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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented challenges for older adults. Medicare enrollment was already an overwhelming process for a high fraction of older adults pre-pandemic. Therefore, the purpose of ...

    Authors: Aaron Castillo, Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez and Kyle A. Moody
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:23
  2. Deprescribing of preventive medication is recommended in older patients with polypharmacy, including people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It seems that many patients in low-middle-income countries are not willin...

    Authors: Monika Pury Oktora, Cindra Tri Yuniar, Lia Amalia, Rizky Abdulah, Eelko Hak and Petra Denig
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:21
  3. Frailty is an age-associated state of increased vulnerability to stressors that strongly predicts poor health outcomes. Epidemiological evidence on frailty is limited during the COVID-19 pandemic, and whether ...

    Authors: Miao Jiang, Laurie Corna, Rebecca Amati, Giovanni Piumatti, Giovanni Franscella, Luca Crivelli and Emiliano Albanese
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:18
  4. Documentation during resident transitions from long-term care (LTC) to the emergency department (ED) can be inconsistent, leading to inappropriate care. Inconsistent documentation can lead to undertreatment, i...

    Authors: Kaitlyn Tate, Rachel Ma, R. Colin Reid, Patrick McLane, Jen Waywitka, Garnet E. Cummings and Greta G. Cummings
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:17
  5. Nurse care managers (NCM) operate through care management programs to provide care for persons living with dementia (PLWD) and interact regularly with their family caregivers; however, most do not receive form...

    Authors: Taylor J. Mellinger, Brent P. Forester, Christine Vogeli, Karen Donelan, Joy Gulla, Michael Vetter, Maryann Vienneau and Christine S. Ritchie
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:16
  6. In the era of virtual care, self-reported tools are beneficial for preoperative assessments and facilitating postoperative planning. We have previously reported the use of the Edmonton Frailty Scale (EFS) as a...

    Authors: Luxey Sirisegaram, Oluwafemi P. Owodunni, April Ehrlich, Caroline Xu Qin, Dianne Bettick and Susan L. Gearhart
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:15
  7. Falls prevention interventions are effective for community dwelling older adults however, the same cannot be said for older adults living in long-term care (LTC). The Staying UpRight (SUp) randomized controlle...

    Authors: Elizabeth Binns, Felicity Bright, John Parsons, Kathy Peri, Lynne Taylor, Ngaire Kerse and Denise Taylor
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:14
  8. To compare the screening ability of the phase Angle (PhA) and the Short-Form Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA-SF) alone and combined detection in the different stages of sarcopenia among the older adults in th...

    Authors: Xiaoli Zhu, Xinying Dong, Li Wang, Xueting Lao, Shugang Li and Hao Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:13
  9. Vouchers, which are demand-side subsidies to targeted groups, are a type of consumer-led near-cash social transfer for specified benefits that have been used in education, health and other sectors. To provide ...

    Authors: Carrie Ho-Kwan Yam, Eng-Kiong Yeoh, Eliza Lai-Yi Wong, Angel Hor-Yan Lai, Ethan Ming-Yin Ip, Tsz-Yu Chow and Kailu Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:12
  10. While the current literature suggests an association with frailty and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC), the basis of this relationship is unclear.

    Authors: Josh McGovern, Alexander Grayston, Dominic Coates, Stephen Leadbitter, Adam Hounat, Paul G. Horgan, Ross D. Dolan and Donald C McMillan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:9
  11. While older adults are living longer, they often face health challenges, including living with multiple chronic conditions. How older adults respond and adapt to the challenges of multimorbidity to maintain he...

    Authors: Carly Whitmore, Maureen Markle-Reid, Carrie McAiney, Kathryn Fisher and Jenny Ploeg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:8
  12. Cognitive impairment (CoI) is a significant risk factor for ill-health status among the older adults and a major burden on public health. This study unearths the degree of socioeconomic inequalities and assess...

    Authors: Madhurima Sharma and Manas Ranjan Pradhan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:7
  13. Integrated care may improve outcomes for older people living with frailty. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of a new, anticipatory, multidisciplinary care service in improving the wellbeing and quality of ...

    Authors: Fliss E. M. Murtagh, Mabel Okoeki, Blessing Onyinye Ukoha-kalu, Assem Khamis, Joseph Clark, Jason W. Boland, Sophie Pask, Ugochinyere Nwulu, Helene Elliott-Button, Anna Folwell, Daniel Harman and Miriam J. Johnson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:6
  14. eHealth literacy is important as it influences health-promoting behaviors and health. The ability to use eHealth resources is essential to maintaining health, especially during COVID-19 when both physical and ...

    Authors: Sarah Nauman Ghazi, Jessica Berner, Peter Anderberg and Johan Sanmartin Berglund
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:5
  15. To understand the effects of frailty, geriatric syndromes, and comorbidity on quality of life and mortality in older adults with HIV (OAWH).

    Authors: Fátima Brañas, Miguel Torralba, Antonio Antela, Jorge Vergas, Margarita Ramírez, Pablo Ryan, Fernando Dronda, María José Galindo, Isabel Machuca, María Jesús Bustinduy, Alfonso Cabello, María Luisa Montes and Matilde Sánchez-Conde
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:4
  16. The prevalence of cognitive impairment in older adults is gradually increasing, and this is leading to many adverse outcomes. Common causes of cognitive impairment in advancing age are mild cognitive impairmen...

    Authors: Apisit Manacharoen, Kulapong Jayanama, Sirasa Ruangritchankul, Prin Vathesatogkit, Piyamitr Sritara and Daruneewan Warodomwichit
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:3
  17. There is low uptake of the pneumococcal vaccination in eligible older adults, even in high-income countries that offer routine and universal vaccination programs.

    Authors: Abirami Kirubarajan, Meghan Lynch, Sharifa Nasreen, Gebremedhin B. Gebretekle, Shaza A. Fadel, Natasha S. Crowcroft and Sara Allin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:2
  18. Frailty is a physiological condition characterized by a decreased reserve to stressors. In patients with COVID-19, frailty is a risk factor for in-hospital mortality. The aim of this study was to assess the re...

    Authors: Ana Martí-Pastor, Oscar Moreno-Perez, Esther Lobato-Martínez, Fatima Valero-Sempere, Antonio Amo-Lozano, María-Ángeles Martínez-García, Esperanza Merino, Rosario Sanchez-Martinez and Jose-Manuel Ramos-Rincon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:1
  19. Aging characteristics in people living with HIV (PLWH) are heterogeneous, and the identification of risk factors associated with aging-related comorbidities such as neurocognitive impairment (NCI) and frailty ...

    Authors: Win Min Han, Tanakorn Apornpong, Sivaporn Gatechompol, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, Pairoj Chattranukulchai, Lalita Wattanachanya, Sarawut Siwamogsatham, Stephen J. Kerr, Kristine M. Erlandson and Anchalee Avihingsanon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1010
  20. Minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) usually have mild and nondisabling symptoms, and these functional deficits may recover fully e.g., TIA, however, part of them still suffer from cognitive impairm...

    Authors: Xiaoling Liao, Lijun Zuo, Yanhong Dong, Yuesong Pan, Hongyi Yan, Xia Meng, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Yilong Wang, Jiong Shi and Yongjun Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1009
  21. Several kinds of motor dysfunction have been studied for predicting future fall risk in community-dwelling older individuals. However, no study has tested the ability of the fine motor index (FINEA) and gross ...

    Authors: Xiao Liu, Ayiguli Abudukeremu, Yuan Jiang, Zhengyu Cao, Maoxiong Wu, Kai Zheng, Jianyong Ma, Runlu Sun, Zhiteng Chen, Yangxin Chen, Yuling Zhang and Jingfeng Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1008
  22. Given that few studies have explored the association between oral health and frailty among older nursing home residents, the purpose of this study was to assess the association between oral health (i.e., the n...

    Authors: Xiao-Ming Zhang, Jing Jiao, Jing Cao and Xinjuan Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1007
  23. Side-stepping is a potential exercise program to reduce fall risk in community-dwelling adults in their seventies, but it has never been tested in nursing home residents. This was a pilot quasi-experimental st...

    Authors: Frédéric Dierick, Anne-France Bouché, Serge Guérin, Jean-Paul Steinmetz, Carine Federspiel, Vincent Barvaux and Fabien Buisseret
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1006
  24. Handgrip strength (HGS) is a simple, quick, inexpensive, and highly reliable method for the assessment of muscle strength in clinical practice and epidemiological studies. This study aimed at describing the HG...

    Authors: Bruno de Souza Moreira, Amanda Cristina de Souza Andrade, Juliana Lustosa Torres, Luciana de Souza Braga, Alessandra de Carvalho Bastone, Juliana Vaz de Melo Mambrini and Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1005
  25. Changes in the epidemiology of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older patients have received attention, but limited data are available on the outcome of these patients after admission to intensive care units (I...

    Authors: Y Launey, A Coquet, S Lasocki, C Dahyot-Fizelier, O Huet, E Le Pabic, A Roquilly and P Seguin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1004
  26. Marital status has been suggested as an associated factor for cognitive impairment. The consequences of marital transitions are still understudied. This study evaluated the influence of marital transitions on ...

    Authors: Nataliya Nerobkova, Yu Shin Park, Jaeyong Shin and Eun-Cheol Park
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1003
  27. Nutritional status, which is associated with osteoporosis and muscle weakness is considered an important factor in the management of acute osteoporotic vertebral fracture (AOVF). However, few reports have inve...

    Authors: Tetsuto Yamaura, Fumihiro Arizumi, Keishi Maruo, Kazuya Kishima, Norichika Yoshie, Tomoyuki Kusukawa, Fumiaki Imamura and Toshiya Tachibana
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1002
  28. Severe dementia is one of the most challenging conditions when caring for people in nursing homes. A manualised non-pharmacological, psychosocial group intervention especially adapted to the needs of people wi...

    Authors: André Kratzer, Kristina Diehl, Olaf Gefeller, Sebastian Meyer and Elmar Graessel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1001
  29. In the early COVID-19 pandemic concerns about the correct choice of analgesics in patients with COVID-19 were raised. Little data was available on potential usefulness or harmfulness of prescription free analg...

    Authors: Philipp Heinrich Baldia, Bernhard Wernly, Hans Flaatten, Jesper Fjølner, Antonio Artigas, Bernardo Bollen Pinto, Joerg C. Schefold, Malte Kelm, Michael Beil, Raphael Romano Bruno, Stephan Binnebößel, Georg Wolff, Ralf Erkens, Sviri Sigal, Peter Vernon van Heerden, Wojciech Szczeklik…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:1000
  30. Korea has a two-tiered universal health security system: the wage-based National Health Insurance (NHI) program and government-subsidized Medical Aid (MA) program. Beneficiaries of the MA program belong to the...

    Authors: Ah-Young Kim, Moon Sil Seo and Hye-Young Kang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:999
  31. Although many people with dementia need progressive support during their last years of life little is known to what extent they use formal long-term care (LTC). This study investigates the use of LTC, includin...

    Authors: Atiqur sm-Rahman, Bettina Meinow, Lars-Christer Hydén and Susanne Kelfve
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:998
  32. There is an increasingly strong association between sarcopenia and malnutrition in research findings. We aimed to determine the prevalence and factors associated with sarcopenia in community-dwelling older adu...

    Authors: Samuel Teong Huang Chew, Siew Ling Tey, Menaka Yalawar, Zhongyuan Liu, Geraldine Baggs, Choon How How, Magdalin Cheong, Wai Leng Chow, Yen Ling Low, Dieu Thi Thu Huynh and Ngiap Chuan Tan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:997
  33. The concept of Functional Independence (FI), defined as ‘functioning physically safe and independent from other persons, within one’s context”, plays an important role in maintaining the functional ability to ...

    Authors: Esther A.L.M. Molenaar, Di-Janne JA Barten, Anne M.S. de Hoop, Nienke Bleijenberg, Niek J de Wit and Cindy Veenhof
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:996
  34. Decisions about resuscitation preference is an essential part of patient-centered care but a prerequisite is having an idea about which questions to ask and understand how such questions may be clustered in di...

    Authors: Stine Hanson, Søren Kabell Nissen, Dorthe Nielsen, Annmarie Lassen, Mikkel Brabrand, Roberto Forero, Jens Søndergaard Jensen and Jesper Ryg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:995
  35. The diversity of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s and their impact on functioning have led to an increased interest in exploring factors that impact Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Although the exp...

    Authors: Irene Cassidy, Owen Doody and Pauline Meskell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:994
  36. In nursing homes, food is part of the care provided to residents, causing it to be strictly organised within the institutional framework. Moreover, once food has been integrated into the institutional logic, s...

    Authors: Doreen Stöhr, Hanna Mayer and Eva Soom Ammann
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:992
  37. The GERONTACCESS trial evaluated the utility and cost-effectiveness of a gerontological telemedicine (TLM) programme for preventing unplanned hospitalisation of residents living in nursing homes (NHs) in regio...

    Authors: Caroline Gayot, Cécile Laubarie-Mouret, Kevin Zarca, Maroua Mimouni, Noelle Cardinaud, Sandrine Luce, Isabelle Tovena, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Marie-Laure Laroche, Pierre-Marie Preux and Achille Tchalla
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:991
  38. Soft tissue injury and soft tissue injury as risk factors for nonunion following trochanteric femur fractures (TFF) are marginally investigated. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for impaired ...

    Authors: Till Berk, Sascha Halvachizadeh, David Paul Martin, Christian Hierholzer, Dominik Müller, Roman Pfeifer, Gerrolt Nico Jukema, Boyko Gueorguiev and Hans-Christoph Pape
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:990
  39. The unmet needs of older adults in nursing homes could result in their poor health status physically and psychologically. The aim of this study was to understand the characteristics of unmet needs of older adu...

    Authors: Deqin Huang, Tieying Zeng, Jing Mao, Meizhen Zhao and Meiliyang Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:989
  40. The Long-Term Care Insurance Act in the Republic of Korea has enabled the elderly population to receive benefits through the long-term care system since July 2008. Because one nurse or nursing assistant is ass...

    Authors: Sae-Beul Lee and Hyang-Yuol Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:988
  41. This is the first clinical study that wants to investigate the treatment patterns, clinical outcomes, and prognostic factors of regorafenib plus PD-1 inhibitors therapy in Chinese elderly patients with advance...

    Authors: Beibei Chen, Huichen Zhao, Jinxi Huang, Huifang Lv, Weifeng Xu, Caiyun Nie, Jianzheng Wang, Jing Zhao, Yunduan He, Saiqi Wang and Xiaobing Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:987
  42. This study was to analyze the association of calcium intake and metabolic equivalent (MET) with vertebral fractures, and to explore the role of MET between calcium intake and vertebral fractures.

    Authors: Hecheng Yu, Zhiqiang Tao, Xiaoming Luo, Ben Huang and Longdian Zhou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:986
  43. Limited information exists on nonunion treatment in the elderly. This retrospective study evaluates whether results of operative treatment of nonunion of the humerus or femur in patients aged ≥ 75 years are co...

    Authors: Clinton H. van Trikt, Johanna C. E. Donders, Craig E. Klinger, David S. Wellman, David L. Helfet and Peter Kloen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:985
  44. To investigate the association between low-carbohydrate-diet (LCD) score and cognitive performance based on a nationally representative sample aged ≥ 60 years from National Health and Nutrition Examination Sur...

    Authors: Huiqin Wang, Yan Lv, Gang Ti and Gang Ren
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:983
  45. This study investigated the association between xerostomia and health risk behaviours, general and oral health and quality of life.

    Authors: Alba Pérez-Jardón, Mario Pérez-Sayáns, Manuel Peñamaría-Mallón, Eva Otero-Rey, Eugenio Velasco-Ortega, José López-López, José María Martínez-González and Andrés Blanco-Carrión
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:982
  46. Older adult patients mainly suffer from multiple comorbidities and are at a higher risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) during their stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) than younger adult patients. This stud...

    Authors: Li Li, Junhai Zhen, Liquan Huang, Jia Zhou, Lina Yao, Lingen Xu, Weimin Zhang, Gensheng Zhang, Qijiang Chen, Bihuan Cheng, Shijin Gong, Guolong Cai, Ronglin Jiang and Jing Yan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:977

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