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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219828/treating-cognitive-impairment-with-transcranial-low-level-laser-therapy
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Jack C de la Torre
This report examines the potential of low level laser therapy (LLLT) to alter brain cell function and neurometabolic pathways using red or near infrared (NIR) wavelengths transcranially for the prevention and treatment of cognitive impairment. Although laser therapy on human tissue has been used for a number of medical conditions since the late 1960s, it is only recently that several clinical studies have shown its value in raising neurometabolic energy levels that can improve cerebral hemodynamics and cognitive abilities in humans...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216868/estimation-of-palliative-care-need-in-the-urban-community-of-puducherry
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A Praveena Daya, Sonali Sarkar, Sitanshu Sekhar Kar
CONTEXT: The coverage of palliative care services is inadequate in India. Data on number of people needing palliative care and disease conditions needing palliative care needs to be estimated prior to planning of service in any area. AIMS: To estimate the prevalence of need of palliative care in an urban area of Puducherry. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Exploratory cross-sectional study conducted in two areas, Senthamarainagar and Thiruvalluvarnagar having about 500 households each in Muthialpet area in urban Puducherry...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215670/therapeutic-efficacy-of-combined-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-and-radiofrequency-ablation-comparing-single-and-combined-therapy-in-young-and-old-mice
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Alexander V Andriyanov, Emma Portnoy, Erez Koren, Sara Eyal, S Nahum Goldberg, Yechezkel Barenholz
Antitumor therapy in the elderly is particularly challenging due to multiple, often chronic diseases, poly-therapy, and age-related physiological changes that affect drug efficacy and safety. Furthermore, tumors may become more aggressive and drug-resistant with advanced age, leading to poor patient prognosis. In this study, we evaluated in mice bearing medulloblastoma xenografts the effect of age on tumor progression and tumor therapy. We focused on therapeutic efficacy of two treatment modalities alone radiofrequency ablation therapy (RFA), PEGylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) equivalent to Doxil, and their combination...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214151/association-of-types-of-dyspnea-including-bendopnea-with-cardiopulmonary-disease-in-primary-care
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Diana María Martínez Cerón, Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa, Antônio Jose Lagoeiro Jorge, Wolney de Andrade Martins, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita, Monica Di Calafriori Freire, Dayse Mary da Silva Correia, Hye Chung Kang
INTRODUCTION: Dyspnea is the symptom most commonly reported by patients with heart failure (HF) and/or pulmonary disease, the obese and the elderly. Recently 'bendopnea' (shortness of breath when bending forward) has been described in patients with HF. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of exertional dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea and bendopnea with chronic disease, especially heart failure, and their phenotypes in primary care. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 633 individuals aged between 45 and 99 years enrolled in a primary care program in Niteroi, Brazil...
February 14, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211026/social-networks-and-health-status-in-the-elderly-the-anziani-in-rete-population-based-study
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Luca Bianchetti, Flaminio Squazzoni, Niccolò Casnici, Devis Bianchini, Emirena Garrafa, Claudia Archetti, Valentina Romano, Luca Rozzini, Michele Melchiori, Chiara Fiorentini, Daniela Uberti, Stefano Calza, Alessandra Marengoni
BACKGROUND: Certain features of the social environment could maintain and even improve not only psychological well-being, but also health and cognition of the elderly. AIMS: We tested the association between social network characteristics and the number of chronic diseases in the elderly. METHODS: A randomized sample of the elderly population of Brescia, Italy, was evaluated (N = 200, age ≥65 years). We performed a comprehensive geriatric assessment, including information on socio-demographic variables (family, friendships, and acquaintance contacts)...
February 16, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210617/inpatient-treatment-for-the-middle-aged-and-elderly-in-central-china
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Yan Jiang, Yu Wang, Yang Li, Yuming Zhang, Yinjun Zhao, Xiaojun Wang, Chi Ma, Shuangge Ma
BACKGROUND: Compared to outpatient treatment and self-treatment, inpatient treatment corresponds to more severe illness and poses more serious health and financial burden to patients. The goal of this study is to provide an updated and comprehensive description of the prevalence, characteristics, and cost of inpatient treatment for the middle-aged and elderly in Central China, which is highly populated, less-developed, and agriculture-dominating. METHODS: A survey was conducted in August 2013 in the Henan province...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210101/acute-kidney-injury-in-elderly-intensive-care-patients-from-a-developing-country-clinical-features-and-outcome
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Laís Gabriela Yokota, Beatriz Motta Sampaio, Erica Rocha, André Luís Balbi, Daniela Ponce
AIM: The elderly are at high risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) because of structural and functional degeneration over time and with the aging of the population, the demand for intensive care unit (ICU) admission for older patients has risen recently. However, data from developing countries are scarce. This study aimed to describe the incidence of AKI in elderly patients admitted to ICU from a developing country, to determine the most frequent etiologies for renal impairment and identify its risk factors and outcome...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209982/severe-decline-of-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-associates-with-progressive-cognitive-deterioration-in-the-elderly-a-community-based-cohort-study
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Yi-Chi Chen, Shuo-Chun Weng, Jia-Sin Liu, Han-Lin Chuang, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Der-Cherng Tarng
Cognitive dysfunction is closely related to aging and chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the association between renal function changes and the risk of developing cognitive impairment has not been elucidated. This longitudinal cohort study was to determine the influence of annual percentage change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) on subsequent cognitive deterioration or death of the elderly within the community. A total of 33,654 elders with eGFR measurements were extracted from the Taipei City Elderly Health Examination Database...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208907/current-practice-of-hypertension-in-india-focus-on-blood-pressure-goals
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Jagdish S Hiremath, Vijay M Katekhaye, Vijay S Chamle, Rishi M Jain, Amit I Bhargava
INTRODUCTION: Recommended Blood Pressure (BP) goals in elderly and those with co-morbid conditions like Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) vary in different Hypertension (HTN) management guidelines. AIM: To understand currently followed BP goals and practices among the physicians involved in management of HTN in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational survey was conducted at 66(th) annual conference of Cardiological Society of India (CSICON-2014, Hyderabad)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208878/a-study-of-medication-compliance-in-geriatric-patients-with-chronic-illnesses-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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R Shruthi, R Jyothi, H P Pundarikaksha, G N Nagesh, T J Tushar
INTRODUCTION: Geriatric population is more prone for various chronic and recurrent illnesses like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, IHD, arthritic, neurodegenerative, gastrointestinal, ocular, genitourinary, respiratory disorders etc., which may require chronic medication with multiple drugs. Poor compliance in this age group accounts for medication wastage with increased cost of healthcare and substantial worsening of the disease with disability or death. Most of the human and economic costs associated with non adherence can be avoided by improving medication adherence...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198990/corticosteroids-and-hip-fracture-risk-in-elderly-respiratory-patients-epic-greece-cohort
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Anna Karakatsani, Michail Katsoulis, Eleni Klinaki, Antonia Trichopoulou
INTRODUCTION: In an ageing population the prevalence of osteoporosis and chronic respiratory diseases is expected to increase in the near future. Interestingly, several forms of corticosteroids, drugs implicated in osteoporosis pathogenesis, are prescribed to respiratory patients without taking into consideration their age and risk for osteoporotic fractures. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk for hip fracture of the elder individuals who are taking corticosteroids for respiratory disease, including inhalers...
2017: Adv Respir Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198651/burden-of-disease-attributable-to-smoking-in-korea
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Aqeela Zahra, Hae-Kwan Cheong, Jae-Hyun Park
Smoking is one of the major health threats and is highly prevalent in Korea. This study quantifies the burden of disease (BOD) resulting from smoking by using the most reliable national statistics of Korea. We followed Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2013 methodology for estimating BOD attributable to smoking. Population attributable fraction was calculated for all diseases and multiplied by disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) to obtain BOD by each disease. Total burden of smoking in Korea was 1 368 072 DALYs (38 per 1000); 68% of the disease burden was in males and 32% in females...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198648/quality-of-life-among-senior-citizens-in-bhutan
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Nidup Dorji, Michael P Dunne, Charrlotte Seib, Sibnath Deb
This study explored associations between quality of life (QOL), spirituality, social integration, chronic diseases, and lifetime adversity among people aged 60 years and older in Bhutan. Adults aged 60 to 101 years (n = 337) completed face-to-face interviews. The main measure included the World Health Organization QOL questionnaire and Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire. The social relationships domain of QOL had the highest mean. Frequent back pain, memory decline, depression, mobility impairment, insomnia, and lung diseases were commonly reported and negatively related to QOL...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198571/pulmonary-mri-morphometry-modeling-of-airspace-enlargement-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Alexei Ouriadov, Eric Lessard, Khadija Sheikh, Grace Parraga
PURPOSE: We generated lung morphometry measurements using single-breath diffusion-weighted MRI and three different acinar duct models in healthy participants and patients with emphysema stemming from chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). METHODS: Single-breath-inhaled (3) He MRI with five diffusion sensitizations (b-value = 0, 1.6, 3.2, 4.8, and 6.4 s/cm(2) ) was used, and signal intensities were fit using a cylindrical and single-compartment acinar-duct model to estimate MRI-derived mean linear intercept (Lm ) and surface-to-volume ratio (S/V)...
February 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195877/direct-acting-antivirals-are-effective-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-treatment-in-elderly-patients-a-real-world-study-of-17%C3%A2-487-patients
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Feng Su, Lauren A Beste, Pamela K Green, Kristin Berry, George N Ioannou
BACKGROUND: The mean age of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the USA has been increasing. Despite the increasing proportion of HCV-infected elderly patients, this group is under-represented in clinical trials of HCV treatment. AIM: We aimed to describe the real-world effectiveness of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) among elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified 17 487 HCV-infected patients who were started on treatment with sofosbuvir, ledipasvir/sofosbuvir, or paritaprevir/ombitasvir/ritonavir/dasabuvir-based regimens in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System between 1 January 2014 and 30 June 2015...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195747/do-aging-factors-influence-the-clinical-presentation-and-management-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Axel E Renteria, Leandra Mfuna Endam, Martin Desrosiers
Objective/Hypothesis Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a complex inflammatory disease of the upper respiratory airways resulting from the dysregulation of immunity and epithelial defenses. More recently, the contribution of an altered nasal microbiome to the development of CRS has also been proposed. However, the impact of aging on the development of CRS has been long overlooked. Here we propose, in a hypothesis piece, that aging can influence the physiopathology of CRS and its subsequent management in an elderly population...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195648/hematology-and-biochemistry-of-aging-evidence-of-anemia-of-the-elderly-in-old-dogs
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Lauren B Radakovich, Stephen C Pannone, Matthew P Truelove, Christine S Olver, Kelly S Santangelo
BACKGROUND: Effects of aging on hematologic and biochemical variables are well described in people. Anemia of the elderly is attributed to iron deficiency, anemia of chronic disease, chronic kidney disease, myelodysplasia, or idiopathic causes. Limited studies have examined these variables in aging dogs, but they have typically examined single breeds in research settings. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify differences in CBC and biochemistry values between adult and aged dogs of many breeds...
February 13, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192754/life-course-indices-for-social-determinants-of-self-rated-health-trajectory-in-korean-elderly
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Jiae Lee, Sung-Il Cho, Heeran Chun, Kyunghee Jung-Choi, Minah Kang, Soong-Nang Jang
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the self-rated health trajectories of the Korean older population and revealed life-course factors that affect the trajectories over the life course. METHODS: Around 1000 older adults were randomly allocated by stratified multi-stage sampling based on the population census, and underwent face-to-face interviews. Self-rated health status, socioeconomic variables over the life course, and demographic variables were included in the analysis...
February 7, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189080/gender-differences-in-general-mental-health-smoking-drinking-and-chronic-diseases-in-older-adults-in-jilin-province-china
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Shibin Wang, Gabor S Ungvari, Brent P Forester, Helen F K Chiu, Yanhua Wu, Changgui Kou, Yingli Fu, Yue Qi, Yawen Liu, Yuchun Tao, Yaqin Yu, Bo Li, Yu-Tao Xiang
There is little information on gender differences in general mental health, smoking, drinking and chronic diseases in Chinese elderly. We examined the gender differences in general mental health, smoking, drinking and a number of chronic diseases in a large Chinese old population. Multistage stratified cluster sampling was used in this cross-sectional study. A total of 4115 people (2198 women; 1917 men) aged between 60 and 79 years were included and their general mental health, smoking, drinking and chronic diseases were recorded with standardized assessment tools...
February 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187786/low-renal-replacement-therapy-incidence-among-slowly-progressing-elderly-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-referred-to-nephrology-care-an-observational-study
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Ulrika Hahn Lundström, Alessandro Gasparini, Rino Bellocco, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Marie Evans
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high risk of death before reaching end-stage kidney disease. In order to allocate resources, such as advanced care nephrology where it is most needed, it is essential to know which patients have the highest absolute risk of advancing to renal replacement therapy (RRT). METHODS: We included all nephrology-referred CKD stage 3b-5 patients in Sweden 2005-2011 included in the Swedish renal registry (SRR-CKD) who had at least two serum creatinine measurements one year apart (+/- 6 months)...
February 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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