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Acute critical illness induce a high caregivers burden in the young population, however data in the older population are lacking. The objectives of this study were to evaluate caregiver burden in a critically ill old population and to assess factors associated with mild to severe burden level.
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Name: Journal of critical care
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) can be fatal if left untreated. Long-term prognosis of acute PE in the 21st century has not been fully reported. We aimed to determine the long-term prognosis of patients...
Esophagectomy, which is one of the most invasive operations among gastrointestinal surgeries, deteriorates the physical condition of patients. Such deterioration may be severe in elderly patients and ...
Total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) is a reliable treatment for elderly patients with comminuted intra-articular distal humeral fractures. However, the longevity and long-term complications associated with...
Long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals provide extended complex post-acute care to more than 120 000 Medicare beneficiaries annually, with the goal of helping patients to regain independence and recove...
To examine associations between quality, short-term and long-term treatment-related outcomes, and costs in elderly patients treated for oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC).
Acute kidney injury is associated with increased short-term and long-term morbidity and mortality. Long-term data is lacking in low to middle-income countries. Our study aims to follow the...
The study evaluates how outcome varies among critically ill patients with and without acute kidney injury. Data from the Swedish Intensive care register and other Swedish national register...
Surgical resection is one of the most important treatments for solid organ cancer. Whereas cancer recurrence and/or metastasis are the major reasons of treatment failure. The outcomes afte...
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the tolerance of long term repeated doses of Forlax® 10g versus lactulose in elderly ambulatory or institutionalized patients, paying special...
Diabetes is highly prevalent in the elderly, afflicting about 20% of older adults aged 65-75 years and 40% of adults >80years of age. Management of hyperglycemia is challenging in the geri...
Housing arrangements for the elderly or aged, intended to foster independent living. The housing may take the form of group homes or small apartments. It is available to the economically self-supporting but the concept includes housing for the elderly with some physical limitations. The concept should be differentiated from HOMES FOR THE AGED which is restricted to long-term geriatric facilities providing supervised medical and nursing services.
Medical and skilled nursing services provided to patients who are not in an acute phase of an illness but who require a level of care higher than that provided in a long-term care setting. (JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)
An acronym for Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, a scoring system using routinely collected data and providing an accurate, objective description for a broad range of intensive care unit admissions, measuring severity of illness in critically ill patients.
Health insurance to provide full or partial coverage for long-term home care services or for long-term nursing care provided in a residential facility such as a nursing home.
Persons who have experienced prolonged survival of HIV infection. This includes the full spectrum of untreated, HIV-infected long-term asymptomatics to those with AIDS who have survived due to successful treatment.