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  1. In Germany, geriatricians deliver acute geriatric care during an acute hospital stay and subacute rehabilitation after transfer to a rehabilitation clinic. However, the proportion of patients who receive acute...

    Authors: Kilian Rapp, Clemens Becker, Chris Todd, Martin Rehm, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Claudia Konnopka, Hans-Helmut König, Thomas Friess and Gisela Büchele
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:459
  2. Antibiotic prescribing by physicians in primary care institutions is common and affected by several factors. Diagnosis and treatment of infections in a nursing home (NH) resident is challenging, with the risk ...

    Authors: Nicolay Jonassen Harbin, Morten Lindbæk and Maria Romøren
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:458
  3. A large body of evidence supports a link between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cognitive function, including dementia. However, longitudinal studies on the association between T2DM and decline of cogniti...

    Authors: Kun Xie, Laura Perna, Ben Schöttker, Matthias Kliegel, Hermann Brenner and Ute Mons
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:455
  4. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) and depression are both major health issues influencing the quality of elderly life. The aim of the present study was to explore the prevalence of depression and the factors influencin...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zheng, Yaya Wang, Xiaoyan Jin, Hongjie Huang, Hongbo Chen, Yan Wang and Shaomei Shang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:453
  5. To determine the feasibility, implementation and outcomes of an Anticipatory Care Planning (ACP) intervention in primary care to assist older adults at risk of functional decline by developing a personalized s...

    Authors: Kevin Brazil, Christopher Cardwell, Gillian Carter, Mike Clarke, Dagmar Anna S. Corry, Tom Fahey, Patrick Gillespie, Anna Hobbins, Kieran McGlade, Peter O’Halloran, Nina O’Neill, Emma Wallace and Frank Doyle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:452
  6. Fragility hip fracture increases morbidity and mortality in older adult patients, especially within the first year. Identification of patients at high risk of death facilitates modification of associated perio...

    Authors: Nitchanant Kitcharanant, Pojchong Chotiyarnwong, Thiraphat Tanphiriyakun, Ekasame Vanitcharoenkul, Chantas Mahaisavariya, Wichian Boonyaprapa and Aasis Unnanuntana
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:451
  7. The elderly population in Malaysia are projected to reach almost one third of the total population by 2040. The absence of a National Dementia Strategy (NDS) in preparing the healthcare services for the ageing...

    Authors: Chee Mun Chan, Marjorie Jia Yi Ong, Adam Aiman Zakaria, Monikha Maria Visusasam, Mohd Fairuz Ali, Teh Rohaila Jamil, Azimatun Noor Aizuddin and Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:450
  8. In light of the increasing demands in health care, a call has been made for the development of new strategies. One of these strategies is placing a higher emphasis on individuals, who are expected to better ma...

    Authors: Floris Ruben Tobias van Elburg, Nicky Sabine Klaver, Anna Petra Nieboer and Marjan Askari
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:449
  9. Many patients following unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) also suffer from diabetes mellitus, which may lead to an increased likelihood of postoperative deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Therefore, we evalu...

    Authors: Xufeng Jiao, Zheng Li, Shuai An, Jiang Huang, Mingli Feng and Guanglei Cao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:448
  10. As the community-dwelling population ages in Taiwan, concerns regarding long-term care have grown more urgent. Physical fitness plays a key role in enabling community-dwelling older adults to independently com...

    Authors: Wang-Sheng Lin, Nai-Wei Hsu, Meng-Jer Lee, You-Yuan Lin, Chih-Chun Tsai and Po-Jung Pan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:447
  11. Muscle health decline with age, but its deterioration in older persons with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) over time is not well-established. This study aimed to determine the change in muscle mass, handgrip ...

    Authors: Ngiap Chuan Tan, Usha Sankari, Chiat Eng Ng and Yi Ling Eileen Koh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:446
  12. Population ageing leads to a noticeable increase in demand for informal care. Informal caregivers experience high caregiver burden, such as restricted subjective health and well-being. Occupational balance is ...

    Authors: Anna Röschel, Christina Wagner and Mona Dür
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:445
  13. Accessible housing is crucial to maintain a good quality of life for older adults with functional limitations, and housing adaptations are instrumental in resolving accessibility problems. It is unclear to wha...

    Authors: Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito, Shota Hamada, Björn Slaug, Ayako Ninomiya, Kazuaki Uda and Tomoaki Ishibashi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:444
  14. There is an ample body of literature examining the experiences and outcomes of peer support services for mental health recovery in western countries. However, formal peer support is only recently adapted and p...

    Authors: Jessica P. S. Tang, Tianyin Liu, Shiyu Lu, C. Y. Sing, Lesley C. Y. Sze, Terry Y. S. Lum and Samson Tse
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:443
  15. Many studies have been performed on the use of intergenerational programs to improve the negative attitudes and misunderstandings of adolescents toward older people with dementia. However, the findings of thes...

    Authors: Yuan-Ju Liao, Li-Chan Lin, Shiao-Chi Wu, Jung-Ling Fuh, I-Tsun Chiang and Bih-Shya Gau
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:442
  16. The effect of baseline hypertension status on the BMI–mortality association is still unclear. We aimed to explore the relationships of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) with all-cause mortalit...

    Authors: Kaizhi Bai, Xuejiao Chen, Zhan Shi, Kun He, Xueqi Hu, Rui Song, Wenlong Shi, Qingfeng Tian and Songhe Shi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:441
  17. The aging population and increasing chronic diseases make a tremendous burden on the health care system. The study evaluated the relationship between comorbidity indices and common geriatric syndromes.

    Authors: Kubra Canaslan, Esra Ates Bulut, Suleyman Emre Kocyigit, Ali Ekrem Aydin and Ahmet Turan Isik
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:440
  18. As a strategy to maintain postural control, the stiffening strategy (agonist-antagonist co-contractions) is often considered dysfunctional and associated with poor physical capacity. The aim was to investigate...

    Authors: Jimmy Falk, Viktor Strandkvist, Mascha Pauelsen, Irene Vikman, Lars Nyberg and Ulrik Röijezon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:438
  19. People with dementia and their carers have a wide range of health and social care needs which vary along the dementia continuum. The government response to events and transitions at various stages of the conti...

    Authors: Tom Pierse, Fiona Keogh, David Challis and Eamon O’Shea
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:437
  20. Older patients are at increased risk of falling and of serious morbidity and mortality resulting from falls. The ability to accurately identify older patients at increased fall risk affords the opportunity to ...

    Authors: Jason Wilbur, Gerald Jogerst, Nicholas Butler and Yinghui Xu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:436
  21. This study aimed to determine in how many individuals the iliocapsularis muscle (IC) could be identified on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and whether age and sex are associated with the cross-sectional area...

    Authors: Masahide Yagi, Masashi Taniguchi, Hiroshige Tateuchi, Tetsuya Hirono, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Momoko Yamagata, Ryusuke Nakai, Yosuke Yamada, Misaka Kimura and Noriaki Ichihashi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:435
  22. Electronic health record (EHR) prediction models may be easier to use in busy clinical settings since EHR data can be auto-populated into models. This study assessed whether adding functional status and/or Med...

    Authors: William James Deardorff, Bocheng Jing, Sun Y. Jeon, W. John Boscardin, Alexandra K. Lee, Kathy Z. Fung and Sei J. Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:434
  23. The transition of an older family member into a residential aged care facility (RACF) is often challenging for both the person being admitted and their family carer. This review aimed to identify the protectiv...

    Authors: Vera Camões-Costa, Jayasree Loganathan, Chris Barton, Samantha Chakraborty, Alana Hewitt, Xiaoping Lin and Bianca Brijnath
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:433
  24. White blood cell (WBC) and neutrophil (NEUT) counts, which are commonly inflammatory markers, have been related to an increased risk of fatal stroke. However, it is unclear whether platelet-to-white blood cell...

    Authors: Zhi-bing Hu, Qiong-qiong Zhong, Ze-xiong Lu and Feng Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:430
  25. Opioid use has increased globally in the recent decade. Although pain remains a significant problem among older adults, susceptibility to opioid-related harms highlights the importance of careful opioid therap...

    Authors: A. Hamina, A. E. Muller, T. Clausen, S. Skurtveit, M. Hesse, C. Tjagvad, B. Thylstrup, I. Odsbu, H. Zoega, H. L. Jónsdóttir and H. Taipale
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:429
  26. Despite healthcare providers’ goal of patient-centeredness, current models for the ambulatory (i.e., outpatient) care of older people have not as yet systematically incorporated their views. Moreover, there is...

    Authors: Angélique Herrler, Helena Kukla, Vera Vennedey and Stephanie Stock
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:428
  27. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (encoded by ALDH1A1) has been shown to protect against Parkinson’s disease (PD) by reducing toxic metabolites of dopamine. We herein revealed an antisense Alu element insertion/deletion p...

    Authors: Hui-Hui Fan, Jing Zheng, Xiao-Ya Huang, Ke-Yun Wu, Lei Cui, Hao-Jia Dong, Zhen Wang, Xiong Zhang and Jian-Hong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:427
  28. Indwelling urethral catheters are widely used in clinical settings. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection has been recognized as a common adverse event in older patients. However, noninfectious complicat...

    Authors: Fang-Wen Hu, Chun-Yin Yeh, Chi-Chang Huang, Hsiu-Chi Cheng, Cheng-Han Lin and Chia-Ming Chang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:426
  29. The number of people with multimorbidity is surging around the world. Although multimorbidity has been introduced in policy and practice in developed countries, developing countries like Nepal have not conside...

    Authors: Siva Balakrishnan, Isha Karmacharya, Saruna Ghimire, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Devendra Raj Singh, Om Prakash Yadav, Nachiket Gudi, Lal Bahadur Rawal and Uday Narayan Yadav
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:425
  30. Physical frailty is associated with increased risk of falls, hospitalisation and mortality. There is a dearth of information on physical frailty of older adults living in residential aged care. This study aime...

    Authors: Rachel Milte, Jasmine Petersen, Jo Boylan, Tim Henwood, Sarah Hunter, Belinda Lange, Michael Lawless, Stacey Torode and Lucy K. Lewis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:424
  31. In order to improve quality of care and recovery after hip fracture we need to include the perspectives of the individual older adults when evaluating different rehabilitation interventions. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Åsa Karlsson, Birgitta Olofsson, Michael Stenvall and Nina Lindelöf
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:423
  32. There are currently no validated globally and freely available tools to estimate the modified frailty index (mFI). The widely available and non-proprietary International Statistical Classification of Diseases ...

    Authors: Ashwin Subramaniam, Ryo Ueno, Ravindranath Tiruvoipati, Jai Darvall, Velandai Srikanth, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher and Rinaldo Bellomo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:422
  33. Swallowing difficulties in the oral cavity or pharynx (i.e., oropharyngeal dysphagia) are a common problem in the aging population, which may result in severe consequences, such as malnutrition, aspiration pne...

    Authors: Patricia Hägglund, Maria Gustafsson and Hugo Lövheim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:421
  34. Post-stroke dysphagia (PSD) has been associated with high risk of aspiration pneumonia and mortality. However, limited evidence on pooled prevalence of post-stroke dysphagia and influence of individual, diseas...

    Authors: Kondwani Joseph Banda, Hsin Chu, Xiao Linda Kang, Doresses Liu, Li-Chung Pien, Hsiu-Ju Jen, Shu-Tai Shen Hsiao and Kuei-Ru Chou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:420
  35. Advance care planning in nursing homes is important to ensure the wishes and preferences of residents are recorded, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, care staff and family members frequently re...

    Authors: Emily Cousins, Nancy Preston, Julie Doherty, Sandra Varey, Andrew Harding, Adrienne McCann, Karen Harrison Dening, Anne Finucane, Gillian Carter, Gary Mitchell and Kevin Brazil
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:419
  36. Emergency department (ED) use among nursing home (NH) residents is an internationally-shared issue that is understudied in Italy. The long term care in Italy is part of the health system. This study aimed to a...

    Authors: Gianmarco Giacomini, Ettore Minutiello, Gianfranco Politano, Marco Dalmasso, Beatrice Albanesi, Sara Campagna and Maria Michela Gianino
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:418
  37. Older patients tend to have multimorbidity, represented by multiple chronic diseases or geriatric conditions, which leads to a growing number of prescribed medications. As a result, pharmacological prescriptio...

    Authors: Núria Molist-Brunet, Daniel Sevilla-Sánchez, Emma Puigoriol-Juvanteny, Matilde Barneto-Soto, Javier González-Bueno and Joan Espaulella-Panicot
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:417
  38. The older person population is rapidly increasing globally, including sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Concurrently, malnutrition is also increasing among older persons in SSA, with a dearth of empirical evidence on ...

    Authors: Paul Obeng, Henneh Kwaku Kyereh, Jacob Owusu Sarfo, Edward Wilson Ansah and Priscilla Yeye Adumoah Attafuah
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:416
  39. Although there is a general trend of functional decline with age, there lacks an understanding of how cancer diagnosis and other factors may contribute to this trend. This study aimed to examine functional lim...

    Authors: Rumei Yang, Yin Liu, Yun Jiang, Daniel J. M. Fleming and Elizabeth B. Fauth
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:415
  40. Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a common health problem among older adults. Previous studies have revealed the relationship between sleep duration as well as global sleep status and MetS.

    Authors: Xin Liu, Limei Huang, Qiang Wu, Yingwei Chen, Xiuqin Chen, Hao Chen, Junling Gao and Qianyi Xiao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:414
  41. Although depression and body weight have been noted as important predictors of cognitive health, it remains unclear how age and sex influence the mechanism by which depressive symptoms and body weight are asso...

    Authors: Hyun-E Yeom and Young-Joo Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:412
  42. A residential care service voucher scheme has been introduced to expand the capacity and enhance choice of public-funded long-term care (LTC) in Hong Kong, enabling users to have greater choices over the types...

    Authors: Kailu Wang, Eliza Lai-Yi Wong, Angel Hor-Yan Lai, Carrie Ho-Kwan Yam, Ethan Ming-Yin Ip, Annie Wai-Ling Cheung and Eng-Kiong Yeoh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:411
  43. With the global aging problem is becoming increasingly severe, the elderly care has become an important issue that needs attention. Chinese government attaches great importance to the development of medical an...

    Authors: Yunru Zhou, Longfeng Sun, Yanting Liang, Guoju Mao and Pei Xu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:410

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