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The Duc Healthy Aging Website: Providing Online Occupation-Based Information, Haley Caruthers, Samantha Talavera, Jackeline Ulloa, Stephanie Vera 2016 Dominican University of California

The Duc Healthy Aging Website: Providing Online Occupation-Based Information, Haley Caruthers, Samantha Talavera, Jackeline Ulloa, Stephanie Vera

Department of Occupational Therapy: Graduate Student Capstone Presentations

Access to current, evidence-based health information for older adults (OAs) is an important step to the promotion of health and wellness for all age groups, including OAs. Since the Internet is easily accessible and is being used more frequently by OAs, an effective way to convey relevant up-to-date health is through a website devoted to the dissemination of health promotion information tailored for OAs, including tips for integrating healthy habits into their lifestyle. Dominican University of California’s (DUC) Healthy Aging website contains relevant and evidence-based research, including activities and local community based programs that promote healthy aging on the ...


Models For Predicting Incident Delirium In Hospitalized Older Adults: A Systematic Review, Sundeep Kalimisetty, Wajih Askar, Brenda Fay, Ariba Khan 2016 Aurora Health Care

Models For Predicting Incident Delirium In Hospitalized Older Adults: A Systematic Review, Sundeep Kalimisetty, Wajih Askar, Brenda Fay, Ariba Khan

Brenda Fay, MLIS

Background: Delirium is common in hospitalized older adults, and 40% of cases may be preventable. Hospital Elder Life Program is an evidence-based program to reduce incidence of delirium. It has been successfully implemented in one hospital and will be implemented in four other hospitals. Identification of patients at highest risk of developing delirium using the electronic health record (EHR) may be an effective targeted strategy to reduce the incidence of delirium.

Purpose: To systematically review and summarize the medical literature regarding risk prediction models for delirium in older inpatients.

Methods: A medical librarian customized and conducted the search strategy for ...


Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Options Among The Elderly, German Guzman-Gutierrez, Yang Shi, Matthew Rappelt, Arshad Jahangir, Vinay Thohan 2016 Hospital Monte Naranco

Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Options Among The Elderly, German Guzman-Gutierrez, Yang Shi, Matthew Rappelt, Arshad Jahangir, Vinay Thohan

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

The aging human population has emerged as a critically important factor in health care, not only due to the unique physiologic and pathologic processes associated with aging but also because of the evolution of medical and surgical therapies that have increased quality and quantity of life. Heart failure is a disease found most commonly among older populations in whom it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Heart failure disproportionately affects the elderly, and it stands to reason that the most terminal stage, known as advanced heart failure (AHF), is more common among the elderly. Despite limited data, treatment options ...


Proceedings Of 2016 Aurora Scientific Day, 2016 Aurora Health Care

Proceedings Of 2016 Aurora Scientific Day

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

This supplement includes select abstracts presented at the 42nd annual Aurora Scientific Day research symposium, held May 25, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Aurora Scientific Day provides a forum for original research conducted by faculty, fellows, residents, students and other allied health professionals affiliated with Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit health system comprised of integrated hospitals and clinics across eastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois.


Models For Predicting Incident Delirium In Hospitalized Older Adults: A Systematic Review, Sundeep Kalimisetty, Wajih Askar, Brenda Fay, Ariba Khan 2016 Aurora Health Care

Models For Predicting Incident Delirium In Hospitalized Older Adults: A Systematic Review, Sundeep Kalimisetty, Wajih Askar, Brenda Fay, Ariba Khan

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Background: Delirium is common in hospitalized older adults, and 40% of cases may be preventable. Hospital Elder Life Program is an evidence-based program to reduce incidence of delirium. It has been successfully implemented in one hospital and will be implemented in four other hospitals. Identification of patients at highest risk of developing delirium using the electronic health record (EHR) may be an effective targeted strategy to reduce the incidence of delirium.

Purpose: To systematically review and summarize the medical literature regarding risk prediction models for delirium in older inpatients.

Methods: A medical librarian customized and conducted the search strategy for ...


Book Review, Mitchell M. Simon 2016 University of New Hampshire

Book Review, Mitchell M. Simon

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Review of: MARSHALL A. KAPP, ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE FOR THE ELDERLY: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. (Greenwood Press 1992). [200 pp.] Number 17 in series, Bibliographies and Indices in Gerontology. Author index; foreword by Erdman B. Palmore, series editor; preface; subject index. LC: 92-17776; ISBN: 0-313-27490-8. [Cloth $45.00. P.O. Box 5007, Westport CT 06881.]


Methods And Systems For Prognosis And Diagnosis Of Brain Damage, Mark A. Lovell, Bert C. Lynn, Melissa A. Bradley-Whitman 2016 University of Kentucky

Methods And Systems For Prognosis And Diagnosis Of Brain Damage, Mark A. Lovell, Bert C. Lynn, Melissa A. Bradley-Whitman

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Faculty Patents

The presently-disclosed subject matter includes methods and devices for diagnosing, prognosing, and treating brain damage in a subject, including brain damage caused by stroke or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The methods can comprise providing a sample obtained from the subject, exposing the sample to an antibody selective for a visinin-like protein, detecting the presence of a complex that includes the antibody and the visinin-like protein, and diagnosing and/or prognosing the subject as having brain damage if there is the presence of the complex. Embodied methods can also comprise administering a treatment for brain damage if the subject includes ...


Evaluation Of Patient Perceptions Of Team Based Care In A Geriatric Oncology Clinic, Kristine Swartz, MD, Andrew Chapman, DO, Lauren Collins, MD, Shoshana Sicks, MEd, Abigail Sherburne, BSN 2016 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Evaluation Of Patient Perceptions Of Team Based Care In A Geriatric Oncology Clinic, Kristine Swartz, Md, Andrew Chapman, Do, Lauren Collins, Md, Shoshana Sicks, Med, Abigail Sherburne, Bsn

JCIPE Conference

Purpose: To measure patient perceptions of collaborative practice in an interprofessional team providing geriatric oncology assessments to older patients with cancer.

Background: The Senior Adult Oncology Clinic (SAOC) at Thomas Jefferson University’s Kimmel Cancer Center utilizes an interprofessional team approach to provide comprehensive geriatric oncology assessments and treatment plans for older patients with cancer. The importance of team-based healthcare delivery is well documented, however, experts agree that there is a need for more tools to assess the skills required to become a high-functioning team and a need to study the impact of collaborative practice on patient reported outcomes and ...


Patient Satisfaction With The Annual Wellness Visit, Maria Espiridion, Raghavendra Mulinti, MD, Suzanne E. Kemper, MPH, Lynne J. Goebel, MD 2016 Marshall University

Patient Satisfaction With The Annual Wellness Visit, Maria Espiridion, Raghavendra Mulinti, Md, Suzanne E. Kemper, Mph, Lynne J. Goebel, Md

Lynne J. Goebel

OBJECTIVES - To determine patient satisfaction with the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) DESIGN – Survey SETTING- Charleston Area Medical Center and Marshall Health PARTICIPANTS – 66 volunteers, average age 74 years MEASUREMENTS – Patient satisfaction was assessed with a 13 item survey. RESULTS - Of 1,537 eligible patients, 211 (14%) of these agreed to schedule their AWV. From 66 patients surveyed, 87% of patients said the visit “met expectations,” “would recommend to friends,” and “would do it again.” Only 5 (8%) were disappointed that new problems were not addressed and 2 (3%) were dissatisfied that physical exams and blood tests were not included. CONCLUSION- ...


Preparing Nursing Home Data From Multiple Sites For Clinical Research – A Case Study Using Observational Health Data Sciences And Informatics, Richard D. Boyce PhD, Steven M. Handler MD, PhD, Jordan F. Karp MD, Subashan Perera PhD, Charles F. Reynolds III, MD 2016 University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus

Preparing Nursing Home Data From Multiple Sites For Clinical Research – A Case Study Using Observational Health Data Sciences And Informatics, Richard D. Boyce Phd, Steven M. Handler Md, Phd, Jordan F. Karp Md, Subashan Perera Phd, Charles F. Reynolds Iii, Md

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)

Introduction: A potential barrier to nursing home research is the limited availability of research quality data in electronic form. We describe a case study of converting electronic health data from five skilled nursing facilities to a research quality longitudinal dataset by means of open-source tools produced by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) collaborative.

Methods: The Long-Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS), drug dispensing , and fall incident data from five SNFs were extracted, translated, and loaded into version 4 of the OHDSI common data model. Quality assurance involved identifying errors using the Achilles data characterization tool and comparing ...


An Unusual Case Of Escherichia Coli Meningitis And Bacteremia In An Elderly Woman Presenting With Intractable Low Back Pain, Andrea M. Lauffer, Mahmoud Shorman, Carl McComas 2016 St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, WV

An Unusual Case Of Escherichia Coli Meningitis And Bacteremia In An Elderly Woman Presenting With Intractable Low Back Pain, Andrea M. Lauffer, Mahmoud Shorman, Carl Mccomas

Marshall Journal of Medicine

Abstract

Introduction:

We report an unusual case of E. coli meningitis in an elderly woman who presented to the emergency room with a chief complaint of intractable low back pain.

Case Description:

A 67 year old woman presented to the emergency room for a chief complaint of intractable low back pain. After admission, the patient developed delirium. Blood cultures were drawn. Patient underwent a lumbar puncture which revealed purulent cerebrospinal fluid. Results of the cerebrospinal fluid and blood cultures revealed pan-sensitive E. coli.

Conclusion:

In the geriatric population, delayed presentation of meningitis can occur for various reasons. With the older ...


Malnutrition In The Older Australian Rural Rehabilitation Community : Indentification, Patient Outcomes And The Role Of Informal Caregivers, Skye Marshall 2016 Bond University

Malnutrition In The Older Australian Rural Rehabilitation Community : Indentification, Patient Outcomes And The Role Of Informal Caregivers, Skye Marshall

Skye Marshall

Enhancing the effectiveness of nutritional care to improve the overall health of older adults will be key in reducing hospital and aged care facility demand, a priority target of current health service research and policy. Engaging informal caregivers as part of the nutrition care team presents an opportunity for improving the nutrition status of older Australians in rehabilitation and the community. This thesis provides evidence to improve malnutrition screening, assessment, diagnosis and resource allocation in rehabilitation facilities. It also makes recommendations to improve nutrition intervention in practice, and for how intervention studies should be designed in this setting. The thesis ...


Healthy Aging Website: Providing Online Occupation Based Information, Haley Caruthers, Samantha Talavera, Stephanie Vera, Jackeline Ulloa 2016 Dominican University of California

Healthy Aging Website: Providing Online Occupation Based Information, Haley Caruthers, Samantha Talavera, Stephanie Vera, Jackeline Ulloa

Student Research Posters

Older adults (OAs) over the age of 65 are the fastest growing age group in the United States. They are also the fastest growing population of Internet users as they use the Internet to access health information related to optimizing independence, productivity, and social engagement. Although there is an abundant amount of information available that is devoted to healthy aging, the validity of the information can be questionable and the information may be confusing.

Dominican University of California’s (DUC) Healthy Aging website contains relevant and evidence-based research, including activities and local community based programs that promote healthy aging. To ...


The Age-Friendly Cities Project In Bowling Green: A Narrative History, Hannah Ruggles 2016 Western Kentucky University

The Age-Friendly Cities Project In Bowling Green: A Narrative History, Hannah Ruggles

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

An age-friendly city is one that “encourages active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities.” Bowling Green was the seventh city in the US to join the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and is currently in year three of a five-year project. The developments over the past two years have been guided by the principle that senior residents of ...


Spinal Compression Fractures: No Additional Pain Relief With Use Of Back Braces, Kayla A. Berigan, Brandon Baker, Zakaria Ahmad, Aaron Simpson 2016 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Spinal Compression Fractures: No Additional Pain Relief With Use Of Back Braces, Kayla A. Berigan, Brandon Baker, Zakaria Ahmad, Aaron Simpson

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Li M, Law SW, Cheng J, Kee HM, Wong MS. A comparison study on the efficacy of SpinoMed® and soft lumbar orthosis for osteoporotic vertebral fracture. J. Prosthet. Orthot. Int. 2015;39(4):270-276. doi: 10.1177/0309364614528204


Hospice And Pain Management In Nursing Home Residents With Cancer, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, Jennifer Tjia, Kate L. Lapane 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Hospice And Pain Management In Nursing Home Residents With Cancer, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, Jennifer Tjia, Kate L. Lapane

Jennifer Tjia

Background: The prevalence of untreated pain in nursing home residents with cancer is unacceptably high. Hospice may increase the likelihood of receiving pain management at the end of life.

Objectives: To estimate whether receipt of hospice in nursing homes increases the receipt of pain management for nursing home residents with cancer at the end of life.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on a national sample of Medicare decedents who had cancer and were nursing home residents during the last 90 days of life in 2011–2012. We used the last Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 assessment before death ...


Age And Sex Differences In Long-Term Outcomes Following Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Placement In Contemporary Clinical Practice: Findings From The Cardiovascular Research Network, Frederick A. Masoudi, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert J. Goldberg 2016 University of Colorado

Age And Sex Differences In Long-Term Outcomes Following Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Placement In Contemporary Clinical Practice: Findings From The Cardiovascular Research Network, Frederick A. Masoudi, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Robert J. Goldberg

Robert J. Goldberg

BACKGROUND: Patient sex and age may influence rates of death after receiving an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for primary prevention. Differences in outcomes other than mortality and whether these differences vary by heart failure symptoms, etiology, and left ventricular ejection fraction are not well characterized.

METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 2954 patients with left ventricular ejection fraction < /=0.35 undergoing first-time implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for primary prevention within the Cardiovascular Research Network; 769 patients (26%) were women, and 2827 (62%) were aged > 65 years. In a median follow-up of 2.4 years, outcome rates per 1000 patient-years were 109 for death, 438 for hospitalization, and 111 for heart failure hospitalizations. Procedure-related complications occurred in 8.36%. In multivariable models, women had significantly lower risks of death (hazard ...


Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use In Older Patient With Breast And Colorectal Cancer, Meghan S. Karuturi 2016 The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use In Older Patient With Breast And Colorectal Cancer, Meghan S. Karuturi

UT GSBS Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)

Our objective was to determine predictors of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use and its impact on outcomes (including ER visits, hospitalization, all cause death, and composite of three) in breast and colorectal cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. We used data from the SEER database linked to Medicare claims. Our cohort included patients ≥ 66 years diagnosed with of Stage II/III breast or colorectal cancer between 7/1/2007-12/31/2009. Baseline PIM was defined using the Drugs to Avoid in the Elderly list (DAE) or Beers criteria. Univariate and multivariable logistic regression were used to determine the associations of baseline PIMs ...


Patient Satisfaction With The Annual Wellness Visit, Maria Espiridion, Raghavendra Mulinti, MD, Suzanne E. Kemper, MPH, Lynne J. Goebel, MD 2016 Marshall University

Patient Satisfaction With The Annual Wellness Visit, Maria Espiridion, Raghavendra Mulinti, Md, Suzanne E. Kemper, Mph, Lynne J. Goebel, Md

Marshall Journal of Medicine

OBJECTIVES - To determine patient satisfaction with the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)

DESIGN – Survey

SETTING- Charleston Area Medical Center and Marshall Health

PARTICIPANTS – 66 volunteers, average age 74 years

MEASUREMENTS – Patient satisfaction was assessed with a 13 item survey.

RESULTS - Of 1,537 eligible patients, 211 (14%) of these agreed to schedule their AWV. From 66 patients surveyed, 87% of patients said the visit “met expectations,” “would recommend to friends,” and “would do it again.” Only 5 (8%) were disappointed that new problems were not addressed and 2 (3%) were dissatisfied that physical exams and blood tests were not included.

CONCLUSION ...


Predictors Of Post-Injury Mortality In Elderly Patients With Trauma: A Master's Thesis, Charles M. Psoinos 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Predictors Of Post-Injury Mortality In Elderly Patients With Trauma: A Master's Thesis, Charles M. Psoinos

GSBS Dissertations and Theses

Background: Traumatic injury remains a major cause of mortality in the US. Older Americans experience lower rates of injury and higher rates of death at lower injury severity than their younger counterparts. The objectives of this study were to explore pre-injury factors and injury patterns that are associated with post-discharge mortality among injured elderly surviving index hospitalization.

Methods: We queried a 5% random sample of Medicare beneficiaries (n=2,002,420) for any hospitalization with a primary ICD-9 diagnosis code for injury. Patients admitted without urgent/emergent admission were excluded, as well as patients presenting from inpatient hospitalization or rehabilitation ...


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