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181. Ear diseases and factors associated with ear infections among the elderly attending hospital in Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia (PubMed)

Ear diseases and factors associated with ear infections among the elderly attending hospital in Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia Changes in the anatomical structures and function of the ear can result in ear diseases, and may affect all age groups including the elderly as a result of aging.To identify the frequency and types of ear diseases among the elderly attending Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz bin Musa'ed Al Saud hospital, Arar city, in the Northern Province of KSA, and factors associated (...) with ear infections among them.This cross-sectional hospital based study conducted from December 2016 through May 2017 included 138 elderly participants. A questionnaire was designed for collecting data about socio-demographic variables, the frequency and types of ear diseases among participants, and factors associated with ear infections among them. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 15, using descriptive statistics and Chi-Square test.Findings showed that 49.3% of the participants were suffering from

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2017 Electronic physician

182. Epidemiology of senile prostatic enlargement among elderly men in Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (PubMed)

Epidemiology of senile prostatic enlargement among elderly men in Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Senile prostatic enlargement due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common problem among older men, and is responsible for considerable disability. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and determinants of the clinically diagnosed prostatic enlargement among elderly men in Arar, Northern Saudi Arabia.This cross-sectional study was carried out on all consented elderly males (...) attending the outpatient clinic of the urology department of Arar Central Hospital from February 2017 to July 30, 2017. Each participant underwent a general examination and digital per rectal to detect general chronic diseases, obesity and prostatic enlargement. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 16, using descriptive statistics and Chi-squared test.Among 81 elderly male participants in the study, 19.8% had clinically diagnosed senile prostatic enlargement (SPE) and 3.7% had prostatic tumors

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2017 Electronic physician

183. Treatment and relative survival in very elderly patients with DLBCL in The Netherlands: a population-based study, 1989 to 2015 (PubMed)

Treatment and relative survival in very elderly patients with DLBCL in The Netherlands: a population-based study, 1989 to 2015 29297513 2019 01 18 2473-9529 1 21 2017 Sep 26 Blood advances Blood Adv Treatment and relative survival in very elderly patients with DLBCL in The Netherlands: a population-based study, 1989 to 2015. 1839-1841 10.1182/bloodadvances.2017011031 Dinmohamed Avinash G AG 0000-0002-4767-6716 Department of Research, Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation, Utrecht

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2017 Blood advances

184. Hemocoagulase might not control but worsen gastrointestinal bleeding in an elderly patient with type II respiratory failure (PubMed)

Hemocoagulase might not control but worsen gastrointestinal bleeding in an elderly patient with type II respiratory failure Hemocoagulase has been successfully used for the management of bleeding in patients undergoing surgery. Local spray of hemocoagulase during endoscopic therapy may be effective for the management of gastrointestinal bleeding. In China, intravenous infusion of hemocoagulase is given by some physicians for the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding. However, the potential (...) adverse events secondary to hemocoagulase, such as hypofibrinogenemia, are poorly recognized. In this paper, we reported an elderly patient with type II respiratory failure in whom hemocoagulase might induce hypofibrinogenemia and further worsen gastrointestinal bleeding. We highlighted that fibrinogen levels should be cautiously monitored in patients receiving hemocoagulase.

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2017 Translational gastroenterology and hepatology

185. Intergenerational Programs? Effect on the Mental Health of the Elderly

Intergenerational Programs? Effect on the Mental Health of the Elderly "Intergenerational Programs’ Effect on the Mental Health of the Elderly" by Alysia Hagert < > > > > > Title Author Date of Graduation Summer 8-12-2017 Degree Type Capstone Project Degree Name Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Rights . Abstract Background: Mental health disorders, such as late-life depression and dementia, are a growing problem the aging population faces. Common treatment medications carry (...) , and CINAHL. Keywords included: intergenerational relations, aged or elderly, and mental health. The quality of evidence was assessed using GRADE. Results: Two observational qualitative studies remained after duplicates were eliminated and eligibility criteria were applied. Both studies evaluated elderly exposed to intergenerational programs watching for trends as exposure rates increased. One study showed a decrease in depressive symptoms in a depressed subgroup of older adults and an increase in self

2017 Pacific University EBM Capstone Project

186. Can Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors Slow the Progression of Cognitive Decline In Elderly Patients With Dementia?

Can Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors Slow the Progression of Cognitive Decline In Elderly Patients With Dementia? "Can Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors Slow the Progression of C" by Karielle Brugman < > > > > > Title Author Date of Graduation Summer 8-12-2017 Degree Type Capstone Project Degree Name Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Rights . Abstract Background: Dementia is a slow progressing neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of executive functioning (...) in dementia patients. Conclusion: Current research on dementia progression and ACE inhibitors, as measured by cognitive assessment tools, have been shown to slow cognitive decline in elderly patients. Further research, preferably multiple, large randomized controlled human trials are necessary to determine the risk versus benefit of ACE inhibitor use. Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, cognitive decline, renin-angiotensin system, RAS

2017 Pacific University EBM Capstone Project

187. Treatment options of arm fractures in the elderly

Treatment options of arm fractures in the elderly Treatment options of arm fractures in the elderly We use cookies on this website. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services Treatment options of arm fractures in the elderly A systematic review and assessment of the medical, economic, social and ethical aspects Share: Reading time approx. 3 minutes The Swedish Agency (...) for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU) has evaluated the effects, complications, health economic aspects and ethical considerations of arm fractures treatment in the elderly with a mean age above 60 years. The project originates from a proposal from the Swedish Orthopaedic Association. The systematic review also includes studies on how patients with osteoporosis experience participation in their care and their encounters with health care professionals. Using plaster

2017 Swedish Council on Technology Assessement

188. A randomized controlled trial of a combined self-management and exercise intervention for elderly people with osteoarthritis of the knee: the PLE2NO program

A randomized controlled trial of a combined self-management and exercise intervention for elderly people with osteoarthritis of the knee: the PLE2NO program To assess the effectiveness of a 12-week self-management and exercise intervention (the PLE2NO program) in elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis.Randomized controlled trial.Four different community settings.Eighty individuals aged 60 years or older with clinical and radiographic knee osteoarthritis enrolled in the study.A combined

2017 EvidenceUpdates

189. Self-efficacy of foot care behaviour of elderly patients with diabetes (PubMed)

Self-efficacy of foot care behaviour of elderly patients with diabetes Elderly patients with diabetes are at a high risk of contracting diabetic foot problems. Self-efficacy is essential to help improve foot care behaviour.To identify levels of self-efficacy and foot care behaviour and their relationship with demographic characteristics in elderly patients with diabetes.A cross-sectional study was conducted in two general hospitals in Malaysia from May to June 2015. Diabetes patients aged 60

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2017 Malaysian family physician : the official journal of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia

190. Effect of Adjuvant Chemotherapy on Elderly Colorectal Cancer Patients: Lack of Evidence (PubMed)

Effect of Adjuvant Chemotherapy on Elderly Colorectal Cancer Patients: Lack of Evidence Adjuvant chemotherapy has become the standard form of treatment for all patients with stage III colorectal cancer and is also recommended for patients with stage II disease and defined risk factors. However, clinical studies that evaluate the effect of adjuvant treatment regimens have a selection bias in favor of younger patients, so that even retrospective subgroup analyses cannot define the best (...) therapeutic procedure in elderly patients with comorbidities.As long as the role of adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly colorectal cancer patients is not investigated in comprehensive trials, no clear recommendations are possible.An exploratory review of the relevant literature revealed that a formal meta-analysis concerning adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly patients with colorectal cancer is not feasible due to varying definitions of elderly patients, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and a plethora

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2017 Gastrointestinal tumors

191. Elderly peoples’ experiences of nursing homes in Bam city: A qualitative study (PubMed)

Elderly peoples’ experiences of nursing homes in Bam city: A qualitative study With the increasing number of elderly, especially in recent decades, transfer to nursing homes and the number of centers has also increased but experiences and problems of elders in these centers is less considered. So, the goal of this study is to explore the Elderly peoples' experiences of nursing homes.The current research was performed using a phenomenological approach in 2016. Participation in the study (...) is comprised of the elderly residents in a nursing home in Bam city who were selected based on an objective-oriented approach. The sampling was done until data saturation. Data collection methods were observation and an unstructured and in-depth interview. Data were analyzed using seven-stage Colaizzi process.In total, fifteen 68 - 82 years old people participated in our study and 52 primary and conceptual codes that were eventually categorized in five main themes (sense of rejection, sense of daily

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2017 Electronic physician

192. Challenges in Decision Making in Elderly Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies (PubMed)

Challenges in Decision Making in Elderly Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies 29034257 2018 08 01 2297-4725 33 4 2017 Aug Visceral medicine Visc Med Challenges in Decision Making in Elderly Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies. 281-283 10.1159/000478806 Wedding Ulrich U Department of Internal Medicine II (Haematology, Oncology, Palliative Care), University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany. Audisio Riccardo A RA Department of Surgery, University of Liverpool, St Helens Teaching

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2017 Visceral medicine

193. Challenges in Decision Making in Elderly Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies (PubMed)

Challenges in Decision Making in Elderly Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies 29034251 2019 01 16 2297-4725 33 4 2017 Aug Visceral medicine Visc Med Challenges in Decision Making in Elderly Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies. 244 10.1159/000480254 Wedding Ulrich U Department of Internal Medicine II (Haematology, Oncology, Palliative Care), University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany. Richter Konrad Klaus KK Department of Surgery, Southland Hospital, Invercargill, New Zealand

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2017 Visceral medicine

194. Ulinastatin did not reduce mortality in elderly multiple organ failure patients: a retrospective observational study in a single center ICU (PubMed)

Ulinastatin did not reduce mortality in elderly multiple organ failure patients: a retrospective observational study in a single center ICU Our aim was to evaluate the effect of ulinastatin on 28-day mortality in patients who developed multiple organ failure (MOF) related to their acute illness and were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).We carried out a retrospective observational study of MOF patients in a general ICU of a tertiary care hospital in Japan from January 2009 to December (...) , 0.52-7.13). However, ICU-free days and ventilator-free days was significantly fewer in the ulinastatin group than control group.In this retrospective observational study, ulinastatin was not associated with mortality in elderly patients with established MOF, although it might be related to patient's utility.

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2017 Acute medicine & surgery

195. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in elderly patients with anemia: response and cardiovascular outcomes (PubMed)

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in elderly patients with anemia: response and cardiovascular outcomes A specific cause of anemia cannot be identified in many elderly patients. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) may play a role in treating these patients with anemia of unknown etiology (AUE). This study examines hemoglobin and cardiovascular outcomes among elderly anemic patients treated with ESAs. We conducted a retrospective cohort study that included all anemic patients older than age

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2017 Blood advances

196. Association between vitamin D deficiency and heart failure risk in the elderly (PubMed)

Association between vitamin D deficiency and heart failure risk in the elderly The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between vitamin D deficiency and risk of heart failure in elderly patients of cardiology outpatient clinics.A cross-sectional study with an analytical approach was employed. Clinical data were collected from the elderly from August 2015 to February 2016. The dependent variable was the risk of heart failure; the independent variable was vitamin D deficiency (...) ; and intervening factors were age, gender, education, ethnicity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, renal failure, dementia, stroke, dyslipidaemia, depression, smoking, alcoholism, obesity, andropause, and cardiac arrhythmia. To analyse the association between vitamin D deficiency and risk of heart failure, we used the bivariate logistic analysis, followed by analysis through the multivariate logistic regression model. Of the 137 elderly, the study found the following: women (75.9%); overweight

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2017 ESC heart failure

197. Perioperative Management of Elderly Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies: The Contribution of Anesthesia (PubMed)

Perioperative Management of Elderly Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies: The Contribution of Anesthesia Elderly patients suffering from gastrointestinal malignancies are particularly prone to perioperative complications. Elderly patients often present with reduced physiological reserves, and comorbidities can limit treatment options and promote complications. Surgeons and anesthesiologists must be aware of strategies required to deal with this vulnerable subgroup.We provide a brief (...) review of current and emerging perioperative strategies for the treatment of elderly patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and frequent comorbidities.Especially in combination with advanced age, the effects of malignancies can be devastating, bringing new health challenges, exacerbating preexisting conditions, and exerting severe psychological strain. An interdisciplinary assessment and process planning provide an ideal setting to identify and prevent potential complications, especially

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2017 Visceral medicine

198. Risk Factors for Adverse Outcome for Elderly Patients undergoing Curative Oncological Resection for Gastrointestinal Malignancies (PubMed)

Risk Factors for Adverse Outcome for Elderly Patients undergoing Curative Oncological Resection for Gastrointestinal Malignancies The incidence of gastrointestinal cancer increases with age, with approximately 20% of these cases in people over 80 years of age. Due to pre-existing comorbidities, this onco-geriatric population often presents diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.A systematic review of articles on PubMed was performed to determine the predictive ability of screening tools (...) and their components regarding the occurrence of adverse outcomes in elderly onco-surgical patients with gastrointestinal malignancies.Surgical procedures in this patient cohort, particularly complex resections, may result in increased morbidity and mortality. The decision to treat an elderly patient with curative intent requires sound clinical judgment based on knowledge, consideration of objective parameters, and experience. These patients could potentially be optimized for surgery with the improvement

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2017 Visceral medicine

199. Attitudes of Surgeons toward Elderly Cancer Patients: A Survey from the SIOG Surgical Task Force (PubMed)

Attitudes of Surgeons toward Elderly Cancer Patients: A Survey from the SIOG Surgical Task Force Cancer care in elderly patients is complex. A recent survey showed that among mostly academic surgeons, practice patterns varied in the care of elderly patients. The authors suggested three areas of intervention in improving care of this population: frailty assessment, nutritional assessment, and assessment of quality of life.

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2017 Visceral medicine

200. Phase I study of pemetrexed and concurrent radiotherapy for previously untreated elderly patients with locally advanced non‐squamous non‐small cell lung cancer (PubMed)

Phase I study of pemetrexed and concurrent radiotherapy for previously untreated elderly patients with locally advanced non‐squamous non‐small cell lung cancer Chemoradiotherapy is the standard treatment for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, it is disputed whether this treatment is suitable for patients aged ≥75. This study was conducted to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of pemetrexed for use in concurrent radiotherapy for elderly patients (...) was the MTD; we did not set up a phase II study. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy might be too toxic for elderly patients aged ≥75 with locally advanced NSCLC.© 2017 The Authors. Thoracic Cancer published by China Lung Oncology Group and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

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2017 Thoracic cancer