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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918171/the-association-between-delirium-and-sarcopenia-in-older-adult-patients-admitted-to-acute-geriatrics-units-results-from-the-glisten-multicenter-observational-study
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Giuseppe Bellelli, Antonella Zambon, Stefano Volpato, Pasquale Abete, Lara Bianchi, Mario Bo, Antonio Cherubini, Francesco Corica, Mauro Di Bari, Marcello Maggio, Giovanna Maria Manca, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Andrea Rossi, Francesco Landi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To date, studies assessing the relationship between sarcopenia and delirium, two of the most common geriatric syndromes, are lacking. We sought to explore this association by investigating the co-occurrence of these two conditions and the independent association between them in a population of hospitalized older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional multicenter analysis of older adults consecutively admitted to 12 acute geriatric units (AGUs). Sarcopenia was assessed upon admission by evaluating the presence of low skeletal mass index (kg/m(2)), and either low handgrip strength or low walking speed (European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People, EWGSOP criteria)...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883929/frailty-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-subjects-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-are-they-independent-entities
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Masaaki Kusunose, Toru Oga, Saya Nakamura, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Koichi Nishimura
INTRODUCTION: There is a hypothesis that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an accelerated ageing disease. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterised by physical, psychological and social vulnerability, thought to be a feature of ageing. The authors aimed to explore the relationship between frailty and physiological and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in subjects with stable COPD. METHODS: We administered the Kihon Checklist that has been validated for frailty screening...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871795/increasing-burden-of-complex-multimorbidity-across-gradients-of-cognitive-impairment
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Siran M Koroukian, Nicholas K Schiltz, David F Warner, Kurt C Stange, Kathleen A Smyth
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluates the burden of multimorbidity (MM) across gradients of cognitive impairment (CI). METHODS: Using data from the 2010 Health and Retirement Study, we identified individuals with no CI, mild CI, and moderate/severe CI. In addition, we adopted an expansive definition of complex MM by accounting for the occurrence and co-occurrence of chronic conditions, functional limitations, and geriatric syndromes. RESULTS: In a sample of 18 913 participants (weighted n = 87...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869295/the-clinical-potential-of-senolytic-drugs
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James L Kirkland, Tamara Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Laura J Niedernhofer, Paul D Robbins
Senolytic drugs are agents that selectively induce apoptosis of senescent cells. These cells accumulate in many tissues with aging and at sites of pathology in multiple chronic diseases. In studies in animals, targeting senescent cells using genetic or pharmacological approaches delays, prevents, or alleviates multiple age-related phenotypes, chronic diseases, geriatric syndromes, and loss of physiological resilience. Among the chronic conditions successfully treated by depleting senescent cells in preclinical studies are frailty, cardiac dysfunction, vascular hyporeactivity and calcification, diabetes mellitus, liver steatosis, osteoporosis, vertebral disk degeneration, pulmonary fibrosis, and radiation-induced damage...
September 4, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840058/p2x7-receptor-and-apoe-polymorphisms-and-survival-from-heart-failure-a-prospective-study-in-frail-patients-in-a-geriatric-unit
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Giuseppe Pasqualetti, Marta Seghieri, Eleonora Santini, Chiara Rossi, Edoardo Vitolo, Livia Giannini, Maria Giovanna Malatesta, Valeria Calsolaro, Fabio Monzani, Anna Solini
Heart failure (HF) is one of the most frequent cause of hospitalization in elderly and often coexists with concurrent geriatric syndromes, like cognitive disturbances; various pathophysiological mechanisms are shared by HF and cognitive decline, notably a substrate of low-grade inflammation. We investigated whether SNPs in the purinergic receptor (P2X7R) and apolipoprotein (APO) E genes, both involved in a series of inflammatory responses, are associated to HF or cognitive impairment and are able to predict post-discharge mortality in the elderly...
July 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832897/reliability-of-an-online-geriatric-assessment-procedure-using-the-interrai-acute-care-assessment-system
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Melinda G Martin-Khan, Helen Edwards, Richard Wootton, Steven R Counsell, Paul Varghese, Wen Kwang Lim, Peteris Darzins, Lucy Dakin, Kerenaftali Klein, Leonard C Gray
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether geriatric triage decisions made using a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) performed online are less reliable than face-to-face (FTF) decisions. DESIGN: Multisite noninferiority prospective cohort study. Two specialist geriatricians assessed individuals sequentially referred for an acute care geriatric consultation. Participants were allocated to one FTF assessment and an additional assessment (FTF or online (OL)), creating two groups-two FTF (FTF-FTF, n = 81) or online and FTF (OL-FTF, n = 85)...
August 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817876/re-geriatric-syndromes-in-hospitalized-older-adults-discharged-to-skilled-nursing-facilities
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Tomas L Griebling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814844/comparison-between-parameters-of-muscle-performance-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-of-non-sarcopenic-and-sarcopenic-elderly-women
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Lygia Paccini Lustosa, Patrícia Parreira Batista, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Leani Souza Máximo Pereira, Aline Scianni, Giane Amorim Ribeiro-Samora
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is a multifactorial geriatric syndrome with complex interrelationships. Increased plasma levels of inflammatory mediators increase the catabolic stimuli of the musculature, thereby causing a decrease in mass and muscular function. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the performance of the knee extensors test (by isokinetic dynamometer) and plasma levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and soluble receptors of tumor necrosis factor alpha (sTNFR1) between sarcopenics and non-sarcopenics community-dwelling elderly women residents of Brazil...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808989/can-we-reliably-predict-the-level-of-anticoagulation-after-enoxaparin-injection-in-elderly-patients-with-renal-failure
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Luca Pellizzari, Roberto Facchinetti, Luigi Corrà, Anna Sepe, Francesco Fantin, Giorgia Fontana, Mauro Zamboni, Vincenzo Di Francesco
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the activity of anti-activated factor X (anti-Xa) in patients with different degrees of chronic renal failure (CRF), treated with therapeutic doses of low molecular weight heparin. DESIGN: This prospective study evaluated the effect of age, renal function, BMI, gender, in determining the efficacy and safety of treatment with enoxaparin, evaluated by assessing the anti-Xa. The therapeutic anticoagulant range was set between 0...
August 14, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807456/post-hospitalization-experiences-of-older-adults-diagnosed-with-diabetes-it-was-daunting
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Jacqueline B La Manna, Angeline Bushy, Denise Gammonley
Multimorbidity combined with geriatric syndromes in older adults with diabetes exacerbate their risks for poor post-discharge outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine self-described hospital-to-home transition challenges encountered by older adults with a diagnosis of diabetes within the first 30 days following discharge. The qualitative responses for this paper emerged from a larger mixed methods study (n = 96) in which participants provided free responses specifying transition challenges during follow-up telephone interviews on the 7th day (n = 67) and 30th day (n = 55) post-discharge...
August 11, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797379/delirium
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REVIEW
Belinda Setters, Laurence M Solberg
Delirium is a common, often underdiagnosed, geriatric syndrome characterized by an acute change in attention and consciousness. As a neuropsychiatric disorder with an underlying organic cause, delirium has been considered a diagnosis reserved for the hospital setting. However, delirium is known to occur as both an acute and subacute condition that carries significant morbidity and mortality. Combined with its association with dementia and aging, this makes delirium an important topic for primary care providers to become more familiar with as they are tasked with caring for an aging population...
September 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797373/the-older-adult-with-diabetes-and-the-busy-clinicians
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REVIEW
Rangaraj Gopalraj
Busy primary care providers are in the frontline and see the bulk of older adults with diabetes. This vulnerable population is more prone to diabetic complications and hypoglycemia. In contrast to the younger patients with diabetes, lifestyle interventions are even more effective in older adults while the target A1c levels may need to be more relaxed for frail individuals. Geriatric syndromes can adversely affect diabetes care. A team with experts in different fields who understand the needs of older adults is essential for the adequate quality care of the whole individual with diabetes...
September 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795337/the-reverse-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-elderly-is-it-a-catabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Francesco Curcio, Giuseppe Sasso, Ilaria Liguori, Gaetana Ferro, Gennaro Russo, Michele Cellurale, David Della-Morte, Gaetano Gargiulo, Gianluca Testa, Francesco Cacciatore, Domenico Bonaduce, Pasquale Abete
Traditional risk factors of cardiovascular death in the general population, including body mass index (BMI), serum cholesterol, and blood pressure are also found to relate to outcomes in the geriatric population, but in a differing direction. A higher body mass index, hypercholesterolemia and hypertension are not harmful but even permit better survival at advancing age. This phenomenon is called "reverse epidemiology" or "risk factor paradox" and is also detected in a variety of chronic disease states such as chronic heart failure...
August 9, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794619/grip-strength-as-a-frailty-diagnostic-component-in-geriatric-inpatients
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Joanna Dudzińska-Griszek, Karolina Szuster, Jan Szewieczek
BACKGROUND: Frailty has emerged as a key medical syndrome predictive of comorbidity, disability, institutionalization and death. As a component of the five frailty phenotype diagnostic criteria, patient grip strength deserves attention as a simple and objective measure of the frailty syndrome. The aim of this study was to assess conditions that influence grip strength in geriatric inpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 80 patients aged 78...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793114/elderly-who-take-care-of-elderly-a-study-on-the-frailty-syndrome
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Ariene Angelini Dos Santos-Orlandi, Tábatta Renata Pereira de Brito, Ana Carolina Ottaviani, Estefani Serafim Rossetti, Marisa Silvana Zazzetta, Sofia Cristina Iost Pavarini
Objective: Identifying prevalence of frailty in elderly caregivers inserted in a high social vulnerability context and its correlation with sociodemographic and health aspects. Method: Descriptive, correlational and cross-sectional study. Forty elderly caregivers were evaluated with: questionnaire for caregiver characterization, Mini Mental State Examination, Katz Index, Lawton instrumental activities of daily living scale, Geriatric Depression Scale and the frailty phenotype proposed by Fried...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790349/association-between-frailty-and-hypertension-prevalence-treatment-and-control-in-the-elderly-korean-population
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Min-Gu Kang, Sun-Wook Kim, Sol-Ji Yoon, Jung-Yeon Choi, Kwang-Il Kim, Cheol-Ho Kim
Frailty is a common geriatric syndrome characterized by increased risk of disability, hospitalization, and mortality. Hypertension (HTN) is one of the most common chronic medical conditions in the elderly. However, there have been few studies regarding the association between frailty and HTN prevalence, treatment, and control rates. We analyzed data of 4,352 older adults (age ≥ 65 years) from the fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. We constructed a frailty index based on 42 items and classified participants as robust, pre-frail, or frail...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779829/geriatric-syndromes-meeting-a-growing-challenge
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EDITORIAL
Jennifer Kim, Sally Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779826/polypharmacy-and-medication-management-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Jennifer Kim, Abby Luck Parish
Polypharmacy in older adults is a global problem that has recently worsened. Approximately 30% of adults aged 65 years and older in developed countries take 5 or more medications. Although prescribed and over-the-counter medications may improve a wide range of health problems, they also may cause or contribute to harm, especially in older adults. Polypharmacy in older adults is associated with worsening of geriatric syndromes and adverse drug events. Given the risks and burdens of polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications, nurses must use patient-centered approaches and nonpharmacologic strategies to treat common symptoms and to optimize patient function and quality of life...
September 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779821/impaired-sleep-a-multifaceted-geriatric-syndrome
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REVIEW
Grace E Dean, Carleara Weiss, Jonna L Morris, Eileen R Chasens
Impaired sleep increases in prevalence in older adults, with multiple possible causes that can interact with each other and can lead to poor health outcomes. This article describes normal changes in sleep with aging, sleep disorders that increase in prevalence in older adults, medications and sleep, and medical conditions and psychosocial conditions associated with impaired sleep. In addition, a brief assessment that nurses could use to assess for impaired sleep and nonpharmacologic interventions to improve sleep are discussed...
September 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779819/cognitive-issues-decline-delirium-depression-dementia
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REVIEW
Melodee Harris
Cognitive decline in older persons can be pathologic or occur as a part of the normal aging process. Delirium, depression, and dementia are geriatric syndromes and neurocognitive disorders that are the result of cognitive decline associated with pathology. This overview is a brief guide on cognitive decline and how to identify, manage, and treat associated neurocognitive disorders, including delirium, depression, and dementia.
September 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
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