European Journal of Geriatrics

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CLINICAL INVESTIGATION
Assessment of renal function in geriatric patients: data on the validity of the Cockcroft-Gault formula

PHARMACOTHERAPY
Do patients with nocturnal polyuria syndrome show more cognitive problems and delirious states under desmopressin acetate treatment?

CONSENT STATEMENT

  1. Chronic obstipation – a typical issue in Geriatrics
  2. Consent statement „Chronic obstipation in geriatric in-house patients – a problem or not?
  3. (Cologne-Update, 20th August 2010)


COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG, THE ÖGGG, AND THE DVGG

  1. Report on the 9th members’ meeting of the umbrella organisation of German gerontologic and geriatric societies (DVGG)
  2. Promotional prize in Geriatric Oncology – Awardees 2010
  3. 22nd German Congress of Geriatries 2011 in Bad Bramstedt – Call for Abstracts
  4. Tendering fot the Ignatius Nascher Prize of the Town of Vienna for Geriatrics 2011


ABSTRACTS OF THE 5TH COMMON CONGRESS OF THE DGG AND THE ÖGGG
Potsdam, 16–19 September 2010

 

 

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REVIEW
Confounders of the locomotor outcome of geriatric rehabilitation

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Therapeutic climbing improves independence, mobility and balance in geriatric patients
  2. Monitoring pain therapy in geriatric patients with back and leg pain by means of pain intensity measurement during transfer from a supine to a sitting position


FORUM GERIATRICUM

  1. The elderly woman in the focus of geriatric oncology
  2. Literature report: Influence of vitamin D supplementation on the frequency of falls in elderly patients


REPORTS FROM THE WORKINGGROUPS
Geriatric oncology DGG / DGHO

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG, THE ÖGGG, AND THE DVGG

  1. Minutes of the 8th DVGG members’ meeting
  2. Tendering for the Promotional Prize Geriatric Oncology
  3. Minutes of the DGG members’ meeting at the 18th Annual Congress of the German Geriatric Society (DGG)


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REVIEW
Diagnosis and therapy in oncology – according to the guidelines?

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS
The influence of structure and process quality on the functional treatment outcome in acute geriatric medicine

SHORT COMMUNICATION
Increase in G-CSF after acute ischemic stroke

FORUM GERIATRICUM
“Lebenstreppen” – or how the ageing process has been portrayed over the centuries

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG, THE ÖGGG, AND THE DVGG

  1. Prolonged tendering fot the Ignatius Nascher Promotional Prize of the town of Vienna 2010
  2. Personnel Invitation to the 8th DVGG members’ meeting
  3. General assembly of the ÖGGG – reelections of the management board
  4. Report on the participation of the DVGG in the 9th German Seniors’ Day 2009 in Leipzig


ABSTRACTS OF THE 19TH CONGRESS OF THE GERMAN GERIATRIC SOCIETY (DGG)
Göttingen, 24–26 September 2009

 

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REVIEW
Drug safety in geriatric patients

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. The possible relevance of mitochondrial function in Alzheimer’s disease: a retrospective pilot study
  2. Prevalence and significance of dysphagia in patients in geriatric institutions (part I+II) – A biometrical multicentre study
  3. Will to live and wish to die in a sample of geriatric inpatients


FORUM GERIATRICUM
Geriatrics – origin, pretentions, and reality

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG, ÖGGG, AND DVGG

  1. Ignatius Nascher Prize 2009 of the town of Vienna for Geriatrics awarded to Prof. Dr. Meier-Baumgartner
  2. Tendering: Ignatius Nascher Promotional Prize 2010
  3. Tendering: Walter Doberauer grant for ageing reasearch 2010
  4. Call for abstracts: Forum for Geriatrics and Gerontology Bad Hofgastein 2010
  5. DGG: New head of the geriatric clinic Ev. Krankenhaus Enger gGmbH
  6. Invitation to the general assembly of the ÖGGG members

 

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PROVISION OF GERIATIC CARE

  1. The beginnings of Clinical Geriatrics in Germany from the viewpoint of one of the first specialists in the field of geriatrics
  2. Density of specialist geriatric care coverage in Germany
  3. More family doctors for the rural region on the West coast of Schleswig-Holstein: a strategy to bolster the attractiveness of the job
  4. The current situation of incontinence management by general practitioners in Germany


CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Diabetic cystopathy – an attempt at its histological characterisation
  2. The influence of intermittent nocturnal hypoxemia on the activities of daily living in elderly in-patients


FORUM GERIATRICUM

  1. ”Survey of Internal Medicine“: Clinical geriatrics holds 3rd place with regard to hospital beds, but is on the bottom of the table at university hospitals
  2. The situation of geriatrics in Turkey


COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG, ÖGGG, AND DVGG

  1. In memoriam Dr. med. Bendix Kark ✝
  2. Promotional prize Geriatric Oncology 2008
  3. Tendering for the AFGiB research prize


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REVIEW
Is there a special form of treatment for diabetic cystopathy?

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. LUTS in patients with type 2 diabetes – the Witten Diabetes Survey
  2. Quality of life in old age – a qualitative investigation by a controlled questioning of patients in a geriatric rehabilitation department


PHARMACOTHERAPY
Polyethylene glycol 3350 + electrolytes: a laxative with a metabolic action

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG,ÖGGG, AND DVGG

  1. Ignatius Nascher Prize 2008 awarded to Primaria Dr. Katharina Pils
  2. DGG Personalia
  3. Minutes of the 7th DVGG members’ meeting


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CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Changes in the treatment of geriatric stroke patients at the Bethanien Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany – a retrospective analysis
  2. Geriatric rehabilitation of patients on maintenance hemodialysis – chances and problems
  3. A screening tool for activating liaison geriatrics in general hospitals: the “Variable Indicative of Placement risk” (VIP).


SHORT COMMUNICATION
Dysphagia and dementia: disease severity and degree of dysphagia as assessed by fiberoptic endoscopy




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CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Neuropsychological performance and mild cognitive impairment subtypes in patients reporting cognitive problems attending a memory outpatient clinic
  2. Age, gender and Karnofsky index as prognostic factors in malignant WHO grade III and IV brain tumours
  3. Long-term outcome following insertion of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in geriatric patients compared to younger patients
  4. Invasive nosomycosis in the elderly: An observation at an ICU with the main focus on acute geriatric medicine and aspergillosis


CASE STUDY
Large granular lymphocyte leukaemia (LGL) with gamma delta phenotype and biclonal T-cell receptor rearrangement associated with neurological symptoms in a geriatric patient – a rare case in geriatric oncology

CONGRESS REPORT
International forum on disability and development in Beijing

FORUM GERIATRICUM
Anti-hypertensive treatment in over 80 years old patients



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REVIEW
Bone-marrow and granulocyte function, neutropenia and myeloic growth factors in geriatric oncology

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in patients with dementia – decision-making in German psychogeriatric hospital service

PHARMACOTHERAPY
Improved activities of daily life (ADLs) and functionality in geriatric patients with chronic pain – an observational study with slow-release-tilidine phosphate/naloxone

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG, ÖGGG, AND DVGG
Consensus statement: Value of electrolytes in the use of laxatives for the treatment of constipation in the elderly

FORUM GERIATRICUM
Oral anti-coagulation in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation: the benefit prevails

 

 

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REVIEW

  1. Aspects of secondary stroke prevention – the geriatric view 2007
  2. Brief Assessment of cognitive mental status in German: The Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE) and the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination Revised (ACE-R)


CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Incidence of osteoporosis in elderly patients with distal radial fractures
  2. A comparison of independence and cognitive status in 3,464 non-diabetic and diabetic geriatric patients


PHARMACOTHERAPY
Tolerability of tolterodine in elderly outpatients with overactive bladder

SUPPLEMENT CONGRESS ABSTRACT BOOK
Abstracts of the 16th annual congress of the DGG, Nuremberg, November 15–17, 2007


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REVIEW
Cancer pain therapy in the elderly

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. The influence of ageing on ultrasound derived markers of vascular risk in healthy men
  2. The Bad Schwalbach writing test: validity and reliability criteria
  3. Left atrial size and low cognitive function in very old patients.


FORUM GERIATRICUM

  1. Potential nutritional influences on ageing and achievement potential
  2. Innovative care – a wholistic concept for activation that creates a sense of identity


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REVIEW
Immunosenescence and tumourigenesis in the elderly

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Psychomotor training for residents of nursing homes
  2. The functional status of patients with dementia in a geriatric hospital and its relationship to cognitive function


SHORT COMMUNICATION
Possible independent risk factor of ischemic stroke: Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH)

PHARMACOTHERAPY
After inadequate response to conventional low-potency neuroleptics, demented care home patients profit by switching to risperidone


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REVIEW
The demographic challenge: a question of ethics or of resource allocation?

CLINICAL INVESTIGATION
Identification of risk factors in patients with a proximal femoral fracture (PFF) to predict the results of treatment und rehabilitation

CASE STUDY
Treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia in the elderly: case report and literature review

PHARMACOTHERAPY

  1. Reliable pain relief through individual dose titration: sustained-release hydromorphone for severe cancer pain
  2. Effects of the beta-receptor blocker nebivolol on the functional state of microcirculation of elderly patients with primary arterial hypertension


COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG,THE ÖGGG, AND THE DVGG

  1. The umbrella organisation DVGG and its activities
  2. Legal body for the European Academy for Medicine of Ageing
  3. Tendering: Walter Doberauer grant for ageing research
  4. Tendering: Promotional prize “Geriatric Oncology“
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REVIEW
Radiotherapy in the elderly – Are there any general rules or special features?

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Evaluation of rehabilitation measures in a geriatric day hospital
  2. Normative data for a simple test for quantification of automatised movement: speed of handwriting (Haid-Bonatti 1-20 test)


CASE REPORT

  1. Agitation and terminal disease: criteria for changing the aim of treatment in elderly patients
  2. Management of MRSA in a geriatric rehabilitation unit


FORUM GERIATRICUM
Nursing assistants from Eastern Europe in the care of the elderly

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IGNATIUS NASCHER LECTURE
Old and young in a society with a long-lived population

REVIEW
Ability of the elderly to drive: Geriatric, neurological-psychiatric, and neuropsychological assessment of older and very old motorists

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Number of remaining teeth: a newly identified protective factor for Alzheimer’s disease – the Neuburg Dementia Trial
  2. Trauma: degree of mobility as an essential element for the individual thrombosis risk


CONGRESS REPORT
Falls: Risk evaluation and prevention

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG AND ÖGGG

  1. Joint statement on the cost-benefit regulation of the German law on the cost-effectiveness of drug provision
  2. Results of the members’ survey on a congress cooperation between the DGG and the DGGG
  3. Vienna has awarded the 2006 Ignatius Nascher prize for geriatrics to Prof. Dr. Ursula Lehr
  4. Tendering for the Ignatius Nascher prize of the town of Vienna for geriatrics 2007
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REVIEWS

  1. Anaemia in the elderly – does physiological anaemia in the aged exist?
  2. The value of bioelectric impedance analysis in the nutritional assessment of geriatric patients
  3. Vascular vertigo in the elderly


CLINICAL INVESTIGATION

  1. Repeated hospital admissions to a psychogeriatric ward: the principle of social gerontological compulsion
  2. Multimorbidity in demented and non-demented elderly inpatients – an autopsy study


CASE STUDY
First-onset duodenal manifestation of Heyde’s syndrome previously limited to the colon and treated conservatively – a sign of intestinal progression?

PHARMACOTHERAPY
Treatment effects of galantamine in patients with Alzheimer’s disease under conditions of daily routine – A prospective naturalistic study with 1,260 patients

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REVIEW
Dental assessment in nursing homes – Has there been any recognizable improvement in the dental care of the elderly?

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Urinary tract infections: Contaminated specimens, limitations of urinalysis and 2-year resistance changes in 4,515 consecutive urine cultures
  2. How often is clinical diagnosis not verified by autopsy findings in a population of geriatric long-term care unit residents?
  3. Quality of life of geriatric long-term care patients – progression and associated factors


CASE STUDY
Circadian rhythms of physiological and biochemical parameters after resection of a pinealocytoma in a 66-year-old woman

PHARMACOTHERAPY
Heart failure and betablocker therapy in the elderly

SUPPLEMENT: CONGRESS ABSTRACTS
Forum of Geriatrics Bad Hofgastein 2006

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GERIATRIC TRAINING

  1. Geriatric section of the European Union of Medical Specialists (Union Européenne des Médécins Spécialistes UEMS)
  2. Further training in clinical geriatrics in Germany and Europe: Present and future


FORUM GERIATRICUM
Quality of life is testable: Quality requirements for absorbent medical devices such as TENA Lady and TENA Pants

SUPPLEMENT: CONGRESS ABSTRACTS
Abstracts of the 13th Congress of the German Society of Geriatrics (DGG): „Medicine of the Future“ Fulda, Germany: Novembre 3–5, 2005

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REVIEWS

  1. Ignatius Leo Nascher Lecture 2005: Geriatrics into its second century
  2. A potential diagnostic/therapeutic target for proliferative disorders of the ageing prostate?
  3. Dizziness and syncope due to polyneuropathy in old age
  4. Anemia in the elderly – a literature review and development of a diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm


CONGRESS REPORT
Nitric oxide – improving vascular function and preventing vascular damage

FORUM GERIATRICUM

  1. Betablocker therapy in congestive heart failure in old age – the CIBIS-ELD study
  2. Pro Aging instead of Anti-Aging – what makes the difference?


BOOK REVIEW
Culture of ageing – from ancient times to the present

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REVIEW
Movement and play also enrich life for the elderly: comments from the perspective of evolution and sports science

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Initial manifestations of paranoid symptoms in the elderly – pointer to abnormal cognition or developing dementia?
  2. Abnormal lower limb pulses in geriatric in-patients


PHARMACOTHERAPY
NSAID therapy in the elderly

SHORT COMMUNICATION
Quality of life of elderly women who look after their husbands

FORUM GERIATRICUM
Establishing geriatric medicine in the curriculum of Heidelberg medical students

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REVIEW
Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease: Is there a link?

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Diabetes mellitus in old age – relation to obesity
  2. Use of the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) in assessment of older patients


CONGRESS ABSTRACTS
8th International and 45th Austrian congress of geriatrics: 50th anniversary of the Austrian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology

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REVIEW
New drugs for the treatment of urinary incontinence: Solifenacin, darifenacin, oxybutynine TTS and duloxetine

CLINICAL INVESTIGATION
Geriatric consultation psychiatry in Germany – a retrospective study

CASE STUDY
Drugs and falls in older persons: Potential for reversibility?

PHARMACOTHERAPY

  1. Safty of orthograde intestinal lavage with a balanced PEG-electrolyte solution (Golytely) as preparation for colonoscopy in elderly patients
  2. 4-Aminopyridine and 3,4-diaminopyridine: pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and therapeutic use


FORUM GERIATRICUM

Conventional dosage of anticoagulants is a more effective secondary prevention strategy against thomboembolism than reduced dosages

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CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. Quality assessment of diabetes care in residential and nursing homes in an urban district of Germany
  2. Significance of elevated HbA1c in elderly patients with diabetes referred to a hospital
  3. Assessment of Personal Hygiene (APH) – a simple instrument for assessing personal hygiene
  4. Sudden cardiac death associated with recreational physical exercise in elderly men
  5. Geriatric patients in general hospitals need psychiatric care


PHAMACOTHERAPY

Efficacy and tolerability of PEG 3350 plus electrolytes (Movicol®) in chronic constipation associated with Parkinson’s disease

REPORTS FROM THE STUDY GROUPS
Interdisciplinary Study Group Geriatic Oncology: Symposium Geriatic Oncology at the 26th German Cancer Congress, Berlin, 2004

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REVIEW
DHEA – physiology, applications and risks

CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  1. A simple blood test for Alzheimer’s disease based on its immunological pathogenesis
  2. Patient risk factors for adverse drug reactions in the elderly: the influence of geriatric assessment


CASE STUDY
Night time dementia with marked sensitivity with regard to psychiatric drugs and partial internal desynchronisation: An atypical Lewy body dementia?

FORUM GERIATRICUM
Can Finasteride prevent prostate cancer?

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG
Consense-conference: Constipation – a problem related to pain therapy?

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REVIEW
WORKING GROUP “INCONTINENCE” OF THE GERMAN GERIATRIC SOCIETY (DGG)
DGG-Guideline “Urinary incontinence”

REPORTS FROM THE STUDY GROUPS
BERLIN CANCER SOCIETY, WORKING GROUP “GERIATRIC ONCOLOGY” OF THE DGG AND THE DGHO
Cancer in old age – Abstracts of the 12th Oncologic Summer Course in Berlin

FORUM GERIATRICUM

  1. “Anti-Aging” and vitality
  2. Steroid treatment during menopause increases the cardiovascular risk

 

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DGG

  1. Introduction and presentation of a dyphagia screening programme for geriatric patients
  2. Minutes of the Members’ meeting
  3. Election protocol