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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457361/cognitive-function-and-unsafe-driving-acts-during-an-on-road-test-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-cognitive-impairments
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Ryo Hotta, Hyuma Makizako, Takehiko Doi, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Sho Nakakubo, Keitaro Makino, Hiroyuki Shimada
AIM: To examine the relationship between cognitive function and unsafe driving acts among community-dwelling older adults with cognitive impairments. METHODS: Participants (n = 160) were older residents of Obu, Japan, aged ≥65 years with cognitive impairments. They regularly drove and were assessed for the number of unsafe driving acts without adequate verification during an on-road test. We also evaluated cognitive function (attention, executive function and processing speed)...
February 19, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457334/establishing-a-successful-perioperative-geriatric-service-in-an-australian-acute-surgical-unit
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Lauren Styan, Skyle Murphy, Aisling Fleury, Brian McGowan, Martin Wullschleger
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a perioperative geriatric service (PGS) in an acute surgical unit (ASU) on patient and organizational outcomes. METHODS: Single centre retrospective cohort study. Inclusion criteria were patients over the age of 65 admitted to the ASU between January and June 2014 (pre-PGS) and 2015 (post-PGS). Chart reviews were performed to identify outcomes of interest including in-hospital morbidity and mortality, length of stay (LOS), 30-day representation and mortality...
February 18, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456638/biobran-mgn-3-an-arabinoxylan-rice-bran-enhances-nk-cell-activity-in-geriatric-subjects-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ahmed F Elsaid, Magda Shaheen, Mamdooh Ghoneum
Aging is associated with a decline in natural killer (NK) and natural killer T (NKT) cell function that may contribute to increased susceptibility to malignancy and infection. A preliminary investigation was conducted examining the hypothesis that arabinoxylan rice bran (Biobran/MGN-3), a denatured hemicellulose with known immunomodulatory activity, could counteract this decline in NK/NKT cell activity in geriatrics. A total of 12 healthy geriatric subjects of both sexes and over 56 years old, participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456030/acute-phase-nutritional-screening-tool-associated-with-functional-outcomes-of-hip-fracture-patients-a-longitudinal-study-to-compare-mna-sf-must-nrs-2002-and-gnri
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Tatsuro Inoue, Shogo Misu, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tetsuya Kakehi, Rei Ono
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Several hip fracture patients are malnourished, but no study has attempted to determine the optimal nutritional screening tool for predicting functional outcomes. We investigated the association between each nutritional status assessed by four nutritional screening tools at admission and functional outcomes during the postoperative acute phase in hip fracture patients. METHODS: The Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA-SF), the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST), the Nutritional Risk Score 2002 (NRS-2002) and the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) were assessed at admission before surgery...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455436/older-adults-in-jail-high-rates-and-early-onset-of-geriatric-conditions
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Meredith Greene, Cyrus Ahalt, Irena Stijacic-Cenzer, Lia Metzger, Brie Williams
BACKGROUND: The number of older adults in the criminal justice system is rapidly increasing. While this population is thought to experience an early onset of aging-related health conditions ("accelerated aging"), studies have not directly compared rates of geriatric conditions in this population to those found in the general population. The aims of this study were to compare the burden of geriatric conditions among older adults in jail to rates found in an age-matched nationally representative sample of community dwelling older adults...
February 17, 2018: Health & Justice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452780/gender-differences-in-the-association-of-cognitive-impairment-with-the-risk-of-hip-fracture-in-the-older-population
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Elena Lobo, Guillermo Marcos, Javier Santabárbara, Luis Lobo-Escolar, Helena Salvador-Rosés, Concepción De la Cámara, Raul Lopez-Anton, Patricia Gracia-García, Antonio Lobo-Escolar
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that differences by gender will be observed in the association of hip fracture risk with stages of cognitive impairment; and to explore the association between Petersen's "mild cognitive impairment" (MCI) and DSM-5 "mild neurocognitive disorder" (MND). STUDY DESIGN: A community sample of 4803 individuals aged 55+ years was assessed in a two-phase case-finding enquiry in Zaragoza, Spain, and was followed up for 16 years...
March 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451619/increase-of-10-in-the-rate-of-adverse-drug-reactions-for-each-drug-administered-in-hospitalized-patients
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Marisa Rosimeire Ribeiro, Antonio Abílio Motta, Luiz Augusto Marcondes-Fonseca, Jorge Kalil-Filho, Pedro Giavina-Bianchi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk factors, incidence and severity of adverse drug reactions in in-patients. METHODS: This prospective study evaluated 472 patients treated at a teaching hospital in Brazil between 2010 and 2013 by five medical specialties: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology, and Clinical Immunology and Allergy. The following variables were assessed: patient age, gender, comorbidities, family history of hypersensitivity, personal and family history of atopy, number of prescribed drugs before and during hospitalization, hospital diagnoses, days of hospitalization...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451618/the-association-of-vitamin-d-levels-and-the-frailty-phenotype-among-non-geriatric-dialysis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Demet Tekdos Demircioglu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of frailty and the association of vitamin D levels and the frailty phenotype among non-geriatric dialysis patients. METHOD: Seventy-four stable, chronic hemodialysis patients from the hemodialysis unit of the hospital were enrolled in the study. The patients' medical histories and laboratory findings were obtained from the medical records of the dialysis unit. Serum parathyroid hormone and 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels were determined using chemiluminometric immunoassays...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450105/infection-versus-hematoma-following-surgical-treatment-of-proximal-femoral-fractures-in-geriatric-patients
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Franz Müller, Michael Galler, Christina Roll, Bernd Füchtmeier
Introduction: The surgical treatment of proximal femoral fractures predominantly involves geriatric patients and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. However, analyses on postoperative infections or hematoma are rare. Methods: Patients requiring surgical revision due to infection (n = 90) or hematoma (n = 77) in the postoperative phase were identified from an electronic database of 2000 consecutive patients surgically treated for proximal femoral fractures between 2006 and 2014...
2018: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448875/screening-for-cognitive-impairment-in-an-australian-aged-care-assessment-team-as-part-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment
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Roger Clarnette, Ming Goh, Sneha Bharadwaj, Jillian Ryan, Suzanne Ellis, Anton Svendrovski, D William Molloy, Rónán O'Caoimh
Accurate detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is important to stratify and address risk. Yet, few short cognitive screening instruments are validated for this. . In Australia, all clients referred to an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) receive comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) including the Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE). We compared the accuracy of the quick mild cognitive impairment (Qmci) screen to the SMMSE in 283 participants: 195 with dementia, 47 with MCI, and 41 with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) in an Australian community-based ACAT...
February 15, 2018: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446038/preoperative-evaluation-of-the-elderly-surgical-patient-and-anesthesia-challenges-in-the-xxi-century
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Gabriella Bettelli
Universally recognized goals of preoperative anesthesia assessment are the evaluation of patient's health status to define the entity of the surgical risk, and the anticipation of possible complications while optimizing and planning preventive strategies. Data obtained by Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) and frailty evaluation are of extreme usefulness in surgical risk evaluation in older patients and in the decision about surgery. It is from the team-based discussion of such results that the most appropriate treatment can be individuated, surgery invasiveness and duration critically analyzed and if needed modified, and the best perioperative strategy carefully tailored...
February 14, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445283/application-value-of-selected-serum-indicators-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-geriatric-depression-and-transient-depressive-state
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Yuhao Xu, Shun Yao, Hong Wei, Xiaolan Zhu, Ming Yu, Yuefeng Li
Background: Transient depressive state (TDS) is a transient, negative emotional state caused by certain events or situations. Because of the similarity in depressive symptoms between depression and TDS that arise within 2 weeks of their onset, it is difficult to distinguish TDS from depression. The aims of the present study were to investigate the application value of selected serum indicators in the differential diagnosis of geriatric depression and TDS in the early stage and to provide evidence for treatment...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445266/are-frail-elderly-patients-treated-in-a-cga-unit-more-satisfied-with-their-hospital-care-than-those-treated-in-conventional-acute-medical-care
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Niklas Ekerstad, Göran Östberg, Maria Johansson, Björn W Karlson
Objectives: Our aim was to study whether the acute care of frail elderly patients directly admitted to a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) unit is superior to the care in a conventional acute medical care unit in terms of patient satisfaction. Design: TREEE (Is the TReatment of frail Elderly patients Effective in an Elderly care unit?) is a clinical, prospective, controlled, one-center intervention trial comparing acute treatment in CGA units and in conventional wards...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444785/longitudinal-changes-in-intraocular-pressure-and-association-with-systemic-factors-and-refractive-error-lingtou-eye-cohort-study
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Xiaotong Han, Tangjian Yang, Jian Zhang, Sha Yu, Xinxing Guo, William Yan, Yin Hu, Mingguang He
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the longitudinal changes in intraocular pressure (IOP) and its associations with refractive error and systemic determinants in a Chinese geriatric population. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Guangzhou Government Servant Physical Check-up Center, Guangzhou, China. PARTICIPANTS: 4413 government employees aged no less than 40 years (41.9% female) attending annual physical and eye examinations were included in this study...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444584/complication-rates-and-short-term-outcomes-after-operative-hammertoe-correction-in-older-patients
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Claire Mackenzie Mueller, Stephanie Ann Boden, Allison Lee Boden, Samuel David Maidman, Anya Cutler, Danielle Mignemi, Jason Bariteau
BACKGROUND: Hammertoe deformities are the most common lesser toe deformity. To date, no studies have looked at outcomes of operative management in the geriatric population, which may be at greater risk for complications or functional compromise because of comorbidities. METHODS: Data on 58 patients undergoing operative correction of hammertoe deformities were prospectively collected. Clinical outcomes were assessed using preoperative and postoperative visual analogue scale (VAS) and Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) scores with a minimum of 6-month follow-up...
February 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444179/capability-beliefs-on-and-use-of-evidence-based-practice-among-four-health-professional-and-student-groups-in-geriatric-care-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anne-Marie Boström, Disa K Sommerfeld, Annika W Stenhols, Anna Kiessling
Implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) is a complex task. This study, conducted in an acute geriatric setting, aims to compare self-reported capability beliefs on EBP between health professionals and students, and to compare the use of EBP between health professional groups. Occupational therapists, physicians, physiotherapists and registered nurses with three or more months' employment, and all students from the occupational therapy, medical, physiotherapy and nursing programs, who had conducted workplace learning at the department, were invited...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443839/how-common-and-how-serious-is-clostridium-difficile-colitis-after-geriatric-hip-fracture-findings-from-the-nsqip-dataset
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Patawut Bovonratwet, Daniel D Bohl, Glenn S Russo, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Denis Nam, Craig J Della Valle, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND: Patients with geriatric hip fractures may be at increased risk for postoperative Clostridium difficile colitis, which can cause severe morbidity and can influence hospital quality metrics. However, to our knowledge, no large database study has calculated the incidence of, factors associated with, and effect of C. difficile colitis on geriatric patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: To use a large national database with in-hospital and postdischarge data (National Surgical Quality Improvement Program [NSQIP®]) to (1) determine the incidence and timing of C...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443838/editor-s-spotlight-take-5-how-common-and-how-serious-is-clostridium-difficile-colitis-after-geriatric-hip-fracture-findings-from-the-nsqip-dataset
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Seth S Leopold
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March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442538/serum-cystatin-c-level-is-associated-with-locomotive-syndrome-risk-and-can-be-an-early-predictor-in-community-living-people-the-yakumo-study
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Satoshi Tanaka, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Masayoshi Morozumi, Masaaki Machino, Kyotaro Ota, Taisuke Seki, Koji Suzuki, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro, Yukiharu Hasegawa, Shiro Imagama
OBJECTIVES: The locomotive syndrome (LS) risk has been recently proposed as a criterion for evaluating physical ability. Serum cystatin C level is an early renal function marker and a cardiovascular disease predictor. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between serum cystatin C level and LS risk. METHODS: We enrolled 54 participants and conducted the two-step test, stand-up test, 25-question geriatric locomotive function scale, LS risk test, Timed Up and Go test, back muscle strength, grip strength, blood test, and serum cystatin C level measurement...
February 14, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442099/prescribing-or-deprescribing-in-older-persons-what-are-the-real-life-concerns-in-geriatric-practice
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Barbara Bień, Katarzyna Bień-Barkowska
INTRODUCTION Multimorbidity in older adults leads to polypharmacy with all its hazardous outcomes and drug related problems. OBJECTIVES We assess the difference in the number of drugs between admission to and discharge from a geriatric ward and identify the patient-related factors associated with changes in the drug regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective cross-sectional study covered 301 geriatric patients who underwent drug optimization in line with the Beers and STOPP/START criteria. The numbers of drugs per individual at hospital admission and discharge were compared using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test...
February 14, 2018: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
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