ICFSR 2016 – Dr. Emanuele Marzetti: “SPRINTT clinical trial deployment”

In this video Dr. Emanuele Marzetti presents the SPRINTT clinical trial deployment at the third International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research in Philadelphia, 2016 (ICFSR 2016).

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Sarcopenia in older people: a video for healthcare professionals

Sarcopenia, the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength, and power occurring in older subjects, is regarded as a key component of frailty. This video has been produced for physicians and others healthcare professionals, in order to introduce sarcopenia features and explain its diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.

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When you should think of frailty

Frailty is a clinical syndrome which is highly prevalent in older subjects. It frequently anticipates the onset of disability. Therefore, its early detection should be encouraged since in early stages it may still be reversible. Once frailty is detected and the underlying causes identified, a multi-factorial program can be implemented. This video is for older subjects, their family members and caregivers in order to explain what are the main signs and symptoms of frailty.

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Frailty in elderly people

Andrew Clegg, John Young, Steve Iliffe, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Kenneth Rockwood

Frailty is the most problematic expression of population ageing. It is a state of vulnerability to poor resolution of homoeostasis after a stressor event and is a consequence of cumulative decline in many physiological systems during a lifetime. This cumulative decline depletes homoeostatic reserves until minor stressor events trigger disproportionate changes in health status. In landmark studies, investigators have developed valid models of frailty and these models have allowed epidemiological investigations that show the association between frailty and adverse health outcomes. In this video, Dr. A. Clegg explains the need to develop more efficient methods to detect frailty and measure its severity in routine clinical practice, especially methods that are useful for primary care.

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