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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224701/physical-activity-in-older-people-case-studies-of-how-to-make-change-happen
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REVIEW
Monica Rodrigues Perracini, Marcia Rodrigues Costa Franco, Natalia Aquaroni Ricci, Catherine Blake
Enhancing physical activity (PA) is recognized as a powerful intervention for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and disability in older people. Furthermore, there is an agreement that increased PA in daily life is a key determinant of active and healthy ageing and should be recommended for frail and sedentary older people. Unfortunately, relatively few older people engage in regular PA or stay active in the long term. This article summarizes and discusses PA recommendations for older adults without focussing on specific diseases, presents the main barriers and facilitators for increasing PA levels, and considers the implementation of these recommendations on the basis of the existing evidence...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215206/once-frail-always-frail-frailty-transitions-in-home-care-users-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities
#2
Lynn Martin, Katherine McKenzie, Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz
AIM: Frailty is understood as a dynamic non-linear process, and used to indicate age-related decline. Recent work has shown that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience higher rates of frailty at much earlier ages than the general population. The present study describes transitions in frailty status (i.e. non-frail, pre-frail, frail) over 1 year, and explores the association between baseline frailty status and worsening/death over time. METHODS: Results are based on secondary analysis of 2893 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities receiving community-based home care services in Ontario (Canada)...
December 7, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206906/what-is-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-cga-an-umbrella-review
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S G Parker, P McCue, K Phelps, A McCleod, S Arora, K Nockels, S Kennedy, H Roberts, S Conroy
Background: comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is now the accepted gold standard for caring for frail older people in hospital. However, there is uncertainty about identifying and targeting suitable recipients and which patients benefit the most. Objectives: our objectives were to describe the key elements, principal measures of outcome and the characteristics of the main beneficiaries of inpatient CGA. Methods: we used the Joanna Briggs Institute umbrella review method...
December 1, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203402/lamin-a-expression-in-circulating-osteoprogenitors-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-frailty-the-nepean-osteoporosis-and-frailty-nof-study
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Ahmed Al Saedi, Piumali Gunawardene, Sandra Bermeo, Sara Vogrin, Derek Boersma, Steven Phu, Lakshman Singh, Pushpa Suriyaarachchi, Gustavo Duque
Lamin A is a protein of the nuclear lamina. Low levels of lamin A expression are associated with osteosarcopenia in mice. In this study, we hypothesized that low lamin A expression is also associated with frailty in humans. We aimed to develop a non-invasive method to quantify lamin A expression in epithelial and circulating osteoprogenitor (COP) cells, and to determine the relationship between lamin A expression and frailty in older individuals. COP cells and buccal swabs were obtained from 66 subjects (median age 74; 60% female; 26 non-frail, 23 pre-frail, and 17 frail) participating at the Nepean Osteoporosis and Frailty (NOF) Study...
December 1, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184756/balance-control-during-gait-initiation-state-of-the-art-and-research-perspectives
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REVIEW
Eric Yiou, Teddy Caderby, Arnaud Delafontaine, Paul Fourcade, Jean-Louis Honeine
It is well known that balance control is affected by aging, neurological and orthopedic conditions. Poor balance control during gait and postural maintenance are associated with disability, falls and increased mortality. Gait initiation - the transient period between the quiet standing posture and steady state walking - is a functional task that is classically used in the literature to investigate how the central nervous system (CNS) controls balance during a whole-body movement involving change in the base of support dimensions and center of mass progression...
November 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170898/reconsideration-of-frailty-in-relation-to-surgical-indication
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REVIEW
Kay Maeda, Yoshikatsu Saiki
Given that an increasing number of elderly patients are undergoing surgical procedures for a diversity of indications, the concept of frailty is currently being examined in more depth in clinical medicine. Established surgical risk scores designed to predict mortality are mainly focused on general demographic information and clinical factors; however, these do not account for the frailty condition. With vulnerability and low resiliency in the frail elderly, these conventional scores are unable to accurately predict postoperative outcomes including adverse complications, disability, the need for additional rehabilitation, and prolonged length of hospitalization...
November 23, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165789/medicaid-cost-savings-of-a-preventive-home-visit-program-for-disabled-older-adults
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Sarah L Szanton, Y Natalia Alfonso, Bruce Leff, Jack Guralnik, Jennifer L Wolff, Ian Stockwell, Laura N Gitlin, David Bishai
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Little is known about cost savings of programs that reduce disability in older adults. The objective was to determine whether the Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) program saves Medicaid more money than it costs to provide. DESIGN: Single-arm clinical trial (N = 204) with a comparison group of individuals (N = 2,013) dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare matched on baseline geographic and demographic characteristics, chronic conditions, and healthcare use...
November 22, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156480/-frailty-prevalence-in-the-resident-population-of-germany-70%C3%A2-%C3%A2-79-years-of-age-a-population-based-approach
#8
Judith Fuchs, Markus Busch, Christa Scheidt-Nave
In all countries life expectancy is rising, and many older persons spend a longer period in good health. Nevertheless, frailty is present in older people and can be considered as a risk factor for limitations. The "German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults" (DEGS1) 2008 - 2011 comprised interviews, examinations and tests. Data on 1110 community-dwelling people aged 70 to 79 years participating in DEGS1 with full records on frailty were analysed. Physical frailty was defined as exhaustion (SF-36 item), low grip strength, slowness (Timed Up-and-Go test > 15 seconds or unable to perform) and low physical activity (no sports or exertion)...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128297/role-of-geriatric-oncologists-in-optimizing-care-of-urological-oncology-patients
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REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Droz, Helen Boyle, Gilles Albrand, Nicolas Mottet, Martine Puts
CONTEXT: Urological cancers are common. Since the median age of diagnosis is 60-70 yr, many patients require geriatric as well as urological evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual health status including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To review the most important features of geriatric assessment and its expected benefits. We also consider ways in which collaboration between urologists and geriatricians and geriatric teams can benefit patient well-being...
November 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126383/predictive-performance-of-four-frailty-screening-tools-in-community-dwelling-elderly
#10
Bienvenu Bongue, Aurélie Buisson, Caroline Dupre, François Beland, Régis Gonthier, Émilie Crawford-Achour
BACKGROUND: This study compares the performance of four frailty screening tools in predicting relevant adverse outcome (disability, institutionalization and mortality) in community-dwelling elderly. METHODS: Our study involved a secondary analysis of data from the FréLE cohort study. We focused on the following four frailty screening tools: the abbreviated Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (aCGA), the Groningen Frailty Indicator (GFI), the Vulnerable Elders Survey-13 (VES-13) and the Fried scale...
November 10, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118292/-impact-of-frailty-and-metabolic-syndrome-on-the-incidence-of-loss-of-independence-in-community-dwelling-older-japanese-the-kusatsu-town-study
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Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai, Yu Taniguchi, Hidenori Amano, Satoshi Seino, Yuri Yokoyama, Mariko Nishi, Yoshinori Fujiwara
Objectives To investigate the relationship between frailty, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and loss of independence leading to the onset of disability or death among community-dwelling older Japanese.Methods Between 2002 and 2011, we conducted a 7-year prospective study involving 1,453 residents aged 65 years and over, initially free of disability, who underwent a comprehensive geriatric assessment in Kusatsu town. Statistical analysis was conducted for those with complete values, resulting in a variable number of subjects for each data point...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115922/the-prevalence-of-dementia-in-a-portuguese-community-sample-a-10-66-dementia-research-group-study
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Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira, Ana Cardoso, Ana Verdelho, Joaquim Alves da Silva, Manuel Caldas de Almeida, Alexandra Fernandes, Cátia Raminhos, Cleusa P Ferri, A Matthew Prina, Martin Prince, Miguel Xavier
BACKGROUND: Dementia imposes a high burden of disease worldwide. Recent epidemiological studies in European community samples are scarce. In Portugal, community prevalence data is very limited. The 10/66 Dementia Research Group (DRG) population-based research programmes are focused in low and middle income countries, where the assessments proved to be culture and education fair. We applied the 10/66 DRG prevalence survey methodology in Portugal, where levels of illiteracy in older populations are still high...
November 7, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105991/hypertension-and-frailty-in-older-adults
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Ivan Aprahamian, Eduardo Sassaki, Marília F Dos Santos, Rafael Izbicki, Rafael C Pulgrossi, Marina M Biella, Ana Camila N Borges, Marcela M Sassaki, Leonardo M Torres, Ícaro S Fernandez, Olívia A Pião, Paula L M Castro, Pedro A Fontenele, Mônica S Yassuda
The association between hypertension and frailty syndrome in older adults remains unclear. There is scarce information about the prevalence of hypertension among frail elderly patients or on its relationship with frailty. Up to one quarter of frail elderly patients present without comorbidity or disability, yet frailty is a leading cause of death. The knowledge and better control of frailty risk factors could influence prognosis. The present study evaluated: (1) the prevalence of hypertension in robust, prefrail, and frail elderly; and (2) factors that might be associated with frailty including hypertension...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100219/healthcare-utilization-by-frail-community-dwelling-older-veterans-a-1-year-follow-up-study
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Miriam Zylberglait Lisigurski, Yolin A Bueno, Chandana Karanam, Allen D Andrade, Sisir Akkineni, Victor Cevallos, Jorge G Ruiz
OBJECTIVES: Frailty is a prevalent clinical syndrome associated with a high risk of adverse health outcomes, including disability, morbidity, and mortality, that has become a major challenge for the healthcare system. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the level of healthcare utilization in prefrail and frail community-dwelling older military veterans. METHODS: We studied a cohort of community-dwelling older veterans aged 65 years and older 1 year at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center to determine their levels of healthcare utilization...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089748/exploring-the-efficiency-of-the-tilburg-frailty-indicator-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Robbert Jj Gobbens, Jos Mga Schols, Marcel Alm van Assen
Due to rapidly aging human populations, frailty has become an essential concept, as it identifies older people who have higher risk of adverse outcomes, such as disability, institutionalization, lower quality of life, and premature death. The Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI) is a user-friendly questionnaire based on a multidimensional approach to frailty, assessing physical, psychologic, and social aspects of human functioning. This review aims to explore the efficiency of the TFI in assessing frailty as a means to carry out research into the antecedents and consequences of frailty, and its use both in daily practice and for future intervention studies...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049488/concentration-of-potentially-preventable-spending-among-high-cost-medicare-subpopulations-an-observational-study
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Jose F Figueroa, Karen E Joynt Maddox, Nancy Beaulieu, Robert C Wild, Ashish K Jha
Background: Little is known about whether potentially preventable spending is concentrated among a subset of high-cost Medicare beneficiaries. Objective: To determine the proportion of total spending that is potentially preventable across distinct subpopulations of high-cost Medicare beneficiaries. Design: Beneficiaries in the highest 10% of total standardized individual spending were defined as "high-cost" patients, using a 20% sample of Medicare fee-for-service claims from 2012...
October 17, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
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
#17
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...
November 1, 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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