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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934309/increased-plasma-proline-concentrations-are-associated-with-sarcopenia-in-the-elderly
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Kenji Toyoshima, Marie Nakamura, Yusuke Adachi, Akira Imaizumi, Tomomi Hakamada, Yasuko Abe, Eiji Kaneko, Soiciro Takahashi, Kentaro Shimokado
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Metabolome analyses have shown that plasma amino acid profiles reflect various pathological conditions, such as cancer and diabetes mellitus. It remains unclear, however, whether plasma amino acid profiles change in patients with sarcopenia. This study therefore aimed to investigate whether sarcopenia-specific changes occur in plasma amino acid profiles. METHODS: A total of 153 community-dwelling and seven institutionalized elderly individuals (56 men, 104 women; mean age, 77...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931310/the-management-and-treatment-of-acute-leukemias-in-the-elderly-population
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Xavier Thomas
Treatment of elderly patients with acute leukemia is challenging. Older age is associated with increased risk of treatment-related toxicity. Currently, no consensus exists regarding optimal therapy in this patient population. Areas covered. The following review is a comprehensive summary of various therapeutic options reported over the past few years in elderly patients with acute leukemia. Expert commentary. While evidences can guide identification of frail older patients, sensitive assessment strategies are required to identify fit and vulnerable patients regardless of chronologic age...
September 21, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928349/an-interprofessional-education-program-s-impact-on-attitudes-toward-and-desire-to-work-with-older-adults
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Kaitlyn McManus, Katherine Shannon, Darson L Rhodes, Julia D Edgar, Carolyn Cox
BACKGROUND: Insufficient numbers of health professions students aspire to work with the increasing numbers of the elderly. Although programs exist to promote interest in serving this population, inadequate numbers of health professionals remain an issue. METHODS: This study sample consisted of medical (n = 75) and health profession students (n = 210) enrolled in a semester-long interprofessional clinical education program designed to enhance interprofessional teamwork and provide positive exposure to elderly in the community...
May 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927761/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-and-caring-for-the-older-person-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Janine Overcash, Mary Alice Momeyer
OBJECTIVES: To discuss the evolution and effectiveness of the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), the need for interprofessional collaboration, and the role of oncology nurses in the assessment and care coordination of the older patient with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Historical and recent publications. CONCLUSION: Oncology nurses collect and synthesize geriatric data and can be a central resource to the multidisciplinary team. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Oncology nurses can incorporate CGA and results into their practice to enhance the care of the older person...
September 15, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926873/-to-enhance-clinical-application-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-elderly-inpatients-with-non-cardiac-surgical-operation
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X M Wang, Y Liu
In this commentary article, we introduce the definition, evaluative contents and methods of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), as well as its successful application in Western countries. CGA is a multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment process that identifies medical, psychosocial, and functional capabilities of elderly adults to develop plans including overall treatment, nursing, and follow-up to maximize overall health with aging. How to change this situation has become an important challenge due to the significant increase in postoperative complications, mortality, and treatment costs for elderly patients with surgical diseases...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918171/the-association-between-delirium-and-sarcopenia-in-older-adult-patients-admitted-to-acute-geriatrics-units-results-from-the-glisten-multicenter-observational-study
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Giuseppe Bellelli, Antonella Zambon, Stefano Volpato, Pasquale Abete, Lara Bianchi, Mario Bo, Antonio Cherubini, Francesco Corica, Mauro Di Bari, Marcello Maggio, Giovanna Maria Manca, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Andrea Rossi, Francesco Landi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To date, studies assessing the relationship between sarcopenia and delirium, two of the most common geriatric syndromes, are lacking. We sought to explore this association by investigating the co-occurrence of these two conditions and the independent association between them in a population of hospitalized older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional multicenter analysis of older adults consecutively admitted to 12 acute geriatric units (AGUs). Sarcopenia was assessed upon admission by evaluating the presence of low skeletal mass index (kg/m(2)), and either low handgrip strength or low walking speed (European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People, EWGSOP criteria)...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904969/sociodemographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-centenarians-in-mexico-city
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Valdés-Corchado Pedro, Ruiz-Hernández Arturo, Pérez-Moreno Alejandro, Rosas-Carrasco Oscar
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence about the demography and health status of adults aged 100 years and over in Latin America and there are no studies in Mexico. OBJECTIVES: To describe the demographic characteristics and health status of centenarians residing in Mexico City. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using a population base of 393 community-dwelling centenarians in Mexico City. A comprehensive geriatric assessment was performed, including demographic information and health status...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903581/geriatric-assessment-can-predict-outcomes-of-endoscopic-surgery-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-elderly-patients
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Thomas Pichon, Cyrille Launay, Thibaut Culty, Denis Chautard, Nadine Collet, Nicolas Hoareau, Elena Brassart, Pierre Bigot, Olivier Beauchet, Abdel-Rahmene Azzouzi, Arnaud Cerruti, Souhil Lebdai
Ojectives: Surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in elderly patients is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. This arises the question of benefice and risk balance. We conducted a prospective observational study to evaluate the results of endoscopic surgery for BPH in elderly patients, according to geriatric assessment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included prospectively 60 patients over 75 years, with an indwelling catheter for acute or chronic retention, who were candidates to endoscopic surgery for BPH...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899341/development-of-a-home-based-training-program-for-post-ward-geriatric-rehabilitation-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trail
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Martin Bongartz, Rainer Kiss, Phoebe Ullrich, Tobias Eckert, Jürgen Bauer, Klaus Hauer
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients with cognitive impairment (CI) show an increased risk for a negative rehabilitation outcome and reduced functional recovery following inpatient rehabilitation. Despite this obvious demand, evidence-based training programs at the transition from rehabilitation to the home environments are lacking. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a feasible and cost-effective home-based training program to improve motor performance and to promote physical activity, specifically-tailored for post-ward geriatric patients with CI...
September 12, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898390/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-for-older-adults-admitted-to-hospital
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REVIEW
Graham Ellis, Mike Gardner, Apostolos Tsiachristas, Peter Langhorne, Orlaith Burke, Rowan H Harwood, Simon P Conroy, Tilo Kircher, Dominique Somme, Ingvild Saltvedt, Heidi Wald, Desmond O'Neill, David Robinson, Sasha Shepperd
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic process conducted to determine the medical, mental, and functional problems of older people with frailty so that a co-ordinated and integrated plan for treatment and follow-up can be developed. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: We sought to critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the effectiveness and resource use of CGA for older adults admitted to hospital, and to use these data to estimate its cost-effectiveness...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890165/reduction-of-the-anticholinergic-burden-makes-it-possible-to-decrease-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia
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Yacine Jaïdi, Vignon Nonnonhou, Lukshe Kanagaratnam, Laurie Anne Bertholon, Sarah Badr, Vivien Noël, Jean-Luc Novella, Rachid Mahmoudi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a reduction of the anticholinergic burden (AB) on the frequency and severity of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and their repercussions on the care team (occupational disruptiveness). METHODS: In this prospective, single-center study in an acute care unit for Alzheimer disease (AD) and related disorders, 125 elderly subjects (mean age: 84.4 years) with dementia presented with BPSD...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885763/the-maastricht-frailty-screening-tool-for-hospitalised-patients-mfst-hp-to-identify-non-frail-patients
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Ron M J Warnier, Erik van Rossum, Sander M J van Kuijk, Wubbo J Mulder, Jos M G A Schols, Gertrudis I J M Kempen
BACKGROUND: The Maastricht frailty screening tool for hospitalised patients (MFST-HP) is a frailty screening tool that is fully integrated in the nursing assessment at admission. This study aims to determine the predictive value of the MFST-HP for the health outcomes length of hospital stay, discharge destination, readmission and mortality. METHODS: Data of 2691 hospitalised patients (70+), admitted between 01-01-2013 and 31-12-2013, were included in the study. The predictive value of the MFST-HP was analysed by means of receiver operating characteristics curves...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884400/nutrition-and-aging-a-practicing-oncologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Rishi Jain, Efrat Dotan
Malnutrition is common in patients with cancer and is associated with a variety of negative outcomes. These can include reduced treatment tolerance and worsened cancer prognosis. Various aspects of aging, including sensory, physical, or psychosocial changes, place older patients at a particularly high risk for malnutrition, and these geriatric factors must be identified early and addressed. Despite the lack of available evidence on the optimal nutritional interventions for older adults with cancer, the oncologist must be prepared to address the common nutritional concerns that arise in both advanced cancer and survivorship settings...
September 7, 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880438/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-among-chinese-older-adults-with-depression
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Ning Li, Gong Chen, Ping Zeng, Jing Pang, Huan Gong, Yiwen Han, Yan Zhang, Enyi Zhang, Tiemei Zhang, Xiaoying Zheng
AIM: Depression and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are common among older adults. Most of the existing studies were carried out in developed countries, and evidence from developing countries are lacking. In the present study, using a national sample, we aimed to describe the prevalence of MCI and its associated factors among Chinese older adults with depression. METHOD: The present study uses data from a national survey of the 2011 Comprehensive Assessment of Elderly Health, which involved 8113 older adults from eight provinces or municipalities directly under the Central Government of six regions in China...
September 7, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874007/new-horizons-in-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment
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S G Parker, A McLeod, P McCue, K Phelps, M Bardsley, H C Roberts, S P Conroy
In this article, we discuss the emergence of new models for delivery of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in the acute hospital setting. CGA is the core technology of Geriatric Medicine and for hospital inpatients it improves key outcomes such as survival, time spent at home and institutionalisation. Traditionally It is delivered by specialised multidisciplinary teams, often in dedicated wards, but in recent years has begun to be taken up and developed quite early in the admission process (at the 'front door'), across traditional ward boundaries and in specialty settings such as surgical and pre-operative care, and oncology...
September 1, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867559/fighting-back-against-the-dilution-of-the-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment
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Martine T E Puts, Shabbir M H Alibhai
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August 31, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860112/risk-factors-for-falls-in-older-patients-with-cancer
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Xiaotao Zhang, Ming Sun, Suyu Liu, Cheuk Hong Leung, Linda Pang, Uday R Popat, Richard Champlin, Holly M Holmes, Vicente Valero, Colin P Dinney, Debu Tripathy, Beatrice J Edwards
OBJECTIVES: A rising number of patients with cancer are older adults (65 years of age and older), and this proportion will increase to 70% by the year 2020. Falls are a common condition in older adults. We sought to assess the prevalence and risk factors for falls in older patients with cancer. METHODS: This is a single-site, retrospective cohort study. Patients who were receiving cancer care underwent a comprehensive geriatric assessments, including cognitive, functional, nutritional, physical, falls in the prior 6 months and comorbidity assessment...
August 31, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835351/emerging-therapeutic-modalities-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-in-older-adults
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Li-Wen Huang, Rebecca L Olin
Treatment for the older adult with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is challenging, due to both more aggressive disease biology as well as patient-related risk factors that limit tolerance of intensive chemotherapy. The use of prognostic models and comprehensive geriatric assessments can help hematologists evaluate the suitability of intensive chemotherapy for individual patients. For older patients considered fit for intensive chemotherapy, standard induction therapy should be given, followed by consideration of reduced intensity allogeneic stem cell transplantation...
August 20, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832897/reliability-of-an-online-geriatric-assessment-procedure-using-the-interrai-acute-care-assessment-system
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Melinda G Martin-Khan, Helen Edwards, Richard Wootton, Steven R Counsell, Paul Varghese, Wen Kwang Lim, Peteris Darzins, Lucy Dakin, Kerenaftali Klein, Leonard C Gray
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether geriatric triage decisions made using a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) performed online are less reliable than face-to-face (FTF) decisions. DESIGN: Multisite noninferiority prospective cohort study. Two specialist geriatricians assessed individuals sequentially referred for an acute care geriatric consultation. Participants were allocated to one FTF assessment and an additional assessment (FTF or online (OL)), creating two groups-two FTF (FTF-FTF, n = 81) or online and FTF (OL-FTF, n = 85)...
August 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831229/baseline-hematology-and-serum-biochemistry-results-for-indian-leopards-panthera-pardus-fusca
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Arun Attur Shanmugam, Sanath Krishna Muliya, Ajay Deshmukh, Sujay Suresh, Anukul Nath, Pa Kalaignan, Manjunath Venkataravanappa, Lyju Jose
AIM: The aim of the study was to establish the baseline hematology and serum biochemistry values for Indian leopards (Panthera pardus fusca), and to assess the possible variations in these parameters based on age and gender. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hemato-biochemical test reports from a total of 83 healthy leopards, carried out as part of routine health evaluation in Bannerghatta Biological Park and Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center, were used to establish baseline hematology and serum biochemistry parameters for the subspecies...
July 2017: Veterinary World
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