Anorexia is an important component of the cachexia syndrome[ 1, 2] and also plays a role in the pathogenesis of sarcopenia. [ 3-5] In a community study, anorexia was shown to be independently associated with sarcopenia. [ 6] With ageing, there is a decrease in food intake known as the anorexia of ageing coupled with a decline in muscle mass and an increase in fat mass. [ 7-9] The protective effect of obesity, especially when an older person becomes ill, is well recognized-the obesity paradox.
As I have pointed out before in posts, as baby boomers increase in age there is a decrease in geriatricians in the United States. There are a number of reasons for this including ageism among physicians, the low pay for geriatricians who now earn less than pediatricians, the inexplicable move to a one-year Fellowship which decreased the academic prestige of geriatricians and competition from palliative care.
Falls occur twice as commonly in older persons with diabetes. 30 ; 31 Hypoglycemia is a major factor associated with this increase in falls. 30 ; 32 Diabetics also have an increased risk of fear of falling, which leads to more falls. 33 There are numerous causes of falls in diabetes ( Figure 2). 34 In diabetics with peripheral neuropathy, an exercise program improves gait, leg strength, and postural sway.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".