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  1. This study compared individuals whose clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) matched or did not match neuropathologic results at autopsy on clinical and functional outcomes (cognitive impairment, funct...

    Authors: Joseph E Gaugler, Haya Ascher-Svanum, David L Roth, Tolulope Fafowora, Andrew Siderowf and Thomas G Beach
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:137
  2. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes for older persons post-hip fracture repair, including those with cognitive impairment (CI), following implementation of a novel model of care – the Patient-Ce...

    Authors: Katherine S McGilton, Aileen M Davis, Gary Naglie, Nizar Mahomed, John Flannery, Susan Jaglal, Cheryl Cott and Steven Stewart
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:136
  3. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with verbal memory decline, although deterioration may be mitigated in individuals undertaking exercise interventions. Ceramide sphingolipids, suggested to play a ro...

    Authors: Mahwesh Saleem, Veera V Ratnam Bandaru, Nathan Herrmann, Walter Swardfager, Michelle M Mielke, Paul I Oh, Prathiba Shammi, Alexander Kiss, Norman J Haughey, Randal Rovinski and Krista L Lanctôt
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:135
  4. Primary care physicians routinely provide dementia care, but may lack the clinical skills and awareness of available resources to provide optimal care. We conducted a community-based pilot dementia training in...

    Authors: Christine R Lathren, Philip D Sloane, Joseph D Hoyle, Sheryl Zimmerman and Daniel I Kaufer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:134
  5. Despite extensive research on risk factors associated with falling in older adults, and current fall prevention interventions focusing on modifiable risk factors, there is a lack of detailed accounts of sex di...

    Authors: Rachel L Duckham, Elizabeth Procter-Gray, Marian T Hannan, Suzanne G Leveille, Lewis A Lipsitz and Wenjun Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:133
  6. The global population is becoming older and more overweight. The inter-relationship between frailty and falls is often seen in the older adult and is associated with poor health outcomes. Little is known about...

    Authors: Katie J Sheehan, Matthew DL O’Connell, Clodagh Cunningham, Lisa Crosby and Rose Anne Kenny
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:132
  7. We studied the influence of the ACE I/D and ACTN3 R577X polymorphisms (single or combined) on lower-extremity function in older women in response to high-speed power training.

    Authors: Ana Pereira, Aldo M Costa, José C Leitão, António M Monteiro, Mikel Izquierdo, António J Silva, Estela Bastos and Mário C Marques
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:131
  8. Hip fractures are a common and serious consequence of osteoporosis, and hip fracture patients are at high risk for recurrence. Appropriate pharmacotherapy reduces this risk and is associated with reduced morta...

    Authors: Naomi Dore, Courtney Kennedy, Pauline Fisher, Lisa Dolovich, Leonardo Farrauto and Alexandra Papaioannou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:130
  9. This scoping study aimed to identify how physical activity may benefit people with dementia; how and/or if current service provide these benefits; and what support they need to do so.

    Authors: Alison Bowes, Alison Dawson, Ruth Jepson and Louise McCabe
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:129
  10. As one ages, physical, cognitive, and clinical problems accumulate and the pattern of loss follows a distinct progression. The first areas requiring outside support are the Instrumental Activities of Daily Liv...

    Authors: John N Morris, Katherine Berg, Brant E Fries, Knight Steel and Elizabeth P Howard
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:128
  11. This paper describe the development of interRAI’s second-generation home care quality indicators (HC-QIs). They are derived from two of interRAI’s widely used community assessments: the Community Health Assess...

    Authors: John N Morris, Brant E Fries, Dinnus Frijters, John P Hirdes and R Knight Steel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:127
  12. Tailored psychosocial activity-based interventions have been shown to improve mood, behaviour and quality of life for nursing home residents. Occupational therapist delivered activity programs have shown benef...

    Authors: Lee-Fay Low, Jess R Baker, Yun-Hee Jeon, Cameron Camp, Maggie Haertsch and Margaret Skropeta
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:124
  13. In Germany, the number of people with dementia living in nursing homes is rapidly increasing. Providing adequate care for their special needs is a challenge for institutions and their staff members. Because of...

    Authors: Rebecca Palm, Kerstin Köhler, Christian GG Schwab, Sabine Bartholomeyczik and Bernhard Holle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:123
  14. Older adults are more likely to live alone, because they may have been predeceased by their spouse and friends. Social interaction could also be reduced in this age group due by limited mobility caused by chro...

    Authors: Silvana C Caetano, Cosme MFP Silva and Mario V Vettore
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:122
  15. As the population ages, the relative and absolute number of age-associated diseases such as dementia will increase. Evaluation of the suitability and intake of medication and pharmacological treatment is an im...

    Authors: Thomas Fiß, Jochen René Thyrian, Diana Wucherer, Grit Aßmann, Ingo Kilimann, Stefan J Teipel and Wolfgang Hoffmann
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:121
  16. In clinical settings, it is important for health care providers to measure different aspects of functioning in older adults with joint pain and comorbidity. Besides the use of distinct measures, it could also ...

    Authors: Lotte AH Hermsen, Stephanie S Leone, Martin Smalbrugge, Dirk L Knol, Henriëtte E van der Horst and Joost Dekker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:119
  17. Since the burden of care for elderly patients with heart failure (HF) can be decreased by therapeutic measures, it is important that such patients are identified correctly. This study explores the prevalence o...

    Authors: Beata Borgström Bolmsjö, Sigvard Mölstad, Carl Johan Östgren and Patrik Midlöv
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:118
  18. The aim of this project was to develop a toolkit to assist persons with dementia (PWD) and their caregivers, in planning for retirement from driving. The information gathered was used to develop a tool that ca...

    Authors: Anna Byszewski, Faranek Aminzadeh, Kelly Robinson, Frank Molnar, William Dalziel, Malcolm Man Son Hing, Lynn Hunt and Shawn Marshall
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:117
  19. Persons with vertebral fracture may have reduced pulmonary function, but this association has not been much studied. The aim of this cross-sectional study was therefore to examine the relationship between vert...

    Authors: Bente Morseth, Hasse Melbye, Svanhild Waterloo, Marte R Thomassen, Marijke J Risberg and Nina Emaus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:116
  20. Transition from hospital to home is a critical period for older persons with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Home-based secondary prevention programs led by nurses have been proposed to facilitate the patie...

    Authors: Christa Meisinger, Björn Stollenwerk, Inge Kirchberger, Hildegard Seidl, Rupert Wende, Bernhard Kuch and Rolf Holle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:115
  21. Tai Chi (TC) has proven to be effective at improving musculoskeletal fitness by increasing upper and lower body strength, low back flexibility and overall physical health. The objectives of this study were to ...

    Authors: James Manson, Michael Rotondi, Veronica Jamnik, Chris Ardern and Hala Tamim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:114
  22. The question for prevalence estimation and validation of the various eGFRs in old age is still under debate. To assess renal function with increasing age, we estimated mean eGFR, in subjects aged 20–85 years. ...

    Authors: Jorien M Willems, Tom Vlasveld, Wendy PJ den Elzen, Rudi GJ Westendorp, Ton J Rabelink, Anton JM de Craen and Gerard J Blauw
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:113
  23. Hope is a psychosocial resource that is essential for the psychological, spiritual, and physical well-being of family members caring for persons with dementia. A significant positive relationship has been foun...

    Authors: Wendy Duggleby, Dawn Schroeder and Cheryl Nekolaichuk
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:112
  24. Almost 90 percent of nursing home residents have some type of mobility limitation. Many spend most of their waking hours lying in bed or sitting. Such inactivity can negatively affect residents’ health and gen...

    Authors: Susan E Slaughter and Carole A Estabrooks
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:110
  25. The majority of frail elderly who live in long-term care (LTC) are not treated for osteoporosis despite their high risk for fragility fractures. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of...

    Authors: Michelle Wall, Lynne Lohfeld, Lora Giangregorio, George Ioannidis, Courtney C Kennedy, Andrea Moser, Alexandra Papaioannou and Suzanne N Morin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:109
  26. A current topic in the field of geriatrics still needing a great deal of study is the changes in body posture occurring with age. Symptoms of these changes can be observed starting between the ages of 40–50 ye...

    Authors: Justyna Drzał-Grabiec, Sławomir Snela, Justyna Rykała, Justyna Podgórska and Agnieszka Banaś
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:108
  27. Old adults admitted to the hospital are at severe risk of functional loss during hospitalization. Early in-hospital physical rehabilitation programs appear to prevent functional loss in geriatric patients. The...

    Authors: Nienke M Kosse, Alisa L Dutmer, Lena Dasenbrock, Jürgen M Bauer and Claudine JC Lamoth
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:107
  28. Fall events were examined in two distinct geriatric populations to identify factors associated with repeat fallers, and to examine whether patients who use gait aids, specifically a walker, were more likely to...

    Authors: Humeira Tariq, Marita Kloseck, Richard G Crilly, Iris Gutmanis and Maggie Gibson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:106
  29. With increasing age neuromuscular deficits (e.g., sarcopenia) may result in impaired physical performance and an increased risk for falls. Prominent intrinsic fall-risk factors are age-related decreases in bal...

    Authors: Yves J Gschwind, Reto W Kressig, Andre Lacroix, Thomas Muehlbauer, Barbara Pfenninger and Urs Granacher
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:105
  30. Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of skeletal muscle that contributes to the decline in physical function during aging. A higher level of oxidative stress has been implicated in aging sarcopenia. The current ...

    Authors: Melanie J Sullivan-Gunn and Paul A Lewandowski
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:104
  31. For prevention and detection of falls, it is essential to unravel the way in which older people fall. This study aims to provide a description of video-based real-life fall events and to examine real-life fall...

    Authors: Ellen Vlaeyen, Mieke Deschodt, Glen Debard, Eddy Dejaeger, Steven Boonen, Toon Goedemé, Bart Vanrumste and Koen Milisen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:103
  32. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) may be associated with increased mortality in the elderly. The effect of prevalent vertebral fractures on HRQL in elderly women and men is not well described. The purpose ...

    Authors: Svanhild Waterloo, Anne J Søgaard, Luai A Ahmed, Elin Damsgård, Bente Morseth and Nina Emaus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:102
  33. Positive attitudes of healthcare staff towards people with dementia promote higher quality care, although little is known about important factors that underlie positive attitudes. Key aims of this project were...

    Authors: Catherine M Travers, Elizabeth Beattie, Melinda Martin-Khan and Elaine Fielding
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:101
  34. Little is known about social capital and health among older adults in South Africa. This study investigates the association between social capital and several health variables, namely: self-rated health, depre...

    Authors: Shandir Ramlagan, Karl Peltzer and Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:100
  35. Recently, a direct correlation with telomere length, proliferative potential and telomerase activity has been found in the process of aging in peripheral blood cells. The objective of the study was to evaluate...

    Authors: Blanca Murillo-Ortiz, Froylán Albarrán-Tamayo, Sergio López-Briones, Sandra Martínez-Garza, Luis Benítez-Bribiesca and Diego Arenas-Aranda
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:99
  36. Developed countries are experiencing an unprecedented increase in life expectancy that is accompanied by a tremendous rise in the number of people with dementia. The purpose of this paper is to report on the s...

    Authors: Antonio Guaita, Mauro Colombo, Roberta Vaccaro, Silvia Fossi, Silvia Francesca Vitali, Gianluigi Forloni, Letizia Polito, Annalisa Davin, Virginia Valeria Ferretti and Simona Villani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:98
  37. Acquired brain injury (ABI), which includes traumatic (TBI) and non-traumatic brain injury (nTBI), is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The objective of this study was to examine the trends, c...

    Authors: Vincy Chan, Brandon Zagorski, Daria Parsons and Angela Colantonio
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:97
  38. Behavioral symptoms accompanying dementia are associated with increased health care costs, reduced quality of life and daily functioning, heightened family caregiver burden, and nursing home placement. Standar...

    Authors: Laura N Gitlin, William C Mann, W Bruce Vogel and Paul B Arthur
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:96
  39. The high occurrence and under-treatment of clinical depression and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) within aged care settings is concerning, yet training programs aimed at improving the...

    Authors: Marita P McCabe, David Mellor, Tanya E Davison, Gery Karantzas, Kathryn von Treuer and Daniel W O’Connor
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:95
  40. The European Working Group for Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) published a case-finding algorithm for sarcopenia, recommending muscle mass measurement in older adults with low grip strength (women <20 kg; ...

    Authors: Victoria L Keevil, Shabina Hayat, Nichola Dalzell, Stephanie Moore, Amit Bhaniani, Robert Luben, Nicholas J Wareham and Kay-Tee Khaw
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:93
  41. In elderly patients chronic kidney disease often limits drug prescription. As several equations for quick assessment of kidney function by estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and several different cli...

    Authors: Marlies Karsch-Völk, Elisa Schmid, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Klaus Linde, Uwe Heemann and Antonius Schneider
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:92
  42. Existing literature indicates that ADRB2 gene is associated with health and longevity, but none of previous studies investigated associations of carrying the ADRB2 minor alleles and interactions between ADRB2 ...

    Authors: Yi Zeng, Lingguo Cheng, Ling Zhao, Qihua Tan, Qiushi Feng, Huashuai Chen, Ke Shen, Jianxin Li, Fengyu Zhang, Huiqing Cao, Simon G Gregory, Ze Yang, Jun Gu, Wei Tao, Xiao-Li Tian and Elizabeth R Hauser
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:91
  43. The interRAI Acute Care instrument is a multidimensional geriatric assessment system intended to determine a hospitalized older persons’ medical, psychosocial and functional capacity and needs. Its objective i...

    Authors: Els Devriendt, Nathalie I H Wellens, Johan Flamaing, Anja Declercq, Philip Moons, Steven Boonen and Koen Milisen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:90
  44. People with dementia have a disproportionately high rate of falls and fractures and poorer outcomes, yet there is currently no evidence to guide falls prevention in this population.

    Authors: Jacqueline Wesson, Lindy Clemson, Henry Brodaty, Stephen Lord, Morag Taylor, Laura Gitlin and Jacqueline Close
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:89
  45. Homocysteine has been postulated as a novel, potentially reversible risk factor for osteoporosis and related fractures. We evaluated whether homocysteine-lowering therapy with B-vitamins in patients with sympt...

    Authors: John Gommans, Qilong Yi, John W Eikelboom, Graeme J Hankey, Christopher Chen and Helen Rodgers
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:88

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