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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166417/oral-status-and-prosthetic-treatment-needs-in-functionally-impaired-and-elderly-individuals
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Angelika Lantto, Robert Lundqvist, Inger Wårdh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to describe the oral status and prosthetic treatment needs of dependent, functionally impaired individuals and dependent elderly individuals in comparison with the general population. METHODS: A total of 355 subjects, sampled from the register of increased financial support for dependent and functionally impaired individuals in the north of Sweden, were examined. The variables were number of teeth, Eichner Index, type and condition of prostheses, and treatment needs...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165745/supratentorial-embryonal-tumors-in-elderly-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-clinical-prognosis
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Pierluigi Granaroli, Federica Novegno, Tommaso Lunardi, Pierpaolo Lunardi
Supratentorial embryonal tumours are very rare malignant tumours of neuroectodermal origin, characterized by an aggressive clinical behavior. They occur prevalently in children. They have been sporadically described in adults and represent an even rarer occurrence in elderly patients, raising many issues on the diagnostic pitfalls and their appropriate management. We present an unusual case of embryonal tumor in a 62-year-old man who presented with speech disorder, left IIIrd and Vth cranial nerves partial deficit secondary to a left temporo-insular embryonal tumour: clinico-radiological features, histopathological insights, therapeutic options and results are discussed along with a review of the most relevant literature, addressing the specific issue of differential diagnosis and the expected results in the elderly population...
November 1, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165723/the-impact-of-hyperosmolarity-on-long-term-outcome-in-patients-presenting-with-severe-hyperglycemic-crisis-a-population-based-study
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Ivan Kruljac, Miroslav Ćaćić, Petra Ćaćić, Lora Stanka Kirigin Biloš, Davor Kust, Božidar Perić, Maja Filipović-Grčić, Gorana Mirošević, Vedran Ostojić, Mario Štefanović, Milan Vrkljan
Aims We compared characteristics of patients with hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) and patients with severe hyperglycemia without the signs of hyperosmolarity and ketoacidosis; analyzed long-term all-cause mortality and potential prognostic factors. Methods The studied population included 261 749 adults. HHS was diagnosed in patients with plasma glucose >33.0 mmol/L, ketonuria <1+, and serum osmolarity >320 mmol/L. Patients with plasma glucose >33.0 mmol/L, ketonuria <1+ and serum osmolarity <320 mmol/L were considered as controls (nHHS)...
November 17, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165688/management-of-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly-a-review-of-the-literature-and-an-evidence-based-treatment-algorithm
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Sravisht Iyer, R John Hurlbert, Todd J Albert
Odontoid fractures are the most common fracture of the axis and the most common cervical spine fracture in patients over 65. Despite their frequency, there is considerable ambiguity regarding optimal management strategies for these fractures in the elderly. Poor bone health and medical comorbidities contribute to increased surgical risk in this population; however, nonoperative management is associated with a risk of nonunion or fibrous union. We provide a review of the existing literature and discuss the classification and evaluation of odontoid fractures...
November 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165173/health-and-well-being-benefits-of-spending-time-in-forests-systematic-review
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Byeongsang Oh, Kyung Ju Lee, Chris Zaslawski, Albert Yeung, David Rosenthal, Linda Larkey, Michael Back
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have reported that spending time in nature is associated with the improvement of various health outcomes and well-being. This review evaluated the physical and psychological benefits of a specific type of exposure to nature, forest therapy. METHOD: A literature search was carried out using MEDLINE, PubMed, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, and ProQuest databases and manual searches from inception up to December 2016. Key words: "Forest" or "Shinrin -Yoku" or "Forest bath" AND "Health" or "Wellbeing"...
October 18, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165153/impact-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-on-short-stature-and-reduced-tongue-pressure-among-community-dwelling-elderly-japanese-participants-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Miho Higashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yasuhiro Nagata, Noboru Takamura, Takahiro Maeda
BACKGROUND: Asian-specific single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) (rs3782886) is reported to be associated with myocardial infarction; sarcopenia is reported to be associated with coronary subclinical atherosclerosis. On the other hand, short stature has been revealed as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, no studies have reported on the association between sarcopenia and short stature nor on the impact of rs3782886 on this association. METHODS: Since reduced maximum voluntary tongue pressure against the palate (MTP) reflects one aspect of sarcopenia, we conducted a cross-sectional study of 537 community-dwelling elderly Japanese participants aged 60-89 years who had participated in a general health checkup in 2015...
July 27, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164499/cognitive-disparities-the-impact-of-the-great-depression-and-cumulative-inequality-on-later-life-cognitive-function
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Jo Mhairi Hale
Population aging has driven a spate of recent research on later-life cognitive function. Greater longevity increases the lifetime risk of memory diseases that compromise the cognitive abilities vital to well-being. Alzheimer's disease, thought to be the most common underlying pathology for elders' cognitive dysfunction (Willis and Hakim 2013), is already the sixth leading cause of death in the United States (Alzheimer's Association 2016). Understanding social determinants of pathological cognitive decline is key to crafting interventions, but evidence is inconclusive for how social factors interact over the life course to affect cognitive function...
November 21, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163756/effect-of-chronic-administration-of-resveratrol-on-cognitive-performance-during-aging-process-in-rats
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A R Navarro-Cruz, R Ramírez Y Ayala, C Ochoa-Velasco, E Brambila, R Avila-Sosa, S Pérez-Fernández, J C Morales-Medina, P Aguilar-Alonso
The increase in the elderly population has generated concern to meet health demands. The research efforts to elucidate the mechanisms of damage associated with aging have also been significantly increased, especially in order to avoid the reduction of the cognitive abilities in geriatric patients, resulting from the damage generated mainly at the level of the hippocampus during old age. At present, many studies describe resveratrol as an antiaging component. There are reports that it can activate the Sirt1 gene related to antiaging, emulating the effects obtained by caloric restriction in rodents...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163474/aged-gut-microbiota-contributes-to-systemical-inflammaging-after-transfer-to-germ-free-mice
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Floris Fransen, Adriaan A van Beek, Theo Borghuis, Sahar El Aidy, Floor Hugenholtz, Christa van der Gaast-de Jongh, Huub F J Savelkoul, Marien I De Jonge, Mark V Boekschoten, Hauke Smidt, Marijke M Faas, Paul de Vos
Advanced age is associated with chronic low-grade inflammation, which is usually referred to as inflammaging. Elderly are also known to have an altered gut microbiota composition. However, whether inflammaging is a cause or consequence of an altered gut microbiota composition is not clear. In this study, gut microbiota from young or old conventional mice was transferred to young germ-free (GF) mice. Four weeks after gut microbiota transfer immune cell populations in spleen, Peyer's patches, and mesenteric lymph nodes from conventionalized GF mice were analyzed by flow cytometry...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163354/diabetes-and-sepsis-risk-recurrence-and-ruination
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Lynn M Frydrych, Fatemeh Fattahi, Katherine He, Peter A Ward, Matthew J Delano
Sepsis develops when an infection surpasses local tissue containment. A series of dysregulated physiological responses are generated, leading to organ dysfunction and a 10% mortality risk. When patients with sepsis demonstrate elevated serum lactates and require vasopressor therapy to maintain adequate blood pressure in the absence of hypovolemia, they are in septic shock with an in-hospital mortality rate >40%. With improvements in intensive care treatment strategies, overall sepsis mortality has diminished to ~20% at 30 days; however, mortality continues to steadily climb after recovery from the acute event...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163204/the-effect-of-being-aerobically-active-vs-inactive-on-cutaneous-vascular-conductance-during-local-heat-stress-in-an-older-population
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Ulrike H Mitchell, Samantha Burton, Christopher Gordon, Gary W Mack
Objective: To test the hypothesis that long- term aerobically trained elderly individuals have a greater amount of bioavailable nitric oxide (NO) and have a larger cutaneous vasodilation during local heat stress compared to their inactive elderly counterparts. Methods: Eight aerobically trained and 8 inactive older men (>60 years old) participated in this study. NO bioavailability in blood and intradermal dialysate were measured with an ozone based chemiluminescence NO analyzer. Cutaneous vasodilator response to local heating was obtained using laser Doppler velocimetry...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163142/low-serum-phosphorus-correlates-with-cerebral-a%C3%AE-deposition-in-cognitively-impaired-subjects-results-from-the-kbase-study
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Jong-Chan Park, Sun-Ho Han, Min S Byun, Dahyun Yi, Jun Ho Lee, Kyua Park, Dong Young Lee, Inhee Mook-Jung
Alzheimer's disease (AD), characterized by progressive cognitive decline, is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the elderly. Cerebral β-amyloid (Aβ) deposition is the major pathological hallmark of AD. Recent studies also have shown that the serum level of phosphorus correlates to the risk of incident dementia. To date, the linkage between cerebral Aβ deposition and the serum phosphorus level remains unknown. In this study, we analyzed the levels of serum phosphorus in 109 mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 73 AD dementia (ADD) subjects...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162609/health-of-health-care-workers-in-canadian-nursing-homes-and-pediatric-hospitals-a-cross-sectional-study
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Matthias Hoben, Jennifer A Knopp-Sihota, Maryam Nesari, Stephanie A Chamberlain, Janet E Squires, Peter G Norton, Greta G Cummings, Bonnie J Stevens, Carole A Estabrooks
BACKGROUND: Poor health of health care workers affects quality of care, but research and health data for health care workers are scarce. Our aim was to compare physical/mental health among health care worker groups 1) within nursing homes and pediatric hospitals, 2) between the 2 settings and 3) with the physical/mental health of the Canadian population. METHODS: Using cross-sectional data collected as part of the Translating Research in Elder Care program and the Translating Research on Pain in Children program, we examined the health of health care workers...
November 21, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162501/comparison-of-the-effects-of-local-anesthesia-and-epidural-anesthesia-for-percutaneous-transforaminal-endoscopic-discectomy-in-elderly-patients-over-65-years-old
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Yanjie Zhu, Yongzhao Zhao, Guoxin Fan, Guangfei Gu, Shiyu Sun, Shuo Hu, Shisheng He
BACKGROUND: sLocal anesthesia (LA) is recommended for percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) but clinical practice indicates that LA cannot achieve satisfactory pain management during PTED. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the comparisons between LA and EA for PTED in elderly population over 65 years old. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients over 65 years old received PTED from May 2013 to December 2014...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162244/locking-versus-non-locking-one-third-tubular-plates-for-treating-osteoporotic-distal-fibula-fractures-a-comparative-study
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Mario Herrera-Pérez, Maria J Gutiérrez-Morales, Ayron Guerra-Ferraz, Jose L Pais-Brito, Juan Boluda-Mengod, Gerardo L Garcés
INTRODUCTION: Ankle fractures represent the third most common fracture in elderly patients, after hip and wrist fractures. Distal fibula fractures in this population are closely related to osteoporosis, which renders commonly used methods of internal fixation technically demanding and prone to failure. Currently there is a tendency to fix osteoporotic metaphyseal and epiphyseal fractures with locking plates. However, published accounts about the use of this technology in osteoporotic distal fibula fractures are scarce...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162219/outcomes-of-rectal-resection-following-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-the-elderly-can-rectal-cancer-patients-be-too-old-for-a-neoadjuvant-approach
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William C Cirocco
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant therapy has improved outcomes of resection for rectal carcinoma, however, there is limited data regarding its impact on elderly patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of 109 patients, 74 patients <70 years (Group 1) vs 35 elderly patients ≥ 70 years (Group 2), who underwent neoadjuvant therapy followed by open resection from 1999 to 2010. RESULTS: Neoadjuvant therapy was completed by 73/74 patients in Group 1 (99%) vs 30/35 patients in Group 2 (86%) (p = 0...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161890/impact-of-physical-activity-on-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults-epic-norfolk-prospective-population-study
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Sangeeta Lachman, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Robert N Luben, Stephen J Sharp, Soren Brage, Kay-Tee Khaw, Ron Jg Peters, Nicholas J Wareham
Background There is broad consensus that regular physical activity yields major health benefits. However, current guidelines on physical activity are mainly aimed at middle-aged adults. It is unclear whether physical activity also translates into cardiovascular health benefits in older adults. Therefore, we aimed to compare the association between different levels of physical activity and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in elderly to middle-aged individuals. Methods We analysed data from the EPIC Norfolk prospective population study...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161796/-small-bowel-perforation-caused-by-press-through-package
#18
Jung Seok Kim, Jae Myung Cha, Min Seob Kwak, Jin Young Yoon, Jung Won Jeon, Hyun Phil Shin, Kwang Ro Joo, Joung Il Lee, Hye Young Kim
With an increased use of the press-through package (PTP) tablet, there has also been an increase in mis-swallowing cases, especially in elderly patients. We report a rare case of PTP-induced small bowel perforation and fistula formation with adjacent small bowel in a healthy elderly patient, who experienced persistent abdominal pain of unknown cause. A 62-year-old healthy man was admitted to our hospital with left abdominal pain that started one month ago. Neither abdominal tenderness nor rebound tenderness was present on physical examination...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161654/prevalence-of-various-environmental-intolerances-in-a-swedish-and-finnish-general-population
#19
Kirsi Karvala, Markku Sainio, Eva Palmquist, Maj-Helen Nyback, Steven Nordin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of various environmental intolerances (EIs), using several criteria in a Swedish and a Finnish general population. Ill-health attributed to low-level environmental exposures is a commonly encountered challenge in occupational and environmental medicine. METHODS: In population-based questionnaire surveys, the Västerbotten Environmental Health Study (Sweden) and the Österbotten Environmental Health Study (Finland), EI was inquired by one-item questions on symptom attribution to chemicals, certain buildings, or electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and difficulties tolerating sounds...
November 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161452/psychometric-examination-of-the-center-for-epidemiologic-studies-depression-scale-with-older-american-indians-the-native-elder-care-study
#20
Marc Schure, R Turner Goins
Measuring mental health accurately is an important endeavor for screening purposes. Depression scales, such as the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale, have been well-established among different populations. Yet, little work has been done to examine the reliability and validity of the CES-D among older American Indians and Alaska Natives. The purpose of our study was to examine the factor structure, reliability, and concurrent validity of the full 20-item and abbreviated 12-item CES-D scale with a sample of older American Indians...
2017: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: the Journal of the National Center
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