Andrea Trombetti

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Hip fracture is associated with a higher mortality rate in men than in women. However, mean age of men and women with hip fracture differs markedly. Thus, some of the differences in the clinical pattern and outcome between genders could be related to different ages. To avoid the influence of age on gender-specific outcome, we analyzed prefracture conditions(More)
BACKGROUND in a secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial, we investigated whether 6 months of music-based multitask training had beneficial effects on cognitive functioning and mood in older adults. METHODS 134 community-dwellers aged ≥65 years at increased risk for falling were randomly assigned to either an intervention group (n = 66) who(More)
BACKGROUND Falls occur mainly while walking or performing concurrent tasks. We determined whether a music-based multitask exercise program improves gait and balance and reduces fall risk in elderly individuals. METHODS We conducted a 12-month randomized controlled trial involving 134 community-dwelling individuals older than 65 years, who are at increased(More)
OBJECTIVE Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a frequently encountered endocrine disease in the elderly, but little is known about ist epidemiology in the aging European population. This study investigates the age- and sex-dependence of PHPT and the incidence of parathyroidectomy (PTX) in Switzerland, a country with a particularly high life expectancy. (More)
PURPOSE Gait variables may constitute surrogate outcomes for fall risk. Their reliability in a specific population of older fallers has not been fully established, which limits their research and clinical applications. This study aimed to determine test-retest reliability and minimal detectable change (MDC) values for selected fall-related gait variables in(More)
Summary:Patients with hematological malignancies are well nourished prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). HSCT and associated complications can affect body composition. The study evaluated cross-sectionally the prevalence and longitudinally the changes in lean body mass index (LBMI) in HSCT patients. Patients (n=82) were(More)
Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) mimics benign primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP), but the diagnosis of PC is seldom available at the time of the first operation. Because PC is plagued by recurrences usually beyond cure, one may wonder whether some of these could be prevented by more extensive resections initially, i.e., if the diagnosis of PC were available at(More)
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) are at high risk of mortality. Whether an increased risk of death persists after a parathyroidectomy (PTX) is not clearly established. The survival of 40 patients with ESRD and SHPT who underwent PTX was compared with that of 664 ESRD patients. From first dialysis, a lower(More)
OBJECTIVES the main objective was to evaluate if the admission functional independence measure (FIM) score could be used to predict the risk of falls in geriatric inpatients. DESIGN a 10-year retrospective study was performed. SETTING the study was conducted in a 298-bed geriatric teaching hospital in Geneva, Switzerland. SUBJECTS all patients(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical and biochemical profile of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) of the Swiss Hyperparathyroidism Cohort, with a focus on neurobehavioral and cognitive symptoms and on their changes in response to parathyroidectomy. METHODS From June 2007 to September 2012, 332 patients were enrolled in the Swiss PHPT Cohort(More)