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Annals of internal medicine tip sheet, July 20, 2004
... public policy to address the problems of care for frail
and older people dying from chronic, progressive illnesses (Editorial, p. 159). 4. ACP, insurers, patients, develop code of ethics for managed care...
New public policy & aging report highlights facts and fiction about anti-aging medicine
...ack go concerns centered on the costs to support a frail
older population. Case Western Reserve University's Eric Juengst and Roselle Ponsaran speak to the role of prevention in life prolongation, while Thomas Johnson of the University of Colorado at Boulder references genetic manipulation experiments on l...
UT Southwestern researchers identify gene that could have important role in human wasting disorder
...tically engineered to lack twist were underweight, frail
and developed cachexia, a severe wasting disorder commonly associated with cancer, AIDS and chronic infection in humans. "The role of twist as a regulator of muscle development had been well-established in fruit flies by several groups, including our...
Study finds relationship between geriatric frailty, biology
...ns to better care for the vulnerable population of frail
adults and could lead to significant improvements in the care of older adults."...
USF creates national patient safety center to study fall-related injuries, medication errors
...ze the mobility, safety and quality of life of the frail
elderly and people with disabilities two populations at high risk for falls. The new AHRQ funding to USF will help expand the patient safety research begun in the veterans hospital to patients in the area's private hospitals and the community. Dr. N...
Researchers find evidence of aging system that may promote long life
...also resulted, but they were generally frail
and most died by 20 days. Males that survived to 20 days had low subsequent death rates. To test whether mutant InR had suppressed juvenile hormone, the researchers administered juvenile hormone to treat the long-l...
Nutrient-dense food products improve cardiovascular health in frail elderly
...y population was composed of 130 free-living Dutch frail
elderly, 72% of them female, with an average age o...clinical vitamin deficiency state in this group of frail
elderly. Similar decreases in Hcy in previous studies predicted a 10% reduction in risk of coronary ...
Study appears to show why muscle decays mysteriously in cancer, AIDS, other illnesses
...ally. "When you see cancer patients becoming very frail
and weak even though they are getting plenty to eat, what is happening is that they are losing skeletal muscle and becoming more susceptible to other problems," Guttridge said. "We've had physicians tell us that if they could just make their cancer p...
Biochemist Solves Riddle Of Collagen Stability
...that heals wounds without scars, or can strengthen frail
bones. Most people have heard of collagen in the realm of cosmetic surgery, where a purified form of bovine collagen is used to provide fuller lips or smooth away wrinkles. But those improvements don't last, Raines said, because the material starts b...