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1041. Cost-effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy for elderly primary care patients with major depression

Cost-effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy for elderly primary care patients with major depression 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.

1042. Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination for prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in the elderly: an update for 10 Western European countries

Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination for prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in the elderly: an update for 10 Western European countries Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination for prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in the elderly: an update for 10 Western European countries Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination for prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in the elderly: an update for 10 Western European countries Evers S M, Ament A J, Colombo G L (...) , Konradsen H B, Reinert R R, Sauerland D, Wittrup-Jensen K, Loiseau C, Fedson D 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 study compared pneumococcal vaccination in the elderly population versus no vaccination. The 14

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1043. Cost-effectiveness of elderly health examination program: the example of hypertension screening Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cost-effectiveness of elderly health examination program: the example of hypertension screening Cost-effectiveness of elderly health examination program: the example of hypertension screening Cost-effectiveness of elderly health examination program: the example of hypertension screening Deng B H, Liu H W, Pan P C, Mau L W, Chiu H 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 study investigated the cost-effectiveness of hypertension screening under the Elderly Health Examination Programme (EHEP). The EHEP was a public sponsored massive health screening programme offering free health examinations, including medical history, chest X-ray, electrocardiogram, hypertension checks and laboratory tests to Taiwanese senior

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

1044. Radiotherapy for glioblastoma in the elderly. (Abstract)

Radiotherapy for glioblastoma in the elderly. There is no community standard for the treatment of glioblastoma in patients 70 years of age or older. We conducted a randomized trial that compared radiotherapy and supportive care with supportive care alone in such patients.Patients 70 years of age or older with a newly diagnosed anaplastic astrocytoma or glioblastoma and a Karnofsky performance score of 70 or higher were randomly assigned to receive supportive care only or supportive care plus (...) , 0.29 to 0.76; P=0.002). There were no severe adverse events related to radiotherapy. The results of quality-of-life and cognitive evaluations over time did not differ significantly between the treatment groups.Radiotherapy results in a modest improvement in survival, without reducing the quality of life or cognition, in elderly patients with glioblastoma. (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00430911 [ClinicalTrials.gov].).Copyright 2007 Massachusetts Medical Society.

2007 NEJM Controlled trial quality: predicted high

1045. Melphalan and prednisone plus thalidomide versus melphalan and prednisone alone or reduced-intensity autologous stem cell transplantation in elderly patients with multiple myeloma (IFM 99-06): a randomised trial. (Abstract)

Melphalan and prednisone plus thalidomide versus melphalan and prednisone alone or reduced-intensity autologous stem cell transplantation in elderly patients with multiple myeloma (IFM 99-06): a randomised trial. In multiple myeloma, combination chemotherapy with melphalan plus prednisone is still regarded as the standard of care in elderly patients. We assessed whether the addition of thalidomide to this combination, or reduced-intensity stem cell transplantation, would improve (...) provide strong evidence to indicate that the use of thalidomide in combination with melphalan and prednisone should, at present, be the reference treatment for previously untreated elderly patients with multiple myeloma.

2007 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high

1046. Effectiveness of paramedic practitioners in attending 999 calls from elderly people in the community: cluster randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effectiveness of paramedic practitioners in attending 999 calls from elderly people in the community: cluster randomised controlled trial. To evaluate the benefits of paramedic practitioners assessing and, when possible, treating older people in the community after minor injury or illness. Paramedic practitioners have been trained with extended skills to assess, treat, and discharge older patients with minor acute conditions in the community.Cluster randomised controlled trial involving 56 (...) in 28 day mortality (0.87, 0.63 to 1.21).Paramedics with extended skills can provide a clinically effective alternative to standard ambulance transfer and treatment in an emergency department for elderly patients with acute minor conditions.ISRCTN27796329 [controlled-trials.com].

2007 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

1047. Warfarin versus aspirin for stroke prevention in an elderly community population with atrial fibrillation (the Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation Treatment of the Aged Study, BAFTA): a randomised controlled trial. (Abstract)

Warfarin versus aspirin for stroke prevention in an elderly community population with atrial fibrillation (the Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation Treatment of the Aged Study, BAFTA): a randomised controlled trial. Anticoagulants are more effective than antiplatelet agents at reducing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation, but whether this benefit outweighs the increased risk of bleeding in elderly patients is unknown. We assessed whether warfarin reduced risk of major stroke, arterial (...) embolism, or other intracranial haemorrhage compared with aspirin in elderly patients.973 patients aged 75 years or over (mean age 81.5 years, SD 4.2) with atrial fibrillation were recruited from primary care and randomly assigned to warfarin (target international normalised ratio 2-3) or aspirin (75 mg per day). Follow-up was for a mean of 2.7 years (SD 1.2). The primary endpoint was fatal or disabling stroke (ischaemic or haemorrhagic), intracranial haemorrhage, or clinically significant arterial

2007 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high

1048. Treatment of urinary incontinence in elderly patients

Treatment of urinary incontinence in elderly patients Volumen 15. DTB Navarre. Vol 15, No 4. August - October 2007 - navarra.es Castellano | Euskara | Français | English Use the search tool! Search engine : : : : : : DTB Navarre. Vol 15, No 4. August - October 2007 DTB Navarre. Vol 15, No 4. August - October 2007 Content tools Share it Treatment of urinary incontinence in elderly patients Urinary incontinence is a clinical situation highly prevalent in patients above 65 years of age (...) and is often associated with other diseases. It causes deterioration in quality of life and can cause institutionalisation of patients. Primary care doctors should actively look out for incontinence, given that the elderly tend to make only few complaints regarding this condition. An active and personal intervention by the health care provider can correct and reduce the level of incontinence. Authors: Mª Carmen Litago. Family Doctor. Navarre Regional Health Service. Spain. Mª José Sada. Family Doctor

2007 Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin of Navarre (Spain)

1049. Review: multivitamins and mineral supplements do not reduce infections in elderly people

Review: multivitamins and mineral supplements do not reduce infections in elderly people Review: multivitamins and mineral supplements do not reduce infections in elderly people | Evidence-Based Nursing 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: multivitamins and mineral supplements do not reduce infections in elderly people Article Text Treatment Review: multivitamins and mineral supplements do not reduce infections in elderly people Statistics from

2007 Evidence-Based Nursing

1050. Multivitamin and multimineral supplements did not reduce reported infection days or related use of healthcare services in elderly people

Multivitamin and multimineral supplements did not reduce reported infection days or related use of healthcare services in elderly people Multivitamin and multimineral supplements did not reduce reported infection days or related use of healthcare services in elderly people | Evidence-Based Nursing 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 (...) in elderly people Article Text Treatment Multivitamin and multimineral supplements did not reduce reported infection days or related use of healthcare services in elderly people Statistics from Altmetric.com Request Permissions If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways. Copyright information

2007 Evidence-Based Nursing

1051. Survival associated with treatment vs observation of localized prostate cancer in elderly men. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Survival associated with treatment vs observation of localized prostate cancer in elderly men. Prostate-specific antigen screening has led to an increase in the diagnosis and treatment of localized prostate cancer. However, the role of active treatment of low- and intermediate-risk disease in elderly men is controversial.To estimate the association between treatment (with radiation therapy or radical prostatectomy) compared with observation and overall survival in men with low- and intermediate (...) treatment for low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer in elderly men aged 65 to 80 years. Because observational data cannot completely adjust for potential selection bias and confounding, these results must be validated in randomized controlled trials of alternative management strategies in elderly men with localized prostate cancer.

2006 JAMA

1052. PSA screening among elderly men with limited life expectancies. Full Text available with Trip Pro

PSA screening among elderly men with limited life expectancies. Most guidelines do not recommend prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in elderly men who have limited life expectancies because the known harms of screening outweigh potential benefits. However, there are no large-scale studies of actual PSA screening practices in elderly men, according to life expectancy.To characterize the extent of PSA screening among elderly men, including those with limited life expectancies.Cohort study (...) of 597 642 male veterans aged 70 years and older who were seen at 104 US Department of Veterans Affairs facilities during both 2002 and 2003, without a history of prostate cancer, elevated PSA, or prostate cancer symptoms. Charlson comorbidity scores were used to stratify men into 3 groups ranging from best health (score = 0) to worst health (score >or= 4).Receipt of PSA testing during 2003 was based on US Department of Veterans Affairs data and Medicare claims.In 2003, 56% of elderly men had a PSA

2006 JAMA

1053. Prescription of pharmacotherapy for depression in elderly people varies with age, race, gender, and length of care Full Text available with Trip Pro

Prescription of pharmacotherapy for depression in elderly people varies with age, race, gender, and length of care Prescription of pharmacotherapy for depression in elderly people varies with age, race, gender, and length of care | 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 Prescription of pharmacotherapy for depression in elderly people varies with age, race, gender, and length of care Article Text Prevalence Prescription

2006 Evidence-Based Mental Health

1054. Is subclinical thyroid dysfunction in the elderly associated with depression or cognitive dysfunction? (Abstract)

Is subclinical thyroid dysfunction in the elderly associated with depression or cognitive dysfunction? Widespread use of automated sensitive assays for thyroid hormones and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) has increased identification of mild thyroid dysfunction, especially in elderly patients. The clinical significance of this dysfunction, however, remains uncertain, and associations with cognitive impairment, depression, and anxiety are unconfirmed.To determine the association between mild (...) thyroid dysfunction and cognition, depression, and anxiety in elderly persons.Cross-sectional study. Associations were explored through mixed-model analyses.Primary care practices in central England.5865 patients 65 years of age or older with no known thyroid disease who were recruited from primary care registers.Serum TSH and free thyroxine (T4) were measured. Depression and anxiety were assessed by using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and cognitive functioning was established

2006 Annals of Internal Medicine

1055. A decrease of 2 points on the Mini-Mental State Examination was the best determinant of delirium in elderly patients admitted to hospital Full Text available with Trip Pro

A decrease of 2 points on the Mini-Mental State Examination was the best determinant of delirium in elderly patients admitted to hospital A decrease of ⩾2 points on the Mini-Mental State Examination was the best determinant of delirium in elderly patients admitted to hospital | 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 A decrease of ⩾2 points on the Mini-Mental State Examination was the best determinant of delirium in elderly patients

2006 Evidence-Based Medicine

1056. Underinvestigation and undertreatment of carotid disease in elderly patients with transient ischaemic attack and stroke: comparative population based study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Underinvestigation and undertreatment of carotid disease in elderly patients with transient ischaemic attack and stroke: comparative population based study. To identify any underinvestigation of older patients with transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and stroke.Comparative population based studies.Routine clinical practice in all secondary care services in Oxfordshire and a nested population based study of incidence of transient ischaemic attack and stroke (the Oxford vascular study-OXVASC (...) stenosis (0.33, 0.16 to 0.69, P = 0.004), and carotid endarterectomy (0.19, 0.06 to 0.63, P = 0.007) in this age group in routine clinical practice were all substantially lower.Incidence of symptomatic carotid stenosis increases steeply with age, but, despite good evidence of major benefit from endarterectomy in elderly patients and a willingness to have surgery, there is substantial underinvestigation in routine clinical practice in patients aged >or= 80 with transient ischaemic attack or ischaemic

2006 BMJ

1057. Cystatin C and prognosis for cardiovascular and kidney outcomes in elderly persons without chronic kidney disease. (Abstract)

Cystatin C and prognosis for cardiovascular and kidney outcomes in elderly persons without chronic kidney disease. Cystatin C is an alternative measure of kidney function that may have prognostic importance among elderly persons who do not meet standard criteria for chronic kidney disease (estimated glomerular filtration rate [GFR] > or =60 mL/min per 1.73 m2).To evaluate cystatin C as a prognostic biomarker for death, cardiovascular disease, and incident chronic kidney disease among elderly (...) persons without chronic kidney disease.Cohort study.The Cardiovascular Health Study, a population-based cohort recruited from 4 communities in the United States.4663 elderly persons.Measures of kidney function were creatinine-based estimated GFR by using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease equation and cystatin C concentration. Outcomes were death, cardiovascular death, noncardiovascular death, heart failure, stroke, myocardial infarction, and incident chronic kidney disease during follow-up

2006 Annals of Internal Medicine

1058. A functional task exercise programme was better than a resistance exercise programme in elderly women Full Text available with Trip Pro

A functional task exercise programme was better than a resistance exercise programme in elderly women A functional task exercise programme was better than a resistance exercise programme in elderly women | 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 A functional task exercise programme was better than a resistance exercise programme in elderly women Article Text Therapeutics A functional task exercise programme was better than

2006 Evidence-Based Medicine

1059. Screening colonoscopy in very elderly patients: prevalence of neoplasia and estimated impact on life expectancy. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Screening colonoscopy in very elderly patients: prevalence of neoplasia and estimated impact on life expectancy. Current guidelines do not include an upper age cutoff for colorectal cancer screening with colonoscopy. Although the prevalence of colonic neoplasia increases with age, life expectancy decreases. Thus, the benefit of screening colonoscopy in very elderly patients may be limited.To compare estimated life-years saved with screening colonoscopy in very elderly vs younger persons.Cross (...) expectancy and mortality data were derived from life tables, previous studies, and national databases.The prevalence of neoplasia was 13.8% in the 50- to 54-year-old group, 26.5% in the 75- to 79-year-old group, and 28.6% in the group aged 80 years or older. Despite higher prevalence of neoplasia in elderly patients, mean extension in life expectancy was much lower in the group aged 80 years or older than in the 50- to 54-year-old group (0.13 vs 0.85 years). In sensitivity analysis, with longer polyp lag

2006 JAMA

1060. Unintentional weight loss in the elderly.

Unintentional weight loss in the elderly. Guidelines and Measures | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality HHS.gov Search ahrq.gov Search ahrq.gov Menu Topics A - Z Healthcare Delivery Latest available findings on quality of and access to health care Searchable database of AHRQ Grants, Working Papers & HHS Recovery Act Projects AHRQ Projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund You are here Guidelines and Measures Funding for the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC

2006 University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program