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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156867/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-assessment-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-vulnerability-to-abuse-screening-scale
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Güler Duru Aşiret, Gülcan Bağcıvan, Münevver Özcan, Beste Başak Eröksüz, Nalan Akbayrak, Nuran Akdemir
Background/aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Vulnerability to Abuse Screening Scale (VASS). Materials and methods: This was a methodological study. The sample included 140 elderly individuals. Data were collected by using a questionnaire form, the VASS, and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). The Cronbach alpha value was calculated and test?retest reliability was tested for the reliability analyses. Results: The Cronbach alpha value calculated for the VASS (12 items) was 0...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156802/efficacy-and-safety-of-first-line-pemetrexed-plus-carboplatin-followed-by-single-agent-pemetrexed-maintenance-in-elderly-chinese-patients-with-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xinmin Zhao, Hui Yu, Jing Zhao, Xianghua Wu, Si Sun, Zhiguo Luo, Huijie Wang, Jie Qiao, Jianhua Chang, Jialei Wang
Chemotherapy with pemetrexed plus carboplatin followed by pemetrexed maintenance therapy is a first-line regimen for patients with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer. This phase II clinical study investigated the efficacy and safety of this regimen in older patients (aged ≥65 years) with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer. All patients received 4 courses of induction therapy with pemetrexed (500 mg/m(2)) combined with carboplatin once every 3 weeks. If patients had stable disease or achieved a complete or partial tumor response after 4 courses of pemetrexed + carboplatin therapy, maintenance treatment with pemetrexed monotherapy was administered until either disease progression or intolerable toxicity occurred...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156667/maintenance-of-elderly-aml-patients-with-androgens
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EDITORIAL
Arnaud Pigneux, Marie C Béné
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156645/the-short-term-effects-of-visibility-and-haze-on-mortality-in-a-coastal-city-of-china-a-time-series-study
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Shaohua Gu, Jun Yang, Alistair Woodward, Mengmeng Li, Tianfeng He, Aihong Wang, Beibei Lu, Xiaobo Liu, Guozhang Xu, Qiyong Liu
Few studies have been conducted to investigate the acute health effects of visibility and haze, which may be regarded as proxy indicators of ambient air pollution. We used a distributed lag non-linear model (DLNM) combined with quasi-Poisson regression to estimate the relationship between visibility, haze and mortality in Ningbo, a coastal city of China. We found that the mortality risk of visibility was statistically significant only on the current day, while the risk of haze and PM10 peaked on the second day and could last for three days...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156483/-interventions-for-assisting-geriatric-patients-with-frailty-before-surgery
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Jörn Kiselev
Frailty is a complex syndrome leading to a higher vulnerability in elderly patients, especially during and after surgery. It is characterized by the simultaneous presence of at least three of five phenotypical symptoms: unintentional weight loss, exhaustion, muscle weakness, slow walking speed, and low activity levels. The presence of two of these symptoms is often labelled as pre-frailty.By identifying these symptoms of frailty, medical teams can plan and perform suitable interventions prior to a planned surgery in order to lower these risk factors and to avoid complications, such as delir, hospital re-admission, loss of independence, and increased mortality...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156481/-why-and-how-should-i-assess-frailty-a-guide-for-the-preoperative-anesthesia-clinic
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Oliver Birkelbach, Rudolf Mörgeli, Felix Balzer, Maria Olbert, Sascha Treskatsch, Rainer Kiefmann, Ursula Müller-Werdan, Anett Reisshauer, Christine Schwedtke, Bruno Neuner, Claudia Spies
Introduction: Frailty is a condition of decreased physiological reserves seen in approx. one third of elderly anesthesiological patients, and affecting many aspects of treatment as well as outcome. Although there are over 60 measurement instruments, frailty assessment is still poorly implemented. Understanding why and how to assess frailty is key to its implementation in preoperative anesthesia clinics. Method: After presenting the impact of perioperative frailty and the benefits of an early diagnosis on health related quality of life, we present an overview of the most important tools that can be used in the preoperative frailty assessment...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156436/impact-of-changes-in-labor-resources-and-transfers-of-land-use-rights-on-agricultural-non-point-source-pollution-in-jiangsu-province-china
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Hua Lu, Hualin Xie
This study systematically explores the likely mechanisms driving the effect of the transfer of agricultural land use rights (ALURs) on agricultural non-point source pollution (ANSP) in the context of changing agricultural labor resources. It quantitatively estimates the direction and degree of this influence from a microeconomic perspective using data from rural households. The results reveal that economies of scale caused by ALURs transfers contribute to reducing both the ANSP and marginal costs of inputs...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156413/anterior-posterior-gradient-differences-in-lobar-and-cingulate-cortex-cerebral-blood-flow-in-late-life-depression
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Margarita Abi Zeid Daou, Brian D Boyd, Manus J Donahue, Kimberly Albert, Warren D Taylor
Vascular pathology is common in late-life depression, contributing to changes in cerebral function. We examined whether late-life depression was associated with differences in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and whether such differences were related to vascular risk and cerebrovascular pathology, specifically white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volumes. Twenty-three depressed elders and 20 age- and sex-matched elders with no psychiatric history completed cranial 3T MRI. MRI procedures included a pseudo-continuous Arterial Spin Labeling (pcASL) acquisition obtained while on room air and during a hypercapnia challenge allowing for calculation of cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156360/does-the-15-item-geriatric-depression-scale-function-differently-in-old-people-with-different-levels-of-cognitive-functioning
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Francesca Chiesi, Caterina Primi, Martina Pigliautile, Marta Baroni, Sara Ercolani, Lucia Paolacci, Virginia Boccardi, Patrizia Mecocci
BACKGROUND: The 15-item version of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) is widely employed to screen depression among elderly but little is known about the scale functioning in cognitively impaired individuals when compared to normal ones. The aim of the current study is to investigate Differential Item Functioning (DIF) across groups of older people that differ in terms of cognitive functioning applying Item Response Theory (IRT)-based analyses. METHODS: Data from an Italian multi-centric clinical-based study on cognitive impairment and dementia in old people were employed (N = 1903; Age: M = 77...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155839/performance-of-thigh-mounted-triaxial-accelerometer-algorithms-in-objective-quantification-of-sedentary-behaviour-and-physical-activity-in-older-adults
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Jorgen A Wullems, Sabine M P Verschueren, Hans Degens, Christopher I Morse, Gladys L Onambélé
Accurate monitoring of sedentary behaviour and physical activity is key to investigate their exact role in healthy ageing. To date, accelerometers using cut-off point models are most preferred for this, however, machine learning seems a highly promising future alternative. Hence, the current study compared between cut-off point and machine learning algorithms, for optimal quantification of sedentary behaviour and physical activity intensities in the elderly. Thus, in a heterogeneous sample of forty participants (aged ≥60 years, 50% female) energy expenditure during laboratory-based activities (ranging from sedentary behaviour through to moderate-to-vigorous physical activity) was estimated by indirect calorimetry, whilst wearing triaxial thigh-mounted accelerometers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155735/quantification-of-monocyte-transmigration-and-foam-cell-formation-from-individuals-with-chronic-inflammatory-conditions
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Thomas A Angelovich, Anna C Hearps, Anna Maisa, Theodoros Kelesidis, Anthony Jaworowski
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Atherosclerosis, a leading cause of CAD, is initiated by the transmigration of innate immune monocytes to inflammatory sites of deposited lipid called fatty streaks, which are present in arterial walls of medium to large arteries. The key pathogenic feature of lesions at this early stage of atherosclerosis is the maturation of monocytes which migrate into arteries to form foam cells or lipid-laden macrophages. Considerable evidence supports the hypothesis that risk of atherosclerosis is increased by chronic inflammatory conditions accompanying diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and HIV, as well as general ageing, and that this risk is predicted by monocyte activation...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155537/case-study-management-of-a-loose-upper-denture-opposed-by-a-shortened-dental-arch
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Laurie Powell
For many years, it has been considered necessary to restore posterior support with a bilateral free-end saddle when a full upper denture is opposed by a shortened dental arch. It was thought that this would provide occlusal stability and prevent anterior bite collapse and temporomandibular dysfunction. As free-end saddle partial dentures are often poorly tolerated by patients, this case study tests whether a retentive full-upper denture occluding with a shortened dental arch offers enough to fulfil a patient’s needs...
December 2016: Dental Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155513/laparoscopic-surgery-after-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-elderly-patients-with-rectal-cancer
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Ruiqi Yang, Wei Qu, Zhentao He, Juan Chen, Zhongyan Wang, Yudong Huang
PURPOSE: The standard treatment for mid or low locally advanced rectal cancer is neoadjuvant therapy followed by surgical resection. Laparoscopic surgery has recently been applied for the treatment of rectal cancer. However, few studies have reported the outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for elderly patients with rectal cancer after neoadjuvant therapy. This study aimed to investigate the short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for elderly patients with rectal cancer after neoadjuvant therapy...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155503/relatives-in-silent-kidney-disease-screening-risks-study-a-chinese-cohort-study
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Philip Kam-Tao Li, Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Yuk Lun Cheng, Tze Hoi Kwan, Chi Bon Leung, Miu Fong Lau, Koon Shing Choi, Samuel Ka-Shun Fung, Yiu Wing Ho, Siu Ka Mak, Sydney Chi-Wai Tang, Kin Shing Wong, David Yong, Sing Leung Lui
AIM: Family members of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have higher risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Limited study has examined the risk of developing CKD in relatives of patients in earlier stages of CKD. METHODS: From January 2008 to June 2009, the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology studied first-degree relatives of stage 1-5 CKD patients from 11 local hospitals. A total of 844 relatives of 466 index CKD patients (stages 1-2: 29.6%; stage 3: 16...
December 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155502/elderly-patients-with-glomerular-diseases-and-iga-nephropathy
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REVIEW
Jing Lin, Zhen Cheng, Qi Qian
As the population ages, greater numbers of elderly patients will present with kidney diseases. Many kidney diseases, such as IgA nephropathy, will require kidney biopsy for diagnostic confirmation, treatment guidance and prognostication. In this paper, we review the current and expected future healthcare landscape with a focus on the ageing population, pros and cons of kidney biopsy in elderly patients, as well as treatment strategies and precautions. We also review the available data on IgA nephropathy in the elderly, including its occurrence rate based on the kidney biopsy, clinicohistopathological features, differentiation with IgA-dominant postinfectious glomerulonephritis, treatment options and outcome prediction...
December 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155480/intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-elderly-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Caineng Cao, Qiaoying Hu, Xiaozhong Chen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes and patterns of failure after intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for elderly patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: Fifty-two patients treated with IMRT were eligible for study inclusion. Comorbidity was rated using the Adult Comorbidity Evaluation-27 (ACE-27) system. RESULTS: Twenty-six patients (50.0%) had an ACE-27 score of 1; and 6 (11.5%) had an ACE-27 score of 2...
November 20, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155271/t-cell-replete-haploidentical-transplantation-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Luca Castagna, Raynier Devillier, Norbert Vey, Didier Blaise
In the last decade, the number of haploidentical transplantation is enhanced and this because of the widespread use of T cell replete platforms, developed worldwide. Acute myeloid leukemia is the main indication to perform an allogeneic stem cell transplantation. In this paper, we reviewed the clinical results obtained using T cell replete platforms in different clinical situations such as first or further complete remission, refractory disease, and elderly population. Overall, the toxic profile of T cell replete haploidentical transplantation is similar to transplantation from other donors, with some positive aspects such as a reduced incidence of chronic graft versus host disease...
November 16, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155111/surgical-treatment-of-spinal-synovial-cysts-in-the-elderly-symptoms-treatment-course-and-outcome-in-patients-over-75-years
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Markus Bruder, Florian Gessler, Adriano Cattani, Christian Droste, Volker Seifert, Matthias Setzer, Gerhard Marquardt
OBJECTIVE: The ongoing aging of our society leads to a rising number of elderly patients with progressive degeneration of the spine, associated with synovial cysts. In the elderly, surgical treatment may be particularly challenging because of comorbidities. METHODS: Patients treated in our department between 1999 and 2014 for spinal synovial cysts were screened. The 28 patients aged 75 years and older were classified as "elderly". Those were compared with 96 patients between 50 and 74 years...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154879/perillyl-alcohol-alleviates-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptides-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cytotoxicity-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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Mohammad Faraz Zafeer, Fakiha Firdaus, Faraz Ahmad, Rizwan Ullah, Ehraz Anis, Mohd Waseem, Asif Ali, Mohammad Mobarak Hossain
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common type of dementia in elderly ( >65years of age). Excessive extra cellular deposits of amyloid beta (Aβ) are a pathological feature of AD. Aβ can cause cell death through oxidative damage; recent studies have implicated opening of mPTP as a detrimental event in AD-related mitochondrial dysfunctions. Over the past few years, natural compounds with antioxidant properties have shown promise for intervention in AD.
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154814/effects-of-aquarobic-exercise-and-burdock-intake-on-serum-blood-lipids-and-vascular-elasticity-in-korean-elderly-women
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Min-Seong Ha, Ji-Hyeon Kim, You-Sin Kim, Do-Yeon Kim
BACKGROUND: The elderly's health issues are often complex and tend to lead to chronic diseases; such issues can be due to a fitness decline resulting from a lack of physical activities. The burdock root is a blood purifier, lymphatic system strengthener, and natural diuretic. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of aquarobic exercise and burdock intake on serum blood lipids and vascular elasticity in elderly women by implementing a 12-week program with these interventions...
November 14, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
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