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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214764/recurrent-falls-and-its-risk-factors-among-older-men-living-in-the-veterans-retirement-communities-a-cross-sectional-study
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Cheng-Hao Hung, Chih-Jen Wang, Ting-Ching Tang, Liang-Yu Chen, Li-Ning Peng, Fei-Yuan Hsiao, Liang-Kung Chen
AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of recurrent falls and their risk factors among older men living in the Veterans Homes in Taiwan. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 871 residents and all participants received the comprehensive geriatric assessment, including Barthel Index, Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE), Geriatric Depression Scale-5 questions (GDS-5), Mini-Nutrition Assessment Short Form (MNA-SF), the status of urinary incontinence, stool incontinence, polypharmacy, past history of falls, multimorbidity, and medication history...
February 4, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211026/social-networks-and-health-status-in-the-elderly-the-anziani-in-rete-population-based-study
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Luca Bianchetti, Flaminio Squazzoni, Niccolò Casnici, Devis Bianchini, Emirena Garrafa, Claudia Archetti, Valentina Romano, Luca Rozzini, Michele Melchiori, Chiara Fiorentini, Daniela Uberti, Stefano Calza, Alessandra Marengoni
BACKGROUND: Certain features of the social environment could maintain and even improve not only psychological well-being, but also health and cognition of the elderly. AIMS: We tested the association between social network characteristics and the number of chronic diseases in the elderly. METHODS: A randomized sample of the elderly population of Brescia, Italy, was evaluated (N = 200, age ≥65 years). We performed a comprehensive geriatric assessment, including information on socio-demographic variables (family, friendships, and acquaintance contacts)...
February 16, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203067/silent-strain-of-caregiving-exploring-the-best-predictors-of-distress-in-family-carers-of-geriatric-patients
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Katarzyna Bień-Barkowska, Halina Doroszkiewicz, Barbara Bień
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article was to identify the best predictors of distress suffered by family carers (FCs) of geriatric patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 100 FC-geriatric patient dyads was conducted. The negative impact of care (NIoC) subscale of the COPE index was dichotomized to identify lower stress (score of ≤15 on the scale) and higher stress (score of ≥16 on the scale) exerted on FCs by the process of providing care. The set of explanatory variables comprised a wide range of sociodemographic and care-related attributes, including patient-related results from comprehensive geriatric assessments and disease profiles...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198997/randomized-clinical-trial-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-and-optimization-in-vascular-surgery
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J S L Partridge, D Harari, F C Martin, J L Peacock, R Bell, A Mohammed, J K Dhesi
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of older patients are undergoing vascular surgery. Inadequate preoperative assessment and optimization may contribute to increased postoperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Patients aged at least 65 years scheduled for elective aortic aneurysm repair or lower-limb arterial surgery were enrolled in an RCT of standard preoperative assessment or preoperative comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization. Randomization was stratified by sex and surgical site (aorta/lower limb)...
February 15, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182163/which-is-preferable-for-orthostatic-hypotension-diagnosis-in-older-adults-active-standing-test-or-head-up-tilt-table-test
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Ali Ekrem Aydin, Pinar Soysal, Ahmet Turan Isik
BACKGROUND: Correct evaluation of orthostatic hypotension (OH) is crucial in geriatric practice, since OH is associated with mortality and morbidity. The study aimed to determine the most appropriate method for measuring blood pressure in transition from supine to upright position in order to diagnose OH in older adults. METHODS: Active standing test (AST) and head-up tilt table (HUT) test as well as comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), including mini-mental state examination or the cognitive state test, mini-nutritional assessment, basic and instrumental activities of daily living, and Tinetti performance-oriented mobility assessment indexes, were performed in 290 geriatric patients...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180932/-management-of-urinary-incontinence-in-a%C3%A2-geriatric-rehabilitation-department-global-urinary-incontinence-assessment-incorporating-the-international-consultation-on-incontinence-questionnare-urinary-incontinence-short-form-iciq-ui-sf
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Sigrid Ege
Although it is generally agree that older people have a high prevalence of urinary incontinence with a significant influence on health and quality of life, there is no standardized generally accepted assessment. The pathophysiology of urinary incontinence in frail elderly people requires a broad medical and functional scope to address the multifactorial nature of urinary incontinence, especially to identify treatable, potentially reversible conditions. To incorporate the multiple aspects into the daily routine, we developed a global urinary incontinence assessment at the Clinic for Geriatric Rehabilitation of the Robert Bosch Hospital including the validated International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnare - Urinary Incontinence Short Form (ICIQ-UI SF), a symptom score and results of a comprehensive geriatric assessment for mobility and cognition...
February 8, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162035/a-comparative-study-of-models-of-geriatric-assessment-and-the-implementation-of-recommendations-by-primary-care-physicians
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Ella Kagan, Tamar Freud, Boris Punchik, Alex Barzak, Roni Peleg, Yan Press
AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare implementation rates by primary care physicians of geriatric assessment recommendations given in various assessment settings. METHODS: We compared Model "OCGAU", an Outpatient Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Unit where there was no direct contact between the geriatrician and the primary care physician with three "Clinic" models of in-clinic geriatric assessment: Model "Clinic A-2007" in which the primary care physician participated in the assessment, Model "Clinic A-2013" where there was no contact with the primary care physician, and Model "Clinics B-2013" where the primary care physician participated in a staff meeting with the geriatrician in the clinic...
February 4, 2017: Rejuvenation 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/28152157/self-reported-health-status-and-malnutrition-risk-in-home-dwelling-korean-older-adult-women
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Youn-Jung Son, Min-Kyung Oh, Yun-Mi Lee
The current cross-sectional study described the prevalence of malnutrition risk and identified its associated factors in home-dwelling Korean older adult women. Nutritional status was assessed by the Nutrition Screening Initiative. Multinomial logistic regression analysis determined predictors of nutritional risk. Of 168 participants (mean age = 76.34 years, SD = 6.51 years), approximately 69.6% were classified as being at moderate/high risk for malnutrition. Results showed that higher levels of physical (odds ratio [OR] = 0...
February 2, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126268/-colorectal-cancer-in-the-elderly-surgical-treatment-chemotherapy-and-contribution-from-geriatrics
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Pilar Sáez-López, Elena Filipovich Vegas, Javier Martinez Peromingo, Sonia Jimenez Mola
Age is the biggest risk factor for colorectal cancer, with 70% of the cases in patients over 70 years old. For this reason, a review is presented on the surgical treatment and chemotherapy of cancer of colon and rectum in the elderly. A search was performed in PubMed, including words such as elderly, surgery, colorectal cancer, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and oncogeriatrics, and review articles and originals on treatment of colorectal cancer in the elderly were selected. A narrative form was developed from the latest evidence with the results obtained on the treatment of this pathology...
January 23, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112777/slow-gait-speed-is-an-independent-predictor-of-early-death-in-older-cancer-outpatients-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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F Pamoukdjian, V Lévy, G Sebbane, M Boubaya, T Landre, C Bloch-Queyrat, E Paillaud, L Zelek
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of gait speed for early death in older outpatients with cancer. DESIGN: Prospective bicentric observational cohort study. SETTING: The Physical Frailty in Elder Cancer patients (PF-EC) study (France). PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and ninety outpatients with cancer during the first 6 months of follow up in the PF-EC study. MEASUREMENTS: The association between usual gait speed over 4 m alone (GS) or included in the short physical performance battery (SPPB) and overall survival within 6 months following a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104595/frailty-affects-the-initial-treatment-response-and-time-to-recovery-of-mobility-in-acutely-ill-older-adults-admitted-to-hospital
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Oliver L Hatheway, Arnold Mitnitski, Kenneth Rockwood
OBJECTIVES: to investigate how frailty and mobility impairment affect recovery of balance and mobility in acutely ill older patients. DESIGN: secondary analysis of cohort study. SETTING: general and geriatric medicine inpatient units, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Canada. SUBJECTS: four hundred and nine older adults (mean age = 81 ± 7 standard deviation, 64% women). METHODS: we constructed a frailty index based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment (FI-CGA), at baseline (2 weeks before admission; mean 0...
January 18, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103200/depressive-symptoms-influence-global-cognitive-impairment-indirectly-by-reducing-memory-and-executive-function-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Chathuri Yatawara, Levinia Lim, Russell Chander, Juan Zhou, Nagaendran Kandiah
BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms negatively influence global cognition in the elderly; however, the mechanism of this effect remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether depressive symptoms influence global cognitive function in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) by impeding specific neuropsychological abilities and under what conditions this effect might occur. METHOD: A sample of 259 participants (104 cognitively normal elderly controls, 66 patients with MCI and 89 patients with mild AD) underwent a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment...
December 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099667/clinical-functional-vulnerability-index-20-ivcf-20-rapid-recognition-of-frail-older-adults
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Edgar Nunes de Moraes, Juliana Alves do Carmo, Flávia Lanna de Moraes, Raquel Souza Azevedo, Carla Jorge Machado, Dalia Elena Romero Montilla
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adequacy of the Clinical-Functional Vulnerability Index-20, a rapid triage instrument to test vulnerability in Brazilian older adults, for the use in primary health care. METHODS: The study included convenience sample of 397 patients aged older than or equal to 60 years attended at Centro de Referência para o Idoso (Reference Center for Older Adults) and of 52 older adults the same age attended at the community. The results of the questionnaire, consisting of 20 questions, were compared with those of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, considered a reference for identifying frail older adults...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089304/management-of-prostate-cancer-in-elderly-patients-recommendations-of-a-task-force-of-the-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology
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REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Droz, Gilles Albrand, Silke Gillessen, Simon Hughes, Nicolas Mottet, Stéphane Oudard, Heather Payne, Martine Puts, Gilbert Zulian, Lodovico Balducci, Matti Aapro
CONTEXT: Prostate cancer is the most frequent male cancer. Since the median age of diagnosis is 66 yr, many patients require both geriatric and urologic evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual circumstances including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To update the 2014 International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) guidelines on prostate cancer in men aged >70 yr. The update includes new material on health status evaluation and the treatment of localised, advanced, and castrate-resistant disease...
January 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064173/interventions-to-prevent-or-reduce-the-level-of-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-scoping-review-of-the-literature-and-international-policies
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REVIEW
Martine T E Puts, Samar Toubasi, Melissa K Andrew, Maureen C Ashe, Jenny Ploeg, Esther Atkinson, Ana Patricia Ayala, Angelique Roy, Miriam Rodríguez Monforte, Howard Bergman, Kathy McGilton
BACKGROUND: frailty impacts older adults' ability to recover from an acute illness, injuries and other stresses. Currently, a systematic synthesis of available interventions to prevent or reduce frailty does not exist. Therefore, we conducted a scoping review of interventions and international policies designed to prevent or reduce the level of frailty in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: we conducted a scoping review using the framework of Arksey and O'Malley. We systematically searched articles and grey literature to identify interventions and policies that aimed to prevent or reduce the level of frailty...
January 6, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062372/uric-acid-may-be-protective-against-cognitive-impairment-in-older-adults-but-only-in-those-without-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Busra Tuven, Pinar Soysal, Gulcin Unutmaz, Derya Kaya, Ahmet Turan Isik
Uric acid (UA) may not only prevent development of cognitive dysfunction owing to its antioxidant efficacy, but also may worsen cognitive functions by gaining pro-oxidant character. The present study attempts to uncover this paradoxical association between UA and cognitive impairment in elderly. 1374 elderly patients were retrospectively evaluated and included in the study. Participants underwent determination of circulating UA levels and comprehensive geriatric assessment. A serum UA concentration≥7.0mg/dL in males and ≥5...
January 4, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062326/the-impact-of-comorbidity-on-surgical-outcomes-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Virginia Sun, Peggy S Burhenn, Lily Lai, Arti Hurria
OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the impact of comorbidity on surgical outcomes and postoperative geriatric events in older adults with cancer, and review key components of quality perioperative nursing care of older adults with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Journal articles, research reports, state of the science papers, position papers, and clinical guidelines from professional organizations. CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of multiple comorbidities and the associated burden of geriatric events in older adults after cancer surgery have a substantial impact on surgical outcomes, quality of life, and health care costs...
February 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056430/the-effects-of-sitagliptin-a-dpp-4-inhibitor-on-cognitive-functions-in-elderly-diabetic-patients-with-or-without-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ahmet Turan Isik, Pinar Soysal, Adnan Yay, Cansu Usarel
AIMS: The present study aimed to evaluate effect of sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4I), on cognitive functions in elderly diabetic patients with and without cognitive impairment. METHODS: 253 elderly patients with type 2DM, were enrolled in this prospective and observational study. After comprehensive geriatric assessment, the patients were divided into either sitagliptin or non-sitagliptin group. RESULTS: A total of 205 patients who completed the study (52 with Alzheimer's Disease (AD)) were re-evaluated 6months later...
January 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053513/metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-in-very-elderly-patients-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Orazio Caffo, Francesca Maines, Mimma Rizzo, Stefania Kinspergher, Antonello Veccia
The treatment of elderly patients with cancer is usually viewed by clinicians as a challenge, because of the age-related decline in normal organ function and the frequent concomitant administration of multiple drugs for comorbid conditions. Clinicians therefore tend not to prescribe antineoplastic agents (mainly in the case of chemotherapy) to elderly patients, with the fear of excess toxicity leading to an unfavorable cost:benefit ratio. The cutoff age defining a cancer patient as elderly is usually 70 years, but over the last 10 years clinicians have paid more attention to functional status, as evaluated by means of a comprehensive geriatric assessment and comorbidity burden, rather than chronological age...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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