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ORIGINAL ARTICLE: EPIDEMIOLOGY, CLINICAL PRACTICE AND HEALTH

Impact of diabetes on mortality and hospitalization after dementia diagnosis: Health insurance claims data analysis

  •  18 June 2024

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Diabetes comorbidity increases the adjusted 1-year mortality and hospitalization hazard ratios after dementia diagnosis. The 1-year population attributable fractions for diabetes comorbidity after dementia diagnosis were highest for mortality in individuals aged 80–84 and for hospitalization in those aged 75–79 years.

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Factors associated with sarcopenic obesity in Brazilian adults and older people: Systematic review and meta‐analysis of observational studies

  •  13 June 2024

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In Brazil, sarcopenic obesity—a condition characterized by simultaneous muscle mass loss and excess fat accumulation—affects 17% of the population, with significant regional disparities. This systematic review and meta-analysis highlights the urgent need for public health strategies to address this growing challenge.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: EPIDEMIOLOGY, CLINICAL PRACTICE AND HEALTH

Association between sarcopenia at discharge and functional outcomes 1 month and 6 months after discharge in patients in convalescent rehabilitation wards

  •  11 June 2024

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Sarcopenia at the time of discharge from convalescent rehabilitation wards did not independently predict functional independence measure 1 and 6 months after discharge.

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