Presentación    
AGING AND FRAGILITY IN
THE ELDERLY
 
Composition
Name
Position
Institution
Ángel Otero Puime
Profesor Titular Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Médico Adjunto Medicina Preventiva
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Juan Carlos Abánades Herranz
Subdirector Médico. Responsable de la Unidad de Formación e Investigación
Atención Primaria
María Teresa Alarcón Alarcón
Jefe de Sección de Geriatría
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Juan Cárdenas Valladolid
Técnico de la Gerencia Adjunta de Planificación y Calidad de Atención Primaria
Atención Primaria
María Victoria Castell Alcalá
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Atención Primaria
Carmen de Burgos Lunar
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Medicina Preventiva
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Macarena Díaz de Bustamante de Ussía

Médico Interno Residente

Hospital Universitario La Paz
Araceli Garrido Barral
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Atención Primaria
Paloma Gómez Campelo
Investigadora Postdoctoral
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Juan Ignacio González Montalvo
Jefe de Servicio de Geriatría
Profesor Asociado
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Pilar Gotor Pérez
Enfermera. Unidad de Valoración Geriátrica y Ortogeriatría
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Rosa Julián Viñals
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria
Centro de Salud "Raúl de Castroviejo"
Atención Primaria
Rocío Menéndez Colino
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Geriatría
Hospital de Cantoblanco - Hospital Universitario La Paz
Rocío Queipo Matas
Investigadora Predoctoral
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Raquel Ramírez Martín
Médico Interno Residente
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Ana María Rosas Hernández
Investigadora Predoctoral
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
María del Pilar Sáez López
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Geriatría
Complejo Asistencial de Ávila
Miguel Ángel Salinero Fort
Gerente Adjunto de Planificación y Calidad
Atención Primaria
Mercedes Sánchez Martínez
Profesor Asociado
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
 
Strategic Objective
The current group of researchers at HULP and a related Primary Heath Care Center (Dr. Castroviejo Center) integrated into this line of research was formed from the last phase of the longitudinal study “Envejecer en Leganes” (Aging in Leganes), a cohort study implemented in 1993 and fi nished in 2007, given the cohort attrition. In 2008, a new cohort was launched representative of people over 65 years of age in the Peñagrande area. This cohort belonged to area 5 of the Primary Care of Madrid whose reference hospital is HULP, which represents a new opportunity for the continuation and updating of the original objectives. The group’s strategic objective is to focus on the study of factors associated with the onset of frailty in the elderly and the possibilities for early detection and prevention. In this context, the group has been a part of the Cooperative Research Network on Ageing and Frailty (Red de Investigación Cooperativa sobre Envejecimiento y Fragilidad, RETICEF) since 2007. In 2010 the group entered into a european project related to ostheoarthritis in the elderly population (EPOSA project). In 2011, the fi rst wave of follow-up was performed and incorporated the acquisition of samples deposited in the Biobank of IdiPAZ (serum and DNA) for future studies.
Research Lines
• Biopsychosocial factors related with the onset of frailty and its progression to dependency: comorbidity and frailty; physical activity and exercise in the elderly; and osteoarthritis and frailty
• Interventions for the prevention and functional reintegration of frail patients: Integral management of geriatric patients with hip fractures, evaluation of predictive factors of functional status, the role of primary care in the early detection, and prevention of frailty