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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214074/subspecialty-training-and-certification-in-geriatric-psychiatry-a-25-year-overview
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Dorthea Juul, Christopher C Colenda, Jeffrey M Lyness, Laura B Dunn, Rita Hargrave, Larry R Faulkner
: The Institute of Medicine estimated that by 2030, from 10.1 to 14.4 million Americans aged 65 years or older will have mental health or substance use disorders. This article reviews the history and current status of training, certification, and practice in geriatric psychiatry against the backdrop of this "silver tsunami." The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) administered the first subspecialty examination in geriatric psychiatry in 1991, and through 2015 3,329 certificates were awarded...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207581/the-impact-of-an-interprofessional-oral-health-curriculum-on-trainees
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Oren Berkowitz, Madeline F Brisotti, Leslie Gascon, Michelle Henshaw, Laura B Kaufman
PURPOSE: Despite the prevalence of oral disease, the subject of oral health historically has been absent from medical education. We have developed an interprofessional curriculum in collaboration with our school of dentistry to teach oral health in the primary care setting to physician assistant (PA) students. The goal was to create and assess the impact of a curricular model that would be adaptable to various academic settings. METHODS: A blend of classroom, clinical skills lab, observations in the dental clinic, and observed structured clinical examinations was used to teach oral health to first-year (didactic year) PA students...
March 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203065/oral-drug-therapy-in-elderly-with-dysphagia-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place
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REVIEW
Serena Logrippo, Giovanna Ricci, Matteo Sestili, Marco Cespi, Letizia Ferrara, Giovanni F Palmieri, Roberta Ganzetti, Giulia Bonacucina, Paolo Blasi
Demographic indicators forecast that by 2050, the elderly will account for about one-third of the global population. Geriatric patients require a large number of medicines, and in most cases, these products are administered as solid oral solid dosage forms, as they are by far the most common formulations on the market. However, this population tends to suffer difficulties with swallowing. Caregivers in hospital geriatric units routinely compound in solid oral dosage forms for dysphagic patients by crushing the tablets or opening the capsules to facilitate administration...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196947/cohort-profile-the-welsh-geriatric-registrar-led-research-network-wegen-rationale-design-and-description
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Benjamin Jelley, Sara Long, John Butler, Jonathan Hewitt
PURPOSE: Medical trainees are required to undertake audit and quality improvement projects. They must also have an understanding of the principles of research and are encouraged to participate in research projects. However, the constraints of time, a lack of formal training and rotation between different training posts create barriers to audit cycle completion and pursuing research. This leads to trainees being reluctant to undertake research, facilitates poor quality research and risks incomplete audit...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194846/depression-and-medication-adherence-among-older-korean-patients-with-hypertension-mediating-role-of-self-efficacy
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Youn-Jung Son, Mi Hwa Won
Many studies have reported the negative effects of depression on adherence to antihypertensive medication. However, little is known about the mechanism underlying this relationship in elderly patients with hypertension. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to examine the mediating role of self-efficacy in the relationship between depression and medication adherence among older patients with hypertension. The data were collected from October to December 2014. A total of 255 older patients with hypertension were assessed using the Geriatric Depression Scale, the Self-efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use Scale, and the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188557/physical-frailty-sarcopenia-and-the-enablement-of-autonomy-philosophical-issues-in-geriatric-medicine
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Alessandro Blasimme
Physical frailty and loss of muscular mass (sarcopenia) are believed to be predictors of age-related conditions, such as disability and loss of autonomy. In this paper, I show that what in political and moral philosophy has come to be known as "the capability approach" may indeed provide much needed conceptual clarification in the area of frailty research. Other than being useful at the theoretical level, the capability approach can definitely help in the implementation of clinical guidelines and public health measures aimed at translating the results that are accumulating from frailty research...
February 10, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186480/evidence-based-practice-of-nurses-working-in-university-hospitals-in-the-french-speaking-part-of-switzerland-a-descriptive-and-correlational-study
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Jenny Gentizon, Patricia Borrero, Sonja Vincent-Suter, Pierluigi Ballabeni, Diane Morin, Manuela Eicher
Introduction : evidence-based practice (EBP) is too scarcely applied in nursing and is a key contemporary challenge for the discipline. Method and objective : This descriptive and correlational study invited 221 nurses working in three different clinical settings of university hospitals in Switzerland. The objective of this study was to describe their level of knowledge, beliefs and implementation of EBP. Results : of the 221 nurses in this study, only 67 were familiar EBP (30%). These demonstrate favorable beliefs and attitudes towards EBP, but indicate a lack of skills and knowledge to implement it...
1, 2016: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182802/the-association-of-geriatric-syndromes-with-hospital-outcomes
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Roman Romero-Ortuno, Duncan R Forsyth, Kathryn Jane Wilson, Ewen Cameron, Stephen Wallis, Richard Biram, Victoria Keevil
BACKGROUND: Frailty, history of dementia (HoD), and acute confusional states (ACS) are common in older patients admitted to hospital. OBJECTIVE: To study the association of frailty (≥6 points in the Clinical Frailty Scale [CFS]), HoD, and ACS with hospital outcomes, controlling for age, gender, acute illness severity (measured by a Modified Early Warning Score in the emergency department), comorbidity (Charlson Comorbidity Index), and discharging specialty (general medicine, geriatric medicine, surgery)...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164214/why-geriatric-medicine-a-survey-of-uk-specialist-trainees-in-geriatric-medicine
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James Michael Fisher, Mark J Garside, Peter Brock, Vicky Gibson, Kelly Hunt, Sally Briggs, Adam Lee Gordon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164113/nonpharmacological-interventions-targeted-at-delirium-risk-factors-delivered-by-trained-volunteers-medical-and-psychology-students-reduced-need-for-antipsychotic-medications-and-the-length-of-hospital-stay-in-aged-patients-admitted-to-an-acute-internal-medicine
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Stanislaw Gorski, Karolina Piotrowicz, Krzysztof Rewiuk, Monika Halicka, Weronika Kalwak, Paulina Rybak, Tomasz Grodzicki
Purpose. Effectiveness of nonpharmacological multicomponent prevention delivered by trained volunteers (medical and psychology students), targeted at delirium risk factors in geriatric inpatients, was assessed at an internal medicine ward in Poland. Patients and Methods. Participants were recruited to intervention and control groups at the internal medicine ward (inclusion criteria: age ≥ 75, acute medical condition, basic orientation, and logical contact on admission; exclusion criteria: life expectancy < 24 hours, surgical hospitalization, isolation due to infectious disease, and discharge to other medical wards)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160253/physical-frailty-and-sarcopenia-pf-s-a-point-of-view-from-the-industry
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Susanna Del Signore, Ronenn Roubenoff
We have observed over the last 15 years a wide debate both in the medical scientific community and in the public health arena on the definition and operationalization of frailty, typically a geriatric condition, and in particular of physical frailty linked to sarcopenia. Because physical frailty in its initial phase can still be reversed, fighting sarcopenia in elderly persons has the potential to slow or halt progressive decline towards disability and dependency. Quite recently, regulators focused attention on frailty as an indicator of biological age to be measured to characterize elderly patients before their inclusion in clinical trials...
February 3, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156583/developing-a-supportive-oncology-program-in-a-cancer-institute-needs-assessment
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Tara Liberman, James D'Olimpio, Maria Carney
: 141 Background: Cancer patients experience significant symptom and psychosocial burden (Temel JS, et. al. N Engl J Med. 2010 Aug 19; 363(8):733-42. Early palliative care for patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.). Integration of supportive oncology programs within cancer centers has developed since the findings of Temel and Jackson. Addressing a growing need to manage patients comprehensively, the Northwell Health Divisions of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and Hematology and Oncology partnered to initiate a community-based supportive oncology program...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155179/the-need-of-operational-paradigms-for-frailty-in-older-persons-the-sprintt-project
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Matteo Cesari, Emanuele Marzetti, Riccardo Calvani, Bruno Vellas, Roberto Bernabei, Philippe Bordes, Ronenn Roubenoff, Francesco Landi, Antonio Cherubini
The exploration of frailty as a pre-disability geriatric condition represents one of the most promising research arenas of modern medicine. Frailty is today indicated as a paradigmatic condition around which the traditional healthcare systems might be re-shaped and optimized in order to address the complexities and peculiarities of elders. Unfortunately, the lack of consensus around a single operational definition has limited the clinical implementation of frailty in clinical practice. In these last years, growing attention (even beyond the traditional boundaries of geriatric medicine) has been given to physical performance measures...
February 2, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148514/old-age-psychiatry-and-geriatric-medicine-shared-challenges-shared-solutions
#14
EDITORIAL
James Fisher, Andrew Teodorczuk
The co-occurrence of physical and mental ill health means there is considerable overlap between the patients that geriatric medicine and old age psychiatry serve. In this editorial we detail similarities between the specialisms, highlight the common challenges facing them and argue that closer alignment holds the potential to improve patient care.
February 2017: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144788/-expectations-and-attitudes-concerning-geriatric-counseling-results-of-a%C3%A2-survey-among-general-practitioners-and-hospital-based-providers-in-two-german-states
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H Burkhardt, C Trojan
BACKGROUND: Expertise in geriatrics in the field of ambulatory and hospital-based treatment does not have access to comparable medical specialist structures, such as those in internal medicine and neurology; therefore, it is recommended that geriatric diagnostics by general practitioners can be supported by networking with hospital-based geriatric centers for geriatric counseling. The attitudes and experiences of both faculties in Germany are, however, not well known. METHODS: Representative samples of general practitioners and hospital-based faculty departments for internal medicine in two regions of Germany (Baden-Württemberg and Hessen) were identified using a systematic selection method...
January 31, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143449/cancers-of-unknown-primary-diagnosed-during-hospitalization-a-population-based-study
#16
William Jones, Gwen Allardice, Iona Scott, Karin Oien, David Brewster, David S Morrison
BACKGROUND: Cancers of Unknown Primary (CUP) are the 3-4(th) most common causes of cancer death and recent clinical guidelines recommend that patients should be directed to a team dedicated to their care. Our aim was to inform the care of patients diagnosed with CUP during hospital admission. METHODS: Descriptive study using hospital admissions (Scottish Morbidity Record 01) linked to cancer registrations (ICD-10 C77-80) and death records from 1998 to 2011 in West of Scotland, UK (population 2...
January 31, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142210/geriatric-oral-and-maxillofacial-dysfunctions-in-the-context-of-geriatric-syndrome
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REVIEW
Yoon Nam, Nam-Hee Kim, Hong-Seop Kho
OBJECTIVES: To propose the application of the concept of geriatric syndrome for common geriatric oral and maxillofacial dysfunctions and to suggest the necessity of developing effective evaluation methods for oral and maxillofacial frailty. DESIGN: The concepts of frailty and geriatric syndrome based on multi-morbidity and polypharmacy were applied to five common geriatric oral medicinal dysfunctional problems: salivary gland hypofunction (dry mouth), chronic oral mucosal pain disorders (burning mouth symptoms), taste disorders (taste disturbances), swallowing disorders (dysphagia), and oral and maxillofacial movement disorders (oromandibular dyskinesia and dystonia)...
January 31, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138915/evaluation-of-internet-based-patient-education-materials-from-internal-medicine-subspecialty-organizations-will-patients-understand-them
#18
David R Hansberry, Nitin Agarwal, Elizabeth S John, Ann M John, Prateek Agarwal, James C Reynolds, Stephen R Baker
The majority of Americans use the Internet daily, if not more often, and many search online for health information to better understand a diagnosis they have been given or to research treatment options. The average American reads at an eighth-grade level. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the readability of online patient education materials on the websites of 14 professional organizations representing the major internal medicine subspecialties. We used ten well-established quantitative readability scales to assess written text from patient education materials published on the websites of the major professional organizations representing the following subspecialty groups: allergy and immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, hospice and palliative care, infectious disease, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology and critical care, rheumatology, sleep medicine, and sports medicine...
January 30, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138874/publication-rates-of-abstracts-presented-at-the-society-of-general-internal-medicine-annual-meeting
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Heidi M Egloff, Colin P West, Amy T Wang, Katie M Lowe, Jithinraj Edakkanambeth Varayil, Thomas J Beckman, Adam P Sawatsky
BACKGROUND: Abstracts accepted at scientific meetings are often not subsequently published. Data on publication rates are largely from subspecialty and surgical studies. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to 1) determine publication rates of abstracts presented at a general internal medicine meeting; 2) describe research activity among academic general internists; 3) identify factors associated with publication and with the impact factor of the journal of publication; and 4) evaluate for publication bias...
January 30, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126135/prevention-of-functional-decline-by-reframing-the-role-of-nursing-homes
#20
Clarisse Laffon de Mazières, John E Morley, Cari Levy, Fabien Agenes, Mario Barbagallo, Matteo Cesari, Philipe De Souto Barreto, Lorenzo Maria Donini, Jaime Fitten, Alain Franco, Mikel Izquierdo, Rosalie A Kane, Finbarr C Martin, Graziano Onder, Joseph Ouslander, Kaisu Pitkälä, Debra Saliba, Alan Sinclair, Leocadio Rodriguez Manas, Bruno Vellas, Yves Rolland
Institutionalization is generally a consequence of functional decline driven by physical limitations, cognitive impairments, and/or loss of social supports. At this stage, intervention to reverse functional losses is often too late. To be more effective, geriatric medicine must evolve to intervene at an earlier stage of the disability process. Could nursing homes (NHs) transform from settings in which many residents dwell to settings in which the NH residents and those living in neighboring communities benefit from staff expertise to enhance quality of life and maintain or slow functional decline? A task force of clinical researchers met in Toulouse on December 2, 2015, to address some of these challenges: how to prevent or slow functional decline and disabilities for NH residents and how NHs may promote the prevention of functional decline in community-dwelling frail elderly...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
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