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Allergic Diseases In The Elderly, Gabriele Di Lorenzo, Marcello Melluso, Alessandro Rodolico, Aurelio Seidita Jan 2024

Allergic Diseases In The Elderly, Gabriele Di Lorenzo, Marcello Melluso, Alessandro Rodolico, Aurelio Seidita

Translational Medicine @ UniSa

Recent increases in allergic diseases are thought to be caused by better hygiene, Westernized diets, air pollution, climate change, and other factors that influence host microbiota, a key player in the induction and maintenance of immunoregulatory circuits and tolerance. The increase of allergic diseases in the elderly is also related to additional factors, such as various comorbidities that may interfere with the development and the type of allergic reactions. Immunosenescence plays a central role in these reactions, altering microbiota responses and triggering inflammageing. In addition, in the elderly, there is a shift from Th1 to Th2 immunity, thus favoring allergic …


Elderly And Aged Asthma Have Different Characteristics: Results Of A Multicenter Study, Ebru Damadoğlu, Özge Öztürk Aktaş, Bilun Gemi̇ci̇oğlu, Nafiye Yilmaz, Fulşen Bozkuş, Vehbi Ayhan, Ayşe Füsun Kalpaklioğlu, Ferda Öner Erkekol, Yavuz Havlucu, Fuat Erel, Ömür Aydin, Aydanur Eki̇ci̇, Ayşe Baççioğlu, Serap Argun Bariş, Gözde Köycü Buhari̇, Berrin Ceyhan, Özlem Göksel, Mehmet Köse, Adile Berna Dursun, Füsun Yildiz, Arzu Yorgancioğlu, Sacide Rana Işik, Dane Edi̇ger, İpek Kıvılcım Oğuzülgen, Ahmet Uğur Demi̇r, Gül Karakaya, Ali Fuat Kalyoncu Jan 2024

Elderly And Aged Asthma Have Different Characteristics: Results Of A Multicenter Study, Ebru Damadoğlu, Özge Öztürk Aktaş, Bilun Gemi̇ci̇oğlu, Nafiye Yilmaz, Fulşen Bozkuş, Vehbi Ayhan, Ayşe Füsun Kalpaklioğlu, Ferda Öner Erkekol, Yavuz Havlucu, Fuat Erel, Ömür Aydin, Aydanur Eki̇ci̇, Ayşe Baççioğlu, Serap Argun Bariş, Gözde Köycü Buhari̇, Berrin Ceyhan, Özlem Göksel, Mehmet Köse, Adile Berna Dursun, Füsun Yildiz, Arzu Yorgancioğlu, Sacide Rana Işik, Dane Edi̇ger, İpek Kıvılcım Oğuzülgen, Ahmet Uğur Demi̇r, Gül Karakaya, Ali Fuat Kalyoncu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Characteristics of asthma in the elderly population is not well-known. The aim of the present study was to evaluateasthma in the elderly population, to compare disease characteristics between patients diagnosed <60 (aged asthma) and ≥60 (elderlyasthma) years of age.Materials and methods: The study was a prospective, multicenter, cross-sectional type. A questionnaire was filled out to patients 60years of age and over, that have been followed for asthma for at least 3 months. Asthma Control Test (ACT), eight-item MoriskyMedication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) was filled out, inhaler device technique was assessed.Results: A total of 399 patients were included from 17 tertiary care centers across the country. Mean age was 67.11 years and 331 (83%)were female. The age at asthma diagnosis was ≥60 in 146 (36.6%) patients. Patients diagnosed ≥60 years were older (p < 0.001), hadhigher education level (p < 0.001), more commonly had first-degree relative with asthma (p = 0.038), asthma related comorbidities(p = 0.009) and accompanying rhinitis/rhinosinusitis (p = 0.005), had better asthma control (p = 0.001), were using less controllermedications (p = 0.014). Inhaler technique was correct in 37% of the patients with no difference in between the groups. Treatmentcompliance was better in elderly asthma patients (p < 0.001). In the multivariate logistic regression analysis, having well-controlledasthma (odds ratio = 1.61, CI = 1.04–2.51), and high medication adherence rate (odds ratio = 2.43, CI = 1.48–4.0) were associated withbeing in the elderly asthma group.Conclusion: The characteristics of asthma are different among patients aged 60 years and over which seems to be related to onset age ofasthma. In our cohort, the elderly asthma patients had higher education level, and treatment adherence and asthma control was better.Patients diagnosed ≥60 years of age did not have more severe disease.


The Importance Of Multidisciplinary Approach In Management Of Pressure Injury In Elderly With Multiple Comorbidities, Dina Kusumawardhani, Shannaz Nadia Yusharyahya, Lili Legiawati, Rinadewi Astriningrum, Kara Adistri Dec 2023

The Importance Of Multidisciplinary Approach In Management Of Pressure Injury In Elderly With Multiple Comorbidities, Dina Kusumawardhani, Shannaz Nadia Yusharyahya, Lili Legiawati, Rinadewi Astriningrum, Kara Adistri

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Background: Pressure injury (PI) can occur as a result of prolonged bed rest in immobilized patients. The healing process is often slow if the wounds are not managed comprehensively, particularly in elderly patients or patients with neurological disorder, diabetes mellitus, and malnutrition. Proper treatment can improve the healing process.

Case illustration: A 66-year-old female with multiple comorbidities presented with PI on the left lower back, as well as the sacral and right gluteal regions. She was diagnosed with grade 3 and unstageable PI, and was treated using a multidisciplinary approach. Her wounds were treated with a combination of …


Comparison Of The Effects Of The Three Methods Of Massage, Selected Yoga Exercises And Massage-Yoga Combination On The Depression In Elderly Women, Elham Piri, Behnam Ghasemi, Ali Shafizadeh Dec 2023

Comparison Of The Effects Of The Three Methods Of Massage, Selected Yoga Exercises And Massage-Yoga Combination On The Depression In Elderly Women, Elham Piri, Behnam Ghasemi, Ali Shafizadeh

Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity

Introduction: The present study aims to compare the effects of massage, selected yoga exercises and massage-yoga combination methods on symptoms of depression. Materials and Methods: According to the research criteria, 60 available samples were selected and randomly divided into three experimental groups and single control one. The Beck Depression Inventory was completed by the examinees before the intervention, two months after its beginning and one month after ending. Each experimental group received one of the massage interventions, selected yoga exercises and massage-yoga combination for eight weeks, three sessions per week and for a period of 40 minutes per session. The …


Enhancing A Pressure Injury Prevention Bundle In A Skilled Nursing Facility, Lorillie Soleta Oct 2023

Enhancing A Pressure Injury Prevention Bundle In A Skilled Nursing Facility, Lorillie Soleta

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Scholarly Project

Problem: The purpose of the project was to address the increase in pressure injuries in a skilled nursing facility, which had risen from 6% to 10% despite the implementation of a prevention bundle. The project aimed to evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of existing interventions.

Aim of the Project: The aim was to add evidence-based interventions to the existing pressure injury prevention bundle. The desired outcome was to decrease the number of acquired pressure injuries.

Review of the Evidence: Research indicated that pressure injury prevention bundles were more successful when incorporating offloading interventions. These offloading measures, including frequent turning and …


Early Identification Of Barriers To Medication Adherence In The Elderly Population Through The Use Of A Modified Screening Tool, Miranda Joyner, Blake Meranto Oct 2023

Early Identification Of Barriers To Medication Adherence In The Elderly Population Through The Use Of A Modified Screening Tool, Miranda Joyner, Blake Meranto

Doctoral Projects

Medication nonadherence (MNA) is a major contributor to hospitalizations and accounts for billions of dollars spent every year on health care. Despite medications being prescribed in nearly 75% of healthcare interactions, it is estimated that 33 to 50% of Americans do not take their medications as prescribed, if at all (Bartlett Ellis et al., 2020; Kleinsinger, 2018). The COM-B (Capability, Opportunity, Motivation, Behavior) Model used in this DNP project suggests that an individual must have the capability, opportunity, and motivation to enact a certain behavior, and should any of these areas be lacking, the behavior is unlikely to occur. This …


Tuberculosis In Elderly Hispanics: Bcg Vaccination At Birth Is Protective Whereas Diabetes Is Not A Risk Factor, Julia M. Scordo, Genesis P. Aguillón-Durán, Doris Ayala, Ana P. Quirino-Cerrillo, Eminé Rodriguez-Reyna, Francisco Mora-Guzmán, Jose A. Caso, Eder Ledezma-Campos, Larry Schlesinger, Jordi B. Torrelles, Joanne Turner, Blanca I. Restrepo Sep 2023

Tuberculosis In Elderly Hispanics: Bcg Vaccination At Birth Is Protective Whereas Diabetes Is Not A Risk Factor, Julia M. Scordo, Genesis P. Aguillón-Durán, Doris Ayala, Ana P. Quirino-Cerrillo, Eminé Rodriguez-Reyna, Francisco Mora-Guzmán, Jose A. Caso, Eder Ledezma-Campos, Larry Schlesinger, Jordi B. Torrelles, Joanne Turner, Blanca I. Restrepo

Research Symposium

Background. Aging increases the risk of tuberculosis (TB) and its adverse outcomes, but most studies are based on secondary analyses, and few are in Hispanics. Diabetes is a risk factor for TB in adults, but its contribution in the elderly is unknown. We aimed to identify the role of diabetes and other risk factors for TB in elderly Hispanics.

Methods. Cross-sectional study among newly-diagnosed TB patients, recent contacts (ReC), or community controls (CoC) totaling 646 participants, including 183 elderly (>60 years; 43 TB, 80 ReC, 60 CoC) and 463 adults (18 to 50 years; 80 TB, 301 …


Confusing Code Status In An 81-Year-Old Spanish-Speaking Woman: Addressing Barriers To Quality End-Of Life Care For Latinos, Vanessa E. Lopez, Chelsea H. Chang Sep 2023

Confusing Code Status In An 81-Year-Old Spanish-Speaking Woman: Addressing Barriers To Quality End-Of Life Care For Latinos, Vanessa E. Lopez, Chelsea H. Chang

Research Symposium

Background: End-of-life discussions present a challenge for many Hispanic families and physicians. Hesitancy to begin discussions and a language barrier hinder elderly Spanish-speaking patients and their families from making informed decisions about end-of-life care. We present a case of a confusing code status in an elderly Spanish-speaking woman with a rapidly declining condition.

Case presentation: An 81-year-old Hispanic Spanish-speaking female with a past medical history of hypertension, chronic kidney disease stage 3 and type 2 diabetes mellitus presents with generalized weakness, decreased appetite and a 10-pound weight loss over one month. She wished to be Do-Not-Intubate. Throughout her stay, she …


Postoperative Delirium After Hip Arthroplasty In The Elderly, Sung Kwan Hwang, Changho Yi Sep 2023

Postoperative Delirium After Hip Arthroplasty In The Elderly, Sung Kwan Hwang, Changho Yi

Research Symposium

Purpose: Our study was done to evaluate the influence of postoperative delirium on the prognosis of hip arthroplasty, and risk factors for postoperative delirium in individuals older than 65.

Materials and Methods: Among patients who received hip arthroplasty in our hospital (WCH) between March 2004and March 2008, we chose 193 patients for our study after excluding patients who had preoperative delirium and who had a history of dementia and cognitive dysfunction. We divided our cohort of 193 patients into two groups, 131patients with postoperative delirium and 62 patients without delirium. We checked for clinical results for hip arthroplasty. We checked …


Study Of Efficacy, Safety And Complications Of Covid 19 Vaccine On Adults And Elderly With And Without Chronic Diseases, Nasser Alhamshary, Abdullah Hendawy El Shahat, Mohamed Gharib Mohamed, Abdel Kareem Mohammad Abdel Rahim Sep 2023

Study Of Efficacy, Safety And Complications Of Covid 19 Vaccine On Adults And Elderly With And Without Chronic Diseases, Nasser Alhamshary, Abdullah Hendawy El Shahat, Mohamed Gharib Mohamed, Abdel Kareem Mohammad Abdel Rahim

Al-Azhar International Medical Journal

Background: Anti-CoV-2 vaccines were developed in a much shorter time than previous vaccines. The aim of this work was to assess the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine on adult and elderly with and without chronic diseases and evaluate safety, side effects and complications of COVID19 vaccine on adult and elderly with and without chronic diseases.

Methods: Prospective observational cohort study was carried out on 100 subjects received COVID-19 vaccine. Subjects were divided into three groups: Group (1): thirty healthy young persons aging 18-45 years old, who received COVID-19 vaccine (5 subjects received Pfizer vaccine, 9 received AstraZeneca, and 16 received Sinopharm. …


Establishing A Routine Process Of Medication Reconciliation In A Rural Primary Care Clinic To Address Unnecessary Polypharmacy In Patients 65 And Older, Jessica Kirkwood-Harp Jul 2023

Establishing A Routine Process Of Medication Reconciliation In A Rural Primary Care Clinic To Address Unnecessary Polypharmacy In Patients 65 And Older, Jessica Kirkwood-Harp

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Background: Medication safety by reducing the proportion of older adults who use inappropriate medications is a Healthy People 2030 goal (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, n.d.(a)). The research for this proposal supported an established medication reconciliation (MR) to reduce errors and adverse drug events (ADEs). Consistent MR is essential for patient safety and positive patient outcomes in rural outpatient primary care clinics, as these patients possess multiple comorbidities.

Purpose: This Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) quality improvement project (QIP) established a routine MR process within a rural primary care clinic with reduced unnecessary polypharmacy and decreased risk of …


Singapore's Hospital To Home Program: Raising Patient Engagement Through Ai, John Abisheganaden, Kheng Hock Lee, Lian Leng Low, Eugene Shum, Han Leong Goh, Christine Gian Lee Ang, Andy Wee An Ta, Steven M. Miller Jul 2023

Singapore's Hospital To Home Program: Raising Patient Engagement Through Ai, John Abisheganaden, Kheng Hock Lee, Lian Leng Low, Eugene Shum, Han Leong Goh, Christine Gian Lee Ang, Andy Wee An Ta, Steven M. Miller

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

Because of their complex care needs, many elderly patients are discharged from hospitals only to be readmitted for multiple stays within the following twelve months. John Abisheganaden and his fellow authors describe Singapore’s Hospital to Home program, a community care initiative fueled by artificial intelligence.


Hubungan Status Vitamin D Dengan Risiko Jatuh Pada Pasien Lansia Dengan Penyakit Ginjal Kronik Yang Menjalani Hemodialisis Reguler, Muhammad Iqbal, Dina Aprillia Ariestine, Sumi Ramadhani Jun 2023

Hubungan Status Vitamin D Dengan Risiko Jatuh Pada Pasien Lansia Dengan Penyakit Ginjal Kronik Yang Menjalani Hemodialisis Reguler, Muhammad Iqbal, Dina Aprillia Ariestine, Sumi Ramadhani

Jurnal Penyakit Dalam Indonesia

Introduction. Fall is one of the main causes of hospitalization in the elderly, which is caused by several factors including gait disturbances, balance disorders, visual disturbances, chronic kidney disease (CKD), vitamin D deficiency, and so on. Chronic kidney disease can cause disruption of vitamin D metabolism, especially in the elderly population. This study aimed to assess the relationship between vitamin D status and the risk of falling in elderly patients with CKD who receive regular hemodialysis programs.

Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional study by assessing the relationship between vitamin D status and the risk of fall in elderly patients undergoing …


Chronic Diseases And Inpatient Care Among The Middle-Aged And Elderly People In Indonesia, Ema Madyaningrum Jun 2023

Chronic Diseases And Inpatient Care Among The Middle-Aged And Elderly People In Indonesia, Ema Madyaningrum

Journal of Health Research

Background: The prevalence of chronic diseases contributes to an increase in healthcare utilization that results in increased vulnerability in middle and old age. This study aims to determine the factors that influence in-patient care among the middle-aged and elderly.

Methods: We conducted a repeated cross-sectional study using the Indonesia Family Life Survey 4 (IFLS 4) in 2007 (10,754 participants) and IFLS 5 in 2014 (12,058 participants). Chronic diseases include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, tuberculosis, asthma, coronary heart diseases, liver diseases, cancer, arthritis, gout, high cholesterol, prostate illness, kidney diseases, and digestive diseases. We used the frequency distribution, and logistic regression to …


Resources To Promote Senior Independence, Amanda Anderson, Sheree Mae Cacal, Sophia Gallego, Madyson Grant, Lola Wallace May 2023

Resources To Promote Senior Independence, Amanda Anderson, Sheree Mae Cacal, Sophia Gallego, Madyson Grant, Lola Wallace

Nursing Leadership in Community Engagement Projects

Resources to Promote Senior Independence

Introduction

Our group of five students from Seattle Pacific University's Lydia Green nursing program assessed the community of an independent senior apartment complex that provides affordable housing for adults aged 65+ in the Seattle area run under Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations (SHAG). This assignment is for our leadership project and occurred over an 8-week period. During this time, we applied the nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, and implement an intervention specific to a population's needs. The community faced issues of resource access, exacerbated by the population's low income and age. Our focus was …


Acute Kidney Injury In The Elderly, Zachary Palanza May 2023

Acute Kidney Injury In The Elderly, Zachary Palanza

Honors Scholar Theses

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a significant clinical concern in the elderly, marked by heightened incidence rates, increased morbidity and mortality, and impaired kidney repair mechanisms. AKI often has severe consequences, including extended hospital stays, heightened rates of chronic kidney disease, and elevated healthcare costs. The vulnerability of elderly individuals to AKI is amplified by age-related structural and functional changes in the kidneys, reduced physiological reserve, and increased exposure to nephrotoxic agents. The impaired kidney repair mechanisms observed in the elderly pose further complexities in AKI management. With age, the regenerative capacity of the kidneys diminishes, resulting in incomplete recovery …


The Spice Is Right: Evaluating The Spice And Herb Content Of Congregate Meals, Tessa Vander Kamp, Tracy Noerper Apr 2023

The Spice Is Right: Evaluating The Spice And Herb Content Of Congregate Meals, Tessa Vander Kamp, Tracy Noerper

Undergraduate and Master's Projects

Congregate meals offer social and nutritional benefits to Americans over the age of sixty. A nutritious diet is essential to support health and manage chronic health conditions, specifically for an aging population. Congregate meals must meet minimum nutritional requirements and typically include a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and protein.


Acute Lithiasis Cholecystitis; Particularities Of Diagnosis And Treatment In The Elderly, Adrian Silaghi, Bogdan Socea, Petrisor Banu, Vlad Dumitru Baleanu, Dragos Epistatu, Ioana Paunica, Vlad Denis Constantin Apr 2023

Acute Lithiasis Cholecystitis; Particularities Of Diagnosis And Treatment In The Elderly, Adrian Silaghi, Bogdan Socea, Petrisor Banu, Vlad Dumitru Baleanu, Dragos Epistatu, Ioana Paunica, Vlad Denis Constantin

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Objectives. The incidence of acute cholecystitis increases with age, when patients usually associate additional comorbidities. Such comorbidities and the late presentation to the doctor make the treatment more complex, associating higher rates of complications. The present study aims to evaluate the methods of diagnosis and treatment applied to a group of older patients with acute cholecystitis. Materials and Methods. 585 patients were enrolled in the study between 2019 and 2023. The inclusion criteria in the study were represented by the presence of the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis in patients over 65 years of age, while patients who presented complex locoregional …


Assessing Preinjury Frailty In The Elderly Hip Fracture Patient To Promote Palliative Care Referral In Those At Risk For High Morbidity And Mortality, Alicia N. Walker, Jewyl Gibson, Sara Dunham Apr 2023

Assessing Preinjury Frailty In The Elderly Hip Fracture Patient To Promote Palliative Care Referral In Those At Risk For High Morbidity And Mortality, Alicia N. Walker, Jewyl Gibson, Sara Dunham

Graduate Publications and Other Selected Works - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The objective of this project is to assess preinjury frailty in hip fracture patients aged 65 and older as a predictor for postsurgical morbidity and mortality, prompting early referral to palliative care services in patients deemed high-risk for postoperative complications. Including palliative care in the multidisciplinary care of the high-risk patient has been shown to improve quality of life, increase patient and caregiver satisfaction, and reduce healthcare costs. The design is a quality improvement initiative. The setting is an academic medical center, serving as the region’s Level 1 Trauma Center. There is no current process for measuring frailty as a …


Valacyclovir-Induced Psychosis In An Elderly Esrd Patient With Herpes Zoster, Spencer Carbone, James Croffoot Apr 2023

Valacyclovir-Induced Psychosis In An Elderly Esrd Patient With Herpes Zoster, Spencer Carbone, James Croffoot

GW Research Showcase 2021-2024

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Expert Consensus On Microtransplant For Acute Myeloid Leukemia In Elderly Patients -Report From The International Microtransplant Interest Group, Huisheng Ai, Nelson J Chao, David A Rizzieri, Xiaojun Huang, Thomas R Spitzer, Jianxiang Wang, Mei Guo, Armand Keating, Elizabeth F Krakow, Didier Blaise, Jun Ma, Depei Wu, John Reagan, Usama Gergis, Rafael F Duarte, Preet M Chaudhary, Kaixun Hu, Changlin Yu, Qiyun Sun, Ephraim Fuchs, Bo Cai, Yajing Huang, Jianhui Qiao, David Gottlieb, Kirk R Schultz, Mingyao Liu, Xiequn Chen, Wenming Chen, Jianmin Wang, Xiaohui Zhang, Jianyong Li, He Huang, Zimin Sun, Fei Li, Linhua Yang, Liansheng Zhang, Lijuan Li, Kaiyan Liu, Jie Jin, Qifa Liu, Daihong Liu, Chunji Gao, Chuanbo Fan, Li Wei, Xi Zhang, Liangding Hu, Weijing Zhang, Yuyang Tian, Weidong Han, Jun Zhu, Zhijian Xiao, Daobin Zhou, Bolong Zhang, Yongqian Jia, Yongqing Zhang, Xiaoxiong Wu, Xuliang Shen, Xuzhang Lu, Xinrong Zhan, Xiuli Sun, Yi Xiao, Jingbo Wang, Xiaodong Shi, Bo Zheng, Jieping Chen, Banghe Ding, Zhao Wang, Fan Zhou, Mei Zhang, Yizhuo Zhang, Jie Sun, Bing Xia, Baoan Chen, Liangming Ma Mar 2023

Expert Consensus On Microtransplant For Acute Myeloid Leukemia In Elderly Patients -Report From The International Microtransplant Interest Group, Huisheng Ai, Nelson J Chao, David A Rizzieri, Xiaojun Huang, Thomas R Spitzer, Jianxiang Wang, Mei Guo, Armand Keating, Elizabeth F Krakow, Didier Blaise, Jun Ma, Depei Wu, John Reagan, Usama Gergis, Rafael F Duarte, Preet M Chaudhary, Kaixun Hu, Changlin Yu, Qiyun Sun, Ephraim Fuchs, Bo Cai, Yajing Huang, Jianhui Qiao, David Gottlieb, Kirk R Schultz, Mingyao Liu, Xiequn Chen, Wenming Chen, Jianmin Wang, Xiaohui Zhang, Jianyong Li, He Huang, Zimin Sun, Fei Li, Linhua Yang, Liansheng Zhang, Lijuan Li, Kaiyan Liu, Jie Jin, Qifa Liu, Daihong Liu, Chunji Gao, Chuanbo Fan, Li Wei, Xi Zhang, Liangding Hu, Weijing Zhang, Yuyang Tian, Weidong Han, Jun Zhu, Zhijian Xiao, Daobin Zhou, Bolong Zhang, Yongqian Jia, Yongqing Zhang, Xiaoxiong Wu, Xuliang Shen, Xuzhang Lu, Xinrong Zhan, Xiuli Sun, Yi Xiao, Jingbo Wang, Xiaodong Shi, Bo Zheng, Jieping Chen, Banghe Ding, Zhao Wang, Fan Zhou, Mei Zhang, Yizhuo Zhang, Jie Sun, Bing Xia, Baoan Chen, Liangming Ma

Department of Medical Oncology Faculty Papers

Recent studies have shown that microtransplant (MST) could improve outcome of patients with elderly acute myeloid leukemia (EAML). To further standardize the MST therapy and improve outcomes in EAML patients, based on analysis of the literature on MST, especially MST with EAML from January 1st, 2011 to November 30th, 2022, the International Microtransplant Interest Group provides recommendations and considerations for MST in the treatment of EAML. Four major issues related to MST for treating EAML were addressed: therapeutic principle of MST (1), candidates for MST (2), induction chemotherapy regimens (3), and post-remission therapy based on MST (4). Others included donor …


Death Rates From Alzheimers, Wesley Gerndt, Ainsley Ambrose Mar 2023

Death Rates From Alzheimers, Wesley Gerndt, Ainsley Ambrose

Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)

Since 1999, Alzheimer’s disease has become more of a talking point in our society. This could be because death by Alzheimer’s disease has increased gradually over the years in the United States (NCHS, 2022). We hypothesized that mortality rates due to Alzheimer’s disease will increase as life expectancy rises. This is due to the fact that individuals under the age of fifty-five are highly unlikely to develop this disease. The dataset we examined and analyzed, Leading Causes of Death, comes from the National Center for Health Statistics and showcases the causes of death in each state in America from 1999 …


Visiting Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes And Beliefs Regarding Telehealth To Promote Medication Compliance In The Elderly Population, Diane Renee Logan Jan 2023

Visiting Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes And Beliefs Regarding Telehealth To Promote Medication Compliance In The Elderly Population, Diane Renee Logan

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Introduction: Medication noncompliance in the elderly home dwelling adult is a persistent problem resulting in decreased quality of life, hospital readmission within a 30-day period and increased morbidity. Visiting nurses are in a key position to assist the elderly population to employ medication compliance strategies that are tailor-made to fit their individual needs and abilities. The introduction of telehealth technology, while meant to aid elderly home dwelling individuals, may negatively impact the infusion of medication compliance strategies and thus increase medication noncompliance if visiting nurses are not effective in employing this technology.

Aim: The aim of this study is to …


The Use Of Paxlovid Amongst The Elderly & Reduced Hospital Stays, Maria M. Gichana, Kate Ames, Nicole Chandler, Madeline Gill Jan 2023

The Use Of Paxlovid Amongst The Elderly & Reduced Hospital Stays, Maria M. Gichana, Kate Ames, Nicole Chandler, Madeline Gill

Non-Thesis Student Work

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses infecting many species and cause a variety of illnesses. COVID-19 is caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2). Understanding that COVID-19 can cause severe disease in vulnerable populations has launched the development of viral treatments. Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir (Paxlovid) is an oral antiviral treatment authorized for adults with mild to moderate symptoms who are at an increased risk for severe disease. These authors pose the question: For older adults over the age of 65 who have had COVID-19, does the use of Paxlovid reduce hospitalizations, compared to those not treated with Paxlovid? …


Effects Of Meditation On Chronic Pain Management Among Older Adults, Katelyn R. Forsell Jan 2023

Effects Of Meditation On Chronic Pain Management Among Older Adults, Katelyn R. Forsell

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The older adult population is expected to continue to grow. This population is more susceptible to facing chronic health conditions that often contribute to pain. Pain affects many aspects of an individual's life and can be debilitating, affecting physical and mental wellbeing. Chronic pain among older adults is often not well managed. Mindfulness meditation is a holistic healing modality that literature supports for pain mitigation (Creswell & Khoury, 2019). This scholarly project provided mindfulness meditation sessions to older adults in an independent and assisted living facility setting to help educate and guide them in reducing chronic pain. Pain reduction scores …


Faith-Based Collaboration To Improve Depression & Self-Compassion In The Elderly: A Dnp Project, Julita Cinguina Jan 2023

Faith-Based Collaboration To Improve Depression & Self-Compassion In The Elderly: A Dnp Project, Julita Cinguina

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Abstract

Faith-based organizations are in a position to improve mental health outcomes for the elderly. With the help of the Community Wellness Center at Our Lady of Fatima (OLF) Catholic Church in Wilton, Connecticut, a new action plan was implemented to accomplish this goal. The proposed DNP Project was an evidence-based, multi-factorial intervention to improve self-compassion and reduce risk for depression for the elderly in the community. It consisted of four structured group sessions over a 6-week period with each session lasting 45 minutes. The group meetings offered evidence-based strategies to improve mental health including: (1) purposeful spiritual counseling utilizing …


Beyond Oral Care: Impact Of Oral Pathogens On The Respiratory System, Iryna Schwartz Jan 2023

Beyond Oral Care: Impact Of Oral Pathogens On The Respiratory System, Iryna Schwartz

2023 SLP Posters

The elderly population and medically compromised patients are at greater risk for the development of aspiration pneumonia. This poster intends to examine the relationships between oral dysbiosis and lung pathogenesis. The basic dental science of how oral pathogens invade the oral cavity will be explained. The link between oral disease and aspiration pneumonia will be discussed. Attention to oral health management will also be applied.


Perceptions Of Occupational Therapists Working In Established Pace Programs, Jessica L. Daugherty-Peters Jan 2023

Perceptions Of Occupational Therapists Working In Established Pace Programs, Jessica L. Daugherty-Peters

Occupational Therapy Doctorate Capstone Projects

Background: The Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides medical and social services to older adults who meet nursing home level of care but wish to remain in their own homes. Although PACE has been in existence for decades, this program is new to the state of Kentucky.

Purpose: The problem this Capstone project will address is the need for further research related to occupational therapy’s roles and experiences in PACE programs. This capstone will explore the perceptions of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants working in established PACE programs.

Methods: This study followed a Qualitative Descriptive …


Comparison Of Primary Care Prescriptions For Old And Very Old Hypertensive Patients, Selcan Tülü Çolak, Caner Vizdiklar, Mert Kaşkal, Volkan Aydin, Ömer Ataç, Ahmet Akici Jan 2023

Comparison Of Primary Care Prescriptions For Old And Very Old Hypertensive Patients, Selcan Tülü Çolak, Caner Vizdiklar, Mert Kaşkal, Volkan Aydin, Ömer Ataç, Ahmet Akici

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Elderly and very elderly individuals might be subject to different approaches for the treatment of hypertension. We aimed to compare drug utilization in hypertensive old patients and very old patients in primary care, along with the evaluation of potentially inappropriate drug prescribing. Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, we compared prescriptions of 65-79-year-old (old patient prescriptions [OPP], n = 433,988) vs. ≥80-year-old (very old patient prescriptions [VOPP], n = 134,079) with "essential hypertension" diagnosis, issued by 3:1 systematically-sampled primary care physicians (n = 1431) in İstanbul throughout 2016. Drug utilization patterns and distribution of antihypertensives based on drug …


Determinant Factors Of Cognitive Frailty In Elderly Patients, Valencia Santoso, Rensa Rensa Dec 2022

Determinant Factors Of Cognitive Frailty In Elderly Patients, Valencia Santoso, Rensa Rensa

Jurnal Penyakit Dalam Indonesia

Introduction. Physical frailty and cognitive impairment have a strong relationship and there are differences in factors associated with cognitive frailty. This research aimed to determine the prevalence of cognitive frailty and identify factors associated with cognitive frailty in the elderly population in hospital polyclinic. Methods. A cross-sectional study with secondary data on patients aged ≥60 years in the Internal Medicine Polyclinic of Atma Jaya Hospital, Jakarta, from May 2020 to May 2021. The independent variables of this study were age, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, risk of malnutrition, risk of depression, and functional status. The alternative criteria by …