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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329855/better-cognition-in-new-birth-cohorts-of-70-year-olds-but-greater-decline-thereafter
#1
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Peter Karlsson, Johan Skoog, Ingmar Skoog, Boo Johansson
Objectives: To evaluate birth cohort differences in level of cognition and rate of change in old age. Methods: Data were drawn from three population-based Swedish samples including age-homogenous cohorts born 1901/02, 1906/07, and 1930, and measured on the same cognitive tests at ages 70, 75, and 79 as part of the Gerontological and Geriatric Populations Studies in Gothenburg (H70). We fitted growth curve models to the data using a Bayesian framework and derived estimates and inferences from the marginal posterior distributions...
December 9, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329340/baseline-characteristics-of-participants-in-the-aspree-aspirin-in-reducing-events-in-the-elderly-study
#2
John J McNeil, Robyn L Woods, Mark R Nelson, Anne M Murray, Christopher M Reid, Brenda Kirpach, Elsdon Storey, Raj C Shah, Rory S Wolfe, Andrew M Tonkin, Anne B Newman, Jeff D Williamson, Jessica E Lockery, Karen L Margolis, Michael E Ernst, Walter P Abhayaratna, Nigel Stocks, Sharyn M Fitzgerald, Ruth E Trevaks, Suzanne G Orchard, Lawrence J Beilin, Geoffrey A Donnan, Peter Gibbs, Colin I Johnston, Richard H Grimm
Background: There are no primary prevention trials of aspirin with relevant geriatric outcomes in elderly people. ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) is a placebo-controlled trial of low-dose aspirin that will determine whether 5 years of daily 100-mg enteric-coated aspirin extends disability-free and dementia-free life in a healthy elderly population and whether these benefits outweigh the risks. Methods: Set in primary care, this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial has a composite primary endpoint of death, incident dementia or persistent physical disability...
January 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327973/modeling-individual-and-relative-accuracy-of-screening-tools-in-geriatric-oncology
#3
C A Bellera, F Artaud, M Rainfray, P L Soubeyran, S Mathoulin-Pélissier
Background: Classification probabilities reflect to what degree a screening test represents the true disease state and include true positive (TPF) and false positive fractions (FPF). With two tests, one can compare TPF and FPF using relative probabilities which offer advantages in terms of interpretation and statistical modeling. Our objective was to highlight how individual and relative TPF and FPF can be easily estimated and compared within a regression modeling framework. This allows the modeling of tests' accuracy while adjusting for multiple covariates, and thus provides valuable information in addition to the crude TPF and FPF...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326112/associations-of-upper-arm-and-thigh-circumferences-with-dementia-and-depression-in-korean-elders
#4
Yong-Seong Lee, Sang-Dae Kim, Hee-Ju Kang, Sung-Wan Kim, Il-Seon Shin, Jin-Sang Yoon, Jae-Min Kim
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have reported an association between weight loss and cognitive impairment. Changes in anthropometric measurements, such as arm and thigh circumferences, are associated with body mass changes and physical activity. Our aim was to investigate the association of upper arm and thigh circumferences with dementia and depression in the community-dwelling elderly population. METHODS: In total, 2,498 community residents aged 65 years or over were clinically assessed for dementia using the Korean version of the Community Screening Interview for Dementia...
March 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320638/prognostic-value-of-geriatric-8-and-identification-of-seniors-at-risk-for-hospitalized-patients-screening-tools-for-patients-with-lung-cancer
#5
Karlijn J G Schulkes, Esteban T D Souwer, Leontine J R van Elden, Henk Codrington, Simone van der Sar-van der Brugge, Jan-Willem J Lammers, Johanneke E A Portielje, Frederiek van den Bos, Marije E Hamaker
BACKGROUND: Because of the time-consuming aspect of geriatric assessments, cancer specialists are seeking shorter screening tools to distinguish fit and frail patients. We analyzed the predictive value of the Geriatric 8 (G8) and Identification of Seniors at Risk for Hospitalized Patients (ISAR-HP) in elderly patients with lung cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2014 to April 2016, the data from patients with lung cancer aged > 70 years at 2 teaching hospitals in the Netherlands were included in a database...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319277/the-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-free-flap-safety-in-the-elderly-patients
#6
Galip Gencay Üstün, Ali Emre Aksu, Hakan Uzun, Ozan Bitik
BACKGROUND: Prolonged mean life expectancy gives rise to a more populated and older patient group. With increasing number of cases during the past decades, older patients are regarded as candidates for microsurgical interventions. Whether advanced patient age is an independent risk factor for microsurgical reconstruction is still an ongoing matter of debate. METHODS: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL and EMBASE databases were screened for combination of the key words "elderly", "geriatric", "advanced age", "free flap", "microsurgery", free tissue transfer" by using time limits between 1989 and 2015...
March 20, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314550/sense-of-life-worth-living-ikigai-and-incident-functional-disability-in-elderly-japanese-the-tsurugaya-project
#7
Kentaro Mori, Yu Kaiho, Yasutake Tomata, Mamoru Narita, Fumiya Tanji, Kemmyo Sugiyama, Yumi Sugawara, Ichiro Tsuji
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that elderly persons who feel ikigai (a sense of life worth living) have a lower risk of incident functional disability than those who do not. Recent studies have suggested that ikigai impacts on mortality. However, its impact upon disability is unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between ikigai and incident functional disability among elderly persons. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of 830 Japanese elderly persons aged ≥70years as a comprehensive geriatric assessment in 2003...
April 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303060/evaluation-of-the-association-between-locomotive-syndrome-and-depressive-states-a-cross-sectional-study
#8
Tomohiro Saito, Hideaki Watanabe, Ichiro Kikkawa, Katsushi Takeshita
The Japanese Orthopaedic Association has proposed the term "locomotive syndrome" to designate a condition that places a person at high risk for long-term care. However, in daily clinical practice, even when a diagnosis of locomotive syndrome is made, exercise therapy often cannot be successfully performed in some patients owing to their lack of motivation. We speculated that locomotive syndrome and depressive states co-exist in elderly people. The purpose of this study was to determine the presence or absence of depressive states in older patients aged ≥ 65 years who were diagnosed with locomotive syndrome...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295912/training-with-a-balance-exercise-assist-robot-is-more-effective-than-conventional-training-for-frail-older-adults
#9
Kenichi Ozaki, Izumi Kondo, Satoshi Hirano, Hitoshi Kagaya, Eiichi Saitoh, Aiko Osawa, Yoichi Fujinori
AIM: To examine the efficacy of postural strategy training using a balance exercise assist robot (BEAR) as compared with conventional balance training for frail older adults. METHODS: The present study was designed as a cross-over trial without a washout term. A total of 27 community-dwelling frail or prefrail elderly residents (7 men, 20 women; age range 65-85 years) were selected from a volunteer sample. Two exercises were prepared for interventions: robotic exercise moving the center of gravity by the balance exercise assist robot system; and conventional balance training combining muscle-strengthening exercise, postural strategy training and applied motion exercise...
March 10, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294372/alcohol-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-geriatric-population
#10
REVIEW
Aditi Kalla, Vincent M Figueredo
There has been little focus on the effects of alcohol on the elderly. Although the cardiovascular benefits of moderate alcohol consumption could be of the greatest benefit in this group, so might be the detrimental effects of abuse. In this article, we review available data on the effects of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, hypertension, and vascular function in older adults. Alcohol consumption has increased in the US population age 65 years and older in the last decade, as has monthly heavy episodic drinking in older alcohol consumers...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292646/follow-up-of-elderly-patients-with-urogenital-cancers-evaluation-of-geriatric-care-needs-and-related-actions
#11
Silvio Monfardini, Sara Morlino, Riccardo Valdagni, Mario Catanzaro, Ardit Tafa, Barbara Bortolato, Giovanni Petralia, Elisa Bonetto, Elisa Villa, Stefano Picozzi, Maria Cristina Locatelli, Giuseppe Galetti, Andrea Millul, Yasmin Albanese, Elisa Bianchi, Claudia Panzarino, Francesca Gerardi, Ettore Beghi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) with subsequent investigation of healthcare patterns in older patients with urological cancers undergoing initial surgery or radiotherapy, to verify the usefulness of the incorporation of geriatric principles in future care plans. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study. From November 2011 to March 2015, CGA was offered to all patients aged 70+ years treated with radiotherapy or surgery at seven tertiary centers...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290728/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-the-elderly-standard-treatment-and-new-perspectives
#12
Chiappella Annalisa, Alessia Castellino, Maura Nicolosi, Elisa Santambrogio, Umberto Vitolo
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common histotype in non Hodgkin lymphoma, with a peak incidence in the sixth decade. The standard treatment for elderly FIT DLBCL patients is Rituximab-CHOP; in unfit and frail patients, chemotherapy at reduced intensity should be considered. Areas covered: In this article, we will review use of standard therapies and new drugs investigated such as immonomudulating agents (IMiDs), Bruton Tyrosine Kinase (BTK), in fit, unfit, frail and very elderly DLCBL patients...
March 14, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289681/thanatophobia-death-anxiety-in-the-elderly-the-problem-of-the-child-s-inability-to-assess-their-own-parent-s-death-anxiety-state
#13
Gary Sinoff
Thanatophobia is omnipresent in our lives. Research has shown separate but connected constructs: fear of death or fear of the dying process. The influences on death anxiety are varied including religiosity, gender, psychological state, and age. It is often assumed by the children of the elderly that the fear of death is prevalent in their parents. Daily the medical staff encounters the presence of death anxiety: from family members or the staff itself. In order to understand this phenomenon, a three-tier study was conducted on non-terminal elderly inpatients in an acute geriatric care ward...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289356/management-of-burns-in-the-elderly
#14
G S Abu-Sittah, F M Chahine, H Janom
Burns are one of the most devastating forms of trauma worldwide. While geriatric burns are uncommon in the developing world - accounting for less than 5% of burns in South Asian and Middle Eastern countries - they account for almost 20% of burns in economically developed countries such as the USA. The elderly population in general is at higher risk for burn injury, moreover mortality rate, as well as severity of complications, is more pronounced in this group of patients. A review of the literature was conducted to evaluate risk factors as well as pathophysiological and immunological conditions that affect response to burn injury in the elderly population...
December 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288711/marginal-zone-lymphoma-in-elderly-and-geriatric-patients
#15
REVIEW
Valentin Goede
Approximately 50% of patients with newly diagnosed marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) are of advanced age. For the three subtypes of MZL (extranodal MZL of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, splenic MZL, nodal MZL), the median age at diagnosis is around 65-70 years. Due to the lack of larger studies in MZL, little is known of the prevalence of comorbidity, polypharmacy, or geriatric syndromes in older patients with MZL. The impact of these concurrent conditions on the tolerability and feasibility of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures used in MZL has not been specifically investigated...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288563/is-independence-of-older-adults-safe-considering-the-risk-of-falls
#16
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/28285384/growth-hormone-and-cortisol-secretion-in-the-elderly-evaluated-using-the-glucagon-stimulation-test
#17
Ana Beatriz Winter Tavares, Ignácio Antônio Seixas-da-Silva, Diego H S Silvestre, Maria Fernanda Castelar Pinheiro, Mario Vaisman, Flávia Lucia Conceição
OBJECTIVES: The glucagon stimulation test is a reliable alternative test to assess growth hormone and cortisol secretion, but has not been widely used in the elderly population. The aim of this study was to evaluate growth hormone and cortisol secretion using the glucagon stimulation test in an elderly population without known hypothalamic-pituitary disease and to correlate growth hormone and cortisol peaks with age (less than or greater than 80 years) and body mass index. METHODS: Forty-two subjects (67-88 years) from the geriatric ambulatory unit were submitted and 41 subjects completed the glucagon stimulation test...
March 11, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282071/-new-predictors-in-prodromal-alzheimer-deferred-phase-in-word-recall-of-mis-test
#18
Edith Labos, Sofía Trojanowski, Marcelo Schapira, Daniel Seinhart, Alejandro Renato
BACKGROUND: The Memory Impairment Screen (MIS-A) is a validated test to detect Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and other dementias. We have modified this test to suit a Spanish speaking population and added a new component, delayed recall (MIS-D). OBJECTIVES: 1) To test a Spanish version of MIS-A and MIS-D. 2) To assess the discriminative validity of MIS-D as a screening tool for the amnestic variant of Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI). METHODS: A case-control study of a cohort of 739 aged 65 years old and over, of whom 436 were healthy controls and 303 had a diagnosis of aMCI...
September 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280921/the-effect-of-a-geriatric-assessment-on-treatment-decisions-for-patients-with-lung-cancer
#19
Karlijn J G Schulkes, Esteban T D Souwer, Marije E Hamaker, Henk Codrington, Simone van der Sar-van der Brugge, Jan-Willem J Lammers, Johanneke E A Portielje, Leontine J R van Elden, Frederiek van den Bos
BACKGROUND: Decision-making for older patients with lung cancer can be complex and challenging. A geriatric assessment (GA) may be helpful and is increasingly being used since 2005 when SIOG advised to incorporate this in standard work-up for the elderly with cancer. Our aim was to evaluate the value of a geriatric assessment in decision-making for patients with lung cancer. METHODS: Between January 2014 and April 2016, data on patients with lung cancer from two teaching hospitals in the Netherlands were entered in a prospective database...
March 9, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279073/end-of-life-care-and-discussions-in-japanese-geriatric-health-service-facilities
#20
Asako Kanoh, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Shoji Yokoya
BACKGROUND: Geriatric health service facilities (GHSFs) play important roles as intermediate care facilities for elderly individuals temporarily when they need rehabilitation before returning home. However, the number of residents spending their end-of-life (EOL) period in such facilities is increasing. To improve the quality of EOL care, end-of-life discussions (EOLDs) are recommended by some guidelines and studies. AIM: This study aimed to clarify the current practice of EOL care and EOLDs in GHSFs in Japan...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
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