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Milena Kovač Blaž
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523197/disseminated-mycobacterium-chimaera-presenting-as-vertebral-osteomyelitis
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Daphne M Moutsoglou, Frank Merritt, Ethan Cumbler
Mycobacterium chimaera, a member of the Mycobacterium avium complex, is a slow-growing, nontuberculous mycobacterium associated with outbreaks in cardiac-surgery patients supported on heart-lung machines. We report a case of an elderly woman on chronic prednisone who presented with a six-month history of worsening chronic back pain, recurrent low-grade fevers, and weight loss. Imaging identified multilevel vertebral osteomyelitis and lumbar soft-tissue abscess. Abscess culture identified M. chimaera.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505476/gender-difference-in-the-association-between-lower-muscle-mass-and-metabolic-syndrome-independent-of-insulin-resistance-in-a-middle-aged-and-elderly-taiwanese-population
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You-Ci Ou, Hai-Hua Chuang, Wen-Cheng Li, I-Shiang Tzeng, Jau-Yuan Chen
BACKGROUND: Loss of muscle mass was reported to be associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS), but little is known about the gender difference. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between lower muscle mass and MetS and determine whether there was any gender difference or not. METHODS: A total of 394 middle-aged and elderly Taiwanese adults (138 males and 256 females) were enrolled and completed our health survey. They were stratified into three groups according to appendicular skeletal muscle mass divided by weight...
May 8, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503275/an-elderly-man-with-an-air-fluid-level-in-the-middle-ear
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S Mohamad, I Mohamad
A 68-year-old Malay man who is a rubber tapper, presented with a large painful right-sided neck swelling for 6 months, which was gradually increasing in size and associated with odynophagia, dysphagia, hoarseness and significant weight loss. He did not complain of any ear symptoms, but on further questioning, he admitted having a 3-week history of occasional tinnitus and reduced hearing on the right ear. Other ear symptoms were negative.
2017: Malaysian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486175/ileocaecal-and-transverse-colonic-tuberculosis-mimicking-colonic-malignancy-a-case-report
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Prashant Lakhe, Asma Khalife, Jayashri Pandya
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal tuberculosis is common in the developing world especially in the lower socioeconomic groups. In elderly, it may mimic malignancy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old female presented with a 6 month history of diffuse pain in abdomen with low grade fever and loss of weight and appetite. Clinically, differential of malignancy of the large bowel was considered. The computerized tomography(CT) scan of the abdomen revealed a diffuse concentric long segmental thickening of terminal ileum, ileo ceacal junction, ascending colon and narrowing of the transverse colonic end of the splenic flexure suggesting an infective etiology...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472702/depressive-subtypes-in-an-elderly-cohort-identified-using-latent-class-analysis
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E M Veltman, F Lamers, H C Comijs, M W M de Waal, M L Stek, R C van der Mast, D Rhebergen
BACKGROUND: Clinical findings indicate heterogeneity of depressive disorders, stressing the importance of subtyping depression for research and clinical care. Subtypes of the common late life depression are however seldom studied. Data-driven methods may help provide a more empirically-based classification of late-life depression. METHODS: Data were used from the Netherlands Study of Depression in Older People (NESDO) derived from 359 persons, aged 60 years or older, with a current diagnosis of major depressive disorder...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470561/respiratory-symptoms-and-complications-of-zenker-diverticulum-effect-of-trans-oral-septum-stapling
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Stefano Siboni, Emanuele Asti, Marco Sozzi, Gianluca Bonitta, Matteo Melloni, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Zenker diverticulum is a rare condition commonly associated with dysphagia and respiratory symptoms/complications, which are alarming especially in the elderly population. Aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms/complications and the effects of minimally invasive trans-oral surgery in these patients. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients who underwent trans-oral septum stapling for Zenker diverticulum were included in a retrospective, observational cohort study...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439569/the-obesity-paradox-in-kidney-disease-how-to-reconcile-it-with-obesity-management
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Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Connie M Rhee, Jason Chou, S Foad Ahmadi, Jongha Park, Joline Lt Chen, Alpesh N Amin
Obesity, a risk factor for de novo chronic kidney disease (CKD), confers survival advantages in advanced CKD. This so-called obesity paradox is the archetype of the reverse epidemiology of cardiovascular risks, in addition to the lipid, blood pressure, adiponectin, homocysteine, and uric acid paradoxes. These paradoxical phenomena are in sharp contradistinction to the known epidemiology of cardiovascular risks in the general population. In addition to advanced CKD, the obesity paradox has also been observed in heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease, liver cirrhosis, and metastatic cancer, as well as in the elderly...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438494/comparative-effectiveness-of-sleeve-gastrectomy-versus-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-for-weight-loss-and-safety-outcomes-in-older-adults
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Robert A Casillas, Benjamin Kim, Heidi Fischer, Jorge L Zelada Getty, Scott S Um, Karen J Coleman
BACKGROUND: Most bariatric studies in older adult patients have focused on older operations with limited follow-up and equivocal results. OBJECTIVES: To compare weight loss and safety in patients ages≥65 years undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). SETTING: Nine different bariatric surgery centers with 23 surgeons serving over 30,000 bariatric patients. METHODS: Participants were≥65 years who had a SG or LRYGB between January 1, 2010, and March 15, 2015...
March 23, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428010/a-strategy-of-faster-movements-used-by-elderly-humans-to-lift-objects-of-increasing-weight-in-ecological-context
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Thomas Hoellinger, Joseph McIntyre, Lena Jami, Sylvain Hanneton, Guy Cheron, Agnes Roby-Brami
It is not known whether, during the course of ageing, changes occur in the motor strategies used by the CNS for lifting objects of different weights. Here, we analysed the kinematics of object-lifting in two different healthy groups (young and elderly people) plus one well known deafferented patient (GL). The task was to reach and lift onto a shelf an opaque cylindrical object with changing weight. The movements of the hand and object were recorded with electromagnetic sensors. In an ecological context (i.e...
April 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420105/one-year-results-of-a-synthetic-intervention-model-for-the-primary-prevention-of-t2d-among-elderly-individuals-with-prediabetes-in-rural-china
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Zhao Hu, Lulu Qin, Huilan Xu
Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a synthetic intervention model aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes and controlling plasma glucose, body weight and waist circumference in elderly individuals with prediabetes in rural China. Methods: We randomly assigned 434 (180 men and 254 women; mean age, 69 years; mean body mass index, 23.6 kg/m²) with prediabetes to either the intervention group or the control group. Each participant in the intervention group received synthetic intervention for 1 year...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418359/-a-rare-concurrence-of-polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-aa-amyloidosis
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S G Radenska-Lopovok, O N Kotenko, N F Frolova, A I Zagrebneva, E S Stolyarevich, E V Volodina, V I Chervinko, E V Kryukov, M L Zubkin
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease. It predominantly affects the elderly. The disease has a slow onset, pain and stiffness in the muscles of the shoulder and pelvic girdle, fever, weight loss, and a high acute-phase inflammatory response. The disease is concurrent with giant cell arteritis in a quarter of cases, which allows some authors to consider them as two different manifestations of the same pathological process. The kidneys are rarely involved. This disease is rarely complicated by AA amyloidosis...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405820/higher-dietary-acid-load-is-associated-with-a-higher-prevalence-of-frailty-particularly-slowness-weakness-and-low-physical-activity-in-elderly-japanese-women
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Yuki Kataya, Kentaro Murakami, Satomi Kobayashi, Hitomi Suga, Satoshi Sasaki
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiologic evidence on the potential effects of dietary acid load on frailty is lacking. This cross-sectional study examined the association between dietary acid load and frailty. METHODS: This study was based on self-reported data obtained from 2176 Japanese women aged 65-94 years. Dietary acid load was characterized as potential renal acid load (PRAL) and net endogenous acid production (NEAP), based on information on nutrient intake, obtained from a validated brief diet history questionnaire...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402960/feasibility-of-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-elderly-gastric-cancer-patients-meta-analysis-of-non-randomized-controlled-studies
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REVIEW
Liang Zong, Aiwen Wu, Wenyue Wang, Jingyu Deng, Susumu Aikou, Hiroharu Yamashita, Masahiro Maeda, Masanobu Abe, Duonan Yu, Zhiwei Jiang, Yasuyuki Seto, Jiafu Ji
The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine the feasibility of laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) for elderly gastric cancer patients by comparing laparoscopic and conventional open gastrectomies (OG). Comprehensive search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases revealed nine non-randomized controlled studies that compared LG and OG in elderly gastric cancer patients We then analyzed dichotomous or continuous parameters using odds ratios (ORs) or weighted mean differences (WMDs). Overall survival was estimated using hazard ratios (HRs) with a fixed effects or random effects model...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396303/effect-of-a-nine-month-web-and-app-based-workplace-intervention-to-promote-healthy-lifestyle-and-weight-loss-for-employees-in-the-social-welfare-and-health-care-sector-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nina Charlotte Balk-Møller, Sanne Kellebjerg Poulsen, Thomas Meinert Larsen
BACKGROUND: General health promoting campaigns are often not targeted at the people who need them the most. Web- and app-based tools are a new way to reach, motivate, and help people with poor health status. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to test a Web- and mobile app-based tool ("SoSu-life") on employees in the social welfare and health care sector in Denmark. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was carried out as a workplace intervention...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388378/protein-turnover-and-metabolism-in-the-elderly-intensive-care-unit-patient
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Stuart M Phillips, Roland N Dickerson, Frederick A Moore, Douglas Paddon-Jones, Peter J M Weijs
Many intensive care unit (ICU) patients do not achieve target protein intakes particularly in the early days following admittance. This period of iatrogenic protein undernutrition contributes to a rapid loss of lean, in particular muscle, mass in the ICU. The loss of muscle in older (aged >60 years) patients in the ICU may be particularly rapid due to a perfect storm of increased catabolic factors, including systemic inflammation, disuse, protein malnutrition, and reduced anabolic stimuli. This loss of muscle mass has marked consequences...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387197/primary-hemiarthroplasty-for-treatment-of-unstable-pertrochanteric-femoral-fractures-ao-ota-type-31-a2-3-in-elderly-osteoporotic-patients
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Skender Ukaj, Bahri Gjyshinca, Vlora Podvorica, Fatime Ukaj, Granit Molliqaj, Arben Boshnjaku, Axel Gamulin
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to prospectively analyze the role of primary hemiarthroplasty in unstable osteoporotic pertrochanteric fractures (AO/OTA Type 31 A2.3), with emphasis given to postoperative Functional Independent Measure (FIM) and Harris Hip Score (HHS). METHODS: Fifty-six consecutive patients (average age 78.25 ± 5.45), out of which 24 males (79.29 ± 4.99) and 32 females (77.47 ± 5.72), with unstable pertrochanteric femoral fractures, operated with primary hemiarthroplasty procedure from 2012 to 2014 were included in this prospective study with a follow-up of two years...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385929/cemented-versus-cementless-hemiarthroplasty-for-a-displaced-fracture-of-the-femoral-neck-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-current-generation-hip-stems
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REVIEW
H D Veldman, I C Heyligers, B Grimm, T A E J Boymans
AIMS: Our aim was to prepare a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the outcomes of cemented and cementless hemiarthroplasty of the hip, in elderly patients with a fracture of the femoral neck, to investigate the mortality, complications, length of stay in hospital, blood loss, operating time and functional results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines on randomised controlled trials (RCTs), studying current generation designs of stem only...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384263/universal-vaccine-against-respiratory-syncytial-virus-a-and-b-subtypes
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Jeong-Yoon Lee, Jun Chang
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of acute lower respiratory tract infection in infants, young children, and the elderly. Two subtypes of RSV, A and B, circulate alternately at 1-2-year intervals during epidemics. The attachment glycoprotein (G protein) of RSV is one of the major targets for immune responses. In this study, we generated a recombinant fusion protein, GcfAB, which consists of the central regions (a.a. residues 131-230) of the G proteins of both RSV A (A2 strain) and B (B1 strain) subtypes, and investigated immunogenicity, protective efficacy, and immunopathology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383453/predictors-of-anastomotic-leak-in-elderly-patients-after-colectomy-nomogram-based-assessment-from-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-program-procedure-targeted-cohort
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Ahmet Rencuzogullari, Cigdem Benlice, Michael Valente, Maher A Abbas, Feza H Remzi, Emre Gorgun
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients undergoing colorectal surgery have increasingly become under scrutiny by accounting for the largest fraction of geriatric postoperative deaths and a significant proportion of all postoperative complications, including anastomotic leak. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine predictors of anastomotic leak in elderly patients undergoing colectomy by creating a novel nomogram for simplistic prediction of anastomotic leak risk in a given patient...
May 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
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