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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533886/a-case-management-of-hypertension-in-the-elderly-in-sub-sahara-africa-lessons-from-granny
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Ahmadou Musa Jingi, Liliane Mfeukeu Kuate, Jean Jacques Noubiap
Management of chronic disease conditions in the elderly is challenging. They usually have many co-morbidities requiring multiple drug regimens, and memory or cognitive problems that can interfere with management. Also, they sometimes have a degree of social problems as they might often live alone, and thereby cater for their daily activities with minimal assistance. Multiple drug use combined with their fragile health predispose them to adverse drug reactions, drug-drug interactions, and direct drug toxicity from overdosing...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528999/clinical-management-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-adults-systemic-review-on-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Lucia De Franceschi, Achille Iolascon, Ali Taher, Maria Domenica Cappellini
Global burden disease studies point out that one of the top cause-specific anemias is iron deficiency (ID). Recent advances in knowledge of iron homeostasis have shown that fragile patients are a new target population in which the correction of ID might impact their morbidity, mortality and quality of life. We did a systematic review using specific search strategy, carried out the review of PubMed database, Cochrane Database of systemic reviews and international guidelines on diagnosis and clinical management of ID from 2010 to 2016...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510786/the-impact-of-frailty-on-noninvasive-mechanical-ventilation-in-elderly-medical-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Iskender Kara, F Yildirim, A Zerman, Z Gullu, N Boyaci, B B Aydogan, U Gaygisiz, K Gonderen, G Arik, M Turkoglu, M Aydogdu, G Aygencel, Z Ulger, G Gursel
AIM: Many factors affecting noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in critically ill patients have been reported in the literature, but there is no study about the effect of frailty. With this study, the frailty prevalence was evaluated with two different frailty scores among the NIV population of a medical intensive care unit (ICU). Besides, the impact of frailty on NIV success and mortality and its association with NIV application problems were evaluated. METHOD: A prospective observational cohort study was performed on patients who were over 50 years of age and assigned to NIV due to hypercapnic respiratory failure...
May 16, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492999/physical-activity-improves-cognition-possible-explanations
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REVIEW
Blanka Koščak Tivadar
Good cognitive abilities (CA) enable autonomy, improve social inclusion and act preventively. Regular physical activity (PA) reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) and, at the same time, it reduces the decline of CA and stimulates neurogenesis. So PA in connection with cognitive training, nutrition and social interaction has a positive effect on general CA and the central nervous system, the central executor, memory and attention, and reduces the likelihood of developing dementia. Our objective was to examine which sort and intensity of PA is preferred...
May 10, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492763/sociodemographic-and-health-factors-associated-with-mortality-in-community-dwelling-elderly
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Flávia Silva Arbex Borim, Priscila Maria Stolses Bergamo Francisco, Anita Liberalesso Neri
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to identify factors associated with mortality, with emphasis on gender and age differences. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study, which uses data from the FIBRA-2008-2009 network in Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil, with information on non-institutionalized residents of the urban area and the Mortality Information System. The dependent variable has been death, in 2013. The associations have been tested by odds ratio (OR) and their 95% confidence intervals, and the analyses have been conducted using the program Stata 12...
May 4, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492520/an-ecologically-controlled-exoskeleton-can-improve-balance-recovery-after-slippage
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V Monaco, P Tropea, F Aprigliano, D Martelli, A Parri, M Cortese, R Molino-Lova, N Vitiello, S Micera
The evolution to bipedalism forced humans to develop suitable strategies for dynamically controlling their balance, ensuring stability, and preventing falling. The natural aging process and traumatic events such as lower-limb loss can alter the human ability to control stability significantly increasing the risk of fall and reducing the overall autonomy. Accordingly, there is an urgent need, from both end-users and society, for novel solutions that can counteract the lack of balance, thus preventing falls among older and fragile citizens...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477106/sarcopenia-in-gastric-cancer-when-the-loss-costs-too-much
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REVIEW
Elena Ongaro, Vanessa Buoro, Marika Cinausero, Riccardo Caccialanza, Annalisa Turri, Valentina Fanotto, Debora Basile, Maria Grazia Vitale, Paola Ermacora, Giovanni Gerardo Cardellino, Laura Nicoletti, Lorenzo Fornaro, Andrea Casadei-Gardini, Giuseppe Aprile
Sarcopenia is a complex syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Malignancy is a major determinant of sarcopenia, and gastric cancer (GC) is among the most common causes of this phenomenon. As sarcopenia is a well-recognized poor prognostic feature in GC and has been associated with worse tolerance of surgical and medical treatments, members of the multidisciplinary team should be aware of the clinical relevance, pathogenic mechanisms, and potential treatments for this syndrome...
May 5, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448971/pre-esrd-dementia-and-post-esrd-mortality-in-a-large-cohort-of-incident-dialysis-patients
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Miklos Z Molnar, Keiichi Sumida, Abduzhappar Gaipov, Praveen K Potukuchi, Tibor Fülöp, Kiran Joglekar, Jun Ling Lu, Elani Streja, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Conservative management may be a desirable option for elderly, fragile, or demented patients who reach end-stage renal disease (ESRD), yet some patients with dementia are placed on renal replacement therapy nonetheless. METHODS: From a nationwide cohort of 45,076 US veterans who transitioned to ESRD over 4 contemporary years (October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2011), we identified 1,336 (3.0%) patients with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code-based dementia diagnosis during the prelude (predialysis) period...
April 28, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427176/metronomic-regimen-as-an-effective-treatment-for-aggressive-t-lgl-leukemia-with-central-nervous-system-infiltration-clinical-experience-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Yun Liu, Lei Fan, Huihui Zhao, Wei Xu, Jianyong Li
A 71-year-old man was diagnosed with T-Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia, which usually represents a relatively indolent clinical course. While the clinical manifestation of this patient we report herein was aggressive with lasting fever, splenomegaly and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). T-cell immunophenotype was CD3+CD4-CD8-CD5-CD7-TCRαβ+. After comprehensive evaluation, an adjusted chemotherapy regimen CEOP (cyclophosphamide, vincristine, etoposide, prednisone) with etoposide, a potential effective regimen for HLH was administrated to the patient...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377983/variability-of-in-vivo-linear-microcrack-accumulation-in-the-cortex-of-elderly-human-ribs
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Amanda M Agnew, Victoria M Dominguez, Paul W Sciulli, Sam D Stout
Excessive accumulation of microdamage in the skeleton in vivo is believed to contribute to fragility and risk of fracture, particularly in the elderly. Current knowledge of how much in vivo damage accrual varies between individuals, if at all, is lacking. In this study, paired sixth ribs from five male and five female elderly individuals (76-92 years, mean age = 84.7 years) were examined using en bloc staining and fluorescent microcopy to quantify linear microcracks present at the time of death (i.e. in vivo microdamage)...
June 2017: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369069/the-empowerment-of-elderly-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-managing-life-with-the-disease
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Zahra Fotokian, Farahnaz Mohammadi Shahboulaghi, Masoud Fallahi-Khoshknab, Ali Pourhabib
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious health problem that has significant effects on the life status of elderly persons. Use of the empowerment approach is necessary for health promotion in older people with COPD, but little attention has so far been paid to all the dimensions of empowerment in the management of COPD, which would provide useful knowledge regarding elders with COPD. This article reports on a study exploring people's experiences of the empowerment of older people with COPD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342195/a-simple-self-diagnosis-tool-to-assess-the-prevalence-of-dermatoporosis-in-france
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J-H Saurat, V Mengeaud, V Georgescu, C Coutanceau, K Ezzedine, C Taïeb
IMPORTANCE: The term dermatoporosis has been proposed to describe clinical signs and functional consequences of age-related extreme skin fragility. OBJECTIVE: To create a simple dermatoporosis self-diagnosis tool (IDA: Index Dermatoporosis Assessment) and to use this tool to estimate the prevalence of dermatoporosis in France. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A specific dermatoporosis questionnaire was developed with the help of senior dermatologists and survey experts...
March 25, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295976/insulin-like-growth-factor-1-deficiency-exacerbates-hypertension-induced-cerebral-microhemorrhages-in-mice-mimicking-the-aging-phenotype
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Stefano Tarantini, Noa M Valcarcel-Ares, Andriy Yabluchanskiy, Zsolt Springo, Gabor A Fulop, Nicole Ashpole, Tripti Gautam, Cory B Giles, Jonathan D Wren, William E Sonntag, Anna Csiszar, Zoltan Ungvari
Clinical and experimental studies show that aging exacerbates hypertension-induced cerebral microhemorrhages (CMHs), which progressively impair neuronal function. There is growing evidence that aging promotes insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) deficiency, which compromises multiple aspects of cerebromicrovascular and brain health. To determine the role of IGF-1 deficiency in the pathogenesis of CMHs, we induced hypertension in mice with liver-specific knockdown of IGF-1 (Igf1(f/f)  + TBG-Cre-AAV8) and control mice by angiotensin II plus l-NAME treatment...
June 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274010/radiological-outcomes-of-distal-radius-fractures-managed-with-2-7mm-volar-locking-plate-fixation-a-retrospective-analysis
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Prem Kotian, Srikanth Mudiganty, Rajendra Annappa, Jose Austine
INTRODUCTION: Distal radius fractures accounts for around 15% of all fractures diagnosed and treated in the emergency rooms. These fractures usually result secondary to high velocity injury such as a motor vehicle accident or fall on an out stretched hand. In the elderly, it is a common fragility fracture. Volar Locking Compression Plates (LCP) is effective devices for fixation of the distal radius fractures. There is a lacuna with regard to literature on the 2.7 mm volar LCP and the current study retrospectively assesses the postoperative radiological outcomes...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244775/a-new-fructose-free-resistant-starch-type-iv-enriched-enteral-formula-improves-glycaemic-control-and-cardiovascular-risk-biomarkers-when-administered-for-six-weeks-to-elderly-diabetic-patients
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María Dolores Mesa García, Cruz Erika García-Rodríguez, María de la Cruz Rico, Concepción María Aguilera, Milagros Pérez-Rodríguez, Antonio Jesús Pérez-de-la-Cruz, Ángel Gil
BACKGROUND: Reducing the dietary glycaemic response has been proposed as a way to reduce the risk of diabetes complications. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the glycaemic control and cardiovascular risk biomarkers in fragile, elderly type 2 diabetes patients after the intake of a new fructose-free diabetes-specific formula enriched with resistant-starch type IV and high in monounsaturated fatty acids. METHODS: Forty-one type 2 diabetes patients aged 78...
February 1, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199291/distal-radius-fractures-in-the-elderly
#16
L Scott Levin, Joshua C Rozell, Nicholas Pulos
Distal radius fractures are common in elderly patients, and the incidence continues to increase as the population ages. The goal of treatment is to provide a painless extremity with good function. In surgical decision making, special attention should be given to the patient's bone quality and functional activity level. Most of these fractures can be treated nonsurgically, and careful closed reduction should aim for maintenance of anatomic alignment with a focus on protecting fragile soft tissues. Locked plating is typically used for fracture management when surgical fixation is appropriate...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198967/fall-and-its-association-with-the-frailty-syndrome-in-the-elderly-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Jack Roberto Silva Fhon, Rosalina Aparecida Partezani Rodrigues, Wilmer Fuentes Neira, Violeta Magdalena Rojas Huayta, Maria Lucia do Carmo Cruz Robazzi
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the prevalence of falls and frailty syndrome and the association between these two syndromes in the elderly population. METHOD: Systematic review, without restriction of dates, in English, Portuguese and Spanish languages, in the databases PubMed, CINAHL, LILACS and in the SciElo virtual library. The association between both variables was extracted from the studies (Odds Ratio and 95% Confidence Intervals). RESULTS: The review included 19 studies published between 2001 and 2015...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186870/total-hip-arthroplasty-via-the-direct-anterior-approach-with-kerboull-type-acetabular-reinforcement-device-for-an-elderly-female-with-factor-xi-deficiency
#18
Kei Sano, Yasuhiro Homma, Tomonori Baba, Jun Ando, Mikio Matsumoto, Hideo Kobayashi, Takahito Yuasa, Kazuo Kaneko
We present a case of successful and uncomplicated total hip arthroplasty with an acetabular reinforcement device in an elderly patient with hip osteoarthritis already diagnosed with factor XI deficiency, which is a very rare bleeding disorder and at high risk of post-operative haemorrhage, and it poses a substantial challenge to surgeons as a consequence of the specific risks of infection and fixation failure. Moreover, bone fragility in elderly patient increases potential risk of adverse event. Fresh frozen plasma was used to supplement factor XI activity...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156156/hyperglycemia-and-hypoglycemia-in-patients-with-diabetes-in-skilled-nursing-facilities
#19
Rushad Patell, Denis Nigmatoulline, James Bena, Do Gyun Kim, Barbara Messinger-Rapport, M Cecilia Lansang
OBJECTIVE: Endocrinologists are faced with a growing elderly patient population with diabetes mellitus (DM), some of whom are in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Efforts at managing their DM is hampered by concerns for hypoglycemia. This study aimed to determine the frequency of hypo- and hyperglycemia in SNFs, and associated factors. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of 200 consecutive residents admitted to two SNFs in the Cleveland area in 2014 with documented DM, aged ≥65 years...
April 2, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126268/-colorectal-cancer-in-the-elderly-surgical-treatment-chemotherapy-and-contribution-from-geriatrics
#20
Pilar Sáez-López, Elena Filipovich Vegas, Javier Martinez Peromingo, Sonia Jimenez Mola
Age is the biggest risk factor for colorectal cancer, with 70% of the cases in patients over 70 years old. For this reason, a review is presented on the surgical treatment and chemotherapy of cancer of colon and rectum in the elderly. A search was performed in PubMed, including words such as elderly, surgery, colorectal cancer, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and oncogeriatrics, and review articles and originals on treatment of colorectal cancer in the elderly were selected. A narrative form was developed from the latest evidence with the results obtained on the treatment of this pathology...
January 24, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
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