Xiu-ying Hu

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation of serum leptin and to energy consumption and metabolization in the patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS We included 92 outpatients with stable COPD in West China Hospital of Sichuan University as trail group (COPD group) and 80 healthy elderly people in community as control group.(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a comprehensive geriatric assessment scale which fit the situations of Chinese old people most, and to provide an evaluation tool for the proposal and intervention of functional health problems for the elderly. METHODS The comprehensive geriatric assessment scale was produced by Delphi method combing with Chinese cultural(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of hypertension increases with aging. Medication non-adherence is an important reason for the failure to control hypertension effectively, which increases the risks of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular incidents and of mortality. Multimorbidity is common among the elderly and has become a WHO-supported priority of research(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative delirium is a significant complication in elderly patients. The occurrence of delirium may increase the related physical and psychological risks, delay the length of hospital stays, and even lead to death. According to the current evidence-based model, the application of interdisciplinary intervention may effectively prevent(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore effective strategies for preventing falls of hospitalized elderly patients using clinical pathway. METHODS A total of 2442 patients aged > or = 70 years who were hospitalized during December 2009 and December 2010 were recruited for the study. The patients were assessed with "Falls Risk Assessment and Nursing Care Inventory" and 1796(More)
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