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Public health, nutrition and epidemiology

Section edited by Danan Gu

This section considers all topics relating to general public health and epidemiology. Nutrition, nutritional supplements, disease rates/statistics, disease prevention, prediction. Health promotion.

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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Middle-aged and older Americans from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds are at risk for greater chronic disease morbidity than their white counterparts. Cigarette smoking increases the severity of ...

    Authors: Ana R. Quiñones, Corey L. Nagel, Jason T. Newsom, Nathalie Huguet, Paige Sheridan and Stephen M. Thielke

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:48

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    Various factors including cardio-metabolic disorders are found to be correlated with frailty. With the increase in age, older adults are likely to have elevated blood glucose level. In this study we intend to ...

    Authors: Jagadish Kumar Chhetri, Zheng Zheng, Xitong Xu, Cuihong Ma and Piu Chan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:47

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    This study was performed to assess oral and nutritional status of nursing home residents in a region of Lower Saxony, Germany. The aim was to show potential associations between oral status (dentate or edentul...

    Authors: Dirk Ziebolz, Christine Werner, Gerhard Schmalz, Ina Nitschke, Rainer Haak, Rainer F. Mausberg and Jean-François Chenot

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:39

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Data are available on short- and intermediate-term mortality rates after discharge for acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF). However, few studies specifically addressed ADHF outcomes in patients aged 75 ...

    Authors: Pierre-André Natella, Philippe Le Corvoisier, Elena Paillaud, Bertrand Renaud, Isabelle Mahé, Jean-François Bergmann, Hervé Perchet, Dominique Mottier, Olivier Montagne and Sylvie Bastuji-Garin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:34

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    The risk of Herpes Zoster (HZ) increases with age and various studies have also demonstrated an increasing HZ incidence globally. Simultaneously, the global trend of an aging population has placed a greater bu...

    Authors: Lijoy Varghese, Baudouin Standaert, Antonio Olivieri and Desmond Curran

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:30

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Combining increased dietary protein intake and resistance exercise training for elderly people is a promising strategy to prevent or counteract the loss of muscle mass and decrease the risk of disabilities. Us...

    Authors: Ellen JI. van Dongen, Joanne N. Leerlooijer, Jan M. Steijns, Michael Tieland, Lisette CPGM. de Groot and Annemien Haveman-Nies

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:25

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Left ventricular (LV) remodeling is closely linked to the progression of heart failure. There are limited data on the epidemiology of new onset LV remodeling among elderly women, which requires further investi...

    Authors: Jing Wu, Caiqin Wu, Wenjing Fan, Jie Zhou and Ling Xu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:21

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Control beliefs are important psychological factors that likely contribute to heterogeneity in health outcomes for older adults. We evaluated whether control beliefs are associated with risk for 4-year mortali...

    Authors: Wei Duan-Porter, Susan Nicole Hastings, Brian Neelon and Courtney Harold Van Houtven

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:13

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Expenditure on medications for highly prevalent chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus (DM) can result in financial impoverishment. People in developing countries and in low socioeconomic status groups a...

    Authors: Shingai Douglas Gwatidzo and Jennifer Stewart Williams

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:14

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Self-perceived uselessness is associated with poor health and high mortality among older adults in China. However, it is unclear which demographic, psychosocial, behavioral and health factors are associated wi...

    Authors: Yuan Zhao, Jessica M. Sautter, Li Qiu and Danan Gu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:12

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:101

  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Undernutrition prior to major abdominal surgery is frequent and increases morbidity and mortality, especially in older patients. The management of undernutrition reduces postoperative complications. Nutritiona...

    Authors: Marine Dupuis, Elisabetta Kuczewski, Laurent Villeneuve, Sylvie Bin-Dorel, Max Haine, Claire Falandry, Thomas Gilbert, Guillaume Passot, Olivier Glehen and Marc Bonnefoy

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:10

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) on frailty assessment in association with multi-dimensional conditions assessed with specific screening tools and to explore ...

    Authors: Simone Perna, Matthew D’Arcy Francis, Chiara Bologna, Francesca Moncaglieri, Antonella Riva, Paolo Morazzoni, Pietro Allegrini, Antonio Isu, Beatrice Vigo, Fabio Guerriero and Mariangela Rondanelli

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:2

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    There are many reports that dynapenia, sarcopenia and frailty each have associations with bodily function or with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL). However, studies that compare all three conditi...

    Authors: Masaki Iwamura and Masao Kanauchi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:1

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    The aim of the present study was to validate the usefulness of the new octapolar multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for assessment of appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) by comparing it ...

    Authors: Hui Wang, Shan Hai, Li Cao, Jianghua Zhou, Ping Liu and Bi-Rong Dong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:216

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Often preventive measures are not accessed by the people who were intended to be reached. Programs for older adults may target men and women, older adults, advanced old age groups and/or chronically ill patien...

    Authors: Christiane Patzelt, Susanne Heim, Bernhilde Deitermann, Gudrun Theile, Christian Krauth, Eva Hummers-Pradier and Ulla Walter

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:210

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Anemia is common in elderly people and especially in nursing home residents. Few studies have been performed on the consequences of anemia in a nursing home population. This study explored the prevalence of an...

    Authors: Björn Westerlind, Carl Johan Östgren, Sigvard Mölstad and Patrik Midlöv

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:206

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) being the most common form, is a major hip fracture risk factor, but currently it is not known whether the same factors predict hip fracture among persons with and witho...

    Authors: Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Heidi Taipale, Antti Tanskanen, Jari Tiihonen and Sirpa Hartikainen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:204

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