Luigi Di Cioccio

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the characteristics of patients who regain function during hospitalization and the differences in terms of functional outcomes between patients admitted to geriatric and general medicine units. DESIGN Multicenter, prospective cohort study. SETTING Acute care geriatric and medical wards of five Italian hospitals. PARTICIPANTS(More)
Several studies indicate that pain, although very common in the elderly, is under-treated, because it is considered as a concomitant effect of aging. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of pain among patients in eight Italian geriatric hospital departments, correlated to prescribed therapy. We enrolled 387 patients in the study, 367 of whom were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS According to experimental data, a transdermal application is preferred by caregivers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients compared with oral medications. The AXEPT study compared compliance to treatment among community-dwelling patients with mild-to-moderate AD treated with transdermal application compared to oral medications and caregiver(More)
AIMS Acute diseases and related hospitalization are crucial events in the disabling process of elderly individuals. Most of the functional decline occurs in the few days before hospitalization, as a result of acute diseases in vulnerable patients. The aim of the present study was to identify determinants of prehospital components of functional decline. (More)
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