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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773946/utility-of-the-care-dependency-scale-in-predicting-care-needs-and-health-risks-of-elderly-patients-admitted-to-a-geriatric-unit-a-cross-sectional-study-of-200-consecutive-patients
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Halina Doroszkiewicz, Matylda Sierakowska, Marta Muszalik
Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Polish version of the Care Dependency Scale (CDS) in predicting care needs and health risks of elderly patients admitted to a geriatric unit. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 200 geriatric patients aged ≥60 years, chronologically admitted to a geriatrics unit in Poland. The study was carried out using the Polish version of the CDS questionnaire to evaluate biopsychosocial needs and the level of care dependency...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771351/burn-surgeon-and-palliative-care-physician-attitudes-regarding-goals-of-care-delineation-for-burned-geriatric-patients
#2
Holly B Cunningham, Shannon A Scielzo, Paul A Nakonezny, Brandon R Bruns, Karen J Brasel, Kenji Inaba, Scott C Brakenridge, Jeffrey D Kerby, Bellal A Joseph, M J Mohler, Joseph Cuschieri, Mary E Paulk, Akpofure P Ekeh, Tarik D Madni, Luis R Taveras, Jonathan B Imran, Steven E Wolf, Herb A Phelan
Objective: Palliative care specialists and burn surgeons were surveyed regarding: 1) importance of goals of care conversations for burned seniors; 2) confidence in their own specialty's ability to conduct these conversations; and 3) confidence in the ability of the other specialty to do so. Methods: A 13-item survey was developed by the steering committee of a multi-center consortium dedicated to palliative care in the injured geriatric patient and beta-tested by burn surgeons and palliative care specialists unaffiliated with the consortium...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759801/-evaluation-of-the-prescription-of-furosemide-in-persons-aged-75years-and-older-in-a-geriatric-acute-care-unit
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M Buttard, A Putot, P d'Athis, L Pioro, S Asgassou, S Putot, M Deïdda, C Laborde, M Dipanda, R Mahmoudi, P Manckoundia
INTRODUCTION: Furosemide is very often prescribed in France. It may cause important adverse effects especially in elderly persons. In order to limit its misuse and excessive expenditure for health insurance organizations, the European Society of Cardiology drafted strict guidelines for its prescription. We conducted a study in this population to determine the rate of prescription of furosemide in elderly persons outside the guidelines. METHOD: This was a prospective, single-centre, observational study bearing on elderly persons aged 75years and more admitted to a geriatric acute-care unit over a period of 6months...
May 11, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743211/advancing-the-science-of-implementation-in-primary-health-care
#4
EDITORIAL
Andrew Bazemore, Anne Victoria Neale, Phillip Lupo, Dean Seehusen
Implementation Science is commonly described as the study of methods and approaches that promote the uptake and use of evidence-based interventions into routine practice and policymaking. In this issue of JABFM , investigators share a wealth of new insights from the frontlines of Implementation Science in primary care: what it is, how we are doing it, and how it is advancing the evidence base of primary care. The breadth of implementation science in primary care is affirmed by the range of topics covered, from thought leader recommendations on future directions for the field, to reports on how best practices in policy and practice are shaping primary care implementation in the United States and Canada...
May 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742626/delta-alert-expanding-gerotrauma-criteria-to-improve-patient-outcomes-a-2-year-study
#5
Lynn L Wiles, Mark D Day
BACKGROUND/SIGNIFICANCE: Because of their decreased physical reserve and increased risk of complications, the geriatric trauma patient (GTP) population warrants heightened awareness by clinical staff. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine whether the institution of a third-tier trauma protocol results in a change in GTP outcomes, complications, and mortality rates. METHODS: Researchers conducted a retrospective review of 2 years of data from the trauma registry, hospital quality improvement audits, and patient charts to examine what, if any, patient outcomes were impacted by the institution of the expanded GTP protocol...
May 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737243/subcutaneous-administration-of-paracetamol-good-local-tolerability-in-palliative-care-patients-an-observational-study
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Benoît F Leheup, Stéphanie Ducousso, Stéphane Picard, Raphaël Alluin, Christophe Goetz
BACKGROUND: The subcutaneous route is widely used in both palliative care and geriatrics. Numerous compounds are administered by this route, including paracetamol. However, there is no recommendation on which to base this latter practice and, in the absence of published evidence, nothing is known regarding its local tolerability in palliative care patients. AIM: The main objective of this study was to assess the local tolerability of paracetamol when administered subcutaneously for analgesic or antipyretic purposes in patients hospitalized in the palliative care unit...
May 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729050/staff-members-ambivalence-on-caring-for-patients-with-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-at-their-end-of-life-a-qualitative-study
#7
Johanna M Tiedtke, Stephanie Stiel, Maria Heckel, Franziska A Herbst, Alexander Sturm, Cornel Sieber, Christoph Ostgathe, Frieder R Lang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore healthcare professionals' personal experiences, feelings, and attitudes about caring for hospitalized patients with multidrug-resistant bacteria in palliative and geriatric care. BACKGROUND: Working in end-of-life care involves at times burdening demands that affect not only healthcare professionals personally but also their actions. It is suggested that multidrug-resistant bacteria and their consequences for colonized or infected patients in hospitals are among the challenges for all professionals in end-of-life care...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723848/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-delirium-in-older-patients-admitted-to-postacute-care-with-and-without-dementia
#8
Neus Gual, Alessandro Morandi, Laura Monica Pérez, Laura Brítez, Pamela Burbano, Flor Man, Marco Inzitari
BACKGROUND: Delirium research is poorly studied in postacute care, a growing setting due to aging populations, as well as in dementia, a critical risk factor for delirium and particularly prevalent in postacute care. We investigated risk factors for delirium and its outcomes in older adults with and without dementia admitted to a subacute care unit (SCU) after exacerbated chronic conditions. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study including patients ≥65 years old admitted to an SCU for 12 months...
May 3, 2018: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690684/-the-composition-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-isolates-from-lower-respiratory-tract-and-blood-in-hospitalized-patients-in-respiratory-ward-a-multicenter-national-study-in-china
#9
X Tang, C Zhuo, Y C Xu, N S Zhong
Objective: To investigate the species and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens isolated from hospitalized patients in respiratory ward in China. Methods: This was a multicenter retrospective study based on a national epidemiological network called China Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (CARSS). The non-repetitive strains isolated from lower respiratory tract and blood samples in 91 hospitals from seven geographic regions of CARSS were reviewed. The distribution of specimen type, hospital level (secondary and tertiary hospital), patient age group [geriatric (>65 years old), adult (15 to 65 years old), pediatric (28 days to 14 years old ) and newborn group (≤28 days)] and ward type (respiratory intensive care unit and general respiratory ward) were analyzed for MRSA, PRSP, CREC, CRKP, CRPA, CRAB, ESBL-EC and ESBL-KP...
April 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690569/geriatric-helper-an-mhealth-application-to-support-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment
#10
Samuel Silva, Rafael Felgueiras, Ilídio C Oliveira
The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a multidisciplinary diagnosis approach that considers several dimensions of fragility in older adults to develop an individualized plan to improve their overall health. Despite the evidence of its positive impact, CGA is still applied by a reduced number of professionals in geriatric care in many countries, mostly using a paper-based approach. In this context, we collaborate with clinicians to bring CGA to the attention of more healthcare professionals and to enable its easier application in clinical settings by proposing a mobile application, Geriatric Helper, to act as a pocket guide that is easy to update remotely with up-to-date information, and that acts as a tool for conducting CGA...
April 22, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676874/-screening-of-frailty-in-the-emergency-unit-myth-or-reality
#11
A A Zulfiqar
At present, it is recognized that screening for frailty in the elderly is a major public health issue. Frailty screening in emergency unit is essential to optimize the management of elderly patients in hospital. Ideally, the role of a mobile geriatric team seems essential, taking over the frailty screening carried out in the emergency department, in order to optimize intra-hospital management and consequently reduce further intra-hospital visits and possible risks of decompensation of geriatric syndromes.
April 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676780/retrospective-evaluation-of-a-restrictive-transfusion-strategy-in-older-adults-with-hip-fracture
#12
Lorene Zerah, Lucile Dourthe, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Marc Verny, Mathieu Raux, Anthony Mézière, Frédéric Khiami, Cendrine Tourette, Christian Neri, Yannick Le Manach, Bruno Riou, Hélène Vallet, Jacques Boddaert
OBJECTIVES: To compare the association between a restrictive transfusion strategy and cardiovascular complications during hospitalization for hip fracture with the association between a liberal transfusion strategy and cardiovascular complications, accounting for all transfusions from the emergency department to postacute rehabilitation settings. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Perioperative geriatric care unit. PARTICIPANTS: All individuals aged 70 and older admitted to the emergency department for hip fracture and hospitalized in our perioperative geriatric care unit (N=667; n=193 in the liberal transfusion group, n=474 in the restrictive transfusion group) from July 2009 to April 2016...
April 20, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675629/-geriatric-trauma-center-dgu%C3%A2-evaluation-of-clinical-and-economic-parameters-a-pilot-study-in-a-german-university-hospital
#13
M Knobe, B Böttcher, M Coburn, T Friess, L C Bollheimer, H J Heppner, C J Werner, J-P Bach, M Wollgarten, S Poßelt, C Bliemel, B Bücking
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on orthogeriatric models of care suggest that there is substantial variability in how geriatric care is integrated in the patient management and the necessary intensity of geriatric involvement is questionable. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current prospective cohort study was the clinical and economic evaluation of fragility fracture treatment pathways before and after the implementation of a geriatric trauma center in conformity with the guidelines of the German Trauma Society (DGU)...
April 19, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644803/prevalence-risk-factors-and-adverse-outcomes-of-anticholinergic-burden-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-conditions-at-hospital-admission
#14
Daniel Sevilla-Sánchez, Núria Molist-Brunet, Javier González-Bueno, Núria Solà-Bonada, Joan Espaulella-Panicot, Carles Codina-Jané
AIM: To evaluate the anticholinergic burden (ACB), the risk factors associated with its onset and the clinical consequences for patients with advanced chronic conditions. METHODS: A 10-month cross-sectional study was carried out in an acute hospital care geriatric unit. Patients with advanced chronic conditions were identified by the NECessity of PALliative care (NECPAL) test. The ACB was established using the Anticholinergic Drug Scale and Drug Burden Index (DBI) tools...
April 11, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625940/incidence-of-drug-interactions-in-intensive-care-units-in-tertiary-care-settings-classification-facts-and-measures
#15
Hina Hasnain, Huma Ali, Farya Zafar, Ali Akbar Sial, Shazia Alam, Anwar Ejaz Beg, Rabia Bushra, Mehwish Rizvi, Maqsood Ahmed Khan, Huma Shareef, Ghazala R Naqvi, Anum Tariq
Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) are extremely significant concern, particularly in sensitive population including pediatric and geriatric. Propensity for the development of DDIs is high in patients admitted at intensive care units (ICU). This study was conducted to evaluate the DDIs incidence, facts and measures in ICU. From a total of 150 cases studied for ICU patients, with the mean age of 56.37±12.45 years, 55.33% were male and the rest were female 44.66%. The demographic information like age, gender and main diagnosis details of study participants that were extracted from the patients' clinical record...
March 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618951/importance-of-hypersensitivity-in-adverse-reactions-to-drugs-in-the-elderly
#16
Maria Teresa Ventura, Elisa Boni, Rosa Cecere, Rosalba Buquicchio, Gian Franco Calogiuri, Irene Martignago, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Erminia Ridolo
Background: The use of drugs in the elderly is very extensive because of the frequent occurrence of chronic diseases. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) commonly occur in geriatric patients receiving multiple therapeutic regimens. In the literature, little attention has been given to ADRs in the elderly, and particularly to allergic reactions. Objective: The aim of the present study is to provide data on possible inappropriate prescriptions in the elderly in relation to allergic reactions and to identify a list of drugs which are likely inducers of allergic reactions...
2018: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617340/robust-stride-segmentation-of-inertial-signals-based-on-local-cyclicity-estimation
#17
Sebastijan Šprager, Matjaž B Jurič
A novel approach for stride segmentation, gait sequence extraction, and gait event detection for inertial signals is presented. The approach operates by combining different local cyclicity estimators and sensor channels, and can additionally employ a priori knowledge on the fiducial points of gait events. The approach is universal as it can work on signals acquired by different inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensor types, is template-free, and operates unsupervised. A thorough evaluation was performed with two datasets: our own collected FRIgait dataset available for open use, containing long-term inertial measurements collected from 57 subjects using smartphones within the span of more than one year, and an FAU eGait dataset containing inertial data from shoe-mounted sensors collected from three cohorts of subjects: healthy, geriatric, and Parkinson’s disease patients...
April 4, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609624/can-education-improve-clinical-practice-concerning-delirium-in-older-hospitalised-patients-results-of-a-pre-test-post-test-study-on-an-educational-intervention-for-nursing-staff
#18
Eveline L van Velthuijsen, Sandra M G Zwakhalen, Ron M J Warnier, Ton Ambergen, Wubbo J Mulder, Frans R J Verhey, Gertrudis I J M Kempen
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a common and serious complication of hospitalisation in older adults. It can lead to prolonged hospital stay, institutionalisation, and even death. However, it often remains unrecognised or is not managed adequately. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of an educational intervention for nursing staff on three aspects of clinical practice concerning delirium in older hospitalised patients: the frequency and correctness of screening for delirium using the 13-item Delirium Observation Screening score (DOS), and the frequency of geriatric consultations requested for older patients...
April 2, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607568/reducing-potentially-inappropriate-drug-prescribing-in-nursing-home-residents-effectiveness-of-a-geriatric-intervention
#19
Charlène Cool, Philippe Cestac, Cécile McCambridge, Laure Rouch, Philipe de Souto Barreto, Yves Rolland, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre
BACKGROUND: Potentially inappropriate drug prescribing (PIDP) is frequent in nursing home (NH) residents. We aimed to investigate whether a geriatric intervention on quality of care reduced PIDP. METHODS: We performed an ancillary study within a multicentric individually-tailored controlled trial (IQUARE trial). All NH received a baseline and 18-month audit regarding drug prescriptions and other quality of care indicators. After the initial audit, NHs of the intervention group benefited of an in-site intervention (geriatric education for NH staff) provided by a geriatrician from the closest hospital...
April 1, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607456/oral-health-and-chemotherapy-act-as-cofactors-in-malnutrition-in-the-elderly-with-other-cancers-than-head-and-neck-malignancies
#20
Nada El Osta, Lana El Osta, Claire Lassauzay, Marwan Ghosn, Stephanie Tubert-Jeannin, Martine Hennequin
OBJECTIVES: This study explores whether the chemotherapy regimen has a role in inducing oral health problems and malnutrition in elderly patients with other cancers than head and neck malignancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study was designed to compare the relationships between oral health and nutritional status between four groups of elderly differing in cancer or chemotherapy regimen. Data were collected using a questionnaire including the Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA), the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) and questions about perception of xerostomia...
April 2, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
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