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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656745/severe-adverse-events-impact-overall-survival-and-costs-in-elderly-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-on-second-line-therapy
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Hossein Borghaei, Yeun Mi Yim, Annie Guerin, Irina Pivneva, Sherry Shi, Mayank Gandhi, Raluca Ionescu-Ittu
OBJECTIVES: Elderly patients with advanced non-small lung cancer (aNSCLC) represent a high-risk patient population due to disease burden, comorbidities, and performance status, particularly after progressing on first-line therapy. Among elderly patients who receive second-line therapy, treatment related toxicities can have substantial impact on both clinical and economic outcomes. This study assessed the impact of severe adverse events (AEs) during second-line therapy on overall survival (OS) and all-cause heathcare costs in elderly with aNSCLC...
May 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628724/magnitude-and-correlates-of-anemia-in-elderly-women-of-a-resettlement-colony-of-delhi
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Tulika Singh, S Nagesh, T K Ray
Background: Anemia of any degree contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality and has a significant effect on the quality of life of elderly women. Despite its clinical importance, anemia in the elderly women is underrecognized. Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the magnitude and correlates of anemia in elderly women of a resettlement colony of Delhi. Materials and Methods: A community-based, cross-sectional study for the duration of 1 year was conducted among 512 geriatric women (≥60 years)...
January 2018: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622900/unsuspected-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease-in-elderly-patients-diagnosed-by-video-capsule-endoscopy
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Che-Yung Chao, Carl Frederic Duchatellier, Ernest G Seidman
Background: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is increasingly performed among the elderly for obscure bleeding. Our aim was to report on the utility of VCE to uncover unsuspected Crohn's disease (CD) in elderly patients. Methods: Retrospective review of VCE performed in elderly patients (≥70 y) at a tertiary hospital (2010-2015). All underwent prior negative bidirectional endoscopies. CD diagnosis was based on consistent endoscopic findings, exclusion of other causes, and a Lewis endoscopic score (LS) > 790 (moderate-to-severe inflammation)...
2018: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616649/description-of-48-cases-of-multiple-myeloma-seen-in-the-hematology-laboratory-of-the-chu-joseph-ravoahangy-andrianavalona-antananarivo-madagascar
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M O M Harioly Nirina, A S Rasolonjatovo, B G Tsifanesy, Z H Rakotoarivelo, T M Raheritiana, A O Rakoto Alson, A Rasamindrakotroka
Monoclonal gammopathies are common abnormalities and their incidence increases with age. They are detected in roughly 3 % of people older over 50 years and up to 7 % of those over 70 years. Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by the proliferation of plasma cells within the bone marrow and excess secretion of monoclonal immunoglobulins. In Madagascar, late performance of biological examinations such as serum protein electrophoresis overestimates MM rates. We studied 54 patient records between March 2009 and January 2015 in the biology laboratory of the Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona university hospital in Antananarivo (Madagascar)...
February 1, 2018: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614628/comorbidities-in-aging-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#5
Samir K Ballas
Sickle cell disease (SCD) in general and sickle cell anemia in particular is a highly complex disorder both at the molecular and clinical levels. Although the molecular lesion is a single-point mutation, the sickle gene is pleiotropic in nature causing multiple phenotypic expressions that constitute the various complications of the disease. Moreover, despite the fact that SCD is a chronic malady, its manifestations are both acute and chronic. The former include, among other things, the recurrent vaso-occlusive crises (its hallmark) and acute chest syndrome...
2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538573/-prevalence-of-anemia-and-correlation-between-the-concentration-of-hemoglobin-and-cognitive-factors-among-the-elderly
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Natane Daiana Silva Sousa, Tarciana Nobre de Menezes, Nathalie de Almeida Silva, Maria do Carmo Eulálio, Adriana de Azevedo Paiva
The scope of this study was to determine the prevalence of anemia and the correlation between the concentration of hemoglobin and cognitive factors in an elderly population group resident in Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil. It was a cross-sectional study with individuals aged 60 or older. Men with hemoglobin levels <13 g / dL and women with levels <12 g / dL were considered anemic. Sociodemographic, cognitive condition and nutritional status variables were analyzed. Statistical analysis was performed by means of simple and multiple linear regression...
March 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535765/magnitude-of-anemia-in-geriatric-population-visiting-outpatient-department-at-the-university-of-gondar-referral-hospital-northwest-ethiopia-implication-for-community-based-screening
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Mulugeta Melku, Wondimu Asefa, Ahmed Mohamednur, Tesfahun Getachew, Bayechish Bazezew, Meseret Workineh, Bamlaku Enawgaw, Belete Biadgo, Zegeye Getaneh, Debasu Damtie, Betelihem Terefe
Objective: This study is aimed at assessing the magnitude and its associated factors of anemia in geriatric population visiting outpatient department at the University of Gondar referral hospital, northwest Ethiopia. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted among elder patients in Gondar town, North Gondar District, in May 2013. A total of 200 randomly selected geriatric population participated in the study. Summary statistics were computed and presented in tables and figure...
2018: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515071/-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-an-elderly-patient-successfully-treated-with-eculizumab
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Chisa Fukasawa, Saori Ooishi, Takuma Kumagai, Megumi Koshiisi, Yuki Sueki, Kei Nakajima, Toru Mitsumori, Yoko Yoshida, Hideki Kato, Masaomi Nangaku, Toshiyuki Miyata, Keita Kirito
Herein, we present an elderly onset case of aHUS successfully treated with eculizumab. An 80-year-old woman with severe anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal dysfunction was admitted to our hospital. A laboratory test revealed steep elevation in the LDH level, and the peripheral blood smear showed erythrocyte fragmentations. Accordingly, we diagnosed thrombotic microangiopathy, and treatment with plasma exchange was immediately initiated. In addition, she required hemodialysis because of rapid impairment of the renal function...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513304/a-prognostic-score-for-survival-in-patients-older-than-65-years-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Myrna Candelaria, Nancy Reynoso-Noverón, Mayra Ponce, Rodrigo Castillo-Llanos, Diana Nolasco-Medina, David Cantú-De-Leon
Background: Available prognosis scores for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) included a limited number of patients ≥ 65 years of age, and most of them did not include comorbidities. Here, we propose a prognostic score for overall survival (OS) for this group of patients. Materials and Methods: Patients ≥ 65 years with DLBCL treated at a single national reference center were included. Clinical features including comorbidities and biochemical parameters were analyzed...
2018: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500147/a-retrospective-study-of-double-hit-lymphomas-in-elderly-patients-aged-70-years-overall-outcomes
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Christie Hancock, Phillip Knouse, Imad Almanaseer, Jacob Bitran
BACKGROUND: Double-hit lymphomas (DHLs) are high-grade diffuse large B-cell lymphomas with concurrent translocations involving myc and bcl-2 and/or bcl-6. A patient with DHL often has advanced disease at presentation and typically responds poorly to standard therapy with R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone). More intensive treatment regimens have been studied; however, few data are available on the outcomes in elderly patients (aged > 70 years) treated with these therapies...
April 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498983/safety-and-efficacy-of-extended-bevacizumab-therapy-in-elderly-%C3%A2-70-years-versus-younger-patients-treated-for-newly-diagnosed-ovarian-cancer-in-the-international-rosia-study
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Frédéric Selle, Nicoletta Colombo, Jacob Korach, César Mendiola, Andres Cardona, Youssef Ghazi, Amit M Oza
OBJECTIVE: The single-arm ROSiA study explored an extended duration of frontline bevacizumab-containing therapy for ovarian cancer. Post hoc analyses explored safety and efficacy according to age. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After primary debulking surgery, patients with stage IIB-IV or grade 3 stage I-IIA ovarian cancer received 4-8 cycles of paclitaxel [weekly or every 3 weeks (q3w)], carboplatin AUC 5-6 q3w, and bevacizumab 15 (or 7.5) mg/kg q3w, followed by single-agent bevacizumab until progression or for up to 24 months...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466280/persistent-injury-associated-anemia-and-aging-novel-insights
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Tyler J Loftus, Kolenkode B Kannan, Christy S Carter, Jessica M Plazas, Juan C Mira, Scott C Brakenridge, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Philip A Efron, Alicia M Mohr
BACKGROUND: Hypercatecholaminemia and bone marrow dysfunction have been implicated in the pathophysiology of persistent injury-associated anemia. The elderly may be more vulnerable to bone marrow dysfunction due to high basal and peak catecholamine levels and impaired hematopoietic progenitor growth. We hypothesized that aging would adversely affect persistent injury-associated anemia. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats aged 8 to 9 weeks and F344-BN rats aged 25 months were randomized to naive controls, lung contusion plus hemorrhagic shock (LCHS), and LCHS plus daily chronic restraint stress (LCHS/CS)...
March 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426281/primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-during-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-a-case-report
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Alfonso Campanile, Guido Tavazzi, Francesco Caprioglio, Fausto Rigo
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is still a condition with high mortality and morbidity, especially in the elderly, and in patients with prosthetic valves. The concept of "time-to-therapy" plays a key role for the prompt management of IE and related complications, and the currently available multimodality imaging may play a key role in this setting. Myocardial ischemia due to extrinsic coronary compression from an aortic abscess is an extremely rare condition where the optimal therapeutic strategy has not been defined yet...
February 9, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417462/chronic-hepatitis-c-in-elderly-patients-current-evidence-with-direct-acting-antivirals
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Manan A Jhaveri, Vignan Manne, Kris V Kowdley
Since the introduction of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), the outcomes of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment have shown an improvement in cure rates with minimal side effects. However, to date, the safety and efficacy of DAAs have not been specifically examined in elderly patients. The treatment of HCV in the era of pegylated interferon and ribavirin was more challenging among elderly patients due to the increased prevalence of multiple comorbid conditions associated with an increased risk of side effects, including anemia, and high rates of discontinuation, likely as a result of poor tolerability, resulting in lower rates of sustained virologic response (SVR)...
February 7, 2018: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385057/dietary-balance-index-07-and-the-risk-of-anemia-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-people-in-southwest-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Qiang Zhang, Guanghe Qin, Zhitao Liu, Zi Li, Juanjuan Li, Deepthi S Varma, Qingqing Wan, Jiang Zhao, Xiangdong Min, Xingmeng Han, Min Liu
A balanced diet is essential to achieve and maintain good health. In this study, we assessed diet quality of middle aged and elderly people based on Chinese Diet Balance Index-07 (DBI-07) and explored the associations between DBI-07 and anemia. Data analyzed for this study was from the 2010-2012 National Nutrition and Health Survey in Yunnan province, southwest China (n = 738, aged 50-77 years). Dietary recalls over there consecutive days were done in a face-to-face interview. The scores of DBI-07 for each component and three DBI-07 indicators ((Lower Bound Score (LBS), Higher Bound Score (HBS), Diet Quality Distance (DQD)) were calculated according to compliance with the Dietary Guidelines for Chinese residents...
January 31, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375844/unexpected-discovery-of-multiple-myeloma-following-cardiomyopathy
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Souhail Dahraoui, Jean Uwingabiye, Badia Belarj, Asmae Biaz, Achraf Rachid, Abdellah Dami, Sanae Bouhsain, Zohra Ouzzif, Samira Elmachatni Idrissi
We report the case of multiple myeloma of unexpected discovery in an old patient admitted to the emergency department of cardiomyopathy. This observation emphasizes the need for exploring any anemia before linking it to heart failure or kidney disease. Serum protein electrophoresis remains crucial especially in the elderly patients.
January 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333596/risk-of-adverse-events-associated-with-front-line-anti-myeloma-treatment-in-medicare-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Ying Chen, David R Lairson, Wenyaw Chan, Xianglin L Du
This study aims to examine the risks of adverse events associated with anti-multiple myeloma (MM) therapies in a large population-based cohort of elderly patients with MM. Patients diagnosed with advanced MM from 2005 through 2009 and receiving anti-MM therapy were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare-linked data. We compared safety outcomes between novel agents (proteasome inhibitor (PI) and immunomodulatory drugs (IMiD)) and other therapies and between PI- or IMiD-based regimens and PI plus IMiD combination regimens...
May 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316288/carboplatin-plus-pemetrexed-for-the-elderly-incurable-chemo-naive-nonsquamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-meta-analysis
#18
Masaru Ito, Nobuyuki Horita, Akimichi Nagashima, Takeshi Kaneko
AIM: In some developed countries, a proportion of nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSq NSCLC) patients are aged over 70 years when they are diagnosed. However, evidence of lung cancer chemotherapy usually comes from randomized controlled trials that only recruit younger patients with good performance status. In daily practice, less-toxic carboplatin + pemetrexed regimen is often used for elderly patients, although this regimen is not sufficiently supported by rigid evidence for elderly cases...
January 8, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296795/erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-elderly-patients-with-anemia-response-and-cardiovascular-outcomes
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Zachary Gowanlock, Swetha Sriram, Alison Martin, Anargyros Xenocostas, Alejandro Lazo-Langner
A specific cause of anemia cannot be identified in many elderly patients. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) may play a role in treating these patients with anemia of unknown etiology (AUE). This study examines hemoglobin and cardiovascular outcomes among elderly anemic patients treated with ESAs. We conducted a retrospective cohort study that included all anemic patients older than age 60 years who had erythropoietin (EPO) measured between 2005 and 2013 at a single center. Three independent reviewers used defined criteria to assign each patient's anemia to 1 of 4 groups: chronic kidney disease (CKD), myelodysplastic syndrome, AUE, or other etiology...
August 22, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282000/the-association-between-anemia-and-falls-in-community-living-women-and-men-aged-65-years-and-older-from-the-fifth-troms%C3%A3-study-2001-02-a-replication-study
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Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock, Elisabeth Bøe Utne, Alexander Horsch, Tove Skjelbakken
BACKGROUND: Falls are common among elderly people, and the risk increase with age. Falls are associated with both health and social consequences for the patient, and major societal costs. Identification of risk factors should be investigated to prevent falls. Previous studies have shown anemia to be associated with increased risk of falling, but the results are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between anemia and self-reported falls among community-living elderly people...
December 27, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
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