Gerontology & Geriatrics

As we age, women are frailer but more resilient than men

Women tend to have poorer health status and are more frail, but are more resilient and have longer life expectancy than men, according to the authors of a narrative review on frailty, published online today by the Medical ...

Oncology & Cancer

Frailty score may predict outcomes in multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—A frailty scale that includes Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG PS) may predict outcomes for transplant-ineligible patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM), according to ...

Neuroscience

Does frailty affect outcomes after traumatic spinal cord injury?

A new study has shown that frailty is an important predictor of worse outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury in patients less than 75 years of age. In patients younger than 75 years, frailty was a predictor of adverse ...

Surgery

Study raises new warnings about frail surgery patients

A Department of Veterans Affairs study has shown that frail surgery patients may be at higher risk than previously thought. Mortality rates were high for frail patients even after surgeries normally considered low-risk. This ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

New assessment could identify risks of frailty

Signs of frailty, and the risks it brings, could be identified in young and old people alike through a new assessment developed in a study led by researchers at the University of Strathclyde.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Study suggests interventions against frailty

Interventions aimed at reducing obesity and sedentary behavior, increasing intensity of physical activity, and improving success of smoking cessation tools have the potential to reduce the incidence of frailty, according ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Frailty: The rising global health burden for an aging society

Despite the evidence on risk factors for frailty, and the substantial progress that has been made in frailty awareness, the biological mechanisms underlying its development are still far from understood and translation from ...

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Frailty

Frailty is a 2002 psychological thriller film directed by and starring Bill Paxton, and co-starring Matthew McConaughey. This film is the directorial debut for Paxton. The plot focuses on the strange relationship between two young boys and their father, who believes that he has been commanded by God to kill demons. The film was produced by David Kirschner.

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