Christian Barillaro

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BACKGROUND Physical function measures have gained increased importance in the evaluation of older persons. The presence of comorbidity is a major and growing issue in geriatrics. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between comorbidity and physical function in community-dwelling older persons. METHODS Data are from baseline evaluation of the ilSIRENTE(More)
Objective The criteria for inappropriate drug use developed by Beers have been widely used in drug utilization reviews to assess the quality of prescribing, but there is still inconclusive evidence that these criteria can impact on patient outcomes. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between the use of inappropriate drugs and(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we evaluate the impact of disability and multimorbidity on the risk of all-cause death in a population of frail older persons living in community. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We analyzed data from the Aging and Longevity Study in the Sirente geographic area, a prospective cohort study that collected data on all subjects aged 80 years(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS "Invecchiamento e Longevità nel Sirente" (Aging and Longevity in the Sirente geographic area, ilSIRENTE) aims at investigating the socio-demographic, functional, clinical and biological characteristics of all subjects aged 80 years and older residing in a well-defined mountain area of Central Italy. METHODS Data are from the baseline(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who suffer a cerebrovascular event are at high risk of a recurrence. Secondary prevention is crucial in reducing the burden of cerebrovascular disease. OBJECTIVE To estimate the percentage of stroke survivors receiving antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs and to identify factors associated with such treatment. DESIGN Cross sectional(More)
  • A Russo, G Onder, +7 authors L Ferrucci
  • Occupational and environmental medicine
  • 2006
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported predictors for loss of mobility and impairments of physical performance among frail elderly people. AIM To evaluate the relationship between lifetime occupation and physical function in persons aged 80 years or older. METHODS Data are from baseline evaluation of 364 subjects enrolled in the ilSIRENTE study (a(More)
AIM Urinary incontinence is one of the most common, disruptive and often disabling conditions affecting frail older people living in community. The aims of present study were to describe the prevalence of bladder catheter in a population of older women living in community and to examine the relationship between urinary catheter and mortality. METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE Studies on factors predicting the hospital admission of geriatric patients have reported different findings. The present study was undertaken to examine the rate of hospitalization among a large sample of frail elderly people living in the community and to identify the most important clinical and patient-centered factors associated with the(More)
OBJECTIVE There is increasing evidence that anorexia of aging can cause physical and mental impairment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between anorexia and sarcopenia in elderly persons aged 80 years or older. METHODS Data are from the baseline evaluation of 354 subjects enrolled in the ilSIRENTE study. The ilSIRENTE study(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Physical therapy is frequently offered to community-dwelling frail elderly as part of home care rehabilitation programs. A better knowledge of predictors of rehabilitative success could allow a better targeting of limited resources. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association of medical indicators of health status on(More)