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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040554/frailty-syndrome-an-emerging-clinical-problem-in-the-everyday-management-of-clinical-arrhythmias-the-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Stefano Fumagalli, Tatjana S Potpara, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen, Kristina H Haugaa, Dan Dobreanu, Alessandro Proclemer, Nikolaos Dagres
The age of patients presenting with complex arrhythmias is increasing. Frailty is a multifaceted syndrome characterized by an increased vulnerability to stressors and a decreased ability to maintain homeostasis. The prevalence of frailty is associated with age. The aims of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EP Wire survey were to evaluate the proportion of patients with frailty and its influence on the clinical management of arrhythmias. A total of 41 centres-members of the EHRA Electrophysiology Research Network-in 14 European countries completed the web-based questionnaire in June 2017...
October 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993099/recognising-older-frail-patients-near-the-end-of-life-what-next
#2
Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Ebony Lewis, Sanjay Suman, Cilla Haywood, Marcella Williams, Audrey-Anne Brousseau, Sally Greenaway, Ken Hillman, Elsa Dent
Frailty is a state of vulnerability resulting from cumulative decline in many physiological systems during a lifetime. It is progressive and considered largely irreversible, but its progression may be controlled and can be slowed down and its precursor -pre-frailty- can be treated with multidisciplinary intervention. The aim of this narrative review is to provide an overview of the different ways of measuring frailty in community settings, hospital, emergency, general practice and residential aged care; suggest occupational groups who can assess frailty in various services; discuss the feasibility of comprehensive geriatric assessments; and summarise current evidence of its management guidelines...
October 6, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974482/mobile-phone-based-measures-of-activity-step-count-and-gait-speed-results-from-a-study-of-older-ambulatory-adults-in-a-naturalistic-setting
#3
Cassia Rye Hanton, Yong-Jun Kwon, Thawda Aung, Jackie Whittington, Robin R High, Evan H Goulding, A Katrin Schenk, Stephen J Bonasera
BACKGROUND: Cellular mobile telephone technology shows much promise for delivering and evaluating healthcare interventions in cost-effective manners with minimal barriers to access. There is little data demonstrating that these devices can accurately measure clinically important aspects of individual functional status in naturalistic environments outside of the laboratory. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to demonstrate that data derived from ubiquitous mobile phone technology, using algorithms developed and previously validated by our lab in a controlled setting, can be employed to continuously and noninvasively measure aspects of participant (subject) health status including step counts, gait speed, and activity level, in a naturalistic community setting...
October 3, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970366/experiences-of-living-with-assisted-peritoneal-dialysis-a-qualitative-study
#4
Ingrid Petersson, Annette Lennerling
BACKGROUND: People's experiences of living with assisted peritoneal dialysis (aPD) have not been studied previously. Assisted PD is successfully used as renal replacement therapy for elderly and disabled patients with end-stage renal disease. To be treated with aPD implies being dependent on lifelong treatment at home. The aim of this study was to explore adults' experiences of living with aPD. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 10 participants with aPD, median age 82...
September 28, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967726/how-to-define-the-therapeutic-limits
#5
Alberto Cester, Monica Maselli, Francesco Bolzetta
With the advance of technological progress and the increase in life expectancy, it is nowadays mandatory to define what is the therapeutic limit. Every day each physician must take therapeutic decisions on the basis of his scientific knowledge, but also of his own conscience and sense of limits. They can not avoid to consider the global risk of death, disability and morbidity in more advanced age, especially in the field of cardiology and cardiac surgery. In these subjects, both fit that frail, is necessary not only an evaluation for adequate risk assessment, but also a multidimensional assessment performed with advanced tools...
July 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931509/development-and-validation-of-qmortality-risk-prediction-algorithm-to-estimate-short-term-risk-of-death-and-assess-frailty-cohort-study
#6
Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland
Objectives To derive and validate a risk prediction equation to estimate the short term risk of death, and to develop a classification method for frailty based on risk of death and risk of unplanned hospital admission.Design Prospective open cohort study.Participants Routinely collected data from 1436 general practices contributing data to QResearch in England between 2012 and 2016. 1079 practices were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 357 practices to validate the scores. 1.47 million patients aged 65-100 years were in the derivation cohort and 0...
September 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927946/validity-and-responsiveness-of-the-frail-scale-in-middle-aged-women
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Maja Susanto, Ruth E Hubbard, Paul A Gardiner
OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity and responsiveness of the FRAIL scale in middle-aged women, who are a group at high risk of developing frailty. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study from 1998 to 2013. SETTING: Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 10,412 women born in 1946-1951 from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH). MEASUREMENTS: Frailty was measured by the 5-item FRAIL scale and assessed every 3 years from 1998 to 2013...
September 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899661/frailty-polypharmacy-and-health-outcomes-in-older-adults-the%C3%A2-frailty-and-dependence-in-albacete-study
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Bonaga Beatriz, Pedro M Sánchez-Jurado, Marta Martínez-Reig, Gabriel Ariza, Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas, Danijela Gnjidic, Tránsito Salvador, Pedro Abizanda
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To investigate if polypharmacy modifies the association between frailty and health outcomes in older adults. DESIGN: Ongoing cohort study. SETTING: Albacete City, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: A total for 773 participants, 457 women (59.1%), over age 70 years from the FRADEA Study. MEASUREMENTS: Frailty phenotype, polypharmacy considered as the chronic use of 5 or more drugs, and comorbidity were collected at the baseline visit...
September 9, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887242/rapid-methods-for-routine-frailty-assessment-during-vascular-surgery-clinic-visits
#9
Luke G Mirabelli, Robert M Cosker, Larry W Kraiss, Claire L Griffin, Brigitte K Smith, Mark R Sarfati, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, Benjamin S Brooke
BACKGROUND: Frailty assessment can help vascular surgeons predict perioperative risk and long term mortality for their patients. Unfortunately, comprehensive frailty assessments take too long to integrate into clinic workflow. This study was designed to evaluate 2 rapid methods for assessing frailty during vascular clinics-a short patient-reported survey and a provider-reported frailty scale. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 159 patients presenting to an academic medical center vascular surgery clinic between May-November 2016...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873220/patterns-and-predictors-of-frailty-transitions-in-older-men-the-osteoporotic-fractures-in-men-study
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Lauren R Pollack, Stephanie Litwack-Harrison, Peggy M Cawthon, Kristine Ensrud, Nancy E Lane, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Thuy-Tien Dam
OBJECTIVES: To describe the natural history of frailty transitions in a large cohort of community-dwelling older men and identify predictors associated with progression to or improvement from states of greater frailty. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Six U.S. sites. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling men aged 65 and older (N = 5,086). MEASUREMENTS: Frailty was measured at baseline and an average of 4...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870986/factors-affecting-seizure-outcome-after-epilepsy-surgery-an-observational-series
#11
Gail S Bell, Jane de Tisi, Juan Carlos Gonzalez-Fraile, Janet L Peacock, Andrew W McEvoy, William F J Harkness, Jacqueline Foong, Rebecca A Pope, Beate Diehl, Josemir W Sander, John S Duncan
IMPORTANCE: Surgical treatment can bring seizure remission in people with focal epilepsy but requires careful selection of candidates. OBJECTIVES: To determine which preoperative factors are associated with postoperative seizure outcome. DESIGN: We audited seizure outcome of 693 adults who had resective epilepsy surgery between 1990 and 2010 and used survival analysis to detect preoperatively identifiable risk factors of poor seizure outcome...
November 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826899/impact-of-frailty-and-disability-on-30-day-mortality-in-older-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#12
Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Esther Rodríguez-Adrada, Maria Teresa Vidan, Guillermo Llopis García, Juan González Del Castillo, Miguel Alberto Rizzi, Aitor Alquezar, Pascual Piñera, Paula Lázaro Aragues, Pere Llorens, Pablo Herrero, Javier Jacob, Víctor Gil, Cristina Fernández, Héctor Bueno, Òscar Miró
The objectives were to determine the impact of frailty and disability on 30-day mortality and whether the addition of these variables to HFRSS EFFECT risk score (FBI-EFFECT model) improves the short-term mortality predictive capacity of both HFRSS EFFECT and BI-EFFECT models in older patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) atended in the emergency department. We performed a retrospective analysis of OAK Registry including all consecutive patients ≥65 years old with ADHF attended in 3 Spanish emergency departments over 4 months...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822920/are-frailty-components-associated-with-disability-in-specific-activities-of-daily-living-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-multicenter-canadian-study
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Véronique Provencher, François Béland, Louise Demers, Johanne Desrosiers, Nathalie Bier, José Alberto Ávila-Funes, Claude Galand, Dominic Julien, John D Fletcher, Lise Trottier, Benyahia Hami
Current studies show the relevance of geriatric prevention and rehabilitation programs to slow down the development of disability in community-dwelling older adults who are becoming frail. This evidence reveals the importance of improving knowledge on how individual components of frailty and specific disability in basic and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL) are related, to offer early, targeted, and tailored interventions. The objective was to examine the association between each of the five frailty phenotype components (weakness, slowness, exhaustion, low physical activity, weight loss) and disability in specific ADL pertaining to physical aspects (bathing, dressing, cutting toe nails, transportation, shopping, housekeeping, food purchasing, food preparation) and cognitive aspects (finances, telephone, medication)...
August 2, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818046/can-resources-moderate-the-impact-of-levels-of-frailty-on-adverse-outcomes-among-pre-frail-older-people-a-longitudinal-study
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Linda P M Op Het Veld, Bart H L Ament, Erik van Rossum, Gertrudis I J M Kempen, Henrica C W de Vet, KlaasJan Hajema, Anna J H M Beurskens
BACKGROUND: Higher levels of frailty result in higher risks of adverse frailty outcomes such as hospitalisation and mortality. There are, however, indications that more factors than solely frailty play a role in the development of these outcomes. The presence of resources, e.g. sufficient income and good self-management abilities, might slow down the pathway from level of frailty to adverse outcomes (e.g. mortality). In the present paper we studied whether resources (i.e. educational level, income, availability of informal care, living situation, sense of mastery and self-management abilities) moderate the impact of the level of frailty on the adverse outcomes mortality, hospitalisation and the development of disability over a two-year period...
August 17, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801236/frailty-status-in-older-adults-is-related-to-alterations-in-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1-and-guanosine-triphosphate-cyclohydrolase-i%C3%A2-enzymatic-pathways
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Diego Marcos-Pérez, María Sánchez-Flores, Ana Maseda, Laura Lorenzo-López, José C Millán-Calenti, Barbara Strasser, Johanna M Gostner, Dietmar Fuchs, Eduardo Pásaro, Vanessa Valdiglesias, Blanca Laffon
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a multidimensional syndrome correlated to the loss of homeostasis and increased vulnerability to stressors, which is associated with increase in the risk of disability, comorbidity, hospitalization, and death in the elderly. It is based on the interplay of physiological, psychological, social, and environmental factors. OBJECTIVES: Because aging involves a detrimental immune response, this work aimed to assess the possible role of chronic low-grade immune stimulation on frailty status in the elderly...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797353/clinical-outcomes-with-a-repositionable-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic%C3%A2-valve%C3%A2-prosthesis-the-international-forward-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Eberhard Grube, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Sabine Bleiziffer, Thomas Modine, Johan Bosmans, Ganesh Manoharan, Axel Linke, Werner Scholtz, Didier Tchétché, Ariel Finkelstein, Ramiro Trillo, Claudia Fiorina, Antony Walton, Christopher J Malkin, Jae K Oh, Hongyan Qiao, Stephan Windecker
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcomes in large patient populations from real-world clinical practice with a next-generation self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve are lacking. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to document the clinical and device performance outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with a next-generation, self-expanding transcatheter heart valve (THV) system in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) in routine clinical practice...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790349/association-between-frailty-and-hypertension-prevalence-treatment-and-control-in-the-elderly-korean-population
#17
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/28757333/heterogeneity-of-different-tools-for-detecting-the-prevalence-of-frailty-in-nursing-homes-feasibility-and-meaning-of-different-approaches
#18
N Martínez-Velilla, Pablo Aldaz Herce, Álvaro Casas Herrero, Marta Gutiérrez-Valencia, Mikel López Sáez de Asteasu, Alberto Sola Mateos, Ana Conde Zubillaga, Berta Ibáñez Beroiz, Arkaitz Galbete Jiménez, Mikel Izquierdo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The identification of frail individuals has been recognized as a priority for the effective implementation of healthy aging strategies. Only a limited number of studies have examined frailty in nursing homes, and there is a big heterogeneity in the methods used. The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and feasibility of different frailty screening tools in nursing homes as well as its relationship with multimorbidity and disability...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747593/feeding-support-team-for-frail-disabled-or-elderly-people-during-the-early-phase-of-a-disaster
#19
Keisuke Maeda, Hiroshi Shamoto, Satoshi Furuya
Japan was struck by two catastrophic disasters on March 11, 2011 and on April 16, 2016. The former was the Great East Japan Earthquake (M9.0) and the latter was the Kumamoto Earthquake (M7.0). Most inhabitants in the affected areas of both disasters were forced to live in evacuation centers right after the earthquake. Poor oral hygiene, inactivity, malnourishment, appetite loss, eating problems, and swallowing problems due to lack of support for frail, disabled, or elderly evacuees occur during the early phases after a disaster...
August 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744225/is-it-time-to-begin-a-public-campaign-concerning-frailty-and-pre-frailty-a-review-article
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REVIEW
Jerzy Sacha, Magdalena Sacha, Jacek Soboń, Zbigniew Borysiuk, Piotr Feusette
Frailty is a state that encompasses losses in physical, psychological or social domains. Therefore, frail people demonstrate a reduced potential to manage external stressors and to respond to life incidents. Consequently, such persons are prone to various adverse consequences such as falls, cognitive decline, infections, hospitalization, disability, institutionalization, and death. Pre-frailty is a condition predisposing and usually preceding the frailty state. Early detection of frailty (i.e., pre-frailty) may present an opportunity to introduce effective management to improve outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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