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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Vascular dementia (VaD) is the second most common form of dementia. However, there were mixed evidences about the association between blood pressure (BP) and risk of VaD in midlife and late life and limited ev...

    Authors: Mingkai Peng, Guanmin Chen, Karen L. Tang, Hude Quan, Eric E. Smith, Peter Faris, Vladimir Hachinski and Norm R. C. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:252

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    Sleep disturbances are widespread among nursing home (NH) patients and associated with numerous negative consequences. Identifying and treating them should therefore be of high clinical priority. No prior stud...

    Authors: Kjersti Marie Blytt, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Bettina Husebo and Elisabeth Flo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:253

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Most research on multidimensional frailty focuses on deficits and risks of adverse outcomes. However, although some frail older people report a low quality of life (QoL), others still report a relatively high ...

    Authors: Anne van der Vorst, G. A. Rixt Zijlstra, Nico De Witte, Ruth G. M. Vogel, Jos M. G. A. Schols and Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:251

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Previous studies have shown that hypertension is a risk factor for cognitive impairment, but whether this association is also present in extremely poor populations in Low Middle Income Countries settings remai...

    Authors: Maria Lazo-Porras, Victor Ortiz-Soriano, Miguel Moscoso-Porras, Fernando M. Runzer-Colmenares, German Málaga and J. Jaime Miranda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:250

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Aging is accompanied by a decline of executive function. Aerobic exercise training induces moderate improvements of cognitive domains (i.e., attention, processing, executive function, memory) in seniors. Most ...

    Authors: Lars Donath, Sebastian Ludyga, Daniel Hammes, Anja Rossmeissl, Nadin Andergassen, Lukas Zahner and Oliver Faude

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:247

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Geriatric syndromes, including frailty, are common in older adults and associated with adverse outcomes. We compared patients described in clinical notes as “frail” to other older adults with respect to geriat...

    Authors: Laura J. Anzaldi, Ashwini Davison, Cynthia M. Boyd, Bruce Leff and Hadi Kharrazi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:248

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Elderly patients with aged physical status and increased underlying disease suffered from more postoperative complication and mortality. We design this retrospective cohort study to investigate the relationshi...

    Authors: Chun-Lin Chu, Hung-Yi Chiou, Wei-Han Chou, Po-Ya Chang, Yi-You Huang and Huei-Ming Yeh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:245

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in China, particularly among older adults. Factors associated with suboptimal vitamin D levels are not well defined. The present study was a population-based study that inclu...

    Authors: Qun Cheng, Yanping Du, Wei Hong, Wenjing Tang, Huilin Li, Minmin Chen and Songbai Zheng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:246

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of dementia is expected to increase rapidly, and institutionalization is a common consequence of the disease. Dependence in activities of daily living (ADL) is a predictor for institutionalizati...

    Authors: Marinda Henskens, Ilse M. Nauta, Erik J. A. Scherder, Frits G. J. Oosterveld and Susan Vrijkotte

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:243

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Antipsychotic medications are not recommended for the management of symptoms of dementia, particularly among persons with no behavioral or psychological symptoms. We examine patterns of antipsychotic medicatio...

    Authors: Sebastian Rios, Christopher M. Perlman, Andrew Costa, George Heckman, John P. Hirdes and Lori Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:244

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Little is known about the general medicines management issues for people with dementia living in the community. This review has three aims: firstly to explore and evaluate the international literature on how p...

    Authors: Lydia Aston, Andrea Hilton, Tiago Moutela, Rachel Shaw and Ian Maidment

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:242

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    The Japanese Orthopedic Association first proposed the concept of “locomotive syndrome” in 2007. It refers to circumstances in which elderly people need nursing care services or are at high risk of requiring s...

    Authors: Manabu Akahane, Shingo Yoshihara, Akie Maeyashiki, Yasuhito Tanaka and Tomoaki Imamura

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:241

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Studies have shown that patients with hip fracture treated in a Comprehensive Geriatric Care (CGC) unit report better results in comparison to orthopaedic care. Furthermore, involving patients in their healthc...

    Authors: Gillian Asplin, Gunnel Carlsson, Lena Zidén and Gunilla Kjellby-Wendt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:240

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  14. Content type: Systematic Review

    Preventable drug-related hospital admissions can be associated with drugs used in diabetes and the benefits of strict diabetes control may not outweigh the risks, especially in older populations. The aim of th...

    Authors: Gisela Schott, Yolanda V Martinez, R. Erandie Ediriweera de Silva, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Anna Vögele, David Reeves, Ilkka Kunnamo, Minna Marttila-Vaara and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):226

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  15. Content type: Systematic Review

    Thiazides are commonly prescribed to older people for the management of hypertension. The objective of this study was to identify the evidence on the risks and benefits of their use among adults aged ≥65 years...

    Authors: Christina Sommerauer, Neha Kaushik, Adrine Woodham, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Yolanda V Martinez, David Reeves, Ilkka Kunnamo, Thekraiat Al Qur‵an, Steffen Hübner and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):228

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  16. Content type: Systematic Review

    Oral anticoagulants are used for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia in older adults. The aim of our study was to identify the evidence on the risks and b...

    Authors: Christina Sommerauer, Lisa Schlender, Mark Krause, Sabine Weißbach, Anja Rieckert, Yolanda V Martinez, David Reeves, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Ilkka Kunnamo and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):223

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:12

  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Multimorbidity and polypharmacy are common in older people. Assessment tools or lists of criteria aimed at supporting prescription decisions for older people exist, but have often been based on expert opinion ...

    Authors: Yolanda V. Martinez, Anna Renom-Guiteras, David Reeves, R. Erandie Ediriweera de Silva, Aneez Esmail, Ilkka Kunnamo, Anja Rieckert, Christina Sommerauer and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):231

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  18. Content type: Systematic Review

    The benefit from a blood pressure lowering therapy with beta blockers may not outweigh its risks, especially in older populations. The aim of this study was to look for evidence on risks and benefits of beta bloc...

    Authors: Anna Vögele, Tim Johansson, Anna Renom-Guiteras, David Reeves, Anja Rieckert, Lisa Schlender, Anne-Lisa Teichmann, Andreas Sönnichsen and Yolanda V Martinez

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):224

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  19. Content type: Systematic Review

    Platelet aggregation inhibitors (PAI) are among the most frequently prescribed drugs in older people, though evidence about risks and benefits of their use in older adults is scarce. The objectives of this sys...

    Authors: Maren Meinshausen, Anja Rieckert, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Moritz Kröger, Christina Sommerauer, Ilkka Kunnamo, Yolanda V. Martinez, Aneez Esmail and Andreas Sönnichsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):225

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  20. Content type: Systematic Review

    Metformin is usually prescribed as first line therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). However, the benefits and risks of metformin may be different for older people. This systematic review examined the ava...

    Authors: Lisa Schlender, Yolanda V. Martinez, Charles Adeniji, David Reeves, Barbara Faller, Christina Sommerauer, Thekraiat Al Qur’an, Adrine Woodham, Ilkka Kunnamo, Andreas Sönnichsen and Anna Renom-Guiteras

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17(Suppl 1):227

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  21. Content type: Research Article

    A recent controversy in vitamin D research is a “U-shaped association”, with elevated disease risks at both high and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH) D) levels.

    Authors: Gotaro Kojima, Steve Iliffe and Marianne Tanabe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:236

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Decreased circulating tryptophan (Trp) levels are frequently observed in elderly patients with neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease. Trp may serve as a potential biomarker for monitoring dis...

    Authors: Yusuke Adachi, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Hidehiro Nakamura, Akira Imaizumi, Maiko Mori, Yoko Kageyama, Yasushi Noguchi, Asuka Seki, Yuki Okabe, Yuko Miyake, Kaori Ono and Shu Kumagai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:239

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