Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background There is a high prevalence of non-specific shoulder pain associated with upper limb functional limitations in older adults. The purpose of this study was to determine the minimal clinically important differences (MCID) of grip strength and pressure pain...

["Geriatrics","Orthopedics","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2995
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Background New reliable devices for range of motion (ROM) measures in older adults are necessary to improve knowledge about the functional capability in this population. Dorsiflexion ROM limitation is associated with ankle injuries, foot pain, lower limb disorders,...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2820
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Introduction Walking is endorsed as health enhancing and is the most common type of physical activity among older adults. Accelerometers are superior to self-reports when measuring steps, however, if they are to be used by clinicians the validity is of great importance....

["Geriatrics","Kinesiology","Public Health","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2799
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Background There is a growing number of studies indicating the major consequences of the subjective perception of well-being on mental health and healthcare use. However, most of the cognitive training research focuses more on the preservation of cognitive function...

["Cognitive Disorders","Geriatrics","Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2785
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Background Our study aimed to compare the outcomes of surgical treatment of tongue cancer patients in three different age groups. Methods From 2004 to 2013, we retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 1,712 patients who were treated in the four institutions...

["Geriatrics","Oncology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2794
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Background Age remains a significant and unmodifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and an increasing number of patients older than 80 years of age undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). Old age is also an independent risk factor for postoperative...

["Cardiology","Epidemiology","Geriatrics","Nursing","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2667
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Introduction Osteoporosis is becoming an impending epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region. The association between risk of osteoporotic fracture (OTPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in East Asian patients is yet to be fully examined. We conducted...

["Epidemiology","Geriatrics","Global Health","Orthopedics","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2634
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Background. This work examines the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and depressive symptomatology in institutionalized older adults, delving into the mechanisms underlying this relationship. Considering that previous evidence of the variation of...

["Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2246
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651 views

The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between different exercise modes and visuospatial working memory in healthy older adults. A cross-sectional design was adopted. A total of 111 healthy older adults were enrolled in the study. They were...

["Neuroscience","Geriatrics","Neurology","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2254
1 citation
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Background. Geriatric syndromes (GS) exhibit high prevalence in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) under chronic dialysis irrespective of age. We sought to determine whether GS influences medication adherence in ESRD patients. Methods. A prospective cohort...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Hematology","Nephrology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2122
1 citation
159 downloads
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Background: Symptoms of depression are often reported among patients with a cancer diagnosis. Strong sense of coherence (SOC) is shown to be associated with less depression in the general older population and among nursing homes (NH) residents in particular. Knowledge...

["Geriatrics","Oncology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2096
2 citations
195 downloads
978 views

The objective of the study was to examine the feasibility and benefits of a group resistance training exercise programme for improving muscle function in institutionalised older adults. A feasibility and acceptability study was designed for a residential aged care...

["Clinical Trials","Geriatrics","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2018
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Skin diseases constitute an essential health and aesthetic problem in the elderly. The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge of the elderly residents of public nursing homes and participants of the University of the Third Age in Bialystok, Poland surrounding...

["Dermatology","Geriatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2028
2 citations
376 downloads
1,127 views

Introduction. Age is the primary risk factor for major human chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disorders, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. Chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation is associated with aging and the progression of...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology","Geriatrics","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1854
2 citations
431 downloads
908 views

Background. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have a high symptom burden, among which fatigue is highly prevalent. Many fatigue-assessing instruments exist, but comparisons among instruments in this patient population have yet to be investigated. Methods....

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Nephrology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1818

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