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  1. Adrenergic alpha-1 receptor antagonists (alpha-1 antagonists) are frequently used medications in the management of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and in th...

    Authors: Felix Mansbart, Gerda Kienberger, Andreas Sönnichsen and Eva Mann
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:771
  2. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterized by a decline in physiological reserves, and multiple factors contribute to the occurrence and development of frailty. Growing evidence supports a strong link and o...

    Authors: Lixing Zhou, Hui Shi, Rui Cheng, Meiling Ge, Fengjuan Hu, Lisha Hou, Xin Xia, Xiaolei Liu, Yixin Liu, Yunli Zhao, Linghui Deng, Wanyu Zhao, Zhiliang Zuo, Xuelian Sun, Jirong Yue and Birong Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:770
  3. The social unrest in the second half of 2019 in Hong Kong came with conflicts, confrontations, and violence which affected almost everyone in the city. The destruction and disruption of the urban facilities ha...

    Authors: Daniel W. L. Lai, Emma H. S. Liu, Elsie C. W. Yan, Jessica J. Li and Vincent W. P. Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:768
  4. Cognitive age-related decline is linked to dementia development and gait has been proposed to measure the change in brain function. This study aimed to investigate if spatiotemporal gait variables could be use...

    Authors: Sunee Bovonsunthonchai, Roongtiwa Vachalathiti, Vimonwan Hiengkaew, Mon S. Bryant, Jim Richards and Vorapun Senanarong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:767
  5. The concern posed by the confluence of aging and cognitive impairment is growing in importance as the U.S. population rapidly ages. As such, we sought to examine the predictive power of physical functioning (P...

    Authors: Emma Zang, Xueqing Wang, Yu Shi, Bei Wu and Terri R. Fried
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:766
  6. Identifying peripheral biomarkers related to modifiable risk factors to prevent dementia at an early stage will be extremely beneficial. We have been studying how older adults can maintain their mental health ...

    Authors: Ryuzo Orihashi, Yoshiomi Imamura, Shigeto Yamada, Akira Monji and Yoshito Mizoguchi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:765
  7. Cognitive impairment gradually brings changes to the relationship between older married couples. Therefore, this study aimed to understand the individual viewpoints of couple dyads on the important attributes ...

    Authors: Daphne Sze Ki Cheung, Grace Wing Ka Ho, Athena Chung Yin Chan, Ken Hok Man Ho, Robin Ka Ho Kwok, Yammie Pui Yan Law and Daniel Bressington
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:764
  8. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome associated with disability and negative health outcome. To determine the factors associated with frailty and functional disability in older participants living in community in F...

    Authors: Achille Tchalla, Cécile Laubarie-Mouret, Noëlle Cardinaud, Caroline Gayot, Marion Rebiere, Nathalie Dumoitier, Karen Rudelle, Michel Druet-Cabanac, Marie-Laure Laroche and Sophie Boyer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:762
  9. The 3-item SARC-F (SARC-F-3) and the 5-item Mini Sarcopenia Risk Assessment (MSRA-5) questionnaires have been recently proposed to screen elderly people regarding the risk of sarcopenia. However, no studies ha...

    Authors: Giulia Bramato, Roberta Barone, Maria Rosaria Barulli, Chiara Zecca, Rosanna Tortelli, Marco Filardi and Giancarlo Logroscino
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:761
  10. Personalised Care Planning (PCP) is a collaborative approach used in the management of chronic conditions. Core components of PCP are shared decision making to achieve joint goal setting and action planning by...

    Authors: Nicky Kime, Alan Wright, Anne Heaven, Rebecca Hawkins, Jane Smith, Bonnie Cundill, Robbie Foy, Rebecca Lawton, Amanda Farrin, Claire Hulme and Andrew Clegg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:760
  11. The high incidence of catastrophic health expenditure (ICHE) among middle-aged and elderly population is a major deterrent for reducing the financial risk of disease. Current research is predominantly based on...

    Authors: Xiyu Zhang, Wenqing Miao, Bing Wu, Yongqiang Lai, Mingli Jiao, Qi Xia, Chenxi Zhang, Wanxin Tian, Zhe Song, Linghan Shan, Lingqin Hu, Xinhao Han, Hui Yin, Xiaonan Cheng, Ye Li, Baoguo Shi…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:759
  12. Situations of extreme challenging behavior such as very frequent and/or severe agitation or physical aggression in nursing home residents with dementia can be experienced as an impasse by nursing home staff an...

    Authors: Annelies E. Veldwijk-Rouwenhorst, Sytse U. Zuidema, Martin Smalbrugge, Anke Persoon, Raymond T. C. M. Koopmans and Debby L. Gerritsen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:758
  13. Identifying muscle weakness is challenging, because the reduction of strength with aging does not depend only on sarcopenia, but also on sensorimotor deficits. Nevertheless, this identification is improved by ...

    Authors: Dalmo Roberto Lopes Machado, Pedro Pugliesi Abdalla, Lucimere Bohn, Gareth Stratton and Jorge Mota
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:757
  14. No clear evidence is available for the influence of napping on cognitive function in older adults. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to elucidate the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships...

    Authors: Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Arthur Eumann Mesas, Sara Reina-Gutierrez, Alicia Saz-Lara, Estela Jimenez-Lopez and Vicente Martinez-Vizcaino
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:756
  15. Frailty has been associated with a decline in sensory and motor function. However, given that different frailty measures were shown to overlap but also differ in their diagnostic properties, sensory and motor ...

    Authors: Florian Beier, Martin Löffler, Frauke Nees, Lucrezia Hausner, Lutz Frölich and Herta Flor
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:755
  16. Older patients are at an increased risk of hospitalization, negatively affecting their health and quality of life. Such patients also experience a lack of physical activity during their inpatient stay, as well...

    Authors: Anne Göhner, Elena Dreher, Felix Kentischer, Christoph Maurer, Erick Farin-Glattacker, Rieka von der Wart, Boris A Brühmann, Andy Maun, Vitalii Minin, Claudia Salm, Alexander Ritzi, Mario Sofroniou and Sebastian Voigt-Radloff
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:754
  17. Minimal research has leveraged qualitative data methods to gain a better understanding of the experiences and needs of older adults (OAs) and care partners of OAs with and without Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and ...

    Authors: Allison Marziliano, Edith Burns, Taline Pampanini, Jennifer Tom, Suzanne Ardito, Anum Ilyas, Maria T. Carney, Michael A. Diefenbach, Alex Makhnevich and Liron Sinvani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:752
  18. Voice assistants enable older adults to communicate regarding their health as well as facilitate ageing in place. This study investigated the effects of communication style, anthropomorphic setting, and indivi...

    Authors: Runting Zhong and Mengyao Ma
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:751
  19. Previous studies exploring usual alcohol consumption and falls risk were scarce in China. In addition, the dose–response relationship has not been explored so far. This study aims to estimate the association b...

    Authors: Yue Sun, Baiyang Zhang, Qiang Yao, Yao Ma, Yidie Lin, Minghan Xu, Meijing Hu, Jingjing Hao, Min Jiang, Changjian Qiu and Cairong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:750
  20. Anxiety and depressive symptoms are associated with fear of falling and fear of falling-related activity restrictions. However, it remains unknown whether anxiety or depressive symptoms alone could predict fea...

    Authors: Yuqian Luo, Christina E. Miyawaki, Maritta A. Valimaki, Siyuan Tang, Hongyu Sun and Minhui Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:749
  21. The oldest old, defined as those aged 90 or over, is now the fastest-growing population sector. This study aimed to determine reference values for several physical performance measures (PPMs) among 90-year-old...

    Authors: Kiyoaki Matsumoto, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yukie Masui, Saori Yasumoto, Yuko Yoshida, Kazunori Ikebe, Yasumichi Arai, Mai Kabayama, Kei Kamide, Hiroshi Akasaka and Tatsuro Ishizaki
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:748
  22. Frailty and sarcopenia have been related with adverse events, including hospitalization. However, its combined effect with hospitalization-related outcomes, including costs, has not been previously investigate...

    Authors: Alejandro Álvarez-Bustos, Beatriz Rodríguez-Sánchez, Jose A. Carnicero-Carreño, Walter Sepúlveda-Loyola, Francisco J. Garcia-Garcia and Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:747
  23. Frailty and falls are two adverse characteristics of aging that impair the quality of life of senior people and increase the burden on the healthcare system. Various methods exist to evaluate frailty, but none...

    Authors: Emi Anzai, Dian Ren, Leo Cazenille, Nathanael Aubert-Kato, Julien Tripette and Yuji Ohta
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:746
  24. Aging societies are a public health concern worldwide. It is critical to develop strategies that harness technology to enhance older adults’ mastery, achievement motives, self-esteem, isolation and depression ...

    Authors: Ching-Chih Fan, Cheuk-Sing Choy, Chiu-Mieh Huang, Po-Sheng Chih, Chia-Chiang Lee, Fen-He Lin and Jong-Long Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:744
  25. Although multimorbidity is a risk factor for disability, the relationship between the accumulative patterns of multimorbidity and disability remains poorly understood. The objective of this study was to identi...

    Authors: Zaixing Shi, Zeyun Zhang, Kanglin Shi, Bohan Yu, Zhongquan Jiang, Li Yang, Jianlin Lin and Ya Fang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:741
  26. Aging is a pathophysiological process driven by a diverse set of complex biological processes, and environmental pollution plays an important role in this process. This study aimed to explore the association b...

    Authors: Yu Yao, Gao-yan He, Xiao-juan Wu, Chao-ping Wang, Xiao-bin Luo, Yong Zhao and Ying Long
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:740
  27. Cognitive assessment in acutely hospitalized older adults is mainly limited to neuropsychological screening measures of global cognition. Performance-based assessments of functional cognition better indicate f...

    Authors: Maya Arieli, Maayan Agmon, Efrat Gil and Rachel Kizony
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:739
  28. Engaging in multimodal exercise program helps mitigate age-related decrements by improving muscle size, muscle strength, balance, and physical function. The addition of trunk-strengthening within the exercise ...

    Authors: Behnaz Shahtahmassebi, Jacinta Hatton, Jeffrey J. Hebert, Mark Hecimovich, Helen Correia and Timothy J. Fairchild
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:738
  29. Mealtimes are embedded routines of residents living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) that directly impact their health and quality of life. Little is known about how mealtime experiences are informe...

    Authors: Rui Ting Grace Koh, Abirami Thirumanickam and Stacie Attrill
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:737
  30. Thyroid carcinoma (TC) is the most common endocrine tumor in the human body. Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) accounts for more than 80% of thyroid cancers. Accurate prediction of elderly PTC can help reduce ...

    Authors: Jinkui Wang, Chenghao Zhanghuang, Liming Jin, Zhaoxia Zhang, Xiaojun Tan, Tao Mi, Jiayan Liu, Mujie Li, Xin Wu, Xiaomao Tian and Dawei He
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:736
  31. The number of older adults with physical multi-morbidity is increasing. As Internet-based eHealth and mHealth increasingly require patients to use technology, it is important to examine the use of Internet/hea...

    Authors: Wenbo He, Liujiao Cao, Rui Liu, Yi Wu and Wei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:733
  32. Most cancers occur in older individuals, who are more vulnerable due to functional impairment, multiple comorbidities, cognitive impairment, and lack of socio-familial support. These can undermine patients’ se...

    Authors: Carla M. Martín-Abreu, Raquel Hernández, Patricia Cruz-Castellanos, Ana Fernández-Montes, David Lorente-Estellés, Helena López-Ceballos, Lorena Ostios-Garcia, Mónica Antoñanzas, Paula Jiménez-Fonseca, Teresa García-García and Caterina Calderon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:732
  33. The current study investigated the relationship between behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) knowledge and positive aspects of caregiving (PAC), in addition, how caregiving attitude and se...

    Authors: Rui Hu, Bingbing Lai, Wenhao Ma, Yuan Zhang, Yujiao Deng, Lianqi Liu, Zeping Lv, Chetwyn Chan, Fan Zhang and Qian Tao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:731
  34. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common complication among elderly patients after surgery. It is unclear whether the systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) can be a predictor of POD. We explored the prognos...

    Authors: Yuxiang Song, Yungen Luo, Faqiang Zhang, Yulong Ma, Jingsheng Lou, Hao Li, Yanhong Liu, Weidong Mi and Jiangbei Cao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:730
  35. Low levels of physical activity (PA) and high sedentary time (ST) are common in older adults and lack of PA is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Knowledge about associations with accelerometer-me...

    Authors: Miia Länsitie, Maarit Kangas, Jari Jokelainen, Mika Venojärvi, Markku Timonen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi and Raija Korpelainen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:729
  36. Debate has persisted regarding whether PLWH with longer HIV durations have lower levels of prevalence and severity of symptoms compared with their newly diagnosed counterparts. Whether and how the HIV duration...

    Authors: Meilian Xie, Aiping Wang, Kerong Wang, Yanping Yu and Zhaoxia Lin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:728
  37. Over the successive waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, front-line care workers (FLCWs) —in this case, at long-term care facilities (LTCFs)— have been the backbone of the fight. The COVID-19 pandemic has dispropor...

    Authors: Idrissa Beogo, Nebila Jean-Claude Bationo, Drissa Sia, Stephanie Collin, Babou Kinkumba Ramazani, Aurée-Anne Létourneau, Jean Ramdé, Marie-Pierre Gagnon and Eric Nguemeleu Tchouaket
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:727
  38. Few studies have examined the relationship between oral functions and the physical pre-frailty status, classified using physical function tests. This cross-sectional study aimed to clarify this association amo...

    Authors: Asuka Tani, Shinsuke Mizutani, Saori Oku, Harukaze Yatsugi, Tianshu Chu, Xin Liu, Kiyomi Iyota, Hiro Kishimoto and Haruhiko Kashiwazaki
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:726
  39. People with dementia have high rates of hospitalization, and a share of these hospitalizations might be avoidable with appropriate ambulatory care, also known as potentially preventable hospitalization (PAH). Thi...

    Authors: Yung-Hsiang Chao, Wen-Yen Huang, Chia-Hong Tang, Yu-An Pan, Jeng-Yuan Chiou, Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku and James Cheng-Chung Wei
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:724
  40. Frailty is a dynamic condition that is clinically expected to change in older individuals during and around admission to an intermediate care (IC) facility. We aimed to characterize transitions between degrees...

    Authors: Jordi Amblàs-Novellas, Anna Torné, Ramon Oller, Joan Carles Martori, Joan Espaulella and Roman Romero-Ortuno
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:722

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