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Frailty and sarcopenia

Frailty and sarcopenia
Frailty and sarcopenia

Sarcopenia and frailty are inter-related expressions of ageing which identify people at risk of important adverse health events such as falls, disability, and mortality, and the consequent health and social care needs such as hospitalization or care home admission.

Sarcopenia is the progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and function with age. It has a complex aetiology involving neurohormonal, immunological, and nutritional mechanisms, and is a core component of frailty, which is characterized by reduced biological reserves across a range of physiological systems that increase vulnerability to adverse outcomes following minor stressor events. Detection of frailty should be an essential part of assessment of older people, and the Clinical Frailty Scale is a simple tool based on comprehensive geriatric assessment that enables assignment of a frailty category based on clinical judgement.

Oxford Univeristy Press
Patel, Harnish
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Firth, John
Conlon, Christopher
Cox, Timothy
Patel, Harnish
e1c0826f-d14e-49f3-8049-5b945d185523
Firth, John
Conlon, Christopher
Cox, Timothy

Patel, Harnish (2020) Frailty and sarcopenia. In, Firth, John, Conlon, Christopher and Cox, Timothy (eds.) Oxford Textbook of Medicine. 6 ed. Oxford. Oxford Univeristy Press. (doi:10.1093/med/9780198746690.003.0053).

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Abstract

Sarcopenia and frailty are inter-related expressions of ageing which identify people at risk of important adverse health events such as falls, disability, and mortality, and the consequent health and social care needs such as hospitalization or care home admission.

Sarcopenia is the progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and function with age. It has a complex aetiology involving neurohormonal, immunological, and nutritional mechanisms, and is a core component of frailty, which is characterized by reduced biological reserves across a range of physiological systems that increase vulnerability to adverse outcomes following minor stressor events. Detection of frailty should be an essential part of assessment of older people, and the Clinical Frailty Scale is a simple tool based on comprehensive geriatric assessment that enables assignment of a frailty category based on clinical judgement.

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Published date: March 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 453706
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/453706
PURE UUID: 9e00c96d-1167-46b2-ab4b-39834f26352a
ORCID for Harnish Patel: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0081-1802

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Date deposited: 20 Jan 2022 17:51
Last modified: 21 Jan 2022 02:38

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Author: Harnish Patel ORCID iD
Editor: John Firth
Editor: Christopher Conlon
Editor: Timothy Cox

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