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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721433/oral-health-and-the-frail-elderly
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L Rapp, S Sourdet, B Vellas, M-H Lacoste-Ferré
INTRODUCTION: The relationships between oral health conditions and frailty have rarely been explored. A systematic review of frailty components and oral health concluded that differences in study population endpoint criteria and study design cannot establish a relationship between frailty and oral health. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the distribution of the OHAT (Oral Health Assessment Tool) score in a population of frail subjects and to assess associated parameters (age, socio-economic status, living conditions, education level, nutritional habits, cognitive functioning, autonomy)...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716855/frailty-screening-tools-for-elderly-patients-incident-to-dialysis
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Ismay N van Loon, Namiko A Goto, Franciscus T J Boereboom, Michiel L Bots, Marianne C Verhaar, Marije E Hamaker
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A geriatric assessment is an appropriate method for identifying frail elderly patients. In CKD, it may contribute to optimize personalized care. However, a geriatric assessment is time consuming. The purpose of our study was to compare easy to apply frailty screening tools with the geriatric assessment in patients eligible for dialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: A total of 123 patients on incident dialysis ≥65 years old were included <3 weeks before to ≤2 weeks after dialysis initiation, and all underwent a geriatric assessment...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699992/changes-in-frailty-conditions-and-phenotype-components-in-elderly-after-hospitalization
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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/28699383/flawed-communications-health-professionals-experience-of-collaboration-in-the-care-of-frail-elderly-patients
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Anders Hansson, Ann Svensson, Britt Hedman Ahlström, Lena G Larsson, Berit Forsman, Pia Alsén
AIMS: Frail elderly patients who have multiple illnesses do not fare well in modern health care systems, mainly due to a lack of care planning and flawed communication between health professionals in different care organisations. This is especially noticeable when patients are discharged from hospital. The aim of this study was to explore health care professionals' experience of obstacles and opportunities for collaboration. METHODS: Health professionals were invited to participate in three focus groups, each consisting of a hospital physician, a primary care physician, a hospital nurse, a primary care nurse, a municipal home care nurse or an assistant officer, a physical or occupational therapist and a patient or a family member representative...
July 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692451/the-value-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-in-geriatric-care-and-rehabilitation
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Büşra Can, Murat Kara, Özgür Kara, Zekeriya Ülger, Walter Frontera, Levent Özçakar
The WHO reports that one of the major chronic conditions affecting the elderly worldwide is musculoskeletal disorders that are associated with long-term pain and disability. Considering the healthcare needs of the elderly (i.e. comprehensive, accessible, efficient) and the advantages of ultrasound (US) use (patient-friendly, convenient, cost-effective, and does not require exposure to radiation or magnetic fields), there seems to be a 'gap' in the actual clinical practice. In this paper, we aimed to highlight the potential value of US imaging in the management of the elderly with a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions (degenerative/rheumatic joint diseases, falls/trauma, nursing care, peripheral nerve problems, sarcopenia, and interventions)...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663404/outcomes-after-early-return-to-theatre-following-hip-hemiarthroplasty-for-intracapsular-fracture-of-the-femoral-neck
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G Mamarelis, S Key, J Snook, C Aldam
AIMS: Hip hemiarthroplasty is a standard treatment for intracapsular proximal femoral fractures in the frail elderly. In this study we have explored the implications of early return to theatre, within 30 days, on patient outcome following hip hemiarthroplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the hospital records of all hip hemiarthroplasties performed in our unit between January 2010 and January 2015. Demographic details, medical backround, details of the primary procedure, complications, subsequent procedures requiring return to theatre, re-admissions, discharge destination and death were collected...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659138/the-effect-of-geriatric-intervention-in-frail-elderly-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-for-colorectal-cancer-a-randomized-trial-gerico
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C M Lund, K K Vistisen, C Dehlendorff, F Rønholt, J S Johansen, D L Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Better surgical techniques, chemotherapy and biological therapy have improved survival in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), most markedly in younger patients. About half of patients over 70 years receive dose reductions or early treatment discontinuation of the planned adjuvant or first-line treatment due to side effects. The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a multidisciplinary evaluation of an elderly individual's health status. This assessment in older patients with cancer can predict survival, chemotherapy toxicity and morbidity...
June 28, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637845/successful-conservative-management-of-a-permanent-pacemaker-pocket-infection-a-less-invasive-approach
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Alexander James Keeley, Daniel Hammersley, Madhava Dissanayake
We present a successful conservative management strategy for a frail elderly patient with a cardiac resynchronisation pacemaker who presented with evidence of an Enterobacter cloacae pacemaker pocket infection. A device washout and debridement procedure was performed, with reburial of the device in a new prepectoral pocket and creation of a closed-loop continuous antibiotic infusion into the infected pacemaker pocket. This was followed by a 6-week course of ambulatory intravenous antibiotic therapy. This conservative management strategy avoided the need for a more invasive and high-risk full device extraction, which the patient clearly stated he did not wish to have...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626858/antibiotics-for-acute-bronchitis
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REVIEW
Susan M Smith, Tom Fahey, John Smucny, Lorne A Becker
BACKGROUND: The benefits and risks of antibiotics for acute bronchitis remain unclear despite it being one of the most common illnesses seen in primary care. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of antibiotics in improving outcomes and to assess adverse effects of antibiotic therapy for people with a clinical diagnosis of acute bronchitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL 2016, Issue 11 (accessed 13 January 2017), MEDLINE (1966 to January week 1, 2017), Embase (1974 to 13 January 2017), and LILACS (1982 to 13 January 2017)...
June 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614835/aging-of-competitive-athletes
#10
Hirofumi Tanaka
Demographics of human aging are rapidly changing. As illustrated in the biomedicalization of aging, an ever increasing number of older adults is affected by a variety of clinical conditions and diseases, including vascular stiffening, sarcopenia, physical disability, and poor quality of life. One population that is situated in the opposite end of the health and functional spectrum to the sedentary frail elderly is Masters athletes. These older competitive athletes are endowed with substantial functional capacity, overall long-term health, high motivation, and psychosocial outlook...
June 15, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599819/between-the-best-way-to-deliver-patient-care-and-chaos-and-low-clinical-value-general-practitioners-and-practice-managers-views-on-data-sharing
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Mila Petrova, Matthew Barclay, Sam S Barclay, Stephen I G Barclay
OBJECTIVE: In the UK, General Practitioners and Practice Managers are key to enabling health information exchange (typically referred to as 'data sharing'). This study aimed to survey GPs and PMs for familiarity, engagement with and perceptions of patient data sharing. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey. All 107 general practices in England's second largest Clinical Commissioning Group, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG. Descriptive statistics; hierarchical logistic regression; thematic analysis...
August 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596252/success-in-bone-marrow-failure-novel-therapeutic-directions-based-on-the-immune-environment-of-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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REVIEW
Alyssa H Cull, Michael J Rauh
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal neoplasms of aging that are associated with BM failure, related cytopenias, fatigue, susceptibility to infections, bruising, bleeding, a shortened lifespan, and a propensity for leukemic transformation. Most frail, elderly patients are not candidates for curative allogeneic BM transplantations and instead receive expectant management, supportive blood transfusions, or empirical, nontargeted therapy. It has been known for some time that MDS arises in an abnormal BM immune environment; however, connections have only recently been established with recurring MDS-associated mutations...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596151/survey-on-advance-care-planning-of-italian-outpatients-on-chronic-haemodialysis
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Nicola Panocchia, Giuseppe Tonnara, Roberta Minacori, Dario Sacchini, Maurizio Bossola, Luigi Tazza, Giovanni Gambaro, Antonio Gioacchino Spagnolo
OBJECTIVES: The clinical practice guidelines published by the Renal Physicians Association (USA) recommend instituting advance care planning (ACP) for patients with end-stage renal disease. Studies on this issue are lacking in Italy. Our aim was to determine the attitudes of patients on ACP in our dialysis centre. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional survey. We recruited patients on maintenance haemodialysis (HD) at Hemodialysis Center of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, from 1 March 2014 to 31 March 2015...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583470/insights-into-the-current-management-of-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-in-the-ontario-primary-care-setting
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Graydon S Meneilly, Lori D Berard, Alice Y Y Cheng, Peter J Lin, Lori MacCallum, Ross T Tsuyuki, Jean-François Yale, Nahal Nasseri, Jean-François Richard, Lianne Goldin, Anatoly Langer, Mary K Tan, Lawrence A Leiter
OBJECTIVE: The Goal Oriented controL of Diabetes in the Elderly populatioN (GOLDEN) Program assessed the management of older persons with type 2 diabetes in Canadian primary care. METHODS: Data were extracted from the records of 833 consecutively identified persons 65 years of age or older who had type 2 diabetes and were taking 1 antihyperglycemic agent or more; they were managed by 64 physicians from 36 Ontario clinics. RESULTS: More than half (53%) had glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels of 7...
June 2, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579766/effects-of-multi-domain-interventions-in-pre-frail-elderly-on-frailty-functional-and-cognitive-status-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Lenore Dedeyne, Mieke Deschodt, Sabine Verschueren, Jos Tournoy, Evelien Gielen
BACKGROUND: Frailty is an aging syndrome caused by exceeding a threshold of decline across multiple organ systems leading to a decreased resistance to stressors. Treatment for frailty focuses on multi-domain interventions to target multiple affected functions in order to decrease the adverse outcomes of frailty. No systematic reviews on the effectiveness of multi-domain interventions exist in a well-defined frail population. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to determine the effect of multi-domain compared to mono-domain interventions on frailty status and score, cognition, muscle mass, strength and power, functional and social outcomes in (pre)frail elderly (≥65 years)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566447/management-of-endocrine-disease-l-thyroxine-replacement-therapy-in-the-frail-elderly-a-challenge-in-clinical-practice
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Rosaria Maddalena Ruggeri, Francesco Trimarchi, Bernadette Biondi
The number of elderly people, mostly over 85 years (the "oldest old"), is increasing worldwide. As a consequence, accompanying morbidity and disability have been increasing, and frailty, defined as an age-related condition of decline of physiological reserves and vulnerability, represents an emerging problem. Caring for older frail people may represent a challenge, since the elderly differ significantly from younger adults in terms of comorbidity, polypharmacy, pharmacokinetics and greater vulnerability to adverse drug reactions...
May 31, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552878/medium-chain-triglycerides-in-combination-with-leucine-and-vitamin-d-benefit-cognition-in-frail-elderly-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Sakiko Abe, Osamu Ezaki, Motohisa Suzuki
The combined supplementation of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), L-leucine-rich amino acids, and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) increase muscle strength and function in frail elderly individuals. However, their effects on cognition are unknown. We enrolled 38 elderly nursing home residents (mean age±SD, 86.6±4.8 y) in a 3-mo randomized, controlled, parallel group trial. The participants were randomly allocated to 3 groups: the first group received a L-leucine (1.2 g)- and cholecalciferol (20 μg)-enriched supplement with 6 g of MCT (LD+MCT); the second group received the same supplement with 6 g of long-chain triglycerides (LD+LCT); and the third group did not receive any supplements (control)...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537324/validation-of-the-photography-method-for-nutritional-intake-assessment-in-hospitalized-elderly-subjects
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F Monacelli, M Sartini, V Bassoli, D Becchetti, A L Biagini, A Nencioni, M Cea, R Borghi, F Torre, P Odetti
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to validate the photographic indirect method as an accurate and specific tool to assess nutritional intake in a cohort of elderly hospitalized patients. DESIGN: this is a prospective observational study. SETTING: hospital (geriatric acute ward and transitional care of IRCCSS AUO San Martino Hospital, Genoa, Italy). PARTICIPANTS: 255 consecutive elderly hospitalized patients...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526382/quality-of-diet-and-level-of-physical-performance-related-to-inflammatory-markers-in-community-dwelling-frail-elderly-people
#19
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
#20
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...
August 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
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