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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203402/lamin-a-expression-in-circulating-osteoprogenitors-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-frailty-the-nepean-osteoporosis-and-frailty-nof-study
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Ahmed Al Saedi, Piumali Gunawardene, Sandra Bermeo, Sara Vogrin, Derek Boersma, Steven Phu, Lakshman Singh, Pushpa Suriyaarachchi, Gustavo Duque
Lamin A is a protein of the nuclear lamina. Low levels of lamin A expression are associated with osteosarcopenia in mice. In this study, we hypothesized that low lamin A expression is also associated with frailty in humans. We aimed to develop a non-invasive method to quantify lamin A expression in epithelial and circulating osteoprogenitor (COP) cells, and to determine the relationship between lamin A expression and frailty in older individuals. COP cells and buccal swabs were obtained from 66 subjects (median age 74; 60% female; 26 non-frail, 23 pre-frail, and 17 frail) participating at the Nepean Osteoporosis and Frailty (NOF) Study...
December 1, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176992/immunosenescence-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-relation-to-urinary-tract-infections-a-cross-sectional-study
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David Pavlicek, Jörg Krebs, Simona Capossela, Alessandro Bertolo, Britta Engelhardt, Jürgen Pannek, Jivko Stoyanov
Background: Individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI), despite specialized rehabilitation and good health care, have a reduced life expectancy. Infectious diseases, such as pneumonias, infected pressure sores and urinary tract infections (UTI) have been identified as the leading causes of mortality. We hypothesise that a premature onset of immune frailty occurs in SCI, possibly caused also by recurrent urinary tract infections.A cross sectional study was performed comparing blood and urine samples between able bodied controls (n = 84) and persons with spinal cord injury (n = 85)...
2017: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159972/vitamin-b12-deficiency-and-impaired-expression-of-amnionless-during-aging
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Alice Pannérec, Eugenia Migliavacca, Antonio De Castro, Joris Michaud, Sonia Karaz, Laurence Goulet, Serge Rezzi, Tze Pin Ng, Nabil Bosco, Anis Larbi, Jerome N Feige
BACKGROUND: Physical frailty and loss of mobility in elderly individuals lead to reduced independence, quality of life, and increased mortality. Vitamin B12 deficiency has been linked to several age-related chronic diseases, including in the musculo-skeletal system, where vitamin B12 deficiency is generally believed to be linked to poor nutritional intake. In the present study, we asked whether aging and frailty associate with altered vitamin B12 homeostasis in humans and investigated the underlying molecular mechanisms using preclinical models...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081654/association-between-serum-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-levels-and-frailty-in-an-elderly-chinese-population-results-from-rulas
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Zu-Yun Liu, Yan-Yu Shen, Li-Juan Ji, Xiao-Yan Jiang, Xiao-Feng Wang, Yan Shi
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between serum β2-microglobulin (B2M) levels and frailty in an elderly Chinese population. DESIGN: A population-based cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We used data on 1,663 elderly participants (aged 70-84 years) from the aging arm of the Rugao Longevity and Ageing study, a population-based observational two-arm cohort study conducted in Rugao, China. MEASUREMENTS: The serum B2M was measured with chemiluminescence immunoassay by a technician in the biochemistry laboratory of the Rugao People's Hospital...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079029/relationship-between-sarcopenia-and-frailty-in-the-toledo-study-of-healthy-aging-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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B Davies, F García, I Ara, F Rodríguez Artalejo, L Rodriguez-Mañas, S Walter
INTRODUCTION: Frailty and sarcopenia are correlates of musculoskeletal aging that represent a state of vulnerability increasing the risk of negative health outcomes. Standardized definitions are lacking for both, and sometimes both concepts are used interchangeably. However, no large study has assessed the coexistence of these 2 entities in a cohort of older community-dwelling people. METHODS: Data were taken from the Toledo Study of Healthy Aging (TSHA), a study of community-dwelling elderly (≥65 years)...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069339/is-placental-malaria-a-long-term-risk-factor-for-mild-malaria-attack-in-infancy-revisiting-a-paradigm
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Olivier Bouaziz, David Courtin, Gilles Cottrell, Jacqueline Milet, Gregory Nuel, André Garcia
Background: Children born to mothers with placental malaria (PM) have been described as more susceptible to the occurrence of a first malaria infection. However, whether or not these children remain more at risk during infancy has never been explored. We aimed to determine if children born to mothers with PM are more susceptible to malaria and remain at higher risk between birth and 18 months. Methods: 550 children were weekly followed-up with control of temperature and, if >37...
October 21, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032243/dna-methylation-patterns-are-related-to-co-morbidity-status-and-circulating-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-the-nursing-home-elderly
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Chris P Verschoor, Lisa M McEwen, Michael S Kobor, Mark B Loeb, Dawn M E Bowdish
Elderly residents of long-term care commonly exhibit a number of age-related health deficits, including impaired physical and cognitive function, chronic illnesses, and chronic inflammation. Given our previous data relating the phenotype and function of innate and adaptive leukocytes from the nursing home elderly to chronic conditions and inflammatory biomarkers, we hypothesized that these factors would influence the regulatory programming of immune cells, thereby contributing to immune dysfunction. Since DNA methylation represents both an important regulatory mechanism of cells as well as a biomarker of health and disease, we sought to characterize the methylome of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from the nursing home elderly (n=23; 82-98years old, 70% female), and compare these patterns to pathological factors such as dementia, co-morbidity score and frailty, and immune-related factors such as serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and cytokine levels and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) vaccine responsiveness...
October 12, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977399/allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorate-aging-frailty-a-phase-ii-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Bryon A Tompkins, Darcy L DiFede, Aisha Khan, Ana Marie Landin, Ivonne Hernandez Schulman, Marietsy V Pujol, Alan W Heldman, Roberto Miki, Pascal J Goldschmidt-Clermont, Bradley J Goldstein, Muzammil Mushtaq, Silvina Levis-Dusseau, John J Byrnes, Maureen Lowery, Makoto Natsumeda, Cindy Delgado, Russell Saltzman, Mayra Vidro-Casiano, Moisaniel Da Fonseca, Samuel Golpanian, Courtney Premer, Audrey Medina, Krystalenia Valasaki, Victoria Florea, Erica Anderson, Jill El-Khorazaty, Adam Mendizabal, Geoff Green, Anthony A Oliva, Joshua M Hare
Background: Aging frailty, characterized by decreased physical and immunological functioning, is associated with stem cell depletion. Human allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (allo-hMSCs) exert immunomodulatory effects and promote tissue repair. Methods: This is a randomized, double-blinded, dose-finding study of intravenous allo-hMSCs (100 or 200-million [M]) vs placebo delivered to patients (n = 30, mean age 75.5 ± 7.3) with frailty. The primary endpoint was incidence of treatment-emergent serious adverse events (TE-SAEs) at 1-month postinfusion...
October 12, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977375/cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-relationships-between-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-men-the-concord-health-and-ageing-in-men-project
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Benjumin Hsu, Vasant Hirani, Robert G Cumming, Vasi Naganathan, Fiona M Blyth, Fredrick C Wright, Louise M Waite, Markus J Seibel, David J Handelsman, David G Le Couteur
Background: Previous studies demonstrated associations between IL-6 and frailty, but associations between a wide range of cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors with prevalent and incident frailty has not been studied. Methods: Community-dwelling men aged more than 75 enrolled in the 5-year and 8-year follow-up of the CHAMP study were assessed. Twenty-seven inflammatory biomarkers were measured using the Bio-Plex Pro Human Cytokine 27-plex Assay kit at 5-year follow-up...
July 28, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977345/men-sustain-higher-dysregulation-levels-than-women-without-becoming-frail
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Alan A Cohen, Véronique Legault, Qing Li, Linda P Fried, Luigi Ferrucci
The aging process differs in important ways between the sexes, with women living longer but at higher risk for frailty (the male-female health-survival paradox). The underlying biological mechanisms remain poorly understood, but may relate to sex differences in physiological dysregulation patterns. Here, using biomarkers from two longitudinal cohort studies (InCHIANTI and BLSA) and one cross-sectional survey (NHANES), we assess sex differences in trajectories of dysregulation globally and for five physiological systems: oxygen transport, electrolytes, hematopoiesis, lipids, and liver/kidney function...
July 23, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944598/dentition-status-and-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-5-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Masanori Iwasaki, Akihiro Yoshihara, Misuzu Sato, Kumiko Minagawa, Mieko Shimada, Mamoru Nishimuta, Toshihiro Ansai, Yutaka Yoshitake, Hideo Miyazaki
AIM: To examine the longitudinal association between dentition status and incidence of frailty in older adults. METHODS: The present prospective cohort study included community-dwelling Japanese adults aged 75 years at baseline (n = 322). Dental examinations, biochemical blood examinations, physical performance and anthropometric measurements, and structured questionnaires were carried out at baseline. The presence of ≥20 teeth with nine or more occluding pairs of teeth was defined as functional dentition...
September 24, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923171/potential-early-biomarkers-of-sarcopenia-among-independent-older-adults
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Ana Coto Montes, José Antonio Boga, Carlos Bermejo Millo, Adrián Rubio González, Yaiza Potes Ochoa, Ignacio Vega Naredo, Marta Martínez Reig, Luis Romero Rizos, Pedro Manuel Sánchez Jurado, Juan Jose Solano, Pedro Abizanda, Beatriz Caballero
OBJECTIVES: There are no tools or biomarkers for a quantitative analysis of sarcopenia. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of the diagnosis of sarcopenia in 200 independent adults aged 70 years or over. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Sarcopenia was defined as loss of muscle mass together with low strength and/or loss of physical performance. We considered different clinical parameters and assayed potential blood biomarkers (cell energetic metabolism, muscle performance, inflammation, infection and oxidative stress)...
October 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884787/ultrasonic-echo-intensity-as-a-new-noninvasive-in-vivo-biomarker-of-frailty
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Rebeca Mirón Mombiela, Fernando Facal de Castro, Pilar Moreno, Consuelo Borras
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether muscle quality based on echo intensity (EI) is associated with muscle strength (MS) and correlates with risk of frailty in elderly outpatients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, experimental study. SETTING: Outpatient clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 20 to 90 (N = 112). Individuals aged 20 to 59 participated as controls. Those aged 60 and older participated in the experimental group and were subdivided into robust, prefrail, and frail according to the Fried frailty criteria...
September 7, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860729/aging-and-extrapulmonary-effects-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Emanuela Tudorache, Ariadna Petronela Fildan, Mirela Frandes, Elena Dantes, Doina Ecaterina Tofolean
INTRODUCTION: People with COPD have a decline in functional status, but little is known about the rate of decline and factors that contribute. Of particular concern is the decline in cognitive and functional performance. Decrease in cognitive and functional performance will finally lead to decreased health status, sedentary life style and premature frailty. AIM: The aim of this study is to compare functional performance and cognitive status in patients with COPD of different ages and to examine the changes in extrapulmonary effects...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801236/frailty-status-in-older-adults-is-related-to-alterations-in-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1-and-guanosine-triphosphate-cyclohydrolase-i%C3%A2-enzymatic-pathways
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Diego Marcos-Pérez, María Sánchez-Flores, Ana Maseda, Laura Lorenzo-López, José C Millán-Calenti, Barbara Strasser, Johanna M Gostner, Dietmar Fuchs, Eduardo Pásaro, Vanessa Valdiglesias, Blanca Laffon
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a multidimensional syndrome correlated to the loss of homeostasis and increased vulnerability to stressors, which is associated with increase in the risk of disability, comorbidity, hospitalization, and death in the elderly. It is based on the interplay of physiological, psychological, social, and environmental factors. OBJECTIVES: Because aging involves a detrimental immune response, this work aimed to assess the possible role of chronic low-grade immune stimulation on frailty status in the elderly...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776468/falls-the-adverse-drug-reaction-of-the-elderly-and-the-impact-of-pharmacogenetics
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Katja Susanne Just, Katharina Luise Schneider, Marlen Schurig, Julia Carolin Stingl, Jürgen Brockmöller
Falls is a frequent type of adverse drug reactions causing significant morbidity and mortality in the elderly. We reviewed, with which drugs the risk of falls is relevant and might depend on genomic variation. Pharmacogenetic variability may contribute to drug-induced falls for instance mediated by impaired drug elimination due to inherited deficiency in enzymes like CYP2C9, CYP2C19 and CYP2D6. The relative role of specific genes and polymorphisms in old age may differ from younger people. Biomarkers for frailty, but also genomic biomarkers might help identifying patients at high risk for drug-induced falls...
August 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754302/immunometabolic-and-lipidomic-markers-associated-with-the-frailty-index-and-quality-of-life-in-aging-hiv-men-on-antiretroviral-therapy
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Hui-Ling Yeoh, Allen C Cheng, Catherine L Cherry, Jacquelyn M Weir, Peter J Meikle, Jennifer F Hoy, Suzanne M Crowe, Clovis S Palmer
Chronic immune activation persists despite antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV+ individuals and underpins an increased risk of age-related co-morbidities. We assessed the Frailty Index in older HIV+ Australian men on ART. Immunometabolic markers on monocytes and T cells were analyzed using flow cytometry, plasma innate immune activation markers by ELISA, and lipidomic profiling by mass spectrometry. The study population consisted of 80 HIV+ men with a median age of 59 (IQR, 56-65), and most had an undetectable viral load (92%)...
August 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723411/the-risks-of-biomarker-based-epidemiology-associations-of-circulating-calcium-levels-with-age-mortality-and-frailty-vary-substantially-across-populations
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REVIEW
Alan A Cohen, Véronique Legault, Georg Fuellen, Tamàs Fülöp, Linda P Fried, Luigi Ferrucci
Recent studies have shown contradictory associations between calcium levels and health outcomes. We suspected these conflicting results were the consequence of more general issues with how biomarkers are analyzed in epidemiological studies, particularly in the context of aging. To demonstrate the risks of typical analyses, we used three longitudinal aging cohort studies and their demographic subsets to analyze how calcium levels change with age and predict risk of mortality and frailty. We show that calcium levels either increase or decrease with age depending on the population, and positively or negatively predict frailty depending on the population and analysis; both age and frailty results showed substantial heterogeneity...
July 16, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676292/intestinal-permeability-biomarker-zonulin-is-elevated-in-healthy-aging
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YanFei Qi, Ruby Goel, Seungbum Kim, Elaine M Richards, Christy S Carter, Carl J Pepine, Mohan K Raizada, Thomas W Buford
INTRODUCTION: Increased gut permeability ("leaky gut") has been proposed as a potential contributor to age-related inflammation and gut dysbiosis. However, information on the relationship between a leaky gut and inflammation and physical frailty during aging are limited. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the hypothesis that an aging-associated leaky gut is linked to the age-related inflammation and frailty. METHODS: Two cohorts of healthy adults were studied: young (18-30 years old, n = 19) and older (≥70 years old, n = 18)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665517/a-cumulative-deficit-laboratory-test-based-frailty-index-personal-and-neighborhood-associations
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Katherine E King, Gerda G Fillenbaum, Harvey J Cohen
OBJECTIVES: To explore the association between a newly developed cumulative laboratory-based frailty index (FI) and intrinsic (personal) and extrinsic (social, environmental) characteristics. DESIGN: Cross-sectional longitudinal study. SETTING: The third and fourth waves of the community-representative, five-county, 10-year Duke Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly study, carried out in a health service-rich area...
September 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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