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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635539/an-old-challenge-with-new-promises-a-systematic-review-on-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-long-term-care-facilities
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Francesco Panza, Vincenzo Solfrizzi, Madia Lozupone, Maria Rosaria Barulli, Francesca D'Urso, Roberta Stallone, Vittorio Dibello, Alessia Noia, Cristina Di Dio, Antonio Daniele, Antonello Bellomo, Davide Seripa, Antonio Greco, Giancarlo Logroscino
Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multidimensional and multidisciplinary diagnostic process focused on determining the clinical profile, pathological risk, residual skills, short- and long-term prognosis, and the personalized therapeutic and care plan of the functionally compromised and frail older subjects. Previous evidence suggested that the effectiveness of CGA programs may be influenced by the settings where the CGA is performed [i.e., hospital, post-hospital discharge/ long-term care facilities (LTCF), or community/home] as well as the specific clinical conditions of older frail individuals...
June 21, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634893/geriatric-assessment-and-functional-decline-in-older-patients-with-lung-cancer
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L Decoster, C Kenis, D Schallier, J Vansteenkiste, K Nackaerts, L Vanacker, N Vandewalle, J Flamaing, J P Lobelle, K Milisen, J De Grève, H Wildiers
PURPOSE: Older patients with lung cancer are a heterogeneous population making treatment decisions complex. This study aims to evaluate the value of geriatric assessment (GA) as well as the evolution of functional status (FS) in older patients with lung cancer, and to identify predictors associated with functional decline and overall survival (OS). METHODS: At baseline, GA was performed in patients ≥70 years with newly diagnosed lung cancer. FS measured by activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) was reassessed at follow-up to define functional decline and OS was collected...
June 20, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634202/hemoglobin-a1c-variability-predicts-symptoms-of-depression-in-elderly-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ramit Ravona-Springer, Anthony Heymann, James Schmeidler, Erin Moshier, Elizabeth Guerrero-Berroa, Laili Soleimani, Mary Sano, Derek Leroith, Rachel Preiss, Ruth Tzukran, Jeremy M Silverman, Michal Schnaider Beeri
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze the relationship of variability in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) over years with subsequent depressive symptoms. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Subjects (n = 837) were participants of the Israel Diabetes and Cognitive Decline (IDCD) study, which aimed to examine the relationship of characteristics of long-term type 2 diabetes with cognitive decline. All pertain to a diabetes registry established in 1998, which contains an average of 18 HbA1c measurements per subject...
June 20, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633384/correlates-of-dyspnoea-and-its-association-with-adverse-outcomes-in-a-cohort-of-adults-aged-80-and-over
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Eralda Hegendörfer, Bert Vaes, Catharina Matheï, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Jean-Marie Degryse
Background: adults aged 80 and over, a fast growing age-group, with increased co-morbidity and frailty have not been the focus of previous research on dyspnoea. We investigate the correlates of dyspnoea and its association with adverse outcomes in a cohort of adults aged 80 and over. Methods: about 565 community-dwelling adults aged 80 and over of the BELFRAIL prospective cohort had assessment of Medical Research Council dyspnoea scale (MRC), forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), physical performance tests, grip strength, 15 items geriatric depression scale, activities of daily living (ADL), body mass index (BMI) and demographics data...
June 14, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632933/patient-characteristics-associated-with-a-successful-response-to-nurse-led-care-programs-targeting-the-oldest-old-a-comparison-of-two-rcts
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Nienke Bleijenberg, Lorenz Imhof, Romy Mahrer-Imhof, Margaret I Wallhagen, Niek J de Wit, Marieke J Schuurmans
BACKGROUND: To improve the effectiveness of community-based care programs, especially those targeting the oldest-old population (80+), data are needed that elucidate those factors associated with a successful response to the intervention. Two comparable nurse-led care programs have been evaluated in two large randomized controlled trials (RCTs), one in Switzerland and one in the Netherlands. AIMS: To identify common patient characteristics that are related to a successful response to proactive nurse-led care, we explored if and to what extent, identical factors were present in both study populations...
June 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632549/biomechanical-investigation-of-a-novel-revision-device-in-an-osteoporotic-model-pullout-strength-of-pedicle-screw-anchor-versus-larger-screw-diameter
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Jacinto Manon, Mir M Hussain, Jonathan Harris, Mark Moldavsky, Frank La Marca, Brandon S Bucklen
STUDY DESIGN: In vitro cadaveric biomechanical study. OBJECTIVE: To assess revision pullout strength of novel anchored screws (AS) versus conventional larger diameter traditional pedicle screws (TPS) in an osteoporotic model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pedicle screws are the most ubiquitous method of treating spinal pathologies requiring lumbar fusion. Although these screws are effective in providing 3-column stabilization of the spine, revision surgeries are occasionally necessary, particularly for geriatric and osteoporotic populations...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632340/prescribing-in-the-oldest-old-inpatients-a-retrospective-analysis-of-patients-referred-for-specialist-geriatric-consultation
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Sivarajah Ilango, Peter Pillans, Nancye M Peel, Ian Scott, Leonard C Gray, Ruth E Hubbard
INTRODUCTION: While medications may prolong life and prevent morbidity in older people, adverse effects of polypharmacy are increasingly recognised. As patients age and become frail, prescribing may be expected to focus more on symptom control and minimise potentially harmful preventive medication use that confer little benefit within a short lifespan. Whether prescribing practice shifts to one of symptom control among the oldest old admitted to hospital remains unclear. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all patients aged ≥85 years referred for comprehensive geriatric assessment at a tertiary care hospital between May 2006 and December 2014 for whom all prescribed medications were documented...
June 20, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631285/quality-assurance-of-falls-reduction-in-an-orthopaedic-ward-using-a-novel-bedside-trolley-table-set-up-strategy
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Shuang Quan Chan, Marianne Wadsley, Sue Ferriere
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a novel bedside trolley table set-up decreased inpatient falls (IF) postintervention. METHODS: From December 2012 to December 2014, geriatric patients admitted to our orthopaedic ward with extreme falls risk had a bedside trolley placed between them and a floor sensor mat to give responders more time to prevent IF. Pre- and postintervention falls data was reviewed for falls reduction using falls per month as comparison standard. IF were classified as high or low/medium risk using St Thomas's Risk Assessment Tool In Falling Elderly inpatients (STRATIFY) scoring...
June 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629480/a-bifactor-and-item-response-analysis-of-the-geriatric-anxiety-inventory
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H Molde, K M Hynninen, T Torsheim, A B Bendixen, K Engedal, N A Pachana, I H Nordhus
BACKGROUND: Due to previously reported mixed findings, there is a need for further empirical research on the factorial structure of the commonly used Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI). Therefore, the psychometric properties of the GAI and its short form version (GAI-SF) were evaluated in a psychogeriatric mixed in-and-out patient sample (n = 543). METHODS: Unidimensionality was tested using a bifactor analysis. Rasch modeling was used to assess scale properties...
June 20, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628364/time-to-stop-saying-geriatric-assessment-is-too-time-consuming
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Marije E Hamaker, Tanya M Wildes, Siri Rostoft
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627050/effects-of-a-community-disability-prevention-program-for-frail-older-adults-at-48-month-follow-up
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Hyuma Makizako, Hiroyuki Shimada, Takehiko Doi, Kota Tsutumimoto, Daisuke Yoshida, Takao Suzuki
AIM: The present prospective study was carried out to determine whether participation in community-based intervention studies exerted a positive impact on disability prevention in older adults with physical frailty. METHODS: A total of 514 community-dwelling older adults (aged ≥65 years) with physical frailty who had undergone baseline assessment and participated in community-based intervention studies (participants) or did not (non-participants) were included in the present study...
June 18, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626444/aging-with-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-and-dizziness-the-importance-of-undiagnosed-peripheral-vestibular-disorders
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Niccolò Cerchiai, Michelangelo Mancuso, Elena Navari, Nicola Giannini, Augusto Pietro Casani
Recent studies showed a link between cerebral small vessel white matter disease (SVD) and dizziness: patients whose dizziness cannot be explained by vestibular disease show severe SVD and gait abnormalities; however, little is still known about how SVD can cause this symptom. The primary aim of this study is to examine the possible underlying causes of dizziness in neurovascular patients; this is in order to assess whether treatable causes could be routinely disregarded. A secondary aim is to possibly define a central oculomotor pattern induced per se by SVD...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623800/inpatient-geriatric-care-in-sweden-important-factors-from-an-inter-disciplinary-team-perspective
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Anna Cristina Åberg, Anna Ehrenberg
The purpose of this study was to describe factors of importance for the quality of inpatient geriatric care from an inter-disciplinary team perspective, an area that has not been previously studied to our knowledge. The study design was qualitative descriptive with data being collected from focus-group interviews with members of geriatric care teams. The data collection was conducted at a Swedish university hospital with 69 beds for geriatric care. It comprised five group interviews with a total of 32 staff members, including representatives of all the seven professions working with geriatric care...
June 10, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622606/dementia-correlates-with-anticoagulation-underuse-in-older-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Giovanni Viscogliosi, Evaristo Ettorre, Iulia Maria Chiriac
OBJECTIVES: Stroke prevention in older atrial fibrillation (AF) patients remains a challenge. This study aimed to investigate whether a dementia diagnosis is an independent correlate of lower prescription rate of oral anticoagulant treatment (OAT) in a sample of older AF patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective study. Consecutive older community-dwelling AF patients referred for a comprehensive geriatric assessment, were considered. Evaluation of physical, social and mental health, and administration of the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) and Barthel Index were performed...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621053/factors-affecting-aging-cognitive-function-among-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Chun-Ja Kim, JeeWon Park, Se-Won Kang, Elizabeth A Schlenk
AIM: The study purpose was to determine factors affecting aging cognitive function of 3,645 community-dwelling older adults in Korea. METHODS: The Hasegawa Dementia Scale assessed aging cognitive function, blood analyses and anthropometrics assessed cardio-metabolic risk factors, and the Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form Korean Version assessed depressive symptoms. RESULTS: Participants with poor aging cognitive function were more likely to be in the late age group (≥75 y) and currently smoking and have a medical history of stroke, high body mass index, and high level of depressive symptoms; they were also less likely to engage in regular meals and physical activities...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621029/urinary-tract-infection-in-patients-with-hip-fracture-an-underestimated-event
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Christopher Bliemel, Benjamin Buecking, Juliana Hack, Rene Aigner, Daphne-Asimenia Eschbach, Steffen Ruchholtz, Ludwig Oberkircher
AIM: Urinary tract infections (UTI) represent a common perioperative complication among elderly patients with hip fracture. To determine the impact of UTI on the perioperative course of elderly patients with hip fractures, a prospective study was carried out. METHODS: A total of 402 surgically-treated geriatric hip fracture patients were consecutively enrolled at a level 1 trauma center. On admission, all patients received an indwelling urinary catheter. Clinically symptomatic patients were screened more closely for UTI...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620925/validity-of-the-national-center-for-geriatrics-and-gerontology-functional-assessment-tool-and-mini-mental-state-examination-for-detecting-the-incidence-of-dementia-in-older-japanese-adults
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Hiroyuki Shimada, Hyuma Makizako, Hyuntae Park, Takehiko Doi, Sangyoon Lee
AIM: Numerous neuropsychological tests are implemented in the clinical setting. However, a readily available cognitive test is required to detect the risk of dementia in the community setting. METHODS: A total of 4151 persons aged ≥65 years participated in the present prospective cohort study. We assessed cognitive performance using the Mini-Mental State Examination and the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology-Functional Assessment Tool. The National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology-Functional Assessment Tool includes tests of story and word list memory, attention and executive function, processing speed, and visuospatial skill to screen for cognitive impairment...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618688/re-association-of-pre-operative-medication-use-with-post-operative-delirium-in-surgical-oncology-patients-receiving-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment
#18
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618686/re-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-is-a-useful-predictive-tool-for-postoperative-delirium-after-gastrointestinal-surgery-in-old-old-adults
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Tomas L Griebling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617622/treatment-and-communication-that-is-what-matters-an-analysis-of-complaints-regarding-end-of-life-care
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Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Michal Skornick-Bouchbinder, Rinat Cohen, Shai Brill
BACKGROUND: Investigating complaints concerning end-of-life (EoL) care is a necessary step for improving the quality of life at its final stage. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to classify and quantify the aspects of EoL care that require improvement by analyzing caregivers' feedback on the care their relatives received before death. DESIGN: A survey of primary family caregivers of deceased patients. SETTING/SUBJECTS: Relatives of decedents were recruited through two geriatric medical centers and from persons contacted for other studies, who reported losing a relative...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
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