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  1. Older US adults often receive care from multiple ambulatory providers. Seeing multiple providers may be clinically appropriate but creates challenges for communication. Whether frailty is a risk factor for gap...

    Authors: Oluwasegun P. Akinyelure, Calvin L. Colvin, Madeline R. Sterling, Monika M. Safford, Paul Muntner, Lisandro D. Colantonio and Lisa M. Kern
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:476
  2. Numerous studies have suggested that lifestyle-related factors are associated with mortality, however limited evidence is available for the Chinese elder population.

    Authors: Changqing Sun, Huimin Liu, Fei Xu, Ying Qin, Panpan Wang, Qianyu Zhou, Dandan Liu, Shanqun Jia and Qiang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:474
  3. Older adults living in social housing are a vulnerable population facing unique challenges with health literacy and chronic disease self-management. We investigated this population’s knowledge of cardiovascula...

    Authors: Jasmine Dzerounian, Melissa Pirrie, Leena AlShenaiber, Ricardo Angeles, Francine Marzanek and Gina Agarwal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:473
  4. Older adults with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of developing common geriatric syndromes and have a lower quality of life. To prevent type 2 diabetes in older adults, it’s unclear whether the health benef...

    Authors: Linjun Ao, Junmin Zhou, Mingming Han, Hong Li, Yajie Li, Yongyue Pan, Jiayi Chen, Xiaofen Xie, Ye Jiang, Jing Wei, Gongbo Chen, Shanshan Li, Yuming Guo, Feng Hong, Zhifeng Li, Xiong Xiao…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:472
  5. Repressor element 1-silencing transcription (REST)/neuron-restrictive silencer factor is considered a new therapeutic target for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, the relat...

    Authors: Mingqing Wei, Jingnian Ni, Jing Shi, Ting Li, Xiaoqing Xu, Chenmeng Li, Bin Qin, Dongsheng Fan, Hengge Xie, Zhong Wang, Yongyan Wang, Tao Lu and Jinzhou Tian
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:471
  6. Research to date offers mixed evidence about the relationship between quality of life and severity of cognitive impairment in people with dementia. We aimed to investigate longitudinal changes in patient- and ...

    Authors: Derek King, Nicolas Farina, Clare Burgon, Yvonne Feeney, Sharne Berwald, Elizabeth Bustard, Laura Gallaher, Ruth Habibi, Raphael Wittenberg, Adelina Comas-Herrera, Martin Knapp and Sube Banerjee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:469
  7. Dementia-friendly initiatives are becoming common in society, politics, and research, including health care. Regarding efforts to improve care for patients with dementia in hospitals, the term dementia-friendl...

    Authors: Christina Manietta, Daniel Purwins, Anneke Reinhard, Christiane Knecht and Martina Roes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:468
  8. Despite known socioeconomic disparities in aging-related outcomes, the underlying physiologic mechanisms are understudied. This study applied propensity score weighting to estimate the effect of financial stra...

    Authors: Laura J. Samuel, Melissa Hladek, Jing Tian, Laken C. Roberts Lavigne, Sarah E. LaFave and Sarah L. Szanton
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:467
  9. Older people often suffer from multimorbidity resulting in polypharmacy. The correct administration of medication is a crucial factor influencing treatment efficacy. However, tools for evaluating the ability t...

    Authors: Anneke Maiworm, Robert Langner, Stefan Wilm, Dirk M. Hermann, Helmut Frohnhofen and Janine Gronewold
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:466
  10. Although cardio- and cerebrovascular diseases are common among people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), it is unknown how the prevalence of oral anticoagulant (OAC) use changes in relation to AD diagnosis. We inv...

    Authors: Barkat Ali Babar, Mai Vu, Marjaana Koponen, Heidi Taipale, Antti Tanskanen, Raimo Kettunen, Miia Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen and Anna-Maija Tolppanen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:464
  11. Population ageing is increasing rapidly worldwide. Older adults are frequent users of health care services including the Emergency Department (ED) and experience a number of adverse outcomes following an ED vi...

    Authors: Mairéad Conneely, Siobhán Leahy, Liz Dore, Dominic Trépel, Katie Robinson, Fionnuala Jordan and Rose Galvin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:462
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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

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