Frailty- August 2011

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OUTREACH LIBRARIAN SERVICE

 

August 2011 - EVIDENCE UPDATE:

 

Frailty

 

 

 

This fact sheet provides a 2011 overview of recent evidence relevant to “assessing, managing frailty” and

“admission avoidance and frail elderly patients” in hospitals and information on how the “Outreach Librarian

Service” can support you to keep up-to-date.

 

 

Selected evidence

Care and Compassion? Ombudsman Report 15th February 2011

www.ombudsman.org.uk/care-and-compassion/home

 

Articles

Abadir PM

The frail renin-angiotensin system

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, February 2011: 27(1) 53-65

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Aggar C, Ronaldson S & Cameron I

Reactions to caregiving in frailty research

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, September - October 2011: 53(2)        e138-143

 

Audisio RA & van Leeuwen B

When reporting on older patients with cancer, frailty information is needed

Annals of Surgical Oncology, January 2011:18(1) 4-5

 

Buurman BM, van Munster BC, Korevaar JC, de Haan RJ & de Rooij SE

Variability in measuring (instrumental) activities of daily living functioning and functional decline in

hospitalized older medical patients: a systematic review

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, June 2011: 64(6) 619-27

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Crome P & Lally F

Frailty: joining the giants

CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal, May 2011: 183(8) 889-90

 

Ellis G, Whitehead MA, O'Neill D, Langhorne P & Robinson D

Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011: 7

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Hanlon JT, Sloane RJ, Pieper CF & Schmader KE

Association of adverse drug reactions with drug-drug and drug-disease interactions in frail older

outpatients

Age & Ageing, March 2011: 40(2) 274-7

 

Heckman GA

Integrated care for the frail elderly

Healthcarepapers, 2011: 11/1 62(8) (discussion 86-91)

Hilmer SN, Tran K, Rubie P, Wright J, Gnjidic D & Mitchell SJ

Gentamicin pharmacokinetics in old age and frailty

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, February 2011: 71(2) 224-31

 

Jakobsson U, Kristensson J, Hallberg IR & Midlov     P

Psychosocial perspectives on health care utilization among frail elderly people: an explorative

study

Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, May 2011: 52(3) 290-4

 

Ko FC

The clinical care of frail, older adults

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 2011: 27(1) 89-100

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Kwok, BC, Manum K. Chandran M & Wong CH

Evaluation of the Frails' Fall Efficacy by Comparing Treatments (EFFECT) on reducing fall and fear

of fall in moderately frail older adults: study protocol for a randomised control trial

Trials, June 2011: 12, 155

 

Lamoth CJ, van Deudekom FJ, van Campen JP, Appels BA & de Vries OJ

Gait stability and variability measures show effects of impaired cognition and dual tasking in frail

people

Journal of Neuroengineering & Rehabilitation, 2011: 8(2)

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Lee SJ & Eng C

Goals of glycemic control in frail older patients with diabetes

JAMA, April 2011: 305(13) 1350-1

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Leslie WS

Improving the dietary intake of frail older people

Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, May 2011: 70(2) 263-7

 

McGeorge SJ

Unravelling the differences between complexity and frailty in old age: findings from a

constructivist grounded theory study

Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, February 2011: 18(1) 67-73

 

McLachlan AJ, Bath S, Naganathan V, Hilmer SN, Le Couteur DG & Gibson SL

Clinical pharmacology of analgesic medicines in older people: impact of frailty and cognitive

impairment

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 2011: 71(3)

 

McMinn J, Steel C & Bowman A

Investigation and management of unintentional weight loss in older adults

BMJ, 2011:342(1732)

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Mallery LH & Moorhouse P

Respecting frailty

Journal of Medical Ethics, February 2011: 37(2) 126-8

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Mallery L, Hubbard RE, Moorhouse P, Koller K & Eeles EM

Specialist physician approaches to discussing cardiopulmonary resuscitation for frail older adults:

a qualitative study

Journal of Palliative Care, 2011: 27(1) 12-9

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

Monsen KA, Westra BL, Oancea SC, Yu F & Kerr MJ

Linking home care interventions and hospitalization outcomes for frail and non-frail elderly

patients

Research in Nursing & Health, April 2011: 34(2) 160-8

 

Morley JE

Should frailty be treated with testosterone?

Aging Male, March 2011:14(1)1-3

 

Polidoro A, Dornbusch T, Vestri A, Di Bona S & Alessandri C

Frailty and disability in the elderly: a diagnostic dilemma

Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, March 2011: 52/2 e75-8

 

Puts MTE, Monette J, Girre V, Wolfson C, Monette M &      Batist G

A pilot study on frailty, health and functioning in older newly-diagnosed cancer patients, what have

we learned?

Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 8 May 2011

 

Rockwood K & Mitnitski A

Frailty defined by deficit accumulation and geriatric medicine defined by frailty

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 2011: 27(1)

 

Rolland Y, Dupuy C, Abellan van Kan G. Gillete S & Vellas B

Treatment strategies for sarcopenia and frailty

The Medical Clinics of North America, 2011: 95(3) 427-38

 

Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Foran T, Kenny RA &      Fan CW

Continuous noninvasive orthostatic blood pressure measurements and their relationship with

orthostatic intolerance, falls, and frailty in older people

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, April 2011: 59/4 655-65

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Roy CN

Anemia in frailty

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, February 2011: 27(1) 67-78

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Soles GL & Tornetta P

Multiple trauma in the elderly: new management perspectives

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, June 2011: 25 Suppl.1: S61-5

 

Tajar A, O'Connell MD, Mitnitski AB, O'Neill TW, Searle SD & Huhtaniemi IT

Frailty in relation to variations in hormone levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis in

older men: results from the European male aging study

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, May 2011: 59/5 814-21

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

Vernooij-Dassen M, Leatherman S & Rikkert MO

Quality of care in frail older people: the fragile balance between receiving and giving

BMJ, 2011: 342 (403)

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

 

de Vries NM, Staal JB, van Ravensberg CD, Hobbelen JS & Olde Rikkert MG

Outcome instruments to measure frailty: a systematic review

Ageing Research Reviews, January 2011: 10(1)104-14

 

Weiss CO

Frailty and chronic diseases in older adults

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, February 2011: 27(1) 39-52

Available in fulltext through your personal Athens account.

How can I help you?

 

Literature search service

I can offer an expert, in-depth literature search service to help you locate the evidence on any health related topic.

 

Training

If you want to learn to navigate the wealth of available online healthcare information and how to search databases

more effectively, the ‘Trust trainer’ can offer timetabled hands-on training sessions or can provide customised one-

to-one support. Telephone: 0121 424 0583 or email: [email protected]

 

Current awareness services

If you  need   to  keep  up-to-date    on  a  particular   topic  I can  advise  on  suitable   RSS  feeds   and  help  you  set  up  article

alerts from the major healthcare databases.

 

Online resources

Whilst  many good    quality resources     are freely available, most       full-text  journals   and the main bibliographic databases

(e.g.  Medline   and  CINAHL)   require   an  Athens   username   and  password.   To  register   for  an       Athens   login  go  to

www.athens.nhs.uk

 

The  Library  web  pages   contain   detailed   information    about   library  services   and  training   opportunities,    online   request

and    registration     forms    and    several    guides    on    key   online    resources     and    evidence-based      websites    at

www.heftlibrary.nhs.uk

 

Contact

The Outreach Librarian is located in the education centre at Heartlands Hospital, on the first floor, next to the Library.

Telephone 0121 424 2503 (42503) or email: [email protected]