Electrocardiographic abnormalities in the sick elderly.


:From a study of routine electrocardiography on 300 ill elderly patients in an acute geriatric unit, it is evident that the incidence of atrial fibrillation, ventricular extrasystoles, myocardial ischaemia and myocardial infarction is much higher than in the general population of similar age group. In females, the incidence increases with advance in age. It is suggested that the time is ripe for a large multicentre study which would help to decide the true incidence and significance of the abnormalities.


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  • Changes in falls prevention policies in hospital in England and Wales.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:in 2007, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) published 'Slips trips and falls in hospital' and 'Using bedrails safely and effectively'. OBJECTIVES:this observational study aimed to identify changes in local policies in hospitals in England and Wales following these publications. METHOD:policies in pl...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Healey F,Treml J

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

  • Total anticholinergic burden and risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease over 10 years in 21,636 middle-aged and older men and women of EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Studies have raised concerns that medications with anticholinergic property have potential adverse effects on health outcomes. OBJECTIVES:The objective of this study is to examine the prospective relationships between total anticholinergic burden (ACB) from medications and mortality, and cardiovascular dise...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Myint PK,Fox C,Kwok CS,Luben RN,Wareham NJ,Khaw KT

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • Impaired cognition is associated with adverse outcome in older patients in the Emergency Department; the Acutely Presenting Older Patients (APOP) study.

    abstract:Objective:to investigate whether cognitive impairment, measured early after Emergency Department (ED) arrival and irrespective of its cause, is independently associated with functional decline or mortality after 3 and 12 months in older ED patients. Design and setting:a prospective multi-centre cohort study in all Acu...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Lucke JA,de Gelder J,Heringhaus C,van der Mast RC,Fogteloo AJ,Anten S,Blauw GJ,de Groot B,Mooijaart SP

    更新日期:2018-09-01 00:00:00

  • Survival of elderly men with congestive heart failure.

    abstract::Congestive heart failure (CHF) is the most common discharge diagnosis for elderly patients. The survival of elderly (age greater than or equal to 75 years) patients with CHF has not recently been reported, especially with reference to left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). A patient database was searched for the d...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Taffet GE,Teasdale TA,Bleyer AJ,Kutka NJ,Luchi RJ

    更新日期:1992-01-01 00:00:00

  • Patterns of mortality in homes for the elderly.

    abstract::High rates of mortality are an abiding feature of homes for the elderly. Almost a fifth (19.2%) of a cohort of 6947 residents died in the 12 months following initial assessment. Survival rates vary widely, however, for different groups within the residential population. Using data from a longitudinal study of 175 home...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Booth T,Phillips D,Barritt A,Berry S,Martin DN,Melotte C

    更新日期:1983-08-01 00:00:00

  • Inappropriate prescribing in the older population: need for new criteria.

    abstract::Inappropriate prescribing (IP) is a common and serious global healthcare problem in elderly people, leading to increased risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), polypharmacy being the main risk factor for both IP and ADRs. IP in older people is highly prevalent but preventable; hence screening tools for IP have been de...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: O'Mahony D,Gallagher PF

    更新日期:2008-03-01 00:00:00

  • An N-of-1 randomized controlled trial ('N-of-1 trial') of donepezil in the treatment of non-progressive amnestic syndrome.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:a professional man sustained a residual, persisting, isolated impairment of short-term memory secondary to severe carbon monoxide poisoning. Informal, open trial of the cholinesterase inhibitor donepezil resulted in uncertain benefit. PROTOCOL:an N-of-1 randomized, double-blind controlled trial of donepez...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Price JD,Grimley Evans J

    更新日期:2002-07-01 00:00:00

  • Clinical correlates of sway in old age--sensory modalities.

    abstract::Sway has been measured by Wright's Ataxiameter in 151 frail elderly and five young subjects, and compared with various sensory modalities. There is a close relationship between increased sway and impaired vibration sense in the legs. No correlations emerged with proprioception but this may reflect the imprecision of t...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brocklehurst JC,Robertson D,James-Groom P

    更新日期:1982-02-01 00:00:00

  • Preventing delirium in an acute hospital using a non-pharmacological intervention.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:delirium is a clinical syndrome associated with multiple short and long-term complications and therefore prevention is an essential part of its management. This study was designed to assess the efficacy of multicomponent intervention in delirium prevention. METHODS:a total of 287 hospitalised patients at in...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Martinez FT,Tobar C,Beddings CI,Vallejo G,Fuentes P

    更新日期:2012-09-01 00:00:00

  • A general population survey of rest cramps.

    abstract::Two hundred and eighteen subjects, out of 250 individuals taken from a general practice register, returned completed questionnaires giving details about rest cramps, and a further 15 were contacted by telephone. The overall prevalence of rest cramps in the survey population was 37%. The symptom was more prevalent in o...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Naylor JR,Young JB

    更新日期:1994-09-01 00:00:00

  • Intraventricular haemorrhage and seizures in a patient with dementia: a case of chronic neurobrucellosis.

    abstract::Brucellosis is the most commonly reported zoonosis. Nervous system participation can occur at any stage of the disease either in acute or subacute or chronic form. Isolated nervous system involvement or neurobrucellosis is a relatively rare form of the disease. We describe an unusual case of an older patient with deme...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Spyrou A,Natsis KS,Papamichalis E,Mourtzinos H

    更新日期:2019-07-01 00:00:00

  • Contribution of the elderly to a district hospital combined gastroenterology clinic.

    abstract::The contribution of the elderly to the workload of a combined consultative District Hospital Gastroenterology Clinic has been studied over a 12-year period. The elderly group comprise 24% of the total referrals with a gradually increasing trend over successive years. The service implications are discussed and the main...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Purkayastha SK,Salter RH,Holmes KM

    更新日期:1988-01-01 00:00:00

  • Quantification of proteinuria: a re-evaluation of the protein/creatinine ratio for elderly subjects.

    abstract::The difficulties of 24-hour urine collection are well recognized, especially for elderly people for whom a means of estimating protein excretion from a single casual unit sample would be preferable. We compared measurement of total urinary protein estimated by the protein/creatinine ratio with 24-h urine collection an...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mitchell SC,Sheldon TA,Shaw AB

    更新日期:1993-11-01 00:00:00

  • STOPP/START version 2-development of software applications: easier said than done?

    abstract::Explicit criteria, such as the STOPP/START criteria, are increasingly used both in clinical practice and in research to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people. In an article on the STOPP/START criteria version 2, O'Mahony et al have pointed out the advantages of developing computerised criteria...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Anrys P,Boland B,Degryse JM,De Lepeleire J,Petrovic M,Marien S,Dalleur O,Strauven G,Foulon V,Spinewine A

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

  • New horizons in the pathogenesis, assessment and management of delirium.

    abstract:UNLABELLED:Delirium is one of the foremost unmet medical needs in healthcare. It affects one in eight hospitalised patients and is associated with multiple adverse outcomes including increased length of stay, new institutionalisation, and considerable patient distress. Recent studies also show that delirium strongly pr...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Maclullich AM,Anand A,Davis DH,Jackson T,Barugh AJ,Hall RJ,Ferguson KJ,Meagher DJ,Cunningham C

    更新日期:2013-11-01 00:00:00

  • The value of specialist clinical assessment of older people prior to entry to care homes.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:to ascertain the value of employing a specialist clinician's contribution to the assessment of older people prior to care home entry. DESIGN:randomised controlled trial. METHOD:256 older people at risk of care home entry were randomly allocated to either a control group, who received the usual care manageme...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Challis D,Clarkson P,Williamson J,Hughes J,Venables D,Burns A,Weinberg A

    更新日期:2004-01-01 00:00:00

  • Why do healthy elderly people fail to comply with influenza vaccination?

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:to assess motivating factors of healthy elderly people to comply with influenza vaccination. DESIGN:survey of healthy elderly people invited by mail by their general practitioner to come for influenza vaccination. Compliance and the personal characteristics of gender, age and medical insurance were recorded ...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: van Essen GA,Kuyvenhoven MM,de Melker RA

    更新日期:1997-07-01 00:00:00

  • Evidence for the validity of the Short-form 36 Questionnaire (SF-36) in an elderly population.

    abstract::The objective of this study was to determine whether the Short-form 36 Health Status Questionnaire (SF-36) is suitable for use in an elderly population. The SF-36 was administered by interview to a random sample of 827 adults from West Glamorgan. Among the 216 adults aged 65 and over the data were 98.8% complete. Evid...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lyons RA,Perry HM,Littlepage BN

    更新日期:1994-05-01 00:00:00

  • Dental aspects of an elderly population.

    abstract::A study of 414 elderly residents of sheltered accommodation in West Essex investigated the degree to which health, physical handicap and support from community care services affected dental needs and utilization of dental services. The study population had a mean age of 77 years, 77% lived alone, 17% were housebound a...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tobias B

    更新日期:1988-03-01 00:00:00

  • How empowering is hospital care for older people with advanced disease? Barriers and facilitators from a cross-national ethnography in England, Ireland and the USA.

    abstract:Background:patient empowerment, through which patients become self-determining agents with some control over their health and healthcare, is a common theme across health policies globally. Most care for older people is in the acute setting, but there is little evidence to inform the delivery of empowering hospital care...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Selman LE,Daveson BA,Smith M,Johnston B,Ryan K,Morrison RS,Pannell C,McQuillan R,de Wolf-Linder S,Pantilat SZ,Klass L,Meier D,Normand C,Higginson IJ

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • An investigation of colonic function in the elderly.

    abstract::A straight abdominal radiograph can be used in the elderly to indicate a loaded colon. Two groups of patients were identified using radiology, one with faeces-filled caeca and the other with gas-filled caeca. Gastro-intestinal transit time measurements and breath methane analysis, an indicator of colonic bacterial act...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McKay LF,Smith RG,Eastwood MA,Walsh SD,Cruikshank JG

    更新日期:1983-05-01 00:00:00

  • Autonomic cardiovascular responses to tilting in patients with Alzheimer's disease and in healthy elderly women.

    abstract::The cardiovascular responses to tilting and breathing were studied in 24 patients with late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) and 54 healthy control women aged between 75 and 96 years in order to study the parasympathetic and sympathetic heart-rate control. The cardiovascular response to tilting and breathing showed no a...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Elmståhl S,Petersson M,Lilja B,Samuelsson SM,Rosén I,Bjunö L

    更新日期:1992-07-01 00:00:00

  • Trends in hip fracture incidence and mortality in Chinese population from Hong Kong 2001-09.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:there is a suggestion that while the age-adjusted incidence of hip fracture in the West may be declining, the incidence may be rising in Asia. OBJECTIVE:this study examines the incidence and post-fracture mortality from 2001 to 2009 among the population aged 65 years and over. METHODS:hip fracture incidenc...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chau PH,Wong M,Lee A,Ling M,Woo J

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • Confidentiality and cognitive impairment: professional and philosophical ethics.

    abstract::In the UK, the General Medical Council's new guidance on confidentiality restates the professional duty for doctors to regard personal information revealed to them as confidential. Such information can be shared only with the patient's explicit consent--the exceptions to this are narrowly defined. We believe the guida...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hughes JC,Louw SJ

    更新日期:2002-03-01 00:00:00

  • Hypothesis: charges to patients impair the quality of dental care for elderly people.

    abstract::Data on National Health Service (NHS) dental care utilization by the elderly are analysed to consider the distribution of dental care according to the charge status of the patient. Considerable and significant differences are observed in the type and amount of dental care provided to elderly patients exempt and not ex...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Birch S

    更新日期:1989-03-01 00:00:00

  • Functional profiles of healthy older persons.

    abstract::To learn whether the percentage of time spent at different functional levels varies as a function of age, we studied 44 older (mean age 70 years) and 46 younger (mean age 27 years) urban, community-dwelling volunteers who participated in a study of normative ageing of the cardiovascular system. Each subject completed ...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ashworth JB,Reuben DB,Benton LA

    更新日期:1994-01-01 00:00:00

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infection in primary and community health care.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Although often a last resort, urinary catheterisation is a relatively common management option for bladder dysfunction in older people and others cared for in community settings. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a well-recognised source of increased morbidity and economic burden in ac...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Getliffe K,Newton T

    更新日期:2006-09-01 00:00:00

  • Aged men and ischaemic heart disease: serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

    abstract::Fasting serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and lipoprotein electrophoretic patterns have been investigated in 42 men aged 67-92 years (mean 79 years). Although all the cholesterol and the majority of the triglyceride levels were within the normal range for younger people, both were significantly greater (P < 0...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Horsey J,Livesley B,Dickerson JW

    更新日期:1980-08-01 00:00:00

  • Evidence of cellular zinc depletion in hospitalized but not in healthy elderly subjects.

    abstract::Cellular immune function declines with age and is implicated in the increased incidence of cancer, and morbidity and mortality associated with infections in elderly people. Elderly people are at risk of nutritional depletion, including of zinc, and zinc is known to influence immunity. The present study assessed zinc s...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Goode HF,Penn ND,Kelleher J,Walker BE

    更新日期:1991-09-01 00:00:00

  • Circulating oxidised LDL lipids, when proportioned to HDL-c, emerged as a risk factor of all-cause mortality in a population-based survival study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:the data concerning the predictive role of oxidised LDL (ox-LDL) in all-cause mortality are scarce. We investigated whether circulating ox-LDL would stand out as a risk factor of total mortality in the elderly. Study subjects, design and methods: a total of 1,260 elderly inhabitants (533 men, 7...

    journal_title:Age and ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Linna M,Ahotupa M,Löppönen MK,Irjala K,Vasankari T

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00