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Sarcopenia: assessment of disease burden and strategies to improve outcomes

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (80th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (64th percentile)

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Title
Sarcopenia: assessment of disease burden and strategies to improve outcomes
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2018
DOI 10.2147/cia.s149232
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Authors

Ilaria Liguori, Gennaro Russo, Luisa Aran, Giulia Bulli, Francesco Curcio, David Della-Morte, Gaetano Gargiulo, Gianluca Testa, Francesco Cacciatore, Domenico Bonaduce, Pasquale Abete

Abstract

Life expectancy is increasing worldwide, with a resultant increase in the elderly population. Aging is characterized by the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength - a phenomenon called sarcopenia. Sarcopenia has a complex multifactorial pathogenesis, which involves not only age-related changes in neuromuscular function, muscle protein turnover, and hormone levels and sensitivity, but also a chronic pro-inflammatory state, oxidative stress, and behavioral factors - in particular, nutritional status and degree of physical activity. According to the operational definition by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP), the diagnosis of sarcopenia requires the presence of both low muscle mass and low muscle function, which can be defined by low muscle strength or low physical performance. Moreover, biomarkers of sarcopenia have been identified for its early detection and for a detailed identification of the main pathophysiological mechanisms involved in its development. Because sarcopenia is associated with important adverse health outcomes, such as frailty, hospitalization, and mortality, several therapeutic strategies have been identified that involve exercise training, nutritional supplementation, hormonal therapies, and novel strategies and are still under investigation. At the present time, only physical exercise has showed a positive effect in managing and preventing sarcopenia and its adverse health outcomes. Thus, further well-designed and well-conducted studies on sarcopenia are needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 125 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 29 23%
Student > Master 20 16%
Student > Bachelor 19 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Other 29 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 35 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 33 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 15%
Sports and Recreations 13 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 6%
Other 17 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 June 2018.
All research outputs
#1,666,815
of 13,796,475 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#240
of 1,406 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#53,039
of 273,337 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#11
of 31 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,796,475 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 87th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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