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  1. Patients with multimorbidity often receive diverse treatments; they are subjected to polypharmacy and to a high treatment burden. Hence it is advocated that doctors set individual health and treatment prioriti...

    Authors: Ulrike Junius-Walker, Tanja Schleef, Ulrike Vogelsang and Marie-Luise Dierks

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:362

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  2. To date much research into nutrition and cognitive function has been at the nutrient or food level, with inconsistent results. There is increasing interest in the dietary pattern approach to assess whole diet ...

    Authors: Catherine M. Milte, Kylie Ball, David Crawford and Sarah A. McNaughton

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:361

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  3. A possible connection on vascular basis between impaired kidney function and cognitive dysfunction has been suggested in previous studies. Contradictory results regarding specific cognitive domains have been r...

    Authors: Tomas Månsson, Marieclaire Overton, Mats Pihlsgård and Sölve Elmståhl

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:360

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  4. The demographic changes towards ageing of the populations in developed countries impose a challenge to trauma centres, as geriatric trauma patients require specific diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. This ...

    Authors: Lorenz Peterer, Christian Ossendorf, Kai Oliver Jensen, Georg Osterhoff, Ladislav Mica, Burkhardt Seifert, Clément M. L. Werner, Hans-Peter Simmen, Hans-Christoph Pape and Kai Sprengel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:359

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  5. Challenges of future dementia care include increasing shortage of qualified healthcare providers and decreasing potential of informal care by relatives. In order to meet those challenges, changes in dementia c...

    Authors: Johanna Forstner, Michel Wensing, Jan Koetsenruijter and Pamela Wronski

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:358

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  6. Prescribing for older people is complex, and many studies have highlighted that appropriate prescribing in this cohort is not always achieved. However, the long-term effect of inappropriate prescribing on outc...

    Authors: Cristín Ryan, Ruth Teh, Simon Moyes, Tim Wilkinson, Martin Connolly, Anna Rolleston, Mere Kepa and Ngaire Kerse

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:357

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  7. Dysphagia is prevalent in geriatric patients, such as elderly hip fracture patients, and is associated with a poor prognosis. This study investigated (1) the prevalence of dysphagia based on clinical screening...

    Authors: Seong-Eun Byun, Kyeu Back Kwon, Sang Ho Kim and Seung-Jae Lim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:356

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  8. Due to improved healthcare, more people reach extreme ages. Oral health in the oldest-old has thus far been poorly described. Here, we investigated self-reported oral health factors, use of professional oral h...

    Authors: Nina Beker, Claar D. van der Maarel-Wierink, Cees de Baat and Henne Holstege

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:355

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  9. We tested the feasibility of delivering and evaluating a complex therapy intervention which aimed to promote activity and independence for people with early dementia (PrAISED). Feasibility questions were on: r...

    Authors: Sarah E. Goldberg, Veronika van der Wardt, Andy Brand, Clare Burgon, Rupinder Bajwa, Zoe Hoare, Pip L. Logan and Rowan H. Harwood

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:353

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  10. Today many older persons in ordinary housing receive home health care. It is stipulated that the care is to provide security; however, deficiencies in home health care are reported in many countries. It may be...

    Authors: Inger James, Margaretha Norell Pejner and Annica Kihlgren

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:351

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  11. Few empirical studies support a bio-psycho-social conceptualization of frailty. In addition to physical frailty (PF), we explored mental (MF) and social (SF) frailty and studied the associations between multid...

    Authors: Nigel Teo, Pei Shi Yeo, Qi Gao, Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt, Jie Jing Foo, Shiou Liang Wee and Tze Pin Ng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:350

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  12. Lack of physical activity (PA) is a recognised global public health problem, which is increasing in prevalence with a detrimental impact on the pattern of disease worldwide. In the UK, older adults comprise th...

    Authors: Asiya Maula, Natasher LaFond, Elizabeth Orton, Steve Iliffe, Sarah Audsley, Kavita Vedhara and Denise Kendrick

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:349

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  13. Unassisted falls are more likely to result in injury than assisted falls. However, little is known about risk factors for falling unassisted. Furthermore, rural hospitals, which care for a high proportion of o...

    Authors: Dawn M. Venema, Anne M. Skinner, Regina Nailon, Deborah Conley, Robin High and Katherine J. Jones

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:348

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  14. Understanding how living arrangements may affect psychological well-being (PWB) is critical in China, a society with the largest older population in the world. However, few studies have examined the moderating...

    Authors: Zi Zhou, Lun Cai, Meilan Zhuang, Y. Alicia Hong and Ya Fang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:347

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  15. Many instruments to identify frail older people have been developed. One of the consequences is that the prevalence rates of frailty vary widely dependent on the instrument selected. The aims of this study wer...

    Authors: Michael C. J. Van der Elst, Birgitte Schoenmakers, Linda P. M. Op het Veld, Ellen E. De Roeck, Anne Van der Vorst, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen, Nico De Witte, Jan De Lepeleire and Jos M. G. A. Schols

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:346

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  16. Falls risk increases sharply with older age but many older people are unaware or underestimate their risk of falling. Increased population-based efforts to influence older people’s falls prevention behavior ar...

    Authors: Lex D. de Jong, Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Chris Wortham, Terry P. Haines, Dawn A. Skelton, Tammy Weselman and Anne-Marie Hill

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:345

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  17. In institutional care, oral liquid pharmaceutical products are widely prescribed for older patients, especially for those with swallowing disorders. As medicines acceptability is a key factor for compliance in...

    Authors: Emilie Belissa, Thibault Vallet, Sandra Laribe-Caget, Alain Chevallier, François-Xavier Chedhomme, Fattima Abdallah, Nathalie Bachalat, Sid-Ahmed Belbachir, Imad Boulaich, Vanessa Bloch, Anne Delahaye, Mathieu Depoisson, Amélie Dufaÿ Wojcicki, Stéphane Gibaud, Anne-Sophie Grancher, Caroline Guinot…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:344

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  18. Five-factor model (FFM) personality traits have been associated consistently with risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Less is known about how these traits are associated with functioning ...

    Authors: Angelina R. Sutin, Yannick Stephan, Martina Luchetti and Antonio Terracciano

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:343

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  19. Anemia and frailty contribute to poor health outcomes in older adults; however, most current research in lower income countries has concentrated on anemia or frailty alone rather than in combination. The aim o...

    Authors: Ye Ruan, Yanfei Guo, Paul Kowal, Ye Lu, Chazhen Liu, Shuangyuan Sun, Zhezhou Huang, Yang Zheng, Wenjing Wang, Gan Li, Yan Shi and Fan Wu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:327

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  20. Regarding the health care of older populations, WHO recommends shifting from disease-driven attention models towards a personalized, integrated and continuous care aimed to the maintenance and enhancement of f...

    Authors: Itziar Vergara, Maider Mateo-Abad, María Carmen Saucedo-Figueredo, Mónica Machón, Alonso Montiel-Luque, Kalliopi Vrotsou, María Antonia Nava del Val, Ana Díez-Ruiz, Carolina Güell, Ander Matheu, Antonio Bueno, Jazmina Núñez and Francisco Rivas-Ruiz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:342

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  21. Whether exercise prevents fall-related injuries in different health conditions and with different training protocols is still unclear. This study aimed to determine the effect of exercise on fall-related injur...

    Authors: Renqing Zhao, Wenqian Bu and Xianghe Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:341

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  22. World population is living longer, demanding adjustments in public health policies. Body mass index (BMI) is widely known and used as a parameter and predictor of health status although an adapted criterion fo...

    Authors: Damaris Francis Estrella-Castillo and Lizzette Gómez-de-Regil

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:339

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  23. Hearing and vision (sensory) impairments are highly prevalent in people with dementia (PwD) and exacerbate the impact of living with dementia. Assessment of sensory or cognitive function may be difficult if pe...

    Authors: Lucas Wolski, Iracema Leroi, Jemma Regan, Piers Dawes, Anna Pavlina Charalambous, Chryssoula Thodi, Juliana Prokopiou, Roxane Villeneuve, Catherine Helmer, Abebaw Mengistu Yohannes and Ines Himmelsbach

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:328

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  24. Older adults need homes that suit their physical capacity. Financial strain may limit home repairs and modifications and prompt relocations; repairing, relocating or modifying may increase financial strain. Li...

    Authors: L. J. Samuel, S. L. Szanton, C. L. Seplaki, T. K. M. Cudjoe, R. J. Thorpe Jr. and E. M. Agree

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:338

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  25. We investigated the association between trajectories of verbal episodic memory and burden of cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged and older community-dwellers.

    Authors: Beatriz Olaya, Maria Victoria Moneta, Martin Bobak, Josep Maria Haro and Panayotes Demakakos

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:337

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  26. The main objective is to better understand the prevalence of depressive symptoms, in long-term care (LTC) residents with or without cognitive impairment across Western Canada. Secondary objectives are to exami...

    Authors: Matthias Hoben, Abigail Heninger, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Jennifer Knopp-Sihota, Carole Estabrooks and Zahra Goodarzi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:335

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  27. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most frequent bacterial infections in older adults. The aim of the study was to analyse the existence of differences in clinical features, microbiological data and ...

    Authors: Alex Smithson, Javier Ramos, Esther Niño, Alex Culla, Ubaldo Pertierra, Michele Friscia and Maria Teresa Bastida

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:334

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  28. There is limited understanding of the underlying mechanisms explaining the role of concern about falling on fall risk in older people. Anxiety is known to interact with cognitive resources and, as people get o...

    Authors: Shaira Viaje, Geert Crombez, Stephen R. Lord, Jacqueline C. T. Close, Perminder Sachdev, Henry Brodaty and Kim Delbaere

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:333

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  29. As populations are aging, a growing number of home care clients are frail and use multiple, complex medications. Combined with the lack of coordination of care this may pose uncontrolled polypharmacy and poten...

    Authors: Terhi Toivo, Marja Airaksinen, Maarit Dimitrow, Eeva Savela, Katariina Pelkonen, Valtteri Kiuru, Tuula Suominen, Mira Uunimäki, Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä, Saija Leikola and Juha Puustinen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:332

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  30. C677T point mutation in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene have been found to be associated with ischemic stroke in general population, while the results seem inconsistent. We aim to assess the a...

    Authors: Guilin Chang, Zheng Kuai, Jia Wang, Jiayu Wu, Kan Xu, Ying Yuan and Yu Hu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:331

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  31. Hip fracture patients in the aging population frequently present with various comorbidities, whilst preservation of independency and activities of daily living can be challenging. Thus, an interdisciplinary or...

    Authors: Carl Neuerburg, Stefan Förch, Johannes Gleich, Wolfgang Böcker, Markus Gosch, Christian Kammerlander and Edgar Mayr

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:330

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  32. Frailty is defined as a state of vulnerability to stressors that is associated with higher morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilization in older adults. Ageism is “a process of systematic stereotyping and d...

    Authors: Douglas Salguero, Juliana Ferri-Guerra, Nadeem Y. Mohammed, Dhanya Baskaran, Raquel Aparicio-Ugarriza, Michael J. Mintzer and Jorge G. Ruiz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:329

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  33. The purpose of this research was to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and functional abilities of Yi and Han elderly who resided in Yi Autonomous prefecture or Counties in Yunnan Province, as w...

    Authors: Lingyun Ran, Hongqian Kong, Mengqi Du, Jianhui He, Qiong Zhong, Yuanyuan Ran, Yanping Si, Jiang Zhang, Cheng Yao, Huineng Luo and Qin Ye

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:326

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  34. Cardiac resynchronization therapy has been shown to benefit selected patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction. Older patients have been underrepresented in randomized trials. This study was co...

    Authors: Laure Champ-Rigot, Anne-Laure Cornille, Pierre Ollitrault, Arnaud Pellissier, Mathieu Chequel, Damien Legallois and Paul Milliez

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:325

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  35. The length of stay in nursing homes before death in Sweden has significantly decreased, and nearly one-third of people die within 6 weeks of entering a nursing home. Support for the next of kin is one of the c...

    Authors: Helena Rosén, Lina Behm, Birgitta Wallerstedt and Gerd Ahlström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:324

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  36. Very old critical ill patients are a rapid expanding group. To better understand the magnitude of the challenges involved in intensive care practice for an ageing population and discuss a rational allocation o...

    Authors: Paul Abraham, Delphine S. Courvoisier, Cedric Annweiler, Cliff Lenoir, Thomas Millien, Francoise Dalmaz, Hans Flaatten, Rui Moreno, Steffen Christensen, Dylan W. de Lange, Bertrand Guidet, Karim Bendjelid, Bernhard Walder and Bernardo Bollen Pinto

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:322

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  37. Collaborative medication review (CMR) practices for older adults are evolving in many countries. Development has been under way in Finland for over a decade, but no inventory of evolved practices has been cond...

    Authors: A. Kiiski, M. Airaksinen, A. Mäntylä, S. Desselle, A. Kumpusalo-Vauhkonen, T. Järvensivu and M. Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:321

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  38. The lack of adequate and detailed epidemiological data of Parkinson’s disease (PD), especially in Asia, is a barrier to future disease burdens and the prospect of effective public health plans. This study aime...

    Authors: Joo-Hyun Park, Do-Hoon Kim, Do-Young Kwon, Moonyoung Choi, Shinhye Kim, Jin-Hyung Jung, Kyungdo Han and Yong-Gyu Park

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:320

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  39. Research on the health and wellbeing of retirees has tended to focus on financial security and financial planning. However, we suggest that one reason why financial security is important for retirees is that i...

    Authors: Tegan Cruwys, Catherine Haslam, Niklas K. Steffens, S. Alexander Haslam, Polly Fong and Ben C. P. Lam

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:319

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  40. Operational definitions of sarcopenia, i.e. loss of muscle function and mass, have been proposed by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) and the Foundation for the National Institu...

    Authors: Sigvard Sobestiansky, Karl Michaelsson and Tommy Cederholm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:318

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  41. Recent studies indicate inadequate nutritional care practices in healthcare institutions and identify several barriers to perform individualized nutritional care to older persons. Organisation of care can beco...

    Authors: Christine Hillestad Hestevik, Marianne Molin, Jonas Debesay, Astrid Bergland and Asta Bye

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:317

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  42. Living with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), the coexistence of two or more chronic conditions, is becoming more prevalent as the population ages. Primary care and home care providers play key roles in carin...

    Authors: Jenny Ploeg, Marie-Lee Yous, Kimberly Fraser, Sinéad Dufour, Lisa Garland Baird, Sharon Kaasalainen, Carrie McAiney and Maureen Markle-Reid

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:316

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  43. Research on mortality and comorbidity associated with pelvic fractures in older patients is scarce. We aimed to determine the short- and long-term mortality rates of older patients with a pelvic ring fracture ...

    Authors: Aleksi Reito, Mari Kuoppala, Hanna Pajulammi, Lasse Hokkinen, Kati Kyrölä and Juha Paloneva

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:315

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  44. Global societal changes, such as increasing longevity and a shortage of family caregivers, have given rise to a popular worldwide trend of employing live-in migrant care workers (MCWs) to provide homecare for ...

    Authors: Ken H. M. HO, Vico C. L. CHIANG, Doris LEUNG and Daphne S. K. CHEUNG

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:314

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  45. Anxiety symptoms are pervasive among elderly populations around the world. The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (the GAI) has been developed and widely used in screening those suffering from severe symptoms. Althou...

    Authors: Zhongquan Li, Xia Zhao, Ang Sheng and Li Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:313

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  46. Identification and prevention of mobility limitations in older adults is important to reduce adverse health outcomes. The Life-Space Assessment (LSA) provides a single measure of mobility including environment...

    Authors: Mette Merete Pedersen, Pia Kjær-Sørensen, Julie Midtgaard, Cynthia J. Brown and Ann Christine Bodilsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:312

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