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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056303/visual-and-refractive-associations-with-falls-after-first-eye-cataract-surgery
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Anna Palagyi, Nigel Morlet, Peter McCluskey, Andrew White, Lynn Meuleners, Jonathon Q Ng, Ecosse Lamoureux, Konrad Pesudovs, Fiona Stapleton, Rebecca Q Ivers, Kris Rogers, Lisa Keay
PURPOSE: To clarify the effect of first-eye cataract surgery on the incidence of falls and identify components of visual function associated with fall risk. SETTING: Eight public hospital eye clinics in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, Australia. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: The study recruited patients who had bilateral cataract, were aged 65 years or older, and were on public hospital cataract surgery waiting lists...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056242/exploring-falls-prevention-capabilities-barriers-and-training-needs-among-patient-sitters-in-a-hospital-setting-a-pilot-survey
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Lex D de Jong, Su Kitchen, Zi Foo, Anne-Marie Hill
Older patients in hospitals are at high risk of falls. Patient sitters are sometimes employed to directly observe patients to reduce their risk of falling although there is scant evidence that this reduces falls. The primary aim of this pilot survey (n = 31) was to explore the patient sitters' falls prevention capability, self-efficacy and the barriers and enablers they perceived influenced their ability to care for patients during their shifts. Feedback was also sought regarding training needs. Most (90%) participants felt confident in their role...
October 19, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055881/fitbit-charge-hr-wireless-heart-rate-monitor-validation-study-conducted-under-free-living-conditions
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Alexander Wilhelm Gorny, Seaw Jia Liew, Chuen Seng Tan, Falk Müller-Riemenschneider
BACKGROUND: Many modern smart watches and activity trackers feature an optical sensor that estimates the wearer's heart rate. Recent studies have evaluated the performance of these consumer devices in the laboratory. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to examine the accuracy and sensitivity of a common wrist-worn tracker device in measuring heart rates and detecting 1-min bouts of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) under free-living conditions...
October 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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/29054690/removable-rigid-dressings-for-postoperative-management-of-transtibial-amputations-a-review-of-published-evidence
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REVIEW
James P Reichmann, Phillip M Stevens, John Rheinstein, Christopher D Kreulen
Forty years of clinical experience and peer reviewed research studies support the use of non-weight bearing removable rigid dressings (RRD) as an effective means of post-operative management of transtibial amputations. We reviewed the published medical evidence regarding the use of RRDs as a postoperative management strategy, culminating in an evidence-based practice recommendation. Published peer reviewed literature on the topic was searched and classified by level of evidence based on the research design utilizing the scale recommended by the PM&R Journal (level I through V)...
October 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054310/etiology-diagnosis-and-demographic-analysis-of-maxillofacial-trauma-in-elderly-persons-a-10-year-investigation
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Anna Paula da Rosa Possebon, Gabriela Granke, Fernanda Faot, Luciana de Rezende Pinto, Fábio Renato Manzolli Leite, Marcos Antonio Torriani
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate etiologies and diagnoses of maxillofacial trauma in emergency services in Brazil over a period of 10 years. Additionally, associations among sex, age, accident location, and dependent variables were analyzed. Understanding the epidemiology of trauma and the physiology of aging is important in maintaining health and bettering service for the elderly population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The primary mode of investigation was analysis of medical records from 2003 to 2013...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053542/biomechanical-comparison-of-intrapelvic-and-extrapelvic-fixation-for-acetabular-fractures-involving-the-quadrilateral-plate
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Gregory J Gillispie, Sharon N Babcock, Kyle P McNamara, Michaela E Dimoff, Arun Aneja, Philip J Brown, Eben A Carroll
OBJECTIVES: Elderly patients represent the fastest growing and most difficult to treat population sustaining acetabular fractures. When treated surgically, isolated extrapelvic or combined intrapelvic-extrapelvic constructs may be used. No biomechanical or clinical study has compared the merits of these 2 techniques in cadaveric models. This research aims to biomechanically quantify the additional benefit of intrapelvic fixation to a standard extrapelvic fixation construct. METHODS: Ten cadaveric pelves underwent standardized anterior column and quadrilateral plate fracture creation...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051913/patients-with-dementia-are-easy-victims-to-predators
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R C Hamdy, J V Lewis, R Copeland, A Depelteau, A Kinser, T Kendall-Wilson, K Whalen
Patients with dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease and particularly those in early stages, are susceptible to become victims of predators: Their agnosia (see Case 1) prevents them from detecting and accurately interpreting subtle signals that otherwise would have alerted them that they are about to fall for a scam. Furthermore, their judgment is impaired very early in the disease process, often before other symptoms manifest themselves and usually before a diagnosis is made. Patients with early stages of dementia are therefore prime targets for unscrupulous predators, and it behooves caregivers and health care professionals to ensure the integrity of these patients...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051018/access-to-employee-wellness-programs-and-use-of-preventive-care-services-among-u-s-adults
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Oluwaseyi O Isehunwa, Erik L Carlton, Yang Wang, Yu Jiang, Satish Kedia, Cyril F Chang, Daniel Fijabi, Soumitra S Bhuyan
INTRODUCTION: There is little research at the national level on access to employee wellness programs and the use of preventive care services. This study examined the use of seven preventive care services among U.S working adults with access to employee wellness programs. METHODS: The study population comprised 17,699 working adults aged ≥18 years, obtained from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey. Multivariate logistic regression models examined the relationship between access to employee wellness programs and use of seven preventive care services: influenza vaccination, blood pressure check, diabetes check, cholesterol check, Pap smear test, mammogram, and colon cancer screening...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049632/an-engineering-model-to-test-for-sensory-reweighting-in-non-human-primate-posture
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Lara A Thompson, Csilla Haburcakova, Adam D Goodworth, Richard F Lewis
Quantitative animal models are critically needed to provide proof-of-concept for the investigation of rehabilitative balance therapies (e.g., invasive vestibular prostheses) and treatment response prior to, or in conjunction with, human clinical trials. This paper describes a novel approach to modeling the non-human primate postural control system. Our observation that rhesus macaques and humans have even remotely similar postural control motivates the further application of the rhesus macaque as a model for studying the effects of vestibular dysfunction, as well as vestibular prosthesis-assisted states, on human postural control...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048944/risk-factors-for-social-networking-site-scam-victimization-among-malaysian-students
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Grainne H Kirwan, Chris Fullwood, Brendan Rooney
Social networking sites (SNSs) can provide cybercriminals with various opportunities, including gathering of user data and login credentials to enable fraud, and directing of users toward online locations that may install malware onto their devices. The techniques employed by such cybercriminals can include clickbait (text or video), advertisement of nonexistent but potentially desirable products, and hoax competitions/giveaways. This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with falling victim to these malicious techniques...
October 19, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
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/29045357/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-of-a-hospital-based-fall-prevention-intervention-the-importance-of-time-nurses-spend-on-the-front-line-of-implementation
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Teryl K Nuckols, Jack Needleman, Tristan R Grogan, Li-Jung Liang, Pamela Worobel-Luk, Laura Anderson, Linda Czypinski, Courtney Coles, Catherine M Walsh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and incremental net cost of a fall prevention intervention that involved hourly rounding by RNs at 2 hospitals. BACKGROUND: Minimizing in-hospital falls is a priority, but little is known about the value of fall prevention interventions. METHODS: We used an uncontrolled before-after design to evaluate changes in fall rates and time use by RNs. Using decision-analytical models, we estimated incremental net costs per hospital per year...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045245/newborn-safety-bundle-to-prevent-falls-and-promote-safe-sleep
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Bethann Lipke, Gael Gilbert, Heather Shimer, Larry Consenstein, Christine Aris, Lynne Ponto, Susan Lafaver, Christopher Kowal
PURPOSE: At our Baby-Friendly USA hospital, with at least 80% of mothers breastfeeding and rooming-in, it is not uncommon for mothers to fall asleep in their hospital bed while feeding. The aim of this study was to develop a newborn infant safety bundle and evaluate its efficacy in helping reduce unsafe sleep situations while simultaneously preventing newborn falls. STUDY DESIGN AND METHOD: Data were collected in March 2015 using an infant at risk-to-fall instrument prior to nurses initiating the newborn infant safety bundle...
October 17, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
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
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October 16, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043432/recent-advances-in-pharmacological-hormonal-and-nutritional-intervention-for-sarcopenia
#16
REVIEW
Kunihiro Sakuma, Akihiko Yamaguchi
Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass, is characterized by a deterioration of muscle quantity and quality leading to a gradual slowing of movement, a decline in strength and power, increased risk of fall-related injury, and often frailty. This review focuses on the recent advances of pharmacological, hormonal, and nutritional approaches for attenuating sarcopenia. The article is composed of the data reported in many basic and some clinical studies for mammalian muscles. Resistance training combined with amino acid-containing supplements is the gold standard to prevent sarcopenia...
October 18, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042342/reduction-in-fall-rate-in-dementia-managed-care-through-video-incident-review-pilot-study
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Eleonore Bayen, Julien Jacquemot, George Netscher, Pulkit Agrawal, Lynn Tabb Noyce, Alexandre Bayen
BACKGROUND: Falls of individuals with dementia are frequent, dangerous, and costly. Early detection and access to the history of a fall is crucial for efficient care and secondary prevention in cognitively impaired individuals. However, most falls remain unwitnessed events. Furthermore, understanding why and how a fall occurred is a challenge. Video capture and secure transmission of real-world falls thus stands as a promising assistive tool. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze how continuous video monitoring and review of falls of individuals with dementia can support better quality of care...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040554/frailty-syndrome-an-emerging-clinical-problem-in-the-everyday-management-of-clinical-arrhythmias-the-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Stefano Fumagalli, Tatjana S Potpara, Torben Bjerregaard Larsen, Kristina H Haugaa, Dan Dobreanu, Alessandro Proclemer, Nikolaos Dagres
The age of patients presenting with complex arrhythmias is increasing. Frailty is a multifaceted syndrome characterized by an increased vulnerability to stressors and a decreased ability to maintain homeostasis. The prevalence of frailty is associated with age. The aims of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EP Wire survey were to evaluate the proportion of patients with frailty and its influence on the clinical management of arrhythmias. A total of 41 centres-members of the EHRA Electrophysiology Research Network-in 14 European countries completed the web-based questionnaire in June 2017...
October 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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/29037329/smokers-report-lower-intake-of-key-nutrients-than-nonsmokers-yet-both-fall-short-of-meeting-recommended-intakes
#20
Susan K Raatz, Lisa Jahns, LuAnn K Johnson, Angela Scheett, Alicia Carriquiry, Andrine Lemieux, Motohiro Nakajima, Mustafa al'Absi
Smoking is a major risk factor in the development of preventable disease which may be due to a poorer diet and the reduced nutrient intake of smokers. Our objective was to compare and evaluate the reported intake of current smokers with that of nonsmokers among participants of a study evaluating stress and smoking. We hypothesized (1) that overall energy and nutrient intake would be reduced in smokers compared with nonsmokers and (2) that smokers would have increased noncompliance with Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)...
September 2017: Nutrition Research
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