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Medical Causes of Death among the Elderly in a Tertiary Hospital, South East Nigeria

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.326
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50–5
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We reviewed the causes of death among the elderly aged 60 years and above. Cerebrovascular accident, chronic kidney disease, and diabetic complications were the most common causes of death among men, while cerebrovascular accident, heart failure from especially hypertensive heart disease and chronic kidney disease were the most common causes of death among women.
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Background: There are few data on morbidity and mortality patterns among the elderly in Africa, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The aim of this study was to determine the causes of death among the elderly population in the internal medicine wards of a tertiary health institution in South East Nigeria.
 
Accepted: 
06 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Jul, 2015

Polypharmacy and the Risk of Malnutrition among Independently-living Elderly Persons in Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.285
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323-7
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In this study, we investigated the association between polypharmacy and risk of malnutrition. The findings indicate that among independent-living elderly persons, polypharmacy was associated with increased risk of malnutrition.

 

Objective: In this study, we evaluated the association of polypharmacy and nutritional status among independently-living elderly persons attending the outpatient clinics at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC).

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29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 15 May, 2015

Underestimated Prevalence of Chronic Heart Failure among Elderly Residing in Care Homes in Aruba

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.277
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610–5
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The prevalence of chronic heart failure (CHF) among the elderly in care homes in Aruba is high (31%) and underestimated. B-type natriuretic peptide testing adds value to the usual diagnostic work-up for CHF in these elderly.

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Objective: Diagnosing chronic heart failure (CHF) is important, since subsequent treatments by medication and cardiac intervention improve quality of life. However, accurate CHF diagnosis in the elderly residing in care homes (residents) is hampered by suboptimal diagnostic tools, co-morbidity and physician’s unawareness of CHF. We sought to estimate the CHF prevalence among Aruban residents.

Accepted: 
23 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 04 Nov, 2014

Salivary Parameters (Salivary Flow, pH and Buffering Capacity) in Stimulated Saliva of Mexican Elders 60 Years Old and Older

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.036
Pages: 
758–65
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Chewing-stimulated saliva (paraffin method) was collected and the salivary flow rate, pH and buffer capacity were measured in a group of Mexican elders. We found that salivary parameters varied in relation to selected socio-economic, clinical and behavioural variables.

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Objective: To compare a limited array of chewing-stimulated saliva features (salivary flow, pH and buffer capacity) in a sample of elderly Mexicans with clinical, socio-demographic and socio-economic variables.

Accepted: 
01 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 03 Sep, 2014

A Report Summarizing Measures Formulated to Prevent Aspiration Pneumonia

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371–2
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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Elderly Persons from Two Communities in Kingston, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.273
Pages: 
615–9
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In this study of 200 elderly persons aged 60 years and over, predictors of depression were older age, female gender, low socio-economic status and low level of cognitive function.
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Objective: To explore possible associations of age, gender, socio-economic status, educational level and level of cognitive functioning with depressive symptoms in a community sample of elderly persons.
 
Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Effects of a Mat Pilates Programme on Body Composition in Elderly Women

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.107
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524–8
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An eight-week mat Pilates exercise programme may contradict or even reverse some of the most serious consequences of ageing associated with an increased fat mass and reduced lean body mass in elderly females.

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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013

Evaluation and Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.063
Pages: 
907–11
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Screening for elevated blood pressure in the elderly is recommended, since the prevalence of hypertension increases with age, and can reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality. A careful and individualized approach is needed when treating hypertension in the elderly, taking into account the presence of co-morbid diseases, drug interaction, side effects, lifestyle and functional state.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Surgery in the Elderly: Is Age a Risk Factor?

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171–75
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Elderly surgical patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, had less emergency admissions, underwent more surgery, had a longer mean hospital stay, a higher mortality rate and a greater mortality amongst emergency admissions. Cancer was the commonest admission diagnosis and that amongst mortalities.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Evaluation and Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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10.7727/wimj.2012.063

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e-Published: 21 Feb, 2013

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