Navigation Links
Elderly Patients Who Get on Feet Leave Hospital Sooner
Date:12/15/2010

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly hospital patients who get back on their feet as quickly as possible spend less time in the hospital than those who remain in bed, finds a new study.

The research team studied 162 hospitalized patients over age 65 who each had a step activity monitor attached to one of their ankles. The small electronic device counted every step the patients took, explained the researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston.

The monitors showed that even short walks around the hospital unit were beneficial.

"Using these monitors, we were able to see a correlation between even relatively small amounts of increased mobility and shorter lengths of stay in the hospital. We still found this effect after we used a statistical model to adjust for the differing severities of the patients' illnesses," lead author and assistant professor Steve Fisher said in a UTMB news release.

The study was published in a recent issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.

Patients with orthopedic or neurological conditions are encouraged to get back on their feet as soon as possible, but no such "standard of care" currently exists for elderly hospital patients with acute conditions, the researchers noted.

The authors pointed out that their study could be a first step toward that goal and may also lead to other improvements in the care of elderly hospital patients.

"Mobility is a key measure in older people's independence and quality of life generally, and this study suggests that's also true in the hospital setting," Fisher said.

"When we hospitalize elderly people, we set up a paradoxical situation," he explained. "You can have a positive outcome of the acute problem that brought them there, but still have negative consequences as a result of extended immobility."

More information

The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging has m
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Elderly Often Disabled After Mechanical Ventilation
2. Non-invasive SRT as good as surgery for elderly patients with early lung cancer
3. Hearing Loss in Elderly May Be Linked to Folate Deficiency
4. Practicing Moving to Music May Help Elderly Avoid Falls
5. Perceptual training improves vision of the elderly
6. New brief tool to screen for cognitive impairment in elderly patients
7. Real-time physician electronic alerts reduce unnecessary blood testing in elderly patients
8. Elderly women at higher risk for unnecessary urinary catheterization, study reports
9. Almost Half of Elderly Report Pain in Lifes Final Months
10. For elderly, even short falls can be deadly
11. Kidney Transplants for Elderly Double Over Decade
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Elderly Patients Who Get on Feet Leave Hospital Sooner
(Date:3/3/2015)... (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 United Benefit ... organization, is pleased to welcome The Gehring Group, Inc. ... consulting services for more than 20 years, The Gehring ... benefits and risk management consulting firm that serves organizations ... and risk management programs. , Based in ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 ... and stroke severity* confirms what water advocate and radio ... believes that dehydration – lack of sufficient water in ... affect as much as 90 percent of the US ... that dehydration is a factor in nearly all disease, ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Everett, WA (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 ... dedication to a lifestyle of fitness and exercise. Community ... an article presenting 6 ways that families in ... fit during the winter months. , CHC says, ... for grilled chicken and steamed veggies, many families wonder ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 2015 Prophecy Healthcare®, Inc., the ... care testing, is now conducting dedicated research to ... result of acquiring the exam rights and Intellectual ... 2014, the research will soon create more health ... providers, healthcare staffing organizations and more. ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 03, 2015 Extend Nutrition, a leading nutritional ... amount of calories consumed at the next meal by an ... There are no lifestyle changes needed and no program to ... day. , The starter kit contains 60 servings of nutritional ... of protein, fiber, healthy fat and complex carbohydrates that helps ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm The Gehring Group, Inc. 2Health News:United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm The Gehring Group, Inc. 3Health News:Study linking dehydration and stroke severity supports fresh water advocate’s warnings 2Health News:Study linking dehydration and stroke severity supports fresh water advocate’s warnings 3Health News:6 Wintertime Weight Loss Tips for Family Fitness Presented by Community Health Center of Snohomish County in Recent Article 2Health News:Prophecy Healthcare Acquires IP to Expand Behavioral Benchmarks 2Health News:Prophecy Healthcare Acquires IP to Expand Behavioral Benchmarks 3Health News:Snack Your Way to a Smaller Waistline with Extend Nutrition’s New “Snack-2-Health Kit” 2Health News:Snack Your Way to a Smaller Waistline with Extend Nutrition’s New “Snack-2-Health Kit” 3
... Drug Administration (FDA) have approved a virus mix in spray ... given last month.// , ,Processed meats after being ... is a combination of viruses that kill this bacteria. Food ... and distribution. ,This virus mix is not effective ...
... crisp habit is prevalent among 55% of the British children and ... ,The BHF started a campaign to create awareness among ... common foods and the figures were releases as a part of ... oil, salt and sugar as we and our children continue to ...
... actors, echoed The Bard, eons ago. As the curtains go ... today on// World Alzheimer’s day, the stage is set for deep ... and evolve better strategies for effective management of the disease. ... nervous system marked by stark and untimely backslide in the patient’s ...
... biological markers that can predict disability, morbidity and ... researchers// analyzed 13 biomarkers representing neuroendocrine and vascular ... years in 1,189 high-functioning men and women aged ... Aging. The goals were to identify biomarker combinations ...
... over plans of British hospitals to outsource medical transcription to ... are not shelved.// ,Several hospitals in Britain have outsourced ... typing up patients' notes to India to save costs at ... hospitals in Staffordshire, Leeds and Cornwall. ,At the ...
... reported having updated the warning label on the Ortho ... of blood clots from it.// ,The drug manufacturer ... faced two times the risk of clots in the ... pills. ,Another study commissioned by Johnson and Johnson, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:World Alzheimer’s Day: In Memory of Those With 'Memory Loss 2Health News:World Alzheimer’s Day: In Memory of Those With 'Memory Loss 3Health News:Britain Hospital Staff Threatens Strike 2Health News:Contraceptive Patch Carries Risk of Blood clots 2
(Date:3/2/2015)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... medical device company that has developed and commercialized an ... pain, today announced that Brad Vale , PhD, ... (JJDC), has been appointed to its Board of Directors, ... has over 30 years of experience in developing, commercializing ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2, 2015  IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IG), a ... results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, ... Highlights , Total revenues of $13.7 million in ... the same quarter in 2013 , Total revenues of ... increase of 85% over the same period in 2013 ...
(Date:3/2/2015)...  Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON ), ... fourth quarter and full year results for 2014.  ... , Acquired ActoGeniX, a European clinical stage ... therapeutics and other innovative products.  Its proprietary TopAct™ ... ( Lactococcus lactis ) to generate biologically-contained ActoBiotics™ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Nevro Appoints Dr. Brad Vale to its Board of Directors 2IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 2IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 3IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 4IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 5IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 6IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 7IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 8IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 9IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 10IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 11IGI Laboratories Announces Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 12Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 2Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 3Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 4Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 5Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 6Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 7Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 8Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 9Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 10Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 11Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 12Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 13Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 14Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 15Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 16Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 17Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 18Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 19Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 20Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 21Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 22Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 23Intrexon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results 24
... 5, 2011 Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: ... CEO and member of the Board of Directors for Smith ... management in global medical device businesses, has been appointed to ... Board of Directors also increased its size from nine to ...
... healthcare supply chain experts will showcase best practices for ... hospitals—supply chain costs—at the GHX booth during the AHRMM11 ... taking on a more strategic role in hospitals across ... also to provide data visibility that can dramatically impact ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GHX Spotlights Supply Chain Role in Reducing Costs and Improving Patient Care at the AHRMM11 Annual Conference 2GHX Spotlights Supply Chain Role in Reducing Costs and Improving Patient Care at the AHRMM11 Annual Conference 3
... on decades of experience, the SSD-1000 is ... system. It uses our advanced technologies and ... Using the same technology as our more ... capabilities in a compact and mobile setting., ...
... Harmonic Echo technology constructs images using ... less artifacts and noise than fundamental-frequency ... technology to transmit distortion-free, fundamental-frequency ultrasound ... beam is a pure sinusoidal wave, ...
... you new options for skin wound repair. ... only to hold closed easily approximated skin ... punctures from minimally invasive surgery, and simple, ... be used in conjunction with, but not ...
The first Ethyl-2-Cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive in a tube that is more economical than sutures!...
Medicine Products: