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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417609/action-plans-and-coping-strategies-in-elderly-copd-patients-influence-the-result-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-an-observational-study
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Patrizia Russo, Giulia Prinzi, Aliaksei Kisialou, Vittorio Cardaci, Emanuele Stirpe, Vittoria Conti, Massimo Fini, Stefano Bonassi
BACKGROUND: COPD management needs a comprehensive assessment of clinical features (symptoms severity, co-morbidities) together with life-style, behavioural, socio-economic and multi-omics parameters. Among the other issues, psycho-cognitive assessment plays a critical role. Coping strategies are used to manage psychological stress. AIM: To evaluate the association between coping strategies and outcome of Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR). DESIGN: Observational study...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406337/inhaled-corticosteroid-use-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-risk-of-pneumonia-a-nested-case-control-population-based-study-in-lazio-italy-the-outpul-study
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Silvia Cascini, Ursula Kirchmayer, Valeria Belleudi, Lisa Bauleo, Riccardo Pistelli, Mirko Di Martino, Giulio Formoso, Marina Davoli, Nera Agabiti
Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients is associated with a reduction of exacerbations and a potential risk of pneumonia. The objective was to determine if ICS use, with or without long-acting β2-agonist, increases pneumonia risk in COPD patients. A cohort study was performed using linked hospital and drug prescription databases in the Lazio region. Patients (45+) discharged with COPD in 2006-2009 were enrolled and followed from cohort entry until first admission for pneumonia, death or study end, 31 December, 2012...
April 13, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397739/native-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-kocuria-rosea-complicated-by-peripheral-mycotic-aneurysm-in-an-elderly-host
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P Gunaseelan, G Suresh, V Raghavan, S Varadarajan
Infective endocarditis still remains a dreaded illness among treating physicians because of the disease course, its need for meticulous antibiotic management, complications, and overall morbidity. Peripheral mycotic aneurysms are a rarely reported complication of infective endocarditis. Mycotic aneurysms occur in about 5%-10% of cases of infective endocarditis, and most of them involve the intracranial vessels. Here, we report a case of native valve endocarditis in a 74-year-old man caused by Kocuria rosea...
April 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376809/molecular-characterization-of-penicillin-non-susceptible-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolated-before-and-after-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-implementation-in-casablanca-morocco
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Idrissa Diawara, Abouddihaj Barguigua, Khalid Katfy, Kaotar Nayme, Houria Belabbes, Mohammed Timinouni, Khalid Zerouali, Naima Elmdaghri
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially among children and the elderly. The ability to effectively treat pneumococcal infection has been compromised due to the acquisition of antibiotic resistance, particularly to β-lactam drugs. This study aimed to describe the prevalence and molecular evolution of penicillin non-susceptible S. pneumoniae (PNSP) isolated from invasive diseases before and after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine implementation in Casablanca, Morocco...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369692/age-of-migration-life-expectancy-with-functional-limitations-and-morbidity-in-mexican-americans
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Marc A Garcia, Luis M Valderrama-Hinds, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Miriam S Mutambudzi, Nai-Wei Chen, Mukaila Raji
The U.S. Mexican American population enjoys longer life expectancies relative to other racial/ethnic groups but is disproportionately affected by chronic conditions and functional limitations. Studying the impact of heterogeneity in age, time and other characteristics of migration among older Mexican Americans can inform our understanding of health disparities and healthcare needs in later-life. This research used 20 years of data from the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly to assess the proportion of life spent with functional limitations and one or more morbidity (according to age of migration and sex) in the U...
March 30, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366636/mitral-annular-calcification-as-a-possible-nidus-for-endocarditis-a-descriptive-series-with-bacteriological-differences-noted
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Gregg S Pressman, Mary Rodriguez-Ziccardi, Charles H Gartman, Edinrin Obasare, Emmanuel Melendres, Vivian Arguello, Vikas Bhalla
BACKGROUND: Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a chronic inflammatory process with similarities to atherosclerosis. It is common in elderly patients and those with renal dysfunction. Although MAC is associated with cardiovascular morbidity, its relationship to infective endocarditis is unclear. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that MAC would be prevalent in patients with mitral valve vegetations and that vegetations would frequently occur on calcific nodules. A secondary aim was to look for possible bacteriological differences between vegetations attached to the calcified annulus versus leaflet vegetations...
March 31, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366082/-hungarian-diet-and-nutritional-status-survey-2014-i-nutritional-status-of-the-hungarian-adult-population
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Gergő Erdei, Viktória Anna Kovács, Márta Bakacs, Éva Martos
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The Hungarian Diet and Nutritional Status Survey examines the obesity prevalence, dietary habits and, since 2014, physical activity in Hungarian adults in every 5 years. METHOD: The survey provides national data representative by age and gender, based on anthropometric measurements and international standards. RESULTS: In 2014, nearly two-thirds of adults were overweight or obese. 28.2% of men and 31.5% of women were obese...
April 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352155/proteinopathy-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-cross-talk-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Gargi Ganguly, Sasanka Chakrabarti, Uttara Chatterjee, Luciano Saso
Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are two common neurodegenerative diseases of the elderly people that have devastating effects in terms of morbidity and mortality. The predominant form of the disease in either case is sporadic with uncertain etiology. The clinical features of Parkinson's disease are primarily motor deficits, while the patients of Alzheimer's disease present with dementia and cognitive impairment. Though neuronal death is a common element in both the disorders, the postmortem histopathology of the brain is very characteristic in each case and different from each other...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331248/prevalence-and-predictors-of-depression-in-community-dwelling-elderly-in-rural-haryana-india
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Manju Pilania, Mohan Bairwa, Hitesh Khurana, Neelam Kumar
BACKGROUND: Depression in the elderly has been emerged as a serious public health challenge in the developing countries. Elderly population with depression is on rise in India, but is not adequately addressed. This study was planned to ascertain the prevalence of depression among elderly in a rural population of Haryana and assess its socio-demographic correlates. METHODS: This study was a community based, cross sectional study, which was conducted in Community Health Centre (CHC), Chiri of Rohtak district (Haryana, India)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328825/prevalence-of-symptomatic-hip-knee-and-spine-osteoarthritis-nationwide-health-survey-analysis-of-an-elderly-korean-population
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Jung-Ho Park, Jae-Young Hong, Kyungdo Han, Seung-Woo Suh, Si-Young Park, Jae-Hyuk Yang, Seung-Woo Han
Osteoarthritis is prominent among the elderly, with symptoms originating from multiple parts of the body. A cross-sectional study of a nationwide survey was performed to describe the prevalence of and identify factors related to symptomatic hip, knee, and spine osteoarthritis.This cross-sectional study collected data from the Fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES V-5; 2010-2012). After excluding ineligible subjects, there were 8976 subjects in this study (3830 males and 5146 females)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325858/incidence-of-bloodstream-infections-a-nationwide-surveillance-of-acute-care-hospitals-in-switzerland-2008-2014
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Niccolò Buetti, Andrew Atkinson, Jonas Marschall, Andreas Kronenberg
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections are often associated with significant mortality and morbidity. We aimed to investigate changes in the epidemiology of bloodstream infections in Switzerland between 2008 and 2014. METHODS: Data on bloodstream infections were obtained from the Swiss antibiotic resistance surveillance system (ANRESIS). RESULTS: The incidence of bloodstream infections increased throughout the study period, especially among elderly patients and those receiving care in emergency departments and university hospitals...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319459/morbidity-and-survival-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-free-flap-reconstruction-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Candace A Mitchell, Richard A Goldman, Joseph M Curry, David M Cognetti, Howard Krein, Ryan Heffelfinger, Adam Luginbuhl
Objective To review a single institution's outcomes of free flap reconstruction of the head and neck in patients aged ≥80 years as compared with those <80 years. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Tertiary academic hospital. Subjects and Methods Patients aged ≥ 80 years who underwent free flap reconstruction of the head and neck between 2007 and 2013 were identified and matched by type of reconstruction with a cohort of younger patients. Outcome measures included flap success, length of stay, discharge disposition, complications, and 2-year mortality...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316006/management-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-current-challenges-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Bharathi Upadhya, Dalane W Kitzman
Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is the most common form of HF in patients older than 65 years. Among elderly women living in the community, HFpEF comprises nearly 90% of incident HF cases. The health and economic impact of HFpEF is at least as great as that of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), with similar severity of acute hospitalization rates and substantial mortality. Despite the importance of HFpEF, our understanding of its pathophysiology is incomplete, and optimal treatment remains largely undefined...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293045/a-narrative-review-of-influenza-a-seasonal-and-pandemic-disease
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REVIEW
Mohsen Moghadami
Influenza is an acute respiratory disease caused by the influenza A or B virus. It often occurs in outbreaks and epidemics worldwide, mainly during the winter season. Significant numbers of influenza virus particles are present in the respiratory secretions of infected persons, so infection can be transmitted by sneezing and coughing via large particle droplets. The mean duration of influenza virus shedding in immunocompetent adult patients is around 5 days but may continue for up to 10 days or more-particularly in children, elderly adults, patients with chronic illnesses, and immunocompromised hosts...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273128/prevalence-risk-factors-and-health-outcomes-associated-with-polypharmacy-among-urban-community-dwelling-older-adults-in-multi-ethnic-malaysia
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Li Min Lim, Megan McStea, Wen Wei Chung, Nuruljannah Nor Azmi, Siti Azdiah Abdul Aziz, Syireen Alwi, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Shahrul Bahyah Kamaruzzaman, Siew Siang Chua, Reena Rajasuriar
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in the older population. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, risk factors and health outcomes associated with polypharmacy in a cohort of urban community-dwelling older adults receiving chronic medications in Malaysia. METHODS: This was a baseline study in the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research cohort. The inclusion criteria were individuals aged ≥55years and taking at least one medication chronically (≥3 months)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266943/traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-netherlands-trends-in-emergency-department-visits-hospitalization-and-mortality-between-1998-and-2012
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Crispijn L Van den Brand, Lennard B Karger, Susanne T M Nijman, Myriam G M Hunink, Peter Patka, Korné Jellema
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The effects of epidemiological changes such as ageing of the population and increased traffic safety on the incidence of TBI are unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate trends in TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalization and mortality in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2012. DESIGN: This was a retrospective observational, longitudinal study...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265844/frailty-as-a-risk-predictor-of-morbidity-and-mortality-following-liver-surgery
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Faiz Gani, Marcelo Cerullo, Neda Amini, Stefan Buettner, Georgios A Margonis, Kazunari Sasaki, Yuhree Kim, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Given the increasing number of elderly and comorbid patients undergoing surgery, there is increased interest in preoperatively identifying patients at high risk of morbidity and mortality following liver resection. We sought to develop and validate the use of a frailty index (FI) to predict poor postoperative outcomes following liver surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing a liver resection were identified using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Hepatectomy-targeted database for 2014 and randomized into a training or validation cohort...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254537/readmissions-after-surgical-resection-of-metastatic-tumors-of-the-spine-at-a-single-institution
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Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, C Rory Goodwin, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Eric W Sankey, Ann Liu, Thomas Kosztowski, Benjamin D Elder, Chetan Bettegowda, Ali Bydon, Timothy F Witham, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Ziya L Gokaslan, Daniel M Sciubba
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of spinal metastasis is complex and can be associated with significant postoperative morbidity. Analyzing readmission rates may serve as a proxy for postoperative morbidity and functional decline, allowing patients and physicians to make informed decisions about treatment. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients with metastatic spine disease, surgically treated at a tertiary center from 2003-2012. Patients with primary lung, breast, kidney, bone marrow, prostate, gynecological, and melanoma were analyzed...
February 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245272/impact-of-self-reported-symptoms-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-asthma-on-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-sleep-disturbances-in-the-elderly-with-polysomnography-study
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Sae-Hoon Kim, Ha-Kyeong Won, Sung-Do Moon, Byung-Keun Kim, Yoon-Seok Chang, Ki-Woong Kim, In-Young Yoon
BACKGROUND: Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and sleep disturbances have been reported to be associated with allergic rhinitis and asthma. However, population-based studies of this issue in the elderly are rare. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of self-reported rhinitis and asthma on sleep apnea and sleep quality using polysomnography in an elderly Korean population. METHODS: A total of 348 elderly subjects who underwent one-night polysomnography study among a randomly selected sample were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216354/outcomes-of-endovascular-and-open-surgical-repair-of-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-elderly-patients
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Tze-Woei Tan, Mohammad Eslami, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Wayne W Zhang, Alik Farber
BACKGROUND: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is becoming the preferred treatment modality for patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA). Although the survival advantage of EVAR over open aortic repair (OAR) has been shown in some studies, it is unclear whether this benefit extends to elderly patients. We sought to evaluate the outcomes of rAAA repair in octogenarians. METHODS: We reviewed the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) data set (2005-2014) to identify patients older than 80 years who were treated with EVAR and OAR for rAAA...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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