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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Aging is accompanied by a decline of executive function. Aerobic exercise training induces moderate improvements of cognitive domains (i.e., attention, processing, executive function, memory) in seniors. Most ...

    Authors: Lars Donath, Sebastian Ludyga, Daniel Hammes, Anja Rossmeissl, Nadin Andergassen, Lukas Zahner and Oliver Faude

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:247

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    Elderly patients with aged physical status and increased underlying disease suffered from more postoperative complication and mortality. We design this retrospective cohort study to investigate the relationshi...

    Authors: Chun-Lin Chu, Hung-Yi Chiou, Wei-Han Chou, Po-Ya Chang, Yi-You Huang and Huei-Ming Yeh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:245

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in China, particularly among older adults. Factors associated with suboptimal vitamin D levels are not well defined. The present study was a population-based study that inclu...

    Authors: Qun Cheng, Yanping Du, Wei Hong, Wenjing Tang, Huilin Li, Minmin Chen and Songbai Zheng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:246

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of dementia is expected to increase rapidly, and institutionalization is a common consequence of the disease. Dependence in activities of daily living (ADL) is a predictor for institutionalizati...

    Authors: Marinda Henskens, Ilse M. Nauta, Erik J. A. Scherder, Frits G. J. Oosterveld and Susan Vrijkotte

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:243

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Antipsychotic medications are not recommended for the management of symptoms of dementia, particularly among persons with no behavioral or psychological symptoms. We examine patterns of antipsychotic medicatio...

    Authors: Sebastian Rios, Christopher M. Perlman, Andrew Costa, George Heckman, John P. Hirdes and Lori Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:244

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Little is known about the general medicines management issues for people with dementia living in the community. This review has three aims: firstly to explore and evaluate the international literature on how p...

    Authors: Lydia Aston, Andrea Hilton, Tiago Moutela, Rachel Shaw and Ian Maidment

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:242

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    The Japanese Orthopedic Association first proposed the concept of “locomotive syndrome” in 2007. It refers to circumstances in which elderly people need nursing care services or are at high risk of requiring s...

    Authors: Manabu Akahane, Shingo Yoshihara, Akie Maeyashiki, Yasuhito Tanaka and Tomoaki Imamura

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:241

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Studies have shown that patients with hip fracture treated in a Comprehensive Geriatric Care (CGC) unit report better results in comparison to orthopaedic care. Furthermore, involving patients in their healthc...

    Authors: Gillian Asplin, Gunnel Carlsson, Lena Zidén and Gunilla Kjellby-Wendt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:240

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is associated with increased risk of dementia. We aimed to determine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) examining the efficacy of exercise on cognition and brain struc...

    Authors: M. L. Callisaya, R. M. Daly, J. E. Sharman, D. Bruce, T. M. E. Davis, T. Greenaway, M. Nolan, R. Beare, M. G. Schultz, T. Phan, L. C. Blizzard and V. K. Srikanth

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:237

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  10. Content type: Systematic Review

    Preventable drug-related hospital admissions can be associated with drugs used in diabetes and the benefits of strict diabetes control may not outweigh the risks, especially in older populations. The aim of th...

    Authors: Gisela Schott, Yolanda V Martinez, R. Erandie Ediriweera de Silva, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Anna Vögele, David Reeves, Ilkka Kunnamo, Minna Marttila-Vaara and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):226

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  11. Content type: Systematic Review

    Thiazides are commonly prescribed to older people for the management of hypertension. The objective of this study was to identify the evidence on the risks and benefits of their use among adults aged ≥65 years...

    Authors: Christina Sommerauer, Neha Kaushik, Adrine Woodham, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Yolanda V Martinez, David Reeves, Ilkka Kunnamo, Thekraiat Al Qur‵an, Steffen Hübner and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):228

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  12. Content type: Systematic Review

    Oral anticoagulants are used for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia in older adults. The aim of our study was to identify the evidence on the risks and b...

    Authors: Christina Sommerauer, Lisa Schlender, Mark Krause, Sabine Weißbach, Anja Rieckert, Yolanda V Martinez, David Reeves, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Ilkka Kunnamo and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):223

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:12

  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Multimorbidity and polypharmacy are common in older people. Assessment tools or lists of criteria aimed at supporting prescription decisions for older people exist, but have often been based on expert opinion ...

    Authors: Yolanda V. Martinez, Anna Renom-Guiteras, David Reeves, R. Erandie Ediriweera de Silva, Aneez Esmail, Ilkka Kunnamo, Anja Rieckert, Christina Sommerauer and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):231

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  14. Content type: Systematic Review

    The benefit from a blood pressure lowering therapy with beta blockers may not outweigh its risks, especially in older populations. The aim of this study was to look for evidence on risks and benefits of beta bloc...

    Authors: Anna Vögele, Tim Johansson, Anna Renom-Guiteras, David Reeves, Anja Rieckert, Lisa Schlender, Anne-Lisa Teichmann, Andreas Sönnichsen and Yolanda V Martinez

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):224

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  15. Content type: Systematic Review

    Platelet aggregation inhibitors (PAI) are among the most frequently prescribed drugs in older people, though evidence about risks and benefits of their use in older adults is scarce. The objectives of this sys...

    Authors: Maren Meinshausen, Anja Rieckert, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Moritz Kröger, Christina Sommerauer, Ilkka Kunnamo, Yolanda V. Martinez, Aneez Esmail and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):225

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  16. Content type: Systematic Review

    Metformin is usually prescribed as first line therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). However, the benefits and risks of metformin may be different for older people. This systematic review examined the ava...

    Authors: Lisa Schlender, Yolanda V. Martinez, Charles Adeniji, David Reeves, Barbara Faller, Christina Sommerauer, Thekraiat Al Qur’an, Adrine Woodham, Ilkka Kunnamo, Andreas Sönnichsen and Anna Renom-Guiteras

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):227

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  17. Content type: Research Article

    A recent controversy in vitamin D research is a “U-shaped association”, with elevated disease risks at both high and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH) D) levels.

    Authors: Gotaro Kojima, Steve Iliffe and Marianne Tanabe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:236

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Decreased circulating tryptophan (Trp) levels are frequently observed in elderly patients with neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease. Trp may serve as a potential biomarker for monitoring dis...

    Authors: Yusuke Adachi, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Hidehiro Nakamura, Akira Imaizumi, Maiko Mori, Yoko Kageyama, Yasushi Noguchi, Asuka Seki, Yuki Okabe, Yuko Miyake, Kaori Ono and Shu Kumagai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:239

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    Low back pain is a debilitating condition for older adults, who may seek healthcare from multiple providers. Few studies have evaluated impacts of different healthcare delivery models on back pain outcomes in ...

    Authors: Christine M. Goertz, Stacie A. Salsbury, Cynthia R. Long, Robert D. Vining, Andrew A. Andresen, Maria A. Hondras, Kevin J. Lyons, Lisa Z. Killinger, Fredric D. Wolinsky and Robert B. Wallace

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:235

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    To date, there is no consensus regarding cardiovascular risk management in the very old. Studies have shown that the relationship between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and mortality is null or even i...

    Authors: Bert Vaes, David Depoortere, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Catharina Matheï, Joana Neto and Jan Degryse

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:234

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Multimorbidity and the associated use of multiple medicines (polypharmacy), is common in the older population. Despite this, there is no consensus definition for polypharmacy. A systematic review was conducted...

    Authors: Nashwa Masnoon, Sepehr Shakib, Lisa Kalisch-Ellett and Gillian E. Caughey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:230

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Our ageing society is putting tremendous strain on public health and welfare programs to meet the needs of ageing individuals. Promoting informal caregiving is one way for policymakers to reduce this burden. H...

    Authors: Silke F. Metzelthin, Ellen Verbakel, Marja Y. Veenstra, Job van Exel, Antonius W. Ambergen and Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:232

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Subjective expectations regarding future health may influence patients’ judgement of current health and treatment effects, as well as adherence to therapies in chronic diseases. We aimed to explore subjective ...

    Authors: Márta Péntek, Valentin Brodszky, Zsolt Biró, Zsófia Kölkedi, Árpád Dunai, János Németh, Petra Baji, Fanni Rencz, László Gulácsi and Miklós D. Resch

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:233

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    Residents of nursing homes may have low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentrations. Associations between vitamin D and cognitive performance, dementia and susceptibility to infections are not clearly establish...

    Authors: Rebeka Arnljots, Jörgen Thorn, Marie Elm, Michael Moore and Pär-Daniel Sundvall

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:229

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