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921. Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination for elderly people living in the community

Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination for elderly people living in the community Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination for elderly people living in the community Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination for elderly people living in the community Schooling CM, Wong LC, Chau J, Cheung A, Ho A, McGhee SM 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 (...) appear to be consistent with these results. Funding Supported by the Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government. Bibliographic details Schooling CM, Wong LC, Chau J, Cheung A, Ho A, McGhee SM. Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination for elderly people living in the community. Hong Kong Medical Journal 2009; 15(5 Supplement 6): S44-S47 PubMedID Original Paper URL Other publications of related interest Jefferson T, Rivetti D, Rivetti

2009 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

922. Age, revaccination, and tolerance effects on pneumococcal vaccination strategies in the elderly: a cost-effectiveness analysis

Age, revaccination, and tolerance effects on pneumococcal vaccination strategies in the elderly: a cost-effectiveness analysis Age, revaccination, and tolerance effects on pneumococcal vaccination strategies in the elderly: a cost-effectiveness analysis Age, revaccination, and tolerance effects on pneumococcal vaccination strategies in the elderly: a cost-effectiveness analysis Smith KJ, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Roberts MS Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation (...) : The methods were appropriate. There were a large number of sources and interventions, and the authors only provided brief details of their methods and summarised their results. Given the scope of the analysis, it appears that the authors’ conclusions are valid. Funding Not stated. Bibliographic details Smith KJ, Zimmerman RK, Nowalk MP, Roberts MS. Age, revaccination, and tolerance effects on pneumococcal vaccination strategies in the elderly: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Vaccine 2009; 27(24): 3159-3164

2009 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

923. Targeting suboptimal prescribing in the elderly: a review of the impact of pharmacy services

Targeting suboptimal prescribing in the elderly: a review of the impact of pharmacy services Targeting suboptimal prescribing in the elderly: a review of the impact of pharmacy services Targeting suboptimal prescribing in the elderly: a review of the impact of pharmacy services Castelino RL, Bajorek BV, Chen TF CRD summary This review assessed the impact of interventions by pharmacists on suboptimal prescribing in the elderly and concluded that pharmacy services to reduce suboptimal prescribing (...) showed promising and noteworthy improvements. The authors' cautious conclusions reflected the evidence presented, but shortcomings in the review process and potential for missed studies made the reliability of the conclusions uncertain. Authors' objectives To assess the impact of interventions by pharmacists on suboptimal prescribing in the elderly. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE and IPA databases were searched for English-language studies from January 1992 to December 2008; search terms were reported

2009 DARE.

924. Discharge planning from hospital to home for elderly patients: a meta-analysis

Discharge planning from hospital to home for elderly patients: a meta-analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2009 DARE.

925. Can pharmacological treatment of behavioural disturbances in elderly patients with dementia lower the burden of their family caregiver? Full Text available with Trip Pro

Can pharmacological treatment of behavioural disturbances in elderly patients with dementia lower the burden of their family caregiver? Can pharmacological treatment of behavioural disturbances in elderly patients with dementia lower the burden of their family caregiver? Can pharmacological treatment of behavioural disturbances in elderly patients with dementia lower the burden of their family caregiver? Schoenmakers B, Buntinx F, De Lepeleire J CRD summary In this review, the authors concluded (...) with the relative with dementia were observed in five trials that evaluated treatment of patients with dementia with cholinesterase inhibitors (SMD 41.65 minutes per day, 95% CI 25.29 to 58.02 minutes). There was no statistically significant heterogeneity observed reported in any analyses of pooled results for the outcomes examined. There was no evidence of publication bias. Authors' conclusions Pharmacological treatment of elderly patients with dementia appeared to lower the burden on family caregivers

2009 DARE.

926. One-leg standing test for elderly populations

One-leg standing test for elderly populations One-leg standing test for elderly populations One-leg standing test for elderly populations Michikawa T, Nishiwaki Y, Takebayashi T, Toyama Y CRD summary This review concluded that the one-leg standing test could be used to predict frailty in community-dwelling elderly people. Some interventions to improve balance, resistance and strength/endurance seemed to improve one-leg standing times. Given a lack of reporting of the review process, potential (...) for missed studies and the paucity of good-quality evidence, the result should be interpreted with caution. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of the one-leg standing test as a practical marker of frailty in the elderly. Searching PubMed was searched from 1966 to 2007 for publications in English and Japanese. Search terms were reported. The bibliography of each retrieved article was handsearched. Study selection Observational and intervention studies of one-leg standing tests in community

2009 DARE.

927. Immediate and delayed effects of cognitive interventions in healthy elderly: a review of current literature and future directions

Immediate and delayed effects of cognitive interventions in healthy elderly: a review of current literature and future directions Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2009 DARE.

928. The effectiveness of cognitive and behavioural treatment of chronic pain in the elderly: a quantitative review

The effectiveness of cognitive and behavioural treatment of chronic pain in the elderly: a quantitative review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2009 DARE.

929. NSAIDs and the risk of accidental falls in the elderly: a systematic review

NSAIDs and the risk of accidental falls in the elderly: a systematic review NSAIDs and the risk of accidental falls in the elderly: a systematic review NSAIDs and the risk of accidental falls in the elderly: a systematic review Hegeman J, van den Bemt BJ, Duysens J, van Limbeek J CRD summary This review concluded that an increased risk of falls was probable when elderly individuals were exposed to NSAIDs. The lack of controlled trials and the likelihood of recall bias were important limitations (...) of the review and made it difficult to verify results, but the authors' conclusions appeared to reflect the evidence presented. Authors' objectives To investigate the risk of accidental falls due to NSAID use in elderly people. Searching Published trials were identified through a search of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Excerpta Medica, Current Contents and Science Citation Index from 1966 to March 2008. Articles were required to be in English, German or Dutch. Reference lists

2009 DARE.

930. Elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the very elderly: a systematic review

Elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the very elderly: a systematic review Elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the very elderly: a systematic review Elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the very elderly: a systematic review Ballotta E, Da Giau G, Gruppo M, Mazzalai F, Spirch S, Terranova O CRD summary This review found that there were no differences in perioperative survival between open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm in people aged over 80 (...) , but that a larger number of major perioperative complications were observed after open repair. These results should be treated with caution given limitations in the conduct and analysis of the review. Authors' objectives To assess the early mortality, complication rates and long-term survival of elderly people after elective open or endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Searching EMBASE (from 1988), Cochrane Library and MEDLINE (from 1975) were searched for articles published up to May 2008. Search

2009 DARE.

931. Systematic review of respite care in the frail elderly

Systematic review of respite care in the frail elderly Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2009 DARE.

932. Gemcitabine-based doublets versus single-agent therapy for elderly patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer: a literature-based meta-analysis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Gemcitabine-based doublets versus single-agent therapy for elderly patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer: a literature-based meta-analysis Gemcitabine-based doublets versus single-agent therapy for elderly patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer: a literature-based meta-analysis Gemcitabine-based doublets versus single-agent therapy for elderly patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer: a literature-based meta-analysis Russo A, Rizzo S, Fulfaro F, Adamo V, Santini D (...) , Vincenzi B, Gebbia N, Carreca I CRD summary This review assessed the efficacy and tolerability of gemcitabine-based doublets compared with single-agent chemotherapy in elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. The authors concluded that gemcitabine-based doublets appeared to be effective and feasible, but further research is needed. Unclear trial quality and potential methodological limitations in the review process means that the reliability of this conclusion is unclear. Authors

2009 DARE.

933. A systematic review of the effectiveness of tai chi on fall reduction among the elderly

A systematic review of the effectiveness of tai chi on fall reduction among the elderly Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2009 DARE.

934. The accuracy of plasma natriuretic peptide levels for diagnosis of cardiac dysfunction and chronic heart failure in community-dwelling elderly: a systematic review

The accuracy of plasma natriuretic peptide levels for diagnosis of cardiac dysfunction and chronic heart failure in community-dwelling elderly: a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2009 DARE.

935. Arthroplasty or internal fixation for displaced femoral neck fractures: which is the optimal alternative for elderly patients? A meta-analysis

Arthroplasty or internal fixation for displaced femoral neck fractures: which is the optimal alternative for elderly patients? A meta-analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2009 DARE.

936. The impact of cognitive impairment on rehabilitation outcomes in elderly patients admitted with a femoral neck fracture: a systematic review

The impact of cognitive impairment on rehabilitation outcomes in elderly patients admitted with a femoral neck fracture: a systematic review The impact of cognitive impairment on rehabilitation outcomes in elderly patients admitted with a femoral neck fracture: a systematic review The impact of cognitive impairment on rehabilitation outcomes in elderly patients admitted with a femoral neck fracture: a systematic review Muir S W, Yohannes A M CRD summary Cognitively impaired older adults who (...) : The authors stated a number of detailed recommendations for research, particularly the need for well-designed, adequately-powered trials that use validated outcome measures to explore which patient groups might benefit most and the specific rehabilitation interventions that are most effective. Funding Not stated. Bibliographic details Muir S W, Yohannes A M. The impact of cognitive impairment on rehabilitation outcomes in elderly patients admitted with a femoral neck fracture: a systematic review. Journal

2009 DARE.

937. Collaborative care interventions for depression in the elderly: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Collaborative care interventions for depression in the elderly: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2009 DARE.

938. A randomized trial of home telemonitoring in a typical elderly heart failure population in North West London: results of the Home-HF study

A randomized trial of home telemonitoring in a typical elderly heart failure population in North West London: results of the Home-HF study Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2009 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

939. Elderly women with larger social networks are less likely to develop dementia Full Text available with Trip Pro

Elderly women with larger social networks are less likely to develop dementia Elderly women with larger social networks are less likely to develop dementia | Evidence-Based Mental Health We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts (...) Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Elderly women with larger social networks are less likely to develop dementia Article Text Aetiology Elderly women with larger social networks are less likely to develop dementia Statistics from Altmetric.com QUESTION Question

2009 Evidence-Based Mental Health

940. Short term use of antipsychotics increases the risk of serious adverse events in elderly people with dementia

Short term use of antipsychotics increases the risk of serious adverse events in elderly people with dementia Short term use of antipsychotics increases the risk of serious adverse events in elderly people with dementia | Evidence-Based Mental Health We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username (...) and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Short term use of antipsychotics increases the risk of serious adverse events in elderly people with dementia Article Text Aetiology Short term use of antipsychotics

2009 Evidence-Based Mental Health