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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451618/the-association-of-vitamin-d-levels-and-the-frailty-phenotype-among-non-geriatric-dialysis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Demet Tekdos Demircioglu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of frailty and the association of vitamin D levels and the frailty phenotype among non-geriatric dialysis patients. METHOD: Seventy-four stable, chronic hemodialysis patients from the hemodialysis unit of the hospital were enrolled in the study. The patients' medical histories and laboratory findings were obtained from the medical records of the dialysis unit. Serum parathyroid hormone and 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels were determined using chemiluminometric immunoassays...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423259/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-pilot-of-a-randomized-control-study-in-a-swedish-acute-hospital-a-feasibility-study
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Theresa Westgård, Isabelle Ottenvall Hammar, Eva Holmgren, Anna Ehrenberg, Aase Wisten, Anne W Ekdahl, Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Katarina Wilhelmson
Background: Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) represent an important component of geriatric acute hospital care for frail older people, secured by a multidisciplinary team who addresses the multiple needs of physical health, functional ability, psychological state, cognition and social status. The primary objective of the pilot study was to determine feasibility for recruitment and retention rates. Secondary objectives were to establish proof of principle that CGA has the potential to increase patient safety...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396590/-evaluation-of-a%C3%A2-simple-screening-tool-for-ambulant-fall-prevention
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M Knobe, P Rasche, L Rentemeister, C Bliemel, B Bücking, L C Bollheimer, H-C Pape
BACKGROUND: An individual's risk of falling is generally difficult to detect and it is likely to be underestimated. Thus, preventive measures are challenging and they demand sufficient integration and implementation into aftercare and outpatient management. The Aachen Falls Prevention Scale (AFPS) is a quick and easy tool for patient-driven fall risk assessment. Older adults' risk of falling is identified in a suitable manner and they then have the opportunity to independently assess and monitor their risk of falling...
February 2, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392076/the-study-of-rhabdomyolysis-in-the-elderly-an-epidemiological-study-and-single-center-experience
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Supakanya Wongrakpanich, Christos Kallis, Prithiv Prasad, Janani Rangaswami, Andrew Rosenzweig
Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome caused by injury to skeletal muscle. There is limited data of rhabdomyolysis in the elderly. The objective of this study is to investigate demographic data, etiologies, laboratory values, prognostic factors, and mortality of rhabdomyolysis in the geriatric population. A 4-years retrospective chart review study was conducted. Our inclusion criteria were age above 65 years and creatinine kinase level excess five times of normal upper limit. Among 167 patients, 47.3% were male. The median age at diagnosis was 80...
February 2018: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387461/hypertension-and-frailty-syndrome-in-old-age-current-perspectives
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Izabella Uchmanowicz, Anna Chudiak, Beata Jankowska-Polańska, Robbert Gobbens
Hypertension is both a health problem and a financial one globally. It affects nearly 30 % of the general population. Elderly people, aged ≥65 years, are a special group of hypertensive patients. In this group, the overall prevalence of the disease reaches 60 %, rising to 70 % in those aged ≥80 years. In the elderly population, isolated systolic hypertension is quite common. High systolic blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, cognitive impairment and kidney disease...
November 2017: Cardiac failure review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383206/association-between-female-urinary-incontinence-and-geriatric-health-problems-results-from-korean-longitudinal-study-of-ageing-2006
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Kyungjin Sohn, Chang Ki Lee, Jinyoung Shin, Jungkwon Lee
Background: Urinary incontinence (UI) is highly prevalent in the aging population. UI is one of the most common geriatric syndromes and affects overall health, quality of life, and economical burden in patients. The aims of this study were to investigate the characteristics of patients with UI and to assess its association with other geriatric health problems. Methods: We used data from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing obtained in 2006. Among the 10,254 individuals aged 45 years and older, we analyzed data from 2,418 women aged 65 years and older...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381526/the-modified-otago-exercises-prevent-grip-strength-deterioration-among-older-fallers-in-the-malaysian-falls-assessment-and-intervention-trial-myfait
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Lin Kiat Liew, Maw Pin Tan, Pey June Tan, Sumaiyah Mat, Lokman A Majid, Keith D Hill, Mazlina Mazlan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Exercise-based interventions, such as the Otago Exercise Program (OEP), are effective in preventing falls in the older adult. Previous studies evaluating the OEP have determined falls, lower limb strength, or balance outcomes but with lack of assessment of hand grip strength. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of OEP on hand grip strength alongside mobility and balance outcomes. METHODS: This was a single-center, prospective, and single-blind randomized controlled trial conducted at the University Malaya Medical Centre...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360675/validation-of-a-falls-risk-screening-tool-derived-from-interrai-acute-care-assessment
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Nancye May Peel, Lee Vanessa Jones, Katherine Berg, Leonard Charles Gray
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to develop and validate a falls risk screening tool derived from interRAI Acute Care (AC) Assessment. METHODS: For derivation and validation, two prospective cohorts were recruited from AC hospitals in Australia. The derivation cohort comprised 1418 patients from 11 hospitals. In the validation cohort, 393 patients were recruited from four hospitals. The interRAI AC tool was used to collect comprehensive geriatric assessment data at admission...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340963/interactions-between-drugs-and-geriatric-syndromes-in-nursing-home-and-home-care-results-from-shelter-and-ibenc-projects
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Graziano Onder, Silvia Giovannini, Federica Sganga, Ester Manes-Gravina, Eva Topinkova, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Vjenka Garms-Homolová, Anja Declercq, Henriëtte G van der Roest, Pálmi V Jónsson, Hein van Hout, Roberto Bernabei
AIM: Drugs may interact with geriatric syndromes by playing a role in the continuation, recurrence or worsening of these conditions. Aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of interactions between drugs and three common geriatric syndromes (delirium, falls and urinary incontinence) among older adults in nursing home and home care in Europe. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional multicenter study among 4023 nursing home residents participating in the Services and Health for Elderly in Long-TERm care (Shelter) project and 1469 home care patients participating in the Identifying best practices for care-dependent elderly by Benchmarking Costs and outcomes of community care (IBenC) project...
January 16, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334945/blood-pressure-change-does-not-associate-with-center-of-pressure-movement-after-postural-transition-in-geriatric-outpatients
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Sjoerd T Timmermans, Esmee M Reijnierse, Jantsje H Pasma, Marijke C Trappenburg, Gerard J Blauw, Andrea B Maier, Carel G M Meskers
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic hypotension (OH), a blood pressure drop after postural change, is associated with impaired standing balance and falls in older adults. This study aimed to assess the association between blood pressure (BP) and a measure of quality of standing balance, i.e. Center of Pressure (CoP) movement, after postural change from supine to standing position in geriatric outpatients, and to compare CoP movement between patients with and without OH. METHODS: In a random subgroup of 75 consecutive patients who were referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic, intermittent BP measurements were obtained simultaneously with CoP measurements in mediolateral and anterior-posterior direction directly after postural change during 3 min of quiet stance with eyes open on a force plate...
January 15, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325560/feasibility-and-predictive-performance-of-the-hendrich-fall-risk-model-ii-in-a-rehabilitation-department-a-prospective-study
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Isabella Campanini, Stefano Mastrangelo, Annalisa Bargellini, Agnese Bassoli, Gabriele Bosi, Francesco Lombardi, Stefano Tolomelli, Mirco Lusuardi, Andrea Merlo
BACKGROUND: Falls are a common adverse event in both elderly inpatients and patients admitted to rehabilitation units. The Hendrich Fall Risk Model II (HIIFRM) has been already tested in all hospital wards with high fall rates, with the exception of the rehabilitation setting. This study's aim is to address the feasibility and predictive performances of HIIFRM in a hospital rehabilitation department. METHODS: A 6 months prospective study in a Italian rehabilitation department with patients from orthopaedic, pulmonary, and neurological rehabilitation wards...
January 11, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318088/hoffa-fragments-in-the-geriatric-distal-femur-fracture-myth-or-reality
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Brian W Hill, Lisa K Cannada
Background: Previous research reported the frequency of coronal plane (Hoffa) fractures in high-energy supracondylar femur fractures in a relatively young population. It is the purpose of this study to identify the frequency of coronal plane fractures seen in elderly patients. Methods: All patients over the age of 18 years treated for supracondylar femur fractures at 2 level I trauma centers were reviewed over a 4-year period. The patients were stratified (≥60 years and <60 years) and compared to determine differences in injury characteristics and fracture patterns with special attention to the prevalence of coronal plane fractures...
December 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316334/geriatric-assessment-of-physical-and-cognitive-functioning-in-a-diverse-cohort-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-a-pilot-study
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Laura Plantinga, Benjamin D Tift, Charmayne Dunlop-Thomas, S Sam Lim, C Barrett Bowling, Cristina Drenkard
OBJECTIVE: To use multi-domain functional assessment, commonly performed in geriatric patients but novel among SLE patients, to better understand functional impairment in SLE. METHODS: We recruited 60 adult participants [aged 20-39 (26.7%), 40-59 (50.0%), and ≥60 (23.3%); 80.0% black; 90.0% female] from an existing cohort of SLE patients. During in-person visits (10/16-4/17), we evaluated physical performance (range 0-4; higher scores = better performance); cognitive performance (five fluid cognition domains; adjusted t-scores); and self-reported measures including physical functioning (t-scores), activities of daily living (ADLs), falls, and life-space mobility...
January 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315181/cochlear-implant-surgery-and-the-risk-of-falls-in-an-adult-population
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Julia Louza, Caspar Leon Klappert, Georg Ledderose, Robert Gürkov, Eike Krause
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of cochlear implant surgery on the balance and risk of falls in an adult patient population using a mobile posturograph. DESIGN: Prospective clinical pilot study. SETTING: Cochlear implant center at a tertiary referral hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty adult patients undergoing cochlear implant surgery were tested using a mobile posturograph (VertiGuard). The standard balancing deficit test, or the geriatric standard balancing deficit test protocol (for patients older than 60 yr), was performed both 1 day before and 3 to 5 days after surgery...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314249/functional-performances-on-admission-predict-in-hospital-falls-injurious-falls-and-fractures-in-older-patients-a-prospective-study
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Mélany Hars, Marie-Claude Audet, François Herrmann, Jean De Chassey, René Rizzoli, Jean-Luc Reny, Gabriel Gold, Serge Ferrari, Andrea Trombetti
Falls are common among older inpatients, and remain a great challenge for hospitals. Despite the relevance of physical impairments to falls, the prognostic value of performance-based functional measures for in-hospital falls and injurious falls remains unknown. This study aimed to determine the predictive ability and accuracy of various functional tests administered at or close to admission in a geriatric hospital to identify in-hospital fallers and injurious fallers. In this prospective study, conducted in a geriatric hospital in Geneva (Switzerland), 807 inpatients (mean age, 85...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304202/-i-feel-worn-out-as-if-i-neglected-myself-older-patients-perspectives-on-post-hospital-symptoms-after-acute-hospitalization
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Rosanne van Seben, Lucienne A Reichardt, Dirk R Essink, Barbara C van Munster, Jos A Bosch, Bianca M Buurman
Background: The transition between hospital and home is a vulnerable period for acutely hospitalized older patients during which they are at increased risk for adverse health outcomes. Yet, studies describing experiences of a geriatric patient population postdischarge from a patient perspective are missing. Objective: To characterize patient experiences with recovering at home after acute hospitalization. Design and Methods: Qualitative semi-structured interviews, involving 20 recently discharged patients (age ≥ 70), were conducted...
January 3, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289543/comparison-of-3-frailty-instruments-in-a-geriatric-acute-care-setting-in-a-low-middle-income-country
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Sumika Mori Lin, Márlon Juliano Romero Aliberti, Sileno de Queiroz Fortes-Filho, Juliana de Araújo Melo, Ivan Aprahamian, Claudia Kimie Suemoto, Wilson Jacob Filho
OBJECTIVE: Comparison of frailty instruments in low-middle income countries, where the prevalence of frailty may be higher, is scarce. In addition, less complex diagnostic tools for frailty are important in these settings, especially in acutely ill patients, because of limited time and economic resources. We aimed to compare the performance of 3 frailty instruments for predicting adverse outcomes after 1 year of follow-up in older adults with an acute event or a chronic decompensated disease...
December 27, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284997/the-frequency-of-multifactorial-syndromes-in-geriatrics-of-tuzla-canton-population
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Enisa Ramic, Senada Selmanovic, Esad Alibasic, Dzevad Dzananovic, Fejzo Dzafic, Irma Ramic
Introduction: There are four main multifactorial syndromes in geriatrics the so-called "4N", which specifically occur at elderly patients. Listed syndromes often occur related, and they can be the cause and the result of many other syndromes at geriatric patients. Objective: determine the difference in the assessment of the level of immobility, instability, dependence, urinary incontinence ("4N") in elderly groups. Materials and methods: The research included total 200 elderly respondents experimental group made of elderly persons (>65 years) living alone...
December 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260237/-anticoagulation-in-geriatric-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-with-what-and-for-whom-no-more
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REVIEW
P Bahrmann, M Christ
Based on established risk scores, such as the CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc score, the indications for oral anticoagulation are given for patients over 65 years old with atrial fibrillation and even more so for patients over 75 years old. Before beginning anticoagulation a geriatric assessment for evaluation of the cognitive ability, the activities of daily living and the risk of falling should be made because of the known complications of anticoagulation. Geriatric patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) are increasingly being treated with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) to prevent ischemic stroke...
December 19, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248435/delphi-consensus-of-an-expert-committee-in-oncogeriatrics-regarding-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-seniors-with-cancer-in-spain
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Maria-Jose Molina-Garrido, Carmen Guillén-Ponce, Remei Blanco, Juana Saldaña, Jaime Feliú, Maite Antonio, Rosa López-Mongil, Primitivo Ramos Cordero, Regina Gironés
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to reach a national consensus in Spain regarding the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) domains in older oncological patients and the CGA scales to be used as a foundation for widespread use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Delphi method was implemented to attain consensus. Representatives of the panel were chosen from among the members of the Oncogeriatric Working Group of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM). Consensus was defined as ≥66...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
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