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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646457/national-survey-among-radiation-oncology-residents-related-to-their-needs-in-geriatric-oncology
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Rachel Leifer, Bonnie Bristow, Martine Puts, Shabbir Alibhai, Xingshan Cao, Barbara-Ann Millar, Meredith Giuliani, Tina Hsu, Maureen Trudeau, Rajin Mehta, Ines Menjak, Mireille Norris, Barbara Liu, Francois Gallant, Ewa Szumacher
Currently, there is no formal curriculum addressing geriatric oncology within Canadian radiation oncology (RO) residency programs. Knowledge related to geriatric medicine may help radiation oncologists modify RT based on frailty status and geriatric considerations. Understanding specific learning needs allow program coordinators to align the current curriculum with residents' geriatric oncology learning needs. The purpose of this study is to determine the geriatric oncology educational needs of the Canadian RO residents and to inform Canadian RO residency training...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640443/pathophysiology-of-aortic-stenosis-and-mitral-regurgitation
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Gianluca L Perrucci, Marco Zanobini, Paola Gripari, Paola Songia, Bayan Alshaikh, Elena Tremoli, Paolo Poggio
The global impact of the spectrum of valve diseases is a crucial, fast-growing, and underrecognized health problem. The most prevalent valve diseases, requiring surgical intervention, are represented by calcific and degenerative processes occurring in heart valves, in particular, aortic and mitral valve. Due to the increasing elderly population, these pathologies will gain weight in the global health burden. The two most common valve diseases are aortic valve stenosis (AVS) and mitral valve regurgitation (MR)...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633440/low-alanine-aminotransferase-levels-in-the-elderly-frailty-disability-sarcopenia-and-reduced-survival
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Umberto Vespasiani-Gentilucci, Antonio De Vincentis, Luigi Ferrucci, Stefania Bandinelli, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Antonio Picardi
Background: Although low alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels have been associated with poor outcomes in the elderly, the determinants subtending this association have been poorly explored. To gain insight into this topic, we analyzed data from a prospective population-based database (InCHIANTI study) in which frailty, disability, sarcopenia and pyridoxine levels were systematically assessed. Methods: Data are from 765 participants aged >65 years (mean age 75...
June 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633404/agreement-between-35-published-frailty-scores-in-the-general-population
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Gloria A Aguayo, Anne-Françoise Donneau, Michel T Vaillant, Anna Schritz, Oscar H Franco, Saverio Stranges, Laurent Malisoux, Michèle Guillaume, Daniel R Witte
In elderly populations, frailty is associated with higher mortality risk. Although many frailty scores (FS) have been proposed, no single score is considered the gold standard. We aimed to evaluate the agreement between a wide range of FS in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Through a literature search, we identified 35 FS that could be calculated in ELSA wave 2 (2004-2005). We examined agreement between each frailty score and the mean of 35 FS, using a modified Bland-Altman model and Cohen's kappa (κ)...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628498/earlier-physical-therapy-input-is-associated-with-a-reduced-length-of-hospital-stay-and-reduced-care-needs-on-discharge-in-frail-older-inpatients-an-observational-study
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Peter J Hartley, Victoria L Keevil, Ledia Alushi, Rebecca L Charles, Eimear B Conroy, Patricia M Costello, Becki Dixon, Aida M Dolinska-Grzybek, Diana Vajda, Roman Romero-Ortuno
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pressures on hospital bed occupancy in the English National Health Service have focused attention on enhanced service delivery models and methods by which physical therapists might contribute to effective cost savings, while retaining a patient-centered approach. Earlier access to physical therapy may lead to better outcomes in frail older inpatients, but this has not been well studied in acute National Health Service hospitals. Our aim was to retrospectively study the associations between early physical therapy input and length of hospital stay (LOS), functional outcomes, and care needs on discharge...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626178/hypoglycemic-coma-induced-by-the-use-of-succinic-acid-cibenzoline-in-frail-late-stage-elderly-subjects
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Yurie Hirata, Shinji Kamei, Fuminori Tatsumi, Masashi Shimoda, Akihito Tanabe, Junpei Sanada, Yoshiro Fushimi, Shintaro Irie, Tomoatsu Mune, Kohei Kaku, Hideaki Kaneto
Succinic acid cibenzoline (CZ) is an antiarrhythmic agent often used for the treatment of tachyarrhythmia. However, hypoglycemia should be avoided in the treatment of diabetes. We herein report two late-stage elderly subjects who experienced a severe and prolonged hypoglycemic coma after the usage of CZ. These cases suggest that, when CZ is administered to elderly subjects with renal dysfunction and/or frailty, we should be aware of the possibility that this medicine may induce hypoglycemia and should adjust the dose as appropriate and monitor the concentration of CZ to avoid severe hypoglycemia...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625932/frailty-in-elderly-a-brief-review
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Maturin Tabue-Teguo, Nadine Simo, Magali Gonzalez-Colaço Harmand, Matteo Cesari, Jose-Alberto Avila-Funes, Catherine Féart, Hélène Amiéva, Jean-François Dartigues
The identification of frail older persons is a public health priority. Frailty is defined as an extreme vulnerability of the organism to endogenous and exogenous stressors, a syndrome that exposes the individual at higher risk of negative health-related outcomes as well as a transition phase between successful aging and disability. The theoretical concept of frailty is largely agreed, its practical translation still presents some limitations due to the existence of multiple tools and operational definition...
June 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614455/absence-of-association-between-frailty-index-and-survival-in-elderly-brazilians-the-fibra-study
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Alexandre Alves Pereira, Flávia Silva Arbex Borim, Anita Liberalesso Neri
In Brazil, the frailty index has not been evaluated previously for its capacity to predict mortality in community-dwelling elderly. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the association between frailty index and mortality in the elderly. This was a prospective study consisting of data from the FIBRA Network-2008-2009 in Campinas, São Paulo State, with information on community-dwelling older adults from the urban area and through the Mortality Information System. Comparisons and statistical associations were performed with the following tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis, chi-square, and Cox regression with 95% confidence intervals...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613287/geriatric-syndromes-and-not-cardiovascular-risk-factors-are-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-among-mexican-community-dwelling-elderly-with-type-2-diabetes
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Omar Yaxmehen Bello-Chavolla, Carlos Alberto Aguilar-Salinas, José Alberto Avila-Funes
BACKGROUND: The association of cognitive impairment and type 2 diabetes has been consistently shown in several studies, yet its association with geriatric syndromes has not been fully explored. OBJECTIVE: To study the correlates of cognitive impairment among community-dwelling elderly with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 135 diabetic persons aged 70 years or older participating in the Coyoacán Cohort Study in Mexico City...
May 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604568/trial-of-time-review-of-frailty-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Gautam Verma, John P O'Laughlin, Lydia Bunker, William Frishman
Frailty has become more frequently recognized as an indicator of pre-disability. It has been shown to have an association with cardiovascular disease, just as cardiovascular disease has an association with frailty, and is a predictor of hospitalization and mortality. The ability to identify this population provides a measure to more accurately assess risk and prognosis which can help the early detection of disease and dictate intervention. This has become even more critical over time with the advent of various therapeutic interventions that are geared towards patients who are poor candidates for aggressive surgical measures, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement...
May 3, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603896/dietary-pattern-associated-with-frailty-results-from-nutrition-and-health-survey-in-taiwan
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Yen-Li Lo, Yao-Te Hsieh, Li-Lin Hsu, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Hsing-Yi Chang, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Ching-Yu Chen, Wen-Harn Pan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether dietary patterns are associated with frailty phenotypes in an elderly Taiwanese population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (NAHSIT), 2014-2016. PARTICIPANTS: Noninstitutionalized Taiwanese nationals aged 65 years and older enrolled in the NAHSIT (N = 923). MEASUREMENTS: Dietary intake was assessed using a 79-item food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ)...
June 12, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602404/frailty-is-our-destiny-an-introduction-to-the-red-journal-s-special-edition-on-radiation-therapy-in-the-elderly
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EDITORIAL
Anthony L Zietman
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July 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602153/frailty-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-the-elderly-emergency-general-surgery-patient
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Jens Goeteyn, Louis A Evans, Siem De Cleyn, Sigrid Fauconnier, Caroline Damen, Jonathan Hewitt, Wim Ceelen
BACKGROUND: The number of surgical procedures performed in elderly and frail patients has greatly increased in the last decades. However, there is little research in the elderly emergency general surgery patient. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of frailty in the emergency general surgery population in Belgium. Secondly, we examined the length of hospital stay, readmission rate and mortality at 30 and 90 days. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study at Ghent University Hospital...
June 10, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
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/28593447/predictors-of-near-term-fracture-in-osteoporotic-women-aged-%C3%A2-65%C3%A2-years-based-on-data-from-the-study-of-osteoporotic-fractures
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D Weycker, J Edelsberg, R Barron, M Atwood, G Oster, D B Crittenden, A Grauer
Using data from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF), several clinical characteristics predictive of near-term (1-year) risk of hip and non-vertebral fracture among elderly osteoporotic women were identified, and a subset of those for hip fracture was incorporated into a risk assessment tool. Additional research is needed to validate study findings. INTRODUCTION: While several risk factors are known to contribute to long-term fracture risk in women with osteoporosis, factors predicting fracture risk over a shorter time horizon, such as over a 1-year period, are less well-established...
June 7, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591386/impact-of-insomnia-on-self-perceived-health-in-the-elderly
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Janiciene Silva, Annibal Truzzi, Fayanne Schaustz, Roberta Barros, Marisa Santos, Jerson Laks
Objective: To investigate the association between self-perceived health, and sociodemographic and clinical factors in a sample of elderly outpatients in Rio de Janeiro. Methods: A sample of 345 elderly patients was assessed with an anamnesis, Lawton and Brody's Scale, Katz Index, Geriatric Depression Scale, Timed Up and Go Test, and Study of Osteoporotic Fracture Index. Logistic regression analyses were performed to investigate the predictors of self-perceived health...
May 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590832/association-of-the-modified-frailty-index-with-adverse-outcomes-after-penile-prosthesis-implantation
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Khaled Madbouly, Dulaim AlHajeri, Mohamad Habous, Saleh Binsaleh
OBJECTIVES: To investigate frailty as a predictor of surgical outcome in elderly patients undergoing penile prosthesis implantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 54 elderly patients, above 60 years of age, underwent penile prosthesis implantation between 2012 and 2014. Their data were collected and retrospectively analyzed. A modified frailty index (mFI) was calculated for each patient based on 11 risk factors from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging Frailty Index...
June 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583470/insights-into-the-current-management-of-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-in-the-ontario-primary-care-setting
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Graydon S Meneilly, Lori D Berard, Alice Y Y Cheng, Peter J Lin, Lori MacCallum, Ross T Tsuyuki, Jean-François Yale, Nahal Nasseri, Jean-François Richard, Lianne Goldin, Anatoly Langer, Mary K Tan, Lawrence A Leiter
OBJECTIVE: The Goal Oriented controL of Diabetes in the Elderly populatioN (GOLDEN) Program assessed the management of older persons with type 2 diabetes in Canadian primary care. METHODS: Data were extracted from the records of 833 consecutively identified persons 65 years of age or older who had type 2 diabetes and were taking 1 antihyperglycemic agent or more; they were managed by 64 physicians from 36 Ontario clinics. RESULTS: More than half (53%) had glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels of 7...
June 2, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581675/concurrent-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-bladder-cancer-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Mark C Korpics, Alec M Block, Brendan Martin, Courtney Hentz, Ellen R Gaynor, Elizabeth Henry, Matthew M Harkenrider, Abhishek A Solanki
BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to compare the overall survival (OS) of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) versus radiotherapy (RT) alone in elderly patients (those aged ≥80 years) with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). METHODS: Patients aged ≥80 years with cT2-4, N0-3, M0 transitional cell MIBC who were treated with curative RT (60-70 Gray) or CCRT were identified in the National Cancer Data Base. Univariable and multivariable frailty survival analyses, as well as 1-to-1 propensity score matching, were used to isolate the association between CCRT and OS...
June 5, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579766/effects-of-multi-domain-interventions-in-pre-frail-elderly-on-frailty-functional-and-cognitive-status-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Lenore Dedeyne, Mieke Deschodt, Sabine Verschueren, Jos Tournoy, Evelien Gielen
BACKGROUND: Frailty is an aging syndrome caused by exceeding a threshold of decline across multiple organ systems leading to a decreased resistance to stressors. Treatment for frailty focuses on multi-domain interventions to target multiple affected functions in order to decrease the adverse outcomes of frailty. No systematic reviews on the effectiveness of multi-domain interventions exist in a well-defined frail population. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to determine the effect of multi-domain compared to mono-domain interventions on frailty status and score, cognition, muscle mass, strength and power, functional and social outcomes in (pre)frail elderly (≥65 years)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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