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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214194/orthogeriatric-activity-in-a-general-hospital-of-castilla-la-mancha-spain
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J M Fernández-Ibáñez, M C Morales-Ballesteros, E Crespo-Romero, S Gómez-Gómez, M D Fraga-Fuentes, J Cruz-Tejado, P A Hernández-Zegarra, Á Arias-Arias, M M García-Baltasar
AIM: To describe the orthogeriatric activity in the elderly with hip fractures in the Hospital Mancha Centro, based on the recommendations of the main guidelines. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Observational prospective study, comprising all patients over 65 years of age admitted to the Traumatology Unit with a hip fracture between April 2015 and December 2015. Patients were admitted under the care of the Traumatology Unit with cross-consultation carried out with the Geriatrics Department, which then carried out a pre-operative geriatric assessment and the post-operative follow-ups...
February 14, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207554/isolated-cardiac-troponin-rise-does-not-modify-the-prognosis-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture
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Hélène Vallet, Alice Breining, Yannick Le Manach, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Anthony Mézière, Mathieu Raux, Marc Verny, Bruno Riou, Frédéric Khiami, Jacques Boddaert
Perioperative myocardial infarction remains a life-threatening complication in noncardiac surgery and even an isolated troponin rise (ITR) is associated with significant mortality. Our aim was to assess the prognostic value of ITR in elderly patients with hip fracture.In this cohort study, all patients admitted between 2009 and 2013 in our dedicated geriatric postoperative unit after hip fracture surgery with a cardiac troponin I determination were included and divided into Control, ITR, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) groups...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206931/a-comprehensive-investigation-of-comorbidities-mechanisms-injury-patterns-and-outcomes-in-geriatric-blunt-trauma-patients
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Carlos V R Brown, Kevin Rix, Amanda L Klein, Brent Ford, Pedro G R Teixeira, Jayson Aydelotte, Ben Coopwood, Sadia Ali
The geriatric population is growing and trauma providers are often tasked with caring for injuries in the elderly. There is limited information regarding injury patterns in geriatric trauma patients stratified by mechanism of injury. This study intends to investigate the comorbidities, mechanisms, injury patterns, and outcomes in geriatric blunt trauma patients. A retrospective study of the 2012 National Trauma Databank was performed. Adult blunt trauma patients were identified; geriatric (>/=65) patients were compared with younger (<65) patients regarding admission demographics and vital signs, mechanism and severity of injury, and comorbidities...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203065/oral-drug-therapy-in-elderly-with-dysphagia-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place
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REVIEW
Serena Logrippo, Giovanna Ricci, Matteo Sestili, Marco Cespi, Letizia Ferrara, Giovanni F Palmieri, Roberta Ganzetti, Giulia Bonacucina, Paolo Blasi
Demographic indicators forecast that by 2050, the elderly will account for about one-third of the global population. Geriatric patients require a large number of medicines, and in most cases, these products are administered as solid oral solid dosage forms, as they are by far the most common formulations on the market. However, this population tends to suffer difficulties with swallowing. Caregivers in hospital geriatric units routinely compound in solid oral dosage forms for dysphagic patients by crushing the tablets or opening the capsules to facilitate administration...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196486/integrated-care-at-home-reduces-unnecessary-hospitalizations-of-community-dwelling-frail-older-adults-a-prospective-controlled-trial
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Laura Di Pollina, Idris Guessous, Véronique Petoud, Christophe Combescure, Bertrand Buchs, Philippe Schaller, Michel Kossovsky, Jean-Michel Gaspoz
BACKGROUND: Care of frail and dependent older adults with multiple chronic conditions is a major challenge for health care systems. The study objective was to test the efficacy of providing integrated care at home to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, emergency room visits, institutionalization, and mortality in community dwelling frail and dependent older adults. METHODS: A prospective controlled trial was conducted, in real-life clinical practice settings, in a suburban region in Geneva, Switzerland, served by two home visiting nursing service centers...
February 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187171/anticholinergic-burden-and-cognitive-function-in-a-large-german-cohort-of-hospitalized-geriatric-patients
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Barbara Pfistermeister, Thomas Tümena, Karl-Günter Gaßmann, Renke Maas, Martin F Fromm
PURPOSE: Previous studies suggest an association between use of anticholinergic drugs in elderly patients and cognitive impairment. However, there are still limited data on the association of anticholinergic drug use and cognitive impairment as well as contribution of individual drugs to anticholinergic load using large, well-documented patient cohorts treated in geriatric units from Europe. METHODS: We investigated 797,440 prescriptions to 89,579 hospitalized patients treated in geriatric units within the GiB-DAT database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168967/-patient-s-own-medications-in-a-swiss-regional-hospital-where-are-we-and-where-should-we-go
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O Michel, J Beney, P Turini, M Desmedt, L Roulet
OBJECTIVE: The use of patient's own medications (POMs) during inpatient admissions may represent a risk if not adequately supervised. The objective of this work was: (i) to assess the management of POMs in our hospital, and (ii) to identify actions to assure this practice. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was conducted among caregivers of the medical, surgery and geriatric units of a Swiss regional hospital. Six criteria for appropriate management of POMs were identified from the literature and internal consensus...
February 3, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162786/base-excess-a-useful-marker-in-the-prognosis-of-chest-trauma-in-the-geriatric-population
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Y Peñasco, A González-Castro, J C Rodríguez-Borregán, J Llorca
OBJECTIVE: To determine the usefulness of the determination of base excess in a cohort of elderly patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) with a diagnosis of chest trauma. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Two hundred and forty-nine patients were included aged 65 years and over with a diagnosis of thoracic trauma who required admission to the ICU. We made a statistical analysis in order to determine the association of the first base excess levels with mortality during the unit stay...
February 2, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162035/a-comparative-study-of-models-of-geriatric-assessment-and-the-implementation-of-recommendations-by-primary-care-physicians
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Ella Kagan, Tamar Freud, Boris Punchik, Alex Barzak, Roni Peleg, Yan Press
AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare implementation rates by primary care physicians of geriatric assessment recommendations given in various assessment settings. METHODS: We compared Model "OCGAU", an Outpatient Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Unit where there was no direct contact between the geriatrician and the primary care physician with three "Clinic" models of in-clinic geriatric assessment: Model "Clinic A-2007" in which the primary care physician participated in the assessment, Model "Clinic A-2013" where there was no contact with the primary care physician, and Model "Clinics B-2013" where the primary care physician participated in a staff meeting with the geriatrician in the clinic...
February 4, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154941/the-association-between-sarcopenia-and-functional-outcomes-among-older-patients-with-hip-fracture-undergoing-in-hospital-rehabilitation
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F Landi, R Calvani, E Ortolani, S Salini, A M Martone, L Santoro, A Santoliquido, A Sisto, A Picca, E Marzetti
: This study evaluates the prevalence of sarcopenia among older people admitted to a rehabilitation unit after hip fracture and the association between sarcopenia and functional outcomes. The results show that sarcopenia had a negative impact on functional recovery. The assessment of sarcopenia among older adults receiving rehabilitation programs is crucial. INTRODUCTION: Sarcopenia is a highly prevalent geriatric syndrome associated with adverse outcomes, including falls, disability, institutionalization, and mortality...
February 2, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149026/validation-of-a-prognostic-score-for-mortality-in-elderly-patients-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit
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Luis Alejandro Sánchez-Hurtado, Adrian Ángeles-Veléz, Brigette Carmen Tejeda-Huezo, Juan Carlos García-Cruz, Teresa Juárez-Cedillo
CONTEXT: The performance of a prognostic score must be evaluated prior to being used. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the predictive ability of hospital mortality of Simplified Acute Physiology Score 3 (SAPS 3) score in elderly patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs). AIMS: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the SAPS 3 score predictive ability of hospital mortality in elderly patients admitted to ICU. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This study was conducted as a prospective cohort, in two mixed ICUs...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125760/resource-use-and-medicare-costs-during-lay-navigation-for-geriatric-patients-with-cancer
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Gabrielle B Rocque, Maria Pisu, Bradford E Jackson, Elizabeth A Kvale, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Michelle Y Martin, Karen Meneses, Yufeng Li, Richard A Taylor, Aras Acemgil, Courtney P Williams, Nedra Lisovicz, Mona Fouad, Kelly M Kenzik, Edward E Partridge
Importance: Lay navigators in the Patient Care Connect Program support patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship to end of life. They empower patients to engage in their health care and navigate them through the increasingly complex health care system. Navigation programs can improve access to care, enhance coordination of care, and overcome barriers to timely, high-quality health care. However, few data exist regarding the financial implications of implementing a lay navigation program...
January 26, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120773/medication-reconciliation-a-tool-to-prevent-adverse-drug-events-in-geriatrics-medicine
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Anaïs Berthe, Clémentine Fronteau, Éloïse Le Fur, Caroline Morin, Jean-François Huon, Isabelle Rouiller-Furic, Marielle Berlioz-Thibal, Gilles Berrut, Aline Lepelletier
Iatrogenic effects represent a large part of emergency admissions among elderly people. Throughout the care pathway of a patient, whether he is at home or hospitalized, many different health professionals are involved regarding the patient's medication. Medication reconciliation is one way to prevent adverse drug events at all care transitions for every patient by eliminating undocumented intentional discrepancies and unintentional discrepancies in the patient's medication. The aim of this article is to present the different activities of clinical pharmacy developed since 2011 in a follow up and rehabilitation geriatric care service, including medication reconciliation activity...
January 23, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115288/therapeutic-effect-of-human-ghrelin-and-growth-hormone-attenuation-of-immunosuppression-in-septic-aged-rats
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Mian Zhou, Weng-Lang Yang, Monowar Aziz, Gaifeng Ma, Ping Wang
Sepsis is a leading cause of mortality in intensive care units, and is more common in the geriatric population. The control of hyperinflammation has been suggested as a therapeutic approach in sepsis, but to date clinical trials utilizing this strategy have not lead to an effective treatment. In addition to hyperinflammation, patients with sepsis often experience a state of immunosuppression, which serves as an important determinant for increased morbidity and mortality. We previously used aged animals to demonstrate the effectiveness of combined treatment with human ghrelin (Ghr) and human growth hormone (GH) in improving organ injury and survival in septic animals...
January 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104595/frailty-affects-the-initial-treatment-response-and-time-to-recovery-of-mobility-in-acutely-ill-older-adults-admitted-to-hospital
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Oliver L Hatheway, Arnold Mitnitski, Kenneth Rockwood
OBJECTIVES: to investigate how frailty and mobility impairment affect recovery of balance and mobility in acutely ill older patients. DESIGN: secondary analysis of cohort study. SETTING: general and geriatric medicine inpatient units, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Canada. SUBJECTS: four hundred and nine older adults (mean age = 81 ± 7 standard deviation, 64% women). METHODS: we constructed a frailty index based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment (FI-CGA), at baseline (2 weeks before admission; mean 0...
January 18, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090105/student-knowledge-skills-and-self-efficacy-gains-after-completing-an-advanced-pharmacy-practice-experience-in-geriatrics
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Krista L Donohoe, Aulbrey G Drisaldi, Fawaz M Alotaibi, Tabatha N Bonas, Edward M Shibley, Patricia W Slattum
Objective. To assess changes in pharmacy students' knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy after completing an advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) in geriatrics. Design. During the 2013-2014 academic year, 30 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy students were required to complete a 5-week Geriatrics APPE at Plaza Professional Pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia. All students completed a 25-point knowledge-based pre- and post-assessment to measure students' self-efficacy. The average time required to accurately fill one unit dose prescription card before and after completing the APPE was also evaluated...
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065430/informed-consent-in-dental-care-and-research-for-the-older-adult-population-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Amrita Mukherjee, Alicia A Livinski, Joseph Millum, Steffany Chamut, Shahdokht Boroumand, Timothy J Iafolla, Margo R Adesanya, Bruce A Dye
BACKGROUND: Ethics in health care and research is based on the fundamental principle of informed consent. However, informed consent in geriatric dentistry is not well documented. Poor health, cognitive decline, and the passive nature of many geriatric patients complicate this issue. METHODS: The authors completed this systematic review according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. The authors searched the PubMed (MEDLINE), Web of Science, PsycINFO, and Cochrane Library databases...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057200/epidemiology-and-recent-trends-of-geriatric-fractures-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-for-united-states-population-from-year-2004-2014
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N K Baidwan, S M Naranje
OBJECTIVES: Fractures in geriatric age group (over 65 years of age) are an important public health issue and frequent causes of emergency room visits. The purpose of this descriptive epidemiological study was to present the epidemiology of geriatric fractures and their trends in the USA using National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) database from year 2004-2014. METHODS: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) Database was queried for all fracture injuries from 2004 to 2014 for ages 65 years and above...
January 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056465/the-impact-of-age-on-complications-survival-and-cause-of-death-following-colon-cancer-surgery
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Christopher T Aquina, Supriya G Mohile, Mohamedtaki A Tejani, Adan Z Becerra, Zhaomin Xu, Bradley J Hensley, Reza Arsalani-Zadeh, Francis P Boscoe, Maria J Schymura, Katia Noyes, John Rt Monson, Fergal J Fleming
BACKGROUND: Given scarce data regarding the relationship among age, complications, and survival beyond the 30-day postoperative period for oncology patients in the United States, this study identified age-related differences in complications and the rate and cause of 1-year mortality following colon cancer surgery. METHODS: The NY State Cancer Registry and Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System identified stage I-III colon cancer resections (2004-2011)...
January 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050224/perspectives-from-geriatric-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-their-caregivers-on-gaps-in-care-quality
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Nahid Azad, G Lemay, J Li, M Benzaquen, L Khoury
BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates that care experiences for complex HF patients could be improved by simple organizational and process changes, rather than complex clinical mechanisms. This survey identifies care gaps and recommends simple changes. METHODS: The study utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods at The Ottawa Hospital, Geriatric Medical Unit during a three-month period. RESULTS: Nineteen patients (average age 85, 12 female) surveyed...
December 2016: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
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