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Sarcopenia: an undiagnosed condition in older adults. Current consensus definition: prevalence, etiology, and consequences. International working group on sarcopenia.
Sarcopenia, the age-associated loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, has considerable societal consequences for the development of frailty, disability, and health care planning. A group ofExpand
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Case-Fatality Rate and Characteristics of Patients Dying in Relation to COVID-19 in Italy.
Only 3 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were identified in Italy in the first half of February 2020 and all involved people who had recently traveled to China. On February 20, 2020, aExpand
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Gait speed at usual pace as a predictor of adverse outcomes in community-dwelling older people an International Academy on Nutrition and Aging (IANA) Task Force
IntroductionThe use of a simple, safe, and easy to perform assessment tool, like gait speed, to evaluate vulnerability to adverse outcomes in community-dwelling older people is appealing, but itsExpand
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Potentially inappropriate medication use among elderly home care patients in Europe.
CONTEXT Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use among elderly patients have been used in the past decade in large US epidemiological surveys to identify populations at risk andExpand
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Adverse drug reactions as cause of hospital admissions: results from the Italian Group of Pharmacoepidemiology in the Elderly (GIFA).
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of adverse drug reaction (ADR)-related hospital admissions in an older population, to describe the most common clinical manifestations and drugs most frequentlyExpand
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Minimum Data Set for Home Care: A Valid Instrument to Assess Frail Older People Living in the Community
Background.Optimal care for frail elderly patients depends on comprehensive assessment. This is especially true in the complex setting of interdisciplinary home care programs. To facilitateExpand
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Frailty syndrome and skeletal muscle: results from the Invecchiare in Chianti study.
BACKGROUND Frailty is a common condition in elders and identifies a state of vulnerability for adverse health outcomes. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to provide a biological face validity to theExpand
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Sarcopenia: Its assessment, etiology, pathogenesis, consequences and future perspectives
Sarcopenia is a loss of muscle protein mass and loss of muscle function. It occurs with increasing age, being a major component in the development of frailty. Current knowledge on its assessment,Expand
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Reality orientation therapy combined with cholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer's disease: randomised controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Reality orientation therapy combined with cholinesterase inhibitors has not been evaluated in patients with Alzheimer's disease. AIMS To perform such an evaluation. METHOD We randomlyExpand
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Prevalence and risk factors of sarcopenia among nursing home older residents.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Sarcopenia has been indicated as a reliable marker of frailty and poor prognosis among the oldest individuals. At present, there are no data on sarcopenia in nursing homeExpand
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