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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130479/implementing-models-of-geriatric-care-behind-the-scenes
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Joshua Chodosh, Michael Weiner
Innovative geriatric clinical programs have proliferated in the 21st century, and many have been highlighted in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). The Affordable Care Act has supported the accelerated innovation of publicized and unpublicized program development, adaptation, and implementation. Many JAGS articles report work conducted in programs with significant improvements in quality; high satisfaction for patients and providers; and for some, reductions in costs. Despite considerable detail, enabling implementers to attempt to adopt reported programs or adapt them to local environments, much less is typically conveyed about the subtleties of the implementation process that led to a successful outcome...
November 11, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113635/proton-pump-inhibitors-and-risk-of-dementia
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Rebekah Lynn Ford, Keith A Swanson
Chronic use of a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) has been associated with a number of unexpected negative outcomes. The most recent revision of the American Geriatrics Society Beers criteria recommends avoiding using longer than eight weeks unless the patient is at high risk. However, this recommendation is often overlooked in the long-term care setting. Recent literature suggests a link between chronic PPI use and increased risk of dementia. A hypothesized mechanism for the relationship between PPI use and dementia has been supported by cellular and animal models...
November 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109625/postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-citizens-and-current-practice
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Siddareddygari Velayudha Reddy, Jawaharlal Narayanasa Irkal, Ananthapuram Srinivasamurthy
Postoperative delirium (POD) represents an acute brain dysfunction in the postsurgical period. Perioperative physicians caring for the older adults are familiar with the care of dysfunction of organs such as lungs, heart, liver, or kidney in the perioperative setting, but they are less familiar with management of brain dysfunction. As early detection and prompt treatment of inciting factors are utmost important to prevent or minimize the deleterious outcomes of delirium. The purpose of this review is to prepare perioperative physicians with a set of current clinical practice recommendations to provide optimal perioperative care of older adults, with a special focus on specific perioperative interventions that have been shown to prevent POD...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105246/role-of-potentially-inappropriate-medication-use-in-rehabilitation-outcomes-for-geriatric-patients-after-strokes
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Eiji Kose, Toshiyuki Hirai, Toshiichi Seki, Hiroyuki Hayashi
AIM: The effect of the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) on mortality and functional outcome after strokes is unclear in Japan. The aim of the present study was to establish whether treatment with PIM affects functional improvements among geriatric patients convalescing after strokes. METHODS: This retrospective longitudinal study included consecutive geriatric patients admitted and discharged from convalescent rehabilitation wards for stroke between 2010 and 2016...
November 3, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069040/predictive-validity-of-the-acs-nsqip-surgical-risk-calculator-in-geriatric-patients-undergoing-lumbar-surgery
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Xiao Wang, Yanting Hu, Binjiang Zhao, Yue Su
The risk calculator of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) has been shown to be useful in predicting postoperative complications. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the predictive value of the ACS-NSQIP calculator in geriatric patients undergoing lumbar surgery.A total of 242 geriatric patients who underwent lumbar surgery between January 2014 and December 2016 were included. Preoperative clinical information was retrospectively reviewed and entered into the ACS-NSQIP calculator...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992823/impact-of-music-therapy-on-dementia-behaviors-a-literature-review
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Nora Fakhoury, Nathaniel Wilhelm, Kristen F Sobota, Kelly R Kroustos
Worldwide, dementia is the most important contributor to disability in elderly patients. Treating patients with dementia can be challenging for clinicians because of the numerous behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). The Dementia Action Alliance and American Geriatrics Society Beers criteria promote nonpharmacological and behavioral treatments as first-line therapy to manage BPSD to avoid adverse events associated with antipsychotic medications. Some of the nonpharmacologic therapies proposed for BPSD include: music therapy (MT), light therapy, acupressure, aromatherapy, massage, and animal-assisted therapy...
October 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992822/therapy-update-for-insomnia-in-the-elderly
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Sum Lam, Lucy O Macina
OBJECTIVE: To offer an update on insomnia in older adults and treatment options. DATA SOURCES: A search of PubMed using the terms "insomnia" and "older adults" was performed. Current guidelines, review articles, and drug database and manufacturer package inserts were utilized to provide relevant information. STUDY SELECTION: All English-language articles from 2012 to February 2017 and their bibliographies were reviewed for relevance. Current guidelines from the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Geriatrics Society's Beers criteria were reviewed...
October 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975616/percutaneous-feeding-tubes-in-individuals-with-advanced-dementia-are-physicians-choosing-wisely
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Marzena Gieniusz, Liron Sinvani, Andrzej Kozikowski, Vidhi Patel, Christian Nouryan, Myia S Williams, Nina Kohn, Renee Pekmezaris, Gisele Wolf-Klein
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate physician knowledge and perceptions about the American Board of Internal Medicine/American Geriatrics Society (ABIM/AGS) Choosing Wisely recommendations regarding percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in individuals with advanced dementia. DESIGN: Multicenter, mixed-mode, anonymous questionnaire. SETTING: Three tertiary and four community hospitals in New York. PARTICIPANTS: Internal medicine physicians (N = 168)...
October 4, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970439/pharmacist-intervention-program-at-different-rent-levels-of-geriatric-healthcare
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Conxita Mestres, Anna Agustí, Marta Hernandez, Laura Puerta, Blanca Llagostera
As a pharmacy service giving pharmaceutical care at different levels of health care for elderly people, we needed a standardization procedure for recording and evaluating pharmacists' interventions. Our objective was to homogenize pharmacist interventions; to know physicians' acceptance of our recommendations, as well as the most prevalent drug related problems (DRP); and the impact of the pharmacists' interventions. To achieve this goal we conducted a one year prospective study at two levels of health care: 176 nursing homes (EAR) (8828 patients) and 2 long-term and subacute care hospitals (HSS) (268 beds)...
May 19, 2017: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960040/validity-of-the-korean-version-of-the-face-legs-activity-cry-and-consolability-scale-for-assessment-of-pain-in-dementia-patients
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Yeonsil Moon, Yoon Sook Kim, Jongmin Lee, Seol Heui Han
Pain is often associated with a more rapid progression of cognitive and functional decline, and behavioral disturbance in dementia. Therefore, it is essential to accurately assesses pain for proper intervention in patients with dementia. The Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, and Consolability (FLACC) scale is an excellent behaviour scale which includes most of the domains that are recommended by the American Geriatrics Society to evaluate when assessing pain in patients with dementia. The purpose of this study was to develop the Korean version of the FLACC (K-FLACC) and to verify its reliability and validity in assessing pain of elderly patients with dementia...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953670/poor-prognosis-after-surgery-for-intertrochanteric-fracture-in-elderly-patients-with-clopidogrel-treatment-a-cohort-study
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Jianzheng Zhang, Xiaobin Chen, Juan Wang, Zhi Liu, Xiaowei Wang, Jixin Ren, Tiansheng Sun
Choice of surgical approach in patients under clopidogrel treatment is controversial. Intertrochanteric fractures are common in the elderly, who also suffer from a number of comorbidities.The aim of this study is to assess the prognosis of elderly patients with clopidogrel treatment after surgery for intertrochanteric fracture.This was a cohort study of 238 elderly patients who underwent proximal femur intramedullary nailing for intertrochanteric fracture between January 2012 and December 2013 at the Geriatric Trauma Center of the Beijing Army General Hospital...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925664/preventing-falls-in-older-persons
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Lainie Van Voast Moncada, L Glen Mire
The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance impairment. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults who are at increased risk of falls. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians do not recommend routine multifactorial intervention to prevent falls in all community-dwelling older adults, they state that it may be appropriate in individual cases...
August 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921003/mortality-and-cardiorespiratory-complications-in-trochanteric-femoral-fractures-a-ten-year-retrospective-analysis
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Juliane Carow, John Bennet Carow, Mark Coburn, Bong-Sung Kim, Benjamin Bücking, Christopher Bliemel, Leo Cornelius Bollheimer, Cornelius Johannes Werner, Jan Philipp Bach, Matthias Knobe
PURPOSE: Despite intense research and innovations in peri-operative management, a high mortality rate and frequent systemic complications in trochanteric femoral fractures persist. The aim of the present study was to identify predictive factors for mortality and cardio-respiratory complications after different treatment methods in a ten year period at a level I trauma centre. METHODS: Retrospectively, all patients above 60 years of age with trochanteric femoral fracture between January 2000 and May 2011 were analyzed at a level I trauma centre...
November 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906363/predictors-of-noninstitutionalized-survival-1-year-after-hip-fracture-a-prospective-observational-study-to-develop-the-marburg-rehabilitation-tool-for-hip-fractures-marthi
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Benjamin Buecking, Daphne Eschbach, Matthias Knobe, Ludwig Oberkircher, Monika Balzer-Geldsetzer, Richard Dodel, Robert Sielski, Bettina Doering, Steffen Ruchholtz, Christopher Bliemel
Hip fractures are frequent fractures in geriatric patients. These fractures have great socioeconomic implications because of the significantly higher risk of mortality and institutionalization. The aim of this study was to develop a prognostic tool to predict survival without institutionalization within 1 year after hip fracture.A total of 402 hip fracture patients aged >60 years (84% community-dwelling) were included in a prospective observational cohort study. Multiple regression analyses determined independent predictors for noninstitutionalized 1-year survival...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891828/poor-performance-on-a-preoperative-cognitive-screening-test-predicts-postoperative-complications-in-older-orthopedic-surgical-patients
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Deborah J Culley, Devon Flaherty, Margaret C Fahey, James L Rudolph, Houman Javedan, Chuan-Chin Huang, John Wright, Angela M Bader, Bradley T Hyman, Deborah Blacker, Gregory Crosby
BACKGROUND: The American College of Surgeons and the American Geriatrics Society have suggested that preoperative cognitive screening should be performed in older surgical patients. We hypothesized that unrecognized cognitive impairment in patients without a history of dementia is a risk factor for development of postoperative complications. METHODS: We enrolled 211 patients 65 yr of age or older without a diagnosis of dementia who were scheduled for an elective hip or knee replacement...
November 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884807/co-creation-by-the-abim-geriatric-medicine-board-and-the-ags-helping-move-geriatrics-forward
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Bruce Leff, Nancy E Lundjeberg, Sharon A Brangman, Joyce Dubow, Sharon Levine, Melissa Morgan-Gouveia, Jeffrey Schlaudecker, Lorna Lynn, Furman S McDonald
The American board of internal medicine (ABIM) establishes standards for physicians. The American geriatrics society (AGS) is a not-for-profit membership organization of nearly 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. Beginning in 2013, ABIM redesigned its governance structure, including the role of the specialty boards. Specialty boards are charged with responsibilities for oversight in four main areas: (1) the assessments used in initial certification and maintenance of certification (MOC); (2) medical knowledge self-assessment and practice assessment in the specialty; (3) building relationships with relevant professional societies and other organizational stakeholders; and (4) issues related to training requirements for initial certification eligibility within the specialty...
October 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866353/frail-questionnaire-screening-tool-and-short-term-outcomes-in-geriatric-fracture-patients
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Lauren Jan Gleason, Emily A Benton, M Loreto Alvarez-Nebreda, Michael J Weaver, Mitchel B Harris, Houman Javedan
OBJECTIVES: There are limited screening tools to predict adverse postoperative outcomes for the geriatric surgical fracture population. Frailty is increasingly recognized as a risk assessment to capture complexity. The goal of this study was to use a short screening tool, the FRAIL scale, to categorize the level of frailty of older adults admitted with a fracture to determine the association of each frailty category with postoperative and 30-day outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
August 30, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837375/hematology-oncology-fellows-training-in-geriatrics-and-geriatric-oncology-findings-from-an-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-sponsored-national-survey
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Ronald J Maggiore, William Dale, Arti Hurria, Heidi D Klepin, Andrew Chapman, Efrat Dotan, Supriya G Mohile, Arash Naeim, Ajeet Gajra, Mary K Buss
PURPOSE: Older adults compose the majority of patients with cancer in the United States; however, it is unclear how well geriatrics or geriatric oncology training is being incorporated into hematology-oncology (hem-onc) fellowships. METHODS: A convenience sample of hem-onc fellows completed a (written or electronic) survey assessing their education, clinical experiences, and perceived proficiency in geriatric oncology during training; knowledge base in geriatric oncology; confidence in managing older adults with cancer; and general attitudes toward geriatric oncology principles...
November 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776209/potentially-inappropriate-medications-and-the-time-to-full-functional-recovery-after-hip-fracture
#19
Andrea Iaboni, Kerri Rawson, Craig Burkett, Eric J Lenze, Alastair J Flint
BACKGROUND: Older adults after hip fracture are at increased risk of being prescribed potentially inappropriate medications, and may be particularly vulnerable to their adverse effects. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the association of potentially inappropriate medication use with the time to full functional recovery within 1 year of hip fracture repair. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of a prospective longitudinal study of eight hospitals in St...
September 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734776/a-preoperative-score-to-predict-early-death-after-pancreatic-cancer-resection
#20
Gianpaolo Balzano, Erica Dugnani, Stefano Crippa, Marina Scavini, Valentina Pasquale, Francesca Aleotti, Daniela Liberati, Alessandra Gandolfi, Giulio Belfiori, Michele Reni, Claudio Doglioni, Giacomo Ruffo, Cristina Marmorale, Massimo Falconi, Lorenzo Piemonti
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to develop and validate a preoperative prognostic model for death within one year post-surgery in patients with resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS: A derivation cohort study of 296 patients who underwent surgical resection of PDAC was prospectively enrolled in an observational study. Preoperative predictors of one year mortality were used to develop a risk score which was then validated in an external cohort of 182 patients with resectable PDAC...
July 1, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
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