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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665778/characteristics-of-elderly-patients-with-polypharmacy-who-refuse-to-participate-in-an-in-hospital-deprescribing-intervention-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Junpei Komagamine, Kenichi Sugawara, Kazuhiko Hagane
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the characteristics of elderly patients with polypharmacy refusing deprescribing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in elderly patients accepting and refusing a deprescribing intervention and to investigate factors associated with deprescribing refusal. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study by analyzing the electronic medical records from a single hospital...
April 17, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661338/anesthesia-in-the-elderly-patient-undergoing-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery
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REVIEW
Takumi Codère-Maruyama, Albert Moore
Geriatric patients undergoing surgery have a whole set of specific physiologic changes, perioperative needs, and postoperative complications. This review presents an overview of the basic concepts and the evolving challenges pertaining to the care of geriatric patients undergoing otolaryngologic procedures from the perspective of the anesthesiologist.
May 2018: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661336/cutaneous-head-and-neck-malignancies-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Brian B Hughley, Cecelia E Schmalbach
Cutaneous malignancy of the head and neck affects a large proportion of elderly patients. The severity ranges from small, easily treatable lesions to large, invasive, potentially metastatic tumors. Surgical treatment is the primary treatment of most skin cancers; however, geriatric patients are more likely to have multiple comorbidities that increase the risk of surgery. Multiple treatment modalities exist, including surgical, radiation, and medical therapy. Recommendations and treatment options for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and melanoma are outlined and reviewed...
May 2018: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658484/complexity-of-syncope-in-elderly-people-a-comprehensive-geriatric-approach
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C W Wong
Syncope is a prevalent health problem among elderly people. It may be neurally mediated or caused by conditions such as orthostatic hypotension, postprandial hypotension, and cardiac disorders. A combination of different aetiologies is not uncommon in the elderly people. Many pathophysiological processes, including age-related physiological changes, co-morbidities, concomitant medication use, and prolonged bedrest, coexist and predispose elderly people to syncope; advanced age and cardiac syncope are associated with increased mortality...
April 2018: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652197/relationship-between-locomotive-syndrome-and-body-composition-among-community-dwelling-middle-age-and-elderly-individuals-in-japan-the-yakumo-study
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Satoshi Tanaka, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Tetsuro Hida, Taisuke Seki, Koji Suzuki, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Masayoshi Morozumi, Masaaki Machino, Kyotaro Ota, Naoki Ishiguro, Yukiharu Hasegawa, Shiro Imagama
OBJECTIVES: Locomotive syndrome (LS) is a condition requiring nursing care for musculoskeletal disorders. Our aim was to evaluate the correlation between body composition, measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and LS, measured using the 25-question Geriatric Locomotive Functional Scale (GLFS-25). METHODS: We enrolled 286 individuals who were undergoing regular health follow-up. All individuals completed the GLFS-25, body composition analysis by BIA, and five physical performance tests related to LS: Timed up-and-go test, 10-m gait time, maximum stride length, back strength, and grip strength...
April 13, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650688/outcomes-of-elderly-patients-with-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcoma-treated-with-first-line-chemotherapy-a-pooled-analysis-of-12-eortc-soft-tissue-and-bone-sarcoma-group-trials
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Eugenie Younger, Saskia Litière, Axel Le Cesne, Olivier Mir, Hans Gelderblom, Antoine Italiano, Sandrine Marreaud, Robin Lewis Jones, Alessandro Gronchi, Winette T A van der Graaf
BACKGROUND: Almost half of patients diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are older than 65 years; however, the outcomes of elderly patients with metastatic disease are not well described. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An elderly cohort of patients aged ≥65 years was extracted from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group database of patients treated with first-line chemotherapy for advanced STS within 12 EORTC clinical trials...
April 12, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648574/association-of-frailty-with-recovery-from-disability-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-results-from-two-large-u-s-cohorts
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Chenkai Wu, Dae H Kim, Qian-Li Xue, David S H Lee, Ravi Varadhan, Michelle C Odden
Background: Disability in activities of daily living (ADLs) is a dynamic process and transitions among different disability states are common. However, little is known about factors affecting recovery from disability. We examined the association between frailty and recovery from disability among non-disabled community-dwelling elders. Methods: We studied 1023 adults from the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) and 685 adults from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), who were ≥65 years and had incident disability, defined as having difficulty in ≥1 ADL (dressing, eating, toileting, bathing, transferring, walking across a room)...
April 10, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644804/relationship-between-the-activities-of-daily-living-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-and-dementia
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Min-Jeong Cho, Eun-Kyung Jung, Yun-Sook Jung, Hae-Eun Shin, Eun-Kyong Kim, Hyeon-Chang Kim, Youn-Hee Choi, Keun-Bae Song
AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between the activities of daily living and the oral health-related quality of life and dementia in older adults. METHODS: Over a period of 18 months, we visited 12 elderly care facilities and recruited 375 participants, 345 of whom were selected to undergo oral health examinations and oral health-related surveys. Each investigation was carried out face-to-face by a professional worker. RESULTS: Cognitive ability was found to be good when the results of the activities of daily living and the oral health-related quality of life examinations were good...
April 11, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643881/urinary-tract-infections-in-the-geriatric-patients
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Yesim Alpay, Nevil Aykin, Pinar Korkmaz, Hakki Mustafa Gulduren, Figen Cevik Caglan
Objective: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the second most common infection in geriatric population. This study investigated clinical findings, diagnostic approaches, complicating factors, prognosis, causative microorganisms and antimicrobial susceptibility in geriatric patients diagnosed with UTI. Methods: A total of 140 hospitalised patients with UTIs were evaluated within three years between January 2011-January 2015 at the Eskisehir Yunus Emre State Hospital...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643802/the-beneficial-effects-of-cognitive-training-with-simple-calculation-and-reading-aloud-scra-in-the-elderly-postoperative-population-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kay Kulason, Rui Nouchi, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Masafumi Noda, Yoshinori Okada, Ryuta Kawashima
Background: There has been little research conducted regarding cognitive treatments for the elderly postsurgical population. Patients aged ≥60 years have an increased risk of postoperative cognitive decline, a condition in which cognitive functions are negatively affected. This cognitive decline can lead to a decline in quality of life. In order to maintain a high quality of life, the elderly postsurgical population may benefit from treatment to maintain and/or improve their cognitive functions. This pilot study investigates the effect of simple calculation and reading aloud (SCRA) cognitive training in elderly Japanese postsurgical patients...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643004/association-between-mediterranean-diet-and-hand-grip-strength-in-older-adult-women
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Luigi Barrea, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Carolina Di Somma, Giovanni Tramontano, Vincenzo De Luca, Maddalena Illario, Annamaria Colao, Silvia Savastano
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mediterranean Diet (MD) is an eating pattern associated with multiple healthy benefits, including the conservation of skeletal muscle. Frailty is a major geriatric syndrome characterized by low muscle strength. The Hand Grip Strength (HGS) is the most frequently used indicator of muscle functional capacity for clinical purposes. The association between the adherence to the MD and HGS in elderly has not yet fully investigated. The goal of this study was to examine the association between the adherence to the MD and HGS in a not hospitalized elderly who participated in the project PERsonalised ict Supported Services for Independent Living and Active Ageing (PERSSILAA)...
April 3, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628887/disease-specific-aspects-of-malnutrition-in-neurogeriatric-patients
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REVIEW
Tino Prell, Caroline Perner
Malnutrition in elderly patients is a common condition. Nevertheless, there is evidence on specific risk factors and problems of malnutrition in geriatric patients with neurological diseases. In this review, we summarize recent knowledge on malnutrition in different neurological diseases with a focus on elderly patients. This overview also provides strategies for a more specific and profound assessment of neurogeriatric patients to improve identification and treatment of malnutrition. Early and consequent treatment of malnutrition can lead to a decreased progression of the neurological disease and to a better quality of life in geriatric patients...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628724/magnitude-and-correlates-of-anemia-in-elderly-women-of-a-resettlement-colony-of-delhi
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Tulika Singh, S Nagesh, T K Ray
Background: Anemia of any degree contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality and has a significant effect on the quality of life of elderly women. Despite its clinical importance, anemia in the elderly women is underrecognized. Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the magnitude and correlates of anemia in elderly women of a resettlement colony of Delhi. Materials and Methods: A community-based, cross-sectional study for the duration of 1 year was conducted among 512 geriatric women (≥60 years)...
January 2018: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624984/geriatric-intervention-strategy-to-enhance-the-social-roles-of-the-elderly
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Marcelo Piña-Morán, María Gladys Olivo-Viana, María de la Luz Martínez-Maldonado, Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez
At the global level, population aging is an issue that is becoming increasingly important due to the great impact it will have on the 21st century society. It is essential to develop policies, strategies and actions aimed at addressing the issues that will arise from the rapid increase in this segment of population. The aim of this paper is to propose the geriatric intervention as a strategy for the development of the older people in their community. We expose the epistemological frame, the theoretical and methodological support and the need to find a language to incorporate the older adult actively to society, in a condition of total equality...
2018: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620588/atlas-fractures-diagnosis-current-treatment-recommendations-and-implications-for-elderly-patients
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Richard M Smith, Amit K Bhandutia, Julio J Jauregui, Mark Shasti, Steven C Ludwig
Fractures of the C1 vertebrae (atlas) are commonly the result of falls and other trauma, which cause hyperextension, or axial compression of the cervical spine. Although historically thought as a benign injury with lower neurological risks, current data suggests that this may not hold true for geriatric patients (aged 65 y and older) who may be predisposed to these fractures even after lower-energy trauma such as ground-level falls. Advancements in orthopedic trauma care has increased our diagnostic abilities to identify and manage patients with C1 fractures and other upper cervical spine trauma...
April 3, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618951/importance-of-hypersensitivity-in-adverse-reactions-to-drugs-in-the-elderly
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Maria Teresa Ventura, Elisa Boni, Rosa Cecere, Rosalba Buquicchio, Gian Franco Calogiuri, Irene Martignago, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Erminia Ridolo
Background: The use of drugs in the elderly is very extensive because of the frequent occurrence of chronic diseases. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) commonly occur in geriatric patients receiving multiple therapeutic regimens. In the literature, little attention has been given to ADRs in the elderly, and particularly to allergic reactions. Objective: The aim of the present study is to provide data on possible inappropriate prescriptions in the elderly in relation to allergic reactions and to identify a list of drugs which are likely inducers of allergic reactions...
2018: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616624/invasive-strategy-and-frailty-in-very-elderly-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Isaac Llaó, Albert Ariza-Solé, Juan Sanchis, Oriol Alegre, Ramon López-Palop, Francesc Formiga, Francisco Marín, María T Vidán, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Alessandro Sionis, Miguel Vives-Borrás, Joan Antoni Gómez-Hospital, Josep Gómez-Lara, Gerard Roura, Pablo Díez-Villanueva, Iván Núñez-Gil, Jaume Maristany, Lluis Asmarats, Héctor Bueno, Emad Abu-Assi, Àngel Cequier
AIMS: Current guidelines recommend an early invasive strategy in patients with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS). The role of an invasive strategy in frail elderly patients remains controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS: The LONGEVO-SCA registry included unselected NSTEACS patients aged ≥80 years. A geriatric assessment was performed during hospitalization, including frailty. We evaluated the impact of an invasive strategy during the admission on the incidence of cardiac death, reinfarction or new revascularisation at 6-months...
April 3, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609425/lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-elderly-population-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Camille Chesnel, Audrey Charlanes, Claire Hentzen, Nicolas Turmel, Frédérique Le Breton, Samer Sheikh Ismael, Gérard Amarenco
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare the clinical and urodynamic characteristics of urinary disorders in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in a geriatric population with a nongeriatric population. METHODS: This study was conducted retrospectively between 2010 and 2016. Each patient with MS aged 65 and older was matched with 2 patients with MS aged less than 65 in sex, form of MS, and Expended Disability Status Scale (EDSS). Demographic data, urinary symptoms, treatment, quality of life, repercussion of lower urinary tract symptoms on daily life activities and psychological state and urodynamic parameters were collected...
March 2018: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609234/-healthy-aging-and-the-progress-in-the-research-of-geriatric-epidemiology
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Y He, S S Yang
In recent years, great effort has been made in the promotion of healthy aging in China. The core indicator of a country's healthy aging is the level of body health, mental health, social adaptation and quality of life (QOL) of the elderly. This paper summarizes the concept and the progress in the research of healthy ageing and the leading role of geriatric epidemiology. Articles on column "Pay attention to function and health of elderly" analyze the basic conditions affecting the QOL of the elderly, such as disability, comorbidity and Alzheimer disease prevalence, in the elderly in China and related risk factors to describe the severity of different health problems affecting the QOL of the elderly in different areas of China and provide essential data for developing effective health approaches and conducting targeted intervention foe healthy aging...
March 10, 2018: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607456/oral-health-and-chemotherapy-act-as-cofactors-in-malnutrition-in-the-elderly-with-other-cancers-than-head-and-neck-malignancies
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Nada El Osta, Lana El Osta, Claire Lassauzay, Marwan Ghosn, Stephanie Tubert-Jeannin, Martine Hennequin
OBJECTIVES: This study explores whether the chemotherapy regimen has a role in inducing oral health problems and malnutrition in elderly patients with other cancers than head and neck malignancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study was designed to compare the relationships between oral health and nutritional status between four groups of elderly differing in cancer or chemotherapy regimen. Data were collected using a questionnaire including the Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA), the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) and questions about perception of xerostomia...
April 2, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
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