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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238360/impact-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-mortality-in-older-adults-treated-with-pacemaker-implantation
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Fabio Fabbian, Alfredo De Giorgi, Matteo Guarino, Michele Malagù, Matteo Bertini
Objective: To investigate whether chronic kidney disease could negatively impact survival in older adults needing pacemaker implantation after admission for bradyarrhythmias. Methods: This retrospective observational study considered 538 older adults consecutively admitted, who had been followed-up for 31 ± 20 months. Subjects with poor short-term prognosis were excluded. Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated, along with the independent relationship between all-cause mortality and clinical data...
October 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237377/diet-and-brain-health-which-role-for-polyphenols
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Vanessa Castelli, Davide Grassi, Raffaella Bocale, Michele d'Angelo, Andrea Antonosante, Annamaria Cimini, Claudio Ferri, Giovambattista Desideri
BACKGROUND: The aging of western societies is leading to a dramatic increase in the prevalence of chronic conditions, threatening the health status and then the sustainability of our healthcare systems. In particular, dementia is being increasingly recognized as a public health priority, given its enormous socioeconomic burdens further amplified by the absence of treatments really effective in improving the clinical course of the disease. METHODS: The question of whether some degree of cognitive deterioration is an inevitable part of aging or should be considered as a pathological pre-stage of dementia is currently debated...
December 12, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237068/screening-for-frailty-in-older-emergency-department-patients-the-utility-of-the-survey-of-health-ageing-and-retirement-in-europe-frailty-instrument-share-fi
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Aoife Fallon, Lorna Kilbane, Robert Briggs, Adam Dyer, Shamis Nabeel, Paul McElwaine, Ronan Collins, Tara Coughlan, Des O'Neill, Dan Ryan, Sean P Kennelly
Background: Greater numbers of older patients are accessing hospital services. Specialist geriatric input at presentation may improve outcomes for at-risk patients. The SHARE-FI (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe Frailty Instrument) frailty measure, developed for use in the community, has also been used in the emergency department (ED). Aim: To measure frailty, review its prevalence in older patients presenting to ED and compare characteristics and outcomes of frail patients with their non-frail counterparts...
December 11, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235430/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-delirium-diagnosis-in-patients-followed-in-general-practices-in-germany
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Jens Bohlken, Karel Kostev
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to identify the prevalence and risk factors of documented delirium in general practices in Germany. METHODS: The present study includes 2,194 patients over the age of 65 years with delirium and 2,194 controls without delirium from a sample of 6,180,042 patients from 1,262 general practices. Multivariate logistic regression models were fitted with delirium as a dependent variable and other disorders and drugs as potential predictors...
December 13, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234814/hormone-therapy-for-the-primary-prevention-of-chronic-conditions-in-postmenopausal-women-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Douglas K Owens, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Menopause occurs at a median age of 51.3 years, and the average US woman who reaches menopause is expected to live another 30 years. The prevalence and incidence of most chronic conditions, such as coronary heart disease, dementia, stroke, fractures, and breast cancer, increase with age; however, the excess risk for these conditions that can be attributed to menopause alone is uncertain. Since the publication of findings from the Women's Health Initiative that hormone therapy use is associated with serious adverse health effects in postmenopausal women, use of menopausal hormone therapy has declined...
December 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233469/olfactory-dysfunctions-in-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-parkinson-s-disease-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Jin-Woo Park, Do-Young Kwon, Ji Ho Choi, Moon-Ho Park, Ho-Kyoung Yoon
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of olfactory function is valuable for the detection of pre-motor state of Parkinson's disease (PD). PD patients have an increased risk of associated dementia and one-third of PD patients have mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at the time of diagnosis. However, the characteristics of olfactory dysfunction in PD-MCI patients are unclear. This study examined the relationship between olfactory dysfunction and cognitive function in drug-naïve PD at the time of diagnosis with the patterns of olfactory function in PD-MCI patients using the Korean version of the Sniffin' stick test II (KVSS II)...
November 14, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232279/association-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia
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Krishna Kakkera, Kalpana P Padala, Maneetha Kodali, Prasad R Padala
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As age expectancy increases, both dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have become more prevalent. Dementia and COPD together, however, occur more commonly than would be predicted from the incidence of either alone, suggesting a link between these two common senescent diseases. The purpose of this article is to review the extant literature and report findings in a clinically meaningful manner. We will look at the level of evidence, the risk factors for co-occurrence of the two diseases and the differential effects upon cognitive domains in the population with dementia and COPD...
December 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231914/determinants-of-late-life-depression-in-residents-of-long-term-care-facility
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Urszula Horwath, Katarzyna Szczerbińska
Mental disorders, such as dementia and depression, are beside chronic somatic diseases, the most common problem in residents of longterm care facilities (LTCF). Late-life depression refers to depressive symptoms that arise in adults older than 65 years. According to literature review, older people tend to differ from middle-aged adults in presentation of depression. AIM: Mental disorders, such as dementia and depression, are beside chronic somatic diseases, the most common problem in residents of longterm care facilities (LTCF)...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226876/serum-c-peptide-visfatin-resistin-and-ghrelin-are-altered-in-sporadic-and-grn-associated-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration
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Roberta Zanardini, Luisa Benussi, Silvia Fostinelli, Claudia Saraceno, Miriam Ciani, Barbara Borroni, Alessandro Padovani, Giuliano Binetti, Roberta Ghidoni
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is a group of complex neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive deterioration of the frontal and anterior temporal lobes of the brain resulting in different heterogeneous conditions, mainly characterized by personality changes, behavioral disturbances, such as binge eating, and deficits in language and executive functions. Null mutations in progranulin gene (GRN) are one of the most frequent genetic determinants in familial frontotemporal dementia. Recently, progranulin was recognized as an adipokine involved in diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance revealing its metabolic function...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223190/educational-effects-on-ascertain-dementia-8-item-informant-questionnaire-to-detect-dementia-in-the-taiwanese-population
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Sz-Fan Chen, Ming-Hsiung Liu, Nai-Ching Chen, Horng-Dean Horng, Wen-Lung Tsao, Chiung-Chih Chang, Ya-Ting Chang
BACKGROUND: Dementia screening is a public health priority in Taiwan, where the prevalence of dementia is increasing because of an aging population. However, the reasons affect community-dwelling people to accept a referral to memory specialist clinic after dementia screening was still unclear. To investigate the feasibility, acceptability, sensitivity, and specificity of the ascertain dementia 8-item informant questionnaire (AD8) to screen for patients with cognitive impairments in Taiwan's primary healthcare system...
December 10, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222591/dementia-with-lewy-bodies-and-parkinson-s-disease-dementia-current-concepts-and-controversies
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REVIEW
Kurt A Jellinger
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson's disease-dementia (PDD), although sharing many clinical, neurochemical and morphological features, according to DSM-5, are two entities of major neurocognitive disorders with Lewy bodies of unknown etiology. Despite considerable clinical overlap, their diagnosis is based on an arbitrary distinction between the time of onset of motor and cognitive symptoms: dementia often preceding parkinsonism in DLB and onset of cognitive impairment after onset of motor symptoms in PDD...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221697/prevalence-of-mental-health-disorders-in-elderly-u-s-military-veterans-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Victoria Williamson, Sharon A M Stevelink, Karla Greenberg, Neil Greenberg
OBJECTIVE: Older veterans may be vulnerable to mental health problems. Meta-analytic and systematic review methods sought to determine the prevalence rate of mental health disorders in older military veterans (≥65 years). METHODS: Eleven studies were eligible, and meta-analyses of veteran depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, dementia, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia were conducted. RESULTS: Although conducted exclusively with U...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220869/non-obese-fatty-liver-disease-is-associated-with-lacunar-infarct
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Min-Sun Kwak, Kyung Won Kim, Hyobin Seo, Goh-Eun Chung, Jeong Yoon Yim, Donghee Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Lacunar infarct, a small subcortical ischemic lesion, is a known risk factor for future cognitive impairment, dementia, and stroke. We evaluated the relationship between fatty liver disease(FLD) and lacunar infarct in a healthy general population. METHODS: Subjects who underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) and abdominal ultrasonography(US) during health check-ups from 2007-2009 were included. FLD was diagnosed by US. Subjects with a history of cerebrovascular disease, radiological findings consistent with cerebrovascular stenosis, or cerebral small vessel disease were excluded...
December 8, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216341/use-and-importance-of-nonhuman-primates-in-metabolic-disease-research-current-state-of-the-field
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Peter J Havel, Paul Kievit, Anthony G Comuzzie, Andrew A Bremer
Obesity and its multiple metabolic sequelae, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and fatty liver disease, are becoming increasingly widespread in both the developed and developing world. There is an urgent need to identify new approaches for the prevention and treatment of these costly and prevalent metabolic conditions. Accomplishing this will require the use of appropriate animal models for preclinical and translational investigations in metabolic disease research. Although studies in rodent models are often useful for target/pathway identification and testing hypotheses, there are important differences in metabolic physiology between rodents and primates, and experimental findings in rodent models have often failed to be successfully translated into new, clinically useful therapeutic modalities in humans...
December 5, 2017: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214039/clinical-and-genetic-analysis-of-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-7-sca7-in-zambian-families
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Masharip Atadzhanov, Danielle C Smith, Mwila H Mwaba, Omar K Siddiqi, Alan Bryer, L Jacquie Greenberg
Background: To date, 43 types of Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs) have been identified. A subset of the SCAs are caused by the pathogenic expansion of a CAG repeat tract within the corresponding gene. Ethnic and geographic differences are evident in the prevalence of the autosomal dominant SCAs. Few descriptions of the clinical phenotype and molecular genetics of the SCAs are available from the African continent. Established studies mostly concern the South African populations, where there is a high frequency of SCA1, SCA2 and SCA7...
2017: Cerebellum & Ataxias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213523/mild-cognitive-impairment-mci-and-dementia-in-a-sample-of-adults-in-the-city-of-bogot%C3%A3
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Olga Lucia Pedraza, Ana Maria Salazar Montes, Fabio Alexander Sierra, Maria Camila Montalvo, Yolanda Muñoz, Jose Miguel Díaz, Angela Lozano, Cesar Piñeros
The low prevalence of dementia described in communities is likely due to the low sensitivity of screening tests and an absence of evaluation by specialists. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia in adults older than 50 years. METHODS: A two-phase, cross-sectional study was conducted by specialists to evaluate cognition and associated demographic risk factors in 1,235 independent community-dwelling adults from Bogotá...
July 2017: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213504/utility-of-the-neuropsychiatric-inventory-questionnaire-npi-q-in-the-assessment-of-a-sample-of-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-in-chile
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Gada Musa, Fernando Henríquez, Carlos Muñoz-Neira, Carolina Delgado, Patricia Lillo, Andrea Slachevsky
The Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire (NPI-Q) is an informant-based instrument that measures the presence and severity of 12 Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS) in patients with dementia, as well as informant distress. Objective: To measure the psychometric properties of the NPI-Q and the prevalence of NPS in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in Chile. Methods: 53 patients with AD were assessed. Subjects were divided into two different groups: mild AD (n=26) and moderate AD (n=27)...
April 2017: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210654/glaucoma-and-alzheimer-disease-a-single-age-related-neurodegenerative-disease-of-the-brain
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Mancino Raffaele, Martucci Alessio, Cesareo Massimo, Giannini Clarissa, Corasaniti Maria Tiziana, Bagetta Giacinto, Nucci Carlo
Open Angle Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide. Elevated intraocular pressure is considered an important risk factor for glaucoma, however a subset of patients experience disease progression even in presence of normal intraocular pressure values. This implies that risk factors other than intraocular pressure are involved in the pathogenesis of glaucoma. A possible relationship between glaucoma and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer Disease has been suggested. In this regard, we have recently described a high prevalence of alterations typical of glaucoma, using Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph-3 (HRT-3), in a group of patients with Alzheimer Disease...
December 6, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208451/-influence-of-occupation-on-cognitive-impairment-with-no-dementia-in-a-sample-population-over-55-years-from-zaragoza
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Ana Cristina Gracia-Rebled, Javier Santabárbara, Raul Lopez-Anton, Concepción Tomas, Elena Lobo, Guillermo Marcos, Antonio Lobo
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of cognitive impairment with no dementia (CIND) varies between 5.1% and 35.9%, increasing between 65 and 85 years. The CIND increases the risk of dementia. Factors such as education, occupation, and social activities are associated with the risk of cognitive impairment. The main objective of this study was to analyse the association between the main occupation developed throughout life and CIND in a general population sample of over 55 years. METHODS: In wave I of the ZARADEMP Project, a sample (n=4803) of people over 55 years was interviewed...
December 2, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208069/the-delirium-drug-scale-is-associated-to-delirium-incidence-in-the-emergency-department
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Patrick Viet-Quoc Nguyen, Lucie Pelletier, Isabelle Payot, Judith Latour
BACKGROUND: The Delirium Drug Scale (DDS) is an evaluation scale developed to assess a patient's drug burden for delirium. The primary goal is to validate the association between the DDS score and the incidence of delirium. METHODS: This study was an observational retrospective cross-sectional chart review study in patients aged 75 years and older. It was carried out in three emergency departments of a tertiary care university health center. Patients were included if a medication list was available...
December 6, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
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