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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724122/association-between-patient-age-and-lymph-node-positivity-in-thin-melanoma
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Andrew J Sinnamon, Madalyn G Neuwirth, Pratyusha Yalamanchi, Phyllis Gimotty, David E Elder, Xiaowei Xu, Rachel R Kelz, Robert E Roses, Emily Y Chu, Michael E Ming, Douglas L Fraker, Giorgos C Karakousis
Importance: More than half of all new melanoma diagnoses present as clinically localized T1 melanoma, yet sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is controversial in this population given the overall low yield. Guidelines for SLNB have focused on pathologic factors, but patient factors, such as age, are not routinely considered. Objectives: To identify indicators of lymph node (LN) metastasis in thin melanoma in a large, generalizable data set and to evaluate the association between patient age and LN positivity...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722540/association-between-serum-uric-acid-level-and-hypertension-in-a-chinese-elderly-rural-population
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Lei Wu, Yao He, Bin Jiang, Miao Liu, Jianhua Wang, Di Zhang, Yiyan Wang, Jing Zeng
Previous studies have examined the association between elevated serum uric acid (SUA) level and hypertension; however, the association in the Chinese elderly is still uncertain. A cross-sectional study was performed in a rural district of Beijing. A total of 2,397 participants (967 men and 1,430 women) completed the survey. The SUA levels of participants were categorized into four levels using the quartiles (P25, P50, and P75) as cutoff values. Participant was diagnosed as hyperuricemia if the SUA level was ≥417 μmol/L (male) or ≥357 μmol/L (female)...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719756/medialization-laryngoplasty-in-the-elderly-outcomes-and-expectations
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Andrew Jay Bowen, Tiffany L Huang, Michael S Benninger, Paul C Bryson
Objective To describe the profile and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing medialization laryngoplasty for vocal cord paralysis. Study Design Case series with retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods Patients were included in the study if they were >65 years old at the time of medialization laryngoplasty between 2008 and 2015. Patient comorbidities, anticoagulation status, disease etiology, and physical examination findings were recorded with postoperative length of stay, complications, pre- and posttreatment voice outcomes with the Voice Handicap Index (at 6 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year), and postprocedural interventions (revision injections, surgery, therapy)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714354/is-cerebral-microbleed-prevalence-relevant-as-a-biomarker-in-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-mild-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ana Gb Rabelo, Camila Vl Teixeira, Thamires Nc Magalhães, Ana Flávia Mk Carletti-Cassani, Augusto Cs Amato Filho, Helena Pg Joaquim, Leda L Talib, Orestes Forlenza, Patrícia Ao Ribeiro, Rodrigo Secolin, Iscia Lopes-Cendes, Fernando Cendes, Marcio Lf Balthazar
Introduction The search for a reliable neuroimaging biomarker in Alzheimer's disease is a matter of intense research. The presence of cerebral microbleeds seems to be a potential biomarker. However, it is not clear if the presence of microbleeds has clinical usefulness to differentiate mild Alzheimer's disease and amnestic mild cognitive impairment from normal aging. We aimed to verify if microbleed prevalence differs among three groups: mild Alzheimer's disease, amnestic mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease, and normal controls...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712959/associations-between-long-term-exposure-to-air-pollution-glycosylated-hemoglobin-and-diabetes
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Trenton Honda, Vivian C Pun, Justin Manjourides, Helen Suh
BACKGROUND: Air pollution exposures have been shown to adversely impact health through a number of biological pathways associated with glucose metabolism. However, few studies have evaluated the associations between air pollution and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels. Further, no studies have evaluated these associations in US populations or investigated whether associations differ in diabetic as compared to non-diabetic populations. To address this knowledge gap, we investigated the associations between airborne fine particulate matter (PM2...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709946/frailty-and-sarcopenia-do-not-predict-adverse-events-in-an-elderly-population-undergoing-non-complex-primary-elective-surgery-for-degenerative-conditions-of-the-lumbar-spine
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Raphaële Charest-Morin, John Street, Honglin Zhang, Taren Roughead, Tamir Ailon, Michael Boyd, Marcel Dvorak, Brian Kwon, Scott Paquette, Nicolas Dea, Charles G Fisher, Alana M Flexman
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Sarcopenia measured by normalized total psoas area (NTPA) has been shown to predict mortality and adverse events (AE) in numerous surgical populations. The relationship between sarcopenia and postoperative outcomes after surgery for degenerative spine disease (DSD) has not been investigated. PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the relationships between sarcopenia, frailty and postoperative adverse events in the elderly DSD population. Secondary objectives were to describe the distribution and predictors of NTPA and to determine the relationship between sarcopenia, frailty and length of stay, discharge to a facility and in-hospital mortality...
July 11, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709512/correlates-of-sleep-quality-and-sleep-duration-in-a-sample-of-urban-dwelling-elderly-nigerian-women
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Michael B Fawale, Isiaka Alani Ismaila, Adekunle F Mustapha, Morenikeji A Komolafe, Olanrewaju Ibigbami
OBJECTIVES: Aging, female sex, and urbanization increase the risk of sleep impairment. Sleep in urban-dwelling elderly African women has been sparsely studied. We studied the characteristics and correlates of sleep quality and habitual sleep duration in a primary care population of urban-living Nigerian women. METHODS: Sleep quality and sleep duration over the previous 1 month were estimated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Excessive daytime sleepiness, risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and depressive symptoms were also assessed...
August 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709060/the-association-between-suicidal-ideation-and-sleep-quality-in-elderly-individuals-a-cross-sectional-study-in-shandong-china
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Yangyang Qian, Long Sun, Chengchao Zhou, Dandan Ge, Li Zhang
Previous studies have identified global associations between sleep quality and suicidal ideation. However, little is known regarding the relationship between sleep quality and suicidal ideation among Chinese older adults. We examined the relationship between sleep quality and suicidal ideation in older adults in China. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 3313 seniors in Shandong, China. Suicidal ideation was assessed using the interviewees' answers to the question "Have you ever seriously considered wanting to die?"...
July 10, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708770/laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-complicated-acute-appendicitis-in-the-elderly-a-single-center-experience
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Jiahua Yang, Kun Yu, Wei Li, Xianke Si, Jixun Zhang, Wentao Wu, Yijun Cao
BACKGROUND: The use of laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated acute appendicitis remains controversial in the elderly. This study aimed to compare the postoperative outcomes of elderly patients who received either laparoscopic appendectomy or open appendectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single-centre retrospective analysis of the clinical records of elderly patients (age, above 65 y) who underwent operations from January 2012 to November 2015 was performed. Demographic data, intraoperative variables, length of stay, and surgical complications were retrieved...
July 13, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705367/dynamic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-pelvic-floor
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Sindhura Alapati, Kedar Jambhekar
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a widespread condition affecting up to 50% of elderly women. It markedly compromises the quality of life owing to various disabling symptoms such as pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary and fecal incontinence. Although age and female sex are the main risk factors, others include multiparity, obesity, and connective tissue disorders. Pelvic floor dysfunction is frequently multicompartmental, and failure to diagnose it accurately often leads to treatment failure. Dynamic pelvic floor magnetic resonance imaging is a robust tool that enables simultaneous visualization of the 3 pelvic floor compartments and is indispensable for precise preoperative evaluation...
June 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705033/differences-in-performance-in-camcog-r-domains-between-old-and-oldest-old-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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B Canneti, A J Mosqueira, T Carreras, A B Gago-Veiga, C Onsurbe, M Ruiz, J Vivancos
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the neuropsychological performance in a ≥90-year-old population with Alzheimer disease (AD) in comparison with younger elderly patients. We retrospectively studied all patients with AD attended in a specialized clinic between 1999 and 2011. Age, sex, educational level, and sensory loss data were collected. Neuropsychological evaluation included Mini-Mental State Examination and Global Deterioration Scale. We used the eight Cambridge Cognitive Assessment (CAMCOG-R) domains to evaluate and compare the neuropsychological performance in the younger than 90 years old (<90) and older than 90 years old (≥90) groups...
July 13, 2017: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703888/individual-and-partner-s-level-of-occupation-and-the-association-with-hba1c-levels-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dutch-diabetes-pearl-cohort
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A Rutte, S P Rauh, M T Schram, G Nijpels, J H DeVries, F Holleman, H Pijl, O M Dekkers, B Özcan, E J G Sijbrands, C J Tack, E J Abbink, H W de Valk, B Silvius, B H R Wolffenbuttel, C D A Stehouwer, N C Schaper, J M Dekker, J W Beulens, P J M Elders, F Rutters
AIMS: To examine the cross-sectional association between individual/partner's level of occupation with HbA1c levels in people with Type 2 diabetes in the Netherlands. METHODS: We included people with Type 2 diabetes with a partner who were treated in primary, secondary and tertiary care in the Diabetes Pearl cohort. Occupational level was classified according to International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)-08 skill levels. Linear regression analyses were performed stratified for sex, and corrected for age, recruitment centre and diabetes medication...
July 13, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700591/trends-in-traumatic-brain-injury-mortality-in-china-2006-2013-a-population-based-longitudinal-study
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Peixia Cheng, Peng Yin, Peishan Ning, Lijun Wang, Xunjie Cheng, Yunning Liu, David C Schwebel, Jiangmei Liu, Jinlei Qi, Guoqing Hu, Maigeng Zhou
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant global public health problem, but has received minimal attention from researchers and policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Epidemiological evidence of TBI morbidity and mortality is absent at the national level for most LMICs, including China. Using data from China's Disease Surveillance Points (DSPs) system, we conducted a population-based longitudinal analysis to examine TBI mortality, and mortality differences by sex, age group, location (urban/rural), and external cause of injury, from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2013 in China...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699630/prevalence-and-clinical-correlation-of-dysphagia-in-parkinson-disease-a-study-on-chinese-patients
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X Ding, J Gao, C Xie, B Xiong, S Wu, Z Cen, Y Lou, D Lou, F Xie, W Luo
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Dysphagia is relatively common in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) and can have a negative impact on their quality of life; therefore, it is imperative that its prevalence in PD patients is studied. The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence and clinical correlation of dysphagia in Chinese PD patients. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We recruited 116 Chinese PD patients. A videofluoroscopic study of swallowing (VFSS) was used to identify dysphagia...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697562/the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-normative-data-from-a-large-swedish-population-based-cohort
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Emma Borland, Katarina Nägga, Peter M Nilsson, Lennart Minthon, Erik D Nilsson, Sebastian Palmqvist
BACKGROUND: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is highly sensitivity for detecting cognitive dysfunction. Swedish normative data does not exist and international norms are often derived from populations where cognitive impairment has not been screened for and thoroughly assessed to exclude subjects with dementia or mild cognitive impairment. OBJECTIVE: To establish norms for MoCA and develop a regression-based norm calculator based on a large, well-examined cohort...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696825/androgen-status-in-non-diabetic-elderly-men-with-heart-failure
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Goran Loncar, Biljana Bozic, Aleksandar N Neskovic, Natasa Cvetinovic, Mitja Lainscak, Nenad Prodanovic, Hans-Dirk Dungen, Stephan von Haehling, Zoran Radojicic, Tobias Trippel, Biljana Putnikovic, Natasa Markovic-Nikolic, Vera Popovic
PURPOSE: We aimed at evaluating androgen status (serum testosterone [TT] and estimated free testosterone [eFT]) and its determinants in non-diabetic elderly men with heart failure (HF). Additionally, we investigated its associations with body composition and long-term survival. METHODS: Seventy three non-diabetic men with HF and 20 healthy men aged over 55 years were studied. Echocardiography, 6-min walk test, grip strength, body composition measurement by DEXA method were performed...
July 11, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696433/elevated-plasma-ferritin-in-elderly-individuals-with-high-neocortical-amyloid-%C3%AE-load
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K Goozee, P Chatterjee, I James, K Shen, H R Sohrabi, P R Asih, P Dave, C ManYan, K Taddei, S J Ayton, M L Garg, J B Kwok, A I Bush, R Chung, J S Magnussen, R N Martins
Ferritin, an iron storage and regulation protein, has been associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, it has not been investigated in preclinical AD, detected by neocortical amyloid-β load (NAL), before cognitive impairment. Cross-sectional analyses were carried out for plasma and serum ferritin in participants in the Kerr Anglican Retirement Village Initiative in Aging Health cohort. Subjects were aged 65-90 years and were categorized into high and low NAL groups via positron emission tomography using a standard uptake value ratio cutoff=1...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695313/elderly-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-have-higher-risk-of-hyperparathyroidism
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Rosilene M Elias, Rosa M A Moysés
PURPOSE: As the world's population ages, the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is growing. There is ongoing debate regarding whether high levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) would be more common in elderly than young patients, and which factors are driven the risk of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), independent of renal function. METHODS: Elderly patients (age ≥ 65 years, N = 518) were compared to a 1:1 sex- and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)-matched sample of young patients (age < 65 years), in a cross-sectional analysis...
July 10, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694824/burden-and-correlates-of-falls-among-rural-elders-of-south-india-mobility-and-independent-living-in-elders-study
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Pawan Kumar Sharma, Clareann H Bunker, Tushar Singh, Enakshi Ganguly, P Sudhakar Reddy, Anne B Newman, Jane A Cauley
AIM: Falls are an important contributor to loss of function, morbidity, and mortality in elders. Little is known about falls in Indian populations. The objective of this cross-sectional report was to identify the prevalence and correlates of falls in a cohort of 562 rural southern Indian men and women. METHODS: Risk factors included demographics, anthropometrics, self-reported health, medical history, physical function, vision, depression, and lifestyle. Odds ratios were calculated using logistic regression...
2017: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694618/single-parietal-burr-hole-craniostomy-with-irrigation-and-drainage-for-unilateral-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-young-adults-40-years-a-rationale-behind-the-procedure
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Raj S Chandran, Milesh Nagar, M S Sharmad, Rajmohan B Prabhakar, Anil K Peethambaran, Shailesh Kumar, Saurabh Sharma, Sourabh K Jain
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is one of the most common neurosurgical conditions. It is mostly a disease of elderly population with very little data about the young patients. There is also the debate regarding treatment strategies. We decided to determine the overall efficacy of the single burr-hole craniostomy (SBHC) for unilateral CSDH in young adults <40 years. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of young patients undergoing SBHC for unilateral CSDH between January 2013 and June 2016 at our institution...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
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