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
|Accepted for pubblication||23/03/2018|
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.