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  1. As a strategy to maintain postural control, the stiffening strategy (agonist-antagonist co-contractions) is often considered dysfunctional and associated with poor physical capacity. The aim was to investigate...

    Authors: Jimmy Falk, Viktor Strandkvist, Mascha Pauelsen, Irene Vikman, Lars Nyberg and Ulrik Röijezon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:438
  2. People with dementia and their carers have a wide range of health and social care needs which vary along the dementia continuum. The government response to events and transitions at various stages of the conti...

    Authors: Tom Pierse, Fiona Keogh, David Challis and Eamon O’Shea
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:437
  3. Older patients are at increased risk of falling and of serious morbidity and mortality resulting from falls. The ability to accurately identify older patients at increased fall risk affords the opportunity to ...

    Authors: Jason Wilbur, Gerald Jogerst, Nicholas Butler and Yinghui Xu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:436
  4. This study aimed to determine in how many individuals the iliocapsularis muscle (IC) could be identified on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and whether age and sex are associated with the cross-sectional area...

    Authors: Masahide Yagi, Masashi Taniguchi, Hiroshige Tateuchi, Tetsuya Hirono, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Momoko Yamagata, Ryusuke Nakai, Yosuke Yamada, Misaka Kimura and Noriaki Ichihashi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:435
  5. Electronic health record (EHR) prediction models may be easier to use in busy clinical settings since EHR data can be auto-populated into models. This study assessed whether adding functional status and/or Med...

    Authors: William James Deardorff, Bocheng Jing, Sun Y. Jeon, W. John Boscardin, Alexandra K. Lee, Kathy Z. Fung and Sei J. Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:434
  6. The transition of an older family member into a residential aged care facility (RACF) is often challenging for both the person being admitted and their family carer. This review aimed to identify the protectiv...

    Authors: Vera Camões-Costa, Jayasree Loganathan, Chris Barton, Samantha Chakraborty, Alana Hewitt, Xiaoping Lin and Bianca Brijnath
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:433
  7. White blood cell (WBC) and neutrophil (NEUT) counts, which are commonly inflammatory markers, have been related to an increased risk of fatal stroke. However, it is unclear whether platelet-to-white blood cell...

    Authors: Zhi-bing Hu, Qiong-qiong Zhong, Ze-xiong Lu and Feng Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:430
  8. Opioid use has increased globally in the recent decade. Although pain remains a significant problem among older adults, susceptibility to opioid-related harms highlights the importance of careful opioid therap...

    Authors: A. Hamina, A. E. Muller, T. Clausen, S. Skurtveit, M. Hesse, C. Tjagvad, B. Thylstrup, I. Odsbu, H. Zoega, H. L. Jónsdóttir and H. Taipale
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:429
  9. Despite healthcare providers’ goal of patient-centeredness, current models for the ambulatory (i.e., outpatient) care of older people have not as yet systematically incorporated their views. Moreover, there is...

    Authors: Angélique Herrler, Helena Kukla, Vera Vennedey and Stephanie Stock
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:428
  10. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (encoded by ALDH1A1) has been shown to protect against Parkinson’s disease (PD) by reducing toxic metabolites of dopamine. We herein revealed an antisense Alu element insertion/deletion p...

    Authors: Hui-Hui Fan, Jing Zheng, Xiao-Ya Huang, Ke-Yun Wu, Lei Cui, Hao-Jia Dong, Zhen Wang, Xiong Zhang and Jian-Hong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:427
  11. Indwelling urethral catheters are widely used in clinical settings. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection has been recognized as a common adverse event in older patients. However, noninfectious complicat...

    Authors: Fang-Wen Hu, Chun-Yin Yeh, Chi-Chang Huang, Hsiu-Chi Cheng, Cheng-Han Lin and Chia-Ming Chang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:426
  12. The number of people with multimorbidity is surging around the world. Although multimorbidity has been introduced in policy and practice in developed countries, developing countries like Nepal have not conside...

    Authors: Siva Balakrishnan, Isha Karmacharya, Saruna Ghimire, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Devendra Raj Singh, Om Prakash Yadav, Nachiket Gudi, Lal Bahadur Rawal and Uday Narayan Yadav
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:425
  13. Physical frailty is associated with increased risk of falls, hospitalisation and mortality. There is a dearth of information on physical frailty of older adults living in residential aged care. This study aime...

    Authors: Rachel Milte, Jasmine Petersen, Jo Boylan, Tim Henwood, Sarah Hunter, Belinda Lange, Michael Lawless, Stacey Torode and Lucy K. Lewis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:424
  14. In order to improve quality of care and recovery after hip fracture we need to include the perspectives of the individual older adults when evaluating different rehabilitation interventions. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Åsa Karlsson, Birgitta Olofsson, Michael Stenvall and Nina Lindelöf
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:423
  15. There are currently no validated globally and freely available tools to estimate the modified frailty index (mFI). The widely available and non-proprietary International Statistical Classification of Diseases ...

    Authors: Ashwin Subramaniam, Ryo Ueno, Ravindranath Tiruvoipati, Jai Darvall, Velandai Srikanth, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher and Rinaldo Bellomo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:422
  16. Swallowing difficulties in the oral cavity or pharynx (i.e., oropharyngeal dysphagia) are a common problem in the aging population, which may result in severe consequences, such as malnutrition, aspiration pne...

    Authors: Patricia Hägglund, Maria Gustafsson and Hugo Lövheim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:421
  17. Post-stroke dysphagia (PSD) has been associated with high risk of aspiration pneumonia and mortality. However, limited evidence on pooled prevalence of post-stroke dysphagia and influence of individual, diseas...

    Authors: Kondwani Joseph Banda, Hsin Chu, Xiao Linda Kang, Doresses Liu, Li-Chung Pien, Hsiu-Ju Jen, Shu-Tai Shen Hsiao and Kuei-Ru Chou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:420
  18. Advance care planning in nursing homes is important to ensure the wishes and preferences of residents are recorded, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, care staff and family members frequently re...

    Authors: Emily Cousins, Nancy Preston, Julie Doherty, Sandra Varey, Andrew Harding, Adrienne McCann, Karen Harrison Dening, Anne Finucane, Gillian Carter, Gary Mitchell and Kevin Brazil
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:419
  19. Emergency department (ED) use among nursing home (NH) residents is an internationally-shared issue that is understudied in Italy. The long term care in Italy is part of the health system. This study aimed to a...

    Authors: Gianmarco Giacomini, Ettore Minutiello, Gianfranco Politano, Marco Dalmasso, Beatrice Albanesi, Sara Campagna and Maria Michela Gianino
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:418
  20. Older patients tend to have multimorbidity, represented by multiple chronic diseases or geriatric conditions, which leads to a growing number of prescribed medications. As a result, pharmacological prescriptio...

    Authors: Núria Molist-Brunet, Daniel Sevilla-Sánchez, Emma Puigoriol-Juvanteny, Matilde Barneto-Soto, Javier González-Bueno and Joan Espaulella-Panicot
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:417
  21. The older person population is rapidly increasing globally, including sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Concurrently, malnutrition is also increasing among older persons in SSA, with a dearth of empirical evidence on ...

    Authors: Paul Obeng, Henneh Kwaku Kyereh, Jacob Owusu Sarfo, Edward Wilson Ansah and Priscilla Yeye Adumoah Attafuah
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:416
  22. Although there is a general trend of functional decline with age, there lacks an understanding of how cancer diagnosis and other factors may contribute to this trend. This study aimed to examine functional lim...

    Authors: Rumei Yang, Yin Liu, Yun Jiang, Daniel J. M. Fleming and Elizabeth B. Fauth
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:415
  23. Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a common health problem among older adults. Previous studies have revealed the relationship between sleep duration as well as global sleep status and MetS.

    Authors: Xin Liu, Limei Huang, Qiang Wu, Yingwei Chen, Xiuqin Chen, Hao Chen, Junling Gao and Qianyi Xiao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:414
  24. Although depression and body weight have been noted as important predictors of cognitive health, it remains unclear how age and sex influence the mechanism by which depressive symptoms and body weight are asso...

    Authors: Hyun-E Yeom and Young-Joo Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:412
  25. A residential care service voucher scheme has been introduced to expand the capacity and enhance choice of public-funded long-term care (LTC) in Hong Kong, enabling users to have greater choices over the types...

    Authors: Kailu Wang, Eliza Lai-Yi Wong, Angel Hor-Yan Lai, Carrie Ho-Kwan Yam, Ethan Ming-Yin Ip, Annie Wai-Ling Cheung and Eng-Kiong Yeoh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:411
  26. With the global aging problem is becoming increasingly severe, the elderly care has become an important issue that needs attention. Chinese government attaches great importance to the development of medical an...

    Authors: Yunru Zhou, Longfeng Sun, Yanting Liang, Guoju Mao and Pei Xu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:410
  27. Many people living with dementia remain undiagnosed, with diagnosis usually occurring long after signs and symptoms are present. A timely diagnosis is important for the wellbeing of the person living with deme...

    Authors: Laura D. Gamble, Fiona E. Matthews, Ian R. Jones, Alex E. Hillman, Bob Woods, Catherine A. Macleod, Anthony Martyr, Rachel Collins, Claire Pentecost, Jennifer M. Rusted and Linda Clare
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:409
  28. Increased physical activity (PA) is a very important factor in a healthy aging lifestyle. Psychosocial factors have also a main role in the initiation and maintenance of this behavior, but nowadays its implica...

    Authors: Fabio Jiménez-Zazo, David Navarrete-Villanueva, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Cristina Romero-Blanco, Esther Cabanillas, Jorge Pérez-Gómez, Sergio Calonge-Pascual, Ignacio Ara, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez and Susana Aznar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:407
  29. Obesity is a chronic disease that causes various medical health problems, increases morbidity, and reduces the quality of life. Obesity (especially central obesity) in older adults is expected to act with the ...

    Authors: Seongmin Choi, Jinmann Chon, Seung Ah Lee, Myung Chul Yoo, Yeocheon Yun, Sung Joon Chung, Minjung Kim, Eun Taek Lee, Min Kyu Choi, Chang Won Won and Yunsoo Soh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:406
  30. Inflammation, coagulation activation, endothelial dysfunction and subclinical vascular disease are cross-sectionally associated with frailty. Cardiac-specific biomarkers are less-well characterised. We assesse...

    Authors: Douglas G. J. McKechnie, Meera Patel, A. Olia Papacosta, Lucy T. Lennon, Elizabeth A. Ellins, Julian P. J. Halcox, Sheena E. Ramsay, Peter H. Whincup and S. Goya Wannamethee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:405
  31. To create an electronic frailty index (eFRAGICAP) using electronic health records (EHR) in Catalunya (Spain) and assess its predictive validity with a two-year follow-up of the outcomes: homecare need, institu...

    Authors: Francesc Orfila, Lucía A. Carrasco-Ribelles, Rosa Abellana, Albert Roso-Llorach, Francisco Cegri, Carlen Reyes and Concepción Violán
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:404
  32. Maintenance of physical performance is essential for achievement of healthy aging. A few studies have explored the association between inflammatory markers and physical performance in older adults with inconcl...

    Authors: Betty Manrique-Espinoza, Rosa Palazuelos-González, Victoria Pando-Robles, Oscar Rosas-Carrasco and Aarón Salinas-Rodríguez
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:403
  33. With rising age, the incidence of physical and mental problems increases. Physiological and social changes occur across the lifespan that can affect an individual’s health and ability. The present study was ai...

    Authors: Hossein Ebrahimi, Mina Hosseinzadeh, Reihaneh Seifi Saray, Marian Wilson and Hossein Namdar Areshtanab
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:402
  34. Blood pressure and glycemic control are associated with the management of depressive symptoms in patients with depression. Previous studies have demonstrated that both Tai Chi and aerobic exercise have positiv...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Biru Luo, Xiaoqin Wu, Xiaoxia Li and Shujuan Liao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:401
  35. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Noemí Villén, Marina Guisado-Clavero, Sergio Fernández-Bertolín, Amelia Troncoso-Mariño, Quintí Foguet-Boreu, Ester Amado, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Albert Roso-Llorach and Concepción Violán
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:399

    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:206

  36. The elderly population worldwide is increasing exponentially which will be associated with more people suffering from cognition and fitness declines. The well-established benefits of exercise training for the ...

    Authors: Bik-Chu Chow, Jiao Jiao, David Man and Sonia Lippke
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:398
  37. Regular physical activity (PA) is an important strategy for healthy ageing. Socioeconomic status was found to be a key determinant of PA, however, evidence on associations between socioeconomic status and PA a...

    Authors: Imke Stalling, Birte Marie Albrecht, Linda Foettinger, Carina Recke and Karin Bammann
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:396
  38. In clinical practice and science, there is debate for which older adults the benefits of cardiovascular preventive medications (CPM) still outweigh the risks in older age. Therefore, we aimed to assess how var...

    Authors: Milly A. van der Ploeg, Rosalinde K. E. Poortvliet, Wilco P. Achterberg, Simon P. Mooijaart, Jacobijn Gussekloo and Yvonne M. Drewes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:394
  39. Both multiple fall experiences and fear of falling (FoF) would make people susceptible to another fall; however, the associations are unknown. This study investigates the association of FoF with fall occurrenc...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Asai, Kensuke Oshima, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Yuri Yonezawa, Asuka Matsuo and Shogo Misu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:393
  40. Hypertension-related mortality has been increasing in older adults, resulting in serious burden to society and individual. However, how to identify older adults with hypertension at high-risk mortality remains...

    Authors: Huanrui Zhang, Wen Tian and Yujiao Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:392
  41. With ageing, food intake may decrease and lead to an insufficient nutrient intake causing protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) which is associated with adverse health effects and increased mortality. The aim of t...

    Authors: Tarja Kaipainen, Sirpa Hartikainen, Miia Tiihonen and Irma Nykänen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:391
  42. The rapidly aging population is a major concern for countries, especially where cognitive health in older age is poor. The study examined the socioeconomic and health-related factors associated with cognitive ...

    Authors: T. Muhammad, Shobhit Srivastava and T. V. Sekher
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:389

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