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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33809573

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Hip fractures are an important socio-economic problem in western countries. Over the past 60 years orthogeriatric care has improved the management of older patients admitted to hospital after suffering hip fractures. Quality of care in orthogeriatric co-management units has increased, reducing adverse events during acute admission, length of stay, both in-hospital and mid-term mortality, as well as healthcare and social costs. Nevertheless, a large number of areas of controversy regarding the clinical management of older adults admitted due to hip fracture remain to be clarified. This narrative review, centered in the last 5 years, combined the search terms "hip fracture", "geriatric assessment", "second hip fracture", "surgery", "perioperative management" and "orthogeriatric care", in order to summarise the state of the art of some questions such as the optimum analgesic protocol, the best approach for treating anemia, the surgical options recommendable for each type of fracture and the efficiency of orthogeriatric co-management and functional recovery.


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Serviços de Saúde para Idosos , Fraturas do Quadril , Idoso , Fraturas do Quadril/terapia , Hospitalização , Hospitais , Humanos , Tempo de Internação
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33672064

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The main epigenetic features in aging are: reduced bulk levels of core histones, altered pattern of histone post-translational modifications, changes in the pattern of DNA methylation, replacement of canonical histones with histone variants, and altered expression of non-coding RNA. The identification of epigenetic mechanisms may contribute to the early detection of age-associated subclinical changes or deficits at the molecular and/or cellular level, to predict the development of frailty, or even more interestingly, to improve health trajectories in older adults. Frailty reflects a state of increased vulnerability to stressors as a result of decreased physiologic reserves, and even dysregulation of multiple physiologic systems leading to adverse health outcomes for individuals of the same chronological age. A key approach to overcome the challenges of frailty is the development of biomarkers to improve early diagnostic accuracy and to predict trajectories in older individuals. The identification of epigenetic biomarkers of frailty could provide important support for the clinical diagnosis of frailty, or more specifically, to the evaluation of its associated risks. Interventional studies aimed at delaying the onset of frailty and the functional alterations associated with it, would also undoubtedly benefit from the identification of frailty biomarkers. Specific to the article yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.


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Fragilidade , Idoso , Envelhecimento/genética , Biomarcadores , Epigênese Genética , Idoso Fragilizado , Fragilidade/diagnóstico , Fragilidade/genética , Humanos , Medicina de Precisão
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33642133

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) produces severe respiratory symptoms such as bilateral pneumonia associated to a high morbidity and mortality, especially in patients of advanced age. Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in several chronic conditions associated with increased inflammation and dysregulation of the immune system. Vitamin D in modulates immune function too. Vitamin D receptor (VDR) is expressed by most immune cells, including B and T lymphocytes, monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells and the signalling of vitamin D and VDR together has an anti-inflammatory effect. Some studies have reported that vitamin D treatment could be useful for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 because vitamin D plays an important role as a modulator of immunocompetence. Over the last few months, some studies have hypothesized the possible beneficial effect of vitamin D supplementation in patients with COVID-19 in order to improve the immune balance and prevent the hyperinflammatory cytokine storm. Some preliminary studies have already shown promising results with vitamin D supplementation in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Vitamin D should be administered daily until adequate levels are achieved due to vitamin D behaves as a negative acute phase reactant (APR). Despite the lack of evidence on specific doses of vitamin D to treat COVID-19 in older adults, authors consider it is necessary to standardize the use in clinical practice. These recommendations advice supplement vitamin D in a protocoled fashion based on expert opinions, level of evidence 5.

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Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33077254

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Ageism is defined as stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination towards people due to their age. The present review analyzed the age-related attitudes, and the responses to them, produced during the COVID-19 pandemic. We searched for publications related to ageism during the COVID-19 pandemic in Pubmed, Medline, and Embase. Fourteen manuscripts were included. The works highlighted the civic and social sense of older adults, their capacity for help community, despite the risk of infection. This attitude contrasted with her vulnerability to illness and ageism. Specific interventions are necessary to support older adults during the pandemic, guaranteeing financial support, protection in the residential environment, access to information, and solving barriers to accessing health services. Likewise, chronological age should not be an independent criterion for clinical decision making.

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J Am Med Dir Assoc ; 21(7): 915-918, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32674819

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OBJECTIVES: Initial data on COVID-19 infection has pointed out a special vulnerability of older adults. DESIGN: We performed a meta-analysis with available national reports on May 7, 2020 from China, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, and New York State. Analyses were performed by a random effects model, and sensitivity analyses were performed for the identification of potential sources of heterogeneity. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: COVID-19-positive patients reported in literature and national reports. MEASURES: All-cause mortality by age. RESULTS: A total of 611,1583 subjects were analyzed and 141,745 (23.2%) were aged ≥80 years. The percentage of octogenarians was different in the 5 registries, the lowest being in China (3.2%) and the highest in the United Kingdom and New York State. The overall mortality rate was 12.10% and it varied widely between countries, the lowest being in China (3.1%) and the highest in the United Kingdom (20.8%) and New York State (20.99%). Mortality was <1.1% in patients aged <50 years and it increased exponentially after that age in the 5 national registries. As expected, the highest mortality rate was observed in patients aged ≥80 years. All age groups had significantly higher mortality compared with the immediately younger age group. The largest increase in mortality risk was observed in patients aged 60 to 69 years compared with those aged 50 to 59 years (odds ratio 3.13, 95% confidence interval 2.61-3.76). CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: This meta-analysis with more than half million of COVID-19 patients from different countries highlights the determinant effect of age on mortality with the relevant thresholds on age >50 years and, especially, >60 years. Older adult patients should be prioritized in the implementation of preventive measures.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Mortalidade/tendências , Pandemias/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Distribuição por Idade , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , China/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Itália/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , New York/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Espanha/epidemiologia , Reino Unido/epidemiologia
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Rev. esp. cardiol. (Ed. impr.) ; 73(7): 569-576, jul. 2020. tab
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-187328

RESUMO

La infección por SARS-CoV-2, denominada COVID-19 (Coronavirus Infectious Disease-19), es una enfermedad desconocida hasta diciembre de 2019 a la que nos enfrentamos en España desde el 31 de enero de 2020 -fecha del primer caso diagnosticado en nuestro país- y que ya ha causado la muerte de 7.340 personas (a 30 de marzo de 2020), sobre todo mayores. Es importante tener en cuenta que, dado que la información evoluciona con extremada rapidez en este campo, lo expuesto en el presente documento puede estar sujeto a modificaciones. La población de mayor edad es especialmente susceptible a la infección por COVID-19, así como a desarrollar criterios de gravedad. Este aumento de morbimortalidad en el paciente mayor se ha asociado tanto con las comorbilidades, especialmente la enfermedad cardiovascular, como con la situación de fragilidad, que conlleva una respuesta inmunológica más pobre. La situación actual, tanto por los países afectados como por el número de casos, constituye una pandemia y supone una emergencia sanitaria de primer nivel. Como España es uno de los países más envejecidos del mundo, la COVID-19 se ha convertido en una emergencia geriátrica. El presente documento se ha elaborado conjuntamente entre la Sección de Cardiología Geriátrica de la Sociedad Española de Cardiología y la Sociedad Española de Geriatría y Gerontología


SARS-CoV2 infection, also known as COVID-19 (coronavirus infectious disease-19), was first identified in December 2019. In Spain, the first case of this infection was diagnosed on 31 January, 2020 and, by 30 March 2020, has caused 7340 deaths, especially in the elderly. Due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding this disease, the data reported in this article may be subject to modifications. The older population are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 infection and to developing severe disease. The higher morbidity and mortality rates in older people have been associated with comorbidity, especially cardiovascular disease, and frailty, which weakens the immune response. Due to both the number of affected countries and the number of cases, the current situation constitutes an ongoing pandemic and a major health emergency. Because Spain has one of the largest older populations in the world, COVID-19 has emerged as a geriatric emergency. This document has been prepared jointly between the Geriatric Cardiology Section of the Spanish Society of Cardiology and the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology


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Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Síndrome Torácica Aguda/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Avaliação Geriátrica/métodos , Avaliação de Sintomas/métodos , Indicadores de Morbimortalidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Pandemias , Tratamento de Emergência/métodos , Estratégias Mundiais , Cuidados Críticos/métodos
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Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) ; 73(7): 569-576, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês, Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32446793

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SARS-CoV-2 infection, also known as COVID-19 (coronavirus infectious disease-19), was first identified in December 2019. In Spain, the first case of this infection was diagnosed on 31 January, 2020 and, by 15 April 2020, has caused 18 579 deaths, especially in the elderly. Due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding this disease, the data reported in this article may be subject to modifications. The older population are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 infection and to developing severe disease. The higher morbidity and mortality rates in older people have been associated with comorbidity, especially cardiovascular disease, and frailty, which weakens the immune response. Due to both the number of affected countries and the number of cases, the current situation constitutes an ongoing pandemic and a major health emergency. Because Spain has one of the largest older populations in the world, COVID-19 has emerged as a geriatric emergency. This document has been prepared jointly between the Section on Geriatric Cardiology of the Spanish Society of Cardiology and the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology.


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Betacoronavirus , Cardiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Geriatria , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Protocolos Clínicos , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Sociedades Médicas , Espanha/epidemiologia
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Rev Esp Cardiol ; 73(7): 569-576, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32292226

RESUMO

SARS-CoV-2 infection, also known as COVID-19 (coronavirus infectious disease-19), was first identified in December 2019. In Spain, the first case of this infection was diagnosed on 31 January, 2020 and, by 15 April 2020, has caused 18 579 deaths, especially in the elderly. Due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding this disease, the data reported in this article may be subject to modifications. The older population are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 infection and to developing severe disease. The higher morbidity and mortality rates in older people have been associated with comorbidity, especially cardiovascular disease, and frailty, which weakens the immune response. Due to both the number of affected countries and the number of cases, the current situation constitutes an ongoing pandemic and a major health emergency. Because Spain has one of the largest older populations in the world, COVID-19 has emerged as a geriatric emergency. This document has been prepared jointly between the Section on Geriatric Cardiology of the Spanish Society of Cardiology and the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology.

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Rev. esp. geriatr. gerontol. (Ed. impr.) ; 55(2): 84-97, mar.-abr. 2020. tab, graf
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-199852

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Cada vez es mayor el número de pacientes de edad avanzada que está siendo tratado por especialidades diferentes a la geriatría, las cuales, por las características de sus tratamientos, necesitan conocer el pronóstico que tiene su indicación en los pacientes ancianos frágiles y optimizar la situación de estos pacientes para mejorar dicho pronóstico. Las más frecuentes, actualmente, son oncología y hematología, cardiología, cirugía general y otros servicios quirúrgicos. Se entiende por geriatría transversal la ampliación del área de conocimiento y atención de la geriatría en sentido horizontal, fuera de sus unidades habituales, aplicando los principios de la medicina geriátrica con un enfoque multidisciplinar al terreno de otros servicios que atienden a pacientes muy mayores y frágiles con enfermedades graves, con el objetivo de ofrecer una atención centrada en la persona y mejorar su manejo integral. La valoración geriátrica y la detección de la fragilidad en estos casos aportan información pronóstica y ayudan en la toma de decisiones y en la selección de un tratamiento individualizado. En algunos casos es posible mejorar la evolución de los pacientes y la eficiencia del sistema sanitario. En este artículo se revisan estos conceptos, se describen algunos modelos existentes, se mencionan los instrumentos más empleados para esta función y se resumen algunas actividades de esta nueva área de la asistencia geriátrica. Es previsible que cada vez en más hospitales se solicite a los servicios de geriatría la implementación de este tipo de valoraciones e intervenciones. Existe información básica para su puesta en marcha, pero no la suficiente como para considerar que están respondidas todas las preguntas que se plantean. Será, pues, en los próximos años un nuevo reto para esta especialidad


Increasing numbers of older persons are being treated by specialties other than Geriatric Medicine. Specialists turn to Geriatric Teams when they need to accurately stratify their patients' risk and prognosis, predict the potential impact of their, often, invasive interventions, optimise their clinical status, and contribute to discharge planning. Oncology and Haematology, Cardiology, General Surgery, and other surgical departments are examples where such collaborative working is already established, to a varying extent. The use of the term "Cross-speciality Geriatrics" is suggested when geriatric care is provided in clinical areas traditionally outside the reach of Geriatric Teams. The core principles of Geriatric Medicine (comprehensive geriatric assessment, patient-centred multidisciplinary targeted interventions, and input at point-of-care) are adapted to the specifics of each specialty and applied to frail older patients in order to deliver a holistic assessment/treatment, better patient/carer experience, and improved clinical outcomes. Using Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment methodology and Frailty scoring in such patients provides invaluable prognostic information, helps in decision making, and enables personalised treatment strategies. There is evidence that such an approach improves the efficiency of health care systems and patient outcomes. This article includes a review of these concepts, describes existing models of care, presents the most commonly used clinical tools, and offers examples of excellence in this new era of geriatric care. In an ever ageing population it is likely that teams will be asked to provide Cross-specialty Geriatrics across different Health Care systems. The fundamentals for its implementation are in place, but further evidence is required to guide future development and consolidation, making it one of the most important challenges for Geriatrics in the coming years


Assuntos
Humanos , Idoso , Serviços de Saúde para Idosos/tendências , Prestação Integrada de Cuidados de Saúde , Idoso Fragilizado , Serviços Hospitalares , Envelhecimento
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BMC Geriatr ; 20(1): 101, 2020 03 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32164542

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BACKGROUND: Preventive home visits are suited for patients with reduced mobility, such as older people. Healthcare needs for older patients are expected to increase due to the extended life expectancy estimated in coming years. The implementation of low-cost, patient-centered methodologies may buffer this rise in health care costs without affecting the quality of service. In order to find the best home care model with less investment, this paper describes a study protocol comparing two models of home care for older people. METHODS: We describe a quasi-experimental study that compares the outcome of two different home care models already implemented in two primary care centers in Badalona (Barcelona, Spain). The traditional model (control model) is integrated in the sense that is continuous, the same primary care center team looks after its assigned patients both at the center and in preventive home visits. The new functional home care model (study model), consisting of a highly trained team, is specifically designed to meet patient needs and give total attention to preventive home interventions. The study will start and end on the expected dates, June 2018 to October 2020, and include all patients over 65 years old already enrolled in the home care programs of the primary care centers selected. The primary endpoint assessed will be the difference in hospitalization days between patients included in both home care programs. Other variables regarding health status, quality of care and resource utilization will also be compared between the two models. DISCUSSION: The study in progress will assess whether a functional and highly trained home care team will meet the ever-aging population needs in terms of cost and health outcomes better than a traditional, integrated one. Lessons learned from this pilot study will provide guidelines for a future model of home care based on the IHI Triple Aim: better care, better health, and lower costs. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Registered in ClinicalTrials.gov (Identifier: NCT03461315; March 12, 2018).

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