Depressive symptoms and associated factors in elderly long-term care residents

Conclusion: The study found a high prevalence of depressive symptoms in institutionalized elderly, associated with the presence of urinary incontinence, (negative) self-perceived health, (poor) quality of sleep and retirement (yes). Following the study and in the face of the needs of this population, it is necessary to seek measures that act directly on the modifiable variables, preventing and treating them.
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: As it is detected by a survey performed by telephone calls with good interrater reliability, patients with PD gets better with LCIG treatment in many aspects of the disease. PMID: 31731332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions: The use of antidepressants, especially SNRIs, was associated with a shorter survival time of sCJD patients. The possible changes in neurotransmitters should be emphasized. Scientifically, this study may provide insights into the mechanism of CJD. Clinically, it may contribute to the early diagnosis of CJD.IntroductionDepression is common in the elderly. Its prevalence rate is as high as 11.19%, and this increases progressively with worsening cognitive impairment (1). The presence of depression is an acknowledged risk factor for dementia (2); it can even double the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) (3, 4)...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions Dysautonomic symptoms frequently occuring in α-synucleinopathies comprise cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urogenital and thermoregulatory disturbances. These symptoms reduce quality of life and worsen prognosis. The understanding of their pathophysiology, as well as the detection of α-synuclein deposition and autonomic dysfunction in the premotor stages of α-synucleinopathies may be key for identifying novel treatment targets and improving clinical outcomes. While causative treatment is not yet available, improvement of quality of life can be achieved by personalized symptomatic treatment r...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In this pilot study, nocturia and other co-morbid dysfunctions appeared to improve when the severity of OAB was reduced. Treatment of OAB co-morbid with nocturia reduces urinary symptoms and may improve sleep parameters and positively impact return to health. PMID: 30865375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Australas J Ageing Source Type: research
Conclusion: UI is common in HTLV-1 patients and may cause serious impairment in quality of life, with social, psychological and hygienic consequences. Nonetheless, there are few studies on this subject and their impact on mood and sexuality.
Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: UI is common in HTLV-1 patients and may cause serious impairment in quality of life, with social, psychological and hygienic consequences. Nonetheless, there are few studies on this subject and their impact on mood and sexuality. PMID: 30145198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Braz J Infect Dis - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Braz J Infect Dis Source Type: research
Helfand et al present data on urinary incontinence on 477 men taking part in the LURN study. Post-void dribbling occurred in 41% of the men with 29% reporting urge urinary incontinence. Overall 51% subjects reported urinary incontinence. Erectile dysfunction, depression and anxiety scores were also associated with urinary incontinence. Significant predictors of urinary incontinence were age, race, sleep apnea and clinical site. This important study demonstrates a higher than expected incidence of male incontinence.
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Adult Urology Source Type: research
This study aims to evaluate the association of sleep disorders with specific FGIDs and to assess the related importance of psychological disorders. MethodsWe included 1009 consecutive FGID patients (71% female), aged 48.2 ± 16.7 years (M±SD), BMI 26.9 ± 11.2 kg/m2. These patients filled in a Rome III questionnaire and underwent a psychological evaluation on anxiety and depression. They were classified according to the importance of their sleep disorders using a 7‐point grading scale: Groups 1 to 3, drowsiness (severe, moderate, mild); Group 4, no change; Grou...
Source: Journal of Digestive Diseases - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
We report a case of an adolescent male who presented with all four cardinal symptoms of narcolepsy and had been misdiagnosed with epilepsy, psychosis, and depression. We discuss various issues regarding narcolepsy in children and adolescents. Keywords: narcolepsy, adolescence, misdiagnosis Innov Clin Neurosci. 2017;14(9–10):20–23 Introduction Narcolepsy is an uncommon sleep cycle disorder characterized by the tetrad of chronic excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations, and sleep paralysis.1 The cardinal symptom of paroxysmal sleep is seen in all patients, whereas other symptoms such as ...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Case Report Current Issue adolescence misdiagnosis narcolepsy Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewOne begins to see improvement in glycemic measures and triglycerides with small amounts of weight loss, but with greater levels of weight loss there is even greater improvement. In fact, the relationship between weight loss and glycemia is one that is very close.Recent FindingsThis is fortunate for diabetes prevention; it takes only small amounts of weight loss to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes from impaired glucose tolerance, and after the 10  kg of weight loss, one cannot demonstrate much additional improvement in risk reduction. Modest weight loss (5 to 10%) is also associated with ...
Source: Current Obesity Reports - Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: research
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