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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091402/geriatric-assessment-to-predict-survival-and-risk-of-serious-adverse-events-in-elderly-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-patients-a-multicenter-study-in-china
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Yu-Ping Zhong, Yi-Zhuo Zhang, Ai-Jun Liao, Su-Xia Li, Chen Tian, Jin Lu
BACKGROUND: Elderly multiple myeloma (MM) patients often tend to suffer a variety of diseases, so the treatment of choice is very difficult for the elderly myeloma patients. The overall survival (OS) time and side effects with elderly patients are unclear in China. The study tried to find out the role of geriatric assessment in the Chinese elderly MM. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 628 newly diagnosed patients from six hospitals from June 2011 to June 2013...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090397/insights-about-fall-prevention-of-older-adults-in-the-state-of-hawai-i
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Yuka Yamazaki, Cullen T Hayashida, Valerie Yontz
The senior population in Hawai'i is growing at a dramatic pace. In the older population, falls and fall-related injuries are leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Moreover, the health care costs for falls are very high. The State of Hawai'i has taken measures to prevent falls through the promotion of medication reviews, vision checks, home assessments, and exercise. However, current published examinations of fall preventive measures have been insufficient, and more research is needed to confirm risk factors, effectiveness of preventive measures, and to explore future objectives...
January 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089376/chemotherapy-completion-in-elderly-women-with-ovarian-primary-peritoneal-or-fallopian-tube-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Vivian E von Gruenigen, Helen Q Huang, Jan H Beumer, Heather A Lankes, William Tew, Thomas Herzog, Arti Hurria, Robert S Mannel, Tina Rizack, Lisa M Landrum, Peter G Rose, Ritu Salani, William H Bradley, Thomas J Rutherford, Robert V Higgins, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Gini Fleming
PURPOSE: A simple measure to predict chemotherapy tolerance in elderly patients would be useful. We prospectively tested the association of baseline Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) score with ability to complete 4 cycles of first line chemotherapy without dose reductions or >7days delay in elderly ovarian cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients' age ≥70 along with their physicians chose between two regimens: CP (Carboplatin AUC 5, Paclitaxel 135mg/m(2)) or C (Carboplatin AUC 5), both given every 3weeks either after primary surgery or as neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) with IADL and quality of life assessments performed at baseline, pre-cycle 3, and post-cycle 4...
January 12, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079633/criterion-referenced-values-of-grip-strength-and-usual-gait-speed-using-instrumental-activities-of-daily-living-disability-as-the-criterion
#4
Meng-Chih Lee, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Yi-Fen Tsai, Ching-Yu Chen, Cheng-Chieh Lin, Ching-Yi Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Current evidence suggests that grip strength and usual gait speed (UGS) are important predictors of instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) disability. Knowing the optimum cut points of these tests for discriminating people with and without IADL disability could help clinicians or researchers to better interpret the test results and make medical decisions. The purpose of this study was to determine the cutoff values of grip strength and UGS for best discriminating community-dwelling older adults with and without IADL disability, separately for men and women, and to investigate their association with IADL disability...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077452/does-it-matter-if-we-disagree-the-impact-of-incongruent-care-preferences-on-persons-with-dementia-and-their-care-partners
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Evan G Shelton, Silvia Orsulic-Jeras, Carol J Whitlatch, Sarah M Szabo
PURPOSE: To gain a better understanding of how actual and perceived incongruence of care preferences affects the psychosocial well-being of persons with dementia and their family caregiver. DESIGN AND METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 128 dyads each consisting of a person with dementia and a family caregiver. Baseline data from an intervention study were used to examine the relationship between the caregiver's care-related preferences, the person with dementia's care-related preferences, and the caregiver's perception of the person with dementia's preferences...
January 10, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076836/the-metabolic-syndrome-and-10-year-cognitive-and-functional-decline-in-very-old-men-a-population-based-study
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Giovanni Viscogliosi, Chiara Donfrancesco, Luigi Palmieri, Simona Giampaoli
OBJECTIVES: To describe longitudinal relationships of metabolic syndrome (MetS) to cognitive decline and functional disability in a sample of older non-institutionalized men. METHODS: data from 1991 to 2000 of the Italian cohorts of the Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Elderly (FINE) study, were used. Global cognitive function and functional disability, defined as limitations in mobility, basic (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) were screened in 1991 and 2000...
January 3, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073326/hierarchical-decline-of-the-initiative-and-performance-of-complex-activities-of-daily-living-in-dementia
#7
Clarissa M Giebel, Caroline Sutcliffe, David Challis
OBJECTIVES: While basic activities of daily living hierarchically decline in dementia, little is known about the decline of individual instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). The objective of this study was to assess initiative and performance deficits in IADLs in dementia. METHODS: A total of 581 carers completed the revised Interview for Deterioration in Daily Living Activities in Dementia 2 to rate their relative's everyday functioning. RESULTS: Initiating and performing IADLs deteriorated hierarchically, while people with dementia were consistently most impaired in initiating using the computer and managing finances...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054167/1-year-course-of-fatigue-in-patients-on-chronic-hemodialysis
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Maurizio Bossola, Enrico Di Stasio, Manuela Antocicco, Gilda Pepe, Emanuele Marzetti, Carlo Vulpio
PURPOSE: Fatigue is common in end-stage renal disease patients receiving hemodialysis, reduces significantly their quality of life and is associated with all-cause and cardiac-related mortality. Unfortunately, little is known about the course of fatigue in patients on chronic hemodialysis. METHODS: The Vitality Subscale of the SF-36 (SF-36 VS), Short-Form Health Survey, was administered to 45 patients in January (T1), June (T2) and November (T3) 2015. RESULTS: The score of the SF-36 VS did not differ significantly among T1, T2 and T3...
January 4, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049446/a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-association-between-dynapenia-and-higher-level-functional-capacity-in-daily-living-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-in-japan
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Masaki Iwamura, Masao Kanauchi
BACKGROUND: There are many reports that dynapenia, sarcopenia and frailty each have associations with bodily function or with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL). However, studies that compare all three conditions and their effects on IADL are lacking. The purpose of this study is to examine associations of sarcopenia, frailty, and dynapenia with IADL. METHODS: Participants included 123 community-dwelling older adults (31 men, 92 women,) aged 65 years or older (75...
January 3, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049443/performance-of-edmonton-frail-scale-on-frailty-assessment-its-association-with-multi-dimensional-geriatric-conditions-assessed-with-specific-screening-tools
#10
Simone Perna, Matthew D'Arcy Francis, Chiara Bologna, Francesca Moncaglieri, Antonella Riva, Paolo Morazzoni, Pietro Allegrini, Antonio Isu, Beatrice Vigo, Fabio Guerriero, Mariangela Rondanelli
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) on frailty assessment in association with multi-dimensional conditions assessed with specific screening tools and to explore the prevalence of frailty by gender. METHODS: We enrolled 366 hospitalised patients (women\men: 251\115), mean age 81.5 years. The EFS was given to the patients to evaluate their frailty. Then we collected data concerning cognitive status through Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), health status (evaluated with the number of diseases), functional independence (Barthel Index and Activities Daily Living; BI, ADL, IADL), use of drugs (counting of drugs taken every day), Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Skeletal Muscle Index of sarcopenia (SMI), osteoporosis and functionality (Handgrip strength)...
January 4, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042052/cognitive-changes-under-memantine-according-to-vitamin-d-status-in-alzheimer-patients-an-exposed-unexposed-cohort-pilot-study
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REVIEW
Pauline Lemire, Antoine Brangier, Melinda Beaudenon, Guillaume T Duval, Cedric Annweiler
Memantine is a symptomatic treatment that partially prevents cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease (AD). The neuroprotective effects of memantine and vitamin D may potentiate each other, with benefits for cognition. The objective of this exposed/unexposed pilot study was to determine the cognitive changes among AD patients using memantine according to the presence or absence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD). Fifty-eight AD patients followed in a memory clinic during 6 months between 2009 and 2014 (mean±standard deviation, 82...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035929/the-citicholinage-study-citicoline-plus-cholinesterase-inhibitors-in-aged-patients-affected-with-alzheimer-s-disease-study
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Pietro Gareri, Alberto Castagna, Antonino Maria Cotroneo, Daria Putignano, Raffaele Conforti, Francesco Santamaria, Saverio Marino, Salvatore Putignano
BACKGROUND: Citicoline can have beneficial effects both in degenerative and in vascular cognitive decline in a variety of ways (apoptosis inhibition, neuroplasticity potentiation, phospholipid, and acetylcholine (ACh) synthesis). Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) have been used for treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). When co-administered with cholinergic precursors, they are able to increase the intrasynaptic levels of ACh more than when the single drugs given alone. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to show the effectiveness of oral citicoline plus AChEIs in patients affected with AD...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025490/a-model-of-health-for-family-caregivers-of-elders
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Florence M Weierbach, Yan Cao
: Family members who provide care to their loved ones experience changes in their own health. The caregiver health model (CGHM) is a new model that identifies health holistically and identifies four determinant(s) that contribute to the health status of the family caregiver. The purpose is to introduce the CGHM: Hypothesis 1: the determinants of health in the CGHM contribute to the health of the Caregiver, Hypothesis 2: the determinants of health contribute to changes in the caregivers' health at 8 and 16 weeks, and Hypothesis 3: a change in health occurs from baseline to 8 and 16 weeks...
December 22, 2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008563/agitation-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-frequent-omen-of-hospital-complications-associated-with-worse-outcomes
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Michael E Reznik, J Michael Schmidt, Ali Mahta, Sachin Agarwal, David J Roh, Soojin Park, Hans Peter Frey, Jan Claassen
BACKGROUND: Agitated delirium is frequent following acute brain injury, but data are limited in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). We examined incidence, risk factors, and consequences of agitation in these patients in a single-center retrospective study. METHODS: We identified all patients treated with antipsychotics or dexmedetomidine from a prospective observational cohort of patients with spontaneous SAH. Agitation was confirmed by chart review. Outcomes were assessed at 12 months using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS), Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (TICS), and Lawton IADL (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living) scores...
December 22, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991658/untangling-the-association-between-migraine-pain-and-anxiety-examining-migraine-and-generalized-anxiety-disorders-in-a-canadian-population-based-study
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Esme Fuller-Thomson, Janany Jayanthikumar, Senyo K Agbeyaka
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to investigate: (1) the prevalence and unadjusted and adjusted odds of 12-month generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) among adults with migraine in comparison to those without migraine; (2) If debilitating pain and/or limitations in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are mediators of the migraine-GAD association; and (3) Factors associated with past year GAD among adults with migraine. METHODS: Secondary data analysis of the nationally representative 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health (CCHS-MS), a population-based survey of community dwellers with a response rate of 68...
December 19, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975302/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-associated-with-functional-decline-and-falls-in-frail-elderly-women-despite-supplementation
#16
M P Kotlarczyk, S Perera, M A Ferchak, D A Nace, N M Resnick, S L Greenspan
: We examined the impact of daily supplementation on vitamin D deficiency, function, and falls in female long-term care residents. Initial vitamin D deficiency was associated with greater functional decline and increased fall risk despite guideline-recommended supplementation, highlighting the importance of preventing vitamin D deficiency in frail elderly. INTRODUCTION: Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines recommend 800 IU vitamin D daily for older adults and maintaining serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] above 20 ng/ml for optimal skeletal health...
December 15, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935019/family-caregiver-factors-associated-with-unmet-needs-for-care-of-older-adults
#17
Scott R Beach, Richard Schulz
OBJECTIVES: To examine caregiver factors associated with unmet needs for care of older adults. DESIGN: Population-based surveys of caregivers and older adult care recipients in the United States in 2011. SETTING: 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study and National Study of Caregiving. PARTICIPANTS: Family caregivers (n = 1,996) of community-dwelling older adults with disabilities (n = 1,366). MEASUREMENTS: Disabled care recipient reports of unmet needs for care in the past month with activities of daily living (ADLs; e...
December 9, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932368/longitudinal-associations-between-body-composition-sarcopenic-obesity-and-outcomes-of-frailty-disability-institutionalisation-and-mortality-in-community-dwelling-older-men-the-concord-health-and-ageing-in-men-project
#18
Vasant Hirani, Vasi Naganathan, Fiona Blyth, David G Le Couteur, Markus J Seibel, Louise M Waite, David J Handelsman, Robert G Cumming
BACKGROUND: to explore the longitudinal associations between body composition measures, sarcopenic obesity and outcomes of frailty, activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental ADL (IADL) disability, institutionalisation and mortality. METHODS: men aged ≥ 70 years (2005-07) from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project were assessed at baseline (n = 1,705), 2 (n = 1,366) and 5 years (n = 954). The main outcome measures were frailty (adapted Fried criteria), ADL, including personal care and mobility and IADL disability (ability to perform tasks for independent living), institutionalisation and mortality...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932362/predicting-functional-decline-in-older-emergency-patients-the-safe-elderly-emergency-discharge-seed-project
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Judy A Lowthian, Lahn D Straney, Caroline A Brand, Anna Barker, P de Villiers Smit, Harvey Newnham, Peter Hunter, Cathie Smith, Peter A Cameron
OBJECTIVE: to profile the trajectory of, and risk factors for, functional decline in older patients in the 30 days following Emergency Department (ED) discharge. METHODS: prospective cohort study of community-dwelling patients aged ≥65 years, discharged home from a metropolitan Melbourne ED, 31 July 2012 to 30 November 2013. The primary outcome was functional decline, comprising either increased dependency in personal activities of daily living (ADL) or in skills required for living independently instrumental ADL (IADL), deterioration in cognitive function, nursing home admission or death...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923347/subjective-burden-among-spousal-and-adult-child-informal-caregivers-of-older-adults-results-from-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Marloes Oldenkamp, Mariët Hagedoorn, Joris Slaets, Ronald Stolk, Rafael Wittek, Nynke Smidt
BACKGROUND: Pressures on informal caregivers are likely to increase due to increasing life expectancy and health care costs, which stresses the importance of prevention of subjective burden. The present study examined the correlates of overall subjective burden and multiple burden dimensions among spousal and adult-child caregivers of Dutch older adults, both cross-sectional and longitudinal (12-months follow-up). METHODS: In 2010 and 2011 baseline and follow-up data was collected in a sample of informal caregivers and care recipients in the Northern provinces of the Netherlands...
December 7, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
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