Search for dissertations about: "Geriatrics"

Showing result 21 - 25 of 101 swedish dissertations containing the word Geriatrics.

  1. 21. Falls in people with dementia

    University dissertation from Umeå : Sjukgymnastik

    Author : Staffan Eriksson; Umeå universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Dementia; behavioural disturbances; accidental falls; risk factors; circumstances; analysis of fall predictors; male sex; walking difficulties; visual perception; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Geriatrics and medical gerontology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi;

    Abstract : Falls and concomitant injuries are common problems among large groups of the elderly population, leading to immobility and mortality. These problems are even more pronounced among people suffering from dementia. This thesis targets fall risk factors for people with dementia in institutions. READ MORE

  2. 22. Psychotropic and analgesic drug use among old people with special focus on people living in institutional geriatric care

    University dissertation from Umeå : Samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering

    Author : Hugo Lövheim; Umeå universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; dementia; depression; pain; nursing Home; old; analgesics; antidepressants; anti-psychotics; behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia; inappropriate drugs; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Geriatrics and medical gerontology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi;

    Abstract : Old people in general, and those affected by dementia disorders in particular, are more sensitive to drug side effects than younger people. Despite this, the use of nervous system drugs and analgesics among old people is common, and has increased in recent years. READ MORE

  3. 23. Hip fractures among old people their prevalence, consequences and complications, and the evaluation of a multi-factorial intervention program designed to prevent falls and injuries and enhance performance of activities of daily living

    University dissertation from Umeå : Samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering

    Author : Michael Stenvall; Umeå universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; accidental falls; activities of daily living; aged; geriatric medicine; hip fracture; in-hospital; intervention; physiotherapy; randomised controlled trial; rehabilitation; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Geriatrics and medical gerontology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi;

    Abstract : The number of old people is growing and will increase future demands on healthcare services for old people. Hip fracture is one of the diagnoses that increases with age and it has become a major problem, both for those suffering a fracture and for society due to the large numbers involved, the morbidity with complications such as falls, functional decline, and the high mortality rate among those affected. READ MORE

  4. 24. Amyloid β-protein, Cystatin C and Cathepsin B as Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Johan Sundelöf; Uppsala universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Alzheimer´s disease; amyloid β-protein; cystatin C; cathepsin B; biomarkers; risk factors; epidemiology; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Geriatrics and medical gerontology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi; Medicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : It is suggested that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is caused by an imbalance between production, degradation and clearance of the amyloid-β (Aβ) protein. This imbalance leads to aggregation of Aβ and tau proteins and neurodegeneration in the brain. READ MORE

  5. 25. Risk Factors for Stroke in Adult Men A Population-based Study

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Bernice Wiberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; risk factor; stroke; TIA; lipoproteins; fatty acids; insulin resistance; proinsulin; clamp; cognitive function; epidemiology; Trail Making Test; stroke mortality; dependency; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Geriatrics and medical gerontology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : In the last decades our knowledge concerning cardiovascular risk factors has grown rapidly through results from longitudinal studies. However, despite new treatment, in Western countries coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death and stroke is still the leading cause of severe disability. READ MORE