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1021. Review: atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly increase mortality rates in elderly people with dementia

Review: atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly increase mortality rates in elderly people with dementia Review: atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly increase mortality rates 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 Review: atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly increase mortality rates in elderly people with dementia Article Text Therapeutics Review: atypical antipsychotic drugs slightly

2007 Evidence-Based Mental Health

1022. Does a diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome provide additional prediction of cardiovascular disease and total mortality in the elderly? The Dubbo Study (Abstract)

Does a diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome provide additional prediction of cardiovascular disease and total mortality in the elderly? The Dubbo Study OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) improves the prediction of cardiovascular disease or total mortality beyond that already provided by conventional risk factors. DESIGN AND SETTING: A longitudinal cohort study conducted in Dubbo, New South Wales. PARTICIPANTS: 2805 men and women aged 60 years and older

2007 EvidenceUpdates

1023. Validation of a 4-item score predicting hip fracture and mortality risk among elderly women. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Validation of a 4-item score predicting hip fracture and mortality risk among elderly women. PURPOSE: One in 4 Swedish women experiences a hip fracture, an event that has high concomitant morbidity and mortality. We developed and validated a clinical predictor of fracture and mortality risk, the Fracture and Mortality (FRAMO) Index. METHODS: This was a population-based prospective cohort study with a baseline questionnaire and 2-year outcomes of hip fracture, fragility fracture, and death (...) regression analysis to study the association between the FRAMO Index and outcomes in all participants. RESULTS: The participation rate was 83% in this elderly female population (N = 1,248). The 63% of women with 0 to 1 risk factor had a 2-year hip fracture risk of 0.8% and mortality risk of 3.2%. In contrast, women with 2 to 4 risk factors had a 2-year hip fracture risk of 5.4% (odds ratio = 7.5; 95% confidence interval, 3.0-18.4) and mortality risk of 23.7% (odds ratio = 9.5; 95% confidence interval

2007 EvidenceUpdates

1024. Review: evidence from single studies shows that a few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people

Review: evidence from single studies shows that a few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people Review: evidence from single studies shows that a few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine 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 Review: evidence from single studies shows that a few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people Article Text Clinical prediction

2007 Evidence-Based Medicine

1025. Warfarin reduced major stroke more than aspirin in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation in primary care Full Text available with Trip Pro

Warfarin reduced major stroke more than aspirin in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation in primary care Warfarin reduced major stroke more than aspirin in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation in primary care. | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine 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 Warfarin reduced major stroke more than aspirin in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation in primary care. Article Text Therapeutics Warfarin reduced major stroke more than

2007 Evidence-Based Medicine

1026. Which screening strategy using BMD measurements would be most cost effective for hip fracture prevention in elderly women? A decision analysis based on a Markov model

Which screening strategy using BMD measurements would be most cost effective for hip fracture prevention in elderly women? A decision analysis based on a Markov model Which screening strategy using BMD measurements would be most cost effective for hip fracture prevention in elderly women? A decision analysis based on a Markov model Which screening strategy using BMD measurements would be most cost effective for hip fracture prevention in elderly women? A decision analysis based on a Markov (...) of screening and the optimal age of screening, is still lacking. Further work is recommended (as noted above). Source of funding None stated. Bibliographic details Schott A M, Ganne C, Hans D, Monnier G, Gauchoux R, Krieg M A, Delmas P D, Meunier P J, Colin C. Which screening strategy using BMD measurements would be most cost effective for hip fracture prevention in elderly women? A decision analysis based on a Markov model. Osteoporosis International 2007; 18(2): 143-151 PubMedID DOI Indexing Status

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1027. Falls and health status in elderly women following first eye cataract surgery: an economic evaluation conducted alongside a randomised controlled trial

Falls and health status in elderly women following first eye cataract surgery: an economic evaluation conducted alongside a randomised controlled trial 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.

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1028. Using economic analysis to evaluate the potential of multimodality therapy for elderly patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer

Using economic analysis to evaluate the potential of multimodality therapy for elderly patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer Using economic analysis to evaluate the potential of multimodality therapy for elderly patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer Using economic analysis to evaluate the potential of multimodality therapy for elderly patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer Krzyzanowska M K, Earle C C, Kuntz K M, Weeks J 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 The health technology examined comprised various strategies for the treatment of elderly patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). In the first stage, radiation plus concurrent fluorouracil-based chemotherapy (RT-FU

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1029. Cost-effectiveness of vaccinating for invasive pneumococcal disease in the elderly in the Lazio region of Italy

Cost-effectiveness of vaccinating for invasive pneumococcal disease in the elderly in the Lazio region of Italy Cost-effectiveness of vaccinating for invasive pneumococcal disease in the elderly in the Lazio region of Italy Cost-effectiveness of vaccinating for invasive pneumococcal disease in the elderly in the Lazio region of Italy Merito M, Giorgi Rossi P, Mantovani J, Curtale F, Borgia P, Guasticchi G 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 compared pneumococcal vaccination for an elderly population against no vaccination. The 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine was used. Type of intervention Primary prevention. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1030. Cost-effectiveness of aortic valve replacement in the elderly: an introductory study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cost-effectiveness of aortic valve replacement in the elderly: an introductory study Cost-effectiveness of aortic valve replacement in the elderly: an introductory study Cost-effectiveness of aortic valve replacement in the elderly: an introductory study Wu Y, Jin R, Gao G, Grunkemeier GL, Starr A 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. CRD summary The objective was to use a long-term database to produce an introductory report on the cost-effectiveness of aortic valve replacement (AVR) compared with a non-surgical strategy. The authors concluded that AVR was cost-effective, even for the very elderly. The study had some methodological limitations which might affect the validity of the authors’ conclusions. They acknowledged

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1031. Effects of motor intervention in elderly patients with dementia: an analysis of randomized controlled trials

Effects of motor intervention in elderly patients with dementia: an analysis of randomized controlled trials Effects of motor intervention in elderly patients with dementia: an analysis of randomized controlled trials Effects of motor intervention in elderly patients with dementia: an analysis of randomized controlled trials Christofoletti G, Oliani M M. , Gobbi S, Stella F CRD summary The review assessed the efficacy of motor intervention for primary or secondary dementia. The authors (...) concluded that motor intervention minimises the physical and mental decline inherent in dementia. However, few studies were found and the substantial differences highlighted between the included studies, as well as the small data sets, preclude firm conclusions. Authors' objectives To determine the efficacy of motor interventions for the treatment of elderly patients with dementia, using trials based on the criteria of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) (see Other URL). Searching MEDLINE

2007 DARE.

1032. Hip protectors decrease hip fracture risk in elderly nursing home residents: a Bayesian meta-analysis

Hip protectors decrease hip fracture risk in elderly nursing home residents: a Bayesian 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.

2007 DARE.

1033. Special report: The efficacy and safety of statins in the elderly

Special report: The efficacy and safety of statins in the elderly Special report: The efficacy and safety of statins in the elderly Special report: The efficacy and safety of statins in the elderly BlueCross BlueShield Association Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. The BlueCross BlueShield Association Technology Evaluation Center website ( ) includes (...) the most recent 3 years of TEC Assessments. To request older reports, please use the “contact us” feature on the website. Citation BlueCross BlueShield Association. Special report: The efficacy and safety of statins in the elderly. Chicago: BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBS). TEC Assessment 21(12). 2007 Authors' objectives This Special Report reviews the evidence from clinical trials that evaluates the use of statins in the elderly age group. The beneficial effect of statins on cardiovascular

2007 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

1034. Does pravastatin promote cancer in elderly patients: a meta-analysis

Does pravastatin promote cancer in 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.

2007 DARE.

1035. Systematic review: the safety and efficacy of growth hormone in the healthy elderly

Systematic review: the safety and efficacy of growth hormone in the healthy elderly Systematic review: the safety and efficacy of growth hormone in the healthy elderly Systematic review: the safety and efficacy of growth hormone in the healthy elderly Liu H, Bravata D M, Olkin I, Nayak S, Roberts B, Garber A M, Hoffman A R CRD summary This review concluded that limited randomised controlled trials suggest that growth hormone is associated with small changes in body composition and increased (...) rates of adverse effects; as such it cannot be recommended as an anti-aging therapy. This was generally a well-conducted review and the authors’ cautious conclusions seem appropriate. Authors' objectives To determine the efficacy and safety of growth hormone (GH) in the healthy elderly. Searching MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for studies published in English until November 2005; the search terms were reported. The bibliographies of articles identified from the search were checked for additional

2007 DARE.

1036. A systematic review of nurse-assisted case management to improve hospital discharge transition outcomes for the elderly

A systematic review of nurse-assisted case management to improve hospital discharge transition outcomes for 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.

2007 DARE.

1037. Polypharmacy in elderly patients

Polypharmacy in elderly patients Polypharmacy in elderly patients Polypharmacy in elderly patients Hajjar ER, Cafiero AC, Hanlon JT CRD summary This review concluded that various numbers of medications were associated with negative health outcomes, but more research was required to determine the consequences associated with unnecessary drug use. The conclusions did not address the apparent efficacy of interventions to reduce polypharmacy. Due to limitations in the methodology and reporting (...) not always clear. Intervention studies assessed prescriber education, use of a medication grid and implementation of geriatric evaluation and management. Participants were elderly inpatients or outpatients. Outcomes reported were reduction in numbers of medications and specific classes of medications, reduction in in unnecessary drug use defined by the Medication Appropriateness Index (MAI) and reduction in number of doses per day. Definitions of polypharmacy varied in the included studies. The authors

2007 DARE.

1038. A systematic review of the benefits of home telecare for frail elderly people and those with long-term conditions

A systematic review of the benefits of home telecare for frail elderly people and those with long-term conditions A systematic review of the benefits of home telecare for frail elderly people and those with long-term conditions A systematic review of the benefits of home telecare for frail elderly people and those with long-term conditions Barlow J, Singh D, Bayer S, Curry R CRD summary The review concluded that telecare interventions improved care for frail elderly people and people (...) with chronic conditions, but the strength of the evidence depended on the type of telecare application. Overall, the authors' conclusions appear to be a reasonable interpretation of unreliable evidence. Authors' objectives To determine the effects of home telecare for frail elderly people or people with chronic conditions. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, ERIC, CINAHL, the Science Citation Index, the Cochrane Library, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PsycLit, HealthSTAR, the WHO library, Health

2007 DARE.

1039. Use of oral oxymorphone in the elderly

Use of oral oxymorphone in the elderly Use of oral oxymorphone in the elderly Use of oral oxymorphone in the elderly Guay D R CRD summary The review assessed the safety and efficacy of oral oxymorphone in pain management. The author concluded that oxymorphone did not have any unique assets or liabilities compared with other opioids. Since insufficient details of the included studies of review methodology were described, it was not possible to assess the reliability of these results. Authors (...) ' objectives To review the efficacy and safety of immediate-release and extended-release oral oxymorphone in the elderly. Searching MEDLINE via PubMed (1970 to September 2006) was searched for English-language studies. The search terms used were not listed in the review. Bibliographies of the identified papers were scanned for additional papers. No mention was made of how the author searched for unpublished data, but it appeared that the manufacturer was contacted for further data, as these were included

2007 DARE.

1040. Modelling the cost-utility of bio-electric stimulation therapy compared to standard care in the treatment of elderly patients with chronic non-healing wounds in the UK

Modelling the cost-utility of bio-electric stimulation therapy compared to standard care in the treatment of elderly patients with chronic non-healing wounds in the UK Modelling the cost-utility of bio-electric stimulation therapy compared to standard care in the treatment of elderly patients with chronic non-healing wounds in the UK Modelling the cost-utility of bio-electric stimulation therapy compared to standard care in the treatment of elderly patients with chronic non-healing wounds (...) of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis. Study population The study population comprised elderly patients with chronic, non-healing wounds of more than 6 months' duration. The inclusion and exclusion criteria were not reported. Setting The setting was community care. The economic study was carried out in the UK. Dates to which data relate The effectiveness and resource data appear to have been collected in 2006. The price year was 2005/06. Link

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.