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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942228/perforated-jejunal-diverticulitis-in-a-nonagenarian-veteran-a-case-report
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Jordan Grubbs, Sergio Huerta
INTRODUCTION: Jejunal diverticular (JD) disease is an uncommon occurrence that frequently present as a diagnostic dilemma. The correct diagnosis from complications of JD is typically made at laparotomy. Most JD are asymptomatic. Of clinically significant small bowel diverticula, only 15% present with surgical problems including obstruction, gastrointestinal bleed, and perforation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 90-year-old man presented to the hospital with abdominal pain...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935502/outcomes-of-nonagenarians-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-treated-with-intravenous-thrombolytics
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Réza Behrouz, Jaime Masjuán-Vallejo, Rocío Vera, Joshua Z Willey, Mickael Zedet, Solène Moulin, Charlotte Cordonnier, Catharina J M Klijn, Karin Kanselaar, Maaike Dirks, Brian Silver, Muhib Khan, Mahmoud R Azarpazhooh, Daniel A Godoy, Christine Roffe, Lizz Paley, Benjamin D Bray, Craig J Smith, Mario Di Napoli
BACKGROUND: Nonagenarians are under-represented in thrombolytic trials for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The effectiveness of intravenous thrombolytics in nonagenarians in terms of safety and outcome is not well established. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a multinational registry to identify patients aged 90 years or older with good baseline functional status who presented with AIS. Differences in outcomes-disability level at 90 days, frequency of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH), and mortality-between patients who did and did not receive thrombolytics were assessed using multivariable logistic regression, adjusted for prespecified prognostic factors...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935461/short-and-long-term-outcome-in-very-old-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Roberta Sappa, Maria Teresa Grillo, Martino Cinquetti, Giulio Prati, Leonardo Spedicato, Gaetano Nucifora, Andrea Perkan, Davide Zanuttini, Gianfranco Sinagra, Alessandro Proclemer
BACKGROUND: Although octogenarians constitute a fast-growing portion of cardiovascular patients, few data are available on the outcome of patients aged ≥85 years with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed 126 consecutive patients aged ≥85 years (age 88±2 years) with STEMI, undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) within 12 hours from symptoms onset. Long-term follow-up (median 898 days) was obtained for the 102 patients surviving the index-hospitalization...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920421/endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-nonagenarian-patients-is-it-really-safe
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Zain A Sobani, Daria Yunina, Anna Abbasi, Kevin Tin, Daniel Simkin, Mary Rojas, Yuriy Tsirlin, Ira Mayer, Rabin Rahmani
Background/Aims: Literature on the safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in elderly patients is divided. Based on this we decided to examine the safety of ERCP in nonagenarian patients. Methods: A total of 1,389 patients, with a mean age of 63.94±19.62 years, underwent ERCP during the study period. There were 74 patients aged 90 years or older with a mean age of 92.07±1.8. Logistic regression showed that nonagenarian patients had a significantly increased odds of in-patient mortality (adjusted odds ratio [AOR]=9...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914959/nocturia-is-associated-with-poor-sleep-quality-among-older-women-in-the-study-of-osteoporotic-fractures
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Constance H Fung, Camille P Vaughan, Alayne D Markland, Alison J Huang, Michael N Mitchell, Donald L Bliwise, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Susan Redline, Cathy A Alessi, Katie Stone
OBJECTIVES: (1) To examine relationships between frequency of nocturia and self-reported sleep quality and objective sleep measures in older women, and (2) to estimate the amount of variation in sleep measures that is specifically attributable to frequency of nocturia. DESIGN AND SETTING: Secondary, cross sectional analysis of the multicenter prospective cohort Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF). PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling women aged ≥80 years...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904820/successful-cerebral-thrombectomy-for-a-nonagenarian-with-stroke-in-the-subacute-phase-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Kazuya Matsuo, Atsushi Fujita, Jun Tanaka, Tomoaki Nakai, Masaaki Kohta, Kohkichi Hosoda, Toshiro Shinke, Ken-Ichi Hirata, Eiji Kohmura
BACKGROUND: Thromboembolic events are infrequent but serious complications of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), occurring in 2.3-10% of the patients. However, the cause of post-TAVI stroke is unclear. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 90-year-old female underwent transfemoral-TAVI for severe aortic stenosis. Ten days later, she presented with an ischemic stroke of the left middle cerebral artery territory due to new-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF). She underwent emergent endovascular thrombectomy with good reperfusion approximately 6 hours after onset of symptoms...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898613/functional-sensorial-mobility-and-communication-difficulties-in-the-portuguese-oldest-old-80
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Daniela Brandão, Óscar Ribeiro, Constança Paúl
INTRODUCTION: The ageing of populations is evident in most developed countries, and the oldest old group is one of the segments with the fastest growing. The aim of this paper is to examine sociodemographic and health related characteristics of the portuguese oldest old, using a census-based approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive study considering all residents aged 80 years and older at the time of the 2011 Census (n = 532 219) was conducted. Information on sociodemographic characteristics, sensory functions (seeing, hearing), functional status (walking/climbing stairs, bathing/dressing alone), cognition (memory/concentration), and communication (understanding others/being understood) as assessed by the Portuguese census official questionnaires were analyzed...
June 30, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893250/association-between-dietary-patterns-and-cognitive-function-among-70-year-old-japanese-elderly-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-sonic-study
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Hitomi Okubo, Hiroki Inagaki, Yasuyuki Gondo, Kei Kamide, Kazunori Ikebe, Yukie Masui, Yasumichi Arai, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Satoshi Sasaki, Takeshi Nakagawa, Mai Kabayama, Ken Sugimoto, Hiromi Rakugi, Yoshinobu Maeda
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of studies in Western countries have shown that healthy dietary patterns may have a protective effect against cognitive decline and dementia. However, information on this relationship among non-Western populations with different cultural settings is extremely limited. We aim to examine the relationship between dietary patterns and cognitive function among older Japanese people. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 635 community-dwelling people aged 69-71 years who participated in the prospective cohort study titled Septuagenarians, Octogenarians, Nonagenarians Investigation with Centenarians (SONIC)...
September 11, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883855/five-gene-variants-in-nonagenarians-centenarians-and-average-individuals
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Vana Kolovou, Helen Bilianou, Vasiliki Giannakopoulou, Petros Kalogeropoulos, Constantinos Mihas, Markos Kouris, Dennis V Cokkinos, Maria Boutsikou, Ioannis Hoursalas, Sophie Mavrogeni, Niki Katsiki, Genovefa Kolovou
INTRODUCTION: Genetic factors contribute to the variation of human life span which is believed to be more profound after 85 years of age. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the frequency of 5 gene polymorphisms between nonagenarians, centenarians and average individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT; rs2736098), insulin-like growth factor-1 binding protein-3 (IGFBP3; A-202C, rs2857744), fork-head box O3A (FOXO3A; rs13217795 and rs2764264) factor and adiponectin (ADIPOQ; rs2241766) were evaluated in 405 individuals: n = 256 nonagenarians and centenarians (study group) and n = 149 average lifespan individuals (control group aged 18 - < 80 years)...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867545/never-too-old-a-single-institution-experience-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-patients-90-years-and-older-with-early-stage-lung-cancer
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Gregory M M Videtic, Neil M Woody, Chandana A Reddy, Kevin L Stephans
PURPOSE: To report on the patient, tumor, and treatment characteristics of patients aged 90 years or older who were treated with lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early stage lung cancer and the resulting clinical outcomes. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We surveyed our institutional review board-approved prospective lung SBRT data registry for patients aged 90 years or older who were treated for early stage lung cancer to determine the rates of local failure, progression-free survival, and overall survival as well as treatment-related toxicity...
June 29, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860699/alteration-of-retinal-layers-in-healthy-subjects-over-60-years-of-age-until-nonagenarians
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Lebriz Altay, Cheryl Jahn, Mücella Arikan Yorgun, Albert Caramoy, Tina Schick, Carel B Hoyng, Anneke I den Hollander, Sascha Fauser
PURPOSE: To assess alterations of retinal layers in healthy subjects over 60 years old. METHODS: Retinal layers of 160 healthy subjects (aged 60-100 years) without any retinal pathology were imaged using spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Mean thickness of retinal nerve fiber layer, ganglion cell/inner plexiform layer (GCLIPL), inner nuclear layer, outer plexiform layer/outer nuclear layer, photoreceptor complex (PR) and retinal thickness (RT) were measured in a 3...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844513/outcomes-of-nonagenarians-admitted-to-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-by-the-elders-risk-assessment-score-for-long-term-mortality-risk-stratification
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Andrew N Rosenbaum, Niyada Naksuk, Shahyar M Gharacholou, Jorge A Brenes-Salazar
There are limited data on outcomes of older adults admitted to cardiac intensive care units (CICU), and there are no data on outcomes after admission to the CICU in nonagenarians. Our purpose was to identify whether the Elders Risk Assessment (ERA) index could risk stratify older adults after CICU admission. We retrospectively identified 453 nonagenarians admitted to the CICU between 2004 and 2013. End points included mortality, length of stay, incidence of delirium, and discharge disposition. Average age of the cohort was 92 ± 2 years, and the average ERA score was 13 ± 6...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828586/committed-as-a-violent-sexual-predator-in-his-10th-decade-a-case-study
#13
Ryan Mattek, R Karl Hanson
We report a case study of Atypical Offender (AO), a man who was civilly committed as a sexually violent person several years after his 90th birthday. In this article, we review the factors that usually contribute to virtually zero rates of sexual crime among nonagenarians for clues as to why these protective factors did not apply to this exceptional case. Psychological assessments and court records portrayed AO as having many of the features expected of persistent sexual offenders against children (e.g., pedophilic interests, child-oriented lifestyle)...
August 21, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822397/outcomes-after-mastectomy-and-lumpectomy-in-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Amelia Y Merrill, Doris R Brown, Heidi D Klepin, Edward A Levine, Marissa Howard-Mcnatt
Prospective studies have shown equal outcomes after mastectomy or breast conservation in patients with invasive breast cancer; however, many of these studies excluded elderly patients. We identified patients in their eighties and nineties with clinical stage 0 to II breast cancer undergoing mastectomy or lumpectomy with or without radiation from the prospective sentinel lymph node database at Wake Forest Baptist Health and analyzed their treatment and survival. Of 92 patients, 24 (26.1%) underwent mastectomy, 22 (23...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816765/the-needle-or-knife-pegloticase-for-refractory-crippling-gout-in-a-nonagenarian
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Noah Choi, Jeffrey Eickhoff, Michael Keith
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September 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774724/human-endogenous-retrovirus-herv-k-hml-2-env-expression-is-not-associated-with-markers-of-immunosenescence
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Saara Marttila, Tapio Nevalainen, Juulia Jylhävä, Laura Kananen, Marja Jylhä, Antti Hervonen, Mikko Hurme
Ageing of the human immune system, or immunosenescence, is characterised by distinct changes in the proportion of the various cell types, e.g., increase of the CD14+ monocytic cells, decrease of CD19+ B lymphocytes, and changes in T cell subpopulations, namely increase of CD4+ and CD8+ cells which have lost the costimulatory CD28 antigen. Currently, it is believed that the lifelong antigenic burden may be one of the inducers of immunosenescence. Thus far, only one exogenous stimulus, cytomegalovirus infection, has shown to be a major factor in this respect...
August 1, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760137/prevalence-and-clinical-profile-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-longevity-study-from-guangxi-zhuang-autonomous-region-china
#17
Xianghua He, Wei Zhang, Guofang Pang, Yuan Lv, Caiyou Hu, Ze Yang
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) was a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, yet the prevalence of MetS among nonagenarians and centenarians was rarely reported. Here we investigated the prevalence of MetS and its components among nonagenarians and centenarians in our Zhuang population from Bama, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. METHOD: In Bama area, there registered 881 individuals who lived more than 90 years old in 269,800 local residents and our study involved 307 long-lived participants and 486 local younger (35-68 years) persons, as controls...
July 31, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760117/successful-transplant-of-a-nonagenarian-liver-graft-with-fully-replaced-right-hepatic-artery-reconstruction
#18
Davide Ghinolfi, Desirée Gianardi, Giulia Cirillo, Paolo De Simone, Daniele Pezzati, Giuseppe Arenga, Valentina Battaglia, Franco Filipponi
Organ shortage and increasing donor age in liver transplant are stimulating transplant centers to accept otherwise discarded grafts due to donor age or vascular abnormalities; nevertheless, the use of nonagenarian donor grafts is uncommon because advanced age is associated with a higher risk of ischemic-type biliary lesions and worse long-term graft survival. We herein report the case of a 90-year-old donor with fully replaced right hepatic artery. After back-table vascular assessment, the donor right hepatic artery was anastomosed end-to-end with the gastroduodenal artery with 2 polypropylene 8/0 running sutures...
July 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759121/health-care-disparities-among-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians-with-stage-ii-and-iii-rectal-cancer
#19
Richard J Cassidy, Jeffrey M Switchenko, En Cheng, Renjian Jiang, Jaymin Jhaveri, Kirtesh R Patel, Daniel G Tanenbaum, Maria C Russell, Conor E Steuer, Theresa W Gillespie, Mark W McDonald, Jerome C Landry
BACKGROUND: Octogenarians and nonagenarians with stage II/III rectal adenocarcinomas are underrepresented in the randomized trials that have established the standard-of-care therapy of preoperative chemoradiation followed by definitive resection (ie, chemoradiation and then surgery [CRT+S]). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of therapies on overall survival (OS) for patients with stage II/III rectal cancers and determine predictors of therapy within the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)...
July 31, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753853/survival-outcomes-in-octogenarian-and-nonagenarian-patients-treated-with-first-line-androgen-deprivation-therapy-for-organ-confined-prostate-cancer
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Paolo Dell'Oglio, Mohamed Bishr, Katharina Boehm, Vincent Trudeau, Alessandro Larcher, Zhe Tian, Josè Sosa, Marco Moschini, Fred Saad, Umberto Capitanio, Alberto Briganti, Markus Graefen, Francesco Montorsi, Pierre I Karakiewicz
BACKGROUND: The use of primary androgen deprivation therapy (PADT) is common in elderly men with early-stage prostate cancer (PCa), despite the absence of guideline recommendations. OBJECTIVE: To examine survival patterns of octo- and nonagenarian men with organ-confined PCa exposed to PADT, to assess whether their life expectancy warrants androgen deprivation therapy use. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: In the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare-linked database, we identified 14 785 octo- and nonagenarian organ-confined PCa patients treated with PADT between 1991 and 2009...
February 11, 2017: European Urology Focus
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