Geriatrická křehkost

Title in English Geriatric frailty


Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Farmakoterapeutická revue
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Keywords frailty syndrome; multimorbidity; mobility; self-sufficiency; mortality; vitamin D; chronic pain
Description Frailty is an expression describing overall vulnerability of the organism characterized as depletion of its compensatory reserves. From clinical point of view frailty is defined as unintentional loss of weight, slow walking, muscle weakness, fatigue presented by patient himself and low physical activity. It affects the elderly in most cases and can occur in younger multimorbid patients as well. The consequence of frailty is an increased incidence of complications accompanying otherwise common health problems, frequent need for hospitalizations and their longer duration, progressive loss of self-sufficiency and increasing mortality. As a part of the intervention and at the same time prevention of frailty syndrome it is necessary to the support the nutritional status and mobility of the patient, pay attention to fluid, mineral and vitamin management, especially vitamin D deficiency, treat chronic infection and pain and to provide psychosocial support.
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