Rationale and methods of the multicenter randomised trial of a heart failure management programme among geriatric patients (HF-Geriatrics)
- Heart Failure. Gedela, Maheedhar; Khan, Muhammad; Jonsson, Orvar // South Dakota Medicine;Sep2015, Vol. 68 Issue 9, p403
Heart failure is a major public health concern. It is the most common reason for hospitalization. It commonly affects older population and given the increasing life expectancy coupled with improved management of chronic medical conditions, the number of patients with heart failure is expected to...
- Predicting clinical outcomes in the elderly renal transplant recipient. Doyle, Shannon E.; Matas, Arthur J.; Gillingham, Kristen; Rosenberg, Mark E. // Kidney International;May2000, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p2144
Examines graft and patient survival in elderly kidney transplant recipients in Minnesota. Identification of pre-transplant risk factors; Incidence of end-stage renal disease in the elderly; Factors predicting outcome of transplantation in a group of patients with shortened life expectancy.
- LIVE LONG AND PROSPER? Sale, Kirkpatrick // Ecologist;May2000, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p58
Examines the assumptions on life expectancy. Diseases associated with aged; Cause of extinction rate.
- The Burden of Diseases on Disability-Free Life Expectancy in Later Life. Jagger, Carol; Matthews, Ruth; Matthews, Fiona; Robinson, Thompson; Robine, Jean-Marie; Brayne, Carol // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Apr2007, Vol. 62A Issue 4, p408
Background. The consequences of diseases in later life have been judged predominantly through mortality, resulting in an emphasis on the fatal rather than the nonfatal disabling conditions. We use a longitudinal study with follow-up at 2, 6, and 10 years to assess the impact of different...
- Life-Threatening Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Agranulocytosis in Elderly Patients. Andrès, Emmanuel; Noel, Esther; Kurtz, Jean-Emmanuel; Loukili, Nourredine Henoun; Kaltenbach, Georges; Maloisel, Frédéric // Drugs & Aging;2004, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p427
Agranulocytosis is a life-threatening disorder in any age, but particularly so in elderly patients who are receiving, on average, a larger number of drugs than younger patients. Drug-induced agranulocytosis still remains a rare event, with an annual incidence rate of approximately 3-12 cases per...
- Dementia and ageing. Good, Catriona D. // British Medical Bulletin;Mar2003, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p159
Sophisticated imaging techniques are required to characterise the complex dynamic neuro-anatomical changes that occur over time in health and disease. With the advent of potential therapies for the treatment of degenerative dementias, imaging strategies need to enable early diagnosis and...
- Cancer screening in older patients. // Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Nov2001, Vol. 4 Issue 11, p41
Discusses guidelines for screening cancer in older patients. Performance of a comprehensive geriatric assessment; Estimation of life expectancy; Assessment of the risks of cancer screening.
- Opinion: Will telomere erosion lead to a loss of T-cell memory? Akbar, Arne N.; Beverley, Peter C. L.; Salmon, Mike // Nature Reviews Immunology;Sep2004, Vol. 4 Issue 9, p737
Evidence is accumulating that elderly individuals are more susceptible to infection with organisms to which they were previously immune. This indicates that there might be a limit to the persistence of immune memory. This fact is particularly disturbing because the average life expectancy of...
- Antidiabetic Oral Treatment in Older People. Abbatecola, Angela Marie; Paolisso, Giuseppe; Corsonello, Andrea; Bustacchini, Silvia; Lattanzio, Fabrizia // Drugs & Aging;2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 26, p53
Life expectancy has significantly increased over the past 30 years, with a greater prevalence of diverse disease states, especially type 2 diabetes mellitus. As older persons are a very heterogeneous group with an increased prevalence of comorbidities and a relative inability to tolerate the...