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  1. Ambulatory geriatric rehabilitation (AGR) is a multidisciplinary outpatient prevention program designed to decrease hospitalisation and dependence on nursing care in multimorbid patients ≥70 years of age. We e...

    Authors: Simone Kiel, Carolin Zimak, Jean-François Chenot and Carsten Oliver Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:30

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  2. Cognitive impairment is a major contributor to mortality among the elderly. However, the relationship between cognitive impairment evaluated by educational levels and mortality and the trend between cognitive ...

    Authors: Jun Duan, Yue-Bin Lv, Xiang Gao, Jin-Hui Zhou, Virginia Byers Kraus, Yi Zeng, Hong Su and Xiao-Ming Shi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:29

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  3. Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) is associated with negative health outcomes, including hospitalisation and mortality. Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand (LiLACS NZ) is a...

    Authors: Karen Cardwell, Ngaire Kerse, Carmel M. Hughes, Ruth Teh, Simon A. Moyes, Oliver Menzies, Anna Rolleston, Joanna B. Broad and Cristín Ryan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:28

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  4. Smartphones can optimize the opportunities for interactions between nursing home residents and their families. However, the effectiveness of smartphone-based videoconferencing programs in enhancing emotional s...

    Authors: Hsiu-Hsin Tsai, Ching-Yu Cheng, Wann-Yun Shieh and Yue-Cune Chang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:27

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  5. Stroke is a highly prevalent disease among older people and can have a major impact on daily functioning and quality of life. When community-dwelling older people are hospitalized due to stroke, discharge to a...

    Authors: Tom P. M. M. Vluggen, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Frans E. S. Tan, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen, Jos M. G. A. Schols and Jeanine A. Verbunt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:25

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  6. Cognitive impairment is a major health concern among older and oldest people. Moreover, stroke is a relevant contributor for cognitive decline and development of dementia. The study of cognitive decline focuse...

    Authors: Werayuth Srithumsuk, Mai Kabayama, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yukie Masui, Yuya Akagi, Nonglak Klinpudtan, Eri Kiyoshige, Kayo Godai, Ken Sugimoto, Hiroshi Akasaka, Yoichi Takami, Yasushi Takeya, Koichi Yamamoto, Kazunori Ikebe, Madoka Ogawa, Hiroki Inagaki…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:24

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  7. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that acknowledgement should be added to the text of the articles. The Acknowledgement section should read as follows:

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

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:23

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    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:195

  8. Health professionals working with older persons are not sufficiently aware of the sensory and functional difficulties experienced by older patients. Innovative educational activities, such as the aging-simulat...

    Authors: Julie Giner Perot, Witold Jarzebowski, Carmelo Lafuente-Lafuente, Cyril Crozet and Joël Belmin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:14

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  9. Older adults have the highest drug utilization due to multimorbidity. Although the number of people over age 70 is expected to double within the next decades, population-based data on their medication patterns...

    Authors: Nina Mielke, Dörte Huscher, Antonios Douros, Natalie Ebert, Jens Gaedeke, Markus van der Giet, Martin K. Kuhlmann, Peter Martus and Elke Schaeffner

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:22

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  10. With increasing age, having multiple chronic conditions is the norm. It is of importance to study how co-existence of diseases affects functioning and mortality among older persons. Complex multimorbidity may ...

    Authors: Siri H. Storeng, Kristin H. Vinjerui, Erik R. Sund and Steinar Krokstad

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:21

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  11. Dementia is a serious and growing health problem, and since most people with dementia live at home, caring responsibilities generally fall on family members. Caregivers are often inadequately supported by form...

    Authors: Hui Shi, Chen Mao, Jinling Tang and Huiying Liang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:20

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  12. Femoral neck fractures (FNFs), which are common in the older population, are associated with high mortality and morbidity. Some 20% of FNFs are undisplaced (uFNFs). The routine surgical procedure for uFNFs is ...

    Authors: Olof Wolf, Pontus Sjöholm, Nils P. Hailer, Michael Möller and Sebastian Mukka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:19

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  13. Besides the importance of estimating the global economic impact of care for persons with dementia, there is an emerging need to identify the key factors associated with this cost. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: S. Vandepitte, L. Van Wilder, K. Putman, N. Van Den Noortgate, S. Verhaeghe, J. Trybou and L. Annemans

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:18

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  14. Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in the awareness and understanding of fragility among orthopaedic surgeons in the context of osteoporotic fractures and with it, improvements in the reco...

    Authors: Mandy M. Archibald, Michael Lawless, Tiffany K. Gill and Mellick J. Chehade

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:17

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  15. The aim was to estimate the prevalence of frailty and relative contribution of physical/balance, nutritive, cognitive and sensory frailty to important adverse health states (falls, physical activity levels, ou...

    Authors: Solveig A. Arnadottir, Julie Bruce, Ranjit Lall, Emma J. Withers, Martin Underwood, Fiona Shaw, Ray Sheridan, Anower Hossain and Sarah E. Lamb

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:16

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  16. Recurrent falls represent a priority in geriatric research. In this study we evaluated the influence of pain as a risk factor for recurrent falls (two or more in 1 year) in the older (65–79 years) and oldest-o...

    Authors: César Gálvez-Barrón, Francesc Formiga, Antonio Miñarro, Oscar Macho, Leire Narvaiza, María Dolores Dapena, Ramon Pujol and Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:15

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  17. Geriatric patients are at high risk of Drug Related Problems (DRPs) due to multi- morbidity associated polypharmacy, age related physiologic changes, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics alterations. These pat...

    Authors: Berhane Yohannes Hailu, Derebew Fikadu Berhe, Esayas Kebede Gudina, Kidu Gidey and Mestawet Getachew

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:13

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  18. The Poincaré plot method can be used for both qualitative and quantitative assessment of self-similarity in usually periodic functions, hence the idea of applying it to the study of homeostasis of living organ...

    Authors: Elena Ioana Iconaru and Constantin Ciucurel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:12

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  19. Falls in older adults is a widely researched topic. However, older adults residing in public housing are a vulnerable population that may have unique risk factors for falls. This study aims to describe the pre...

    Authors: Melissa Pirrie, Guneet Saini, Ricardo Angeles, Francine Marzanek, Jenna Parascandalo and Gina Agarwal

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:11

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  20. Informal caregivers (IC) of people with dementia (PwD) are at greater risk of developing physical and mental health problems when compared to the general population and to IC of people with other chronic disea...

    Authors: Soraia Teles, Ana Ferreira, Katrin Seeher, Stéfanie Fréel and Constança Paúl

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:10

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  21. Previous studies suggest that poor sleep quality or abnormal sleep duration may be associated with frailty. Here we test the associations of sleep disturbances with both frailty and pre-frailty in an elderly p...

    Authors: Xue-Hui Sun, Teng Ma, Shun Yao, Ze-Kun Chen, Wen-Dong Xu, Xiao-Yan Jiang and Xiao-Feng Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:9

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  22. The traditional joint family system in a culturally diverse Pakistani society shows great respect and care for older population by the families and their generations. However, in the recent years the phenomeno...

    Authors: Laila Akber Cassum, Keith Cash, Waris Qidwai and Samina Vertejee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:8

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  23. Living alone is increasingly common and has been depicted as an important cause of mortality. We examined the association between living alone and mortality risks among older men and women in northern Sweden, ...

    Authors: Nawi Ng, Ailiana Santosa, Lars Weinehall and Gunnar Malmberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:7

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  24. Delayed diagnosis of bloodstream infection (BSI) occurs in > 20% of older patients, with misdiagnosis in 35%. Our objective was to develop and validate a clinically useful screening tool to identify older pati...

    Authors: Sandra A. N. Walker, Heather Bannerman, Nathan Ma, Christine Peragine, Marion Elligsen, Lesley Palmay, Evelyn Williams and Barbara Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:6

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  25. Most people living with dementia want to remain in their own homes, supported by family and paid carers. Care at home often breaks down, necessitating transition to a care home and existing interventions are l...

    Authors: Penny Rapaport, Alexandra Burton, Monica Leverton, Ruminda Herat-Gunaratne, Jules Beresford-Dent, Kathryn Lord, Murna Downs, Sue Boex, Rossana Horsley, Clarissa Giebel and Claudia Cooper

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:5

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  26. Regular inspection of the oral cavity is required for prevention, early diagnosis and risk reduction of oral- and general health-related problems. Assessments to inspect the oral cavity have been designed for ...

    Authors: Babette Everaars, Linet F. Weening-Verbree, Katarina Jerković-Ćosić, Linda Schoonmade, Nienke Bleijenberg, Niek J. de Wit and Geert J. M. G. van der Heijden

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:4

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  27. To examine the relationship between social support and depressive symptoms of Chinese family caregivers of older people with disabilities, and to evaluate the role of caregiver burden as a potential mediator o...

    Authors: Yaqin Zhong, Jian Wang and Stephen Nicholas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:3

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  28. Delirium is a frequent complication of hospital admission among older people. Multicomponent interventions which can reduce incident delirium by ≈one-third are recommended by the National Institute of Health a...

    Authors: Mary Godfrey, John Green, Jane Smith, Francine Cheater, Sharon K. Inouye, Keith Hurst and John Young

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 20:1

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  29. Up to half of elderly people at nursing homes have asymptomatic bacteriuria, and concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) are generally low. Vitamin D is a modulator of the immune system and involved in p...

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

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:381

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  30. Studies have shown an association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and an increased risk of dementia. Whether anticholinergic use contributes to the development of dementia in patients with LUTS rem...

    Authors: Yi-Chi Wang, Yung-Liang Chen, Chun-Che Huang, Chung-Han Ho, Yu-Tung Huang, Ming-Ping Wu, Ming-Jung Ou, Chiu-Hsien Yang and Ping-Jen Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:380

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  31. In the context of an aging population, identifying risk factors for Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), specific to older people, is important. However, if age is a known risk factor for VRE infection, a l...

    Authors: Benjamin Mathis, Max Haïne, Raphaële Girard and Marc Bonnefoy

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:377

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  32. Telomeres are non-coding sequences at the end of eukaryote chromosomes, which in complex with associated proteins serve to protect subtelomeric DNA. Telomeres shorten with each cell division, are regarded as a...

    Authors: Are A. Kalstad, Sjur Tveit, Peder L. Myhre, Kristian Laake, Trine B. Opstad, Arnljot Tveit, Erik B. Schmidt, Svein Solheim, Harald Arnesen and Ingebjørg Seljeflot

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:376

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  33. Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition with a variety of diverse symptoms. Patients with HF are usually elderly with multimorbidity, which are both multifaceted and challenging. Being a next of kin to patie...

    Authors: Malin Östman, Siv Bäck-Pettersson, Ann-Helén Sandvik and Annelie J. Sundler

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:375

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  34. Chile has one of the highest life expectancies within Latin American. This is the first study to determine health expectancies in older populations in Chile, considering cognitive status as a health indicator.

    Authors: Ximena Moreno, Lydia Lera, Francisco Moreno and Cecilia Albala

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:374

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  35. Stroke patients have increased risks of falls. We examined national registry data to evaluate the association between post-stroke functional level and the risk of low falls among post-stroke patients.

    Authors: Wycliffe E. Wei, Deirdre A. De Silva, Hui Meng Chang, Jiali Yao, David B. Matchar, Sherry H. Y. Young, Siew Ju See, Gek Hsiang Lim, Ting Hway Wong and Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:373

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  36. The burden of sepsis represents a global health care problem. We aimed to assess the case fatality rate (CFR) and its predictors in subjects with sepsis admitted to a general Italian hospital from 2009 to 2016...

    Authors: Andrea Fabbri, Giulio Marchesini, Barbara Benazzi, Alice Morelli, Danilo Montesi, Cesare Bini and Stefano Giovanni Rizzo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:372

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  37. one of the most important age-dependent physiologic alterations in the body composition of older adult people is obesity and overweight, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality rate.

    Authors: Aliakbar Vaisi-Raygani, Masoud Mohammadi, Rostam Jalali, Akram Ghobadi and Nader Salari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:371

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  38. Reduced glomerular filtration rate and increased asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) are prevalent in elderly people. However, most of the studies that have examined the association between the two conditions w...

    Authors: Hye Rin Choi, Seung Won Lee, Da-Hye Jeon, Nam Wook Hur, Yoosik Youm and Hyeon Chang Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:370

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  39. Older adults, who are living in nursing homes that provide a high level of long-term nursing care, are characterized by multimorbidity and a high prevalence of dependency in activities of daily living. Results...

    Authors: Thomas Cordes, Laura L. Bischoff, Daniel Schoene, Nadja Schott, Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, Charlotte Meixner, Luisa-Marie Appelles, Michael Bebenek, Andre Berwinkel, Claudia Hildebrand, Thomas Jöllenbeck, Bettina Johnen, Wolfgang Kemmler, Thomas Klotzbier, Heide Korbus, Julian Rudisch…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:369

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  40. Sarcopenia is a decrease in skeletal muscle mass, physical performance, and muscle strength in older people. In this study, we aimed to explore the correlation between comorbidity and skeletal muscle mass and ...

    Authors: Ge Gong, Wenhui Wan, Xinghu Zhang, Yu Liu, Xinhui Liu and Jian Yin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:367

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  41. Little is known about the effects of continued antiplatelet therapy in patients who receive physician home visits. This study aimed to evaluate the association of survival with the continuation of antiplatelet...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Osugi, Teruo Ino, Daiki Kobayashi, Mitsunaga Iwata and Kanichi Asai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:366

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  42. The Internet is increasingly becoming an infrastructure for a number of services, both commercial, public (including health related) and personal. Using the internet have the potential to promote social intera...

    Authors: Hanna Falk Erhag, Felicia Ahlner, Therese Rydberg Sterner, Ingmar Skoog and Annika Bergström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:365

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  43. Interpreting data about intervention effectiveness requires an understanding of which intervention components were delivered and whether they were delivered as planned (fidelity of delivery). These studies aim...

    Authors: Holly Walton, Ildiko Tombor, Jane Burgess, Hilary Groarke, Tom Swinson, Jennifer Wenborn, Aimee Spector, Martin Orrell, Gail Mountain and Susan Michie

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:364

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  44. 52% of all deaths in Norway occur in nursing homes. Still advance care planning (ACP) is scarce and heterogeneous. To improve the implementation and practice of ACP in nursing homes, knowledge about health car...

    Authors: Lisbeth Thoresen, Reidar Pedersen, Lillian Lillemoen, Elisabeth Gjerberg and Reidun Førde

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:363

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