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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926555/avoiding-radical-surgery-in-elderly-patients-with-rectal-cancer-is-cost-effective
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Christopher Rao, Arthur Sun Myint, Thanos Athanasiou, Omar Faiz, Antony Paul Martin, Brendan Collins, Fraser McLean Smith
BACKGROUND: Radical surgery is associated with significant perioperative mortality in elderly and comorbid populations. Emerging data suggest for patients with a clinical complete response after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy that a watch-and-wait approach may provide equivalent survival and oncological outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of watch and wait and radical surgery for patients with rectal cancer after a clinical complete response following chemoradiotherapy...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925856/clinical-and-economic-impact-of-herpes-zoster-vaccination-in-elderly-in-italy
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Sara Boccalini, Cristiano Alicino, Domenico Martinelli, Angela Bechini, Emilia Tiscione, Barbara Pellizzari, Rosa Prato, Giancarlo Icardi, Stefania Iannazzo, Paolo Bonanni
Herpes zoster (HZ) is a very relevant pathology among elderly people (≥ 60 years of age), with a considerable disease burden and loss of quality of life. In the last years a new vaccine against HZ became available in Italy. Therefore, the Italian decision makers are now confronted with the decision whether that vaccination should be implemented. Pharmaco-economic analyses represent useful tools to value the feasibility of new immunization programs and their sustainability. To this aim, an ad hoc population model was developed in order to value the clinical and economic impact of HZ vaccination program for the elderly in Italy...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925848/hospitalizations-for-pneumococcal-diseases-in-tuscany-from-2002-to-2014-impact-of-universal-pediatric-vaccination-on-the-population
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Sara Boccalini, Ornella Varone, Martina Chellini, Luca Pieri, Antonino Sala, Cesare Berardi, Paolo Bonanni, Angela Bechini
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the main causative organism of acute media otitis in children and meningitis and bacterial pneumonia in the community. Since 2008 in Tuscany, central Italy, the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (7-valent vaccine, switched in 13-valent vaccine in 2010) was actively offered free of charge to all newborns. Aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of pneumococcal paediatric vaccination on the Tuscan population on hospitalizations potentially caused by S. pneumoniae, during pre-vaccination (PVP, 2002-2007) and vaccination period (VP, 2009-2014)...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925843/incidence-of-herpes-zoster-and-post-herpetic-neuralgia-in-italy-results-from-a-three-years-population-based-study
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Cristiano Alicino, Cecilia Trucchi, Chiara Paganino, Ilaria Barberis, Sara Boccalini, Domenico Martinelli, Barbara Pellizzari, Angela Bechini, Andrea Orsi, Paolo Bonanni, Rosa Prato, Stefania Iannazzo, Giancarlo Icardi
Herpes Zoster (HZ) and its main complication, post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), represent important public health issues because of their relevant burden among older adults. However, data on the epidemiology of HZ and PHN in Italy are very limited. A population-based study was performed by seeking for cases of HZ and PHN, occurred in the period 2013-2015, in the clinical charts of 56 General Practitioners working in four Italian Regions (Liguria, Puglia, Toscana and Veneto). The main objective of the study was to estimate the incidence of HZ and the proportion of PHN (at 1 and 3 months from the onset of HZ; PHN1 and PHN3) among people aged ≥ 50 years...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925456/national-trends-in-incidence-and-survival-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-norway-for-1953-2012-a-systematic-analysis-of-population-based-data
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Andrea Lenartova, Tom Børge Johannesen, Geir Erland Tjønnfjord
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a disease of the elderly, and despite major advances in treatment, remains incurable. The Cancer Registry of Norway has registered data on patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia since 1953. We aimed to analyze trends in incidence and survival of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Norway. We identified 7664 patients reported with chronic lymphocytic leukemia to the registry between 1953 and 2012. We gathered information on sex, age at diagnosis, date of death and basis for diagnosis...
December 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925337/complication-rates-of-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-aged-%C3%A2-75-years-versus-75-years-results-from-the-german-ablation-registry
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J Moser, S Willems, D Andresen, J Brachmann, L Eckardt, E Hoffmann, K H Kuck, T Lewalter, B Schumacher, S G Spitzer, M Hochadel, J Senges, B A Hoffmann
INTRODUCTION: Despite a rising demand for catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) in an elderly population, complication and success rates are not fully elucidated. We sought to compare complication rates of CA of AF in patients ≥ 75 versus < 75 years of age. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with symptomatic, drug-refractory AF were prospectively enrolled from January 2007 to 2010 in this multicenter study. A total of 4449 patients, group 1 ≥ 75 years and group 2 < 75 years (n = 227, age 77...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925147/incidence-risk-factors-and-the-protective-effect-of-high-body-mass-index-against-sarcopenia-in-suburb-dwelling-elderly-chinese-populations
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P Han, J Zhao, Q Guo, J Wang, W Zhang, S Shen, X Wang, R Dong, Y Ma, L Kang, L Fu, L Jia, X Han, Z He, Y Bao, L Wang, K Niu
BACKGROUND: Few studies have explored the risk factors of sarcopenia in certain cohorts. The objective of this study was to examine the incidence of sarcopenia and associated factors over a 1-year period in an elderly Chinese suburban population. METHODS: This study was conducted on 356 Chinese suburb-dwelling participants aged ≥60 years, for whom detailed information regarding sociodemographics, behavioral characteristics, and medical conditions had been documented...
2016: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925140/tea-consumption-reduces-the-incidence-of-neurocognitive-disorders-findings-from-the-singapore-longitudinal-aging-study
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L Feng, M-S Chong, W-S Lim, Q Gao, M S Nyunt, T-S Lee, S L Collinson, T Tsoi, E-H Kua, T-P Ng
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationships between tea consumption habits and incident neurocognitive disorders (NCD) and explore potential effect modification by gender and the apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype. DESIGN: Population-based longitudinal study. SETTING: The Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study (SLAS). PARTICIPANTS: 957 community-living Chinese elderly who were cognitively intact at baseline. MEASUREMENTS: We collected tea consumption information at baseline from 2003 to 2005 and ascertained incident cases of neurocognitive disorders (NCD) from 2006 to 2010...
2016: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925139/association-of-grip-strength-upper-arm-circumference-and-waist-circumference-with-dementia-in-older-adults-of-the-wise-study-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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H L Ong, S H S Chang, E Abdin, J A Vaingankar, A Jeyagurunathan, S Shafie, H Magadi, S A Chong, M Subramaniam
OBJECTIVE: We examined the associations of handgrip strength, upper arm circumference, and waist circumference with dementia among Singapore older adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional epidemiological study. SETTING: Residential homes, day care centres, nursing homes and institutions. PARTICIPANTS: 2,565 men and women aged 60 years and above who participated in the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study in 2013. MEASUREMENTS: Socio-demographic correlates, dietary habits, health behaviours, grip strength, upper arm circumference, and waist circumference were collected...
2016: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925137/longitudinal-association-between-selenium-levels-and-hypertension-in-a-rural-elderly-chinese-cohort
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L Su, Y Jin, F W Unverzagt, C Liang, Y Cheng, A M Hake, D Kuruppu, F Ma, J Liu, C Chen, J Bian, P Li, S Gao
OBJECTIVES: Results from previous studies have been inconsistent on the association between selenium and hypertension, and very few studies on this subject have focused on the elderly population. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between selenium level and hypertension in a rural elderly Chinese cohort. DESIGN: A longitudinal study was implemented and data were analyzed using logistic regression models and Cox proportional hazards regression model adjusting for potential confounders...
2016: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924802/clinical-course-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-elderly-individuals-above-80-years
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Isabell Funk, Eric Seibert, Silke Markau, Matthias Girndt
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Aging is associated with renal function decline and elderly patients are more vulnerable to acute kidney injury (AKI). The causes and prognosis of AKI according to new KDIGO definition that broadened the diagnosis and included more patients without dialysis dependence have not yet been compared between younger and elderly patients. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis all patients with AKI admitted to a tertiary care Nephrology department (N=424) were included...
December 8, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924720/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-subclinical-brain-damage-in-the-general-population
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Hazel I Zonneveld, M Arfan Ikram, Albert Hofman, Wiro J Niessen, Aad van der Lugt, Gabriel P Krestin, Oscar H Franco, Meike W Vernooij
Purpose To investigate the association between N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), which is a marker of heart disease, and markers of subclinical brain damage on magnetic resonance (MR) images in community-dwelling middle-aged and elderly subjects without dementia and without a clinical diagnosis of heart disease. Materials and Methods This prospective population-based cohort study was approved by a medical ethics committee overseen by the national government, and all participants gave written informed consent...
December 7, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924693/-suicidal-ideation-hopelessness-and-loneliness-in-the-elderly-general-population
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Thomas Gunzelmann, Manfred Beutel, Sören Kliem, Elmar Brähler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924614/gdf11-treatment-attenuates-the-recovery-of-skeletal-muscle-function-after-injury-in-older-rats
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Yu Zhou, Neel Sharma, David Dukes, Maria B Myzithras, Priyanka Gupta, Ashraf Khalil, Julius Kahn, Jennifer S Ahlberg, David B Hayes, Michael Franti, Tracy Criswell
Loss of skeletal muscle mass and function results in loss of mobility for elderly patients. Novel therapies that can protect and/or restore muscle function during aging would have profound effects on the quality of life for this population. Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) has been proposed as a "youthful" circulating factor that can restore cardiac, neural, and skeletal muscle functions in aging animals. However, conflicting data has been recently published that casts doubt on these assertions. We used a complex rat model of skeletal muscle injury that physiologically mimics injuries seen in patients; to investigate the ability of GDF11 and to enhance skeletal muscle regeneration after injury in older rats...
December 6, 2016: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924380/adherence-to-the-2006-american-heart-association-s-diet-and-lifestyle-recommendations-for-cardiovascular-disease-risk-reduction-is-associated-with-bone-mineral-density-in-older-chinese
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G D Chen, D Ding, H Y Tian, Y Y Zhu, W T Cao, C Wang, Y M Chen
: This cross-sectional study investigated the association between the modified 2006 American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations (AHA-DLR) and bone mineral density in Chinese adults. We found that better adherence to the AHA-DLR associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) at multiple sites. INTRODUCTION: Accumulating evidence shows that cardiovascular disease (CVD) and osteoporosis are associated with each other, yet little research has focused on whether strategies to reduce CVD risk could also benefit bone health...
December 6, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924375/a-validated-translation-of-a-survey-for-measuring-incontinence-knowledge-in-chinese-speaking-american-immigrants
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Rujin Ju, Nazema Siddiqui, Joanne Garrett, Liping Feng, Michael Heit
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Urinary incontinence is common amongst Chinese immigrants. These women are a rapidly growing population in the USA who require unique assessment tools due to language barriers. Presently, there are no Chinese language surveys to assess knowledge of urinary incontinence. Our goal was to translate and validate a urinary incontinence knowledge survey from English into Chinese. METHODS: The English language Urinary Incontinence Quiz (UIQ) developed and validated by Branch et al...
December 6, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924346/bpcontrol-a-mobile-app-to-monitor-hypertensive-patients
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Adrian Carrera, Marc Pifarré, Jordi Vilaplana, Josep Cuadrado, Sara Solsona, Jordi Mateo, Francesc Solsona
BACKGROUND: Hypertension or high blood pressure is on the rise. Not only does it affect the elderly but is also increasingly spreading to younger sectors of the population. Treating this condition involves exhaustive monitoring of patients. The current mobile health services can be improved to perform this task more effectively. OBJECTIVE: To develop a useful, user-friendly, robust and efficient app, to monitor hypertensive patients and adapted to the particular requirements of hypertension...
December 7, 2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924300/a-dataset-of-multiresolution-functional-brain-parcellations-in-an-elderly-population-with-no-or-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Angela Tam, Christian Dansereau, AmanPreet Badhwar, Pierre Orban, Sylvie Belleville, Howard Chertkow, Alain Dagher, Alexandru Hanganu, Oury Monchi, Pedro Rosa-Neto, Amir Shmuel, John Breitner, Pierre Bellec
We present group eight resolutions of brain parcellations for clusters generated from resting-state functional magnetic resonance images for 99 cognitively normal elderly persons and 129 patients with mild cognitive impairment, pooled from four independent datasets. This dataset was generated as part of the following study: Common Effects of Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment on Resting-State Connectivity Across Four Independent Studies (Tam et al., 2015) [1]. The brain parcellations have been registered to both symmetric and asymmetric MNI brain templates and generated using a method called bootstrap analysis of stable clusters (BASC) (Bellec et al...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924216/atrial-fibrillation-management-in-older-heart-failure-patients-a-complex-clinical-problem
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Giovanni Pulignano, Donatella Del Sindaco, Maria Denitza Tinti, Stefano Tolone, Giovanni Minardi, Antonio Lax, Massimo Uguccioni
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF), two problems of growing prevalence as a consequence of the ageing population, are associated with high morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. AF and HF also share common risk factors and pathophysiologic processes such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, and valvular heart disease often occur together. Although elderly patients with both HF and AF are affected by worse symptoms and poorer prognosis, there is a paucity of data on appropriate management of these patients...
January 2016: Heart International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924187/evaluating-outcomes-in-patients-with-overactive-bladder-within-an-integrated-healthcare-delivery-system-using-a-treatment-patterns-analyzer
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Daniel B Ng, Melissa McCart, Christopher Klein, Chelsey Campbell, Robert Schoenhaus, Todd Berner
BACKGROUND: Overactive bladder (OAB) is a relatively common disease that has been linked to a variety of comorbidities, reductions in quality of life, and increased healthcare costs. Antimuscarinic agents are the standard of care among pharmacologic treatments for OAB, but these drugs are linked to high levels of anticholinergic burden, especially in the elderly. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate how efficient data analysis can be used to identify gaps in care as a result of improvement strategies for OAB within an integrated healthcare delivery system setting...
September 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
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