Moira Ceci

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Chronic pain occurs in 45-85% of the geriatric population and the need to treat chronic pain is growing substantially. Unfortunately, treatment for chronic pain is not always correctly targeted, which leads to a reduced quality of life, with decreased socialization, depression, sleep disturbances, cognitive impairment, disability and malnutrition.(More)
Due to the expanding geriatric population and the high incidence of cancer in this age group, there is an increased burden on clinical oncologists. Elderly patients suffer from one or more chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases, COPD, or diabetes. Besides affecting life expectancy, comorbid conditions may complicate major surgery. Accurate(More)
Patients with cancer are burdened with pain, ranging in prevalence from 14 to 100% in this population, and with comorbid behavioural symptoms such as depression and cognitive decline. However, the complex relationships between cancer pain, depression and cognitive decline, as well as their causes, still need to be clarified. Here, the existing literature on(More)
CONTEXT Chronic pain increases with age, and in the elderly, comorbidities and polypharmacotherapy make the choice of treatment for pharmacological pain control a complex matter. OBJECTIVES We conducted a multicenter, prospective, observational study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the buprenorphine transdermal delivery system (TDS) in elderly(More)
BACKGROUND The ability to maintain static and dynamic balance is a prerequisite for safe walking and for obtaining functional mobility. For this reason, a reliable and valid means of screening for risk of falls is needed. The functional reach test (FRT) is used in many countries, yet it does not provide some kinematic parameters such as shoulder or pelvic(More)
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