For Healthcare Providers

Screening for Frailty in Older Emergency Patients and Association with Outcome

S. Lewis, L. Evans, T. Rainer, et al.

Geriatrics (Basel). 2020 Mar 19;5(1). pii: E20. doi: 10.3390/geriatrics5010020.

This study used the Frailsafe three-point screening questions amongst older Emergency Department (ED) attendees.

Musculoskeletal adaptations to strength training in frail elderly: a matter of quantity or quality?

S.N. Aas, M. Breit, S. Karsrud, et al.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2020 Feb 24. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12543. [Epub ahead of print]

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of heavy-load strength training on a broad number of factors related to specific strength in frail elderly.

The association between sarcopenia and fracture in middle-aged and elderly people: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies

H. Chen, J. Ma, A. Liu, et al.

Injury. 2020 Feb 18. pii: S0020-1383(20)30146-7. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2020.02.072. [Epub ahead of print]

The association between sarcopenia and risk of fracture remained controversial. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the association between sarcopenia and fracture incidence in the middle-aged and elderly people.

Which one came first: movement behavior or frailty? A cross-lagged panel model in the Toledo Study for Healthy Aging

A. Mañas, B. Del Pozo-Cruz, I. Rodríguez-Gómez, et al.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2020 Jan 8. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12511. [Epub ahead of print]

This study aimed to determine the potential bidirectionality of the relationship between accelerometer-assessed between moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sedentary behaviour (SB), and frailty over time in older adults.

Limitations of SARC-F in the diagnosis of sarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults

T. Kera, H. Kawai, H. Hirano, et al.

Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2020 Mar - Apr;87:103959. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2019.103959. Epub 2019 Sep 24.

The SARC-F is a recommended screening tool for sarcopenia; however, its sensitivity is reported to be very low. This study aimed to confirm the diagnostic efficacy of the SARC-F and whether it is affected by population characteristics.

Inflammatory biomarkers of frailty

M. Vatic, S. von Haehling, N. Ebner

Exp Gerontol. 2020;133:110858. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2020.110858. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

This review summarizes the present knowledge of inflammatory biomarkers that are considered promising tools to evaluate frailty.