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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911458/spondylodiscitis-a-rare-complication-following-percutaneous-nephrostomy
#1
Francesco Chiancone, Maurizio Fedelini, Clemente Meccariello, Luigi Pucci, Marco Fabiano, Paolo Fedelini
Spondylodiscitis is an inflammation of the intervertebral disc and the adjacent vertebral bodies. The spondylodiscitis can not only be a complication of medical interventions such as an operation near spinal column but also urogenital and vascular interventions and intravenous catheter use. A 71-year-old man was admitted to our emergency department with fever and severe abdominal pain. Antibiotic therapy had been performed with intravenous administration of 2 g of ceftriaxone and the patient underwent the placement of a percutaneous nephrostomy according to Seldinger technique...
November 28, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911316/risk-factors-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-german-primary-care-practices
#2
Louis Jacob, Jens Bohlken, Karel Kostev
BACKGROUND: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a common mental disorder affecting around 16% of elderly people without dementia. MCI is considered an intermediate state between normal cognition and dementia. OBJECTIVE: To analyze risk factors for the development of MCI in German primary care practices. METHODS: In total, 3,604 MCI patients and 3,604 controls without MCI were included between January 2010 and December 2015. Several disorders potentially associated with MCI were determined...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906777/asymptomatic-bacteriuria-to-screen-or-not-to-screen-and-when-to-treat
#3
Tommaso Cai, Bela Koves, Truls E Bjerklund Johansen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) is a common clinical condition that often leads to unnecessary treatment. The purpose of this review is to outline and evaluate the most recent literature on the management of ABU. RECENT FINDINGS: The role of ABU management has been evaluated in several patient subgroups: healthy patients without identified risk factors, pregnant women, postmenopausal women, women with recurrent UTI, patients with diabetes, elderly institutionalized patients, patients with renal transplants, patients with indwelling catheters and prior to surgery...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905692/remote-pre-procedural-ischemic-stroke-was-the-strongest-risk-for-stroke-and-death-associated-with-carotid-stenting-a-single-center-experience
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Mária Rašiová, Ľubomír Špak, Ľudmila Farkašová, Štefan Pataky, Martin Koščo, Marek Hudák, Matej Moščovič, Norbert Leško
BACKGROUND: The goal of carotid artery stenting (CAS) is to decrease the stroke risk in patients with carotid stenosis. This procedure carries an immediate risk of stroke and death and many patients do not benefit from it, especially asymptomatic patients. Patient selection for carotid procedure who benefit from procedure and who is the procedure hazardous for is important. Remote ischemic stroke is known risk factor for stroke reccurence during surgery. The aim of our study was to determine the periprocedural complication risk (within 30 days after CAS) associated with carotid stenting (stroke, death) between patients with remote pre- procedural ischemic stroke and without it; to analyse periprocedural risk in other specific patient subgroups treated with CAS and to determine the impact of observed variables on all- cause mortality during long-term follow-up...
December 1, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895344/peri-operative-determinants-of-prolonged-cicu-stay-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-in-elderly-at-a-private-tertiary-care-hospital-a-case-control-study
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Fazal Wahab Khan, Shiraz Hashmi, Syed Saeed Naeem, Benish Fatima, Hashim Hanif, Mubashir Zareen, Saulat Hasnain Fatimi
OBJECTIVE: To explore peri-operative risk factors associated with prolonged stay in cardiac intensive care unit among patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. Methods: This retrospective case control study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, comprised medical records of patients who had undergone cardiothoracic revascularisation surgery from January 2006 to December 2013. The patients were grouped into cases and controls at a ratio of 1:2 on the basis of length of stay at cardiac intensive care unit, i...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890892/a-survey-of-actual-clinical-practice-concerning-blood-pressure-control-among-patients-with-hypertension-in-kanagawa-2014
#6
Nobuo Hatori, Hiroyuki Sakai, Kazuyoshi Sato, Masayuki Miyajima, Shouhei Yuasa, Shingo Kuboshima, Keiichi Kajiwara, Yoshikuni Hara, Kousuke Minamizawa, Masaaki Miyakawa
We performed a cross-sectional survey to investigate actual clinical practice concerning blood-pressure control among patients with hypertension in Kanagawa. The guidelines of the Japanese Society of Hypertension (JSH) for the management of patients with hypertension were revised in 2014. From October 1 to November 30, 2014, questionnaires on the care of patients with hypertension were sent via post to members of the Kanagawa Physicians Association in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. -Data on 1,105 patients (mean age: 68...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889914/predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-older-patients-hospitalized-for-acutely-decompensated-heart-failure-clinical-relevance-of-natriuretic-peptides
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Andrea Passantino, Piero Guida, Rocco Lagioia, Enrico Ammirati, Fabrizio Oliva, Maria Frigerio, Domenico Scrutinio
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure is a common cause of hospitalization among older patients. Optimized risk stratification might improve the outcome for this subgroup of patients. Natriuretic peptides have been used in the diagnosis of heart failure and in evaluating the prognosis of patients hospitalized for heart failure. However, their utility in the elderly is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term survival and prognostic factors for elderly patients hospitalized for acutely decompensated heart failure and evaluate the prognostic utility of NT-proBNP...
November 27, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889202/analysis-of-the-elective-treatment-process-for-critical-limb-ischaemia-with-tissue-loss-diabetic-patients-require-rapid-revascularisation
#8
K Noronen, E Saarinen, A Albäck, M Venermo
OBJECTIVES: The number of elderly people is increasing; inevitably, the result will be more patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) in the future. Tissue loss in CLI is related to a high risk of major amputation. The aim of this study was to analyze the treatment process from referral to revascularisation, to discover possible delays and reasons behind them, and to distinguish patients benefitting the most from early revascularisation. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 394 consecutive patients with a combined 447 affected limbs, referred to the outpatient clinic during 2010-2011 for tissue loss of suspected ischaemic origin...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885860/pioglitazone-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#9
Daniela Galimberti, Elio Scarpini
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. Pharmacological treatment of AD includes Anticholinesterase Inhibitors (AChEIs) for mild-moderate AD, and memantine for severe AD. These drugs provide mainly symptomatic short-term benefits without clearly influencing the progression of the disease. Pioglitazone (AD4833) is an insulin sensitizer of the thiazolidinedione class of nuclear Peroxisome-Proliferator Activated Receptor γ (PPARγ) agonists. It binds to PPARγ, affecting gene transcription and reducing inflammation...
November 25, 2016: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884116/kidney-disease-in-the-elderly-biopsy-based-data-from-14-renal-centers-in-poland
#10
Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska, Dominika Deborska-Materkowska, Artur Bartczak, Tomasz Stompor, Tomasz Liberek, Barbara Bullo-Piontecka, Anna Wasinska, Agnieszka Serwacka, Marian Klinger, Jolanta Chyl, Michal Kuriga, Robert Malecki, Krzysztof Marczewski, Bogdan Hryniewicz, Tadeusz Gregorczyk, Monika Wieliczko, Stanislaw Niemczyk, Olga Rostkowska, Leszek Paczek, Magdalena Durlik
BACKGROUND: Longer life expectancy is associated with an increasing prevalence of kidney disease. Aging itself may cause renal damage, but the spectrum of kidney disorders that affect elderly patients is diverse. Few studies, mostly form US, Asia and West Europe found differences in the prevalence of some types of kidney diseases between elderly and younger patients based on renal biopsy findings, with varied proportion between glomerulopathies and arterionephrosclerosis as a dominant injury found...
November 25, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883167/frailty-is-a-geriatric-syndrome-characterized-by-multiple-impairments-a-comprehensive-approach-is-needed
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L-K Chen, A-C Hwang, L-K Liu, W-J Lee, L-N Peng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of frailty and the associated multimorbidity and functional impairments among community-dwelling middle-aged and elderly people in Taiwan. DESIGN: a cross-sectional study. SETTING: communities in I-Lan County of Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: 1839 community-dwelling people aged 50 years and older. INTERVENTION: None. MEASUREMENTS: Frailty defined by Fried's criteria, Charlson's comorbidity index (CCI), Functional Autonomy Measurement System (SMAF), Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), Mini-Nutrition Assessment (MNA), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and Short Form-12 quality of life questionnaire...
2016: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882553/malignant-otitis-externa-hospitalizations-analysis-of-patient-characteristics
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Michael J Sylvester, Saurin Sanghvi, Viral M Patel, Jean Anderson Eloy, Yu-Lan Mary Ying
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Malignant otitis externa (MOE) is a rare disorder that is not well studied in the inpatient setting. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was utilized to analyze characteristics and predischarge outcomes of hospitalized MOE patients. METHODS: MOE hospitalizations were identified in the 2002 to 2013 NIS. Patient demographics, length of hospital stay, hospital charges, concomitant diagnoses, treatment-related procedures, complications, and in-hospital mortality rates were examined, with comparisons made among age cohorts and between diabetes mellitus (DM) and non-DM groups...
November 24, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882107/effects-of-sitagliptin-as-initial-therapy-in-newly-diagnosed-elderly-type-2-diabetics-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Xiaoyan Xiao, Xiaopei Cui, Jianbo Zhang, Zhenxia Han, Yu Xiao, Nan Chen, Baoying Li, Mei Cheng, Haiqing Gao, Kuanxiao Tang
The objective of this study was to investigate the characteristics of blood glycemic excursion, incretins and pancreatic hormone secretion in elderly people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and to study the effects of sitagliptin on glycemic excursion in these subjects. A total of 129 newly diagnosed T2DM patients were enrolled in the study from March 2012 to August 2013. Clinical data, serum incretin, pancreatic hormone and continuous glucose monitoring data were collected. Among these subjects, elderly patients (NEDM) randomly received metformin combined with sitagliptin phosphate or glimepiride for 24 weeks...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882038/alzheimer-and-vascular-dementia-in-the-elderly-patients
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Naresh Kumar Seetlani, Narindar Kumar, Khalid Imran, Asif Ali, Nadia Shams, Taha Sheikh
OBJECTIVES: To find out the frequency of Alzheimer's and Vascular dementia in the elderly patients. METHODS: This cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in Department of Medicine, Ziauddin Hospital Karachi from 1(st) October 2013 to 31(st) March 2014. Patients with symptoms of dementia for more than 6 months duration, and Mini Mental State Examination score <24 were included in this study. Patients who fell in category of dementia were assessed for duration of symptoms...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880029/hypertension-haematuria-and-renal-functioning-in-haemophilia-a-cross-sectional-study-in-europe
#15
P A Holme, C Combescure, R C Tait, E Berntorp, S Rauchensteiner, P de Moerloose
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This cross-sectional, epidemiological study sought to assess the prevalence and extent of potential risk factors for hypertension, particularly renal function related to haematuria and their associations in people with haemophilia. METHODOLOGY: Demographic and medical data were collected at a single time-point in patients with haemophilia over 40 years of age from 16 European centres. Associations with diagnosis of hypertension were tested in univariate and multivariate analyses...
March 2016: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874940/hospital-readmissions-to-internal-medicine-departments-a-higher-risk-for-females
#16
A De Giorgi, B Boari, R Tiseo, P J López-Soto, F Signani, M Gallerani, R Manfredini, F Fabbian
OBJECTIVE: Readmissions to hospital after discharge are considered adverse, serious and costly outcomes. In the last years, two new scores have been proposed to identify patients at high risk of hospital readmission, the HOSPITAL and the Elders Risk Assessment (ERA) indexes. The aim of this study was to evaluate these two scores and the risk of death among internal medicine readmitted patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During a 30-month period, we identified 613 readmitted patients out of 13,237 admissions...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873152/a-comparison-of-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-properties-between-faster-acting-insulin-aspart-and-insulin-aspart-in-elderly-subjects-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#17
Tim Heise, Ulrike Hövelmann, Eric Zijlstra, Kirstine Stender-Petersen, Jacob Bonde Jacobsen, Hanne Haahr
BACKGROUND: Due to population aging, an increasing number of elderly patients with diabetes use insulin. It is therefore important to investigate the characteristics of new insulins in this population. Faster-acting insulin aspart (faster aspart) is insulin aspart (IAsp) in a new formulation with faster absorption. This study investigated the pharmacological properties of faster aspart in elderly subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). METHODS: In a randomised, double-blind, two-period crossover trial, 30 elderly (≥65 years) and 37 younger adults (18-35 years) with T1DM received single subcutaneous faster aspart or IAsp dosing (0...
November 21, 2016: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870655/blood-pressure-treatment-levels-and-choice-of-antihypertensive-agent-in-people-with-diabetes-mellitus-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
#18
Mattias Brunström, Mats Eliasson, Peter M Nilsson, Bo Carlberg
OBJECTIVE: Multiple systematic reviews address the effect of antihypertensive treatment in people with diabetes. Here, we summarize current systematic reviews concerning antihypertensive treatment effect at different blood pressure (BP) levels, and relative treatment effect of different antihypertensive agents. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, BIOSIS, DARE and CDSR during years 2005-2016. Eligibility criteria, number of trials and participants, outcomes analysed, statistical methods used for data synthesis, and principal results were extracted for each review...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858878/association-between-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-osteoporosis-in-the-elderly-people-a-case-control-study
#19
Zhong Xie, Yanhong He, Yongqiang Sun, Zhanzhan Lin, Mingzhi Yang, Qian Liu, Sihai Liu
In this case-control study, we evaluated the association between osteoporosis and pulmonary fibrosis in the elderly. Participants were divided into a test group and a control group depending on bone mineral density and grid pattern changes of pulmonary fibrosis. We measured general conditions, related risk factors, serum biochemical index, grid pattern changes of double lungs, pulmonary function, arterial oxygen pressure (PO2), and bone mineral density of participates, and investigated the data through statistical analysis on SPSS 17...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849048/a-competing-risk-based-score-for-predicting-twenty-year-risk-of-incident-diabetes-the-beijing-longitudinal-study-of-ageing-study
#20
Xiangtong Liu, Zhenghong Chen, Jason Peter Fine, Long Liu, Anxin Wang, Jin Guo, Lixin Tao, Gehendra Mahara, Kun Yang, Jie Zhang, Sijia Tian, Haibin Li, Kuo Liu, Yanxia Luo, Feng Zhang, Zhe Tang, Xiuhua Guo
Few risk tools have been proposed to quantify the long-term risk of diabetes among middle-aged and elderly individuals in China. The present study aimed to develop a risk tool to estimate the 20-year risk of developing diabetes while incorporating competing risks. A three-stage stratification random-clustering sampling procedure was conducted to ensure the representativeness of the Beijing elderly. We prospectively followed 1857 community residents aged 55 years and above who were free of diabetes at baseline examination...
November 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
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