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Predictors of Inappropriate Proton Pump Inhibitors Use in Elderly Patients.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2019 1;2019:7591045. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

2nd Department of Internal Medicine, General and Oncology Hospital of Kifissia "Agioi Anargyroi", Athens, Greece.

Overutilization of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) both in ambulatory care and in the inpatient setting possesses economic implications and increases the risk for adverse drug reactions. This study was undertaken to identify factors associated with inappropriate PPI use among consecutively unplanned admissions of elderly patients at the time of admission. In 758 patients (54. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6333003PMC
January 2019
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Hand Grip Strength and Its Sociodemographic and Health Correlates among Older Adult Men and Women (50 Years and Older) in Indonesia.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 3;2018:3265041. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Objective: There is lack of knowledge about the patterns and correlates of hand grip strength (HGS) of older adults in Indonesia. This study aims to assess sociodemographic and health determinants of HGS among older adult men and women in Indonesia.

Methods: Participants were 7097 individuals of 50 years and older (mean age 61. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304637PMC
December 2018
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Ageing, Disability, and Spinal Cord Injury: Some Issues of Analysis.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 19;2018:4017858. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Education Psychology and Philosophy, State University of Cagliari, Italy.

Spinal cord injury is a disabling disorder, worldwide spread, with important consequences on functioning and health conditions and impacts on physical, psychological, and social well-being. The consequences are related to the lesion itself and to other complications related to the lesion. In the last decades, there have been an increasing of the mean ages of onset and also an increase in life expectancy after the lesion. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6276527PMC
November 2018
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Using Accelerometers to Measure Physical Activity in Older Patients Admitted to Hospital.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 18;2018:3280240. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, CB2 0QQ, UK.

Background: Low levels of physical activity in older patients during hospitalization have been linked to loss of functional ability. Practical methods of measuring physical activity are needed to better understand this association and to measure the efficacy of interventions. The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of using accelerometers to discriminate between lying, sitting, standing, and standing and moving and to determine the acceptability of the method from the patients' perspective. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6211152PMC
October 2018
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Telemedicine and Geriatrics in France: Inventory of Experiments.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 17;2018:9042180. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Research Unit EA 3072 "Mitochondrie, Stress Oxydant et Protection Musculaire", Faculté de Médecine de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg (UDS), 4 rue Kirschleger, 67091 Strasbourg, France.

Telemedicine is now in vogue, being deployed through computer and communication tools in various health fields, such as diabetology, nephrology, dermatology, neurology, and cardiology. With population ageing, geriatrics is coming into sharp focus. Telemedicine practices differ for home-based or institutionalized patients in long-term care homes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6166386PMC
September 2018
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Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly: Translation, Cultural Adaptation, and Validation of the Italian Version.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 8;2018:8294568. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Department of Public Health, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Objective: The aim of the study was to translate and culturally adapt the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly into Italian (PASE-I) and to evaluate its psychometric properties in the Italian older adults healthy population.

Methods: For translation and cultural adaptation, the "Translation and Cultural Adaptation of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures" guidelines have been followed. Participants included healthy individuals between 55 and 75 years old. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6129314PMC
August 2018
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In Their Voices: Client and Staff Perceptions of the Physical and Social Environments of Adult Day Services Centers in Taiwan.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 29;2018:5130472. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

College of Social Work, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.

Studies have examined the impact of environments on long-term care residents' quality of life; however, environment gets little attention in adult day services (ADS). The current study gives voice to clients and staff by capturing their perceptions of the physical and social environments of their ADS centers. Data were collected from 23 interviews with staff and clients and 270 hours of participant observations at two ADS centers in Taiwan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6087605PMC
July 2018
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Surveillance of First-Generation H1-Antihistamine Use for Older Patients with Dementia in Japan: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 2;2018:3406210. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

Department of Healthcare Administration and Management, Graduate School of Healthcare Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan.

Background: This study aimed to investigate the rate of first-generation H1-antihistamines use for older adults with dementia in Japan.

Methods: The study design was retrospective cohort using claims data between fiscal years 2010 and 2013. Subjects were 75 years or older, diagnosed with dementia, and given H1-antihistamines orally during the study period after being diagnosed with dementia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/3406210DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6051324PMC
July 2018
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Elderly Stroke Rehabilitation: Overcoming the Complications and Its Associated Challenges.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 27;2018:9853837. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Department of Geriatric Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, 20 College Road, Academia Level 3, Singapore 169856.

There have been many advances in management of cerebrovascular diseases. However, stroke is still one of the leading causes of disabilities and mortality worldwide with significant socioeconomic burden. This review summarizes the consequences of stroke in the elderly, predictors of stroke rehabilitation outcomes, role of rehabilitation in neuronal recovery, importance of stroke rehabilitation units, and types of rehabilitation resources and services available in Singapore. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6040254PMC
June 2018
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Reaching 100 in the Countryside: Health Profile and Living Circumstances of Portuguese Centenarians from the Beira Interior Region.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 13;2018:8450468. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

University of Beira Interior, Rua Marquês d'Ávila e Bolama, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal.

The interest in studying a specific population of centenarians who lives in the country's interior region (PT100-BI) emerged during the first Portuguese systematic study about centenarians (PT100 Oporto Centenarian Study). This region of Portugal is predominantly rural and is one of the regions with the largest number of aged people. The aim of this study is to provide information on the centenarians who live in the Beira Interior region, specifically in terms of their health status and the health services they use. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6020501PMC
June 2018
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Investigation of Geriatric Patients with Abdominal Pain Admitted to Emergency Department.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 30;2018:9109326. Epub 2018 May 30.

Ondokuz Mayıs University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Samsun, Turkey.

Introduction: The aim of this study is to detect the possible reasons of abdominal pain in the patients aged 65 and older admitted to emergency department (ED) with complaint of abdominal pain which is not related to trauma, to determine the length of hospitalization of old (65-75 age) and elderly (aged 75 and older) patients, and to define the hospitalization and mortality rates.

Material And Methods: In the study, 336 patients were included. Groups were compared in respect to gender, internal or surgical prediagnoses, complaints accompanying abdominal pain, vital findings, comorbidities, requested consultations, hospitalizing service, waiting time in the ED and in the hospital, and treatment methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5998168PMC
May 2018
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Knowledge and Perception of Falls among Community Dwelling Elderly: A Study from Southern Sri Lanka.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 29;2018:7653469. Epub 2018 May 29.

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka.

The knowledge and perception of falls facilitate a better pathway to improve the health status among the elderly. Knowledge and perception of falls among community dwelling elderly were assessed in 300 participants (175 females) aged 65 years and above using an interviewer-administered questionnaire. Mean (SD) age of the participants was 73. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5996422PMC
May 2018
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Patient- and Caregiver-Related Factors Associated with Caregiver Assessed Global Deterioration Scale Scoring in Demented Patients.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 4;2018:9396160. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

1 Department of Psychiatry, Aeiginition Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Background: Informant-based rating scales are widely used in dementia but patients' and caregivers' features influence the final scoring. We aimed to evaluate the role of patient- and caregiver-related factors in a caregiver rated Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) score in a sample of Greek patients with dementia.

Methods: We included 194 patients with dementia and 194 caregivers/family relatives; Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE); Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI); Katz Index of Activities of Daily Living (K-IADL) were administered to (a) patients and Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression (CES-D) Scale; Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) to (b) caregivers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/9396160DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6008841PMC
June 2018
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Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated with Injurious Falls among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Indonesia.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 3;2018:5964305. Epub 2018 Jun 3.

Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Objective: To assess the prevalence and health correlates of fall-related injury in a national population-based community-dwelling sample of older Indonesians.

Methods: Participants were 6698 older adults, 50 years and older (median age 58.0 years, IQR=11. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/5964305DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6008814PMC
June 2018
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Falls in Older Patients with Cancer Undergoing Surgery: Prevalence and Association with Geriatric Syndromes and Levels of Disability Assessed in Preoperative Evaluation.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 15;2018:5713285. Epub 2018 May 15.

Department of Geriatrics Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

Falls are common among older adults. However, not much is known about the prevalence of falls among older patients with cancer. In 2015, older patients with cancer referred to Geriatrics service for preoperative evaluation were assessed for fall history, basic and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL and IADL), KPS, and use of assistive device. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/5713285DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5977004PMC
May 2018
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Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health Profile of the Elderly Seeking Health Care in Kampala, Uganda.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 16;2018:4147509. Epub 2018 May 16.

Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.

Aging entails health challenges globally, but pertinent data from low-income countries like Uganda remains scarce. A cross-sectional study was carried out at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, among 134 patients (38% men and 62% women) aged ≥60 years. Data was collected on sociodemographic characteristics, medical disorders, cognitive function, hearing handicap, and functional status, that is, Basic Activities of Daily Living (BADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5976942PMC
May 2018
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Perspective of Family Members of Transitions to Alternative Levels of Care in Anglo-Saxon Countries.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 21;2018:4892438. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

School of Nursing, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, HSC 3H28, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1.

This scoping review explores circumstances surrounding the decision about, and eventual experience of, transitioning older adults into alternative levels of housing (ALH), such as long-term care. This topic is examined from a family member perspective, given their exposure and involvement in the care of older adult relatives during this transitional period. The scoping review methodology is based on the framework of Arksey and O'Malley and subsequent recommendations from Levac, Colquhoun, and O'Brien. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/4892438DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5841098PMC
February 2018
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Development of a Physiological Frailty Index for the World Trade Center General Responder Cohort.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 26;2018:3725926. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

Responders to the 9/11/2001 WTC attacks were exposed to multiple toxic pollutants. Since 2002, the health of the responder cohort has been continuously tracked by the WTC Health Monitoring Program. However, no assessments have been made of frailty, an important health metric given the current average age of the WTC responder cohort (55 years). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5846374PMC
February 2018
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Magnitude of Anemia in Geriatric Population Visiting Outpatient Department at the University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: Implication for Community-Based Screening.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2018 8;2018:9869343. Epub 2018 Jan 8.

Department of Hematology and Immunohematology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, 6200 Gondar, Ethiopia.

Objective: This study is aimed at assessing the magnitude and its associated factors of anemia in geriatric population visiting outpatient department at the University of Gondar referral hospital, northwest Ethiopia.

Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted among elder patients in Gondar town, North Gondar District, in May 2013. A total of 200 randomly selected geriatric population participated in the study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5817376PMC
January 2018
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Diseases Linked to Polypharmacy in Elderly Patients.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 25;2017:4276047. Epub 2017 Dec 25.

2nd Department of Internal Medicine, General and Oncological Hospital of Kifissia "Agioi Anargyroi", Noufaron and Timiou Stavrou 14, Athens, Greece.

Introduction: Polypharmacy in several cases is deemed necessary and elderly patients are prone to this phenomenon. The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence and the predictors of polypharmacy among consecutively unplanned admissions of patients aged ≥65 years.

Patients And Methods: In 310 patients (51% women), mean age 80. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5757103PMC
December 2017
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Anthropometric Measures and Frailty Prediction in the Elderly: An Easy-to-Use Tool.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 20;2017:8703503. Epub 2017 Nov 20.

Graduate Program in Biomedical Gerontology, Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology (IGG), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Av. Ipiranga 6681, Prédio 81, 7 Andar, Sala 703, 90619-900 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

Purpose: Anthropometry is a useful tool for assessing some risk factors for frailty. Thus, the aim of this study was to verify the discriminatory performance of anthropometric measures in identifying frailty in the elderly and to create an easy-to-use tool.

Methods: Cross-sectional study: a subset from the Multidimensional Study of the Elderly in the Family Health Strategy (EMI-SUS) evaluating 538 older adults. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/8703503DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5735592PMC
November 2017
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Incorporating Scoring Risk Models for Care Planning of the Elderly with Chronic Kidney Disease.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 28;2017:8067094. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

Nephrology Department, Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto (CHP), Porto, Portugal.

Mortality in chronic kidney disease remains high, particularly among the elderly, who represent the most rapidly growing segment of the end-stage renal disease population in wealthier countries. The management of older adults with chronic kidney disease has become a clinical challenge, and care for those patients expected to progress to end-stage renal disease should focus on evaluating the overall benefit of offering renal replacement therapy to them. Predictive mortality models may help to inform shared decision-making in the trajectory of the elderly with chronic kidney disease. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5727624PMC
November 2017
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Assessment of Osteoporosis in Injured Older Women Admitted to a Safety-Net Level One Trauma Center: A Unique Opportunity to Fulfill an Unmet Need.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 6;2017:4658050. Epub 2017 Nov 6.

Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

Background: Older trauma patients often undergo computed tomography (CT) as part of the initial work-up. CT imaging can also be used opportunistically to measure bone density and assess osteoporosis.

Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, osteoporosis was ascertained from admission CT scans in women aged ≥65 admitted to the ICU for traumatic injury during a 3-year period at a single, safety-net, level 1 trauma center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/4658050DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5694986PMC
November 2017
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Improved Health Status and Life Satisfaction among Older People following Self-Help Group Intervention in Jakarta.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 12;2017:3879067. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia.

Although self-help group for older people gains the effectiveness, the effect of a nursing intervention using a self-help group model as a guideline for self-monitoring and intervention on the health status and life satisfaction among older people still remains. To determine the effectiveness of this nursing intervention, an experimental design using multistage sampling method was used for this study. The self-help intervention included a single 50-70-minute session once a week for 12 weeks done, using the Life Satisfaction Inventory-A (LSI-A) questionnaire, and SF-36 shows a significant difference. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5684573PMC
October 2017
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Do Changes in Welfare and Health Policy Affect Life Satisfaction of Older Citizens in Europe?

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 25;2017:7574040. Epub 2017 Sep 25.

University Medical Centre, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 30001, 9700 RB Groningen, Netherlands.

Objectives: Ageing of societies causes serious political concerns on well-being of old citizens and care for the (frail) old. These concerns increased with the economic crisis of 2008. In European countries policy measures were taken to deal with the consequences of this crisis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5632888PMC
September 2017
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Identification of Neuroprotective Factors Associated with Successful Ageing and Risk of Cognitive Impairment among Malaysia Older Adults.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 3;2017:4218756. Epub 2017 Oct 3.

Dietetics Programme, School of Healthcare Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The increase of ageing population has raised public attention on the concept of successful ageing. Studies have shown that vitamin D, telomere length, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) have been associated with cognitive function. Therefore, this study aimed to identify neuroprotective factors for cognitive decline in different ageing groups. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5646302PMC
October 2017
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Burden and Correlates of Falls among Rural Elders of South India: Mobility and Independent Living in Elders Study.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 13;2017:1290936. Epub 2017 Jun 13.

Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Aim: Falls are an important contributor to loss of function, morbidity, and mortality in elders. Little is known about falls in Indian populations. The objective of this cross-sectional report was to identify the prevalence and correlates of falls in a cohort of 562 rural southern Indian men and women. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5485263PMC
June 2017
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Associations of Pet Ownership with Older Adults Eating Patterns and Health.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 29;2017:9417350. Epub 2017 May 29.

Department of Human Environmental Studies, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA.

Pet ownership has been shown to improve quality of life for older adults. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to compare older pet owners and older non-pet owners and assess differences between groups. This study was conducted on adults over 50 years of age, who owned either one cat or one dog versus nonowners based on age, race, gender, and education. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5467286PMC
May 2017
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The Relationship between Locomotive Syndrome and Depression in Community-Dwelling Elderly People.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 5;2017:4104802. Epub 2017 Apr 5.

Department of Strategic Surveillance for Functional Food and Comprehensive Traditional Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, 811 Kimiidera, Wakayama, Wakayama 641-8510, Japan.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/4104802DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5396418PMC
April 2017
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Age-Friendliness and Life Satisfaction of Young-Old and Old-Old in Hong Kong.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 24;2017:6215917. Epub 2017 Feb 24.

Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong.

Age-friendliness, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to enable and support individuals in different aspects of life for fostering life satisfaction and personal well-being as they age. We identified specific aspect(s) of age-friendliness associated with life satisfaction and examined similarities and differences in age-friendliness and life satisfaction in young-old and old-old adults. Six hundred and eighty-two ageing adults were asked to complete a survey questionnaire consisting of the Age-friendly City Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale, and sociodemographic variables. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5350395PMC
February 2017
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Prevalence of Anemia among Older Adults Residing in the Coastal and Andes Mountains in Ecuador: Results of the SABE Survey.

Authors:
Carlos H Orces

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2017 21;2017:4928786. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

Laredo Medical Center, Department of Medicine, 1700 East Saunders, Laredo, TX 78041, USA.

. To estimate the prevalence of anemia and its determinants among older adults in Ecuador. . Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5339481PMC
February 2017
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Pancreatic Surgery in the Older Population: A Single Institution's Experience over Two Decades.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 27;2016:8052175. Epub 2016 Nov 27.

Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA.

. Surgery is the most effective treatment for pancreatic cancer. However, present literature varies on outcomes of curative pancreatic resection in the elderly. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5149609PMC
November 2016
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SABE Colombia: Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in Colombia-Study Design and Protocol.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 13;2016:7910205. Epub 2016 Nov 13.

Escuela de Salud Pública, Universidad del Valle, Research Group of Epidemiology and Population Health (GEPH), Cali, Colombia.

. To describe the design of the SABE Colombia study. The major health study of the old people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in LAC, SABE (from initials in Spanish: SAlud, Bienestar & Envejecimiento). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5124445PMC
November 2016
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Muscle Functions and Functional Performance among Older Persons with and without Low Back Pain.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 2;2016:8583963. Epub 2016 Nov 2.

Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

This study aims to compare muscle functions and functional performances between older persons with and without low back pain (LBP) and to determine the association between muscle functions and functional performances. This is a cross-sectional study, involving 95 older persons (age = 70.27 ± 7. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5107865PMC
November 2016
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Elder Orphans Hiding in Plain Sight: A Growing Vulnerable Population.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 23;2016:4723250. Epub 2016 Oct 23.

Maimonides Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Brooklyn, NY 11219, USA.

Adults are increasingly aging alone with multiple chronic diseases and are geographically distant from family or friends. It is challenging for clinicians to identify these individuals, often struggling with managing the growing difficulties and the complexities involved in delivering care to this population. Clinicians often may not recognize or know how to address the needs that these patients have in managing their own health. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5097795PMC
October 2016
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Osteosarcopenic Obesity Syndrome: What Is It and How Can It Be Identified and Diagnosed?

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 7;2016:7325973. Epub 2016 Sep 7.

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA.

Conditions related to body composition and aging, such as osteopenic obesity, sarcopenia/sarcopenic obesity, and the newly termed osteosarcopenic obesity (triad of bone muscle and adipose tissue impairment), are beginning to gain recognition. However there is still a lack of definitive diagnostic criteria for these conditions. Little is known about the long-term impact of these combined conditions of osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and obesity in older adults. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5030469PMC
September 2016
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The Association between Different Levels of Alcohol Use and Gait under Single and Dual Task in Community-Dwelling Older Persons Aged 65 to 70 Years.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 19;2016:2018507. Epub 2016 Jul 19.

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne, Switzerland.

Objectives. This study aimed to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal association between alcohol intake and gait parameters in older persons. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4969499PMC
August 2016
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Does Frailty Predict Health Care Utilization in Community-Living Older Romanians?

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 17;2016:6851768. Epub 2016 Jul 17.

Research School SHARE, University of Groningen, Heggerweg 2a, 6176 RB Spaubeek, Netherlands.

Background. The predictive value of frailty assessment is still debated. We analyzed the predictive value of frailty of independent living elderly. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4967440PMC
August 2016
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Development and Evaluation of an Online Fall-Risk Questionnaire for Nonfrail Community-Dwelling Elderly Persons: A Pilot Study.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 10;2016:1520932. Epub 2016 May 10.

School of Health Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland Valais, Rathausstrasse 8, 3954 Leukerbad, Switzerland.

Introduction. Falls are frequent in older adults and may have serious consequences but awareness of fall-risk is often low. A questionnaire might raise awareness of fall-risk; therefore we set out to construct and test such a questionnaire. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4877464PMC
June 2016
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Do Aging and Tactile Noise Stimulation Affect Responses to Support Surface Translations in Healthy Adults?

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 19;2016:2941964. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

Health and Human Performance Department, University of Houston, 3855 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77204-6015, USA.

Appropriate neuromuscular responses to support surface perturbations are crucial to prevent falls, but aging-related anatomical and physiological changes affect the appropriateness and efficiency of such responses. Low-level noise application to sensory receptors has shown to be effective for postural improvement in a variety of different balance tasks, but it is unknown whether this intervention may have value for improvement of corrective postural responses. Ten healthy younger and ten healthy older adults were exposed to sudden backward translations of the support surface. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4853938PMC
May 2016
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Associations between Tactile Sensory Threshold and Postural Performance and Effects of Healthy Aging and Subthreshold Vibrotactile Stimulation on Postural Outcomes in a Simple Dual Task.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 10;2016:9797369. Epub 2016 Apr 10.

Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research, John P. McGovern Campus, 2450 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77021-2040, USA.

Specific activities that require concurrent processing of postural and cognitive tasks may increase the risk for falls in older adults. We investigated whether peripheral receptor sensitivity was associated with postural performance in a dual-task and whether an intervention in form of subthreshold vibration could affect performance. Ten younger (age: 20-35 years) and ten older adults (70-85 years) performed repeated auditory-verbal 1-back tasks while standing quietly on a force platform. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4842039PMC
May 2016
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Bone Mineral Density in the Noninstitutionalized Elderly: Influence of Sociodemographic and Anthropometric Factors.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 5;2016:4946593. Epub 2016 Apr 5.

Graduate Health Sciences Program, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Rua 235 c/1a s/n, Setor Leste Universitário, 74605-020 Goiânia, GO, Brazil.

Objective. Analysis of bone mineral density (BMD) in the elderly and its associated factors according to sex. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4834395PMC
April 2016
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A Study on Mortality Profile among Fifty Plus- (50+-) Population (FPP) of India: A 5-Year Retrospective Study at New Delhi District.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 3;2016:6403103. Epub 2016 Mar 3.

Department of Medicine, AIIM, Saket Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462020, India.

Objectives. To find out the mortality profile vis-a-vis different epidemiological factors at the time of autopsy among the 50+-Population. Material and Method. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4794591PMC
April 2016
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Clinical Screening Tools for Sarcopenia and Its Management.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 4;2016:5978523. Epub 2016 Feb 4.

Aged and Extended Care Services, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville South, Adelaide, SA 5011, Australia; Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care (G-TRAC) Centre, School of Medicine and Faculty of Health Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia; Centre of Research Excellence: Frailty Trans-Disciplinary Research to Achieve Healthy Aging, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia.

Sarcopenia, an age-related decline in muscle mass and function, is affecting the older population worldwide. Sarcopenia is associated with poor health outcomes, such as falls, disability, loss of independence, and mortality; however it is potentially treatable if recognized and intervened early. Over the last two decades, there has been significant expansion of research in this area. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4757731PMC
March 2016
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Gun Access and Safety Practices among Older Adults.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 2;2016:2980416. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.

Background. Given high rates of gun ownership among older adults, geriatric providers can assess firearm safety practices using a "5 Ls" approach: Locked; Loaded; Little children; feeling Low; and Learned owner. This study describes gun access and the "5 Ls" among US older adults. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4754461PMC
March 2016
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Caregiver Stigma and Burden in Memory Disorders: An Evaluation of the Effects of Caregiver Type and Gender.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2016 28;2016:8316045. Epub 2016 Jan 28.

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH 03755, USA; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001, USA.

Despite considerable gains in public awareness of dementia, dementia patients and their caregivers continue to be stigmatized. Previous work has explored stigma and burden among adult children of persons with dementia in Israel, but no similar data exist for spousal caregivers or caregivers in general in the United States. This study examines the differences in stigma and burden experienced by spousal and adult child caregivers and male and female caregivers of persons with dementia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4749763PMC
March 2016
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Subjective Memory Complaint and Depressive Symptoms among Older Adults in Portugal.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2015 31;2015:296581. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Aveiro University, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal.

Background. Older adults report subjective memory complaints (SMCs) but whether these are related to depression remains controversial. In this study we investigated the relationship between the SMCs and depression and their predictors in a sample of old adults. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4735984PMC
February 2016
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A Cross-Sectional Study of Self-Rated Health among Older Adults: Association with Drinking Profiles and Other Determinants of Health.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2015 30;2015:352947. Epub 2015 Dec 30.

Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montréal, QC, Canada H3C 3J7.

This study compares the relationship between drinking profiles and self-rated health with and without adjusting for other determinants of health among a sample of older adults from the general population. Respondents were 1,494 men and 2,176 women aged between 55 and 74 from the GENACIS Canadian survey. The dependent variable was self-rated health, an individual's perception of his or her own general health, a measure used as a proxy for health status. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4710937PMC
February 2016
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Indirect Fist Percussion of the Liver Is a More Sensitive Technique for Detecting Hepatobiliary Infections than Murphy's Sign.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2015 15;2015:431638. Epub 2015 Dec 15.

Emergency and General Internal Medicine, Rakuwakai Marutamachi Hospital, 9-7 Jyurakumawari-Matsushita-cho, Marutamachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8401, Japan.

Background. Murphy's sign and Charcot's triad are established clinical findings of acute cholecystitis and cholangitis, respectively, but both show low sensitivity and limited clinical application. We evaluated if indirect fist percussion of the liver improves the efficiency of diagnosing cholecystitis and cholangitis when used as a diagnostic adjunct. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4693012PMC
January 2016
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Health Characteristics of Solo Grandparent Caregivers and Single Parents: A Comparative Profile Using the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2015 10;2015:630717. Epub 2015 Sep 10.

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, 246 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A1.

Objectives. To describe the health characteristics of solo grandparents raising grandchildren compared with single parents. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4581507PMC
October 2015
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