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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325560/feasibility-and-predictive-performance-of-the-hendrich-fall-risk-model-ii-in-a-rehabilitation-department-a-prospective-study
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Isabella Campanini, Stefano Mastrangelo, Annalisa Bargellini, Agnese Bassoli, Gabriele Bosi, Francesco Lombardi, Stefano Tolomelli, Mirco Lusuardi, Andrea Merlo
BACKGROUND: Falls are a common adverse event in both elderly inpatients and patients admitted to rehabilitation units. The Hendrich Fall Risk Model II (HIIFRM) has been already tested in all hospital wards with high fall rates, with the exception of the rehabilitation setting. This study's aim is to address the feasibility and predictive performances of HIIFRM in a hospital rehabilitation department. METHODS: A 6 months prospective study in a Italian rehabilitation department with patients from orthopaedic, pulmonary, and neurological rehabilitation wards...
January 11, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317368/interdisciplinary-care-model-independently-decreases-use-of-critical-care-services-after-corrective-surgery-for-adult-degenerative-scoliosis
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Amanda R Sergesketter, Michael Ongele, Victoria Vuong, Syed Khalid, Jessica Moreno, Joseph Cheng, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley
OBJECTIVE: Interdisciplinary management of elderly patients requiring spine surgery has been shown to improve short and long-term outcomes. The aim of this study is to determine whether an interdisciplinary team approach mitigates use of intensive care unit (ICU) resources. METHODS: A unique co-management model for elderly patients undergoing lumbar fusion surgery was implemented at a major academic medical center. The Peri-operative Optimization of Senior Health Program(POSH) was launched with the aim of improving outcomes in elderly patients(>65-years-old) undergoing complex lumbar spine surgery...
January 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302017/effectiveness-of-a-pharmacist-led-medication-review-programme-on-medication-appropriateness-and-hospital-readmissions-among-geriatric-in-patients-in-hong-kong
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P Kc Chiu, A Wk Lee, T Yw See, F Hw Chan
INTRODUCTION: Geriatric in-patients are at risk of drug-related problems. This study aimed to determine whether a pharmacist-led medication review programme could reduce inappropriate medications and hospital readmissions among geriatric in-patients in Hong Kong. METHODS: A prospective controlled study was conducted from December 2013 to September 2014 in the geriatric unit of a regional hospital in Hong Kong. A total of 212 subjects were allocated to receive either routine care or pharmacist intervention that included medication reconciliation, medication review, and medication counselling...
January 5, 2018: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298301/mapping-of-global-scientific-research-in-comorbidity-and-multimorbidity-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Ferrán Catalá-López, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Matthew J Page, Brian Hutton, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Rafael Aleixandre-Benavent
BACKGROUND: The management of comorbidity and multimorbidity poses major challenges to health services around the world. Analysis of scientific research in comorbidity and multimorbidity is limited in the biomedical literature. This study aimed to map global scientific research in comorbidity and multimorbidity to understand the maturity and growth of the area during the past decades. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of the Web of Science...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296131/geriatric-delirium-care-using-chart-audits-to-target-improvement-strategies
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Carla A Loftus, Lesley A Wiesenfeld
Background: Our hospital identified delirium care as a quality improvement target. Baseline characterization of our delirium care and deficits was needed to guide improvement efforts. Methods: Two inpatient units were selected: 1) A general internal medicine unit with a focus on geriatrics, and 2) a surgical unit. Retrospective chart audits were conducted for all patients over age 50 admitted during a one-month period to compare delirium care with best practice guideline (BPG) recommendations, and to determine the incidence of missed cases of delirium and negative outcomes in patients with delirium...
December 2017: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289543/comparison-of-3-frailty-instruments-in-a-geriatric-acute-care-setting-in-a-low-middle-income-country
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Sumika Mori Lin, Márlon Juliano Romero Aliberti, Sileno de Queiroz Fortes-Filho, Juliana de Araújo Melo, Ivan Aprahamian, Claudia Kimie Suemoto, Wilson Jacob Filho
OBJECTIVE: Comparison of frailty instruments in low-middle income countries, where the prevalence of frailty may be higher, is scarce. In addition, less complex diagnostic tools for frailty are important in these settings, especially in acutely ill patients, because of limited time and economic resources. We aimed to compare the performance of 3 frailty instruments for predicting adverse outcomes after 1 year of follow-up in older adults with an acute event or a chronic decompensated disease...
December 27, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280644/does-the-presence-of-pressure-ulcers-entail-high-risk-of-negative-outcomes-in-geriatric-rehabilitation-results-from-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Francisco J Tarazona-Santabalbina, Miquel Àngel Mas, Sebastià J Santaeugènia, Ana Maria Alventosa, Manoli García, Albert Monterde, Alicia Gutiérrez, Joan Cunill
AIM: A retrospective cohort study was performed in order to evaluate the prevalence of pressure ulcers (PrUs) in older patients admitted to a geriatric rehabilitation unit of a postacute care hospital and to investigate the impact of the presence of PrUs on clinical outcomes of the rehabilitation process. METHODS: We studied 668 post-acute patients consecutively attended, from January 2010 to December 2011. The effect of having PrUs at admission was evaluated based on its impact on outcomes: final destination, functional status, mortality and length of stay in the rehabilitation unit...
November 16, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279179/-blood-management-in-geriatric-hospitalized-population
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T Meunier, A François, J Poisson, M Gisselbrecht, J B Arlet, L Ducot, H Lahjibi-Paulet, J Le Guen, E Mercadier, J Pouchot, O Saint Jean
INTRODUCTION: In France, nearly 50% of patients transfused in packed red blood cells are 75 or older. The benefit of restrictive transfusion policies is no longer to be demonstrated, but the practices are still far from it. The objective of our study was to show the impact of a decision support tool on transfusion practices, specifically in a hospitalized elderly population. METHOD: A clinical decision support, validated in the improvement of practices, was created, based on the latest transfusion recommendations of 2014...
December 23, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279038/development-of-a-bereavement-group-in-a-geriatric-mental-health-clinic-for-veterans
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Elizabeth A Mulligan, Michele J Karel
OBJECTIVES: This article describes the development and program evaluation of an 8-session outpatient geriatric mental health clinic bereavement group for United States military veterans who experienced the death of a loved one. METHODS: Group materials were developed based on a review of literature, with a focus on the dual process model of coping with bereavement and complicated grief treatment. Data are presented from 19 veterans who attended at least 4 of the 8 sessions across the five offerings of this group between 2013 and 2015...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274640/effectiveness-of-the-malnutrition-quality-improvement-initiative-on-practitioner-malnutrition-knowledge-and-screening-diagnosis-and-timeliness-of-malnutrition-related-care-provided-to-older-adults-admitted-to-a-tertiary-care-facility-a-pilot-study
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Heidi J Silver, Kelsey Jones Pratt, Michelle Bruno, Joe Lynch, Kristi Mitchell, Sharon M McCauley
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is present in 30% to 50% of hospitalized patients aged 60 years or older. As few as 3.2% of patients identified as high risk have a malnutrition diagnosis documented by medical providers. The Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) aims to reduce the burden of hospital malnutrition by improving the process and delivery of care. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate implementing the MQii toolkit of best practice resources for screening, diagnosis, documentation, and timeliness of malnutrition care...
January 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251766/handing-off-the-older-patient-improved-documentation-of-geriatric-assessment-in-transitions-of-care
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Ben A Blomberg, Rebekah C Mulligan, Stephen J Staub, Laura C Hanson, Margaret A Drickamer, Maureen C Dale
OBJECTIVES: To improve assessment and documentation of function, cognition, and advance care planning (ACP) in admission and discharge notes on an Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) unit. DESIGN: Continuous quality improvement intervention with episodic data review. SETTING: ACE unit of an 866-bed academic tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Housestaff physicians rotating on the ACE unit (N = 31). INTERVENTION: Introduction of templated notes, housestaff education, leadership outreach, and posted reminders...
December 18, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242812/proceedings-from-the-symposium-on-kidney-disease-in-older-people-royal-society-of-medicine-london-january-19-2017
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Aza Abdulla, Pandora N Wright, Louise E Ross, Hugh Gallagher, Osasuyi Iyasere, Nan Ma, Carol Bartholomew, Karen Lowton, Edwina A Brown
People are living longer. On the whole, they have healthier lives and many of the problems previously seen at a younger age now appear in their later years. Kidneys, like other organs, age, and kidney disease in the aged is a prime example. In the United Kingdom, as in other developed countries, the prevalence of end stage kidney disease is highest in the 70- to 79-year-old age group. There are many older people who require renal replacement and are now considered for dialysis. While older patients with end-stage renal disease invariably aspire for a better quality of life, this needs a specialized approach and management...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242282/patient-reported-comorbidity-and-survival-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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Grant R Williams, Allison M Deal, Jennifer L Lund, YunKyung Chang, Hyman B Muss, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Emily J Guerard, Shlomit Strulov Shachar, Yue Wang, Kelly Kenzik, Hanna K Sanoff
BACKGROUND: Our ability to optimize the care of older adults with cancer and comorbid illnesses is insufficient because most clinical trials lack systematic measurement. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between patient-reported comorbidity and all-cause mortality using various comorbidity scoring algorithms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Carolina Senior Registry was linked with the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry to obtain mortality data...
December 14, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233292/geriatric-care-curriculum-in-us-pharmd-programs-what-s-happening
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Maria A Felton, Jennie B Jarrett, Susan M Meyer
OBJECTIVES: Current Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Standards are not explicit regarding geriatrics content. The objective of this review is to describe published examples of how care for older adults is integrated into Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curricula at accredited schools/colleges of pharmacy across the United States. METHODS: PubMed and Embase databases were searched. Manuscripts addressing care for older adults in pharmacy curriculum in the United States were included in the review...
May 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222035/carriage-of-esbl-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-french-hospitals-the-portablse-study
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B Pilmis, V Cattoir, D Lecointe, A Limelette, I Grall, A Mizrahi, G Marcade, I Poilane, T Guillard, N Bourgeois Nicolaos, J-R Zahar, A Le Monnier
BACKGROUND: Currently, contact precautions are recommended for patients colonized or infected with extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE). Recent studies have challenged this strategy. This study aimed to assess the rate of ESBL-PE faecal carriage among hospitalized patients according to type of hospital ward, and to identify risk factors associated with carriage. METHODS: We conducted a point prevalence study in five different types of hospital wards (medical, surgical, intensive care unit (ICU), after care and rehabilitation and geriatric) in 8 French hospitals...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221501/lean-methodology-reduces-inappropriate-use-of-antipsychotics-for-agitation-at-a-psychiatric-hospital
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Joshana K Goga, Antonio Depaolo, Sunil Khushalani, J Ken Walters, Robert Roca, Marc Zisselman, Christopher Borleis
OBJECTIVE: To Evaluate the Effects of Applying Lean Methodology-Improving Quality Increasing Efficiency by Eliminating Waste and Reducing Costs-An Approach To Decrease the Prescribing Frequency of Antipsychotics for The Indication of Agitation. DESIGN: Historically Controlled Study. SETTING: Bheppard Pratt Health System is the Largest Private Provider of Psychiatric Care in Maryland With a Total Bed Capacity of 300. There Were 4 337 Patient Days From November 1 2012 to October 31 2013 on the Dementia Unit...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219828/improving-care-for-older-patients-in-the-acute-setting-a-qualitative-study-with-healthcare-providers
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C Brouwers, H Merten, M Willems, D J Habraken, F W Bloemers, T H Biesheuvel, L S van Galen, P W B Nanayakkara, C Wagner
BACKGROUND: The proportion of older people needing acute care is rapidly growing, thereby posing an increased burden on the acute care chain. The aim of this study is to gain more insight into the obstacles and potential improvement opportunities of the acute care process for older patients arriving at the hospital. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted to determine the experiences of 18 different primary (i.e. general practitioner, community nurse) and secondary healthcare professionals (i...
October 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214825/effects-of-pride-and-regret-on-geriatric-depression-a-cross-cultural-study-with-mixed-methods-approaches
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Othelia E Lee, Seungah Ryu
Pride and regret are self-conscious emotions that develop later in life and become a source of emotional struggle. This cross-cultural study examined the effect of the content and intensity of self-conscious emotions on Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) scores. Among a convenience sample of 234 older adults (130 in the United States and 104 in South Korea), the contents and intensities of both life regrets and pride were examined. Although a greater variety of regrets was cited by Americans, overall Korean respondents reported higher intensity of regret...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214518/outcome-of-older-persons-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-mortality-prognosis-factors-dependency-scores-and-ability-trajectory-within-1%C3%A2-year-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Claude Level, Eric Tellier, Patrick Dezou, Karim Chaoui, Aissa Kherchache, Philippe Sejourné, Anne Marie Rullion-Pac Soo
BACKGROUND: The outcome and functional trajectory of older persons admitted to intensive care (ICU) unit remain a true question for critical care physicians and geriatricians, due to the heterogeneity of geriatric population, heterogeneity of practices and absence of guidelines. AIM: To describe the 1-year outcome, prognosis factors and functional trajectory for older people admitted to ICU. METHODS: In a prospective 1-year cohort study, all patients aged 75 years and over admitted to our ICU were included according to a global comprehensive geriatric assessment...
December 6, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205846/use-and-clinical-efficacy-of-standard-and-health-information-technology-fall-risk-assessment-tools
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Ruth C Teh, Anne Wilson, Damith Ranasinghe, Renuka Visvanathan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the health information technology (HIT) compared to Fall Risk for Older Persons (FROP) tool in fall risk screening. METHODS: A HIT tool trial was conducted on the geriatric evaluation and management (GEM, n = 111) and acute medical units (AMU, n = 424). RESULTS: Health information technology and FROP scores were higher on GEM versus AMU, with no differences between people who fell and people who did not fall. Both score completion rates were similar, and their values correlated marginally (Spearman's correlation coefficient 0...
December 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
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