Caroline Coutinho de Barcelos

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BACKGROUND Body composition (BC) in the elderly has been associated with diseases and mortality; however, there is a shortage of data on frailty in the elderly. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between BC and frailty, and identify BC profiles in nonfrail, prefrail, and frail elderly people. METHODS A cross-sectional study comprising 235 elderly(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of muscle mass and bone mineral density on markers of mobility in dwelling elderly women. METHODS This cross-sectional study included 99 elderly women, who were 65 years old or above, in Campinas-SP, Brazil. To collect data, we used sociodemographic data, the body mass index (BMI),(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Lithium is widely used for the treatment of bipolar disorders and can interact with neuromuscular blockers. There is a controversy about the mechanisms by which it affects neuromuscular transmission and its interaction with neuromuscular blockers. The objective of this study was to evaluate, on the rat diaphragm, the effects of(More)
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