Pediatr Blood Cancer 2020 02 14;67(2):e28082. Epub 2019 Nov 14.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Health, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.
Kidney Blood Press Res 2021 May 6:1-10. Epub 2021 May 6.
Carol & Richard Yu Peritoneal Dialysis Research Centre, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
Background: Physical frailty contributes to adverse clinical outcomes in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Little has been reported about frailty transitions in this population. We aimed to describe the transitions of frailty in PD patients and identify factors that predicted changes in frailty state. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.
Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Division of Imaging and Oncology Center, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584, CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Purpose: Treatment of head and neck cancer (HNC) carries a high risk of adverse outcomes in patients, especially in frail elderly. Therefore, it is important to identify patients in which treatment benefits outweigh the risk of any adverse outcome. Although the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) identifies frailty, it is a time-consuming tool. Read More
Gerontology 2021 May 5:1-10. Epub 2021 May 5.
School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.
Background: Sepsis is a disease with a high mortality rate without prompt treatment. However, this entity is difficult to diagnose in the elderly population in the emergency room; for this reason, it is necessary to have diagnostic tools for early detection.Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the highest diagnostic yield of procalcitonin (PCT), Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA), and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) for sepsis (based on the sepsis-3 consensus), on admission at the emergency department, in those older than 65 years. Read More
J Nutr Health Aging 2021 ;25(5):679-687
Chun-Tsu Lee, MBBS(Mal.), M.Med (S'pore), MRCP(UK), FRCPath (UK), FAMS, Fast and Chronic Program, Alexandra Hospital, National University Health System, 378 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159964. Telephone: +65 64722000. Email:
Objectives: The prevalence of anemia and its impact on frailty and physical function amongst the multiethnic older populations in the Southeast Asian (SEA) countries are often not well studied. Singapore, a nation comprised of multiethnic communities, is one of the most rapidly aging population globally. We aim to evaluate the prevalence of anemia and its impact on frailty, and physical function in Healthy Older People Everyday (HOPE)- an epidemiologic population-based study on community-dwelling older adults in Singapore. Read More
J Nutr Health Aging 2021 ;25(5):645-652
Dr. Suey S.Y. Yeung, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong. Tel: +852 3505 2190; Fax: +852 26379215; Email:
Objectives: The Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) has recently published criteria for classifying malnutrition. This study investigated the associations between malnutrition and adverse outcomes, and identified which component(s) of the GLIM criteria is/are risk factor(s) of adverse outcomes in Chinese older adults.Design: A prospective cohort study of Chinese older adults in a healthy ageing study. Read More