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  1. Evaluate for differences in occurrence, severity, and distress ratings for 32 symptoms between younger older adults (YOA, < 70 years) and older adults (OA,  70 years) at initiation of chemotherapy.

    Authors: Marlen Sunde Johannessen, Christine Miaskowski, Anne Grethe Kleven, Christine Seel Ritchie, Steven M. Paul, Ellen Karine Grov, Martine Hareide, Henrik Gaudernack and Inger Utne
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:481
  2. The association between functional capacity and the subsequent risk of nutritional deterioration is yet to be understood. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the relationship between functional capacity...

    Authors: Koutatsu Nagai, Takuya Komine, Miho Ikuta, Mako Gansa, Ryota Matsuzawa, Kayoko Tamaki, Hiroshi Kusunoki, Yosuke Wada, Shotaro Tsuji, Kyoko Sano and Ken Shinmura
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:480
  3. On average, older patients use five or more medications daily. A consequence is an increased risk of adverse drug reactions, interactions, or medication errors. Therefore, it is important to understand the cha...

    Authors: Thorbjørn Hougaard Mikkelsen, Jens Søndergaard, Niels Kristian Kjaer, Jesper Bo Nielsen, Jesper Ryg, Lene Juel Kjeldsen and Christian Backer Mogensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:477
  4. Mobility limitation—the loss of exercise capacity or independent living ability—is a common geriatric syndrome in older adults. As a potentially reversible precursor to disability, mobility limitation is influ...

    Authors: Guanzhen Wang, Li Zhang, Tong Ji, Wanshu Zhang, Linlin Peng, Shanshan Shen, Xiaolei Liu, Yanqing Shi, Xujiao Chen, Qiong Chen, Yun Li and Lina Ma
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:476
  5. Caregiving is a draining role that inflicts a significant level of burden upon caregivers for older people with Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). Caregiver burden is associated with poo...

    Authors: Judith Owokuhaisa, Ronald Kamoga, Pius Musinguzi, Moses Muwanguzi, Sylivia Natukunda, Vincent Mubangizi, Keith Asiime and Godfrey Zari Rukundo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:475
  6. Early recognition of older people at risk of undesirable clinical outcomes is vital in preventing future disabling conditions. Here, we report the prognostic performance of an electronic frailty index (eFI) in...

    Authors: Kun-Pei Lin, Hsin-Yi Li, Jen-Hau Chen, Feng-Ping Lu, Chiung-Jung Wen, Yi-Chun Chou, Meng-Chen Wu, Ding-Cheng (Derrick) Chan and Yung-Ming Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:474
  7. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can lead to multiorgan insufficiency and death, particularly among the older adults. Statins have been...

    Authors: Elena Izkhakov, Yair Vilian, Assaf Buch, Veronika Denysov, Dima Namouz, Alexandra Nathan, Yona Greenman and Tomer Ziv-Baran
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:473
  8. Delirium is a clinical condition characterised by acute and fluctuating deterioration of the cognitive state, generally secondary to an acute pathology. Delirium is associated with negative outcomes in older a...

    Authors: Maricel Garrido, Evelyn Álvarez, Felipe Salech, Verónica Rojas, Nicole Jara, José Ignacio Farías, Daniela Ponce de la Vega and Eduardo Tobar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:472
  9. Finding innovative yet feasible ways of preventing physical and cognitive decline in those at risk is a critical global challenge, with exercise being championed as a key precursor to robust health in later li...

    Authors: Max J. Western, Tomas Welsh, Kristen Keen, Vanessa Bishop and Oliver J. Perkin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:471
  10. Polypharmacy is recognized as a global public health problem and one of the greatest challenges related to the aging population. Few studies have investigated the incidence and risk factors for polypharmacy am...

    Authors: Andréia Mascarelo, Ana Luisa Sant’Anna Alves, Siomara Regina Hahn, Marlene Doring and Marilene Rodrigues Portella
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:470
  11. Nursing home residents commonly experience poor sleep conditions. However, few studies have explored the potential sleep patterns among nursing home residents. This study aimed to identify the sleep patterns i...

    Authors: Huanyu Mou, Dongjuan Xu, Shanshan Zhu, Meng Zhao, Yaqi Wang and Kefang Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:468
  12. Hospitalization of nursing home (NH) residents impose a significant healthcare burden. However, there is still a lack of information regarding the risk of hospitalization from inappropriate prescribing in NH r...

    Authors: Hyun-Woo Chae, Jing Zhao, Young-Mi Ah, Kyung Hee Choi and Ju-Yeun Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:467
  13. Alternative forms of housing for persons with dementia have been developed in recent decades. These concepts offer small groups of residents familiar settings combined with efforts to provide normal daily life...

    Authors: C. Speckemeier, A. Niemann, M. Weitzel, C. Abels, K. Höfer, A. Walendzik, J. Wasem and S. Neusser
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:464
  14. Sarcopenia is highly prevalent in elderly individuals and has a significant adverse effect on their physical health and quality of life, but the mechanisms remain unclear. Studies have indicated that transcrip...

    Authors: Xianzhong Zhang, Guanglou Zhu, Fengmin Zhang, Dingye Yu, Xuyang Jia, Bingwei Ma, Weizhe Chen, Xinyu Cai, Lingzhou Mao, Chengle Zhuang and Zhen Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:463
  15. Increasing research suggests that gait abnormalities can be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Notably, there is growing evidence highlighting this risk factor in individuals with amnestic Mild Cognit...

    Authors: Cosimo Tuena, Sara Maestri, Silvia Serino, Elisa Pedroli, Marco Stramba-Badiale and Giuseppe Riva
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:462
  16. Despite the clear benefits of physical activity in healthy ageing, engagement in regular physical activity among community-dwelling older adults remains low, with common barriers including exertional discomfor...

    Authors: S. E. R. Lim, S. J. Meredith, S. Agnew, E. Clift, K. Ibrahim and H. C. Roberts
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:461
  17. Hip fractures are devastating injuries causing disability, dependence, and institutionalisation, yet hospital care is highly variable. This study aimed to determine hospital organisational factors associated w...

    Authors: Rita Patel, Andrew Judge, Antony Johansen, Elsa M. R. Marques, Tim Chesser, Xavier L. Griffin, Muhammad K. Javaid, Yoav Ben-Shlomo and Celia L. Gregson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:459
  18. Informal carers (ICs) of residents living in nursing homes (NH) have a key role in the care of residents, including making decisions about and providing care. As radiology has a role in decision making about c...

    Authors: Joanne Dollard, Jane Edwards, Lalit Yadav, Virginie Gaget, David Tivey, Guy J. Maddern and Renuka Visvanathan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:458
  19. The increasing prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has imposed a considerable economic burden. However, there remains a paucity of relevant evidence regarding the hospitalization costs o...

    Authors: Chengcheng Yu, Qingyun Xia, Quanman Li, Juxiao Wu, Xiangyu Wang and Jian Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:457
  20. Multiple chronic conditions (MCC) refer to the presence of two or more chronic diseases. The incidence of MCC is higher in older people, and increases with age. Studies have shown an association between MCC an...

    Authors: Zhuoya Maimaitiwusiman, Aishanjiang Wumaier, Wenwen Xiao, Saiyare Xuekelati, Buluhan Halan, Hong Xiang and Hongmei Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:455
  21. Medications influencing the risk of fall-related injuries (FRIs) in older adults have been inconsistent in previous guidelines. This study employed case–control design to assess the association between FRIs an...

    Authors: Yu-Seon Jung, David Suh, Eunyoung Kim, Hee-Deok Park, Dong-Churl Suh and Sun-Young Jung
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:452
  22. Frailty assessment promises to identify older adults at risk for adverse consequences following stressors and target interventions to improve health outcomes. The Physical Frailty Phenotype (PFP) is a widely-s...

    Authors: Karen Bandeen-Roche, Jing Tian, Brian Buta, Jeremy Walston and Qian-Li Xue
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:451
  23. Nurses’ core competency directly affects patients’ safety and health outcomes. Gerontological nurse specialists play an essential role in improving older adults’ health status. However, little is known about t...

    Authors: Hongxiu Chen, Lihui Pu, Shengyuan He, Xiuying Hu, Qian Chen, Zhaojing Huang and Linan Cheng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:450
  24. Sex-specific physical and mental functioning trajectory classification could offer a way of understanding the differences in healthcare use at older age.

    Authors: Jenni N. Ikonen, Timo Törmäkangas, Mikaela B. von Bonsdorff, Tuija M. Mikkola, Johan G. Eriksson and Markus J. Haapanen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:448
  25. Attention is focused on the health and physical fitness of older adults due to their increasing age. Maintaining physical abilities, including safe walking and movement, significantly contributes to the percep...

    Authors: Petra Maresova, Ondrej Krejcar, Raihan Maskuriy, Nor Azlina Abu Bakar, Ali Selamat, Zuzana Truhlarova, Jiri Horak, Miroslav Joukl and Lucie Vítkova
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:447
  26. With an ageing population, older adults will have more complex health and social care needs and many of these older adults will be living in care homes. Despite the growth in care home populations, care home r...

    Authors: Brittany Nocivelli, Victoria Shepherd, Kerenza Hood, Carolyn Wallace and Fiona Wood
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:446
  27. Serum uric acid (SUA), an end-product of purine catabolism diffused in the blood, is positively associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, in the T2DM population, the association of ...

    Authors: Yalun Dai, Yingyu Jiang, Luping Zhang, Xin Qiu, Hongqiu Gu, Yong Jiang, Xia Meng, Zixiao Li and Yongjun Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:445

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  28. The second-and third-generation drug-eluting stents (DESs) in-stent restenosis (ISR) genetic risk score (GRS) model has been previously validated. However, the model has not been validated in geriatric patient...

    Authors: Yu-Ling Hsu, Mu-Shiang Huang, Hsien-Yuan Chang, Cheng-Han Lee, Dao-Peng Chen, Yi-Heng Li, Ting-Hsin Chao, Yen-Wen Liu and Ping-Yen Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:443
  29. Within long-term care, a culture change (e.g. focus on increasing autonomy in everyday life) is leading to the development of innovative living arrangements for older adults. Insight into characteristics of in...

    Authors: Mara Brouwers, Damien S.E. Broekharst, Bram de Boer, Wim G. Groen and Hilde Verbeek
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:442
  30. COVID-19 could lead to hospitalisation and ICU admission, especially in older adults. Therefore, during the pandemic, it became more important to discuss wishes and preferences, such as older peoples’ desire f...

    Authors: Roosmarijne M. K. Kox, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Annicka G. M. van der Plas, Martijn Huisman, Emiel O. Hoogendijk and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:441
  31. Higher levels of happiness are associated with longer life expectancy. Our study assessed the extent to which various factors explain the protective effect of happiness on all-cause mortality risk, and whether...

    Authors: Cai Feng Song, Peter Kay Chai Tay, Xinyi Gwee, Shiou Liang Wee and Tze Pin Ng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:440
  32. Although the positive influence of social activity on health is now well-established, a complex relationship exists among social participation, personal, social and the environment. Social participation of old...

    Authors: C. Allyson Jones, Gian S. Jhangri, Shelby S. Yamamoto, David B. Hogan, Heather Hanson, Mélanie Levasseur, Ernesto Morales and France Légaré
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:439
  33. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Japan, a super-aged society, is increasing and poses a major public health issue. Several studies have reported sex differences in the association between age and...

    Authors: Yuji Hiramatsu, Hiroo Ide and Yuji Furui
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:438
  34. Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, but there is a lack of data on whether cardiovascular health (CVH) is associated with elderly mortality in China. We investigated the rel...

    Authors: Shimin Chen, Haowei Li, Shengshu Wang, Shanshan Yang, Shaohua Liu, Yang Song, Xuehang Li, Rongrong Li, Jianhua Wang, Miao Liu and Yao He
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:437
  35. Post-operative delirium (POD) is an acute brain failure which may occur following major surgery, with serious implications for participants and caregivers. Evidence regarding optimal anaesthetic management for...

    Authors: Iain J. McCullagh, Barbara Salas, Andrew Teodorczuk and Mark Callaghan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:436
  36. Medication reviews in primary care provide an opportunity to review and discuss the safety and appropriateness of a person’s medicines. However, there is limited evidence about access to and the impact of rout...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Joseph, Roger D. Knaggs, Carol A. C. Coupland, Amelia Taylor, Yana Vinogradova, Debbie Butler, Louisa Gerrard, David Waldram, Barbara Iyen, Ralph K. Akyea, Darren M. Ashcroft, Anthony J. Avery and Ruth H. Jack
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:435
  37. Home care aides play an important role in providing long-term care services, but there is currently an insufficient supply of workers to meet the growing demand in Taiwan due to the increasing number of older ...

    Authors: Yung-Ning Hung and Tzu-Ying Chiu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:434
  38. The spread of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection has been prolonged, with the highly contagious Omicron variant becoming the predominant variant by 2022. Many patients admitted...

    Authors: Koki Kawamura, Aiko Osawa, Masanori Tanimoto, Hitoshi Kagaya, Toshihiro Matsuura and Hidenori Arai
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:433
  39. The Seniors Exercise Park program is an evidence-based outdoor physical and social activity program designed originally for older people with no cognitive impairment. This study aimed to pilot this program for...

    Authors: Pazit Levinger, Anita M. Y. Goh, Jeremy Dunn, Josephine Katite, Ritu Paudel, Adrian Onofrio, Frances Batchelor, Maya G. Panisset and Keith D. Hill
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:426

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