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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736037/-frequency-of-successful-aging-and-frailty-associated-risk-factors
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Karla Berenice Carrazco-Peña, Katia Farías-Moreno, Benjamín Trujillo-Hernández
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of successful aging (SA) and its relationship with frailty in an elderly population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An analytical cross-sectional study of subjects ≥60 years of age seen as outpatients in a general hospital. Successful aging was defined as scores of ≥ 90 in the Barthel index and ≤ 2 in the Pfeiffer test. Frailty was determined using the Fried criteria. RESULTS: The study included 400 subjects (272 women and 128 men), with a mean age of 71...
July 20, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731949/cancer-screening-in-the-elderly-a-review-of-breast-colorectal-lung-and-prostate-cancer-screening
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Ashwin A Kotwal, Mara A Schonberg
There are relatively limited data on outcomes of screening older adults for cancer; therefore, the decision to screen older adults requires balancing the potential harms of screening and follow-up diagnostic tests with the possibility of benefit. Harms of screening can be amplified in older and frail adults and include discomfort from undergoing the test itself, anxiety, potential complications from diagnostic procedures resulting from a false-positive test, false reassurance from a false-negative test, and overdiagnosis of tumors that are of no threat and may result in overtreatment...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723683/very-low-dose-lenalidomide-for-elderly-and-or-frail-multiple-myeloma-patients-lower-might-be-better
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Kentaro Minagawa, Corey P Falcon, Toshimitsu Matsui
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 20, 2017: Acta Haematologica
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/28721427/prevalence-of-frailty-in-nursing-home-residents-according-to-various-diagnostic-tools
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F Buckinx, J-Y Reginster, S Gillain, J Petermans, T Brunois, O Bruyère
BACKGROUND: Although the theoretical foundations of frailty are well established in the literature, it remains an evolving concept lacking any unique definition or diagnostic criteria for use in clinical practice and epidemiological research. No consensus exists about the accurate prevalence rates of frailty. The various operational definitions of frailty can at least partly explain such discrepancies. OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of frailty, measured with different diagnostic tools, among elderly nursing home residents...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721290/frailty-and-elderly-in-urology-is-there-an-impact-on-post-operative-complications
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Fabrizio Dal Moro, Alessandro Morlacco, Giovanni Motterle, Lisa Barbieri, Filiberto Zattoni
INTRODUCTION: Frailty used as predictive tool is still not carried out in daily practice, although many studies confirm the great clinical importance of the frailty syndrome in surgical outcomes. There is no standardized method of measuring the physiological reserves of older surgical patients. The aim of this study was to analyze a cohort of older urological patients according to various frailty indices, in order to evaluate whether they are predictors of post-operative complications after urological procedures...
June 30, 2017: Central European Journal of Urology
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/28713629/abducent-nerve-palsy-after-microballoon-compression-of-the-trigeminal-ganglion-case-report
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Cassiano Marchi, Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar, Ana Maria Moura, Giovanna Matricardi, Carolina Utsunomya Muniz, Rogério Aires, Flávia Gehrke, Natally Santiago, Samuel Simis
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is the most common type of facial neuralgia with incidence of 26.8/100,000 person year. In general, this scenario is characterized by a lancinating, unilateral, paroxysmal pain in the area of the fifth cranial nerve. Several treatment methods, including the injection of ethyl alcohol or butyl alcohol into the ganglion, the glycerol injection into the trigeminal cistern, peripheral nerve divisions, the radiofrequency thermocoagulation of the preganglionic fibers, and radiosurgery has been used for TN...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712144/frailty-is-an-independent-prognostic-marker-in-elderly-patients-with-myocardial-infarction
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Gonzalo Luis Alonso Salinas, Marcelo Sanmartin, Marina Pascual Izco, Luis Miguel Rincon, Pablo Pastor Pueyo, Alvaro Marco Del Castillo, Alberto Garcia Guerrero, Pedro Caravaca Perez, Alejandro Recio-Mayoral, Asuncion Camino, Manuel Jimenez-Mena, José Luis Zamorano
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients are increasingly older. Conventional prognostic scales include chronological age but do not consider vulnerability. In elderly patients, a frail phenotype represents a better reflection of biological age. HYPOTHESIS: This study aims to determine the prevalence of frailty and its influence on patients age ≥75 years with ACS. METHODS: Patients age ≥75 years admitted due to type 1 myocardial infarction were included in 2 tertiary hospitals, and clinical data were collected prospectively...
July 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709946/frailty-and-sarcopenia-do-not-predict-adverse-events-in-an-elderly-population-undergoing-non-complex-primary-elective-surgery-for-degenerative-conditions-of-the-lumbar-spine
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Raphaële Charest-Morin, John Street, Honglin Zhang, Taren Roughead, Tamir Ailon, Michael Boyd, Marcel Dvorak, Brian Kwon, Scott Paquette, Nicolas Dea, Charles G Fisher, Alana M Flexman
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Sarcopenia measured by normalized total psoas area (NTPA) has been shown to predict mortality and adverse events (AE) in numerous surgical populations. The relationship between sarcopenia and postoperative outcomes after surgery for degenerative spine disease (DSD) has not been investigated. PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the relationships between sarcopenia, frailty and postoperative adverse events in the elderly DSD population. Secondary objectives were to describe the distribution and predictors of NTPA and to determine the relationship between sarcopenia, frailty and length of stay, discharge to a facility and in-hospital mortality...
July 11, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705733/platelet-oxidative-stress-as-a-novel-target-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-frail-older-people
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REVIEW
Francisco Fuentes, Iván Palomo, Eduardo Fuentes
The average lifespan of humans and the percentage of people entering the 65 and older age group are growing rapidly. Within this age group, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) increase steeply and are the most common cause of death. During aging, experimental and clinical studies support the pivotal role played by reactive oxidant species in the mechanism of platelet activation. Frailty has been implicated as a causative and prognostic factor in patients with CVD. Oxidative stress is increased in frail older people, and may lead to accelerated aging and higher incidence of oxidative diseases such as CVD...
July 11, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700679/aged-associated-cytomegalovirus-and-epstein-barr-virus-reactivation-and-cytomegalovirus-relationship-with-the-frailty-syndrome-in-older-women
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Ronaldo Luis Thomasini, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Fabiana Souza Máximo Pereira, Elvis Cueva Mateo, Thamires Nader Mota, Gabrielle Gontijo Guimarães, Leani Souza Máximo Pereira, Cristiano Xavier Lima, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira
Immunosenescence is an age-related reduction of immune system activity that can be associated with frailty. This study aimed to compare cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivations (based on viremias) between young and elderly women who had a chronic CMV and/or EBV infection (i.e., an IgG+ serostatus) without an acute infection (i.e., an IgM- serostatus), and among the elderly group categorized according to frailty status. DNA was extracted from plasma using standard protocols and serostatus was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: PloS One
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/28699147/what-are-the-complications-survival-and-outcomes-after-revision-to-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-patients-older-than-80-years
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Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Nicholas J Clark, Andrew T Assenmacher, Brian T Samuelsen, Joaquín Sánchez-Sotelo, Robert H Cofield, John W Sperling
BACKGROUND: By the time patients with a failed shoulder arthroplasty require revision surgery, a substantial number are older than 80 years. The risk of complications of revision arthroplasty in this elderly population is largely unknown and needs to be considered when contemplating whether these patients are too frail for revision surgery. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What are the 90-day medical and surgical complications after revision to reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in patients older than 80 years? (2) What are the 2- and 5-year survival rates after revision? (3) Was there an improvement in pain at rest or with activity, range of motion (ROM), and strength after revision surgery? METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, 38 patients who were older than 80 years (84 ± 3 years) underwent revision surgery to a RSA...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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/28692142/big-g-and-little-g-geriatrics-education-for-physicians
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Kathryn E Callahan, Nina Tumosa, Rosanne M Leipzig
In the July 2016 issue of this journal, Dr. Mary Tinetti proposed that geriatric medicine abandon attempts to increase the numbers of board-certified geriatricians and change focus to the development of a "small elite workforce." What would be gained and what sacrificed by accepting this challenge? We agree that the best clinical use of a scarce resource, specialty trained geriatricians, is to care for frail, complex, severely ill elderly adults and to help design and study novel interventions in research, education, and care models to improve the care of all older adults, but for this to happen, all other providers must attain specific competency in the care of older adults...
July 10, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688079/self-perceived-care-needs-in-older-adults-with-joint-pain-and-comorbidity
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Lotte A H Hermsen, Emiel O Hoogendijk, Johannes C van der Wouden, Martin Smalbrugge, Stephanie S Leone, Henriëtte E van der Horst, Joost Dekker
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore self-perceived care needs and determinants of identified needs in older adults with joint pain and comorbidity. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using baseline data from a cohort study of older adults in the Netherlands (≥65 years) with joint pain and comorbidity (n = 407). We used the Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (CANE) to assess self-perceived care needs. Regression analyses were conducted to examine the associations between needs and sociodemographic factors (age, gender, partner status and educational level), physical factors (pain intensity, comorbidity, frailty and physical functioning) and psychosocial factors (anxiety, depression and social support)...
July 7, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675572/association-between-frailty-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-inflammatory-marker-in-an-elderly-population
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Chun-Chin Chang, Chien-Yi Hsu, Po-Hsun Huang, Li-Kuo Liu, Liang-Kung Chen, Jaw-Wen Chen, Shing-Jong Lin
AIM: Frailty is a highly prevalent geriatric syndrome, characterized by increased vulnerability to subsequent morbidity and mortality. The association between frailty and preclinical atherosclerosis remains uncertain. The aim of the present study was to clarify the relationship between frailty, preclinical atherosclerosis and inflammatory markers in older adults. METHODS: We enrolled 1798 inhabitants of I-Lan County of Taiwan (855 men, 47.5%; mean age 64 ± 9 years, range 50-92 years)...
July 4, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673584/parp-inhibitors-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-therapy-how-a-synthetic-lethality-approach-can-be-a-valid-therapeutic-alternative
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Grigore Aristide Gafencu, Ciprian Ionuț Tomuleasa, Gabriel Ghiaur
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a malignancy in need of new therapeutic options. The current standard of care chemotherapy, leads to complete remission (CR) in the vast majority of adult patients under the age of 60. In contrast, CR rates in patients over the age of 60 reaches only 40-60%. While achievement of a CR is an important stepping stone in the treatment of AML, the majority of these patients experience relapse and die of their disease without adequate consolidation chemotherapy. Blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) can improve outcome in a select patient with AML but unfortunately, it is not a valid treatment option for the majority of older patients...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
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