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functional decline

The loss of independent function that often accompanies an acute illness or the cumulative effects of a chronic illness, a restriction in activities, or a change in diet, esp. in older persons.
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2004), a resident suffers functional decline between two adjacent quarters if he/she has at least two ADL components increased by one point or at least one ADL component increased by two points.
Although the lagged mental status coefficient suggests that residents with mental disorders were at greater risk for ADL functional decline, the diagnostic variables suggest that there were risk variations among various mental disorders.
We don't think we can change genetics, but we can intervene when someone is lonely and help prevent some functional decline," she added.
This is the first study I know of to longitudinally compare ambulatory blood pressure with both white matter hyper-intensity and functional decline in older people.
Since the observed difference between HMO and FFS beneficiaries in functional decline could be due to the baseline differences noted between the two groups, logistic regression analysis was performed.
MADRID -- Leuprolide acetate may help forestall functional decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, Christopher W.
com/research/ea1ab4/identifying_functi) has announced the addition of the "Identifying Functional Decline in Chronic Care Patients To Reduce Preventable Healthcare Utilization - 45 Minute Webinar" audioconference to their offering.
The rates of neuropathological, cognitive and functional decline in each of these stages is not fully understood, and this limits clinical trial design, in particular in the predementia stages.
That may have protected men against the more rapid functional decline women experienced.
Some older diabetes patients have newly diagnosed disease and are quite functional, while others have long-standing disease and significant functional decline.
In the first part of CL201, dexpramipexole at 150 mg twice daily showed a trend toward slowing functional decline over a 12-week period compared to placebo.
Any loss of brain tissue puts you at greater risk for functional decline.

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