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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526382/quality-of-diet-and-level-of-physical-performance-related-to-inflammatory-markers-in-community-dwelling-frail-elderly-people
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Do-Yeon Kim, Chang-O Kim, Hyunjung Lim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether diet quality and functional status were associated with serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in frail, elderly, community-dwelling individuals. METHODS: Seventy-eight frail, elderly individuals (age ≥65 y, usual gait speed <0.6 m/s and Mini Nutritional Assessment <24) participated in this cross-sectional study from the National Home Healthcare Services in Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487242/oxidative-stress-genomic-features-and-dna-repair-in-frail-elderly-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
María Sánchez-Flores, Diego Marcos-Pérez, Solange Costa, João Paulo Teixeira, Stefano Bonassi, Eduardo Pásaro, Blanca Laffon, Vanessa Valdiglesias
Frailty is an emerging geriatric syndrome characterized by higher vulnerability to stressors, with an increased risk of adverse health outcomes such as mortality, morbidity, disability, hospitalization, and institutionalization. Although it is generally recognized to have a biological basis, no particular biological trait has been consistently associated to frailty status so far. In this work, epidemiological studies evaluating association of frailty status with alterations at cellular level - namely oxidative stress, genomic instability and DNA damage and repair biomarkers -were revised and compared...
May 6, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476126/key-aspects-related-to-implementation-of-risk-stratification-in-health-care-systems-the-assehs-study
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Joana Mora, Miren David Iturralde, Lucía Prieto, Cristina Domingo, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Catalina Martínez-Carazo, Anna Giné March, Daniele De Massari, Tino Martí, Marco Nalin, Francesca Avolio, Jean Bousquet, Esteban de Manuel Keenoy
BACKGROUND: The lack of proven efficacy of new healthcare interventions represents a problem for health systems globally. It is partly related to suboptimal implementation processes, leading to poor adoption of new interventions. Activation of Stratification Strategies and Results of the interventions on frail patients of Healthcare Services (ASSEHS) EU project (N° 2013 12 04) aims to study current existing health Risk Stratification (RS) strategies and tools on frail elderly patients...
May 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475664/dynamical-resilience-indicators-in-time-series-of-self-rated-health-correspond-to-frailty-levels-in-older-adults
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Sanne M W Gijzel, Ingrid A van de Leemput, Marten Scheffer, Mattia Roppolo, Marcel G M Olde Rikkert, René J F Melis
Background: We currently still lack valid methods to dynamically measure resilience for stressors before the appearance of adverse health outcomes that hamper well-being. Quantifying an older adult's resilience in an early stage would aid complex decision-making in health care. Translating complex dynamical systems theory to humans, we hypothesized that three dynamical indicators of resilience (variance, temporal autocorrelation, and cross-correlation) in time series of self-rated physical, mental, and social health were associated with frailty levels in older adults...
May 5, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473281/linear-and-nonlinear-analysis-of-postural-control-in-frailty-syndrome
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Verena de Vassimon-Barroso, Aparecida Maria Catai, Marcele Stephanie De Souza Buto, Alberto Porta, Anielle Cristhine De Medeiros Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Adaptive postural control can be impaired in the presence of frailty syndrome, given that this condition causes homeostatic dysregulation in physiological systems. OBJECTIVES: To compare the center of pressure (CoP) displacements of non-frail, pre-frail, and frail elderly subjects in the standing position before and after postural transition of sitting and rising from a chair, using linear and nonlinear methods. METHODS: Forty-two elderly subjects were divided into 3 groups: non-frail (n=15), pre-frail (n=15), and frail (n=12)...
April 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459359/care-tasks-in-the-stress-process-for-family-caregivers-in-urban-china
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Jinyu Liu, Nan Lu, Vivian W Q Lou
OBJECTIVES: To explore the role of care tasks in the caregiving stress process, this study tested the relationships between distinct care tasks, primary stressors, caregiver burden, and depressive symptoms among caregivers. METHODS: The data were collected from a sample of 754 caregivers who provided care for frail, elderly family members in Shanghai, China. Path analysis was conducted to identify the relationships between the three types of care tasks (monetary support, physical care and emotional care), the caregivers' background, primary stressors, caregiver burden, and depressive symptoms...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446440/nod-for-atezolizumab-in-advanced-bladder-cancer
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(no author information available yet)
The FDA approved atezolizumab to treat advanced bladder cancer when cisplatin chemotherapy is contraindicated. The approval offers a potentially more effective alternative to carboplatin-based chemotherapy for frail, elderly patients.
April 26, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420687/home-visits-to-frail-elderly-can-save-money-and-angst
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Brit Cooper-Jones, Katelyn Verstraten
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419042/geriatric-fracture-care-future-trajectories-a-2015-aoa-critical-issues-symposium
#9
Julie A Switzer, Kevin J Bozic, Stephen L Kates
The population of the United States and the world is aging rapidly. Musculoskeletal care for older adults will be impacted by the manner in which health care is financed and the ability of the orthopaedic community to provide evidence-based integrated care for this population. We review the financial aspects of health-care reform and the implications for musculoskeletal care in the elderly. We discuss the establishment of quality measures for hip fracture care in the elderly, team building to accomplish this, and an innovative program designed to provide orthopaedic care to the frail elderly outside of the usual office setting...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413364/delivering-integrated-care-to-the-frail-elderly-the-impact-on-professionals-objective-burden-and-job-satisfaction
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Benjamin Janse, Robbert Huijsman, Ruben Dennis Maurice de Kuyper, Isabelle Natalina Fabbricotti
BACKGROUND: The impact of integrated working on professionals' objective burden and job satisfaction was examined. An evidence-based intervention targeting frail elderly patients was implemented in the Walcheren region of the Netherlands in 2010. The intervention involved the primary care practice as a single entry point, and included proactive frailty screening, a comprehensive assessment of patient needs, case management, multidisciplinary teams, care plans and protocols, task delegation and task specialisation, a shared information system, a geriatric care network and integrated funding...
August 17, 2016: International Journal of Integrated Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412165/effects-of-a-community-based-program-for-oral-health-and-nutrition-on-cost-effectiveness-by-preventing-disability-in-japanese-frail-elderly-a-quasi-experimental-study-using-propensity-score-matching
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Yasutake Tomata, Takashi Watanabe, Kemmyo Sugiyama, Shu Zhang, Yumi Sugawara, Ichiro Tsuji
OBJECTIVE: In the Japanese Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) system, a community-based program for oral health and nutrition (OHN program) has been implemented with the aim of reducing incident disability and care costs. However, the effectiveness of this program has not been confirmed epidemiologically. The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that the OHN program does reduce incident disability and care costs. DESIGN: A prospective study with a 28-month follow-up period was conducted using data from administrative databases at Tagajo City, Japan...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400984/is-technology-present-in-frailty-technology-a-back-up-tool-for-dealing-with-frailty-in-the-elderly-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Iranzu Mugueta-Aguinaga, Begonya Garcia-Zapirain
This study analyzes the technologies used in dealing with frailty within the following areas: prevention, care, diagnosis and treatment. The aim of this paper is, on the one hand, to analyze the extent to which technology is present in terms of its relationship with frailty and what technological resources are used to treat it. Its other purpose is to define new challenges and contributions made by physiotherapy using technology. Eighty documents related to research, validation and/or the ascertaining of different types of hardware, software or both were reviewed in prominent areas...
April 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400963/psychiatry-and-the-geriatric-syndromes-creating-constructive-interfaces
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EDITORIAL
Simon Thacker, Mike Skelton, Rowan Harwood
Integrating mental and physical healthcare is difficult to achieve because of professional and organisational barriers. Psychiatrists recognise the problems resulting from fragmentation of services and want continuity of care for patients, but commissioning and service structures perpetuate these problems. One way forward may be to follow the syndromic model employed by geriatricians as a means of avoiding over-emphasis on diagnosis above the pragmatics of implementing multi-component, coordinated care. Commissioners need to be made aware of the overlap and complementarity of skills possessed by old age psychiatry and geriatric medicine to create joint services for people vulnerable to dementia and delirium...
April 2017: BJPsych Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398376/-efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-anticoagulants-in-frail-elderly-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-an-unsolved-problem
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Paolo Alboni, Nicola Stucci, Elena Cojocaru, Andrea Ungar
At present, the efficacy and safety of anticoagulants, warfarin, or new oral anticoagulants in frail patients remain unknown, as these patients have largely been excluded from both randomized trials and "real-world" studies; as a result, the guidelines do not provide guidance for the management of this population. Frail patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are significantly less likely to receive oral anticoagulants compared to their nonfrail counterparts; is that an expression of reasonable prudence or malpractice? In this regard, some aspects of physical frailty should be considered: (i) increased vulnerability to stressors, including pharmacological agents with potential severe adverse effects; (ii) frail elderly patients are at high risk of falls and, therefore, of severe traumatic hemorrhages on oral anticoagulation; (iii) frail patients are more likely to have complications during intercurrent affections, potentially responsible for hemorrhages...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386620/direct-oral-anticoagulants-doac-management-of-emergency-situations-rationale-and-design-of-the-radoa-registry
#15
Edelgard Lindhoff-Last
The worldwide increase in the aging population and the associated increase in the prevalence of atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism as well as the widespread use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) have resulted in an increase of the need for the management of bleeding complications and emergency operations in frail, elderly patients, in clinical practice. When severe bleeding occurs, general assessment should include evaluation of the bleeding site, onset and severity of bleeding, renal function, and concurrent medications with focus on antiplatelet drugs and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)...
April 6, 2017: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377156/protein-supplementation-augments-muscle-fiber-hypertrophy-but-does-not-modulate-satellite-cell-content-during-prolonged-resistance-type-exercise-training-in-frail-elderly
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Marlou L Dirks, Michael Tieland, Lex B Verdijk, Mario Losen, Rachel Nilwik, Marco Mensink, Lisette C P G M de Groot, Luc J C van Loon
OBJECTIVE: Protein supplementation increases gains in lean body mass following prolonged resistance-type exercise training in frail older adults. We assessed whether the greater increase in lean body mass can be attributed to muscle fiber type specific hypertrophy with concomitant changes in satellite cell (SC) content. DESIGN: A total of 34 frail elderly individuals (77 ± 1 years, n = 12 male adults) participated in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 2 arms in parallel...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375036/new-developments-in-the-pharmacotherapeutic-management-of-heart-failure-in-elderly-patients-concerns-and-considerations
#17
Elles M Screever, Wouter C Meijers, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Rudolf A de Boer
Heart failure (HF) remains a major public health problem worldwide, affecting approximately 23 million patients, and is predominantly a disease of the elderly population. Elderly patients mostly suffer from HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), which often presents with multiple co-morbidities and they require multiple medical treatments. This, together with the heterogeneous phenotype of HFpEF, makes it a difficult syndrome to diagnose and treat. Areas covered: Although HF is most abundant in the elderly, this group is still underrepresented in clinical trials, which results in the lack of evidence-based medical regimens...
May 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372327/cognitive-event-related-potential-an-early-diagnosis-biomarker-in-frail-elderly-subjects-the-erp-mapt-plus-ancillary-study
#18
Karim Bennys, Audrey Gabelle, Claudine Berr, Delphine De Verbizier, Sandrine Andrieu, Bruno Vellas, Jacques Touchon
BACKGROUND: By analyzing brain synaptic function, cognitive event-related potentials (ERPs) could provide powerful and innovative tools for early Alzheimer's disease (AD) diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the relevance of the ERP-P300 component as a potential diagnosis marker in elderly subjects at risk of developing AD. METHODS: ERP-P300 was analyzed on 85 subjects recruited from the Multidomain Alzheimer Preventive Trial (MAPT). PET-AV45 brain imaging was available from 36 subjects...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356988/complete-response-to-capecitabine-in-a-frail-elderly-patient-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-case-report
#19
Morena Fasano, Alessio Fabozzi, Guido Giordano, Filippo Venturini, Gaetano Aurilio, Flavia Cantile, Teresa Fabozzi, Vincenzo Ricci, Giuseppe Santabarbara, Floriana Morgillo, Fortunato Ciardiello, Ferdinando De Vita
The clinical management of frail, elderly patients affected by colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a subject of debate. The present study reports the case of an elderly man with metastatic CRC (mCRC) who was successfully treated with capecitabine. The patient survived for 29 months, thus highlighting its potential activity in terms of obtaining a complete response and high efficacy. A 77-year-old man presented with adenocarcinoma of the rectum with multiple and synchronous liver metastases, in addition to several comorbidities...
February 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351394/higher-education-in-gerodontology-in-european-universities
#20
Anastassia Kossioni, Gerry McKenna, Frauke Müller, Martin Schimmel, Jacques Vanobbergen
BACKGROUND: The rapid aging of the European population and the subsequent increase in the oral care needs in older adults necessitates adequate training of dental professionals in Gerodontology (Geriatric Dentistry). This study was designed to investigate the current status of Gerodontology teaching amongst European dental schools at the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education levels. METHODS: An electronic questionnaire was developed by a panel of experts and emailed to the Deans or other contact persons of 216 dental schools across 39 European countries...
March 28, 2017: BMC Oral Health
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