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  1. Hematologic malignancies can spread to the central nervous system (CNS), either as focal lesions or as leptomeningeal disease. Marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) is a low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma and generally pre...

    Authors: Lisa Dreessen, Nicolas Maréchal, Michel Verheyden, Ann De Becker, Kristin Jochmans, Tim Vanderhasselt, Bert Bravenboer and Ingo Beyer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:213

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Prescribing trends suggest that pharmacologic alternatives to antipsychotics are gaining in popularity, but randomized trial (RCT) data of their comparative safety is scarce. Our objective was to describe the ...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Watt, Zahra Goodarzi, Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Vera Nincic, Paul A. Khan, Marco Ghassemi, Yuan Thompson, Yonda Lai, Victoria Treister, Andrea C. Tricco and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:212

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Nearly one in every seven Americans is 65 years and older, facing day-to-day challenge of aging. Although interest in healthy aging is growing, most of the efforts are directed towards understanding the percep...

    Authors: Rubee Dev, Oleg Zaslavsky, Barbara Cochrane, Thomas Eagen and Nancy F. Woods

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:211

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Older community-dwelling people with multimorbidity are often not only vulnerable, but also suffer from several conditions that could produce a multiplicity of symptoms. This results in a high symptom burden a...

    Authors: Jeanette Eckerblad, Nana Waldréus, Åsa Johansson Stark and Lisa Ring Jacobsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:210

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Fall prevention exercise programmes are known to be effective, but access to these programmes is not always possible. The use of eHealth solutions might be a way forward to increase access and reach a wider po...

    Authors: Linda Mansson, Lillemor Lundin-Olsson, Dawn A. Skelton, Rebecka Janols, Helena Lindgren, Erik Rosendahl and Marlene Sandlund

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:209

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The Drug Burden Index (DBI) was developed to assess patient exposure to medications associated with an increased risk of falling. The objective of this study was to examine the association between the DBI and ...

    Authors: Susan J. Blalock, Chelsea P. Renfro, Jessica M. Robinson, Joel F. Farley, Jan Busby-Whitehead and Stefanie P. Ferreri

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:208

    Content type: Research article

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  7. It is unclear how formal long-term care (LTC) availability affects formal /informal caregiving patterns and caregiver health. We tested the impact of reduced formal LTC availability on formal LTC service use, ...

    Authors: Atsushi Miyawaki, Yasuki Kobayashi, Haruko Noguchi, Taeko Watanabe, Hideto Takahashi and Nanako Tamiya

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:207

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The implementation of individual clinical practice guidelines in patients with multimorbidity often results in polypharmacy. Our aim was to analyse medication use according to longitudinal multimorbidity patte...

    Authors: Noemí Villén, Marina Guisado-Clavero, Sergio Fernández-Bertolín, Amelia Troncoso-Mariño, Quintí Foguet-Boreu, Ester Amado, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Albert Roso-Llorach and Concepción Violán

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:206

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults. Perturbation-based balance training (PBT) is an innovative approach to fall prevention that aims to improve the reactive balance response following p...

    Authors: Leigh J. Allin, P. Gunnar Brolinson, Briana M. Beach, Sunwook Kim, Maury A. Nussbaum, Karen A. Roberto and Michael L. Madigan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:205

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Physical inactivity is prevalent in older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and may exacerbate their clinical symptoms. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of 4-h regular versus more...

    Authors: Uros Marusic, Martijn L. T. M. Müller, Neil B. Alexander and Nicolaas I. Bohnen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:204

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Knowledge of unplanned readmission rates and prognostic factors for readmission among older people after early discharge from emergency departments is sparse. The aims of this study were to examine the unplann...

    Authors: M. Klinge, M. Aasbrenn, B. Öztürk, C. F. Christiansen, C. Suetta, E. Pressel and F. E. Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:203

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Frailty and hemoglobin concentration, above what would be considered clinical anemia, are two common findings in older patients that lead to an increased risk of negative health outcomes. The objective of this...

    Authors: Zara Steinmeyer, Cyrille Delpierre, Gaelle Soriano, Armand Steinmeyer, Loic Ysebaert, Laurent Balardy and Sandrine Sourdet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:202

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Frailty is broadly characterized by vulnerability and decline in physical, mental and social activities and is more common in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Frailty is closely associate...

    Authors: Ikumi Yanagita, Yuya Fujihara, Chikayo Iwaya, Yuichi Kitajima, Misuzu Tajima, Masanao Honda, Yuji Teruya, Hideko Asakawa, Tomoko Ito, Terumi Eda, Noriko Yamaguchi, Yumi Kayashima, Mihoko Yoshimoto, Mayumi Harada, Shoji Yoshimoto, Eiji Aida…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:200

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The combined effect of sarcopenia and obesity, i.e., sarcopenic obesity, has been associated with disability and worse outcomes in older adults, but results are conflicting. The objectives of this study were t...

    Authors: Å. von Berens, S. R. Obling, M. Nydahl, A. Koochek, L. Lissner, I. Skoog, K. Frändin, E. Skoglund, E. Rothenberg and T. Cederholm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:199

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Accidental falls are common among community-dwellers, probably due to the level of physical activity and impaired postural stability. Today, fall risk prediction tools’ discriminative validity are only moderat...

    Authors: Morten Villumsen, Bo Grarup, Steffan Wittrup Mc Phee Christensen, Thorvaldur Skuli Palsson and Rogerio Pessoto Hirata

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:198

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been shown to be more effective than moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) for the physical rehabilitation. However, data on its suitability for older hospit...

    Authors: Rita Pires Peixoto, Véronique Trombert, Antoine Poncet, Jérôme Kizlik, Gabriel Gold, Georg Ehret, Andrea Trombetti and Jean-Luc Reny

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:197

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Frailty is characterised by age-related declines in physical, psychological and social functioning. Features of frailty overlap with risk factors for fragility fractures. The aim of this study was to investiga...

    Authors: Monica C. Tembo, Kara L. Holloway-Kew, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Sophia X. Sui, Sarah M. Hosking, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Lana J. Williams, Mark A. Kotowicz and Julie A. Pasco

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:196

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In order to optimize interventions and services in the community, it is important to identify the profile of persons who are able to stay at home and of those who are being admitted into residential care. Unde...

    Authors: Johanna de Almeida Mello, Sophie Cès, Dirk Vanneste, Thérèse Van Durme, Chantal Van Audenhove, Jean Macq, Brant Fries and Anja Declercq

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:195

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Walking is the most common population-wide campaign for health promotion in older people. However, the cutoff threshold for walking steps/day to identify the older people who are at risk of falling is not reco...

    Authors: T. Aranyavalai, C. Jalayondeja, W. Jalayondeja, S. Pichaiyongwongdee, J. Kaewkungwal and J. J. Laskin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:194

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Many health and social needs can be assessed and met in community settings, where lower-cost, person-centered, preventative and proactive services predominate. This study reports on the development and impleme...

    Authors: Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, Padideh Asgari, Tracy L. Finlayson, Joseph Gavin, Melinda Forstey, Gregory J. Norman, Ian Pierce, Carlos Ochoa, Paul Downey, Karen Becerra and Zia Agha

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:193

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The health-promoting qualities of participation as an opportunity for social and cognitive engagement are well known. Use of Everyday Technology such as Smartphones or ATMs, as enabling or disabling factors fo...

    Authors: Sophie Nadia Gaber, Louise Nygård, Anders Kottorp, Georgina Charlesworth, Sarah Wallcook and Camilla Malinowsky

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:192

    Content type: Research article

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  22. More older people are living in the community with multiple diagnoses and medications. Managing multiple medications produces issues of unrivalled complexity for those involved. Despite increasing literature o...

    Authors: Ian Maidment, Sally Lawson, Geoff Wong, Andrew Booth, Anne Watson, Hadar Zaman, Judy Mullan, Jane McKeown and Sylvia Bailey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:183

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The world population is getting older. As life expectancy increases, traditional health care systems are facing different challenges in terms of cost reduction and high-quality service delivery capability. New...

    Authors: F. Vailati Riboni, B. Comazzi, K. Bercovitz, G. Castelnuovo, E. Molinari and F. Pagnini

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:191

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Current evidence suggests that negative and stigmatising attitudes towards dementia may develop at a young age. There are a number of dementia education and awareness initiatives aimed at reducing stigma, thou...

    Authors: Nicolas Farina, Laura J. Hughes, Ellen Jones, Sahdia Parveen, Alys W. Griffiths, Kathleen Galvin and Sube Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:188

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Planning population care in a specific health care setting requires deep knowledge of the clinical characteristics of the target care recipients, which tend to be country specific. Our area virtually lacks any...

    Authors: Jordi Amblàs-Novellas, Sebastià J. Santaeugènia, Emili Vela, Montse Clèries and Joan C. Contel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:187

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) are associated with negative health effects for older adults. The purpose of this study was to apply national register data to investigate the impact of ...

    Authors: Jeanette Schultz Johansen, Kjell H. Halvorsen, Kristian Svendsen, Kjerstin Havnes and Beate H. Garcia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:190

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Little is known regarding the impact of transitions in frailty on healthcare use and payment in older Mexican Americans. We address this gap in knowledge by investigating the effect of early transitions in phy...

    Authors: Chih-Ying Li, Soham Al Snih, Lin-Na Chou, Amol Karmarkar, Yong-Fang Kuo, Kyriakos S. Markides and Kenneth J. Ottenbacher

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:189

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Aotearoa/New Zealand has a population that is ageing and there are challenges to health and social outcomes related to related to key life transitions (e.g., retirement, change in health conditions, loss of sp...

    Authors: John G. Oetzel, Michael P. Cameron, Mary L. Simpson, Rangimahora Reddy, Sophie Nock, Hineitimoana Greensill, Pare Meha, Kirsten Johnston, Truely Harding, Pita Shelford, Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Brendan Hokowhitu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:186

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Participation in fall prevention programmes is associated with lower risk of injurious falls among older adults. However participation rates in fall prevention interventions are low. The limited participation ...

    Authors: Lotte M. Barmentloo, Branko F. Olij, Vicki Erasmus, Dini Smilde, Yvonne Schoon and Suzanne Polinder

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:185

    Content type: Research article

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  30. External housing-related control beliefs (HCB) and general self-efficacy (GSE) influence different health outcomes in the general ageing population, but there is no information of their role in people ageing w...

    Authors: Giedre Gefenaite, Jonas Björk, Susanne Iwarsson, Björn Slaug, Steven M. Schmidt and Maria H. Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Health-care systems nowadays rely on complementary patient care by informal caregivers. The need for, and burden on, informal caregivers will likely increase in the upcoming years. This study aimed to examine ...

    Authors: T. L. Janssen, P. Lodder, J. de Vries, C. C. H. A. van Hoof – de Lepper, P. D. Gobardhan, G. H. Ho and L. van der Laan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:178

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Reduced mobility may be responsible for functional decline and acute sarcopenia in older hospitalised patients. The drivers of reduced in-hospital mobility are poorly understood, especially during the early ph...

    Authors: Peter Hartley, Amanda L. DeWitt, Faye Forsyth, Roman Romero-Ortuno and Christi Deaton

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:177

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Dementia is a major public health concern associated with significant caregiver demands and there are technologies available to assist with caregiving. However, there is a paucity of information on caregiver n...

    Authors: Chen Xiong, Bing Ye, Alex Mihailidis, Jill I. Cameron, Arlene Astell, Emily Nalder and Angela Colantonio

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:176

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Worldwide, patient and public involvement (PPI) in health research has grown steadily in recent decades. The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is one approach to PPI that brings patients, carers and clinicians togethe...

    Authors: Agnete Nygaard, Liv Halvorsrud, Asta Bye and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:175

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) affects upwards of 25% of Canadian older adults and is associated with high comorbidity and burden. Studies show that lifestyle factors and self-management are associated with ...

    Authors: John J. Miklavcic, Kimberly D. Fraser, Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid, Kathryn Fisher, Amiram Gafni, Lauren E. Griffith, Sandra Hirst, Cheryl A. Sadowski, Lehana Thabane, Jean A. C. Triscott and Ross Upshur

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:174

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease and increases with age. While supervised exercise (SE) may be an effective approach, web-based exercise (WE) have other advantag...

    Authors: Marcel Ballin, Andreas Hult, Sabine Björk, Emmy Lundberg, Peter Nordström and Anna Nordström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:173

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Access to rehabilitation services for people living in residential care facilities is frequently limited. A randomised trial of a hospital outreach hip fracture rehabilitation program in residential care facil...

    Authors: Maria Crotty, Emmanuel S. Gnanamanickam, Ian Cameron, Meera Agar, Julie Ratcliffe and Kate Laver

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:172

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The burden of hearing loss among older adults could be mitigated with appropriate care. This study compares implementation of three hearing screening strategies in primary care, and examines the reliability an...

    Authors: Janet Prvu Bettger, Rowena J. Dolor, David L. Witsell, Judy R. Dubno, Carl F. Pieper, Amy R. Walker, Mina Silberberg, Kristine A. Schulz, Pranab Majumder, Erika Juhlin, Sherri L. Smith, Howard W. Francis and Debara L. Tucci

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:170

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Restraint use is a complex and challenging issue in home care. Due to socio-demographic trends, worldwide home healthcare providers are faced with an increasing demand for restraint use from informal caregiver...

    Authors: Kristien Scheepmans, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Louis Paquay, Hendrik Van Gansbeke and Koen Milisen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:169

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Due to the shift to an older population worldwide and an increased need for 24-h care, finding new and alternative approaches to increase wellbeing among nursing home (NH) residents is highly warranted. To gui...

    Authors: Gørill Haugan, Britt Moene Kuven, Wenche Mjanger Eide, Siv Eriksen Taasen, Eva Rinnan, Vivien Xi Wu, Jorunn Drageset and Beate André

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:168

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The European population is rapidly ageing. There is an urgent need for innovative solutions to reduce fall risk in older adults. Perturbation-based gait training is a promising new method to improve reactive b...

    Authors: Markus M. Rieger, Selma Papegaaij, Frans Steenbrink, Jaap H. van Dieën and Mirjam Pijnappels

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:167

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. Frailty is a highly recognized geriatric syndrome resulting in decline in reserve across multiple physiological systems. Impaired physical function is one of the major indicators of frailty. The goal of this s...

    Authors: Danya Pradeep Kumar, Nima Toosizadeh, Jane Mohler, Hossein Ehsani, Cassidy Mannier and Kaveh Laksari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:164

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Less educational training is consistently associated with incident dementia among older adults, but associations between income and financial strain with incident dementia have not been well tested in national...

    Authors: Laura J. Samuel, Sarah L. Szanton, Jennifer L. Wolff, Katherine A. Ornstein, Lauren J. Parker and Laura N. Gitlin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:156

    Content type: Research article

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