The frailty syndrome – there are more and more such patients

Owing to the fact that societies are ageing, especially in industrialized countries, the number of geriatric patients to whom we should pay special attention increases. It was noticed long time ago that not the metrical but the biological age is significant to asses condition and prognosis of the patients. That’s why a scale called Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) was developed. After describing the co-existent diseases and disability or impairment of cognitive functions, it allows for assessment of the biological age of the patient. Read full text »