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Sarcopenia: revised European consensus on definition and diagnosis
Abstract Background in 2010, the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) published a sarcopenia definition that aimed to foster advances in identifying and caring for peopleExpand
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Health-related quality of life in total hip and total knee arthroplasty. A qualitative and systematic review of the literature.
BACKGROUND Total hip and total knee arthroplasties are well accepted as reliable and suitable surgical procedures to return patients to function. Health-related quality-of-life instruments have beenExpand
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Sarcopenia: revised European consensus on definition and diagnosis
doi: 10.1093/ageing/afz046 © The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of theExpand
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Controlled whole body vibration to decrease fall risk and improve health-related quality of life of nursing home residents.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of whole body vibration in the elderly. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Nursing home. PARTICIPANTS Forty-two elderly volunteers. INTERVENTIONSExpand
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Vitamin D supplementation in elderly or postmenopausal women: a 2013 update of the 2008 recommendations from the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
Abstract Background: Vitamin D insufficiency has deleterious consequences on health outcomes. In elderly or postmenopausal women, it may exacerbate osteoporosis. Scope: There is currently no clearExpand
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Pitfalls in the measurement of muscle mass: a need for a reference standard
All proposed definitions of sarcopenia include the measurement of muscle mass, but the techniques and threshold values used vary. Indeed, the literature does not establish consensus on the bestExpand
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Value of biomarkers in osteoarthritis: current status and perspectives
Osteoarthritis affects the whole joint structure with progressive changes in cartilage, menisci, ligaments and subchondral bone, and synovial inflammation. Biomarkers are being developed to quantifyExpand
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Smart wearable body sensors for patient self-assessment and monitoring
BackgroundInnovations in mobile and electronic healthcare are revolutionizing the involvement of both doctors and patients in the modern healthcare system by extending the capabilities ofExpand
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Burden of frailty in the elderly population: perspectives for a public health challenge
Frailty is a major health condition associated with ageing. Although the concept is almost universally accepted, its operational definition remains controversial. Anyway, this geriatric conditionExpand
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Validation and comparative evaluation of the osteoporosis self-assessment tool (OST) in a Caucasian population from Belgium.
BACKGROUND Risk indices have been developed to identify women at risk of low bone mineral density (BMD) who should undergo BMD testing. AIM To compare the performance of four risk indices in WhiteExpand
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