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BACKGROUND Screening for frailty might help to prevent adverse outcomes in hospitalised older adults. OBJECTIVE To identify the most predictive and efficient screening tool for frailty. DESIGN AND SETTING Two consecutive observational prospective cohorts in four hospitals in the Netherlands. SUBJECTS Patients aged ≥70 years, electively or acutely(More)
BACKGROUND For the elderly, the association between waist circumference (WC) and mortality considering body mass index (BMI) remains unclear, and thereby also the evidence base for using these anthropometric measures in clinical practice. This meta-analysis examined the association between WC categories and (cause-specific) mortality within BMI categories.(More)
The authors aimed to explore optimal cutoffs for high-risk waist circumference (WC) in older adults to assess the health risks of obesity. Prospective data from 4,996 measurements in 2,232 participants aged ≥70 years were collected during 5 triennial measurement cycles (1992/1993-2005/2006) of a population-based cohort study, the Longitudinal Aging Study(More)
Cross-sectional studies suggest an association between BMI and pain. This prospective study investigated the associations of measured BMI and waist circumference with prevalent and incident pain in older adults. The study included participants of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, aged 55-85 years at baseline (1992-1993). Pain was assessed using a(More)
BACKGROUND There is an ongoing debate about the applicability of current criteria for large waist circumference (WC) in older adults. OBJECTIVES Our aim was to explore cut-off values for large WC in adults aged 70 years and older, using previously used and new methods. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS Data of 1049 participants of the(More)
BACKGROUND Older people frequently attend the emergency department (ED) and have a high risk of poor outcome as compared to their younger counterparts. Our aim was to study routinely collected clinical parameters as predictors of 90-day mortality in older patients attending our ED. METHODS We conducted a retrospective follow-up study at the Leiden(More)
Acutely hospitalized older patients have an increased risk of mortality, but at the moment of presentation this risk is difficult to assess. Early identification of patients at high risk might increase the awareness of the physician, and enable tailored decision-making. Existing screening instruments mainly use either geriatric factors or severity of(More)
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