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  1. Emerging evidence suggests that alterations in BCAA metabolism may contribute to the pathogenesis of sarcopenia. However, the relationship between branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and sarcopenia is incomplet...

    Authors: HuiMin Liu, Qiang Zhang, QianMeng Hao, QingSheng Li, LingFei Yang, Xuan Yang, KaiXin Wang, JunFang Teng, Zhe Gong and YanJie Jia
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:541
  2. Perioperative myocardial injury/infarction (PMI) following noncardiac surgery is a frequent cardiac complication. This study aims to evaluate PMI risk and explore preoperative assessment tools of PMI in patien...

    Authors: Shaozhi Xi, Bin Wang, Yanhui Su, Yan Lu and Linggen Gao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:540
  3. Increase in functional disability in aging societies is an international medical and public health issue. Masticatory function may be a potential risk factor for functional disability, but the role of frailty ...

    Authors: Hiroko Furuhashi, Takanori Honda, Yoshihiko Furuta, Shoko Tomooka, Takahiro Tajimi, Yasumi Kimura, Daigo Yoshida and Toshiharu Ninomiya
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:538
  4. As older people have complex medical needs and still encounter challenges in accessing online health information, the relationship between Internet use and the choice of medical institution made by them is unc...

    Authors: Liuying Wang, Zirong Cheng, Li Ye, Lijuan Rong, Ching-Wen Chien and Tao-Hsin Tung
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:537
  5. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common complication among elderly patients after surgery. The Naples Prognostic Score (NPS), a novel prognostic marker based on immune-inflammatory and nutritional status, was...

    Authors: Chenhao Song, Dongdong Yu, Yi Li, Meinv Liu, Huanhuan Zhang, Jinhua He and Jianli Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:535
  6. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in older patients is associated with substantial in-hospital morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to develop and validate a simplified risk score for predicting 30-d...

    Authors: Zaiyao Xue, Hebin Che, Deyou Xie, Jiefeng Ren and Quanjin Si
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:534
  7. To our knowledge, only one study has examined the association between glucose variability (GV) and mortality in the elderly population with diabetes. GV was assessed by HbA1c, and a J-shaped curve was observed...

    Authors: Miguel A. Salinero-Fort, F. Javier San Andrés-Rebollo, Juan Cárdenas-Valladolid, José Mostaza, Carlos Lahoz, Fernando Rodriguez-Artalejo, Paloma Gómez-Campelo, Pilar Vich-Pérez, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, José M. de-Miguel-Yanes, Javier Maroto-Rodriguez, Belén Taulero-Escalera and Víctor Iriarte Campo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:533
  8. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique possibility to broaden the understanding of people’s reactions to a global crisis. Early on, it became evident that older adults were particularly vulnerable to the...

    Authors: Johanna Gustavsson and Linda Beckman
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:532
  9. Mild cognitive impairment has received widespread attention as a high-risk population for Alzheimer’s disease, and many studies have developed or validated predictive models to assess it. However, the performa...

    Authors: Xiaotong Wang, Shi Zhou, Niansi Ye, Yucan Li, Pengjun Zhou, Gao Chen and Hui Hu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:531
  10. There is a need for healthcare providers to develop life-story review interventions to enhance the mental well-being and quality of life of older adults. The primary aim of this study is to examine the effects...

    Authors: Bushra Rashid Al-Ghafri, Hamed Al-Sinawi, Ahmed Mohammed Al-Harrasi, Yaqoub Al-Saidi, Abdulaziz Al-Mahrezi, Zahir Badar Al-Ghusaini, Khalfan Bakhit Rashid Al-Zeedy and Moon Fai Chan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:530
  11. Physical disability is an important cause of affecting the quality of life in the elderly. The association between standing height and physical disability is less studied.

    Authors: Shihong Wang, Zihua Yang, Xiwei Tan, Fengxia Lai, Ling Luo and Yuanlin Ding
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:529
  12. A range of strategies are available that can improve the outcomes of older persons particularly in relation to basic activities of daily living during and after an acute care (AC) episode. This paper outlines ...

    Authors: Melinda G. Martin-Khan, Leonard C. Gray, Caroline Brand, Olivia Wright, Nancy A. Pachana, Gerard J. Byrne, Mark D. Chatfield, Richard Jones, John Morris, Catherine Travers, Joanne Tropea and Beibei Xiong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:527
  13. Accelerometer-derived physical activity (PA) from cardiac devices are available via remote monitoring platforms yet rarely reviewed in clinical practice. We aimed to investigate the association between PA and ...

    Authors: J.K. Taylor, N. Peek, A.S. Greenstein, C. Sammut-Powell, G.P. Martin and F.Z. Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:526
  14. Healthy eating is one of the most important nonpharmacologic treatments for patients with atherosclerosis(AS). However, it is unclear how elderly AS patients in western China perceive their dietary status and ...

    Authors: Jiamengying Chen, Xiaojie Li, Yun Wang, Chunling Zhang, Li Yang, Lvheng Zhao, Qingqing Zhu, Li Wang and Yixia Zhou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:525
  15. Most people want to remain at home as they age. Ageing in place – remaining at home and connected to the community – is a national and international policy priority; however, to better understand how policy mi...

    Authors: Kate Gibson, Katie Brittain, Emma McLellan, Andrew Kingston, Heather Wilkinson and Louise Robinson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:524
  16. Smoking is a risk factor for sarcopenia. Nevertheless, few studies analyzed the independent effects of various smoking dimensions (duration, intensity, cumulative dose) on sarcopenia risk. This is a cross-sect...

    Authors: Junfen Lin, Meiyu Hu, Xue Gu, Tao Zhang, Haiyan Ma and Fudong Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:523
  17. The impact of social frailty on older adults is profound including mortality risk, functional decline, falls, and disability. However, effective strategies that respond to the needs of socially frail older adu...

    Authors: Monika Kastner, Isabella Herrington, Julie Makarski, Krystle Amog, Tejia Bain, Vianca Evangelista, Leigh Hayden, Alexa Gruber, Justin Sutherland, Amy Sirkin, Laure Perrier, Ian D. Graham, Michelle Greiver, Joan Honsberger, Mary Hynes, Charlie Macfarlane…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:521
  18. Dementia is a major global public health challenge, and with the growing elderly population, its prevalence is expected to increase in the coming years. In Sweden, municipalities are responsible for providing ...

    Authors: Catharina Carlqvist, Mirjam Ekstedt and Elin C. Lehnbom
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:520
  19. The majority of persons with dementia in Sweden reside in their own homes with support from family members. Approximately, 12% of persons with dementia have immigrant background. Within the next 20 years, the ...

    Authors: Zarina Nahar Kabir, Marie Tyrrell, Hanne Konradsen, Åsa Craftman, Nitin Joshi, Manoj Kumar Gupta, Suresh Sharma and Pankaj Bhardwaj
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:519
  20. Reviews of depression interventions in nursing home residents resulted in positive findings. However, because of the heterogeneity of the studies, it remains unclear what works for whom. Considering moderator ...

    Authors: Ine J. N. Declercq, Ruslan Leontjevas, Peter Verboon, Patricia De Vriendt, Debby L. Gerritsen and Susan van Hooren
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:518
  21. In the hospital setting, frailty is a significant risk factor, but difficult to measure in clinical practice. We propose a reweighting of an existing diagnoses-based frailty score using routine data from a ter...

    Authors: Klaus Kaier, Adrian Heidenreich, Markus Jäckel, Vera Oettinger, Alexander Maier, Ingo Hilgendorf, Philipp Breitbart, Tau Hartikainen, Till Keller, Dirk Westermann and Constantin von zur Mühlen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:517
  22. Pedometer-based walking programs hold promise as a health promotion strategy for stroke prevention in community-dwelling older adults, particularly when targeted at physical activity-related modifiable risk fa...

    Authors: Sam Chidi Ibeneme, Juliet Mah, Chidimma Omeje, Gerhard Fortwengel, Akachukwu Omumuagwula Nwosu, Frank Onyemaechi Irem, Georgian Chiaka Ibeneme, Hellen Myezwa and Martins Nweke
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:516
  23. Pharmaceutical interventions play a key role in the care of older people experiencing polypharmacy. Despite the rapid increase in the aging population in Asia, there is a lack of evidence regarding the effecti...

    Authors: In-Ja Kim, Gina Ryu, Sandy Jeong Rhie and Hwa-Jung Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:513
  24. Enhancing preparedness of family caregivers and support for caregiving is essential for the mutual benefit of both caregivers and the well-being of those under their care. This study aimed to translate and eva...

    Authors: Arash Kian, Hamid Sharif-Nia and Sima Hejazi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:512
  25. The primary objective of this research was to use qualitative methods to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and confidence of caregivers in their ability to provide oral hygiene assistance to residents. The seco...

    Authors: Joseph Dumbuya, Rochisha S. Marwaha, Pankil K. Shah and Suman Challa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:511
  26. Myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS) is a common and serious complication in older patients. This study investigates the impact of neuromuscular block on the MINS incidence and other cardiovascul...

    Authors: Yi An, Tianlong Wang, Lixia Li, Zhongjia Li, Chuanyu Liang, Pei Wang, Xuefei Jia, Hongyi Song and Lei Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:509
  27. The global population is ageing rapidly and it is important to promote healthy ageing. The Healthy Ageing Index (HAI) is a comprehensive measure of health, but there is limited research on its association with...

    Authors: Nazira Binte Muhammad Fauzi, Xiangyuan Huang, Ling Jie Cheng, Nan Luo and Saima Hilal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:508
  28. Population aging is forcing the transformation of health care. Long-term care in the home is complex and involves complex communication with primary care services. In this scenario, the expansion of digital he...

    Authors: Ísis de Siqueira Silva, Aguinaldo José de Araújo, Rayssa Horácio Lopes, Cícera Renata Diniz Vieira Silva, Pedro Bezerra Xavier, Renan Cabral de Figueirêdo, Ewerton William Gomes Brito, Luís Velez Lapão, Cláudia Santos Martiniano, Vilani Medeiros de Araújo Nunes and Severina Alice da Costa Uchôa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:507
  29. This study was conducted in Urumqi, Xinjiang, to assess the prevalence of sarcopenia and to determine the relationship between physical activity, nutritional status, and sarcopenia among community-dwelling pat...

    Authors: Chun-hui Ji, Xiao-qin Huang, Yue Li, Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Zhao-hui Luo and Zheng-hui Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:506
  30. Depression is a prevalent issue among older adults, affecting their quality of life and overall well-being. Exercise is an effective means of relieving depressive symptoms in older adults, but the optimal dose...

    Authors: Lili Tang, Lin Zhang, Yanbo Liu, Yan Li, Lijuan Yang, Mingxuan Zou, Huiran Yang, Lingyu Zhu, Ruihong Du, Ye Shen, Haoyu Li, Yong Yang and Zhijun Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:505
  31. People living with, or caring for someone with, rare forms of dementia can encounter issues while obtaining a diagnosis and trying to access appropriate support. This can affect their wellbeing, quality of lif...

    Authors: Samuel Rossi-Harries, Charles R. Harrison, Paul M. Camic, Mary Pat Sullivan, Adetola Grillo, Sebastian James Crutch and Emma Harding
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:504
  32. Life’s Essential 8 (LE8), the recently updated construct for quantifying cardiovascular health, is related to the risks of cardiovascular events. The present study aimed to evaluate associations of LE8 score w...

    Authors: Yanli Zhang, Dandan Liu, Xueli Cai, Aoming Jin, Lerong Mei, Jing Jing, Suying Wang, Xia Meng, Shan Li, Mengxing Wang, Hongyi Yan, Tiemin Wei, Yongjun Wang and Yuesong Pan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:503
  33. Sedentary behavior (SB) is deeply ingrained in the daily lives of community-dwelling older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, the specific underlying mechanisms of the determinants associate...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zhang, Dan Yang, Jiayin Luo, Meiqi Meng, Sihan Chen, Xuejing Li, Yiyi Yin, Yufang Hao and Chao Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:502
  34. Core biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), such as Aβ42 and tau, have demonstrated high prognostic accuracy but do not fully capture the complex pathophysiology of AD. In this study, our objective was to id...

    Authors: Bingdong Xu, Yitong Ling, Leiyuan Liu, Yujun Liu, Yingze Lin, Jun Lyu and Yusheng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:501
  35. The Life-Space Assessment (LSA) is an instrument that measures mobility in older adults as they reach different areas, defined as life-spaces extending from home to beyond towns or regions. The purpose of the ...

    Authors: Durgesh Prasad Sahoo, Soumya Swaroop Sahoo, Santosh Kumar Nirala, Rama Shankar Rath, Neeraj Agarwal, Meely Panda, Rakesh Kakkar, Sanjay Pandey, C M Singh, Hari Shanker Joshi and Bhola Nath
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:500
  36. Mental health is a matter of quality of life among older adults. This study aimed to explore the association between the socioeconomic status (SES) perception and mental health of older adults using data from ...

    Authors: Xiaoxing Ran, Xiaodong Zhang, Wenyi Gong and Gong Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:499
  37. More than one in two older people wake up several times a night to urinate. Far from being a minor inconvenience, nocturia is associated with poor health outcomes. Given the importance of sleep as a foundation...

    Authors: Yulia Komleva, Maik Gollasch and Maximilian König
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:498
  38. Advancements in medical facilities have led to an increase in global life expectancy, emphasizing the need to address age-related health issues. Sarcopenia, characterized by muscle mass loss, poses significant...

    Authors: Shafaq Altaf, Kazem Malmir, Syed Mohsen Mir, Gholam Reza Olyaei, Anam Aftab and Tausif Ahmed Rajput
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:497
  39. Social alienation refers to the state of feeling isolated, helpless, and unsatisfied due to maintaining distance from others or avoiding social interaction and activities. This phenomenon is caused by a lack o...

    Authors: Guannan Wang, Jing Dong, Na Zhu and Yiping Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:495

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