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  1. Content type: Research article

    Frailty is common and associated with poorer outcomes in the elderly, but its prognostic value in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) requires clarification. We thus undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis ...

    Authors: Qingyu Dou, Wen Wang, Hui Wang, Yao Ma, Shan Hai, Xiufang Lin, Ying Liu, Xinjun Zhang, Jinhui Wu and Birong Dong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:222

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    Hospitals are in need of valid and economic screening and assessment tools that help identifying older patients at risk for complications which require intensified support during their hospital stay.

    Authors: Anne-Carina Scharf, Janine Gronewold, Christian Dahlmann, Jeanina Schlitzer, Andreas Kribben, Guido Gerken, Tienush Rassaf, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Richard Dodel, Helmut Frohnhofen and Dirk M. Hermann

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:221

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Internationally, there is a drive to involve patients and the public in health research, due to recognition that patient and public involvement (PPI) may increase the impact and relevance of health research. T...

    Authors: Jahanara Miah, Piers Dawes, Steven Edwards, Iracema Leroi, Bella Starling and Suzanne Parsons

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:220

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    A growing number of older people, mainly women, live in single households. They represent a vulnerable group as staying at home may turn out challenging when care needs increase, particularly at the end of lif...

    Authors: Sabine Pleschberger, Elisabeth Reitinger, Birgit Trukeschitz and Paulina Wosko

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:219

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed the safety and efficacy of deep tissue laser therapy on the management of pain, functionality, systemic inflammation, and overall quality of life of older adults with painful diabetic perip...

    Authors: Prasun Chatterjee, Achal K. Srivastava, Deepa A. Kumar, Avinash Chakrawarty, Maroof A. Khan, Akash K. Ambashtha, Vijay Kumar, Luis De Taboada and Aparajit B. Dey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:218

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Interventions that enable people to remain in their own home as they age are of interest to stakeholders, yet detailed information on effective interventions is scarce. Our objective was to systematically sear...

    Authors: Julie A. Luker, Anthea Worley, Mandy Stanley, Jeric Uy, Amber M. Watt and Susan L. Hillier

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:217

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  7. Content type: Research article

    URGENT is a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) based nurse-led care model in the emergency department (ED) with geriatric follow-up after ED discharge aiming to prevent unplanned ED readmissions.

    Authors: Pieter Heeren, Els Devriendt, Steffen Fieuws, Nathalie I. H. Wellens, Mieke Deschodt, Johan Flamaing, Marc Sabbe and Koen Milisen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:215

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hearing loss is one of the most common modifiable factors associated with cognitive and functional decline in geriatric populations. An accurate, easy-to-apply, and inexpensive hearing screening method is need...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Zhaori Bi, Xinping Fu, Jiaofeng Wang, Qingwei Ruan, Chao Zhao, Jirong Duan, Xuan Zeng, Dian Zhou, Jie Chen and Zhijun Bao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:214

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Aged care support services in Australia are delivered through home care packages, permanent residential care, respite care and transition care. This study aimed to determine age and gender specific incidence r...

    Authors: Jyoti Khadka, Catherine Lang, Julie Ratcliffe, Megan Corlis, Steve Wesselingh, Craig Whitehead and Maria Inacio

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:213

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Female sex is an important factor predisposing individuals to frailty. Appropriate nutrition is one of the most effective ways to prevent older adults from developing frailty; Sex-related differences have also...

    Authors: Koji Shibasaki, Shin Kei Kin, Shizuru Yamada, Masahiro Akishita and Sumito Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:211

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory infections among older adults in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are a major global concern, yet a rigorous systematic synthesis of the literature on the burden of respiratory infections in the L...

    Authors: Arielle Childs, Andrew R. Zullo, Nina R. Joyce, Kevin W. McConeghy, Robertus van Aalst, Patience Moyo, Elliott Bosco, Vincent Mor and Stefan Gravenstein

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:210

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL), encompassing social, emotional, and physical wellbeing is an important clinical outcome of medical care, especially among geriatric patients. It is unclear which domains...

    Authors: Scott M. Dresden, Danielle M. McCarthy, Kirsten G. Engel and D. Mark Courtney

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:209

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The rate of aging in Korea is extremely fast compared to major countries. We examined the key demands of community-dwelling older adults with regard to Connected Active Space technology, which provides tailore...

    Authors: Yeon-Hwan Park, Hee Kyung Chang, Min Hye Lee and Seong Hyeon Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:208

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    The early screening of frail individuals and of patients with complex care needs are challenges that countries witnessing population aging face. Homecare nurses are actors of choice in meeting these challenges...

    Authors: Catherine Ludwig and Catherine Busnel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:207

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The management of hip fractures is nowadays mainly performed in Orthogeriatric Units, one of whose fundamental tools is the application of geriatric scores. The purpose of this study is to establish the potent...

    Authors: Carmen da Casa, Carmen Pablos-Hernández, Alfonso González-Ramírez, José Miguel Julián-Enriquez and Juan F. Blanco

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:205

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the prevalence and management of heart failure (HF) in very old patients in geriatric settings.

    Authors: Clémence Boully, Jean-Sébastien Vidal, Etienne Guibert, Fanny Nisrin Ghazali, Alain Pesce, Bérengère Beauplet, Jean-Dominique Roger, Isabelle Carrière, Boubacar Timbely, Houria Idiri, Jean-Pierre Constensoux, Anne-Marie Durocher, Delphine Dubail, Marc Fargier, Claude Jeandel, Gilles Berrut…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:204

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    In the absence of treatment options, the WHO emphasizes the identification of effective prevention strategies as a key element to counteract the dementia epidemic. Regarding the complex nature of dementia, tri...

    Authors: Andrea Zülke, Tobias Luck, Alexander Pabst, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Jochen René Thyrian, Jochen Gensichen, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Hans-Helmut König, Walter E. Haefeli, David Czock, Birgitt Wiese, Thomas Frese, Susanne Röhr and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:203

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  18. Content type: Research article

    People living with dementia in care homes are regularly admitted to hospital. The transition between hospitals and care homes is an area of documented poor care leading to adverse outcomes including costly re-...

    Authors: Angela Richardson, Alison Blenkinsopp, Murna Downs and Kathryn Lord

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:202

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Effective fall prevention exercise for community-dwelling older adults requires (i) challenging balance exercise, (ii) offered at least 3 hrs/ week, and (iii) on an ongoing basis, to reduce falls. Community ex...

    Authors: Kathryn M. Sibley, Alexie J. Touchette, Jonathan C. Singer, Kathleen M. A. Dubberley and Alison R. Oates

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:201

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  20. Content type: Debate

    Giant cell arteritis is a vasculitis of large and middle-sized arteries that affects patients aged over 50 years. It can show a typical clinical picture consisting of cranial manifestations but sometimes nonsp...

    Authors: Miguel Á. González-Gay, Miguel Ortego-Jurado, Liliana Ercole and Norberto Ortego-Centeno

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:200

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    A major gap exists internationally in providing support to maintain functional and social independence of older people with dementia living at home. This project evaluates a model of care that integrates evide...

    Authors: Yun-Hee Jeon, Judy M. Simpson, Lee-Fay Low, Robert Woods, Richard Norman, Loren Mowszowski, Lindy Clemson, Sharon L. Naismith, Henry Brodaty, Sarah Hilmer, Amanda Miller Amberber, Laura N. Gitlin and Sarah Szanton

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:199

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Multimorbidity is associated with greater likelihood of disability, health-related quality of life, and mortality, greater than the risk attributable to individual diseases. The objective of this study is to e...

    Authors: Paige E. Sheridan, Christine A. Mair and Ana R. Quiñones

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:198

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Nutritional status of the older people is affected by various life-style factors. Although dietary habit is one of the life-style factors, it is unknown which of older home-care recipients’ dietary habits are ...

    Authors: Taeko Tsuji, Kaoru Yamamoto, Kazuyo Yamasaki, Fumikazu Hayashi, Chika Momoki, Yoko Yasui, Satoko Ohfuji, Wakaba Fukushima and Daiki Habu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:197

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Day-care and telephone counseling have been discussed as effective support measures for caregivers of people with cognitive impairment.

    Authors: Carolin Donath, Katharina Luttenberger, Elmar Graessel, Jennifer Scheel, Anna Pendergrass and Elisa-Marie Behrndt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:196

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The number of older people with unmet care and support needs is increasing substantially due to the challenges facing the formal and informal care system in the United Kingdom. Addressing these unmet needs is ...

    Authors: Sarah Abdi, Alice Spann, Jacinta Borilovic, Luc de Witte and Mark Hawley

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:195

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Injurious falls among older adults are both common and costly. The prevalence of falls is known to increase with age and with use of fall-risk drugs/potentially inappropriate medications (FRD/PIM). Little is k...

    Authors: Nicole K. Early, Kathleen A. Fairman, Jacqueline M. Hagarty and David A. Sclar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:194

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The elderly inpatients are in high risk of suffering health-care associated infection (HAI). The study aimed to analyze the risk factors of health-care associated infection (HAI) in elderly hospitalized patien...

    Authors: Xia Zhao, Lihong Wang, Nan Wei, Jingli Zhang, Wenhui Ma, Huijie Zhao and Xu Han

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:193

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Older adults aged 65 and over will make up more than 20% of U.S. residents by 2030, and in 2050, this population will reach 83.7 million. Depression among older adults is a major public health concern projecte...

    Authors: Vinay K. Cheruvu and Edward T. Chiyaka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:192

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    The identification of factors associated with functional impairment, in particular those which are potentially modifiable, may help to delay the advanced stages of functional dependence in patients with neuroc...

    Authors: Virginie Dauphinot, Claire Moutet, Isabelle Rouch, Mathieu Verdurand, Christelle Mouchoux, Floriane Delphin-Combe, Sylvain Gaujard and Pierre Krolak-Salmon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:191

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The value of biomarkers for diagnosing bacterial infections in older outpatients is uncertain and limited official guidance exists for clinicians in this area. The aim of this review is to critically appraise ...

    Authors: Oghenekome A. Gbinigie, Igho J. Onakpoya, Georgia C. Richards, Elizabeth A. Spencer, Constantinos Koshiaris, Niklas Bobrovitz and Carl J. Heneghan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:190

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  31. Content type: Research article

    With life expectancy continuing to rise in the United Kingdom there is an increasing public health focus on the maintenance of physical independence among all older adults. Identifying interventions that impro...

    Authors: Tara Kidd, Freda Mold, Claire Jones, Emma Ream, Wendy Grosvenor, Märtha Sund-Levander, Pia Tingström and Nicola Carey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:184

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Selecting appropriate outcome measures for vulnerable, multimorbid, older patients with acute and chronic impairments poses specific challenges, which may have caused inconsistent findings of previous interven...

    Authors: Patrick Heldmann, Christian Werner, Nacera Belala, Jürgen M. Bauer and Klaus Hauer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:189

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence supports the fact that multicomponent exercise and HMB supplementation are, separately, effective in improving older adult’s health and palliate functional metabolic diseases in older people. However,...

    Authors: Javier Courel-Ibáñez and JG Pallarés

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:188

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of multimorbidity is increasing worldwide, and older people with multimorbidity are frequent users of health care services. Since multimorbidity has a significant negative impact on Health-relat...

    Authors: Leonie Klompstra, Anne W. Ekdahl, Barbro Krevers, Anna Milberg and Jeanette Eckerblad

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:187

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The gait speed and handgrip strength represented the core determinants of physical frailty and sarcopenia, which were reported to be associated with cognitive impairment and decline. Different physical measure...

    Authors: Ming-Yueh Chou, Yukiko Nishita, Takeshi Nakagawa, Chikako Tange, Makiko Tomida, Hiroshi Shimokata, Rei Otsuka, Liang-Kung Chen and Hidenori Arai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:186

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Frequent geriatric users of emergency departments (EDs) constitute a small group of individuals accounting for a disproportionately high number of ED visits. In addition to overcrowding, this situation might r...

    Authors: Isabelle Dufour, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Nicole Dubuc, Jérémie Beaudin, Sarah Lafontaine and Catherine Hudon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:185

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Previous cohort studies investigating the association between sarcopenic obesity (SO) and all-cause mortality among adult people have been inconsistent. We performed a meta-analysis to determine if SO is a pre...

    Authors: Xiaoming Zhang, Xiaohua Xie, Qingli Dou, Chenyun Liu, Wenwu Zhang, Yunzhi Yang, Renli Deng and Andy S. K. Cheng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:183

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Information about frailty status and its transition is important to inform clinical decisions. Predicting frailty transition is beneficial for its prevention. While Indonesia is the 4th largest geriatric popul...

    Authors: Siti Setiati, Purwita Wijaya Laksmi, I.G.P. Suka Aryana, Sri Sunarti, Novira Widajanti, Lazuardhi Dwipa, Euphemia Seto, Rahmi Istanti, Laurentius Johan Ardian and Sabrina Chusnul Chotimah

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:182

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD), as the most common cause of dementia, brings huge economic burden for patients and social health care systems, which motivates researchers to study multiple protective factors, among ...

    Authors: Rui-xia Jia, Jing-hong Liang, Yong Xu and Ying-quan Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:181

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Hip fracture causes moderate to severe pain and while fascia iliaca block has been reported to provide analgesic benefit, most previous trials were unblinded, with subsequent high risks of performance, selecti...

    Authors: Mathieu Pasquier, Patrick Taffé, Olivier Hugli, Olivier Borens, Kyle Robert Kirkham and Eric Albrecht

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:180

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Identifying those people at increased risk of early functional decline in activities of daily living (ADL) is essential for initiating preventive interventions. The aim of this study is to develop and validate...

    Authors: Nini H. Jonkman, Marco Colpo, Jochen Klenk, Chris Todd, Trynke Hoekstra, Vieri Del Panta, Kilian Rapp, Natasja M. van Schoor, Stefania Bandinelli, Martijn W. Heymans, Dominique Mauger, Luca Cattelani, Michael D. Denkinger, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Jorunn L. Helbostad, Beatrix Vereijken…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:179

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Older adults are at high risk for influenza-related complications including worsening frailty and function. We surveyed older Canadians to explore the impact of influenza and determine how influenza knowledge ...

    Authors: Melissa K. Andrew, Vladimir Gilca, Nancy Waite and Jennifer A. Pereira

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:178

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D supplement use is recommended best practice in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) for the prevention of falls, however has experienced delays in uptake. Following successful international effor...

    Authors: Pippy Walker, Annette Kifley, Susan Kurrle and Ian D. Cameron

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:177

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of visual impairment and of impaired functional reading ability rapidly increase with age. However, functional reading ability is essential for an autonomous lifestyle. We analyzed the prevalenc...

    Authors: Franziska Radicke, Thea Schwaneberg, Claudia Meinke-Franze, Clemens Jürgens, Hans Jörgen Grabe, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Frank Tost and Neeltje van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:176

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Up to 80% of care home residents have dementia. Ensuring this workforce is appropriately trained is of international concern. Research indicates variable impact of training on a range of resident and staff out...

    Authors: Claire A. Surr, Cara Sass, Michelle Drury, Natasha Burnley, Alison Dennison, Sarah Burden and Jan Oyebode

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:175

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  46. Content type: Research article

    In older patients, timely recognition and treatment of medication misuse and dependence are crucial to secure medication safety and to avoid increasing health expenditure. Nonetheless, the detection of this co...

    Authors: Socheat Cheng, Tahreem Ghazal Siddiqui, Michael Gossop, Espen Saxhaug Kristoffersen and Christofer Lundqvist

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:174

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Drug Burden Index (DBI), a measure of exposure to medications with anticholinergic and sedative activity, has been associated with poorer physical function in older adults in the general population. While exte...

    Authors: Juliette O’Connell, Martin C. Henman, Éilish Burke, Clare Donegan, Philip McCallion, Mary McCarron and Máire O’Dwyer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:173

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