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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667154/reliability-and-feasibility-of-gait-initiation-centre-of-pressure-excursions-using-a-wii-%C3%A2-balance-board-in-older-adults-at-risk-of-failing
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James Lee, Graham Webb, Adam P Shortland, Rebecca Edwards, Charlotte Wilce, Gareth D Jones
BACKGROUND: Impairments in dynamic balance have a detrimental effect in older adults at risk of falls (OARF). Gait initiation (GI) is a challenging transitional movement. Centre of pressure (COP) excursions using force plates have been used to measure GI performance. The Nintendo Wii Balance Board (WBB) offers an alternative to a standard force plate for the measurement of CoP excursion. AIMS: To determine the reliability of COP excursions using the WBB, and its feasibility within a 4-week strength and balance intervention (SBI) treating OARF...
April 17, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667152/falls-in-mexican-older-adults-aged-60-years-and-older
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Luis M Valderrama-Hinds, Soham Al Snih, Nai-Wei Chen, Martin A Rodriguez, Rebeca Wong
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major cause of disability, morbidity, institutionalization, and mortality in older adults. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to examine the risk factors for falls among Mexican older adults aged 60 years and older. METHODS: This study included 6247 participants and their spouse or partner aged 60 years and older from the Mexican Health and Aging Study, an ongoing longitudinal study (2001-2012) conducted in Mexico...
April 17, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666919/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-evidence-for-disease-prevention-in-the-older-population
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Julia Kühn, Paula Trotz, Gabriele I Stangl
The prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, usually assessed by the analysis of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH])D), is very high in the aging German population. An important factor that reduces endogenous vitamin D synthesis in older persons is physical inactivity or care-dependency that limits the time spent outside. Additionally, it has been suggested that the age-dependent decline in the glomerular filtration rate is associated with a reduced production of bioactive calcitriol. As this phenomenon is not detectable by the assessment of 25(OH)D, it is necessary to analyze the level of parathyroid hormone as a marker of calcitriol function...
April 17, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666666/early-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-chronic-pain-in-trauma-patients
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Raoul Daoust, Jean Paquet, Lynne Moore, Marcel Émond, Sophie Gosselin, Gilles Lavigne, Manon Choinière, Aline Boulanger, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong, Jean-Marc Chauny
Objective: To identify factors, available at the time of trauma admission, associated with the development of chronic pain to allow testing of preventive approaches. Methods: In a retrospective observational cohort study, we included all patients ≥ 18 years old admitted for injury in 57 adult trauma centers in the province of Quebec (Canada) between 2004 and 2014. Chronic pain was defined as follows: treated in a chronic pain clinic, diagnosed with chronic pain, or received at least 2 prescriptions of chronic pain medications 3 to 12 months postinjury...
2018: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666603/long-term-factors-associated-with-falls-and-fractures-poststroke
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Emma J Foster, Raphae S Barlas, Joao H Bettencourt-Silva, Allan B Clark, Anthony K Metcalf, Kristian M Bowles, John F Potter, Phyo K Myint
Background: Risk factors for poststroke falls and fractures remain poorly understood. This study aimed to evaluate which factors increased risk of these events after stroke. Methods: Data from 7,267 hospitalized stroke patients were acquired from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Stroke Register from 2003-2015. The impacts of multiple patient level and stroke characteristics and comorbidities on post-discharge falls and fractures were assessed. Univariate and multivariable models were constructed, adjusting for multiple confounders, using binary logistic regression for short-term analysis (up to 1-year post-discharge) and Cox-proportional hazard models for longer term analysis (1-3, 3-5, and 0-10 years follow-up)...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666388/the-cognitive-complexity-of-concurrent-cognitive-motor-tasks-reveals-age-related-deficits-in-motor-performance
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Anderson Souza Oliveira, Mikkel Staall Reiche, Cristina Ioana Vinescu, Sif Amalie Halkjær Thisted, Carina Hedberg, Miguel Nobre Castro, Martin Gronbech Jørgensen
Aging reduces cognitive functions, and such impairments have implications in mental and motor performance. Cognitive function has been recently linked to the risk of falls in older adults. Physical activities have been used to attenuate the declines in cognitive functions and reduce fall incidence, but little is known whether a physically active lifestyle can maintain physical performance under cognitively demanding conditions. The aim of this study was to verify whether physically active older adults present similar performance deficits during upper limb response time and precision stepping walking tasks when compared to younger adults...
April 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666129/preventing-emergency-department-ed-visits-and-hospitalisations-of-older-adults-with-cognitive-impairment-compared-with-the-general-senior-population-what-do-we-know-about-avoidable-incidents-results-from-a-scoping-review
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Mireille Gagnon-Roy, Benyahia Hami, Mélissa Généreux, Nathalie Veillette, Marie-Josée Sirois, Mary Egan, Véronique Provencher
OBJECTIVES: Older cognitively impaired adults present a higher risk of hospitalisation and mortality following a visit to the emergency department (ED). Better understanding of avoidable incidents is needed to prevent them and the associated ED presentations in community-dwelling adults. This study aimed to synthetise the actual knowledge concerning these incidents leading this population to ED presentation, as well as possible preventive measures to reduce them. DESIGN: A scoping review was performed according to the Arksey and O'Malley framework...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666034/contraceptive-use-effectiveness-and-pregnancy-prevention-information-preferences-among-heterosexual-and-sexual-minority-college-women
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Heather D Blunt-Vinti, Erika L Thompson, Stacey B Griner
BACKGROUND: Previous research shows that sexual minority women have higher rates of unintended pregnancy than heterosexual women, but has not considered the wide range of contraceptive method effectiveness when exploring this disparity. We examine contraceptive use effectiveness and desire for pregnancy prevention information among college women across sexual orientation identity as a risk factor for unintended pregnancy. METHODS: Using the National College Health Assessment Fall-2015 dataset, restricted to women who reported engaging in vaginal sex and not wanting to be pregnant (N = 6,486), logistic regression models estimated the odds of contraceptive method effectiveness and desire for pregnancy prevention information by sexual orientation...
April 14, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665851/psychological-distress-increases-the-risk-of-falling-into-poverty-amongst-older-australians-the-overlooked-costs-of-illness
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Emily J Callander, Deborah J Schofield
BACKGROUND: This paper aimed to identify whether high psychological distress is associated with an increased risk of income and multidimensional poverty amongst older adults in Australia. METHODS: We undertook longitudinal analysis of the nationally representative Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australian (HILDA) survey using modified Poisson regression models to estimate the relative risk of falling into income poverty and multidimensional poverty between 2010 and 2012 for males and females, adjusting for age, employment status, place of residence, marital status and housing tenure; and Population Attributable Risk methodology to estimate the proportion of poverty directly attributable to psychological distress, measured by the Kessler 10 scale...
April 17, 2018: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665258/health-related-quality-of-life-and-fall-risk-associated-with-age-related-body-composition-changes-sarcopenia-obesity-and-sarcopenic-obesity
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Zeynel Abidin Öztürk, İbrahim Halil Türkbeyler, Azer Abiyev, Seval Kul, Bahadır Edizer, Funda Datli Yakaryılmaz, Gülçimen Soylu
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia, obesity, and sarcopenic obesity are various features of the aging process that can cause important health issues. The present study was undertaken to investigate the interrelationship between those body composition changes including their clinical components and the quality of life variables. METHODS: 423 individuals aged 65 years or more were included in this cross-sectional study. Sarcopenia was diagnosed according to The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People criteria...
April 17, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665016/underreporting-of-fall-injuries-of-older-adults-implications-for-wellness-visit-fall-risk-screening
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Geoffrey J Hoffman, Jinkyung Ha, Neil B Alexander, Kenneth M Langa, Mary Tinetti, Lillian C Min
OBJECTIVES: To compare the accuracy of and factors affecting the accuracy of self-reported fall-related injuries (SFRIs) with those of administratively obtained FRIs (AFRIs). DESIGN: Retrospective observational study SETTING: United States PARTICIPANTS: Fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older (N=47,215). MEASUREMENTS: We used 24-month self-report recall data from 2000-2012 Health and Retirement Study data to identify SFRIs and linked inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory Medicare data to identify AFRIs...
April 17, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664815/long-term-posttraumatic-survival-of-spinal-fracture-patients-in-northern-finland
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Ville Niemi-Nikkola, Nelli Saijets, Henrikka Ylipoussu, Pietari Kinnunen, Juha Pesälä, Pirkka Mäkelä, Markku Alen, Mauri Kallinen, Aki Vainionpää
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective epidemiological study. OBJECTIVE: To reveal the long-term survival and causes of death after traumatic spinal fracture (TSF) and to determine the possible factors predicting death. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Increased mortality following osteoporotic spinal fracture has been represented in several studies. Earlier studies concerning mortality after TSF have focused on specific types of fractures, or else only the mortality of the acute phases has been documented...
April 16, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664739/ce-original-research-exploring-clinicians-perceptions-about-sustaining-an-evidence-based-fall-prevention-program
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Rebecca B Porter, Laura Cullen, Michele Farrington, Grace Matthews, Sharon Tucker
Findings from this qualitative study may help improve sustainability. ABSTRACT: Purpose: This study aimed to address the knowledge gap between implementing and sustaining evidencebased fall prevention practices for hospitalized patients by exploring perspectives of the interprofessional health care team. DESIGN: A qualitative design was used to capture insights from clinicians across disciplines in a large midwestern academic medical center. METHODS: Four homogenous semistructured focus groups and three individual interviews involving a total of 20 clinicians were conducted between October 2013 and March 2014...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664679/corrigendum
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Caffaro, F., Roccato, M., Micheletti Cremasco, M., & Cavallo, E. (2018). Falls from agricultural machinery: Risk factors related to work experience, worked hours, and operators' behavior. Human Factors, 60(1), 20-30. (Original DOI: 10.1177/0018720817738591).
April 1, 2018: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664158/spread-of-injectate-around-hip-articular-sensory-branches-of-the-femoral-nerve-in-cadavers
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N D Nielsen, M Greher, B Moriggl, R Hoermann, T D Nielsen, J Børglum, T F Bendtsen
BACKGROUND: Anatomical knowledge dictates that regional anaesthesia after total hip arthroplasty requires blockade of the hip articular branches of the femoral and obturator nerves. A direct femoral nerve block increases the risk of fall and impedes mobilisation. We propose a selective nerve block of the hip articular branches of the femoral nerve by an ultrasound-guided injection in the plane between the iliopsoas muscle and the iliofemoral ligament (the iliopsoas plane). The aim of this study was to assess whether dye injected in the iliopsoas plane spreads to all hip articular branches of the femoral nerve...
April 17, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663601/psychiatric-disorders-among-children-of-parents-with-cancer-a-swedish-register-based-matched-cohort-study
#16
Ruoqing Chen, Amanda Regodón Wallin, Eva Norén Selinus, Arvid Sjölander, Katja Fall, Unnur Valdimarsdóttir, Kamila Czene, Fang Fang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of psychiatric disorders among children of parents with cancer in a nationwide population-based setting. METHODS: Based on Swedish national registers, the study included 101,339 children with parental cancer diagnosed either during pregnancy (N=1,047) or after birth (N=100,292) that were born during 1983-2000. For each exposed child, we randomly selected 10 unexposed children from the general population after individual matching by year of birth and sex...
April 16, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661612/hearing-self-motion-perception-mobility-and-aging
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REVIEW
Jennifer Campos, Robert Ramkhalawansingh, M Kathleen Pichora-Fuller
Hearing helps us know where we are relative to important events and objects in our environment and it allows us to track our changing position dynamically over space and time. Auditory cues are used in combination with other sensory inputs (visual, vestibular, proprioceptive) to help us perceive our own movements through space, known as self-motion perception. Whether we are maintaining standing balance, walking, or driving, audition can provide unique and important information to help optimize self-motion perception, and consequently to support safe mobility...
March 31, 2018: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661594/accidental-injuries-among-older-adults-an-incidence-study
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Maria Gudnadottir, Thordis Katrin Thorsteinsdottir, Brynjolfur Mogensen, Thor Aspelund, Edda Bjork Thordardottir
BACKGROUND: To date, the majority of studies assessing accidental injuries among the elderly have focused on fall injuries, while studies of other mechanisms of injuries have been lacking. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to investigate all injury-related visits among older adults to an emergency department and risk factors for injuries. METHODS: Data were collected on all registered visits of adults, ≥67 years old, living in the capital of Iceland, to the emergency department of Landspitali, the National University Hospital, in 2011 and 2012...
April 13, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661070/scaphoid-cysts-literature-review-of-etiology-treatment-and-prognosis
#19
Tyler Safran, Jessica Hazan, Becher Al-Halabi, Hassan Al-Naeem, Sabrina Cugno
BACKGROUND: Cystic lesions of the carpal bones are rare entities that are infrequently reported in the literature. Scaphoid intraosseous cystic lesions represent a rare subset of carpal bone cysts. This review aims to summarize the available evidence on the evaluation and treatment of scaphoid cystic lesions to help guide clinical management. METHODS: Systematic electronic searches were performed using PubMed, Ovid, and Embase databases. Studies included were graded for their risk of bias...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660101/stand-development-and-other-intrinsic-factors-largely-control-fine-root-dynamics-with-only-subtle-modifications-from-resource-availability
#20
Mark D Coleman, Doug P Aubrey
Forest productivity depends on resource acquisition by ephemeral roots and leaves. A combination of intrinsic and environmental factors influences ephemeral organs; however, difficulties in studying belowground organs impede mechanistic understanding of fine-root production and turnover. To quantify factors controlling fine-root dynamics, we grew a deciduous hardwood (Populus deltoides Bartr.) and an evergreen conifer (Pinus taeda L.) with distinct soil moisture and nutrient availability treatments. We monitored fine-root dynamics with minirhizotrons for 6 years during early stand development and expressed results on a root length, biomass and mortality-risk basis...
April 5, 2018: Tree Physiology
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