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41. Diagnosis of dementia in the elderly with PTSD

Diagnosis of dementia in the elderly with PTSD Diagnosis of dementia in the elderly with PTSD 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 Diagnosis of dementia in the elderly with PTSD Share: Reading time less than 1 minute Some of the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remind of the symptoms of early development of dementia (...) . This can make it difficult with an assessment tool to clearly see if a person diagnosed with PTSD has started to develop dementia. Question Is there scientific evidence for any assessment tool that can identify development of dementia in the elderly with PTSD? SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU

Swedish Council on Technology Assessement2018

42. Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Acute Venous Thromboembolism in Elderly or Impaired Renal Function Patients: Pooled Analysis of RE-COVER and RE-COVER II

Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Acute Venous Thromboembolism in Elderly or Impaired Renal Function Patients: Pooled Analysis of RE-COVER and RE-COVER II 29202209 2017 12 20 2567-689X 117 11 2017 11 Thrombosis and haemostasis Thromb. Haemost. Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Acute Venous Thromboembolism in Elderly or Impaired Renal Function Patients: Pooled Analysis of RE-COVER and RE-COVER II. 2045-2052 10.1160/TH17-03-0176 Management of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) with anticoagulants (...) in elderly patients and those with chronic kidney disease poses special challenges. The RE-COVER and RE-COVER II trials showed that dabigatran 150 mg twice daily was as effective as warfarin over 6 months in preventing recurrent VTE, with a lower bleeding risk. We now assess the effects of old age and renal impairment (RI) on pooled trial outcomes in 5,107 patients: 4,504 aged <75 years and 603 aged ≥75 years. The primary efficacy outcome was symptomatic VTE/VTE-related death. Safety outcomes were

EvidenceUpdates2018

43. Improving meals for elderly persons in need of care

Improving meals for elderly persons in need of care Improving meals for elderly persons in need of care 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 Improving meals for elderly persons in need of care Share: Reading time less than 1 minute Nutrition is crucial for health and wellbeing and the risk for malnutrition increases with higher age. Due (...) to this, knowledge about food and meals, and what can be improved for older persons in need of care and services is important. Question What can improve meals for elderly persons in ordinary housing or residential care? SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert

Swedish Council on Technology Assessement2018

45. DHA supplementation improves cognitive function via enhancing Abeta-mediated autophagy in Chinese elderly with mild cognitive impairment: a randomised placebo-controlled trial

DHA supplementation improves cognitive function via enhancing Abeta-mediated autophagy in Chinese elderly with mild cognitive impairment: a randomised placebo-controlled trial 29142143 2017 11 16 1468-330X 2017 Nov 15 Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry DHA supplementation improves cognitive function via enhancing Aβ-mediated autophagy in Chinese elderly with mild cognitive impairment: a randomised placebo-controlled trial. jnnp-2017-316176 (...) 10.1136/jnnp-2017-316176 Higher docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake is inversely correlated with relative risk of Alzheimer's disease. The potential benefits of DHA supplementation in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have not been fully examined. Our study aimed to assess the effect of a 24-month DHA supplementation on cognitive function and amyloid beta (Aβ)-mediated autophagy in elderly subjects with MCI. This was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in Tianjin, China

EvidenceUpdates2018

46. Utility of a Precision Medicine Test in Elderly Adults with Symptoms Suggestive of Coronary Artery Disease

Utility of a Precision Medicine Test in Elderly Adults with Symptoms Suggestive of Coronary Artery Disease 29210056 2017 12 06 1532-5415 2017 Dec 06 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society J Am Geriatr Soc Utility of a Precision Medicine Test in Elderly Adults with Symptoms Suggestive of Coronary Artery Disease. 10.1111/jgs.15215 Diagnosing obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) is challenging in elderly adults, and current diagnostic approaches for CAD expose these individuals to risks (...) from contrast dye and invasive procedures. A Registry to Evaluate Patterns of Care Associated with the Use of Corus CAD in Real World Clinical Care Settings (PRESET; NCT01677156), pragmatic clinical trial. Community, 21 primary care practices. Of 566 stable, nonacute outpatients presenting with symptoms suggestive of obstructive CAD, the 176 who were aged 65 and older (median age 70, 61% female) were the current study participants. Blood-based precision medicine test, incorporating age, sex

EvidenceUpdates2018 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

47. ESMO Consensus Conference on malignant lymphoma: general perspectives and recommendations for the clinical management of the elderly patient with malignant lymphoma

ESMO Consensus Conference on malignant lymphoma: general perspectives and recommendations for the clinical management of the elderly patient with malignant lymphoma ESMO Consensus Conference on malignant lymphoma: general perspectives and recommendations for the clinical management of the elderly patient with malignant lymphoma | Annals of Oncology | Oxford Academic We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies (...) . You can change your cookie settings at any time. Search Account Menu Menu Navbar Search Filter Mobile Microsite Search Term Close search filter search input Article Navigation Close mobile search navigation Article navigation Article Contents Article Navigation Corrected Proof ESMO Consensus Conference on malignant lymphoma: general perspectives and recommendations for the clinical management of the elderly patient with malignant lymphoma C Buske 1 Comprehensive Cancer Center Ulm and Department

European Society for Medical Oncology2018

48. How Can You Best Address Polypharmacy in the Elderly?

How Can You Best Address Polypharmacy in the Elderly? How Can You Best Address Polypharmacy in the Elderly? | Clinical Correlations How Can You Best Address Polypharmacy in the Elderly? December 21, 2017 By Michael Nguyen Peer Reviewed Polypharmacy has been defined as the use of multiple unnecessary medications, the use of more medications than is clinically warranted or indicated, .[1–3] Problematic polypharmacy should be differentiated from appropriate polypharmacy. Consideration of overall (...) appropriateness of therapy is more valuable than simply considering the .[4] Overmedication and failure to perform prudent medication reconciliation is a growing problem in prescribing practice. In individuals over 65 years old, about 50% of the patient population takes over five prescription k.[5,6] The cost burden associated with adverse drug reactions is approximated to be between $37 and $50 billion.[7] Elderly patients are at increased risk of adverse drug reactions, with increased .[8] In the geriatric

Clinical Correlations2018

49. Assessment of falls in the elderly

Assessment of falls in the elderly Assessment of falls in the elderly - Differential diagnosis of symptoms | BMJ Best Practice You'll need a subscription to access all of BMJ Best Practice Search  Assessment of falls in the elderly Last reviewed: August 2018 Last updated: June 2018 Summary Falls are often multifactorial in origin. Deandrea S. Risk factors for falls in community-dwelling older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Epidemiology. 2010 Sep;21(5):658-68. http (...) ://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20585256?tool=bestpractice.com The presence of the following factors is associated with greater probability of future falls, Rubenstein LZ, Josephson KR. Falls and their prevention in elderly people: what does the evidence show? Med Clin North Am. 2006 Sep;90(5):807-24. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16962843?tool=bestpractice.com McInnes L, Gibbons E, Chandler-Oatts J. Clinical practice guideline for the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs

BMJ Best Practice2018

50. Effects of Toremifene, a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator, on Spontaneous and Stimulated GH Secretion, IGF-I, and IGF-Binding Proteins in Healthy Elderly Subjects

Effects of Toremifene, a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator, on Spontaneous and Stimulated GH Secretion, IGF-I, and IGF-Binding Proteins in Healthy Elderly Subjects ISSN 2472-1972 Effects of Toremifene, a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator, onSpontaneous and StimulatedGHSecretion,IGF-I,and IGF-Binding Proteins in Healthy Elderly Subjects Ferdinand Roelfsema, 1 Rebecca J. Yang, 2 Paul Y. Takahashi, 3 Dana Erickson, 4 Cyril Y. Bowers, 5 and Johannes D. Veldhuis 2 1 (...) - emifene.Estrogeniceffectsoftoremifeneontheliverwerepresent,asevidencedbyincreasedIGFBP1 and SHBG levels. Men and women responded to this SERM comparably. Copyright © 2018 Endocrine Society ThisarticlehasbeenpublishedunderthetermsoftheCreativeCommonsAttributionNon-Commercial, No-Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Freeform/Key Words: breast cancer, elderly, growth hormone, men, SERM, toremifene Abbreviations: ApEn, approximate entropy; ANOVA, analysis of variance; CV, coefficient of variation; FSH

Journal of the Endocrine Society2017 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

51. Medical Cannabis Use in the Elderly: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Medical Cannabis Use in the Elderly: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Medical Cannabis Use in the Elderly: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Medical Cannabis Use in the Elderly: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Medical Cannabis Use in the Elderly: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Published on: December 21, 2017 Project Number: RA0944-000 Product Line: Research Type: Drug Report Type: Reference List Result type: Report Question What (...) is the clinical effectiveness on the use of medical cannabis in the elderly? What are the evidence-based guidelines on the use of medical cannabis in the elderly? Key Message One systematic review, four randomized controlled trials, and two non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness on the use of medical cannabis in the elderly. Tags geriatrics, aged, cannabinoids, cannabis, marijuana abuse, older adult, Elderly Files Rapid Response Reference List Published : December 21, 2017

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review2017

52. Age Is Just a Number: Combating Muscle Loss in The Elderly

Age Is Just a Number: Combating Muscle Loss in The Elderly Age Is Just a Number: Combating Muscle Loss in The Elderly | Clinical Correlations Age Is Just a Number: Combating Muscle Loss in The Elderly December 14, 2017 By Carl Preiksaitis Peer Reviewed The term “sarcopenia” was introduced in 1989 to characterize the loss of muscle mass that occurs as a consequence of advancing age.1 Use of the term has since grown to .[1] The prevalence of sarcopenia is estimated to be approximately 29 (...) supports the implementation of a high-intensity resistance training program, with sessions 2-3 times a week.[1] A 2009 Cochrane review concluded that progressive resistance training in older adults leads to improvements in gait speed and getting out of a chair.8 Additionally, a significant improvement in muscular strength as well as reduction in osteoarthritis-related pain was observed.[8] An average of five months of resistance training demonstrated a 1.1 kg increase in lean body mass in aging adults

Clinical Correlations2017

53. Peripheral Nerve Block as a Supplement to Light or Deep General Anesthesia in Elderly Patients Receiving Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study

Peripheral Nerve Block as a Supplement to Light or Deep General Anesthesia in Elderly Patients Receiving Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study 28383293 2017 11 07 1536-5409 33 12 2017 Dec The Clinical journal of pain Clin J Pain Peripheral Nerve Block as a Supplement to Light or Deep General Anesthesia in Elderly Patients Receiving Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study. 1053-1059 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000502 Peripheral nerve block combined with general (...) anesthesia is a preferable anesthesia method for elderly patients receiving hip arthroplasty. The depth of sedation may influence patient recovery. Therefore, we investigated the influence of peripheral nerve blockade and different intraoperative sedation levels on the short-term recovery of elderly patients receiving total hip arthroplasty. Patients aged 65 years and older undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized into 3 groups: a general anesthesia without lumbosacral plexus block group, and 2

EvidenceUpdates2017

54. Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Acute Venous Thromboembolism in Elderly or Impaired Renal Function Patients: Pooled Analysis of RE-COVER and RE-COVER II. Pooled analysis of RE-COVER and RE-COVER II

Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Acute Venous Thromboembolism in Elderly or Impaired Renal Function Patients: Pooled Analysis of RE-COVER and RE-COVER II. Pooled analysis of RE-COVER and RE-COVER II

EvidenceUpdates2017

55. Blood Transfusion in Elderly Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Data from the RICO Survey

Blood Transfusion in Elderly Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Data from the RICO Survey 29030059 2017 12 19 1555-7162 2017 Oct 10 The American journal of medicine Am. J. Med. Blood Transfusion in Elderly Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Data from the RICO Survey. S0002-9343(17)31013-6 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.09.027 Red blood cell transfusion benefit during acute myocardial infarction remains unclear in the elderly. We aimed to assess the transfusion impact on 1-year mortality (...) in acute myocardial infarction patients aged ≥65 years, according to their age and hemoglobin nadir. We included 3316 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction aged ≥65 years from the "obseRvatoire des Infarctus de Côte d'Or" (RICO) survey. They were categorized according to their hemoglobin nadir (≤8, >8 to ≤10, and >10 g/dL) and age (<80 or ≥80 years). A total of 1906 patients (57%) were 65-79 years old, and 1410 (43%) were aged ≥80 years, of whom 103 (5%) and 145 (10%) patients received

EvidenceUpdates2017

56. Deep venous thrombosis in elderly patients as a surgical emergency at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Deep venous thrombosis in elderly patients as a surgical emergency at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Electronic Physician (ISSN: 2008-5842) http://www.ephysician.ir November 2017, Volume: 9, Issue: 11, Pages: 5754-5759, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19082/5754 Corresponding author: Abdalla Mohamed Bakr Ali, 29th, El-Gomhoria St., Sohag City, Postal Code: 82511, Egypt. Tel.: +201018433722, Email: apdo3332008@gmail.com Received: July 12, 2017, Accepted: September 16, 2017 (...) , Published: November 2017 iThenticate screening: September 16, 2017, English editing: October 14, 2017, Quality control: October 15, 2017 © 2017 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made. Page 5754 Deep venous thrombosis in elderly patients as a surgical

Electronic physician2017 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

57. Interventions to prevent drug related death and harm amongst elderly

Interventions to prevent drug related death and harm amongst elderly Interventions to prevent drug related death and harm amongst elderly - NIPH Selected items added to basket Close Vis søkefelt How can we help you today? Search for: Søk Menu • • Interventions to prevent drug related death and harm amongst elderly Søk i Folkehelsa.no Search for: Søk Infectious diseases & Vaccines Close Mental & Physical health Close Environment & Lifestyle Close Health in Norway Close Quality & Knowledge Close (...) Research & Access to data Close Key message Background A national patient safety campaign, planned to start in 2011, is being prepared. To support decisions regarding interventions, we have performed a rapid summary of evidence supporting interventions to prevent drug related death and harm amongst elderly. Pre-stated interventions were medication reconciliation, education, interventions for handling of drugs that pose special risks, electronic ordination and control systems for transfer and discharge

The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services2017

58. Drug-eluting stents in elderly patients with coronary artery disease (SENIOR): a randomised single-blind trial.

Drug-eluting stents in elderly patients with coronary artery disease (SENIOR): a randomised single-blind trial. BACKGROUND: Elderly patients regularly receive bare-metal stents (BMS) instead of drug-eluting stents (DES) to shorten the duration of double antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). The aim of this study was to compare outcomes between these two types of stents with a short duration of DAPT in such patients. METHODS: In this randomised single-blind trial, we recruited patients from 44 centres (...) in nine countries. Patients were eligible if they were aged 75 years or older; had stable angina, silent ischaemia, or an acute coronary syndrome; and had at least one coronary artery with a stenosis of at least 70% (≥50% for the left main stem) deemed eligible for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Exclusion criteria were indication for myocardial revascularisation by coronary artery bypass grafting; inability to tolerate, obtain, or comply with DAPT; requirement for additional surgery; non

Lancet2017

59. Two cases of spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma without back or neck pain in elderly Japanese men

Two cases of spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma without back or neck pain in elderly Japanese men 29657732 2018 11 14 2052-8817 5 2 2018 04 Acute medicine & surgery Acute Med Surg Two cases of spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma without back or neck pain in elderly Japanese men. 181-184 10.1002/ams2.317 Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is an uncommon disease. Most SSEH cases involve back and/or neck pain. We report the cases of two men who experienced SSEH with dysstasia (...) but without back or neck pain. This study presents two cases involving elderly Japanese men who visited an emergency department because of sudden dysstasia without back or neck pain. The results of the neurological examinations revealed ataxic gait. Cervical spinal epidural hematomas were observed by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. One patient underwent hematoma removal and decompression by corpectomy, whereas the other patient received conservative treatment and observation

Acute medicine & surgery2017 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

60. Ibrutinib in combination with obinutuzumab for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma in elderly – first line

Ibrutinib in combination with obinutuzumab for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma in elderly – first line Ibrutinib in combination with obinutuzumab for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma in elderly – first line ‐ NIHR Innovation Observatory ☰ Menu Search Filter by Specialty Filter by Year Ibrutinib in combination with obinutuzumab for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma in (...) elderly – first line October 2017 Technology Description: The combination of ibrutinib (oral capsules) and obinutuzumab (intravenous injection) is being developed as a new treatment option for CLL/SLL in elderly patients. Both drugs act in different unique ways to improve the body’s natural defence to fight the cancer cells and their combined effect may significantly reduce symptoms of the disease and increase survival. Specialty You may also be interested in: Apr 2015 Specialty: Apr 2015 Specialty

NIHR Innovation Observatory2017