G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2017 10;152(5):537-540
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France.
Gerontology 2021 May 12:1-9. Epub 2021 May 12.
Department of Health Economics and Health Services Research, Hamburg Center for Health Economics, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.
Objective: Longitudinal studies investigating the link between social support and functional decline are limited among the oldest old. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine whether changes in social support are associated with functional decline among the oldest old longitudinally using panel regression models.Methods: Longitudinal data from 3 waves (waves 7, 8, and 9) of a multicenter prospective cohort study covering primary care patients aged ≥85 years were used. Read More
Neurosci Lett 2021 May 9:135955. Epub 2021 May 9.
Department of Neurology, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province Affiliated to Wenzhou Medical University, China.
To investigate whether obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) status affects the relationship between cognitive decline and age among non-demented elderly people. A total of 1422 participants (493 normal cognition and 929 amnestic mild cognitive impairment) were obtained from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) cohort. Based on self-reported medical history of OSA, participants were categorized into two groups (OSA- and OSA +). Read More
J Am Geriatr Soc 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.
Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Objectives: To present a flexible protocol of vaginal pessaries for older women with significant pelvic organ prolapse (POP).Design: A prospective cohort study of 140 consecutive older women (aged ≥65 years) with significant POP treated with individually fitted vaginal pessaries. After initial insertion, each patient was invited for a first evaluation after 1 month and subsequent follow-ups at increasing intervals of 1 month. Read More
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.
Unit of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Background: Frailty is associated with reduced quality of life, poor health outcomes, and death. Past studies have investigated how specific biomarkers are associated with frailty but understanding biomarkers in concert with each other and the associated risk of frailty is critical for clinical application.Methods: Using a sample aged ≥59 years at baseline from the Swedish AMORIS cohort (n=19341), with biomarkers measured at baseline (1985-1996), we conducted latent class analysis with 18 biomarkers and used Cox models to determine the association between class and frailty and all-cause mortality. Read More
PLoS One 2021 12;16(5):e0251504. Epub 2021 May 12.
Public Health Emergency and Operations Centre (PHEOC), Ministry of Public Health, Yaounde, Cameroon.
Background: A year after the COVID-19 pandemic started, there are still few scientific reports on COVID-19 in Africa. This study explores the clinical profiles and factors associated with COVID-19 in Cameroon.Materials And Methods: In this prospective cohort study, we followed patients admitted for suspicion of COVID-19 at Djoungolo Hospital between 01st April and 31st July 2020. Read More