Tag: "frail" at medical news

OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss

...weight loss. They lose muscle mass and become very frail as their disease progresses -- this is what we ref...e chemotherapy simply because their bodies are too frail to handle it. If we can prevent cachexia and keep these patients from deteriorating physically, it g...

Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass

...ers may not apply. "For example, post-menopausal, frail women with osetoporosis have low bone mass and an increased risk of fracture," he says. "But they also have increased circulating levels of inflammatory molecules called cyotkines. That's a different biologic condition from what we are seeing in the ...

Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries

...use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail community-dwelling elderly persons appears to be common, with substantial regional variations. The differences likely reflect country-specific drug policies, care provision differences, inequalities in socioeconomic background, differences in overall...

Gender a factor in who gets bypass surgery

... made them a poor risk 3) they are too elderly and frail to benefit, and 4) the surgery carries a greater ...or. Contrary to the supposition that women are too frail to benefit from the procedure, women having medical conditions consistent with bypass are more likel...

Testosterone supplements for elderly men

...gate whether increasing the testosterone levels of frail elderly men could improve their strength, energy a...placement could help reverse these symptoms in the frail and elderly." Professor Wu's team is seeking 260 volunteers from across Greater Manchester for a twe...

OHSU's Archbold wins GSA's 2004 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Award

...Dr. Archbold's research focuses on family care for frail elders and on new methods that home health nurses ...ne of nursing can best support families caring for frail elders. The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), founded in 1945, is the oldest and largest nati...

New medical research shows safer flooring could cut hip fractures

... million by 2050. Residents of homes are typically frail and many have a tendency to falls. In designing safer environments for older people, the type of floor should be chosen to minimise the risk of fracture. This may result in a major reduction in fractures in the elderly." For more information contact...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2004 (first issue)

...nagement of COPD. Also, they pointed out that the frail nature of many COPD patients who have various chronic diseases makes them even more impacted by ICS use. GREATER ACETAMINOPHEN USE CAN LEAD TO NEWLY DIAGNOSED ASTHMA IN WOMEN During 6 years of follow-up of participants in the Nurses Health Study, i...

Tai Chi has physical, psychological benefits

...ength, and flexibility in older subjects; falls in frail elderly subjects; and pain, stress, and anxiety in healthy subjects." The authors also state that the mechanisms behind the benefits from practicing Tai Chi are not well known....

UF professor: Living choices need new terms for aging baby boomers

...s. "Instead, the dominant emphasis has been on the frail and vulnerable elders, who have to deal with decli...etirement communities designed to accommodate more frail older people, will be occupied by a much smaller percentage of aging baby boomers, Golant said. But ...

Adverse events among patients following discharge from hospital

...d closer monitoring of patients -- particularly of frail elderly patients -- after discharge from hospital. In a related commentary, Ross Baker and Peter Norton stress the importance of a smooth transition between hospital-based and community-based care in preventing AEs among patients discharged from hosp...

Dependent older patients may cost hospitals more

...at hospitals might be systematically underpaid for frail older patients; that is, older patients who generally lack strength and are particularly susceptible to disease and infirmities. But a study published in 1987 found that there was little difference in the amounts hospitals charged for patients under ...

Anemia increases risk of hospitalization and death in older adults

...our findings suggest that anemia may help identify frail older persons." Earlier this year, the researchers reported that older adults with anemia are almost twice as likely to have a significant decline in physical performance that could threaten their independence. "Our research suggests that anemia dese...

UF 'smart home' demonstrates concept of automated elderly help and care

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- At 85, Matilda is frail and forgetful. Like a growing number of Floridians, she has reached the stage when living on her own is becoming difficult. But she will avoid an assisted living facility or nursing home for now. At least she would if she were real. Matilda is actu...

Hansen to present the Gerontological Society of America's 2003 Maxwell A. Pollack Award lecture

...g-term care community-based services to nearly 900 frail seniors throughout San Francisco. Hansen has been the executive director since 1993. She was recognized for the award based on her efforts to make the replication of the innovative On Lok system possible. She has insured that solid information is ava...

Stereotactic lung cancer study produces positive initial results

... tolerate lower doses of radiation since they were frail to begin with. To our delight, we were able to inc...ereotactic treatments not only will give medically frail patients with early stage lung cancer a choice but perhaps someday be another option for a larger sp...

New stent graft for thoracic aneurysms offered at Penn

...y, taxing procedure that can lead to death in many frail and elderly patients and can also be associated with severe complications, such as paraplegia. For those patients considered ineligible for open surgical repair, conservative medical management or "watchful waiting" is often used as a treatment opti...

Exercise has a more powerful impact on the brain than previously thought

...ext evaluate the effects of mental training in the frail elderly, who have difficulty performing traditional strength training, and in patients recovering from certain neuromuscular disorders, such as stroke. In addition, they will attempt to determine the neural mechanisms that mediate mental training-ind...

U of MN receives $1 million technology grant to expand assisted living services for the elderly

...ing devices to provide assisted living services to frail elderly persons living independently in their home communities. These individuals will be able to retain the benefits of remaining at home, in familiar neighborhood surroundings, while having access to needed resources. The impact of the VALUE progra...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, October 21, 2003

...lth problems in nursing homes, particularly in the frail elderly and in people who cannot move about. Bedsores often increase the cost of medical and nursing care in nursing homes. Nerve growth factor is a polypeptide or union of amino acids that can promote regeneration of some injured cells. An editorial...

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