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Iyer Anand - - 2013
Bioprosthetic valves are implanted in elderly patients with good follow up results. The degeneration of these valves is slow and there are multiple aetiologies for that. It is unclear whether renal failure accelerates the degeneration of bioprosthetic valves in patients with normal calcium levels. We present a case with tissue ...
Lança Solange Martiliano - - 2013
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is highly prevalent in the elderly population, triggering major changes in body balance. OBJECTIVE: To compare the results obtained from static posturography in the elderly before and after otoliths repositioning maneuvers and 12 months after treatment onset. Design: longitudinal, descriptive and analytical study. METHOD: Elderly patients ...
Jeong Duck Hyoun - - 2013
The aim of this study is to assess the effects of age on the short-term outcomes of a laparoscopic resection of colorectal cancer in elderly (≥75 years old), as compared with younger (<75 years old), patients. A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer between January ...
Barnes C Lowry - - 2013
This report presents the results of 34 unicompartmental knee replacements in 28 elderly patients. The mean age of patients at the time of index surgery was 78.7 years. All cases were performed by a single surgeon over a 16-month period. In all cases, the EIUS Unicompartmental Knee System (Stryker, Mahwah, ...
Kennedy John W - - 2013
TKA is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the elderly, yet whether age influences postoperative pain, function, and complication rates is not fully understood for this group. This is because the current literature has limited followup, small sample sizes, and no comparator group. We therefore asked if increasing ...
Sakai Yuji - - 2013
Background/Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) can be usefully and safely performed in elderly patients aged 80 years or older. Methodology: The eligible patients with pancreatic and biliary diseases who required EST were divided into two groups depending on their age: under 80 ...
Harrison Timothy - - 2013
We assessed the results of long cemented stems in patients over 65 undergoing a first time revision hip arthroplasty for aseptic loosening. 103 patients were followed up for a minimum of five years after revision surgery; 45% had EndoKlinik C grade preoperative bone loss. At final follow-up 31 patients had ...
Rosencher N - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Patients receiving anticoagulants could be at higher risk of compressive haematoma with neuraxial anaesthesia use. The phase III RECORD programme compared rivaroxaban with enoxaparin for prevention of venous thromboembolism after total hip or knee replacement surgery in more than 12,500 patients. This observational analysis evaluated the risk of neuraxial ...
Kennedy John W - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The outcomes of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in the elderly population are uncertain. With the rapid expansion of this population group, this study aims to determine whether increasing age affects the outcomes of THA by utilising the largest patient cohort and follow-up period within the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS: ...
Stoffel Karl K - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Previous studies comparing unipolar and bipolar hemiarthroplasty for treatment of displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures in elderly patients have often lacked methodological power and yielded conflicting clinical results. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes from each implant in a randomized cohort of elderly patients ...
Shimamura Norihito - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We analyzed consecutive subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) cases in patients over 70 years of age who underwent aneurysm surgery. We report the influence of early ambulation on outcome in advanced-age SAH. METHODS: From 2005 through 2010, seventy-one aneurysmal SAH cases whose Hunt-Hess (HH) grades ranged from 1 to 3 were ...
Akinci Ibrahim O - - 2013
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of treatment modality (surgical clipping vs. endovascular coiling) and lumbar puncture (LP) in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) based on neurologic status on admission and clinical outcome. Patients and methods: One hundred forty-eight consecutive patients with ruptured intracranial ...
Chmielak Zbigniew - - 2013
The profile of subjects undergoing percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV) in developed countries has shifted toward the elderly. In the group of elderly patients long-term results after PMBV, as well prognostic factors that may improve patient selection for this procedure have not been fully elucidated. Aim of the study was ...
Zhou Qh - - 2013
The use of epidural ropivacaine may result in significant haemodynamic fluctuations during combined epidural and general anaesthesia. We designed this study to investigate whether epidural anaesthesia with a goal-directed approach, when combined with general anaesthesia, improved haemodynamic stability in elderly patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. Seventy-five elderly patients undergoing major ...
Isola Vincenzo - - 2013
Ischemic changes in the retinal circulation are an uncommon but severe adverse vascular reaction to intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin(®), Genentech, San Francisco, CA, USA/Roche, Basel, Switzerland) for central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). In the two cases reported here, ischemic changes in the retina vasculature following intravitreal bevacizumab for CRVO were observed ...
Yoshida Aya - - 2013
We retrospectively analyzed clinical results of 107 hands of an elderly idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome group (65 years old and older) and 234 hands of a younger group (under 65 years old) following endoscopic carpal canal release surgery. There were statistical differences in recovery rates for tingling, pain sensation and ...
Muta Tsuyoshi - - 2013
Objective The feasibility and efficacy of high-dose melphalan (HD-MEL) followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-SCT) in elderly patients with multiple myeloma (MM) are discussed. Methods We retrospectively analyzed and compared the results of 25 elderly patients (aged 65-76 years, elderly group) and 63 control patients (aged 51-64 years, ...
Gierlotka Marek - - 2013
Elderly patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) are rarely included in randomized trials due to concomitant diseases. As a result, invasive treatment and aggressive pharmacotherapy are used less frequently in this group. The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of invasive treatment used for elderly patients ...
Chang Chia-Chu - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine whether long-term use of anticoagulants in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) influences renal function. In this retrospective observational study, we reviewed the records of 2023 patients who attended our institution for treatment of CKD between January ...
Kim Ji Eun - - 2013
Low-dose bupivacaine can limit the spinal block level with minimal hemodynamic effects and yield a rapid recovery, but sometimes it may not provide adequate anesthesia for surgery. Dexmedetomidine, a selective α2-adrenoreceptor agonist, was shown to be a potent antinociceptive agent when given intrathecally in animals and humans. The purpose of ...
Hoffmann Martin F - - 2013
Retrospective cohort study of 1430 patients undergoing lumbar spinal fusion from 2002 - 2009. The goal of this study was to compare and evaluate the number of complications requiring reoperation in elderly versus younger patients. rhBMP-2 has been utilized off label for instrumented lumbar posterolateral fusions for many years. Many ...
Hempenius Liesbeth - - 2013
Delirium is a serious and common postoperative complication, especially in frail elderly patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a geriatric liaison intervention in comparison with standard care on the incidence of postoperative delirium in frail elderly cancer patients treated with an elective surgical procedure ...
Liu Xun - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to evaluate modified glomerular filtration rate (GFR) prediction formulae in an elderly Chinese population with chronic kidney disease (CKD). A total of 378 elderly Chinese patients with CKD were enrolled. The GFR was estimated with six modified GFR prediction formulae. The performances of ...
Uçar Demet - - 2013
Osteoarthritis is the most common age-related degenerative joint disease. It affects all the joints containing hyaline cartilage. Knee osteoarthritis is the most cumbersome in terms of prevalence and disability. The aim of this study to evaluate the efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronic acid in patients with knee osteoarthritis with regard to ...
Motohiro Masayuki - - 2013
Background: Aging is an established risk factor for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). However, little information is available on the incidence and clinical outcome of CIN for the elderly patients in Japan. Objectives: We determined the incidence and clinical outcome of CIN in the Japanese elderly patient. Methods: We studied 292 patients ...
Guo Jian-Rong - - 2013
Background: Acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) has been widely used to prevent the massive blood loss during hepatic carcinoma. The influences of ANH on coagulation function are still controversy, especially in elderly patients. The study observed ANH effects on coagulation function and fibrinolysis in elderly patients undergoing the disease. Materials and ...
Sandow Nora - - 2013
Background: Patients with chronic atherosclerotic vessel occlusion and cerebrovascular hemodynamic insufficiency may benefit from extra-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass surgery. Due to demographic changes, an increasing number of elderly patients presents with cerebrovascular hemodynamic insufficiency. So far, little data for EC-IC bypass surgery in elderly patients suffering occlusive cerebrovascular disease are available. ...
Yener A U - - 2013
An 86-year-old male patient with hypertension, Parkinsonism, benign prostatic hyperplasia, cataract and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease had a history of coronary bypass surgery in two veins due to anterior myocardial infarction one year earlier. He presented with pain and feelings of paresthesia below the knee of his left leg, and ...
Sagir Ozlem - - 2013
Postoperative residual blockade, longer duration of action for neuromuscular blockade, and slower recovery were relatively common in elderly patients. We aimed to investigate the safety of train-of-four ratio and clinical tests in the assessment of patient recovery, and to determine the effects of the rocuronium, vecuronium, and cisatracurium on intubation, ...
Cebicci Huseyin - - 2013
Warfarin is widely used. Spontaneous bleeding is one of the complications of warfarin treatment. A 70-year-old man was admitted to the emergency room with right back pain. There was no history of trauma. He was using warfarin following a bypass graft. The patient's vital signs were stable. On physical examination, ...
Trpeski S - - 2013
(Full text is available at http://www.manu.edu.mk/prilozi). Introduction: Mortality occurring as a consequence of hip fracture in older patients is very high. Mortality is highest in the first few months after the injury, and this rate is kept at a high level within the first six months postoperatively. Current guidelines indicate ...
Fabbian Fabio - - 2013
Background. We investigated the relationship between NT-pro-BNP, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), and all-cause mortality rates in a cohort of older people discharged from an internal medicine unit after admission for dyspnoea. Patients and Methods. NT-pro-BNP was evaluated in serum samples of 134 patients aged 80 ± 6 years who presented ...
Takahashi Ryo R Department of Urology, Nippon Medical - - 2013
Objective: With an aging society, elderly patients increasingly require long-term placement of urethral balloon catheters. In this study, we investigated if Memokath(TM) urethral stents, when inserted from the bladder neck to distal to the urethral sphincter in elderly men being treated with urethral balloon catheters, induce incontinence, which would then ...
Atsukawa Masanori M Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusoh Hospital, Inzai, Chiba, - - 2013
Serum vitamin D concentration is reported to show a decrease in older age. Patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in Japan are older on average than those in Western countries. Moreover, the outcome of pegylated-interferon (PEG-IFN)/ ribavirin therapy combined with vitamin D in elderly patients is unclear. This pilot study ...
Hashemi Sayed Jalal SJ Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2013
Cognitive dysfunction after surgery is common in elderly patients. Many factors such as anesthetic drugs can cause complication in this surgery. Lidocaine is one of the drugs commonly used during anesthesia. So, we designed this study to find out cognitive effect of lidocaine in elderly patients undergoing non-cardiac surgeries. In ...
Djedovic Samed S BH Heart Center Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina. - - 2013
The number of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (coronary artery bypass grafting-CABG) older than 70 years is increasing. Cardiac surgeons are investigate applicability of alternative and less invasive methods such as surgery without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The aim of this study was to compare the peri- ...
Yeh Yu-Hang - - 2012
AAD is a relatively uncommon yet catastrophic disease. Though the relationship between AAD and age has been discussed in several previous studies, many facets of the relationship between AAD and the elderly still remain unclear. From a retrospective review of charts from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2010, we ...
Esposito Maria - - 2012
Background: In elderly patients the management of psoriasis is challenging due to contraindications and a higher risk of side effects. Objective: Our retrospective study aimed to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety profile of subcutaneous anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents in elderly psoriatic patients. Methods: The study included 89 patients ...
Lazzeri Chiara - - 2012
AIM: Limited data are available on the safety and outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in elderly patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), as elderly patients are under-represented in randomized trials. METHODS: We therefore aimed at assessing the trends in mortality rates (both at short-term and at 1-year follow ...
de Freitas Edimilson M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: This paper aimed to identify and quantify Candida on head and neck irradiated patients with two comparative elderly populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Saliva was sampled from 29 head and neck irradiated patients (group 1) 34 non-institutionalized elderly patients (group 2) and 29 institutionalized elders (group 3) and matched by ...
Murphy John C - - 2012
Aims: Patients aged ≥80 years are often excluded or under-represented in trials assessing treatment modalities in STEMI. We assessed in-patient outcomes in elderly patients undergoing contemporary primary PCI (PPCI). Methods and results: From Sept 2005 to July 2011 patients undergoing PPCI in our centre were identified. Demographic details, procedural data ...
Killu Ammar M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Octogenarians (>80 years) have been underrepresented in clinical trials of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). OBJECTIVE: To determine the benefit of CRT with or without a defibrillator in older elderly patients. METHODS: We retrospectively studied consecutive patients who received CRT at our institution from 2002 through 2008. New York Heart ...
Spampinato Marcello Giuseppe - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Standard oncologic liver resections performed on elderly patients (≥70 years old) have been shown to be safe and effective. The aim of this study was to analyze operative and oncologic short-term outcomes of totally laparoscopic liver resections (TLLR) performed on elderly patients for malignancies. METHODS: We performed a retrospective statistical ...
Di Silvestre Mario - - 2012
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Posterolateral fusion with pedicle screw instrumentation is currently the most widely accepted technique for degenerative lumbar scoliosis in elderly patients. However, a high incidence of complications has been reported in most series. Dynamic stabilization without fusion in patients older than 60 years has not previously been compared with ...
Gu D-Q - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:The incidence of unruptured intracranial aneurysms is increasing in the elderly population as life expectancy increases, and patients often present with headache. The goal of this study was to determine the effect of endovascular treatment on headache and identify factors associated with headache outcome in elderly patients with ...
Nishikawa Hiroki - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIMS. We aimed to compare clinical outcomes and safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients aged > 75 years (elderly group) versus patients aged < 75 years (control group). PATIENTS AND METHODS. There were 130 patients in the elderly group and 238 in the ...
Martins Aline Stangherlin - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the occurrence of complications, as well as the survival rates, in elderly people having neurological diseases and undergoing enteral nutrition therapy (ENT). METHODS: Patients aged over 60 years, assisted by a home medical service from a healthcare plan in the city of Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, were ...
Turgutalp Kenan - - 2012
The clinical features, outcome and cost burden of community-acquired hypernatremia (CAH) in elderly and very elderly patients are not well known. Our aim was to investigate the etiologies, reasons for admission, clinical courses, outcomes, complications, and cost assessments of the elderly patients with CAH. We conducted a retrospective study in ...
Bootsma A M Jikke AM Department of Urology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2013
To study differences in functional status at admission in acutely hospitalized elderly patients with urinary incontinence, a catheter, or without a catheter or incontinence (controls) and to determine whether incontinence or a catheter are independent risk factors for death, institutionalization, or functional decline. Prospective cohort study conducted between 2006 and ...
Kumada Takashi - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The average age of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients has been rising in Japan. We evaluate characteristics of HCV-positive patients who develop HCC in older age to determine an optimal surveillance strategy. METHODS: A total of 323 patients with 3 or more years of ...
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