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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 10)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.073, h-index: 25)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.192, h-index: 74)
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Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 60)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.447, h-index: 12)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 32)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.135, h-index: 6)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.378, h-index: 30)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.355, h-index: 20)
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acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 23)
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Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.658, h-index: 20)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal  
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 4)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 15)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 40)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.774, h-index: 52)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.319, h-index: 15)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.959, h-index: 44)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.255, h-index: 44)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.113, h-index: 14)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 42)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.637, h-index: 89)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, h-index: 44)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.882, h-index: 23)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.511, h-index: 36)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.821, h-index: 49)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.612, h-index: 24)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.248, h-index: 6)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.358, h-index: 33)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 10)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 55)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 49)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 56)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.732, h-index: 59)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 19)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 71)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 19)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.566, h-index: 18)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 22)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 20)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 56)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.183, h-index: 20)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.729, h-index: 20)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.392, h-index: 32)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.094, h-index: 87)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 83)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 13)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 3)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, h-index: 13)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 35)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 13)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.362, h-index: 83)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 37)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 7)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.096, h-index: 123)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 26)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 55)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 4)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 32)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.504, h-index: 14)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.167, h-index: 26)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 2.112, h-index: 98)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.182, h-index: 94)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.849, h-index: 15)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.857, h-index: 40)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 14)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.929, h-index: 57)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.136, h-index: 23)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.117, h-index: 62)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.593, h-index: 42)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 26)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.68, h-index: 45)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 78)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 42)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 8)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.902, h-index: 127)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 25)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.931, h-index: 31)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 87)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.14, h-index: 57)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.554, h-index: 87)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 27)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 20)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 80)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.267, h-index: 26)
Applied Cancer Research     Open Access  
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 21)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.705, h-index: 35)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 34)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 9)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 13)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 43)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 34)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.955, h-index: 33)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.275, h-index: 8)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.37, h-index: 26)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62, SJR: 1.262, h-index: 161)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 121)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.983, h-index: 104)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.677, h-index: 47)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 6)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 9)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 40)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 44)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 39)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 53)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.417, h-index: 16)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.056, h-index: 15)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 13)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.597, h-index: 29)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 22)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.28, h-index: 15)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.946, h-index: 23)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 4.091, h-index: 66)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 143)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.841, h-index: 40)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 65)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 84)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.695, h-index: 47)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.702, h-index: 85)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.039, h-index: 56)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.092, h-index: 13)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.198, h-index: 74)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.595, h-index: 76)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.086, h-index: 90)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 50)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.2, h-index: 42)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 18)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 22)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.797, h-index: 17)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 8)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 48)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 14)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 9)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.676, h-index: 50)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.353, h-index: 13)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.006, h-index: 14)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.41, h-index: 10)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.263, h-index: 8)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.681, h-index: 15)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 5)
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Journal Cover Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
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   ISSN (Print) 1720-8319 - ISSN (Online) 1720-8319
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  • Identification of service improvement opportunities in an Australian
           community transition care program
    • Authors: Katherine Schultz; Leanne Carroll; Kristin Mainey; Elsa Dent
      Abstract: Background Transition care programs (TCPs) are designed to optimise functional recovery and independence in older adults post-hospitalisation. These programs are under high demand, and understanding inefficiencies in patient flow are a key step towards service improvement. Aims To identify service improvement opportunities in an Australian community TCP service. Methods An in-depth retrospective study of 113 community TCP clients. Results TCP occupancy was high (94%) and client functional level improved across the program. Inefficiencies experienced included: admission delays to the program; low completion rates (61%) predominantly due to re-hospitalisation; variable response times by Allied Health services (5–20 days); and discharge delays—the latter attributed to waiting for services such as Home Care Packages through Non-Government Organisations. Discussion This study identified several opportunities for service improvement in a community TCP service. Health practitioners should be regularly provided with up-to-date information on efficiency of TCP services.
      PubDate: 2018-03-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0923-z
  • Social inequalities in oral health in a group of older people in a Middle
           Eastern country: a cross-sectional survey
    • Authors: Nada El Osta; Lana El Osta; Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz; Robert Saad; Carole Abi-Ghosn; Martine Hennequin; Stephanie Tubert-Jeannin; Jihad Fakhouri
      Abstract: Background and objective The percentage of Lebanese older people has increased considerably. Given that Lebanese seniors are marginalized in the health policy-making process, we suggest a high social inequality in oral health that has not been studied so far. The purpose of our study was to describe and compare oral health status in a group of Lebanese older people according to their socioeconomic status (SES) Materials and Methods Participants were recruited from three different primary health care clinics in Beirut, Lebanon. Data were collected from an administered questionnaire that included sociodemographic variables, perception of oral health, and regular dental visits. Oral examination included the number of missing and decayed teeth, the prosthetic status, and the number of functional dental units (FUs). The SES of the participants was determined by educational level, previous or actual work, and neighborhood level. Results 264 participants aged 71.4 ± 6.27 years (64.7% female) were included in the study. Regular dental visit, dental status, FU, and oral health perception were significantly related to the participants’ place of residence, educational level, and work. Moreover, the mean number of missing teeth (p = 0.048) and decayed teeth (p = 0.018) was significantly elevated in the low SES. Conclusion There is a clear socioeconomic inequality in oral health among the Lebanese older people. Further researches should explore the potential contribution of psychosocial and behavioral factors in explaining these disparities.
      PubDate: 2018-03-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0927-8
  • Decision-making about surgery in the elderly
    • Authors: Gabriella Bettelli; Stefania Maggi
      PubDate: 2018-03-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0915-z
  • Functional status improves in hypertensive older adults: the long-term
           effects of antihypertensive therapy combined with multicomponent exercise
    • Authors: Liliana C. Baptista; André Pinto Amorim; João Valente-dos-Santos; Aristides M. Machado-Rodrigues; Manuel Teixeira Veríssimo; Raul A. Martins
      Abstract: Background The increasing prevalence of functionally-limited hypertensive individuals highlights the need for interventions to reduce the burden of hypertension-aging-disability and to maximize the chances of healthy aging. Aim This study aims to compare the effects of multicomponent exercise and different pharmacological treatments on functional status and cardiovascular risk outcomes in hypertensive older adults with comorbidities. Methods Participants (n = 96) engage in a 3 days/week multicomponent (aerobic + resistance) exercise program and for one of the following three conditions: (1) thiazide-related diuretics (TDs; n = 33, 69.9 ± 9.5 years); (2) calcium channel blockers (CCBs; n = 23, 67.0 ± 9.0 years); (3) and β-blockers (βBs; n = 40, 65.6 ± 7.2 years) medication. Baseline and 2-year follow-up evaluations included the Senior Fitness Test battery, anthropometrics and hemodynamic profile, health-related quality of life (HRQoL; Short-Form Health Survey 36) and health history questionnaires. Results All groups have significantly improved the physical functional status; particularly upper and lower body strength and aerobic endurance and systolic blood pressure. The TDs and βBs groups have diminished the waist circumference and body mass. The CCBs decreased total cholesterol (P = 0.028), perceived better physical functioning, physical component score but also augmented bodily pain (P < 0.05). The βB group decreased triglycerides (P = 0.013). No group differences were found. Conclusion Multicomponent exercise training has improved functional status regardless of the antihypertensive medication options. Hypertensive older adults should add exercise training to pharmacological antihypertensive therapy to reduce the rate of physical disability.
      PubDate: 2018-03-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0925-x
  • Tai Chi for older adults with chronic multisite pain: a randomized
           controlled pilot study
    • Authors: Tongjian You; Elisa F. Ogawa; Saurja Thapa; Yurun Cai; Huan Zhang; Satoshi Nagae; Gloria Y. Yeh; Peter M. Wayne; Ling Shi; Suzanne G. Leveille
      Abstract: Background Chronic pain is associated with poorer cognition and mobility, and fall risk in older adults. Aims To investigate the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial of mind-body exercise (Tai Chi) versus a light physical exercise in older adults with multisite pain. Methods Adults aged ≥ 65 years with multisite pain who reported falling in the past year or current use of an assistive device were recruited from Boston area communities. Participants were randomized to either a Tai Chi or a light physical exercise program, offered twice weekly for 12 weeks. The primary outcomes were feasibility and acceptability. Secondary outcomes included pain characteristics, cognition, physical function, gait mobility, fear of falling, and fall rate. Results Of 176 adults screened, 85 were eligible, and 54 consented and were enrolled (average age 75 ± 8 years; 96.30% white; 75.93% female). The dropout rate was 18% for Tai Chi and 12% for light physical exercise. For those completing the study, exercise class attendance rate was 76% for Tai Chi and 82% for light physical exercise. There were no significant group differences in most secondary outcomes. Tai Chi significantly lowered pain severity (4.58 ± 1.73–3.73 ± 1.79, p < 0.01) and pain interference (4.20 ± 2.53 to 3.16 ± 2.28, p < 0.05), reduced fear of falling (90.82 ± 9.59 to 96.84 ± 10.67, p < 0.05), and improved several single-task and dual-task gait variables, while light physical exercise did not change these measures. Discussion and conclusions This study demonstrated the feasibility and acceptability of conducting a larger randomized controlled trial in older adults with multisite pain. Study findings and challenges encountered will inform future research.
      PubDate: 2018-03-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0922-0
  • Influence of a brisk walking program on postural responses in sedentary
           older women: a randomised trial
    • Authors: P. L. Bernard; H. Blain; G. Tallon; G. Ninot; A. Jaussent; M. C. Picot; C. Belloc; O. Coste; J. Bousquet; S. Ramdani
      Abstract: This study analyzes the evolution in kinematic and non-linear stabilometric parameters in elderly sedentary women selected to participate in a brisk walking program. Ninety-four women were randomly selected for a program of 78 sessions over 6 months, with three sessions of 60 min per week. On the force platform, participants were assessed with both eyes opened as well as eyes closed during a period of 51.2 s and the sampling frequency was 40 Hz. The main dependent kinematic variables were the length, stabilogram surface, and the mean position in anteroposterior as well as medio-lateral directions. For the dynamic approach, we have selected the parameters of recurrence quantification analysis, sample entropy, and multiscale entropy. The kinematic and the time series analysis of group × time interactions demonstrated that 6 months of walk-training lacked influence on kinematic postural responses and on dynamical measurements. The weekly brisk walking program was situated on flat ground and consisted of three 60-min weekly sessions lasting 6 months, leading to no significant effect on postural responses. In regards to international recommendations brisk walking is a pertinent exercise. However, in older sedentary women, our study indicated a systemic lack of influence of 6 months’ walk-training on flat ground on kinematic postural responses and on dynamical measures obtained by time series analysis.
      PubDate: 2018-03-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0916-y
  • Age-related differences in recovery from inhalational anesthesia: a
           retrospective study
    • Authors: Masanori Tsukamoto; Hitoshi Yamanaka; Takeshi Yokoyama
      Abstract: Introduction It is important to understand the anesthetic requirements of elderly patients. However, little is known about age-related recovery from inhalational anesthetics. In this retrospective study, we compared age-related differences in recovery from three inhalational anesthetics  in elderly subjects. Methods Patients were investigated as three age groups which can be defined as age ranges pediatric (< 15 years), adult (15–64 years), and elderly patients ( > 65 years) under general anesthesia using inhalational anesthetics. Anesthesia and surgery times, drug end-tidal concentrations, the time to first movement, time to eye opening, body movement, extubation, and discharge were recorded. The data were analyzed using a Kruskal–Wallis test and Steel–Dwass multiple comparisons. Results A total of 594 patients were included in the study. In inhalational anesthetics such as sevoflurane, isoflurane, or desflurane, recovery from general anesthesia was not significantly different among age groups (P > 0.05). In inhalational group, recovery was significantly 5–40% faster in desflurane group than in other inhalational anesthetics groups (P < 0.05). There were 20% faster recovery in pediatric and adult groups with desflurane than in elderly with desflurane group. Drug end-tidal inhalational concentrations in pediatric group were significantly higher than that in adult and elderly groups of all inhalational anesthetics, respectively (P < 0.05). Conclusion In the current study, we have found that recovery from desflurane was faster in younger patients than in other inhalational anesthetics and aged patients.
      PubDate: 2018-03-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0924-y
  • Predictors of new-onset atrial fibrillation in elderly patients with acute
           coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    • Authors: Taner Ulus; Kamal Isgandarov; Ahmet Serdar Yilmaz; Ibrahim Vasi; Sayyed Hamed Moghanchızadeh; Fezan Mutlu
      Abstract: Background The development of atrial fibrillation (AF) during the course of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is related to poor prognosis. Possible predictors of new-onset AF (NOAF) have not been adequately investigated in elderly patients with ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We aimed to identify the factors associated with NOAF in such patients. Methods A total of 308 elderly patients with ACS undergoing PCI were enrolled in the study. Patients were divided into two groups: without NOAF [254 patients, 64.6% men, age: 73.5 (69.0–79.0) years] and with NOAF [54 patients, 70.4% men, age: 75.0 (68.7–81.2) years]. Clinical, angiographic, and laboratory features including neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and monocyte-to-high-density lipoprotein ratio (MHR) were compared between the groups. Results The percentages of prior myocardial infarction (MI) (20.4 vs. 5.9%) and Killip III/ IV (24.1 vs. 7.1%), NLR [4.5 (2.6–7.2) vs. 3.2 (2.0–6.0)], and MHR [19.4 (15.7–26.5) vs. 12.9 (9.9–18.5)] were higher in patients with NOAF compared to the others (p = 0.020, < 0.001, 0.030, and < 0.001, respectively). In multivariate regression analysis, prior MI (OR 4.509, 95% CI 1.679–12.106, p = 0.003) and MHR (OR 1.102, 95% CI 1.054–1.152, p < 0.001) independently predicted NOAF. In addition, Killip III/IV was found to be an independent predictor of 6-month overall mortality (HR 2.949, 95% CI 1.218–7.136, p = 0.016). Conclusions Prior MI and MHR are independent predictors of NOAF in elderly patients with ACS undergoing PCI. Killip III/IV predicts 6-month overall mortality in such patients.
      PubDate: 2018-03-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0926-9
  • The combination of vitamin D deficiency and overweight affects muscle mass
           and function in older post-menopausal women
    • Authors: Francesca Gimigliano; Antimo Moretti; Alessandro de Sire; Dario Calafiore; Giovanni Iolascon
      Abstract: Background It has been suggested that overweight and obese individuals have an increased risk to develop vitamin D deficiency, commonly associated with poor muscle performance. The relationship among fat mass, vitamin D status, and skeletal muscle is still debated. Aims To evaluate the effects of the combination of hypovitaminosis D and overweight on muscle mass and strength, and physical performance in post-menopausal women. Methods In this cross-sectional study, we recruited post-menopausal women referring to a physiatric outpatient service for the management of osteoporosis over a 36-month period. We compared four groups: (1) normal weight with hypovitaminosis D; (2) overweight with normal serum 25(OH)D3; (3) overweight with hypovitaminosis D; and (4) normal weight with normal serum 25(OH)D3 (control group). Outcome measures were: appendicular lean mass-to-BMI ratio; hand grip strength; and short physical performance battery. Results We analysed 368 women (mean aged 67.2 ± 7.8 years): 95 normal weight with hypovitaminosis D, 90 overweight with normal levels of 25(OH)D3, 96 overweight with hypovitaminosis D, and 87 normal weight with normal levels of 25(OH)D3. Overweight women with hypovitaminosis D had a significant risk of reduced muscle mass (OR 5.70; p < 0.001), strength (OR 12.05; p < 0.001), and performance (OR 5.84; p < 0.001) compared to controls. Normal weight women with hypovitaminosis D had only a greater risk of an impairment of muscle strength (OR 7.30; p < 0.001) and performance (OR 3.16; p < 0.001). Discussion According to our findings, both hypovitaminosis D and overweight should be investigated in post-menopausal women because of their negative effects on skeletal muscle mass and function. Conclusions This study demonstrated that hypovitaminosis D is associated to impaired muscle function and its combination with overweight might lead also to muscle wasting in a cohort of post-menopausal women.
      PubDate: 2018-02-27
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0921-1
  • Extent of, and variables associated with, blood pressure variability among
           older subjects
    • Authors: Arianna Morano; Agnese Ravera; Luca Agosta; Matteo Sappa; Yolanda Falcone; Gianfranco Fonte; Gianluca Isaia; Giovanni Carlo Isaia; Mario Bo
      Abstract: Background Blood pressure variability (BPV) may have prognostic implications for cardiovascular risk and cognitive decline; however, BPV has yet to be studied in old and very old people. Aims Aim of the present study was to evaluate the extent of BPV and to identify variables associated with BPV among older subjects. Methods A retrospective study of patients aged ≥ 65 years who underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) was carried out. Three different BPV indexes were calculated for systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP): standard deviation (SD), coefficient of variation (CV), and average real variability (ARV). Demographic variables and use of antihypertensive medications were considered. Results The study included 738 patients. Mean age was 74.8 ± 6.8 years. Mean SBP and DBP SD were 20.5 ± 4.4 and 14.6 ± 3.4 mmHg. Mean SBP and DBP CV were 16 ± 3 and 20 ± 5%. Mean SBP and DBP ARV were 15.7 ± 3.9 and 11.8 ± 3.6 mmHg. At multivariate analysis older age, female sex and uncontrolled mean blood pressure were associated with both systolic and diastolic BPV indexes. The use of calcium channel blockers and alpha-adrenergic antagonists was associated with lower systolic and diastolic BPV indexes, respectively. Conclusions Among elderly subjects undergoing 24-h ABPM, we observed remarkably high indexes of BPV, which were associated with older age, female sex, and uncontrolled blood pressure values.
      PubDate: 2018-02-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0917-x
  • Difference in the degree of improvement in patient-reported outcomes after
           total knee arthroplasty between octogenarians and sexagenarians: a
           propensity score matching analysis
    • Authors: Seok Tae Yun; Byung Kag Kim; Byung Moon Ahn; Kwang Jun Oh
      Abstract: Background As the population ages, the use of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is on the rise in the octogenarian population. Aims The objective of this study was to compare patient-reported outcomes after TKA in octogenarians versus sexagenarians. Methods This retrospective case-controlled comparative study with a propensity score matching analysis was conducted by 251 patients who underwent TKA for degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee. After the propensity score matching analysis, 38 octogenarians and 41 sexagenarians were identified. Range of motion (ROM), degree of flexion contracture, Charlson Comorbidity Index score, Knee Society score (KSS), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores, the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), postoperative complications, length of stay, and 90-day mortality after TKA were compared. The degree of improvement of each functional parameter was also assessed. Results There was no significant difference in the degree of improvement in postoperative ROM, flexion contracture, or KSS. There were only significant differences in length of hospital stay and volume of blood transfusion (p < 0.001 and p = 0.004, respectively). The octogenarian patient group showed significantly inferior outcomes for WOMAC and SF-36 score compared to the sexagenarian patient group (p = 0.009 and p = 0.022, respectively). Conclusion Although the functional improvements after TKA were excellent regardless of age, TKA seemed to contribute little to quality of life in octogenarian patients. Therefore, a careful approach to improving satisfaction with subjective outcomes is needed for octogenarian patients who undergo TKA.
      PubDate: 2018-02-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0913-1
  • Does focal mechanical stimulation of the lower limb muscles improve
           postural control and sit to stand movement in elderly'
    • Authors: G. Attanasio; F. Camerota; M. Ralli; G. Galeoto; G. La Torre; M. Galli; M. De Vincentiis; A. Greco; Claudia Celletti
      Abstract: Backgrounds Imbalance in elderly is a common problem strictly related to fall. Aims This study investigates the possibility that a new protocol based on the focal mechanical muscle vibration may improve balance and stability in elderly. Methods Pre-post non-randomized clinical trial has been used. Patients referring postural disequilibrium with negative vestibular bed-side examinations have been treated with focal muscle vibration applied to quadriceps muscles and evaluated before and immediately after therapy and after 1 week and after 1 month with postural stabilometric examination and with an inertial measurement units during the time up and go test. Results Stabilometric analysis showed statistically significant differences in both the area (p = 0.01) and sway (p < 0.01) of the center of pressure during the close eyes tests. Moreover, the global time of the time up and go test was reduced (p < 0.05) and the rotation velocity was increased (p < 0.01). Conclusions The findings confirm the beneficial role of focal muscle vibration in elderly patients improve postural stability and mobility.
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0909-x
  • Diacerein-containing products: same risk of diarrhoea'
    • Authors: Jean-Pierre Pelletier; Johanne Martel-Pelletier
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0911-3
  • Significant and safe reduction of propofol sedation dose for geriatric
           population undergoing pacemaker implantation: randomized clinical trial
    • Authors: Ana Luisa Hernandez-Perez; Ana Gabriela Gallardo-Hernandez; German Ordoñez-Espinosa; Beatriz Martinez-Carrillo; Manuel Gerardo Bermudez-Ochoa; Cristina Revilla-Monsalve; Jose Antonio Sanchez-Lopez; Guillemo Saturno-Chiu; Ronald Leder
      Abstract: Objective A previous multidisciplinary pilot study based on computer simulations for the geriatric population showed that a dose of 0.5 mg/kg/h of propofol could sedate patients older than 65 for pacemaker implantation. The present study validates that the pacemaker implantation can be done in the elderly using 0.5–1 mg/kg/h of propofol with hemodynamic stability. Methods 66 patients from 65 to 88 years old scheduled for pacemaker implantation were randomly assigned one of three doses of propofol. The first group received 2 mg/kg/h of propofol (P2) that is within normal range of the sedation dose. The second group received 1 mg/kg/h (P1) dose and the third group received the dose of 0.5 mg/kg/h (P0.5) according to the simulation-predicted dose for geriatric populations. Results All patients kept MAP between 76 and 85 mmHg, with no hypotension episodes in any of the groups; therefore, they were all hemodynamically stable during the procedure. BIS was between 80 and 65 during the pacemaker implantation for the three groups, BIS of group P2 was significantly lower than the other groups. BIS in groups P1 and P0.5 was within the appropriated range for moderate sedation. Brice was positive for auditory recalls only when there was arousing noise in the operating room. Conclusions Moderate sedation, adequate for pacemaker implantation, can be achieved infusing 0.5–1 mg/kg/h of propofol in elderly patients when the patient has proper analgesia management at the device implantation site. The second important condition is to avoid unnecessary and alerting auditory and mechanical stimuli in the operating room, so that the patient will remain calm.
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0914-0
  • Association of the CAN score with the FRAIL scale in community dwelling
           older adults
    • Authors: Jorge G. Ruiz; Zubair Rahaman; Stuti Dang; Ramanakumar Anam; Willy M. Valencia; Michael J. Mintzer
      Abstract: Background Frailty is a state of vulnerability to stressors which results in higher morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilization. The FRAIL scale is used as a validated screening for frailty. The Care Assessment Need (CAN) score is automatically generated from electronic health record data using a statistical model that includes data elements similar to the deficit accumulation model for frailty and predicts risk for hospitalization and/or mortality. Aim To determine the correlation of the CAN score with the FRAIL scale. Methods A cross-sectional study of 503 community-dwelling older adults. We compared the FRAIL scale with the CAN score. Results The CAN score was significantly different between robust, prefrail and frail. Post hoc analysis revealed significant increases in scores from robust to prefrail and frail groups, in that order. The CAN score and FRAIL scale showed a correlation. Conclusions The CAN score show a moderate positive association with the FRAIL scale.
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0910-4
  • Acute care hospital at different levels of intensity: the role of
    • Authors: Ilaria Liguori; Gennaro Russo; Luisa Aran; Giulia Bulli; Francesco Curcio; David Della-Morte; Gaetano Gargiulo; Gianluca Testa; Andrea Ungar; Francesco Cacciatore; Domenico Bonaduce; Pasquale Abete
      Abstract: The traditional model of care is based on “disease-centered” management that requires the organization of the hospital in specialized wards, to which the patient is assigned for the main disease. The growing need to optimize economical and human resources and to promote a global approach to the patient has led to the setting up of the intensity of care model. It is a health system based on a “patient-centered” approach, where the hospital is organized in departments dedicated to patients with homogenous needs of care. In Italy, intensity of care model is currently being tested in the hospital organization, where three levels of intensity are proposed: low, medium and high. The purpose of the following review is to describe the role and importance of the Geriatrician in each of these care settings and to highlight the contradiction of a National Health System which promotes the geriatric approach to all types of patients, but does not invest in the formation and integration of the figure of the Geriatrician in clinical practice, condemning it to marginalization or even extinction.
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0920-2
  • The Global Music Approach to Dementia (GMA-D): evidences from a case
    • Authors: Alfredo Raglio; Stefania Filippi; Lucia Leonardelli; Emanuela Trentini; Daniele Bellandi
      PubDate: 2018-02-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0919-8
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery—ERAS—principles, practice and
           feasibility in the elderly
    • Authors: Olle Ljungqvist; Martin Hubner
      Abstract: This is a short overview of the principles of a novel development in surgery called enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs. This is an evidence-based approach to perioperative care that has shown to reduce complications and recovery time by 30–50%. The main mechanism is reduction of the stress reactions to the operation. These principles have been shown to be particularly well suited for the compromised patient and hence very good for the elderly people who often have co-morbidities and run a higher risk of complications.
      PubDate: 2018-02-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0905-1
  • Preoperative evaluation of the elderly surgical patient and anesthesia
           challenges in the XXI century
    • Authors: Gabriella Bettelli
      Abstract: Universally recognized goals of preoperative anesthesia assessment are the evaluation of patient’s health status to define the entity of the surgical risk, and the anticipation of possible complications while optimizing and planning preventive strategies. Data obtained by Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) and frailty evaluation are of extreme usefulness in surgical risk evaluation in older patients and in the decision about surgery. It is from the team-based discussion of such results that the most appropriate treatment can be individuated, surgery invasiveness and duration critically analyzed and if needed modified, and the best perioperative strategy carefully tailored. These data should thus be used as reference points not only in preoperative assessment but also in planning the perioperative course, from pre-habilitation to adequate intraoperative management to complications prevention and care continuity after discharge. It is from such a far-seeing approach that issues emerged from preoperative evaluation can really contribute to decision-making about surgery in the elderly.
      PubDate: 2018-02-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0896-y
  • Medico-legal aspects of deaths related to neglect and abandonment in the
    • Authors: Francesco Ventura; Fiorella Caputo; Andrea Molinelli
      Abstract: As life expectancy increases, the phenomenon of the neglect of elderly persons is becoming increasingly relevant in the fields of both medicine and social care. This work analyses the cases of two subjects whose deaths initially seemed to have been attributable to natural causes. The autopsy findings and the analysis of clinical data, however, were able to establish that neglect had played a determining role in their deaths. These cases highlight the need for healthcare workers to be more alert to the clinical signs of neglect. Finally, in cases of death, the forensic pathologist must conduct a meticulous post-mortem examination to detect the physical signs of neglect and to establish if abuse has been responsible for the death.
      PubDate: 2018-02-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0912-2
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