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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431451/-experience-with-the-hind-foot-relaxation-boot
#1
Hans Zwipp, Michael Borrmann, Eberhard Walter
The goal of this paper is to report our experience with hindfoot fractures using our specially developed boot, with a follow-up of 557 cases. This boot works like the well-known Allgöwer-Röck ortheses (ARO), but is a hybrid between a boot and an orthesis. It allows full weightbearing without using crutches and completely protects an acutely operated hind foot fracture, hind foot arthrodesis or a hind foot fracture which is suitable for conservative treatment. In its first generation, this boot was custom made and used in 408 cases, from March 1999 to February 2011...
April 21, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428770/prolonged-walking-with-a-wearable-system-providing-intelligent-auditory-input-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Pieter Ginis, Elke Heremans, Alberto Ferrari, Kim Dockx, Colleen G Canning, Alice Nieuwboer
Rhythmic auditory cueing is a well-accepted tool for gait rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease (PD), which can now be applied in a performance-adapted fashion due to technological advance. This study investigated the immediate differences on gait during a prolonged, 30 min, walk with performance-adapted (intelligent) auditory cueing and verbal feedback provided by a wearable sensor-based system as alternatives for traditional cueing. Additionally, potential effects on self-perceived fatigue were assessed...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424544/association-of-genetic-variations-in-the-mitochondrial-dna-control-region-with-presbycusis
#3
Masoumeh Falah, Mohammad Farhadi, Seyed Kamran Kamrava, Saeid Mahmoudian, Ahmad Daneshi, Maryam Balali, Alimohamad Asghari, Massoud Houshmand
BACKGROUND: The prominent role of mitochondria in the generation of reactive oxygen species, cell death, and energy production contributes to the importance of this organelle in the intracellular mechanism underlying the progression of the common sensory disorder of the elderly, presbycusis. Reduced mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) gene expression and coding region variation have frequently been reported as being associated with the development of presbycusis. The mtDNA control region regulates gene expression and replication of the genome of this organelle...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422549/obesity-is-associated-with-altered-plantar-pressure-distribution-in-elderly-women
#4
Silvia Gonçalves Ricci Neri, André Bonadias Gadelha, Ana Luiza Matias Correia, Juscélia Cristina Pereira, Ana Cristina de David, Ricardo Moreno Lima
Increased plantar pressure has been found to be related with greater risk of falling. Although there is evidence suggesting that obesity is linked to foot disorders, the association between obesity and plantar pressure of older adults has been poorly investigated. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between obesity and plantar pressure distribution and to explore its relationship with body fat distribution. Two hundred and eleven elderly women took part in this cross-sectional study. Body mass index were taken for obesity classification...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421126/femoral-neck-strain-during-maximal-contraction-of-isolated-hip-spanning-muscle-groups
#5
Saulo Martelli
The aim of the study was to investigate femoral neck strain during maximal isometric contraction of the hip-spanning muscles. The musculoskeletal and the femur finite-element models from an elderly white woman were taken from earlier studies. The hip-spanning muscles were grouped by function in six hip-spanning muscle groups. The peak hip and knee moments in the model were matched to corresponding published measurements of the hip and knee moments during maximal isometric exercises about the hip and the knee in elderly participants...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419947/efficacy-and-safety-of-eslicarbazepine-acetate-in-elderly-patients-with-focal-epilepsy-case-series
#6
A Gómez-Ibáñez, J M Serratosa, E Guillamón, M Garcés, B G Giráldez, M Toledo, J Salas-Puig, F J López-González, J Rodríguez-Uranga, A Castillo, J A Mauri, J L Camacho, E López-Gomáriz, P Giner, N Torres, J Palau, A Molins, V Villanueva
PURPOSE: Eslicarbazepine-acetate (ESL) is a third generation antiepileptic drug licensed as adjunctive therapy in adults with focal seizures. Efficacy and safety of ESL have been established in real-life setting. However, data about outcomes in elderly patients are scarce. Primary endpoint was to evaluate outcomes of ESL in elderly patients. METHOD: This was a retrospective survey that included patients >65years with focal seizures who started ESL between January 2010 and July 2012 at 12 Spanish Hospitals...
April 7, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417963/loop-diuretics-affect-skeletal-myoblast-differentiation-and-exercise-induced-muscle-hypertrophy
#7
Shintaro Mandai, Susumu Furukawa, Manami Kodaka, Yutaka Hata, Takayasu Mori, Naohiro Nomura, Fumiaki Ando, Yutaro Mori, Daiei Takahashi, Yuki Yoshizaki, Yuri Kasagi, Yohei Arai, Emi Sasaki, Sayaka Yoshida, Yasuro Furuichi, Nobuharu L Fujii, Eisei Sohara, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida
Muscle wasting or sarcopenia contributes to morbidity and mortality in patients with cancer, renal failure, or heart failure, and in elderly individuals. Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransporter 1 (NKCC1) is highly expressed in mammalian skeletal muscle, where it contributes to the generation of membrane ion currents and potential. However, the physiologic function of NKCC1 in myogenesis is unclear. We investigated this issue using the NKCC1 inhibitors bumetanide and furosemide, which are commonly used loop diuretics...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416924/comparison-of-second-and-third-generation-nails-in-the-treatment-of-intertrochanteric-fracture-screws-versus-helical-blades
#8
Mert Kumbaraci, Levent Karapinar, Ali Turgut
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the radiological and functional outcomes of anti-rotation trochanteric nails (ATNs) with proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) in the treatment of intertrochanteric femur fractures in elderly patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 165 intertrochanteric fractures were treated between January 2007 and January 2010. One hundred forty patients were included. The operation time, amount of blood loss, fluoroscopy screening time, and length of hospitalization were recorded...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413497/antibiotic-de-escalation-principle-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-complicated-with-severe-pneumonia
#9
Baohong Xiao, Mei Wang, Xiaoling Hu, Jinfeng Li, Fangfang Wang, Jiaxing Sun
The present study investigated the clinical effect of antibiotic de-escalation therapy in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) complicated with severe pneumonia. According to the parity method of hospitalization number, 86 cases were selected and divided into the observation and control group with 43 cases each. Based on empirical antibiotic application, levofloxacin and cephalosporin antibiotics were used in the control group. After treatment for 3 days, the regimen was adjusted to antibiotics active against Gram-positive (G+) and Gram-negative (G-) bacteria such as the third or fourth generation cephalosporin antibiotics, combined with aminoglycoside, or macrolide antibiotics according to their effects...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413134/the-in-vitro-mimic%C3%A2-platform-reflects-age-associated-changes-in-immunological-responses-after-influenza-vaccination
#10
Allison Dauner, Pankaj Agrawal, Jose Salvatico, Tenekua Tapia, Vipra Dhir, S Farzana Shaik, Donald R Drake, Anthony M Byers
Increasing research and development costs coupled with growing concerns over healthcare expenditures necessitate the generation of pre-clinical testing models better able to predict the efficacy of vaccines, drugs and biologics. An ideal system for evaluating vaccine immunogenicity will not only be reliable but also physiologically relevant, able to be influenced by immunomodulatory characteristics such as age or previous exposure to pathogens. We have previously described a fully autologous human cell-based MIMIC® (Modular IMmune In vitro Construct) platform which enables the evaluation of innate and adaptive immunity in vitro, including naïve and recall responses...
April 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410921/a-randomized-trial-to-determine-the-impact-of-a-digestion-resistant-starch-composition-on-the-gut-microbiome-in-older-and-mid-age-adults
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Michelle J Alfa, David Strang, Paramjit S Tappia, Morag Graham, Gary Van Domselaar, Jessica D Forbes, Vanessa Laminman, Nancy Olson, Pat DeGagne, David Bray, Brenda-Lee Murray, Brenden Dufault, Lisa M Lix
BACKGROUND: The elderly often have a diet lacking resistant starch (RS) which is thought to lead to gut microbiome dysbiosis that may result in deterioration of gut colonocytes. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to assess if elderly (ELD; ≥ 70 years age) had microbiome dysbiosis compared to mid-age (MID; 30-50 years age) adults and then determine the impact of daily consumption of MSPrebiotic(®) (a RS) or placebo over 3 months on gut microbiome composition...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410408/pleistocene-climate-changes-shaped-the-population-structure-of-partamona-seridoensis-apidae-meliponini-an-endemic-stingless-bee-from-the-neotropical-dry-forest
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Elder Assis Miranda, Kátia Maria Ferreira, Airton Torres Carvalho, Celso Feitosa Martins, Carlo Rivero Fernandes, Marco Antonio Del Lama
Partamona seridoensis is an endemic stingless bee from the Caatinga, a Neotropical dry forest in northeastern Brazil. Like other stingless bees, this species plays an important ecological role as a pollinator. The aim of the present study was to investigate the genetic structure and evolutionary history of P. seridoensis across its current geographic range. Workers from 84 nests from 17 localities were analyzed for COI and Cytb genic regions. The population structure tests (Bayesian phylogenetic inference, AMOVA and haplotype network) consistently characterized two haplogroups (northwestern and eastern), with little gene flow between them, generating a high differentiation between them as well as among the populations within each haplogroup...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408919/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-revolution-in-the-therapy-of-elderly-and-high-risk-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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REVIEW
Teoman Kilic, Irem Yilmaz
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) represents a real revolution in the field of interventional cardiology for the treatment of elderly or high-risk surgical patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. Today, TAVI seems to play a key and a reliable role in the treatment of intermediate and maybe low-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. TAVI has also evolved from a complex and hazardous procedure into an effective and safe therapy by the development of new generation devices. This article aims to review the background and future of TAVI, clinical trials and registries with old and new generation TAVI devices and to focus on some open issues related to post-procedural outcomes...
March 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408060/bacterial-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-profiles-of-urinary-specimens-of-the-elderly
#14
F Gravey, G Loggia, A de La Blanchardière, V Cattoir
OBJECTIVE: Although urinary tract infections are the second leading cause of infections among patients aged above 65 years, data on bacterial epidemiology of urinary specimens in these patients is scarce. Our aim was to describe the main bacterial species found at significant levels in urine specimens of the elderly and to determine their antimicrobial resistance profiles. METHODS: From October 2012 to October 2015, all urinary specimens (catheter-related or not) received at the laboratory of microbiology of the university hospital of Caen (France) were retrospectively studied...
April 10, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405820/higher-dietary-acid-load-is-associated-with-a-higher-prevalence-of-frailty-particularly-slowness-weakness-and-low-physical-activity-in-elderly-japanese-women
#15
Yuki Kataya, Kentaro Murakami, Satomi Kobayashi, Hitomi Suga, Satoshi Sasaki
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiologic evidence on the potential effects of dietary acid load on frailty is lacking. This cross-sectional study examined the association between dietary acid load and frailty. METHODS: This study was based on self-reported data obtained from 2176 Japanese women aged 65-94 years. Dietary acid load was characterized as potential renal acid load (PRAL) and net endogenous acid production (NEAP), based on information on nutrient intake, obtained from a validated brief diet history questionnaire...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403813/beliefs-and-practices-during-pregnancy-post-partum-and-in-the-first-days-of-an-infant-s-life-in-rural-cambodia
#16
Claudia Turner, Sreymom Pol, Kamsan Suon, Leakhena Neou, Nicholas P J Day, Michael Parker, Patricia Kingori
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to record the beliefs, practices during pregnancy, post-partum and in the first few days of an infant's life, held by a cross section of the community in rural Cambodia to determine beneficial community interventions to improve early neonatal health. METHODS: Qualitative study design with data generated from semi structured interviews (SSI) and focus group discussions (FGD). Data were analysed by thematic content analysis, with an a priori coding structure developed using available relevant literature...
April 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402529/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-over-75-years-a-comparison-with-a-younger-cohort
#17
Juan-Pablo Abugattas, Saverio Iacopino, Darragh Moran, Valentina De Regibus, Ken Takarada, Giacomo Mugnai, Erwin Ströker, Hugo Enrique Coutiño-Moreno, Rajin Choudhury, Cesare Storti, Yves De Greef, Gaetano Paparella, Pedro Brugada, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian-Battista Chierchia
Aims: In this double centre, retrospective study, we aimed to analyse the 1-year efficacy and safety of cryoballoon ablation (CB-A) in patients older than 75 years compared with those younger than 75-years old. Methods and results: Fifty-three consecutive patients aged 75 years or older with drug-resistant paroxysmal AF (PAF) who underwent pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) by the means of second generation CB-A, were compared with 106 patients aged <75 years. The mean age in the study group (>75 years) was 78...
April 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396703/characteristics-and-incidence-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-older-adults-using-home-care-in-ontario-from-2003-2013
#18
Connor McGuire, Vicki L Kristman, Lynn Martin, Michel Bédard
OBJECTIVES: Describe the characteristics and determine the annual cumulative incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults receiving home care in Ontario from 2003 to 2013. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of longitudinal data from the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centers (N = 554,313). TBI, demographic variables, depression, neurological conditions, and recent falls were measured from the Resident Assessment Instrument-Home Care...
March 2017: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396095/elderly-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-benefit-from-a-dasatinib-dose-as-low-as-20-mg
#19
Hidekazu Itamura, Yasushi Kubota, Takero Shindo, Toshihiko Ando, Kensuke Kojima, Shinya Kimura
BACKGROUND: The clinical outcomes of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) treated with BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors has improved markedly; however, the occurrence of adverse events (AEs) means that elderly patients often cannot be administered the standard dose. Nevertheless, some patients treated with low doses of tyrosine kinase inhibitor have achieved good molecular responses. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the efficacy and safety of low-dose dasatinib treatment of elderly CML patients...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386119/alterations-in-erythrocyte-fatty-acid-composition-in-preclinical-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
Kathryn Goozee, Pratishtha Chatterjee, Ian James, Kaikai Shen, Hamid R Sohrabi, Prita R Asih, Preeti Dave, Bethany Ball, Candice ManYan, Kevin Taddei, Roger Chung, Manohar L Garg, Ralph N Martins
Brain and blood fatty acids (FA) are altered in Alzheimer's disease and cognitively impaired individuals, however, FA alterations in the preclinical phase, prior to cognitive impairment have not been investigated previously. The current study therefore evaluated erythrocyte FA in cognitively normal elderly participants aged 65-90 years via trans-methylation followed by gas chromatography. The neocortical beta-amyloid load (NAL) measured via positron emission tomography (PET) using ligand (18)F-Florbetaben, was employed to categorise participants as low NAL (standard uptake value ratio; SUVR < 1...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
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