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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436194/impact-of-living-arrangements-on-clinical-outcomes-among-older-patients-with-dementia-or-cognitive-impairment-admitted-to-the-geriatric-evaluation-and-management-unit-in-taiwan
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Cheng-Hao Hung, Ting-Ching Tang, Chih-Jen Wang, Li-Kuo Liu, Li-Ning Peng, Liang-Kung Chen
AIM: To evaluate the impact of living arrangements on mortality and functional decline among older patients with dementia or cognitive impairment after discharge from a geriatric evaluation and management unit (GEMU) in Taiwan. METHODS: The present retrospective cohort study used data from the Veteran Affairs Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment from January 2015 to May 2016 for analysis. Data of patients aged 65 years and older with dementia or cognitive impairment at admission to the GEMU of Taipei Veterans General Hospital during the study period were retried for study...
April 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436184/delaying-cognitive-and-physical-decline-through-multidomain-interventions-for-residents-with-mild-to-moderate-dementia-in-dementia-care-units-in-taiwan-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Chih-Kuang Liang, Ming-Yueh Chou, Liang-Yu Chen, Kuei-Yu Wang, Shih-Yi Lin, Liang-Kung Chen, Yu-Te Lin, Tsung-Yun Liu, Ching-Hui Loh
AIM: To develop experimental multi-domain interventions for older people with mild-to-moderate dementia, and to evaluate the effect of delaying cognitive and physical decline, and improvement or prevention of geriatric syndromes during 1-year follow up. METHODS: Participants aged 65 years and older with mild-to-moderate dementia (clinical dementia rating [CDR] 1 or 2) were grouped as intervention in Jia-Li Veterans Home and usual care model in the community (Memory clinic)...
April 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432019/feasibility-of-mini-tablets-as-a-flexible-drug-delivery-tool
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Biplob Mitra, Jessica Chang, Sy-Juen Wu, Chad N Wolfe, Robert L Ternik, Thomas Z Gunter, Michael C Victor
Mini-tablets have potential applications as a flexible drug delivery tool in addition to their generally perceived use as multi-particulates. That is, mini-tablets could provide flexibility in dose finding studies and/or allow for combination therapies in the clinic. Moreover, mini-tablets with well controlled quality attributes could be a prudent choice for administering solid dosage forms as a single unit or composite of multiple mini-tablets in patient populations with swallowing difficulties (e.g., pediatric and geriatric populations)...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424132/outcomes-of-recreational-activity-associated-trauma-in-elderly-persons-on-blood-thinning-medications
#4
Zachary M DeBoard, Jonathan Grotts, Lisa Ferrigno
With increasing life expectancy, the elderly are participating in recreational activities traditionally pursued by younger persons. Elderly patients have many reasons for worse outcomes after trauma, one of which may be the rising use of anticoagulant and/or antiplatelet medications. This study aimed to determine whether preinjury use of these agents yielded worse outcomes in geriatric patients injured during high-impact recreational activities. The National Trauma Data Bank was reviewed from 2007 to 2010 for patients ≥65 years admitted to Level I or II trauma centers with ICD-9 E-codes for specific mechanisms of injury...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422415/impact-of-hospitalization-in-an-acute-geriatric-unit-on-polypharmacy-and-potentially-inappropriate-prescriptions-a-retrospective-study
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Marta Gutiérrez-Valencia, Mikel Izquierdo, Vincenzo Malafarina, Javier Alonso-Renedo, Belén González-Glaría, Beatriz Larrayoz-Sola, María Pilar Monforte-Gasque, Pello Latasa-Zamalloa, Nicolás Martínez-Velilla
AIM: Polypharmacy is a highly prevalent geriatric syndrome, and hospitalizations can worsen it. The aim of the present study was to analyze the influence of hospitalization on polypharmacy and indicators of quality of prescribing, and their possible association with health outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective study of 200 patients discharged from an acute geriatric unit was carried out. Indicators of quality of prescription were registered at admission and discharge: polypharmacy defined as ≥5 medications, hyperpolypharmacy (≥10), potentially inappropriate prescribing by Beers and Screening Tool of Older Persons' potentially inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria, potentially prescribing omissions by Screening Tool to Alert doctors to the Right Treatment (START) criteria, drug interactions and anticholinergic burden measured with the Anticholinergic Risk Scale...
April 19, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419042/geriatric-fracture-care-future-trajectories-a-2015-aoa-critical-issues-symposium
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Julie A Switzer, Kevin J Bozic, Stephen L Kates
The population of the United States and the world is aging rapidly. Musculoskeletal care for older adults will be impacted by the manner in which health care is financed and the ability of the orthopaedic community to provide evidence-based integrated care for this population. We review the financial aspects of health-care reform and the implications for musculoskeletal care in the elderly. We discuss the establishment of quality measures for hip fracture care in the elderly, team building to accomplish this, and an innovative program designed to provide orthopaedic care to the frail elderly outside of the usual office setting...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408619/data-linkage-to-improve-geriatric-oncology-research-a-feasibility-study
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Jennifer L Lund, Anne-Marie Meyer, Allison M Deal, Bong-Jin Choi, YunKyung Chang, Grant R Williams, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Emily J Guerard, Hyman B Muss, Hanna K Sanoff
Older adults (aged 65 years and older) diagnosed with cancer account for most cancer-related morbidity and mortality in the United States but are often underrepresented on clinical trials. Recent attention from a variety of professional, research, regulatory, and patient advocacy groups has centered on data linkage and data sharing as a means to capture patient information and outcomes outside of clinical trials to accelerate progress in the fight against cancer. The development of a more robust observational research data infrastructure would help to address gaps in the evidence base regarding optimal approaches to treating cancer among the growing and complex population of older adults...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406368/prn-medication-administration-in-a-geriatric-psychiatric-hospital-chart-review-and-nursing-perspective
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Lori Harper, John R Reddon, Courtney J Hunt, Heather Royan
OBJECTIVE: To improve patient care/outcome, an evaluation was conducted of nursing procedures and protocols for pro re nata (PRN) medications. METHODS: A 14-day chart review was conducted for 27 patients with mood and thought disorders (MTD) and for 24 patients with organic disorders (OD) at a geriatric psychiatric hospital, and a questionnaire was completed by 20 nurses. RESULTS: 377 PRNs were administered to patients in the MTD and OD units (240 and 137, respectively)...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403091/effects-of-preoperative-chronic-hypoxemia-on-geriatrics-outcomes-after-hip-arthroplasty-a-hospital-based-retrospective-analysis-study
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Furong Zhang, Ruqiang Zhang, Liang He, Jianwei Yin, Fang Wang, Junmin Li
The partial pressure of oxygen decreases as altitude increases, the preoperative chronic hypoxemia (CH) may have a plausible clinical impact. Risk factors for postoperative serious adverse events (pSAEs) in patients living in high altitudes during primary hip arthroplasty (HA) are not clear.This is an observational study embracing patients from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015 at Yan'an Hospital of Kunming City, a 1338-bed municipal teaching hospital of Kunming Medical University. Univariate analysis revealed that significant differences between patients with and without preoperative CH occurred in intraoperative hypotension (77 [33%] vs 34 [47%], P = ...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391428/do-clinical-outcomes-correlate-with-bone-density-after-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Elizabeth Gausden, Matthew R Garner, Peter D Fabricant, Stephen J Warner, Andre D Shaffer, Dean G Lorich
INTRODUCTION: The operative management of tibial plateau fractures in elderly patients has historically led to inconsistent results, and these clinical outcomes were thought to be associated with poor bone quality often in elderly patients. The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between bone density and subjective clinical outcome scores after open reduction and internal fixation of tibial plateau fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study from a single-surgeon conducted at an Academic, Level 1 Trauma Center...
April 8, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386820/oral-teicoplanin-as-an-alternative-first-line-regimen-in-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-elderly-patients-a-case-series
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Benjamin Davido, Céline Leplay, Frédérique Bouchand, Aurélien Dinh, Maryvonne Villart, Jean-Laurent Le Quintrec, Laurent Teillet, Jérôme Salomon, Hugues Michelon
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are more susceptible to Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs). Despite existing guidelines, there is no specific treatment for CDI in geriatrics. Vancomycin is commonly used in the treatment of CDI. Teicoplanin is an alternative glycopeptide which recently received marketing authorization approval for CDI in Europe. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the potential interest of oral teicoplanin and assess whether such treatment could potentially become an alternative treatment in mild to severe CDIs in elderly patients...
April 6, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384390/effects-of-a-multicomponent-restraint-reduction-program-for-korean-nursing-home-staff
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Eun-Hi Kong, Eunjin Song, Lois K Evans
PURPOSE: Physical restraints are used frequently in Korea, suggesting a growing need for access to programs focused on reduction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a multicomponent restraint reduction program (MRRP) for nursing staff in Korean nursing homes. DESIGN: A cluster-randomized, single-blind, controlled pretest-posttest design was used. A total of 122 nursing staff (nurses and geriatric care assistants) in two Korean nursing homes participated in this study: 62 in the experimental group (EG) and 60 in the control group (CG)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377332/hypervitaminemia-b12-and-malignant-diseases-report-of-a-cross-sectional-study-in-an-acute-geriatric-unit
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Abrar-Ahmad Zulfiqar, Alexandre Sebaux, Moustapha Dramé, Emmanuel Andres
Hypervitaminemia B12 has been associated or linked with a range of conditions, the majority of which are serious. Between March 26(th), 2014 and June 30(th), 2014, all patients aged ≥65 years, hospitalized in an acute geriatric unit in the university hospital center of Reims (France) were included in an observational study. 190 patients were included. 48 patients presented a hypervitaminemia B12 (25.3%). The gender ratio (M/F) of the population with elevated vitamin B12 levels was 0.5. 41 patients were aged ≥75 years (85...
April 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369710/potential-value-of-impaired-cognition-in-stroke-prediction-a-u-k-population-based-study
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Blossom C M Stephan, Kathryn Richardson, George M Savva, Fiona E Matthews, Carol Brayne, Vladimir Hachinski
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the association between impaired cognition and greater risk of incident stroke is also observed when cognitive impairment is defined using different criteria for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with 10 years of follow-up. SETTING: Large multicentre study in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals (aged 64-105) from the Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Study (N = 13,004)...
April 3, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364991/polypharmacy-and-delirium-in-critically-ill-older-adults-recognition-and-prevention
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Erik Garpestad, John W Devlin
Among older adults, polypharmacy is a sequelae of admission to the intensive care unit and is associated with increased medication-associated adverse events, drug interactions, and health care costs. Delirium is prevalent in critically ill geriatric patients and medications remain an underappreciated modifiable risk for delirium in this setting. This article reviews the literature on polypharmacy and delirium, with a focus on highlighting the relationships between polypharmacy and delirium in critically ill, older adults...
May 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360781/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-major-depressive-disorder-and-bereavement-symptoms-in-elderly-patients-who-present-either-to-psychiatry-or-family-medicine
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İbrahim Taymur, Kadir Özdel, Cenk Aypak, Veli Duyan, Özlem Türedi, Buket Belkız Güngör, Yavuz Selvi
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to determine the level of bereavement and depression symptoms among elderly patients who experience the loss of a significant other and the relationship between depressive symptoms and bereavement symptoms. METHODS: The study sample consisted of elderly adults who lost a significant other at least 6 months prior to the submission time. Participants were recruited from patients who presented to either the psychiatry or family medicine outpatient unit of a Training and Research Hospital...
June 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358232/medical-parole-and-aging-prisoners
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George Pro, Miesha Marzell
The population of geriatric prisoners in the United States will reach unprecedented levels in the coming decades. Geriatric prisoners are at increased risk for deteriorating health and experience the onset of disease earlier than the aging population at large. Medical parole is an underutilized program that allows aging prisoners to transition to community-based health care. This article presents original key informant interview data and analysis of the perceptions of medical parole. Three dominant themes emerged: (1) drugs and nonviolent crimes; (2) politics, costs, and consequences; and (3) quality of health care and sense of security in prison...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345773/screening-for-malnutrition-in-hospitalised-older-people-comparison-of-the-mini-nutritional-assessment-with-its-short-form-versions
#18
Elsa Dent, Ian Chapman, Cynthia Piantadosi, Renuka Visvanathan
OBJECTIVE: To determine how well the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) Short Form (MNA-SF) performed as a nutritional screening tool when calf circumference replaced body mass index (BMI) as the included anthropometric measurement. METHODS: A total of 100 patients ≥70 years were recruited from a Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit. RESULTS: Mean age of patients was 85.2 (6.1) years. By the full MNA, 40% of patients were malnourished...
March 27, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342121/can-comprehensive-imaging-analysis-with-analytic-morphomics-and-geriatric-assessment-predict-serious-complications-in-patients-undergoing-pancreatic-surgery
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Andrew J Benjamin, Mary M Buschmann, Andrew Schneider, Brian A Derstine, Jeffrey F Friedman, Stewart C Wang, William Dale, Kevin K Roggin
We aimed to determine whether comprehensive imaging analysis with analytic morphomics (AM) enhances or replaces geriatric assessment (GA) in risk-stratifying pancreatic surgery patients. One hundred thirty-four pancreatic surgery patients were identified from a prospective cohort. Sixty-three patients in the cohort had preoperative CT scans in addition to comprehensive geriatric assessments. CT scans were processed using AM. Associations with National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) serious complications were evaluated using univariate analysis and robust elastic net modeling to obtain AUROC curves by adding AM and GA measures to our previously defined clinical base risk model (age, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesiologists classification, and Charlson comorbidity index)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340600/an-evaluation-of-the-comparative-effectiveness-of-geriatrician-led-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-for-improving-patient-and-healthcare-system-outcomes-for-older-adults-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Charlene Soobiah, Caitlin Daly, Erik Blondal, Joycelyne Ewusie, Joanne Ho, Meghan J Elliott, Rossini Yue, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Barbara Liu, Sharon Marr, Jenny Basran, Andrea C Tricco, Jemila Hamid, Sharon E Straus
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is an integrated model of care involving a geriatrician and an interdisciplinary team and can prioritize and manage complex health needs of older adults with multimorbidity. CGAs differ across healthcare settings, ranging from shared care conducted in primary care settings to specialized inpatient units in acute care. Models of care involving geriatricians vary across healthcare settings, and it is unclear which CGA model is most effective...
March 24, 2017: Systematic Reviews
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