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  1. The GAITRite® system is one of the gold standards for gait electronic analysis, especially for older adults. Previous GAITRite® systems were composed of an electronic roll-up walkway. Recently, a new GAITRite®...

    Authors: Guillaume Sacco, Grégory Ben-Sadoun, Jennifer Gautier, Romain Simon, Maude Goupil, Pauline Laureau, Jade Terrien and Cédric Annweiler
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:132
  2. Engaging in physical activity and reducing sedentary time in daily life may enable older individuals to maintain muscle mass. This study aimed to investigate the effects of replacing sedentary behavior with li...

    Authors: Ting-Fu Lai, Yung Liao, Ming-Chun Hsueh, Kun-Pei Lin, Ding-Cheng Chan, Yung-Ming Chen and Chiung-Jung Wen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:130
  3. Research assessing the relationship of physical activity and dementia is usually based on studies with individuals younger than 90 years of age. The primary aim of this study was to determine physical activity...

    Authors: Marijn Muurling, Maryam Badissi, Casper de Boer, Nienke Legdeur, Frederik Barkhof, Bart N.M. van Berckel, Andrea B. Maier, Mirjam Pijnappels and Pieter Jelle Visser
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:129
  4. Successful ageing is the term often used for depicting exceptional ageing but a uniform definition is lacking. The aim was to re-examine and describe the successful agers living at home at the age of 84 years ...

    Authors: Anna Viljanen, Marika Salminen, Kerttu Irjala, Päivi Korhonen, Tero Vahlberg, Matti Viitanen, Minna Löppönen and Laura Viikari
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:128
  5. This study aimed to develop and validate a clinical prediction rule to screen older patients at risk of being toxigenic Clostridioides difficile carriers at the time of hospital admission.

    Authors: Ki-Byung Lee, Mina Lee, Jin Woong Suh, Kyung-Sook Yang, Youseung Chung, Jeong Yeon Kim, Sun Bean Kim, Jang Wook Sohn and Young Kyung Yoon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:127
  6. Few studies with controls from the same cohort have investigated the impact of stroke on the ability to live an independent life at old age. We aimed to analyze how great an impact being a stroke survivor woul...

    Authors: Elias Lindvall, Kristin Franzon, Erik Lundström and Lena Kilander
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:126
  7. Low physical activity in care home residents brings about negative mental health consequences, such as higher levels of depression and loneliness. With advancements in communication technology, particularly du...

    Authors: E.F Ofosu, L De Nys, J Connelly, G.C Ryde and A.C Whittaker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:125
  8. The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study – Activities of Daily Living Scale for use in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), the ADCS-ADL-MCI, is an evaluation scale with information provided by an informant/careg...

    Authors: Michele Potashman, Menglan Pang, Muna Tahir, Saeid Shahraz, Sascha Dichter, Robert Perneczky and Sandra Nolte
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:124
  9. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is common after surgery and anesthesia, particularly in older patients. It has been reported that regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) monitoring potentially influ...

    Authors: Xiahao Ding, Tianming Zha, Gulibositan Abudurousuli, Cuimei Zhao, Zixuan Chen, Yang Zhang and Bo Gui
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:123
  10. Constipation was associated with incidence of dementia and cognitive decline. Laxatives are the mainstay of constipation management and are commonly used among older populations for both treatment and preventi...

    Authors: Jiangtao Feng, Nan Zheng, Xutong Fan, Shu Li, Yuhan Jiang, Xianfu Yi and Hongxi Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:122
  11. Research indicates detrimental effects of stress on brain health and cognitive functioning, but population-based studies using comprehensive measures of cognitive decline is lacking. The present study examined...

    Authors: Dinne Skjærlund Christensen, Ellen Garde, Hartwig Roman Siebner and Erik Lykke Mortensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:121
  12. Older adults represent a large oncologic demographic and are under-represented within oncology research despite constituting nearly two-thirds of the oncologic population in the United States. Because many soc...

    Authors: Clifton P. Thornton, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Madeline Dolinar, Laken C. Roberts Lavigne, Dina George Lansey, Rick Jones, Jeremy Walston, Ravi Varadhan, Melissa Hladek and Philip Imus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:120
  13. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of combining nutritional and physical activity (PA) factors on four different categories, according to the presence or absence of sarcopenia and central obes...

    Authors: Jong Eun Park, Seulgi Lee and Kirang Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:119
  14. Older adults with cognitive decline need physical activity for maintaining brain health and mitigating cognitive decline. Tai Chi is a safe and gentle aerobic exercise and has been recommended for people with ...

    Authors: Hyunkyoung Oh, Rhayun Song and Seon Joo Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:118
  15. Ageing in place is the preferred choice for most older adults worldwide. The role of the family as a core care resource has diminished as a result of changes in family structure, thus extending the responsibil...

    Authors: Feng Xiao, Songmei Cao, Mingzhao Xiao, Liling Xie and Qinghua Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:117
  16. Advance care planning (ACP) is highly relevant for people with early-stage dementia to communicate their care preferences for serious illness conditions with their family caregivers before they become mentally...

    Authors: Cheryl Chi-yan Yeung, Ken Hok-man Ho and Helen Yue-lai Chan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:115
  17. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory disease of the peripheral nervous system characterized by rapidly evolving polyneuropathy caused by autoimmune demyelination and/or axonal degeneration. Since S...

    Authors: Chiara Sidoli, Adriana Antonella Bruni, Simone Beretta, Paolo Mazzola and Giuseppe Bellelli
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:114
  18. Care transitions across different settings necessitate careful decision-making for all parties involved, yet research indicates that older people and informal caregivers do not have a strong voice in such deci...

    Authors: Lotan Kraun, Kristel De Vliegher, Moriah Ellen and Theo van Achterberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:113
  19. In this study, the focus is on how to support the competence development needed for nursing assistants in home care. Home care services for older persons can be challenging concerning the nature of the interpe...

    Authors: Jessica Höglander, Inger K. Holmström, Tanja Gustafsson, Elisabeth Lindberg, Hanna Maurin Söderholm, Lena Hedén, Petra von Heideken Wågert and Annelie J. Sundler
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:112
  20. Opioid use is common among adults 65 years and older, while long-term use of opioids remains controversial and poses risks of drug dependence and other adverse events. The acute disease caused by the SARS-CoV-...

    Authors: Zhaoli Dai, Magdalena Z. Raban, Gorkem Sezgin, Precious McGuire, Shirmilla Datta, Nasir Wabe, Christopher Pearce, Richard Woodman and Andrew Georgiou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:111
  21. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated barriers to accessing face-to-face care. Consequently, the potential for digital health technologies (DHTs) to address unmet needs has gained traction. DHTs may circumv...

    Authors: Sulayman Z. Chowdhury, Sebastian Stevens, Charlotte Wu, Claire Woodward, Tim Andrews, Liz Ashall-Payne and Simon Leigh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:110
  22. Older people living in residential aged care facilities are at high risk of acquiring infections such as influenza, gastroenteritis, and more recently COVID-19. These infections are a major cause of morbidity ...

    Authors: Joanne Tropea, Sanne Peters, Jill J. Francis, Noleen Bennett, Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Kirsty Buising, Lyn-li Lim, Caroline Marshall, Madelaine Flynn, Michael Murray, Paul Yates, Craig Aboltins, Douglas Johnson, Jason Kwong, Karrie Long, Judy McCahon…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:109
  23. The social network of core members can affect the performance of the organization, while there is a lack of research on the relationship between the social network of core members of social organizations and i...

    Authors: Zhengsheng Wang, Xuefei Chen, Kai Ji, Lingzhi Sang, Zhongliang Bai and Ren Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:108
  24. Predicting healthy physiological aging is of major interest within public health research. However, longitudinal studies into predictors of healthy physiological aging that include numerous exposures from diff...

    Authors: Bette Loef, Gerrie-Cor M. Herber, Albert Wong, Nicole A. H. Janssen, Jurriaan Hoekstra, H. Susan J. Picavet and W. M. Monique Verschuren
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:107
  25. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) strategy to face the challenges of ageing societies. This strategy is focused on person centered care and the asse...

    Authors: Xavier Rojano i Luque, Sergi Blancafort-Alias, Susanna Prat Casanovas, Susanna Forné, Nuria Martín Vergara, Pilar Fabregat Povill, Maria Vila Royo, Rosa Serrano, Dolores Sanchez-Rodriguez, Montserrat Vílchez Saldaña, Iris Martínez, Mariola Domínguez López, Francesc Riba Porquet, Aimar Intxaurrondo González and Antoni Salvà Casanovas
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:106
  26. The incidence of colorectal cancer increases with aging. Curative-intent surgery based on a minimally invasive concept is expected to bring survival benefits to elderly patients (aged over 80 years) with color...

    Authors: Yonggan Xue, Sen Li, Shaohua Guo, Yanshen Kuang, Mu Ke, Xin Liu, Fangming Gong, Peng Li and Baoqing Jia
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:105
  27. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is highly prevalent in older women, and previous studies suggest the involvement of hormonal factors play a role in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. KOA causes musculoskeletal impa...

    Authors: Tomohiro Mitoma, Jota Maki, Hikaru Ooba, Eriko Eto, Kasumi Takahashi, Tsunemasa Kondo, Tomohiro Ikeda, Yoko Sakamoto, Toshiharu Mitsuhashi and Hisashi Masuyama
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:104
  28. Increasing number of falls and fall-related injuries in an aging society give rise to the need for effective fall prevention and rehabilitation strategies. Besides traditional exercise approaches, new technolo...

    Authors: Tobias Morat, Melina Snyders, Philipp Kroeber, Alice De Luca, Valentina Squeri, Martin Hochheim, Philipp Ramm, Annika Breitkopf, Michael Hollmann and Wiebren Zijlstra
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:103
  29. Outpatient care for geriatric patients is complex and requires the collaboration of different professions for supporting long-term care. Care and case management (CCM) could provide support with that. The long...

    Authors: Denise Wilfling, Jona Budke, Nicole Warkentin and Katja Goetz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:102
  30. The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a high rate of infections, frequent outbreaks, and high mortality rates in nursing homes (NH) worldwide. To protect and improve the treatment and care of the...

    Authors: Anita Nilsen, Bjørn Lichtwarck, Siren Eriksen and Anne Marie Mork Rokstad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:101
  31. In the context of aging, Chinese families consisting of more than three generations (grandparents, parents, children) are the norm. The second generation (parents) and other family members may establish a down...

    Authors: Jun-Yan Xi, Si-Rui Zhong, Yu-Xiao Zhou, Xiao Lin and Yuan-Tao Hao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:100
  32. Behavioral symptoms are common in patients with dementia. However, there is limited evidence of their economic burden. Among commercially insured patients with dementia in the United States, this study assesse...

    Authors: Rezaul Karim Khandker, Farid Chekani, Kirti Mirchandani and Niranjan Kathe
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:99
  33. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many long-term care (LTC) homes experienced difficulties in providing residents with access to primary care, typically delivered by community-based family physicians or nurse prac...

    Authors: Katherine S. McGilton, Lynn Haslam-Larmer, Aria Wills, Alexandra Krassikova, Jessica Babineau, Ben Robert, Carrie Heer, Carrie McAiney, Gail Dobell, Jennifer Bethell, Kelly Kay, Margaret Keatings, Sharon Kaasalainen, Sid Feldman, Souraya Sidani and Ruth Martin-Misener
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:98
  34. Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is a common phenomenon observed during aging. On the other hand, the decrease in Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD +) levels is reported to be closely related to the age-re...

    Authors: Yoshiko Nakagawa-Nagahama, Masaki Igarashi, Masaomi Miura, Kosuke Kashiwabara, Keisuke Yaku, Yuichiro Fukamizu, Toshiya Sato, Takanobu Sakurai, Takashi Nakagawa, Takashi Kadowaki and Toshimasa Yamauchi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:97
  35. The trajectory of frailty and intrinsic capacity (IC) often overlap in older adults. Longitudinal analyses of transitions of frailty and IC, and their associations with incident functional decline are limited....

    Authors: Shuli Jia, Wanyu Zhao, Meiling Ge, Xin Xia, Fengjuan Hu, Qiukui Hao, Yan Zhang, Mei Yang, Jirong Yue and Birong Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:96
  36. Anaemia is common following hip fracture in ortho-geriatric patients and is associated with postoperative infections.. This study investigated whether intravenous iron supplements reduced the rate of postopera...

    Authors: Lene T. Hansen, Johannes Riis, Kristian H. Kragholm, Lis K. Larsen, Christian Cavallius, Marianne M. Mørch, Silas Z. Clemmensen, Maria L. Krogager and Dorte Melgaard
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:95
  37. The effects of combined training can be affected by training characteristics such as frequency, session length, and duration. No empirical studies to date have directly compared how combined physical and cogni...

    Authors: I-Ching Chuang, I-Chen Chen, Ken-Hsien Su, Yih-Ru Wu and Ching-Yi Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:94
  38. Evidence-based rehabilitative interventions, if widely implemented, could equip people with dementia and their families to manage life with the condition and reduce the need for health and care services. The a...

    Authors: Linda Clare, Aleksandra Kudlicka, Rachel Collins, Suzannah Evans, Jackie Pool, Catherine Henderson, Martin Knapp, Rachael Litherland, Jan Oyebode and Robert Woods
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:93
  39. In the aging population of Western societies, an increasing number of older adults have multiple chronic diseases. As multifaceted health problems imply the involvement of several healthcare professionals, mul...

    Authors: Gloria Metzner, Lukas Maximilian Horstmeier, Jürgen Bengel, Eva Maria Bitzer, Elena Dreher, Fabian Frank, Anne Göhner, Bernhard Heimbach, Ines Himmelsbach, Klaus Kaier, Jasmin Kiekert, Katharina Kohler, Katharina Laubner, Lisa Lyssenko, Andy Maun, Christoph Maurer…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:92
  40. Authors: Anna Louisa Hoffmann, Johannes Michael Bergmann, Anne Fahsold, René Müller-Widmer, Martina Roes, Bernhard Holle and Rebecca Palm
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:91

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  41. The association of frailty based on the accumulation of deficits with postoperative delirium (POD) has been poorly examined. We aimed to analyze this association in older patients undergoing elective surgery.

    Authors: Janina Steenblock, Ulrike Braisch, Simone Brefka, Christine Thomas, Gerhard W. Eschweiler, Michael Rapp, Brigitte Metz, Christoph Maurer, Christine A. F. von Arnim, Matthias. L. Herrmann, Sören Wagner, Michael Denkinger and Dhayana Dallmeier
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:90
  42. Sarcopenia is a geriatric syndrome with progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and function and has a negative impact on clinical outcomes associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Recent...

    Authors: Xuanna Zhao, Ruoxin Su, Rongwei Hu, Yujuan Chen, Xiaoyong Xu, Yalian Yuan, Jinhong Zhang, Wenchao Zhang, Yu Yang, Min Chen, Dongming Li, Bin Wu, Dan Huang and Dong Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:89
  43. During aging, changes occur in the proportions of muscle, fat, and bone. Body composition (BC) alterations have a great impact on health, quality of life, and functional capacity. Several equations to predict ...

    Authors: Ana Claudia Rossini-Venturini, Lucas Veras, Pedro Pugliesi Abdalla, André Pereira dos Santos, Márcio Fernando Tasinafo-Junior, Leonardo Santos Lopes da Silva, Thiago Cândido Alves, Eduardo Ferriolli, Vicente Romo-Perez, Jose Luis Garcia-Soidan, Jorge Mota and Dalmo Roberto Lopes Machado
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:87
  44. For the care need of older adults, long-term care (LTC) and assisted living (AL) facilities are expanding in Alberta, but little is known about the caregivers’ well-being. The purpose of the study was to inves...

    Authors: Oluwagbohunmi A. Awosoga, Adesola Christiana Odole, Ogochukwu Kelechi Onyeso, Jon Doan, Christina Nord, Ifeoma Blessing Nwosu, Claudia Steinke, Joshua O. Ojo, Ezinne Chika Ekediegwu and Sheli Murphy
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:85
  45. This study aimed to explore the relationship between the sarcopenia index (SI) and the risk of pneumonia in hospitalized patients with acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS).

    Authors: Lingdan Zhao, Sha Huang, Fu Jing, Ting-ting Yu, Zeng Wei and Xiaoyan Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:84
  46. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is stressful for caregivers. So that, considering all the emotional and financial costs imposed on the families of Alzheimer’s patients, stress from caring is an is...

    Authors: Hamid Sharif Nia, Lida Hosseini, Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani and Erika Sivarajan Froelicher
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:82
  47. Various indexes have been developed to estimate the risk for mortality, institutionalization, and other adverse outcomes for older people. Most indexes are based on a large number of clinical or laboratory par...

    Authors: Elisa Heikkilä, Marika Salminen, Anna Viljanen, Taina Katajamäki, Marja-Kaisa Koivula, Kari Pulkki, Raimo Isoaho, Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä, Matti Viitanen, Minna Löppönen, Tero Vahlberg, Mikko S. Venäläinen, Laura L. Elo, Laura Viikari and Kerttu Irjala
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:80

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