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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638338/physical-exercise-with-music-reduces-gray-and-white-matter-loss-in-the-frontal-cortex-of-elderly-people-the-mihama-kiho-scan-project
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Ken-Ichi Tabei, Masayuki Satoh, Jun-Ichi Ogawa, Tomoko Tokita, Noriko Nakaguchi, Koji Nakao, Hirotaka Kida, Hidekazu Tomimoto
Findings from previous studies suggest that physical exercise combined with cognitive training produces more positive effects on cognitive function in elderly people than physical exercise alone. However, the brain plasticity associated with these proposed benefits of combined therapy has not yet been investigated in elderly subjects. We hypothesized that the dual task group would experience greater benefits than the physical exercise alone and non-exercise control groups with regard to both cognitive function and brain plasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634035/psoriasis-associated-late-cornified-envelope-lce-proteins-have-antibacterial-activity
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Hanna Niehues, Lam C Tsoi, Danique A van der Krieken, Patrick A M Jansen, Merel A W Oortveld, Diana Rodijk-Olthuis, Ivonne M J J van Vlijmen, Wiljan J A J Hendriks, Richard W Helder, Joke A Bouwstra, Ellen H van den Bogaard, Philip E Stuart, Rajan P Nair, James T Elder, Patrick L J M Zeeuwen, Joost Schalkwijk
Terminally differentiating epidermal keratinocytes express a large number of structural and antimicrobial proteins that are involved in the physical barrier function of the stratum corneum and provide innate cutaneous host defense. Late cornified envelope (LCE) genes, located in the epidermal differentiation complex on chromosome 1, encode a family of 18 proteins of unknown function, whose expression is largely restricted to epidermis. Deletion of two members, LCE3B and LCE3C (LCE3B/C-del), is a widely replicated psoriasis risk factor that interacts with the major psoriasis-psoriasis risk gene HLA-C*06...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629717/sarcopenia-screened-by-the-sarc-f-questionnaire-and-physical-performances-of-elderly-women-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yves Rolland, Charlotte Dupuy, Gabor Abellan Van Kan, Matteo Cesari, Bruno Vellas, Marie Faruch, Cedric Dray, Philipe de Souto Barreto
OBJECTIVES: Screening for sarcopenia in daily practice can be challenging. Our objective was to explore whether the SARC-F questionnaire is a valid screening tool for sarcopenia (defined by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health [FNIH] criteria). Moreover, we evaluated the physical performance of older women according to the SARC-F questionnaire. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Data from the Toulouse and Lyon EPIDémiologie de l'OStéoporose study (EPIDOS) on 3025 women living in the community (mean age: 80...
June 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624714/patient-reported-outcomes-of-autologous-fat-grafting-after-breast-cancer-surgery
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A W W Brown, M Kabir, K A Sherman, F Meybodi, J R French, E B Elder
INTRODUCTION: Autologous fat grafting (AFG) can be used as an adjunct in breast cancer surgery to improve contour defects. Few previous studies have assessed patient reported outcomes (PROs) for AFG. This study analysed AFG use and assessed PROs in terms of physical and psychosocial well-being. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients undergoing AFG were identified from a prospective database and asked to complete the validated BREAST-Q questionnaire and a tool to assess patient-perceived change after AFG (5-point Likert-type scale)...
June 15, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618742/the-turkish-version-of-the-physical-activity-scale-for-the-elderly-pase-its-cultural-adaptation-validation-and-reliability
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Ender Ayvat, Muhammed Kilinç, Nuray Kirdi
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to describe the cultural adaptation of the Turkish Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) and to examine the reliability and validity of the scale in older Turkish adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty elderly people were recruited for the study. The assessments included the PASE, the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), the Short Physical Performance Battery and Short Form-36 Quality of Life Questionnaire (SF-36), and the Mini Mental State Test...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615007/rhythm-centred-music-making-in-community-living-elderly-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Angela Frances Yap, Yu Heng Kwan, Chuen Seng Tan, Syed Ibrahim, Seng Bin Ang
BACKGROUND: Quality of life has become an important aspect in the measurement of the health of an individual as the population ages. Rhythm-centred music making (RMM) has been shown to improve physical, psychological and social health. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of RMM on quality of life, depressive mood, sleep quality and social isolation in the elderly. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial with cross over was conducted. 54 participants were recruited with 27 participants in each arm...
June 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612640/do-exercise-habits-during-middle-age-affect-locomotive-syndrome-in-old-age
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Akinobu Nishimura, Naoya Ito, Kunihiro Asanuma, Koji Akeda, Toru Ogura, Akihiro Sudo
OBJECTIVES: Locomotive syndrome (LS) encompasses conditions that may lead to the need for nursing services. We aimed to quantify the association between exercise habits during youth or the middle-age years and both physical function and the presence of LS in Japanese elderly people. METHODS: We examined 460 participants of the eighth, ninth, and tenth iterations of the Miyagawa study. Participants were divided into an LS group and a no-LS group according to their scores on the 25-question Geriatric Locomotive Function Scale...
June 14, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607643/retirement-homes-social-participation-and-quality-of-life
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Elham Amiri, Farzad Faraji Khiavi, Hossine Dargahi, Esmat Dastjerd
INTRODUCTION: Social participation is considered as a means of improving one's quality of life, thus the study aimed at assessing the association between the quality of life and social participation in the elderly. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016. The study population was selected from among the residents of a retirement home (an elderly residential home) in one of the Northwestern provinces of Iran, and the required data was collected via three questionnaires related to the demographic data, the specific quality of life for the elderly (LEIPAD), and the extent of social participation...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605043/typical-angina-is-associated-with-greater-coronary-endothelial-dysfunction-but-not-abnormal-vasodilatory-reserve
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Ahmed AlBadri, Derek Leong, C Noel Bairey Merz, Janet Wei, Eileen M Handberg, Chrisandra L Shufelt, Puja K Mehta, Michael D Nelson, Louise E Thomson, Daniel S Berman, Leslee J Shaw, Galen Cook-Wiens, Carl J Pepine
BACKGROUND: Typical angina (TA) is defined as substernal chest pain precipitated by physical exertion or emotional stress and relieved with rest or nitroglycerin. Women and elderly patients are usually have atypical symptoms both at rest and during stress, often in the setting of nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). HYPOTHESIS: To further understand this, we performed subgroup analysis comparing subjects who presented with TA vs nontypical angina (NTA) using baseline data of patients with nonobstructive CAD and coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) enrolled in a clinical trial...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603380/improved-functional-independence-measure-facilitates-return-to-home-after-paralyzed-upper-limb-training-a-case-report
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Kuniaki Nagai, Fumiaki Yamaguchi
[Purpose] We report a case in which rehabilitation that targeted the paralyzed side's upper limb in a hemiplegic stroke patient remarkably accelerated the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living, improved her Functional Independence Measure score, and facilitated the patient's return to home. [Subject and Methods] We provided rehabilitation training to a female patient who experienced a cerebral infarction at a nursing home for the elderly and was admitted to the Kaifukuki recovery phase rehabilitation ward in order to improve her activities of daily living and return home...
May 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602061/factors-associated-with-low-level-physical-activity-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Sang Hee Lee, Ki Uk Kim, Haejung Lee, Yun Seong Kim, Min Ki Lee, Hye-Kyung Park
Background/Aims: In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the extent of physical activity (PA) is correlated with disease severity and prognosis. However, factors associated with low-level PA in elderly COPD patients are not known. We assessed the levels of PA and clinical factors associated with low-level of PA in elderly COPD patients. Methods: This was a secondary analysis of a multicenter, prospective study of 245 patients with COPD. Among them, 160 patients with 65 years or more were included...
June 7, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601218/-edmonton-frail-scale-in-colombian-older-people-comparison-with-the-fried-criteria
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Jairo Uriel Ramírez Ramírez, Miguel Oswaldo Cadena Sanabria, Miguel Enrique Ochoa
INTRODUCTION: The Edmonton Frailty Scale was developed in Alberta (Canada). It has been applied in different scenarios, such as acute units, day hospitals, and outpatient care. There are no studies published describing the usefulness of this scale in Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study and secondary diagnostic test analysis was designed with the objective of studying the criterion validity of the Edmonton Frail Scale using Fried's frailty criteria as standard...
June 7, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598993/associations-of-low-intensity-light-physical-activity-with-physical-performance-in-community-dwelling-elderly-japanese-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kazuhiro P Izawa, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Rina Miyawaki, Koichiro Oka
BACKGROUND: Physical activity and physical performance relate to quality of life, mortality, and morbidity in elderly people. However, little is known about differences in physical performance related to low-intensity light physical activity (LLPA), high-intensity light physical activity (HLPA), and moderate-intensity physical activity (MPA) and how they are separated by sex in elderly populations. AIMS: This study aimed to determine differences in LLPA, HLPA, MPA, and physical performance, and associations between these measures in community-dwelling elderly men and women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591061/effects-of-elastic-resistance-exercise-on-body-composition-and-physical-capacity-in-older-women-with-sarcopenic-obesity-a-consort-compliant-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chun-De Liao, Jau-Yih Tsauo, Li-Fong Lin, Shih-Wei Huang, Jan-Wen Ku, Lin-Chuan Chou, Tsan-Hon Liou
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is associated with loss of muscle mass and an increased risk of physical disability in elderly people. However, the prevalence of sarcopenia has increased in obese elderly populations. The purpose of this study was to identify the clinical efficacy of elastic resistance exercise training (RET) in patients with sarcopenic obesity. METHODS: This study was conducted at the rehabilitation center of a university-based teaching hospital and was designed as a prospective and randomized controlled trial with an intention-to-treat analysis...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588799/determining-the-optimum-way-to-maintain-quality-of-life-for-very-elderly-patients-with-advanced-bladder-cancer-and-poor-performance-status-a-case-report
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Kenjiro Suzuki, Fuminari Hanashima, Suguru Shirotake, Kiichiro Kodaira, Koshiro Nishimoto, Takao Takahashi, Hideki Onishi, Masafumi Oyama
Locally advanced bladder cancer causes unpleasant symptoms such as irritative voiding symptoms, lower abdominal pain, gross hematuria and urinary retention, and lowers the quality of life. Treatment decisions in elderly patients may be difficult, as elderly patients are physically and psychologically different from younger patients. An 89-year-old male was referred to hospital for the treatment of an invasive bladder tumor with right hydronephrosis from tumor obstruction. The patient was elderly and did not have a good performance status; therefore curative radical cystectomy or chemotherapy was not indicated...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584338/first-signs-of-elderly-gait-for-women
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Katarzyna Kaczmarczyk, Ida Wiszomirska, Michalina Błażkiewicz, Michał Wychowański, Andrzej Wit
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study have been twofold: to attempt to reduce the number of spatiotemporal parameters used for describing gait through the factor analysis and component analysis; and to explore the critical age of decline for other gait parameters for healthy women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 106 women (aged ≥ 40 years old (N = 76) and ≤ 31 years old (N = 30)) were evaluated using a pressure-sensitive mat (Zebris Medical System, Tübingen, Germany) for collecting spatiotemporal gait parameters...
May 22, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580347/laparoscopic-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer-in-patients-over-80-years-of-age-the-morbidity-outcomes
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Sang Woo Lim, Young Jin Kim, Hyeong Rok Kim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes between patients under 60 years of age and older patients over 80 years of age who underwent laparoscopic colorectal surgery with colorectal cancer. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 519 colorectal patients who underwent laparoscopic colorectal surgery for colorectal adenocarcinoma between January 2007 and December 2012 was collected and categorized into 2 groups of patients, those under 60 years of age (n = 404) and those over 80 years of age (n = 115)...
June 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579089/muscle-strength-and-force-development-in-high-and-low-functioning-elderly-men-influence-of-muscular-and-neural-factors
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Charlotte H Pion, Sébastien Barbat-Artigas, Félix St-Jean-Pelletier, Stéphanie Chevalier, Pierrette Gaudreau, Gilles Gouspillou, José A Morais, Marc Bélanger, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre
BACKGROUND: Aging leads to a loss of muscle strength and functional capacity likely resulting from a combination of neural and muscle alterations. The aim of this study was to identify possible disparities in muscle strength and force development profiles in high- and low-functioning elderly men and to investigate muscular and neurophysiological factors that could explain the differences. METHODS: Sixty community-dwelling men in good general health were divided in two groups based on a functional capacity (FC) z-score derived from 6 tests of the Short Physical Performance Battery and Senior Fitness Test (Normal and fast 4m-walk tests, normal and fast Timed-up and go, chair and stair tests)...
June 1, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575270/the-decline-of-directly-observed-physical-function-performance-among-u-s-chinese-older-adults
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XinQi Dong, Stephanie M Bergren, Melissa A Simon
Background: Physical function decline is a major public health concern and can predict later mortality. This study aims to examine the sociodemographic factors associated with physical function decline among U.S. Chinese older adults through a longitudinal population-based study. Methods: Data were derived from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly (PINE) at two time points: 2011-2013 and 2013-2015. Physical function was measured by observed physical performance testing, including chair stand, tandem stand, and timed walk...
July 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575262/the-association-between-physical-function-and-elder-mistreatment-among-community-dwelling-chinese-older-adults-in-the-greater-chicago-area
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Xinqi Dong
Background: Physical function (PF) impairment and elder mistreatment (EM) are alarming public health issues facing by many older adults. Prior studies have not generated uniform findings on the associations between PF and EM. This study aimed to address the research gap of this association among U.S. Chinese aging population. Methods: Three thousand one hundred fifty-eight community-dwelling Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago Area were surveyed. Independent variables included both self-reported and performance-based PF measurements...
July 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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