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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906984/balance-and-muscle-strength-in-elderly-women-who-dance-samba
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Marcos Maurício Serra, Angelica Castilho Alonso, Mark Peterson, Luis Mochizuki, Júlia Maria D'Andréa Greve, Luiz Eugênio Garcez-Leme
Considering the growth of the aging population, and the increasing risk for falls and related morbidity, it is vital to seek efficient, comprehensive, and culturally relevant prevention programs for elderly people to reduce risks for falls. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the postural balance and muscle strength among women participating in the "Wing of Baianas" in the carnival parades. One hundred and ten women, with an average age of 67.4±5.9 years, were divided into two groups: Baianas group-elderly participants of the carnival parades in the "Wing of Baianas", and a Control group of women who do not dance samba...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905955/future-healthy-life-expectancy-among-older-adults-in-the-us-a-forecast-based-on-cohort-smoking-and-obesity-history
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Bochen Cao
BACKGROUND: In the past three decades, the elderly population in the United States experienced increase in life expectancy (LE) and disability-free life expectancy (LE(ND)), but decrease in life expectancy with disability (LE(D)). Smoking and obesity are two major risk factors that had negative impacts on these trends. While smoking prevalence continues to decline in recent decades, obesity prevalence has been growing and is currently at a high level. This study aims to forecast the healthy life expectancy for older adults aged 55 to 85 in the US from 2011 to 2040, in relation to their smoking and obesity history...
July 12, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902826/association-of-a-frailty-screening-initiative-with-postoperative-survival-at-30-180-and-365-days
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Daniel E Hall, Shipra Arya, Kendra K Schmid, Mark A Carlson, Pierre Lavedan, Travis L Bailey, Georgia Purviance, Tammy Bockman, Thomas G Lynch, Jason M Johanning
Importance: As the US population ages, the number of operations performed on elderly patients will likely increase. Frailty predicts postoperative mortality and morbidity more than age alone, thus presenting opportunities to identify the highest-risk surgical patients and improve their outcomes. Objective: To examine the effect of the Frailty Screening Initiative (FSI) on mortality and complications by comparing the surgical outcomes of a cohort of surgical patients treated before and after implementation of the FSI...
November 30, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902537/effect-of-time-of-operation-on-hip-fracture-outcomes-a-retrospective-analysis
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Gonzalo Barinaga, Erik Wright, Paul J Cagle, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Zain Sayeed, Monique C Chambers, Mouhanad M El-Othmani, Khaled J Saleh
INTRODUCTION: Hip fractures are a common source of morbidity, mortality, and cost burden for elderly patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients with hip fracture treated during the day or night at a rural level I academic trauma center and compared the postoperative outcomes and resource utilization for both groups. METHODS: Patients aged ≥55 years with hip fractures treated with definitive surgical fixation from April 2011 to April 2013 were included in this study...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900934/gender-relations-and-women-s-reproductive-health-in-south-sudan
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Sumit Kane, Matilda Rial, Anthony Matere, Marjolein Dieleman, Jacqueline E W Broerse, Maryse Kok
BACKGROUND: In South Sudan, women disproportionately bear the burden of morbidity and mortality related to sexual and reproductive health, with a maternal mortality ratio of 789 deaths per 100,000 live births. DESIGN: A qualitative study was conducted to analyze how gendered social relations among the Fertit people affect women's ability to exercise control over their reproductive lives and thereby their sexual and reproductive health. Transcripts of 5 focus group discussions and 44 semi-structured interviews conducted with purposefully selected community members and health personnel were analyzed using Connell's relational theory of gender...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896468/evaluation-of-major-trauma-in-elderly-patients-a%C3%A2-single-trauma-center-analysis
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Samo Kocuvan, Drago Brilej, Domen Stropnik, Rolf Lefering, Radko Komadina
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to gather information about elderly major trauma patients admitted to one particular Slovenian trauma centre in Celje and examine this group of polytrauma patients, specifically with respect to mechanisms of injury, injury severity and distribution of injuries. Further on, to identify morbidity and mortality rates and compare these to the younger population and, finally, to determine the factors that have the most impact on treatment results...
November 28, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895576/sleep-disturbances-among-older-adults-in-the-united-states-2002-2012-nationwide-inpatient-rates-predictors-and-outcomes
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Alyssa A Gamaldo, May A Beydoun, Hind A Beydoun, Hailun Liang, Rachel E Salas, Alan B Zonderman, Charlene E Gamaldo, Shaker M Eid
Objective/Background: We examined the rates, predictors, and outcomes [mortality risk (MR), length of stay (LOS), and total charges (TC)] of sleep disturbances in older hospitalized patients. Patients/Methods: Using the U.S. Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (2002-2012), older patients (≥60 years) were selected and rates of insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disturbances (OSD) were estimated using ICD-9CM. TC, adjusted for inflation, was of primary interest, while MR and LOS were secondary outcomes...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894334/how-resilient-is-the-general-population-to-heatwaves-a-knowledge-survey-from-the-enhance-project-in-brussels-and-amsterdam
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Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout, Debarati Guha-Sapir
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown an increase in mortality and morbidity during heatwaves, especially among the elderly. We assessed the knowledge of the general population of Brussels and Amsterdam on groups at risk and protective measures for heat-related health effects. RESULTS: Six locations with mixed populations were selected in each city. Passer-by's in both cities were asked to participate in a short survey. Respondents in Brussels (n = 120) had significantly more knowledge on risk groups and protective measures than respondents in Amsterdam (n = 133)...
November 28, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890974/senior-friendly-hospitals-development-and-application-of-criteria-a-descriptive-study
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M R Rashmi, Arvind Kasthuri, Rashmi J Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: The world's population is rapidly aging. Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over the age of 60 will double from about 11% to 22%; more so in the developing countries. The prevalence of frailty and morbidity among the elderly is high. There is a need to assess the "preparedness" of the health care system including hospitals to respond to the needs of the elderly. AIM: 1. To develop criteria for a senior friendly hospital and 2...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884595/melatonin-protection-against-age-related-cardiac-pathology
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REVIEW
Gaia Favero, Lorenzo Franceschetti, Barbara Buffoli, Moghadasian H Mohammed, Russel J Reiter, Luigi Fabrizio Rodella, Rita Rezzani
Aging is a complex and progressive process that involves physiological and metabolic deterioration in every organ and system. Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common causes of mortality and morbidity among elderly subjects worldwide. Most age-related cardiovascular disorders can be influenced by modifiable behaviours such as a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables, avoidance of smoking, increased physical activity and reduced stress. The role of diet in prevention of various disorders is a well-established factor, which has an even more important role in the geriatric population...
November 21, 2016: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881257/economic-burden-of-osteoporotic-fracture-of-the-elderly-in-south-korea-a-national-survey
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Jinhyun Kim, Eunhee Lee, Sungjae Kim, Tae Jin Lee
BACKGROUND: Osteoporotic fractures (OFs) in the elderly are common worldwide, and the predicted number of the aging population is increasing the burden of OF on health care systems. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the economic burden of OF in people older than 65 years in South Korea from a societal perspective. METHODS: National Health Insurance claim databases were used to analyze health care utilization and medical costs of OF in the Korean population (49 million)...
May 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867823/the-burden-of-metastatic-disease-of-the-femur-on-the-medicare-system
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Kirollos Gendi, David Hennessy, John Heiner
BACKGROUND: In the United States, over 1,650,000 new cases of cancer are being diagnosed yearly with almost 50 % of them being the top five bone-seeking cancers. Since cancer risk increases with age, this suggests that orthopedic oncology services may be a strain on the Medicare system. The femur is the most common site of long bone metastases. Prophylactic fixation techniques prevent pathologic fractures, reduce morbidities, and enhance the quality of life of patients with femoral metastases...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867430/evaluation-in-mouse-model-of-combined-virus-bacterial-vaccine-based-on-attenuated-influenza-a-h7n3-virus-and-the-group-b-streptococcus-recombinant-polypeptides
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Yulia A Desheva, Galina F Leontieva, Tatiana A Kramskaya, Tatiana A Smolonogina, Kornelia B Grabovskaya, Irina V Kiseleva, Larisa G Rudenko, Alexander N Suvorov
BACKGROUND: Secondary bacterial influenza complications are a common cause of excesses morbidity and mortality, which determines the need to develop means for specific prophylaxis. Group B streptococcal infection is especially common cause of pneumonia among children and the elderly with underlying conditions. Here we investigate in a mouse model the effects of combined intranasal immunization using live attenuated influenza vaccine and recombinant polypeptides based on group B Streptococcus surface proteins...
2016: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843849/a-study-of-risk-factors-and-foot-care-behavior-among-diabetics
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Mackson Nongmaithem, Arjinder Pal Singh Bawa, Abhilash Kumar Pithwa, Simran Kaur Bhatia, Gurjit Singh, Somnath Gooptu
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot results in considerable morbidity and mortality in developing countries and the prevalence of diabetes is expected to increase further in the next decades in these countries. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injuries leading to lower extremity amputation. Family physicians have a pivotal role in the prevention or early diagnosis of diabetic foot complications. Patient education regarding foot hygiene, nail care and proper footwear is crucial to reducing the risk of an injury that can lead to ulcer formation...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842511/comparative-assessment-of-two-frailty-instruments-for-risk-stratification-in-elderly-surgical-patients-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Daniel I McIsaac, Monica Taljaard, Gregory L Bryson, Paul E Beaule, Sylvain Gagne, Gavin Hamilton, Emily Hladkowicz, Allen Huang, John Joanisse, Luke T Lavallée, Hussein Moloo, Kednapa Thavorn, Carl van Walraven, Homer Yang, Alan J Forster
BACKGROUND: Frailty is an aggregate expression of susceptibility to poor outcomes, owing to age-, and disease-related deficits that accumulate within multiple domains. Older patients who are frail before surgery are at an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, and use a disproportionately high amount of healthcare resources. While frailty is now a well-established risk factor for adverse postoperative outcomes, the perioperative literature lacks studies that: 1) compare the predictive accuracy of different frailty instruments; 2) consider the impact of frailty on patient-reported outcome measures; and 3) consider the acceptability and feasibility of using frailty instruments in clinical practice...
November 14, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828571/factors-associated-with-negative-self-rated-health-among-non-institutionalized-elderly-in-montes-claros-brazil
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Sarah Magalhães Medeiros, Lorena Santos Rocha Silva, Jair Almeida Carneiro, Gizele Carmen Fagundes Ramos, Ana Teresa Fernandes Barbosa, Antônio Prates Caldeira
This study aimed to obtain an understanding of the self-rated health among community-dwelling elderly people in the north of Minas Gerais, identifying factors associated with negative self-rated health. We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study with two-stage random sampling. Data collection was carried out in the home of elderly people by trained staff who used questionnaires that had already been validated. To identify the variables associated with negative self-rated health, bivariate analyses were performed, followed by Poisson regression analysis...
November 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815929/challenges-in-the-management-of-hypertension-in-older-populations
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Lisa Pont, Tariq Alhawassi
The prevalence of hypertension increases with age making it a significant health concern for older persons. Aging involves a range of physiological changes such as increases in arterial stiffness, widening pulse pressure, changes in renin and aldosterone levels, decreases in renal salt excretion, declining in renal function, changes in the autonomic nervous system sensitivity and function and changes to endothelial function all of which may not only affect blood pressure but may also affect individual response to pharmacotherapy used to manage hypertension and prevent end organ damage and other complications associated with poor blood pressure control...
November 5, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812983/ampk-as-a-pro-longevity-target
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Kristopher Burkewitz, Heather J M Weir, William B Mair
Chronic, age-associated diseases are already among the leading causes of morbidity and death in the world, a problem exacerbated by the rapidly rising proportion of elderly in the global population. This emergent epidemic represents the next great challenge for biomedical science and public health. Fortunately, decades of studies into the biology of aging have provided a head start by revealing an evolutionarily conserved network of genes that controls the rate and quality of the aging process itself and which can thereby be targeted for protection against age-onset disease...
2016: EXS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784651/engaging-gatekeeper-stakeholders-in-development-of-a-mobile-health-intervention-to-improve-medication-adherence-among-african-american-and-pacific-islander-elderly-patients-with-hypertension
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Hamed Yazdanshenas, Mohsen Bazargan, Loretta Jones, May Vawer, Todd B Seto, Summer Farooq, Deborah A Taira
BACKGROUND: Approximately 70 million people in the United States have hypertension. Although antihypertensive therapy can reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with hypertension, often patients do not take their medication as prescribed. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to better understand issues affecting the acceptability and usability of mobile health technology (mHealth) to improve medication adherence for elderly African American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander patients with hypertension...
October 26, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781063/efficacy-and-safety-of-novel-anticoagulants-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Nikolaos Karamichalakis, Stamatis Georgopoulos, Konstantinos Vlachos, Ioannis Liatakis, Michael Efremidis, Antonios Sideris, Konstantinos P Letsas
Atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism (VTE) are common disorders associated with maleficent thrombotic events, particularly in the elderly patients. Polypharmacy, co-morbidities, and altered pharmacokinetics, often present in these patients, render the use of anticoagulants quite challenging. Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have recently emerged as alternatives to Vitamin K Antagonists (VKAs) and are gradually increasing their popularity mainly because of their fewer drug and food interactions and ease of use...
August 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
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