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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822680/outcomes-of-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-octogenarians-meta-analysis-and-systemic-review
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Y Han, S Zhang, J Zhang, C Ji, H-H Eckstein
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis and systematic review aimed to highlight the results of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) to assess safety and effectiveness in patients older than 80 years of age compared with younger patients. METHODS: PRISMA guidelines were used; quality was appraised, and data were extracted and analysed following the Cochrane collaboration. The MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched on December 31, 2016...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768291/a-requiem-for-bmi-in-the-clinical-setting
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Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Maria Isabel T D Correia, Steven B Heymsfield
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Quetelet reported in the nineteenth century that body weight varies across adults with the square of height. Quetelet's index, now known as BMI, is accepted by most health organizations as a first-level measure of body fat and as a screening tool for diagnosing excess adiposity. Modern imaging methods now, however, indicate that BMI has limited predictive value for estimating body fat and lean mass at the individual level. The use of BMI as a measure of body composition in the clinical setting should therefore be challenged...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762937/-risk-of-cardiovascular-complications-and-geriatric-syndromes-among-elderly-women
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V N Larina, N K Runikhina, B Y Bart, I I Chukaeva, D G Karpenko
AIM: to assess the prevalence of some geriatric syndromes and their association with high risk of cardiovascular complications (RCVC) among elderly women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 72 women aged 69-77 years with cardiovascular diseases. Examination included laboratory and echocardiography assessment, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, 6-min walk test, assessment of psycho-emotional status using Mini-mental State Examination (MMSE) questionnaire. Frailty was defined as three or more of the following: weight loss, low physical activity levels, MMSE less or equal 23 points, weakness (chair stand test>10 sec), history of multiple falls...
March 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760658/frailty-body-composition-and-nutritional-status-in-non-institutionalised-elderly
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Leonel São Romão Preto, Maria do Carmo Dias Conceição, Telma Martins Figueiredo, Maria Augusta Pereira Mata, Pedro Miguel Barreira Preto, Ester Mateo Aguilar
OBJECTIVE: Frailty is a clinical syndrome characterized, among other signs, by involuntary weight loss and decreased muscle strength. The aim of this study was to analyse associations between frailty, body composition and nutritional status in non-institutionalised elderly people in the municipality of Alfândega (Braganza-Portugal). METHOD: Observational, prevalence and association study involving 220 elderly (mean 75.8±6.8 years of age; 68.8% women). Frailty was assessedt according to Fried criteria, body composition by bioelectrical impedance analysis and nutritional status using the Mini Nutritional Assessment Short-Form...
July 28, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758036/successful-endoscopic-treatment-of-bouveret-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-choledochoduodenal-fistula-complicating-duodenal-ulcer
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Syed Hasan, Zubair Khan, Umar Darr, Toseef Javaid, Nauman Siddiqui, Jamal Saleh, Abdallah Kobeissy, Ali Nawras
INTRODUCTION: Cholecystoduodenal fistulas represent the most common type of bilioenteric fistulas while choledochoduodenal fistulas account for only 1-25% of cases. Bilioenteric fistula cases are associated with cholelithiasis and are rarely associated with duodenal peptic ulcers. Here we present the first case of Bouveret syndrome secondary to choledochoduodenal fistula complicating peptic duodenal ulcer managed successfully via endoscopic mechanical lithotripsy. CASE: 86-year-old male with a medical history significant for coronary artery disease and stage 3 colorectal cancer status after resection and chemoradiation presented with intractable sharp abdominal pain worse postprandially for one week in duration, associated with early satiety, anorexia, and 5 lbs weight loss in one week...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744030/the-effects-of-milk-intake-and-whole-body-vibration-exercise-on-bone-mineral-density-in-elderly-women-in-nursing-homes
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So Min Lee, Sungchul Kim, Chae-Gil Lim
[Purpose] This study was designed to investigate the effects of lactose-free milk intake and whole-body vibration exercises on bone density in elderly female nursing home residents who had difficulty exercising outdoors and had not consumed milk. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty seven elderly women aged 70 or older from 3 nursing homes located in Incheon, Korea participated in the study. The experimental group (n=13) carried out whole-body vibration exercises and drank lactose-free milk, while the control group (n=14) continued to live their ordinary nursing home lives...
July 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717811/effect-on-body-weight-quality-of-life-and-appetite-following-individualized-nutritional-counselling-to-home-living-elderly-after-rehabilitation-an-open-randomized-trial
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J Andersson, E Hulander, E Rothenberg, P Ole Iversen
OBJECTIVES: We examined if individually-adapted nutritional counselling could prevent > 5% weight loss among elderly patients 3 months after discharge from a rehabilitation institution. In addition we assessed quality of life (QoL) and appetite. DESIGN: An open, randomized trial. SETTING: Godthaab Health and Rehabilitation Institution in Bærum, Norway. PARTICIPANTS: Patients identified as being undernourished or at risk of disease-related malnutrition using the Nutritional Risk Screening tool NRS-2002...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713496/effect-of-denture-cleaning-on-abrasion-resistance-and-surface-topography-of-polymerized-cad-cam-acrylic-resin-denture-base
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Lana Ahmed Shinawi
BACKGROUND: The application of computer-aided design computer-aided manufacturing (CAD CAM) technology in the fabrication of complete dentures, offers numerous advantages as it provides optimum fit and eliminates polymerization shrinkage of the acrylic base. Additionally, the porosity and surface roughness of CAD CAM resins is less compared to conventionally processed resins which leads to a decrease in the adhesion of bacteria on the denture base, which is associated with many conditions including halitosis and aspiration pneumonia in elderly denture wearers...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699992/changes-in-frailty-conditions-and-phenotype-components-in-elderly-after-hospitalization
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Gianna Fiori Marchiori, Darlene Mara Dos Santos Tavares
Objective: describing the changes in frailty conditions over the period of a year after hospital discharge, verifying predictive variables for changes in frailty conditions and frailty phenotype components according to worsening, improving and stable groups. Method: a longitudinal survey carried out with 129 elderly. A structured form for socioeconomic and health data, scales (Geriatric Depression Scale - short form, Katz scale, Lawton and Brody scale) and frailty phenotype according to Fried were used...
July 10, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692908/surgical-outcomes-of-laminoplasty-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-in-very-elderly-patients-older-than-80-years-time-from-symptom-onset-to-surgery-and-changes-in-spinal-cord-signal-intensity-on-mri
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Naoki Notani, Masashi Miyazaki, Shozo Kanezaki, Toshinobu Ishihara, Hiroshi Tsumura
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the surgical outcomes of laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) in very elderly patients (older than 80 years), focusing specifically on the time from symptom onset to surgery and on the loss in spinal cord signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 100 consecutive patients (61 males and 39 females) with CSM who underwent laminoplasty between 2006 and 2014...
September 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682912/comparison-of-intramedullary-fixation-and-arthroplasty-for-the-treatment-of-intertrochanteric-hip-fractures-in-the-elderly-a-meta-analysis
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Boyuan Nie, Dou Wu, Zhaohui Yang, Qiang Liu
BACKGROUND: More and more studies conduct to compare intramedullary fixation (IMF) with arthroplasty in treating intertrochanteric hip fractures, but it remains controversy. The aim of this meta-analysis was to find out whether IMF or arthroplasty was more appropriate for treating intertrochanteric hip fractures in elderly patients. METHODS: Relevant studies were searched in the electronic databases of PubMed, Embase, and The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from January 1980 to September 2016 with English language restriction...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667436/comparison-of-quality-of-life-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-the-frailty-phenotype
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Sergio Sánchez-García, Katia Gallegos-Carrillo, María Claudia Espinel-Bermudez, Svetlana V Doubova, Rosalinda Sánchez-Arenas, Carmen García-Peña, Antoni Salvà, Silvia C Briseño-Fabian
PURPOSE: To compare the perception of the quality of life (QOL) of community-dwelling older adults with the phenotype of frailty. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data of the "Cohort of Obesity, Sarcopenia and Frailty of Mexican Older Adults" (COSFOMA). Operationalization of frailty was carried out using the phenotype as follows: weight loss, self-report of exhaustion, low physical activity, slow gait, and weakness. QOL was measured using two scales: World Health Organization Quality of Life of Older Adults (WHOQOL-OLD), which is a specific instrument for the elderly population, and Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36), a generic instrument to evaluate the QOL related to health...
June 30, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658792/serous-microcystic-adenoma-of-pancreas-a-case-series-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india
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K Rajasree Varma, Saji Francis, P P Sathi, C Saikiran Reddy
Serous microcystic adenoma is a rare exocrine tumour of the cystic neoplasm of pancreas seen predominantly in the elderly population. The first patient was a 56-year-old diabetic woman with abdominal pain, constipation and loss of weight since two months. The second patient was a 73-year-old female with complaints of abdominal pain and back pain since one year. The third patient was a 72-year-old diabetic man with complaints of burning sensation in the right lumbar region since two months. Clinical and laboratory examinations were normal...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656698/lower-muscle-tissue-is-associated-with-higher-pulse-wave-velocity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-study-data
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Alexander J Rodríguez, Md Nazmul Karim, Velandai Srikanth, Peter Ebeling, David Scott
Muscle loss and arterial stiffness share common risk factors and are commonly seen in the elderly. We aimed to synthesise the existing literature on studies that have examined this association. We searched electronic databases for studies reporting correlations or associations between a measure of muscle tissue and a measure of arterial stiffness. Meta-analysis was conducted using Fisher's Z-transformed r-correlation (rZ ) values. Pooled weighted rZ and 95% confidence intervals were calculated in an inverse-variance, random-effects model...
June 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606408/-common-therapeutic-approaches-of-sarcopenia-in-the-elderly-and-uremic-myopathy
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Philippe Chauveau, Karine Moreau, Catherine Lasseur, Christian Combe, Michel Aparicio
The gradual loss of weight and function of muscle in patients with chronic kidney disease as in the elderly impacts the quality of life. Early management should help slow the functional limitation. Physical activity is the first therapy to propose that ensures stability of muscle mass and improved function. Resistance training programs have proven effective but are not yet widely available in nephrology units. The nutritional management should not be forgotten because there is a resistance to anabolism and protein intake should be involved in physical activity program...
June 9, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583069/trajectories-of-the-relationships-of-physical-activity-with-body-composition-changes-in-older-men-the-mros-study
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Deepika R Laddu, Peggy M Cawthon, Neeta Parimi, Andrew R Hoffman, Eric Orwoll, Iva Miljkovic, Marcia L Stefanick
BACKGROUND: Excess adiposity gains and significant lean mass loss may be risk factors for chronic disease in old age. Long-term patterns of change in physical activity (PA) and their influence on body composition decline during aging has not been characterized. We evaluated the interrelationships of PA and body composition at the outset and over longitudinal follow-up to changes in older men. METHODS: Self-reported PA by the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE), clinic body weight, and whole-body lean mass (LM) and fat mass, by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), were assessed in 5964 community-dwelling men aged ≥65 years at baseline (2000-2002) and at two subsequent clinic visits up until March 2009 (an average 4...
June 5, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575562/-seven-questions-for-elderly-in-the-practice-of-primary-care-physicians
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O N Tkacheva, N K Runikhina, V S Ostapenko, N V Sharashkina
Although geriatric syndromes are widespread, they often remain undiagnosed leading to the development of adverse outcomes. For the prompt detection of the most common geriatric syndromes in primary care we have created seven issues related to weight loss, vision and hearing impairments, falls, mood disorder, cognitive impairment, urinary incontinence, and the difficulties in walking. We believe that using of these questions will allow physicians to focus on addressing the important health problems associated with age and will produce the selection of patients for comprehensive geriatric assessment...
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571221/a-comparative-study-of-the-dynamic-hip-screw-the-cemented-bipolar-hemiarthroplasty-and-the-proximal-femoral-nail-for-the-treatment-of-unstable-intertrochanteric-fractures
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Sameer Ajit Mansukhani, Sanesh Vijay Tuteja, Vaibhav B Kasodekar, Shyamlal R Mukhi
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the Intertrochanteric (IT) region are some of the most common fractures encountered by an orthopedic surgeon in his lifetime. With increase in life expectancy, the incidence of these fractures is also increasing. By 2040, the incidence of these fractures is expected to double. Unstable IT fractures are a major cause of concern in the elderly due to the associated increase in morbidity and mortality. AIM: The purpose of this study was to compare the intraoperative and postoperative parameters using the Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS), the Cemented Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty (BH) and the Proximal Femoral Nail (PFN) for the management of unstable IT fractures...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560893/physical-fitness-and-frailty-syndrome-in-institutionalized-older-women
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Guilherme Furtado, Miguel Patrício, Marisa Loureiro, Ana Maria Teixeira, José Pedro Ferreira
Associations between frailty and physical-functional fitness (PFF) indicators in frail women over 65 years of age remain largely unexplored. This study analyzed the relationship between frailty syndrome (FS) and PFF indicators and assessed how the latter might predict the former. Participants were 119 elderly women (81.96 ± 7.89 years) recruited from four social and healthcare centers. PFF was assessed through muscle strength tests of upper and lower limbs, endurance, agility-dynamic balance, flexibility, and body composition...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555705/role-of-anti-inflammatory-cytokines-on-muscle-mass-and-performance-changes-in-elderly-men-and-women
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A P Rossi, S Budui, E Zoico, C Caliari, G Mazzali, F Fantin, M D'Urbano, R Paganelli, M Zamboni
OBJECTIVES: Investigate the presence of a correlation between systemic inflammatory profile of community-dwelling individuals and the loss of muscular mass and performance in old age over a 4.5y follow-up, focusing on the role of anti-inflammatory cytokines in muscular changes in elderly. DESIGN: Longitudinal clinical study. SETTING: Subjects were randomly selected from lists of 11 general practitioners in the city of Verona, Italy. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 120 subjects, 92 women and 28 men aged 72...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
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