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Frailty: an emerging geriatric syndrome.
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PMID:  17765039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Frailty is a new and emerging syndrome in the field of geriatrics. The study of frailty may provide an explanation for the downward spiral of many elderly patients after an acute illness and hospitalization. The fact that frailty is not present in all elderly persons suggests that it is associated with aging but not an inevitable process of aging and may be prevented or treated. The purpose of this article is to review what is known about frailty, including the definition, epidemiology, and pathophysiology, and to examine potential areas of future research.
Nasiya Ahmed; Richard Mandel; Mindy J Fain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1555-7162     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-03     Completed Date:  2007-09-21     Revised Date:  2008-02-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  748-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Frail Elderly*
Geriatric Assessment
Comment In:
Am J Med. 2008 Feb;121(2):e21; author reply e23   [PMID:  18261484 ]

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