Sandra Cuerpo

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BACKGROUND few studies have prospectively evaluated long-term predictors of mortality in nonagenarians. OBJECTIVE to determine predictors of death in a nonagenarian cohort after 5 years of follow-up. DESIGN a prospective community-based study. SETTING a community-based study. SUBJECTS one hundred and eighty-six nonagenarians both living in the(More)
BACKGROUND Prognostic factors of mortality in elderly patients with dementia with aspiration pneumonia (AP) are scarcely known. We determined the mortality rate and prognostic factors in old patients with dementia hospitalized due to AP. METHODS We prospectively studied 120 consecutive patients aged ≥ 75 years with dementia admitted with AP to two(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE In order to analyze the prevalence of hyponatremia in in-hospital elderly patients and its prognosis factor value, we performed a transversal prospective study in an Acute Geriatric Unit (AGU). PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred and sixty in-hospital patients were collected prospectively in an AGU. Sociodemographic and lab data were(More)
AIM Little is known about the role of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in oldest-old subjects. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between HDL-C levels and physical and cognitive performance indicators in nonagenarians, and also to determine the influence of HDL-C levels on the 3-year mortality risk. METHODS The data analyzed(More)
Auscultation of Velcro crackles has been proposed as a key finding in physical lung examination in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), especially in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, no studies have been carried out to assess the association of Velcro crackles with other clinical variables.We evaluated a cohort of 132 patients,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate vital status after five years of follow-up in a cohort of nonagenarians with functional and/or cognitive impairment at baseline. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING A community-based study. PARTICIPANTS Nonagenarians enrolled in the NonaSantfeliu study. MEASUREMENTS Functional status was determined by the Lawton-Brody and(More)
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