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  1. Content type: Research article

    Nursing home residents are frequently sent to hospital for diagnostic tests or to receive acute health care services. These transfers are both costly and for some, associated with increased risks. Although imp...

    Authors: Soo Chan Carusone, Mark Loeb and Lynne Lohfeld

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2006 6:2

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    the prevalence of individuals with cognitive decline is increasing since the number of elderly adults is growing considerably. The literature provides promising results on the beneficial effect of exercise and...

    Authors: Jannique GZ van Uffelen, Marijke Hopman-Rock, Marijke JM Chin A Paw and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:18

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    Fatigue or lack of interest can reduce the feasibility of intensive physical exercise in nursing home residents. Low-volume exercise interventions with similar training effects might be an alternative. The aim...

    Authors: Ivan Bautmans, Ellen Van Hees, Jean-Claude Lemper and Tony Mets

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:17

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    The association between unexplained falls and cardiovascular causes is increasingly recognized. Neurally mediated cardiovascular disorders and hypotensive syndromes are found in almost 20 percent of the patien...

    Authors: Manuel Montero-Odasso, Marcelo Schapira, Gustavo Duque, Enrique R Soriano, Roberto Kaplan and Luis A Camera

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:15

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    Verbal and physical aggressive behaviours are among the most disturbing and distressing behaviours displayed by older patients in long-term care facilities. Aggressive behaviour (AB) is often the reason for us...

    Authors: Philippe Voyer, René Verreault, Ginette M Azizah, Johanne Desrosiers, Nathalie Champoux and Annick Bédard

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:13

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Older people living in nursing homes are at high risk of falling because of their general frailty and multiple pathologies. Prediction of falls might lead to an efficient allocation of preventive measures. Alt...

    Authors: Gabriele Meyer, Sascha Köpke, Ralf Bender and Ingrid Mühlhauser

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:14

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Persistent pain is a common, often debilitating, problem in older adults; however, few studies have focused on the experiences of older adults in managing their pain. The objective of this study was to describ...

    Authors: Carol A Kemp, Mary Ersek and Judith A Turner

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:12

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    The objective of this article is to describe the design of an evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of systematic home visits by nurses to frail elderly primary care patients. Pilot objectives were: 1. To deter...

    Authors: Hein PJ van Hout, Giel Nijpels, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Aaltje PD Jansen, Petronella J van't Veer, Willemijn Tybout and Wim AB Stalman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:11

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Whether cancer is more disabling than other highly prevalent chronic diseases in the elderly is not well understood, and represents the objective of the present study.

    Authors: Andrea Corsonello, Claudio Pedone, Luciana Carosella, Francesco Corica, Bruno Mazzei and Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:10

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Despite the recent growth in home health services, data on clinical outcomes and acute health care utilization among older adults receiving homecare services are sparse. Obtaining such data is particularly rel...

    Authors: Andrew A Smith, Soo B Chan Carusone, Kathleen Willison, Tamara J Babineau, Stephanie D Smith, Tom Abernathy, Tom Marrie and Mark Loeb

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:9

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Measurement of foot pressure distribution (FPD) is clinically useful for evaluation of foot and gait pathologies. The effects of healthy aging on FPD during walking are not well known. This study evaluated FPD...

    Authors: Mary Josephine Hessert, Mitul Vyas, Jason Leach, Kun Hu, Lewis A Lipsitz and Vera Novak

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:8

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Despite the MMSE's known flaws, it is still used extensively as both a screening instrument for dementia and a population measure of cognitive ability. The aim of this paper is to provide data on the distribut...

    Authors: Felicia A Huppert, Sara T Cabelli and Fiona E Matthews

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:7

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Rivastigmine, a butyl- and acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, is approved for symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Data supporting the safety and efficacy of second-generation cholinesterase inhibit...

    Authors: Martin R Farlow and Mary L Lilly

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:3

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) use may protect against Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk. We sought examine the association between NSAID use and risk of AD, and potential effect modification by APOE...

    Authors: Agustín G Yip, Robert C Green, Matthew Huyck, L Adrienne Cupples and Lindsay A Farrer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:2

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to examine the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) as measures of depression among nursing home residents.

    Authors: Melissa Koehler, Terry Rabinowitz, John Hirdes, Michael Stones, G Iain Carpenter, Brant E Fries, John N Morris and Richard N Jones

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:1

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Late-life depression is a common, chronic and recurring disorder for which guidelines recommend long-term therapy. The safety and efficacy of duloxetine for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) wer...

    Authors: Madelaine M Wohlreich, Craig H Mallinckrodt, John G Watkin and Donald P Hay

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2004 4:11

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  17. Content type: Research article

    This study examined the use of the Folstein Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) and the Clock Drawing Test (CDT) in predicting retrospective reports of driving problems among the elderly. The utility of existing sc...

    Authors: Nathan M Diegelman, Alan D Gilbertson, Jeffrey L Moore, Evangelia Banou and Michael R Meager

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2004 4:10

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate medication use is a major healthcare issue for the elderly population. This study explored the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescriptions (PIPs) in long-term care in metropolitan Quebec.

    Authors: Carol Rancourt, Jocelyne Moisan, Lucie Baillargeon, René Verreault, Danielle Laurin and Jean-Pierre Grégoire

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2004 4:9

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Immunosenescence is related to the deterioration of many immune functions, which may be manifested in increased susceptibility to infection, cancer, and autoimmunity. Lifestyle factors, such as diet or physica...

    Authors: Nadzieja Drela, Ewa Kozdron and Piotr Szczypiorski

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2004 4:8

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Regular physical activity may improve different aspects of wellbeing in older people, such as quality of life, vitality and depression. However, there is little experimental evidence to support this assumption...

    Authors: Marijke JM Chin A Paw, Mireille NM van Poppel, Jos WR Twisk and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2004 4:5

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Most comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) programs refer to hospital-based settings. However the body of geriatric healthcare is provided by general practitioners in their office. Structured geriatric prob...

    Authors: Eva Mann, Michael Koller, Christian Mann, Tischa van der Cammen and Johann Steurer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2004 4:4

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have linked apolipoprotein E (ApoE) ε4 allele with elevated cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Data on the association of APOE genotypes with blood pressure, lipids, atrial fibrillation and...

    Authors: Sari Rastas, Kimmo Mattila, Auli Verkkoniemi, Leena Niinistö, Kati Juva, Raimo Sulkava and Esko Länsimies

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2004 4:1

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Cholinesterase inhibitors, such as galantamine, donepezil and rivastigmine are approved for symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) in Canada. In making choices amongst these drugs, one should consid...

    Authors: Jaime Caro, Denis Getsios, Kristen Migliaccio-Walle, Jack Ishak and Wissam El-Hadi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2003 3:6

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  24. Content type: Debate

    The risk associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been decreasing for several years in intensive care departments, but is now increasing in rehabilitation and chronic-care-facilities...

    Authors: Patrica Minary-Dohen, Pascale Bailly, Xavier Bertrand and Daniel Talon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2003 3:5

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The NeuroTrax Mindstreams computerized cognitive assessment system was designed for widespread clinical and research use in detecting mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, the capability of Mindstreams tests ...

    Authors: Tzvi Dwolatzky, Victor Whitehead, Glen M Doniger, Ely S Simon, Avraham Schweiger, Dena Jaffe and Howard Chertkow

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2003 3:4

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  26. Content type: Research article

    For older adults, hospitalization frequently results in deterioration of mobility and function. Nevertheless, there are little data about how older adults exercise in the hospital and definitive studies are no...

    Authors: Laurie H Mallery, Elizabeth A MacDonald, Cheryl L Hubley-Kozey, Marie E Earl, Kenneth Rockwood and Chris MacKnight

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2003 3:3

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  27. Content type: Research article

    In November 2002, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a Nursing Home Quality Initiative that included publicly reporting a set of Quality Measures for all nursing homes in the country, ...

    Authors: Stephanie Kissam, David Gifford, Peggy Parks, Gail Patry, Laura Palmer, Linda Wilkes, Matthew Fitzgerald, Alice Stollenwerk Petrulis and Leslie Barnette

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2003 3:2

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate prescribing has been estimated to be as high as 40% in long-term care. The purpose of this study was to develop a computer program that identifies potentially inappropriate drug prescriptions and...

    Authors: Alexandra Papaioannou, Michel Bedard, Glenda Campbell, Sacha Dubois, Nicole Ferko, George Heckman and Norman Flett

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2002 2:5

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Optimal glycemic control prevents the onset of diabetes complications. Identifying diabetic patients at risk of poor glycemic control could help promoting dedicated interventions. The purpose of this study was...

    Authors: Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Andrea Corsonello, Claudio Pedone, Francesco Corica, Luciana Carosella, Bruno Mazzei, Francesco Perticone and PierUgo Carbonin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2002 2:4

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  30. Content type: Research article

    A cross sectional survey was carried out on 120 hospitalised geriatric patients aged 60 and above in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur to investigate their nutrient intakes and food prefere...

    Authors: Suzana Shahar, Kan Yin Chee and Wan Chak Pa' Wan Chik

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2002 2:3

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  31. Content type: Research article

    This study investigates the clinical use of neuroleptics within a general hospital in acutely ill medical or surgical patients and its relation with dementia three months after admission compared with control ...

    Authors: Raquel Barba, Javier Bilbao Garay, Helena Martín-Alvarez, Carlos Guijarro Herrainz, Virgilio Castilla Castellanos, Isabel Gonzalez-Anglada and Angel Puras

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2002 2:2

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Some alterations of the lipoprotein profile have been associated with cerebrovascular disease. Recently, it has been suggested that cerebrovascular disease might play a role in the pathogenesis of both vascula...

    Authors: Giovanni Zuliani, Alessandro Ble', Rosanna Zanca, Maria Rosa Munari, Amedeo Zurlo, Chella Vavalle, Anna Rita Atti and Renato Fellin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2001 1:5

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Japanese (both in Japan and Hawaii) have a lower incidence of falls and of hip fracture than North American and European Caucasians, but the reasons for these differences are not clear.

    Authors: Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Philip D Ross, Michael C Nevitt, James W Davis, Richard D Wasnich, Takuo Hayashi and Tai-ichiro Takemoto

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2001 1:3

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Infections pose a substantial burden to the health of older adults. In this report, we describe the proceedings of a workshop to formulate and prioritize research questions about infections in older adults usi...

    Authors: Mark Loeb, Kevin Brazil, Pierre Durand, Michael Gordon, Paul Krueger, David Lewis, Lynne Lohfeld, Allison McGeer, Lindsay Nicolle, Alexandra Papaioannou and Andrew E Simor

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2001 1:1

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