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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222883/the-geriatric-nutritional-risk-index-predicts-mortality-in-nonagenarians-and-centenarians-receiving-home-care
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Hui Wang, Shan Hai, Yan Zhou, Ping Liu, Bi-Rong Dong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The increasing prevalence of malnutrition in old people is related to the risk of illness and death. A number of screening tools to detect malnutrition have been used in the elderly to assess nutritional status and predict prognosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the ability of the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) to assess nutritional status and predict mortality in very old home-care people by using a cross-sectional study of Chinese older people aged 90-105 years...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214518/outcome-of-older-persons-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-mortality-prognosis-factors-dependency-scores-and-ability-trajectory-within-1%C3%A2-year-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Claude Level, Eric Tellier, Patrick Dezou, Karim Chaoui, Aissa Kherchache, Philippe Sejourné, Anne Marie Rullion-Pac Soo
BACKGROUND: The outcome and functional trajectory of older persons admitted to intensive care (ICU) unit remain a true question for critical care physicians and geriatricians, due to the heterogeneity of geriatric population, heterogeneity of practices and absence of guidelines. AIM: To describe the 1-year outcome, prognosis factors and functional trajectory for older people admitted to ICU. METHODS: In a prospective 1-year cohort study, all patients aged 75 years and over admitted to our ICU were included according to a global comprehensive geriatric assessment...
December 6, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212959/geriatric-nutritional-risk-index-predicts-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-at-risk-for-heart-failure
#3
Masatoshi Minamisawa, Takashi Miura, Hirohiko Motoki, Yasushi Ueki, Hitoshi Nishimura, Kunihiko Shimizu, Wataru Shoin, Mikiko Harada, Tomoaki Mochidome, Keisuke Senda, Koji Yoshie, Yasutaka Oguchi, Naoto Hashizume, Naoyuki Abe, Tatsuya Saigusa, Soichiro Ebisawa, Atsushi Izawa, Jun Koyama, Uichi Ikeda, Koichiro Kuwahara
BACKGROUND: The geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) is a simple and objective nutritional assessment tool for elderly patients. Lower GNRI values are associated with a worse prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). However, few data are available regarding the prognostic effect of the GNRI value for risk stratification in patients at risk for HF.Methods and Results:We retrospectively investigated 1,823 consecutive patients at risk for HF (Stage A/B) enrolled in the IMPACT-ABI Study...
December 6, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210840/conoscere-e-curare-il-cuore-1986-2016-how-the-heart-has-changed
#4
Alessandro Boccanelli
: The demographic transition, with longer life expectancy, is mainly due to prevention and care of atherosclerotic vascular and heart disease. The cardiovascular patient is now much older and often presents with coexisting geriatric syndromes that affect healthcare goals, outcomes, and the process of care. Numerous mechanisms at cellular level are responsible for cardiovascular aging such as replicative senescence, apoptosis, proteins misfolding, and inflammation. Aging-related modifications are increase in left-ventricular mass, increased left atrial size, myocardial collagen deposition, and calcium deposition in valvular structures and the coronary arteries...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187486/relationship-between-preoperative-sarcopenia-status-and-immuno-nutritional-parameters-in-patients-with-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Fumihiro Shoji, Taichi Matsubara, Yuka Kozuma, Naoki Haratake, Takaki Akamine, Shinkichi Takamori, Masakazu Katsura, Gouji Toyokawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Although the skeletal muscle in the region of the third lumbar vertebra (L3) is generally assessed in order to judge sarcopenia, not every patient with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) undergoes computed tomography including the L3 region. We hypothesized that immuno-nutritional parameters could predict the existence of sarcopenia in patients with NSCLC. AIM: The aim of this study was to retrospectively investigate the correlation between preoperative sarcopenia and immuno-nutritional parameters in patients with early-stage NSCLC...
December 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175368/active-surveillance-in-small-renal-masses-in-the-elderly-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Douglas C Cheung, Antonio Finelli
CONTEXT: Small renal masses have become increasingly common due to widespread imaging; however, optimal management of these lesions in the elderly can be complex due to the competing risks of intervention, natural history of disease, patient comorbidities, and expectations. In the properly selected elderly patient, active surveillance remains an accepted and attractive treatment approach. OBJECTIVE: We completed a literature review of small renal masses (enhancing, <4cm, T1aN0M0 disease) in the elderly, aged ≥70 yr, aimed at identifying the utility of active surveillance in this population...
November 23, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164320/-target-and-patient-oriented-care-using-the-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-prognosis-estimation-for-clinical-decisions-with-elderly-patients
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REVIEW
M Cristina Polidori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161971/lying-to-patients-with-dementia-attitudes-versus-behaviours-in-nurses
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Daniela Cantone, Francesco Attena, Sabrina Cerrone, Antonio Fabozzi, Riccardo Rossiello, Laura Spagnoli, Concetta Paola Pelullo
BACKGROUND: Using lies, in dementia care, reveals a common practice far beyond the diagnosis and prognosis, extending to the entire care process. OBJECTIVES: In this article, we report results about the attitude and the behaviour of nurses towards the use of lies to patients with dementia. RESEARCH DESIGN: An epidemiological cross-sectional study was conducted between September 2016 and February 2017 in 12 elderly residential facilities and in the geriatric, psychiatric and neurological wards of six specialised hospitals of Italy's Campania Region...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153753/an-easy-assessment-of-frailty-at-baseline-independently-predicts-prognosis-in-very-elderly-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Oriol Alegre, Francesc Formiga, Ramón López-Palop, Francisco Marín, María T Vidán, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Antoni Carol, Alessandro Sionis, Pablo Díez-Villanueva, Jaime Aboal, Anna Palau-Vendrel, Héctor Bueno, Angel Perez Rivera, Juan Sanchís, Emad Abu-Assi, Miguel Corbí, Juan C Castillo, Jordi Bañeras, Violeta González-Salvado, Àngel Cequier, Albert Ariza-Solé
BACKGROUND: Information about the impact of frailty in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is scarce. No study has assessed the prognostic impact of frailty as measured by the FRAIL scale in very elderly patients with ACS. METHODS: The prospective multicenter LONGEVO-SCA registry included unselected patients with ACS aged 80 years or older. A comprehensive geriatric assessment was performed during hospitalization, including frailty assessment by the FRAIL scale...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126759/malnutrition-increases-the-incidence-of-death-cardiovascular-events-and-infections-in-patients-with-stroke-after-rehabilitation
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Keisuke Maruyama, Naoki Nakagawa, Satoshi Koyama, Jun-Ichi Maruyama, Naoyuki Hasebe
BACKGROUND: Although the impact of malnutrition in patients with acute stroke has been reported, its significance after rehabilitation is not well understood. The geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) is a simple and well-established nutritional screening tool that predicts poor prognosis in elderly patients and in those with a high risk of cardiovascular events. We investigated the associations between GNRI and all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and infectious diseases in patients with stroke after rehabilitation...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124734/evolution-of-a-geriatric-syndrome-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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REVIEW
Bharathi Upadhya, Barbara Pisani, Dalane W Kitzman
The majority of older adults who develop heart failure (HF), particularly older women, have a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF). The prevalence of this syndrome is increasing, and the prognosis is not improving, unlike that of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Individuals with HFpEF have severe symptoms of effort intolerance, poor quality of life, frequent hospitalizations, and greater likelihood of death. Despite the importance of HFpEF, there are numerous major gaps in our understanding of its pathophysiology and management...
November 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121542/risk-factors-for-three-month-mortality-after-discharge-in-a-cohort-of-non-oncologic-hospitalized-elderly-patients-results-from-the-reposi-study
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Luca Pasina, Laura Cortesi, Mara Tiraboschi, Alessandro Nobili, Giovanna Lanzo, Mauro Tettamanti, Carlotta Franchi, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Silvia Ghidoni, Andrea Assolari, Antonio Brucato
BACKGROUND: Short-term prognosis, e.g. mortality at three months, has many important implications in planning the overall management of patients, particularly non-oncologic patients in order to avoid futile practices. The aims of this study were: i) to investigate the risk of three-month mortality after discharge from internal medicine and geriatric wards of non-oncologic patients with at least one of the following conditions: permanent bedridden status during the hospital stay; severely reduced kidney function; hypoalbuminemia; hospital admissions in the previous six months; severe dementia; ii) to establish the absolute risk difference of three-month mortality of bedridden compared to non-bedridden patients...
November 6, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081189/-clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-93-elderly-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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H M Chen, F Zhou, W Wei, R Peng, H T Shi, J Hou
Objective: To explore the clinical features and prognostic factors of elderly MM patients. Methods: A retrospectively analysis of clinical characteristics in 93 newly diagnosed MM patients with more than 70 years of old between August 2011 and August 2016. Based on age, basic activities of daily living scale, instrumental activities of daily living scale, Charlson comorbidity index at diagnosis, patients were divided into three groups: Fit (score=0, n=15) , Intermediate fitness (score=1, n=31) , Frail (score≥2, n=47) according to a geriatric assessment system proposed by Antonio Palumbo et al...
September 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066229/depression-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-elderly-current-understanding
#14
REVIEW
Yaxin Zhang, Yujing Chen, Lina Ma
Geriatric depression is a major public health problem and has an especially large effect on health when comorbid with a chronic medical condition. Hypertension, coronary heart disease, and diabetes are accompanied by a high incidence of depression and can affect the treatment and prognosis. Depression is a highly prevalent risk factor for incident of and is associated with morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular disease. In addition to the proactive and effective control of primary diseases, efforts should also be made to improve patients' psychological and social function...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050492/prevalence-of-dementia-in-a-geriatric-palliative-care-unit
#15
Amanda T Lo, Jurgis Karuza, Anna Berall, Giulia-Anna Perri
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of dementia in a palliative care unit (PCU) and to determine whether there is a difference between length of stay (LOS) and Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) score in individuals admitted with a primary diagnosis of dementia compared to individuals admitted with other noncancer and cancer diagnoses. DESIGN: Descriptive retrospective chart review. SETTING: Geriatric PCU in an academic community geriatric hospital...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036823/prevalence-and-correlates-of-behavioral-disorders-in-old-age-subjects-with-cognitive-impairment-results-from-the-regal-project
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Virginia Boccardi, Manuela Conestabile Della Staffa, Marta Baroni, Sara Ercolani, Michele Francesco Croce, Carmelinda Ruggiero, Patrizia Mecocci
BACKGROUND: Presence of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) is very common in subjects with cognitive impairment, representing an important determinant of disease progression, institutionalization, and worse prognosis. Knowledge of the prevalence and correlates of BPSD in community-living old subjects with cognitive impairment is limited so far, but it is essential for establishing specifically tailored care and cure in such a vulnerable population. OBJECTIVE: With this study, we aimed at investigating, in a large sample of old age subjects with cognitive impairment, BPSD prevalence and correlates including the main demographic, clinical, and socio-environmental characteristics...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017663/-research-progress-of-frailty-syndrome-in-critically-ill-elderly-patients
#17
Jiahui Dong, Jie Sun, An Zeng, Zhenhui Guo
Frailty syndrome is the core of the comprehensive geriatric assessment of the elderly, which affects the prognosis of elderly critical illness patients and becomes the hotspot of the current geriatric medical research of elderly patients. In critically ill elderly patients, the incidence rate of frailty syndrome is 21%-59%. Frailty syndrome is an independent risk factor in elderly patients with complications, short-term and long-term mortality. Moreover frailty is always accompanied by poor state and affects the health quality of these patients...
October 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977869/prognostic-value-of-the-c-reactive-protein-prognostic-nutritional-index-ratio-after-hip-fracture-surgery-in-the-elderly-population
#18
Hanru Ren, Lianghao Wu, Wankun Hu, Xiuzhang Ye, Baoqing Yu
BACKGROUND: More and more older patients receive the surgery after hip fracture. However, the mortality rate is high. Prognostic nutritional index (PNI) is associated with prognosis in hip fracture patients. In the current study, we proposed a novel prognostic score, named c-reactive protein/PNI ratio (CRP/PNI ratio), for predicting the prognosis for geriatric orthopedic population. METHODS: This is a prospective study. Eighty cases of hip fracture surgery in the elderly population were studied to reveal the relationship between the CRP/PNI ratio and the clinicopathological characteristics of the elderly patients...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953670/poor-prognosis-after-surgery-for-intertrochanteric-fracture-in-elderly-patients-with-clopidogrel-treatment-a-cohort-study
#19
Jianzheng Zhang, Xiaobin Chen, Juan Wang, Zhi Liu, Xiaowei Wang, Jixin Ren, Tiansheng Sun
Choice of surgical approach in patients under clopidogrel treatment is controversial. Intertrochanteric fractures are common in the elderly, who also suffer from a number of comorbidities.The aim of this study is to assess the prognosis of elderly patients with clopidogrel treatment after surgery for intertrochanteric fracture.This was a cohort study of 238 elderly patients who underwent proximal femur intramedullary nailing for intertrochanteric fracture between January 2012 and December 2013 at the Geriatric Trauma Center of the Beijing Army General Hospital...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941297/clinical-consequences-of-hypertriglyceridemia-associated-proteinuria-in-miniature-schnauzers
#20
R E Smith, J L Granick, C D Stauthammer, D J Polzin, D A Heinrich, E Furrow
BACKGROUND: Primary hypertriglyceridemia is a common condition in older Miniature Schnauzers that recently has been associated with proteinuria and underlying glomerular pathology, particularly glomerular lipid thromboemboli. Consequences of glomerular disease can include hypertension, thromboembolic disease, and cardiac disease. The incidence of these sequelae in Miniature Schnauzers with hypertriglyceridemia-associated proteinuria (HTGP) is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate prevalence of hypertension, decreased antithrombin III activity, and cardiac disease in Miniature Schnauzers with and without HTGP...
November 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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