Frailty syndrome: a transitional state in a dynamic process.

@article{Lang2009FrailtySA,
  title={Frailty syndrome: a transitional state in a dynamic process.},
  author={Pierre-Olivier Lang and Jean-Pierre Michel and Dina Selma Zekry},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2009},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={
          539-49
        }
}
Frailty has long been considered synonymous with disability and comorbidity, to be highly prevalent in old age and to confer a high risk for falls, hospitalization and mortality. However, it is becoming recognized that frailty may be a distinct clinical syndrome with a biological basis. The frailty process appears to be a transitional state in the dynamic progression from robustness to functional decline. During this process, total physiological reserves decrease and become less likely to be… CONTINUE READING

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