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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331248/prevalence-and-predictors-of-depression-in-community-dwelling-elderly-in-rural-haryana-india
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Manju Pilania, Mohan Bairwa, Hitesh Khurana, Neelam Kumar
BACKGROUND: Depression in the elderly has been emerged as a serious public health challenge in the developing countries. Elderly population with depression is on rise in India, but is not adequately addressed. This study was planned to ascertain the prevalence of depression among elderly in a rural population of Haryana and assess its socio-demographic correlates. METHODS: This study was a community based, cross sectional study, which was conducted in Community Health Centre (CHC), Chiri of Rohtak district (Haryana, India)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330452/a-structure-process-and-outcome-evaluation-of-the-geriatric-emergency-department-intervention-model-of-care-a-study-protocol
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Elizabeth Marsden, Andrea Taylor, Marianne Wallis, Alison Craswell, Marc Broadbent, Adrian Barnett, Kim-Huong Nguyen, Julia Crilly, Colleen Johnston, Amanda Glenwright
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments are chaotic environments in which complex, frail older persons living in the community and residential aged care facilities are sometimes subjected to prolonged emergency department lengths of stay, excessive tests and iatrogenic complications. Given the ageing population, the importance of providing appropriate, quality health care in the emergency department for this cohort is paramount. One possible solution, a nurse-led, physician-championed, emergency department gerontological intervention team, which provides frontload assessment, early collateral communication and appropriate discharge planning, has been developed...
March 23, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325586/-prognostic-indices-for-older-adults-during-the-year-following-hospitalization-in-an-acute-medical-ward-an-update
#3
Josephine Thomazeau, Samantha Huo Yung Kai, Yves Rolland, Sandrine Sourdet, Nicolas Saffon, Fati Nourhashemi
CONTEXT: As population grow older, chronic diseases are more prevalent. It leads to an increase of hospitalization for acute decompensation, sometimes iterative. Management of these patients is not always clear, and care provided is not always proportional to life expectancy. Making decisions in acute situations is not easy. OBJECTIVE: This review aims to list and describe mortality scores within a year following hospitalization of patients of 65 years or older...
March 18, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302750/the-clinical-frailty-scale-upgrade-your-eyeball-test
#4
Jonathan Afilalo
With the emergence of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as a therapeutic option to treat high-risk older adults suffering from aortic stenosis, the geriatric concept of frailty has assumed mainstream relevance for cardiovascular practitioners. We have eagerly adopted tools to objectify the definition of frailty and accordingly discern good and bad candidates among a pool of complex octogenarians with multiple chronic conditions - a daunting yet mission-critical task. Initial studies published during the first half of this decade revealed that frailty status was one of the top predictors of mid-term mortality and incident disability after TAVR1, leading to its integration in clinical care pathways and predictive risk models...
March 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302066/geriatric-support-in-the-emergency-department-a-national-survey-in-belgium
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Els Devriendt, Isabelle De Brauwer, Lies Vandersaenen, Pieter Heeren, Simon Conroy, Benoit Boland, Johan Flamaing, Marc Sabbe, Koen Milisen
BACKGROUND: Older people in the emergency department (ED) represent a growing population and increasing proportion of the workload in the ED. This study investigated the support for frail older people in the ED, by exploring the collaboration between the geriatric services (GS) and the EDs in Belgian hospitals. METHODS: An electronic cross-sectional survey in all Belgian hospitals with an ED (n = 100) about care aspects, collaboration, education and infrastructure for older patients in the ED was collected...
March 16, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279073/end-of-life-care-and-discussions-in-japanese-geriatric-health-service-facilities
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Asako Kanoh, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Shoji Yokoya
BACKGROUND: Geriatric health service facilities (GHSFs) play important roles as intermediate care facilities for elderly individuals temporarily when they need rehabilitation before returning home. However, the number of residents spending their end-of-life (EOL) period in such facilities is increasing. To improve the quality of EOL care, end-of-life discussions (EOLDs) are recommended by some guidelines and studies. AIM: This study aimed to clarify the current practice of EOL care and EOLDs in GHSFs in Japan...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266338/vocally-disruptive-behaviors-management-in-older-people-with-dementia
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Caroline Berastegui, Emmanuel Monfort, Bertrand Boudin
Although shouting is a common psycho-behavioral symptom in geriatric institutions, the question of its assessment and treatment remains seldom studied and has rarely been the subject of specific recommendations. The combination of the focus group method and brainstorming has emerged as a methodology both relevant and feasible in geriatric facility to identify the coping strategies used by professionals and generalize guidelines for clinical observation and vocally disruptive behaviors management (shouting)...
March 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263363/changes-in-emergency-department-geriatric-services-in-quebec-and-correlates-of-these-changes
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Jane McCusker, Alain Vadeboncoeur, Sylvie Cossette, Nathalie Veillette, Francine Ducharme, Thien Tuong Minh Vu, Antonio Ciampi, Deniz Cetin-Sahin, Eric Belzile
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To describe changes in geriatric emergency department (ED) services from 2006 (T1) to 2013/14 (T2), associated factors, and outcomes. DESIGN: Two-wave survey design. SETTING: Province of Quebec, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Lead nurses and physicians at 57 EDs that participated in both the T1 and T2 surveys. INTERVENTION: Changes over time in ED geriatric services, observed naturalistically...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255514/initial-preoperative-management-of-geriatric-hip-fractures
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REVIEW
Tochukwu C Ikpeze, Stephen Mohney, John C Elfar
Hip fractures are a common emergency among the geriatric population and often requires immediate hospitalization for proper assessment. More than 90% of the time, hip fractures are suffered by individuals older than 65 and are usually precipitated predominantly by falls. Current studies show that the average individual over 65 years falls at least once a year, and roughly 1 out of every 4 of these individuals succumb to their injuries just 12 months following surgical treatment. Moreover, timely treatment and management of these hip fractures have shown to decrease mortality by reducing cardiopulmonary and venous thromboembolic complications that often accompany hip surgeries...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250901/over-the-scope-clip-closure-of-long-lasting-gastrocutaneous-fistula-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tube-removal-in-immunocompromised-patients-a-single-center-case-series
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Henriette Heinrich, Christoph Gubler, Piero V Valli
Over-the-scope-clips (OTSC(®)) have been shown to be an effective and safe endoscopic treatment option for the closure of gastrointestinal perforations, leakages and fistulae. Indications for endoscopic OTSC(®) treatment have grown in number and also include gastro cutaneous fistula (GCF) after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube removal. Non-healing GCF is a rare complication after removal of PEG tubes and may especially develop in immunosuppressed patients with multiple comorbidities. There is growing evidence in the literature that OTSC(®) closure of GCF after PEG tube removal is emerging as an effective, simple and safe endoscopic treatment option...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247480/apathy-dimensions-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ratko Radakovic, Richard Davenport, John M Starr, Sharon Abrahams
OBJECTIVE: Apathy is a prominent and disabling symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD) and is a multidimensional behaviour, but which dimensions are specifically affected is unclear. Therefore, the aim of this preliminary study was to determine the psychometric properties of the Dimensional Apathy Scale (DAS) and explore the multidimensional profile of apathy in PD patients. METHODS: Thirty-four PD patients, with 30 of their informants/carers, and 34 healthy controls, with 30 of their informants, completed the DAS, Apathy Evaluation Scale and the Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245638/impact-of-age-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-on-dna-damage-responses-in-uv-irradiated-human-skin
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REVIEW
Michael G Kemp, Dan F Spandau, Jeffrey B Travers
The growing incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) necessitates a thorough understanding of its primary risk factors, which include exposure to ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths of sunlight and age. Whereas UV radiation (UVR) has long been known to generate photoproducts in genomic DNA that promote genetic mutations that drive skin carcinogenesis, the mechanism by which age contributes to disease pathogenesis is less understood and has not been sufficiently studied. In this review, we highlight studies that have considered age as a variable in examining DNA damage responses in UV-irradiated skin and then discuss emerging evidence that the reduced production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) by senescent fibroblasts in the dermis of geriatric skin creates an environment that negatively impacts how epidermal keratinocytes respond to UVR-induced DNA damage...
February 26, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223787/comparing-the-predictive-accuracy-of-frailty-comorbidity-and-disability-for-mortality-a-1-year-follow-up-in-patients-hospitalized-in-geriatric-wards
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Martin Ritt, Julia Isabel Ritt, Cornel Christian Sieber, Karl-Günter Gaßmann
BACKGROUND: Studies evaluating and comparing the power of frailty, comorbidity, and disability instruments, together and in parallel, for predicting mortality are limited. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate and compare the measures of frailty, comorbidity, and disability in predicting 1-year mortality in geriatric inpatients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PATIENTS AND SETTING: A total of 307 inpatients aged ≥65 years in geriatric wards of a general hospital participated in the study...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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...
March 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217838/the-experiences-of-people-with-dementia-and-their-carers-participating-in-individual-cognitive-stimulation-therapy
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Phuong Leung, Lauren Yates, Vasiliki Orgeta, Fara Hamidi, Martin Orrell
BACKGROUND: The carer-delivered individual cognitive stimulation therapy (iCST) was developed to improve cognition and quality of life of people with dementia. This study aims to explore people with dementia and family carers' concepts of mental stimulation and experiences of participating in the iCST intervention. METHODS: A sub-sample of 23 dyads of people with dementia and their family carers who completed the iCST intervention took part in semi-structured in-depth interviews...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196947/cohort-profile-the-welsh-geriatric-registrar-led-research-network-wegen-rationale-design-and-description
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Benjamin Jelley, Sara Long, John Butler, Jonathan Hewitt
PURPOSE: Medical trainees are required to undertake audit and quality improvement projects. They must also have an understanding of the principles of research and are encouraged to participate in research projects. However, the constraints of time, a lack of formal training and rotation between different training posts create barriers to audit cycle completion and pursuing research. This leads to trainees being reluctant to undertake research, facilitates poor quality research and risks incomplete audit...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196486/integrated-care-at-home-reduces-unnecessary-hospitalizations-of-community-dwelling-frail-older-adults-a-prospective-controlled-trial
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Laura Di Pollina, Idris Guessous, Véronique Petoud, Christophe Combescure, Bertrand Buchs, Philippe Schaller, Michel Kossovsky, Jean-Michel Gaspoz
BACKGROUND: Care of frail and dependent older adults with multiple chronic conditions is a major challenge for health care systems. The study objective was to test the efficacy of providing integrated care at home to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, emergency room visits, institutionalization, and mortality in community dwelling frail and dependent older adults. METHODS: A prospective controlled trial was conducted, in real-life clinical practice settings, in a suburban region in Geneva, Switzerland, served by two home visiting nursing service centers...
February 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187736/thrombocytopenia-on-the-first-day-of-emergency-department-visit-predicts-higher-risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-among-elderly-patients
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Chia-Ter Chao, Hung-Bin Tsai, Chih-Kang Chiang, Jenq-Wen Huang
BACKGROUND: Few studies have addressed risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) in geriatric patients. We investigated whether thrombocytopenia was a risk factor for AKI in geriatric patients with medical illnesses. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted, by recruiting elderly (≥65 years) patients who visited the emergency department (ED) for medical illnesses during 2014. They all received hemogram for platelet count determination, and were stratified according to the presence of thrombocytopenia (platelets, <150 K/μL) during their initial ED evaluation...
February 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186638/psychotherapy-utilization-and-retention-in-a-national-sample-of-veterans-with-ptsd
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Jennifer M Doran, Robert H Pietrzak, Rani Hoff, Ilan Harpaz-Rotem
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the demographic, diagnostic, and military variables associated with psychotherapy utilization and retention in a national Veteran sample. METHOD: A large administrative VA dataset (142,620 Veterans) was utilized. Logistic regression was used to determine predictors of psychotherapy utilization and retention. RESULTS: Female gender was associat ed with increased psychotherapy utilization and retention. Geriatric age was associated with less retention in individual psychotherapy...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183322/impact-of-a-pharmacist-led-medication-review-on-hospital-readmission-in-a-pediatric-and-elderly-population-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-open-label-controlled-trial
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Pierre Renaudin, Karine Baumstarck, Aurélie Daumas, Marie-Anne Esteve, Stéphane Gayet, Pascal Auquier, Michel Tsimaratos, Patrick Villani, Stéphane Honore
BACKGROUND: Early hospital readmission of patients after discharge is a public health problem. One major cause of hospital readmission is dysfunctions in integrated pathways between community and hospital care that can cause adverse drug events. Furthermore, the French ENEIS 2 study showed that 1.3% of hospital stays originated from serious adverse drug events in 2009. Pharmacy-led medication reviews at hospital transitions are an effective means of decreasing medication discrepancies when conducted at admission or discharge...
February 9, 2017: Trials
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