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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Gastric cancer is a major health problem, and frailty and sarcopenia will affect the postoperative outcomes in older people. However, there is still no systematic review to determine the role of frailty and sa...

    Authors: Yanjiao Shen, Qiukui Hao, Jianghua Zhou and Birong Dong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:188

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    This study sought to identify multimorbidity patterns and determine the association between these latent classes with several outcomes, including health, functioning, disability, quality of life and use of ser...

    Authors: Beatriz Olaya, Maria Victoria Moneta, Francisco Félix Caballero, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Ivet Bayes, José Luis Ayuso-Mateos and Josep Maria Haro

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:186

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Sarcopenia is defined as the age-related decline in skeletal muscle mass and function. The risk factors and causes of sarcopenia must be identified to develop prevention and treatment strategies for this syndr...

    Authors: Shan Hai, Hui Wang, Li Cao, Ping Liu, Jianghua Zhou, Ying Yang and Birong Dong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:187

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Higher levels of frailty result in higher risks of adverse frailty outcomes such as hospitalisation and mortality. There are, however, indications that more factors than solely frailty play a role in the devel...

    Authors: Linda P.M. Op het Veld, Bart H.L. Ament, Erik van Rossum, Gertrudis I.J.M. Kempen, Henrica C.W. de Vet, KlaasJan Hajema and Anna J.H.M. Beurskens

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:185

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Living arrangements of older adults have changed worldwide with increasing solitary and non-spouse households, which could affect social care systems. However, the relationship between these households and dis...

    Authors: Tami Saito, Chiyoe Murata, Jun Aida and Katsunori Kondo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:183

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Japan is known for its long life expectancy and rapidly aging society that there are various demands of older adults need to be fulfilled with, and one of them is long-term care needs. Therefore, Japan impleme...

    Authors: Huei-Ru Lin, Tetsuya Otsubo and Yuichi Imanaka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:182

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Cross-sectional relationships between physical activity and health have been explored extensively, but less is known about how physical activity changes with time in older people. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Clare L. Clarke, Falko F. Sniehotta, Thenmalar Vadiveloo, Ishbel S. Argo, Peter T. Donnan, Marion E. T. McMurdo and Miles D. Witham

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:180

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Family carers of older persons with Alzheimer’s’ disease and related dementia (ADRD) and multiple chronic conditions (MCC) experience significant, complex, and distressing transitions such as changes to their ...

    Authors: Wendy Duggleby, Jenny Ploeg, Carrie McAiney, Kathryn Fisher, Jenny Swindle, Tracey Chambers, Sunita Ghosh, Shelley Peacock, Maureen Markle-Reid, Jean Triscott, Allison Williams, Dorothy Forbes and Lori Pollard

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:181

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    New or increased impairments may develop several decades after an acute poliomyelitis infection. These new symptoms, commonly referred to as late effects of polio (LEoP), are characterised by muscular weakness...

    Authors: Catharina Sjödahl Hammarlund, Jan Lexell and Christina Brogårdh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:179

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    The elderly are predisposed to septic arthritis (SA) because of the aging nature and increasing comorbidities. SA may in turn increase the long-term mortality in the geriatric patients; however, it remains unc...

    Authors: Chia-Jung Wu, Chien-Cheng Huang, Shih-Feng Weng, Ping-Jen Chen, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jhi-Joung Wang, How-Ran Guo and Hung-Jung Lin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:178

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Disability among older adults is a public health concern. To date there are no in-depth and comprehensive analyses on older adults’ disabilities in Bangladesh. This study investigated gender differences in the...

    Authors: Md. Ismail Tareque, Andrew D. Tiedt, Towfiqua Mahfuza Islam, Sharifa Begum and Yasuhiko Saito

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:177

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Despite the finding that involvement in activities is one of the most important needs of residents with dementia living in care homes, care facilities struggle to fulfill this need. Over the years, various fac...

    Authors: Dieneke Smit, Jacomine de Lange, Bernadette Willemse and Anne Margriet Pot

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:175

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Hand-grip strength (HGS) serves as a proxy measure for muscle function and physical health. Studies have shown that low HGS is associated with common age-related disorders including frailty and sarcopenia. The...

    Authors: Hui Lin Ong, Edimansyah Abdin, Boon Yiang Chua, Yunjue Zhang, Esmond Seow, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:176

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Although the role of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in the diagnosis of sepsis and septic shock is well studied, it has not been investigated among oldest old patien...

    Authors: Hongmin Zhang, Xiaoting Wang, Qing Zhang, Ying Xia and Dawei Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:173

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Oral health and frailty might be linked through several pathways, but previous studies are scarce. This study examined the association between oral health and components of Fried’s frailty phenotype.

    Authors: Benedikta Kamdem, Laurence Seematter-Bagnoud, Fabiana Botrugno and Brigitte Santos-Eggimann

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:174

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Self-reported health is a widely used measure of health status across individuals. As the ageing population increases, the health of the elderly also becomes of growing concern. The elderly go through life fac...

    Authors: Cynthia Lum Fonta, Justice Nonvignon, Moses Aikins, Emmanuel Nwosu and Genevieve Cecilia Aryeetey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:171

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    It is challenging to use shared decision-making with patients who have a chronic health condition or, especially, multimorbidity. A patient-goal-oriented approach can thus be beneficial. This study aims to ide...

    Authors: Neeltje P. C. A. Vermunt, Mirjam Harmsen, Gert P. Westert, Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert and Marjan J. Faber

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:167

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Dementia is a life-limiting condition that is increasing in global prevalence in line with population ageing. In this context, it is necessary to accurately measure dementia knowledge across a spectrum of heal...

    Authors: Michael J. Annear, Chris Toye, Kate-Ellen J. Elliott, Frances McInerney, Claire Eccleston and Andrew Robinson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:168

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    There is little knowledge about the consumption of alcohol among Chinese and Norwegian older adults aged 65 years and over. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and factors related to alcoho...

    Authors: Juan Li, Bei Wu, Geir Selbæk, Steinar Krokstad and Anne-S. Helvik

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:172

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Family support can help older adults better adhere to exercise routine, but it remains unclear whether an exercise program targeting older married couples would have stronger effects on exercise adherence than...

    Authors: Yosuke Osuka, Songee Jung, Taeho Kim, Yoshiro Okubo, Eunbi Kim and Kiyoji Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:170

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) was a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, yet the prevalence of MetS among nonagenarians and centenarians was rarely reported. Here we investigated the prevalence of MetS and its...

    Authors: Xianghua He, Wei Zhang, Guofang Pang, Yuan Lv, Caiyou Hu and Ze Yang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:169

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Ageing is associated with a decline of motor function and ability to perform daily activities. Locomotive disorders are one of the major disorders resulting in adverse health condition in elderly people. Conce...

    Authors: Tsutomu Iwaya, Tokuhide Doi, Atsushi Seichi, Yuichi Hoshino, Toru Ogata and Masami Akai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:165

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Despite concerns about racial differences on adherence to prescribed medication rigimens among older adults, current information about nonadherence among underserved elderly African Americans with co-morbiditi...

    Authors: Mohsen Bazargan, James Smith, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Masoud Movassaghi, David Martins and Gail Orum

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:163

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