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  1. Content type: Research Article

    To analyse the clinical, epidemiological, microbiological and prognostic differences of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) in older (≥ 65 years of age) versus younger patients (< 65 years).

    Authors: Jorge Peris, Pablo Bellot, Pablo Roig, Sergio Reus, Sara Carrascosa, Gregorio González-Alcaide, José M. Palazón and José M. Ramos

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:161

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    The purpose of this study was to classify patterns of instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) among community-dwelling older women, to examine difference in characteristics among the classes, and to exp...

    Authors: Jeongok Park and Young Joo Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:158

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Mild or pre-frailty is common and associated with increased risks of hospitalisation, functional decline, moves to long-term care, and death. Little is known about the effectiveness of health promotion in redu...

    Authors: Rachael Frost, Celia Belk, Ana Jovicic, Federico Ricciardi, Kalpa Kharicha, Benjamin Gardner, Steve Iliffe, Claire Goodman, Jill Manthorpe, Vari M Drennan and Kate Walters

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:157

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Due to the demographic ageing process and the increasing number of pre-frail and frail individuals, new lifestyle interventions to enhance the quality of life (QoL) in community-dwelling older adults are neces...

    Authors: A. Kapan, E. Winzer, S. Haider, S. Titze, K. Schindler, C. Lackinger and T. E. Dorner

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:154

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    India’s elderly population is rising at an unprecedented rate, with a majority living in rural areas. Health challenges associated with ageing, changing social networks and limited public health infrastructure...

    Authors: Nandita Bhan, Pavitra Madhira, Arundati Muralidharan, Bharati Kulkarni, GVS Murthy, Sanjay Basu and Sanjay Kinra

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:156

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Studies have shown that inadequate access to healthcare is associated with lower levels of health and well-being in older adults. Studies have also shown significant urban-rural differences in access to health...

    Authors: Xufan Zhang, Matthew E. Dupre, Li Qiu, Wei Zhou, Yuan Zhao and Danan Gu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:151

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Many countries are introducing smaller, more home-like care facilities that represent a radically new approach to nursing home care for people with dementia. The green care farm is a new type of nursing home d...

    Authors: Bram de Boer, Jan P.H. Hamers, Sandra M.G. Zwakhalen, Frans E.S. Tan and Hilde Verbeek

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:155

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Chronic, mostly musculoskeletal pain is common among older adults. Little is known about the prognosis of chronic pain and the neuropathic pain qualities in older adults. We studied a cohort of community-dwell...

    Authors: Susanna Rapo-Pylkkö, Maija Haanpää and Helena Liira

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:152

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    The present study takes place within a geriatric program, aiming at improving the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes in primary care. Within this program it was of prime importance to be able to r...

    Authors: Isabella Locatelli, Stéfanie Monod, Jacques Cornuz, Christophe J. Büla and Nicolas Senn

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:153

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Physical activity (PA) is a health determinant among middle-aged and older adults. In contrast, poor health is expected to have a negative impact on PA. This study sought to assess to what extent specific Inte...

    Authors: Alexandre Caron, Alba Ayala, Javier Damián, Carmen Rodriguez-Blazquez, Javier Almazán, Juan Manuel Castellote, Madgalena Comin, Maria João Forjaz and Jesús de Pedro

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:150

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Older adults are susceptible to adverse effects from the concurrent use of medications and alcohol. The aim of this study was to systematically review the prevalence of concurrent use of alcohol and alcohol-in...

    Authors: Alice E. Holton, Paul Gallagher, Tom Fahey and Gráinne Cousins

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:148

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Addressing muscle deficits within a multi-component exercise fall reduction program is a priority, especially for the highest risk older adults, i.e., those who have fallen previously. Eccentric resistance exe...

    Authors: Paul LaStayo, Robin Marcus, Leland Dibble, Bob Wong and Ginette Pepper

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:149

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    The purpose of health and social policies is to encourage older people more longevity, remain free of disability and experience quality of life while living in their homes.

    Authors: Francisco Antonio Vega-Ramírez, Remedios López-Liria, Genoveva Granados-Gámez, Jose Manuel Aguilar-Parra and David Padilla-Góngora

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:145

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    The need to better understand implementing evidence-informed dementia care has been recognised in multiple priority-setting partnerships. The aim of this scoping review was to give an overview of the state of ...

    Authors: Ilianna Lourida, Rebecca A Abbott, Morwenna Rogers, Iain A Lang, Ken Stein, Bridie Kent and Jo Thompson Coon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:147

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    Eating problems in patients with advanced dementia are strongly associated with their deteriorating survival. Food and drink intake in people with dementia may be supported by specific interventions, but the e...

    Authors: Masahisa Arahata, Makoto Oura, Yuka Tomiyama, Naoe Morikawa, Hatsue Fujii, Shinji Minani and Yukihiro Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:146

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Common foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. There is evidence that podiatry can prevent falls in community-dwelling populations. The feasibility of implementing a podiatry inte...

    Authors: Gavin Wylie, Hylton B. Menz, Sarah McFarlane, Simon Ogston, Frank Sullivan, Brian Williams, Zoe Young and Jacqui Morris

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:143

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Physical activity plays a pivotal role in the development of disability and may modify the negative effect of vascular risk factors on progression of both cardio and cerebrovascular disorders. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Anna F. Pettersson, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Lena Bronge, Elisabeth Olsson, Kaarina Amberla, Hansjoerg Baezner and Milita Crisby

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:142

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (Z-drugs) are advocated to be safer than benzodiazepines (BZDs). This study comprehensively investigated the association of BZD and Z-drug usage with the risk of hospitalisation fo...

    Authors: Nan-Wen Yu, Pei-Jung Chen, Hui-Ju Tsai, Chih-Wan Huang, Yu-Wen Chiu, Wen-Ing Tsay, Jui Hsu and Chia-Ming Chang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:140

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    Many interventions aim to alleviate well-documented problems of malnutrition in residential care homes and improve residents’ health and wellbeing. Despite some positive findings, little is known about how and wh...

    Authors: Ross Watkins, Victoria A. Goodwin, Rebecca A. Abbott, Abi Hall and Mark Tarrant

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:141

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Worldwide, the population is aging and the number of individuals diagnosed with dementia is rising rapidly. Currently, there are no effective pharmaceutical cures. Hence, identifying lifestyle approaches that ...

    Authors: Lisanne F. ten Brinke, Jennifer C. Davis, Cindy K. Barha and Teresa Liu-Ambrose

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:139

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    In order to better understand people in demanding medical situations, an awareness of existential concerns is important. Studies performed over the last twenty years conclude that when dying and death come clo...

    Authors: Helena Larsson, Margareta Rämgård and Ingrid Bolmsjö

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:138

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    An enriched environment for residents with dementia may have a positive effect on the rest-activity rhythm. A small scaled homelike special care unit might be such an enriched environment. The present study sh...

    Authors: Jeroen S. Kok, Ina J. Berg, Gerwin C. G. Blankevoort and Erik J. A. Scherder

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:137

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