Frailty syndrome and pre-operative risk evaluation: A systematic review.

  title={Frailty syndrome and pre-operative risk evaluation: A systematic review.},
  author={Cristina Buigues and Pilar Juarros-Folgado and Julio Fern{\'a}ndez-Garrido and Rut Navarro-Mart{\'i}nez and Omar Cauli},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  volume={61 3},
BACKGROUND Frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterized by the clinical presentation of identifiable physical alterations and decreased physiological reserve. The assessment of frailty syndrome has been recently related with post-surgical outcomes and overall mortality in older individuals. DESIGN AND DATA SOURCES We performed searches in Pubmed, Embase, Scopus, SCIELO and IME (Spanish medical index) databases from their start dates to February 2014 for original papers about the… CONTINUE READING
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