Outcomes of Fast-Track Multidisciplinary Care of Hip Fractures in Veterans: A Geriatric Hip Fracture Program Report.

Conclusions: Elderly hip fracture has a high risk of mortality (14%-58%). Thus, expeditious surgery within 24 hours of admission has been advocated in the Western literature to minimize mortality. Mortality rate at 1 year after surgery remains at 10% to 24%. In our study, even with aggressive co-management, the average delay to hip fracture fixation was more than 3 days; however, the 1-year mortality was relatively low (7.7%). This indicates the importance of preoperative optimization and postoperative rehabilitation for independent ambulation and mortality reduction in the elderly population. PMID: 31788160 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

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Undergoing earlier menopause is a sign of a greater burden of age-related damage and dysfunction, so it should not be surprising to see that this correlates with a greater incidence of chronic disease in the years thereafter. People with a greater burden of cell and tissue damage tend to exhibit all of the manifestations of aging earlier than their less damaged peers. These variations in damage burden and consequences from individual to individual are near all the results of lifestyle choices, particularly smoking, weight, and exercise, and environmental factors such as exposure to chronic viral infection. Genetics plays o...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
ConclusionOur findings provide a new insight into the prediction for restenosis in CHD patients underwent PCI with SES.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsF-1mgDST  >  0.9 μg/dL and R-UFF/UFE >  0.17 may be used for predicting the presence of ≥1 among HY, T2D, and fragility FX.
Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionP. karwinskii leaf extract inhibited reactive oxygen species and exerted an anti-inflammatory effect. Moreover, this extract did not induce gastric damage in the animals. The bioactivity of the species was found to support its traditional use in traditional medicine. This orchid could be used to treat inflammatory diseases without causing the side effects associated with Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It can also be employed to treat other pathological conditions associated with oxidative stress. The findings herein form the basis for the future discovery of natural products that may serve as safe alternat...
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of DiseaseAuthor(s): Lu Han, Stefanie Bittner, Dachuan Dong, Yuan Cortez, Alex Bittner, Jackie Chan, Meenakshi Umar, Wen-Jun Shen, Richard G. Peterson, Fredric B. Kraemer, Salman AzharAbstractIn recent years, the prevalence of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes is increasing dramatically. They share pathophysiological mechanisms and often lead to cardiovascular diseases. The ZDSD rat was suggested as a new animal model to study diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. In the current study, we have furthe...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Basis of Disease - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
This article reviews the state of the art and major unanswered questions related to ocular vascular anatomy and physiology, ocular imaging techniques, clinical findings in glaucoma and other eye diseases, and mechanistic modeling predictions, while laying a path for integrating clinical observations with mathematical models and artificial intelligence. Viable alternatives for integrated data analysis are proposed that aim to overcome the limitations of standard statistical approaches and enable individually tailored precision medicine in ophthalmology.
Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 66Author(s): Gisela Gerardi, Mónica Cavia-Saiz, Raquel del Pino-García, María D. Rivero-Pérez, María L. González-SanJosé, Pilar MuñizAbstractVascular remodeling in hypertension and diabetes is characterized by a low-grade inflammation of the arterial wall and enhanced oxidative stress. Wine pomace products attenuate hyperglycemia and hypertension through reduction of oxidative stress and inflammation by their polyphenol composition. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of the wine poma...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Conclusion: Incidence and risk of postoperative AKI were significantly higher in PA patients after surgical treatment. High ACR on the tumor side and high LI were associated with higher risk of AKI in PA patients compared to pheochromocytoma patients. PMID: 31969923 [PubMed]
Source: Electrolyte and Blood Pressure - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Electrolyte Blood Press Source Type: research
We report the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and radiological characteristics and treatment and clinical outcomes of these patients.MethodsAll patients with suspected 2019-nCoV were admitted to a designated hospital in Wuhan. We prospectively collected and analysed data on patients with laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV infection by real-time RT-PCR and next-generation sequencing. Data were obtained with standardised data collection forms shared by the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium from electronic medical records. Researchers also directly communicated with patients or their ...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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