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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202104/a-health-profile-of-senior-aged-women-veterans-a-latent-class-analysis-of-condition-clusters
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Margaret E Gonsoulin, Ramon A Durazo-Arvizu, Karen M Goldstein, Guichan Cao, Qiuying Zhang, Dharani Ramanathan, Denise M Hynes
Background and Objectives: This study characterizes the multiple morbidities experienced by senior-aged women Veterans so that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and other healthcare systems may be better prepared to meet the healthcare needs of this growing cohort. Research Design and Methods: Using the VHA's Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW), we conducted a retrospective observational study of the 38,597 female veteran patients who were at least sixty-five years old and received care in the VHA during 2013 and 2014...
September 1, 2017: Innovation in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196825/changes-in-prescription-patterns-in-older-hospitalized-patients-the-impact-of-forta-on-disease-related-over-and-under-treatments
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Farhad Pazan, Heinrich Burkhardt, Helmut Frohnhofen, Christel Weiss, Christina Throm, Alexandra Kuhn-Thiel, Martin Wehling
PURPOSE: Physicians often face difficulties in choosing appropriate medications for multimorbid older people. The FORTA (Fit for the Aged) classification (A: absolutely, B: beneficial, C: careful, D: don't) was proposed as a clinical tool for improving the quality of drug treatment in the aged. As an implicit tool, FORTA has been shown to aid medication optimization and improve clinical end points in the VALFORTA trial. In this prospective randomized controlled study, 207 older hospitalized patients received standard geriatric treatment and 202 patients received FORTA-guided treatment...
December 2, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121039/the-prevalence-and-determinants-of-multimorbidity-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure
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Olga Siga, Barbara Wizner, Karolina Piotrowicz, Małgorzata Fedyk-Łukasik, Tomasz Grodzicki
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of multimorbidity and co-existed diseases in hospitalized patients with heart failure (HF) in relation to age and gender. METHODS: The nationwide cross-sectional survey had been conducted in Poland (April-November 2013), in 260 randomly selected hospital wards. A trained nurse contacted with one physician, drawn from the list of all doctors working in the selected hospital's wards, who completed the study questionnaires regarding to clinical characteristics of the last five HF patients, who were discharged from an internal or cardiology ward...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108842/increased-risk-of-multimorbidity-in-patients-with-sarcoidosis-a-population-based-cohort-study-1976-to-2013
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Patompong Ungprasert, Eric L Matteson, Cynthia S Crowson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk and pattern of multimorbidity in patients with sarcoidosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort of all residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, first diagnosed with sarcoidosis between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 2013, was identified through the medical record linkage system of the Rochester Epidemiology Project. Diagnosis was verified by individual medical record review. A cohort of sex- and age-matched comparators without sarcoidosis was assembled from the same population...
November 3, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096228/multimorbidity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-the-community-dwelling-elderly-a-longitudinal-study
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Jiayi Gu, Jianqian Chao, Wenji Chen, Hui Xu, Ruizhi Zhang, Tingting He, Lin Deng
OBJECTIVES: Multimorbidity is a growing public health problem. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of multimorbidity on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the elderly. METHODS: A 24-month longitudinal study was conducted on the community-dwelling elderly. There were 411 elderly persons with complete follow-up. Information on thirteen chronic conditions was collected at baseline. Via a multi-dimensional scale, HRQoL was measured at baseline, 18 and 24 months post-baseline, respectively...
October 28, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090187/multimorbidity-constellations-of-conditions-across-subgroups-of-midlife-and-older-individuals-and-related-medicare-expenditures
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Siran M Koroukian, Nicholas K Schiltz, David F Warner, Jiayang Sun, Kurt C Stange, Charles W Given, Avi Dor
INTRODUCTION: The Department of Health and Human Services' 2010 Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions called for the identification of common constellations of conditions in older adults. OBJECTIVES: To analyze patterns of conditions constituting multimorbidity (CCMM) and expenditures in a US representative sample of midlife and older adults (50-64 and ≥65 years of age, respectively). DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of the 2010 Health and Retirement Study (HRS; n=17,912)...
2017: Journal of comorbidity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078153/comorbidity-classes-and-associated-impairment-demographics-and-9-11-exposures-in-8-236-children-and-adolescents
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Lupo Geronazzo-Alman, Guia Guffanti, Ruth Eisenberg, Bin Fan, George J Musa, Judith Wicks, Michaeline Bresnahan, Cristiane S Duarte, Christina Hoven
The extensive comorbidity of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents leads to clinical heterogeneity, and is an often-overlooked issue in etiopathogenic and treatment studies in developmental psychopathology. In a representative sample (N=8236) of New York City public school students assessed six months after 9/11, latent class analysis was applied to 48 symptoms across seven disorders: posttraumatic stress, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety (GAD), major depression (MDD) and conduct disorder (CD)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931931/screening-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-by-electronic-nose-analysis-of-volatile-organic-compounds
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Simone Scarlata, Giorgio Pennazza, Marco Santonico, Simona Santangelo, Isaura Rossi Bartoli, Chiara Rivera, Chiara Vernile, Antonio De Vincentis, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) carries important social and economic implications. Once the suspicion of OSAS has arisen, Polysomnography (PSG) represents the diagnostic gold standard. However, about 45% of people who have undergone PSG are free from OSAS. Thus, efforts should be made to improve the selection of subjects. We verified whether the pattern of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) helps to select patients amenable to PSG. We studied 136 subjects (20 obese non-OSAS, 20 hypoxic OSAS, 20 non-hypoxic OSAS, and 20 non-hypoxic Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) vs 56 healthy controls) without any criteria of exclusion for comorbidity to deal with a real-life population...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922277/percutaneous-posterior-trans-articular-atlantoaxial-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly-a-prospective-study
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Mohamed Alhashash, Mootaz Shousha, Hany Gendy, Ahmed Samir Barakat, Heinrich Boehm
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study of 20 multimorbid patients older than 65 years undergoing minimally invasive surgical treatment for odontoid fracture. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the results of percutaneous transarticular atlantoaxial screw fixation as a new minimally invasive treatment modality in this high risk group of patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Odontoid fractures are a common injury pattern in the elderly. These fractures typically present significant challenges as geriatric patients often have multiple comorbidities that may adversely affect fracture management...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910309/pattern-and-severity-of-multimorbidity-among-patients-attending-primary-care-settings-in-odisha-india
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sanghamitra Pati, Subhashisa Swain, Job Metsemakers, J André Knottnerus, Marjan van den Akker
Multimorbidity is increasingly the primary concern of healthcare systems globally with substantial implications for patient outcomes and resource cost. A critical knowledge gap exists as to the magnitude of multimorbidity in primary care practice in low and middle income countries with available information limited to prevalence. In India, primary care forms the bulk of the health care delivery being provided through both public (community health center) and private general practice setting. We undertook a study to identify multimorbidity patterns and relate these patterns to severity among primary care attendees in Odisha state of India...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878150/multimorbidity-in-chronic-conditions-public-primary-care-patients-in-four-greater-mekong-countries
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Supa Pengpid, Karl Peltzer
The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence, pattern, and social determinants of chronic conditions multimorbidity among chronic disease primary care patients in four Greater Mekong countries (Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam). In a cross-sectional survey, chronic disease patients accessing primary care were recruited if they had been diagnosed with any of 21 chronic conditions in the past 12 months, and were interviewed with a structured questionnaire on anxiety, depression, alcohol use, tobacco use, dietary behaviour, physical activity, and quality of life...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835246/the-contribution-of-risk-factors-to-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-multimorbidity-across-the-lifecourse-a-longitudinal-analysis-of-the-twenty-07-cohort
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Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Kathryn Skivington, Alastair H Leyland, Kate Hunt, Stewart W Mercer
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity is a major challenge to health systems globally and disproportionately affects socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. We examined socioeconomic inequalities in developing multimorbidity across the lifecourse and investigated the contribution of five behaviour-related risk factors. METHODS: The Twenty-07 study recruited participants aged approximately 15, 35, and 55 years in 1987 and followed them up over 20 years. The primary outcome was development of multimorbidity (2+ health conditions)...
August 24, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821233/latent-class-analysis-of-multimorbidity-patterns-and-associated-outcomes-in-spanish-older-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Beatriz Olaya, Maria Victoria Moneta, Francisco Félix Caballero, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Ivet Bayes, José Luis Ayuso-Mateos, Josep Maria Haro
BACKGROUND: This study sought to identify multimorbidity patterns and determine the association between these latent classes with several outcomes, including health, functioning, disability, quality of life and use of services, at baseline and after 3 years of follow-up. METHODS: We analyzed data from a representative Spanish cohort of 3541 non-institutionalized people aged 50 years old and over. Measures were taken at baseline and after 3 years of follow-up. Latent Class Analysis (LCA) was conducted using eleven common chronic conditions...
August 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772096/prospective-identification-of-patients-at-risk-for-unwarranted-variation-in-treatment
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Amy S Kelley, Evan Bollens-Lund, Kenneth E Covinsky, Jonathan S Skinner, R Sean Morrison
BACKGROUND: Understanding factors associated with treatment intensity may help ensure higher value healthcare. OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors associated with Medicare costs among prospectively identified, seriously ill older adults and examine if baseline prognosis influences the impact of these factors. DESIGN/SUBJECTS: Prospective observation of Health and Retirement Study cohort with linked Medicare claims. MEASUREMENTS: We identified people with incident serious illness (a serious medical condition, for example, metastatic cancer or functional impairment); calculated subjects' one-year mortality risk; and then followed them for one year...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764205/prevalence-and-patterns-of-multimorbidity-among-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-people-in-odisha-india-an-exploratory-study
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Sanghamitra Pati, Shreeporna Bhattacharya, Subhashisa Swain
INTRODUCTION: Improved and efficient Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) has turned HIV positive into a chronic disorder. The increase in life expectancy and quality of life comes with an increased risk of multimorbidity from the traditional risk factors. AIM: To explore the prevalence of multimorbidity among People Living with HIV (PLHIV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: An exploratory cross-sectional study was carried out in an ART center of Odisha, India, from November 2013 to December 2013...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709115/development-and-validation-of-the-korea-dementia-comorbidity-index-kdci-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-from-2002-to-2013
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Jae-Hyun Kim, Ki-Bong Yoo, Yunhwan Lee
This study develop and validate a simple and accessible measure of comorbidity, named the Korean Dementia Comorbidity index (KDCI), to assist in predicting the onset of dementia. This study used the National Health Insurance Service-Cohort Sample Database from 2002 to 2013 (n=23,856). Cox proportional hazard model was used to estimate incident dementia (International Classification of Disease, 10th edition (ICD-10) codes: F00-F03, G30, G311), with a hazard ratio higher than 1.05 for each comorbid condition being assigned a score...
September 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702837/-compression-or-expansion-of-morbidity-in-outpatient-healthcare-generation-65plus-in-2007-and-2014
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Janina Frank, Birgit Babitsch
BACKGROUND: The ageing population raises the question whether there is a compression or expansion of morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the development of morbidity and the associated outpatient volume of services in outpatient healthcare. MATERIAL AND METHODS: With a nationwide sample of statutory health insurance patients, the development of the documented morbidity and outpatient volume of services of the generation 65plus was empirically examined by a retrospective, cohort-specific study based on outpatient claims data covering the years 2007 and 2014...
July 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692013/multimorbidity-and-health-care-service-utilization-in-the-australian-workforce-findings-from-the-national-health-survey
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Lili Wang, Andrew J Palmer, Petr Otahal, Fiona Cocker, Kristy Sanderson
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to understand the patterns of health care service utilization in employees with multimorbidity. METHODS: Data were obtained from the 2011 to 2012 cross-sectional Australian National Health Survey. Past-month health care service utilization was collected for each chronic condition from a pre-specified list. Descriptive, logistic, and Poisson regression analyses were used. The data were weighted to produce nationally representative estimates...
August 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679803/epidemiology-and-patterns-of-care-at-the-end-of-life-rising-complexity-shifts-in-care-patterns-and-sites-of-death
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Melissa D Aldridge, Elizabeth H Bradley
In 2015 an estimated 2.7 million people in the United States (1 percent of the population) died. Although decedents' illness experience varies substantially, important trends in care at the end of life are evident. To identify the most pressing health care policy issues related to end-of-life care, we present a comprehensive picture of the epidemiology and care patterns of people in the last stage of life. We identify three key trends in end-of-life care: increasing diversity in the primary diagnoses of decedents, increases in multimorbidity and illness complexity among people with terminal illnesses, and shifts in patterns of care at the end of life and in sites of death...
July 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674127/multimorbidity-and-patterns-of-chronic-conditions-in-a-primary-care-population-in-switzerland-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anouk Déruaz-Luyet, A Alexandra N'Goran, Nicolas Senn, Patrick Bodenmann, Jérôme Pasquier, Daniel Widmer, Ryan Tandjung, Thomas Rosemann, Peter Frey, Sven Streit, Andreas Zeller, Dagmar M Haller, Sophie Excoffier, Bernard Burnand, Lilli Herzig
OBJECTIVE: To characterise in details a random sample of multimorbid patients in Switzerland and to evaluate the clustering of chronic conditions in that sample. METHODS: 100 general practitioners (GPs) each enrolled 10 randomly selected multimorbid patients aged ≥18 years old and suffering from at least three chronic conditions. The prevalence of 75 separate chronic conditions from the International Classification of Primary Care-2 (ICPC-2) was evaluated in these patients...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
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