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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767640/burden-of-exposure-to-potential-interactions-between-antiretroviral-and-non-antiretroviral-medications-in-a-population-of-hiv-positive-patients-aged-50-years-or-older
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Alice Ranzani, Letizia Oreni, Massimiliano Agrò, Lorena van den Bogaart, Laura Milazzo, Andrea Giacomelli, Dario Cattaneo, Cristina Gervasoni, Anna Lisa Ridolfo
BACKGROUND: As HIV-infected patients aged 50 years or older are at increased risk of comorbidities and multidrug treatments, we examined their exposure to the potential drug-drug interactions (PDDIs) of antiretroviral (ARV) and other medications. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved the patients aged 50 years or older receiving ARV and non-ARV medications at our clinic. PDDIs were identified using the University of Liverpool HIV Drug Interaction Checker...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670988/reducing-complications-and-overall-healthcare-costs-of-hip-fracture-management-a-retrospective-study-on-the-application-of-a-diagnostic-therapeutic-pathway-in-the-cosenza-general-hospital
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M Loizzo, F Gallo, D Caruso
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic Therapeutic Pathways (DTPs) are multidisciplinary plans designed by each healthcare organization for a specific category of patients to reduce the variability of professional behaviors and to ensure greater safety and better overall healthcare outcomes. Hip fractures are a frequent traumatic injury, particularly in the elderly, and DTPs recommend early surgical intervention, often not done due to organizational challenges and bureaucracy. Medical conditions suggesting a delay are not frequent, however long waiting times not only increase the risk of complications and mortality, but also increase the number of diagnostic test and physician consultations...
May 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665778/characteristics-of-elderly-patients-with-polypharmacy-who-refuse-to-participate-in-an-in-hospital-deprescribing-intervention-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Junpei Komagamine, Kenichi Sugawara, Kazuhiko Hagane
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the characteristics of elderly patients with polypharmacy refusing deprescribing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in elderly patients accepting and refusing a deprescribing intervention and to investigate factors associated with deprescribing refusal. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study by analyzing the electronic medical records from a single hospital...
April 17, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659009/state-of-the-science-interprofessional-approaches-to-aging-dementia-and-mental-health
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Timothy W Farrell, Marilyn K Luptak, Katherine P Supiano, James T Pacala, Rosalind De Lisser
Interprofessional education (IPE) is essential to develop the healthcare workforce of the future. Geriatrics healthcare professionals have long championed innovations in IPE and patient care, but there is increased urgency to address challenges in aging, dementia, and geriatric mental health in America. In 2010, the Partnership for Health in Aging multidisciplinary competencies and a related position statement in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society addressed interdisciplinary team (IDT) training in geriatrics...
April 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610916/should-this-patient-receive-prophylactic-medication-to-prevent-delirium-grand-rounds-discussion-from-beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center
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Anjala V Tess, Melissa L P Mattison, Joshua R Leo, Eileen E Reynolds
In 2015, the American Geriatrics Society released recommendations for prevention and management of postoperative delirium, based on a systematic literature review and evaluation of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches by an expert panel. The guidelines recommend an interdisciplinary focus on nonpharmacologic measures (reorientation, medication management, early mobility, nutrition, and gastointestinal motility) for prevention and consideration of this strategy for acute management. They also recommend optimizing nonopioid medication as a means to manage pain and avoiding benzodiazepines other than to treat substance withdrawal...
April 3, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589223/an-analysis-of-the-inclusion-of-medications-considered-potentially-inappropriate-in-older-adults-in-chemotherapy-templates-for-hematologic-malignancies-one-recommendation-for-all
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Amy Zhou, Holly M Holmes, Arti Hurria, Tanya M Wildes
BACKGROUND: There remains a paucity of data regarding the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in the supportive management of older adults undergoing chemotherapy. Raising awareness among healthcare providers regarding the frequency of their use and potential toxicities may help to minimize the risks to patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of six specific classes of medications considered PIMs by the American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria that are commonly included in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) chemotherapy order templates for hematologic malignancies...
March 27, 2018: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588595/the-impact-of-a-combined-intervention-program-an-educational-and-clinical-pharmacist-s-intervention-to-improve-prescribing-pattern-in-hospitalized-geriatric-patients-at-king-abdulaziz-medical-city-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Muath Fahmi Najjar, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Majed Al Jeraisy, Hashim Balubaid
Background: There is a difference between evidence-based guidelines for geriatric patients and clinical practice of physicians. Prescribing potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) can be attributed to the fact that many physicians are not aware of PIMs usage. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a combined intervention program comprising an educational and clinical pharmacist intervention to reduce the incidence of PIMs among hospitalized geriatric patients...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574144/consensus-paper-on-the-executive-summary-of-the-international-conference-on-mediterranean-diet-and-health-a-lifelong-approach-an-italian-initiative-supported-by-the-mediterranean-diet-foundation-and-the-menarini-foundation
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Virginia Boccardi, Riccardo Calvani, Federica Limongi, Anna Marseglia, Alexandra Mason, Marianna Noale, Domenico Rogoli, Nicola Veronese, Gaetano Crepaldi, Stefania Maggi
The Mediterranean Diet Foundation, in collaboration with the International Menarini Foundation, organized the "International Conference on Mediterranean Diet and Health: A Lifelong Approach." The Conference was held in Ostuni (Puglia, Italy) from March 30 to April 1, 2017. The event received the endorsement of the American Federation for Aging Research, the Research Consortium "Luigi Amaducci," the European Nutrition for Health Alliance, the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, the Clinical Section of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics-European Region, the National Research Council Research Project on Aging, the Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics, and the Italian Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism...
February 8, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573316/risk-factors-of-adverse-events-in-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-for-patients-aged-%C3%A2-85-years
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Koji Takahashi, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Harutoshi Sugiyama, Junichiro Kumagai, Masato Nakamura, Yotaro Iino, Ayako Shingyoji, Mutsumi Yamato, Hiroshi Ohyama, Yuko Kusakabe, Shin Yasui, Rintaro Mikata, Naoya Kato
AIM: Little is known about the factors that contribute to the occurrence of adverse events in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for people aged ≥85 years and safety for the super-old. Therefore, we decided to identify these factors and to examine whether ERCP is safe in the super-old. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective study. A total of 137 patients aged ≥85 years who underwent therapeutic ERCP at Chiba University Hospital from January 2012 to March 2017 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 24, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543860/south-korean-geriatrics-on-beers-criteria-medications-at-risk-of-adverse-drug-events
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Grace Juyun Kim, Kye Hwa Lee, Ju Han Kim
BACKGROUND: The Beers Criteria released by the American Geriatrics Society includes a list of drugs to avoid in the geriatric population and is frequently used as a safety resource in geriatric pharmacotherapy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the exposure of South Korean geriatrics to potentially inappropriate medications according to the Beers Criteria and the risk of adverse events from these medications. METHODS: This study included medications recommended to be avoided in patients 65 years or older regardless of concomitant drug therapy or disease...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540171/endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-the-elderly-results-of-a-retrospective-study-and-a-geriatricians-point-of-view
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Marianna Galeazzi, Paolo Mazzola, Breanna Valcarcel, Giuseppe Bellelli, Marco Dinelli, Giulio Maria Pasinetti, Giorgio Annoni
BACKGROUND: The incidence of biliary tract pathology is growing with an age-related trend, and progresses as the population ages. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) represents the gold standard for treatment in these cases, but evidence about its safety in the elderly is still debated. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical records of all patients aged ≥65 undergoing ERCP between July 2013 and July 2015. Of 387 ERCP cases, 363 (~ 94%) were completed entirely...
March 14, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527468/primary-care-providers-discussion-of-fall-prevention-approaches-with-their-older-adult-patients-docstyles-2014
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Elizabeth R Burns, Yara K Haddad, Erin M Parker
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. The American and British Geriatric Societies recommend a fall risk assessment to identify risk factors and guide interventions to prevent these falls. This study describes the self-reported discussion of fall prevention approaches used by primary care providers (PCPs)-family practitioners, internists and nurse practitioners-who treat older adults. Results are described overall and by PCP type. We analyzed a sample of 1210 U.S. PCPs who participated in the 2014 DocStyles survey...
March 2018: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518180/reappraising-the-good-death-for-populations-in-the-age-of-ageing
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Kristian Pollock, Jane Seymour
This is the second in an occasional series of paired commentaries in Age and Ageing, the Journal of the British Geriatrics Society and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). The aim is to address issues of current significance and to foster dialogue and increased understanding between academics and clinicians working in comparative international settings. Both commentaries address the urgent need to improve palliative care for older people, with a critique of some stereotypes surrounding palliative care and the 'good death'...
May 1, 2018: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512305/financial-impact-and-effect-on-the-outcome-of-preoperative-tests-for-at-risk-older-hip-fracture-patients
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Ely L Steinberg, Yaniv Warschawski, Jacob Elis, Dani Rotman, Gil Rachevsky, Shai Factor, Moshe Salai, Tomer Ben-Tov
AIM: Older patients with proximal femoral fractures often undergo preoperative tests due to coexisting morbidities. Our aim was to evaluate these tests and their impact on patient outcome and medical expenses. METHODS: This retrospective study includes data on head computed tomography, carotid ultrasound, echocardiography and pulmonary functional tests calculated according to the type of surgery (osteosynthesis or hip arthroplasty) carried out on 2798 patients. Time-to-surgery, test repeated postoperatively, American Society of Anesthesiology Physical Status score, additional procedures, hospitalization time, 30-day mortality and associated medical expenses were evaluated...
March 7, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474287/a-systematic-review-of-frailty-assessments-in-women-with-pelvic-floor-disorders-are-we-following-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-american-geriatric-society-guidelines
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Aldene Zeno, Pedro Alvarez, Tajnoos Yazdany
INTRODUCTION: Associations between frailty and women with pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) are not well understood. This study seeks to describe studies among women with PFD and the associated frailty assessments as recommended in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program/American Geriatric Society (ACS NSQIP/AGS) guidelines. METHODS: This systematic review was registered with PROSPERO using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines...
March 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438504/potentially-inappropriate-medication-and-hospitalization-emergency-department-visits-among-the-elderly-in-korea
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Ha-Lim Jeon, Juhee Park, Euna Han, Dong-Sook Kim
Objective: To investigate the association between potentially inappropriate medicine (PIM) use, defined using the American Geriatric Society (AGS) 2012 Beers criteria, and the risk of hospitalization or emergency department (ED) visits in elderly patients, and to examine the most frequently used PIMs among patients with adverse outcomes. Design/Setting: This was a retrospective study using National Health Insurance claims data from 2010 to 2012. Intervention(s): Elderly patients who took PIMs are compared to those who were not taking PIMs...
February 1, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419631/the-rothman-index-is-associated-with-postdischarge-adverse-events-after-hip-fracture-surgery-in-geriatric-patients
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Ryan P McLynn, Taylor D Ottesen, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Jonathan J Cui, Lee E Rubin, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND: The Rothman Index is a comprehensive measure of overall patient status in the inpatient setting already in use at many medical centers. It ranges from 100 (best score) to -91 (worst score) and is calculated based on 26 variables encompassing vital signs, routine laboratory values, and organ system assessments from nursing rounds from the electronic medical record. Past research has shown an association of Rothman Index with complications, readmission, and death in certain populations, but it has not been evaluated in geriatric patients with hip fractures, a potentially vulnerable patient population...
May 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396204/mismatch-between-ada-and-ags-recommendations-for-glycated-hemoglobin-targets-for-older-adults
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Ilker Tasci, Umut Safer, Ilkin Naharci, Alper Sonmez
In recent years, modified glycemic targets have been defined for older adults with diabetes mellitus. In a sample of elderly patients, we have identified several inconsistencies between the real life applicability of glycated hemoglobin goals recommended by the American Diabetes Association and the American Geriatrics Society.
April 2018: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395371/aspen-and-espen-a-postacute-care-comparison-of-the-basic-definition-of-malnutrition-from-the-american-society-of-parenteral-and-enteral-nutrition-and-academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics-with-the-european-society-for-clinical-nutrition-and-metabolism-definition
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Dolores Sánchez-Rodríguez, Ester Marco, Natalia Ronquillo-Moreno, Liev Maciel-Bravo, Abel Gonzales-Carhuancho, Xavier Duran, Anna Guillén-Solà, Olga Vázquez-Ibar, Ferran Escalada, Josep M Muniesa
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of malnutrition by applying the ASPEN/AND definition and the ESPEN consensus definition in a postacute-care population, and secondly, to determine the metrological properties of the set of six clinical characteristics that constitute the ASPEN/AND basic diagnosis, compared to the ESPEN consensus, based mostly on objective anthropometric measurements. METHODS: Prospective study of 84 consecutive deconditioned older inpatients (85...
January 25, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359461/risk-factors-for-30-day-complications-after-cancer-surgery-in-geriatric-patients-a-secondary-analysis
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K Scholtz, C D Spies, R Mörgeli, R Eckardt, V von Dossow, S Braun, J Sehouli, M Bahra, C G Stief, K-D Wernecke, M Schmidt
BACKGROUND: The aim was to analyse the association between severity of complications up to 30 days after surgery and pre-operative nutritional and physical performance parameters. METHODS: The participants were a subsample of the previously published PERATECS study (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01278537) and included 517 onco-geriatric patients aged ≥ 65 years, undergoing thoracoabdominal, gynaecological, or urological surgery. Post-operative complications were classified according to the Clavien Classification System (CCS)...
April 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
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