Meera N. Harhay

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BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that objectively measured physical function predicts mortality among cancer survivors. METHODS We assessed objectively measured physical function including the short physical performance battery (SPPB) and fast walk speed in older adult cancer survivors. RESULTS Among 413 cancer survivors, 315 (76%) died during a(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcopenia is a risk-factor for all-cause mortality among older adults, but it is unknown if sarcopenia predisposes older adults to specific causes of death. Further, it is unknown if the prognostic role of sarcopenia differs between males and females, and obese and non-obese individuals. METHODS A population-based cohort study among 4425 older(More)
BACKGROUND Early rehospitalization (<30 days) after discharge from kidney transplantation (KT) is associated with poor outcomes. We explored summary metrics of pre-transplant health status that may improve the identification of KT recipients at risk for early rehospitalization and mortality after transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a(More)
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