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  1. Cardiac resynchronization therapy has been shown to benefit selected patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction. Older patients have been underrepresented in randomized trials. This study was co...

    Authors: Laure Champ-Rigot, Anne-Laure Cornille, Pierre Ollitrault, Arnaud Pellissier, Mathieu Chequel, Damien Legallois and Paul Milliez

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:325

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  2. The length of stay in nursing homes before death in Sweden has significantly decreased, and nearly one-third of people die within 6 weeks of entering a nursing home. Support for the next of kin is one of the c...

    Authors: Helena Rosén, Lina Behm, Birgitta Wallerstedt and Gerd Ahlström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:324

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  3. Very old critical ill patients are a rapid expanding group. To better understand the magnitude of the challenges involved in intensive care practice for an ageing population and discuss a rational allocation o...

    Authors: Paul Abraham, Delphine S. Courvoisier, Cedric Annweiler, Cliff Lenoir, Thomas Millien, Francoise Dalmaz, Hans Flaatten, Rui Moreno, Steffen Christensen, Dylan W. de Lange, Bertrand Guidet, Karim Bendjelid, Bernhard Walder and Bernardo Bollen Pinto

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:322

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  4. Collaborative medication review (CMR) practices for older adults are evolving in many countries. Development has been under way in Finland for over a decade, but no inventory of evolved practices has been cond...

    Authors: A. Kiiski, M. Airaksinen, A. Mäntylä, S. Desselle, A. Kumpusalo-Vauhkonen, T. Järvensivu and M. Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:321

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  5. The lack of adequate and detailed epidemiological data of Parkinson’s disease (PD), especially in Asia, is a barrier to future disease burdens and the prospect of effective public health plans. This study aime...

    Authors: Joo-Hyun Park, Do-Hoon Kim, Do-Young Kwon, Moonyoung Choi, Shinhye Kim, Jin-Hyung Jung, Kyungdo Han and Yong-Gyu Park

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:320

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  6. Research on the health and wellbeing of retirees has tended to focus on financial security and financial planning. However, we suggest that one reason why financial security is important for retirees is that i...

    Authors: Tegan Cruwys, Catherine Haslam, Niklas K. Steffens, S. Alexander Haslam, Polly Fong and Ben C. P. Lam

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:319

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  7. Operational definitions of sarcopenia, i.e. loss of muscle function and mass, have been proposed by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) and the Foundation for the National Institu...

    Authors: Sigvard Sobestiansky, Karl Michaelsson and Tommy Cederholm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:318

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  8. Recent studies indicate inadequate nutritional care practices in healthcare institutions and identify several barriers to perform individualized nutritional care to older persons. Organisation of care can beco...

    Authors: Christine Hillestad Hestevik, Marianne Molin, Jonas Debesay, Astrid Bergland and Asta Bye

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:317

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  9. Living with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), the coexistence of two or more chronic conditions, is becoming more prevalent as the population ages. Primary care and home care providers play key roles in carin...

    Authors: Jenny Ploeg, Marie-Lee Yous, Kimberly Fraser, Sinéad Dufour, Lisa Garland Baird, Sharon Kaasalainen, Carrie McAiney and Maureen Markle-Reid

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:316

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  10. Research on mortality and comorbidity associated with pelvic fractures in older patients is scarce. We aimed to determine the short- and long-term mortality rates of older patients with a pelvic ring fracture ...

    Authors: Aleksi Reito, Mari Kuoppala, Hanna Pajulammi, Lasse Hokkinen, Kati Kyrölä and Juha Paloneva

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:315

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  11. Global societal changes, such as increasing longevity and a shortage of family caregivers, have given rise to a popular worldwide trend of employing live-in migrant care workers (MCWs) to provide homecare for ...

    Authors: Ken H. M. HO, Vico C. L. CHIANG, Doris LEUNG and Daphne S. K. CHEUNG

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:314

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  12. Anxiety symptoms are pervasive among elderly populations around the world. The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (the GAI) has been developed and widely used in screening those suffering from severe symptoms. Althou...

    Authors: Zhongquan Li, Xia Zhao, Ang Sheng and Li Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:313

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  13. Identification and prevention of mobility limitations in older adults is important to reduce adverse health outcomes. The Life-Space Assessment (LSA) provides a single measure of mobility including environment...

    Authors: Mette Merete Pedersen, Pia Kjær-Sørensen, Julie Midtgaard, Cynthia J. Brown and Ann Christine Bodilsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:312

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  14. African American caregivers of community-residing persons with dementia are mostly unpaid and have high rates of unmet basic and health needs. The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) mandates improved coor...

    Authors: Emily M. Abramsohn, Jessica Jerome, Kelsey Paradise, Tia Kostas, Wesley Alexandra Spacht and Stacy Tessler Lindau

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:311

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  15. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) is an indicator of whether a community-dwelling elderly can live independently. IADL decline was reported to be associated with aging and depression. The present ...

    Authors: Eri Kiyoshige, Mai Kabayama, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yukie Masui, Hiroki Inagaki, Madoka Ogawa, Takeshi Nakagawa, Saori Yasumoto, Hiroshi Akasaka, Ken Sugimoto, Kazunori Ikebe, Yasumichi Arai, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Hiromi Rakugi and Kei Kamide

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:309

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  16. Death anxiety is a common phenomenon in all societies. Older adults may be more prone to death anxiety than their younger counterparts; however, death anxiety among older adults is not well understood. This st...

    Authors: Jiaxi Zhang, Jiaxi Peng, Pan Gao, He Huang, Yunfei Cao, Lulu Zheng and Danmin Miao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:308

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  17. Elder abuse is a serious violation of human rights and a worldwide issue. Upon hospital admission, elderly patients become vulnerable and susceptible to abuse. Understanding the issues perceived as abuse by th...

    Authors: Zeinab Naderi, Sakineh Gholamzadeh, Ladan Zarshenas and Abbas Ebadi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:307

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  18. Frail older adults are commonly prescribed antidepressants. Yet, there is little evidence to determine the efficacy and safety of antidepressants to treat depression with concomitant frailty. To better underst...

    Authors: Laurie Mallery, Tanya MacLeod, Michael Allen, Pamela McLean-Veysey, Natasha Rodney-Cail, Evan Bezanson, Brian Steeves, Constance LeBlanc and Paige Moorhouse

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:306

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  19. Our objective was to characterize the relationship of anemia and hemoglobin concentrations with cross-sectional cognitive functions and changes in cognitive functions over 2 years in a large sample of Chinese ...

    Authors: Tingting Qin, Mingming Yan, Zhen Fu, Yating Song, Wanrong Lu, A’dan Fu and Ping Yin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:305

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  20. In the absence of vaccine or cure, public knowledge about Human Immune Virus (HIV) is a central tool for curbing HIV epidemic. This study sought to assess the knowledge of HIV among older adults (50 years and ...

    Authors: Reindolf Anokye, Enoch Acheampong, Amy Budu-Ainooson, Edmund Isaac Obeng, Emmanuel Tetteh, Yvonne Sabby Acheampong and Curtis Edward Nettey-Marbell

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:304

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  21. Fall injuries and related healthcare use among older adults are increasing in the United States. This study examined chronic illnesses, sensory and memory problems, and injury characteristics that were associa...

    Authors: Namkee G. Choi, Bryan Y. Choi, Diana M. DiNitto, C. Nathan Marti and Mark E. Kunik

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:303

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  22. While the associations between personality traits and self-reported physical activity are well replicated, few studies have examined the associations between personality and device-based measures of both physi...

    Authors: Iva Čukić, Catharine R. Gale, Sebastien F. M. Chastin, Philippa M. Dall, Manon L. Dontje, Dawn A. Skelton and Ian J. Deary

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:302

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  23. Proximal femoral fractures are strongly associated with morbidity and mortality in elderly patients. Mortality is highest among frail institutionalized elderly with both physical and cognitive comorbidities wh...

    Authors: Pieter Joosse, Sverre A. I. Loggers, C. L. P. (Marc) Van de Ree, Romke Van Balen, Jeroen Steens, Rutger G. Zuurmond, Taco Gosens, Sven H. Van Helden, Suzanne Polinder, Hanna C. Willems and Esther M. M. Van Lieshout

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:301

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  24. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs), modifications of proteins or amino acids, are increasingly produced and accumulated with age-related diseases. Recent studies suggested that the ratio of AGEs and their ...

    Authors: Helen Ebert, Maria Elena Lacruz, Alexander Kluttig, Andreas Simm, Karin Halina Greiser, Daniel Tiller, Nadja Kartschmit and Rafael Mikolajczyk

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:299

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  25. Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures represent a major health burden worldwide, and the prevalence of osteoporosis is expected to increase as the world’s population ages. Suffering from vertebral fracture has ...

    Authors: Brita Stanghelle, Hege Bentzen, Lora Giangregorio, Are Hugo Pripp and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:298

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  26. The extension of the life span has led to an increase in the number of older people and an increase in the prevalence of disability in people over 60 years of age. The aim of this study was to assess the preva...

    Authors: Agnieszka Ćwirlej-Sozańska, Agnieszka Wiśniowska-Szurlej, Anna Wilmowska-Pietruszyńska and Bernard Sozański

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:297

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  27. FRAIL-NH has been commonly used to assess frailty in nursing home residents and validated in many ethnic populations; however, it has not been validated in mainland China, where such an assessment tool is lack...

    Authors: Feng Ge, Weiwei Liu, Minhui Liu, Siyuan Tang, Yongjin Lu and Tianxue Hou

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:296

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  28. People with dementia describe experiences of loss that threaten their autonomy and ability to contribute to society. They often have difficulties with orientation, loss of roll function, and fear about the fut...

    Authors: Guro Hanevold Bjørkløf, Anne-Sofie Helvik, Tanja Louise Ibsen, Elisabeth Wiken Telenius, Ellen Karine Grov and Siren Eriksen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:295

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  29. Subjective memory complaint (SMCs) is a common trait amongst older population. The subjective cognition about their memory could depend on objective cognition. The aim of the current study was to examine the i...

    Authors: Soowon Park, Ji-Hye Lee, Jiyeon Lee, Youngsung Cho, Hyun Gyu Park, Yongjoon Yoo, Jung-Hae Youn, Seung-Ho Ryu, Jae Yeon Hwang, Jeongsim Kim and Jun-Young Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:294

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  30. The Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA) program has implemented overlapping BioPsychoSocial (BPS) components as part of a Community Development (CD) grassroots and volunteer-led initiative. Implementation ...

    Authors: Su Aw, Gerald C. H. Koh, Chuen Seng Tan, Mee Lian Wong, Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef, Susana Concordo Harding, Mary Ann B. Geronimo and Zoe J. L. Hildon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:263

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  31. Fall-related efficacy has been found to be associated with both falls and fall risk factors such as physical performance. The aim of the present study was to clarify whether fall-related efficacy is, independe...

    Authors: Naoto Kamide, Yoshitaka Shiba, Miki Sakamoto, Haruhiko Sato and Akie Kawamura

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:293

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  32. Person-centered care is widely recognized as a gold standard and is based on a supportive psychosocial climate for both residents and staff in nursing homes. Residents and staff may have different perspectives...

    Authors: Yunxia Yang, Hui Li, Lily Dongxia XIAO, Wenhui Zhang, Menghan Xia and Hui Feng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:292

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  33. Although the interest of antibiotics is well known, antibiotics prescription is associated with side effect, especially in patients with multiples comorbidities. One way to reduce the incidence of side effects...

    Authors: Anthony Dylis, Anne Sophie Boureau, Audrey Coutant, Eric Batard, François Javaudin, Gilles Berrut, Laure de Decker and Guillaume Chapelet

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:291

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  34. We investigated the association of anti-osteoporosis medication with mortality risk in older adults with hip fractures and evaluated the influence of medication adherence on mortality.

    Authors: Shan-Fu Yu, Jur-Shan Cheng, Ying-Chou Chen, Jia-Feng Chen, Chung-Yuan Hsu, Han-Ming Lai, Chi-Hua Ko, Wen-Chan Chiu, Yu-Jih Su and Tien-Tsai Cheng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:290

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  35. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common clinical syndrome with significant negative outcomes. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a delirium screening tool and multidisciplinary de...

    Authors: Jung-Yeon Choi, Kwang-il Kim, Min-gu Kang, Young-Kyun Lee, Kyung-Hoi Koo, Joo Han Oh, Young Ho Park, Jeewon Suh, Nak-Hyun Kim, Hyun-Jung Yoo, Jahyun Koo, Hyun Mi Moon, Eun Hui Kim, Kayoung Park and Cheol-Ho Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:289

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  36. As the population ages, older hospitalized patients are at increased risk for hospital-acquired morbidity. The Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders (MOVE) program is an evidence-informed early mobilization interv...

    Authors: Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Charmalee Harris, Jemila S. Hamid, Joycelyne E. Ewusie, Jacquelyn Quirk, Karen Osiowy, Julia E. Moore, Sobia Khan, Barbara Liu and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:288

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  37. Over two-thirds of older Australians use different types/levels of aged care at some point in later life. Our aims were to estimate transitional probabilities and to identify risk factors influencing the movem...

    Authors: Md. Mijanur Rahman, Jimmy T. Efird and Julie E. Byles

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:286

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  38. Unplanned readmission is an important healthcare quality issue. We studied the effect of a comprehensive geriatric screen (CGS) in the early admission course followed by a comprehensive geriatric assessment on...

    Authors: Kun-Pei Lin, Jen-Hau Chen, Feng-Ping Lu, Chiung-Jung Wen and Ding-Cheng (Derrick) Chan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:285

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  39. For nursing home (NH) residents with swallowing or chewing problems, appealing texture-modified-diets (TMD) need to be available in order to support adequate nutrition. The aim of this study was to describe th...

    Authors: Carina Burger, Eva Kiesswetter, Rowena Alber, Ulrike Pfannes, Ulrike Arens-Azevedo and Dorothee Volkert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:284

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  40. Longevity and frailty have significant implications for healthcare delivery. They increase demands for healthcare service and surge risk of hospitalization. Despite gaining global attention, determinants of fr...

    Authors: Uday Narayan Yadav, Man Kumar Tamang, Tarka Bahadur Thapa, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Mark Fort Harris and Krishna Kumar Yadav

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:283

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  41. ‘Screening tool of older people’s prescriptions (STOPP) and screening tool to alert to right treatment (START)’ criteria is a useful tool to assess the appropriateness of medicines among older adults. However,...

    Authors: N. R. Samaranayake, A. Balasuriya, G. H. Fernando, D. Samaraweera, L. G. T. Shanika, J. K. P. Wanigasuriya, C. N. Wijekoon and C. A. Wanigatunge

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:282

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  42. Given the theoretical and methodological limitations, there is insufficient knowledge about the psychometric properties and internal structure of quality of life (QOL) measurements for patients with dementia l...

    Authors: Eun-Young Park, Seon-Min Park and Jung-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:281

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  43. Setting meaningful, individualized rehabilitation goals is an essential part of the rehabilitation process. Even though patients with dementia are a drastically increasing patient group in geriatric rehabilita...

    Authors: Ilona Dutzi, Michael Schwenk, Marietta Kirchner, Jürgen M. Bauer and Klaus Hauer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:280

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  44. Developing countries are experiencing rapid population ageing. Many do not have the resources or formal structures available to support the health and wellbeing of people as they age. In other contexts, the us...

    Authors: Leon N. Geffen, Gabrielle Kelly, John N. Morris and Elizabeth P. Howard

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:279

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  45. Falls and fall-related injuries exacerbate the health problems of older adults, and they are a public health concern. Despite an abundance of research, the implementation of evidence-based fall prevention prog...

    Authors: Hilde Worum, Daniela Lillekroken, Birgitte Ahlsen, Kirsti Skavberg Roaldsen and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:278

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  46. Studies suggest that anticholinergic medication or benzodiazepine use could increase dementia risk. We tested this hypothesis using data from a UK cohort study.

    Authors: Carlota M. Grossi, Kathryn Richardson, Chris Fox, Ian Maidment, Nicholas Steel, Yoon K. Loke, Antony Arthur, Phyo Kyaw Myint, Noll Campbell, Malaz Boustani, Louise Robinson, Carol Brayne, Fiona E. Matthews and George M. Savva

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:276

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