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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210943/faces-of-frailty-in-aging-with-hiv-infection
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Marion Thurn, Deborah R Gustafson
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The number of adults who are aging successfully and have HIV infection is increasing. More effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are preventing individuals infected with HIV from reaching end stages of the HIV infection and developing AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). However, even at lower viral loads, chronic HIV infection appears to have consequences on aging processes, including the development of frailty. RECENT FINDINGS: Frailty is a term used to describe vulnerability in aging...
February 16, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208907/current-practice-of-hypertension-in-india-focus-on-blood-pressure-goals
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Jagdish S Hiremath, Vijay M Katekhaye, Vijay S Chamle, Rishi M Jain, Amit I Bhargava
INTRODUCTION: Recommended Blood Pressure (BP) goals in elderly and those with co-morbid conditions like Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) vary in different Hypertension (HTN) management guidelines. AIM: To understand currently followed BP goals and practices among the physicians involved in management of HTN in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational survey was conducted at 66(th) annual conference of Cardiological Society of India (CSICON-2014, Hyderabad)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188439/the-missing-link-between-sleep-disorders-and-age-related-dementia-recent-evidence-and-plausible-mechanisms
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Feng Zhang, Rujia Zhong, Song Li, Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang, Weidong Le
Sleep disorders are among the most common clinical problems and possess a significant concern for the geriatric population. More importantly, while around 40% of elderly adults have sleep-related complaints, sleep disorders are more frequently associated with co-morbidities including age-related neurodegenerative diseases and mild cognitive impairment. Recently, increasing evidence has indicated that disturbed sleep may not only serve as the consequence of brain atrophy, but also contribute to the pathogenesis of dementia and, therefore, significantly increase dementia risk...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183063/real-life-experience-with-direct-acting-antivirals-agents-against-hepatitis-c-infection-in-elderly-patients
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Iria Rodríguez-Osorio, Purificación Cid, Luis Morano, Ángeles Castro, Marta Suárez, Manuel Delgado, Luis Margusino, Héctor Meijide, Berta Pernas, Andrés Tabernilla, José D Pedreira, Álvaro Mena, Eva Poveda
BACKGROUND: New direct-acting antivirals agents (DAAs) are very safe and well tolerated. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to analyse the efficacy and safety of DAAs in elderly patients, who have co-morbidities and are on chronic medications. STUDY DESIGN: All HCV-infected patients over 65 years old in clinical follow-up at two Hospitals in Spain who initiated anti-HCV therapy were included (August 2012-October 2015). RESULTS: A total of 120 HCV mono-infected patients were recorded...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176820/dipstick-proteinuria-level-is-significantly-associated-with-pre-morbid-and-in-hospital-functional-status-among-hospitalized-older-adults-a-preliminary-study
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Chia-Ter Chao, Hung-Bin Tsai, Chih-Kang Chiang, Jenq-Wen Huang, Kuan-Yu Hung
Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with functional decline, whether proteinuria alone is associated with functional statuses over the course of acute illnesses independent of CKD is unclear. During 2014, we prospectively enrolled non-dialysis patients aged ≥65 years, and all participants underwent spot dipstick urinalysis on admission, divided into 3 groups according to the results (none, trace to 1 + , and 2 + or higher); functional status was evaluated using the pre-morbid and in-hospital Barthel index (BI) scores...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139266/-characteristics-diseases-and-mortality-of-people-admitted-to-nursing-homes-for-dependent-seniors-during-the-first-quarter-of-2013%C3%A2-in-france
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A Atramont, A Rigault, S Chevalier, G Leblanc, A Fagot-Campagna, P Tuppin
BACKGROUND: To describe the state of health, through healthcare consumption and mortality, of people admitted to nursing homes (Ehpad) in France. METHODS: People over the age of 65 years admitted to an Ehpad institution during the first quarter of 2013, beneficiaries of the national health insurance general scheme (69% of the population of this age), were identified from the Resid-Ehpad database and their reimbursed health care was extracted from the SNIIRAM database, identifying 56 disease groups by means of algorithms (long-term disease diagnoses and hospitalisations, medicinal products, specific procedures)...
January 27, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134768/unexpectedly-higher-morbidity-and-mortality-of-hospitalized-elderly-patients-associated-with-rhinovirus-compared-with-influenza-virus-respiratory-tract-infection
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Ivan F N Hung, Anna Jinxia Zhang, Kelvin K W To, Jasper F W Chan, Shawn H S Zhu, Ricky Zhang, Tuen-Ching Chan, Kwok-Hung Chan, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Rhinovirus is a common cause of upper and lower respiratory tract infections in adults, especially among the elderly and immunocompromised. Nevertheless, its clinical characteristics and mortality risks have not been well described. A retrospective analysis on a prospective cohort was conducted in a single teaching hospital center over a one-year period. We compared adult patients hospitalized for pneumonia caused by rhinovirus infection with those hospitalized for influenza infection during the same period...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126241/intraoperative-epi-aortic-scans-reduce-adverse-neurological-sequelae-in-elderly-high-risk-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-propensity-matched-cumulative-sum-control-analysis
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Suvitesh Luthra, Miguel M Leiva Juarez, Zaheer Taheer, Patrick Yiu
BACKGROUND: Adverse neurological sequelae are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery, due to manipulation of an atherosclerotic aorta. The purpose of this study is to measure the impact of intraoperative epi-aortic scanning in reducing neurologic sequelae after CABG, and the patient subgroups that are benefitted the most. METHODS: Patients that underwent first-time CABG from July 2010 to March 2014 (n=1,989) were retrospectively reviewed and stratified by history of intraoperative epi-aortic scan (n=350) or no scan (n=1,639)...
December 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112780/factors-related-to-urinary-incontinence-among-the-malaysian-elderly
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S A Eshkoor, T A Hamid, S Shahar, C Y Mun
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence is a prevalent condition in the elderly that is the spontaneous leakage of urine. It is an age-related problem and increases especially in people aged above 65 years. It can cause many psychological, behavioral, biological, economic and social effects. The treatment of urinary incontinence can reduce morbidity and mortality. Thus, this study aimed to determine the effects of variables including age, ethnicity, gender, education, marital status, body weight, blood elements and nutritional parameters on urinary incontinence among the Malaysian elderly...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089100/community-onset-clostridium-difficile-infection-at-a-tertiary-medical-center-in-southern-taiwan-2007-2015
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Chin-Shiang Tsai, Yuan-Pin Hung, Jen-Chieh Lee, Nan-Yao Lee, Po-Lin Chen, Ling-Shan Syue, Ming-Chi Li, Chia-Wen Li, Wen-Chien Ko
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is well-known as the major cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients. Community-onset CDI (CO-CDI) is an emerging threat. However, clinical information of CO-CDI in Taiwan remains scarce. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted at a medical center in southern Taiwan. Symptomatic patients between 2007 and 2015 with C. difficile toxin or tcdB detected in stool were identified as CDI, and were classified as CO-CDI [including community-associated CDI (CA-CDI) and community-onset health care facility-associated CDI (CO-HCFA-CDI)] and health care facility-onset CDI (HCFO-CDI)...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088377/intracapsular-hip-fractures-in-the-elderly-do-we-know-what-is-important
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Diana Crego-Vita, Coral Sanchez-Perez, Jose Adolfo Orellana Gomez-Rico, Celia Clemente de Arriba
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures in the elderly are a common reason for admission to the department of orthopaedic surgery, this condition asks an important part of health resources and is associated with high levels of co-morbidity and mortality. Many improvements have been introduced in the treatment of these patients, preoperative regional analgesia, intensive physical therapy, interdisciplinary care program; but still remain unresolved gaps. The aim of this study is to document the natural history of early versus delayed surgical intervention in elderly patients with hip fractures and to establish the prognostic factors of mortality and walking ability after discharge...
January 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079351/effect-of-age-on-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-for-patients-with-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysms
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Federico Cagnazzo, Waleed Brinjikji, Giuseppe Lanzino
BACKGROUND: With widespread utilization of noninvasive imaging, small enraptured anterior communicating artery (AcoA) aneurysms are increasingly detected in the general population, particularly in elderly patients. We investigated the association between age and clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with unruptured AcoA aneurysms. METHODS: Between January 2008 and May 2016, information on 179 consecutive patients with unruptured AcoA aneurysms was obtained and included demographic data, aneurysm features, risk factors for formation and rupture, treatment type, complications, and follow-up information...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077141/determinants-of-and-socio-economic-disparities-in-self-rated-health-in-china
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Jiaoli Cai, Peter C Coyte, Hongzhong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Self-rated health (SRH) is not only used to measure health status and health inequalities, but also as a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to: 1) evaluate the factors that account for variations in self-rated health among Chinese citizens; and to 2) explore the process through which socio-economic status may impact self-rated health. METHODS: Data were derived from the Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS) (2013)...
January 11, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074921/heat-related-hospitalizations-in-older-adults-an-amplified-effect-of-the-first-seasonal-heatwave
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Alexander Liss, Ruiruo Wu, Kenneth Kwan Ho Chui, Elena N Naumova
Older adults are highly vulnerable to the detriment of extreme weather. The rapid non-linear increase in heat-related morbidity is difficult to quantify, hindering the attribution of direct effects of exposure on severe health outcomes. We examine the effects of ambient temperatures on heat-related hospitalizations (HH) among the elderly in presence of strong seasonality and by assessing the effects caused by the first and subsequent seasonal heatwaves. We empirically derived the thresholds for a heatwave episode in Boston MSA based on 16 years of daily observations...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068988/disability-support-and-long-term-social-care-of-an-elderly-spanish-population-2008-2009-an-epidemiologic-analysis
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J Almazán-Isla, M Comín-Comín, E Alcalde-Cabero, C Ruiz, E Franco, R Magallón, J Damián, J de Pedro-Cuesta, L A Larrosa-Montañes
BACKGROUND: Though poorly known, relationships between disability, need of help (dependency) and use of social services are crucial aspects of public health. The objective of this study was to describe the links between disability, officially assessed dependency, and social service use by an industrial population, and identify areas of inequity. METHODS: We took advantage of a door-to-door survey conducted in the Cinco Villas district, Spain, in 2008-2009, which provided data on disability, morbidity, and service use among 1216 residents aged ≥50 years, and officially assessed dependency under the 2006 Dependency Act (OAD)...
January 9, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063651/recent-highlights-in-psoriasis-research
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REVIEW
Samuel T Hwang, Tamar Nijsten, James T Elder
This article highlights recent advances in the immunology, epidemiology, and genetics/genomics of psoriasis from 2015 through 2016. Advances sometimes generate more questions, and this article makes an attempt to point out where controversies might exist in the literature. Many of the articles mentioned were published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, but many articles from the broader scientific literature are also cited, to provide context and to add further validity for some of these key findings...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060086/sex-specific-associations-between-self-reported-sleep-duration-cardiovascular-disease-hypertension-and-mortality-in-an-elderly-population
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Anders Broström, Ake Wahlin, Urban Alehagen, Martin Ulander, Peter Johansson
BACKGROUND: Both short and long sleep durations have been associated to increased mortality. Knowledge about sex-specific differences among elderly regarding associations between sleep duration, cardiovascular health, and mortality is sparse. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are to examine the association between self-reported sleep duration and mortality and to investigate whether this association is sex specific and/or moderated by cardiovascular morbidity, and also to explore potential mediators of sleep duration effects on mortality...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050920/elderly-fall-risk-prediction-based-on-a-physiological-profile-approach-using-artificial-neural-networks
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Jafar Razmara, Mohammad Hassan Zaboli
Falls play a critical role in older people's life as it is an important source of morbidity and mortality in elders. In this article, elders fall risk is predicted based on a physiological profile approach using a multilayer neural network with back-propagation learning algorithm. The personal physiological profile of 200 elders was collected through a questionnaire and used as the experimental data for learning and testing the neural network. The profile contains a series of simple factors putting elders at risk for falls such as vision abilities, muscle forces, and some other daily activities and grouped into two sets: psychological factors and public factors...
November 1, 2016: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039650/is-bariatric-surgery-safe-in-the-elderly-population
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Federico Perez Quirante, Lisandro Montorfano, Rajmohan Rammohan, Nisha Dhanabalsamy, Aaron Lee, Samuel Szomstein, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Raul J Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery has proven to be the most effective treatment for morbid obesity in all age groups and is considered superior to medical treatment. The aim of our study was to report the outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients over 65 years of age at our institution. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database was conducted of all patients > 65 years who underwent a bariatric procedure between 2005 and 2015 at our institution...
December 30, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
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