Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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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
4 citations
337 downloads
1,329 views

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
4 citations
327 downloads
1,856 views

Background. Achievement motive is defined as the intention to achieve one’s goals. Achievement motive is assumed to promote clients to choices and actions toward their valuable goal, so it is an important consideration in rehabilitation. Purpose. The purpose of...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1655
3 citations
2,365 downloads
1,577 views

Of the numerous instruments available to detect nutritional risk, the most widely used is the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), but it takes 15–20 min to complete and its systematic administration in primary care units is not feasible in practice. We developed...

["Epidemiology","Geriatrics","Nutrition","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1316
9 citations
808 downloads
2,753 views

Background. Psychotropic medications, in particular second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) and benzodiazepines, have been associated with harm in elderly populations. Health agencies around the world have issued warnings about the risks of prescribing such medications...

["Drugs and Devices","Epidemiology","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.168

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