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    The impact of frailty and sarcopenia on postoperative outcomes in older patients undergoing gastrectomy surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Gastric cancer is a major health problem, and frailty and sarcopenia will affect the postoperative outcomes in older people. However, there is still no systematic review to determine the role of frailty and sa...

    Yanjiao Shen, Qiukui Hao, Jianghua Zhou and Birong Dong

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:188

    Published on: 21 August 2017

  2. Research Article

    Latent class analysis of multimorbidity patterns and associated outcomes in Spanish older adults: a prospective cohort study

    This study sought to identify multimorbidity patterns and determine the association between these latent classes with several outcomes, including health, functioning, disability, quality of life and use of ser...

    Beatriz Olaya, Maria Victoria Moneta, Francisco Félix Caballero, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Ivet Bayes, José Luis Ayuso-Mateos and Josep Maria Haro

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:186

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  3. Research Article

    Association between sarcopenia with lifestyle and family function among community-dwelling Chinese aged 60 years and older

    Sarcopenia is defined as the age-related decline in skeletal muscle mass and function. The risk factors and causes of sarcopenia must be identified to develop prevention and treatment strategies for this syndr...

    Shan Hai, Hui Wang, Li Cao, Ping Liu, Jianghua Zhou, Ying Yang and Birong Dong

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:187

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  4. Research Article

    Can resources moderate the impact of levels of frailty on adverse outcomes among (pre-) frail older people? A longitudinal study

    Higher levels of frailty result in higher risks of adverse frailty outcomes such as hospitalisation and mortality. There are, however, indications that more factors than solely frailty play a role in the devel...

    Linda P.M. Op het Veld, Bart H.L. Ament, Erik van Rossum, Gertrudis I.J.M. Kempen, Henrica C.W. de Vet, KlaasJan Hajema and Anna J.H.M. Beurskens

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:185

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  5. Research Article

    Cohort study on living arrangements of older men and women and risk for basic activities of daily living disability: findings from the AGES project

    Living arrangements of older adults have changed worldwide with increasing solitary and non-spouse households, which could affect social care systems. However, the relationship between these households and dis...

    Tami Saito, Chiyoe Murata, Jun Aida and Katsunori Kondo

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:183

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  6. Research Article

    Factors associated with change in objectively measured physical activity in older people – data from the physical activity cohort Scotland study

    Cross-sectional relationships between physical activity and health have been explored extensively, but less is known about how physical activity changes with time in older people. The aim of this study was to ...

    Clare L. Clarke, Falko F. Sniehotta, Thenmalar Vadiveloo, Ishbel S. Argo, Peter T. Donnan, Marion E. T. McMurdo and Miles D. Witham

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:180

    Published on: 14 August 2017

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    Study protocol: pragmatic randomized control trial of an internet-based intervention (My tools 4 care) for family carers

    Family carers of older persons with Alzheimer’s’ disease and related dementia (ADRD) and multiple chronic conditions (MCC) experience significant, complex, and distressing transitions such as changes to their ...

    Wendy Duggleby, Jenny Ploeg, Carrie McAiney, Kathryn Fisher, Jenny Swindle, Tracey Chambers, Sunita Ghosh, Shelley Peacock, Maureen Markle-Reid, Jean Triscott, Allison Williams, Dorothy Forbes and Lori Pollard

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:181

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  8. Research Article

    Septic arthritis significantly increased the long-term mortality in geriatric patients

    The elderly are predisposed to septic arthritis (SA) because of the aging nature and increasing comorbidities. SA may in turn increase the long-term mortality in the geriatric patients; however, it remains unc...

    Chia-Jung Wu, Chien-Cheng Huang, Shih-Feng Weng, Ping-Jen Chen, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jhi-Joung Wang, How-Ran Guo and Hung-Jung Lin

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:178

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  9. Research Article

    Hand-grip strength among older adults in Singapore: a comparison with international norms and associative factors

    Hand-grip strength (HGS) serves as a proxy measure for muscle function and physical health. Studies have shown that low HGS is associated with common age-related disorders including frailty and sarcopenia. The...

    Hui Lin Ong, Edimansyah Abdin, Boon Yiang Chua, Yunjue Zhang, Esmond Seow, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:176

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Comparison of procalcitonin and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein for the diagnosis of sepsis and septic shock in the oldest old patients

    Although the role of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in the diagnosis of sepsis and septic shock is well studied, it has not been investigated among oldest old patien...

    Hongmin Zhang, Xiaoting Wang, Qing Zhang, Ying Xia and Dawei Liu

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:173

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  11. Research Article

    Collaborative goal setting with elderly patients with chronic disease or multimorbidity: a systematic review

    It is challenging to use shared decision-making with patients who have a chronic health condition or, especially, multimorbidity. A patient-goal-oriented approach can thus be beneficial. This study aims to ide...

    Neeltje P. C. A. Vermunt, Mirjam Harmsen, Gert P. Westert, Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert and Marjan J. Faber

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:167

    Published on: 31 July 2017

  12. Research Article

    Dementia knowledge assessment scale (DKAS): confirmatory factor analysis and comparative subscale scores among an international cohort

    Dementia is a life-limiting condition that is increasing in global prevalence in line with population ageing. In this context, it is necessary to accurately measure dementia knowledge across a spectrum of heal...

    Michael J. Annear, Chris Toye, Kate-Ellen J. Elliott, Frances McInerney, Claire Eccleston and Andrew Robinson

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:168

    Published on: 31 July 2017

  13. Research Article

    Factors associated with consumption of alcohol in older adults - a comparison between two cultures, China and Norway: the CLHLS and the HUNT-study

    There is little knowledge about the consumption of alcohol among Chinese and Norwegian older adults aged 65 years and over. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and factors related to alcoho...

    Juan Li, Bei Wu, Geir Selbæk, Steinar Krokstad and Anne-S. Helvik

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:172

    Published on: 31 July 2017

  14. Research Article

    Does attending an exercise class with a spouse improve long-term exercise adherence among people aged 65 years and older: a 6-month prospective follow-up study

    Family support can help older adults better adhere to exercise routine, but it remains unclear whether an exercise program targeting older married couples would have stronger effects on exercise adherence than...

    Yosuke Osuka, Songee Jung, Taeho Kim, Yoshiro Okubo, Eunbi Kim and Kiyoji Tanaka

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:170

    Published on: 31 July 2017

  15. Research Article

    Non-adherence to medication regimens among older African-American adults

    Despite concerns about racial differences on adherence to prescribed medication rigimens among older adults, current information about nonadherence among underserved elderly African Americans with co-morbiditi...

    Mohsen Bazargan, James Smith, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Masoud Movassaghi, David Martins and Gail Orum

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:163

    Published on: 25 July 2017

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