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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054805/factors-predicting-adherence-to-a-tailored-dose-adjuvant-treatment-on-the-basis-of-geriatric-assessment-in-elderly-people-with-colorectal-cancer-a-prospective-study
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Maite Antonio, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Juana Saldaña, Valentí Navarro, Cristian Tebé, Ramon Salazar, Josep Maria Borràs
BACKGROUND: Selecting elderly people with colorectal cancer (CRC) for adjuvant chemotherapy is challenging. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) can help by classifying them according to their frailty profile. The supposed benefit of chemotherapy is on the basis of the rate of treatment adherence. In this study we evaluated tolerance and adherence to tailored-dose adjuvant therapy on the basis of CGA in a cohort of older patients with high-risk stage II and stage III CRC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study in 193 consecutive patients aged 75 years or older...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049803/prognostic-significance-of-immune-nutritional-parameters-for-surgically-resected-elderly-lung-cancer-patients-a-multicentre-retrospective-study
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Fumihiro Shoji, Naoko Miura, Taichi Matsubara, Takaki Akamine, Yuka Kozuma, Naoki Haratake, Shinkichi Takamori, Masakazu Katsura, Kazuki Takada, Gouji Toyokawa, Tomoyoshi Takenaka, Koji Yamazaki, Tatsuro Okamoto, Sadanori Takeo, Yoshihiko Maehara
OBJECTIVES: The world's population is rapidly ageing, and the age of patients with lung cancer will increase as well. The prognostic nutritional index, controlling nutritional status and the geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) are useful parameters for evaluating immune-nutritional status. We aimed to perform a multicentre retrospective study to investigate the correlations of these immune-nutritional parameters with postoperative comorbidities or surgical outcomes of elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
October 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047351/lifestyle-factors-are-significantly-associated-with-the-locomotive-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
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Manabu Akahane, Shingo Yoshihara, Akie Maeyashiki, Yasuhito Tanaka, Tomoaki Imamura
BACKGROUND: The Japanese Orthopedic Association first proposed the concept of "locomotive syndrome" in 2007. It refers to circumstances in which elderly people need nursing care services or are at high risk of requiring such services within a short time. Recently, the public health burden of providing nursing care for elderly individuals has increased. Therefore, locomotive syndrome, and the means of preventing it, are a major public health focus in Japan. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships of lifestyle factors, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, sleep duration, and dental health, with locomotive syndrome...
October 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042762/assessing-the-nutritional-status-of-hospitalized-elderly
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REVIEW
Nur Adilah Shuhada Abd Aziz, Nur Islami Mohd Fahmi Teng, Mohd Ramadan Abdul Hamid, Nazrul Hadi Ismail
PURPOSE: The increasing number of elderly people worldwide throughout the years is concerning due to the health problems often faced by this population. This review aims to summarize the nutritional status among hospitalized elderly and the role of the nutritional assessment tools in this issue. METHODS: A literature search was performed on six databases using the terms "malnutrition", "hospitalised elderly", "nutritional assessment", "Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA)", "Geriatric Nutrition Risk Index (GNRI)", and "Subjective Global Assessment (SGA)"...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042525/-characteristics-of-geriatric-epilepsy-can-include-dementia
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Seiichiro Ishigaki, Mitsuru Kawamura, Kenjiro Ono
Japan has become a "super-aged" society, in which more than 20% of the population is over the age of 65 years. As the incidence rates of both dementia and epilepsy are high in elderly individuals, the prevalence rates of dementia and epilepsy have both increased in recent years. Dementia and epilepsy are often characterized by ambiguous symptoms, with numerous concomitant symptoms observed in these patients. Moreover, many reports indicate that the forgetfulness observed in dementia patients was actually due to the occurrence of epileptic seizures...
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042266/development-and-validation-of-the-symptom-assessment-to-improve-symptom-control-for-institutionalized-elderly-scale
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Maaike L De Roo, Marc F Tanghe, Nele J Van Den Noortgate, Ruth D Piers
OBJECTIVES: To validate a newly developed multiple symptom self-assessment tool in nursing homes. DESIGN: Thirty prevalent symptoms identified in the literature were classified by a 2-round Delphi procedure to a top 10 of the most relevant, burdensome symptoms. Because no existing symptom scale fully covered this top 10, we developed a new scale, consisting of a horizontal numerical scale for the top 10 symptoms, with the possibility to add and rate 3 other symptoms...
October 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038950/firing-a-loaded-gun-during-sleep-in-an-elderly-man-with-a-perfect-storm-of-risk-factors-including-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Francesca Ingravallo, Carlos H Schenck, Ernesto D'Aloja, Monica Puligheddu
PURPOSE: We report a case of firing a loaded gun during sleep in a geriatric patient with undiagnosed major sleep disorders and multiple risk factors for sleep violence. Polysomnographic findings, diagnostic challenges, and forensic implications in this unprecedented geriatric case are discussed. METHODS: A 75-year-old employed man, married for 32 years, presented to a sleep center reporting to having fired a shot in his bedroom during sleep while his wife was away, without memory of hearing the gunshot...
October 16, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036212/dietary-patterns-and-mental-health-after-myocardial-infarction
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Nathaly Rius-Ottenheim, Daan Kromhout, Femke P C Sijtsma, Johanna M Geleijnse, Erik J Giltay
BACKGROUND: Diet has been associated with better mental health in general populations, but less is known on this association in patients with a history of coronary heart disease. The objective of this study is to examine the cross-sectional associations between dietary patterns and mental health in elderly patients with a history of myocardial infarction. METHODS: Data were drawn from the final assessment of the Alpha Omega cohort that monitored patients with a history of myocardial infarction (age range 60-80 years)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034253/risk-factors-for-adverse-outcome-for-elderly-patients-undergoing-curative-oncological-resection-for-gastrointestinal-malignancies
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REVIEW
Yukai K Lim, Christopher Jackson, Emilia L Dauway, Konrad Klaus Richter
BACKGROUND: The incidence of gastrointestinal cancer increases with age, with approximately 20% of these cases in people over 80 years of age. Due to pre-existing comorbidities, this onco-geriatric population often presents diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. METHODS: A systematic review of articles on PubMed was performed to determine the predictive ability of screening tools and their components regarding the occurrence of adverse outcomes in elderly onco-surgical patients with gastrointestinal malignancies...
August 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032522/comparative-characteristic-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-geriatric-hospital-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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G Goltsman, E H Mizrahi, A Leibovitz, G Gal, O Gorelik, E Lubart
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To examine antimicrobial resistance of commonly isolated pathogens in elderly hospitalized patients. METHODS: Data regarding all clinically significant isolates from blood and urine cultures of patients admitted to a multilevel geriatric hospital during March 2015 to April 2016 were collected. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed according to Clinical and Laboratory Standard Institute guidelines. RESULTS: Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Klebsiella pneumoniae were the most common isolates, with proportions of extended spectrum beta-lactamase positivity of 60, 40, and 61% respectively...
October 14, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031345/rehabilitation-needs-of-the-elderly-patient-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Jesuel Padro-Guzman, Jennifer P Moody, Jessica L Au
Physiatrist taking care of the geriatric patient with cancer should be able to manage an array of conditions that might present from diagnosis throughout completion of treatments and beyond. The elderly cancer population is at greater risk of functional impairments. The physician should anticipate changes in clinical status and must adjust rehabilitation goals accordingly. Treatment options and rehabilitation goals should be tailored to help maximize quality of life in these patients.
November 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031340/clinical-pharmacology-and-the-risks-of-polypharmacy-in-the-geriatric-patient
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REVIEW
Jose Luis Pesante-Pinto
Elderly people have several characteristics that make them unique. They have several factors such as environmental factors and demographic factors such as age, sex, socioeconomic level, and schooling, which contribute to these differences being accentuated. As one ages, these various organic and systemic features are accentuated. The pace varies between people, and organs and systems suffer from several normal and adverse changes that make them more or less susceptible to diseases and injuries, and the medications are responsible for many of these threats...
November 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030150/sociodemographic-socioeconomic-and-clinical-determinants-of-survival-in-patients-with-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-focused-on-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Angéline Galvin, Fleur Delva, Catherine Helmer, Muriel Rainfray, Carine Bellera, Virginie Rondeau, Pierre Soubeyran, Gaëlle Coureau, Simone Mathoulin-Pélissier
Studies on cancer survival have revealed disparities not only between the elderly and their younger counterparts, but also among the elderly themselves. The aim of this work was to identify sociodemographic, socioeconomic, clinical, and care-related determinants of survival or mortality in older patients with cancer by a systematic synthesis of the literature. Understanding these factors is of great value for guiding health policies and programs aimed at reducing cancer survival disparities. We conducted a search of MEDLINE and SCOPUS databases under PRISMA guidelines...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029666/exercising-with-veterans-how-social-interaction-with-a-pharmacy-student-improves-patient-care
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Genna Holder, Brent Salvig
With the baby boomer population anticipated to explode between 2010 and 2030, it is essential that student pharmacists learn how to properly care for older patients. One way for pharmacy students to prepare for providing health care to the elderly is to partake in an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) elective course in geriatrics. Pharmacy students, and health care professionals in general, have an immense amount of information available to them that is not found in a patient's chart or textbook, but can be uncovered through increased social interaction with patients, promoting the best possible care...
August 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029665/mohs-micrographic-surgery-key-pharmacologic-considerations
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Diana Fischer, Patricia Orlando, Laura Shane-McWhorter
OBJECTIVE: To describe Mohs micrographic surgery and evaluate whether direct oral anticoagulants should be withheld in patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) prior to the procedure and to consider what type of antibiotic prophylaxis should be used. SETTING: A community setting in which an elderly patient is living independently at home. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Academic-affiliated internal medicine clinic that cares for adult patients of all ages, including elderly patients living independently in their own home...
August 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028567/accessibility-of-prison-healthcare-for-elderly-inmates-a-qualitative-assessment
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Raheleh Heidari, Tenzin Wangmo, Serena Galli, David M Shaw, Bernice S Elger
Aging in custody and the rising population of elderly prisoners are creating compelling challenges for criminal justice, prison and public healthcare systems. Geriatric syndrome and higher prevalence of co-morbidities amongst older inmates result in heightened vulnerability in prison environments. Empirical research addressing older adults' access to medical care in detention is scarce; therefore, this study assessed access to medical care in prison from the perspective of older prisoners in Switzerland. We interviewed a sample of 35 older inmates (average age 61 years) on their experience of healthcare accessibility in prison; data were qualitatively analysed and major themes regarding evaluation of their access to medical services were extracted...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026759/quality-of-life-among-elderly-population-residing-in-urban-field-practice-area-of-a-tertiary-care-institute-of-ahmedabad-city-gujarat
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Venu R Shah, Donald S Christian, Arpit C Prajapati, Mansi M Patel, K N Sonaliya
INTRODUCTION: Overall improvement in the living standards of country's population is leading to longer life expectancy. To emphasize the medical and psychological difficulties faced by geriatric people is essential to know status of their quality of life (QOL). METHODOLOGY: A community-based cross-sectional study was carried out at urban field practice area of one of the teaching institutes of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Considering the prevalence of about 7.5% of 60 years and above people sample size of 250 was calculated...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022689/geriatric-assessments-and-medication-management-in-elderly-oncology-patients
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Ashley E Glode, Megan Bodge, Morgan E Culver
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August 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022191/the-association-between-subjectively-impaired-sleep-and-symptoms-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-a-frail-elderly-population
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Yan Press, Boris Punchik, Tamar Freud
BACKGROUND: Most previous studies showed an association between sleep impairment in the elderly and symptoms of depression and anxiety. Majority of these studies were conducted in "strong", community-dwelling elderly. AIM: To assess the association between subjective sleep impairment and its affective disturbances among frail elderly patients. METHODS: The retrospective study included patients 65 years old and above. Data included socio-demographic characteristics, the mini-mental state examination, the short anxiety screening test, the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale, and the Patient Health Questionnaire...
October 11, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017731/impact-of-geriatric-consultations-on-clinical-outcomes-of-elderly-trauma-patients-a-retrospective-analysis
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James P Dugan, Keith M Burns, Mustafa Baldawi, David G Heidt
INTRODUCTION: The elderly account for a large proportion of morbidity and mortality secondary to trauma, despite lower-energy mechanisms of injury and fewer trauma admissions. The benefit of geriatric trauma consultation services (GTCS) to this population remains unclear. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of a GTCS, which was established in January 2015. Patients over 60 admitted to the trauma service from January of 2014 to February 2016 were eligible...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
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