Jordi Mascaró

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BACKGROUND Few studies have prospectively evaluated predictors of mortality or decline in functional capacity in nonagenarians. The aim of this study is to determine predictors of death or functional decline in basic activities of daily living in nonagenarians after 2 years of follow-up. METHODS One hundred and seventy-six nonagenarians were prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Weight is one of the most important parameters in assessing nutritional status. However, weight can be difficult to measure in elderly people who are unable to stand. Chumlea et al. created two equations to estimate weight in non-ambulatory patients using readily available body measurements. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study is to analyze the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Malnutrition in general and protein deficiency in particular, both upon admission and during the recovery period, may adversely influence the clinical outcome after hip fracture. This study investigates the relationship between nutritional status measured by the Mini-Nutritional Assessment short form (MNA-SF) and biological markers in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Few studies have prospectively evaluated predictors of mortality in nonagenarian cohorts. Our objective was to determine a set of predictors of all-cause mortality in a cohort of nonagenarians after one year of follow-up. METHODS 186 nonagenarians were evaluated prospectively, 137 of whom lived in their own homes (74%) and 49 (26%)(More)
INTRODUCTION Hospitalizations for decompensation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mainly occur in the elderly. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of octogenarians admitted for COPD and to compare these characteristics with those in a younger group. MATERIAL AND METHODS All patients hospitalized for COPD in an acute(More)
Anemia is a common disorder in the elderly and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In elderly subjects, in whom anemia is highly prevalent, there are several aspects, such as a hemoglobin at a level which should concern us limit, or identifying its causes, that are not easy to establish. This review focuses on knowing what is considered to(More)