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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648536/outcomes-of-elective-aortic-hemiarch-reconstruction-for-aneurysmal-disease-in-the-elderly
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Arman Kilic, George J Arnaoutakis, Joseph E Bavaria, Ibrahim Sultan, Nimesh D Desai, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Matthew L Williams, Rita K Milewski, Wilson Y Szeto
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated outcomes of elective aortic hemiarch reconstruction for aneurysmal disease in the elderly. METHODS: Patients undergoing elective aortic hemiarch reconstruction for aneurysmal disease at a single institution between 2009 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were stratified into nonelderly (aged less than 75 years) versus elderly (aged 75 years or more). Outcomes included operative mortality and morbidity. RESULTS: In all, 629 patients (95 elderly; 15%) were included...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645521/platelet-count-and-indoor-cold-exposure-among-elderly-people-a%C3%A2-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-heijo-kyo-study
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Keigo Saeki, Kenji Obayashi, Norio Kurumatani
BACKGROUND: Excess mortality from cardiovascular disease during cold seasons is a worldwide issue. Although some physiologic studies suggests that platelet activation via cold exposure may cause an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in winter, the influence of indoor cold exposure in real-life situations on platelet (PLT) count remains unclear. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1095 elderly individuals. After obtaining a venous sample in the morning, indoor temperature of participants' home was measured every 10 min for 48 h...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615465/emergency-department-urinary-antibiograms-differ-by-specific-patient-groups
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S Jorgensen, M Zurayk, S Yeung, J Terry, M Dunn, P Nieberg, A Wong-Beringer
Background: Patients presenting to the ED represent a heterogeneous population comprised of all ages, from the community and skilled-nursing facilities (SNF), and at varying risk for resistant pathogens. The aim of this study was to compare patient group-specific urinary antibiograms in ED.Methods: Adults presented to ED with an ICD 9/10 UTI diagnosis during 7/15 - 6/16 were randomly selected (n=500) to extract relevant demographic, laboratory, and clinical data from the medical record. Urinary E. coli antibiograms were compared between: institutional vs...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587716/-predictive-factors-of-functional-decline-at-hospital-discharge-in-elderly-patients-hospitalised-due-to-acute-illness
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Patricia Ysabel Condorhuamán-Alvarado, Rocío Menéndez-Colino, Coro Mauleón-Ladrero, Jesús Díez-Sebastián, Teresa Alarcón, Juan Ignacio González-Montalvo
OBJECTIVE: To compare baseline characteristics and those found during hospitalisation as predictors of functional decline at discharge (FDd) in elderly patients hospitalised due to acute illness. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A review was made of the computerized records of patients admitted to a Geriatric Acute Unit of a tertiary hospital over a 10 year period. A record was made of demographic, clinical, functional and health-care variables. Functional decline at discharge (FDd) was defined by the difference between the previous Barthel Index (pBI) and the discharge Barthel Index (dBI)...
June 3, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575265/change-of-cognitive-function-in-u-s-chinese-older-adults-a-population-based-study
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Lydia W Li, Ding Ding, Bei Wu, XinQi Dong
Background: This study aims to assess cognitive change in a 2-year period among U.S. Chinese older adults and examine sociodemographic characteristics associated with the change. Methods: Data were from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly (PINE) in which 2,713 participants (aged 60 and older) received in-home interviews at both the baseline and 2-year follow-up. A battery of cognitive tests that assessed episodic memory, working memory, perceptual speed, and overall cognitive status were administered in both times...
July 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575261/elder-self-neglect-and-suicidal-ideation-in-an-u-s-chinese-aging-population-findings-from-the-pine-study
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XinQi Dong, Ying Xu, Ding Ding
Background: Self-neglect and suicidal ideations are important public health issues among the aging population. This study aims to examine the association between self-neglect, its phenotypes, and suicidal ideation among U.S. Chinese older adults. Methods: Guided by a community-based participatory research approach, the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE) study is a population-based epidemiological study conducted from 2011 to 2013 among 3,159 Chinese older adults aged 60 years and older in the Greater Chicago area...
July 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566117/the-impact-of-acute-high-risk-abdominal-surgery-on-quality-of-life-in-elderly-patients
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Line Toft Tengberg, Nicolai Bang Foss, Morten Laksafoss Lauritsen, Janne Orbæk, Morten Hulvej Rod, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Lena Veyhe, Morten Bay-Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Undergoing acute high-risk abdominal (AHA) surgery is associated with reduced survival and a great risk of an adverse outcome, especially in the elderly. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the residential status and quality of life in elderly patients undergoing AHA surgery. METHODS: From 1 November 2014 to 30 April 2015, consecutive patients (≥ 75 years) undergoing AHA surgery were included for follow-up after six months. The patients included answered a health-related quality-of-life questionnaire and a supplemental questionnaire regarding residential status...
June 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558083/obesity-and-its-association-with-food-consumption-diabetes-mellitus-and-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-elderly
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Erika Aparecida da Silveira, Liana Lima Vieira, Thiago Veiga Jardim, Jacqueline Danesio de Souza
BACKGROUND: Obesity affects a large part of elderly individuals worldwide and is considered a risk predictor for the development of chronic diseases such as cardiac diseases, the leading causes of death in the elderly population. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of obesity and associated factors, with emphasis on the occurrence of other diseases and on food consumption in elderly individuals treated at the Brazilian Unified Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde, SUS)...
December 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552878/medium-chain-triglycerides-in-combination-with-leucine-and-vitamin-d-benefit-cognition-in-frail-elderly-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sakiko Abe, Osamu Ezaki, Motohisa Suzuki
The combined supplementation of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), L-leucine-rich amino acids, and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) increase muscle strength and function in frail elderly individuals. However, their effects on cognition are unknown. We enrolled 38 elderly nursing home residents (mean age±SD, 86.6±4.8 y) in a 3-mo randomized, controlled, parallel group trial. The participants were randomly allocated to 3 groups: the first group received a L-leucine (1.2 g)- and cholecalciferol (20 μg)-enriched supplement with 6 g of MCT (LD+MCT); the second group received the same supplement with 6 g of long-chain triglycerides (LD+LCT); and the third group did not receive any supplements (control)...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546977/how-much-elderly-people-of-isfahan-are-adherent-to-their-drug-therapy-regimens
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Parvaneh Abazari, Tayebe Arab Jafari, Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee
BACKGROUND: The need for a correct follow-up for medical advices of health givers is the cornerstone for avoiding drug-related complications in especial period of elderly people life. There isn't any data about drug therapy regimens adherence of elderly people of Isfahan. In this study, we aimed to cover this deficit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study which was carried out in Isfahan (Iran) in 2013 senior citizens (aged 65 or more) who were taking at least one medication and had no record of residency in nursing homes were included...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540343/psychosocial-well-being-associated-with-activity-of-daily-living-stages-among-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Ling Na, Joel E Streim
Objectives: Activity of daily living (ADL) stages demonstrated ordered associations with risk of chronic conditions, hospitalization, nursing home use, and mortality among community-living elderly. This article explores the association of stages with psychosocial well-being. We hypothesized that higher ADL stages (greater ADL limitation) are associated with more restricted social networks, less perceived social support, greater social isolation, and poorer mental health. Methods: Cross-sectional data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (N = 3,002) were analyzed in regression models and latent factor models...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537323/high-prevalence-of-malnutrition-among-elderly-veterans-in-home-based-primary-care
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A Z Win, C Ceresa, K Arnold, T A Allison
INTRODUCTION: Elderly Veterans enrolled in VA Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) programs suffer from many diseases including malnutrition. Nutrition screening tools exist in the VA system but they are inconsistently utilized across ambulatory care programs and are neither research validated nor comparable with non-VA populations. The Mini-Nutritional Assessment short-form (MNA-SF) has been validated in international studies in a variety of settings. The primary aim of this study was to find the prevalence of malnutrition among Veterans enrolled in HBPC programs...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535793/intermittent-preventive-treatment-for-malaria-among-children-in-a-refugee-camp-in-northern-uganda-lessons-learned
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Matthew E Coldiron, Estrella Lasry, Malika Bouhenia, Debashish Das, Peter Okui, Dan Nyehangane, Juliet Mwanga, Celine Langendorf, Greg Elder, Léon Salumu, Rebecca F Grais
Northern Uganda hosts a large population of refugees from South Sudan, and malaria is one of the major health problems in the area. In 2015, intermittent preventive treatment for malaria (IPTc) was implemented in two refugee camps among children aged 6 months to 14 years. Three distributions of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) were conducted at 8-week intervals. The first dose was directly administered at IPTc distribution sites and the second and third doses were given to caregivers to administer at home...
May 23, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533984/predictive-ability-of-the-mini-nutritional-assessment-short-form-mna-sf-in-a-free-living-elderly-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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Raimunda Montejano Lozoya, Nieves Martínez-Alzamora, Gonzalo Clemente Marín, Silamani J A Guirao-Goris, Rosa María Ferrer-Diego
BACKGROUND: Various scales have been used to perform a quick and first level nutritional assessment, and the MNA is one of the most used and recommended by experts in the elderly in all areas. This scale has a short form, the MNA-SF, revised and validated in 2009, which has two versions: the BMI-MNA-SF contains the first six items of the full scale including Body Mass Index while the CC-MNA-SF includes Calf Circumference instead of BMI. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive ability for nutritional status of the two versions of the MNA-SF against the MNA in free-living elderly in the province of Valencia...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531791/an-innovative-brioche-enriched-in-protein-and-energy-improves-the-nutritional-status-of-malnourished-nursing-home-residents-compared-to-oral-nutritional-supplement-and-usual-breakfast-farine-project
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Virginie Van Wymelbeke, Laurent Brondel, Francis Bon, Isabelle Martin-Pfitzenmeyer, Patrick Manckoundia
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To compare the effects of a 12-week nutritional intervention, in which an innovative protein-and-energy-enriched brioche, an oral nutritional supplement or a usual breakfast were eaten, on food intake and nutritional status in nursing home residents. DESIGN: Three-armed, multicentre, controlled trial. SETTING: Eight nursing homes in Burgundy, France. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-eight malnourished participants aged between 70 and 99 years old...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507886/racial-disparities-in-elderly-patients-receiving-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-surgery
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Doniel Drazin, Faris Shweikeh, Carlito Lagman, Beatrice Ugiliweneza, Maxwell Boakye
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate for racial disparities in elderly patients having undergone lumbar spinal stenosis surgery. METHODS: The US Medicare Provider Analysis and Review database (records from 2005 to 2011) was used to identify patients over the age of 65 years, diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis, and having undergone lumbar laminectomy or fusion surgery. Blacks were compared to Whites in both unmatched and propensity score-matched populations...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506309/social-isolation-and-cancer-management-advanced-rectal-cancer-with-patient-delay-following-the-2011-triple-disaster-in-fukushima-japan-a-case-report
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Akihiko Ozaki, Claire Leppold, Toyoaki Sawano, Masaharu Tsubokura, Manabu Tsukada, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Masahiro Kami, Hiromichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effects of social isolation in the elderly on their process of gaining health information and seeking health care. CASE PRESENTATION: In March 2011, Fukushima, Japan experienced an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, also known as Japan's triple disaster. In June 2016, an 80-year-old Japanese man, who lived alone after divorce at the age of 42, presented to our hospital with bloody stools and dizziness. Although his bloody stools initially occurred in May 2015, a year earlier, he did not pursue the possibility of malignancy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500017/tablet-based-well-being-check-for-the-elderly-development-and-evaluation-of-usability-and-acceptability
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Pradeep Ray, Junhua Li, Arni Ariani, Vasvi Kapadia
BACKGROUND: Many elderly people prefer to live at home independently. One of the major concerns raised by the family members is the safety and well-being of their elderly family members when living independently in a home environment. To address this issue, assistive technology solutions have been available in the market. Despite their availability and proliferation, these types of solutions are not popular with the elderly due to their intrusive nature, privacy-related issues, social stigma, and fear of losing human interaction...
May 12, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499314/-small-area-variation-in-demographic-aging
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Sophie Alltag, Sonja Nowossadeck, Janine Stein, André Hajek, Hans-Helmut König, Steffi G Riedel-Heller, Enno Nowossadeck
Objective Demographic aging affects the number of older individuals potentially in need of care and age groups of younger individuals potentially providing formal and informal care. This study examines the current and future demographic aging and care preferences on a county level in Saxony. Methods To analyze demographic aging, formal (FISR) and informal intergenerational support ratios (IISR) based on population data from the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) were used...
May 12, 2017: Psychiatrische Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497666/serious-dysphagia-following-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-long-term-incidence-in-a-national-cohort
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Wu-Fu Chung, Shih-Wei Liu, Liang-Chung Huang, Hsuan-Kan Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Fu Chen, Yu-Chun Chen, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng, Su-Shun Lo
BACKGROUND: Although dysphagia is often self-limiting after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), its incidence, risks, and long-term outcomes remain unclear. The present study aimed to analyze dysphagia up to 5 years post-ACDF using a nation-scaled cohort. METHODS: Incidences of permanent dysphagia requiring nasogastric-tube feeding after ACDF were analyzed using three million-sample cohorts derived from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
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