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Frailty Could Predict Death in Older Adults After Admission at Emergency Department? A 6-Month Prospective Study from a Middle-Income Country

Frailty can be defined as a state of vulnerability due to low homeostatic reserve and a trend to adverse health conditions ( 1 ). It is a very common condition seen among older adults, with a mean prevalence of 9.9% ( 2 ). The prevalence of frailty …


Twenty-Four Months’ Resistance and Endurance Training Improves Muscle Size and Physical Functions but Not Muscle Quality in Older Adults Requiring Long-Term Care

Sarcopenia is defined as the loss of skeletal muscle with aging, and this condition dramatically decreases the functional abilities of the older ( 1 ). As a consequence, it becomes difficult for many older individuals to live independently …


The Effect of Age upon the Interrelationship of BMI and Inpatient Health Outcomes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that, for adults, a normal, or ideal, body mass index (BMI) is one between 18.5–24.9 kg/m 2 , a BMI of 25–29.9 kg/m 2 is classified as being overweight, and a BMI of greater than or equal to 30 kg/m 2 as …

21.05.2019 Open Access

Health and Functional Determinants of Orthostatic Hypotension in Geriatric Ward Patients: A Retrospective Cross Sectional Cohort Study

Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common problem in older patients. It affects about 5–30% up to 80% of seniors, depending on the population studied as well as method and criteria of OH assessment used ( 1 ). Most studies of OH have been performed …


Translation and Validation of the Spanish Version of the SARC-F Questionnaire to Assess Sarcopenia in Older People

Sarcopenia is a nutrition-related disease ( 1 , 2 ) produced by age, muscle disuse, and chronic conditions ( 2 – 4 ). It has been related to clinical adverse outcomes, like three-fold risk of functional decline, an impaired quality of life, a …

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