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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Government Overseas Aid Program
This study was funded by grants from the Nepean Medical Research Foundation (PS, DB, PG, OD and GD) and by an Australian Leadership Award Fellowship from Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID 62658) (FG).