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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776756/sex-hormone-binding-globulin-is-a-biomarker-associated-with-nonvertebral-fracture-in-men-on-dialysis-therapy
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Jasna Aleksova, Phillip Wong, Robert McLachlan, Kay Weng Choy, Peter R Ebeling, Frances Milat, Grahame J Elder
Gonadal hormones impact bone health and higher values of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) have been independently associated with fracture risk in men without chronic kidney disease. People with chronic kidney disease have a greatly increased fracture risk, and gonadal dysfunction is common in men receiving dialysis treatment. Nevertheless, in these men the effect of gonadal steroids and SHBG on bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk is unknown. Here we investigate relationships between gonadal steroids, SHBG, BMD and fracture in men on long-term dialysis therapy, awaiting kidney or simultaneous pancreas kidney transplantation...
May 15, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775762/aortic-vascular-calcification-is-inversely-associated-with-the-trabecular-bone-score-in-patients-receiving-dialysis
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Jasna Aleksova, Samantha Kurniawan, Mirna Vucak-Dzumhur, Peter Kerr, Peter R Ebeling, Frances Milat, Grahame J Elder
INTRODUCTION: Progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) confers a marked increase in risk for vascular calcification, cardiovascular disease, fracture and mortality, with likely contributing factors including dysregulated bone metabolism and mineral homeostasis. In general population studies, increased vascular calcification is directly related to mortality and inversely related to bone mineral density (BMD) measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). In patients with CKD, abnormalities in turnover, mineralization and bone volume, reduce the ability of DXA to predict fracture...
May 15, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765209/using-the-frailty-assessment-for-care-planning-tool-fact-to-screen-elderly-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-for-frailty-the-nurse-experience
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Heather Moffatt, Paige Moorhouse, Laurie Mallery, David Landry, Karthik Tennankore
Purpose: Recent evidence supports the prognostic significance of frailty for functional decline and poor health outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease. Yet, despite the development of clinical tools to screen for frailty, little is known about the experiential impact of screening for frailty in this setting. The Frailty Assessment for Care Planning Tool (FACT) evaluates frailty across 4 domains: mobility, function, social circumstances, and cognition. The purpose of this qualitative study was as follows: 1) explore the nurse experience of screening for frailty using the FACT tool in a specialized outpatient renal clinic; 2) determine how, if at all, provider perceptions of frailty changed after implementation of the frailty screening tool; and 3) determine the perceived factors that influence uptake and administration of the FACT screening tool in a specialized clinical setting...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754908/an-operational-definition-of-shats-systemic-hemodynamic-atherosclerotic-syndrome-role-of-arterial-stiffness-and-blood-pressure-variability-in-elderly-hypertensive-subjects
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Angelo Scuteri, Valentina Rovella, Danilo Alunni Fegatelli, Manfredi Tesauro, Marco Gabriele, Nicola Di Daniele
BACKGROUND: CV risk exponentially increases as the number of damaged organs increases The Systemic Hemodynamic Atherosclerotic Syndrome (SHATS) represents a novel conceptualization of the CV continuum focusing on simultaneous multi-organ alteration. This is the first study operationally defining SHATS and aimed at identifying its determinants. METHODS: Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (echocardiography), Common Carotid Artery plaque and increased thickness (ultrasound), and Chronic Kidney Disease (estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) indexed selective target organ damage...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752657/increased-adiponectin-is-associated-with-cerebral-white-matter-lesions-in-the-elderly-with-cognitive-impairment
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Youshi Fujita, Takashi Toyomoto, Tomomi Sakoh-Goshima, Yutaka Kohno, Masafumi Okada, Tadanori Hamano, Yasunari Nakamoto
Adiponectin is an adipocyte-derived peptide that increases with age and is thought to protect against atherosclerotic vascular changes and organ damage. However, paradoxically, higher adiponectin levels are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular events and mortality. We investigated whether this adiponectin paradox occurs in elderly people with cognitive impairment. Fifty-two elderly participants with mild cognitive impairment or dementia (20 male and 32 female, aged 60-93 years, mean 80.0) were recruited...
May 11, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751840/prevalence-of-the-potentially-inappropriate-kampo-medications-to-be-used-with-caution-among-elderly-patients-taking-any-prescribed-kampo-medications-at-a-single-centre-in-japan-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Junpei Komagamine, Kazuhiko Hagane
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the prevalence and characteristics of potentially inappropriate Kampo medication use among elderly ambulatory patients taking any prescribed Kampo medications. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted using electronic medical records. All patients aged 65 years or older who continued visiting internal medicine physicians and were prescribed any Kampo medications from January 2015 to March 2015 were included...
May 11, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739707/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-increased-risk-of-all-cause-mortality-in-elderly-patients-admitted-for-acute-heart-failure
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Filippo Valbusa, Davide Agnoletti, Luca Scala, Cristina Grillo, Pietro Arduini, Stefano Bonapace, Stefano Calabria, Giuliana Scaturro, Alessandro Mantovani, Giacomo Zoppini, Emanuela Turcato, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Guido Arcaro, Giovanni Targher
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging risk factor for incident heart failure (HF). It is currently unknown whether NAFLD predicts all-cause mortality in patients admitted for acute HF. We aimed to assess whether NAFLD and its severity (diagnosed by ultrasonography and non-invasive fibrosis biomarkers) were associated with increased all-cause mortality in this particularly high-risk patient population. METHODS: We studied 264 elderly patients, who were consecutively admitted for acute HF to the hospital between years 2013 and 2015, after excluding those with acute myocardial infarction, severe valvular heart diseases, kidney failure, cancer, cirrhosis of any etiology or known chronic liver diseases...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736929/determinants-of-regret-in-elderly-dialysis-patients
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Edlyn Gui Fang Tan, Irene Teo, Eric A Finkelstein, Choong Meng Chan
BACKGROUND: In Singapore, most elderly end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients choose dialysis over palliative management. However, dialysis may not be the optimal treatment option given only moderate survival benefits and high costs and treatment burden compared to non-dialysis management. Elderly patients may therefore come to regret this decision. This study investigated (1) extent of patients' decision regret after starting dialysis, and (2) potentially modifiable predictors of regret: satisfaction with chronic kidney disease education, decisional conflict, and decision-making involvement...
May 7, 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720100/association-of-arterial-stiffness-and-central-hemodynamics-with-moderately-reduced-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-chinese-middle-aged-and-elderly-community-residents-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Shihui Fu, Yi Guo, Leiming Luo, Ping Ye
BACKGROUND: Kidney impairment constitutes severe risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and all-cause mortality, and early identification and prevention of kidney impairment is critical to effective management of prognostic risk in community residents. Previous studies have validated that carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) is a significant factor associated with chronic kidney disease. However, whether cfPWV is associated with moderately reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) remains unclear...
May 2, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705783/combination-therapy-of-inhaled-indacaterol-glycopyrronium-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-the-very-elderly-is-it-safe-an-electrocardiographic-evaluation
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Francesco Spannella, Federico Giulietti, Valentina Cesari, Antonio Francioso, Guido Cocci, Laura Landi, Francesca Elena Lombardi, Elisabetta Borioni, Beatrice Bernardi, Giulia Rosettani, Valentina Bordoni, Corrado Iacoacci, Piero Giordano, Riccardo Sarzani
Cardiovascular (CV) comorbidities in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, especially in old and very old subjects. The question if long-acting beta-agonist and long-acting muscarinic antagonist could be associated with the increased prevalence of CV-related adverse effects has puzzled, particularly in the past, specialists involved in the management of respiratory diseases. The safety of these compounds has scarcely been tested in patients aged ≥ 65 years with CV comorbidities, since randomized controlled trials rarely include this subpopulation...
2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694704/self-reported-snoring-is-associated-with-chronic-kidney-disease-independent-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-chinese
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Jun Song, Chuan Wang, Aixia Ma, Huizhen Zheng, Wenjian Zheng, Xinguo Hou, Cheng Hu, Li Chen, Weiping Jia
AIMS: To investigate the correlation between snoring and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and explore whether metabolic syndrome (MetS) plays an important role in this relationship among middle-aged and elderly Chinese. METHODS: The subjects included in this study were categorized into 3 subgroups based on self-reported snoring frequency (regularly [≥ 3 times per week], occasionally [between "regularly" and "never"] or never [< 1 time per month])...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682860/the-role-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-on-outcomes-of-ischaemic-stroke-patients
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Ahsan A Khan, Gregory Y H Lip
Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the western world. Approximately 85% of strokes are ischaemic, caused by vascular occlusion either due to acute thrombus or emboli often as a result of atrial fibrillation (AF). Other age dependent conditions such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus lead to impairment of renal function and development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Indeed, CKD is increasingly prevalent in the elderly population and is an independent predictor of stroke recurrence, mortality and poor clinical outcomes after acute ischaemic stroke (1)...
April 23, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670339/twenty-four-hour-systolic-blood-pressure-variability-and-renal-function-decline-in-elderly-male-hypertensive-patients-with-well-controlled-blood-pressure
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Xi Wang, Fan Wang, Minzhi Chen, Xiaona Wang, Jin Zheng, Aimei Qin
Purpose: Increased variability in blood pressure (BP) is known to be closely associated with the development, progression and severity of renal damage in patients with chronic kidney disease. However, little is known about the association of BP variability (BPV) with the decline of renal function in elderly hypertensive patients with well-controlled BP. We, therefore, aimed to investigate the association between BPV and glomerular filtration rate in hypertensive elderly (age >60 years) and very elderly (age >80 years) male patients with BP controlled within the normal range by antihypertensive therapy...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650358/prognostic-relevance-of-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimation-obtained-through-different-equations-in-hospitalized-elderly-patients
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Paolo Gallo, Antonio De Vincentis, Claudio Pedone, Alessandro Nobili, Mauro Tettamanti, Umberto Vespasiani Gentilucci, Antonio Picardi, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a predictor of important outcomes and its reduction has been associated with the risk of all-cause mortality in both general population and elderly patients. However while reduced renal function is common in older people, the best method for estimating GFR remains unclear, especially in an acute care setting. Most studies analyzing the accuracy of eGFR in the elderly were carried out in different heterogeneous settings. In this study, we compare the prognostic value of different formulas estimating GFR in predicting the risk of in-hospital morbidity and mortality within 3 months from discharge in elderly hospitalized patients...
April 9, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644067/a-scheme-based-on-icd-10-diagnoses-and-drug-prescriptions-to-stage-chronic-kidney-disease-severity-in-healthcare-administrative-records
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Leif Friberg, Alessandro Gasparini, Juan Jesus Carrero
Background: Information about renal function is important for drug safety studies using administrative health databases. However, serum creatinine values are seldom available in these registries. Our aim was to develop and test a simple scheme for stratification of renal function without access to laboratory test results. Methods: Our scheme uses registry data about diagnoses, contacts, dialysis and drug use. We validated the scheme in the Stockholm CREAtinine Measurements (SCREAM) project using information on approximately 1...
April 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626296/real-world-efficacy-and-safety-of-ledipasvir-and-sofosbuvir-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-infection-a-nationwide-multicenter-study-by-the-japanese-red-cross-liver-study-group
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Keiji Tsuji, Masayuki Kurosaki, Jun Itakura, Nami Mori, Shintaro Takaki, Chitomi Hasebe, Takehiro Akahane, Kouji Joko, Hitoshi Yagisawa, Jirou Takezawa, Ryou Nakata, Atsunori Kusakabe, Yuji Kojima, Hiroyuki Kimura, Takashi Tamada, Haruhiko Kobashi, Akeri Mitsuda, Masahiko Kondou, Chikara Ogawa, Yasushi Uchida, Tetsuro Sohda, Ryouichi Narita, Namiki Izumi
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe the real-world efficacy and safety of combination therapy with ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 (GT1) infection. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of a prospective, nationwide, multicenter registry included GT1-infected patients treated with LDV/SOF for 12 weeks. We assessed the rate of sustained virological response at 12 weeks post-treatment (SVR12), incidence of adverse events, and serum markers of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625779/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-may-predict-prognosis-in-older-adults-admitted-with-a-diagnosis-other-than-heart-failure
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S Di Marca, A Rando, E Cataudella, A Pulvirenti, S Alaimo, V Terranova, T Corriere, M Pisano, R Di Quattro, M L Ronsisvalle, C M Giraffa, M Giordano, B Stancanelli, L Malatino
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The diagnosis of heart failure (HF) in elderly patients is often difficult, due to overlap of typical signs and symptoms with those of comorbidities. B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) predicts diagnosis and prognosis of HF, but little is known on its predictive role of short-term prognosis when admission diagnosis is other than HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively recruited 404 consecutive patients (aged≥65 years) hospitalized in the Unit of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy, with an admission diagnosis other than HF...
March 2, 2018: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623673/the-relationship-between-age-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-undergoing-pancreatic-resection
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Derrick Antoniak, Chandrakanth Are, Chad Vokoun, Kaeli Samson, Lynette Smith, Jason Shiffermiller
BACKGROUND: Severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) predicts adverse outcomes in patients undergoing pancreatectomy, but the impact of milder CKD is unknown. Additionally, some authors have suggested that, due to physiologic changes of aging, CKD is over-diagnosed in patients above age 65. METHODS: Patients undergoing pancreatectomy for malignancy from 2005 to 2014 were identified from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Primary outcomes were all-cause mortality and major complication, defined as myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, stroke, venous thromboembolism, respiratory failure, deep surgical site infection, pneumonia, acute kidney injury, coma > 24 h, or re-operation occurring within 30 days of surgery...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608804/relationship-between-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphism-and-susceptibility-to-chronic-kidney-disease-and-periodontal-disease-in-community-dwelling-elderly
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A Yoshihara, N Kaneko, M Iwasaki, K Nohno, H Miyazaki
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the possible correlation between vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism and susceptibility to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and periodontal disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study analyzed 345 participants, who were all 79 years of age. Kidney function levels were determined based on the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (non-reduced function: ≥60, and reduced function: <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 )...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584721/multimorbidity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-from-11-asian-regions-a-prospective-cohort-study-using-the-asian-hf-registry
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Jasper Tromp, Wan Ting Tay, Wouter Ouwerkerk, Tiew-Hwa Katherine Teng, Jonathan Yap, Michael R MacDonald, Kirsten Leineweber, John J V McMurray, Michael R Zile, Inder S Anand, Carolyn S P Lam
BACKGROUND: Comorbidities are common in patients with heart failure (HF) and complicate treatment and outcomes. We identified patterns of multimorbidity in Asian patients with HF and their association with patients' quality of life (QoL) and health outcomes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We used data on 6,480 patients with chronic HF (1,204 with preserved ejection fraction) enrolled between 1 October 2012 and 6 October 2016 in the Asian Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure (ASIAN-HF) registry...
March 2018: PLoS Medicine
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