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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  9. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. 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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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Dementia is a syndrome, with a wide range of symptoms. It is important to have a timely diagnosis during the disease course to reduce the risk of medication errors, enable future care planning for the patient ...

    Authors: Connie Lethin, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Anna Renom Guiteras, Hilde Verbeek, Kai Saks, Minna Stolt, Adelaida Zabalegui, Maria Soto-Martin and Christer Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:172

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  37. Short-term and mid-term comparison of the efficacy of a multimodal program that incorporates a therapeutic workout program, medication review, diet adjustment and health education, in comparison to the standar...

    Authors: Manuel González-Sánchez, Antonio Ignacio Cuesta-Vargas, María del Mar Rodríguez González, Elvira Díaz Caro, Germán Ortega Núñez, Alejandro Galán-Mercant and Juan José Bedoya Belmonte

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:171

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  38. The diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in institutionalized older adults is often based on vague symptoms and a positive culture. The high prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU), which cannot b...

    Authors: Michael Biggel, Stefan Heytens, Katrien Latour, Robin Bruyndonckx, Herman Goossens and Pieter Moons

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:170

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  39. Self-rated health (SRH) have been widely used as a valid indicator of health status at the population and individual level. We aimed to investigate the distribution and correlates of global SRH and age-compara...

    Authors: Xingyue Song, Jing Wu, Canqing Yu, Wenhong Dong, Jun Lv, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, Yiping Chen, Zhengming Chen, An Pan and Liming Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:168

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  40. Additional benefits of passive exposures to intermittent hypoxia and hyperoxia on cognitive performance and functional exercise capacity have been demonstrated in geriatric patients who performed a multimodal ...

    Authors: Ulrike Bayer, Rudolf Likar, Georg Pinter, Haro Stettner, Susanne Demschar, Brigitte Trummer, Stefan Neuwersch, Oleg Glazachev and Martin Burtscher

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:167

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  41. PHARAO is a decision support system developed to evaluate the risk for a set of either common or serious side-effects resulting from a combination of pharmacodynamic effects from a patient’s medications. The o...

    Authors: Khedidja Hedna, Marine L. Andersson, Hanna Gyllensten, Staffan Hägg and Ylva Böttiger

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:164

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  42. Currently, there is no composite screening tool that can efficiently and effectively assess prevalent yet under-recognized cognitive and neuropsychiatric comorbidities in patients with cardiovascular disease. ...

    Authors: Dana Mohammad, Nathan Herrmann, Mahwesh Saleem, Richard H. Swartz, Paul I. Oh, Janelle Bradley, Parco Chan, Courtney Ellis and Krista L. Lanctôt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:163

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  43. Community-based blood pressure (BP) monitoring plays an important role in national hypertension management in China. However, the utilisation of this service, together with its associations on hypertension tre...

    Authors: Hongxun Song, Donglan Zhang, Zhuo Chen, Ruoxi Wang, Shangfeng Tang, Ghose Bishwajit, Shanquan Chen, Da Feng, Tailai Wu, Yang Wang, Yanwei Su and Zhanchun Feng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:162

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  44. Depression is a chronic mental disorder that severely impacts the older adult population globally. Nutritional psychiatry is an approach that has gained traction over the years. Exploring locally relevant cons...

    Authors: Chong Min Janrius Goh, Edimansyah Abdin, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Saleha Shafie, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Yun Jue Zhang, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:161

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  45. Taiwan, one of the fastest-aging countries in the world, started implementing version 1.0 of its long-term care (LTC) plan in 2008. In 2017, LTC Plan 2.0 began a new era with its goal to integrate Taiwan’s fra...

    Authors: Tzu-Ying Chiu, Hsiao-Wei Yu, Rei Goto, Wen-Lin Lai, Hsi-Chang Li, En-Tien Tsai and Ya-Mei Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:159

    Content type: Research article

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