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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741373/adaptation-and-validation-into-portuguese-language-of-the-six-item-cognitive-impairment-test-6cit
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João Luís Alves Apóstolo, Diana Dos Santos Paiva, Rosa Carla Gomes da Silva, Eduardo José Ferreira Dos Santos, Timothy John Schultz
BACKGROUND: The six-item cognitive impairment test (6CIT) is a brief cognitive screening tool that can be administered to older people in 2-3 min. OBJECTIVE: To adapt the 6CIT for the European Portuguese and determine its psychometric properties based on a sample recruited from several contexts (nursing homes; universities for older people; day centres; primary health care units). METHOD: The original 6CIT was translated into Portuguese and the draft Portuguese version (6CIT-P) was back-translated and piloted...
July 25, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741196/how-safe-is-performing-cholecystectomy-in-the-oldest-old-a-15-year-retrospective-study-from-a-single-institution
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Matteo Novello, Davide Gori, Salomone Di Saverio, Matteo Bianchin, Lorenzo Maestri, Francesco Vito Mandarino, Giuseppe Cavallari, Bruno Nardo
BACKGROUND: Globally, the number of people aged 80 years or over, the "oldest old," is the fastest growing population group. Because of the strong association between age and gallstone disease, both prevalence and incidence of this disease are increasing. The feasibility of the cholecystectomy in octogenarians has been evaluated in several studies that confirmed the safety of the operation. However, the safety of this procedure in nonagenarians is still controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of cholecystectomies in nonagenarians and identify related predictors for postoperative hospital length of stay (LOS) and in-hospital mortality up to 30 days postoperatively...
July 24, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740829/no-association-between-symptom-severity-and-mmn-impairment-in-schizophrenia-a-meta-analytic-approach
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Molly A Erickson, Matthew Albrecht, Abigail Ruffle, Leah Fleming, Philip Corlett, James Gold
The mismatch negativity (MMN) is an event-related potential that is consistently attenuated in people with schizophrenia. Within the predictive coding model of psychosis, MMN impairment is thought to reflect the same prediction failures that are also thought to underlie the development and crystallization of delusions and hallucinations. However, the true relationship between symptom severity and MMN impairment across studies has not yet been established. The present meta-analysis used meta-regressions to examine the relationship between MMN impairment (quantified as Hedges' g) and PANSS positive and negative symptom totals across 62 and 68 samples, respectively...
September 2017: Schizophrenia Research. Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740740/environmental-factors-promoting-neural-plasticity-insights-from-animal-and-human-studies
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REVIEW
Laura Mandolesi, Francesca Gelfo, Laura Serra, Simone Montuori, Arianna Polverino, Giuseppe Curcio, Giuseppe Sorrentino
We do not all grow older in the same way. Some individuals have a cognitive decline earlier and faster than others who are older in years but cerebrally younger. This is particularly easy to verify in people who have maintained regular physical activity and healthy and cognitively stimulating lifestyle and even in the clinical field. There are patients with advanced neurodegeneration, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), that, despite this, have mild cognitive impairment. What determines this interindividual difference? Certainly, it cannot be the result of only genetic factors...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740636/long-term-use-of-benzodiazepines-in-older-patients-in-germany-a-retrospective-analysis
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Louis Jacob, Michael A Rapp, Karel Kostev
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to analyze the prevalence of long-term benzodiazepine use in older adults treated in general and neuropsychiatric practices in Germany. METHODS: This study included 32,182 patients over the age of 65 years who received benzodiazepine prescriptions for the first time between January 2010 and December 2014 in general and neuropsychiatric practices in Germany. Follow up lasted until July 2016. The main outcome measure was the proportion of patients treated with benzodiazepines for >6 months...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739493/association-between-sarcopenia-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-using-the-japanese-version-of-the-sarc-f-in-elderly-patients-with-diabetes
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Satoshi Ida, Mari Nakai, Sho Ito, Yuki Ishihara, Kanako Imataka, Akihiro Uchida, Kou Monguchi, Ryutaro Kaneko, Ryoko Fujiwara, Hiroka Takahashi, Kazuya Murata
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between sarcopenia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in elderly patients with diabetes using the Japanese version of the simple 5-item questionnaire (SARC-F-J). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Community hospital in Japan. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects were people with diabetes aged 65 years and older being treated on an outpatient basis at the Ise Red Cross Hospital...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739491/management-of-fecal-incontinence-in-older-people-with-dementia-resident-in-care-homes-a-realist-synthesis-the-finch-study
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EDITORIAL
Brenda Roe, Claire Goodman, Bridget Russell, Marina Buswell, Christine Norton, Danielle Harari, Rowan Harwood, Jo Rycroft Malone, Vari M Drennan, Mandy Fader, Michelle Maden, Frances Bunn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739489/colonoscopy-and-sigmoidoscopy-use-among-older-adults-in-different-countries-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Chen Chen, Eileen Läcke, Christian Stock, Michael Hoffmeister, Hermann Brenner
Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) by colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing CRC incidence and mortality, and they are increasingly employed as screening tests and for diagnostic purposes in many countries. We conducted a systematic review to provide up-to-date estimates on the utilization of lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy) in the general average-risk population in different countries. PubMed and Web of Science were searched for relevant articles published between 1 September 2008 and 31 October 2016...
July 21, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739051/effectiveness-of-nutritional-and-exercise-interventions-to-improve-body-composition-and-muscle-strength-or-function-in-sarcopenic-obese-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Christos Theodorakopoulos, Jacklyn Jones, Elaine Bannerman, Carolyn A Greig
Although sarcopenic obesity (SO) poses a major public health concern, a robust approach for the optimization of body composition and strength/function in SO has not yet been established. The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of nutritional (focusing on energy and protein modulation) and exercise interventions, either individually or combined, on body composition and strength/function in older adults with SO. MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL and SPORTDiscus were searched...
July 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738909/quantifying-associations-of-the-dietary-share-of-ultra-processed-foods-with-overall-diet-quality-in-first-nations-peoples-in-the-canadian-provinces-of-british-columbia-alberta-manitoba-and-ontario
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Malek Batal, Louise Johnson-Down, Jean-Claude Moubarac, Amy Ing, Karen Fediuk, Tonio Sadik, Constantine Tikhonov, Laurie Chan, Noreen Willows
OBJECTIVE: To quantify associations of the dietary share of ultra-processed foods (UPF) with the overall diet quality of First Nations peoples. DESIGN: A cross-sectional analysis of data from the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study, designed to contribute to knowledge gaps regarding the diet of First Nations peoples living on-reserve, south of the 60th parallel. A multistage sampling of communities was conducted. All foods from 24 h dietary recalls were categorized into NOVA categories and analyses were performed to evaluate the impact of UPF on diet quality...
July 25, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738796/health-profile-for-danish-adults-with-activity-limitation-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nina Føns Johnsen, Michael Davidsen, Susan Ishøy Michelsen, Knud Juel
BACKGROUND: Studies have indicated that people with disabilities die earlier and may experience a poorer health than the general population. This study investigated 31 factors related to health and well-being, health behaviour and social relations among Danish adults with activity limitation (AL). METHODS: This study was based on data from the Danish Health and Morbidity Survey (DHMS) 2013 where 25,000 men and women aged 16 years or older were selected randomly from the adult Danish population...
July 24, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738541/research-progress-on-osteoarthritis-treatment-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Yun-Yao Gu, Jian Chen, Zhu-Long Meng, Wan-Yu Ge, Yang-Yang Bian, Shao-Wen Cheng, Chen-Kun Xing, Jiang-Ling Yao, Jian Fu, Lei Peng
Osteoarthritis is a common disease and is frequently encountered in the older population; the incidence rises sharply with age. It is estimated that more than 360 million people suffer from OA. However, the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis remains unclear, and we cannot effectively prevent the progression of OA. The aim of this review was to explore the molecular markers and signaling pathways that induce chondrocyte apoptosis in OA. We searched, using the key words osteoarthritis, chondrocyte apoptosis, autophagy, endoplasmic reticulum stress, molecular targets, and biomarkers, in PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar from 1994 to 2017...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738460/-association-between-sleep-and-leukocyte-telomere-length-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults
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H F Liu, F Li, Y H Wang, J H Chen, D X Peng, J Chen, L H Tan, X Mi, B H Zhao
Objective: To understand the association between peripheral leukocytes telomere length (TL) and sleep in middle-aged and old adults. Methods: A total of 176 middle-aged and old adults were investigated by using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and questionnaire. TL was measured by fluorescence quantitative PCR. The correlation and regression analysis between sleep and telomere length was performed. Results: TL had a mean T/S ratio of 0.995±0.23. There was a negative correlation between TL and age (r=-0.241, P=0...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738363/mild-cognitive-impairment-and-driving-cessation-a-3-year-longitudinal-study
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Michael H Connors, David Ames, Michael Woodward, Henry Brodaty
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Driving cessation is associated with significant morbidity in older people. People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may be at particular risk of this. Very little research has examined driving in this population. Given this, we sought to identify predictors of driving cessation in people with MCI. METHODS: One hundred and eighty-five people with MCI were recruited from 9 memory clinics around Australia. People with MCI and their carers reported their driving status and completed measures of cognition, function, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and medication use at regular intervals over a 3-year period...
July 22, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737297/correlates-of-frailty-phenotype-and-frailty-index-and-their-associations-with-clinical-outcomes
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G Guaraldi, A Malagoli, O Theou, T D Brothers, Lmk Wallace, R Torelli, C Mussini, S Sartini, S A Kirkland, K Rockwood
OBJECTIVES: Frailty is a predictor of adverse health outcomes and can be measured across the life course, including among people living with HIV. The purpose of this study was to examine two commonly used measures of frailty - the frailty index (FI) and frailty phenotype - to assess common characteristics and to describe associations with multimorbidity, falls, and disability in people aging with HIV. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational study including 482 consecutive HIV-infected patients (mean age 53...
July 24, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736934/using-social-media-to-engage-nurses-in-health-policy-development
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Siobhan O'Connor
AIMS: To explore nurses' views on future priorities for the profession and to examine social media as an engagement tool to aid policy discussion and development. BACKGROUND: Nurses are often not directly involved in policy creation and some feel it is a process they cannot easily influence. METHODS: A descriptive mixed methods study of a Twitter chat hosted by the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland was undertaken. Data were gathered using an analytics platform and NCapture software...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736874/the-impact-of-changes-in-china-s-family-patterns-on-family-pension-functions
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Su Zhongxin, Hu Zhan, Peng Xizhe
Using data from the Chinese census and the China Statistical Yearbook, this paper will analyze the historical changes and future trends of family households in China over the past 30 years and explore the changes of family pension functions and corresponding policies. Our analysis yielded 3 notable results. First, in family size miniaturization and structural simplification, 1- and 2-generation family households are the main body of contemporary China. Second, for family aging and changes in living patterns, which primarily manifest as an increase in; the proportion of elderly households and in middle-aged and elderly people in the family, the elderly model and the "multigenerational model" have become the 2 major residence models for the elderly in China...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736759/forecasted-trends-in-disability-and-life-expectancy-in-england-and-wales-up-to-2025-a-modelling-study
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Maria Guzman-Castillo, Sara Ahmadi-Abhari, Piotr Bandosz, Simon Capewell, Andrew Steptoe, Archana Singh-Manoux, Mika Kivimaki, Martin J Shipley, Eric J Brunner, Martin O'Flaherty
BACKGROUND: Reliable estimation of future trends in life expectancy and the burden of disability is crucial for ageing societies. Previous forecasts have not considered the potential impact of trends in disease incidence. The present prediction model combines population trends in cardiovascular disease, dementia, disability, and mortality to forecast trends in life expectancy and the burden of disability in England and Wales up to 2025. METHODS: We developed and validated the IMPACT-Better Ageing Model-a probabilistic model that tracks the population aged 35-100 years through ten health states characterised by the presence or absence of cardiovascular disease, dementia, disability (difficulty with one or more activities of daily living) or death up to 2025, by use of evidence-based age-specific, sex-specific, and year-specific transition probabilities...
July 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736621/percutaneous-cement-augmentation-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-fractures
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REVIEW
Amer Sebaaly, Maroun Rizkallah, Falah Bachour, Firas Atallah, Pierre Emmanuel Moreau, Ghassan Maalouf
Thoracolumbar vertebral fracture incidents usually occur secondary to a high velocity trauma in young patients and to minor trauma or spontaneously in older people.Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are the most common osteoporotic fractures and affect one-fifth of the osteoporotic population.Percutaneous fixation by 'vertebroplasty' is a tempting alternative for open surgical management of these fractures.Despite discouraging initial results of early trials for vertebroplasty, cement augmentation proved its superiority for the treatment of symptomatic osteoporotic vertebral fracture when compared with optimal medical treatment...
June 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736541/hallucinations-in-healthy-older-adults-an-overview-of-the-literature-and-perspectives-for-future-research
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REVIEW
Johanna C Badcock, Hedwige Dehon, Frank Larøi
KEY POINTS ➢ Studies suggest a substantial minority of healthy older adults have hallucinatory experiences, in line with existing evidence on hallucinations in other age groups, though it is still unclear if hallucination prevalence increases or declines with age in older cohorts.➢ Stigma attached to both hallucinations and ageing leads to considerable under-reporting of these experiences in healthy older adults and may negatively bias how professionals, family members, and the public respond.➢ Why and when hallucinations in healthy older adults remit, persist, or progress to other clinical disorders remains poorly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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