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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055270/executive-functioning-concern-about-falling-and-quadriceps-strength-mediate-the-relationship-between-impaired-gait-adaptability-and-fall-risk-in-older-people
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Maria Joana D Caetano, Stephen R Lord, Matthew A Brodie, Daniel Schoene, Paulo H S Pelicioni, Daina L Sturnieks, Jasmine C Menant
BACKGROUND: Reduced ability to adapt gait, particularly under challenging conditions, may be an important reason why older adults have an increased risk of falling. This study aimed to identify cognitive, psychological and physical mediators of the relationship between impaired gait adaptability and fall risk in older adults. METHODS: Fifty healthy older adults (mean±SD: 74±7years) were categorised as high or low fall risk, based on past falls and their performance in the Physiological Profile Assessment...
October 16, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052308/an-audit-of-ect-in-england-2011-2015-usage-demographics-and-adherence-to-guidelines-and-legislation
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John Read, Christopher Harrop, Jim Geekie, Julia Renton
OBJECTIVES: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) continues to be used in England, but without comprehensive national auditing. Therefore, information was gathered on usage, demographics, consent, and adherence to the guidelines of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E.) and to the Mental Health Act. DESIGN AND METHODS: Freedom of Information Act requests were sent to 56 National Health Service Trusts. RESULTS: Thirty-two trusts provided some usable data...
October 20, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049203/standing-beat-to-beat-blood-pressure-variability-is-reduced-among-fallers-in-the-malaysian-elders-longitudinal-study
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Choon-Hian Goh, Siew-Cheok Ng, Shahrul Bahyah Kamaruzzaman, Ai-Vyrn Chin, Maw Pin Tan
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between falls and beat-to-beat blood pressure (BP) variability.Continuous noninvasive BP measurement is as accurate as invasive techniques. We evaluated beat-to-beat supine and standing BP variability (BPV) using time and frequency domain analysis from noninvasive continuous BP recordings.A total of 1218 older adults were selected. Continuous BP recordings obtained were analyzed to determine standard deviation (SD) and root mean square of real variability (RMSRV) for time domain BPV and fast-Fourier transform low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF), total power spectral density (PSD), and LF:HF ratio for frequency domain BPV...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047248/association-between-sleep-duration-and-injury-from-falling-among-older-adults-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-korean-community-health-survey-data
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Jin Won Noh, Kyoung Beom Kim, Ju Hyun Lee, Yejin Lee, Byeong Hui Lee, Young Dae Kwon
PURPOSE: While sleeping problems increase with advancing age, there are inherent differences in sleep between males and females. Previous studies have shown inconsistent results of the relationship between sleep duration and risk of injury from falling. While controlling various sociodemographic and health-related factors, national representative data were used in order to analyze the association between sleep duration and injury from falling among older adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data were obtained from the Korean Community Health Survey of 2011...
November 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045947/prediction-of-the-future-need-for-institutional-care-in-finnish-older-people-a-comparison-of-two-birth-cohorts
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Marika Salminen, Sini Eloranta, Jenni Vire, Paula Viikari, Laura Viikari, Tero Vahlberg, Aapo Lehtonen, Seija Arve, Maarit Wuorela, Matti Viitanen
BACKGROUND: More recent birth cohorts of older people have better physical and cognitive status than earlier cohorts. As such, this could be expected to diminish the need for institutional care. The prediction of the future need for institutional care provides essential information for the planning and delivery of future care and social services as well as the resources needed. OBJECTIVE: To predict the future need for institutional care among older Finnish people born in 1940...
October 19, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045582/strategies-to-reduce-injuries-and-develop-confidence-in-elders-stride-a-cluster-randomized-pragmatic-trial-of-a-multifactorial-fall-injury-prevention-strategy-design-and-methods
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Shalender Bhasin, Thomas M Gill, David B Reuben, Nancy K Latham, Jerry H Gurwitz, Patricia Dykes, Siobhan McMahon, Thomas W Storer, Pamela W Duncan, David A Ganz, Shehzad Basaria, Michael E Miller, Thomas G Travison, Erich J Greene, James Dziura, Denise Esserman, Heather Allore, Martha B Carnie, Maureen Fagan, Catherine Hanson, Dorothy Baker, Susan L Greenspan, Neil Alexander, Fred Ko, Albert L Siu, Elena Volpi, Albert W Wu, Jeremy Rich, Stephen C Waring, Robert Wallace, Carri Casteel, Jay Magaziner, Peter Charpentier, Charles Lu, Katy Araujo, Haseena Rajeevan, Scott Margolis, Richard Eder, Joanne M McGloin, Eleni Skokos, Jocelyn Wiggins, Lawrence Garber, Steven B Clauser, Rosaly Correa-De-Araujo, Peter Peduzzi
Background: Fall injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults. We describe the design of a pragmatic trial to compare the effectiveness of an evidence-based, patient-centered multifactorial fall injury prevention strategy to an enhanced usual care. Methods: Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) is a 40-month cluster-randomized, parallel-group, superiority, pragmatic trial being conducted at 86 primary care practices in 10 healthcare systems across USA...
October 14, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045492/multitasking-in-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Jason L Rucker, Joan M McDowd, Jonathan D Mahnken, Jeffrey M Burns, Carla H Sabus, Amanda J Britton-Carpenter, Nora B Utech, Patricia M Kluding
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Deficits in the ability to multitask contribute to gait abnormalities and falls in many at-risk populations. However, it is unclear whether older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) also demonstrate impairments in multitasking. The purpose of this study was to compare multitasking performance in cognitively intact older adults with and without DM and explore its relationship to measures of gait and functional ability. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 40 individuals aged 60 and older with type 2 DM and a matched group of 40 cognitively intact older adults without DM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044480/can-physical-activity-prevent-falls-in-older-adults-with-poor-physical-performance
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EDITORIAL
James Judge
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044479/the-strategies-to-reduce-injuries-and-develop-confidence-in-elders-intervention-falls-risk-factor-assessment-and-management-patient-engagement-and-nurse-co-management
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David B Reuben, Priscilla Gazarian, Neil Alexander, Katy Araujo, Dorothy Baker, Jonathan F Bean, Chad Boult, Peter Charpentier, Pamela Duncan, Nancy Latham, Rosanne M Leipzig, Lisa M Quintiliani, Thomas Storer, Siobhan McMahon
In response to the epidemic of falls and serious falls-related injuries in older persons, in 2014, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Institute on Aging funded a pragmatic trial, Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop confidence in Elders (STRIDE) to compare the effects of a multifactorial intervention with those of an enhanced usual care intervention. The STRIDE multifactorial intervention consists of five major components that registered nurses deliver in the role of falls care managers, co-managing fall risk in partnership with patients and their primary care providers (PCPs)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042825/antithrombotics-in-trauma-management-strategies-in-the-older-patients
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REVIEW
Henna Wong, Nicola Lovett, Nicola Curry, Ku Shah, Simon J Stanworth
The ageing population has resulted in a change in the demographics of trauma, and older adult trauma now accounts for a growing number of trauma admissions. The management of older adult trauma can be particularly challenging, and exhibits differences to that of the younger age groups affected by trauma. Frailty syndromes are closely related with falls, which are the leading cause of major trauma in older adults. Comorbid disease and antithrombotic use are more common in the older population. Physiological changes that occur with ageing can alter the expected clinical presentation of older persons after injury and their susceptibility to injury...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042378/association-between-polypharmacy-and-falls-in-older-adults-a-longitudinal-study-from-england
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Nafeesa N Dhalwani, Radia Fahami, Harini Sathanapally, Sam Seidu, Melanie J Davies, Kamlesh Khunti
OBJECTIVES: Assess the longitudinal association between polypharmacy and falls and examine the differences in this association by different thresholds for polypharmacy definitions in a nationally representative sample of adults aged over 60 years from England. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing waves 6 and 7. PARTICIPANTS: 5213 adults aged 60 or older. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rates, incidence rate ratio (IRR) and 95% CI for falls in people with and without polypharmacy...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040497/the-association-between-fall-frequency-injury-risk-and-characteristics-of-falls-in-older-residents-of-long-term-care-do-recurrent-fallers-fall-more-safely
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Kimberley S van Schooten, Yijian Yang, Fabio Feldman, Ming Leung, Heather McKay, Joanie Sims-Gould, Stephen N Robinovitch
Background: Although a fall is a necessary prerequisite to a fall-related injury, previous studies suggest that frequent fallers are at lower injury risk for a given fall. We tested the hypotheses that differences in protective responses or the circumstances of falls underlie differences in injury risk with fall frequency. Methods: We analyzed video footage of 897 falls experienced by 220 long-term care residents (mean age 82±9 yrs) to identify the cause of imbalance, activity leading to falling, direction of fall initiation, balance recovery and fall protective responses, and occurrence of impact to the head or hip...
October 12, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038836/automated-dxa-based-finite-element-analysis-for-hip-fracture-risk-stratification-a-cross-sectional-study
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S Yang, W D Leslie, Y Luo, A L Goertzen, S Ahmed, L M Ward, I Delubac, L M Lix
Fracture risk indices (FRIs) generated from DXA-based finite element analysis were associated with hip fracture independent of FRAX score computed with femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD). Prospective studies are warranted to determine whether FRIs represent an improvement over BMD for predicting incident hip fractures. INTRODUCTION: The study aims to examine the association between prior hip fracture and FRIs derived from automated finite element analysis (FEA) of DXA hip scans. Femoral neck, intertrochanteric, and subtrochanteric FRIs were calculated as the von Mises stress induced by a sideways fall divided by the bone yield stress over the specified region of interest (ROI)...
October 6, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038360/carotid-sinus-hypersensitivity-block-of-the-sternocleidomastoid-muscle-does-not-affect-responses-to-carotid-sinus-massage-in-healthy-young-adults
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Matthew G Lloyd, James M Wakeling, Michael S Koehle, Robert J Drapala, Victoria E Claydon
The arterial baroreflex is crucial for short-term blood pressure control - abnormal baroreflex function predisposes to syncope and falling. Hypersensitive responses to carotid baroreflex stimulation using carotid sinus massage (CSM) are common in older adults and may be associated with syncope. The pathophysiology of this hypersensitivity is unknown, but chronic denervation of the sternocleidomastoid muscles is common in elderly patients with carotid sinus hypersensitivity (CSH), and is proposed to interfere with normal integration of afferent firing from the carotid baroreceptors with proprioceptive feedback from the sternocleidomastoids, producing large responses to CSM...
October 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037625/effects-of-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-on-balance-strength-and-mobility-of-an-older-adult-with-chronic-stroke-a-case-report
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Christopher S Cayco, Edward James R Gorgon, Rolando T Lazaro
This study described the effects of a proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) program on balance, strength, and mobility in an older adult with chronic stroke. The patient was male, aged 69 years, with right hemiplegia for 17 years, and had diminished balance, balance confidence, lower extremity (LE) strength, and gait velocity. He received 1 h of PNF-based therapy thrice a week for six weeks. Outcome measures were: Mini-BESTest, limits of stability (LOS), Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC), Five Time Sit-to-Stand Test (FTSST), Upright Motor Control Test (UMCT), and 10 Meter Walk Test (10 MWT)...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035965/effectiveness-of-bedrails-in-preventing-falls-among-hospitalized-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Paulo Marques, Carmen Queirós, João Apóstolo, Daniela Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major problem today affecting adults of any age, but the elderly are a population that is more susceptible to falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury or death among older adults. Hospitalized older people are particularly vulnerable to falls. Falls cause direct injuries (minor injuries, severe wounds of the soft tissues and bone fractures) to patients and increased length of stay. The prevention of falls is commonly considered an indicator of the quality of care...
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033460/mortality-and-morbidity-in-the-21-st-century
#17
Anne Case, Angus Deaton
We build on and extend the findings in Case and Deaton (2015) on increases in mortality and morbidity among white non-Hispanic Americans in midlife since the turn of the century. Increases in all-cause mortality continued unabated to 2015, with additional increases in drug overdoses, suicides, and alcohol-related liver mortality, particularly among those with a high-school degree or less. The decline in mortality from heart disease has slowed and, most recently, stopped, and this combined with the three other causes is responsible for the increase in all-cause mortality...
2017: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031655/is-routine-head-ct-indicated-in-awake-stable-older-patients-after-a-ground-level-fall
#18
Rebecca Sartin, Christine Kim, Sharmila Dissanaike
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031347/rehabilitation-needs-of-the-elder-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Manuel F Mas, Amy Mathews, Ekua Gilbert-Baffoe
The incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults is increasing. As the expected life expectancy increases, there is a heightened need for comprehensive rehabilitation for this population. Elderly patients with TBI benefit from rehabilitation interventions at all stages of injury and can achieve functional gains during acute inpatient rehabilitation. Clinicians should be vigilant of unique characteristics of this population during inpatient rehabilitation, including vulnerability to polypharmacy, posttraumatic hydrocephalus, neuropsychiatric sequelae, sleep disturbances, and sensory deficits...
November 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031339/balance-problems-and-fall-risks-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Ramon Cuevas-Trisan
Falls in the elderly are an increasing problem causing a high degree of morbidity, mortality, and use of health care services. Identification of risk factors through medical assessment supports the provision of appropriate interventions that reduce rates of falling. Evaluation and intervention strategies are generally challenging because of the complex and multifactorial nature of falls. The clinician should consider screening for falls an important part of the functional evaluation in older adults. Several potential interventions have proven helpful as preventive strategies...
November 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
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