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141. 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: February 2019 Last updated: January 2019 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

2018 BMJ Best Practice

142. Effect of Liraglutide on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Elderly Patients: A Post Hoc Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. (PubMed)

Effect of Liraglutide on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Elderly Patients: A Post Hoc Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. 30508430 2018 12 03 1539-3704 2018 Dec 04 Annals of internal medicine Ann. Intern. Med. Effect of Liraglutide on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Elderly Patients: A Post Hoc Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. 10.7326/M18-1569 Gilbert Matthew P MP Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, South Burlington, Vermont (M.P.G.). Bain Stephen C SC Institute

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2018 Annals of Internal Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

143. Bevacizumab+chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in elderly patients with untreated metastatic colorectal cancer: a randomized phase II trial-PRODIGE 20 study results. (PubMed)

Bevacizumab+chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in elderly patients with untreated metastatic colorectal cancer: a randomized phase II trial-PRODIGE 20 study results. 29718089 2018 12 20 1569-8041 29 11 2018 Nov 01 Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology Ann. Oncol. Bevacizumab+chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in elderly patients with untreated metastatic colorectal cancer: a randomized phase II trial-PRODIGE 20 study results. 2270 10.1093

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2018 Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

144. 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 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. A total of 240 individuals with MCI were identified and randomly divided into intervention (DHA 2 g/day, n=120) and control (corn oil as placebo, n=120) groups. Cognitive function and blood Aβ-related biomarkers were measured at baseline, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Data were analysed using generalised estimating equation.A total of 217 participants (DHA: 109

2018 EvidenceUpdates

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

Effects of Toremifene, a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator, on Spontaneous and Stimulated GH Secretion, IGF-I, and IGF-Binding Proteins in Healthy Elderly Subjects Estrogens amplify spontaneous and stimulated growth hormone (GH) secretion, whereas they diminish GH-dependent insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I in a dose-dependent manner. Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), including tamoxifen and toremifene, are widely adjunctively used in breast and prostate cancer. Although some

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2017 Journal of the Endocrine Society Controlled trial quality: uncertain

146. Exercise Training in Elderly People Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. (PubMed)

Exercise Training in Elderly People Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Previous reviews have indicated the effectiveness of exercise in people undergoing hemodialysis. However, these analyses did not take into account whether the subjects were elderly. We performed a systematic review of the effects of exercise training in elderly people undergoing hemodialysis and updated the evidence of exercise for people undergoing hemodialysis by adding recent research data.We (...) searched 8 electronic databases up to June 2016. Inclusion criteria were as follows: randomized controlled trial, English publication, subjects aged 18 and older undergoing hemodialysis, evaluation of physical function as an outcome of exercise intervention. We defined elderly as age 60 years and older. The main outcomes were exercise tolerance (peak/maximum oxygen consumption) and walking ability (6-minute walk distance). Secondary outcomes were lower extremity muscle strength and quality

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2017 Kidney international reports

147. 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

2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

148. 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 Search Age Is Just a Number: Combating Muscle Loss in The Elderly December 14, 2017 5 min read 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 (...) . 2014;99(11):4336-4345. 14. Devries MC, Phillips SM. Creatine supplementation during resistance training in older adults–a meta-analysis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014;46(6):1194-1203. 15. Moon A, Heywood L, Rutherford S, Cobbold C. Creatine supplementation: can it improve quality of life in the elderly without associated resistance training? Curr Aging Sci. 2013;6(3):251-257. Share: | | Sites We Follow: Useful Links: Questions? Comments? Contact us! © New York University. All rights reserved. Electronic

2017 Clinical Correlations

149. 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

2017 EvidenceUpdates

150. 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 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

2017 EvidenceUpdates

151. 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 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 general anesthesia plus lumbosacral plexus block groups, each with a different level of sedation (light or deep). The extubation time and intraoperative consumption of propofol, sufentanil, and vasoactive agent were recorded. Postoperative delirium and early postoperative cognitive

2017 EvidenceUpdates

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

Deep venous thrombosis in elderly patients as a surgical emergency at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that occurs frequently among surgical, as well as acutely ill hospitalized medical patients, and is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. Risk factors include older age, surgery and immobilization (as with bed rest, orthopedic casts, and sitting on long flights.This study was conducted (...) to identify the frequency and factors associated with occurrence of DVT among elderly patients referred to King Abdulaziz University (KAU) Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The current study is a hospital based cross sectional study. The emergency, inpatients and outpatients' departments at KAU hospital were reviewed. We studied all the referred elderly subjects during the study period. All elderly patients (540) referred to or admitted to the hospital departments and who were clinically suspected

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2017 Electronic physician

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

Drug-eluting stents in elderly patients with coronary artery disease (SENIOR): a randomised single-blind trial. 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.In this randomised single-blind trial, we recruited patients from 44 centres in nine countries (...) thrombosis (three [1%] vs eight [1%]; RR 0·38 [0·00-1·48]; p=0·13) at 1 year were infrequent in both groups.Among elderly patients who have PCI, a DES and a short duration of DAPT are better than BMS and a similar duration of DAPT with respect to the occurrence of all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, stroke, and ischaemia-driven target lesion revascularisation. A strategy of combination of a DES to reduce the risk of subsequent repeat revascularisations with a short BMS-like DAPT regimen to reduce

2017 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high

154. Two cases of spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma without back or neck pain in elderly Japanese men (PubMed)

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

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2017 Acute medicine & surgery

155. 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 | Innovation Observatory toggle menu Menu Search View All Filter by Speciality Filter by Year Filter by Category This search function provides links to outputs produced by NIHR Innovation Observatory (...) . These are briefing notes or reports on new or repurposed technologies. This search will not return all technologies currently in development as these outputs are produced as required for our stakeholders. > > > 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 October 2017

2017 NIHR Innovation Observatory

156. Feasibility and efficiency of concurrent chemoradiotherapy with capecitabine and cisplatin versus radiotherapy alone for elderly patients with locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: Experience of two centers (PubMed)

Feasibility and efficiency of concurrent chemoradiotherapy with capecitabine and cisplatin versus radiotherapy alone for elderly patients with locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: Experience of two centers The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with capecitabine and cisplatin for elderly patients with locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.A total of 90 patients were (...) elderly patients and yield a good performance status with locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. CCRT improved the tumor response without increasing the side effects compared to RT alone. CCRT is recommended for patients over 65 with good performance status.© 2017 The Authors. Thoracic Cancer published by China Lung Oncology Group and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

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2017 Thoracic cancer

157. Developing a multidisciplinary rehabilitation package following hip fracture and testing in a randomised feasibility study: Fracture in the Elderly Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation (FEMuR)

Developing a multidisciplinary rehabilitation package following hip fracture and testing in a randomised feasibility study: Fracture in the Elderly Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation (FEMuR) Developing a multidisciplinary rehabilitation package following hip fracture and testing in a randomised feasibility study: Fracture in the Elderly Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation (FEMuR) Journals Library An error occurred retrieving content to display, please try again. >> >> >> Page Not Found Page

2017 NIHR HTA programme

158. Effect of Systematic Intensive Care Unit Triage on Long-term Mortality Among Critically Ill Elderly Patients in France: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

Effect of Systematic Intensive Care Unit Triage on Long-term Mortality Among Critically Ill Elderly Patients in France: A Randomized Clinical Trial. The high mortality rate in critically ill elderly patients has led to questioning of the beneficial effect of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and to a variable ICU use among this population.To determine whether a recommendation for systematic ICU admission in critically ill elderly patients reduces 6-month mortality compared with usual (...) , 1.05; 95% CI, 0.96-1.14). Functional status and physical quality of life at 6 months were not significantly different between groups.Among critically ill elderly patients in France, a program to promote systematic ICU admission increased ICU use but did not reduce 6-month mortality. Additional research is needed to understand the decision to admit elderly patients to the ICU.clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT01508819.

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2017 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

159. Ear diseases and factors associated with ear infections among the elderly attending hospital in Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia (PubMed)

Ear diseases and factors associated with ear infections among the elderly attending hospital in Arar city, Northern Saudi Arabia Changes in the anatomical structures and function of the ear can result in ear diseases, and may affect all age groups including the elderly as a result of aging.To identify the frequency and types of ear diseases among the elderly attending Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz bin Musa'ed Al Saud hospital, Arar city, in the Northern Province of KSA, and factors associated (...) with ear infections among them.This cross-sectional hospital based study conducted from December 2016 through May 2017 included 138 elderly participants. A questionnaire was designed for collecting data about socio-demographic variables, the frequency and types of ear diseases among participants, and factors associated with ear infections among them. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 15, using descriptive statistics and Chi-Square test.Findings showed that 49.3% of the participants were suffering from

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2017 Electronic physician

160. Epidemiology of senile prostatic enlargement among elderly men in Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (PubMed)

Epidemiology of senile prostatic enlargement among elderly men in Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Senile prostatic enlargement due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common problem among older men, and is responsible for considerable disability. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and determinants of the clinically diagnosed prostatic enlargement among elderly men in Arar, Northern Saudi Arabia.This cross-sectional study was carried out on all consented elderly males (...) attending the outpatient clinic of the urology department of Arar Central Hospital from February 2017 to July 30, 2017. Each participant underwent a general examination and digital per rectal to detect general chronic diseases, obesity and prostatic enlargement. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 16, using descriptive statistics and Chi-squared test.Among 81 elderly male participants in the study, 19.8% had clinically diagnosed senile prostatic enlargement (SPE) and 3.7% had prostatic tumors

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2017 Electronic physician