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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637554/the-g60-trauma-center-a-future-consideration
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Marko Bukur, Joshua Simon, Joseph Catino, Margaret Crawford, Ivan Puente, Fahim Habib
With a considerably increasing elderly population, we sought to determine whether the volume of elderly trauma patients treated impacted outcomes at two different Level I trauma centers. This is a retrospective review of all elderly patients (>60 years) at two state-verified Level I trauma centers over the past five years. The elderly trauma center (ETC) saw a greater proportion (52%) of elderly patients than the reference trauma center (30%, TC). Demographic and clinical characteristics were abstracted and stratified into ETC and TC groups for comparison...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631455/the-prognostic-importance-of-chronic-end-stage-diseases-in-geriatric-patients-admitted-to-163-italian-icus
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Daniele Poole, Stefano Finazzi, Giovanni Nattino, Danilo Radrizzani, Giuseppe Gristina, Paolo Malacarne, Sergio Livigni, Guido Bertolini
BACKGROUND: The number of elderly patients undergoing major surgical interventions and then needing admission to intensive care unit (ICU) grows steadily. We investigated this issue in a cohort of 232,278 patients admitted in 5 years (2011-2015) to 163 Italian general ICUs. METHODS: Surgical patients older than 75 registered in the GiViTI MargheritaPROSAFE project were analysed. The impact on hospital mortality of important chronic conditions (severe COPD, NYHA class IV, dementia, end-stage renal disease, cirrhosis with portal hypertension) was investigated with two prognostic models developed yearly on patients staying in the ICU less or more than 24 hours...
June 14, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620978/comparison-of-healthcare-utilization-and-life-sustaining-interventions-between-elderly-patients-with-dementia-and-those-with-cancer-near-the-end-of-life-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Yu-Han Chen, Chung-Han Ho, Chien-Cheng Huang, Ya-Wen Hsu, Yueh-Chun Chen, Ping-Jen Chen, Guan-Ting Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang
AIM: Little is known about the pattern of healthcare services for end-of-life patients with dementia (PwD) in East Asia. We compared this pattern between PwD and cancer patients in their last year of life in Taiwan. METHODS: Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database was applied for this case-control analysis. The records of patients who had dementia and died between 2002 and 2011 were reviewed. The control group was decedents with cancer. The utilization of hospitalization, emergency department visits and life-sustaining interventions during the last year of life between the two groups were compared...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612089/the-intensive-care-delirium-research-agenda-a-multinational-interprofessional-perspective
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REVIEW
Pratik P Pandharipande, E Wesley Ely, Rakesh C Arora, Michele C Balas, Malaz A Boustani, Gabriel Heras La Calle, Colm Cunningham, John W Devlin, Julius Elefante, Jin H Han, Alasdair M MacLullich, José R Maldonado, Alessandro Morandi, Dale M Needham, Valerie J Page, Louise Rose, Jorge I F Salluh, Tarek Sharshar, Yahya Shehabi, Yoanna Skrobik, Arjen J C Slooter, Heidi A B Smith
Delirium, a prevalent organ dysfunction in critically ill patients, is independently associated with increased morbidity. This last decade has witnessed an exponential growth in delirium research in hospitalized patients, including those critically ill, and this research has highlighted that delirium needs to be better understood mechanistically to help foster research that will ultimately lead to its prevention and treatment. In this invited, evidence-based paper, a multinational and interprofessional group of clinicians and researchers from within the fields of critical care medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, anesthesiology, geriatrics, surgery, neurology, nursing, pharmacy, and the neurosciences sought to address five questions: (1) What is the current standard of care in managing ICU delirium? (2) What have been the major recent advances in delirium research and care? (3) What are the common delirium beliefs that have been challenged by recent trials? (4) What are the remaining areas of uncertainty in delirium research? (5) What are some of the top study areas/trials to be done in the next 10 years? Herein, we briefly review the epidemiology of delirium, the current best practices for management of critically ill patients at risk for delirium or experiencing delirium, identify recent advances in our understanding of delirium as well as gaps in knowledge, and discuss research opportunities and barriers to implementation, with the goal of promoting an integrated research agenda...
June 13, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599140/instruments-to-evaluate-mobility-capacity-of-older-adults-during-hospitalization-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Karla Vanessa Rodrigues Soares Menezes, Claudine Auger, Weslley Rodrigues de Souza Menezes, Ricardo Oliveira Guerra
Independent mobility is a key factor in predicting morbidity and determining hospital discharge readiness for older patients. The main objective was identify and appraise relevant instruments for the measurement of mobility of hospitalized geriatric patients. A systematic review was performed in two consecutive steps. Based on the definition of mobility of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF). Step 1 identified mobility measurement instruments used to assess patients 60 years of age and over hospitalized in acute care or intensive geriatric rehabilitation unit...
May 27, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573900/initial-therapy-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-older-patients-principles-of-care
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Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Krishna Gundabolu, Thuy Koll, Lori J Maness
Older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) frequently have significant comorbidities, geriatric syndromes, and high-risk leukemia that make them susceptible to high early mortality, chemotherapy-related toxicities, and poor long-term survival. The receipt of chemotherapy or hematopoietic cell transplantation is low, and the choices between intensive or low-intensity chemotherapy is often not clear. Geriatric and multidisciplinary interventions targeted to optimize functional status and improve management of comorbidities may enhance chemotherapy tolerance...
June 2, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564710/-unreported-intentional-life-ending-acts-in-physicians-and-nurses
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Karl H Beine, Torben Schubert
Introduction Intentional life-ending acts (LA) including euthanasia and termination of life without explicit request are illegal in Germany and have not been extensively studied. In a pilot study, unreported LA administered by physicians and nurses in German health care were explored. Methods All hospitals and nursing homes registered in 2015 (n = 13 393) were contacted via mail or e-mail and physician and nursing staff were asked to complete an anonymous online-survey or the identical attached paper-pencil questionnaire...
May 31, 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472415/acupressure-for-frail-older-people-in-community-dwellings-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Clara W C Chan, Pui Hing Chau, Angela Y M Leung, Kwai Ching Lo, Huafeng Shi, Tin Pui Yum, Yeuk Yiu Lee, Lei Li
Background: 'Frailty' is being increasing recognised as a geriatric syndrome of growing importance in the medical field. Acupressure is a non-pharmacological, non-invasive Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment, which may serve to improve the quality of life (QOL) or prevent the progressive advancement of frailty in the aged population. Objective: to investigate the effects of a 12-week, TCM-principle guided acupressure intervention on the QOL of the frail older people living in the community...
May 2, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467578/approach-to-inguinal-hernia-in-high-risk-geriatric-patients-should-it-be-elective-or-emergent
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Rıza Gürhan Işıl, Pınar Yazıcı, Uygar Demir, Cemal Kaya, Özgür Bostancı, Ufuk Oğuz İdiz, Canan Tülay Işıl, Mahmut Kaan Demircioğlu, Mehmet Mihmanlı
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are more prone to have inguinal hernia due to weakened abdominal musculature. However, surgical repair of inguinal hernia (SRIH) may not be performed or may be delayed due to greater risk in presence of comorbidities. Present study is investigation of outcome of elective and emergency SRIH in geriatric patients. METHODS: Records of total of 384 high-risk (American Society of Anesthesiology classification III-IV) patients aged >65 years who underwent SRIH between January 2010 and December 2014 were reviewed...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405846/cancer-specific-geriatric-assessment-and-quality-of-life-important-factors-in-caring-for-older-patients-with-aggressive-b-cell-lymphoma
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Karin Ribi, Stéphanie Rondeau, Felicitas Hitz, Ulrich Mey, Milica Enoiu, Thomas Pabst, Anastasios Stathis, Natalie Fischer, Kerri M Clough-Gorr
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of chemotherapy, a geriatric assessment is recommended in elderly patients with cancer. We aimed to characterize and compare patients with aggressive lymphoma by objective response and survival status based on pre-treatment cancer-specific geriatric (C-SGA) and quality of life (QoL) assessments. METHODS: Patients not eligible for anthracycline-based first-line therapy or intensive salvage regimens completed C-SGA and QoL assessment before and after a rituximab-bendamustine-lenalidomide (R-BL) treatment in a phase II clinical trial...
April 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403091/effects-of-preoperative-chronic-hypoxemia-on-geriatrics-outcomes-after-hip-arthroplasty-a-hospital-based-retrospective-analysis-study
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Furong Zhang, Ruqiang Zhang, Liang He, Jianwei Yin, Fang Wang, Junmin Li
The partial pressure of oxygen decreases as altitude increases, the preoperative chronic hypoxemia (CH) may have a plausible clinical impact. Risk factors for postoperative serious adverse events (pSAEs) in patients living in high altitudes during primary hip arthroplasty (HA) are not clear.This is an observational study embracing patients from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015 at Yan'an Hospital of Kunming City, a 1338-bed municipal teaching hospital of Kunming Medical University. Univariate analysis revealed that significant differences between patients with and without preoperative CH occurred in intraoperative hypotension (77 [33%] vs 34 [47%], P = ...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392431/-urinary-catheters-prevalence-study-in-a-university-hospital
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J Carrouget, C Legeay, A Poirier, A-R Azzouzi, J-R Zahar, P Bigot
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infection is the most common healthcare-association infection, especially because of urinary catheter. We evaluated our practices concerning catheter insertion and management in our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a single-centre descriptive cross-sectional study during 1 week in September 2014 in all adult departments. We noted prevalence, indications, length, management of urinary catheter (UC) and symptomatic catheter-associated urinary tract infections (SCAUTI)...
April 6, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364991/polypharmacy-and-delirium-in-critically-ill-older-adults-recognition-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Erik Garpestad, John W Devlin
Among older adults, polypharmacy is a sequelae of admission to the intensive care unit and is associated with increased medication-associated adverse events, drug interactions, and health care costs. Delirium is prevalent in critically ill geriatric patients and medications remain an underappreciated modifiable risk for delirium in this setting. This article reviews the literature on polypharmacy and delirium, with a focus on highlighting the relationships between polypharmacy and delirium in critically ill, older adults...
May 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353488/management-of-central-venous-access-device-associated-skin-impairment-an-evidence-based-algorithm
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Daphne Broadhurst, Nancy Moureau, Amanda J Ullman
Patients relying on central venous access devices (CVADs) for treatment are frequently complex. Many have multiple comorbid conditions, including renal impairment, nutritional deficiencies, hematologic disorders, or cancer. These conditions can impair the skin surrounding the CVAD insertion site, resulting in an increased likelihood of skin damage when standard CVAD management practices are employed. Supported by the World Congress of Vascular Access (WoCoVA), developed an evidence- and consensus-based algorithm to improve CVAD-associated skin impairment (CASI) identification and diagnosis, guide clinical decision-making, and improve clinician confidence in managing CASI...
May 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325586/-prognostic-indices-for-older-adults-during-the-year-following-hospitalization-in-an-acute-medical-ward-an-update
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Josephine Thomazeau, Samantha Huo Yung Kai, Yves Rolland, Sandrine Sourdet, Nicolas Saffon, Fati Nourhashemi
CONTEXT: As population grow older, chronic diseases are more prevalent. It leads to an increase of hospitalization for acute decompensation, sometimes iterative. Management of these patients is not always clear, and care provided is not always proportional to life expectancy. Making decisions in acute situations is not easy. OBJECTIVE: This review aims to list and describe mortality scores within a year following hospitalization of patients of 65 years or older...
March 18, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290728/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-the-elderly-standard-treatment-and-new-perspectives
#16
REVIEW
Annalisa Chiappella, Alessia Castellino, Maura Nicolosi, Elisa Santambrogio, Umberto Vitolo
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common histotype in non Hodgkin lymphoma, with a peak incidence in the sixth decade. The standard treatment for elderly FIT DLBCL patients is Rituximab-CHOP; in unfit and frail patients, chemotherapy at reduced intensity should be considered. Areas covered: In this article, we will review use of standard therapies and new drugs investigated such as immonomudulating agents (IMiDs), Bruton Tyrosine Kinase (BTK), in fit, unfit, frail and very elderly DLCBL patients...
April 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263374/determinants-of-dropout-and-nonadherence-in-a-dementia-prevention-randomized-controlled-trial-the-prevention-of-dementia-by-intensive-vascular-care-trial
#17
Cathrien R L Beishuizen, Nicola Coley, Eric P Moll van Charante, Willem A van Gool, Edo Richard, Sandrine Andrieu
OBJECTIVES: To explore and compare sociodemographic, clinical, and neuropsychiatric determinants of dropout and nonadherence in older people participating in an open-label cluster-randomized controlled trial-the Prevention of Dementia by Intensive Vascular care (preDIVA) trial-over 6 years. DESIGN: Secondary analysis. SETTING: One hundred sixteen general practices in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling individuals aged 70 to 78 (N = 2,994)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259059/evaluation-of-medication-related-clinical-decision-support-alert-overrides-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#18
Adrian Wong, Mary G Amato, Diane L Seger, Sarah P Slight, Patrick E Beeler, Patricia C Dykes, Julie M Fiskio, Elizabeth R Silvers, E John Orav, Tewodros Eguale, David W Bates
PURPOSE: Medication-related clinical decision support (CDS) has been identified as a method to improve patient outcomes but is historically frequently overridden and may be inappropriately so. Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at a higher risk of harm from adverse drug events (ADEs) and these overrides may increase patient harm. The objective of this study is to determine appropriateness of overridden medication-related CDS overrides in the ICU. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated overridden medication-related alerts of four alert categories from January 2009 to December 2011...
June 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223789/the-determinants-of-coping-with-pain-in-chronically-ill-geriatric-patients-the-role-of-a-sense-of-coherence
#19
Anna Andruszkiewicz, Małgorzata Anna Basińska, Mirosława Felsmann, Mariola Banaszkiewicz, Alicja Marzec, Kornelia Kędziora-Kornatowska
BACKGROUND: Given the rising population of the elderly in modern societies, the concern for their good functioning poses a challenge for the 21st century medicine and social services. Senior citizens are at an increased risk of developing chronic conditions, which in turn increase discomfort associated with physiological processes of aging. Sensations of pain have a particular influence on the mentioned discomfort, and pain is prevalent among older people. Therefore, from the perspective of an elderly person and senior care, it is crucial to identify determinants of effective coping with chronic pain...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215925/-elderly-patients-and-intensive-care-systematic-review-and-geriatrician-s-point-of-view
#20
H Vallet, B Riou, J Boddaert
The global population is aging and intensive care unit admission rate of elderly patients is dramatically increasing. The objective of this review is to provide an overview of the literature about the management of elderly patients in intensive care unit and more specifically about epidemiology, admission criteria, mortality, functional prognosis and ethical aspects. We also discuss the data on cardiorespiratory arrest, shock, acute respiratory failure and delirium. The mortality rate of patients over 80 years old in intensive care unit can reach up to 70% at 1year, but is dependent on many factors, such as comorbidities or frailty...
February 16, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
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