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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820364/patterns-of-c-2-fracture-in-the-elderly-comparison-of-etiology-treatment-and-mortality-among-specific-fracture-types
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Ingrid Radovanovic, Jennifer C Urquhart, Parham Rasoulinejad, Kevin R Gurr, Fawaz Siddiqi, Christopher S Bailey
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have focused on Type II odontoid fractures and have failed to report on the effect of other C-2 fracture types on treatment and outcome. The purpose of this study was to compare patient characteristics, cause of injury, predisposing factors to fracture, treatments, and mortality rates among C-2 fracture types in a cohort of elderly patients 70 years of age and older. METHODS A retrospective cohort study design was used. Patients who sustained a C-2 fracture between 2002 and 2011 and who were admitted to the authors' Level 1 trauma center were identified using the Discharge Abstract Database and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) code S12...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813700/regenerative-medicine-approaches-for-age-related-muscle-loss-and-sarcopenia-a-mini-review
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Juan Diego Naranjo, Jenna L Dziki, Stephen F Badylak
Sarcopenia is a complex and multifactorial disease that includes a decrease in the number, structure and physiology of muscle fibers, and age-related muscle mass loss, and is associated with loss of strength, increased frailty, and increased risk for fractures and falls. Treatment options are suboptimal and consist of exercise and nutrition as the cornerstone of therapy. Current treatment principles involve identification and modification of risk factors to prevent the disease, but these efforts are of limited value to the elderly individuals currently affected by sarcopenia...
August 17, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807362/leg-movement-tracking-in-automatic-video-based-one-leg-stance-evaluation
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Jacek Kawa, Paula Stępień, Wojciech Kapko, Aleksandra Niedziela, Jarosław Derejczyk
Falls are a major risk in elder population. Early diagnosis is therefore an important step towards increasing the safety of elders. One of the common diagnostic tests is the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), consisting of 14 exercises arranged from the easiest (sitting-to-standing) to the most demanding (one-leg stance). In this study a novel approach to the automatic assessment of the time in which the patient can remain in the one-leg stance position without loosing balance is introduced. The data is collected using a regular video camera...
August 3, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796160/epidemiology-of-fall-injury-in-rural-bangladesh
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Shirin Wadhwaniya, Olakunle Alonge, Md Kamran Ul Baset, Salim Chowdhury, Al-Amin Bhuiyan, Adnan A Hyder
Globally, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths, with 80% occurring in low-and middle-income countries. The overall objective of this study is to describe the burden and risk factors of falls in rural Bangladesh. In 2013, a large household survey covering a population of 1,169,593 was conducted in seven rural sub-districts of Bangladesh to assess the burden of all injuries, including falls. The recall periods for non-fatal and fatal injuries were six and 12 months, respectively. Descriptive, bivariate and multiple logistic regression analyses were conducted...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793815/elderly-users-of-fall-risk-increasing-drug-perceptions-of-fall-risk-and-the-relation-to-their-drug-use-a-qualitative-study
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Hege Therese Bell, Aslak Steinsbekk, Anne Gerd Granas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore how home-dwelling elderly who use fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs) perceive their fall risk and how they relate this to their drug use. DESIGN, SETTING AND SUBJECTS: A qualitative study with 14 home-dwelling elderly FRID users between 65 and 97 years in Central Norway participating in semi-structured individual interviews. The data were analyzed thematically by using systematic text condensation. RESULTS: The main finding was that the informants did not necessarily perceive the use of FRIDs to be a prominent risk factor for falls...
August 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793103/falls-in-long-term-care-institutions-for-elderly-people-protocol-validation
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Cristina Rosa Soares Lavareda Baixinho, Maria Dos Anjos Coelho Rodrigues Dixe, Maria Adriana Pereira Henriques
Objectives: To validate the content of a fall management risk protocol in long-term institutions for elderly people. Methods: Methodological, quanti-qualitative study using the Delphi technique. The tool, based on the literature, was sent electronically to obtain consensus among the 14 experts that meet the defined inclusion criteria. Results: The 27 indicators of the protocol are organized in three dimensions: prepare for the institutionalization (IRA=...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793100/falls-in-institutionalized-older-adults-risks-consequences-and-antecedents
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Antonio Herculano de Araújo, Anna Cláudia Freire de Araújo Patrício, Milenna Azevedo Minhaqui Ferreira, Brenda Feitosa Lopes Rodrigues, Thayná Dias Dos Santos, Thays Domingos de Brito Rodrigues, Richardson Augusto Rosendo da Silva
Objective: To analyze the occurrence of falls in institutionalized elderly addressing the risks, consequences and antecedents. Method: Cross-sectional study carried out with 45 older adults in Long-Term Care Facilities for the Older adult in João Pessoa, Brazil, in June and July 2016. A socio-demographic questionnaire and the Berg Balance Scale were applied, classifying as risk of fall scores lower than 45. Descriptive statistics and tests were conducted: independent t-test, Anova (Tukey), Chi-square, Mann Whitney...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776468/falls-the-adverse-drug-reaction-of-the-elderly-and-the-impact-of-pharmacogenetics
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Katja Susanne Just, Katharina Luise Schneider, Marlen Schurig, Julia Carolin Stingl, Jürgen Brockmöller
Falls is a frequent type of adverse drug reactions causing significant morbidity and mortality in the elderly. We reviewed, with which drugs the risk of falls is relevant and might depend on genomic variation. Pharmacogenetic variability may contribute to drug-induced falls for instance mediated by impaired drug elimination due to inherited deficiency in enzymes like CYP2C9, CYP2C19 and CYP2D6. The relative role of specific genes and polymorphisms in old age may differ from younger people. Biomarkers for frailty, but also genomic biomarkers might help identifying patients at high risk for drug-induced falls...
August 4, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768325/estimating-risk-of-postsurgical-general-and-geriatric-complications-using-the-vespa-preoperative-tool
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Lillian Min, Karen Hall, Emily Finlayson, Michael Englesbe, William Palazzolo, Chiao-Li Chan, Hechuan Hou, Ashley Miller, Kathleen M Diehl
Importance: As greater numbers of older patients seek elective surgery, one approach to preventing postoperative complications is enhanced assessment of risks during preoperative evaluation. Objective: To determine whether a geriatric assessment tool can be implemented in a preoperative clinic and can estimate risk of postoperative complications. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this prospective cohort study, patients 70 years of age or older were assessed in a preoperative clinic for elective surgery from July 9, 2008, to January 5, 2011...
August 2, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767601/validation-and-reliability-of-falls-risk-for-hospitalized-older-people-frhop-taiwan-version
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Yaw-Wen Chang, Ying-Hsue Chang, Yu-Ling Pan, Tung-Wei Kao, Senyeong Kao
A comprehensive fall risk assessment can provide information for effective prevention and intervention measures and reduce falls among hospitalized elderly people. The purpose of this study was to develop a Chinese version of an inpatient fall risk assessment tool and evaluate its validity and reliability.This study employed the Falls Risk for Hospitalised Older People (FRHOP) assessment to construct a FRHOP-Taiwan Version (Tw-FRHOP) through forward, synthesized, and backward translation. A face validation was conducted by 5 clinical nurses and a content validation was conducted by 5 specialists using the content validity index (CVI) to validate the proposed model...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764704/objective-impairments-of-gait-and-balance-in-adults-living-with-hiv-1-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Karina Berner, Linzette Morris, Jochen Baumeister, Quinette Louw
BACKGROUND: Gait and balance deficits are reported in adults with HIV infection and are associated with reduced quality of life. Current research suggests an increased fall-incidence in this population, with fall rates among middle-aged adults with HIV approximating that in seronegative elderly populations. Gait and postural balance rely on a complex interaction of the motor system, sensory control, and cognitive function. However, due to disease progression and complications related to ongoing inflammation, these systems may be compromised in people with HIV...
August 1, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762937/-risk-of-cardiovascular-complications-and-geriatric-syndromes-among-elderly-women
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V N Larina, N K Runikhina, B Y Bart, I I Chukaeva, D G Karpenko
AIM: to assess the prevalence of some geriatric syndromes and their association with high risk of cardiovascular complications (RCVC) among elderly women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 72 women aged 69-77 years with cardiovascular diseases. Examination included laboratory and echocardiography assessment, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, 6-min walk test, assessment of psycho-emotional status using Mini-mental State Examination (MMSE) questionnaire. Frailty was defined as three or more of the following: weight loss, low physical activity levels, MMSE less or equal 23 points, weakness (chair stand test>10 sec), history of multiple falls...
March 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760037/mini-open-anterior-approach-for-cervicothoracic-junction-fracture-technical-note
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Junichi Ohya, David P Bray, Stephen T Magill, Todd D Vogel, Sigurd Berven, Praveen V Mummaneni
Elderly patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis are at high risk for falls, and 3-column unstable fractures present multiple challenges. Unstable fractures across the cervicothoracic junction are associated with significant morbidity and require fixation, which is commonly performed through a posterior open or percutaneous approach. The authors describe a novel, navigated, mini-open anterior approach using intraoperative cone-beam CT scanning to place lag screws followed by an anterior plate in a 97-year-old patient...
August 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758606/emergency-preparedness-in-elderly-care-in-sweden-a-study-of-staff-perspectives
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Carin Björngren Cuadra
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate the interface between elderly care and emergency preparedness from the elderly care staff's perspective. METHODS: A web-based questionnaire was sent to elderly care staff in 4 Swedish municipalities. The questions involved experiences of extraordinary events, education and exercises, and risk and vulnerability analyses, evaluations of main risks and emergency preparedness, and familiarity with preparedness plans. In total, 568 elderly care staff responded...
July 31, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755453/frailty-as-a-risk-factor-for-falls-among-community-dwelling-people-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
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Mei-Hsun Cheng, Shu-Fang Chang
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to investigate the relationships between different frailty stages and the fall incidence rates of community-dwelling older adults. The differences between various frailty indicators regarding assessment accuracy of the fall incidence rates of community-dwelling elders were also analyzed. Finally, the relationship between frailty and recurrent falls was explored. METHODS: This study comprised a systematic literature review and meta-analysis...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746661/postural-balance-and-functional-independence-of-elderly-people-according-to-gender-and-age-cross-sectional-study
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Helen Benincasa Nakagawa, Juliana Rizzatto Ferraresi, Melina Galetti Prata, Marcos Eduardo Scheicher
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Aging causes changes in men and women. Studies have shown that women have worse postural balance and greater functional dependence than men, but there is no consensus regarding this. The aim of this study was to compare the balance and functional independence of elderly people according to sex and age, and to evaluate the association between postural balance and the number of drugs taken. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional at a state university...
May 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744041/the-relationship-between-physical-function-in-the-elderly-and-judgment-error-in-walking-speed
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Yumi Sakamoto, Yukari Ohashi
[Purpose] "Judgment error," defined as a difference between the actual and the imagined performance, is often observed in elderly persons. The aims of this study were to assess subjective judgment errors in elderly persons, and to evaluate the relationship between physical function and judgment error in walking speed. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 106 community-dwelling elderly individuals participated. Subjects observed video footage of a model walking an obstacle course, and were asked to subjectively compare the model's gait speed with their own gait speed...
July 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737117/prevalence-and-correlates-of-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-in-older-adults-results-from-the-well-being-of-the-singapore-elderly-wise-study
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Laxman Cetty, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Boon Yiang Chua, Louisa Picco, Martin Prince, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Older adults are among the most susceptible to sustain traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study aimed to determine the (1) prevalence of TBI among older adults in Singapore, and (2) socio-demographic, lifestyle, and clinical correlates of TBI. METHODS: Data were extracted from the cross-sectional, Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study. The study included 2,565 participants aged 60 years and above (Mean = 72.75, SD = 9.54). Information on TBI, socio-demographic, and lifestyle factors were collected using participant self-report and verified with the informant report where necessary...
July 24, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730547/sideways-fall-induced-impact-force-and-its-effect-on-hip-fracture-risk-a-review
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M Nasiri Sarvi, Y Luo
Osteoporotic hip fracture, mostly induced in falls among the elderly, is a major health burden over the world. The impact force applied to the hip is an important factor in determining the risk of hip fracture. However, biomechanical researches have yielded conflicting conclusions about whether the fall-induced impact force can be accurately predicted by the available models. It also has been debated whether or not the effect of impact force has been considered appropriately in hip fracture risk assessment tools...
July 20, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729887/whole-body-vibration-training-improves-balance-control-and-sit-to-stand-performance-among-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ming-Chen Ko, Long-Shan Wu, Sangwoo Lee, Chien-Chun Wang, Po-Fu Lee, Ching-Yu Tseng, Chien-Chang Ho
BACKGROUND: Aging is associated with decreased balance, which increases falling risk. The objective of the current study was to determine the feasibility and effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training on knee extensor muscle power, limits of stability, and sit-to-stand performance among community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults in the United States. METHODS: A randomized pilot study with participant blinding was conducted. Feasibility outcomes included recruitment and compliance rate...
2017: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
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