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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526493/improving-comfort-around-dying-in-elderly-people-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kim Beernaert, Tinne Smets, Joachim Cohen, Rebecca Verhofstede, Massimo Costantini, Kim Eecloo, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Luc Deliens
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of elderly people die in acute hospital settings, where the quality of end-of-life care is often suboptimum. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of the Care Programme for the Last Days of Life (CAREFuL) at improving comfort and quality of care in the dying phase in elderly people. METHODS: We did a cluster randomised controlled trial in acute geriatric wards in ten hospitals in Flemish Region, Belgium, between Oct 1, 2012, and March 31, 2015...
May 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526270/risk-factors-for-urinary-tract-infections-in-geriatric-hospitals
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Raphaële Girard, Sylvain Gaujard, Véronique Pergay, Pascal Pornon, Géraldine Martin Gaujard, Laurent Bourguignon
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most frequent nosocomial infection in geriatric units. An understanding of risk factors for infection may help identify prevention strategies. AIM: Identification of the risk factors for UTI in elderly patients. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of 3 prospective cohorts. All hospitalized patients present in, or admitted to, a geriatric unit from June 1 to June 28, for the years 2009, 2012, and 2015 were included and followed until discharge or until June 30 of the year concerned...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513119/low-borderline-levels-of-serum-vitamin-b12-may-predict-cognitive-decline-in-elderly-hip-fracture-patients
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Eliyahu H Mizrahi, Emilia Lubart, Arthur Leibovitz
BACKGROUND: The progression from cognitive impairment to dementia is a multifactorial process that involves genetic and environmental factors. Vitamin B12 deficiency can be an important factor in the progress from cognitive decline to dementia. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between borderline low level of vitamin B12 (≤ 350 pg/ml) and cognitive decline among a group of elderly hip fracture patients. METHODS: This retrospective chart review study was conducted in a geriatric rehabilitation ward of a university-affiliated referral hospital...
May 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511740/the-association-between-cognitive-decline-and-incident-depressive-symptoms-in-a-sample-of-older-puerto-rican-adults-with-diabetes
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Tyler Bell, Ana Luisa Dávila, Olivio Clay, Kyriakos S Markides, Ross Andel, Michael Crowe
BACKGROUND: Older Puerto Rican adults have particularly high risk of diabetes compared to the general US population. Diabetes is associated with both higher depressive symptoms and cognitive decline, but less is known about the longitudinal relationship between cognitive decline and incident depressive symptoms in those with diabetes. This study investigated the association between cognitive decline and incident depressive symptoms in older Puerto Rican adults with diabetes over a four-year period...
May 17, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510288/the-relationship-of-physiopsychosocial-factors-and-spiritual-well-being-in-elderly-residents-implications-for-evidence-based-practice
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Yi-Heng Chen, Li-Chan Lin, Li-Lan Chuang, Mei-Li Chen
BACKGROUND: Older adults in residential settings frequently suffer from functional decline, mental illness, and social isolation, which make them more vulnerable to spiritual distress. However, empirical evidence of the interrelationships between physiopsychosocial variables and spiritual well-being are still lacking, limiting the application of the biopsychosocial-spiritual model in institutional healthcare practice. AIMS: To explain the mechanisms by which these variables are linked, this cross-sectional study tested a causal model of predictors of spiritual well-being among 377 institutionalized older adults with disability using a structural equation modeling approach...
May 16, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509397/sex-differences-in-metabolic-risk-indicator-of-dementia-in-an-elderly-urban-korean-population-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Yeon-Ha Kim, Nam Hoon Kim, Moon-Hee Jung, Hee-Jin Kim
AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the age-specific prevalence of dementia, and develop a metabolic risk indicator for dementia according to sex. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out from September 2007 through December 2012 with 19 935 elderly participants in metropolitan Seoul, Korea. Multiphase assessments were used to measure metabolic risk factors and confirm dementia according to sex. Specifically, multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to identify how elderly men and women differed in regard to metabolic risk indicators of dementia...
May 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508810/timed-up-and-go-device-for-unsupervised-functional-assessment-of-elderly-patients
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Andreas Ziegl, Robert Modre-Osprian, Alberto Sánchez, Markus Falgenhauer, Peter Kastner, Günter Schreier
Functional evaluation of elderly patients is one key component in a comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. The increased workload and high costs associated to close and continuous monitoring in clinical settings may be counterbalanced by the application of ICT-supported remote follow-up. Although clinical parameters and questionnaires can be supported with smartphones and smart gadgets, physical performance trials pose a challenge for community-based approaches with difficulties arising from setting up trials, the lack of guidance and supervision...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508408/variations-in-status-of-preparation-of-personal-protective-equipment-for-preventing-norovirus-gastroenteritis-in-long-term-care-facilities-for-the-elderly
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Saori Fujiki, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Takeo Nakayama
RATIONALE, AIM, AND OBJECTIVES: Residents of long-term care facilities are highly susceptible to norovirus gastroenteritis, and each facility is concerned about the need to implement norovirus infection control. Among control measures, personal protective equipment (PPE), such as disposable gloves and masks, plays a major role in reducing infectious spread. However, the preparation status of PPE in facilities before infection outbreaks has not been reported. The aim was to clarify the implementation status of preventive measures for norovirus gastroenteritis and the cost of preparing the necessary PPE in long-term care facilities...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501109/sarcopenia-a-new-predictor-of-postoperative-complications-for-elderly-gastric-cancer-patients-who-underwent-radical-gastrectomy
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Chong-Jun Zhou, Feng-Min Zhang, Fei-Yu Zhang, Zhen Yu, Xiao-Lei Chen, Xian Shen, Cheng-Le Zhuang, Xiao-Xi Chen
BACKGROUND: A geriatric assessment is needed to identify high-risk elderly patients with gastric cancer. However, the current geriatric assessment has been considered to be either time-consuming or subjective. The present study aimed to investigate the predictive effect of sarcopenia on the postoperative complications for elderly patients who underwent radical gastrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of patients who underwent radical gastrectomy from August 2014 to December 2015...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500499/-anesthesiological-care-of-trauma-patients-in-orthogeriatric-co-management
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Markus F Luger, Thomas J Luger
Elderly patients increasingly need to undergo surgery under anesthesia, especially following trauma. A timely interdisciplinary approach to the perioperative management of these patients is decisive for the long-term outcome. Orthogeriatric co-management, which includes geriatricians and anesthesiologists from an early stage, is of great benefit for geriatric patients. Patient age, comorbidities and self-sufficiency in activities of daily life are decisive for an anesthesiological assessment of the state of health and preoperative risk stratification...
May 12, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492755/association-between-root-caries-and-depressive-symptoms-among-elders-in-carlos-barbosa-rs-brazil
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Otávio Pereira D'Avila, Eliana Wendland, Juliana Balbinot Hilgert, Dalva Maria Pereira Padilha, Fernando Neves Hugo
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between depressive symptoms and root caries among independent-living older persons. All community-dwelling older adults (not hospitalized and not bedridden) living in Carlos Barbosa, RS, Brazil, were invited to participate, and 785 completed the study protocol (standardized questionnaire assessing socio-demographic information and health behavior, Geriatric Depression Scale [GDS] - brief version, and oral examination [DMFT-Root index, Visible Plaque Index and stimulated salivary flow])...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491913/teaching-our-doctors-to-care-for-the-elderly-a-geriatrics-needs-assessment-targeting-internal-medicine-residents
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Ramy Sedhom, David Barile
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January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490560/nursing-home-team-care-deprescribing-study-a-stepped-wedge-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Chong-Han Kua, Cindy Ying Ying Yeo, Cheryl Wai Teng Char, Cheryl Wei Yan Tan, Poh Ching Tan, Vivienne Sl Mak, Shaun Wen Huey Lee, Ian Yi-Onn Leong
INTRODUCTION: An ageing population has become an urgent concern for Asia in recent times. In nursing homes, polypharmacy has also become a compounding issue. Deprescribing practice is an evidence-based strategy to provide a better outcome in this group of patients; however, its implementation in nursing homes is often challenging, and prospective outcome data on deprescribing practice in the elderly is lacking. Our study assesses the implementation of team-care deprescribing to understand the benefits of this practice in geriatric setting and to explore the factors affecting deprescribing practice...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489319/low-physical-activity-as-a-key-differentiating-factor-in-the-potential-high-risk-profile-for-depressive-symptoms-in-older-adults
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Sofie Holmquist, Sabina Mattsson, Ingrid Schele, Peter Nordström, Anna Nordström
BACKGROUND: The identification of potential high-risk groups for depression is of importance. The purpose of the present study was to identify high-risk profiles for depressive symptoms in older individuals, with a focus on functional performance. METHODS: The population-based Healthy Ageing Initiative included 2,084 community-dwelling individuals (49% women) aged 70. Explorative cluster analysis was used to group participants according to functional performance level, using measures of basic mobility skills, gait variability, and grip strength...
May 10, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488559/-hip-fracture-in-elderly-patients-additional-value-of-a-multidisciplinary-approach-and-concentration-of-care
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P van der Vet, J Kussen, M van Dijk, R M Houwert, E J M M Verleisdonk, D van der Velde
Management of elderly patients with a proximal femoral fracture is an increasing challenge for the Dutch healthcare system. Proximal femoral fractures in the elderly have high morbidity and mortality rates. Furthermore, healthcare costs for this group of patients are rising. Referral, operation and postoperative care demand efficient collaboration between healthcare professionals. Every step in this chain of events is crucial for optimal treatment results. Multidisciplinary orthogeriatric trauma care shows promising results...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488143/methodology-of-phase-ii-clinical-trials-in-metastatic-elderly-breast-cancer-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
B Cabarrou, L Mourey, F Dalenc, L Balardy, D Kanoun, H Roché, J M Boher, M E Rougé-Bugat, Thomas Filleron
PURPOSE: As the incidence of invasive breast cancer will increase with age, the number of elderly patients with a diagnosis metastatic breast cancer will also rise. But the use of cytotoxic drugs in elderly metastatic breast cancer patients is not systematic and is dreaded by medical oncologists. The need for prospective oncologic data from this population seems increasingly obvious. The main objective of this review is to investigate design and characteristics of phase II trials that assess activity and feasibility of chemotherapies in elderly advanced/metastatic breast cancer patients...
May 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487465/geriatric-assessment-predicts-survival-and-competing-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-early-colorectal-cancer-can-it-help-in-adjuvant-therapy-decision-making
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Maite Antonio, Juana Saldaña, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Valentín Navarro, Cristian Tebé, Marga Nadal, Francesc Formiga, Ramon Salazar, Josep Maria Borràs
BACKGROUND: The challenge when selecting elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) for adjuvant therapy is to estimate the likelihood that death from other causes will preclude cancer events from occurring. The aim of this paper is to evaluate whether comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) can predict survival and cancer-specific mortality in elderly CRC patients candidates for adjuvant therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred ninety-five consecutive patients aged ≥75 with high-risk stage II and stage III CRC were prospectively included from May 2008 to May 2015...
May 9, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487242/oxidative-stress-genomic-features-and-dna-repair-in-frail-elderly-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
María Sánchez-Flores, Diego Marcos-Pérez, Solange Costa, João Paulo Teixeira, Stefano Bonassi, Eduardo Pásaro, Blanca Laffon, Vanessa Valdiglesias
Frailty is an emerging geriatric syndrome characterized by higher vulnerability to stressors, with an increased risk of adverse health outcomes such as mortality, morbidity, disability, hospitalization, and institutionalization. Although it is generally recognized to have a biological basis, no particular biological trait has been consistently associated to frailty status so far. In this work, epidemiological studies evaluating association of frailty status with alterations at cellular level - namely oxidative stress, genomic instability and DNA damage and repair biomarkers -were revised and compared...
May 6, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483663/e-r-a-s-pathway-in-colorectal-surgery-in-elderly-our-experience
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Basilio Pirrera, Andrea Lucchi, Carlo Gabbianelli, Vincenzo Alagna, Giacomo Martorelli, Pierluigi Berti, Ilaria Panzini, Elisabetta Fabbri, Gianluca Garulli
AIM: Numerous geriatric patients develop colorectal disease. Elderly patients are often considered high-risk surgical candidates. Enhanced recovery after surgery (E.R.A.S.) has been proven to be beneficial for patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate the results of an ERAS protocol in older patients that underwent colorectal surgery compared to younger patients. METHOD: In the period between January 2010 to December 2015 a total of 589 patients underwent elective colorectal surgical interventions treated within the E...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479917/the-relationship-between-locomotive-syndrome-and-depression-in-community-dwelling-elderly-people
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Misa Nakamura, Hiroshi Hashizume, Sachiko Nomura, Ryohei Kono, Hirotoshi Utsunomiya
Locomotive syndrome (LS) is a concept that refers to the condition of people requiring healthcare services because of problems associated with locomotion. Depression is a major psychiatric disease among the elderly, in addition to dementia. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between LS and depression. The study participants were 224 healthy elderly volunteers living in a rural area in Japan. LS was defined as scores ≥ 16 on the 25-question Geriatric Locomotive Function Scale (GLFS-25)...
2017: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
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