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  1. Older people with hip fracture are often medically frail, and many do not regain their walking ability and level of physical activity. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between pre-fracture...

    Authors: Kristi Elisabeth Heiberg, Monica Beckmann and Vigdis Bruun-Olsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:358
  2. Sarcopenic obesity emerges as a risk factor for adverse clinical outcomes in non-hospitalized older adults, including physical disabilities, metabolic diseases, and even mortality. In this systematic review an...

    Authors: Yuhong Luo, Yanqiu Wang, Shuao Tang, Ludan Xu, Xinyu Zhao, Mengya Han, Yuhua Liu, Yan Xu and Binru Han
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:357
  3. The relationship between triglyceride glucose-body mass index (TyG-BMI) index and mortality in elderly patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the association be...

    Authors: Lei Ding, Bingqi Fu, Hongda Zhang, Cong Dai, Aikai Zhang, Fengyuan Yu, Lijie Mi, Wei Hua and Min Tang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:356
  4. Older adults are increasingly susceptible to prolonged illness, multiple chronic diseases, and disabilities, which can lead to the coexistence of multimorbidity and frailty. Multimorbidity may result in variou...

    Authors: Rafael Ogaz-González, Eva Corpeleijn, Rosa Estela García-Chanes, Luis Miguel Gutierréz-Robledo, Ricardo Antonio Escamilla-Santiago and Malaquías López-Cervantes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:355
  5. Diagnosing and classifying heart failure (HF) in the oldest-old patients has technical and interpretation issues, especially in the acute setting. We assessed the usefulness of both N-terminal pro-brain natriu...

    Authors: Matteo Landolfo, Francesco Spannella, Federico Giulietti, Chiara Di Pentima, Piero Giordano, Elisabetta Borioni, Laura Landi, Mirko Di Rosa, Roberta Galeazzi and Riccardo Sarzani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:354
  6. Transfers of nursing home (NH) residents to the emergency department (ED) is frequent. Our main objective was to assess the cost of care pathways 6 months before and after the transfer to the emergency departm...

    Authors: E. Gombault-Datzenko, N. Costa, M. Mounié, N. Tavassoli, C. Mathieu, H. Roussel, J. M. Lagarrigue, E. Berard, Y. Rolland and L. Molinier
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:353
  7. Fat to muscle mass ratio (FMR), a novel index integrating fat and muscle composition, has garnered attention in age-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and neurodegenerative diseases. De...

    Authors: Fan Wu, Yanlan Liu, Chenying Lin, Nahal Haghbin, Longfei Xia, Yaoshuang Li, Tong Chen, Huina Qiu, Weiran Jiang, Jingbo Li and Jingna Lin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:352
  8. Older individuals with functional decline and homecare are frequent visitors to emergency departments (ED). Homecare workers (HCWs) interact regularly with their clients and may play a crucial role in their we...

    Authors: Pia Bastholm-Rahmner, Monica Bergqvist, Karin Modig, Lars L. Gustafsson and Katharina Schmidt-Mende
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:350
  9. This study aimed to investigate the actual application, knowledge, and training needs of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) among geriatric practitioners in China.

    Authors: Shanshan Shen, Xingkun Zeng, Xiaoliang Hui, Lingyan Chen, Jinmei Zhang and Xujiao Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:349
  10. Definitive chemoradiotherapy is one of the primary treatment modalities for older patients with esophageal cancer (EC). However, the evolution of prognosis over time and the factors affected non-EC deaths rema...

    Authors: Xiao Chang, Wei Deng, Rong Yu and Weihu Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:348
  11. The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) records geriatric syndromes in a standardized manner, allowing individualized treatment tailored to the patient’s needs and resources. Its use has shown a beneficia...

    Authors: Jennifer Kudelka, Malte Ollenschläger, Richard Dodel, Bjoern M. Eskofier, Markus A. Hobert, Klaus Jahn, Jochen Klucken, Bendix Labeit, M. Cristina Polidori, Tino Prell, Tobias Warnecke, Christine A. F. von Arnim, Walter Maetzler and Andreas H. Jacobs
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:347
  12. Osteoporosis patient education is offered in many countries worldwide. When evaluating complex interventions like these, it is important to understand how and why the intervention leads to effects. This study ...

    Authors: Mette Rubæk, Marie Broholm-Jørgensen, Susan Andersen, Pernille Ravn Jakobsen, Mette Juel Rothmann, Bente Langdahl, Mette Friberg Hitz and Teresa Holmberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:346
  13. The paper aims to explore the elderly caregiving process in India from the perspective of both elderly as well as working women care providers, along with the challenges faced and the coping strategies adopted...

    Authors: Dipti Govil, Harihar Sahoo, Biswabandita Chowdhury and K. S. James
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:345
  14. Cognitive impairment is a growing problem with increasing burden in global aging. Older adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) have higher risk of dementia. Neurofilament light chain (NfL) has been proven...

    Authors: Cynthia Yi-an Chen, Chih-Chiang Chiu, Cho-Yin Huang, Ying-Chih Cheng, Ming-Chyi Huang, Po-Hsiu Kuo and Wen-Yin Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:344
  15. The first six months of therapy represents a high-risk period for peritoneal dialysis (PD) failure. The risk of death in the first six months is higher for older patients treated with urgent-start PD (USPD). H...

    Authors: Shizheng Guo, Liming Yang, Xueyan Zhu, Xiaoxuan Zhang, Zhanshan Sun, Lingfei Meng, Yangwei Wang, Jian Li, Siyu Cheng, Xiaohua Zhuang and Wenpeng Cui
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:343
  16. Family caregivers play a crucial role in providing physical, emotional, and social support to the elderly, allowing them to maintain their independence and stay in their preferred living environment. However, ...

    Authors: Gebrezabher Niguse Hailu, Muntaha Abdelkader, Feven Asfaw and Hailemariam Atsbeha Meles
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:342
  17. Malnutrition is a common geriatric syndrome that is closely associated with adverse clinical outcomes and poses significant harm to older adults. Early assessment of nutritional status plays a crucial role in ...

    Authors: Xianghui Zhao, Li Meng, Daguang Wang, Jing Shi, Wenbin Wu, Guoqing Fan, Hong Shi, Jun Dong, Pulin Yu and Ruiyue Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:341
  18. Sarcopenia is a progressive loss of muscle mass and function. Since skeletal muscle plays a critical role in metabolic homeostasis, identifying the relationship of blood metabolites with sarcopenia components ...

    Authors: Wenxi Peng, Zhilin Xia, Yaxuan Guo, Linghong Li, Jianrong He and Yi Su
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:339
  19. Research has highlighted a need to improve the quality of clinical documentation and data within aged care and disability services in Australia to support improved regulatory reporting and ensure quality and s...

    Authors: Gap Tshering, Lakkhina Troeung, Rebecca Walton and Angelita Martini
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:338
  20. We systematically reviewed and meta-analyzed the predictors of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACE/MACCE) in older adults who underwent PCI.

    Authors: Arash Jalali, Ali Hassanzadeh, Mohammad Sadeq Najafi, Sepehr Nayebirad, Mohadese Dashtkoohi, Zahra Karimi and Akbar Shafiee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:337
  21. Frailty and polypharmacy are common conditions in older adults, especially in those with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Therefore, we analyzed the association of polypharmacy and incident frailty and the effect...

    Authors: Nina Mielke, Muhammad Helmi Barghouth, Anne-Katrin Fietz, Cédric Villain, Tim Bothe, Natalie Ebert and Elke Schaeffner
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:335
  22. Outcomes following proximal humeral fracture (PHF) may be impacted by a range of clinical, fracture and premorbid factors. The aim of this study was to examine factors impacting hospital admission; length of s...

    Authors: B. R. McDonald, S. Vogrin and C. M. Said
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:334
  23. Retirement and aging are phenomena that often occur simultaneously and lead to various physical and psychological changes in older adults. Retirement syndrome consists of symptoms such as feelings of emptiness...

    Authors: Sakineh Qorbani, Zahra Amrollah Majdabadi, Nasrin Nikpeyma, Shima Haghani, Sahar Keyvanloo Shahrestanaki and Sarieh Poortaghi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:333
  24. Osteosarcopenia adversely affects the quality of life and physical health of older adults. We sought to explore the association between dietary patterns and osteosarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults.

    Authors: Runnian Huang, Junwei Hu, Yi Li, Sijia Yang, Xin Li, Tianbo Hou, Zibo Ning, Chunhua Ma, Xiaoyue Yuan, Zheng Wang, Tiantian Zhang and Difei Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:332
  25. Motor cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) represents a critical pre-dementia and disability state characterized by a combination of objectively measured slow walking speed and subjective memory complaints (SMCs). Th...

    Authors: Qingqing Dai, Yajun Ma, Chang Liu, Ruixue Zhao, Qi Chen, Weijia Chen, Xiaofeng Wang, Xiaoyan Jiang and Shujuan Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:331
  26. Agitation and/or aggression affect up to 60% of persons living with dementia in long-term care (LTC). It can be treated via non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions, but the former are underused i...

    Authors: Britney Wong, Zahinoor Ismail, Jennifer Watt, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc and Zahra Goodarzi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:330
  27. Studies have shown that potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) is highly prevalent among people with dementia (PwD) and linked to negative outcomes, such as hospitalisation and mortality. However, there a...

    Authors: Nahla A. Alageel, Carmel M. Hughes, Monira Alwhaibi, Walid Alkeridy and Heather E. Barry
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:328
  28. Falling is a major concern for the health of older adults and significantly affects their quality of life. Identifying the various risk factors and the differences between older patients can be challenging. Th...

    Authors: Sarah El Khatib, Carmela Bou Malham, Sandrine Andrieu, Mathilde Strumia, Philippe Cestac and Pascale Salameh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:327
  29. Preservation of mobility and fall prevention have a high priority in geriatric rehabilitation. Square-Stepping Exercise (SSE) as an evaluated and standardized program has been proven to be an effective trainin...

    Authors: Katja Fränzel, Jessica Koschate, Ellen Freiberger, Ryosuke Shigematsu, Tania Zieschang and Svenja Tietgen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:326
  30. Sarcopenia, an age-related disorder characterized by loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, is recently recognized as a complication in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Skeletal muscl...

    Authors: Huiling Chen, Jingjing Lou, Meiyuan Dong, Xintao Liu, Shijie Yan, Song Wen, Ligang Zhou, Xingdang Liu and Xinlu Yuan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:325
  31. Active involvement of persons living with dementia (PLWD) and long-term care (LTC) users in research is essential but less developed compared to other patient groups. However, their involvement in research is ...

    Authors: Janneke M. Groothuijse, Lisa S. van Tol, C. C. M. (Toos) Hoeksel-van Leeuwen, Johannes J. M. van Delden, Monique A. A. Caljouw and Wilco P. Achterberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:324
  32. This study aimed investigate the impact of intergenerational support on the mental health of older adults in urban China. It also sought to evaluate the chain mediation effect of attitudes toward younger peopl...

    Authors: Jiahong Xu, Youwei Wang, Justin C. Cheung and Yanlong Yin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:323
  33. As a common psychological problem among older adults, fear of falling was found to have a wide range prevalence in different studies. However, the global prevalence of it was unknown and a lack of the large sa...

    Authors: Wanhong Xiong, Dan Wang, Wei Ren, Xinyi Liu, Renhui Wen and Yu Luo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:321
  34. Apart from both China and the Philippines continuing to be exposed to and affected by different climate-induced hazards, in particular floods and typhoons, they are also reported to be witnessing rapid ageing ...

    Authors: Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Yafang Zheng, Don Eliseo Lucero Prisno III and Robert Stodden
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:320
  35. Tramadol is increasingly used to treat acute postoperative pain among older adults following total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA). However, tramadol has a complex pharmacology and may be no safer than ful...

    Authors: Elliott Bosco, Melissa R. Riester, Francesca L. Beaudoin, Andrew J. Schoenfeld, Stefan Gravenstein, Vincent Mor and Andrew R. Zullo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:319
  36. Depression is a global health priority. Maintaining and delaying depressive symptoms in older adults is a key to healthy aging. This study aimed to identify depressive symptom trajectories, predictors and mort...

    Authors: Yinan Zhao, Qingcai Liu, Yifei Chen, Timothy C. Y. Kwok, Jason C. S. Leung, Hui Feng and Samuel Yeung Shan Wong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:318
  37. Old age is a period of life that presents many health and social challenges, resulting in a greater vulnerability to the development of mental disorders, including depression. There has been a growing interest...

    Authors: Paulina Zabielska, Małgorzata Szkup, Artur Kotwas, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka and Beata Karakiewicz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:317
  38. Restricted activity is a potential early marker of declining health in older adults. Previous studies of this association with patient outcomes have been inconclusive. This review aimed to evaluate the extent ...

    Authors: Ishbel L. Henderson, Rory W. Bone, Richard Stevens, Rebecca K. Barnes, Nia Roberts, James P. Sheppard and Richard J. McManus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:316
  39. Aging correlates with a heightened prevalence of chronic diseases, resulting in multimorbidity affecting 60% of those aged 65 or older. Multimorbidity often leads to polypharmacy, elevating the risk of potenti...

    Authors: Anabela Pereira, Manuel Veríssimo and Oscar Ribeiro
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:315
  40. It is known that difficulty sleeping after a fracture can have negative effects on both mental and physical health and may prolong the recovery process. The objective of this study is to explore how sleep qual...

    Authors: Khan Akhtar Ali, LingXiao He, Wenkai Li, Weikai Zhang and Hui Huang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:314
  41. It is internationally known that our population is aging. At the same time, some patients with COVID-19, due to their symptoms, required mechanical ventilation (MV) and subsequent pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)...

    Authors: Rodrigo Muñoz-Cofré, María Fernanda del Valle, Gabriel Nasri Marzuca-Nassr, Jorge Valenzuela, Mariano del Sol, Constanza Díaz Canales, Pablo A. Lizana, Fernando Valenzuela-Aedo, Rodrigo Lizama-Pérez and Máximo Escobar-Cabello
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:313
  42. Older adults with home care (HC) often have complex disease patterns and use healthcare extensively. Increased understanding is necessary to tailor their care. To our knowledge, this is the first study to desc...

    Authors: Katharina Schmidt-Mende, Cecilia Arvinge, Giovanni Cioffi, Lars Lennart Gustafsson, Karin Modig and Anna Carina Meyer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:312
  43. Falls have a major impact on individual patients, their relatives, the healthcare system and related costs. Physical exercise programmes that include multiple categories of exercise effectively reduce the rate...

    Authors: Anne-Gabrielle Mittaz Hager, Nicolas Mathieu, Sophie Carrard, Alice Bridel, Christina Wapp and Roger Hilfiker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:311
  44. The anticipatory prescribing of injectable controlled drugs (ICDs) by general practitioners (GPs) to care home residents is common practice and is believed to reduce emergency hospital transfers at the end-of-...

    Authors: Diana Teggi and Kate Woodthorpe
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:310
  45. The postural control and abdominal muscles’ automatic activity were found to be impaired in subjects with low back pain (LBP) during static activities. However, the studies are predominantly conducted on young...

    Authors: Mohammad Kalantari, Shabnam ShahAli, Mehdi Dadgoo and Abbas Tabatabaei
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:308

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