Trials 2022 Jun 6;23(1):468. Epub 2022 Jun 6.
Department of Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine (CVK/CCM), Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, Germany.
Background: Frailty is expressed by a reduction in physical capacity, mobility, muscle strength, and endurance. (Pre-)frailty is present in up to 42% of the older surgical population, with an increased risk for peri- and postoperative complications. Consequently, these patients often suffer from a delayed or limited recovery, loss of autonomy and quality of life, and a decrease in functional and cognitive capacities. Read More