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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239469/bariatric-surgery-in-the-elderly-a-narrative-review
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Everton Cazzo, Martinho Antonio Gestic, Murillo Pimentel Utrini, Felipe David Mendonça Chaim, Francisco Callejas-Neto, José Carlos Pareja, Elinton Adami Chaim
INTRODUCTION: Due to population ageing, the elderly obese population is increasing. Bariatric surgery is the standard treatment option for morbid obesity nowadays, but there is some controversy regarding its routine indication in the elderly population. Objetive: To review the current evidence about bariatric surgery in the elderly. METHOD: On-line search in the electronic databases Medline and Lilacs and compilation of the most significant data. The most relevant studies in the area over the past 16 years have been considered for this review...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236162/bisphosphonates-prevent-age-related-weight-loss-in-japanese-postmenopausal-women
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Tomohiko Urano, Masataka Shiraki, Tatsuhiko Kuroda, Shiro Tanaka, Fumihiko Urano, Kazuhiro Uenishi, Satoshi Inoue
Decline of body weight with aging is a major risk factor for frailty, osteoporosis and fracture, suggesting that treatment for osteoporosis may affect body composition. Recently, we have shown that 5-year treatment with raloxifene prevented age-related weight loss, suggesting some other drugs for osteoporosis may also prevent a decrease in body weight with aging. The present study aimed to identify the relationship between bisphosphonate treatment and body composition markers. We measured bone mineral density (BMD), body composition, and bone remodeling markers in 551 Japanese postmenopausal women with bisphosphonate treatment, which included risedronate or alendronate treatment (BP-treatment group; N = 193) and without treatment by any osteoporosis drug (no-treatment group; N = 358) for 4-7 years (mean observation periods; 5...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223682/neocortical-origin-and-progression-of-gray-matter-atrophy-in-nonamnestic-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jeffrey S Phillips, Fulvio Da Re, Laynie Dratch, Sharon X Xie, David J Irwin, Corey T McMillan, Sanjeev N Vaishnavi, Carlo Ferrarese, Edward B Lee, Leslie M Shaw, John Q Trojanowski, David A Wolk, Murray Grossman
Amnestic Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by early atrophy of the hippocampus and medial temporal lobes before spreading to the neocortex. In contrast, nonamnestic Alzheimer's patients have relative sparing of the hippocampus, but the pattern in which the disease spreads is unclear. We examined spreading disease in nonamnestic AD using a novel magnetic resonance imaging-based analysis adapted from pathologic staging studies, applied here to cross-sectional imaging data. We selected 240 T1-weighted scans from 129 patients with pathology confirmed by autopsy or cerebrospinal fluid, and atrophy maps were computed relative to 238 scans from 115 elderly controls...
November 21, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208881/clinicopathological-assessment-of-colorectal-carcinoma-in-mymensingh-medical-college-hospital-bangladesh
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M M Mahamud, F Wahed, J Ferdous, M K Khan
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the US. It is mainly a disease of the developed countries with a western culture, yet the disease is not uncommon in developing countries. There is substantial geographical variation in the incidence and demographic characteristics of the disease. Variations are also observed in the risk factors, mode of presentation, sub site distribution and stage of the disease at presentation...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208036/informal-care-and-health-behaviors-among-elderly-people-with-chronic-diseases
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Hong Wu, Naiji Lu
BACKGROUND: The mechanism by which social relationships influence health can be interpreted as a social network regulating one's health behaviors. Based on the hypothesis that relatives, friends, or neighbors are sources of social support and may monitor one's health behaviors, researchers have gotten significant and consistent results that a social network can regulate health behaviors. However, few empirical studies have been conducted to examine the role of informal care in the regulation of health behaviors, especially for elderly individuals with chronic diseases that can be controlled by healthy behaviors...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199402/changes-in-body-composition-according-to-age-and-sex-among-young-non-diabetic-korean-adults-the-kangbuk-samsung-health-study
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Seul Ki Kim, Yu Hyun Kwon, Jung Hwan Cho, Da Young Lee, Se Eun Park, Hyung Geun Oh, Cheol Young Park, Won Young Lee, Ki Won Oh, Sung Woo Park, Eun Jung Rhee
BACKGROUND: Age-related decreases in lean mass represent a serious health problem. We aimed to analyze the risks of rapid decreases in lean mass by age and sex in relatively young Korean adults during a 4-year follow-up study. METHODS: A total of 65,856 non-diabetic participants (59.5% men, mean age 39.1 years) in a health screening program were subjected to bioimpedance body composition analyses and metabolic parameter analyses at baseline and after 4 years. The participants were sub-divided according to age, and additionally to six groups by age and the degree of body weight change over the 4-year period...
November 21, 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199087/primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-acute-fracture-around-the-knee
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REVIEW
S Parratte, M Ollivier, J-N Argenson
Relatively poor results have been reported with open reduction and internal fixation of complex fractures around the knee in elderly osteoporotic patients, and primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been proposed as an alternative solution. While limiting the number of procedures, it meets two prerequisites: 1) to save the patient's life, thanks to early weight-bearing, to limit decubitus complications; and 2) to save knee function and patient autonomy, thanks to early knee mobilization. There are 3 main indications: complex articular fractures in elderly patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis prior to fracture; complex articular fractures of the tibial plateau in elderly patients whose bone quality makes internal fixation hazardous; and major destruction of the distal femur in younger patients...
November 30, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193561/effectiveness-and-tolerability-of-therapy-with-exenatide-once-weekly-versus-basal-insulin-among-injectable-na%C3%A3-ve-elderly-or-renal-impaired-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-the-united-states
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Anita M Loughlin, Qing Qiao, Anthony Philip Nunes, Peter Öhman, Stephen Ezzy, Laura Yochum, C Robin Clifford, Robert Gately, David D Dore, John Seeger
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of exenatide once-weekly (EQW) compared to basal insulin (BI) among injectable-naïve T2DM patients who are elderly or have renal impairment (RI). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Initiators of EQW and BI with T2DM were identified from 2012-2015 within a United States electronic health record database and matched by propensity score. Matched EQW and BI initiators aged 65+ years or who have RI were compared. Weight, HbA1c, eGFR, blood pressure, and lipids were obtained at baseline and quarterly (Q1-Q4) or semi-annually for one year following drug initiation...
November 30, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181006/protective-effect-of-panax-notoginseng-root-water-extract-against-influenza-a-virus-infection-by-enhancing-antiviral-interferon-mediated-immune-responses-and-natural-killer-cell-activity
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Jang-Gi Choi, Young-Hee Jin, Heeeun Lee, Tae Woo Oh, Nam-Hui Yim, Won-Kyung Cho, Jin Yeul Ma
Influenza is an acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza A virus, which causes economic losses and social disruption mainly by increasing hospitalization and mortality rates among the elderly and people with chronic diseases. Influenza vaccines are the most effective means of preventing seasonal influenza, but can be completely ineffective if there is an antigenic mismatch between the seasonal vaccine virus and the virus circulating in the community. In addition, influenza viruses resistant to antiviral drugs are emerging worldwide...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179277/-relationship-between-frailty-and-depression-in-elderly-patients
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S M Zhang, X D Tang, X R Yang, R R Zheng, L Xu, J H Wu
Objective: To investigate the relationship between frailty and depression by analyzing the clinical data, frailty and depression in the elderly outpatients. Methods: This study included outpatients who visited the Geriatric Section of West China Hospital from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.Clinical characteristics and complications in patients were evaluated comprehensively.The debilitating condition of patient was assessed by the international society for elderly nutrition simple weakness questionnaire (Fatigue, Resistance, Ambulation, Illnesses, Loss of Weight...
November 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156483/-interventions-for-assisting-geriatric-patients-with-frailty-before-surgery
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Jörn Kiselev
Frailty is a complex syndrome leading to a higher vulnerability in elderly patients, especially during and after surgery. It is characterized by the simultaneous presence of at least three of five phenotypical symptoms: unintentional weight loss, exhaustion, muscle weakness, slow walking speed, and low activity levels. The presence of two of these symptoms is often labelled as pre-frailty.By identifying these symptoms of frailty, medical teams can plan and perform suitable interventions prior to a planned surgery in order to lower these risk factors and to avoid complications, such as delir, hospital re-admission, loss of independence, and increased mortality...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151175/demographic-clinical-lifestyle-related-and-social-cognitive-correlates-of-physical-activity-in-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors
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Laurien M Buffart, Remco de Bree, Martine Altena, Sophie van der Werff, Constance H C Drossaert, Caroline M Speksnijder, Michiel W van den Brekel, Harriët Jager-Wittenaar, Neil K Aaronson, Martijn M Stuiver
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to identify demographic, clinical, lifestyle-related, and social-cognitive correlates of physical activity (PA) intention and behavior in head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors using the theory of planned behavior (TPB). METHODS: Data from two cross-sectional studies on correlates of PA in HNC survivors were pooled. Both studies used self-reports to assess PA and social-cognitive correlates. Potential correlates were collected via self-report or medical records...
November 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139651/the-risk-for-fall-and-functional-dependence-in-polish-adults-60%C3%A2-87-years-old
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Jaroslaw Domaradzki, Slawomir Koziel, Zofia Ignasiak, Teresa Sławińska, Anna Skrzek, Małgorzata Kołodziej
The constantly rising percentage of the elderly (60+), who are particularly at risk of the dangerous consequence of falls, results not only in the loss of independence in daily life, but also in a serious threat to health and life. Therefore, many authors emphasize the necessity of conducting prophylaxis and prevention among senior citizens. The most important aspect of fall prophylaxis is care about the optimum level of agility. Exercise should focus on increasing muscular strength, balance and dexterity. The aim of the present study is to determine the relationship between functional fitness and the risk for falls of older people in the light of maintaining physical independence...
March 2017: Collegium Antropologicum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137295/clinical-outcome-of-dynamic-hip-locking-plates-and-proximal-femoral-nails-anti-rotation-asia-for-treating-intertrochanteric-femur-fracture-with-lateral-wall-fractures-in-the-elder-patients
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Hui Xie, Zhan Wang, Junji Zhang, Langhai Xu, Bao Chen
Purpose: To compare the clinical results of DHLP (Dynamic hip locking plates) and PFNA-IIs (proximal femoral nails anti-rotation-Asia) for treating intertrochanteric femur fracture (IFF) with lateral wall fractures in the elder patients and provide a rationale for the clinical practice. Methods: A retrospective analysis of 43 patients of IFF with lateral wall fractures was performed from December 2009 to April 2015. Intraoperative variables and postoperative complications and function were compared between the two groups...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118292/-impact-of-frailty-and-metabolic-syndrome-on-the-incidence-of-loss-of-independence-in-community-dwelling-older-japanese-the-kusatsu-town-study
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Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai, Yu Taniguchi, Hidenori Amano, Satoshi Seino, Yuri Yokoyama, Mariko Nishi, Yoshinori Fujiwara
Objectives To investigate the relationship between frailty, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and loss of independence leading to the onset of disability or death among community-dwelling older Japanese.Methods Between 2002 and 2011, we conducted a 7-year prospective study involving 1,453 residents aged 65 years and over, initially free of disability, who underwent a comprehensive geriatric assessment in Kusatsu town. Statistical analysis was conducted for those with complete values, resulting in a variable number of subjects for each data point...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105991/hypertension-and-frailty-in-older-adults
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Ivan Aprahamian, Eduardo Sassaki, Marília F Dos Santos, Rafael Izbicki, Rafael C Pulgrossi, Marina M Biella, Ana Camila N Borges, Marcela M Sassaki, Leonardo M Torres, Ícaro S Fernandez, Olívia A Pião, Paula L M Castro, Pedro A Fontenele, Mônica S Yassuda
The association between hypertension and frailty syndrome in older adults remains unclear. There is scarce information about the prevalence of hypertension among frail elderly patients or on its relationship with frailty. Up to one quarter of frail elderly patients present without comorbidity or disability, yet frailty is a leading cause of death. The knowledge and better control of frailty risk factors could influence prognosis. The present study evaluated: (1) the prevalence of hypertension in robust, prefrail, and frail elderly; and (2) factors that might be associated with frailty including hypertension...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076984/prediction-model-of-in-hospital-mortality-after-hip-fracture-surgery
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Atsushi Endo, Heather J Baer, Masashi Nagao, Michael J Weaver
OBJECTIVES: Mortality in elderly patients after the surgical treatment of hip fractures remains high. While individual clinical risk factors have been widely studied, there has been limited research on prediction models in this population. The purpose of this study was to develop a prediction model for in-hospital mortality after hip fracture surgery and to evaluate the performance of this model. METHODS: Using the National Inpatient Sample database from 2012 to 2013, we collected data on 535,475 patients with age over 50 who had hip fracture surgery...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062389/use-of-peg-asparaginase-in-monomorphic-epitheliotropic-intestinal-t-cell-lymphoma-a-disease-with-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenges
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Cesar Gentille, Qian Qin, Andreia Barbieri, Pingali Sai Ravi, Swaminathan Iyer
Monomorphic epitheliotropic intestinal T-cell lymphoma (MEITL), previously known as enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) type II, is a rare haematological malignancy with a difficult and delayed diagnosis. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, weight loss, and chronic diarrhoea. However, most patients are only diagnosed after complications, such as perforation or obstruction, have developed. There is no standard treatment for MEITL; most accepted regimens consist of surgical resection and anthracycline-based chemotherapy...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057504/speech-language-pathology-care-and-short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-oropharyngeal-cancer-treatment-in-the-elderly
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Kimberly T Webster, Donna Tippett, Marissa Simpson, Rina Abrams, Kristine Pietsch, Robert J Herbert, David W Eisele, Christine G Gourin
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between speech-language pathology (SLP) care and pretreatment variables, short-term and long-term swallowing and airway impairment, and survival in elderly patients treated for oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (SCCA). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare data. METHODS: We evaluated longitudinal data from 666 patients diagnosed with oropharyngeal SCCA from 2004 to 2007 using cross-tabulations, multivariate logistic regression, and survival analysis...
October 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049463/prevalence-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-australia-the-australian-national-eye-health-survey
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Stuart Keel, Jing Xie, Joshua Foreman, Peter van Wijngaarden, Hugh R Taylor, Mohamed Dirani
Importance: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of irreversible blindness among the elderly population globally. Currently, knowledge of the epidemiology of AMD in Australia remains scarce because of a paucity of recent population-based data. Objective: To examine the prevalence of AMD in Australia. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this population-based, cross-sectional survey performed from March 11, 2015, to April 18, 2016, a sample of 3098 nonindigenous Australians 50 years and older and 1738 indigenous Australians 40 years and older from 30 geographic areas across Australia were examined...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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