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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814386/the-role-of-anthracycline-and-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-for-elderly-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Richard J Lin, Madhusmita Behera, Catherine S Diefenbach, Christopher R Flowers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 16, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797368/geriatric-assessment-for-primary-care-providers
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Hong-Phuc T Tran, Susan D Leonard
Because of a growing, aging population and a shortage of geriatricians in the United States, the care of geriatric patients will mostly devolve to primary care providers. This article reviews the different aspects of a multidimensional, multidisciplinary geriatric assessment. Assessment tools and training of office staff to take on larger roles can help primary care providers reduce the burden of work associated with performing a comprehensive geriatric assessment.
September 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797032/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-326-older-women-with-early-breast-cancer
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D O Okonji, R Sinha, I Phillips, D Fatz, A Ring
BACKGROUND: One-third of new early breast cancer diagnoses occur in women over 70 years old. However, older women are less likely to receive radical curative treatments. This study prospectively evaluated a cohort of older women using a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) to determine whether fitness explained the apparent under-treatment in this patient group. METHODS: In this multi-centre prospective study, patients aged ⩾70 years with Stages I-III breast cancer underwent a pretreatment baseline CGA consisting of eight assessment tools...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794619/grip-strength-as-a-frailty-diagnostic-component-in-geriatric-inpatients
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Joanna Dudzińska-Griszek, Karolina Szuster, Jan Szewieczek
BACKGROUND: Frailty has emerged as a key medical syndrome predictive of comorbidity, disability, institutionalization and death. As a component of the five frailty phenotype diagnostic criteria, patient grip strength deserves attention as a simple and objective measure of the frailty syndrome. The aim of this study was to assess conditions that influence grip strength in geriatric inpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 80 patients aged 78...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777749/baseline-telomere-length-and-effects-of-a%C3%A2-multidomain-lifestyle-intervention-on-cognition-the-finger-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shireen Sindi, Tiia Ngandu, Iiris Hovatta, Ingemar Kåreholt, Riitta Antikainen, Tuomo Hänninen, Esko Levälahti, Tiina Laatikainen, Jaana Lindström, Teemu Paajanen, Markku Peltonen, Dharma Singh Khalsa, Benjamin Wolozin, Timo Strandberg, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Hilkka Soininen, Miia Kivipelto, Alina Solomon
Leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is a biomarker of aging, and it is associated with lifestyle. It is currently unknown whether LTL is associated with the response to lifestyle interventions. The goal is to assess whether baseline LTL modified the cognitive benefits of a 2-year multidomain lifestyle intervention (exploratory analyses). The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) was a 2-year randomized controlled trial including 1,260 people at risk of cognitive decline, aged 60-77 years identified from the general population...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776893/preoperative-medication-use-and-its-association-with-postoperative-length-of-hospital-stay-in-surgical-oncology-patients-receiving-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment
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Young Mi Jeong, Kyung Eun Lee, Eun Sook Lee, Kwang Ill Kim, Jee Eun Chung, Byung Koo Lee, Hye Sun Gwak
AIM: The present study aimed to investigate whether preoperative medication use is associated with postoperative length of hospital stay in older adults undergoing cancer surgery. METHODS: Patients aged ≥65 years who were scheduled for cancer surgery and presented for preoperative comprehensive geriatric assessment were included in the present study. Cognitive function evaluation and preoperative medication review were carried out, as well as baseline characteristics of participants collected from electronic medical records...
August 4, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765416/the-physician-s-role-in-perioperative-management-of-older-patients-undergoing-surgery
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Adam L Gordon, Barry J Evans, Jugdeep Dhesi
Life-sustaining and life-improving surgical interventions are increasingly available to older, frailer patients, many of whom have multimorbidity. Physicians can help support perioperative multidisciplinary teams with assessment and preoperative optimisation of physiological reserve, comorbidities and associated geriatric syndromes. Similar structured support can be useful in the postoperative period where older patients are at increased risk of delirium, medical complications, increased functional dependency and where discharge planning can prove more difficult than in younger cohorts...
July 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765414/acute-geriatrics-at-the-front-door
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Simon Conroy, Stuart Parker
Older people with frailty and urgent care needs are major uses of health and social care services. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is an evidence-based approach to improving their outcomes, as well as improving service outcomes. Geriatricians form a small proportion of the overall workforce and cannot address the population need alone, so all clinicians (doctors, nurses, therapists and so on) need to engage in delivering CGA as a process of care, underpinned by specific competencies - which can be developed...
July 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753227/determinants-of-influenza-vaccination-in-older-adults-a-nationwide-community-based-study-in-taiwan
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Chang-Hua Chen, Ming-Shiang Wu, Wen-Yu Hsu, Yu-Min Chen, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Chao A Hsiung, I-Chien Wu
AIMS: Influenza vaccination (InVa) is an effective measure for preventing influenza infection, which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults. However, the determinants of InVa remain unclear. METHODS: The present study included 4756 adults aged 55 years and older who completed the baseline examination of the Healthy Aging Longitudinal Study in Taiwan. During the examination, each participant received assessments of InVa status. Comprehensive assessments of sociodemographic (age, sex, education level, marital status, living alone and occupation) and health-related factors (chronic diseases, smoking status, alcohol intake, physical activities, cognitive status and physical performance) were also carried out...
July 28, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752139/association-between-serum-vitamin-b12-level-and-frailty-in-older-adults
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Ozge Dokuzlar, Pinar Soysal, Ahmet Turan Isik
OBJECTIVE: Frailty is associated with recurrent falls, fractures, limitation of daily living activities, cognitive impairment, increase in hospitalization, placement in nursing home, and mortality rate in older adults. Although malnutrition is one of the most important etiological factors, role of micronutrients is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate association between frailty and vitamin B12, which has been demonstrated to be related to numerous geriatric syndromes. METHODS: Total of 335 patients who presented at geriatric outpatient clinic and underwent comprehensive geriatric assessment were included in this study...
2017: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746360/synergistic-effects-of-cognitive-impairment-on-physical-disability-in-all-cause-mortality-among-men-aged-80-years-and-over-results-from-longitudinal-older-veterans-study
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Wan-Chen Yu, Ming-Yueh Chou, Li-Ning Peng, Yu-Te Lin, Chih-Kuang Liang, Liang-Kung Chen
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated effects of the interrelationship between physical disability and cognitive impairment on long-term mortality of men aged 80 years and older living in a retirement community in Taiwan. METHODS: This prospective cohort study enrolled older men aged 80 and older living in a Veterans Care Home. Those with confirmed diagnosis of dementia were excluded. All participants received comprehensive geriatric assessment, including sociodemographic data, Charlson's Comorbidity Index (CCI), geriatric syndromes, activities of daily living (ADL) using the Barthel index and cognitive function using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739158/assessment-and-management-of-radiotherapy-induced-toxicity-in-older-patients
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Anita O'Donovan, Michelle Leech, Charles Gillham
Radiotherapy is an attractive treatment option for older adults, especially where surgery and chemotherapy pose too great a risk. Radiotherapy toxicity may be divided into acute/early and late effects of treatment. The latter may have limited relevance to an older patient with competing causes of mortality due to significant comorbidity. Altered fractionation regimes have been employed in numerous sites, with no significant toxicity impact. These offer greater convenience in the elderly, especially those with limited social support or in active caregiving roles...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731943/the-impact-of-polypharmacy-on-patient-outcomes-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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Ginah Nightingale, Emily Skonecki, Manpreet K Boparai
Polypharmacy is prevalent in older adults with cancer and may be advantageous for the management of certain chronic disease states, but uncertainty exists regarding potential hazards and consequences. Cancer-related therapy adds to the prevalence of polypharmacy, which can lead to compromised cancer management plans (i.e., postoperative complications, treatment delays, and/or premature treatment discontinuation). Polypharmacy has been identified as one of the domains commonly included in the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment likely because of the potential influence on health outcomes...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724392/a-prospective-study-assessing-agreement-and-reliability-of-a-geriatric-evaluation
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Isabella Locatelli, Stéfanie Monod, Jacques Cornuz, Christophe J Büla, Nicolas Senn
BACKGROUND: The present study takes place within a geriatric program, aiming at improving the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes in primary care. Within this program it was of prime importance to be able to rely on a robust and reproducible geriatric consultation to use as a gold standard for evaluating a primary care brief assessment tool. The specific objective of the present study was thus assessing the agreement and reliability of a comprehensive geriatric consultation...
July 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721031/operationalizing-a-frailty-index-using-routine-blood-and-urine-tests
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Martin Ritt, Jakob Jäger, Julia Isabel Ritt, Cornel Christian Sieber, Karl-Günter Gaßmann
BACKGROUND: Uncomplicated frailty instruments are desirable for use in a busy clinical setting. The aim of this study was to operationalize a frailty index (FI) from routine blood and urine tests, and to evaluate the properties of this FI compared to other frailty instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study on 306 patients aged ≥65 years hospitalized on geriatric wards. An FI comprising 22 routine blood parameters and one standard urine parameter (FI-Lab), a 50-item FI based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment (FI-CGA), a combined FI (FI-combined [items from the FI-Lab + others from the FI-CGA]), the Clinical Frailty Scale, rule-based frailty definition, and frailty phenotype were operationalized from data obtained during patients' hospital stays (ie, before discharge [baseline examination])...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720380/-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-and-intervention-proposal-in-a-patient-with-a-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Carolina Palicio Martínez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716256/post-stroke-depression-in-ghana-characteristics-and-correlates
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Carolyn Jenkins, Arti Singh, Mayowa Owolabi, Akin Ojagbemi, Nathaniel Adusei, Raelle Saulson, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Poststroke depression (PSD) is prevalent and is an important determinant of functional recovery, quality of life and mortality after stroke. Scanty data on the nature of PSD among stroke survivors in sub-Saharan Africa prompted this study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and predictors of depression in a convenience sample of Ghanaian stroke survivors. METHODS: We evaluated consecutive stroke survivors encountered at a comprehensive neurology clinic in a tertiary medical center in Ghana...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705163/a-comprehensive-intervention-following-the-clinical-pathway-of-eating-and-swallowing-disorder-in-the-elderly-with-dementia-historically-controlled-study
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Masahisa Arahata, Makoto Oura, Yuka Tomiyama, Naoe Morikawa, Hatsue Fujii, Shinji Minani, Yukihiro Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Eating problems in patients with advanced dementia are strongly associated with their deteriorating survival. Food and drink intake in people with dementia may be supported by specific interventions, but the effectiveness of such interventions is backed by almost no evidence. However, comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) might potentially clarify the etiology of decreased oral intake in people with dementia; thus improving their clinical outcomes. METHODS: This study was a single-arm, non-randomized trial that included historically controlled patients for comparison...
July 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697555/subjective-cognitive-complaints-in-cognitively-healthy-older-adults-and-their-relationship-to-cognitive-performance-and-depressive-symptoms
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Hana Markova, Ross Andel, Hana Stepankova, Miloslav Kopecek, Tomas Nikolai, Jakub Hort, Catherine Thomas-Antérion, Martin Vyhnalek
BACKGROUND: Subjective cognitive complaints (SCCs) may be an early marker of prodromal Alzheimer's disease. OBJECTIVES: Using a 10-item yes/no SCCs questionnaire (Le Questionnaire de Plainte Cognitive [QPC]), we evaluated the prevalence and distribution of SCCs in cognitively healthy Czech older adults and examined total score and specific QPC items in relation to depressive symptomology and cognitive performance. METHODS: A sample of 340 cognitively healthy older community-dwelling volunteers aged 60 or older from the third wave of the longitudinal project National Normative Study of Cognitive Determinants of Healthy Aging, who underwent a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment and completed the QPC and the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15)...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692621/challenges-in-the-management-of-geriatric-trauma-a-case-report
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Ashley Gaebel, Megan Keiser
This article describes geriatric trauma and commonly associated difficulties emphasizing both the epidemiology and assessment of geriatric trauma. There is little data guiding decisions for trauma patients 65 years or older, as there are many unique characteristics to the geriatric population, including comorbidities, medications, and the aging physiology. The geriatric population in the United States has been steadily climbing for the last 20 years and is projected to continue on this trend. Although each patient presents differently, there remains a need for the consistent utilization of standard guidelines to help dictate care for geriatric patients, particularly for patients not receiving care at a trauma center...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
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