Policy Issues Affecting the Health of Older Individuals in the United States
Oyintoun-emi Ozobokeme, MD, Okelue Edwards Okobi, MD, Jovita Koko, MD, Maureen G Boms, MD and Chukwuebuka Agu, MD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 22, 2022
The aging population is growing in the United States and the rest of the world. Developed nations are now facing challenges with providing for this increasing population unit. Aged adults account for a significant part of individuals utilizing health care services in these countries. As a result of this growth, long-term policies in the healthcare of the elderly need to be reviewed. This manuscript offers insight into the policies and the several elements that affect healthcare provision to the ...
The Impact of Post-Operative Drop in Haemoglobin and its Outcomes in Fracture Neck of Femurs
Aysha Rajeev, Joshua Craig, Wim Tuinebreijer, Joseph Anto and William Yallop
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 23, 2022
This study is to analyse the fall in haemoglobin concentration following various commonly used surgical procedures to repair hip fractures, analysing its relationship with pre-existing co-morbidities, post-operative complications, length of stay and 30 day mortality. A retrospective analysis of neck of femur fracture patients looking at their pre-operative and pre-discharge haemoglobin levels taking into consideration co-morbid conditions and possible adverse effects including 30 day mortality o...
Nutritional Status, Socioecomic and Lifestyle as Determining Factors in the Longevity among Community-Dwelling Filipino Older Adults in Barangay Mayamot, Antipolo Rizal, Calabarzon Region IV-A, Philippines
Jhosella C Bidaure, MD and Arthur George Gonzales, MD, FPCP, DPCGM
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 27, 2022
The population of elderly in the world is continuously increasing. According to the National Institute of Health dated March 2016, approximately 8.5 percent of people worldwide (617 million) (ages 65-years-old and older) and this percentage would advance to nearly 17 percent of the world’s population by 2050 (1.6 billion)....
Colchicine Induced Anaemia
Doriella Camilleri, James Vella Bondin and Edward Bellia
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 01, 2022
Anaemia is common among older adults and targeted investigations are performed according to the case. Our case describes a rare iatrogenic cause of anaemia. 79-year-old lady with a history of hypertension and bilateral knee replacements was with colchicine for a presumed gout attack. Initial investigations showed slightly elevated uric acid and a microcytic anaemia of 10.1 g/dL....
Impact of Sarcopenic Obesity toward Osteoporosis and Fall Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Lily Indriani Octovia, Ayu Diandra Sari, Melyarna Putri, Bagus Putu Putra Suryana, Rudy Hidayat, Anna Ariane and Tuty Kuswardhani
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 04, 2022
To determine link between sarcopenic obesity and osteoporosis and fall risk. Systematic review and meta-analysis based on PRISMA Statement was made on studies acquired from PubMed, Science Direct, EBSCOHost, and ClinicalKey using certain keywords and criteria. Included studies were further assessed for quality and risk of bias and included for qualitative and quantitative analysis....