Frailty is today a hot topic in the scientific community and among clinicians. Geriatricians are no longer the only specialists discussing this age-related condition. Many medical disciplines (e.g., oncologists (1), cardiologists (2), neurologists (3), nephrologists (4), infectious disease specialists (5), pneumologists (6), anesthesiologists (7)) have finally started looking at this critical aspect in older persons, particularly impactful on prognosis and treatment modalities (e.g., (8, 9)). In the debate about this “novel” condition, it may sometimes happen that the word “frailty” is inappropriately used, suggesting a still incomplete understanding of the condition of interest. Some concepts seem difficult to get through, especially in those fields that are not used to the holistic approach and multidisciplinarity typical of geriatrics.

Cesari, M., Canevelli, M., Calvani, R., Aprahamian, I., Inzitari, M., Marzetti, E., The Management of Frailty: Barking Up the Wrong Tree, <<THE JOURNAL OF FRAILTY & AGING>>, 2022; 11 (2): 127-128. [doi:10.14283/jfa.2022.29] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/200958]

The Management of Frailty: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Calvani, Riccardo;Marzetti, Emanuele
2022

Abstract

Frailty is today a hot topic in the scientific community and among clinicians. Geriatricians are no longer the only specialists discussing this age-related condition. Many medical disciplines (e.g., oncologists (1), cardiologists (2), neurologists (3), nephrologists (4), infectious disease specialists (5), pneumologists (6), anesthesiologists (7)) have finally started looking at this critical aspect in older persons, particularly impactful on prognosis and treatment modalities (e.g., (8, 9)). In the debate about this “novel” condition, it may sometimes happen that the word “frailty” is inappropriately used, suggesting a still incomplete understanding of the condition of interest. Some concepts seem difficult to get through, especially in those fields that are not used to the holistic approach and multidisciplinarity typical of geriatrics.
2022
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Cesari, M., Canevelli, M., Calvani, R., Aprahamian, I., Inzitari, M., Marzetti, E., The Management of Frailty: Barking Up the Wrong Tree, <<THE JOURNAL OF FRAILTY & AGING>>, 2022; 11 (2): 127-128. [doi:10.14283/jfa.2022.29] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/200958]
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