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  1. The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of home-based care providers (HBCP)  in providing care to older adults during the pandemic in order to inform future disaster planning, including during...

    Authors: Sue Anne Bell, Lydia Krienke, Allyson Brown, Jen Inloes, Zoe Rettell and Tamar Wyte-Lake
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:234
  2. Anemia is the most common hematological abnormality among older adults, and it is associated with decreased physical performance. But the role of hemoglobin in the absence of anemia remains unclear. Thus, this...

    Authors: Ligiana Pires Corona, Flavia Cristina Drumond Andrade, Tiago da Silva Alexandre, Tábatta Renata Pereira de Brito, Daniella Pires Nunes and Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:233
  3. Early stages of heart failure (HF) are associated with an increased risk of hospitalization and increased mortality, however the course of progression and the impact of non-cardiovascular comorbidities on adve...

    Authors: Saaima Parveen, Bochra Zareini, Anojhaan Arulmurugananthavadivel, Caroline Kistorp, Jens Faber, Lars Køber, Christian Hassager, Tor Biering Sørensen, Charlotte Andersson, Deewa Zahir, Kasper Iversen, Emil Wolsk, Gunnar Gislason, Freja Gaborit and Morten Schou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:230
  4. Physical resilience is known to minimize the adverse outcomes of health stressors for older people. However, validated instruments that assess physical resilience in older adults are rare. Therefore, we aimed ...

    Authors: Fang-Wen Hu, Cheng-Han Lin, Fang-Ru Yueh, Yu-Tai Lo and Chung-Ying Lin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:229
  5. Long-term support of stroke patients living at home is often delivered by family caregivers (FC). We identified characteristics of stroke patients being associated with receiving care by a FC 3-months (3 M) af...

    Authors: Steffi Jírů-Hillmann, Katharina M. A. Gabriel, Michael Schuler, Silke Wiedmann, Johannes Mühler, Klaus Dötter, Hassan Soda, Alexandra Rascher, Sonka Benesch, Peter Kraft, Mathias Pfau, Joachim Stenzel, Karin von Nippold, Mohamed Benghebrid, Kerstin Schulte, Ralf Meinck…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:228
  6. In Switzerland, there is a lack of adequate rehabilitation services, and effective coordination, that take into account the multifactorial health risks of older people. The literature shows that the hospitalis...

    Authors: Andrea L. Koppitz, Susanne Suter-Riederer, Gabriela Bieri-Brünig, Heike Geschwinder, Anita Keller Senn, Frank Spichiger and Thomas Volken
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:227
  7. Despite the progressive aging of the population in industrialized countries, few studies have focused on the natural history of cardiovascular disease in the very old, and recommendations on prevention of card...

    Authors: MA Salinero-Fort, J. Mostaza, C. Lahoz, J. Cárdenas-Valladolid, J. I. Vicente-Díez, P. Gómez-Campelo and J. M. de Miguel-Yanes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:224
  8. Demographic, economic and organisational changes challenge home care services. Increased use of welfare technology and involvement of family members as co-producers of care are political initiatives to meet th...

    Authors: Heidi Snoen Glomsås, Ingrid Ruud Knutsen, Mariann Fossum, Karin Christiansen and Kristin Halvorsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:223
  9. Thyroid function may be a factor affecting kidney function in the general population. Kidney and thyroid function vary with age; therefore, the association between thyroid function and decreased kidney functio...

    Authors: Lu Wei, Yun Bai, Yu Zhang, Zhenzhu Yong, Bei Zhu, Qun Zhang and Weihong Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:221
  10. Despite being recognized as a major global health issue, older adult abuse (OAA) remains largely undetected and under-reported. Most OAA assessment tools fail to capture true prevalence. Follow up of patients ...

    Authors: Yvette Hall, Jim Smith, Robin M. Turner, Philippa Greco, Kenny Hau and Yoram Barak
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:220
  11. Having destinations within walking distance can encourage older people to walk. Yet, not all destinations may be equally important. Little is known about the types of destinations fostering older adults’ walki...

    Authors: Pia Hasselder, Tanja Brüchert, Sabine Baumgart and Gabriele Bolte
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:219
  12. Sarcopenia, an age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, is correlated with adverse outcomes after some surgeries. This study examined the characteristics of sarcopenic patients undergoing primary...

    Authors: Doohyun Hwang, Hyuk-Soo Han, Myung Chul Lee and Du Hyun Ro
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:218
  13. Adequate physical activity (PA) is essential for preventing sarcopenia in older adults. However, there are insufficient epidemiological data on the intensity of PA needed to prevent age-related sarcopenia. The...

    Authors: Je Hyun Seo and Young Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:217
  14. Hearing and vision impairments and the use of audio-visual aids are associated with cognitive decline in community-dwelling older people, but effects in long-term care facilities (LFCF) are unclear. We hypothe...

    Authors: Rick Yiu Cho Kwan, Chi Wai Kwan, Patrick Pui Kin Kor and Iris Chi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:216
  15. Maintaining independence is of key importance to older people. Ways to enable health strategies, strengthen and support whanāu (family) at the community level are needed. The Ageing Well through Eating, Sleepi...

    Authors: Sue Lord, Ruth Teh, Rosie Gibson, Moira Smith, Wendy Wrapson, Murray Thomson, Anna Rolleston, Stephen Neville, Lyn McBain, Silvia Del Din, Lynne Taylor, Nicola Kayes, Andrew Kingston, Rebecca Abey-Nesbit and Ngaire Kerse
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:215
  16. Polypharmacy is common in people with dementia. The use of psychotropic drugs (PDs) and other, potentially inappropriate medications is high. The aims of this cross-sectional study were 1) to investigate the u...

    Authors: Lina Riedl, Esther Kiesel, Julia Hartmann, Julia Fischer, Carola Roßmeier, Bernhard Haller, Victoria Kehl, Josef Priller, Monika Trojan and Janine Diehl-Schmid
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:214
  17. Perioperative neurocognitive disorder includes postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) and postoperative delirium (POD). Concerning inconclusive consequences of POCD compared with POD, we explored the assoc...

    Authors: Patumporn Suraarunsumrit, Chadawan Pathonsmith, Varalak Srinonprasert, Nipaporn Sangarunakul, Chalita Jiraphorncharas and Arunotai Siriussawakul
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:213
  18. Social interactions are important for people living with dementia in a nursing home. However, not much is known about interactions and relationships between residents and family caregivers and related experien...

    Authors: Charlotte T. M. van Corven, Annemiek Bielderman, Peter L. B. J. Lucassen, Hilde Verbeek, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Marja F. I. A. Depla, Annerieke Stoop, Maud J. L. Graff and Debby L. Gerritsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:212
  19. Adequate dietary protein intake is recommended for older adults to optimise muscle health and function, and support recovery from illness, however, its effect on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is uncle...

    Authors: Annabel P. Matison, Catherine M. Milte, Jonathan E. Shaw, Dianna J. Magliano, Robin M. Daly and Susan J. Torres
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:211
  20. Falls in older adults remain a pressing health concern. With advancements in data analytics and increasing uptake of electronic health records, developing comprehensive predictive models for fall risk is now p...

    Authors: Karla Seaman, Kristiana Ludlow, Nasir Wabe, Laura Dodds, Joyce Siette, Amy Nguyen, Mikaela Jorgensen, Stephen R. Lord, Jacqueline C. T. Close, Libby O’Toole, Caroline Lin, Annaliese Eymael and Johanna Westbrook
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:210
  21. Inactivity is frequent among older patients during hospitalization. It is unknown how patients' daily activity pattern (diurnal profile) vary between hospitalization and after discharge. This study aims to des...

    Authors: Baker Nawfal Jawad, Janne Petersen, Ove Andersen and Mette Merete Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:209
  22. Phosphate disturbances are relatively common in hospitalized patients, especially in critically ill patients. The abnormal phosphate levels may indicate an abnormal body condition. However, little is known abo...

    Authors: Jie Yang, Yisong Cheng, Ruoran Wang and Bo Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:208
  23. Sarcopenia is associated with poor clinical outcomes of patients who underwent esophagectomy. The current diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia are complex and laborious. We aimed to employ the simple and economi...

    Authors: Chao Zheng, Ellen Wang, Jiang-Shan Li, Kai Xie, Chao Luo, Qi-Yue Ge, Li-Wen Hu and Yi Shen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:207
  24. Previous research has demonstrated a correlation between hand grip strength (HGS) and muscle strength. This study aims to determine the relationship between HGS and muscle mass in older Asian adults.

    Authors: Jessica Chan, Yi-Chien Lu, Melissa Min-Szu Yao and Russell Oliver Kosik
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:206
  25. The high prevalence of falling among older adults constitutes a major public and clinical health concern. Many elderly persons may develop activities-specific restriction due to the risk of falling. This highl...

    Authors: Lin Y. Chen, Jing X. Wang, Ying Y. Chen, Ya J. Yang, Jia J. Yao and Xia Shen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:205
  26. This study sought to identify the prevalence and factors associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) in older patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in China. 

    Authors: Huanhuan Wang, JianHua Li, Yinghui Gao, Kaibing Chen, Yan Gao, JingJing Guo, Min Shi, Xiao Zou, Weihao Xu, LiBo Zhao, Xiaofeng Su, Yabin Wang, Juan Liu, Hu Xu, Xiaoxuan Kong, Junling Lin…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:204
  27. The Indian population is rapidly aging with huge proportion of illiterate and socioeconomically disadvantaged people and there is a dearth of research on the relationships between factors of socioeconomic vuln...

    Authors: Shobhit Srivastava and T. Muhammad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:201
  28. Perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PND) are common complications of major surgery among elderly patients, remarkably decreasing patients’ life quality. Platelet count has been proved to be an essential fa...

    Authors: Ruiqun Wang, Rui Gao, Xiaoyu Xie, Hai Chen, Qi Zhao, Xueying Zhang, Changteng Zhang, Liyun Deng, Peilin Lv, Qin Zheng, Tao Zhu and Chan Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:200
  29. Previous research showed association between frailty and an impaired autonomic nervous system; however, the direct effect of frailty on heart rate (HR) behavior during physical activity is unclear. The purpose...

    Authors: Nima Toosizadeh, Maryam Eskandari, Hossein Ehsani, Saman Parvaneh, Mehran Asghari and Nancy Sweitzer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:199
  30. Joint contractures and degenerative osteoarthritis are the most common joint diseases in the elderly population, can lead to limited mobility in elderly individuals, can exacerbate symptoms such as pain, stiff...

    Authors: Yi-chang Chen, Keh-chung Lin, Shu-Hui Yeh, Chih-Hung Wang, Ay-Woan Pan, Hao-Ling Chen and Chen-Jung Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:197
  31. To evaluate the implementation of three intervention elements to reduce hospitalizations in nursing home residents.

    Authors: Kornelia Basinska, Franziska Zúñiga, Michael Simon, Sabina De Geest, Raphaëlle Ashley Guerbaai, Nathalie I. H. Wellens, Dunja Nicca and Thekla Brunkert
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:196
  32. This study compared the bacterial spectrum and antibiotic susceptibility of uropathogens in older and younger patients with urinary stones to provide appropriate antibiotic management.

    Authors: Jie Gu, Ping Song, Xiong Chen, Zhiming Yang, Xiaobo Zhang and Yao Bai
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:195
  33. Life expectancy has increased over the last century and a growing number of people is reaching age 90 years and over. However, data on nonagenarians’ health trends are scarce due to difficulties in investigati...

    Authors: Silvia Pancani, Gemma Lombardi, Francesco Sofi, Anna Maria Gori, Roberta Boni, Chiara Castagnoli, Anita Paperini, Guido Pasquini, Federica Vannetti, Raffaello Molino Lova, Claudio Macchi and Francesca Cecchi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:194
  34. The ability to accurately predict survival in older adults is crucial as it guides clinical decision making. The added value of using various health indicators as well as changes in these indicators for predic...

    Authors: Sasmita Kusumastuti, Emiel O. Hoogendijk, Thomas A. Gerds, Rikke Lund, Erik L. Mortensen, Martijn Huisman and Rudi G. J. Westendorp
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:193
  35. Multimorbidity is defined as the co-occurrence of multiple chronic or acute diseases and medical conditions in the same individual and can be grouped into different patterns based on the type of disease. These...

    Authors: Jaquelini Betta Canever, Bruno de Souza Moreira, Ana Lúcia Danielewicz and Núbia Carelli Pereira de Avelar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:192
  36. The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) has been dramatic on global scale as o...

    Authors: Barbara Caimi, Marco Franzetti, Rossella Velleca, Alessia Lai, Antonella Gatti, Pier Luigi Rossi, Marco D’Orso, Fabrizio Pregliasco, Claudia Balotta and Giuseppe Calicchio
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:191
  37. Falls are a major public health problem affecting millions of older adults each year. Little is known about FRID prescribing behaviors after injurious falls occur. The primary objective of this study was to in...

    Authors: Taylor R. Elliott, Susan Westneat, Shama D. Karanth, Erin L. Abner, Anna M. Kucharska-Newton and Daniela C. Moga
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:190
  38. Although many effective interventions have been developed, limited interventions have successfully been implemented. An intervention that was translated across settings is ProMuscle: a diet and resistance exer...

    Authors: Berber G. Dorhout, Lisette C.P.G.M. de Groot, Ellen J.I. van Dongen, Esmée L. Doets and Annemien Haveman-Nies
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:189
  39. Telehealth delivery expanded quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic after the reduction of payment and regulatory barriers, but older adults are the least likely to benefit from this expansion. Little is known a...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Goldberg, Michelle P. Lin, Laura G. Burke, Frances N. Jiménez, Natalie M. Davoodi and Roland C. Merchant
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:188
  40. Fear of falling (FoF) has far-reaching implications including activity restriction, functional decline and reduced quality of life. It is a common consequence of falls but may be present even in non-fallers. T...

    Authors: Jacqueline Giovanna De Roza, David Wei Liang Ng, Blessy Koottappal Mathew, Teena Jose, Ling Jia Goh, Chunyan Wang, Cindy Seok Chin Soh and Kar Cheng Goh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:186
  41. Carers of people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) experience greater challenges than carers of people with other dementias due to the younger age of onset and the challenging presentation of symptoms. The ai...

    Authors: Sara Tookey, Caroline V. Greaves, Jonathan D. Rohrer, Roopal Desai and Joshua Stott
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:185
  42. Age and comorbidities increase COVID-19 related in-hospital mortality risk, but the extent by which comorbidities mediate the impact of age remains unknown.

    Authors: M. T. H. M. Henkens, A. G. Raafs, J. A. J. Verdonschot, M. Linschoten, M. van Smeden, P. Wang, B. H. M. van der Hooft, R. Tieleman, M. L. F. Janssen, R. M. A. ter Bekke, M. R. Hazebroek, I. C. C. van der Horst, F. W. Asselbergs, F. J. H. Magdelijns and S. R. B. Heymans
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:184

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