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  1. The first six months of therapy represents a high-risk period for peritoneal dialysis (PD) failure. The risk of death in the first six months is higher for older patients treated with urgent-start PD (USPD). H...

    Authors: Shizheng Guo, Liming Yang, Xueyan Zhu, Xiaoxuan Zhang, Zhanshan Sun, Lingfei Meng, Yangwei Wang, Jian Li, Siyu Cheng, Xiaohua Zhuang and Wenpeng Cui
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:343
  2. Family caregivers play a crucial role in providing physical, emotional, and social support to the elderly, allowing them to maintain their independence and stay in their preferred living environment. However, ...

    Authors: Gebrezabher Niguse Hailu, Muntaha Abdelkader, Feven Asfaw and Hailemariam Atsbeha Meles
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:342
  3. Malnutrition is a common geriatric syndrome that is closely associated with adverse clinical outcomes and poses significant harm to older adults. Early assessment of nutritional status plays a crucial role in ...

    Authors: Xianghui Zhao, Li Meng, Daguang Wang, Jing Shi, Wenbin Wu, Guoqing Fan, Hong Shi, Jun Dong, Pulin Yu and Ruiyue Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:341
  4. Sarcopenia is a progressive loss of muscle mass and function. Since skeletal muscle plays a critical role in metabolic homeostasis, identifying the relationship of blood metabolites with sarcopenia components ...

    Authors: Wenxi Peng, Zhilin Xia, Yaxuan Guo, Linghong Li, Jianrong He and Yi Su
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:339
  5. Research has highlighted a need to improve the quality of clinical documentation and data within aged care and disability services in Australia to support improved regulatory reporting and ensure quality and s...

    Authors: Gap Tshering, Lakkhina Troeung, Rebecca Walton and Angelita Martini
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:338
  6. We systematically reviewed and meta-analyzed the predictors of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACE/MACCE) in older adults who underwent PCI.

    Authors: Arash Jalali, Ali Hassanzadeh, Mohammad Sadeq Najafi, Sepehr Nayebirad, Mohadese Dashtkoohi, Zahra Karimi and Akbar Shafiee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:337
  7. Frailty and polypharmacy are common conditions in older adults, especially in those with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Therefore, we analyzed the association of polypharmacy and incident frailty and the effect...

    Authors: Nina Mielke, Muhammad Helmi Barghouth, Anne-Katrin Fietz, Cédric Villain, Tim Bothe, Natalie Ebert and Elke Schaeffner
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:335
  8. Outcomes following proximal humeral fracture (PHF) may be impacted by a range of clinical, fracture and premorbid factors. The aim of this study was to examine factors impacting hospital admission; length of s...

    Authors: B. R. McDonald, S. Vogrin and C. M. Said
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:334
  9. Retirement and aging are phenomena that often occur simultaneously and lead to various physical and psychological changes in older adults. Retirement syndrome consists of symptoms such as feelings of emptiness...

    Authors: Sakineh Qorbani, Zahra Amrollah Majdabadi, Nasrin Nikpeyma, Shima Haghani, Sahar Keyvanloo Shahrestanaki and Sarieh Poortaghi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:333
  10. Osteosarcopenia adversely affects the quality of life and physical health of older adults. We sought to explore the association between dietary patterns and osteosarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults.

    Authors: Runnian Huang, Junwei Hu, Yi Li, Sijia Yang, Xin Li, Tianbo Hou, Zibo Ning, Chunhua Ma, Xiaoyue Yuan, Zheng Wang, Tiantian Zhang and Difei Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:332
  11. Motor cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) represents a critical pre-dementia and disability state characterized by a combination of objectively measured slow walking speed and subjective memory complaints (SMCs). Th...

    Authors: Qingqing Dai, Yajun Ma, Chang Liu, Ruixue Zhao, Qi Chen, Weijia Chen, Xiaofeng Wang, Xiaoyan Jiang and Shujuan Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:331
  12. Agitation and/or aggression affect up to 60% of persons living with dementia in long-term care (LTC). It can be treated via non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions, but the former are underused i...

    Authors: Britney Wong, Zahinoor Ismail, Jennifer Watt, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc and Zahra Goodarzi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:330
  13. Studies have shown that potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) is highly prevalent among people with dementia (PwD) and linked to negative outcomes, such as hospitalisation and mortality. However, there a...

    Authors: Nahla A. Alageel, Carmel M. Hughes, Monira Alwhaibi, Walid Alkeridy and Heather E. Barry
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:328
  14. Falling is a major concern for the health of older adults and significantly affects their quality of life. Identifying the various risk factors and the differences between older patients can be challenging. Th...

    Authors: Sarah El Khatib, Carmela Bou Malham, Sandrine Andrieu, Mathilde Strumia, Philippe Cestac and Pascale Salameh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:327
  15. Preservation of mobility and fall prevention have a high priority in geriatric rehabilitation. Square-Stepping Exercise (SSE) as an evaluated and standardized program has been proven to be an effective trainin...

    Authors: Katja Fränzel, Jessica Koschate, Ellen Freiberger, Ryosuke Shigematsu, Tania Zieschang and Svenja Tietgen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:326
  16. Sarcopenia, an age-related disorder characterized by loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, is recently recognized as a complication in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Skeletal muscl...

    Authors: Huiling Chen, Jingjing Lou, Meiyuan Dong, Xintao Liu, Shijie Yan, Song Wen, Ligang Zhou, Xingdang Liu and Xinlu Yuan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:325
  17. Active involvement of persons living with dementia (PLWD) and long-term care (LTC) users in research is essential but less developed compared to other patient groups. However, their involvement in research is ...

    Authors: Janneke M. Groothuijse, Lisa S. van Tol, C. C. M. (Toos) Hoeksel-van Leeuwen, Johannes J. M. van Delden, Monique A. A. Caljouw and Wilco P. Achterberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:324
  18. This study aimed investigate the impact of intergenerational support on the mental health of older adults in urban China. It also sought to evaluate the chain mediation effect of attitudes toward younger peopl...

    Authors: Jiahong Xu, Youwei Wang, Justin C. Cheung and Yanlong Yin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:323
  19. As a common psychological problem among older adults, fear of falling was found to have a wide range prevalence in different studies. However, the global prevalence of it was unknown and a lack of the large sa...

    Authors: Wanhong Xiong, Dan Wang, Wei Ren, Xinyi Liu, Renhui Wen and Yu Luo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:321
  20. Apart from both China and the Philippines continuing to be exposed to and affected by different climate-induced hazards, in particular floods and typhoons, they are also reported to be witnessing rapid ageing ...

    Authors: Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Yafang Zheng, Don Eliseo Lucero Prisno III and Robert Stodden
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:320
  21. Tramadol is increasingly used to treat acute postoperative pain among older adults following total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA). However, tramadol has a complex pharmacology and may be no safer than ful...

    Authors: Elliott Bosco, Melissa R. Riester, Francesca L. Beaudoin, Andrew J. Schoenfeld, Stefan Gravenstein, Vincent Mor and Andrew R. Zullo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:319
  22. Depression is a global health priority. Maintaining and delaying depressive symptoms in older adults is a key to healthy aging. This study aimed to identify depressive symptom trajectories, predictors and mort...

    Authors: Yinan Zhao, Qingcai Liu, Yifei Chen, Timothy C. Y. Kwok, Jason C. S. Leung, Hui Feng and Samuel Yeung Shan Wong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:318
  23. Old age is a period of life that presents many health and social challenges, resulting in a greater vulnerability to the development of mental disorders, including depression. There has been a growing interest...

    Authors: Paulina Zabielska, Małgorzata Szkup, Artur Kotwas, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka and Beata Karakiewicz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:317
  24. Restricted activity is a potential early marker of declining health in older adults. Previous studies of this association with patient outcomes have been inconclusive. This review aimed to evaluate the extent ...

    Authors: Ishbel L. Henderson, Rory W. Bone, Richard Stevens, Rebecca K. Barnes, Nia Roberts, James P. Sheppard and Richard J. McManus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:316
  25. Aging correlates with a heightened prevalence of chronic diseases, resulting in multimorbidity affecting 60% of those aged 65 or older. Multimorbidity often leads to polypharmacy, elevating the risk of potenti...

    Authors: Anabela Pereira, Manuel Veríssimo and Oscar Ribeiro
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:315
  26. It is known that difficulty sleeping after a fracture can have negative effects on both mental and physical health and may prolong the recovery process. The objective of this study is to explore how sleep qual...

    Authors: Khan Akhtar Ali, LingXiao He, Wenkai Li, Weikai Zhang and Hui Huang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:314
  27. It is internationally known that our population is aging. At the same time, some patients with COVID-19, due to their symptoms, required mechanical ventilation (MV) and subsequent pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)...

    Authors: Rodrigo Muñoz-Cofré, María Fernanda del Valle, Gabriel Nasri Marzuca-Nassr, Jorge Valenzuela, Mariano del Sol, Constanza Díaz Canales, Pablo A. Lizana, Fernando Valenzuela-Aedo, Rodrigo Lizama-Pérez and Máximo Escobar-Cabello
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:313
  28. Older adults with home care (HC) often have complex disease patterns and use healthcare extensively. Increased understanding is necessary to tailor their care. To our knowledge, this is the first study to desc...

    Authors: Katharina Schmidt-Mende, Cecilia Arvinge, Giovanni Cioffi, Lars Lennart Gustafsson, Karin Modig and Anna Carina Meyer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:312
  29. Falls have a major impact on individual patients, their relatives, the healthcare system and related costs. Physical exercise programmes that include multiple categories of exercise effectively reduce the rate...

    Authors: Anne-Gabrielle Mittaz Hager, Nicolas Mathieu, Sophie Carrard, Alice Bridel, Christina Wapp and Roger Hilfiker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:311
  30. The anticipatory prescribing of injectable controlled drugs (ICDs) by general practitioners (GPs) to care home residents is common practice and is believed to reduce emergency hospital transfers at the end-of-...

    Authors: Diana Teggi and Kate Woodthorpe
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:310
  31. Falls and fall-related injuries are very common among older adults, and the risk of falls increases with the aging process. The lack of awareness of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults can contr...

    Authors: Priya Manirajan, Palanisamy Sivanandy and Pravinkumar Vishwanath Ingle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:309
  32. The postural control and abdominal muscles’ automatic activity were found to be impaired in subjects with low back pain (LBP) during static activities. However, the studies are predominantly conducted on young...

    Authors: Mohammad Kalantari, Shabnam ShahAli, Mehdi Dadgoo and Abbas Tabatabaei
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:308
  33. Pressure injuries are a common and serious issue for bedridden residents in long-term-care facilities. Areas of bony prominences, such as the scapula, sacrum, and heels, are more likely to develop pressure inj...

    Authors: Tung Fang Ni, Jyh-Liang Wang, Chih-Kuang Chen, De Fen Shih and Jeng Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:307
  34. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has greatly impacted older adults, resulting in many deaths. The impact of lifestyle and mental health on vulnerable groups, such as older adults, can be large and l...

    Authors: Jae Hyu Jung, Ji-Hyuk Park and Kang-Hyun Park
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:306
  35. Dementia is often associated with functional impairments that limit the independence of persons living with dementia (PwD). As such, many PwD often require a higher level of support provided by persons referre...

    Authors: Precious Adade Duodu, Bibha Simkhada, Joshua Okyere, Ransford Akrong, Caroline Barker, Warren Gillibrand and Padam Simkhada
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:304
  36. Gait disturbance is common in older adults with vascular diseases. However, how carotid atherosclerosis affects gait remains poorly understood. The objectives were to investigate the associations between carot...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Heyang Lu, Min Fan, Weizhong Tian, Mei Cui, Yanfeng Jiang, Chen Suo, Tiejun Zhang, Kelin Xu, Yingzhe Wang and Xingdong Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:303
  37. Vaccination is important to reduce disease-associated morbidity and mortality in an ageing global population. While older adults are more likely than younger adults to accept vaccines, some remain hesitant. We...

    Authors: Maria Christou-Ergos, Kerrie E. Wiley and Julie Leask
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:302
  38. Unpaid carers of older people, and older unpaid carers, experience a range of adverse outcomes. Supporting carers should therefore be a public health priority. Our understanding of what works to support carers...

    Authors: Gemma Spiers, Michelle M.C. Tan, Jayne L Astbury, Alex Hall, Nisar Ahmed, Kate Lanyi, Oleta Williams, Fiona Beyer, Dawn Craig and Barbara Hanratty
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:301
  39. This study evaluated whether stored iron determines the adaptive response induced by Nordic walking (NW) training combined with 10 hours’ time-restricted eating (TRE) in older adults.

    Authors: Jakub Antoni Kortas, Joanna Reczkowicz, Ulana Juhas, Ewa Ziemann, Aleksandra Świątczak, Katarzyna Prusik, Szczepan Olszewski, Nakisa Soltani, Ewa Rodziewicz-Flis, Damian Flis, Małgorzata Żychowska, Grażyna Gałęzowska and Jędrzej Antosiewicz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:300
  40. Previous studies have proven the positive relationship between healthy lifestyles and cognitive function in older adults. However, the specific impacts and mechanisms require further investigation. Therefore, ...

    Authors: Guowei Xian, Yulin Chai, Yunna Gong, Wenfeng He, Chunxiao Ma, Xiaolin Zhang, Jing Zhang and Yong Ma
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:299
  41. Anxiety is one of the most common but often overlooked mood-related nonmotor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). To improve the well-being of people with PD, it is important to understand the imp...

    Authors: Konstantin G. Heimrich, Aline Schönenberg, Sarah Mendorf, Juliane Moussaoui and Tino Prell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:298
  42. Delirium is a frequent mental impairment in geriatric patients hospitalized in acute care facilities. It carries a high risk of complications and is often the first symptom of acute illness. It is clearly impo...

    Authors: Rashad Soboh, Sharon Gino-Moor, Nizar Jiris, Shira Ginsberg and Ron Oliven
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:297
  43. Hip fractures are a serious health concern among the elderly, particularly in patients with hypertension, where the incidence of acute heart failure preoperatively is high, significantly affecting surgical out...

    Authors: Qili Yu, Mingming Fu, Zhiqian Wang and Zhiyong Hou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:296
  44. Visits to Emergency Departments (ED) can be traumatic for Nursing Home (NH) residents. In Italy, the rate of ED visits by NH residents was recently calculated as 3.3%. The reduction of inappropriate ED visits ...

    Authors: Beatrice Albanesi, Alessio Conti, Gianfranco Politano, Valerio Dimonte, Maria Michela Gianino and Sara Campagna
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:295
  45. Advance care planninganning (ACP) is a priority within palliative care service provision. Nurses working in the community occupy an opportune role to engage with families and patients in ACP. Carers and family...

    Authors: Katie Wilkin, Mei Lan Fang and Judith Sixsmith
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:294

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