Journal of

Geriatric Medicine and GerontologyISSN: 2469-5858


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510082

Implementation of Comprehensive Medication Management Review (CMR) in the Ambulatory Care Setting

Andrew Giaquinto, Pharm D, Ashmi A Philips, Pharm D, AAHIVP, Michael Casias, Pharm D, BCIDP, Navin Philips, Pharm D, BS, DPLA, and Geralyn M Prosswimmer, MD, FAAP

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 04, 2019

The purpose of this project was to conduct pharmacotherapeutic management of patients in the outpatient setting in a standardized manner. A CMR program was implemented at select ambulatory care sites within our healthcare system. This review identified and addressed medication-related concerns in order to optimize disease state management and attain positive patient outcomes. This prospective review included patients 80 years or older with polypharmacy concerns, categorized as having greater tha...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510081

Dependence Level and Quality of Life of Older Adults Living in Nursing Home

Semra Gundogdu, Fatma Arikan and Gokhan Keser

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 01, 2019

The older adults, in particular, care more about quality of life than longevity. Therefore, initiatives for the elderly should focus on increasing the quality of their life. Many factors affect the older adults' quality of life, but their dependence level is the most important. This study examined the effect of dependence level on quality of life for older adults living in nursing homes. The sample of this descriptive, cross-sectional study included 109 older adults who lived in nursing homes. D...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510080

Worsening Physical Function during Hospitalization is Associated with Poor Outcome in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Satoru Sakuragi, Nobuhisa Kodera, Toshihiro Iida, Takashi Yamada, Mitsutaka Nakashima, Atsushi Mori, Yuji Koide, Tadashi Wada, Kenji Kawamoto, Machiko Tanakaya and Yusuke Katayama

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 01, 2019

Recent reports have indicated a marked impairment of physical function in patients with acute cardiac disease. In addition, further deterioration in physical activity has been found during hospitalization especially in elderly patients, which may be associated with poor outcome after discharge. In this study, we repeatedly measured gait speed (GS) during hospitalization and evaluated the association of change in GS with mortality after discharge. From January 2015 to October 2017, we enrolled 44...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510079

The Relationship between Foot Care Behaviors and Metabolic Control Criterıa of the Elderly wıth Diabetes

Sumeyra Mihrap ILTER, Ozlem OVAYOLU and Nimet OVAYOLU

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 26, 2019

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between foot care behaviors and metabolic control parameters of the elderly individuals diagnosed with diabetes. The study was carried out as a descriptive study in a training and research hospital between February and July 2017. The study was conducted with patients diagnosed with diabetes. Data of the research; the questionary form was obtained with some laboratory results from the foot care scale (FCS) and patient records. In this study...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510078

Interventions for Treating Urinary Incontinence in Residential Care: A Narrative Review

Karen Farrell and Akke Vellinga

Article Type: Narrative Review | First Published: October 18, 2019

Urinary incontinence (UI) is highly prevalent in elderly people residing in nursing homes. Care staff often lack the knowledge and management skills to effectively care for and treat residents with UI. The implementation of standardised treatment interventions at the individual or nursing home level can help to successfully manage and reduce UI in elderly residents. MEDLINE and PubMed were searched from 2005-2019 using selective search strategies, detailing interventions and randomised controlle...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510077

Partial Endoprosthesis Application with Posterior Mini-Incision in Geriatric Hip Fractures: A Retrospective Study

Recep Dincer, Halil Burc, Y Barbaros Baykal, Tolga Atay and Vecihi Kirdemir

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 03, 2019

Recent technological advancements and accumulating surgical experience have led to a higher interest in orthopedic minimally invasive surgery. This study aims to present the feasibility of posterior mini-incision for partial hip prosthesis compared with total hip prosthesis. In all patients, a mini-incision of 8.5-cm mean length was used. The mean surgical duration was 67.4 min, and the mean blood loss was 526 mL. We observed no neurovascular damage in any patient resulting from the limited expo...

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