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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539181/low-vitamin-d-levels-increase-the-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Paola Lucato, Marco Solmi, Stefania Maggi, Anna Bertocco, Giulia Bano, Caterina Trevisan, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi, Patricia Schofield, Youssef Kouidrat, Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs
Low serum levels of 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) (hypovitaminosis D) is common in older adults and associated with several negative outcomes. The association between hypovitaminosis D and diabetes in older adults is equivocal, however. We conducted a meta-analysis investigating if hypovitaminosis D is associated with diabetes in prospective studies among older participants. Two investigators systematically searched major electronic databases, from inception until 10/07/2016. The cumulative incidence of diabetes among groups was estimated according to baseline serum 25OHD levels...
June 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533080/influenza-vaccination-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-implications-for-pharmacists
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Rasha M Arabyat, Dennis W Raisch, Ludmila Bakhireva
BACKGROUND: Influenza virus is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality. Specific populations are at higher risk for exacerbations from influenza virus, such as patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Influenza vaccination coverage among COPD patients is low. Pharmacists can improve influenza vaccination among COPD patients by recognizing factors that influence vaccination and addressing these factors. OBJECTIVES: To (1) determine the recent influenza vaccination coverage among patients with COPD, (2) identify factors that were associated with immunization, and (3) interpret the results based upon Andersen's healthcare utilization model...
February 24, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513114/when-cardioversion-may-be-complicated
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Marina Leitman, Vladimir Tyomkin, Eli Peleg, Therese Fuchs, Ziad Gabara, Zvi Vered
BACKGROUND: In recent years cardioversion of atrial fibrillation has become a routine procedure, enabling symptomatic functional improvement in most cases. However, some patients develop complications after cardioversion. Identifying these individuals is an important step toward improving patient outcome. OBJECTIVES: To characterize those patients who may not benefit from cardioversion or who may develop complications following cardioversion. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 186 episodes of cardioversion in 163 patients with atrial fibrillation who were admitted to our cardiology department between 2008 and 2013 based on their clinical and echocardiographic data...
May 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510998/new-onset-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-among-patients-receiving-hiv-care-at-newlands-clinic-harare-zimbabwe-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Cleophas Chimbetete, Catrina Mugglin, Tinei Shamu, Bindu Kalesan, Barbara Bertisch, Matthias Egger, Olivia Keiser
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence and associated factors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Zimbabwe. METHODS: We analyzed data of all HIV-infected patients older than 16 years who attended Newlands Clinic between March 1, 2004 and April 29, 2015. The clinic considers patients whose random blood sugar is higher than 11.1 mmol/L and which is confirmed by a fasting blood sugar higher than 7.0 mmol/L to have T2DM. T2DM is also diagnosed in symptomatic patients who have a RBS >11...
May 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510327/pre-existing-diabetes-is-a-risk-factor-for-increased-rates-of-cellular-rejection-after-kidney-transplantation-an-observational-cohort-study
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S Johal, F Jackson-Spence, H Gillott, S Tahir, J Mytton, F Evison, B Stephenson, J Nath, A Sharif
AIM: To investigate whether people with diabetes have an elevated risk of kidney allograft rejection in a well characterized clinical cohort in the setting of contemporary immunosuppression. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study including all kidney allograft recipients at a single centre between 2007 and 2015, linking clinical, biochemical and histopathological data from electronic patient records. RESULTS: Data were analysed for 1140 kidney transplant recipients...
May 16, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506233/measurement-and-decomposition-of-socioeconomic-inequality-in-single-and-multimorbidity-in-older-adults-in-china-and-ghana-results-from-the-who-study-on-global-ageing-and-adult-health-sage
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Rasha Kunna, Miguel San Sebastian, Jennifer Stewart Williams
BACKGROUND: Globally people are living longer and enduring non-communicable diseases (NCDs) many of which co-occur as multimorbidity. Demographic and socioeconomic factors are determinants of inequalities and inequities in health. There is a need for country-specific evidence of NCD inequalities in developing countries where populations are ageing rapidly amid economic and social change. The study measures and decomposes socioeconomic inequality in single and multiple NCD morbidity in adults aged 50 and over in China and Ghana...
May 15, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503912/high-burden-of-metabolic-comorbidities-in-a-citywide-cohort-of-hiv-outpatients-evolving-health-care-needs-of-people-aging-with-hiv-in-washington-dc
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M E Levy, A E Greenberg, R Hart, L Powers Happ, C Hadigan, A Castel
OBJECTIVES: With the increasing impact of cardiovascular disease among populations aging with HIV, contemporary prevalence estimates for predisposing metabolic comorbidities will be important for guiding the provision of relevant lifestyle and pharmacological interventions. We estimated the citywide prevalence of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidaemia, and obesity; examined differences by demographic subgroups; and assessed clinical correlates. METHODS: Utilizing an electronic medical record (EMR) database from the DC Cohort study - a multicentre prospective cohort study of HIV-infected outpatients - we assessed the period prevalence of metabolic comorbidities between 2011 and 2015 using composite definitions that incorporated diagnoses, pharmacy records, and clinical/laboratory results...
May 15, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503505/depression-is-a-mediator-for-the-relationship-between-physical-symptom-and-psychological-well-being-in-obese-people
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Eun Kyoung Goh, Oh Yoen Kim, Hyo Jeong Jeon
This present study aimed to investigate the association effect of obesity status, physical symptom, insecure attachment, and depression on psychological well-being in non-diabetic healthy Koreans. Height, weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, and socio-psychological questionnaires (insecure attachment, depression, and physical symptom psychological well-being, etc.) were examined in 123 healthy Koreans. Student t-test, correlation analysis, and mediation analysis were performed. Study subjects were divided into 2 groups based on body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)): obesity (BMI ≥ 25, n = 36) and non-obesity (BMI < 25, n = 87)...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499387/evolution-of-the-fourth-stage-of-epidemiologic-transition-in-people-aged-80%C3%A2-years-and-over-population-based-cohort-study-using-electronic-health-records
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Nisha C Hazra, Martin Gulliford
BACKGROUND: In the "fourth stage" of epidemiological transition, the distribution of non-communicable diseases is expected to shift to more advanced ages, but age-specific changes beyond 80 years of age have not been reported. METHODS: This study aimed to evaluate demographic and health transitions in a population aged 80 years and over in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2014, using primary care electronic health records. Epidemiological analysis of chronic morbidities and age-related impairments included a cohort of 299,495 participants, with stratified sampling by five-year age group up to 100 years and over...
May 12, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498739/feasibility-of-a-cardiovascular-cohort-in-a-sub-saharan-africa-community-preliminary-report-of-the-pilot-project-tahes-tanv%C3%A3-health-study-in-benin
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Yessito Corine Houehanou, Carmelle Mizéhoun-Adissoda, Salimanou Amidou, Iléana Désormais, Martin Houénassi, Pierre-Marie Preux, Benoit Marin, Dismand Houinato, Philippe Lacroix
BACKGROUND: Faced with the growing burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) including atherosclerotic in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the development of appropriate prediction tools, based on large cohorts, appears useful for prevention. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the pilot project TAHES (Tanvè Health Study) was to explore the feasibility of a large cohort study focused on CVD and risk factors in Benin. METHODS: We implemented a prospective cohort over 2 years...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498634/older-people-with-type-2-diabetes-including-those-with-chronic-kidney-disease-or-dementia-are-commonly-overtreated-with-sulfonylurea-or-insulin-therapies
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C E Hambling, Samuel Seidu, M J Davies, K Khunti
AIM: To evaluate potential overtreatment with sulfonylurea and insulin therapies amongst older people with Type 2 diabetes, including those with chronic kidney disease or dementia. METHODS: Using the ECLIPSE Live software tool, we developed a search to examine data on older people (age ≥ 70 years) with Type 2 diabetes, who were prescribed sulfonylurea or insulin therapies over the previous 90 days. Sixteen Norfolk general practices participated, representing a population of 24 661 older people, including 3862 (15...
May 12, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494981/using-predicted-cardiovascular-disease%C3%A2-risk-in-conjunction-with%C3%A2-blood%C3%A2-pressure-to%C3%A2-guide-antihypertensive-medication-treatment
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Paul Muntner, Paul K Whelton
Using cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk instead of or in addition to blood pressure (BP) to guide antihypertensive treatment is an active area of research. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of studies that could inform this treatment paradigm. We review data from randomized trials on relative and absolute CVD risk reduction that can occur when antihypertensive treatment is guided by CVD risk. We also review population-level data on using CVD risk in conjunction with BP to guide antihypertensive treatment, the broad distribution in CVD risk for people with similar BP levels, and the use of CVD risk for guiding antihypertensive treatment among subgroups including older adults, young adults, and those with diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485483/preliminary-support-for-a-brief-psychological-intervention-to-improve-first-time-hearing-aid-use-among-adults
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Christopher J Armitage, Deborah Lees, Kathryn Lewis, Kevin J Munro
OBJECTIVES: Suboptimal hearing aid use extorts significant social, health, and economic costs. The aims of this study were to (1) test the novel hypothesis that the threat associated with being diagnosed with hearing loss could be ameliorated with a self-affirmation manipulation and (2) gauge the feasibility of deploying the manipulation in routine clinical practice. DESIGN: Parallel groups randomized controlled trial with 10-week follow-up. METHOD: Fifty people, newly prescribed with a hearing aid, completed either a questionnaire that included a brief self-affirming exercise or an identical questionnaire with no self-affirming exercise...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484140/association-between-income-inequality-and-dental-status-in-japanese-older-adults-analysis-of-data-from-jages2013
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Atsushi Tashiro, Jun Aida, Yugo Shobugawa, Yuki Fujiyama, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Reiko Saito, Katsunori Kondo
Objectives Personal income affects dental status in older people. However, the impact of income inequality on dental status at the community level (junior high school district) is unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between dental status and community level income inequity after adjust for individual socio-economic status in Japanese older adults, and to verify the relative income hypothesis, also known as the Wilkinson hypothesis.Methods We used data from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) conducted in Niigata city...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483048/the-association-between-diabetes-mellitus-sugar-sweetened-beverages-and-tooth-loss-in-adults-evidence-from-18-states
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R Constance Wiener, Chan Shen, Patricia A Findley, Usha Sambamoorthi, Xi Tan
BACKGROUND: Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are dietary sources of sugar that are factors in caries development and tooth loss. Dietary sugar also is linked to diabetes mellitus (DM). There is limited research related to SSBs and tooth loss in people with DM. The authors investigated the association between SSBs and tooth loss as it related to the presence or absence of DM. METHODS: The authors used a cross-sectional design with data reported by adults (18 years and older) who responded to the 2012 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System questionnaire, which was used in 18 states (N = 95,897; 14,043 who had DM and 81,854 who did not have DM)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477424/adiposity-and-incident-diabetes-within-4%C3%A2-years-of-follow-up-the-guangzhou-biobank-cohort-study
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L Xu, T H Lam, C Q Jiang, W S Zhang, Y L Jin, T Zhu, F Zhu, G N Thomas, K K Cheng
AIM: Whether different adiposity measures predict incident diabetes differentially in general Chinese populations is unclear. We investigated this in Chinese people aged 50+ years in the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. METHODS: Waist circumference and BMI were measured at baseline, and fasting glucose was measured at both baseline and follow-up examinations. Incident diabetes was defined as fasting glucose ≥ 7.0 mmol/l, glucose after 2-h oral glucose tolerance test ≥ 11...
May 6, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472985/age-differences-in-diabetes-related-complications-and-glycemic-control
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S M Shamshirgaran, A Mamaghanian, A Aliasgarzadeh, N Aiminisani, M Iranparvar-Alamdari, J Ataie
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the associations of age with the presence of complications and glycemic control in the Northwest of Iran. METHODS: A total of 649 people with diabetes who were >25 years old and had a caring record in diabetes clinics in two Northwestern provinces of Iran during 2014-15, were recruited in this cross-sectional study. General information including demographic, socioeconomic status and lifestyle factors were collected by trained interviewers...
May 4, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472936/pain-severity-predicts-depressive-symptoms-over-and-above-individual-illnesses-and-multimorbidity-in-older-adults
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Louise Sharpe, Sarah McDonald, Helen Correia, Patrick J Raue, Tanya Meade, Michael Nicholas, Patricia Arean
BACKGROUND: Multi-morbidity in older adults is commonly associated with depressed mood. Similarly, subjective reports of pain are also associated with both physical illness and increased depressive symptoms. However, whether pain independently contributes to the experience of depression in older people with multi-morbidity has not been studied. METHODS: In this study, participants were 1281 consecutive older adults presenting to one of 19 primary care services in Australia (recruitment rate = 75%)...
May 4, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467510/prevalence-and-determinants-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-northeast-of-iran-results-of-the-golestan-cohort-study
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Sadaf G Sepanlou, Hamid Barahimi, Iraj Najafi, Farin Kamangar, Hossein Poustchi, Ramin Shakeri, Monir Sadat Hakemi, Akram Pourshams, Masoud Khoshnia, Abdolsamad Gharravi, Behrooz Broumand, Ali Nobakht-Haghighi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Reza Malekzadeh
BACKGROUND: The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing globally in particular in fast emerging economies such as Iran. Population-based studies on prevalence of CKD in Iran are scarce. The objective of the current study was to explore the prevalence and determinants of CKD in the setting of Golestan Cohort Study (GCS), the largest prospective cohort in the Middle East. METHODS: In this observational study, 11,409 participants enrolled in the second phase of GCS were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461899/do-influenza-and-pneumococcal-vaccines-prevent-community-acquired-respiratory-infections-among-older-people-with-diabetes-and-does-this-vary-by-chronic-kidney-disease-a-cohort-study-using-electronic-health-records
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Helen I McDonald, Sara L Thomas, Elizabeth R C Millett, Jennifer Quint, Dorothea Nitsch
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to estimate the effectiveness of influenza and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination on reducing the burden of community-acquired lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) among older people with diabetes, and whether this varied by chronic kidney disease (CKD) status. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We used linked UK electronic health records for a retrospective cohort study of 190 492 patients ≥65 years with diabetes mellitus and no history of renal replacement therapy, 1997-2011...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
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