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Geriatric Medicine and GerontologyISSN: 2469-5858

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510115

Performing Hip Fracture Repair within 48 Hours from Admission May Decrease Mortality, the Israeli National Program for Quality Indicators Experience

Yaron Niv, Michael Kuniavsky, Alexander Konson, Olga Bronshtein, Nethanel Goldschmidt, Shuli Hanhart and Hannah Mahalla

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 23, 2021

The data were obtained from the Israeli National Program for Quality Indicators. The denominator included all the patients 65-year-old or older who was admitted and operated because of hip fracture, and the numerator included those who underwent surgical repair within 48 hours of admission. There has been a significant improvement in the national level of compliance within 48 hour time span- from 71% in 2013 to 87% in 2018. The success rate for total hip replacement (THR) was 53%, 68%, 74%, 81%...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510114

Knowledge, Attitudes and Treatment Practices of Medical Doctors towards Care of Elderly Patients Accessing Clinical Care at Hospitals in Kampala Uganda

Daniel Orit, Patricia Ntege, Dorah Nakayiwa, Jemimah Nambooze, Sebastian Olikira and Stephen Kabwama

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 23, 2021

The global trend towards an increasing aging population demands for adequate geriatric medical care services to cater for health needs of the aging population seeking clinical care in hospitals. In Uganda, geriatric care as a specialty in medicine is still at infancy stage, and this is further worsened by the fact that the current curricula followed in training health workers lacks a component dedicated to elderly care. There is therefore need to assess knowledge, attitudes and treatment practic...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510113

An Elderly Woman with SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Michael Nnaji, Adrian Rosada, Skadi Wilke, Isabelle Wirsching, Johannes Schurig, Christiana Franke, Harald Prüss, Wolfgang Bauer and Ursula Müller-Werdan

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 19, 2021

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has placed a considerable strain on public health services worldwide. According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard (https://coronavirus. jhu.edu/map.html), as of April 2021 over 150 million cases had been recorded worldwide with a global death toll of over 3 million. Most efforts in delineating the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection have focused largely on the pulmonary, digestive and nephrological organ involvement as well as thromboembolic complications. There is howe...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510112

Hospital Induced Deconditioning

Jiya Liz Peter, MBBS

Article Type: Patient Care | First Published: May 24, 2021

Medicine is considered to be one of the most noble as well as premium profession. We love saving lives each day and cherish a deep sense of accomplishment in what we do. However, the experience of being in a hospital is quite different from a patient’s perspective, and I hope to talk more about the impact here. Deconditioning is a lesser known subject that factors the psychological as well as physiological impact on an individual. While deconditioning could occur anywhere, it is quite commonly...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510111

The Weak Ring of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Elderly (A Literature Review)

Ömer Şevgin, Hasan Kerem Alptekin and Kübra Şevgin

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 21, 2021

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the social life, mental health and physical performance of the elderly and to compile studies on this subject. A literature review of the studies examining the subjects of the elderly and COVID-19 was conducted. PubMed and Web of Science databases were used for the analysis. The search period was planned to cover the dates 15 March 2020 and 15 February 2021. The PRISMA guideline was conducted 60 out of 463 studies we...

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