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641. Survival associated with 5-fluorouracil-based adjuvant chemotherapy among elderly patients with node-positive colon cancer.

Survival associated with 5-fluorouracil-based adjuvant chemotherapy among elderly patients with node-positive colon cancer. BACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of adjuvant 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-based chemotherapy after surgical resection of node-positive colon cancer. Although this treatment became the standard in 1990 following a National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference, among those at least 65 years of age it is less likely to be offered to older

Annals of Internal Medicine2002

642. Effects of passive body heating on body temperature and sleep regulation in the elderly: a systematic review.

Effects of passive body heating on body temperature and sleep regulation in the elderly: a systematic review. Effects of passive body heating on body temperature and sleep regulation in the elderly: a systematic review. Effects of passive body heating on body temperature and sleep regulation in the elderly: a systematic review. Liao W C Authors' objectives To assess the effect of passive body heating on changes in body temperature and the quality of sleep in elderly people. Searching MEDLINE (...) . The included studies compared the heating of bodies using immersion to mid-thorax or neck level in a warm bath (40.2 or 40.3 degrees C for 10 to 30 minutes, 0.5 to 2 hours before bedtime) with either no bath or a lukewarm bath (38 degrees C). The interventions were conducted at home or in a sleep laboratory, and appear to have been conducted over one night only. Cointerventions included the use of foot warmers or electric blankets. Participants included in the review Studies of people aged 60 years

DARE.2002

643. Burden on family members. Caring for frail elderly: a meta-analysis of interventions

Burden on family members. Caring for frail elderly: a meta-analysis of interventions Burden on family members. Caring for frail elderly: a meta-analysis of interventions Burden on family members. Caring for frail elderly: a meta-analysis of interventions Yin T, Zhou Q, Bashford C Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of group and individual interventions on decreasing the burden of caregivers of the frail elderly, and to identify factors with potential influence on the magnitude (...) of the effects. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycLIT, Dissertation Abstracts International, and Social Work Abstracts were searched from 1980 to 2000 using the following keywords: 'caregiver burden or strain', 'group support or group intervention/treatment', 'individual and/or family intervention/treatment', 'dementia', 'frail or impaired elderly' and 'Alzheimer's disease'. Additional information was found through relevant review articles and an ancestry search. With the exception of dissertations, unpublished

DARE.2002

644. A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they?

A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they? A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they? A meta-analysis of fall prevention programs for the elderly: how effective are they? Hill-Westmoreland E E, Soeken K, Spellbring A M Authors' objectives To assess the effects of fall prevention programmes on the proportion of falls in the elderly. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to 1999) and CINAHL (from 1982 to 1999) were (...) searched using combinations of the keywords 'aged or elderly', 'falls', 'fall prevention', 'accidental falls', 'interventions', 'intervention studies', 'experimental studies' and 'results'. The searches were restricted to articles published in the English language. Citation searches of the Social Sciences Citation Index and the Science Citation Index were then undertaken using eleven of the abstracts that had variables of interest. The authors also checked the references of articles that were

DARE.2002

645. Home visits to prevent nursing home admission and functional decline in elderly people: systematic review and meta-regression analysis

Home visits to prevent nursing home admission and functional decline in elderly people: systematic review and meta-regression analysis Home visits to prevent nursing home admission and functional decline in elderly people: systematic review and meta-regression analysis Home visits to prevent nursing home admission and functional decline in elderly people: systematic review and meta-regression analysis Stuck A E, Egger M, Hammer A, Minder C E, Beck J C Authors' objectives To evaluate the effect (...) of preventive home visits on functional status, nursing home admission, and mortality. Searching MEDLINE, PsycINFO and EMBASE were searched from January 1985 to November 2001, using the keywords 'aged', 'home' or 'in-home', 'prevention' and 'geriatric assessment'. The authors also searched the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, checked reference lists of earlier reviews and book chapters, searched conference proceedings and specialty journals, and contacted experts. Studies were limited to reported

DARE.2002

646. Pharmacological treatment of psychosis and agitation in elderly patients with dementia: four decades of experience

Pharmacological treatment of psychosis and agitation in elderly patients with dementia: four decades of experience Pharmacological treatment of psychosis and agitation in elderly patients with dementia: four decades of experience Pharmacological treatment of psychosis and agitation in elderly patients with dementia: four decades of experience Kindermann S S, Dolder C R, Bailey A, Katz I R, Jeste D V Authors' objectives To assess the efficacy of drugs used for treating psychosis, aggression (...) and agitation in elderly patients with dementia. Searching MEDLINE and the Science Citation Index were searched from 1960 to 2000 for publications in the English language. Recent reviews and bibliographies of identified studies were also examined. The keywords were provided. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Studies with fewer than ten patients were excluded. Studies in the review included randomised controlled trials (RCTs) both open and double-blind, non-randomised

DARE.2002

647. Sertraline: a review of its use in the management of major depressive disorder in elderly patients

Sertraline: a review of its use in the management of major depressive disorder in elderly patients Sertraline: a review of its use in the management of major depressive disorder in elderly patients Sertraline: a review of its use in the management of major depressive disorder in elderly patients Muijsers RB, Plosker GL, Noble S Authors' objectives The authors' objective appeared to be to assess the efficacy of sertraline in elderly people with major depressive disorder. The review also includes (...) . The studies included in the assessment of therapeutic use compared sertraline (50 to 200 mg/day) with placebo, fluoxetine (20 to 40 mg), nortriptyline (25 to 100 mg), amitriptyline (50 to 150 mg) and imipramine (150 mg). The studies lasted 8 or 12 weeks. Participants included in the review Studies of patients aged 60 years or more with major depressive disorder were eligible for inclusion. The studies included in the assessment of therapeutic use were of elderly out-patients who had mean baseline

DARE.2002

648. Cost-benefit evaluation of influenza vaccination in the elderly in the Italian region of Liguria

Cost-benefit evaluation of influenza vaccination in the elderly in the Italian region of Liguria Cost-benefit evaluation of influenza vaccination in the elderly in the Italian region of Liguria Cost-benefit evaluation of influenza vaccination in the elderly in the Italian region of Liguria Gasparini R, Lucioni C, Lai P, Maggioni P, Sticchi L, Durando P, Morelli P, Comino I, Calderisi S, Crovari P Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria (...) for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study examined influenza vaccination in the elderly. Type of intervention Primary prevention. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population consisted of individuals older than 65 years. Setting The setting was unclear, but it is likely

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2002

649. Economic analysis of a pragmatic randomised trial of home visits by a nurse to elderly people with hypertension in Mexico

Economic analysis of a pragmatic randomised trial of home visits by a nurse to elderly people with hypertension in Mexico Economic analysis of a pragmatic randomised trial of home visits by a nurse to elderly people with hypertension in Mexico Economic analysis of a pragmatic randomised trial of home visits by a nurse to elderly people with hypertension in Mexico Garcia-Pena C, Thorogood M, Wonderling D, Reyes-Frausto S Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation (...) that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The use of home visits made by trained nurses, at least fortnightly, in the care of elderly people with hypertension. The nurses measured blood pressure, informed the patients and discussed possible lifestyle changes with them. Independent of this type

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2002

650. Adult day care for the frail elderly: outcomes, satisfaction, and cost

Adult day care for the frail elderly: outcomes, satisfaction, and cost Adult day care for the frail elderly: outcomes, satisfaction, and cost Adult day care for the frail elderly: outcomes, satisfaction, and cost Baumgarten M, Lebel P, Laprise H, Leclerc C, Quinn C Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical (...) assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology An adult day-care programme for elderly patients was examined. The intervention offered the frail older persons a personalised programme of therapeutic and preventive activities, which were developed after an in-depth evaluation of specific needs and abilities. The main objectives of the programmes were to reduce psychosocial problems, maintain the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living, and maintain

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2002

651. Achalasia treatment in the elderly: is botulinum toxin injection the best option?

Achalasia treatment in the elderly: is botulinum toxin injection the best option? Achalasia treatment in the elderly: is botulinum toxin injection the best option? Achalasia treatment in the elderly: is botulinum toxin injection the best option? Zarate N, Mearin F, Baldovino F, Armengol J R, Malagelada J R Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results (...) population The study population comprised elderly patients with clinical, radiographic and manometric features of achalasia. Setting The setting was secondary care. The economic study was carried out in Barcelona, Spain. Dates to which data relate The effectiveness and resource use data were gathered from January 1998 to December 2000 for the BTI group and between January 1985 and December 1997 for the ED group. No price year was reported. Source of effectiveness data The effectiveness evidence came from

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2002

652. Efficacy and safety of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in elderly: a case-controlled comparison with the open approach

Efficacy and safety of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in elderly: a case-controlled comparison with the open approach Efficacy and safety of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in elderly: a case-controlled comparison with the open approach Efficacy and safety of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in elderly: a case-controlled comparison with the open approach Fisichella P M, Di Stefano A, Di Carlo I, La Greca G, Russello D, Latteri F Record Status This is a critical abstract (...) of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy was compared with the open cholecystectomy approach in the treatment of elderly people with symptomatic, uncomplicated, gall bladder disease. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed with 4

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2002

653. Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination of the elderly in a densely populated and unvaccinated community

Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination of the elderly in a densely populated and unvaccinated community Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination of the elderly in a densely populated and unvaccinated community Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination of the elderly in a densely populated and unvaccinated community Wang C-S, Wang S-T, Chou P Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion (...) on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Influenza vaccination for the elderly was examined. The influenza vaccine was Vaxgrip 98-99 (Pasteur Merieux Connaught, France). It contained A/Beijing/262/95-like (h1N1), A/Sydney/5/97-like (H3N2) and B/Beijing/184/93-like. Type of intervention Primary prevention. Economic study type Cost

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2002

654. Cost and effectiveness of hip protectors among the elderly

Cost and effectiveness of hip protectors among the elderly Cost and effectiveness of hip protectors among the elderly Cost and effectiveness of hip protectors among the elderly Segui-Gomez M, Keuffel E, Frick K Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study (...) and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The use of hip protectors for the prevention of hip fractures in the elderly. Type of intervention Primary prevention. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis; Cost-utility analysis. Study population The study population comprised two hypothetical cohorts of 500,000 men and women, aged 65 years and over. Setting The setting was the community and secondary care. The economic study was carried out in the USA. Dates to which data relate The effectiveness evidence

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2002