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Liu Hung-Chang - - 2013
Objective: There are still controversies about the surgical benefits for elderly lung cancer.The aims of this study were to assess impacts of aging for non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC) following pulmonary resection.Methods: A retrospective study was undertaken for patients operated at a curative intent from January 1998 to October 2008. Patients ...
Blandino Alessandro - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We prospectively compared the efficacy, safety, and quality of life (QoL) impact of catheter ablation versus antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD) in elderly patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Four hundred and twelve consecutive patients, aged ≥ 70 years, underwent ablation (Group A, 153 patients) or AAD (Group ...
Yang Zuli - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the clinicopathological characteristics and outcomes of Chinese colorectal cancer (CRC) patients aged 75 years and older undergoing potentially curative surgery. METHODS: A total of 2,482 CRC patients at TNM stage I-III undergoing surgical treatment between 1995 and 2005 were evaluated, and patients ...
Pinelli L A P - - 2013
This study compared the effectiveness of Ricinus communis (RC) with Nystatin (NYS) and Miconazole (MIC) in the treatment of institutionalised elderly with denture stomatitis (DS). They (n = 30) were randomly distributed into three groups: MIC, NYS or RC. Clinical and mycological evaluations were performed prior to the use of the antifungal ...
Bringhen Sara - - 2013
Thalidomide and bortezomib are extensively used to treat elderly myeloma patients. In these patients, treatment-related side effects are frequent and full-drug doses difficult to tolerate. We retrospectively analyzed data from 1435 elderly patients enrolled in 4 European phase III trials including thalidomide and/or bortezomib. After a median follow-up of 33 ...
Barbone Alessandro - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The Synergy(®) system, a miniature partial circulatory support device, is implanted with an off-pump, minimally invasive surgical approach. In our experience, implantation of this system is associated with fewer perioperative adverse events than current full support devices. This approach therefore offers the possibility of treating elderly chronic heart-failure patients ...
Hoebers Loes P - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To investigate procedural success rates and long-term clinical outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions (CTO) in elderly patients BACKGROUND: Little is known about procedural success and long-term clinical outcome of PCI for CTO in the elderly. METHODS: A total of 1791 consecutive patients with 1852 ...
Kendler M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: As the number of elderly patients diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) increases, the number of patients receiving dermatologic surgery also increases. Multimorbidity in this patient group is common. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the aesthetic and functional outcomes and complications of forehead flap (FHF) ...
Anegawa Go - - 2013
PURPOSE: Perforated diverticulitis (PD) remains a serious acute abdominal condition. The aim of this study was to evaluate indications for emergency surgery in patients ≥80 years of age with PD. METHOD: Twenty patients ≥80 years of age and 28 younger patients who underwent emergency surgery for PD from January 2002 to December ...
Curiel-Balsera Emilio - - 2013
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to analyze postoperative complications, mortality, and related factors of elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: An observational, retrospective, and multicenter study of cardiac surgery patients, obtained from the ARIAM registry, was performed between 2008 and 2011. Clinical-surgical data, postoperative complications, and mortality were ...
Charpentier Cloé - - 2013
Data on the natural history of elderly-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are scarce. METHODS: In a French population-based cohort we identified 841 IBD patients >60 years of age at diagnosis from 1988 to 2006, including 367 Crohn's disease (CD) and 472 ulcerative colitis (UC). RESULTS: Median age at diagnosis was ...
Jørgensen C C - - 2013
BACKGROUND: /st>Patient age and comorbidity have been found to increase the length of hospital stay (LOS), readmissions, and mortality after surgery, including in elective primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Whether the same applies in fast-track THA and TKA with early mobilization and an LOS aim ...
Zhang W - - 2013
Background/Aims: Root caries among elderly communities is of growing public health concern globally. This controlled clinical trial investigated the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride and oral health education in preventing and arresting root caries. Methods: Two hundred sixty-six elderly subjects who had at least 5 teeth with exposed root surfaces ...
Nadeau-Fredette Annie-Claire - - 2013
Over the last years, the proportion of patients older than 80 years with end-stage renal disease has been constantly growing. Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is known as the best vascular access for hemodialysis, but evidence for its added value is lacking for elderly. We retrospectively identified new vascular access (AVF and ...
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 ...
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 JW The Western Infirmary, Glasgow, G11 6NT, UK. - - 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 ...
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- ...
Motohiro Masayuki M Department of Medicine II, Kansai Medical - - 2013
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. We determined the incidence and clinical outcome of CIN in the Japanese elderly patient. We studied 292 patients who had mild ...
Lança Solange Martiliano SM Departamento Técnico de Projetos e Campanhas, Secretaria dos Direitos da Pessoa, Município de Barueri, - - 2013
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is highly prevalent in the elderly population, triggering major changes in body balance. To compare the results obtained from static posturography in the elderly before and after otoliths repositioning maneuvers and 12 months after treatment onset. longitudinal, descriptive and analytical study. Elderly patients with clinical diagnosis ...
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