Frailty, a biological syndrome that reflects a state of decrease physiological reserve and vulnerability to stressors, has become a high priority theme due to the aging and increasingly complex nature of our patients. When exposed to stressors such as hospitalization, frail patients are at risk for decompensation, adverse events, prolonged recovery, functional decline, and mortality.
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We interviewed William Soares, MD, MS, IHDPS Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UMMS-Baystate about his NIH K08 grant entitled, “SPOiLER: towards Safer Prescribing of Legal Opioids from the Emergency Room” which was awarded this past spring. Tell us about the K08 grant you received. I was thrilled to learn…