective surgery were included...
January 12, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310151/re-stability-of-geriatric-syndromes-in-hospitalized-medicare-beneficiaries-discharged-to-skilled-nursing-facilities
#18
Tomas L Griebling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304202/-i-feel-worn-out-as-if-i-neglected-myself-older-patients-perspectives-on-post-hospital-symptoms-after-acute-hospitalization
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Rosanne van Seben, Lucienne A Reichardt, Dirk R Essink, Barbara C van Munster, Jos A Bosch, Bianca M Buurman
Background: The transition between hospital and home is a vulnerable period for acutely hospitalized older patients during which they are at increased risk for adverse health outcomes. Yet, studies describing experiences of a geriatric patient population postdischarge from a patient perspective are missing. Objective: To characterize patient experiences with recovering at home after acute hospitalization. Design and Methods: Qualitative semi-structured interviews, involving 20 recently discharged patients (age ≥ 70), were conducted...
January 3, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302797/proactive-care-of-older-people-undergoing-surgery
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Judith Partridge, Magda Sbai, Jugdeep Dhesi
The number of older patients undergoing surgery is increasing due to changing demographics, surgical and anaesthetic advances and shifts in patient expectations of healthcare. The benefits of surgery in older people are well documented and include symptom control and increased life expectancy. However, older surgical patients present not only with the index pathology requiring surgery but with concurrent age related physiological decline, multimorbidity and geriatric syndromes. These additional issues increase the risk of adverse postoperative outcome, in particular of postoperative medical and functional complications...
January 4, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
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