Category: Geriatrics

Frailty in community-dwelling older adults: reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Gérontopôle frailty screening tool by Serdar Ceylan

BACKGROUND: Recognizing frailty had a great importance in countries with an increasing geriatric population. The study aims to evaluate the reliability and validation of the Gérontopôle frailty screening tool (GFST), which was developed to screen frailty in the community-dwelling older adults, for the Turkish population.

Interpretations of Management of Hip Fractures in Older Adults:Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline dopted by AAOS 2021 by You-Shui Gao

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) just released the up-to-date , which has become the principles to care hip fractures in the elderly. In comparison to the Guideline 2014, considerable changes are made in terms of guideline composition and focused items. The interval of 7 years yielded dramatic progress in the care of geriatric hip…

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Diagnosis and treatment of adult tumor patients with COVID-19 by Expert Committee of Geriatric Cancer Prevention and Treatment of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology

After the first outbreak of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the end of 2019, it has caused multiple rounds of transmission in many countries around the world. Cancer patients are mainly elderly people, and the immunosuppression state caused by the tumor itself and anti-tumor treatment, more accompanying underlying diseases, and more hospital environmental exposure…

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Coaching doctors to improve ethical decision-making in adult hospitalised patients potentially receiving excessive treatment: Study protocol for a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial by Dominique D Benoit

BACKGROUND: Fast medical progress poses a significant challenge to doctors, who are asked to find the right balance between life-prolonging and palliative care. Literature indicates room for enhancing openness to discuss ethical sensitive issues within and between teams, and improving decision-making for benefit of the patient at end-of-life.

Feasibility, Usability, and Acceptability of Online Mind-Body Exercise Programs for Older Adults: A Scoping Review by Janelle Gravesande

Objectives: Engaging in mind-body exercises (MBEs: e.g., Tai Chi and yoga) can have physical and mental health benefits particularly for older adults. Many MBEs require precise timing and coordination of complex body postures posing challenges for online instruction. Such challenges include difficulty viewing instructors as they demonstrate different movements and lack of feedback to participants.…

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Applying QI-focused SPIDER approach to safer deprescribing for geriatric patients: Results of the Toronto Feasibility Study by Jianmin Wang

Context: More than 25% of Canadian seniors are prescribed 10+ different medications each year. There is a direct association between more medications and persistent high care needs/costs for seniors. Effective and appropriate deprescribing for seniors in primary care is needed. Objective: To present results of a feasibility study of the Structured Process Informed by Data,…

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