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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Older persons often have interacting physical and social problems and complex care needs. An integrated care approach in the local context with collaborations between community-, social-, and health-focused or...

    Authors: Carmen B. Franse, Antonius J.J. Voorham, Rob van Staveren, Elin Koppelaar, Rens Martijn, Elisa Valía-Cotanda, Tamara Alhambra-Borrás, Tasos Rentoumis, Lovorka Bilajac, Vanja Vasiljev Marchesi, Tomislav Rukavina, Arpana Verma, Greg Williams, Gary Clough, Jorge Garcés-Ferrer, Francesco Mattace Raso…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:209

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    The majority of persons with dementia are home-dwelling. To enable these persons to stay in their own homes as long as possible, a holistic, individual and flexible care is recommended. Despite a requirement f...

    Authors: Anette Hansen, Solveig Hauge and Ådel Bergland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:211

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers amyloid β (Aβ), phospho tau (P-tau) and total tau (T-tau) are used increasingly to support a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnostic power of these bi...

    Authors: Anne-Brita Knapskog, Rannveig Sakshaug Eldholm, Anne Braekhus, Knut Engedal and Ingvild Saltvedt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:210

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Several studies have investigated the predictors of alcohol consumption behavior among adolescents and young adults. However, the body of evidence about the relationship between in particular psychological fac...

    Authors: André Hajek, Jens-Oliver Bock, Siegfried Weyerer and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:207

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    The Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain displays atrophy with amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau deposition, whereas decreased Aβ42 and increased tau are measured in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The aim of this study was to rela...

    Authors: V. Velickaite, V. Giedraitis, K. Ström, I. Alafuzoff, H. Zetterberg, L. Lannfelt, L. Kilander, E-M. Larsson and M. Ingelsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:208

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    The screening of frail individuals at risk for functional health decline and adverse health outcomes lies in the evolving agenda of home care providers. Such a screening can be based on a frailty index (FI) de...

    Authors: Catherine Ludwig and Catherine Busnel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:205

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common and varied in the elderly. The aim of the current study was to explore associations between BPSD and dysphoric symptoms at different levels o...

    Authors: Agnes Lindbo, Maria Gustafsson, Ulf Isaksson, Per-Olof Sandman and Hugo Lövheim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:206

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    To examine the impact of frailty on medical and social care utilisation among the Irish community-dwelling older population to inform strategies of integrated care for older people with complex needs.

    Authors: Lorna Roe, Charles Normand, Maev-Ann Wren, John Browne and Aisling M. O’Halloran

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:203

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Fall injuries are stressful and painful and they have a range of serious consequences for older people. While there is some clinical evidence of unintentional poisoning by medication following a severe fall in...

    Authors: C. Rausch, L. Laflamme, S. E. de Rooij, U. Bültmann and J Möller

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:202

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Improved knowledge based on clinical features of chronic pain in older adults would be valuable in terms of patient-orientated approaches and would provide support for health care systems in optimizing health ...

    Authors: Britt Larsson, Björn Gerdle, Lars Bernfort, Lars-Åke Levin and Elena Dragioti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:200

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Evidence of an association between low socioeconomic position (SEP) and inflammatory markers is scant. This study aimed to examine how life-course SEP predicted C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin (IL-6) ...

    Authors: Yu-Hsuan Lin, Min-Hua Jen and Kuo-Liong Chien

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:201

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Self-medication is described as the use of drugs without a physician’s prescription to treat self-recognized illness or symptoms, and an important health issue among the elderly. Despite the wide range of diff...

    Authors: Seyede Salehe Mortazavi, Mohsen Shati, Hamid Reza Khankeh, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Shiva Mehravaran and Seyed Kazem Malakouti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:198

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Falls among older adults can cause serious morbidity and pose economic burdens on society. Older age is a known risk factor for falls and age has been shown to influence the effectiveness of fall prevention pr...

    Authors: Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Johnna Perdrizet, Maureen Markle-Reid and Jeffrey S. Hoch

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:199

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    China and India are the world’s two most populous countries. Although their populations are growing in number and life expectancies are extending they have different trajectories of economic growth, epidemiolo...

    Authors: Jennifer Stewart Williams, Fredrik Norström and Nawi Ng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:197

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Accumulation of problems in physical, psychological, cognitive, or social functioning is characteristic for frail individuals. Using a four-domain approach of frailty, this study explored how sociodemographic ...

    Authors: Sandra H van Oostrom, Daphne L van der A, M Liset Rietman, H Susan J Picavet, Manon Lette, W M Monique Verschuren, Simone R de Bruin and Annemieke M W Spijkerman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:196

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Pharmacotherapy is necessary for the management of many diseases which number increased with aging. However, potentially inappropriate prescriptions and polymedication increases iatrogenic risks and can lead t...

    Authors: Virginie Dauphinot, Elodie Jean-Bart, Pierre Krolak-Salmon and Christelle Mouchoux

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:195

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Due to a rapidly ageing population in the world, it is increasingly pertinent to promote successful ageing strategies which are cost-effective, easily accessible, and more likely to be acceptable to the elderl...

    Authors: Hui Yu Chan, Roger Chun-Man Ho, Rathi Mahendran, Kheng Siang Ng, Wilson Wai-San Tam, Iris Rawtaer, Chay Hoon Tan, Anis Larbi, Lei Feng, Angelia Sia, Maxel Kian-Wee Ng, Goh Lee Gan and Ee Heok Kua

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:192

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Previous studies investigated the determinants of individuals’ decision to vaccinate against influenza primarily focusing on social as well as certain proximal determinants, for example, behavioral beliefs. Th...

    Authors: Jens-Oliver Bock, André Hajek and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:194

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Elderly patients have a long list of differentials for causes of acute confusion and altered consciousness levels, including infectious agents. In addition, elderly, retired patients often have more time to tr...

    Authors: James Veater, Farhan Mehedi, Chee Kay Cheung, Laura Nabarro, Jane Osborne, Nicholas Wong, Martin Wiselka and Julian W Tang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:193

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Handgrip strength is used to identify sarcopenia and frailty phenotypes, being a potential predictor of mortality in older adults. However, uniformity is lacking in the reference values. This study aimed to de...

    Authors: Joana Mendes, Teresa F. Amaral, Nuno Borges, Alejandro Santos, Patrícia Padrão, Pedro Moreira, Cláudia Afonso and Rita Negrão

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:191

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Living independently can be challenging for seniors. Technologies are expected to help older adults age in place, yet little empirical research is available on how seniors develop a need for technologies, how the...

    Authors: S. T. M. Peek, K. G. Luijkx, H. J. M. Vrijhoef, M. E. Nieboer, S. Aarts, C. S. van der Voort, M. D. Rijnaard and E. J. M. Wouters

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:189

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    While community-wide interventions to promote physical activity have been encouraged in older adults, evidence of their effectiveness remains limited. We conducted a qualitative study among older adults partic...

    Authors: Hiroko Komatsu, Kaori Yagasaki, Yoshinobu Saito and Yuko Oguma

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:190

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  23. 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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  24. 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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