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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435967/-the-effect-of-age-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-who-undergo-a-craniotomy-analysis-of-a-surgical-series
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I J Gilete-Tejero, H Z Ippolito-Bastidas, L M Bernal-Garcia, J Mata-Gomez, R Garcia-Moreno, M Ortega-Martinez, J M Cabezudo-Artero
INTRODUCTION: In our setting, the ageing of the population has led to management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the later stages of life becoming an increasingly frequent problem. AIM: To evaluate the association between age and the functional and survival prognosis of patients who have undergone surgery due to TBI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of a series of 404 patients submitted to surgery between the years 2000 and 2015: 144 youngsters (12-44 years), 77 adults (45-64 years), 148 geriatric patients (65-79 years) and 26 'super geriatric' patients (> 80 years)...
February 16, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433992/changes-in-statin-prescription-patterns-in-patients-admitted-to-an-australian-geriatric-subacute-unit
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Samer Noaman, Omar Al-Mukhtar, Sheri Abramovic, Hanin Mohammed, Cheng Yee Goh, Claire Long, Christopher Neil, Edward Janus, Nicholas Cox, William Chan
BACKGROUND: Assessment of demographic and clinical factors influencing the decision of statin discontinuation in the elderly population admitted to subacute geriatric unit. The aim of this study is to assess the clinical factors impacting the decision-making process of statin discontinuation in the elderly. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed changes in statin discontinuation and prescription among patients (≥60 years old) discharged from a geriatric evaluation and management unit by reviewing hospital digital medical records at Western Health - The Williamstown Hospital over a 12-month period from 4 February 2012 until 4 February 2013 inclusive...
January 31, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396234/nutritional-management-of-older-adults-with-gastrointestinal-cancers-an-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology-siog-review-paper
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REVIEW
Anna Rachelle Mislang, Samantha Di Donato, Joleen Hubbard, Lalit Krishna, Giuseppe Mottino, Federico Bozzetti, Laura Biganzoli
Malnutrition is one of the most common physical manifestations of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and is often under-diagnosed and under-treated. Like cancers, malnutrition occurs more commonly in older adults, with potential negative consequences to quality of life, functional status, tolerance to treatment, and prognosis. Nutritional assessment and management require a proactive and systematic, multi-disciplinary approach. Early assessment, detection, and prompt intervention of cancer-associated malnutrition and cachexia are equally essential to achieve better quality nutritional care for older oncology patients...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396191/sarcopenia-in-parkinson-disease-comparison-of-different-criteria-and-association-with-disease-severity
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Davide L Vetrano, Maria S Pisciotta, Alice Laudisio, Maria R Lo Monaco, Graziano Onder, Vincenzo Brandi, Domenico Fusco, Beatrice Di Capua, Diego Ricciardi, Roberto Bernabei, Giuseppe Zuccalà
OBJECTIVES: In Parkinson disease (PD), sarcopenia may represent the common downstream pathway that from motor and nonmotor symptoms leads to the progressive loss of resilience, frailty, and disability. Here we (1) assessed the prevalence of sarcopenia in older adults with PD using 3 different criteria, testing their agreement, and (2) evaluated the association between PD severity and sarcopenia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observation study. SETTING: Geriatric day hospital...
January 30, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387461/hypertension-and-frailty-syndrome-in-old-age-current-perspectives
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Izabella Uchmanowicz, Anna Chudiak, Beata Jankowska-Polańska, Robbert Gobbens
Hypertension is both a health problem and a financial one globally. It affects nearly 30 % of the general population. Elderly people, aged ≥65 years, are a special group of hypertensive patients. In this group, the overall prevalence of the disease reaches 60 %, rising to 70 % in those aged ≥80 years. In the elderly population, isolated systolic hypertension is quite common. High systolic blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, cognitive impairment and kidney disease...
November 2017: Cardiac failure review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381733/prognostic-effects-of-delirium-motor-subtypes-in-hospitalized-older-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Thiago Junqueira Avelino-Silva, Flavia Campora, Jose Antonio Esper Curiati, Wilson Jacob-Filho
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between delirium motor subtypes and hospital mortality and 12-month mortality in hospitalized older adults. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study conducted from 2009 to 2015. SETTING: Geriatric ward of a university hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: We included 1,409 consecutive admissions of acutely ill patients aged 60 years and over. We excluded admissions for end-of-life care, with missing data on the main variables, length of stay shorter than 48 hours, or when consent to participate was not given...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380503/oral-function-as-an-indexing-parameter-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-older-adults
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Yutaka Watanabe, Hidenori Arai, Hirohiko Hirano, Shiho Morishita, Yuki Ohara, Ayako Edahiro, Masaharu Murakami, Hiroyuki Shimada, Takeshi Kikutani, Takao Suzuki
AIM: To investigate the association between mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and oral status, and to develop an oral-based screening index for MCI. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a total of 5104 community-dwelling adults (aged ≥65 years) from the Obu Study of Health Promotion for the Elderly. Screening for MCI included a standardized personal interview, Mini-Mental State Examination, Geriatrics and Gerontology-Functional Assessment Tool (which included 8 tasks used to assess logical memory, word list memory, attention and executive function, processing speed, and visuospatial skill) and oral status...
January 30, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362300/-prognostic-value-of-geriatric-screening-tools-in-elderly-cancer-patients
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Masahiro Takahashi
The elderly population is heterogeneous. Chronological age alone does not reflect heterogeneity in the aging process. It is recommended that elderly cancer patients should be evaluated for some form of geriatric assessment(GA)to detect problems, to predict treatment-related toxicities, to predict functional decline, to predict prognosis, and to assist in cancer treatment decisions. It was reported that functional status, nutritional status, mental status, polypharmacy, and comorbidity were independent prognostic factors for survival in elderly cancer patients...
January 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362298/-risk-assessment-of-chemotherapy-for-the-elderly-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancer
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Tetsuya Hamaguchi
The basic principles in the chemotherapeutic treatment of elderly colorectal cancer patients are similar to those of young people, but because of age-related organ function deterioration and comorbidities that are involved in life prognosis, there are risks of side effects in drug therapy. Considering the influence on the quality of life(QOL)is necessary. In the treatment guidelines, recommended initial chemotherapeutic options for unresectable colorectal cancer depends on whether the patient is appropriate for intensive therapy, but there are no criteria on how to divide...
January 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356245/predicting-survival-of-older-community-dwelling-individuals-according-to-five-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-equations-the-inchianti-study
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Andrea Corsonello, Claudio Pedone, Stefania Bandinelli, Luigi Ferrucci, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
AIMS: There is uncertainty about which estimated glomerular filtration rate eGFR equation to use in older people with respect to the prediction of prognosis. Our aim was: (i) to compare the discriminative capacity of eGFR estimated by different equations with respect to all-cause mortality; and (ii) to identify the eGFR threshold at which the risk of mortality starts to increase for each equation. METHODS: We used data from 828 community-dwelling older adults aged >65 years enrolled in the InCHIANTI study...
January 22, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349584/-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-in-geriatrics-indications-technique-and-complications
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Rainer Wirth
The technique of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) was introduced in 1979 as a semi-invasive approach for children with the need for a gastric fistula in order to avoid an operative intervention. The suture pull-through method was rapidly established and is now omnipresent. Because scientific evidence is broadly missing, there is some uncertainty about the indications in geriatric medicine. Guidelines do not recommend the insertion of a PEG in patients with severe dementia and malnutrition. Tube feeding is mainly recommended as a temporary method for patients who cannot take oral nutrition for more than 3 days or for whom the energy intake for more than 10 days presumably covers less than 50% of their needs, assuming that the overall prognosis is reasonable...
January 18, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344381/impact-of-nutritional-indices-on-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yuki Kanno, Shunsuke Watanabe, Tetsuro Yokokawa, Satoshi Abe, Makiko Miyata, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Takafumi Ishida, Yasuchika Takeishi
Background: Malnutrition is a common condition that is associated with adverse prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). The Prognostic Nutritional Index (PNI), Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) and controlling nutritional status (CONUT) have all been used as objective indices for evaluating nutritional status. We aimed to clarify the relationship between these nutritional indices and the parameters of inflammatory markers, cardiac function and exercise capacity, as well as to compare the ability of these indexes for predicting mortality...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290762/an-autumn-tale-geriatric-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Senol Kobak, Cemal Bes
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by erosive arthritis and systemic organ involvement. The disease may affect all ages and both sexes; usually it is seen in young women aged 25-45. Recent studies have shown that RA is among the most common inflammatory disease in older age groups. While elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis (EORA) is still discussed in the literature, it is generally accepted as a disease beginning after 65 years of age. Compared with young-onset rheumatoid arthritis (YORA), it was found that EORA had different characteristics...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278290/identification-of-prognostic-factors-for-activities-of-daily-living-in-elderly-patients-after-hospitalization-for-acute-infectious-disease-in-japan-a-6-month-follow-up-study
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Ryohei Goto, Hiroki Watanabe, Junji Haruta, Madoka Tsutsumi, Shoji Yokoya, Tetsuhiro Maeno
AIM: We investigated factors that predict the prognosis of activities of daily living (ADL) in elderly patients who had undergone rehabilitation during hospitalization for acute infectious disease. METHODS: The present prospective cohort study included 131 patients who were hospitalized due to acute infectious disease and who had undergone rehabilitation during hospitalization. Patient characteristics collected from medical records included age, sex and comorbidity score...
December 26, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
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
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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
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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...
October 2017: European Urology Focus
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