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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340964/geriatric-nutritional-risk-index-as-a-simple-tool-for-assessment-of-malnutrition-among-geriatrics-in-northwest-of-iran-comparison-with-mini-nutritional-assessment
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Maryam Saghafi-Asl, Elnaz Vaghef-Mehrabany, Nahid Karamzad, Lida Daeiefarshbaf, Parinaz Kalejahi, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi
BACKGROUND: Older people are more likely to develop nutritional problems and timely diagnosis of malnutrition is crucial to prevent hazardous consequences following poor nutrition. AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy of Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) to assess nutritional status among non-hospitalized elderly, compared to mini nutritional assessment (MNA) among Iranian seniors. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-four subjects, aged ≥ 65 years old were recruited to our cross-sectional study from various districts of Tabriz (Tabriz, Iran)...
January 16, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340963/interactions-between-drugs-and-geriatric-syndromes-in-nursing-home-and-home-care-results-from-shelter-and-ibenc-projects
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Graziano Onder, Silvia Giovannini, Federica Sganga, Ester Manes-Gravina, Eva Topinkova, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Vjenka Garms-Homolová, Anja Declercq, Henriëtte G van der Roest, Pálmi V Jónsson, Hein van Hout, Roberto Bernabei
AIM: Drugs may interact with geriatric syndromes by playing a role in the continuation, recurrence or worsening of these conditions. Aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of interactions between drugs and three common geriatric syndromes (delirium, falls and urinary incontinence) among older adults in nursing home and home care in Europe. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional multicenter study among 4023 nursing home residents participating in the Services and Health for Elderly in Long-TERm care (Shelter) project and 1469 home care patients participating in the Identifying best practices for care-dependent elderly by Benchmarking Costs and outcomes of community care (IBenC) project...
January 16, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340151/reference-values-for-spirometry-in-elderly-individuals-a-cross-sectional-study-of-different-reference-equations
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Joana Belo, Teresa Palmeiro, Iolanda Caires, Ana L Papoila, Marta Alves, Pedro Carreiro-Martins, Maria A Botelho, Nuno Neuparth
Background: Spirometry is the single most important test for the evaluation of respiratory function. The results are interpreted by comparing measured data with predicted values previously obtained from a reference population. Reference equations for spirometry have been discussed previously. The aim of this study was to compare reference values based on National Health and Nutrition Assessment Survey (NHANES III), European Community of Steel and Coal (ECSC), and Global Lung Initiative (GLI) equations in an elderly sample population...
2018: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337447/-geriatric-medicine
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Gabriel Gold, Christophe Büla, Pierre Olivier Lang, Philippe Chassagne
2017 highlights benefits of prevention. Better control of cardiovascular risk reduces the incidence of dementia and monthly high-dose vitamin D the incidence of respiratory infections in nursing home. Pre-operative geriatric assessment lowers by 20% the rate of delirium after hip-fracture surgery and complications in vascular surgery. Deleterious effects are also reported. High-dose vitamin D triples the rate of falls in supplemented residents and doesn't improve gait speed in sedentary men. Widely used in cardiovascular prevention, antithrombotic therapy is associated with an astonishing risk of subdural bleeding that further increases with the number of drugs combined together...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337023/the-effects-of-functional-training-bicycle-exercise-and-exergaming-on-walking-capacity-of-elderly-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-single-blinded-trial
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Daniel Dominguez Ferraz, Karen Valadares Trippo, Gabriel Pereira Duarte, Mansueto Gomes Neto, Kionna Oliveira Bernardes Santos, Jamary Oliveira Filho
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of functional training, bicycle exercise and exergaming on walking capacity of elderly with Parkinson disease (PD). DESIGN: A pilot randomized controlled single-blinded trial. SETTING: A State Reference Health Care Centre for Elderly, a public reference outpatient clinic for the elderly. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-two elderly individuals (≥60 years-old) with idiopathic PD (stage 2 to 3 of modified Hoehn and Yahr) according to the London Brain Bank...
January 11, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337017/management-of-diabetes-in-older-adults
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G Sesti, R Antonelli Incalzi, E Bonora, A Consoli, A Giaccari, S Maggi, G Paolisso, F Purrello, G Vendemiale, N Ferrara
Type 2 diabetes prevalence is high in older adults and is expected to rise in the next decades. Diabetes in the population of frail older adults is accompanied by functional disability, several comorbidities, and premature mortality. A comprehensive geriatric assessment, including functional, cognitive, mental and social status, is advisable for identifying the glycemic targets and glucose-lowering therapies, focused on patient preferences, needs, and risks. The therapeutic options for older adults with diabetes are like those for the adult population...
December 7, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336103/staff-preparedness-for-providing-palliative-and-end-of-life-care-in-long-term-care-homes-instrument-development-and-validation
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Helen Yl Chan, Gloria Km Chun, C W Man, Edward Mf Leung
AIM: Although much attention has been on integrating the palliative care approach into services of long-term care homes for older people living with frailty and progressive diseases, little is known about the staff preparedness for these new initiatives. The present study aimed to develop and test the psychometric properties of an instrument for measuring care home staff preparedness in providing palliative and end-of-life care. METHODS: A 16-item instrument, covering perceived knowledge, skill and psychological readiness, was developed...
January 16, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336097/identification-of-dementia-using-standard-clinical-assessments-by-primary-care-physicians-in-japan
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Hiroyuki Noda, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Ai Ikeda, Takashi Asada, Hiroyasu Iso
AIM: The aim of the present study was to develop a way of identifying dementia using clinical assessments made by primary care physicians under the existing medical care system in Japan. METHODS: A total of 623 people aged ≥65 years underwent standard clinical assessments by primary care physicians under the long-term-care insurance program to determine their grade of activities of daily living related to dementia. To examine the validity of the diagnosis, neuropsychiatrists carried out further diagnosis of dementia for all the participants...
January 16, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336006/the-place-of-frailty-and-vulnerability-in-the-surgical-risk-assessment-should-we-move-from-complexity-to-simplicity
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Mario Barbagallo, Ligia J Dominguez, Domenico Cucinotta
Due to aging of the world population, older patients accessing health services are becoming continuously more frequent. This has increased the interest in assessing frailty and vulnerability in all specialties and general medicine. Although the term frailty has been recognized for over 30 years, there is not yet a universally recognized definition, and different care providers assess frailty and vulnerability with dissimilar tools, from very complex to very simple validated scales. Being treated with respect and dignity at the right time and place is the key message, as well as after undergoing a global evaluation both in urgency/emergency and in programmed surgery for all older surgical patients...
January 15, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335033/should-capacity-assessments-be-performed-routinely-prior-to-discussing-advance-care-planning-with-older-people
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Oleg Kiriaev, Emme Chacko, J D Jurgens, Meagan Ramages, Phillipa Malpas, Gary Cheung
BACKGROUND: People with dementia receive worse end of life care compared to those with cancer. Barriers to undertaking advanced care planning (ACP) in people with dementia include the uncertainty about their capacity to engage in such discussions. The primary aim of this study was to compare the Advance Care Planning-Capacity Assessment Vignette tool (ACP-CAV) with a semi-structured interview adapted from the MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Treatment (MacCAT-T). The secondary aim was to identify demographic and cognitive functioning variables that may predict whether a person has capacity to discuss ACP...
January 16, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334945/blood-pressure-change-does-not-associate-with-center-of-pressure-movement-after-postural-transition-in-geriatric-outpatients
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Sjoerd T Timmermans, Esmee M Reijnierse, Jantsje H Pasma, Marijke C Trappenburg, Gerard J Blauw, Andrea B Maier, Carel G M Meskers
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic hypotension (OH), a blood pressure drop after postural change, is associated with impaired standing balance and falls in older adults. This study aimed to assess the association between blood pressure (BP) and a measure of quality of standing balance, i.e. Center of Pressure (CoP) movement, after postural change from supine to standing position in geriatric outpatients, and to compare CoP movement between patients with and without OH. METHODS: In a random subgroup of 75 consecutive patients who were referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic, intermittent BP measurements were obtained simultaneously with CoP measurements in mediolateral and anterior-posterior direction directly after postural change during 3 min of quiet stance with eyes open on a force plate...
January 15, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334783/frailty-a-global-measure-of-the-multisystem-impact-of-copd
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Nichola S Gale, Ali M Albarrati, Margaret M Munnery, Ruth E Hubbard, Ruth Tal-Singer, John R Cockcroft, Dennis J Shale
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a multisystem disease that resembles the accumulation of multiple impairments seen in aging. A comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) captures multisystem deficits, from which a frailty index (FI) can be derived. We hypothesized that patients with COPD would be frailer than a comparator group free from respiratory disease. In this cross-sectional analysis, the CGA questionnaire was completed and used to derive an FI in 520 patients diagnosed with COPD and 150 comparators...
January 1, 2018: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334273/the-barthel-index-and-the-cumulated-ambulation-score-are-superior-to-the-de-morton-mobility-index-for-the-early-assessment-of-outcome-in-patients-with-a-hip-fracture-admitted-to-an-acute-geriatric-ward
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Signe Hulsbæk, Rikke Faebo Larsen, Susanne Rosthøj, Morten Tange Kristensen
PURPOSE: To examine clinimetric properties of the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) in patients with hip fracture in comparison with the modified Barthel Index (BI), Cumulated Ambulation Score (CAS), and 30-s Chair Stand Test (30-s CST). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and twenty two patients with a hip fracture admitted to a geriatric ward following surgery were assessed on day 1 and at discharge (mean of 9 [SD 5.1] post-surgery days). RESULTS: Ninety eight percent and 89% of patients were not able to perform the 30-s CST at baseline and at discharge (large floor effect), respectively...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333024/a-risk-benefit-assessment-approach-to-selection-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-early-breast-cancer-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Vivek Agarwala, Neha Choudhary, Sudeep Gupta
Decision-making regarding the use and selection of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer in elderly patients is challenging due to the presence of age-related comorbidities, frailty, and competing causes of mortality. One area, relatively neglected in most guidelines, is the effect of competing causes of mortality on presumed benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer in these patients. This article utilizes a clinical case to illustrate the principles of risk-benefit assessment of adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly patients...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331624/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-the-older-adult-with-cancer-a-review
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REVIEW
Catalina Hernandez Torres, Tina Hsu
CONTEXT: The number of older adults with cancer is expected to increase rapidly in the upcoming decades. Aging is heterogeneous and chronological age is often not reflective of biological age. A comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is an in-depth assessment of multiple domains of health that results in better assessment of a patient's overall health and fitness and allows directed intervention to improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To review the value of CGA for older adults with cancer, CGA composition and tools that can be utilized, and the feasibility of including CGA in oncologic practice...
January 10, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330838/the-potential-impact-of-multidimesional-geriatric-assessment-in-the-social-security-system
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Graziamaria Corbi, Immacolata Ambrosino, Marco Massari, Onofrio De Lucia, Sirio Simplicio, Michele Dragone, Giuseppe Paolisso, Massimo Piccioni, Nicola Ferrara, Carlo Pietro Campobasso
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of multidimensional geriatric assessment (MGA/CGA) in patients over 65 years old in predicting the release of the accompaniment allowance (AA) indemnity by a Local Medico-Legal Committee (MLC-NHS) and by the National Institute of Social Security Committee (MLC-INPS). METHODS: In a longitudinal observational study, 200 Italian elder citizens requesting AA were first evaluated by MLC-NHS and later by MLC-INPS. Only MLC-INPS performed a MGA/CGA (including SPMSQ, Barthel Index, GDS-SF, and CIRS)...
January 12, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330585/potentially-inappropriate-medications-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-undertaken-as-a-comprehensive-geriatric-risk-assessment
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Sharmin S Bala, Sujita W Narayan, Prasad S Nishtala
PURPOSE: The prescription of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) is associated with an increase in adverse events, prescribing cascades, high health-care costs, morbidity, and mortality in the elderly. The overarching objective of this study is to examine the prevalence of PIMs in the elderly, applying the 2012 American Geriatrics Society Beers criteria for the study period 2012-2014, and the updated 2015 Beers criteria for 2015. METHODS: The study population (N = 70,479) included a continuously recruited national cohort of community-dwelling older (aged ≥ 65 years) New Zealanders who had undertaken the International Resident Assessment Instrument-Home Care (interRAI-HC) assessments between September 2012 and October 2015...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330465/insulin-resistance-is-associated-with-cognitive-decline-among-older-koreans-with-normal-baseline-cognitive-function-a-prospective-community-based-cohort-study
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Sung Hye Kong, Young Joo Park, Jun-Young Lee, Nam H Cho, Min Kyong Moon
We evaluated whether metabolic factors were associated with cognitive decline, compared to baseline cognitive function, among geriatric population. The present study evaluated data from an ongoing prospective community-based Korean cohort study. Among 1,387 participants who were >65 years old, 422 participants were evaluated using the Korean mini-mental status examination (K-MMSE) at the baseline and follow-up examinations. The mean age at the baseline was 69.3 ± 2.9 years, and 222 participants (52...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330399/geriatric-assessment-and-quality-of-life-in-older-patients-considered-for-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-a-prospective-risk-factor-and-serial-assessment-analysis
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Barbara Deschler, Gabriele Ihorst, Susanne Schnitzler, Hartmut Bertz, Juergen Finke
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) in older patients requires the weighing of risks and benefits for this potentially curative treatment while facing age-related limitations. Comprehensive geriatric and quality of life (EORTC QLQ C-30) assessements (CGA/QOL) in addition to disease-specific data were obtained in 108 consecutive patients (≥60 years) pre-HCT, at day +30, +100, and +180. Median follow-up of 106 patients alive at alloHCT was 43.5 months, median age 66 years (range 60-78). Eighty-six (81...
January 12, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326402/ageing-in-individuals-with-intellectual-disability-issues-and-concerns-in-hong-kong
#20
REVIEW
M My Tse, R Yc Kwan, J L Lau
INTRODUCTION: The increasing longevity of people with intellectual disability is testimony to the positive developments in medical intervention. Nonetheless early-onset age-related issues and concerns cause deterioration of their overall well-being. This paper aimed to explore the issues and concerns about individuals with intellectual disability as they age. METHODS: Articles that discussed people with intellectual disability over 30 years of age, and those that identified ageing health issues and concerns were included...
January 12, 2018: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
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