Cleve Clin J Med 2018 Jan;85(1):55-64
VA Boston Healthcare System, Associate Director-Clinical, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), Boston, MA, USA.
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BMC Geriatr 2017 Feb 8;17(1):47. Epub 2017 Feb 8.
Department of Neurobiology, Beijing Institute of Geriatrics, Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, No. 45 Changchun St., Beijing, Xicheng District, 100053, China.
Background: Various factors including cardio-metabolic disorders are found to be correlated with frailty. With the increase in age, older adults are likely to have elevated blood glucose level. In this study we intend to investigate the prevalence and incidence of frailty in the pre-diabetic and diabetic community dwelling elderly population and the associated risk factors. Read More
Biomedicine (Taipei) 2015 2;5(1). Epub 2015 Feb 2.
Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, No. 35 Keyan Road, Zhunan, Miaoli County 350, Miaoli, Taiwan ; Program for Ageing, College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 404, 404 Taichung, Taiwan.
A chronic disease in older adults usually runs a course that is less predictable than in younger individuals. Unexplained variations in disease incidence, prognosis, therapeutic responses, and toxicity are frequently observed among older adults. This heterogeneity poses huge challenges to the current one-size-fits-all health care systems, and calls for more personalized managements of chronic diseases in older adults. Read More
MEDICC Rev 2014 Jan;16(1):24-30
Finlay-Albarrán Faculty of Medical Sciences, Medical University of Havana, Cuba.
Introduction: Population aging translates into more people with chronic non-communicable diseases, disability, frailty and dependency. The study of frailty--a clinical syndrome associated with an increased risk of falls, disability, hospitalization, institutionalization and death--is important to improve clinical practice and population health indicators.
Objectives: In a cohort of older adults in Havana and Matanzas provinces, Cuba, estimate prevalence of frailty and its risk factors; determine incidence of dependency; estimate mortality risk and identify mortality predictors. Read More