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Geriatric Assessment

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Biological context of Geriatric Assessment

  • The intervention program consisted of pre- and post-operative geriatric assessments, oxygen therapy, early surgery, prevention and treatment of peri-operative blood pressure falls and treatment of post-operative complications [10].

Anatomical context of Geriatric Assessment

  • Erythrocyte folate levels were compared among 25 young healthy subjects (mean age, 27 years), 29 healthy subjects aged over 75 living in the community, 62 subjects (mean age, 75) admitted to a geriatric assessment ward (acute illnesses), and 32 subjects (aged over 65) in a ward for long-term physical or mental illnesses [11].

Associations of Geriatric Assessment with chemical compounds

  • White-blood counts, polymorph counts, leucocyte ascorbic-acid and plasma ascorbic-acid levels were measured in 91 samples of blood obtained from patients admitted to a geriatric assessment unit [12].
  • In 126 women over the age of 60 admitted to a geriatric assessment ward, plasma creatinine concentrations above 100 mumol/l were found in 73 and we conclude that renal impairment is common in elderly women admitted to hospital and is of sufficient degree to disturb the endocrine control of calcium metabolism seriously [13].
  • As detected by validated and appropriate tests, such as Mini Mental State Evaluation (MMSE) in SDAT and Sandoz Clinical Assessment Geriatric (SCAG) in VaD, administration of choline alphoscerate significantly improved patient clinical condition [14].
  • Three hundred applicants for sheltered housing underwent multidisciplinary geriatric assessment for suitability as a part of a joint assessment scheme with Local Authority Housing and Social Services Departments [15].
  • A 12-month survey of all patients receiving digoxin at the time of admission to our Geriatric Assessment Unit revealed 16% were hypomagnesaemic, whereas no patient was hypokalaemic [16].

Gene context of Geriatric Assessment


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  2. EEG mapping and psychopharmacological studies with denbufylline in SDAT and MID. Saletu, B., Anderer, P., Fischhof, P.K., Lorenz, H., Barousch, R., Böhmer, F. Biol. Psychiatry (1992) [Pubmed]
  3. The efficacy and safety of risperidone for the treatment of geriatric psychosis. Hwang, J.P., Yang, C.H., Yu, H.C., Chang, J.W., Cheng, C.Y., Tsai, S.J. Journal of clinical psychopharmacology. (2001) [Pubmed]
  4. Routine testing of folate levels in geriatric assessment for dementia. Feigenbaum, L.Z., Lee, D., Ho, J. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (1988) [Pubmed]
  5. Comparison of trimethoprim alone with trimethoprim sulphamethoxazole in the treatment of respiratory and urinary infections with particular reference to selection of trimethoprim resistance. Lacey, R.W., Lord, V.L., Gunasekera, H.K., Leiberman, P.J., Luxton, D.E. Lancet (1980) [Pubmed]
  6. Single-agent gemcitabine in previously untreated elderly patients with advanced bladder carcinoma: response to treatment and correlation with the comprehensive geriatric assessment. Castagneto, B., Zai, S., Marenco, D., Bertetto, O., Repetto, L., Scaltriti, L., Mencoboni, M., Ferraris, V., Botta, M. Oncology (2004) [Pubmed]
  7. Plasma lipids and geriatric assessment in a very aged population of south Italy. Postiglione, A., Cortese, C., Fischetti, A., Cicerano, U., Gnasso, A., Gallotta, G., Grossi, D., Mancini, M. Atherosclerosis (1989) [Pubmed]
  8. Nimodipine in the treatment of headache in chronic cerebral ischemia. Hadjiev, D., Velcheva, I., Ivanova, L. Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache. (1986) [Pubmed]
  9. Challenges for acute care geriatric inpatient units under the present Medicare prospective payment system. Fillit, H. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (1994) [Pubmed]
  10. A geriatric-anesthesiologic program to reduce acute confusional states in elderly patients treated for femoral neck fractures. Gustafson, Y., Brännström, B., Berggren, D., Ragnarsson, J.I., Sigaard, J., Bucht, G., Reiz, S., Norberg, A., Winblad, B. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (1991) [Pubmed]
  11. Erythrocyte folate levels in young and old. Webster, S.G., Leeming, J.T. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (1979) [Pubmed]
  12. The effect of leucocytosis on leucocyte ascorbic acid levels. MacLennan, W.J., Hamilton, J.C. Age and ageing. (1976) [Pubmed]
  13. Renal impairment and its effects on calcium metabolism in elderly women. Francis, R.M., Peacock, M., Barkworth, S.A. Age and ageing. (1984) [Pubmed]
  14. Choline alphoscerate in cognitive decline and in acute cerebrovascular disease: an analysis of published clinical data. Parnetti, L., Amenta, F., Gallai, V. Mech. Ageing Dev. (2001) [Pubmed]
  15. Multidisciplinary assessment of applicants for sheltered housing. Kalra, L., Foster, C.J. Age and ageing. (1989) [Pubmed]
  16. Hypomagnesaemia in elderly digitalised patients. Martin, B.J., McAlpine, J.K., Devine, B.L. Scottish medical journal. (1988) [Pubmed]
  17. Association of serum IL-6 levels with comprehensive geriatric assessment variables in a population of elderly cancer patients. Mantovani, G., Madeddu, C., Gramignano, G., Ferreli, L., Massa, E., Contu, P., Serpe, R. Oncol. Rep. (2004) [Pubmed]
  18. An exploratory use of the Symptoms Checklist-90 in a mixed geriatric study group. Agbayewa, M.O. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (1990) [Pubmed]
  19. State of the art in geriatric rehabilitation. Part I: review of frailty and comprehensive geriatric assessment. Wells, J.L., Seabrook, J.A., Stolee, P., Borrie, M.J., Knoefel, F. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. (2003) [Pubmed]
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