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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495660/geriatric-patient-safety-indicators-based-on-linked-administrative-health-data-to-assess-anticoagulant-related-thromboembolic-and-hemorrhagic-adverse-events-in-older-inpatients-a-study-proposal
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Marie-Annick Le Pogam, Catherine Quantin, Oliver Reich, Philippe Tuppin, Anne Fagot-Campagna, Fred Paccaud, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux, Bernard Burnand
BACKGROUND: Frail older people with multiple interacting conditions, polypharmacy, and complex care needs are particularly exposed to health care-related adverse events. Among these, anticoagulant-related thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events are particularly frequent and serious in older inpatients. The growing use of anticoagulants in this population and their substantial risk of toxicity and inefficacy have therefore become an important patient safety and public health concern worldwide...
May 11, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388276/a-formative-evaluation-of-a-nurse-practitioner-led-interprofessional-geriatric-outpatient-clinic
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Kevin T Hansen, Cheryl McDonald, Sue O'Hara, Leslie Post, Susan Silcox, Iris A Gutmanis
The number of older adults with multiple complex comorbidities and frailty is expected to increase dramatically in the coming decades, which will necessitate a concomitant increase in the need for skilled clinicians who are able to manage complex geriatric needs. Many physicians, however, lack the required formal training, often leading to long wait-lists for specialist clinics. Yet, clinics led by non-physician professionals specialising in geriatric care could decrease these delays. This article describes the development and evaluation of a nurse practitioner-led interprofessional geriatric outpatient clinic (Inter-D Clinic)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364996/geriatric-polypharmacy-two-physicians-personal-perspectives
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Zhe Chen, Anthony Buonanno
Being a clinical provider in today's health care environment has become complex with more levels of care to negotiate. Who is caught in the middle of this complexity? Senior citizens. As we evolve into the new quality model, new problems and complexities occur. Numerous protocols and guidelines necessitate the initiation of drugs for given diagnoses and aggressive treatments. This article discusses geriatric polypharmacy from two practitioners' viewpoints: Zhe Chen, MD, discusses the point of view of a physician provider, and Anthony Buonanno, MD, discusses providers' roles in their own families...
May 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364542/defining-aging-phenotypes-and-related-outcomes-clues-to-recognize-frailty-in-hospitalized-older-patients
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Maura Marcucci, Carlotta Franchi, Alessandro Nobili, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Ilaria Ardoino
Background: Because frailty is a complex phenomenon associated with poor outcomes, the identification of patient profiles with different care needs might be of greater practical help than to look for a unifying definition. This study aimed at identifying aging phenotypes and their related outcomes in order to recognize frailty in hospitalized older patients. Methods: Patients aged 65 or older enrolled in internal medicine and geriatric wards participating in the REPOSI registry...
March 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353488/management-of-central-venous-access-device-associated-skin-impairment-an-evidence-based-algorithm
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Daphne Broadhurst, Nancy Moureau, Amanda J Ullman
Patients relying on central venous access devices (CVADs) for treatment are frequently complex. Many have multiple comorbid conditions, including renal impairment, nutritional deficiencies, hematologic disorders, or cancer. These conditions can impair the skin surrounding the CVAD insertion site, resulting in an increased likelihood of skin damage when standard CVAD management practices are employed. Supported by the World Congress of Vascular Access (WoCoVA), developed an evidence- and consensus-based algorithm to improve CVAD-associated skin impairment (CASI) identification and diagnosis, guide clinical decision-making, and improve clinician confidence in managing CASI...
May 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340600/an-evaluation-of-the-comparative-effectiveness-of-geriatrician-led-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-for-improving-patient-and-healthcare-system-outcomes-for-older-adults-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Charlene Soobiah, Caitlin Daly, Erik Blondal, Joycelyne Ewusie, Joanne Ho, Meghan J Elliott, Rossini Yue, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Barbara Liu, Sharon Marr, Jenny Basran, Andrea C Tricco, Jemila Hamid, Sharon E Straus
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is an integrated model of care involving a geriatrician and an interdisciplinary team and can prioritize and manage complex health needs of older adults with multimorbidity. CGAs differ across healthcare settings, ranging from shared care conducted in primary care settings to specialized inpatient units in acute care. Models of care involving geriatricians vary across healthcare settings, and it is unclear which CGA model is most effective...
March 24, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338866/the-growing-challenge-of-major-trauma-in-older-people-a-role-for-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment
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James Michael Fisher, Charlotte Bates, Jay Banerjee
In this commentary article, we describe the impact that an ageing population is having on the nature of major trauma seen in emergency departments. The proportion of major trauma victims who are older people is rapidly increasing and a fall from standing is now the most common mechanism of injury in major trauma. Potential barriers to effective care of this patient group are highlighted, including: a lack of consensus regarding triage criteria; potentially misleading physiological parameters within triage criteria; non-linear patient presentations and diagnostic nihilism...
March 10, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330452/a-structure-process-and-outcome-evaluation-of-the-geriatric-emergency-department-intervention-model-of-care-a-study-protocol
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Elizabeth Marsden, Andrea Taylor, Marianne Wallis, Alison Craswell, Marc Broadbent, Adrian Barnett, Kim-Huong Nguyen, Julia Crilly, Colleen Johnston, Amanda Glenwright
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments are chaotic environments in which complex, frail older persons living in the community and residential aged care facilities are sometimes subjected to prolonged emergency department lengths of stay, excessive tests and iatrogenic complications. Given the ageing population, the importance of providing appropriate, quality health care in the emergency department for this cohort is paramount. One possible solution, a nurse-led, physician-championed, emergency department gerontological intervention team, which provides frontload assessment, early collateral communication and appropriate discharge planning, has been developed...
March 23, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330419/how-does-sex-affect-the-care-dependency-risk-one-year-after-stroke-a-study-based-on-claims-data-from-a-german-health-insurance-fund
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Susanne Schnitzer, Johannes Deutschbein, Christian H Nolte, Martin Kohler, Adelheid Kuhlmey, Liane Schenk
OBJECTIVES: The study explores the association between sex and care dependency risk one year after stroke. METHODS: The study uses claims data from a German statutory health insurance fund. Patients were included if they received a diagnosis of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke between 1 January and 31 December 2007 and if they survived for one year after stroke and were not dependent on care before the event (n = 1851). Data were collected over a one-year period...
March 22, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315047/putting-dementia-awareness-into-general-practice-the-cadif-approach
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Michael Pentzek, Horst Christian Vollmar, Stefan Wilm, Verena Leve
BACKGROUND: International studies show that dementia is often recognized at later stages in general practice. Pure knowledge-sharing interventions could not change this in a sustainable manner. Concepts for changing attitudes of general practitioners (GPs) are required. OBJECTIVES: What barriers affect GPs' recognition of and diagnostic approach to dementia? What recommendations for a GP-specific diagnostic procedure can be derived from this? METHODS: Metasynthesis of qualitative studies with GPs on barriers to dementia recognition, explication of the "frailty" concept and the diagnostic approach described therein and the development of an approach in cases of suspected cognitive decline in a multiprofessional team...
March 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302750/the-clinical-frailty-scale-upgrade-your-eyeball-test
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Jonathan Afilalo
With the emergence of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as a therapeutic option to treat high-risk older adults suffering from aortic stenosis, the geriatric concept of frailty has assumed mainstream relevance for cardiovascular practitioners. We have eagerly adopted tools to objectify the definition of frailty and accordingly discern good and bad candidates among a pool of complex octogenarians with multiple chronic conditions - a daunting yet mission-critical task. Initial studies published during the first half of this decade revealed that frailty status was one of the top predictors of mid-term mortality and incident disability after TAVR1, leading to its integration in clinical care pathways and predictive risk models...
March 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292582/-profile-and-evolution-of-chronic-complex-patients-in-a-subacute-unit
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Neus Gual, Anna Yuste Font, Belen Enfedaque Montes, Carles Blay Pueyo, Remedios Martín Álvarez, Marco Inzitari
OBJECTIVE: To improve the management of geriatric pluripathologic patients in Catalonia, the identification of chronic complex patient (PCC) or patients with advanced chronic disease (MACA) has been promoted. Patients with exacerbated chronic diseases are promoted to be admitted in subacute units (SG) located in intermediate hospitals and specialized in geriatric care, as an alternative to acute hospital. The results of the care process in patients identified as PCC/MACA in SG have not been evaluated...
March 11, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288563/is-independence-of-older-adults-safe-considering-the-risk-of-falls
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Dorota Talarska, Magdalena Strugała, Marlena Szewczyczak, Sławomir Tobis, Michał Michalak, Izabela Wróblewska, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis
BACKGROUND: Falls affect approx. 30% of elderly population per year. They cause major injuries and reduce independence of the older adults' functioning. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the degree of independence and find the fall risk factors in the study group. METHODS: The study included 506 - older adults. The study group included patients from GP clinics and members of two senior centers. The study duration was 12 months. Our study tools included EASY- Care Standard 2010 questionnaire, Abbreviated Mental Test Score (AMTS), Index Barthel, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale (IADL), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Timed Up and Go (TUG)...
March 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270122/implementation-of-integrated-geriatric-care-at-a-german-hospital-a-case-study-to-understand-when-and-why-beneficial-outcomes-can-be-achieved
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Loraine Busetto, Jörn Kiselev, Katrien Ger Luijkx, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Hubertus Johannes Maria Vrijhoef
BACKGROUND: Many health systems have implemented integrated care as an alternative approach to health care delivery that is more appropriate for patients with complex, long-term needs. The objective of this article was to analyse the implementation of integrated care at a German geriatric hospital and explore whether the use of a "context-mechanisms-outcomes"-based model provides insights into when and why beneficial outcomes can be achieved. METHODS: We conducted 15 semi-structured interviews with health professionals employed at the hospital...
March 7, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231631/commentary-response-frailty-not-just-about-old-people-reply-to-smith-gd-kydd-a-2017-getting-care-of-older-people-right-the-need-for-appropriate-frailty-assessment
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Sunita R Jha, Julee Mcdonagh, Caleb Ferguson, Peter S Macdonald, Phillip J Newton
As highlighted in a recent editorial, the ageing population and burden of frailty amongst those aged 60 years and older represents an impending challenge for individuals and health care systems globally (Smith & Kydd 2017). As frailty is largely considered a geriatric syndrome, research has primarily occurred within elderly community dwelling populations (Fried et al. 2001). However, it is important to highlight that not all older people are frail; and conversely not all younger people are non-frail. With frailty research expanding its scope beyond geriatrics over the last 2 decades, our understanding of this syndrome and its complexities has progressed...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216284/new-risk-and-protective-factors-for-severe-hypoglycaemia-in-people-with-type-1-diabetes
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T Wohland, J D Holstein, O M Patzer, M Mende, T Tiemann, C Koch-Tessarek, P Kovacs, A Holstein
AIMS: To evaluate risk factors for severe hypoglycaemia (SH) in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). METHODS AND RESULTS: Retrospective observational and comparative study. All SH occurring between 2007 and 2014 in a German population (Lippe-Detmold) were captured. Characteristics of patients with T1DM and SH were compared with a control group being equivalent concerning age, diabetes duration, HbA1c, comorbidity, and β-blocker treatment. SH was defined as a symptomatic event requiring treatment with intravenous glucose or glucagon administration and being confirmed by a blood glucose measurement of <2...
December 24, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168829/exploring-dental-student-participation-in-interdisciplinary-care-team-conferences-in-long-term-care
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Jeremy Huynh, Leeann R Donnelly, Mario A Brondani
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore how the participation of dental hygiene students in interdisciplinary care conferences conducted in long-term care (LTC) facilities influenced the staff's awareness of oral health, the student's provision of care as well as the student's ability to work on an interdisciplinary team. BACKGROUND: Oral health in LTC continues to be poor despite many educational and clinical interventions. The care of a frail elder requires an interdisciplinary team approach, yet dental professionals are often absent from these teams...
February 7, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125760/resource-use-and-medicare-costs-during-lay-navigation-for-geriatric-patients-with-cancer
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Gabrielle B Rocque, Maria Pisu, Bradford E Jackson, Elizabeth A Kvale, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Michelle Y Martin, Karen Meneses, Yufeng Li, Richard A Taylor, Aras Acemgil, Courtney P Williams, Nedra Lisovicz, Mona Fouad, Kelly M Kenzik, Edward E Partridge
Importance: Lay navigators in the Patient Care Connect Program support patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship to end of life. They empower patients to engage in their health care and navigate them through the increasingly complex health care system. Navigation programs can improve access to care, enhance coordination of care, and overcome barriers to timely, high-quality health care. However, few data exist regarding the financial implications of implementing a lay navigation program...
January 26, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117544/specialist-care-of-older-adults-with-hiv-infection-in-the-uk-a-service-evaluation
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F V Cresswell, T Levett
OBJECTIVES: There is a clear trajectory towards cohort ageing in the UK. HIV infection is associated with an increased prevalence of traditionally age-related comorbidities and geriatric syndromes. Some HIV services have been proactive in innovating models that cater for adapting needs. We aimed to describe how widespread this practice is and what form such services take. METHODS: We conducted an evaluation of the perceived need for and current provision of specialist ageing services, and the need for formal guidance on monitoring or treatment of older adults with HIV infection...
January 24, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107120/treatment-of-diabetic-autonomic-neuropathy-in-older-adults-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Nataliya Scheinberg, Rebecca L Salbu, Gayotri Goswami, Kenneth Cohen
OBJECTIVE: To review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, screening and diagnosis, and optimal treatment of diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN) and its implications in older adults. DATA SOURCES, STUDY SELECTION, DATA EXTRACTION, DATA SYNTHESIS: A search of PubMed using the Mesh terms "diabetes," "type 1," "insulin-dependent," "T1DM," and "diabetic autonomic neuropathy" was performed to find relevant primary literature. Additional search terms "epidemiology," "geriatric," and "risk" were employed...
November 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
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