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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932394/feasibility-and-safety-of-single-incision-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-elderly-patients-a-single-institution-retrospective-case-series
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Masaki Wakasugi, Masahiro Tanemura, Kenta Furukawa, Mitsuyoshi Tei, Yozo Suzuki, Toru Masuzawa, Kentaro Kishi, Hiroki Akamatsu
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) for uncomplicated gallbladder in elderly patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 810 patients undergoing SILC from May 2009 to October 2016 at Osaka Police Hospital was performed, and the outcomes of the patients aged < 80 years and the patients ≥ 80 years were compared. RESULTS: The median operative times of patients <80 years and patients ≥80 years were 100 min and 110 min, respectively (p = 0...
October 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929957/-serotype-distribution-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-strains-isolated-from-the-adult-patients-in-a-turkish-%C3%A3-niversity-hospital
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Lütfiye Öksüz, Nezahat Gürler
Infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae are the most important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. S.pneumoniae is the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia, especially in adults. Invasive pneumococcal disease can usually occur in the elderly, children and immunocompromised individuals. Usage of the vaccines for the protection against S.pneumoniae infections, is an effective method to reduce the burden of disease in both children and adults. Serotypes frequently isolated from purified capsular polysaccharides of S...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925332/spine-deformity-surgery-in-the-elderly-risk-factors-and-30-day-outcomes-are-comparable-in-posterior-versus-combined-approaches
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John K Yue, David C Sing, Sourabh Sharma, Pavan S Upadhyayula, Ethan A Winkler, Jeremy D Shaw, Lionel N Metz
Objectives Risk factors portending poor outcome following elective spine deformity fusion remain in need of characterization and stratification in the elderly population. Methods Cases aged ≥60 years who underwent elective posterior or anterior-posterior ('combined') fusion were extracted from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program years 2007-2013 and analyzed by surgical cohort (posterior vs. combined). The 30-day outcomes included operation time, hospital length of stay (HLOS), perioperative complications, and discharge destination...
September 19, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916385/bacterial-pneumonia-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Oryan Henig, Keith S Kaye
The incidence of pneumonia increases with age, and is particularly high in patients who reside in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Mortality rates for pneumonia in older adults are high and have not decreased in the last decade. Atypical symptoms and exacerbation of underlying illnesses should trigger clinical suspicion of pneumonia. Risk factors for multidrug-resistant organisms are more common in older adults, particularly among LTCF residents, and should be considered when making empiric treatment decisions...
September 12, 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912729/multiplicity-of-mathematical-modeling-strategies-to-search-for-molecular-and-cellular-insights-into-bacteria-lung-infection
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REVIEW
Martina Cantone, Guido Santos, Pia Wentker, Xin Lai, Julio Vera
Even today two bacterial lung infections, namely pneumonia and tuberculosis, are among the 10 most frequent causes of death worldwide. These infections still lack effective treatments in many developing countries and in immunocompromised populations like infants, elderly people and transplanted patients. The interaction between bacteria and the host is a complex system of interlinked intercellular and the intracellular processes, enriched in regulatory structures like positive and negative feedback loops. Severe pathological condition can emerge when the immune system of the host fails to neutralize the infection...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910279/longitudinal-multiparameter-single-cell-analysis-of-macaques-immunized-with-pneumococcal-protein-conjugated-or-unconjugated-polysaccharide-vaccines-reveals-distinct-antigen-specific-memory-b-cell-repertoires
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Bin Jia, Lisa K McNeil, Christopher D Dupont, Konstantinos Tsioris, Rachel M Barry, Ingrid L Scully, Adebola O Ogunniyi, Christopher Gonzalez, Michael W Pride, Todd M Gierahn, Paul A Liberator, Kathrin U Jansen, J Christopher Love
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of protein-conjugated pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines has been well characterized for children. The level of protection conferred by unconjugated polysaccharide vaccines remains less clear, particularly for elderly individuals who have had prior antigenic experience through immunization with unconjugated polysaccharide vaccines or natural exposure to Streptococcus pneumoniae. METHODS: We compared the magnitude, diversity and genetic biases of antigen-specific memory B cells in two groups of adult cynomolgus macaques that were immunized with a 7-valent conjugated vaccine and boosted after five years with either a 13-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (13vPnC) or a 23-valent unconjugated pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (23vPS) using microengraving (a single-cell analysis method) and single-cell RT-PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900526/lung-us-features-of-severe-interstitial-pneumonia-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Tiziano Perrone, Federica Quaglia
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia pneumonia is reported to account for a relatively large number of cases of CAP. In elderly patients in particular, the clinical presentation can be a severe form of diffuse interstitial pneumonia. The chest X-ray presentation is aspecific. Lung US can show a typical pattern of diffuse interstitial lung syndrome; in some cases, like the present one, the association of multiple B lines with a coarse and thickened pleural line points to a more likely diagnosis of interstitial pneumonia...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884108/characteristics-and-clinical-aspects-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-undergoing-surgery
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João Simão de Melo-Neto, Lara Eduarda Leite Vidotto, Fabiana de Campos Gomes, Dionei Freitas de Morais, Waldir Antonio Tognola
OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) undergoing surgery. METHODS: Previously, 321 patients with SCI were selected. Clinical and socio-demographic variables were collected. RESULTS: A total of 211 patients were submitted to surgery. Fall and injuries in the upper cervical and lumbosacral regions were associated with conservative treatment. Patients with lesions in the lower cervical spine, worse neurological status, and unstable injuries were associated with surgery...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881839/decitabine-based-chemotherapy-followed-by-haploidentical-lymphocyte-infusion-improves-the-effectiveness-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Yu Jing, Xiangshu Jin, Lixin Wang, Liping Dou, Quanshun Wang, Yushi Yao, Shimei Lian, Jihao Zhou, Haiyan Zhu, Zilong Yao, Lijun Gao, Lili Wang, Yonghui Li, Xuefeng Bai, Meiyun Fang, Li Yu
In this study, we first initiated a multicenter, single-arm, phase-II clinical trial using decitabine (DAC) (20mg/m(2) for five days) based chemotherapy, followed by haploidentical lymphocyte infusion (HLI) that was applied as induction therapy for elderly patients with AML. Furthermore, the role of HLI infusion was explored in a mouse model. The clinical trial included 29 elderly patients (median age: 64, range 57-77) with AML. Sixteen cases achieved complete remission (CR) and 9 cases achieved partial remission (PR) after the first treatment cycle...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872036/decision-making-for-gastrostomy-after-70-years-old-a-prospective-study-about-26-patients
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Angéline Mey, Amandine Devun, Marc Roussier, Régis Gonthier, Thomas Celarier
Management of undernutrition is based on young adults analysis. However, enteral nutrition is mainly discussed in the elderly. The aim of this study was to analyse factors related to laying gastrostomy, in geriatrics. A prospective, descriptive study, was conducted in the Loire department, from 2014 to 2016, in geriatric and palliative units. All patients over 70 years who had a theorical indication of gastrostomy were included. Decision-making process was analyzed from data affecting the reflection. Patients were followed for three months...
September 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861397/modulation-of-host-immunity-by-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-virulence-factors-a-synergic-inhibition-of-both-innate-and-adaptive-immunity
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REVIEW
Gisela Canedo-Marroquín, Orlando Acevedo-Acevedo, Emma Rey-Jurado, Juan M Saavedra, Margarita K Lay, Susan M Bueno, Claudia A Riedel, Alexis M Kalergis
The Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (hRSV) is a major cause of acute lower respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) and high rates of hospitalizations in children and in the elderly worldwide. Symptoms of hRSV infection include bronchiolitis and pneumonia. The lung pathology observed during hRSV infection is due in part to an exacerbated host immune response, characterized by immune cell infiltration to the lungs. HRSV is an enveloped virus, a member of the Pneumoviridae family, with a non-segmented genome and negative polarity-single RNA that contains 10 genes encoding for 11 proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860862/early-rehospitalizations-of-frail-elderly-patients-the-role-of-medications-a-clinical-prospective-observational-trial
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Niklas Ekerstad, Kristoffer Bylin, Björn W Karlson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Early readmissions of frail elderly patients after an episode of hospital care are common and constitute a crucial patient safety outcome. Our purpose was to study the impact of medications on such early rehospitalizations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a clinical, prospective, observational study on rehospitalizations within 30 days after an acute hospital episode for frail patients over the age of 75 years. To identify adverse drug reactions (ADRs), underuse of evidence-based treatment and avoidability of rehospitalizations, the Naranjo score, the Hallas criteria and clinical judgment were used...
2017: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860403/surgery-for-a-fracture-of-the-hip-within-24-hours-of-admission-is-independently-associated-with-reduced-short-term-post-operative-complications
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M C Fu, V Boddapati, E B Gausden, A M Samuel, L A Russell, J M Lane
AIMS: We aimed to characterise the effect of expeditious hip fracture surgery in elderly patients within 24 hours of admission on short-term post-operative outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients age 65 or older that underwent surgery for closed femoral neck and intertrochanteric hip fractures were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program between 2011 and 2014. Multivariable propensity-adjusted logistic regressions were performed to determine associations between early surgery within 24 hours and post-operative complications, controlling for selection bias in patients undergoing early surgery based on observable characteristics...
September 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857797/a-comparison-of-3-frailty-indices-in-predicting-morbidity-and-mortality-after-on-pump-aortic-valve-replacement
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Gary Esses, Evie Andreopoulos, Hung-Mo Lin, Shipra Arya, Stacie Deiner
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement is a high-risk surgery (3%-5%, 30-day mortality) performed on approximately 30,000 elderly patients a year in the United States. Currently, preoperative risk assessment is based on a composite of medical examination and a subjective evaluation for frailty ("eyeball test"). Objective frailty assessment using validated indices has the potential to improve risk stratification. The purpose of this study was to (1) establish whether frailty can predict 30-day mortality and composite morbidity in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement and (2) compare the predictive ability of 3 frailty indices in this population...
August 29, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855459/background-characteristics-and-clinical-features-of-elderly-patients-with-hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar-syndrome
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Takuya Yamaoka, Yoshiaki Tamura, Remi Kodera, Yuki Tsuboi, Ken Sato, Yuko Chiba, Seijiro Mori, Hideki Ito, Atsushi Araki
AIM: Few reports have described the characteristics of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) in the elderly. We investigated the background characteristics and clinical features of 14 elderly patients with HHS. METHODS: HHS was diagnosed based on a blood glucose level of >600 mg/dL and an effective plasma osmolality [2 (Na) + glu/18] of >320 mOsm/kg. For 14 cases of HHS, we investigated the medical and social backgrounds of the patients, their clinical findings, and the outcomes...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855000/vaccines-for-older-adults
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Chad Worz, Caren McHenry Martin, Catherine Travis
Several vaccine-preventable diseases-influenza, pneumonia, herpes zoster, and pertussis-threaten the health of older adults in the United States. Both the costs associated with treating these diseases and the potential to increase morbidity and mortality are high for this patient population. Pharmacists and other health care professionals play a significant role in ensuring the elderly patient receives the recommended vaccines at the recommended intervals.
September 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852333/perioperative-considerations-when-treating-isolated-periprosthetic-distal-femur-fractures
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Michael S Reich, Mindy Duong, Mary A Breslin, Mai P Nguyen, Heather A Vallier
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic distal femur (PPDF) fractures occur most frequently via low energy mechanisms in elderly patients. This population is often frail and ill-suited to the physiologic burden of trauma and surgery. Here, we describe the perioperative and early hospital course for patients with PPDF fractures, and identify risk factors for poor outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with isolated PPDF fractures from 2005 - 2015 were treated operatively at a Level I trauma center...
2017: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840057/evaluation-of-the-mann-assessment-of-swallowing-ability-in-elderly-patients-with-pneumonia
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Yasuo Chojin, Tatsuji Kato, Mariko Rikihisa, Masami Omori, Shingo Noguchi, Kentaro Akata, Takaaki Ogoshi, Kazuhiro Yatera, Hiroshi Mukae
Elderly pneumonia patients have various underlying diseases and social backgrounds, and it is difficult to predict their mortality using the current severity assessment tools. However, aspiration is a risk factor for mortality in pneumonia patients. In the evaluation of aspiration, endoscopic and video fluoroscopic methods are reliable but cannot be performed in all pneumonia patients. We evaluated the significance of the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA) in these patients. This study was prospectively performed between December 2014 and June 2015, and all adult hospitalized patients with pneumonia were consecutively enrolled...
July 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839986/comparison-of-right-and-left-approach-esophagectomy-for-elderly-patients-with-operable-thoracic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-propensity-matched-study
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Qianwen Liu, Junying Chen, Jing Wen, Hong Yang, Yi Hu, Kongjia Luo, Zihui Tan, Jianhua Fu
BACKGROUND: the right- and left-approach open esophagectomies remain the general procedures among patients with operable thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The choice between the two approaches for elderly patients is controversial. METHODS: we performed a 1:1 propensity score matching (PSM) analysis to compare the impact of right- and left-approach esophagectomies on survival and perioperative complications of elderly ESCC patients. Patients aged over 70 receiving esophagectomy to treat the thoracic ESCC were retrospectively retrieved...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838778/outbreaks-of-influenza-b-infection-and-pneumococcal-pneumonia-at-a-mental-health-facility-in-japan
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Yoshitaka Yamazaki, Norihiko Goto, Naoya Iwanami, Mineyuki Hama, Noriko Fujiwara, Yuko Takahashi, Maki Sekiguchi, Bin Chang, Munehiro Yamazaki
BACKGROUND: Japan has an aging population and an increasing number of patients who reside in long-term care and mental health facilities. Both pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza B infection outbreaks have been observed in these populations, although no reports have described concurrent outbreaks of pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza B infection in these facilities. CASE PRESENTATION: Six patients and two staffs were initially diagnosed with influenza B infection at a mental health facility on March 14, 2015...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
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