Journal article

Phenotype of Osteosarcopenia in Older Individuals With a History of Falling

Ya Ruth Huo, Pushpa Suriyaarachchi, Fernando Gomez, Carmen L Curcio, Derek Boersma, Susan W Muir, Manuel Montero-Odasso, Piumali Gunawardene, Oddom Demontiero, Gustavo Duque

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: In older persons, the combination of osteopenia/osteoporosis and sarcopenia has been proposed as a subset of frailer individuals at higher risk of institutionalization, falls, and fractures. However, the particular clinical, biochemical, and functional characteristics of the osteosarcopenic (OS) patients remain unknown. In this study, we used a clinical definition of osteosarcopenia aiming to determine the clinical, functional, and biochemical features that are unique to these patients within a population of older people who fall. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Falls and Fractures Clinic, Nepean Hospital (Penrith, NSW, Australia). PARTICIPANTS: A total of 680 people (mea..

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