L'ASSESSMENT GERIATRICO NEI PERCORSI DECISIONALI
PER IL TRATTAMENTO DELLE NEOPLASIE. I NUOVI ANZIANI

L. Fratino, I. Lenisa, O. Borghese
Vol.3 (2018), issue 1, pag.6-14

Received 19/03/2018
Accepted for pubblication 23/03/2018
Published Mar. 2018
Review by Single-blind
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Frailty is a still-evolving concept of a complex phenomenon. There are several algorithms and strategies for assessing frailty syndrome, but currently, no universally accepted definition or measurement protocol has been determined. Consequently, the biological cause(s) of frailty are also poorly defined. Much circumstantial experimental data point to the dysregulation of several key physiological systems, including the neuroendocrine, musculoskeletal, metabolic and immune/inflammatory systems, resulting from alterations in functional reserves. Social determinants of health are major factors responsible for population’s health and health inequalities.