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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805478/production-of-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-from-elderly-patients-under-antithrombotic-drugs-perspectives-in-chronic-wounds-care
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M Velier, J Magalon, A Daumas, M Cassar, P Francois, A Ghazouane, C Philandrianos, B Bertrand, C Frere, D Bernot, P Villani, F Dignat George, F Sabatier
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous biological therapy obtained by centrifuging the patient's own blood to concentrate platelets. The addition of autologous thrombin and calcium chloride to PRP allows the production of a semi-solid form called PRP gel. PRP gel is increasingly used in a variety of tissue defects and predominantly in the management of non-healing chronic wounds. The topical application of PRP gel seems promising due to the capability of platelets to store and secrete growth factors (GF), fibrin and cytokines, which are essentials for wound healing...
August 14, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801825/intractable-constipation-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Noemi Baffy, Amy E Foxx-Orenstein, Lucinda A Harris, Susan Sterler
Chronic constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder disproportionately affecting the elderly. Immobility, polypharmacy, and physiologic changes contribute to its increased prevalence in this population. Unidentified and undertreated constipation leads to a significant negative impact on quality of life and an increase in healthcare spending. Careful physical examination and exploration of the clinical history can unmask primary and secondary forms of constipation, guiding diagnostic and therapeutic considerations...
August 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791591/age-related-differences-in-non-persistence-with-statin-treatment-in-patients-after-a-transient-ischaemic-attack
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Martin Wawruch, Dusan Zatko, Gejza Wimmer, Jan Luha, Sona Wimmerova, Petra Matalova, Peter Kukumberg, Jan Murin, Tomas Tesar, Beata Havelkova, Rashmi Shah
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Non-persistence with secondary preventive measures, including medications such as statins, adversely affects the prospects of successful outcomes. This study was aimed at evaluating non-persistence with statin therapy in cohorts of young and elderly patients after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and identifying patient-associated characteristics that influence the risk for non-persistence. METHODS: The study cohorts included 797 adult patients who were initiated on statin therapy following a TIA diagnosis between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776873/the-systematic-tool-to-reduce-inappropriate-prescribing-strip-combining-implicit-and-explicit-prescribing-tools-to-improve-appropriate-prescribing
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A Clara Drenth-van Maanen, Anne J Leendertse, Paul A F Jansen, Wilma Knol, Carolina J P W Keijsers, Michiel C Meulendijk, Rob J van Marum
Inappropriate prescribing is a major health care issue, especially regarding older patients on polypharmacy. Multiple implicit and explicit prescribing tools have been developed to improve prescribing, but these have hardly ever been used in combination. The Systematic Tool to Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing (STRIP) combines implicit prescribing tools with the explicit Screening Tool to Alert physicians to the Right Treatment and Screening Tool of Older People's potentially inappropriate Prescriptions criteria and has shared decision-making with the patient as a critical step...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763310/elderly-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-towards-a-frailty-approach
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Sonja Zweegman, Monika Engelhardt, Alessandra Larocca
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe how to better identify frail multiple myeloma patients and to treat them appropriately. RECENT FINDINGS: Proteasome inhibitors, such as bortezomib, carfilzomib, and ixazomib, and immunomodulatory agents (IMiDs), such as thalidomide, lenalidomide, and pomalidomide, have significantly improved the outcome of multiple myeloma patients in the last decade. However, both in clinical trials and in daily clinical practice, elderly multiple myeloma patients have shown lesser benefit...
July 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757769/the-borderland-between-normal-aging-and-dementia
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REVIEW
Raymond Y Lo
Alzheimer's disease (AD) has become a global health issue as the population ages. There is no effective treatment to protect against its occurrence or progression. Some argue that the lack of treatment response is due to delays in diagnosis. By the time a diagnosis of AD is made, neurodegenerative changes are at the stage where very few neurons can be salvaged by medication. The AD research community has developed the idea of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in an attempt to find predementia patients who might benefit from potentially therapeutic drugs that have proven ineffective in the past...
April 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754091/-visually-impaired-elderly-patient-ingests-pill-desiccant-leading-to-acute-hypoxic-respiratory-failure-requiring-intubation
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Wendy Gerstein, Ziyang Liu
BACKGROUND: A significant percentage of elderly patients suffer from both polypharmacy and visual impairment. This combination can increase the risk of an adverse event related to medication. This case highlights an unusual, but potentially deadly, medication adverse event. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old male, visually impaired, ingested a pill desiccant, believing it was the ampicillin/sulbactam tablet he was prescribed for an infected diabetic foot ulcer. He presented to the emergency room with inability to swallow, and imaging revealed the pill desiccant lodged in his upper esophagus...
July 28, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748481/public-health-relevance-of-drug-nutrition-interactions
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Szabolcs Péter, Gerjan Navis, Martin H de Borst, Clemens von Schacky, Anne Claire B van Orten-Luiten, Alexandra Zhernakova, Renger F Witkamp, André Janse, Peter Weber, Stephan J L Bakker, Manfred Eggersdorfer
The public health relevance of drug-nutrition interactions is currently highly undervalued and overlooked. This is particularly the case for elderly persons where multi-morbidity and consequently polypharmacy is very common. Vitamins and other micronutrients have central functions in metabolism, and their interactions with drugs may result in clinically relevant physiological impairments but possibly also in positive effects. On 12 April 2016, the University Medical Center Groningen (The Netherlands), as part of its Healthy Ageing program, organized a workshop on the public health relevance of drug-nutrient interactions...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743244/non-adherence-to-medication-regimens-among-older-african-american-adults
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Mohsen Bazargan, James Smith, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Masoud Movassaghi, David Martins, Gail Orum
BACKGROUND: Despite concerns about racial differences on adherence to prescribed medication rigimens among older adults, current information about nonadherence among underserved elderly African Americans with co-morbidities is limited. This study examines the association between adherence to drug regimens and an array of medication-related factors, including polypharmacy, medication regimen complexity, use of Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIM), and knowledge about the therapeutic purpose and instructions of medication use...
July 25, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725921/-parkinson-s-disease-in-the-elderly
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Rüdiger Lange, Frank Erbguth
Due to the increasing life expectancy and a higher incidence in the elderly, the number of elderly patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease will increase in the coming years. Since the burden of comorbidities is higher and medication side effects are more likely in the elderly, particularly in the light of frequently occurring polypharmacy, increased awareness and therapeutic knowledge is necessary. Besides the therapy of motor symptoms, non-motor symptoms, e. g. neuropsychiatric and autonomic disorders, also need to be addressed as they can also greatly impair the quality of life...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702888/cushing-s-syndrome-a-model-for-sarcopenic-obesity
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Michael Drey, Christina M Berr, Martin Reincke, Julia Fazel, Jochen Seissler, Jochen Schopohl, Martin Bidlingmaier, Stefanie Zopp, Nicole Reisch, Felix Beuschlein, Andrea Osswald, Ralf Schmidmaier
PURPOSE: Obesity and its metabolic impairments are discussed as major risk factors for sarcopenia leading to sarcopenic obesity. Cushing's syndrome is known to be associated with obesity and muscle atrophy. We compared Cushing's syndrome with matched obese controls regarding body composition, physical performance, and biochemical markers to test the hypothesis that Cushing's syndrome could be a model for sarcopenic obesity. METHODS: By propensity score matching, 47 controls were selected by body mass index and gender as obese controls...
July 12, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693443/association-of-benzodiazepine-and-z-drug-use-with-the-risk-of-hospitalisation-for-fall-related-injuries-among-older-people-a-nationwide-nested-case-control-study-in-taiwan
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Nan-Wen Yu, Pei-Jung Chen, Hui-Ju Tsai, Chih-Wan Huang, Yu-Wen Chiu, Wen-Ing Tsay, Jui Hsu, Chia-Ming Chang
BACKGROUND: Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (Z-drugs) are advocated to be safer than benzodiazepines (BZDs). This study comprehensively investigated the association of BZD and Z-drug usage with the risk of hospitalisation for fall-related injuries in older people. METHODS: This study used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database with a nested matched case-control design. We identified 2238 elderly patients who had been hospitalised for fall-related injuries between 2003 and 2012...
July 11, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688369/evaluation-of-diet-quality-of-the-elderly-and-associated-factors
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Dalila Pinto de Souza Fernandes, Maria Sônia Lopes Duarte, Milene Cristine Pessoa, Sylvia do Carmo Castro Franceschini, Andréia Queiroz Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Observational studies suggest healthy dietary patterns are associated with risk reduction and better control of various chronic diseases. However, few Brazilian studies have focused on evaluating the quality of the elderly diet and its relationship with diseases. This study aimed to estimate the association between diet quality and socioeconomic factors, health and nutrition of the elderly. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional population-based study whose target population were non-institutionalized elderly residents in the city of Viçosa, Brazil...
September 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662001/drug-related-problems-identified-at-patients-home-a-prospective-observational-study-in-a-rural-area-of-thailand
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Chuenjid Kongkaew, Janthima Methaneethorn, Pajaree Mongkhon, Supinya Dechanont, Watcharaporn Taburee
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence rates, nature, and predictors of drug-related problems (DRPs) experienced in participants living at home in a rural Thailand. METHOD: A cross-sectional observational study was undertaken during December 2015 to January 2016. Drug-related problems were identified within a rural township having a population of 5256 by means of home visits by pharmacists. All suspected cases were then assessed for severity and preventability by clinical specialists...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646457/national-survey-among-radiation-oncology-residents-related-to-their-needs-in-geriatric-oncology
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Rachel Leifer, Bonnie Bristow, Martine Puts, Shabbir Alibhai, Xingshan Cao, Barbara-Ann Millar, Meredith Giuliani, Tina Hsu, Maureen Trudeau, Rajin Mehta, Ines Menjak, Mireille Norris, Barbara Liu, Francois Gallant, Ewa Szumacher
Currently, there is no formal curriculum addressing geriatric oncology within Canadian radiation oncology (RO) residency programs. Knowledge related to geriatric medicine may help radiation oncologists modify RT based on frailty status and geriatric considerations. Understanding specific learning needs allow program coordinators to align the current curriculum with residents' geriatric oncology learning needs. The purpose of this study is to determine the geriatric oncology educational needs of the Canadian RO residents and to inform Canadian RO residency training...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637234/a-baseline-assessment-by-healthcare-professionals-of-dutch-pharmacotherapeutic-care-for-the-elderly-with-polypharmacy
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Lutien Bakker, Peter F Kemper, Cordula Wagner, Gepke O Delwel, Martine C de Bruijne
Polypharmacy is common in the elderly population and is associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events. To diminish this risk, the guideline 'Polypharmacy in the Elderly' has been developed in 2012. This study examines, to what extent Dutch pharmacotherapeutic practice amongst elderly with polypharmacy mirrors the best practice described in this guideline and which barriers threaten it. An observational study was conducted in 2013/14 using a questionnaire distributed amongst Dutch healthcare professionals and elderly patients with polypharmacy...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634824/association-of-parkinsonism-or-parkinson-disease-with-polypharmacy-in-the-year-preceding-diagnosis-a-nested-case-control-study-in-south-korea
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Hae-Young Park, Ji-Won Park, Hyun Soon Sohn, Jin-Won Kwon
INTRODUCTION: Published studies on the association between polypharmacy and parkinsonism or Parkinson disease are very limited. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate whether polypharmacy is associated with parkinsonism or Parkinson disease in elderly patients. METHODS: From a South Korean national health insurance sample cohort database for 2002-2013, we matched parkinsonism cases (defined by diagnosis codes for parkinsonism/Parkinson disease) and Parkinson disease cases (patients who had records for both Parkinson disease diagnosis and anti-Parkinson disease drug prescriptions) with controls...
June 20, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630771/polypharmacy-among-underserved-older-african-american-adults
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Mohsen Bazargan, James Smith, Masoud Movassaghi, David Martins, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Seyede Salehe Mortazavi, Gail Orum
The purpose of the present study was to examine correlates of polypharmacy among underserved community-dwelling older African American adults. Methods. This study recruited 400 underserved older African Americans adults living in South Los Angeles. The structured face-to-face interviews collected data on participants' characteristics and elicited data pertaining to the type, frequency, dosage, and indications of all medications used by participants. Results. Seventy-five and thirty percent of participants take at least five and ten medications per day, respectively...
2017: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625935/evaluation-of-prescription-along-three-health-care-periods-in-the-elderly
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Fannie Santoni, Valéry Antoine, Alberto di Castri, Maurice Viala, Laetitia Geronimi-Robelin, Cédric LeGuillou, Christine de Taddeo, Sophie Bastide, Claude Jeandel, Benoit de Wazieres
Polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate prescriptions and inadequate coordination between prescribers are among main factors explaining the occurrence of adverse drug events in elderly patients. Prospective and descriptive study of medication prescriptions for elderly patients during a continuous period of health-care: entry in an acute geriatric unit (T1), at discharge (T2) and two months after hospitalization (T3). A global iatrogenic risk was defined: presence of poly-pharmacy and/or PPI (Laroche criteria) and/or absence of quality indicators for prescription according to the French health authority...
June 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622547/co-morbidity-and-clinically-significant-interactions-between-antiepileptic-drugs-and-other-drugs-in-elderly-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-epilepsy
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Emmi Bruun, Lauri J Virta, Reetta Kälviäinen, Tapani Keränen
PURPOSE: A study was conducted to investigate the frequency of potential pharmacokinetic drug-to-drug interactions in elderly patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy. We also investigated co-morbid conditions associated with epilepsy. METHOD: From the register of Kuopio University Hospital (KUH) we identified community-dwelling patients aged 65 or above with newly diagnosed epilepsy and in whom use of the first individual antiepileptic drug (AED) began in 2000-2013 (n=529)...
June 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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