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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934309/increased-plasma-proline-concentrations-are-associated-with-sarcopenia-in-the-elderly
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Kenji Toyoshima, Marie Nakamura, Yusuke Adachi, Akira Imaizumi, Tomomi Hakamada, Yasuko Abe, Eiji Kaneko, Soiciro Takahashi, Kentaro Shimokado
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Metabolome analyses have shown that plasma amino acid profiles reflect various pathological conditions, such as cancer and diabetes mellitus. It remains unclear, however, whether plasma amino acid profiles change in patients with sarcopenia. This study therefore aimed to investigate whether sarcopenia-specific changes occur in plasma amino acid profiles. METHODS: A total of 153 community-dwelling and seven institutionalized elderly individuals (56 men, 104 women; mean age, 77...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932975/the-effect-of-a-geriatric-evaluation-on-treatment-decisions-for-older-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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N M Verweij, E T D Souwer, A H W Schiphorst, H A Maas, J E A Portielje, A Pronk, F van den Bos, M E Hamaker
BACKGROUND: Treating elderly colorectal cancer patients can be challenging. It is very important to carefully weigh the risks and benefits of potential treatments in individual patients. This treatment decision making can be guided by geriatric consultation. Our aim was to assess the effect of a geriatric evaluation on treatment decisions for older patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS: Colorectal cancer patients who were referred for a geriatric consultation between 2013 and 2015 in three Dutch teaching hospitals were included in a prospective database...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931449/frailty-and-depression-in-centenarians
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Oscar Ribeiro, Natália Duarte, Laetitia Teixeira, Constança Paúl
BACKGROUND: Physical frailty and depression are common comorbid conditions that have important impact on older adults. Few studies however have examined their co-occurrence in centenarians. This paper explores the relationship between the two conditions and the most characteristic depressive symptoms associated with the frailty syndrome. METHODS: Data come from two Portuguese Centenarian Studies. Frailty was measured using Fried's phenotype, which includes at least three clinical signs: exhaustion, weight loss, weakness, slowness, and low physical activity level; the Geriatric Depression Scale was used to assess depression...
September 21, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931310/the-management-and-treatment-of-acute-leukemias-in-the-elderly-population
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Xavier Thomas
Treatment of elderly patients with acute leukemia is challenging. Older age is associated with increased risk of treatment-related toxicity. Currently, no consensus exists regarding optimal therapy in this patient population. Areas covered. The following review is a comprehensive summary of various therapeutic options reported over the past few years in elderly patients with acute leukemia. Expert commentary. While evidences can guide identification of frail older patients, sensitive assessment strategies are required to identify fit and vulnerable patients regardless of chronologic age...
September 21, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928349/an-interprofessional-education-program-s-impact-on-attitudes-toward-and-desire-to-work-with-older-adults
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Kaitlyn McManus, Katherine Shannon, Darson L Rhodes, Julia D Edgar, Carolyn Cox
BACKGROUND: Insufficient numbers of health professions students aspire to work with the increasing numbers of the elderly. Although programs exist to promote interest in serving this population, inadequate numbers of health professionals remain an issue. METHODS: This study sample consisted of medical (n = 75) and health profession students (n = 210) enrolled in a semester-long interprofessional clinical education program designed to enhance interprofessional teamwork and provide positive exposure to elderly in the community...
May 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928176/controlling-nutritional-status-conut-score-as-a-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-elderly-hypertensive-patients-a-prospective-follow-up-study
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Xiaonan Sun, Leiming Luo, Xiaoqian Zhao, Ping Ye
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to elucidate the impact of nutritional status on survival per Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) score and Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) in patients with hypertension over 80 years of age. DESIGN: Prospective follow-up study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 336 hypertensive patients over 80 years old were included in this study. OUTCOME MEASURES: All-cause deaths were recorded as Kaplan-Meier curves to evaluate the association between CONUT and all-cause mortality at follow-up...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927761/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-and-caring-for-the-older-person-with-cancer
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Janine Overcash, Mary Alice Momeyer
OBJECTIVES: To discuss the evolution and effectiveness of the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), the need for interprofessional collaboration, and the role of oncology nurses in the assessment and care coordination of the older patient with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Historical and recent publications. CONCLUSION: Oncology nurses collect and synthesize geriatric data and can be a central resource to the multidisciplinary team. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Oncology nurses can incorporate CGA and results into their practice to enhance the care of the older person...
September 15, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927741/associations-of-the-step-up-test-and-lower-limb-dysfunction-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Kiyoshi Kita, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Yukihide Nishimura, Akihiko Kasuya, Tsuyoshi Asai
BACKGROUND: Step-up ability is considered to be associated with lower limb dysfunction. The objective of this research was to assess the height of the tallest step that could be mounted and to investigate its association with lower limb dysfunction. METHODS: We previously conducted a two-year follow-up prospective cohort study. The study subjects were 119 patients receiving physiotherapy or exercise therapy at an orthopedic surgery clinic. The items evaluated were step-up ability (maximum step height), the timed up and go test, one-leg standing time and the 5-question Geriatric Locomotive Function Scale...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926873/-to-enhance-clinical-application-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-elderly-inpatients-with-non-cardiac-surgical-operation
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X M Wang, Y Liu
In this commentary article, we introduce the definition, evaluative contents and methods of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), as well as its successful application in Western countries. CGA is a multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment process that identifies medical, psychosocial, and functional capabilities of elderly adults to develop plans including overall treatment, nursing, and follow-up to maximize overall health with aging. How to change this situation has become an important challenge due to the significant increase in postoperative complications, mortality, and treatment costs for elderly patients with surgical diseases...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925664/preventing-falls-in-older-persons
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Lainie Van Voast Moncada, L Glen Mire
The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance impairment. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults who are at increased risk of falls. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians do not recommend routine multifactorial intervention to prevent falls in all community-dwelling older adults, they state that it may be appropriate in individual cases...
August 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923012/prevalence-of-frailty-and-its-associated-factors-in-older-hospitalised-patients-in-vietnam
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Huyen Thi Thanh Vu, Thanh Xuan Nguyen, Tu N Nguyen, Anh Trung Nguyen, Robert Cumming, Sarah Hilmer, Thang Pham
BACKGROUND: Frailty is an emerging issue in geriatrics and gerontology. The prevalence of frailty is increasing as the population ages. Like many developing countries, Vietnam has a rapidly ageing population. However, there have been no studies about frailty in older people in Vietnam. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of frailty and its associated factors in older hospitalised patients at the National Geriatric Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. METHODS: Prospective observational study in inpatients aged ≥60 years at the National Geriatric Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam from 4/2015 to 10/2015...
September 15, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922625/living-and-dying-with-advanced-dementia-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptoms-service-use-and-care-at-the-end-of-life
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Elizabeth L Sampson, Bridget Candy, Sarah Davis, Anna Buylova Gola, Jane Harrington, Michael King, Nuriye Kupeli, Gerry Leavey, Kirsten Moore, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Z Omar, Victoria Vickerstaff, Louise Jones
BACKGROUND: Increasing number of people are dying with advanced dementia. Comfort and quality of life are key goals of care. AIMS: To describe (1) physical and psychological symptoms, (2) health and social care service utilisation and (3) care at end of life in people with advanced dementia. DESIGN: 9-month prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Greater London, England, people with advanced dementia (Functional Assessment Staging Scale 6e and above) from 14 nursing homes or their own homes...
August 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921819/effectiveness-of-a-new-tool-for-self-evaluation-of-adherence-to-antimuscarinic-drug-treatment-in-older-patients-of-both-sexes-with-urge-incontinence
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Kirill Kosilov, Sergay Loparev, Irina Kuzina, Liliya Kosilova, Marina Ivanovskaya, Alexandra Prokofyeva
AIM: The present study was a comparison of the validity of the Medication Adherence Self-Report Inventory (MASRI) questionnaire with other methods of assessing adherence to antimuscarinic drugs treatment in older patients with urge incontinence. METHODS: The experiment involved 733 men and women aged >65 years who had noted no less than one urge incontinence episode per day. At the beginning of the experiment, and after 4, 8 and 12 weeks, their adherence to treatment was monitored using the MASRI...
September 17, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919857/divergent-roles-of-vascular-burden-and-neurodegeneration-in-the-cognitive-decline-of-geriatric-depression-patients-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-patients
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Qing Ye, Fan Su, Liang Gong, Hao Shu, Wenxiang Liao, Chunming Xie, Hong Zhou, Zhijun Zhang, Feng Bai
Both geriatric depression and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) confer an increased risk for the development of dementia. The mechanisms underlying the development of cognitive impairment in geriatric depression patients remain controversial. The present study aimed to explore the association of cognitive decline with vascular risk, white matter hyperintensity (WMH) burden and hippocampal volume in both remitted geriatric depression (RGD) subjects and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) subjects. Forty-one RGD subjects, 51 aMCI subjects, and 64 healthy elderly subjects underwent multimodal MRI scans and neuropsychological tests at both baseline and a 35-month follow-up...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918171/the-association-between-delirium-and-sarcopenia-in-older-adult-patients-admitted-to-acute-geriatrics-units-results-from-the-glisten-multicenter-observational-study
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Giuseppe Bellelli, Antonella Zambon, Stefano Volpato, Pasquale Abete, Lara Bianchi, Mario Bo, Antonio Cherubini, Francesco Corica, Mauro Di Bari, Marcello Maggio, Giovanna Maria Manca, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Andrea Rossi, Francesco Landi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To date, studies assessing the relationship between sarcopenia and delirium, two of the most common geriatric syndromes, are lacking. We sought to explore this association by investigating the co-occurrence of these two conditions and the independent association between them in a population of hospitalized older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional multicenter analysis of older adults consecutively admitted to 12 acute geriatric units (AGUs). Sarcopenia was assessed upon admission by evaluating the presence of low skeletal mass index (kg/m(2)), and either low handgrip strength or low walking speed (European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People, EWGSOP criteria)...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917505/association-of-self-reported-discrimination-and-suicide-ideation-in-older-chinese-americans
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Lydia W Li, Gilbert C Gee, XinQi Dong
OBJECTIVE: This study examines racial discrimination as a potential novel risk factor for suicide ideation among older Chinese Americans. DESIGN: In a cross-sectional analysis, this study drew on data collected in the Population-based Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago on Chinese older adults age 60 + in the Greater Chicago area (N = 3,157). Thirty-day suicide ideation was a dichotomous variable, derived from items of the Physical Health Questionnaire and the Geriatric Mental State Examination-Version A...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917331/-polypharmacy-and-geriatric-psychiatry
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Abdelkrim Hamzaoui, André Joulié, Yahya El Dachri
The ageing of the population is synonymous with multiple pathologies and polypharmacy, which increases risk factors. François-Tosquelles general hospital carried out a study into the administering of medicines within the ageing population in psychiatry and drew up an assessment of professional practices with regard to polypharmacy in geriatric psychiatry.
September 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914366/geriatric-assessment-with-management-intervention-in-older-adults-with-cancer-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Allison Magnuson, Tatyana Lemelman, Chintan Pandya, Molly Goodman, Marcus Noel, Mohammed Tejani, David Doughtery, William Dale, Arti Hurria, Michelle Janelsins, Feng Vankee Lin, Charles Heckler, Supriya Mohile
BACKGROUND: Older adults receiving cancer therapy have heightened risk for treatment-related toxicity. Geriatric assessment (GA) can identify impairments, which may contribute to vulnerability and adverse outcomes. GA management interventions can address these impairments and have the potential to improve outcomes when implemented. METHODS: We conducted a randomized pilot study comparing GA with management interventions versus usual care in patients with stage III/IV solid tumor malignancies (N = 71)...
September 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913360/association-between-sedentary-behaviour-and-physical-cognitive-and-psychosocial-status-among-older-adults-in-assisted-living
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Pet-Ming Leung, Andreas Ejupi, Kimberley S van Schooten, Omar Aziz, Fabio Feldman, Dawn C Mackey, Maureen C Ashe, Stephen N Robinovitch
OBJECTIVE: Identification of the factors that influence sedentary behaviour in older adults is important for the design of appropriate intervention strategies. In this study, we determined the prevalence of sedentary behaviour and its association with physical, cognitive, and psychosocial status among older adults residing in Assisted Living (AL). METHODS: Participants (n = 114, mean age = 86.7) from AL sites in British Columbia wore waist-mounted activity monitors for 7 consecutive days, after being assessed with the Timed Up and Go (TUG), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Short Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), and Modified Fall Efficacy Scale (MFES)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910813/the-neighborhood-built-environment-and-cognitive-function-of-older-persons-results-from-the-singapore-longitudinal-ageing-study
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Tze Pin Ng, Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt, Faysal Kabir Shuvo, Jia Yen Eng, Keng Bee Yap, Li Min Hee, Siew Pang Chan, Samuel Scherer
BACKGROUND: We investigated the association of subjective (perceived) and objective (geographical information system [GIS]-based) measures of the neighborhood built environment (BE) attributes with cognitive function among older persons, and the mediating effect of transportation physical activity (TPA) and leisure time (physical, social and productive) activities (LTA). METHOD: A cross-sectional study of 402 residents aged 55 years and above in the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study...
September 15, 2017: Gerontology
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