Roman Romero-Ortuno
Visiting Research Fellow, Centre For Medical Gerontology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kenny R.A, Romero-Ortuno R, Kumar P, Falls in older adults, Medicine (United Kingdom), 45, (1), 2017, p28 - 33 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Hartley, P., Adamson, J., Cunningham, C., Embleton, G., Romero-Ortuno, R., Higher Physiotherapy Frequency Is Associated with Shorter Length of Stay and Greater Functional Recovery in Hospitalized Frail Older Adults: A Retrospective Observational Study, The Journal of frailty & aging, 5, (2), 2016, p121-125 Journal Article, 2016

Oscanoa, T., Romero-Ortuno, R., Cruz-Jentoft, A., Negative stereotypes associated with frailty in the elderly, Revista Espanola de Geriatria y Gerontologia, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Hawker, M., Romero-Ortuno, R., Social Determinants of Discharge Outcomes in Older People Admitted to a Geriatric Medicine Ward, The Journal of frailty & aging, 5, (2), 2016, p118-120 Journal Article, 2016

Fleming, J., Farquhar, M., Brayne, C., Barclay, S., Buck, J., Dening, T., Hunter, S., Mukaetova-Ladinska, E., O'Sullivan, A., Paykel, E., Romero-Ortuno, R., Zhao, J.E., Death and the oldest old: Attitudes and preferences for end-of-life care - Qualitative research within a population-based cohort study, PLoS ONE, 11, (4), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Romero-Ortuno R, Frailty in Primary Care., Interdisciplinary topics in gerontology and geriatrics, 41, 2015, p85-94 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Martínez-Velilla, N., Romero-Ortuño, R., Frailty: Yes, but let's avoid 'frailtism' | Fragilidad: Sí, pero evitemos el «fragilismo», Revista Espanola de Geriatria y Gerontologia, 50, (5), 2015, p209-210 Journal Article, 2015

Keevil VL, Romero-Ortuno R, Ageing well: a review of sarcopenia and frailty., The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 74, (4), 2015, p337-47 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Romero-Ortuno R1, O'Connell MD, Finucane C, Fan CW, Kenny RA, Higher orthostatic heart rate predicts mortality: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Aging Clin Exp Res, 27, (2), 2015, p239-242 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Martínez-Velilla N, Romero-Ortuño R, [Frailty: yes, but let's avoid 'frailtism']., Revista espan"ola de geriatri"a y gerontologi"a, 50, (5), 2015, p209-10 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Martínez-Velilla N, Romero-Ortuño R, [Frailty: yes, but let's avoid 'frailtism']., 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Wallis SJ, Wall J, Biram RW, Romero-Ortuno R, Association of the clinical frailty scale with hospital outcomes., QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians, 108, (12), 2015, p943-9 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Romero-Ortuno, R., O'Dwyer, C., Byrne, D., O'Riordan, D., Silke, B., A Risk Index for Geriatric Acute Medical Admissions (RIGAMA), 13, (1), 2014, p6-11 Journal Article, 2014

Kennelly SP, Drumm B, Coughlan T, Collins R, O'Neill D, Romero-Ortuno R, Characteristics and outcomes of older persons attending the emergency department: a retrospective cohort study., QJM, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Romero-Ortuno R, Frailty Index in Europeans: association with determinants of health., Geriatrics & gerontology international, 14, (2), 2014, p420-9 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Romero-Ortuno R, Soraghan C, A Frailty Instrument for primary care for those aged 75 years or more: findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, a longitudinal population-based cohort study (SHARE-FI75+)., BMJ open, 4, (12), 2014, pe006645 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Grace AR, Briggs R, Kieran RE, Corcoran RM, Romero-Ortuno R, Coughlan TL, O'Neill D, Collins R, Kennelly SP, A Comparison of Beers and STOPP Criteria in Assessing Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Nursing Home Residents Attending the Emergency Department., Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Romero-Ortuno R, Fouweather T, Jagger C, Cross-national disparities in sex differences in life expectancy with and without frailty., Age and ageing, 43, (2), 2014, p222-8 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Romero-Ortuno, R., Tempany, M., Dennis, L., O'Riordan, D., Silke, B., Deprivation in cold weather increases the risk of hospital admission with hypothermia in older people, 182, (3), 2013, p513-518 Journal Article, 2013

Romero-Ortuno R, The Frailty Instrument for primary care of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe predicts mortality similarly to a frailty index based on comprehensive geriatric assessment., Geriatrics & gerontology international, 13, (2), 2013, p497-504 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Romero-Ortuno, R., Silke, B., Use of a laboratory only score system to define trajectories and outcomes of older people admitted to the acute hospital as medical emergencies, 13, (2), 2013, p405-412 Journal Article, 2013

Kenny, R.A., Romero-Ortuno, R., Cogan, L, Falls, Medicine, 41, (1), 2013, p24-28 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kenny, R.A., Romero-Ortuno, R., Cogan, L, Falls, Medicine, 41, (3), 2013, p155-159 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Romero-Ortuno, R., O'Shea, D., Fitness and frailty: Opposite ends of a challenging continuum! Will the end of age discrimination make frailty assessments an imperative?, 42, (3), 2013, p279-280 Journal Article, 2013

Romero Ortuño, R., Formiga, F., Fitness or frailty? Does age matter? New horizons in geriatrics | "Fortaleza o fragilidad? "Importa la edad? Nuevos horizontes en geriatría, 48, (5), 2013, p207-208 Journal Article, 2013

Romero-Ortuno R, An alternative method for Frailty Index cut-off points to define frailty categories., European geriatric medicine, 4, (5), 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Romero-Ortuno, R, O'Connell, MDL, Finucane, C, Soraghan, C, Fan, CW, Kenny, RA, Insights into the clinical management of the syndrome of supine hypertension - orthostatic hypotension (SH-OH): The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), BMC Geriatrics, 13, 2013, p73- Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Romero-Ortuno R, The SHARE operationalized frailty phenotype: a comparison of two approaches., European geriatric medicine, 4, (4), 2013 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Romero-Ortuno, R., O'Riordan, D., Silke, B., Profiling the medical admissions of the homeless, 11, (4), 2012, p197-204 Journal Article, 2012

Romero-Ortuno, R., O'Shea, D., Aspirin versus warfarin in atrial fibrillation: Decision analysis may help patients' choice, 41, (2), 2012, p250-254 Journal Article, 2012

Romero-Ortuno R, Kenny RA., The frailty index in Europeans: assocation with age and mortality., Age Ageing, 41, (Sep), 2012, p684 - 689 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ni Mhaolain AM, Fan CW, Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Cunningham C, Kenny RA, Lawlor B., Frailty, depression and anxiety in later life., International Psychogeriatrics, 24, (8), 2012, p1265 - 1274 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ni Mhaolain AM, Fan CW, Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Cunningham C, Lawlor B, Kenny RA., Depression: a modifiable factor in fearful older fallers transitioning to frailty?, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry , 27, (7), 2012, p727 - 733 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Romero-Ortuno R, Kenny RA., The frailty index in Europeans: association with age and mortality., Age and Ageing, afs051, 2012, p684-689 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Romero-Ortuno, R., O'Shea, D., Silke, B., Predicting the in-patient outcomes of acute medical admissions from the nursing home: The experience of St James's Hospital, Dublin, 2002-2010, 12, (4), 2012, p703-713 Journal Article, 2012

R Romero-Ortuno, L Cogan, T Foran, RA Kenny, CW Fan., Continuous noninvasive orthostatic blood pressure measurements and their relationship with orthostatic intolerance, falls, and frailty in older people., Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59, (4), 2011, p655-65 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Romero Ortuño, R., The Frailty Instrument for primary care of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE-FI): Results of the Spanish sample | El Instrumento de Fragilidad para Atención Primaria de la Encuesta de Salud, Envejecimiento y Jubilación en Europa (SHARE-FI): resultados de la muestra española, 46, (5), 2011, p243-249 Journal Article, 2011

Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, O'Shea D, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA, Orthostatic haemodynamics may be impaired in frailty., Age and Ageing, 40, (5), 2011, p576-83 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, O'Shea D, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA., Orthostatic haemodynamics may be impaired in frailty., Age Ageing, 40, (5), 2011, p576 - 583 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Romero-Ortuno R, O'Shea D, Kenny RA., The SHARE frailty instrument for primary care predicts incident disability in a European population-based sample., Quality in Primary Care , 19, (5), 2011, p301 - 309 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Browne J, Healy M, Casey MC, Cunningham C, Walsh JB, Kenny RA, Seasonal variation of serum vitamin D and the effect of vitamin D supplementation in Irish community-dwelling older people., Age and ageing, 40, (2), 2011, p168-74 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Romero-Ortuno, R., The frailty instrument of the survey of health, ageing and retirement in Europe (SHARE-FI) predicts mortality beyond age, comorbidities, disability, self-rated health, education and depression, 2, (6), 2011, p323-326 Journal Article, 2011

Romero-Ortuno R, Casey AM, Cunningham CU, Squires S, Prendergast D, Kenny RA, Lawlor BA, Psychosocial and functional correlates of nutrition among community-dwelling older adults in Ireland, Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging , 15, (7), 2011, p527-531 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Romero Ortuño, R., The regulation of pedestrian traffic lights in Spain: Do older people have enough time to cross the road? | La regulación de los semáforos peatonales en España: "tienen las personas mayores tiempo suficiente para cruzar?, 45, (4), 2010, p199-202 Journal Article, 2010

Romero-Ortuno, R., Walsh, C.D., Lawlor, B.A., Kenny, R.A., A Frailty Instrument for primary care: Findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), BMC Geriatrics, 10, 2010 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Romero-Ortuno, R., Frailty: The great confounder, the great forgotten, 96, (7), 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Romero-Ortuno, R, Cogan, L, Cunningham, CU, Kenny, RA, Do older pedestrians have enough time to cross roads in Dublin? A critique of the Traffic Management Guidelines based on clinical research findings, AGE AND AGEING, 39, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Fan CW, Kenny RA., Intolerance to initial orthostasis relates to systolic BP changes in elders., Clin Auton Res., 20, (1), 2010, p39 - 45 Journal Article, 2010

Romero-Ortuno, R, Cogan, L, Foran, T, Fan, CW, Kenny, RA, Using the Finometer to examine sex differences in hemodynamic responses to orthostasis in older people, BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING, 15, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Greene BR, O'Donovan A, Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, Ni Scannaill C, Kenny RA., Quantitative falls risk assessment using the timed up and go test., IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering., 57, (12), 2010, p2918 - 2926 Journal Article, 2010

Romero-Ortuno R, Kenny RA, Is it cardiac? Assessment of syncope with a scoring system., HEART, 94, (12), 2008, p1528 - 1529 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Romero-Ortuño, R., Access to health care for illegal immigrants in the EU: Should we be concerned?, 11, (3), 2004, p245-272 Journal Article, 2004

Romero-Ortuno, R., Noglik, A., Bassi, Z., Snelling, S., Kersnik, J., O'Conor, R., O'Farrell, N., Ash, S., Fox, P., Lynn, W., Eligibility of non-residents for NHS treatment [1] (multiple letters), 329, (7467), 2004, p683-684 Journal Article, 2004

Romero-Ortuno R, Eligibility of non-residents for NHS treatment: failed asylum seekers should not be denied access to free NHS care., BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 329, (7467), 2004, p683 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kenny RA, Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L., Falls., Medicine., 37, (2), 2010, p84 - 87 Journal Article, 2010