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  1. Being alone, as measured by less frequent social interactions, has been reported to be associated with a more rapid rate of motor decline in older persons. We tested the hypothesis that feeling alone is associ...

    Authors: Aron S Buchman, Patricia A Boyle, Robert S Wilson, Bryan D James, Sue E Leurgans, Steven E Arnold and David A Bennett
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:77
  2. Proximal femoral fractures are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Pre-existing malnutrition and weight loss amongst this patient group is of primary concern, with conventional nutrition support...

    Authors: Michelle D Miller, Alison Yaxley, Anthony Villani, Lynne Cobiac, Robert Fraser, Leslie Cleland, Michael James and Maria Crotty
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:76
  3. Individualized, nutritional support reduced undernutrition among older stroke patients and improved quality of life in our recent randomized, controlled trial. Weight control thus seems to be important after s...

    Authors: Lisa Ha, Truls Hauge and Per Ole Iversen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:75
  4. Whole body vibration (WBV) is a novel modality of exercise shown to improve musculoskeletal function. This study aims to examine the effects of standing posture during low magnitude WBV training on muscle func...

    Authors: Monica Mikhael, Rhonda Orr, Fleur Amsen, David Greene and Maria A Fiatarone Singh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:74
  5. Compared to the general elderly population, those institutionalized in LTC facilities have the highest prevalence of osteoporosis and subsequently have higher incidences of vertebral and hip fractures. The goa...

    Authors: Arthur N Lau, George Ioannidis, Yelena Potts, Lora M Giangregorio, Mary-Lou Van der Horst, Jonathan D Adachi and Alexandra Papaioannou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:73
  6. The de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) is a new mobility instrument that overcomes the limitations of existing instruments. It is the first mobility instrument that accurately measures the mobility of all older ...

    Authors: Natalie A de Morton, Megan Davidson and Jennifer L Keating
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:72
  7. Elderly patients admitted to Geriatric Assessment Units (GAU) typically have complex health problems that require multi-professional care. Considering the scope of human and technological resources solicited d...

    Authors: Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Judith Latour, Isabelle Julien, Marie-Andrée Plante, Paule Lebel, Dominique Mainville, Aline Bolduc and Julie Anne Buckland
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:69
  8. The mobility of older individuals has often been only partially assessed, without considering all important aspects such as potential (available) versus effective (used) mobilities and the physical and psychos...

    Authors: Claude Vincent, Émilie Demers, Hélène Moffet, Hélène Corriveau, Sylvie Nadeau and Catherine Mercier
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:68
  9. In long-term care (LTC) homes in the province of Ontario, implementation of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment and The Braden Scale for predicting pressure ulcer risk were occurring simultaneously. The purp...

    Authors: Jeff Poss, Katharine M Murphy, M Gail Woodbury, Heather Orsted, Kimberly Stevenson, Gail Williams, Shirley MacAlpine, Nancy Curtin-Telegdi and John P Hirdes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:67
  10. Delivering palliative care to elderly, dying patients is a present and future challenge. In Germany, this has been underlined by a 2009 legislation implementing palliative care as compulsory in the medical cur...

    Authors: Johannes M Just, Christian Schulz, Maren Bongartz and Martin W Schnell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:66
  11. Norway, and particularly Oslo, has the highest reported incidence of hip fractures in the world. It is increasingly common to care for older hip fracture patients in orthogeriatric units where orthopaedic care...

    Authors: Anette H Ranhoff, Kristin Holvik, Mette I Martinsen, Kirsti Domaas and Ludvig F Solheim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:65
  12. Those aged 85 and over, the oldest old, are now the fastest growing sector of the population. Information on their health is essential to inform future planning; however, there is a paucity of up-to-date informat...

    Authors: Karen Davies, Joanna C Collerton, Carol Jagger, John Bond, Sally AH Barker, June Edwards, Joan Hughes, Judith M Hunt and Louise Robinson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:64
  13. Venous thromboembolism is a common, fatal, and costly injury which complicates major surgery in older adults. The American College of Chest Physicians recommends high potency prophylaxis regimens for individua...

    Authors: Alok Kapoor, Alan J Labonte, Michael R Winter, Jodi B Segal, Rebecca A Silliman, Jeffrey N Katz, Elena Losina and Dan Berlowitz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:63
  14. Cognitive function and telomere length both decline with age. A correlation between these two measures would suggest that they may be influenced by the same underlying age-related biological process. Several s...

    Authors: Karen A Mather, Anthony F Jorm, Kaarin J Anstey, Peter J Milburn, Simon Easteal and Helen Christensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:62
  15. Daughters-in-law have played an important role in informal care-giving arrangements within East Asian traditional norms. The aim of this study was to measure the impact of daughter-in-law care-giving on the su...

    Authors: Akihiro Nishi, Nanako Tamiya, Masayo Kashiwagi, Hideto Takahashi, Mikiya Sato and Ichiro Kawachi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:61
  16. Osteoporosis-related fractures are a significant public health concern. Interventions that increase detection and treatment of osteoporosis are underutilized. This pragmatic randomised study was done to evalua...

    Authors: Patricia M Ciaschini, Sharon E Straus, Lisa R Dolovich, Ron A Goeree, Karen M Leung, Carol R Woods, Greg M Zimmerman, Sumit R Majumdar, Silvana Spadafora, Luke A Fera and Hui N Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:60
  17. Arthritic disorders can be the cause of hospitalizations, especially among individuals 60 years and older. The objective of this study is to investigate associations between health care resource utilization in...

    Authors: Gergana Zlateva, Ruth Diazaraque, Muriel Viala-Danten and Liviu Niculescu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:59
  18. Dealing with dependency in the elderly and their families leads us to explore the life experience of those involved together with the processes of adaptation to this condition. A number of original studies hav...

    Authors: Eva Abad-Corpa, Teresa González-Gil, Ana M Barderas-Manchado, Carmen de la Cuesta-Benjumea, Olga Monistrol-Ruano, Vinita Mahtani-Chugani and Antonio Martínez-Hernández
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:58
  19. A frailty paradigm would be useful in primary care to identify older people at risk, but appropriate metrics at that level are lacking. We created and validated a simple instrument for frailty screening in Eur...

    Authors: Roman Romero-Ortuno, Cathal D Walsh, Brian A Lawlor and Rose Anne Kenny
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:57
  20. Muscle fatigue reduces muscle strength and balance control in young people. It is not clear whether fatigue resistance seen in older persons leads to different effects. In order to understand whether muscle fa...

    Authors: Jorunn L Helbostad, Daina L Sturnieks, Jasmine Menant, Kim Delbaere, Stephen R Lord and Mirjam Pijnappels
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:56
  21. Prediction of long-term survival in healthy adults requires recognition of features that serve as early indicators of successful aging. The aims of this study were to identify predictors of long-term survival ...

    Authors: William R Swindell, Kristine E Ensrud, Peggy M Cawthon, Jane A Cauley, Steve R Cummings and Richard A Miller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:55
  22. Case management programmes for home-dwelling people with dementia and their informal carers exist in multiple forms and shapes. The aim of this research was to identify the essential components of case managem...

    Authors: Paul-Jeroen Verkade, Berno van Meijel, Cindy Brink, Harmieke van Os-Medendorp, Bauke Koekkoek and Anneke L Francke
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:54
  23. The number of older people is set to increase dramatically worldwide. Demographic changes are likely to result in the rise of age-related chronic diseases which largely contribute to years lived with a disabil...

    Authors: Renata M Sousa, Cleusa P Ferri, Daisy Acosta, Mariella Guerra, Yueqin Huang, KS Jacob, AT Jotheeswaran, Milagros A Guerra Hernandez, Zhaorui Liu, Guillermina Rodriguez Pichardo, Juan J Llibre Rodriguez, Aquiles Salas, Ana Luisa Sosa, Joseph Williams, Tirso Zuniga and Martin Prince
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:53
  24. Preventing disability and offering effective interventions to older people during early decline in function is most likely to be effective if those most at risk of progressive disablement are able to be identi...

    Authors: Kate Gibson, Lesley Day, Keith D Hill, Damien Jolley, Stuart Newstead, Flavia Cicuttini, Leonie Segal and Leon Flicker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:52
  25. Compartment syndrome of the thigh is a rare occurrence potentially leading to devastating functional restrictions. There is a wide spectrum of reported conditions leading to increased tissue pressure in the th...

    Authors: Rolf D Burghardt, Sebastian Siebenlist, Stefan Döbele, Martin Lucke and Ulrich Stöckle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:51
  26. A large number of studies have demonstrated a positive effect of increased physical activity (PA) on various health outcomes. In all large geriatric studies, however, PA has only been assessed by interview-bas...

    Authors: Michael D Denkinger, Sebastian Franke, Kilian Rapp, Gudrun Weinmayr, Enric Duran-Tauleria, Thorsten Nikolaus and Richard Peter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:50
  27. The agitated behaviours that accompany dementia (e.g. pacing, aggression, calling out) are stressful to both nursing home residents and their carers and are difficult to treat. Increasingly more attention is b...

    Authors: Eva S van der Ploeg, Barbara Eppingstall and Daniel W O'Connor
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:49
  28. Pharmacotherapy in the older adult is a complex field involving several different medical professionals. The evidence base for pharmacotherapy in elderly patients in primary care relies on only a few clinical ...

    Authors: Elke Jeschke, Thomas Ostermann, Manuela Tabali, Horst C Vollmar, Matthias Kröz, Angelina Bockelbrink, Claudia M Witt, Stefan N Willich and Harald Matthes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:48
  29. Nursing home residents are at high risk for developing acute illnesses. Compared with community dwelling adults, nursing home residents are often more frail, prone to multiple medical problems and symptoms, an...

    Authors: William W Hung, Sophia Liu and Kenneth S Boockvar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:47
  30. As long-term nursing home care is likely to increase with the aging of the population, identifying chronic medical conditions is of particular interest. Although need factors have a strong impact on nursing ho...

    Authors: Gilberte Van Rensbergen and Tim Nawrot
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:46
  31. Some forms of pharmacotherapy are shown to increase the risk of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The purpose of this study is to investigate whether pharmacotherapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPI), inhale...

    Authors: Jen-Tzer Gau, Utkarsh Acharya, Salman Khan, Victor Heh, Lona Mody and Tzu-Cheg Kao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:45
  32. The incidence of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) almost triples for older adults aged 65 years or older. In Canada, CAP is a leading cause of hospital admissions and mortality. Although CAP is very prevalen...

    Authors: Paul Krueger, Oona St Amant and Mark Loeb
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:44
  33. Sarcopenia is defined as the loss of muscle mass and strength with age. Although a number of adult influences are recognised, there remains considerable unexplained variation in muscle mass and strength betwee...

    Authors: Harnish P Patel, Holly E Syddall, Helen J Martin, Claire E Stewart, Cyrus Cooper and Avan Aihie Sayer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:43
  34. Pernicious anaemia is undeniably associated with vitamin B12 deficiency, but the association between subnormal vitamin B12 concentrations and anaemia in older people is unclear. The aim of this systematic revi...

    Authors: Wendy PJ den Elzen, Gerda M van der Weele, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Rudi GJ Westendorp and Willem JJ Assendelft
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:42
  35. The increasing number of hospitalized elderly persons has greatly challenged decision makers to reorganize services so as to meet the needs of this clientele. Established progressively over the last 30 years, ...

    Authors: Judith Latour, Paule Lebel, Bernard-Simon Leclerc, Nicole Leduc, Katherine Berg, Aline Bolduc and Marie-Jeanne Kergoat
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:41
  36. Knowledge about the circumstances under which injurious falls occur could provide healthcare workers with better tools to prevent falls and fall-related injuries. Therefore, we assessed whether older persons w...

    Authors: Michel HC Bleijlevens, Joseph PM Diederiks, Marike RC Hendriks, Jolanda CM van Haastregt, Harry FJM Crebolder and Jacques ThM van Eijk
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:40
  37. In coming decades the proportion of very elderly people living in the Western world will dramatically increase. This forthcoming "grey epidemic" will lead to an explosion of chronic diseases. In order to antic...

    Authors: Bert Vaes, Agnes Pasquet, Pierre Wallemacq, Nawel Rezzoug, Hassan Mekouar, Pierre-Alexandre Olivier, Delphine Legrand, Catharina Matheï, Gijs Van Pottelbergh and Jan Degryse
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:39
  38. Previous studies in long-term care (LTC) have demonstrated that warfarin management is suboptimal with preventable adverse events often occurring as a result of poor International Normalized Ratio (INR) contro...

    Authors: Alexandra Papaioannou, Courtney C Kennedy, Glenda Campbell, Jacqueline B Stroud, Luqi Wang, Lisa Dolovich and Mark A Crowther
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:38
  39. Medication side effects are an important cause of morbidity, mortality and costs in older people. The aim of our study was to examine prevalence and risk factors for self-reported medication side effects in an...

    Authors: Jennifer A Thomson, Wei C Wang, Colette Browning and Hal L Kendig
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:37
  40. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is one of the most commonly used instruments in the evaluation of global cognitive status. Few studies have investigated the relationship among its components in terms ...

    Authors: Kenta Shigemori, Shohei Ohgi, Eriko Okuyama, Takaki Shimura and Eric Schneider
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:36
  41. With the rapid worldwide increase in the oldest old population, considerable concern has arisen about the social and economic burden of diseases and disability in this age group. Understanding of multidimensio...

    Authors: Yasumichi Arai, Toshimitsu Iinuma, Michiyo Takayama, Midori Takayama, Yukiko Abe, Ryoko Fukuda, Jyuko Ando, Kikuko Ohta, Hiroo Hanabusa, Keiko Asakura, Yuji Nishiwaki, Yasuyuki Gondo, Hiroko akiyama, Kazuo Komiyama, Nobuhito Gionhaku and Nobuyoshi Hirose
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:35
  42. Reminiscence is the systematic use of memories and recollections to strengthen self-identity and self-worth. The study aim was to investigate the consequences for nursing home residents and staff of integratin...

    Authors: Claire Gudex, Charlotte Horsted, Anders Møller Jensen, Marianne Kjer and Jan Sørensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:33

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