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  1. Improved usual gait speed predicts substantial reduction in mortality. A better understanding of the modifiable factors that are independently associated with improved gait speed would ensure that intervention...

    Authors: Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Jennifer C Davis, Lindsay S Nagamatsu, Chun Liang Hsu, Lindsay A Katarynych and Karim M Khan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:25
  2. Counselling of family members is an established procedure in the support of dementia patients' relatives. In absence of widespread specialised dementia care services in most countries, however, counselling ser...

    Authors: Maria Grossfeld-Schmitz, Carolin Donath, Rolf Holle, Joerg Lauterberg, Stephan Ruckdaeschel, Hilmar Mehlig, Peter Marx, Sonja Wunder and Elmar Gräßel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:24
  3. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the 13C-phenylalanine breath test could be useful for the evaluation of hepatic function in elderly volunteers and patients with chronic hepatitis B and live...

    Authors: Gan-sheng Zhang, Zhi-jun Bao, Jian Zou, Shu-ming Yin, Yi-qin Huang, Hai Huang and De-kai Qiu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:23
  4. A better understanding of potentially modifiable predictors of in-hospital mortality and re-admission to the hospital following discharge may help to improve management of community-acquired pneumonia in older...

    Authors: Binod Neupane, Stephen D Walter, Paul Krueger, Tom Marrie and Mark Loeb
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:22
  5. The global prevalence of diabetes among adults will be 6.4% in 2010 and will increase to 7.7% by 2030. Diabetes doubles the odds of depression, and 9% of patients with diabetes are affected by depressive disor...

    Authors: Frank Petrak, Martin Hautzinger, Kristin Plack, Kai Kronfeld, Christian Ruckes, Stephan Herpertz and Matthias J Müller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:21
  6. It is evident that physical activity has many benefits, but it often remains unclear which types of activity are optimal for health and functioning in old age. The aim of this methodological study was to propo...

    Authors: Lisanne M Verweij, Natasja M van Schoor, Joost Dekker and Marjolein Visser
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:20
  7. Self-rated health (SRH) measures with different wording and reference points are often used as equivalent health indicators in public health surveys estimating health outcomes such as healthy life expectancies...

    Authors: Kerry A Sargent-Cox, Kaarin J Anstey and Mary A Luszcz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:18
  8. Data on the prevalence of valvular heart disease in very old individuals are scarce and based mostly on in-hospital series. In addition, the potential detrimental effect of valvular heart disease on the activi...

    Authors: Thomas van Bemmel, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Gerard J Blauw, Rudi G Westendorp and Eduard R Holman
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:17
  9. Cognition is a multidimensional construct and to our knowledge, no previous studies have examined the independent contribution of specific domains of cognition to health related quality of life. To determine w...

    Authors: Jennifer C Davis, Carlo A Marra, Mehdi Najafzadeh and Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:16
  10. Geriatric patients are typically underrepresented in studies on the functional outcome of rehabilitation after stroke. Moreover, most geriatric stroke patients do probably not participate in intensive rehabili...

    Authors: Monica Spruit-van Eijk, Bianca I Buijck, Sytse U Zuidema, Frans LM Voncken, Alexander CH Geurts and Raymond TCM Koopmans
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:15
  11. The benefit of Ginkgo biloba has been discussed controversially. The aim of this review was to assess the effects of Ginkgo biloba in Alzheimer's disease as well as vascular and mixed dementia covering a varie...

    Authors: Stefan Weinmann, Stephanie Roll, Christoph Schwarzbach, Christoph Vauth and Stefan N Willich
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:14
  12. Early onset dementia has serious consequences for patients and their family members. Although there has been growing attention for this patient group, health care services are still mainly targeted at the elde...

    Authors: Deliane van Vliet, Christian Bakker, Raymond TCM Koopmans, Myrra JFJ Vernooij-Dassen, Frans RJ Verhey and Marjolein E de Vugt
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:13
  13. Hip fractures are expensive and a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. In most studies hip fractures have been viewed as a unitary fracture but recently the two main types of fracture (int...

    Authors: David A Tanner, Marita Kloseck, Richard G Crilly, Bert Chesworth and Jason Gilliland
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:12

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