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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910252/memory-performance-on-the-story-recall-test-and-prediction-of-cognitive-dysfunction-progression-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-dementia
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Jong-Hwan Park, Hyuntae Park, Sang Wuk Sohn, Sungjae Kim, Kyung Won Park
AIM: To determine the factors that influence diagnosis and differentiation of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's dementia (AD) by comparing memory test results at baseline with those at 1-2-year follow up. METHODS: We consecutively recruited 23 healthy participants, 44 MCI patients and 27 patients with very mild AD according to the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Diseases and Stroke/Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorder Association criteria for probable Alzheimer's disease and Petersen's clinical diagnostic criteria...
December 1, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901275/peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-the-treatment-of-headache-in-older-adults-a-retrospective-study
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Jacob R Hascalovici, Matthew S Robbins
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to provide demographical and clinical descriptions of patients age 65 years old and older who were treated with peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) at our institution and evaluate the safety and efficacy of this treatment. BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are common, disabling chronic neurological diseases that often persist with advancing age. Geriatric headache management poses unique therapeutic challenges because of considerations of comorbidity, drug interactions, and adverse effects...
November 30, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884595/melatonin-protection-against-age-related-cardiac-pathology
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Gaia Favero, Lorenzo Franceschetti, Barbara Buffoli, Moghadasian H Mohammed, Russel J Reiter, Luigi Fabrizio Rodella, Rita Rezzani
Aging is a complex and progressive process that involves physiological and metabolic deterioration in every organ and system. Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common causes of mortality and morbidity among elderly subjects worldwide. Most age-related cardiovascular disorders can be influenced by modifiable behaviours such as a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables, avoidance of smoking, increased physical activity and reduced stress. The role of diet in prevention of various disorders is a well-established factor, which has an even more important role in the geriatric population...
November 21, 2016: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869890/-anmco-sic-sici-gise-sicch-consensus-document-risk-stratification-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-and-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Giovanni Pulignano, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Samuele Baldasseroni, Francesco Bedogni, Giovanni Cioffi, Ciro Indolfi, Francesco Romeo, Adriano Murrone, Francesco Musumeci, Alessandro Parolari, Leonardo Patanè, Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Annalisa Mongiardo, Carmen Spaccarotella, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Giuseppe Musumeci
Aortic stenosis is one the most frequent valvular diseases in developed countries, and its impact on public healthcare resources and assistance is increasing. A substantial proportion of elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis is frequently not eligible for surgery because of advanced age, frailty and multiple comorbidities. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) enables the treatment of very elderly patients at high or prohibitive surgical risk considered ineligible for surgery and with an acceptable life expectancy...
September 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864240/new-horizons-in-orthostatic-hypotension
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James Frith, Steve W Parry
BACKGROUND: orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common disabling condition associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Much of the evidence available is derived from younger populations with chronic neurological disease leading to uncertainty for the diagnosis and management of older people. OBJECTIVE: to provide an overview of recent and emerging evidence for the diagnosis, management and prognosis of OH in older persons. METHODS: a narrative review of recent studies, emerging therapies and relevant regulatory updates...
November 17, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774584/montefiore-einstein-center-for-the-aging-brain-preliminary-data
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Joe Verghese, Rubina Malik, Jessica Zwerling
Given the multifaceted nature of dementia care management, an interdisciplinary comprehensive clinical approach is necessary. We describe our one-year experience with outpatient based dementia care at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for the Aging Brain (CAB) involving an multispecialty team of geriatricians, neurologists, and neuropsychologists, supported by geriatric psychiatrists, physiatrists, and social services. The goals of the CAB is to maximize dementia outcomes, including regular monitoring of patient's health and cognition, education and support to patients, their families and caregivers; initiation of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments as appropriate, and the facilitation of access to clinical trials...
November 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760535/the-haiti-medical-education-project-development-and-analysis-of-a-competency-based-continuing-medical-education-course-in-haiti-through-distance-learning
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Robert Battat, Marc Jhonson, Lorne Wiseblatt, Cruff Renard, Laura Habib, Manouchka Normil, Brian Remillard, Timothy F Brewer, Galit Sacajiu
BACKGROUND: Recent calls for reform in healthcare training emphasize using competency-based curricula and information technology-empowered learning. Continuing Medical Education programs are essential in maintaining physician accreditation. Haitian physicians have expressed a lack access to these activities. The Haiti Medical Education Project works in alliance with Haitian medical leadership, faculty and students to support the Country's medical education system. We present the creation, delivery and evaluation of a competency-based continuing medical education curriculum for physicians in rural Haiti...
October 19, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747924/results-of-screening-of-apparently-healthy-senior-and-geriatric-dogs
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A Willems, D Paepe, S Marynissen, P Smets, I Van de Maele, P Picavet, L Duchateau, S Daminet
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in health care of elderly dogs; however, scientific information about physical and laboratory examination findings in this age group is limited. OBJECTIVES: To describe systolic blood pressure (SBP), and results of physical examination and laboratory tests in senior and geriatric dogs that were judged by the owner to be healthy. ANIMALS: Hundred client-owned dogs. METHODS: Dogs were prospectively recruited...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721368/the-opinion-of-professional-caregivers-about-the-platform-understaid-for-patients-with-dementia
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Roksana Malak, Agnieszka Krawczyk-Wasielewska, Ewa Mojs, Bartosz Grobelny, Katarzyna B Głodowska, José Carlos Millán-Calenti, Laura Núñez-Naveira, Włodzimierz Samborski
BACKGROUND The person with dementia should be treated as an unique person regarding symptoms directly associated with dementia, such as problems with memory, hallucinations, and delusions, as well as other physical, mental, or neurological deficits. The symptoms not directly typical of dementia, such as musculoskeletal disorders or depression, should be also be considered in order to improve the quality of life of a person with dementia. That is why professional caregivers have to broaden their current knowledge not only of medical symptoms but also of the patient's psychosocial condition and increase their inquisitiveness about the individual condition of the patient...
October 10, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640552/epidemiology-of-emergency-medical-services-ems-utilization-in-four-indian-emergency-departments
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Olindi Wijesekera, Amanda Reed, Parker S Chastain, Shauna Biggs, Elizabeth G Clark, Tamorish Kole, Anoop T Chakrapani, Nandy Ashish, Prasad Rajhans, Alan H Breaud, Gabrielle A Jacquet
: Introduction Without a universal Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system in India, data on the epidemiology of patients who utilize EMS are limited. This retrospective chart review aimed to quantify and describe the burden of disease and patient demographics of patients who arrived by EMS to four Indian emergency departments (EDs) in order to inform a national EMS curriculum. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on patients transported by EMS over a three-month period in 2014 to four private EDs in India...
December 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593713/posterior-fixation-with-c1-lateral-mass-screws-and-c2-pars-screws-for-type-ii-odontoid-fracture-in-the-elderly-long-term-follow-up
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Mauro Dobran, Davide Nasi, Domenico Paolo Esposito, Maurizio Iacoangeli
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long term C1-C2 fusion rates, fracture healing and functional outcomes in geriatric patients with type II odontoid fracture treated with posterior fixation with polyaxial C1 lateral mass screws and C2 pars screws. METHODS: Twenty-one consecutive patients between 2005 and 2011 with Anderson and D'Alonzo type II odontoid fracture underwent a posterior atlanto-axial fixation with polyaxial C1 lateral mass screws and C2 pars screws. A long-term clinical and radiological follow-up was achieved in all patients with a mean follow-up period of 53...
September 1, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591445/-the-prevalence-of-chronic-diseases-and-geriatric-problems-a-comparison-of-nursing-home-residents-in-the-skilled-and-nonskilled-long-term-care-facilities-in-poland
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REVIEW
Violetta Kijowska, Michał Wilga, Katarzyna Szczerbińska
UNLABELLED: In Poland long-term care services are provided by skilled care and treatment facilities (ZOL) and nursing and care facilities (ZPO) both functioning within the health sector as well as by non-skilled nursing homes (DPS) situated in social care sector. Determinants of medical and nursing care provided by both sectors vary considerably in terms of organization (availability) and economic issues (costs of care). AIM: The aim of the study is to compare characteristics of residents in two types of long term care facilities (LTCFs) in Poland with a special focus on geriatric issues...
August 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590650/-the-prevalence-of-chronic-diseases-and-geriatric-problems-a-comparison-of-nursing-home-residents-in-the-skilled-and-nonskilled-long-term-care-facilities-in-poland
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REVIEW
Violetta Kijowska, Michał Wilga, Katarzyna Szczerbińska
UNLABELLED: In Poland long-term care services are provided by skilled care and treatment facilities (ZOL) and nursing and care facilities (ZPO) both functioning within the health sector as well as by non-skilled nursing homes (DPS) situated in social care sector. Determinants of medical and nursing care provided by both sectors vary considerably in terms of organization (availability) and economic issues (costs of care). AIM: The aim of the study is to compare characteristics of residents in two types of long term care facilities (LTCFs) in Poland with a special focus on geriatric issues...
July 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580669/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-physiotherapy-and-occupational-therapy-versus-no-therapy-in-mild-to-moderate-parkinson-s-disease-a-large-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial-pd-rehab
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Carl E Clarke, Smitaa Patel, Natalie Ives, Caroline E Rick, Rebecca Woolley, Keith Wheatley, Marion F Walker, Shihua Zhu, Rebecca Kandiyali, Guiqing Yao, Catherine M Sackley
BACKGROUND: Cochrane reviews of physiotherapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) for Parkinson's disease found insufficient evidence of effectiveness, but previous trials were methodologically flawed with small sample size and short-term follow-up. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of individualised PT and OT in Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: Large pragmatic randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Thirty-eight neurology and geriatric medicine outpatient clinics in the UK...
August 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567441/assessment-of-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-residents-in-the-lazio-region-italy-a-model-to-plan-regional-community-based-services
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Giuseppe Liotta, Rónán O'Caoimh, Francesco Gilardi, Maria Grazia Proietti, Gennaro Rocco, Rosaria Alvaro, Paola Scarcella, D William Molloy, Stefano Orlando, Sandro Mancinelli, Leonardo Palombi, Alessandro Stievano, Maria Cristina Marazzi
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The prevalence of frailty is expected to increase worldwide in parallel with demographic ageing. Despite this, little is known about the prevalence in different populations particularly community-based samples. This cross-sectional study evaluates the prevalence of frailty in a community-dwelling older adult population and describes a methodology to plan community-based interventions. METHODOLOGY: A random sample of 1331 older adults, resident in the Lazio-Region of Italy, were screened by trained public health nurses (PHNs) by administering a validated questionnaire (the Functional Geriatric Evaluation questionnaire)...
January 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529611/hallucinations-experienced-by-visually-impaired-charles-bonnet-syndrome
#16
Linda Pang
: Charles Bonnet Syndrome is a condition where visual hallucinations occur as a result of damage along the visual pathway. Patients with Charles Bonnet Syndrome maintain partial or full insight that the hallucinations are not real, absence of psychological conditions, and absence of hallucinations affecting other sensory modalities, while maintaining intact intellectual functioning. Charles Bonnet Syndrome has been well documented in neurologic, geriatric medicine, and psychiatric literature, but there is lack of information in optometric and ophthalmologic literature...
December 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27489168/inappropriate-behaviors-and-hypersexuality-in-individuals-with-dementia-an-overview-of-a-neglected-issue
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Michele Torrisi, Alberto Cacciola, Angela Marra, Rosaria De Luca, Placido Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are very common in patients affected by dementia, and are associated with high rates of institutionalization. Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia consist of aggressive behavior, delusions, hallucinations, depression, apathy, wandering, stereotyped and inappropriate sexual behavior. Interestingly, the latter has been reported to be relatively uncommon, but causing immense distress to patients and their caregivers. The genesis of inappropriate behavior is considered a combination of neurological, psychological and social factors...
August 4, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475016/neurologic-emergencies-in-the-elderly
#18
REVIEW
Lauren M Nentwich, Benjamin Grimmnitz
Neurologic diseases are a major cause of death and disability in elderly patients. Due to the physiologic changes and increased comorbidities that occur as people age, neurologic diseases are more common in geriatric patients and a major cause of death and disability in this population. This article discusses the elderly patient presenting to the emergency department with acute ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, chronic subdural hematoma, traumatic brain injury, seizures, and central nervous system infections...
August 2016: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473044/decline-in-cognitive-function-in-older-adults-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-after-adjuvant-treatment
#19
Marie Lange, Natacha Heutte, Olivier Rigal, Sabine Noal, Jean-Emmanuel Kurtz, Christelle Lévy, Djelila Allouache, Chantal Rieux, Johan Lefel, Bénédicte Clarisse, Corinne Veyret, Philippe Barthélémy, Nadine Longato, Hélène Castel, Francis Eustache, Bénédicte Giffard, Florence Joly
BACKGROUND: The impact of chemotherapy on cognition among elderly patients has received little attention, although such patients are more prone to presenting with age-related cognitive deficits and/or cognitive decline during chemotherapy. The present study assessed the cognitive function in older adults treated for early-stage breast cancer (EBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The participants were newly diagnosed EBC patients aged ≥65 years without previous systemic treatment or neurological or psychiatric disease and matched healthy controls...
July 29, 2016: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465048/geriatric-assessment-factors-are-associated-with-mortality-after-hospitalization-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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Sushma Jonna, Leslie Chiang, Jingxia Liu, Maria B Carroll, Kellie Flood, Tanya M Wildes
PURPOSE: Survival in older adults with cancer varies given differences in functional status, comorbidities, and nutrition. Prediction of factors associated with mortality, especially in hospitalized patients, allows physicians to better inform their patients about prognosis during treatment decisions. Our objective was to analyze factors associated with survival in older adults with cancer following hospitalization. METHODS: Through a retrospective cohort study, we reviewed 803 patients who were admitted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital's Oncology Acute Care of Elders (OACE) unit from 2000 to 2008...
November 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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