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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214764/recurrent-falls-and-its-risk-factors-among-older-men-living-in-the-veterans-retirement-communities-a-cross-sectional-study
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Cheng-Hao Hung, Chih-Jen Wang, Ting-Ching Tang, Liang-Yu Chen, Li-Ning Peng, Fei-Yuan Hsiao, Liang-Kung Chen
AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of recurrent falls and their risk factors among older men living in the Veterans Homes in Taiwan. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 871 residents and all participants received the comprehensive geriatric assessment, including Barthel Index, Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE), Geriatric Depression Scale-5 questions (GDS-5), Mini-Nutrition Assessment Short Form (MNA-SF), the status of urinary incontinence, stool incontinence, polypharmacy, past history of falls, multimorbidity, and medication history...
February 4, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214402/relationship-between-chewing-ability-and-cognitive-impairment-in-the-rural-elderly
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Eun-Kyong Kim, Sung Kook Lee, Youn-Hee Choi, Makiko Tanaka, Kimiko Hirotsu, Hyeon Chang Kim, Hee-Kyung Lee, Yun-Sook Jung, Atsuo Amano
OBJECTIVE: Relationship between masticatory function and cognitive impairment had been suggested but still understudied. We investigated the association between chewing ability and cognitive impairment among the elderly living in a rural region. METHODS: A total of 295 elderly individuals aged ≥70 years in a rural city of Korea participated in a cross-sectional study. Trained nurses conducted interviews and assessed chewing ability using gum that changed color based on chewing performance...
February 11, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196115/nutritional-assessment-of-community-dwelling-older-adults-in-rural-nepal
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Saruna Ghimire, Binaya Kumar Baral, Karen Callahan
BACKGROUND: Demographic transition in Nepal, like in many developing countries, has resulted in a burgeoning elderly population whose health status is not currently monitored. One pillar of health is adequate nutrition. Yet, little is known about the nutritional health status of the elderly in Nepal. The financial, material, and personnel limitations in Nepal's health delivery services necessitate health screening instruments that require minimal clinical staff and resources. To our knowledge, no such nutritional assessment tool has been validated in Nepal...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187148/nutritional-status-and-body-composition-by-bioelectrical-impedance-vector-analysis-a-cross-sectional-study-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ilaria Cova, Simone Pomati, Laura Maggiore, Marica Forcella, Valentina Cucumo, Roberta Ghiretti, Giulia Grande, Fulvio Muzio, Claudio Mariani
AIMS: Analysis of nutritional status and body composition in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in a University-Hospital setting, recruiting 59 patients with AD, 34 subjects with MCI and 58 elderly healthy controls (HC). Nutritional status was assessed by anthropometric parameters (body mass index; calf, upper arm and waist circumferences), Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and body composition by bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174491/comprehensive-evaluation-of-nutritional-status-before-and-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-170-patients-with-hematological-diseases
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Peng Liu, Boshi Wang, Xia Yan, Jingjing Cai, Yu Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the nutritional status of patients before and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and explore optimal methods for assessing nutritional status in patients with hematological diseases. METHODS: This cohort study enrolled 170 patients who were diagnosed with hematological diseases and underwent allogeneic HSCT in the Department of Hematology, Peking University People's Hospital between May 2011 and April 2013. We used fixed-point continuous sampling and four nutritional screening tools, Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 (NRS-2002), Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) and Malnutrition Universal Screening Tools (MUST), in combination with body measurements, to extensively screen and evaluate nutritional risks and status in patients receiving HSCT before entering and after leaving laminar air flow rooms...
December 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153597/pharmacokinetic-profile-of-1-methylnicotinamide-nitrate-mnano3-in-rats
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Malgorzata Szafarz, Kamil Kus, Maria Walczak, Agnieszka Zakrzewska, Michał Niemczak, Juliusz Pernak, Stefan Chlopicki
Treatment with 1-methylnicotinamide (MNA), a major metabolite of nicotinamide, exerts anti-thrombotic, anti-inflammatory, and vasoprotective effects. Yet, pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of MNA has not been fully characterised. In the present work we analyse the PK profile of the MNA given as a nitrate (MNANO3) in comparison to nitrite (MNANO2) or chloride (MNACl) in rats. The bioavailability of MNA administered as MNANO3 equaled 22.4% as compared to MNANO2 or MNACl (9.2% and 9.1%, respectively). Moreover, in single pass intestinal perfusion experiments effective permeability of MNA given as MNANO3 was higher as compared with MNA administered as MNANO2 or MNACl...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153387/-the-elderly-living-alone-and-malnutrition-solger-study
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Lidia Paino Pardal, Laia Poblet I Montells, Laura Ríos Álvarez
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine if there are any connections between living alone and suffering from malnutrition or having a risk of being malnourished, in people over 79years old in a Mediterranean population. DESIGN: A questionnaire was used in a cross-sectional and multicentre study conducted between June and December 2014 in three Primary Care Centres (PCC). PARTICIPANTS: A quota was chosen for each centre, including all patients over 79years, with a total of 167 people...
January 30, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143415/oral-health-and-nutritional-status-in-nursing-home-residents-results-of-an-explorative-cross-sectional-pilot-study
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Dirk Ziebolz, Christine Werner, Gerhard Schmalz, Ina Nitschke, Rainer Haak, Rainer F Mausberg, Jean-François Chenot
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to assess oral and nutritional status of nursing home residents in a region of Lower Saxony, Germany. The aim was to show potential associations between oral status (dentate or edentulous), further anamnestic factors (dementia, age, smoking) and the risk for malnutrition in this population. METHODS: In this observational cross-sectional pilot study of residents from four nursing homes Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), Body-Mass-Index (BMI), dental status (DMF-T) and periodontal situation (PSR(®)/PSI) were recorded...
January 31, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130237/identification-of-protein-complexes-by-integrating-multiple-alignment-of-protein-interaction-networks
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Cheng-Yu Ma, Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen, Bonnie Berger, Chung-Shou Liao
MOTIVATION: Protein complexes are one of the keys to studying the behavior of a cell system. Many biological functions are carried out by protein complexes. During the past decade, the main strategy used to identify protein complexes from high-throughput network data has been to extract near-cliques or highly dense subgraphs from a single protein-protein interaction (PPI) network. Although experimental PPI data has increased significantly over recent years, most PPI networks still have many false positive interactions and false negative edge loss due to the limitations of high-throughput experiments...
January 27, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126636/coexisting-severe-frailty-and-malnutrition-predict-mortality-among-the-oldest-old-in-nursing-homes-a-1-year-prospective-study
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Tomohiko Kamo, Keita Takayama, Hideaki Ishii, Keisuke Suzuki, Katsuhiko Eguchi, Yuusuke Nishida
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship of coexisting severe frailty and malnutrition with all-cause mortality among the oldest old in nursing homes. This study was conducted among all subjects (n=160) aged 85 years and older who lived in two nursing homes of Japan. Information about the health status of participants was gathered from history, medical documentation, test assessing frailty, according to the Canadian Study of Health and Aging-Clinical Frailty Scale (CSHA-CFS) and the Mini Nutritional Assessment Short Form (MNA-SF)...
January 19, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113791/a-robust-motion-artifact-detection-algorithm-for-accurate-detection-of-heart-rates-from-photoplethysmographic-signals-using-time-frequency-spectral-features
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Duy Dao, S M A Salehizadeh, Yeon Noj, Jo Woon Chong, Chae Cho, Dave Mcmanus, Chad E Darling, Yitzhak Mendelson, Ki H Chon
Motion and noise artifacts (MNAs) impose limits on the usability of the photoplethysmogram (PPG), particularly in the context of ambulatory monitoring. MNAs can distort PPG, causing erroneous estimation of physiological parameters such as heart rate (HR) and arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2). In this study we present a novel approach, "TifMA," based on using the Time-frequency spectrum of PPG to first detect the MNA-corrupted data and next discard the non-usable part of the corrupted data. The term "non-usable" refers to segments of PPG data from which the HR signal cannot be recovered accurately...
October 21, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100361/-the-relationship-between-nutritional-status-and-oxidative-stress-markers-pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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X L Jiang, P Zhong, C L Huang, F He, X M Fan, X R Chen
Objective: To investigate the association between the nutritional status of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the levels of serum oxidative stress markers protein carbonyls (PC), malondialdehyde (MDA), 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and pulmonary function. Methods: 200 patients with stable COPD (the COPD group) and 100 healthy individuals (the control group) who visited during June 2014 and August 2014 were enrolled in our study. The levels of PC, MDA, 8-OHdG and TAC in serum were detected...
January 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098050/dairy-food-supplementation-may-reduce-malnutrition-risk-in-institutionalised-elderly
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Sandra Iuliano, Shirley Poon, Xiaofang Wang, Minh Bui, Ego Seeman
Malnutrition in institutionalised elderly increases morbidity and care costs. Meat and dairy foods are high-quality protein sources so adequate intakes may reduce malnutrition risk. We aimed to determine whether inadequate intakes of meat and dairy foods contribute to malnutrition in institutionalised elderly. This cross-sectional study involved 215 elderly residents (70·2 % females, mean age 85·8 years) from twenty-one aged-care facilities in Melbourne, Australia. Dietary intake was assessed using observed plate waste...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064147/experimental-and-theoretical-studies-on-stability-of-new-stabilizers-for-n-methyl-p-nitroaniline-derivative-in-cmdb-propellants
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Qiufan Tang, Xuezhong Fan, Jizhen Li, Fuqiang Bi, Xiaolong Fu, Lianjie Zhai
Although N-methyl-P-nitroaniline (MNA) was a quite effective stabilizer in composite modified double base (CMDB) propellants, it undergoes crystallization easily from nitroglycerin (NG) during storage. In order to improve its solubility in nitroglycerin (NG) and the stability in propellants, several new stabilizers including N-ethyl-p-nitroaniline (ENA), N-n-propyl-p-nitroaniline (n-PNA), N-i-propyl-p-nitroaniline (i-PNA), N-n-butyl-p-nitroaniline (n-BNA) and N-t-butyl-p-nitroaniline (t-BNA) were designed and synthesized to replace MNA by increasing the carbon chain length...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063514/undernutrition-as-independent-predictor-of-early-mortality-in%C3%A2-elderly-cancer-patients
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Renata B Martucci, Mariana V Barbosa, Cristiane A D'Almeida, Viviane D Rodrigues, Anke Bergmann, Nivaldo B de Pinho, Luiz Claudio S Thuler
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the 1-y survival of elderly patients with cancer and the association between undernutrition and mortality. METHODS: This was a cohort study with elderly patients ages ≥65 y admitted between September and October 2014. A nutritionist performed a Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA-SF) assessment during 48 h of hospital admission and collected data about potential confounding variables (comorbidities, stage of cancer, treatment in the previous 3 mo, and reason for hospitalization)...
February 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049443/performance-of-edmonton-frail-scale-on-frailty-assessment-its-association-with-multi-dimensional-geriatric-conditions-assessed-with-specific-screening-tools
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Simone Perna, Matthew D'Arcy Francis, Chiara Bologna, Francesca Moncaglieri, Antonella Riva, Paolo Morazzoni, Pietro Allegrini, Antonio Isu, Beatrice Vigo, Fabio Guerriero, Mariangela Rondanelli
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) on frailty assessment in association with multi-dimensional conditions assessed with specific screening tools and to explore the prevalence of frailty by gender. METHODS: We enrolled 366 hospitalised patients (women\men: 251\115), mean age 81.5 years. The EFS was given to the patients to evaluate their frailty. Then we collected data concerning cognitive status through Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), health status (evaluated with the number of diseases), functional independence (Barthel Index and Activities Daily Living; BI, ADL, IADL), use of drugs (counting of drugs taken every day), Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Skeletal Muscle Index of sarcopenia (SMI), osteoporosis and functionality (Handgrip strength)...
January 4, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033549/combined-iron-and-sulfate-reduction-biostimulation-as-a-novel-approach-to-enhance-btex-and-pah-source-zone-biodegradation-in-biodiesel-blend-contaminated-groundwater
#17
Juliana B Müller, Débora T Ramos, Catherine Larose, Marilda Fernandes, Helen S C Lazzarin, Timothy M Vogel, Henry X Corseuil
The use of biodiesel as a transportation fuel and its growing mandatory blending percentage in diesel increase the likelihood of contaminating groundwater with diesel/biodiesel blends. A 100L-field experiment with B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel, v/v) was conducted to assess the potential for the combined biostimulation of iron and sulfate reducing bacteria to enhance BTEX and PAH biodegradation in a diesel/biodiesel blend-contaminated groundwater. A B20 field experiment under monitored natural attenuation (MNA) was used as a baseline control...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031994/covariation-between-plasma-phosphate-and-daytime-cortisol-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Lena Håglin, Lennart Bäckman
BACKGROUND: Disturbed phosphate homeostasis in early Parkinson's disease (PD) may originate from a stress-related condition and nutritional status among other risk factors, age, and gender. METHODS: Risk of malnutrition using Mini-nutritional assessment (MNA score) and plasma levels of protein markers and daytime cortisol at the time of diagnosis in PD (n = 75) were compared with a control group (n = 24). Cognition was assessed using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE score) and motor function using Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS-part III scale)...
December 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000247/investigation-of-nutritional-status-using-the-mini-nutritional-assessment-short-form-and-analysis-of-the-relevant-factors-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-tumour
#19
Ayaka Yanagi, Mai Murase, Yuka I Sumita, Hisashi Taniguchi
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to reveal the nutritional status of patients after head and neck tumour treatment by using the Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA-SF) and to analyse the factors affecting nutritional status in patients with head and neck tumour. BACKGROUND: Elderly patients with loss of teeth and maxillary/mandibular bone due to head and neck tumour treatment could be at high risk of malnutrition. However, there are few reports on the nutritional status of these patients...
December 20, 2016: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999853/nutritional-follow-up-after-discharge-prevents-readmission-to-hospital-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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J Lindegaard Pedersen, P U Pedersen, E M Damsgaard
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of two individualized nutritional follow-up intervention strategies (home visit or telephone consultation) with no follow-up, with regard to acute readmissions to hospital at two points in time, 30 and 90 days after discharge from hospital. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial with two intervention groups and one control group, and monitoring on readmission at 30 and 90 days after discharge. SETTING: Intervention in the participants' homes after discharge from hospital...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
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