An operational definition of frailty predicted death, hip fracture, and hospitalization in older women
- An operational definition of frailty predicted death, hip fracture, and hospitalization in older women: COMMENTARY. Correa-de-Araujo, Rosaly // ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p23
This article comments on a study conducted to predict death, hip fracture, and hospitalization in older women. Current operational definitions propose indicators to measure frailty, using clinical judgment on additional items and including standard geriatric assessment components. In the study...
- Substantia nigra hyperechogenicity in depressive subjects relates to motor asymmetry and impaired word fluency. Hoeppner, Jacqueline; Prudente-Morrissey, Lara; Herpertz, Sabine Christiane; Benecke, Reiner; Walter, Uwe // European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience;Mar2009, Vol. 259 Issue 2, p92
Substantia nigra hyperechogenicity (SNH) is a characteristic transcranial sonography (TCS) finding in Parkinsonï¿½s disease (PD). SNH, found also in about 10% of healthy adults, was related to a subclinical malfunction of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system on positron emission tomography...
- Aging, Health, and Depressive Symptoms: Are Women and Men Different? Ried, L. Douglas; Planas, Lourdes G. // Journal of Women's Health (15409996);Nov2002, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p813
Objective: This study investigated whether age and self-reported health status comparisons affected reports of depressive symptoms differently for older women and men. Methods: Cross-sectional survey design conducted in a large health maintenance organization (HMO) that provides comprehensive,...
- YOUR HEART HEALTH MAY BENEFIT FROM VOLUNTEERING. // Heart Advisor;Nov2014, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p2
The article discusses a study published online in the journal "Psychological Bulletin," which shows that volunteering by older adults can result in psychosocial health benefits such as reduced depression and greater longevity, and mentions studies showing heart-healthy benefits to volunteering.
- Exploring the role of the community matron. Dossa, Nadia // British Journal of Community Nursing;Jan2010, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p23
The introduction of the community matron (CM) is important for the management of long-term conditions (Department of Health (DH), 2005b). However, the role is relatively new in the UK and evidence is limited as to how CMs perceive their role. This study has therefore examined CMs' perceptions of...
- Depression and Parkinson's disease link re-examined. // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Letter;3/25/96, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p8
Reports on a study showing that some patients with Parkinson's disease have less severe depressive symptoms. Comparison of 245 patients to two control groups of 100 patients each in Norway.
- Clinical image of the week. // GP: General Practitioner;2/9/2004, p10
Physicists from the U.S. and Japan are using fractal analysis to compare the irregular motion of people with Parkinson's disease with that of healthy elderly people. The technique could help doctors measure the severity of walking symptoms in Parkinson's patients, monitor their progress and also...
- Bone breakdown. // New Scientist;10/19/96, Vol. 152 Issue 2052, p11
Cites a study indicating that women suffering from depression are at serious risk of bone fractures in later life. Levels of the steroid hydrocortisone in the body.
- Pramipexole. // Reactions Weekly;6/16/2007, Issue 1156, p22
The article describes the case of a 62-year-old woman who developed panic symptoms during treatment with pramipexole for Parkinson's disease. The patient was advised to take oral pramipexole three times per day. She experienced an episode of dizziness, chest pain, palpitations, nausea and tremor...