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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/28937659/assessing-the-allocation-of-special-elderly-nursing-homes-in-tokyo-japan
#2
Ninglong You, Zhenjiang Shen, Tatsuya Nishino
Social welfare and public health departments require reliable assessments to enhance the rationality of phased construction of special elderly nursing homes (SENHs). This paper aims to assess the allocation of SENHs based on a beds-needed index for SENHs (BNIS). This may help departments determine the priority for approving locations of SENHs more accurately with a limited budget. Traditional assessments in Tokyo use the sphere of welfare, ward, and sphere of daily life as spatial units for estimating beds-to-elderly population ratios...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933735/clinical-outcomes-and-co-occurring-mutations-in-patients-with-runx1-mutated-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#3
Maliha Khan, Jorge Cortes, Tapan Kadia, Kiran Naqvi, Mark Brandt, Sherry Pierce, Keyur P Patel, Gautam Borthakur, Farhad Ravandi, Marina Konopleva, Steven Kornblau, Hagop Kantarjian, Kapil Bhalla, Courtney D DiNardo
(1) Runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1) mutations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are often associated with worse prognosis. We assessed co-occurring mutations, response to therapy, and clinical outcomes in patients with and without mutant RUNX1 (mRUNX1); (2) We analyzed 328 AML patients, including 177 patients younger than 65 years who received intensive chemotherapy and 151 patients >65 years who received hypomethylating agents. RUNX1 and co-existing mutations were identified using next-generation sequencing; (3) RUNX1 mutations were identified in 5...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933612/do-virtual-reality-games-improve-mobility-skills-and-balance-measurements-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Silvia Gr Neri, Jefferson R Cardoso, Lorena Cruz, Ricardo M Lima, Ricardo J de Oliveira, Maura D Iversen, Rodrigo L Carregaro
OBJECTIVE: To summarize evidence on the effectiveness of virtual reality games and conventional therapy or no-intervention for fall prevention in the elderly. DATA SOURCES: An electronic data search (last searched December 2016) was performed on 10 databases (Web of Science, EMBASE, PUBMED, CINAHL, LILACS, SPORTDiscus, Cochrane Library, Scopus, SciELO, PEDro) and retained only randomized controlled trials. REVIEW METHOD: Sample characteristics and intervention parameters were compared, focusing on clinical homogeneity of demographic characteristics, type/duration of interventions, outcomes (balance, reaction time, mobility, lower limb strength and fear of falling) and low risk of bias...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932625/vascular-aging-implications-for-cardiovascular-disease-and-therapy
#5
Yohannes T Ghebre, Eduard Yakubov, Wing Tak Wong, Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Nazish Sayed, Andrew G Sikora, Mark D Bonnen
The incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease is highest among the elderly, in part, due to deleterious effects of advancing age on the heart and blood vessels. Aging, a known cardiovascular risk factor, is progressively associated with structural and functional changes to the vasculature including hemodynamic disturbance due to increased oxidative stress, premature cellular senescence and impairments in synthesis and/or secretion of endothelium-derived vasoactive molecules. These molecular and physiological changes lead to vessel wall stiffening and thickening, as well as other vascular complications that culminate to loss of vascular tone regulation and endothelial function...
December 2016: Translational Medicine: Current Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929998/calcaneal-tendon-collagen-fiber-morphometry-and-aging
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Daniel Hadraba, Jiri Janacek, Eva Filova, Frantisek Lopot, Rik Paesen, Ondrej Fanta, Anneliese Jarman, Alois Necas, Marcel Ameloot, Karel Jelen
Fibrillar collagen in tendons and its natural development in rabbits are discussed in this paper. Achilles tendons from newborn (~7 days) to elderly (~38 months) rabbits were monitored in intact (n tendons=24) and microtome sectioned (n tendons=11) states with label-free second harmonic generation microscopy. After sectioning, the collagen fiber pattern was irregular for the younger animals and remained oriented parallel to the load axis of the tendon for the older animals. In contrast, the collagen fiber pattern in the intact samples followed the load axis for all the age groups...
September 20, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925467/effects-of-rosuvastatin-on-pentraxin-3-level-and-platelet-aggregation-rate-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-elective-interventional-therapy-a-double-blind-controlled-study
#7
Y-H Li, L-H Wang, Q Li, D-W Yu, Y-S Gai, S-X Cai, F Tian, H-Y Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical effects of rosuvastatin on blood lipid levels, hemorheological profiles, vascular endothelial function, pentraxin 3 (PTX-3) level, the number of granule membrane glycoprotein (GMP-140) molecules and platelet aggregation rate in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Total of 120 elderly patients admitted with AMI undergoing elective PCI from July 2014 to January 2016 were selected...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917223/validity-of-the-malnutrition-universal-screening-tool-must-in-australian-hospitalized-acutely-unwell-elderly-patients
#8
Yogesh Sharma, Campbell Thompson, Billingsley Kaambwa, Rashmi Shahi, Michelle Miller
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study validated the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) for nutritional screening in acutely unwell elderly patients against a reference assessment tool - Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: One hundred and thirty two acutely admitted general medical patients contributed data for this study. In addition to performance of MUST and PG-SGA the following nutritional parameters were measured: weight loss >5% in previous 3-6 months, handgrip strength, triceps skinfold thickness, Mid-arm circumference, Mid-arm muscle circumference (MAMC)...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917110/prevalence-and-predictors-of-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-of-central-nervous-system-and-psychotropic-drugs-among-elderly-patients-a-national-population-study-in-korea
#9
Hyeonseok Cho, Junjeong Choi, Young-Sang Kim, Sang Joon Son, Kang Soo Lee, Hee-Jin Hwang, Hye-Young Kang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) of central nervous system and psychotropic (CNS-PS) drugs to the Korean elderly population, and to identify PIP-associated factors. METHODS: Ambulatory care visits were identified from the 2013 National Aged Patient Sample (HIRA-APS-2013) data, composed of 20% random samples of all enrollees in the universal health security program aged ≥65 years. The CNS-PS section of Screening Tool of Older Person's potentially inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria version 2 was used to identify PIP at these visits...
September 6, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905171/pharmacist-intervention-acceptance-for-the-reduction-of-potentially-inappropriate-drug-prescribing-in-acute-psychiatry
#10
Sophia Hannou, Pierre Voirol, André Pannatier, Marie-Laure Weibel, Farshid Sadeghipour, Armin von Gunten, Jean-Frédéric Mall, Isabella De Giorgi Salamun
Background Prescribing for the elderly is challenging. A previous observational study conducted in our geriatric psychiatry admission unit (GPAU) using STOPP/START criteria showed a high number of potentially inappropriate drug prescriptions (PIDPs). A clinical pharmacist was added to our GPAU as a strategy to reduce PIDPs. Objective The objective of the present study was to assess the impact of a clinical pharmacist on PIDPs by measuring acceptance rates of pharmacist interventions (PhIs). Setting This study was conducted at the GPAU of Lausanne University Hospital...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904202/discrete-dynamical-modeling-of-influenza-infection-suggests-age-dependent-differences-in-immunity
#11
Ericka Keef, Li Ang Zhang, David Swigon, Alisa Urbano, G Bard Ermentrout, Michael Matuszewski, Franklin R Toapanta, Ted M Ross, Robert S Parker, Gilles Clermont
Immunosenescence, an age-related decline in immune function, is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Older hosts exhibit delayed onset of immunity and prolonged inflammation after an infection, leading to excess damage and greater likelihood of death. Our study applies a rule-based model to infer which components of immune response are most changed in an aged host. Two groups of BALB/c mice (age 12-16 wks and 72-76 wks) were infected at 2 inocula: a survivable 50 PFU dose and a lethal 500 PFU dose...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901868/calculable-people-standardising-assessment-guidelines-for-alzheimer-s-disease-in-1980s-britain
#12
Duncan Wilson
This article shows how funding research on Alzheimer's disease became a priority for the British Medical Research Council (MRC) in the late 1970s and 1980s, thanks to work that isolated new pathological and biochemical markers and showed that the disease affected a significant proportion of the elderly population. In contrast to histories that focus on the emergence of new and competing theories of disease causation in this period, I argue that concerns over the use of different assessment methods ensured the MRC's immediate priority was standardising the ways in which researchers identified and recorded symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in potential research subjects...
October 2017: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894183/gut-microbiota-composition-is-associated-with-polypharmacy-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients
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Andrea Ticinesi, Christian Milani, Fulvio Lauretani, Antonio Nouvenne, Leonardo Mancabelli, Gabriele Andrea Lugli, Francesca Turroni, Sabrina Duranti, Marta Mangifesta, Alice Viappiani, Chiara Ferrario, Marcello Maggio, Marco Ventura, Tiziana Meschi
Reduced biodiversity and increased representation of opportunistic pathogens are typical features of gut microbiota composition in aging. Few studies have investigated their correlation with polypharmacy, multimorbidity and frailty. To assess it, we analyzed the fecal microbiota from 76 inpatients, aged 83 ± 8. Microbiome biodiversity (Chao1 index) and relative abundance of individual bacterial taxa were determined by next-generation 16S rRNA microbial profiling. Their correlation with number of drugs, and indexes of multimorbidity and frailty were verified using multivariate linear regression models...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893473/data-and-product-needs-for-influenza-immunization-programs-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-rationale-and-main-conclusions-of-the-who-preferred-product-characteristics-for-next-generation-influenza-vaccines
#14
Kathleen M Neuzil, Joseph S Bresee, Fernando de la Hoz, Kari Johansen, Ruth A Karron, Anand Krishnan, Shabir A Madhi, Punam Mangtani, David J Spiro, Justin R Ortiz
In 2017, WHO convened a working group of global experts to develop the Preferred Product Characteristics (PPC) for Next-Generation Influenza Vaccines. PPCs are intended to encourage innovation in vaccine development. They describe WHO preferences for parameters of vaccines, in particular their indications, target groups, implementation strategies, and clinical data needed for assessment of safety and efficacy. PPCs are shaped by the global unmet public health need in a priority disease area for which WHO encourages vaccine development...
September 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892731/a-new-integrated-care-pathway-for-ambulance-attended-severe-hypoglycaemia-in-the-east-of-england-the-eastern-academic-health-science-network-eahsn-model
#15
Michael Sampson, Marcus Bailey, John Clark, Mark L Evans, Rebekah Fong, Helen Hall, Clare Hambling, Martin Hadley-Brown, Nick Morrish, Helen Murphy, Gerry A Rayman, Karunakaran Vithian, Peter Winocour, Amanda Harries
AIMS: We developed a new clinical integrated pathway linking a regional Ambulance Trust with a severe hypoglycaemia (SH) prevention team. We present clinical data from the first 2000 emergency calls taken through this new clinical pathway in the East of England. METHODS: SH patients attended by Ambulance crew receive written information on SH avoidance, and are contacted for further education through a new regional SH prevention team. All patients are contacted unless they actively decline...
September 1, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890836/new-diagnosis-of-aids-based-on-salmonella-enterica-subsp-i-enterica-enteritidis-a-meningitis-in-a-previously-immunocompetent-adult-in-the-united-states
#16
Andrew C Elton, James Levin, Matthew P Lazio
Salmonella meningitis is a rare manifestation of meningitis typically presenting in neonates and the elderly. This infection typically associates with foodborne outbreaks in developing nations and AIDS-endemic regions. We report a case of a 19-year-old male presenting with altered mental status after 3-day absence from work at a Wisconsin tourist area. He was febrile, tachycardic, and tachypneic with a GCS of 8. The patient was intubated and a presumptive diagnosis of meningitis was made. Treatment was initiated with ceftriaxone, vancomycin, acyclovir, dexamethasone, and fluid resuscitation...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885103/lgbq-specific-elderly-housing-as-a-sparkling-sanctuary-boundary-work-on-lgbq-identity-and-community-in-relationship-to-a-potential-lgbq-specific-elderly-housing-in-sweden
#17
Lena Rosenberg, Anders Kottorp, Karin Johansson
This study explored how boundaries in relationship to community and identity were created and negotiated among lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer (LGBQ) people, within the framework of picturing LGBQ specific elderly housing as a housing alternative in older age, by applying focus group methodology. 'An island as a sparkling sanctuary' was identified as a metaphor for how symbolic resources defining the LGBQ community can be manifested in LGBQ specific qualities of elderly housing. The boundary work underlying this manifestation included elaborations on the dilemma between exclusiveness and normality...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883032/screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-hospitalised-geriatric-patients
#18
Rene Tavernier, Michael Wolf, Vikas Kataria, Tom Phlips, Ruben Huys, Philippe Taghji, Ruan Louw, Raf Van Hoeyweghen, Yves Vandekerckhove, Sébastien Knecht, Mattias Duytschaever
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether daily short-term rhythm strip recordings on top of routine clinical care could increase the atrial fibrillation (AF) detection rate in the hospitalised elderly. METHODS: A hand-held device storing a bipolar ECG during 1 min was used for daily rhythm recording in hospitalised elderly patients. RESULTS: During 2 months, all patients admitted to the Department of Geriatric Medicine were screened (n=327). Five patients refused to participate in the study and 70 patients were unable to hold the device due to severe mental (n=46) or motor impairment (n=24)...
September 7, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875049/fall-detection-system-for-the-elderly-based-on-the-classification-of-shimmer-sensor-prototype-data
#19
Moiz Ahmed, Nadeem Mehmood, Adnan Nadeem, Amir Mehmood, Kashif Rizwan
OBJECTIVES: Falling in the elderly is considered a major cause of death. In recent years, ambient and wireless sensor platforms have been extensively used in developed countries for the detection of falls in the elderly. However, we believe extra efforts are required to address this issue in developing countries, such as Pakistan, where most deaths due to falls are not even reported. Considering this, in this paper, we propose a fall detection system prototype that s based on the classification on real time shimmer sensor data...
July 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873871/recommendations-for-age-appropriate-mobile-application-design
#20
Alireza Darvishy, Hans-Peter Hutter
This paper presents recommendations for avoiding or eliminating unnecessary barriers to mobile application usage by older generations. It sets out ten areas of age-appropriate application design. The aim of this paper is to help ensure that the design of mobile applications, including assistive applications, is accessible for elderly persons.
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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