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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937972/a-risk-factor-analysis-of-cognitive-impairment-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-diseases-in-a-chinese-population
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Ye Li, Xiang Fang, Wei-Gang Zhao, Yan Chen, Shi-Lian Hu
BACKGROUND This study analyzed the risk factors of cognitive impairment (CI) in elderly patients with chronic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS In total of 385 elderly patients with chronic diseases were selected and assigned into CI and normal groups. The activities of daily living (ADL), global deterioration scale (GDS), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment Scale (MoCA), patient-generated subjective global assessment (PG-SGA), and mini nutritional assessment (MNA) were performed to analyze the differences between the 2 groups...
September 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934715/stercoral-perforation-of-the-rectosigmoid-colon-due-to-chronic-constipation-a-case-report
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Mustafa Fevzi Celayir, Hakan Mustafa Köksal, Mehmet Uludag
INTRODUCTION: Chronic constipation is very common in elderly patients. As a result of this situation fecaloma is also frequently seen at these ages. However, the stercoral perforation caused by fecaloma is a rare situation to occur. The rectosigmoid colon is the most affected colonic segment. It is seen in older patients with concomitant diseases and a low quality of life. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here in this case, we have to report an 83 - year-old male patient who came to the emergency room with complaints of abdominal pain and constipation for two days...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932373/cohort-profile-update-the-amirkola-health-and-ageing-project-ahap
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Ali Bijani, Reza Ghadimi, Ebrahim Mikaniki, Farzan Kheirkhah, Seyyed Ali Mozaffarpur, Mina Motallebnejad, Haleh Esmaili, Fatemeh Majidi, Robert Graham Cumming, Seyed Reza Hosseini
The original cohort study of AHAP started in 2011 on 1616 elderly residents of Amirkola, northern part of Iran near the Caspian Sea. The main goal of this study was to comprehensively evaluate the health of the elderly in the region with the emphasis on chronic diseases such as osteoporosis. The first cohort profile was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in 2014. The phase 1 AHAP showed the elevated level of some diseases and conditions including osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, obesity, vision problems and relatively low levels of oral health...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932158/the-burden-perceived-by-informal-caregivers-of-the-elderly-in-saudi-arabia
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Sulaiman A Alshammari, Abdullah A Alzahrani, Khaled A Alabduljabbar, Abdulaziz A Aldaghri, Yazeed A Alhusainy, Mohammed A Khan, Rakan A Alshuwaier, Ismail N Kariz
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to discover the characteristics of informal caregivers of elderly patients; to determine the socioeconomic, psychological, and physical consequences facing informal caregivers; and to measure their burdens and needs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional survey of informal caregivers of elderly patients. Participants were recruited from different hospitals and primary care clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
September 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929727/-differences-in-influenza-vaccination-coverage-among-subgroups-of-adult-immigrants-residing-in-italy-at-risk-for-complications-2012-2013
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Massimo Fabiani, Anteo Di Napoli, Flavia Riccardo, Lidia Gargiulo, Silvia Declich, Alessio Petrelli
OBJECTIVES: to evaluate differences in influenza vaccination coverage (IVC) in immigrants at risk for influenza-related complications, according to their area of origin and length of stay in Italy. DESIGN: cross-sectional survey conducted on the sample of foreign citizens included in the survey on health conditions and use of health services of the Italian resident population (Italian national institute of statistics, 2012-2013). SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: analysis conducted on 885 foreign adult citizens (≥18 years) at risk for influenza-related complications (elderly residents ≥65 years and residents with specific chronic diseases)...
May 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922083/strategies-in-recommending-influenza-vaccination-in-europe-and-us
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Caterina Rizzo, Gianni Rezza, Walter Ricciardi
There is potential for influenza vaccine programmes to make a substantial impact on the disease burden. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified young children, pregnant women, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the elderly as being at risk for severe influenza disease and therefore important groups to be considered for influenza vaccination. Applying the methodology of scoping review of grey and scientific literature we described the European and the US approach to influenza vaccine prevention...
September 18, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919912/the-isfahan-comprehensive-elderly-study-objectives-research-design-methodology-and-preliminary-results
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Zahra Heidari, Awat Feizi
BACKGROUND: This paper presents the objectives, research design, methodology, and primary findings of the Isfahan Comprehensive Elderly Study (ICES). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 603 elderly persons (aged 60 and over) were selected by multistage cluster sampling method from Isfahan, Iran, in 2016 comprehensive questionnaires along with a detailed interview were used to collect information on personal, family, socioeconomic, health and social services characteristics, life styles, physical illnesses and chronic diseases, mental, emotional and cognition disorders, quality of life, disabilities, sleep quality, social supports, life satisfaction, self-efficacy, and of participants...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918667/poor-outcomes-among-elderly-patients-hospitalized-for-influenza-like-illness
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Mine Durusa Tanriover, Tülay Bagci Bosi, Lale Ozisik, Emre Bilgin, Özlem Güzel Tunçcan, Özge Özgen, Necla Tülek, Metin Özsoy, Hasan Tezer, Tugba Bedir Demirdağ, Ates Kara, Sevgen Tanir Basaranoglu, Kubra Aykac, Aslinur Ozkaya-Parlakay, Belgin Gulhan, Serhat Unal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network is a worldwide initiative that aims to document the burden of influenza infections among acute admissions and the vaccine effectiveness in particular countries. As a partner of this platform, we aimed to determine the frequency of influenza infections among acute admissions with influenza like illness and the outcomes of the enrolled patients during the 2015-2016 influenza season in selected hospitals in Turkey. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The investigators screened the hospital admission registries, chart review or available records, and screened all patients hospitalized in the previous 24-48 hours or overnight in the predefined wards or emergency room...
September 18, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916790/association-between-homa-ir-and-lung-function-in-korean-young-adults-based-on-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Young Bok Lee, Young Soo Kim, Dong-Hee Lee, Hee Yeon Kim, Jae-Im Lee, Hyo-Suk Ahn, Tae Seo Sohn, Tae-Kyu Lee, Jae Yen Song, Chang Dong Yeo, Mihee Hong, Kyungdo Han, Seong Cheol Jeong, Hiun Suk Chae
Metabolic syndrome, including obesity and insulin resistance, has been reported to lower lung function in elderly subjects with asthma or chronic obstructive lung disease. This study aimed to find the association between lung function and insulin resistance in Korean young adults. This study used data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2013, which is a representative sample of the Korean population. A total of 1,922 young adults aged 19 to 40 were included in the analysis...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915942/development-of-a-validated-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantification-of-19-endogenous-asthma-copd-potential-urinary-biomarkers
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Mona M Khamis, Darryl J Adamko, Anas El-Aneed
Obstructive airways inflammatory diseases sometimes show overlapping symptoms that hinder their early and correct diagnosis. Current clinical tests are tedious and are of inadequate specificity in special population such as the elderly and children. Therefore, we are developing tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) methods for targeted analysis of urine biomarkers. Recently, proton-nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H-NMR) analysis proposed 50 urinary metabolites as potential diagnostic biomarkers among asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914864/-hyponatremia-a-clinical-approach
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D Yu Shchekochikhin, N L Kozlovskaya, F Yu Kopylov, A L Syrkin, E M Shilov
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte metabolic abnormality in clinical practice. The unfavorable course of many diseases is associated with hyponatremia. Acute severe hyponatremia is life-threatening because cerebral edema may develop. Less obvious chronic hyponatremia increases the risk of balance problems, falls and fractures, especially in elderly patients. In any occasion, hyponatremia should not be now regarded only as a laboratory phenomenon in critically ill patients, but it necessitates a thorough clinical analysis of each individual case and appropriate therapy...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910753/fall-prevalence-time-trend-and-its-related-risk-factors-among-elderly-people-in-china
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Hong Wu, Peng Ouyang
OBJECTIVES: To study the fall prevalence, time trends and related risk factors among elderly people in the Chinese mainland from 2011 to 2013. METHODS: Our data were from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study in 2011 and 2013. The population sample included people aged 60 years and over. Whether the person had experienced fall accident in the last two years was used to measure fall incidence. The time trend and age groups were investigated through the chi-square test...
September 1, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910752/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-elderly-mexicans
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María Araceli Ortiz-Rodríguez, Lucía Yáñez-Velasco, Alessandra Carnevale, Sandra Romero-Hidalgo, Demetrio Bernal, Carlos Aguilar-Salinas, Rosalba Rojas, Antonio Villa, Josep A Tur
BACKGROUND: One of the most prevalent chronic diseases among elderly population is the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of MetS and associated factors among Mexican elderly people. SUBJECTS: Cross-sectional survey carried out in Mexico (2007). A random sample (n=516) of the elderly population (≥65years; 277 female, 239 male) was interviewed. Anthropometric and analytical measurements, and a general questionnaire incorporating questions related to socio-demographic and life-style factors were used...
September 7, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905800/analysis-of-factors-affecting-the-quality-of-life-of-those-suffering-from-crohn-s-disease
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Joanna Chrobak-Bień, Anna Gawor, Małgorzata Paplaczyk, Ewa Małecka-Panas, Anita Gąsiorowska
INTRODUCTION: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease of unknown etiology. Its chronic nature, as well as symptoms of intestinal and overall significantly impedes the daily functioning of patients. Alternately occurring periods of exacerbation and remission are the cause of reduced quality of life of patients. Understanding the factors that caused the decrease in the quality of life, it allows us to understand the behavior and the situation of the patient and the ability to cope with stress caused by the disease...
August 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902231/risk-factors-for-the-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-after-acute-kidney-injury
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Benedito Jorge Pereira, Silvana Barreto, Thais Gentil, Larissa S Assis, Emília Md Soeiro, Isac de Castro, Sandra M Laranja
Introduction: The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing with the increasing age of the population and the increasing number of elderly survivors of acute kidney injury (AKI). The risk factors for the progression of CKD after AKI are unclear. Objective: To investigate the association between AKI and its progression to CKD and the risk factors involved. Methods: An observational, retrospective study of AKI patients followed from 2009 to 2012 was carried out...
August 28, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901958/pilot-study-of-the-tart-cherry-juice-for-the-treatment-of-insomnia-and-investigation-of-mechanisms
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Jack N Losso, John W Finley, Namrata Karki, Ann G Liu, Alfredo Prudente, Russell Tipton, Ying Yu, Frank L Greenway
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is common in the elderly and is associated with chronic disease, but use of hypnotics increases the incidence of falls. Montmorency tart cherry juice has improved insomnia by self-report questionnaire. STUDY QUESTION: Is insomnia confirmed by polysomnography and is tryptophan availability a potential mechanism for treating insomnia? STUDY DESIGN: A placebo-controlled balanced crossover study with subjects older than 50 years and insomnia were randomized to placebo (2 weeks) or cherry juice (2 weeks) (240 mL 2 times/d) separated by a 2-week washout...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899369/nursing-care-needs-and-services-utilised-by-home-dwelling-elderly-with-complex-health-problems-observational-study
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Gro Næss, Marit Kirkevold, Wenche Hammer, Jørund Straand, Torgeir Bruun Wyller
BACKGROUND: In Norway, as in many Western countries, a shift from institutional care to home care is taking place. Our knowledge is limited regarding which needs for nursing interventions patients being cared for in their home have, and how they are met. We aimed at assessing aspects of health and function in a representative sample of the most vulnerable home-dwelling elderly, to identify their needs for nursing interventions and how these needs were met. METHODS: In this observational study we included patients aged 75+ living in their own homes in Oslo, who received daily home care, had three or more chronic diagnoses, received daily medication, and had been hospitalized during the last year...
September 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894071/-structural-equation-modeling-on-successful-aging-in-elders-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-based-on-selection-optimization-compensation-strategy
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Young Mi Jang, Rhayun Song
PURPOSE: The focus of the study was on the selection-optimization-compensation (SOC) strategy to predict successful aging mediated by dyspnea symptoms in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The model was constructed based on the hypotheses that coping strategy and social support of the elders predict successful aging through the SOC strategies. METHODS: Participants were 218 outpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease recruited for the study...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890140/-impact-of-the-elderly-patient-in-the-emergency-department
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Manuel Bermúdez Menéndez de la Granda, German Guzmán Gutiérrez, María Fernández Fernández, Juan José Solano Jaurrieta
INTRODUCTION: The aging of the population, chronic diseases, and non-urgent visits to the Emergency departments (ED) are considered the reasons for the increase of the demand of care. The aim of this study is to analyse the impact of the older population in the ED, when compared to a younger population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational, descriptive and retrospective study including an analysis of the 92,627 patients that attended the ED in Hospitals from Health Area IV belonging to the Principality of Asturias Health Services during 2009...
September 7, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889135/acute-outcome-of-chronic-total-occlusion-cto-recanalizsation-in-the-elderly
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J E Guelker, T Rock, R Ott, M Katoh, K Kroeger, R Guelker, H G Klues, D I Shin, A Bufe
OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of total chronic total occlusion (CTO) still remains a major challenge in interventional cardiology. There is only insignificant knowledge reported in the literature about age differences in CTO recanalization. We analyzed in this study the issue of the impact of age on procedural characteristics, complications and short-term outcome. METHODS: Between 2012-2016 we included 440 patients. They underwent PCI for at least one CTO...
August 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
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