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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 ...
Kinugasa Yoshiharu - - 2012
Background: The clinical significance of nutritional risk assessment in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains undefined. Geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) is a simple nutritional assessment tool for elderly subjects. Its predictive value was evaluated in patients with HFpEF, a common HF phenotype in the elderly population. ...
Ad N - - 2012
AIM: Elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) present a special challenge. Despite the documented advantage in ablating AF, the addition of the procedure may add complexity and potentially impact patient outcome. This study explored the impact of the Cox-Maze III/IV procedure on elderly patients experiencing AF who present for cardiac ...
Liao Chun-Hou - - 2012
PURPOSE: Intravesical injection of onabotulinumtoxin A (BoNT-A) is effective for idiopathic detrusor overactivity (IDO) refractory to antimuscarinics. However, safety is a major concern, especially for the elderly. We investigate the efficacy and safety of intravesical BoNT-A injections for refractory IDO in frail elderly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2004-2009, 166 patients ...
Chen Jingjun - - 2013
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is performed with increasing frequency in aging populations. However, in elderly patients, cognitive dysfunction following surgery may impair the outcome of surgical procedures. Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has been demonstrated to have a neuroprotectve effect in animal experiments. However, it is unclear whether DEX also has a neuroprotective effect in ...
Yamamoto Takanori - - 2012
In this previously reported multicenter study, teriparatide 20 μg/day was administered to elderly Japanese subjects (93 % female; median age 70 years) with osteoporosis and at high risk of fracture during a 12-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled period, which was followed by a 12 month treatment period in which all subjects received open-label teriparatide. Subjects ...
Hassanzadeh Hamid - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Study Design. Retrospective review.Objective. To report and analyze the perioperative complications, radiographic results, and functional outcomes in elderly patients undergoing pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) and/or vertebral column resection (VCR) procedures for spinal deformity correction.Summary of Background Data. To our knowledge, no studies have focused on 3-column osteotomies in the ...
Markar Sheraz R - - 2012
PURPOSE: To assess short and long-term outcomes for patients aged ≥80 years undergoing esophagectomy for malignancy. METHODS: All patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer between 1991 and 2011 had information prospectively entered into a database; patients were divided into elderly (≥80 years) and younger (<80 years) groups. RESULTS: Of the 500 patients included, 32 ...
Ellwood Amanda D AD Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Western University, London, Ontario, - - 2013
The number of elderly patients and those with higher estimated GFR (eGFR) initiating dialysis have recently increased. This study sought to determine rates of withdrawal from dialysis and variables associated with withdrawal. Canadian Organ Replacement Registry data were used to examine withdrawal rate and identify variables associated with withdrawal among ...
Kantarjian Hagop H The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. - - 2012
Available treatments for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) have limited durable activity and unsatisfactory safety profiles in most elderly patients. We assessed the efficacy and toxicity of sapacitabine, a novel oral cytosine nucleoside analogue, in elderly patients with AML. In this randomised, phase 2 study, we recruited patients with AML who ...
Kadoi Yuji - - 2012
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to (1) compare the recovery times from rocuronium-induced muscle relaxation after reversal with sugammadex between young and elderly patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and (2) to examine the existence of a correlation between cardiac index and reversibility of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block with sugammadex after ECT. ...
Entezariasl Masood - - 2012
With consideration the daily increased development of outpatient surgeries and high rate of these surgeries in elderly patients, rapid and safe recovery of patients is necessary. In this clinical trial study, recovery time and nausea and vomiting after the use of two rapid-onset narcotics, Alfentanil and Remifentanil, in elderly patients ...
Biondi Alberto - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility of a different path to achieve curative surgery in patients older than age 70 years and affected by resectable gastric cancer. STUDY DESIGN: This is a multicentric retrospective study based on an analysis of 1,465 patients with gastric adenocarcinoma ...
Chan Matthew T V - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: Previous clinical trials and animal experiments have suggested that long-lasting neurotoxicity of general anesthetics may lead to postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). Brain function monitoring such as the bispectral index (BIS) facilitates anesthetic titration and has been shown to reduce anesthetic exposure. In a randomized controlled trial, we tested the ...
Puls Miriam - - 2012
Aims: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has recently developed into an accepted alternative to conventional surgery in high-risk patients. According to current data, post-TAVI prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) seems to occur very rarely. Methods and results: We followed the first 180 consecutive patients who underwent TAVI at our institution to ...
Schoenenberger Andreas W - - 2012
AimsThis study aimed to assess functional course in elderly patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and to find predictors of functional decline.Methods and resultsIn this prospective cohort, functional course was assessed in patients ≥70 years using basic activities of daily living (BADL) before and 6 months after TAVI. Baseline ...
Kiran Ravi P - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:: The ability to accurately predict postoperative mortality is expected to improve preoperative decisions for elderly patients considered for colorectal surgery. METHODS:: Patients undergoing colorectal surgery were identified from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database (2005-2007) and stratified as elderly (>70 years) and nonelderly (<70 years). Univariate analysis of ...
Lundin Karin - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To analyse complications and outcome of cochlear implant (CI) treatment in seniors receiving CIs during a 10-year period. METHODS: A total of 28 patients, 79 years or older (mean age 81.6 years), were evaluated and compared with a younger group of 76 patients, 20-60 years old (mean age 48.9 ...
Turrini O - - 2012
AIM: To determine the benefit of surgery for resectable pancreatic adenocarcinomas (PAs) in elderly patients. METHODS: From 2004 to 2009, 932 patients with resectable PAs underwent pancreatectomies without neoadjuvant treatment in 37 institutions. The patients were divided into three groups according to age: <70 years (control group; n = 580); 70-79 years ...
Erdogan Mehmet Ali - - 2012
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to compare the effects of ketamine-propofol mixture (ketofol) and propofol on ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) insertion conditions and hemodynamics in elderly patients. METHODS: Eighty elderly patients, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I and II, were randomly divided into two groups ...
Martinez-Garcia Miguel-Angel - - 2012
RATIONALE: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a risk factor for cardiovascular death in middle-age subjects, but it is not known whether it is also a risk factor in the elderly. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether OSA is a risk factor for cardiovascular death and assess whether continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ...
Angioli Roberto - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) frequently occurs in elderly. International guidelines recommend pharmacological therapy as first-line treatment, but elderly do not respond in many cases. The purpose of this study was to report cure rates, quality of life, and feasibility of sacral neurostimulation (SNS) as an alternative option ...
Zhou Hu - - 2012
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), often diagnosed in the elderly, is a hematologic disorder induced by autoimmune mechanism. In this retrospective study, we evaluated the clinical features, the risk of bleeding, and the response to treatment in 525 elderly ITP patients (age ≥60 years) diagnosed at our center from 1980 to 2009. There ...
Gupta Bhanu P - - 2012
Patterns of clinical symptoms and outcomes of perioperative myocardial infarction (PMI) in elderly patients after hip fracture repair surgery are not well defined. A retrospective 1:2 case-control study in a cohort of 1212 elderly patients undergoing hip fracture surgery from 1988 to 2002 in Olmsted County, Minnesota. The mean age ...
Noh Heil - - 2012
Objectives:  To evaluate the vascularization process of the grafted fascia or perichondrium in active and inactive chronic mucosal otitis media. Design:  Prospective study. Setting:  University-based, secondary referral hospital. Participants:  Two-hundred thirty two patients who underwent type 1 tympanoplasty or myringoplasty by one experienced surgeon. Main outcome measures:  After postoperative days ...
Luger Thomas J - - 2012
The aim of our study was to investigate the clinical relevance of preoperative acute pain management and cardiovascular stability by ultrasound-guided continuous 3-in-1 nerve block in very elderly patients with hip fracture when compared to epidural anesthesia (PDA). To study the analgesic effect, we enrolled 37 very elderly patients with ...
Pesić Ivan - - 2012
Incarcerated inguinal hernias surgical treatment represents one of the most frequent surgical treatments in elderly patients. The percentage of incarcerated inguinal hernias urgent surgical treatments is growing exponentially with the age in patients over 50. The aim of the study was to investigate some of the factors that may have ...
Krenk Lene - - 2012
Postoperative delirium (PD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) are two separate syndromes of cognitive decline after major surgery, especially in the elderly. Pathogenesis is multifactorial with some common risk factors, and to reduce the risk, a multimodal approach is necessary. The fast-track methodology is becoming a well-established perioperative care regime ...
Asleh Karama - - 2012
The Norton scoring system is used by nurses to evaluate pressure ulcer risk. The authors have previously shown that low admission Norton scale scores (ANSS) are associated with postoperative complications other than pressure ulcers following hip fracture and spine fracture surgery in elderly patients. The purpose of this retrospective, cross-sectional ...
Strasser Nicholas L - - 2012
Ankle arthrodesis has been the gold standard operative treatment for ankle arthritis refractory to nonoperative treatment. Although multiple studies have evaluated the outcomes after ankle fusion, none has focused on outcomes in elderly patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of ankle fusion in patients over the ...
Fanfani F - - 2012
BACKGROUND: To examine the surgical treatment and clinical outcome of elderly and very elderly advanced epithelial ovarian cancer patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed FIGO stage IIIC-IV ovarian cancer patients, divided in elderly (Group A, >65 and <75 years) and very elderly patients (Group B, ≥75 years) treated by primary debulking ...
Oliveira-Cunha Melissa M The HPB and Transplant Unit, St James University Hospital, Leeds, - - 2013
By 2033, the number of people aged 85 years and over in the UK is projected to double, accounting for 5% of the total population. It is important to understand the surgical outcome after a pancreatic resection in the elderly to assist decision making. Over a 9-year period (from January ...
Blom R L G M - - 2012
Esophagectomy in elderly esophageal carcinoma patients is correlated with a high morbidity and even mortality. Studies on neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NT) in elderly patients are scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of advanced age in combination with NT in esophageal carcinoma patients who underwent an esophagectomy. ...
Tepeler Abdulkadir - - 2012
Objectives: The treatment of symptomatic lower pole (LP) calculi poses a challenge due to lower clearance rates. Herein we present our experience with microperc in the treatment of LP renal calculi. Patients and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the symptomatic patients with LP renal calculi who underwent microperc between August 2011 ...
Apostolopoulos A P - - 2012
There are several studies reporting the incidence of suprapatellar, medial, and lateral plicae, but there is very limited information regarding the incidence of the infrapatellar plica. The purpose of our study was to record the incidence of infrapatellar plicae in the elderly Welsh population suffering from knee osteoarthritis. A prospective ...
Kim Young-Hoo - - 2012
We are aware of no information about the mid-term performance of the high-flexion total knee arthroplasty, although early results have been reported. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the mid-term results of high-flexion and conventional knee prostheses. We prospectively compared the results of 100 patients with osteoarthritis who ...
Yang Changyong - - 2012
The study aim was to investigate the influence of 'urgent' status on short and long-term mortality and morbidity in a consecutive series of octogenarian patients who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR). Between January 2005 and March 2009, data were extracted for 141 consecutive patients aged over 80 years who underwent ...
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