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BACKGROUND Fatigue or lack of interest can reduce the feasibility of intensive physical exercise in nursing home residents. Low-volume exercise interventions with similar training effects might be an alternative. The aim of this randomised controlled trial was to investigate the feasibility of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) in institutionalised elderly, and its(More)
BACKGROUND Age-related losses of muscle mass, strength, and function (sarcopenia) pose significant threats to physical performance, independence, and quality of life. Nutritional supplementation could positively influence aspects of sarcopenia and thereby prevent mobility disability. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that a specific oral nutritional(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate medication histories at hospital admission are an important element of medication safety. Discrepancies may have clinically significant consequences, especially in the elderly population. OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical pharmacist's performance in obtaining patients' medication histories and in reconciling these data with the medical(More)
The purpose of the study was to examine the acute effect of a strength training session on brain-derived neurotrophic factor and insulin-like growth factor 1. Furthermore, the influence of a 10-week strength training program on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) resting levels and memory performance was(More)
Multiple causes contribute to the prolonged reaction-times (RT) observed in elderly persons. The involvement of antagonist muscle co-activation remains unclear. Here the Mm. Biceps and Triceps Brachii activation in 64 apparently healthy elderly (80 ± 6 years) and 60 young (26 ± 3 years) subjects were studied during a simple RT-test (moving a finger using(More)
Heat shock proteins (Hsp) form a large family of proteins that are ubiquitously present in all organisms. In the absence of destabilising stimuli, Hsp are expressed at low levels, but their expression can be highly induced by various noxious conditions such as heat, oxygen stress and infection. Hsp have been reported to interfere with inflammatory processes(More)
BACKGROUND Medication discrepancies have the potential to cause harm. Medication reconciliation by clinical pharmacists aims to prevent discrepancies and other drug-related problems. OBJECTIVE To determine how often discrepancies in the physician-acquired medication history result in discrepancies during hospitalization and at discharge. Secondary(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the feasibility and effects of rehabilitation using manual mobilization of the thoracic spine in elderly female patients with osteoporosis. METHODS Forty-eight postmenopausal patients with osteoporosis (age 76 -/+ 7 years) were randomly assigned to 3 months rehabilitation (18 sessions including manual mobilization, taping and(More)
Since the food habits of many elderly people are inadequate, the first experiment of the present study tested whether flavour amplification induces changes in preferences for and consumption of food and thus might result in a nutritional benefit. Two panels, one of 260 and one of 120 subjects, aged 19-98 years, took part in the study in which preferences(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although physical activity (PA) is an important tool to counter osteoporosis, too few older patients with osteoporosis (OPWO) engage in PA. Little is known about specific motivators for and barriers to PA in OPWO, hindering the development of targeted PA promotion campaigns for these persons. Therefore, the main objective of this(More)