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Assisted Early Mobility for Hospitalized Older Veterans: Preliminary Data from the STRIDE Program.
J Am Geriatr Soc
PUBLISHED: 10-30-2014
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An important contributor to hospital-associated disability is immobility during hospitalization. Preliminary results from STRIDE, a clinical demonstration program of supervised walking for older adults admitted to the hospital with medical illness, are reported. The STRIDE program consisted of a targeted gait and balance assessment by a physical therapist, followed by daily walks supervised by a recreation therapy assistant for the duration of the hospital stay. To examine program effectiveness, STRIDE participants (n = 92) were compared with individuals referred but not enrolled (because of refusal or because program was at capacity, n = 35). Median length of stay was 4.7 days for STRIDE participants and 5.7 days for individuals receiving usual care (P = .31). There was one inpatient fall in each group (not associated with a STRIDE walk). Overall, 92% of STRIDE participants were discharged to home (rather than a skilled nursing facility (SNF)) compared to 74% of individuals receiving usual care (P = .007). Thirty-day emergency department visit rates and readmission rates were not significantly different between the two groups. STRIDE, a supervised walking program for hospitalized older adults, was feasible and safe, and program participants were less likely to be discharged to a SNF than a demographically similar comparison group. STRIDE is a promising interdisciplinary approach to promoting mobility and improving outcomes in hospitalized older adults.
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Cancer survivors' uptake and adherence in diet and exercise intervention trials: An integrative data analysis.
Cancer
PUBLISHED: 08-25-2014
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The health benefits of diet and exercise interventions for cancer survivors are well documented. However, little is known regarding demographic and medical predictors of survivors' willingness to participate in diet and exercise intervention trials, study enrollment, intervention adherence, and study completion. To assist in interpreting the generalizability of trial findings and to improve the design of future trials, this study examined predictors of these process measures.
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Evidence-based risk communication: a systematic review.
Ann. Intern. Med.
PUBLISHED: 08-19-2014
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Effective communication of risks and benefits to patients is critical for shared decision making.
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Calling for collaboration: piloting smartphones to discover differences between users and devices.
Teach Learn Med
PUBLISHED: 07-11-2014
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Healthcare technologies and patient care have evolved rapidly. Healthcare communication techniques and technologies have lagged.
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PTSD is negatively associated with physical performance and physical function in older overweight military Veterans.
J Rehabil Res Dev
PUBLISHED: 06-17-2014
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This study examines the effect of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on function and physical performance in older overweight military Veterans with comorbid conditions. This is a secondary data analysis of older Veterans (mean age = 62.9 yr) participating in a physical activity counseling trial. Study participants with PTSD (n = 67) and without PTSD (n = 235) were identified. Self-reported physical function (36-item Short Form Health Survey) and directly measured physical performance (mobility, aerobic endurance, strength) were assessed. Multivariate analyses of variance controlling for demographic factors and psychiatric disorders demonstrated significant physical impairment among those with PTSD. PTSD was negatively associated with self-reported physical function, functioning in daily activities, and general health (p < 0.01). Those with PTSD also performed significantly worse on tests of lower-limb function (p < 0.05). Despite being significantly younger, Veterans with PTSD had comparable scores on gait speed, aerobic endurance, grip strength, and bodily pain compared with Veterans without PTSD. This study provides preliminary data for the negative association between PTSD and physical function in older military Veterans. These data highlight the importance of ongoing monitoring of physical performance among returning Veterans with PTSD and intervening in older overweight Veterans with PTSD, whose physical performance scores are indicative of accelerated risk of premature functional aging.
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Quantitative assessment of lingual strength in late-onset Pompe disease.
Muscle Nerve
PUBLISHED: 05-07-2014
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Introduction: Skeletal muscle disease resulting in weakness is common in late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD). Recent data implicate common bulbar muscle involvement (i.e., the tongue). Methods: We used quantitative assessment of lingual strength to determine retrospectively the frequency and severity of lingual weakness in LOPD. We additionally examined associations between lingual strength and the presence or absence of dysarthria, and dysarthria severity. Results: Quantitative assessment revealed lingual weakness to be present in 80% of the sample. In the 24 affected patients, severity was mild in 29%, moderate in 29%, and severe in 42%. Patients with clinical dysarthria had greater lingual weakness than those without. As dysarthria severity increased, lingual strength decreased by an average of 6.82 kPa. Discussion: These quantitative data provide additional support for presence of bulbar muscle disease in patients with LOPD. Further study is necessary to determine functional effects, temporal progression, and effects of treatment. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Impact of a pediatric quality of life program on providers' moral distress.
MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs
PUBLISHED: 04-25-2014
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To evaluate the impact of the introduction of a new pediatric palliative care program on the pattern of moral distress in pediatric healthcare providers (HCPs).
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Development and assessment of a web-based clinical quality improvement curriculum.
J Grad Med Educ
PUBLISHED: 04-05-2014
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Understanding quality improvement (QI) is an important skill for physicians, yet educational interventions focused on teaching QI to residents are relatively rare. Web-based training may be an effective teaching tool in time-limited and expertise-limited settings.
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Using the past to predict the future: latent class analysis of patterns of health service use of older adults in the emergency department.
J Am Geriatr Soc
PUBLISHED: 03-17-2014
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To classify older adults in the emergency department (ED) according to healthcare use and to examine associations between group membership and future ED visits and hospital admissions.
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The professionalism disconnect: do entering residents identify yet participate in unprofessional behaviors?
BMC Med Educ
PUBLISHED: 03-14-2014
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Professionalism has been an important tenet of medical education, yet defining it is a challenge. Perceptions of professional behavior may vary by individual, medical specialty, demographic group and institution. Understanding these differences should help institutions better clarify professionalism expectations and provide standards with which to evaluate resident behavior.
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Daughters and Mothers Against Breast Cancer (DAMES): main outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of weight loss in overweight mothers with breast cancer and their overweight daughters.
Cancer
PUBLISHED: 02-10-2014
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Few studies to date have used the cancer diagnosis as a teachable moment to promote healthy behavior changes in survivors of cancer and their family members. Given the role of obesity in the primary and tertiary prevention of breast cancer, the authors explored the feasibility of a mother-daughter weight loss intervention.
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Effect of nosocomial bloodstream infections on mortality, length of stay, and hospital costs in older adults.
J Am Geriatr Soc
PUBLISHED: 01-17-2014
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To quantify the effect of nosocomial bloodstream infection (BSI) on older adults, including mortality, length of stay (LOS), and costs attributed to BSI.
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Characteristics and treatment options of elderly Chinese patients with cancer as determined by Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA).
J Geriatr Oncol
PUBLISHED: 01-08-2014
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China is experiencing a rapid increase in cancer incidence in elderly patients. In order to better understand this group, a large study of patients from multiple tertiary centers in the Beijing area was designed. This study was designed to provide insight into their unique treatment preferences, including the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
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Light-intensity activity attenuates functional decline in older cancer survivors.
Med Sci Sports Exerc
PUBLISHED: 01-07-2014
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While moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activities (MVPA) confer the greatest health benefits, evidence suggests that light-intensity activities are also beneficial, particularly for older adults and individuals with moderate to severe comorbidities.
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Sensitivity of osteoporosis screening guidelines for eventual hip fracture in older male veterans.
Bonekey Rep
PUBLISHED: 01-01-2014
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This study sought to determine whether guideline-recommended clinical criteria to select men for osteoporosis screening provide significantly better sensitivity than the osteoporotic screening tool (OST) among men who later went on to have a hip fracture, and whether the sensitivity differs by race. This retrospective observational study uses data from the Department of Veterans Affairs Austin Automation Center. We identified 825 male veterans with hip fractures from 2007 to 2009. Clinical risk factors used as screening selection criteria were abstracted from five accepted guidelines. Outpatient encounters were examined for each subject to determine whether they would have met screening selection criteria for each guideline in the 5 years before their hip fracture event. Sensitivities for each guideline were compared with the OST, using McNemar's exact test. Sensitivities of Veterans Affairs Health Service Research and Development Services (VA HSR&D) and National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) guidelines were 77% and 82%, respectively, and were significantly better than the OST sensitivity of 72% (P<0.05). Sensitivities of American College of Physicians (ACP; 68%), VA Secretary's Letters (45%) and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (13%) were significantly worse than the OST sensitivity (P<0.001). The sensitivities of the VA HSR&D, ACP and NOF were significantly higher in Whites compared with non-Whites (76% vs 65%, P<0.01; 70% vs 58%, P<0.01; and 84% vs 70%, P<0.001, respectively). Only VA HSR&D and NOF clinical screening criteria are more sensitive than OST in identifying veterans who subsequently experience hip fractures, and these sensitivities vary by race.
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Bloodstream infections in community hospitals in the 21st century: a multicenter cohort study.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 01-01-2014
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While the majority of healthcare in the US is provided in community hospitals, the epidemiology and treatment of bloodstream infections in this setting is unknown.
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Depletion of circulating progenitor cells precedes overt diabetes: a substudy from the VA enhanced fitness trial.
J. Diabetes Complicat.
PUBLISHED: 06-12-2013
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One theory of aging and disease development is that chronic injury (pathology) results in activation of regenerative processes and initial repair, with overt disease arising only after exhaustion of reparative capability leads to inadequate repair. While depletion of circulating progenitor cells (CPCs) has been noted in diabetes, the degree to which CPC depletion predates and is associated with propensity to develop overt disease is unclear.
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Lower levels of circulating progenitor cells are associated with low physical function and performance in elderly men with impaired glucose tolerance: a pilot substudy from the VA Enhanced Fitness trial.
J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci.
PUBLISHED: 05-16-2013
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Aging is marked by a decline in physical function. Although the biological underpinnings for this remain unclear, loss of regenerative capacity has been proposed as one cause of the loss of physical function that occurs over time. The quantity of circulating progenitor cells (CPCs) may be one reflection of regenerative capability. We sought to determine whether certain specific CPC subpopulations were associated with physical function.
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Delays in appropriate antibiotic therapy for gram-negative bloodstream infections: a multicenter, community hospital study.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 01-01-2013
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Gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infection (BSI) is a serious condition with estimated 30% mortality. Clinical outcomes for patients with severe infections improve when antibiotics are appropriately chosen and given early. The objective of this study was to estimate the association of prior healthcare exposure on time to appropriate antibiotic therapy in patients with gram-negative BSI.
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Diffusion of innovations in long-term care measurement battery.
Res Gerontol Nurs
PUBLISHED: 06-29-2011
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Poor understanding of factors influencing integration of new practices into long-term care (LTC) hinders timely implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). Using the Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) framework, a new instrument measuring staff perceptions of an EBP was developed as part of a DOI-LTC measurement battery and tested in a cross-sectional survey of North Carolina LTC nursing personnel. Valid questionnaires were received from 95 licensed nurses and 102 certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Internal consistency reliability for five of seven subscales was acceptable (Cronbachs alpha coefficient = 0.77 to 0.95). Perception of innovation attributes was associated with intention to adopt the new practice (Spearman rho correlation: licensed nurses = 0.41 to 0.68, p < 0.0001; CNAs = 0.26 to 0.54, p = 0.05 to <0.0001). The DOI-LTC measurement battery represents a promising new approach to studying implementation of EBPs in LTC. Future work should examine its responsiveness to interventions that facilitate implementation of EBPs in LTC.
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Exercise among breast and prostate cancer survivors--what are their barriers?
J Cancer Surviv
PUBLISHED: 03-31-2011
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Despite proven benefits of regular physical activity, estimates indicate that few cancer survivors meet physical activity guidelines. The purpose of this paper is to identify and compare exercise barriers among cancer survivors, both cross-sectionally and longitudinally as they undergo home-based behavioral interventions.
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Long-term dietary outcomes of the FRESH START intervention for breast and prostate cancer survivors.
J Am Diet Assoc
PUBLISHED: 03-30-2011
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Cancer survivors are at increased risk for secondary cancers and other diseases. Healthy dietary practices may improve cancer survivors health and well-being.
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Lessons learned when innovations go awry: a baseline description of a behavioral trial-the Enhancing Fitness in Older Overweight Veterans with Impaired Fasting Glucose study.
Transl Behav Med
PUBLISHED: 03-22-2011
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Individuals diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance (i.e., prediabetes) are at increased risk for developing diabetes. We proposed a clinical trial with a novel adaptive randomization designed to examine the impact of a home-based physical activity (PA) counseling intervention on metabolic risk in prediabetic elders. This manuscript details the lessons learned relative to recruitment, study design, and implementation of a 12-month randomized controlled PA counseling trial. A detailed discussion on how we responded to unforeseen challenges is provided. A total of 302 older patients with prediabetes were randomly assigned to either PA counseling or usual care. A novel adaptive design that reallocated counseling intensity based on self-report of adherence to PA was initiated but revised when rates of non-response were lower than projected. This study presents baseline participant characteristics and discusses unwelcome adaptations to a highly innovative study design to increase PA and enhance glucose metabolism when the best-laid plans went awry.
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Plasma acylcarnitines are associated with physical performance in elderly men.
J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci.
PUBLISHED: 03-02-2011
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Metabolic profiling might provide insight into the biologic underpinnings of disability in older adults.
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Predictors of nosocomial bloodstream infections in older adults.
J Am Geriatr Soc
PUBLISHED: 03-02-2011
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To identify predictors and construct a prediction model for nosocomial bloodstream infection (BSI) in older adults.
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Do geriatric conditions increase risk of adverse drug reactions in ambulatory elders? Results from the VA GEM Drug Study.
J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci.
PUBLISHED: 02-14-2011
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Many clinicians prescribe cautiously to older adults with common geriatric conditions for fear of causing adverse drug reactions (ADRs). However, little is known about the association between these conditions and risk of ADRs.
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Long-term changes in physical activity following a one-year home-based physical activity counseling program in older adults with multiple morbidities.
J Aging Res
PUBLISHED: 08-25-2010
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This study assessed the sustained effect of a physical activity (PA) counseling intervention on PA one year after intervention, predictors of sustained PA participation, and three classes of post-intervention PA trajectories (improvers, maintainers, and decliners) in 238 older Veterans. Declines in minutes of PA from 12 to 24 months were observed for both the treatment and control arms of the study. PA at 12 months was the strongest predictor of post-intervention changes in PA. To our surprise, those who took up the intervention and increased PA levels the most, had significant declines in post-intervention PA. Analysis of the three post-intervention PA trajectories demonstrated that the maintenance group actually reflected a group of nonresponders to the intervention who had more comorbidities, lower self-efficacy, and worse physical function than the improvers or decliners. Results suggest that behavioral counseling/support must be ongoing to promote maintenance. Strategies to promote PA appropriately to subgroups of individuals are needed.
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Patients with chronic hepatitis C undergoing watchful waiting: Exploring trajectories of illness uncertainty and fatigue.
Res Nurs Health
PUBLISHED: 08-24-2010
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We identified trajectories of illness uncertainty in chronic hepatitis C patients and examined their association with fatigue levels during 12 months of disease monitoring without treatment (watchful waiting). Sixty-two men and 63 women completed uncertainty and fatigue measures. Groups were formed by uncertainty scores (high, medium, and low) at baseline. Baseline fatigue levels were higher in the high uncertainty group than in the medium and low groups. Over time, uncertainty levels did not change. Fatigue levels in the low uncertainty group remained constant, increased in the medium, and decreased in the high groups. Findings suggest that uncertainty and fatigue do not remit spontaneously. Being aware of this may help nurses identify those patients needing support for these two concerns.
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Extant health behaviors and uptake of standardized vs tailored health messages among cancer survivors enrolled in the FRESH START trial: a comparison of fighting-spirits vs fatalists.
Psychooncology
PUBLISHED: 06-11-2010
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Cancer coping styles have been associated with several cancer-related outcomes. We examined whether baseline lifestyle behaviors differed between cancer survivors with fatalistic vs fighting-spirit coping styles, and whether there was differential response to two diet-exercise mailed-print interventions, one standardized and another individually tailored.
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Change in goal ratings as a mediating variable between self-efficacy and physical activity in older men.
Ann Behav Med
PUBLISHED: 04-14-2010
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Few studies have examined the associations between exercise self-efficacy, goals, and physical activity over time.
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Promoting healthy lifestyles in older cancer survivors to improve health and preserve function.
J Am Geriatr Soc
PUBLISHED: 12-08-2009
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Currently, there are about 7 million cancer survivors in this country aged 65 and older, and this number is expected to increase rapidly, given trends toward aging and improvements in early detection and treatment. Unfortunately, cancer survivors are at risk for several comorbid conditions and accelerated functional decline. A previous cross-sectional study of 688 older breast and prostate cancer survivors found significant associations between lifestyle practices and levels of physical functioning, with positive associations noted for physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption and negative associations observed for dietary fat. In a more-recent cross-sectional study of 753 older survivors of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer, significant associations were also observed between physical function, and physical activity (rho=0.22, P<.001) and diet quality (rho=0.07, P=.046), and a significant negative association was also found between physical function and body mass index (rho=-0.29, P<.001). Therefore, lifestyle interventions may be helpful in positively reorienting the trajectory of functional decline in this vulnerable population, although there are substantial barriers, such as travel, that must be overcome in delivering behavioral interventions to older cancer survivors. Previously reported results from the Pepper Center-funded Leading the Way in Exercise and Diet Project intervention development study suggested that an exercise and diet intervention delivered using telephone counseling and mailed materials was readily accepted and appeared to be of benefit. Larger trials, such as Reach-out to ENhancE Wellness in Older Survivors, have recently produced compelling data.
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Underuse of indicated medications among physically frail older US veterans at the time of hospital discharge: results of a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Drug Study.
Am J Geriatr Pharmacother
PUBLISHED: 10-26-2009
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Medication underutilization, or the omission of a potentially beneficial medication indicated for disease management, is common among older adults but poorly understood.
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Clinical and financial outcomes due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection: a multi-center matched outcomes study.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 09-22-2009
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The clinical and financial outcomes of SSIs directly attributable to MRSA and methicillin-resistance are largely uncharacterized. Previously published data have provided conflicting conclusions.
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Emergency department discharge diagnosis and adverse health outcomes in older adults.
J Am Geriatr Soc
PUBLISHED: 08-20-2009
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To determine the relationship between the reason for an emergency department (ED) visit and subsequent risk of adverse health outcomes in older adults discharged from the ED.
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Associations between lifestyle factors and quality of life among older long-term breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors.
Cancer
PUBLISHED: 07-29-2009
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Older cancer survivors are at increased risk for secondary cancers, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and functional decline and, thus, may benefit from health-related interventions. However, to the authors knowledge, little is known regarding the health behaviors of older cancer survivors and the associations of those behaviors with quality-of-life outcomes, especially during the long-term post-treatment period.
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Comparing the 7-day physical activity recall with a triaxial accelerometer for measuring time in exercise.
Med Sci Sports Exerc
PUBLISHED: 05-23-2009
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The primary study aim was to evaluate associations of estimated weekly minutes of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity exercise from self-reports of the telephone-administered 7-Day Physical Activity Recall (7-Day PAR) with data captured by the RT3 triaxial accelerometer.
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Effects of home-based diet and exercise on functional outcomes among older, overweight long-term cancer survivors: RENEW: a randomized controlled trial.
JAMA
PUBLISHED: 05-14-2009
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Five-year survival rates for early stage colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer currently exceed 90% and are increasing. Cancer survivors are at greater risk for second malignancies, other comorbidities, and accelerated functional decline. Lifestyle interventions may provide benefit, but it is unknown whether long-term cancer survivors can modify their lifestyle behaviors sufficiently to improve functional status.
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The Veterans Learning to Improve Fitness and Function in Elders Study: a randomized trial of primary care-based physical activity counseling for older men.
J Am Geriatr Soc
PUBLISHED: 05-08-2009
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To determine the effects of primary care-based, multicomponent physical activity counseling (PAC) promoting physical activity (PA) guidelines on gait speed and related measures of PA and function in older veterans.
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The effect of surgical site infection on older operative patients.
J Am Geriatr Soc
PUBLISHED: 03-07-2009
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To determine the effect of surgical site infection (SSI) on mortality, duration of hospitalization, and hospital cost in older operative patients.
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Reach out to ENhancE Wellness in Older Cancer Survivors (RENEW): design, methods and recruitment challenges of a home-based exercise and diet intervention to improve physical function among long-term survivors of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer.
Psychooncology
PUBLISHED: 01-02-2009
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Cure rates for cancer are increasing, especially for breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. Despite positive trends in survivorship, a cancer diagnosis can trigger accelerated functional decline that can threaten independence, reduce quality-of-life and increase healthcare costs, especially among the elderly who comprise the majority of survivors. Lifestyle interventions may hold promise in reorienting functional decline in older cancer survivors, but few studies have been conducted.
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A randomized, controlled study to assess the effect of silk-like textiles and high-absorbency adult incontinence briefs on pressure ulcer prevention.
Ostomy Wound Manage
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Pressure ulcer prevention is an important aspect of nursing home care. A 20-week, unblinded, randomized, controlled trial was conducted to compare the rate of nursing home-acquired pressure ulcers and adverse events between residents managed using: 1) a silk-like textile for bedding paired with high-absorbency adult incontinence briefs or 2) usual-care, plain-weave cotton/polyester bed sheets and adult incontinence briefs. All residents with an expected length of stay 30 days or more who agreed to participate were enrolled in the study and assessed daily. A total of 46 residents (all men) was enrolled; 26 (median age 72.7 years, range 54 to 95 years) in the intervention group and 20 (median age 69.5 years, range 51 to 91 years) in the usual care group. At baseline, there were no significant differences in resident demographic variables, including Braden Scale risk scores. Fewer pressure ulcers developed in the intervention (six; average follow up 75.6 days/person) than in the standard care group (20; average follow up 95.6 days/person) (hazard ratio = 0.31, 95% confidence interval 0.12, 0.78) and the number of new non-Stage I ulcers was significantly lower in the intervention group (HR = .23, 95% CI .078, .69, P = 0.0084). The number of adverse events did not differ significantly between the two groups. Additional research is warranted on use of products with the silk-like fabric, alone or in combination with highabsorbencybriefs, in larger groups and different populations.
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Role of pain medications, consultants, and other services in improved pain control of elderly adults with cancer in geriatric evaluation and management units.
J Am Geriatr Soc
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To determine whether pain medication use and inpatient consultations and services were associated with significantly better pain control.
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The association of newer anticonvulsant medications and bone mineral density.
Endocr Pract
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Objective: Previous studies have shown an association between the use of traditional anticonvulsants (e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine, valproate) and decreased bone mineral density (BMD). However, there are limited data regarding the effects of newer anticonvulsants (e.g. gabapentin, levetiracetam, topiramate) on BMD. The aim of this study was to examine the association between the duration of anticonvulsant exposure and BMD, focusing on newer anticonvulsants.Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients at a single Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. Longitudinal prescription histories, medical comorbidities, vital statistics, and BMD assessments by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), were abstracted from the computerized medical record. Among 1779 individuals with a DXA scan within the study period, 560 were prescribed at least one anticonvulsant.Results: After adjusting for multiple confounders (including age, gender, body mass index, medical comorbidities, and other medication use), higher duration of use of newer, nonenzyme-inducing anticonvulsants was associated with a higher T-score at the total hip (0.05 standard deviations [SD], p = 0.02) and lumbar (0.10 SD, p < 0.01), compared to non-users referred for BMD assessment. In contrast, higher duration of use of traditional anticonvulsants had a lower total hip T-score. Furthermore, patients prescribed newer, nonenzyme-inducing anticonvulsants were less likely to have a diagnosis of osteoporosis at the lumbar spine (OR 0.80, 95% CI: 0.68 - 0.95), femoral neck (OR 0.82, 95% CI: 0.69 - 0.98), and total hip (OR 0.74, 95% CI: 0.56 - 0.98).Conclusion: The results suggest that newer anticonvulsant medications are not associated with lower BMD.
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Exploring predictors of complication in older surgical patients: a deficit accumulation index and the Braden Scale.
J Am Geriatr Soc
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To determine whether readily collected perioperative information might identify older surgical patients at higher risk of complications.
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Cancer-specific concerns and physical activity among recently diagnosed breast and prostate cancer survivors.
Integr Cancer Ther
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Cancer treatment -related side effects may have a negative impact on quality of life among cancer survivors and may limit participation in physical activity (PA).
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Dietary patterns differ between urban and rural older, long-term survivors of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer and are associated with body mass index.
J Acad Nutr Diet
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Older adult cancer survivors are at greater risk of cancer recurrence and other comorbidities that can be prevented through improved diet and weight management. The tertiary prevention needs of rural-dwelling survivors can be even greater, yet little is known about rural and urban differences in lifestyle factors among this high-risk population.
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Reach out to enhance wellness home-based diet-exercise intervention promotes reproducible and sustainable long-term improvements in health behaviors, body weight, and physical functioning in older, overweight/obese cancer survivors.
J. Clin. Oncol.
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Diet and exercise interventions have been tested in cancer survivors as a means to reduce late effects and comorbidity, but few have assessed adherence and health outcomes long term.
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Long-term outcomes of the FRESH START trial: exploring the role of self-efficacy in cancer survivors maintenance of dietary practices and physical activity.
Psychooncology
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This study examined whether changes in self-efficacy explain the effects of a mailed print intervention on long-term dietary practices of breast and prostate cancer survivors. The relationship between change in self-efficacy and long-term physical activity (PA) also was examined.
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Long-term physical activity outcomes of home-based lifestyle interventions among breast and prostate cancer survivors.
Support Care Cancer
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Few studies have investigated long-term effects of physical activity (PA) interventions. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether or not increased levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) were maintained by cancer survivors 1 year after receipt of two home-based interventions.
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