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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Pressure ulcers/injuries (PrUs), a critical concern for nursing homes (NH), are responsible for chronic wounds, amputations, septic infections, and premature deaths. PrUs occur most commonly in older adults an...

    Authors: Tracey L. Yap, Susan M. Kennerly, Susan D. Horn, Nancy Bergstrom, Santanu Datta and Cathleen Colon-Emeric

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:54

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Hospitalized older patients spend most of their time in bed, putting them at risk of experiencing orthostatic intolerance. Returning persons to their usual upright activity level is the most effective way to p...

    Authors: Mary T. Fox, Souraya Sidani, Dina Brooks and Hugh McCague

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:53

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    This study introduces the conceptual basis and operational measure, of BioPyschoSocial (BPS) health and related risk to better understand how well older people are managing and to screen for risk status. The BPS ...

    Authors: Zoe J.-L. Hildon, Chuen Seng Tan, Farah Shiraz, Wai Chong Ng, Xiaodong Deng, Gerald Choon Huat Koh, Kelvin Bryan Tan, Ian Philp, Dick Wiggins, Su Aw, Treena Wu and Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:49

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    It has been suggested that tooth loss in later life might increase dementia incidence. The objective of this analysis is to systematically review the current evidence on the relationship between the number of ...

    Authors: Bumjo Oh, Dong-Hun Han, Kyu-Tae Han, Xibei Liu, Johnson Ukken, Carina Chang, Kiki Dounis and Ji Won Yoo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:48

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Driving a car is the most common form of transport among the older population. Common medical conditions such as cataract, increase with age and impact on the ability to drive. To compensate for visual decline...

    Authors: Seraina Agramunt, Lynn B. Meuleners, Michelle L. Fraser, Kyle C. Chow, Jonathon Q. Ng and Vignesh Raja

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:51

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Elderly persons with a dementia diagnosis often suffer from different neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) such as delusions, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, irritability and agitation. Currently, the medical ...

    Authors: Iris Zahirovic, Gustav Torisson, Carina Wattmo and Elisabet Londos

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:50

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Advance care planning (ACP) has been identified as particularly relevant for nursing home residents, but it remains unclear how or under what circumstances ACP works and can best be implemented in such setting...

    Authors: J. Gilissen, L. Pivodic, C. Gastmans, R. Vander Stichele, L. Deliens, E. Breuer and L. Van den Block

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:47

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Frailty has been recognized as an important medical syndrome in older adults. Growing literature supports the clinical application of frailty but US older adults’ perceptions of frailty have not been explored....

    Authors: Nancy L. Schoenborn, Sarah E. Van Pilsum Rasmussen, Qian-Li Xue, Jeremy D. Walston, Mara A. McAdams-Demarco, Dorry L. Segev and Cynthia M. Boyd

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:46

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Delirium affects 25% of older inpatients and is associated with long-term cognitive impairment and future dementia. However, no population studies have systematically ascertained cognitive function before, cognit...

    Authors: Daniel Davis, Sarah Richardson, Joanne Hornby, Helen Bowden, Katrin Hoffmann, Maryse Weston-Clarke, Fenella Green, Nishi Chaturvedi, Alun Hughes, Diana Kuh, Elizabeth Sampson, Ruth Mizoguchi, Khai Lee Cheah, Melanie Romain, Abhi Sinha, Rodric Jenkin…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:45

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Delirium is common in older hospitalized patients, and is associated with negative consequences for the patients, next of kin, healthcare professionals and healthcare costs. It is important to understand its c...

    Authors: Yvonne A. Johansson, Ingrid Bergh, Iréne Ericsson and Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:43

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Fear of falling is common among persons with Parkinson’s disease and is negatively associated with quality of life. However a lack of in-depth understanding of fear of falling as a phenomenon persists. This qu...

    Authors: Stina B. Jonasson, Maria H. Nilsson, Jan Lexell and Gunilla Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:44

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Prevalence of malnutrition in older hospitalized patients is 30%. Malnutrition is associated with poor clinical outcomes in terms of high morbidity and mortality and is costly for hospitals. Extended nutrition...

    Authors: Yogesh Sharma, Campbell Thompson, Michelle Miller, Rashmi Shahi, Paul Hakendorf, Chris Horwood and Billingsley Kaambwa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:41

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Evidence on the differences in symptom patterns between older palliative cancer and non-cancer patients is lacking. The purpose of the study was to determine the differences in symptoms between older hospitali...

    Authors: Aurélie Van Lancker, Ann Van Hecke, Sofie Verhaeghe, Matthias Mattheeuws and Dimitri Beeckman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:40

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive impairment places older adults at high risk of functional disability in their daily-life activities, and thus affecting their quality of life. This study aimed to examine the effects of Tai Chi on ge...

    Authors: Mei-yi Siu and Diana T. F. Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:37

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a major burden in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR+, < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2) and albuminuria (Alb+) are essential for t...

    Authors: Giuseppina T. Russo, Salvatore De Cosmo, Francesca Viazzi, Antonio Mirijello, Antonio Ceriello, Pietro Guida, Carlo Giorda, Domenico Cucinotta, Roberto Pontremoli and Paola Fioretto

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:38

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) was founded in 2012 to propose consensus-based measurement tools and documentation for different conditions and populations.This article des...

    Authors: Asangaedem Akpan, Charlotte Roberts, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Barbara Batty, Claudia Bausewein, Diane Bell, David Bramley, Julie Bynum, Ian D. Cameron, Liang-Kung Chen, Anne Ekdahl, Arnold Fertig, Tom Gentry, Marleen Harkes, Donna Haslehurst, Jonathon Hope…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:36

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Nursing home residents are frail, have multiple medical comorbidities, and are at high risk for delirium. Most of the existing evidence base on delirium is derived from studies in the acute in-patient populati...

    Authors: Evelyn Ning Man Cheung, Sophiya Benjamin, George Heckman, Joanne Man-Wai Ho, Linda Lee, Samir K. Sinha and Andrew P. Costa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:39

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Identifying how persons with dementia experience lived space is important for enabling supportive living environments and creating communities that compensate for the fading capabilities of these persons. Seve...

    Authors: Linn Hege Førsund, Ellen Karine Grov, Anne-Sofie Helvik, Lene Kristine Juvet, Kirsti Skovdahl and Siren Eriksen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:33

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Despite evidence for effective fall prevention interventions, measurable reductions in older adult (≥ 65 years) fall rates remain unrealized. This study aimed to describe the perceived barriers to and effectiv...

    Authors: Catherine S. Dykeman, Maureen F. Markle-Reid, Lorna J. Boratto, Chris Bowes, Hélène Gagné, Jennifer L. McGugan and Sarah Orr-Shaw

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:34

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Older people with multi-morbidity are increasingly challenging for today’s healthcare, and novel, cost-effective healthcare solutions are needed. The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of c...

    Authors: Martina Lundqvist, Jenny Alwin, Martin Henriksson, Magnus Husberg, Per Carlsson and Anne W. Ekdahl

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:32

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Earlier studies show that the main reasons for admission to long-term nursing home care are cognitive impairment and functional impairments of activities of daily life. However, descriptive evidence of mobilit...

    Authors: Karen Sverdrup, Sverre Bergh, Geir Selbæk, Irene Røen, Øyvind Kirkevold and Gro Gujord Tangen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:30

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Given the world’s aging population, it is important to identify strategies that promote healthy cognitive aging and minimize cognitive decline. Currently, no curative pharmaceutical therapy exists for cognitiv...

    Authors: Lisanne F. ten Brinke, John R. Best, Rachel A. Crockett and Teresa Liu-Ambrose

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:31

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Mobility decrease is reportedly age-dependent in community dwelling elderly, and a major factor of disability in the geriatric population. The purpose of this study is to examine whether mobility decrease, as ...

    Authors: Keiko Yamada, Shingo Muranaga, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Kozo Nakamura, Sakae Tanaka and Toru Ogata

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:28

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