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Use of an electronic administrative database to identify older community dwelling adults at high-risk for hospitalization or emergency department visits: The elders risk assessment index
BackgroundThe prevention of recurrent hospitalizations in the frail elderly requires the implementation of high-intensity interventions such as case management. In order to be practically andExpand
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The Mayo Clinic Biobank: a building block for individualized medicine.
OBJECTIVE To report the design and implementation of the first 3 years of enrollment of the Mayo Clinic Biobank. PATIENTS AND METHODS Preparations for this biobank began with a 4-day DeliberativeExpand
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Inappropriate medications for elderly patients.
The use of medications is common in elderly persons, and this population has the highest risk of medication-related problems. Elderly persons are more susceptible to the effects of variousExpand
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A randomized controlled trial of telemonitoring in older adults with multiple health issues to prevent hospitalizations and emergency department visits.
BACKGROUND Efficiently caring for frail older adults will become an increasingly important part of health care reform;telemonitoring within homes may be an answer to improve outcomes. This studyExpand
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An ensemble model of the male gonadal axis: illustrative application in aging men.
Testosterone (Te) production declines in the aging male, albeit for unknown reasons. Plausible mechanisms include reduced secretion of GnRH, less feedforward by LH, and/or altered feedback byExpand
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Health care outcomes and advance care planning in older adults who receive home-based palliative care: a pilot cohort study.
BACKGROUND Approximately 20% of seniors live with five or more chronic medical illnesses. Terminal stages of their lives are often characterized by repeated burdensome hospitalizations and advanceExpand
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Impact of age, sex and body mass index on cortisol secretion in 143 healthy adults
Context Studies on 24-h cortisol secretion are rare. The impact of sex, age and adiposity on cortisol levels, often restricted to one or a few samples, are well recognized, but conflicting. ObjectiveExpand
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Risk Factors for Pressure Ulceration in an Older Community-Dwelling Population
BACKGROUND:Older adults frequently experience pressure ulcers (PrUs) and suffer the risks of the ulceration. Risk factors for PrUs remain unclear in a community population. OBJECTIVE:The objective ofExpand
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Efficacy of musculoskeletal injections by primary care providers in the office: a retrospective cohort study
Background Musculoskeletal joint pain of varied etiology can be diagnosed and treated with joint and soft-tissue corticosteroid injections. Purpose The purpose of our study was to compare patients’Expand
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Health Care Providers Style May Impact Acceptance of Telemonitoring
Health care provider’s acceptance of telemonitoring is pivotal for implementation. The aim of this study was to determine provider’s feelings about telemonitoring using a qualitative method. InExpand
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