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This study investigated the relationship between hyperuricemia (HUC) and the components of the metabolic syndrome (MS) among elderly institutionalized men. In addition, this study explored the relationship between HUC and serum inflammatory markers. A total of 333 participants from Chang-Hua...
In this paper, we reviewed rationale for an age-friendly hospital (or health service) and propose our framework in detail. In a rapidly aging society, development of policies and programs to optimize people's wellbeing and function as they age is an urgent issue. Most older persons extensively...
Pain is a common health-care issue, and the prevalence increases with advancing age. Although it is often assumed that people with chronic pain are associated with a higher consumption of health care, evidence supporting this assertion is insufficient. Data from the Longitudinal Older VEterans...
The incidence of ischemic stroke increases with age, and it has a great impact on patients' functional independence. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical features, laboratory findings, and stroke subtypes in different age subgroups and identify the predictive factors for functional...
Falls and fragility fractures are becoming a major epidemic of aging, with each year around one third of people aged 65 and over, and half of people over 80 years, experiencing at least one fall. This has major implications, both for older people themselves, and for health- and social-care...
Results of studies regarding the association between the MS and osteoporosis have been largely controversial. The objectives of this study were to measure bone mineral density (BMD) with and without the MS and evaluate the associations between bone mineral loss and the components of the MS. In...
The first presentation of elderly people in the emergency department (ED) is commonly nonspecific and atypical, often in the form of geriatric syndromes, i.e. falls, immobility, incontinence, or deteriorating mental function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the management and outcomes...
The world's population is aging and there is need for more geriatricians. Current training programs, however, are not producing a sufficient number of geriatricians to meet that need, largely because students and residents lack interest in a career in geriatrics. A variety of reasons have been...
The aging of society is a common problem in many developed countries. To tackle the problems related to an aging society, the role of geriatricians, as well as government support, is becoming more and more important. There is need to recruit young physicians with the skills required to care for...
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