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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219916/comparison-of-carotid-femoral-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-in-association-with-target-organ-damage-in-the-community-dwelling-elderly-chinese-the-northern-shanghai-study
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Yuyan Lu, Mengyun Zhu, Bin Bai, Chen Chi, Shikai Yu, Jiadela Teliewubai, Henry Xu, Kai Wang, Jing Xiong, Yiwu Zhou, Hongwei Ji, Ximin Fan, Xuejing Yu, Jue Li, Jacques Blacher, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
BACKGROUND: Carotid-femoral pulse-wave velocity (cf-PWV) and brachial-ankle PWV (ba-PWV) are the 2 most frequently applied PWV measurements. However, little is known about the comparison of hypertensive target organ damage (TOD) with cf-PWV and ba-PWV. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1599 community-dwelling elderly subjects (age >65 years) in northern Shanghai were recruited from June 2014 to August 2015. Both cf-PWV and ba-PWV were measured using SphygmoCor and VP1000 systems, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217923/limiting-the-testing-of-urea-urea-along-with-every-plasma-creatinine-test
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Gao-Ming Zhang, Xu-Xiao Guo, Guo-Ming Zhang
BACKGROUND: We found that it is not necessary to simultaneously detect both creatinine (CREA) and urea until the concentration of CREA is lower than the certain level. To reduce urea testing, we suggest measuring urea only when CREA or estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) exceeds a predetermined limit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CREA and urea data were analyzed consisting of almost all of people age above 65 years old check-up (n=95441) in Shuyang countryside, and inpatients (n=101631), outpatients (n=18474) and Routine Health Check-up (n=20509) in Shuyang People's Hospital...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210101/acute-kidney-injury-in-elderly-intensive-care-patients-from-a-developing-country-clinical-features-and-outcome
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Laís Gabriela Yokota, Beatriz Motta Sampaio, Erica Rocha, André Luís Balbi, Daniela Ponce
AIM: The elderly are at high risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) because of structural and functional degeneration over time and with the aging of the population, the demand for intensive care unit (ICU) admission for older patients has risen recently. However, data from developing countries are scarce. This study aimed to describe the incidence of AKI in elderly patients admitted to ICU from a developing country, to determine the most frequent etiologies for renal impairment and identify its risk factors and outcome...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195648/hematology-and-biochemistry-of-aging-evidence-of-anemia-of-the-elderly-in-old-dogs
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Lauren B Radakovich, Stephen C Pannone, Matthew P Truelove, Christine S Olver, Kelly S Santangelo
BACKGROUND: Effects of aging on hematologic and biochemical variables are well described in people. Anemia of the elderly is attributed to iron deficiency, anemia of chronic disease, chronic kidney disease, myelodysplasia, or idiopathic causes. Limited studies have examined these variables in aging dogs, but they have typically examined single breeds in research settings. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify differences in CBC and biochemistry values between adult and aged dogs of many breeds...
February 13, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187786/low-renal-replacement-therapy-incidence-among-slowly-progressing-elderly-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-referred-to-nephrology-care-an-observational-study
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Ulrika Hahn Lundström, Alessandro Gasparini, Rino Bellocco, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Marie Evans
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high risk of death before reaching end-stage kidney disease. In order to allocate resources, such as advanced care nephrology where it is most needed, it is essential to know which patients have the highest absolute risk of advancing to renal replacement therapy (RRT). METHODS: We included all nephrology-referred CKD stage 3b-5 patients in Sweden 2005-2011 included in the Swedish renal registry (SRR-CKD) who had at least two serum creatinine measurements one year apart (+/- 6 months)...
February 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176909/outcomes-of-renal-function-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Qinglin Li, Meng Zhao, Jing Du, Xiaodan Wang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the prognostic impact of clinical factors on the short-term outcomes of renal function (RF) in very elderly patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective cohort study of only very elderly patients who developed AKI at the geriatric department of a tertiary medical center during the period 2007-2015. All patients with AKI were followed up for 90 days after AKI diagnosis or until death...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118620/association-of-albuminuria-and-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-with-functional-performance-measures-in-older-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Dawn F Wolfgram, Katelyn Garcia, Greg Evans, Sara Zamanian, Rocky Tang, Thomas Wiegmann, Rajeev Sharma, Ruth Campbell, Jeff Whittle
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly common and disproportionately affects older adults. The contribution of kidney disease to the functional impairment noted in the elderly CKD population is unclear. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis of a hypertensive cohort of people aged ≥75 years from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. We evaluated estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) as predictors of 3 measures of functional status: EuroQol-5 Dimensional (EQ-5D) score, Falls Efficacy Scale (FES) score, and gait speed...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110852/cardiac-troponin-t-as-early-marker-of-subclinical-cardiovascular-deterioration-in-black-hypertensive-women
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R Kruger, A E Schutte, C M C Mels, W Smith, J M van Rooyen, I M Kruger, C M T Fourie
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive heart disease is a rising concern, especially among black South African women. As high sensitivity cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is a marker of cardiomyocyte damage, we determined the potential link of (i) systemic endothelial dysfunction (reflected by urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio), (ii) large artery stiffness, (iii) cardiac volume load (estimated by the N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide (Nt-proBNP)), and (iv) ECG left ventricular hypertrophy in post-menopausal black women...
December 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107806/cognitive-function-and-insulin-resistance-in-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Lina Ma, Yun Li
PURPOSE: To explore the relationship between cognitive impairment and insulin resistance (IR) in elderly patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and twelve elderly patients with type-2 diabetes were enrolled in this study and assigned into either the cognitive impairment group (n = 100) or the normal cognitive group (n = 112). Gender, age, education, body mass index (BMI), total cholesterol, triglyceride, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, creatinine (Cr), fasting plasma glucose, fasting insulin (FINS) and homeostasis model of assessment for IR index (HOMA-IR) were compared between the two groups...
March 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101658/naso-intestinal-tube-is-more-effective-in-treating-postoperative-ileus-than-naso-gastric-tube-in-elderly-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Yang Shi, Xi Peng Zhang, Hai Qin, Yong Jun Yu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the effect of naso-intestinal tube and naso-gastric tube in relieving postoperative ileus in elderly patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS: Patients (n = 46) with ileus symptom following radical surgery for treating colorectal cancer were placed with either naso-intestinal tube at duodenum or conventional naso-gastric tube. Then, their waist perimeter, intra abdominal pressure, maximum diameter in bowls, length of time to pass flatus or passage of bowel movement or to return to diet, length of hospital stay, daily drainage, serum levels of lactic acid, hemoglobin, and creatinine as well were compared...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098105/fasting-in-ramadan-is-not-associated-with-deterioration-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-prospective-observational-study
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Ekrem Kara, Osman Zikrullah Sahin, Bayram Kizilkaya, Burcu Ozturk, Gokhan Pusuroglu, Safak Yildirim, Mustafa Sevinc, Tuncay Sahutoglu
Although not mandatory for patients, many Muslims fast in Ramadan. We aimed to investigate the effects of long hours (17.5) fasting on renal functions in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Stage 3-5 CKD patients with stable renal function were recruited to this prospective observational study three months ahead of Ramadan in 2015. All patients were instructed regarding possible deleterious effects of dehydration caused by fasting. Forty-five patients (mean age 66.8 ± 10.3 years, 68.8% male) chose to fast and 49 (mean, age: 64...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088181/acute-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-prevalence-risk-factors-and-outcome-with-development-and-validation-of-a-risk-prediction-model-for-acute-kidney-injury
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Christine J Porter, Iain K Moppett, Irene Juurlink, Jessica Nightingale, Christopher G Moran, Mark A J Devonald
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture is a common injury in older people with a high rate of postoperative morbidity and mortality. This patient group is also at high risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), but little is known of the impact of kidney disease on outcome following hip fracture. METHODS: An observational cohort of consecutive patients with hip fracture in a large UK secondary care hospital. Predictive modelling of outcomes using development and validation datasets...
January 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056470/-anti-diabetic-medication-during-the-first-four-years-of-treatment-a-study-based-on-claims-data
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Veronika Lappe, Ingrid Köster, Ingrid Schubert
: Background Ever since the UKPDS study reassessed the usefulness of the substance metformin in 1998, it has been the first-line medication in anti-diabetic treatment. In addition, new classes and agents released on the market have given rise to new treatment options. The present study investigates prescription practice at the onset of treatment and in the years thereafter and measures it against German diabetes guidelines. Database and Methods Database: Statutory health insurance sample AOK/KV Hesse; Ages: 40 and over (N = 142514)...
January 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050000/the-effects-of-plasma-exchange-on-severe-vasculitis-with-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage
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Kimihiko Goto, Kentaro Nakai, Hideki Fujii, Shinichi Nishi
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis is a life-threatening disease characterized by rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH). Glucocorticoids and immunosuppressants are commonly used to treat this disease but may induce irreversible side effects, particularly in elderly patients. We herein report the case of a 76-year-old woman with RPGN. After methylprednisolone pulse therapy, DAH occurred, and she required ventilatory support. After plasma exchange, her serum creatinine level improved, and she was discharged with home oxygen therapy...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031705/earlier-nephrology-consultation-may-not-be-associated-with-improved-short-term-survival-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-very-elderly-men
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Qinglin Li, Meng Zhao, Jing Du, Xiaodan Wang
OBJECTIVES: A delayed nephrology consultation (NC) may be associated with a poor prognosis in acute kidney injury (AKI) patients. The aims of this study were to compare the clinical and laboratory characteristics of elderly AKI patients evaluated and not evaluated by nephrologists and to generate a hypothesis regarding the relationship between the timing of the NC and 90-day outcomes. METHODS: From 2007 to 2015, this study explored associations among the presence and timing of NC with the non-intensive care unit stay and 90-day mortality in elderly AKI patients at the Geriatric Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019038/proteinuria-in-apparently-healthy-elderly-dogs-persistency-and-comparison-between-free-catch-and-cystocentesis-urine
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S J J Marynissen, A L Willems, D Paepe, P M Y Smets, P Picavet, L Duchateau, S Daminet
BACKGROUND: Up to 25% of elderly humans have proteinuria, often associated with underlying lesions. Data concerning the presence of proteinuria in elderly dogs is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To describe the presence and persistence of proteinuria and to compare urinary protein : creatinine ratio (UPC) between free catch and cystocentesis urine samples in apparently healthy elderly dogs. ANIMALS: Hundred apparently healthy elderly dogs. METHODS: Prospective study...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999847/tube-feeding-among-elder-in-long-term-care-facilities-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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S-H Lan, L-C Lu, Y-Y Yen, Y-P Hsieh, J-C Chen, W J Wu, S-J Lan, L-Y Lin
OBJECTIVE: The use of tube feeding for elderly patients with poor nutritional intake is a ubiquitous method of feeding. This systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out to compare nutritional benefits of enteral feeding versus oral feeding in long-term care facilities. SETTING: Databases including the Cochrane Library, ProQuest, PubMed, EMBASE, EBSCO, Web of Science and Google Scholar through April 2014 using keywords including enteral feeding, tube feeding or oral feeding combined with long term care facilities or nursing home...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999655/clinical-implications-of-repeated-drug-monitoring-of-imatinib-in-patients-with-metastatic-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
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Ivar Hompland, Øyvind Sverre Bruland, Kumari Ubhayasekhera, Jonas Bergquist, Kjetil Boye
BACKGROUND: Imatinib mesylate (IM) is the preferred treatment for the majority of patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST). Low trough IM concentration (Cmin) values have been associated with poor clinical outcomes in GIST patients. However, there are few studies of repeated measurements of IM levels, and therapeutic drug monitoring is not yet a part of routine clinical practice. This study was conducted to reveal clinical scenarios where plasma concentration measurement of IM trough level (Cmin) is advantageous...
2016: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992823/the-effect-of-renal-dysfunction-on-short-term-outcomes-after-lumbar-fusion
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Taylor E Purvis, Remi A Kessler, Christine Boone, Benjamin D Elder, C Rory Goodwin, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE: To compare post-lumbar decompression and fusion complication rates and mortality for patients without preoperative hemodialysis (HD) use with and without renal dysfunction as estimated by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and creatinine levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Baseline and outcome data were obtained from the 2005-2014 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database for patients over the age of 18 who underwent non-emergent lumbar fusion surgery...
February 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992525/the-combined-effect-of-high-ambient-temperature-and-antihypertensive-treatment-on-renal-function-in-hospitalized-elderly-patients
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Iftach Sagy, Alina Vodonos, Victor Novack, Boris Rogachev, Yosef S Haviv, Leonid Barski
BACKGROUND: The aging kidney manifests structural, functional as well as pharmacological changes, rendering elderly patients more susceptible to adverse environmental influences on their health, dehydration in particular. HYPOTHESIS: Higher temperature is associated with renal function impairment in patients 65 years and older who routinely take thiazide and/or ACE-inhibitors/ARBs. METHODS: We obtained health data of patients older than 65 who were admitted to a large tertiary center during the years 2006-2011, with a previous diagnosis of hypertension, and treated with thiazide, ACE-inhibitors/ARBs or both...
2016: PloS One
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