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CTs Detect Frailty, Predict Survival

2017 06 Jun

Findings from a new study conducted by radiologists at UC Davis and Wake Forest Bapist medical centres suggest that using computed tomography (CT) to evaluate muscle health may help identify optimal treatments for older patients who fall and break their hips. The study is published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. This is the first study that... Read more

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Frailty in the Critically Ill Patient

2016 11 Mar

This review explores current definitions of frailty, methods available to diagnose it, and its application to perioperative and critically ill patients.Frailty is increasingly recognised as a potential contributor to patient outcome during an episode of critical illness. However, there is currently no consensus definition or assessment tool. Two main... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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Diagnosing Frailty with Innovative Sensor

2016 15 Feb

A noninvasive, cost-effective and portable sensor could be used to diagnose frailty syndrome in elderly people - the result of PhD research by engineer Nora Millor at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre in Spain. Millor (pictured) notes that current diagnostic methods, such as the Fried criteria rely on determining the presence of components such... Read more

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Nursing Data Help Predict Cirrhosis Patient's Survival

2015 11 Apr

Standard assessments that nurses already use to care for patients can provide data that significantly improve the ability to predict survival following a liver transplant and may help improve patient outcomes. This finding is based on a study from Liver Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published in the journal Hepatology.“Liver... Read more