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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222669/the-preoperative-hba1c-level-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-for-the-postoperative-survival-after-resection-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-elderly-patients
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Makoto Motoishi, Satoru Sawai, Tetsuo Hori, Naoki Yamashita
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of a history of diabetes mellitus (DM) and the glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level on the survival in patients who underwent complete resection for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Of the patients who underwent complete resection for NSCLC between 2007 and 2015, 468 were classified into DM (who were currently taking medication for DM) and no DM groups as well as into high HbA1c (≥ 6.5) and normal HbA1c (< 6...
December 8, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217879/iga-dominant-infection-related-glomerulonephritis-in-india-a-single-center-experience
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J Dhanapriya, T Balasubramaniyan, S P Maharajan, T Dineshkumar, R Sakthirajan, N Gopalakrishnan, M Nagarajan
IgA-dominant infection-related glomerulonephritis (IRGN) is a distinct morphologic variant of IRGN, characterized by dominant or codominant glomerular deposits of IgA, mostly in elderly and patients with diabetes. More cases are being reported in recent times due to increased awareness of the disease entity and increased rate of Staphylococcus infection. It usually presents as rapidly progressive renal failure with proteinuria, and treatment guidelines for this disease entity are not well defined. We report here 12 cases of IgA-dominant IRGN seen over a period of 5 years from a single center...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215660/-prioritization-of-non-recommended-clinical-activities-in-primary-care
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L García Mochon, A Olry de Labry Lima, C Bermudez-Tamayo
OBJECTIVE: To prioritize non-recommended clinical activities in Primary Care (PC), from "Do not do" recommendations listed by the Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria (Semfyc), according to expert consensus (physicians, nurses and pharmacists). METHODS: The consensus for the prioritization of non-recommended practices in PC was performed through an online procedure. We used as a base the list of "do not-do" recommendations of the SEMFYC. We asked the experts to prioritize practices that should be de-adopted in PC, based on four prioritization criteria: frequency of occurrence, cost of the activity, ease of disposal and damage caused, which were scored from one to five, according to their recommendation...
December 7, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212996/-a-comparison-of-the-associations-of-dynapenia-and-sarcopenia-with-fear-of-falling-in-elderly-diabetic-patients
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Satoshi Ida, Kazuya Murata, Yuki Ishihara, Kanako Imataka, Ryutaro Kaneko, Ryoko Fujiwara, Hiroka Takahashi
AIM: To comparatively investigate whether dynapenia and sarcopenia, as defined by the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia (AWGS), are associated with fear of falling in elderly patients with diabetes. METHODS: The subjects were outpatients with diabetes who were at least 65 years of age when they visited our hospital. Sarcopenia was evaluated based on the AWGS definition. The cutoff values for the appendicular skeletal mass index (multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance method), grip strength, and walking speed were, respectively, 7...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212995/-state-of-glycemic-control-in-elderly-diabetic-patients
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Koji Hattori, Hiroyuki Umegaki, Hitoshi Komiya, Kazuhisa Watanabe, Masafumi Kuzuya
AIM: The Japan Diabetes Society and The Japan Geriatric Society made a joint committee and published a new glycemic target in May 2016. Because reports on the state of glycemic control in elderly diabetic patients are insufficient, we investigated the state of glycemic control in this population before the new glycemic target was established. METHODS: We enrolled patients older than 65 years of age who had been prescribed antidiabetic drugs and hospitalized in the geriatric department of Nagoya University Hospital from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212527/anemia-is-associated-with-incidence-of-dementia-a-national-health-screening-study-in-korea-involving-37-900-persons
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Su-Min Jeong, Dong Wook Shin, Ji Eun Lee, Jung Hyeon Hyeon, Jinkook Lee, SangYun Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether anemia is associated with dementia incidence in the elderly. METHODS: Using the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Health Screening Cohort (NHIS-HEALS) database, we identified 66-year-old subjects (n = 37,900) who were free of dementia and stroke. Anemia (hemoglobin < 12 g/dl for women and < 13 g/dl for men) and the severity of anemia (mild, moderate, or severe) were defined using World Health Organization criteria...
December 6, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211038/prevalence-of-self-reported-diagnosed-cataract-and-associated-risk-factors-among-elderly-south-africans
#7
Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, Karl Peltzer, Amelia Crampin, Edmund Ahame, Zinhle Sokhela
This paper estimates the prevalence of self-reported cataract and associated risk factors among individuals aged ≥50 years in South Africa. Data from a nationally-representative cross-sectional Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) (N = 3646) conducted in South Africa from 2007-2008 was analyzed. The primary outcome was self-reported cataract, and exposures included socio-demographics, self-reported co-morbidities, and behavioral factors. Linearized multivariate logistic regression models were used...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209633/protein-intake-especially-vegetable-protein-intake-is-associated-with-higher-skeletal-muscle-mass-in-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Akane Miki, Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Shinobu Matsumoto, Emi Ushigome, Takuya Fukuda, Takafumi Sennmaru, Muhei Tanaka, Masahiro Yamazaki, Michiaki Fukui
Background/Aims: Protein intake is important for maintaining muscle mass in general population. However, it remains to be elucidated the association between dietary protein intake and skeletal muscle mass in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods: In this cross-sectional study of 168 elderly patients with type 2 diabetes, we investigated the relationship between skeletal muscle index (SMI) and protein intake. Bioimpedance analysis was used for measurement for skeletal muscle mass (kg) and SMI (%), which was defined as skeletal muscle mass (kg)/total body weight (kg) × 100...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209478/association-between-sarcopenia-and-dipstick-proteinuria-in-the-elderly-population-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-surveys-2009-2011
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Duna Hwang, Mi-Ryung Cho, Minyong Choi, Sang Hyun Lee, Youngmin Park
Background: Sarcopenia and proteinuria are significant health difficulties in the elderly; however, few studies have investigated their relationship. In this study, we investigated the association between sarcopenia and proteinuria in Korean subjects over 60 years old. Methods: We included data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a cross-sectional, nationally representative survey conducted from 2009 to 2011 (n=4,008). Sarcopenia was defined using appendicular skeletal muscle mass as a percentage of body weight...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209025/oblique-corpectomy-in-the-cervical-spine
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Tomasz Tykocki, Łukasz A Poniatowski, Marcin Czyz, Guy Wynne-Jones
STUDY DESIGN: A narrative review. OBJECTIVES: A literature review of studies reporting on the application of oblique corpectomy (OC) in various pathologies of the cervical spine. SETTING: UK. METHODS: A search was carried out using the PubMed and Google Scholar up to 18 March 2017. Finally, 26 studies met the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: A multilevel OC shows good clinical outcomes in various pathologies in the cervical spine...
December 5, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208453/comparison-of-survival-between-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-in-the-era-of-icodextrin-treatment
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I-Kuan Wang, Cheng-Li Lin, Tzung-Hai Yen, Shih-Yi Lin, Fung-Chang Sung
BACKGROUND: Icodextrin could reduce the risk of technique failure and improve patient survival in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. This study compared the survival between incident hemodialysis (HD) and PD patients, with and without diabetes, in the era of icodextrin treatment. METHODS: From the Taiwan health insurance database, 53,103 incident end-stage renal disease patients undergoing dialysis were identified from 2005 to 2010. The mortality risks among HD and PD patients with or without icodextrin treatment were compared...
December 3, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208334/factors-influencing-recurrent-emergency-department-visits-for-epistaxis-in-the-elderly
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Mohamad R Chaaban, Dong Zhang, Vicente Resto, James S Goodwin
OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to determine the risk factors associated with recurrent epistaxis requiring emergency department (ED) visits in the elderly. METHODS: We used a 5% national sample of Medicare data from January 2012 through December 2013. Our cohort included patients with a new diagnosis of epistaxis in the ED, defined as no epistaxis in the prior 12 months. We assessed the rates of ED visits for recurrent epistaxis in the 12 months following the incident visit...
December 2, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207114/elderly-apolipoprotein-e%C3%A2-%C3%A2-mice-with-advanced-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-the-aorta-do-not-develop-alzheimer-s-disease-like-pathologies
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Reut Shnerb Ganor, Dror Harats, Ginette Schiby, Kinneret Rosenblatt, Irit Lubitz, Aviv Shaish, Ophira Salomon
Atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Western societies. These diseases share common risk factors, which are exhibited in old age, including hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and apolipoprotein (Apo) ε4 allele. We previously demonstrated that factor XI (FXI) deficiency in mice reduced the atherosclerotic plaque area in coronary sinuses and the aortic arch. This led us to investigate whether FXI deficiency in elderly ApoE knockout (KO) mice would decrease pathological alterations compatible with atherosclerosis and AD...
November 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204442/in-vitro-screening-of-three-indian-medicinal-plants-for-their-phytochemicals-anticholinesterase-antiglucosidase-antioxidant-and-neuroprotective-effects
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Mohan Penumala, Raveendra Babu Zinka, Jeelan Basha Shaik, Damu Amooru Gangaiah
Cooccurrence of Diabetes Mellitus and Alzheimer's disease in elder people prompts scientists to develop multitarget agents that combat causes and symptoms of both diseases simultaneously. In line with this modern paradigm and as a follow-up to our previous studies, the present study is designed to investigate the crude methanolic extracts and subsequent CHCl3, n-BuOH, and H2O fractions of Acalypha alnifolia, Pavetta indica, and Ochna obtusata for their inhibitory activities towards specific targets involved in AD and DM, namely, acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase, and α-glucosidase (α-Glc)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202960/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-is-a-risk-factor-for-diabetes-and-prediabetes-in-middle-aged-but-not-elderly-women-a-long-term-population-based-follow-up-study
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Hadighe Kazemi Jaliseh, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Farhad Hosseinpanah, Davood Khalili, Leila Cheraghi, Fereidoun Azizi
OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence rate and hazard ratios of diabetes and prediabetes between women with PCOS and healthy subjects. DESIGN: Prospective population-based study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Women with PCOS (n = 178) and eumenorrheic, nonhirsute, healthy women as controls (n = 1,524), all followed for a median time of 12.9 years. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Incidence rate and hazard ratios of diabetes and prediabetes between women with PCOS and healthy controls...
December 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202033/synthetic-smart-gel-provides-glucose-responsive-insulin-delivery-in-diabetic-mice
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Akira Matsumoto, Miyako Tanaka, Hiroko Matsumoto, Kozue Ochi, Yuki Moro-Oka, Hirohito Kuwata, Hironori Yamada, Ibuki Shirakawa, Taiki Miyazawa, Hitoshi Ishii, Kazunori Kataoka, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Yuji Miyahara, Takayoshi Suganami
Although previous studies have attempted to create "electronics-free" insulin delivery systems using glucose oxidase and sugar-binding lectins as a glucose-sensing mechanism, no successful clinical translation has hitherto been made. These protein-based materials are intolerant of long-term use and storage because of their denaturing and/or cytotoxic properties. We provide a solution by designing a protein-free and totally synthetic material-based approach. Capitalizing on the sugar-responsive properties of boronic acid, we have established a synthetic polymer gel-based insulin delivery device confined within a single catheter, which exhibits an artificial pancreas-like function in vivo...
November 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201525/complete-penile-skin-necrosis
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Abdulkadir Pektaş, Ali Özgür Karakaş, Ali Çift, Mehmet Özgür Yücel
Superficial penile skin infections may be presented in different clinical situations that vary from simple infection to organ loss and serious morbidity and mortality. Antibiotic treatment and, if necessary, urgent debridement is required. A 46-year-old male patient with the complaints of urethral discharge and pain admitted to our outpatient clinic. He declared that there were midpenil tenderness and erythema 14 days ago which occurred after sexual intercourse. Complete penile skin necrosis with purulent discharge was detected in physical examination...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199402/changes-in-body-composition-according-to-age-and-sex-among-young-non-diabetic-korean-adults-the-kangbuk-samsung-health-study
#18
Seul Ki Kim, Yu Hyun Kwon, Jung Hwan Cho, Da Young Lee, Se Eun Park, Hyung Geun Oh, Cheol Young Park, Won Young Lee, Ki Won Oh, Sung Woo Park, Eun Jung Rhee
BACKGROUND: Age-related decreases in lean mass represent a serious health problem. We aimed to analyze the risks of rapid decreases in lean mass by age and sex in relatively young Korean adults during a 4-year follow-up study. METHODS: A total of 65,856 non-diabetic participants (59.5% men, mean age 39.1 years) in a health screening program were subjected to bioimpedance body composition analyses and metabolic parameter analyses at baseline and after 4 years. The participants were sub-divided according to age, and additionally to six groups by age and the degree of body weight change over the 4-year period...
November 21, 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198686/orthotopic-kidney-transplantation-in-an-elderly-patient-with-various-severe-comorbid-conditions-a-case-report
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H Sasaki, R Nakazawa, T Iwata, W Usuba, H Yoshie, E Fujimoto, H Metoki, Y Katsuoka, K Aida, H Kudo, K Koitabashi, M Yazawa, Y Shibagaki, Y Marui, T Chikaraishi
In recent years, the frequency of high-risk kidney transplantations has increased. We report a case in which a 72-year-old man with various severe comorbidities (prostate cancer, diabetes mellitus, complete atrioventricular block, coronary artery stenosis, severe stenosis of the popliteal arteries, and severe calcification of the iliac arteries) who received an orthotopic kidney transplantation. To prevent the occurrence of acute limb ischemia due to the steal phenomenon (caused by the kidney graft), we decided that a heterotopic kidney transplantation involving the iliac arteries was not an appropriate option...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197945/spontaneous-expulsive-suprachoroidal-haemorrhage-in-an-asymptomatic-elderly-patient-a-case-report
#20
Jacqueline Ting Yl, Humayun Akhter Faisal, Shin Wei Pan
PURPOSE: To describe a rare case of spontaneous expulsive suprachoroidal haemorrhage (SESCH) in an asymptomatic elderly patient. METHOD: This is a case report of a 76-year-old Chinese female, presented as an emergency with spontaneous left eye bleeding. She had underlying uncontrolled hypertension, no other systemic illness and not on anticoagulant. She has a history of right eye cataract operation, right eye angle-closure glaucoma and left eye absolute glaucoma complicated with painless left blind eye...
December 2, 2017: International Ophthalmology
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