Clinical effectiveness
1PERCEPTION OF POLYPHARMACY AMONG HOSPITAL DOCTORS
2RESPONDING TO THE HEALTHCARE NEEDS OF AN AGEING POPULATION
3ANTICOAGULATION AUDIT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN PATIENTS WITH TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK OR ISCHAEMIC STROKE
4MANAGING PATIENTS AT THE END OF LIFE
5USE OF START/STOPP CRITERIA AS TOOLS TO DETERMINE AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN PRESCRIBING IN A BELFAST ACUTE CARE OF THE ELDERLY UNIT
6AGE SPECIALIST SERVICES EMERGENCY TEAM (ASSET)
7USE OF A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO IMPROVE BONE HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN THE FALLS CLINIC
8STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE ASSESSMENT OF URINARY CONTINENCE IN A COMMUNITY REHABILITATION CENTRE
9IS AN OUTREACH SERVICE INTO NURSING HOMES WITH A MEDICATION REVIEW LEADING TO REDUCED MEDICATION BURDEN AND IMPROVED APPROPRIATENESS OF PRESCRIPTIONS?
10CAN A NEW OUTREACH CLINIC INTO NURSING HOMES REDUCE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ATTENDANCES AND HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AND RESULT IN FINANCIAL GAIN?
11ROUTINE PRE-OPERATIVE CHEST X-RAYS IN PATIENTS WITH A FRACTURED NECK OF FEMUR
12IMPACT OF ALL SINGLE ROOMS WITH ENSUITE FACILITY IN AN ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL IN WALES (UK)
13INTRODUCTION OF URINARY CONTINENCE CARE TRAINING INTO THE NORTH WEST GERIATRIC MEDICINE MSC TEACHING PROGRAMME
14DOES STRUCTURED MENTAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT TRAINING IMPROVE THE CONFIDENCE AND COMPETENCE OF THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM?
15PALLIATIVE DISCHARGE TEAM IN OLDER PEOPLE
16AN AUDIT OF FALLS RISK ASSESSMENT IN ELDERLY PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH FALLS TO AN ORTHO-GERIATRIC UNIT IN FORTH VALLEY ROYAL HOSPITAL
17SHOULD WE TREAT HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA
18OUTCOMES OF GASTROSTOMY INSERTIONS IN STROKE PATIENTS
19AUDIT OF NUTRITIONAL INTAKE IN PATIENTS WITH HIP FRACTURE PRE AND POST AN INTERVENTION PROGRAMME TO ASSIST WITH FEEDING
20PATTERNS OF ACTIVITY AND RELIABILITY OF AN ACUTE STROKE TELEMEDICINE SERVICE
22PROLONGED QTC
23AN INPATIENT FALLS AUDIT
24DOES AN EDUCATIONAL TUTORIAL IMPROVE DOCTORS' CONFIDENCE AND KNOWLEDGE IN RECOGNISING AND REPORTING SUSPECTED ABUSE IN OLDER PEOPLE?
25OPPORTUNISTIC HEARING SCREENING IN ELDERLY INPATIENTS
26RE-AUDIT OF COLLATERAL HISTORY TAKING IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH CONFUSION
27APPROPRIATENESS OF NURSING HOME ADMISSIONS TO ACUTE SERVICES IN A DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL
28BETTER SIMU-LATE THAN NEVER
29COMPETENCY MAPPING OF THE GERIATRIC 2010 CURRICULUM AS A QUALITY ASSURANCE TOOL
30AT ARMS REACH? FLUID PROVISION ON A SENIOR HEALTH WARD
31WESTERN ISLES STROKE TELEREHABILITATION (SPECIALIST MEDICAL CONSULTATION) SERVICE
32SUSTAINING THE REDUCTION OF PRESSURE ULCERS IN PATIENTS WITH HIP FRACTURE
33ASSESSMENT OF ATTITUDES TOWARDS CARE OF THE ELDERLY AMONG 4TH YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS AT QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST (QUB) PRE- AND POST-COMPLETING A GERIATRIC RESIDENTIAL ATTACHMENT
34THE PILOT ‘MEDICINE FOR THE ELDERLY FRONT-DOOR’ PROJECT IN NORFOLK AND NORWICH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (NNUH)
35PREDICTING MORTALITY IN THE ELDERLY BEYOND HSMRS
36WHEN DO WE DISCONTINUE ANTIDEMENTIA DRUGS? VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CLINICIANS IN A NATIONAL SURVEY WITHIN THE UK
37FALLING RATES OR FALLING FLAT? CAN A MULTI-FACTORIAL ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONAL PROGRAMME DECREASE INPATIENT FALLS IN AN ELDERLY CARE WARD?
38UNDERSTANDING THE RISK OF HYPOGLYCAEMIA IN OLDER INDIVIDUALS WITH DIABETES
39REDUCING INAPPROPRIATE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
40COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT INFLUENCES ONCOLOGY DECISION-MAKING FOR OLDER PEOPLE WITH CANCER
41REDUCING THE POTENTIAL HARM FROM THE HIGH SODIUM CONTENT OF SOLUBLE ANALGESIA IN CARE HOME RESIDENTS
42CARE HOME RESIDENTS HAVE AN INCREASED PREVALENCE OF COMMON CO-MORBIDITIES THAT MAKE UP QUALITY OUTCOMES FRAMEWORK (QOF) POTENTIALLY CAUSING HARM TO PATIENTS AND FINANCIALLY DISADVANTAGING PRIMARY CARE SERVICES
43A TRAINING PACKAGE TO IMPROVE THE MANAGEMENT OF INPATIENT FALLS BY FY1 TRAINEES
44MULTIPLE READMISSIONS AND THE END OF LIFE
45CALLING OUT FOR HELP! IMPROVING CALL-BELL PLACEMENT ON THE GERATOLOGY WARD
46PROTECTING OLDER PATIENTS' DIGNITY IN THE DISCHARGE LOUNGE SETTING
47SIMPLE GUIDANCE CAN IMPROVE THE ASSESSMENT OF FAECAL INCONTINENCE IN GERIATRIC REHABILITATION
Bone, muscle and rheumatology
48AGEISM AND SEXISM IN CLINICAL RESEARCH
49EVALUATION OF BUPRENORPHINE TRANSDERMAL SYSTEM (BTDS) AMONG ELDERLY SUBJECTS WITH CHRONIC, MODERATE-TO-SEVERE OSTEOARTHRITIS PAIN OF THE HIP AND/OR KNEE
50DOES THE EUROPEAN WORKING GROUP ON SARCOPENIA IN OLDER PEOPLE ALGORITHM DETECT ALL THOSE VULNERABLE?
Cardiovascular
51POSITIVE VERSUS NEGATIVE ADENOSINE TESTS IN UNEXPLAINED SYNCOPE PRESENTING TO ACUTE MEDICAL SERVICES
52PREVALENCE OF MOST VASCULAR RISK FACTORS INCREASES BUT END-ORGAN DISEASE REMAINS CONSTANT OVER 10 YEARS FOLLOW-UP IN A COMMUNITY-DWELLING COHORT OF OLDER PEOPLE
Education and training
53LIVING THE DREEM
54CAPACITY ASSESSMENT AS A THRESHOLD CONCEPT IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE
Epidemiology
55THE SPECTRUM OF ORTHOSTATIC BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL IN OLDER COMMUNITY-DWELLING ADULTS
56DEMOGRAPHICS OF CENTENARIANS ADMITTED THROUGH MEDICAL RECEIVING IN RAIGMORE HOSPITAL
57A SIGNAL PROCESSING FRAMEWORK FOR OBJECTIVE SLEEP AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MEASUREMENT USING ACCELEROMETRY IN POPULATION STUDIES OF OLDER ADULTS
58DISPARITIES IN LIFE EXPECTANCY IN FRAILTY STATES BETWEEN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
Falls, fracture and trauma
59PREDICTING OUTCOME AFTER HIP FRACTURE
60TIMED UP AND GO VERSUS 10-M WALK IN PATIENTS WITH FALLS
61CONTRAST SENSITIVITY BUT NOT VISUAL ACUITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH GAIT IN OLDER ADULTS
62EFFECTIVENESS OF FALLS PREVENTION PROGRAMME! A 5-YEAR STUDY
63IS THERE A DIFFERENCE OF ASSESSMENT OF POLYPHARMACY BY GERIATRICIANS AND NON-GERIATRICIANS IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH FALL?
64OSTEOPOROSIS MANAGEMENT FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS
65DECREASED GRIP STRENGTH, SLOWER WALKING SPEED AND INABILITY TO STAND FROM CHAIR WITHOUT USING ARMS PREDICT FALLS IN A LARGE EUROPEAN AGEING COHORT
Gastroenterology
66COMPARISON OF THE SAFETY PROFILE OF PRUCALOPRIDE FOR CHRONIC CONSTIPATION IN ELDERLY AND ADULT PATIENTS
Health services research
67RCT OF SPECIALIST GERIATRIC MEDICAL ASSESSMENT FOR HIGH-RISK PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL ACUTE MEDICAL UNITS
68TRANSLATING EVIDENCE INTO PRACTICE FOR MEDICINES MANAGEMENT OF OLDER PATIENTS IN ACUTE CARE
69IMPROVING PRESCRIBING FOR THE ELDERLY (IMPE)
70DOES THE ANTICHOLINERGIC RISK SCORE PREDICT DEATH IN OLDER PEOPLE AFTER DISCHARGE FROM INPATIENT REHABILITATION?
71COMPLAINTS ABOUT HOSPITAL CARE IN ELDERLY PATIENTS AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM
Neurology and neurosciences
72UNDERSTANDING HELP-SEEKING IN OLDER PEOPLE WITH URINARY INCONTINENCE
73ORTHOSTATIC BLOOD PRESSURE BEHAVIOUR IN PEOPLE WITH MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
74COGNITIVE FUNCTION IS ASSOCIATED WITH IMPAIRED HEART RATE VARIABILITY IN AGEING ADULTS
Other medical conditions
75MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSION IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER PEOPLE HAS IMPROVED OVER THE LAST DECADE AND IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASE RISK OF FALLS, DIZZINESS OR SYNCOPE
76VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION TO REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE IN OLDER PATIENTS WITH ISOLATED SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSION
77INSIGHTS INTO THE CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE SYNDROME OF SUPINE HYPERTENSION–ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION (SH–OH)
78METABOLIC HEALTH AND COGNITIVE OUTCOMES WITHIN THE BMI CATEGORIES
79CHARACTERISTICS OF OLDER FREQUENT ATTENDERS TO AN INNER-CITY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
80ADULTS WITH SYNCOPE
81CONCURRENT USE OF MEDICATION AND FOOD SUPPLEMENTS IN GENERAL POPULATION AGED 50 YEARS AND MORE IN IRELAND
82MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY FOLLOWING RELOCATION OF HIGHLY DEPENDENT LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS
83THE PREDICTIVE PROPERTIES OF FRAILTY-RATING SCALES IN THE ACUTE SETTING
84MEDICAL AND DENTAL FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DYNAMICS OF ORAL COLONISATION WITH POTENTIAL RESPIRATORY PATHOGENS IN OLDER PATIENTS WITH LOWER LIMB FRACTURE
85USING ‘NUTRITIONAL NARRATIVE’ AND FOCUS GROUPS TO UNDERSTAND HOW NUTRITIONAL CARE CAN BETTER PRIORITISED FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN HOSPITAL SETTINGS
Parkinson's disease
86THE IMPACT OF MOTOR AND NON-MOTOR SYMPTOMS UPON HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN EARLY PARKINSON'S DISEASE
87IMPACT OF DATSCAN IN THE CLINICAL EVALUATION OF PATIENTS WITH DIAGNOSTICALLY UNCERTAIN PARKINSONISM
88GREY MATTER CORRELATIONS OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN EARLY PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Pharmacology
89EFFECT OF ACE INHIBITORS ON PHYSICAL FUNCTION IN OLDER PEOPLE UNDERGOING EXERCISE TRAINING
90ASSESSING ADR RISK IN OLDER PATIENTS
Psychiatry and mental health
91THE SOUTHAMPTON SICKNESS BEHAVIOUR SCALE
92A POPULATION-BASED STUDY OF DOSING AND PERSISTENCE WITH ANTIDEMENTIA MEDICATIONS
93THE FACTOR STRUCTURE OF THE LONG AND SHORT FORMS OF THE CES-D SCALE AND THE VALIDITY OF POSITIVE AFFECT IN OLDER IRISH ADULTS
94POOR GAIT AND BALANCE PREDICT POOR COGNITIVE FUNCTION AND COGNITIVE DECLINE 10 YEARS LATER
95EXPERIENCES OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES IN PEOPLE WITH MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND THEIR CARERS
96CONTROL ORIENTATION AS A MEDIATOR OF THE SOCIAL GRADIENT IN DEPRESSION
97PREFERENCES OF OLDER PEOPLE REGARDING EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
98IS DELIRIUM A MARKER FOR UNDETECTED CHRONIC COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT?
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