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  1. In the current context of ageing, the field of smart elderly care has gradually developed, contributing to the promotion of health among older adults. While the positive impact on health has been established, ...

    Authors: Xi Chen, Miaoling Wu, Dongbo Wang, Jian Zhang, Bo Qu and Yaxin Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:471
  2. As the global aging process continues to accelerate, heart failure (HF) has become an important cause of increased morbidity and mortality in elderly patients. Chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major risk ...

    Authors: Lin Guan, Chuan-He Wang, Hao Sun and Zhi-Jun Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:470
  3. Recent genetic evidence supports a causal role for sarcopenia in osteoarthritis, which may be mediated by the occurrence of obesity or changes in circulating inflammatory protein levels. Here, we leveraged pub...

    Authors: Zicheng Jin, Rui Wang, Linzi Jin, Lishuang Wan and Yuzhou Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:469
  4. Oral frailty is reported to increase the risk of new onset of mild cognitive impairment. Whereas, the association of oral frailty with cognition among older adults in both physical frail and non-physical frail...

    Authors: Yang Fei, Shuzhen Niu, Xueru Xi, Wenping Tang, Yue Zhao, Ge Zhang, Xiaohong Yu, Cheng Li, Xinru Li, Ying Liu, Yaxin Li, Yueheng Yin, Yan Cui and Xianwen Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:468
  5. Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018, people aged 65 + years reported a significant increase in cannabis consumption. Despite limited research with older adults regarding the therapeutic be...

    Authors: Lynda G. Balneaves, Abeer A. Alraja, Genevieve Thompson, Jamie L. Penner, Philip St. John, Daniella Scerbo and Joanne van Dyck
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:467
  6. With the aging population, the number of individuals with dementia in China is increasing rapidly. This community-based study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for dementia and mild cognitiv...

    Authors: Bin Jiang, Qi Liu, Jian-Peng Li, Si-Ning Lin, Hui-Juan Wan, Zi-Wen Yu, Jing Wang, Wei Zhuang, Jia-Hui Tang, Cai-Hong Chen, Fa-Yin Li, Min Bi, Nai-An Xiao and Kun-Mu Zheng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:466
  7. Care home residents aged 65 + years frequently experience acute health issues, leading to emergency department visits. Falls and associated injuries are a common cause of these visits and falls in a geriatric ...

    Authors: Zuhreh Sarwari, Gitte Schultz Kristensen, Sofie Ronja Petersen and Christian Backer Mogensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:465
  8. Based on resting-state electroencephalography (EEG) evidence, this study aimed to explore the relationship and pathways between EEG-mediated physical function and cognitive function in older adults with cognit...

    Authors: Hairong Liu, Jing Wang, Xin Xin, Peng Wang, Wanting Jiang and Tao Meng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:463
  9. The feasibility and safety of laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy (LPD) in elderly patients is still controversial. This study aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of LPD and open pancreatoduodenectomy (OPD) ...

    Authors: Shuai Xu, Xin Deng, Shulin Wang, Guangsheng Yu, Jun Liu and Wei Gong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:462
  10. Fragility fractures of the pelvis (FFPs) represent a significant health burden, particularly for the elderly. The role of sarcopenia, an age-related loss of muscle mass and function, in the development and imp...

    Authors: Olivia Mair, Jan Neumann, Philipp Rittstieg, Michael Müller, Peter Biberthaler and Marc Hanschen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:461
  11. The aging global population is experiencing escalating challenges related to cognitive deficits and dementia. This study explored the interplay between pulmonary function, physical activity, and cognitive func...

    Authors: Bin Dong, Yang Yue, Zhe Wang, Min Sun and Yuehui Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:460
  12. Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) can prolong hospitalization, increase medical costs, and even lead to higher mortality rates. Therefore, it is essential to predict the incidence of AAD in elderly intensiv...

    Authors: Yating Cui, Yibo Zhou, Chao Liu, Zhi Mao and Feihu Zhou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:458
  13. The COVID-19 outbreak might have had several effects on older adults; however, much of the previous research only included self-report, cross-sectional, and online-survey data in the early stage of the pandemi...

    Authors: Yuko Fukase, Naoto Kamide, Miki Sakamoto, Masataka Ando, Kanako Ichikura, Yoshitaka Shiba and Hirokuni Tagaya
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:457
  14. Information is scarce on unplanned transfers from geriatric rehabilitation back to acute care despite their potential impact on patients’ functional recovery. This study aimed 1) to determine the incidence rat...

    Authors: Sofia Fernandes, Christophe Bula, Hélène Krief, Pierre-Nicolas Carron and Laurence Seematter-Bagnoud
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:456
  15. The purpose of this study was to produce a valid and reliable Persian version of the Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity (RAPA) questionnaire, which previously has been shown to be valid and reliable for ass...

    Authors: Majid Barati, Eva Ekvall Hansson, Zahra Taheri-Kharameh and Tari D Topolski
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:452
  16. Despite most centenarians facing age-related declines in functional and cognitive capacities, the severity of these declines varies among individuals, as does the maintenance of good mental health (e.g., depre...

    Authors: Kim Uittenhove, Charikleia Lampraki, Carla Gomes da Rocha, Christoph Rott, Armin von Gunten and Daniela S. Jopp
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:451
  17. Healthcare in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic required a balance, providing treatment while minimising exposure risk. Policy for how residents should receive care changed rapidly throughout the pandemi...

    Authors: Alex Garner, Nancy Preston, Camila C S Caiado, Emma Stubington, Barbara Hanratty, James Limb, Suzanne M Mason and Jo Knight
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:449
  18. In this study, we aimed to assess the synergistic effects of cognitive frailty (CF) and comorbidity on disability among older adults.

    Authors: Nurul Fatin Malek Rivan, Resshaya Roobini Murukesu, Suzana Shahar, Nor Fadilah Rajab, Ponnusamy Subramaniam, Theng Choon Ooi, Mohd Zul Amin Kamaruddin and Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:448
  19. The prevalence of medication nonadherence among Malaysian older adults is approximately 60%. However, there is a lack of studies assessing the factors associated with medication nonadherence among this populat...

    Authors: Mohammad Adam Al Haqimy Mohammad Yunus, Muhammad Eid Akkawi and Abdul Rahman Fata Nahas
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:447
  20. Sarcopenic obesity (SO) in nursing home residents is rarely studied. We aimed to evaluate and compare the prevalence and consistency of different SO diagnostic methods and to investigate which criterion demons...

    Authors: Huiyu Tang, Runjie Li, Ruicen Li, Rongna Lian, Xiaoyan Chen, Wenhua Jiang, Jiaojiao Jiang and Ming Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:446
  21. Dysphagia affects about 40% of patients admitted to acute geriatric wards, as it is closely associated with diseases that rise in prevalence with advancing age, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and dementi...

    Authors: Susanne M. Javorszky, Christoph Palli, Susanne Domkar and Bernhard Iglseder
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:445
  22. Randomized clinical trials have shown that, under optimal conditions, statins reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in older adults. Given the prevalence and consequences of suboptimal adherence to statin a...

    Authors: Philipp Frieden, Rose Gagnon, Élodie Bénard, Benoît Cossette, Frédéric Bergeron, Denis Talbot and Jason Robert Guertin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:444
  23. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of preoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy (preCRT) for locally advanced rectal cancer in older people who were classified as “fit” by compre...

    Authors: Wen-Yang Liu, Yuan Tang, Ning Li, Yu Tang, Yun-Jie Cheng, Lin Yang, Hui Fang, Ning-Ning Lu, Shu-Nan Qi, Bo Chen, Shu-Lian Wang, Yong-Wen Song, Yue-Ping Liu, Ye-Xiong Li, Zheng Liu, Jian-Wei Liang…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:442
  24. The older adults (OA) is vulnerable to malnutrition, which may affect their health and quality of life. This study assesses the prevalence of deficiencies in dietary nutrients among the Malaysian OA stratified...

    Authors: Mohd Hasni Ja’afar, Nafiza Mat Nasir, Zaleha Md Isa, Rosnah Ismail, Azmi Mohd Tamil, Noor Hassim Ismail, Farnaza Ariffin, Nurul Hafiza Ab Razak, Najihah Zainol Abidin and Khairul Hazdi Yusof
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:441
  25. The World Health Organization (WHO) published the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) framework to help healthcare providers cope with the population aging crisis. However, the relevant evidence on the de...

    Authors: Taoyu Lin, Wei Guo, Yuanyuan Li, Xiaoying Guo, Xue Bai and Rui Min
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:440
  26. Universal Health Coverage has been openly recognized in the United Nations health-related Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, though missing under the Millennium Development Goals. Ghana implemented the Nat...

    Authors: Doris Ottie-Boakye, Ayagah Agula Bawah, Naa Dodua Dodoo and J. K. Anarfi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:439
  27. Appendicular lean mass (ALM) is a good predictive biomarker for sarcopenia. And previous studies have reported the association between ALM and stroke or Alzheimer’s disease (AD), however, the causal relationsh...

    Authors: Yueli Zhu, Feng Zhu, Xiaoming Guo, Shunmei Huang, Yunmei Yang and Qin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:438
  28. Motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) is a pre-dementia condition characterized by subjective complaints in cognition and slow gait. Pain interference has previously been linked with cognitive deterioration; h...

    Authors: Gege Li, Zijun He, Jinjing Hu, Chongwu Xiao, Weichao Fan, Zhuodong Zhang, Qiuru Yao, Jihua Zou, Guozhi Huang and Qing Zeng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:437
  29. Hip fracture is very common and it has life-shattering consequences for older persons. After discharge the older persons need help with even basic everyday activities from formal and informal caregivers. In Sc...

    Authors: Jonas Ammundsen Ipsen, Bjarke Viberg, Lars T. Pedersen, Eva Draborg and Inge Hansen Bruun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:436
  30. The transition into residential aged care is frequently associated with a reduction in physical activity, social engagement, and emotional wellbeing. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of a 26-day internationa...

    Authors: Ruth Brookman, Zac Hulm, Leigh Hearn, Joyce Siette, Nitish Mathew, Saili Deodhar, Angela Cass, Jamilla Smith, Belinda Kenny, Karen P. Y. Liu and Celia B. Harris
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:435
  31. Frailty is a pervasive clinical syndrome among the older population. It is associated with an increased risk of diverse adverse health outcomes including death. The association between sleep duration and frail...

    Authors: Beomman Ha, Mijin Han, Wi-Young So and Seonho Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:434
  32. This study was performed to explore the differences in the clinical characteristics and oxidative stress indicators, inflammatory factors, and pathological proteins in serum between Parkinson’s disease (PD) wi...

    Authors: Tenghong Lian, Weijiao Zhang, Danning Li, Peng Guo, Mingyue He, Yanan Zhang, Jinghui Li, Huiying Guan, Wenjing Zhang, Dongmei Luo, Weijia Zhang, Xiaomin Wang and Wei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:433
  33. It has been proposed that inflammation plays a role in the development of sarcopenia. This study aimed to investigate the links of complete blood cell count (CBC) parameters and CBC-derived inflammatory indica...

    Authors: Botang Guo, Xinqing Liu, Qi Si, Dongdong Zhang, Minyao Li, Xi Li, Yang Zhao, Fulan Hu, Ming Zhang, Yu Liu and Dongsheng Hu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:432
  34. In ageing populations, multimorbidity is a complex challenge to health systems, especially when the individuals have both mental and physical morbidities. Although a regular source of primary care (RSPC) is as...

    Authors: Sandro Rogério Rodrigues Batista, Ana Luiza Lima Sousa, Bruno Pereira Nunes, Rodolfo Rêgo Deusdará Rodrigues and Paulo Cesar Brandão Veiga Jardim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:430
  35. The objective of this research is to investigate the dynamic developmental trends between Age-Friendly Environments (AFE) and healthy aging in the Chinese population.

    Authors: Yan Cheng, Zhi-liang Chen, Yue Wei, Ning Gu and Shao-liang Tang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:429
  36. This systematic review aims to comprehensively assess the diagnostic accuracy of cognitive screening tools validated for older adults in Iran, providing evidence-based recommendations for clinicians and resear...

    Authors: Leila Kamalzadeh, Gooya Tayyebi, Behnam Shariati, Mohsen Shati, Vahid Saeedi and Seyed Kazem Malakouti
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:428
  37. Tight diabetes control is often applied in older persons with neurocognitive disorder resulting in increased hypoglycemic episodes but little is known about the pattern of brain injury in these overtreated pat...

    Authors: Pauline Putallaz, Laurence Seematter-Bagnoud, Bogdan Draganski, Olivier Rouaud, Hélène Krief and Christophe J. Büla
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:427
  38. Frailty is one of the key syndromes in geriatric medicine and an important factor for post-transplant outcomes. We aimed to describe the prevalence of frailty and examine the correlates of frailty and depressi...

    Authors: Hana Vankova, Michal Schmalz, Ross Andel and Silvie Rajnochova Bloudickova
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:423
  39. Postoperative delirium (POD) is the most common complication following surgery in elderly patients. During pharmacist-led medication reconciliation (PhMR), a predictive risk score considering delirium risk-inc...

    Authors: Carolin Geßele, Thomas Saller, Vera Smolka, Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Ute Amann and Dorothea Strobach
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:422
  40. Sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity (SO) are age-related syndromes that may compromise physical and mental health among older adults. The Nordic countries differ from other regions on prevalence of disease, life...

    Authors: Fereshteh Baygi, Sussi Friis Buhl, Trine Thilsing, Jens Søndergaard and Jesper Bo Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:421

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