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  1. A frailty paradigm would be useful in primary care to identify older people at risk, but appropriate metrics at that level are lacking. We created and validated a simple instrument for frailty screening in Eur...

    Authors: Roman Romero-Ortuno, Cathal D Walsh, Brian A Lawlor and Rose Anne Kenny
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:57
  2. Muscle fatigue reduces muscle strength and balance control in young people. It is not clear whether fatigue resistance seen in older persons leads to different effects. In order to understand whether muscle fa...

    Authors: Jorunn L Helbostad, Daina L Sturnieks, Jasmine Menant, Kim Delbaere, Stephen R Lord and Mirjam Pijnappels
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:56
  3. Prediction of long-term survival in healthy adults requires recognition of features that serve as early indicators of successful aging. The aims of this study were to identify predictors of long-term survival ...

    Authors: William R Swindell, Kristine E Ensrud, Peggy M Cawthon, Jane A Cauley, Steve R Cummings and Richard A Miller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:55
  4. Case management programmes for home-dwelling people with dementia and their informal carers exist in multiple forms and shapes. The aim of this research was to identify the essential components of case managem...

    Authors: Paul-Jeroen Verkade, Berno van Meijel, Cindy Brink, Harmieke van Os-Medendorp, Bauke Koekkoek and Anneke L Francke
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:54
  5. The number of older people is set to increase dramatically worldwide. Demographic changes are likely to result in the rise of age-related chronic diseases which largely contribute to years lived with a disabil...

    Authors: Renata M Sousa, Cleusa P Ferri, Daisy Acosta, Mariella Guerra, Yueqin Huang, KS Jacob, AT Jotheeswaran, Milagros A Guerra Hernandez, Zhaorui Liu, Guillermina Rodriguez Pichardo, Juan J Llibre Rodriguez, Aquiles Salas, Ana Luisa Sosa, Joseph Williams, Tirso Zuniga and Martin Prince
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:53
  6. Preventing disability and offering effective interventions to older people during early decline in function is most likely to be effective if those most at risk of progressive disablement are able to be identi...

    Authors: Kate Gibson, Lesley Day, Keith D Hill, Damien Jolley, Stuart Newstead, Flavia Cicuttini, Leonie Segal and Leon Flicker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:52
  7. Compartment syndrome of the thigh is a rare occurrence potentially leading to devastating functional restrictions. There is a wide spectrum of reported conditions leading to increased tissue pressure in the th...

    Authors: Rolf D Burghardt, Sebastian Siebenlist, Stefan Döbele, Martin Lucke and Ulrich Stöckle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:51
  8. A large number of studies have demonstrated a positive effect of increased physical activity (PA) on various health outcomes. In all large geriatric studies, however, PA has only been assessed by interview-bas...

    Authors: Michael D Denkinger, Sebastian Franke, Kilian Rapp, Gudrun Weinmayr, Enric Duran-Tauleria, Thorsten Nikolaus and Richard Peter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:50
  9. The agitated behaviours that accompany dementia (e.g. pacing, aggression, calling out) are stressful to both nursing home residents and their carers and are difficult to treat. Increasingly more attention is b...

    Authors: Eva S van der Ploeg, Barbara Eppingstall and Daniel W O'Connor
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:49
  10. Pharmacotherapy in the older adult is a complex field involving several different medical professionals. The evidence base for pharmacotherapy in elderly patients in primary care relies on only a few clinical ...

    Authors: Elke Jeschke, Thomas Ostermann, Manuela Tabali, Horst C Vollmar, Matthias Kröz, Angelina Bockelbrink, Claudia M Witt, Stefan N Willich and Harald Matthes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:48
  11. Nursing home residents are at high risk for developing acute illnesses. Compared with community dwelling adults, nursing home residents are often more frail, prone to multiple medical problems and symptoms, an...

    Authors: William W Hung, Sophia Liu and Kenneth S Boockvar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:47
  12. As long-term nursing home care is likely to increase with the aging of the population, identifying chronic medical conditions is of particular interest. Although need factors have a strong impact on nursing ho...

    Authors: Gilberte Van Rensbergen and Tim Nawrot
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:46
  13. Some forms of pharmacotherapy are shown to increase the risk of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The purpose of this study is to investigate whether pharmacotherapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPI), inhale...

    Authors: Jen-Tzer Gau, Utkarsh Acharya, Salman Khan, Victor Heh, Lona Mody and Tzu-Cheg Kao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:45
  14. The incidence of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) almost triples for older adults aged 65 years or older. In Canada, CAP is a leading cause of hospital admissions and mortality. Although CAP is very prevalen...

    Authors: Paul Krueger, Oona St Amant and Mark Loeb
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:44
  15. Sarcopenia is defined as the loss of muscle mass and strength with age. Although a number of adult influences are recognised, there remains considerable unexplained variation in muscle mass and strength betwee...

    Authors: Harnish P Patel, Holly E Syddall, Helen J Martin, Claire E Stewart, Cyrus Cooper and Avan Aihie Sayer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:43
  16. Pernicious anaemia is undeniably associated with vitamin B12 deficiency, but the association between subnormal vitamin B12 concentrations and anaemia in older people is unclear. The aim of this systematic revi...

    Authors: Wendy PJ den Elzen, Gerda M van der Weele, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Rudi GJ Westendorp and Willem JJ Assendelft
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:42
  17. The increasing number of hospitalized elderly persons has greatly challenged decision makers to reorganize services so as to meet the needs of this clientele. Established progressively over the last 30 years, ...

    Authors: Judith Latour, Paule Lebel, Bernard-Simon Leclerc, Nicole Leduc, Katherine Berg, Aline Bolduc and Marie-Jeanne Kergoat
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:41
  18. Knowledge about the circumstances under which injurious falls occur could provide healthcare workers with better tools to prevent falls and fall-related injuries. Therefore, we assessed whether older persons w...

    Authors: Michel HC Bleijlevens, Joseph PM Diederiks, Marike RC Hendriks, Jolanda CM van Haastregt, Harry FJM Crebolder and Jacques ThM van Eijk
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:40
  19. In coming decades the proportion of very elderly people living in the Western world will dramatically increase. This forthcoming "grey epidemic" will lead to an explosion of chronic diseases. In order to antic...

    Authors: Bert Vaes, Agnes Pasquet, Pierre Wallemacq, Nawel Rezzoug, Hassan Mekouar, Pierre-Alexandre Olivier, Delphine Legrand, Catharina Matheï, Gijs Van Pottelbergh and Jan Degryse
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:39
  20. Previous studies in long-term care (LTC) have demonstrated that warfarin management is suboptimal with preventable adverse events often occurring as a result of poor International Normalized Ratio (INR) contro...

    Authors: Alexandra Papaioannou, Courtney C Kennedy, Glenda Campbell, Jacqueline B Stroud, Luqi Wang, Lisa Dolovich and Mark A Crowther
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:38
  21. Medication side effects are an important cause of morbidity, mortality and costs in older people. The aim of our study was to examine prevalence and risk factors for self-reported medication side effects in an...

    Authors: Jennifer A Thomson, Wei C Wang, Colette Browning and Hal L Kendig
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:37
  22. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is one of the most commonly used instruments in the evaluation of global cognitive status. Few studies have investigated the relationship among its components in terms ...

    Authors: Kenta Shigemori, Shohei Ohgi, Eriko Okuyama, Takaki Shimura and Eric Schneider
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:36
  23. With the rapid worldwide increase in the oldest old population, considerable concern has arisen about the social and economic burden of diseases and disability in this age group. Understanding of multidimensio...

    Authors: Yasumichi Arai, Toshimitsu Iinuma, Michiyo Takayama, Midori Takayama, Yukiko Abe, Ryoko Fukuda, Jyuko Ando, Kikuko Ohta, Hiroo Hanabusa, Keiko Asakura, Yuji Nishiwaki, Yasuyuki Gondo, Hiroko akiyama, Kazuo Komiyama, Nobuhito Gionhaku and Nobuyoshi Hirose
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:35
  24. Reminiscence is the systematic use of memories and recollections to strengthen self-identity and self-worth. The study aim was to investigate the consequences for nursing home residents and staff of integratin...

    Authors: Claire Gudex, Charlotte Horsted, Anders Møller Jensen, Marianne Kjer and Jan Sørensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:33
  25. Although the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption to health has been well established, few studies have focused on access to fruits and vegetables in rural areas; even fewer examined the relationship ...

    Authors: Joseph R Sharkey, Cassandra M Johnson and Wesley R Dean
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:32
  26. Diet is considered an important factor for bone health, but is composed of a wide variety of foods containing complex combinations of nutrients. Therefore we investigated the relationship between dietary patte...

    Authors: Yasutake Monma, Kaijun Niu, Koh Iwasaki, Naoki Tomita, Naoki Nakaya, Atsushi Hozawa, Shinichi Kuriyama, Shin Takayama, Takashi Seki, Takashi Takeda, Nobuo Yaegashi, Satoru Ebihara, Hiroyuki Arai, Ryoichi Nagatomi and Ichiro Tsuji
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:31
  27. The ageing of the population is rapidly progressing in Thailand. Self-assessed health status can provide a holistic view of the health of the elderly. This study aims to identify the determinants of self-asses...

    Authors: Fariha Haseen, Ramesh Adhikari and Kusol Soonthorndhada
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:30
  28. Aged patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) have a high prevalence of co-morbidity associated with poor quality of life, high health care costs, and increased risk for adverse outcomes. These patients are ...

    Authors: Inge Kirchberger, Christa Meisinger, Hildegard Seidl, Rupert Wende, Bernhard Kuch and Rolf Holle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:29
  29. Food and drink are important determinants of physical and social health in care home residents. This study explored whether a pragmatic methodology including routinely collected data was feasible in UK care ho...

    Authors: Andrea Kenkmann, Gill M Price, Joanne Bolton and Lee Hooper
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:28
  30. The very old (80+) are often described as a "frail" group that is particularly exposed to diseases and functional disability. They are at great risk of losing the ability to manage their activities of daily li...

    Authors: Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Gunilla Gosman--Hedström, Anna-Karin Edberg, Katarina Wilhelmson, Kajsa Eklund, Anna Duner, Lena Ziden, Anna-Karin Welmer and Sten Landahl
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:27

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