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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783261/epidemiology-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-ukraine-and-poltava-region
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Viacheslav M Zhdan, Grigory А Oksak, Oleh V Radomskyi, Denis I Shaposhnikov
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: The number of elderly people in society is increasing. Alike in all European countries, ageing population in Ukraine is observed, which affects the structure and dynamics of morbidity and mortality of the population towards the increase of chronic non-communicable diseases, which is the epidemic of the 21st century civilization. In 2010 in Ukraine, the proportion of people over the age of 60 was 20.6% of the total. The prevalence of all diseases among the elderly in 2010 amounted to 283522,8, and among the general population - 186746,4...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779815/use-of-standard-enteral-formula-versus-enteric-formula-with-prebiotic-content-in-nutrition-therapy-a-randomized-controlled-study-among-neuro-critical-care-patients
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Piril Tuncay, Fatma Arpaci, Mutlu Doganay, Deniz Erdem, Arzu Sahna, Hulya Ergun, Dilek Atabey
OBJECTIVE: To compare use of standard enteral formula versus enteric formula with prebiotic content in terms of nutrition therapy related outcomes among neurocritical care patients. METHODS: A total of 46 adult neurocritical care patients who received nutrition therapy with standard enteral formula (SEF group; n = 23) or enteral formula with prebiotic content (EFPC group; n = 23) during their hospitalization in intensive care unit (ICU) were included in this prospective randomized controlled study...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777508/endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-heart-failure-an-authentic-expectation-for-potential-future-use-and-a-lack-of-universal-definition
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REVIEW
Andie H Djohan, Ching-Hui Sia, Poay Sian Lee, Kian-Keong Poh
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a prevalent disease (especially among the elderly) with high mortality and morbidity rates. The pathological hallmark of CHF is a loss of cardiomyocytes leading to cardiac fibrosis and dysfunctional cardiac remodeling, which culminates in organ failure. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are bone marrow-derived cells that contribute to maintenance of the integrity of endothelial wall and protect ischemic myocardium through forming new blood vessels (vasculogenesis) or proliferation of pre-existing vasculature (angiogenesis)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769054/factors-associated-with-social-participation-amongst-elders-in-rural-sri-lanka-a-cross-sectional-mixed-methods-analysis
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Celeste Marsh, Paul A Agius, Gamini Jayakody, Roshan Shajehan, Chandima Abeywickrema, Kelly Durrant, Stanley Luchters, Wendy Holmes
BACKGROUND: Populations of low and middle-income countries are ageing rapidly; there is a need for policies that support an increase in the duration of old age lived in good health. There is growing evidence that social participation protects against morbidity and mortality, but few studies explore patterns of social participation. Analysis of baseline quantitative and qualitative data from a trial of the impact of Elders' Clubs on health and well-being in the hill country of Sri Lanka provided an opportunity to better understand the extent of, and influences on, social participation among elders...
May 16, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766499/optimal-timing-of-physician-visits-after-hospital-discharge-to-reduce-readmission
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Bruno D Riverin, Erin C Strumpf, Ashley I Naimi, Patricia Li
OBJECTIVE: To identify the optimal timing of in-person physician visit after hospital discharge to yield the largest reduction in readmission among elderly or chronically ill patients. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING/EXTRACTION METHODS: We extracted insurance billing data on 620,656 admissions for any cause from 2002 to 2009 in Quebec, Canada. STUDY DESIGN: We used flexible survival models to estimate inverse probability weights for the precise timing (days) of in-person physician visit after discharge and weighted competing risk outcome models...
May 15, 2018: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761638/ultra-sound-guided-neurolysis-of-six-genicular-nerves-of-knee-for-intractable-pain-from-knee-osteoarthritis-a-case-series
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Arif Ahmed, Divesh Arora
INTRODUCTION: Among the elderly populations, the chronic osteoarthritis of knee joint is one of the leading cause of disability and causes considerable pain, joint stiffness and functional limitations. Although knee replacement is a good option for the grade IV osteoarthritis, but many patients failed to undergo surgery due to co-morbidities or other reasons. METHODS: Four patient with severe pain from grade III and IV osteoarthritis of knee joint had underwent ultrasound guided alcohol neurolysis of the six genicular nerves of knee joint after a positive genicular nerve block with local anesthetics...
May 14, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760598/predictors-of-chemoradiation-related-febrile-neutropenia-prophylaxis-in-older-adults-experience-from-a-limited-resource-setting
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Aparna Gangopadhyay
Aim: To identify risk factors that lower efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis of febrile neutropenia among older patients on chemoradiation. Background: Audit of institutional data showed that older adults are at higher risk of febrile neutropenia during chemoradiation. In limited resource settings widespread use of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) is not economically feasible and antibiotics are used commonly. Despite compliance with antibiotics, prophylaxis is inadequate in many patients owing to patient and tumor related factors...
May 2018: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755896/bouveret-s-syndrome-literature-review
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REVIEW
Fady G Haddad, Wissam Mansour, Liliane Deeb
It was in 1896 that Bouveret's syndrome acquired its name after the French physician Leon Bouveret, who published two case reports in Revue de Medecin. Bouveret's syndrome describes gastric outlet obstruction secondary to an impacted gallstone. The gallstone reaches the small bowel through a bilioenteric fistula as a consequence of chronic inflammation and adherence between the biliary system and the bowels which increase the intraluminal pressure and leads to secondary wall ischemia and wall perforation with gallstone passage into the bowel...
March 10, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740921/hospitalization-and-morbidity-due-to-adverse-drug-reactions-in-elderly-patients-a-single-center-study
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Silvia Ognibene, Natale Vazzana, Claudio Giumelli, Luisa Savoldi, Luca Braglia, Giuseppe Chesi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adverse drug reaction (ADRs) is a leading but underrecognized cause of illness particularly in frail subjects with multiple comorbidities. We aimed to investigate the frequency, patterns and outcomes of ADRs as a cause of hospitalization in elderly patients admitted to an internal medicine ward. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study including every patient aged over 65 years who was admitted to our Department during a 12-month period...
May 9, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739721/trends-in-influenza-vaccination-coverage-rates-in-south-korea-from-2005-to-2014-effect-of-public-health-policies-on-vaccination-behavior
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Jeongmin Seo, Juwon Lim
BACKGROUND: Influenza is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Annual vaccination is effective in its prevention and is recommended especially in susceptible populations such as the elderly over 65 years, children younger than 5, pregnant women, and people with chronic diseases. Overall, South Korea has a high vaccination rate owing to its National Immunization Program, although the method and extent of its coverage varies among the target subgroups. The aim of this study is to assess the trend of influenza vaccination coverage between 2005 and 2014 in South Korea to address the influence of sociodemographic and disease factors on vaccination behavior...
May 5, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730816/comparison-of-short-term-associations-with-meteorological-variables-between-copd-and-pneumonia-hospitalization-among-the-elderly-in-hong-kong-a-time-series-study
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Holly Ching-Yu Lam, Emily Ying-Yang Chan, William Bernard Goggins
Pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) are the commonest causes of respiratory hospitalization among older adults. Both diseases have been reported to be associated with ambient temperature, but the associations have not been compared between the diseases. Their associations with other meteorological variables have also not been well studied. This study aimed to evaluate the associations between meteorological variables, pneumonia, and COPD hospitalization among adults over 60 and to compare these associations between the diseases...
May 5, 2018: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730325/rapid-sensitive-and-reliable-detection-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-by-label-free-multiple-cross-displacement-amplification-coupled-with-nanoparticles-based-biosensor
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Yi Wang, Weiqiang Yan, Yan Wang, Jianguo Xu, Changyun Ye
Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae), as an important hospital-acquired bacterium, is responsible for severe morbidity and mortality among the elderly, newborn and immune-compromised people. We established a rcsA gene-based label-free multiple cross displacement amplification (MCDA) assay for rapid, simple and sensitive detection of K. pneumoniae by using lateral flow biosensor (LFB). MCDA reaction was conducted at a fixed temperature (65 °C) for only 30 min, and amplification results were directly indicated using LFB...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726621/elder-abuse-and-its-medical-outcomes-in-older-chinese-people-with-cognitive-and-physical-impairments
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REVIEW
Boye Fang, Elsie Yan, Ko Ling Chan, Partick Ip
OBJECTIVES: Elder abuse poses a major public health threat considering the ongoing rapid aging of the global population. This study investigates the association between elder abuse by family caregivers and medical outcomes among older Chinese patients with cognitive and physical impairments in the People's Republic of China. METHODS: Using cross-sectional design, 1002 older patients (aged 55 y and older) and their family caregivers were recruited from 3 grade A hospitals in Guangdong Province...
May 4, 2018: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724316/-retrospective-analysis-of-16-cases-receiving-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-the-operating-room-among-127-053-anesthetics-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgeries
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Ling Lan, Le Shen, Xiu Hua Zhang, Yu Guang Huang
Objective To identify the high-risk factors of cardiac arrest during non-cardiac surgery and to provide experience for the effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Method The baseline data,co-morbidities,causes of cardiac arrest,treatment responsees,and survivals of 16 patients undergoing CPR among 127 053 patients receiving non-cardiac surgeries in our center from January 2013 to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Results The main causes of intraoperative CPR included the co-existing cardiovascular diseases,massive intraoperative blood loss/high-risk surgical procedures,and allergy-related factors...
April 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724218/potential-effect-of-household-environment-on-prevalence-of-tuberculosis-in-india-evidence-from-the-recent-round-of-a-cross-sectional-survey
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S K Singh, Gyan Chandra Kashyap, Parul Puri
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) has been a major health problem globally since ages, and even today, it is a major cause of morbidity in millions of people each year. In 2015 alone, TB accounted for about 1.4 million deaths globally, with India carrying the biggest burden of the disease. The physical environment of the household, an individual living in, has a significant influence on the incidence of TB. Thus, an understanding of the socio-economic, demographic and environmental factors that individuals are exposed to is of importance...
May 3, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723249/potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-ethiopian-geriatric-patients-hospitalized-with-cardiovascular-disorders-using-start-stopp-criteria
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Tadesse Melaku Abegaz, Eshetie Melese Birru, Gashaw Binega Mekonnen
BACKGROUND: There was a paucity of data on the magnitude of potentially inappropriate prescriptions (PIPs) among Ethiopian elderly cardiovascular patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess PIPs and associated factors in the elderly population with cardiovascular disorders using the START/STOPP screening criteria. METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted at medical wards of a teaching hospital in Ethiopia from 1 December 2016-30 May 2017...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712866/optimizing-the-impact-of-low-efficacy-influenza-vaccines
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Pratha Sah, Jan Medlock, Meagan C Fitzpatrick, Burton H Singer, Alison P Galvani
The efficacy of influenza vaccines varies from one year to the next, with efficacy during the 2017-2018 season anticipated to be lower than usual. However, the impact of low-efficacy vaccines at the population level and their optimal age-specific distribution have yet to be ascertained. Applying an optimization algorithm to a mathematical model of influenza transmission and vaccination in the United States, we determined the optimal age-specific uptake of low-efficacy vaccine that would minimize incidence, hospitalization, mortality, and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), respectively...
April 30, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678607/association-between-hypertension-and-metabolic-disorders-among-elderly-patients-in-north-jordan
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Nuha Alwardat, Laura Di Renzo, Renata Costa de Miranda, Sofian Alwardat, Paola Sinibaldi Salimei, Antonino De Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN), dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, accounting for the highest morbidity and mortality among the elderly Jordanian population. This study aimed to evaluate serum lipid and glucose profiles of hypertensive patients and normotensive controls, and determine the risk factors for HTN among elderly population in Jordan. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 200 participants, including 111 hypertensive patients and 89 normotensive controls from June to October 2017 in North Jordan...
April 12, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662833/short-term-outcomes-following-hepatectomy-in-elderly-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-10-805-septuagenarians-and-2-381-octo-and-nonagenarians-in-japan
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Hiroko Okinaga, Hideo Yasunaga, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Kiyohide Fushimi, Norihiro Kokudo
Background: As the population is aging, the indication for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection in patients aged over 80 years will increase. Japan is facing the most aging society worldwide. We examined the safety of hepatectomy in octogenarians and nonagenarians using large-scale data from the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, a national administrative database in Japan. Method: We conducted a survey to collect data for all inpatients from 2007 and 2012...
March 2018: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658677/acute-complications-following-endoscopic-intragastric-balloon-insertion-for-treatment-of-morbid-obesity-in-elderly-patients-a-single-center-experience
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Nunzio Velotti, Paolo Bianco, Alessio Bocchetti, Marco Milone, Domenico Manzolillo, Paola Maietta, Maurizio Amato, Oreste Buonomo, Giuseppe Petrella, Mario Musella
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a serious disease, with an increasing incidence also among subjects over 60 years old; surgical management has proven to be the most effective in the production of significant and durable weight loss. Intragastric balloon (IGB) treatment, promotes a reduction of five to nine body mass index (BMI) units in 6 months with an impressive improvement of obesity-associated comorbidities. METHODS: Two hundred and twenty five patients, 106 men (47...
April 13, 2018: Minerva Chirurgica
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