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This umbrella review aimed to determine the effectiveness of exercise interventions, alone or in combination with other interventions, in improving physical function in community-dwelling older people identified as pre-frail or frail

A.D. Jadczak, N. Makwana, N. Luscombe-Marsh, et al.

JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2018;16(3):752-775

This umbrella review aimed to determine the effectiveness of exercise interventions, alone or in combination with other interventions, in improving physical function in community-dwelling older people identified as pre-frail or frail.

 

 

Grip strength measurement for frailty assessment in patients with vascular disease and associations with comorbidity, cardiac risk, and sarcopenia

T.E. Reeve, R. Ur, T.E. Craven, et al.

J Vasc Surg. 2018;67(5):1512-1520

Frailty measures based on walking-based tests may be impractical or invalid for patients with walking impairment from symptoms or sequelae of vascular disease. We hypothesized that grip strength is associated with frailty, comorbidity, and cardiac risk among patients with vascular disease.

 

 

Sufficient levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and protein intake required to increase muscle mass in sarcopenic older adults - The PROVIDE study

S. Verlaan, A.B. Maier, J.M. Bauer, et al.

Clin Nutr. 2018;37(2):551-557

This study wants to test if baseline serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations and dietary protein intake influenced changes in muscle mass and function in older adults who received nutritional intervention.

 

 

Effect of Protein Intake on Lean Body Mass in Functionally Limited Older Men

S. Bhasin, C.M. Apovian, T.G. Travison, et al.

JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(4):530-541

This study aimed at investigating whether increasing protein intake to 1.3 g/kg/d in older adults with physical function limitations compared with usual protein intake within the RDA (0.8 g/kg/d) improves lean body mass (LBM), muscle performance, physical function, fatigue, and well-being and augments LBM response to a muscle anabolic drug.

 

 

Maintenance of Physical Function 1 Year After Exercise Intervention in At-Risk Older Adults: Follow-up From the LIFE Study

R.M. Henderson, M.E. Miller, R.A. Fielding, et al.

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018;73(5):688-694

Structured physical activity interventions delay the onset of disability for at-risk older adults. However, it is not known if at-risk older adults continue to participate in physical activity or maintain mobility benefits after cessation of structured intervention.

 

Impact of Sarcopenia on One-Year Mortality among Older Hospitalized Patients with Impaired Mobility

M. Pourhassan, K. Norman, M.J. Müller, et al.

J Frailty Aging. 2018;7(1):40-46

The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations between sarcopenia and 1-year mortality in a prospectively recruited sample of geriatric inpatients with different mobility and dependency status.

 

 

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