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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782072/frax-vs-t-score-based-intervention-thresholds-for-osteoporosis
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H Johansson, F Azizieh, N Al Ali, T Alessa, N C Harvey, E McCloskey, J A Kanis
Many current guidelines for the assessment of osteoporosis, including those in Kuwait, initiate fracture risk assessment in men and women using BMD T-score thresholds. We compared the Kuwaiti guidelines with FRAX-based age-dependent intervention thresholds equivalent to that in women with a prior fragility fracture. FRAX-based intervention thresholds identified women at higher fracture probability than fixed T-score thresholds, particularly in the elderly. PURPOSE: A FRAX® model been recently calibrated for Kuwait, but guidance is needed on how to utilise fracture probabilities in the assessment and treatment of patients...
August 7, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762621/repair-of-damaged-ligaments-with-tissue-fixation-system-minisling-is-sufficient-to-cure-major-prolapse-in-all-three-compartments-5-year-data
#2
Hiromi Inoue, Yutaka Kohata, Takanori Fukuda, Mika Monma, Yosie Uzawa, Yuina Kubo, Remi Watanabe, Takeshi Kusaka
AIM: The ageing population in Japan brings problems of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), bladder and bowel incontinence, and fragility as regards major pelvic surgery. Existing data from tissue fixation system (TFS) surgery show high cure rates for these conditions, but long-term data are lacking. We aimed to elucidate the usefulness of TFS by assessing 5-year postoperative outcomes. METHODS: A total of 68 patients, mean age 70 years, underwent total pelvic floor repair...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740519/low-dose-diclofenac-in-patients-with-fragility-fractures
#3
Letizia Vannucci, Caterina Fossi, Giorgio Gronchi, Maria Luisa Brandi
Most osteoporotic patients complain of back pain one year after a fragility vertebral fracture and the frequency of chronic back pain increases with increasing age. The use of the lowest effective dose of an analgesic which is able to control symptoms seems to be a possible solution in order to limit potential side effects in multi-treated elderly patients. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have a proven efficacy in the treatment of back pain associated with fragility vertebral fractures and diclofenac is available at low-dose subcutaneous injective formulation...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733846/implementation-of-a-standardized-protocol-to-manage-elderly-patients-with-low-energy-pelvic-fractures-can-service-improvement-be-expected
#4
Nikolaos K Kanakaris, Tess Greven, Robert M West, Arie B Van Vugt, Peter V Giannoudis
PURPOSE: The incidence of low energy pelvic fractures (FPFs) in the elderly is increasing. Comorbidities, decreased bone-quality, problematic fracture fixation and poor compliance represent some of their specific difficulties. In the absence of uniform management, a standard operating procedure (SOP) was introduced to our unit, aiming to improve the quality of services provided to these patients. METHODS: A cohort study was contacted to test the impact of (1) using a specific clinical algorithm and (2) using different antiosteoporotic drugs...
July 21, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720137/cortical-thickness-in-the-intertrochanteric-region-may-be-relevant-to-hip-fracture-type
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Huafeng Zhuang, Yizhong Li, Jinkuang Lin, Donglu Cai, Siqing Cai, Lisheng Yan, Xuedong Yao
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the differences in femoral geometry and bone mineral density between femoral neck fragility fractures and trochanteric fractures. METHODS: One hundred and seventeen patients were divided into femoral neck and trochanteric fracture groups. There were 69 patients with femoral neck fractures, 20 men and 49 women with an average age of 75.1 ± 9.6 years and an average body mass index (BMI) value of 21.6 ± 4.1 kg/m(2). The trochanteric group consisted of 48 patients, 16 men and 32 women with an average age of 78...
July 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706089/evaluation-of-the-geriatric-co-management-for-patients-with-fragility-fractures-of-the-proximal-femur-geriatric-fracture-centre-gfc-concept-protocol-for-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
#6
Alexander Joeris, Anahí Hurtado-Chong, Denise Hess, Vasiliki Kalampoki, Michael Blauth
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of fractures in the elderly population is a clinical challenge due partly to the presence of comorbidities. In a Geriatric Fracture Centre (GFC), patients are co-managed by a geriatrician in an attempt to improve clinical outcomes and reduce morbidity and mortality. Until now the beneficial effect of orthogeriatric co-management has not been definitively proven. The primary objective of this study is to determine the effect of GFC on predefined major adverse events related to a hip fracture compared to usual care centres (UCC)...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699992/changes-in-frailty-conditions-and-phenotype-components-in-elderly-after-hospitalization
#7
Gianna Fiori Marchiori, Darlene Mara Dos Santos Tavares
Objective: describing the changes in frailty conditions over the period of a year after hospital discharge, verifying predictive variables for changes in frailty conditions and frailty phenotype components according to worsening, improving and stable groups. Method: a longitudinal survey carried out with 129 elderly. A structured form for socioeconomic and health data, scales (Geriatric Depression Scale - short form, Katz scale, Lawton and Brody scale) and frailty phenotype according to Fried were used...
July 10, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697401/fatigue-failure-of-plated-osteoporotic-proximal-humerus-fractures-is-predicted-by-the-strain-around-the-proximal-screws
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Peter Varga, Leonard Grünwald, Jason A Inzana, Markus Windolf
The high rate of required reoperation indicates that treatment of fragility fractures at the proximal humerus still remains a major challenge in trauma surgery. Improved fixation approaches are needed. Several limitations of the conventional implant development process involving experimental testing could be overcome by using computer models that would allow systematic and efficient analyses. However, such models require experimental validation. This study investigated if linear elastic continuum finite element (FE) models can predict experimental fatigue failure in locking plate fixation of osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689942/life-expectancy-and-outcome-of-different-treatment-strategies-for-critical-limb-ischemia-in-the-elderly-patient
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S Klaphake, K de Leur, P G H Mulder, G H Ho, H G W Groot, E J Veen, L van der Laan
BACKGROUND: Treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI) in the elderly patients is challenging because of the comorbidity and fragility of these patients. We analysed survival in relation to different treatment options, and estimated life expectancy of our study group by age and gender. METHODS: All patients aged ≥70 years, presenting with chronic CLI, between 2006 to 2013 were included. Treatment was conservative, endovascular, surgical or by primary major amputation...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672133/unstable-fragility-fractures-of-the-ankle-in-the-elderly-transarticular-steinmann-pin-or-external-fixation
#10
R P J Meijer, J A Halm, T Schepers
INTRODUCTION: Because of poor skin conditions and comorbidity, open reduction and internal fixation in ankle fractures is frequently contra-indicated in the elderly. This study reports the results of two temporary fixation types in fragility fractures in the older patient: transarticular Steinmann pin fixation and external fixation. METHODS: Patients aged over 60 treated with a Steinmann pin or external fixation were retrospectively included. Patient, fracture and treatment characteristics were collected...
April 27, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665487/effects-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-on-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
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Siyi Zhu, Hongchen He, Chi Zhang, Haiming Wang, Chengfei Gao, Xijie Yu, Chengqi He
Postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) is considered to be a well-defined subject that has caused high morbidity and mortality. In elderly women diagnosed with PMOP, low bone mass and fragile bone strength have been proven to significantly increase risk of fragility fractures. Currently, various anabolic and anti-resorptive therapies have been employed in an attempt to retain healthy bone mass and strength. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs), first applied in treating patients with delayed fracture healing and nonunions, may turn out to be another potential and effective therapy for PMOP...
June 30, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664329/in-type-2-diabetes-subjects-trabecular-bone-score-is-better-associated-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-than-bmd
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Carla Caffarelli, Amalia Giambelluca, Viola Ghini, Valentina Francolini, Maria Dea Tomai Pitinca, Ranuccio Nuti, Stefano Gonnelli
Literature data reported that in elderly subjects, carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) was negatively associated with bone mineral density (BMD). Paradoxically, type-2 diabetes (T2DM) patients, despite having higher BMD, present an increased risk of fragility fractures and cardiovascular complications. Some studies have reported trabecular bone score (TBS), an index of trabecular bone quality, as possibly being reduced in T2DM. This study aimed to evaluate whether in T2DM subjects TBS was better associated with IMT with respect to BMD...
June 29, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660188/microrna-in-cardiovascular-aging-and-age-related-cardiovascular-diseases
#13
REVIEW
Claudio de Lucia, Klara Komici, Giulia Borghetti, Grazia Daniela Femminella, Leonardo Bencivenga, Alessandro Cannavo, Graziamaria Corbi, Nicola Ferrara, Steven R Houser, Walter J Koch, Giuseppe Rengo
Over the last decades, life expectancy has significantly increased although several chronic diseases persist in the population, with aging as the leading risk factor. Despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, many elderlies suffer from cardiovascular problems that are much more frequent in an older, more fragile organism. In the long term, age-related cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) contribute to the decline of quality of life and ability to perform normal activities of daily living. microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the posttranscriptional level in both physiological and pathological conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655864/early-surgery-for-hong-kong-chinese-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-reduces-short-term-and-long-term-mortality
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S Kk Liu, A Wh Ho, S H Wong
INTRODUCTION: Studies have shown that early surgery reduces hospital and 1-year mortality in elderly patients with hip fracture, but no major study has examined such relationship in Hong Kong. This study aimed to explore the relationship of early surgery and mortality in a Chinese elderly population with hip fracture. METHODS: This observational study included patients attending public hospitals in Hong Kong. All patients who underwent surgery for geriatric hip fracture in public hospitals from January 2000 to December 2011 were studied...
June 28, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621563/reduced-mastication-impairs-memory-function
#15
Y Fukushima-Nakayama, Takehito Ono, M Hayashi, M Inoue, H Wake, Takashi Ono, T Nakashima
Mastication is an indispensable oral function related to physical, mental, and social health throughout life. The elderly tend to have a masticatory dysfunction due to tooth loss and fragility in the masticatory muscles with aging, potentially resulting in impaired cognitive function. Masticatory stimulation has influence on the development of the central nervous system (CNS) as well as the growth of maxillofacial tissue in children. Although the relationship between mastication and cognitive function is potentially important in the growth period, the cellular and molecular mechanisms have not been sufficiently elucidated...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620287/changes-of-eeg-spectra-and-functional-connectivity-during-an-object-location-memory-task-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Yuliang Han, Kai Wang, Jianjun Jia, Weiping Wu
Object-location memory is particularly fragile and specifically impaired in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Electroencephalogram (EEG) was utilized to objectively measure memory impairment for memory formation correlates of EEG oscillatory activities. We aimed to construct an object-location memory paradigm and explore EEG signs of it. Two groups of 20 probable mild AD patients and 19 healthy older adults were included in a cross-sectional analysis. All subjects took an object-location memory task. EEG recordings performed during object-location memory tasks were compared between the two groups in the two EEG parameters (spectral parameters and phase synchronization)...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593468/association-of-the-il6-rs1800796-but-not-of-the-il6-rs1800795-il6r-rs4845617-and-rs2228145-polymorphisms-with-hip-fracture-in-elderly-mexican-women
#17
Valeria Ponce de León-Suárez, Margarita Valdés-Flores, Antonio Miranda-Duarte, Esperanza Ramírez-Pérez, Alin Pérez-Ríos, Blanca Barredo-Prieto, Alberto Hidalgo-Bravo, Leonora Casas-Avila
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Polymorphisms in Interleukin-6 (IL6) and its receptor (IL6R) have been associated with bone mineral density. In this work, the G-174C and G-572C polymorphisms in IL6, G-208A, and Asp358Ala in IL6R were analyzed in Mexican women with hip fracture. METHODS: Postmenopausal Mexican women (60 years or over) with hip fragility fracture (77.97 ± 8 years) and without hip fracture (70.5 ± 7.02 years) were genotyped by real-time PCR. RESULTS: The rs1800796 GG genotype was associated with low risk of fracture (p = 0...
June 7, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561149/-preoperative-evaluation-and-arrangements-the-elderly-patient
#18
Cynthia Olotu-Steffen, Simone Gurlit, Rainer Kiefmann
With a constantly growing portion of elderly within our population and the advances of modern medicine, surgery on aged and very aged patients has become a daily hospital routine. Due to the physical and mental features of ageing these patients face special perioperative risks. They display a higher rate of complications, morbidity and cognitive deficits which might in the end lead to persisting need of care. Even in the healthy elderly, most organ functions are "physiologically" instable or deficient and the homeostasis of health and disease is fragile...
May 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555367/subtrochanteric-fractures-in-elderly-people-treated-with-intramedullary-fixation-quality-of-life-and-complications-following-open-reduction-and-cerclage-wiring-versus-closed-reduction
#19
Pablo Codesido, Ana Mejía, Jonathan Riego, Cristina Ojeda-Thies
INTRODUCTION: Subtrochanteric fractures are more difficult to treat than other proximal femoral fractures. The aim of this study was to report the outcomes for patients with subtrochanteric fractures treated using a cephalomedullary nail following open reduction and cerclage wiring versus closed reduction alone, regarding health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and social function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study including patients aged 60 years or older suffering fragility subtrochanteric fractures of the femur treated with cephalomedullary nails, with a minimum 2-year follow-up...
May 29, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536737/examining-the-treatment-gap-and-risk-of-subsequent-fractures-among-females-with-a-fragility-fracture-in-the-us-medicare-population
#20
A Keshishian, N Boytsov, R Burge, K Krohn, L Lombard, X Zhang, L Xie, O Baser
Our aim was to evaluate the gap in osteoporosis treatment and the impact of osteoporosis treatment on subsequent fragility fractures. We found osteoporosis medication use lowered risk of subsequent fractures by 21% and that black race, higher CCI scores, dementia, and kidney diseases reduced the likelihood of osteoporosis medication use. INTRODUCTION: The goal of this study was to evaluate the predictors of osteoporosis medication use and compare the risk of fragility fractures within 1 year of a fragility fracture between osteoporosis treated and untreated women...
August 2017: Osteoporosis International
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