Journal of

Geriatric Medicine and GerontologyISSN: 2469-5858


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510145

Malaysia's Geriatric Acute Medical Take for COVID-19: An Observational Retrospective Cross-Sectional Analysis on Older Persons with COVID-19 and the Factors Associated with Adverse Outcomes and Survival

In Jiann Tan, Gordon Hwa Mang Pang, Alan Wen Kin Pok, Yusniza Binti Mohd Yusof and Rizah Mazzuin Binti Razali

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/06/14

Malaysia is one of the countries hardest hit in the Asia Pacific region by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with harmful implications. As part of the contingency plan for the COVID-19 pandemic, a geriatric acute medical take was established in the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital for the isolation, admission and management of older adults with COVID-19 from the greater Kuala Lumpur area. This unique 150 bedded facility was the first in Malaysia and remains the very few in the region to exclusive...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510143

Comparative Study of One-Year Mortality after Surgery for Hip Fracture in Patients Aged 75 Years and Over in an Orthopedic Cohort and in a Geriatric Cohort, November 2015-November 2017, University Hospital Center Cochin, Paris

Hana Bouloudani, Anne-Sophie Rigaud, Olivier Hanon, Florian Labourée, Ariane Courbet-Floriot and Edouard Chaussade

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/05/12

The purpose of the medico-surgical treatment of hip fracture in people aged 75 and over is to restore patients with a functional independence that is closest to that pre-fractured, while being as little aggressive as possible, at the shortest possible time and at the lowest financial cost. With this in mind, it is necessary to provide intensive rehabilitation at the beginning of the fortuitous "patient-hip fracture" in order to enable social reintegration as quickly as possible. This usually req...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510144

Geriatrician-Performed Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Detection of Deep Venous Thrombosis in Geriatric Inpatients - A Proof of Concept Study

Kristoffer Kittelmann Brockhattingen, Marlene Kvist, Sabine Morris Delhez, Siar Barat and Casper Falster

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: 2023/05/24

To assess the diagnostic accuracy of geriatrician-performed point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) on suspicion of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in geriatric inpatients by comparing findings to a radiologist/specialist performed ultrasound as reference....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510142

Bullous Pemphigoid in Older Adults Treated with DPP4i: A Case Series

Ávila-Fernández Katia Fabiola, Álvarez-Cisneros Teresa and Ruelas-Villavicencio Ana Lilia

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: January 29, 2023

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a rare autoimmune subepithelial blistering disease affecting mostly older adults . Studies have calculated an annual incidence ranging from 2.4% to 21.7% per million population. While triggers are found in less than 15% of cases, drugs are well-known trigger factors. Recently, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP4i) have been associated to this condition. Our study presents four cases of older adults with BP associated to the use of DPP4i. The relevance of this study...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510141

Evaluation of the Impact Stratification Score in a Sample of Older Adult Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Maria Orlando Edelen, PhD, Anthony Rodriguez, PhD, Nabeel Qureshi, MPH, Patricia M Herman, PhD and Ron D Hays, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 23, 2023

To evaluate the utility of the Impact Stratification Score (ISS) in characterizing health-related disease burden for older adult patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). The sample of 1226 older adult MCC patients (average age of 80, 51% female, and 89% White) completed the PROMIS-29 v2.1 profile that contains the 9 ISS items. The ISS was examined using factor analysis (i.e., correlated factors and bifactor models)....

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