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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is associated with increased risk of dementia. We aimed to determine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) examining the efficacy of exercise on cognition and brain struc...

    Authors: M. L. Callisaya, R. M. Daly, J. E. Sharman, D. Bruce, T. M. E. Davis, T. Greenaway, M. Nolan, R. Beare, M. G. Schultz, T. Phan, L. C. Blizzard and V. K. Srikanth

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:237

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  2. Content type: Systematic Review

    Preventable drug-related hospital admissions can be associated with drugs used in diabetes and the benefits of strict diabetes control may not outweigh the risks, especially in older populations. The aim of th...

    Authors: Gisela Schott, Yolanda V Martinez, R. Erandie Ediriweera de Silva, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Anna Vögele, David Reeves, Ilkka Kunnamo, Minna Marttila-Vaara and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):226

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  3. Content type: Systematic Review

    Thiazides are commonly prescribed to older people for the management of hypertension. The objective of this study was to identify the evidence on the risks and benefits of their use among adults aged ≥65 years...

    Authors: Christina Sommerauer, Neha Kaushik, Adrine Woodham, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Yolanda V Martinez, David Reeves, Ilkka Kunnamo, Thekraiat Al Qur‵an, Steffen Hübner and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):228

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  4. Content type: Systematic Review

    Oral anticoagulants are used for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia in older adults. The aim of our study was to identify the evidence on the risks and b...

    Authors: Christina Sommerauer, Lisa Schlender, Mark Krause, Sabine Weißbach, Anja Rieckert, Yolanda V Martinez, David Reeves, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Ilkka Kunnamo and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):223

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Multimorbidity and polypharmacy are common in older people. Assessment tools or lists of criteria aimed at supporting prescription decisions for older people exist, but have often been based on expert opinion ...

    Authors: Yolanda V. Martinez, Anna Renom-Guiteras, David Reeves, R. Erandie Ediriweera de Silva, Aneez Esmail, Ilkka Kunnamo, Anja Rieckert, Christina Sommerauer and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):231

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  6. Content type: Systematic Review

    The benefit from a blood pressure lowering therapy with beta blockers may not outweigh its risks, especially in older populations. The aim of this study was to look for evidence on risks and benefits of beta bloc...

    Authors: Anna Vögele, Tim Johansson, Anna Renom-Guiteras, David Reeves, Anja Rieckert, Lisa Schlender, Anne-Lisa Teichmann, Andreas Sönnichsen and Yolanda V Martinez

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):224

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  7. Content type: Systematic Review

    Platelet aggregation inhibitors (PAI) are among the most frequently prescribed drugs in older people, though evidence about risks and benefits of their use in older adults is scarce. The objectives of this sys...

    Authors: Maren Meinshausen, Anja Rieckert, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Moritz Kröger, Christina Sommerauer, Ilkka Kunnamo, Yolanda V. Martinez, Aneez Esmail and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):225

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  8. Content type: Research Article

    Low back pain is a debilitating condition for older adults, who may seek healthcare from multiple providers. Few studies have evaluated impacts of different healthcare delivery models on back pain outcomes in ...

    Authors: Christine M. Goertz, Stacie A. Salsbury, Cynthia R. Long, Robert D. Vining, Andrew A. Andresen, Maria A. Hondras, Kevin J. Lyons, Lisa Z. Killinger, Fredric D. Wolinsky and Robert B. Wallace

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:235

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    To date, there is no consensus regarding cardiovascular risk management in the very old. Studies have shown that the relationship between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and mortality is null or even i...

    Authors: Bert Vaes, David Depoortere, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Catharina Matheï, Joana Neto and Jan Degryse

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:234

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Multimorbidity and the associated use of multiple medicines (polypharmacy), is common in the older population. Despite this, there is no consensus definition for polypharmacy. A systematic review was conducted...

    Authors: Nashwa Masnoon, Sepehr Shakib, Lisa Kalisch-Ellett and Gillian E. Caughey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:230

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Our ageing society is putting tremendous strain on public health and welfare programs to meet the needs of ageing individuals. Promoting informal caregiving is one way for policymakers to reduce this burden. H...

    Authors: Silke F. Metzelthin, Ellen Verbakel, Marja Y. Veenstra, Job van Exel, Antonius W. Ambergen and Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:232

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Subjective expectations regarding future health may influence patients’ judgement of current health and treatment effects, as well as adherence to therapies in chronic diseases. We aimed to explore subjective ...

    Authors: Márta Péntek, Valentin Brodszky, Zsolt Biró, Zsófia Kölkedi, Árpád Dunai, János Németh, Petra Baji, Fanni Rencz, László Gulácsi and Miklós D. Resch

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:233

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Residents of nursing homes may have low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentrations. Associations between vitamin D and cognitive performance, dementia and susceptibility to infections are not clearly establish...

    Authors: Rebeka Arnljots, Jörgen Thorn, Marie Elm, Michael Moore and Pär-Daniel Sundvall

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:229

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Comfort is frequently ranked important for a good death. Although rising numbers of people are dying in very old age, many with dementia, little is known about symptom control for “older old” people or whether...

    Authors: Jane Fleming, Rowan Calloway, Anouk Perrels, Morag Farquhar, Stephen Barclay and Carol Brayne

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:222

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Mobility limitations among older adults increase the risk for disability and healthcare utilization. Rehabilitative care is identified as the most efficacious treatment for maintaining physical function. Howev...

    Authors: Meng Ni, Lorna G. Brown, Danielle Lawler, Terry D. Ellis, Tamara Deangelis, Nancy K. Latham, Jennifer Perloff, Steve J. Atlas, Sanja Percac-Lima and Jonathan F. Bean

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:221

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Frail residents in the nursing home sector call for extra care in prescribing. The Norwegian General Practice Nursing Home (NORGEP-NH) list of 34 explicit criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use ...

    Authors: Gunhild Nyborg, Mette Brekke, Jørund Straand, Svein Gjelstad and Maria Romøren

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:220

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Few studies have addressed the relationship between dementia and crime. We conducted a study of persons who got a primary or secondary diagnosis of dementia or cognitive disorder in a forensic psychiatric exam...

    Authors: Anette Ekström, Marianne Kristiansson and Karin Sparring Björkstén

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:219

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is often asymptomatic and undiagnosed until an ischaemic stroke occurs. An irregular pulse is a key manifestation of AF. We assessed whether pulse self-palpation is feasible in screeni...

    Authors: Jussi Jaakkola, Raine Virtanen, Tuija Vasankari, Marika Salminen and K.E. Juhani Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:218

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    In Germany, the guardianship system provides adults who are no longer able to handle their own affairs a court-appointed legal representative, for support without restriction of legal capacity. Although these ...

    Authors: Julia Lühnen, Burkhard Haastert, Ingrid Mühlhauser and Tanja Richter

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:217

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Frailty is an emerging issue in geriatrics and gerontology. The prevalence of frailty is increasing as the population ages. Like many developing countries, Vietnam has a rapidly ageing population. However, the...

    Authors: Huyen Thi Thanh Vu, Thanh Xuan Nguyen, Tu N. Nguyen, Anh Trung Nguyen, Robert Cumming, Sarah Hilmer and Thang Pham

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:216

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Increasing physical activity (PA) effectively in those who are inactive is challenging. For those who have subjective memory complaints (SMC) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) this is a greater challenge nece...

    Authors: Kay L. Cox, Elizabeth V. Cyarto, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Kathryn A. Ellis, Helman Alfonso, Linda Clare, Danny Liew, David Ames, Leon Flicker, Osvaldo P. Almeida, Dina LoGiudice and Nicola T. Lautenschlager

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:215

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Geriatric patients with cognitive impairment (CI) show an increased risk for a negative rehabilitation outcome and reduced functional recovery following inpatient rehabilitation. Despite this obvious demand, e...

    Authors: Martin Bongartz, Rainer Kiss, Phoebe Ullrich, Tobias Eckert, Jürgen Bauer and Klaus Hauer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:214

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