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Geriatric Medicine and GerontologyISSN: 2469-5858

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510126

Meta-Analysis of Acute Sarcopenia among Hospitalized Elderly Patients

Arthur George Gonzales, MD and Miguel Ramos, MD

Article Type: Meta Analysis | First Published: October 22, 2021

The electronic bibliographic databases used are MEDLINE via PUBMED and The Cochrane Library (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Methodology Register). The search strategy included a combination of appropriate MeSH and other free-text terms including the following key words: “sarcopenia”, “acute care”, “hospitalisation”, and “elderly”. There was no language restriction for the searches. Abstracts and subseque...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510124

Effects of Music-Based Physical Training on Selected Motor and Cognitive Abilities in seniors with Dementia-Results of an Intervention Pilot Study

Alexander Prinz, Corinna Langhans, Kathrin Rehfeld, Marcel Partie, Anita Hökelmann and Kerstin Witte

Article Type: Pilot-Study | First Published: October 11, 2021

The relevance of the treatment of dementia will increase significantly in the coming years. Although studies show that exercise and music produces positive effects on motor function and cognition in people with dementia, the preferred treatment for dementia is medication. Therefore, research into non-pharmacological treatment is important. There are first indications that the combination of music and physical exercise positively influence cognitive and motor skills. Our aim was to examine the ef...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510123

The Interaction between Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, and Physical Exercise Result in Better Physical Performance in Older Women

Neide AP Nascimento, Patricia FP Moreira, Vanessa A Carvalho, Gustavo Duque, Levy Aragão, Rosangela Villa Marin-Mio, Marise Lazaretti-Castro, Luciana Oliveira e Silva and Maysa S Cendoroglo

Article Type: Intervention Study Design | First Published: October 03, 2021

Recently, a new role of vitamin D and PTH interaction in muscle performance has been demonstrated, however, whether this interaction also plays a role in physical performance after exercise remains unknown. The study evaluated the serum levels of vitamin D and PTH, as well as the physical performance of 345 older women aged ≥ 60 years of age, practicing aquatic training (AT) and multifunctional fitness (MF), before and after one year of vitamin D supplementation (21,000 IU/week). Physical perf...

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