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Chen Liu, Zhao Guan, Qinzhu Xu, Lei Zhao, Ying Song, Hui Wang
Fractures are common among aged people, and rapid assessment of the coagulation status is important. The thromboelastography (TEG) test can give a series of coagulation parameters and has been widely used in clinics. In this research, we looked at fracture patients over 60 and compared their TEG results with those of healthy controls. Since there is a paucity of studies comparing TEG assessments with conventional coagulation tests, we aim to clarify the relationship between TEG values and the values given by conventional coagulation tests...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Pekka Kannus, Seppo Niemi, Harri Sievänen, Jari Parkkari
BACKGROUND: Low-trauma fractures (also called osteoporotic fragility fractures or fall-induced fractures) of older adults are a serious public health problem. However, very little population-based information is available on the nationwide numbers, incidences, and especially secular trends of elderly people's low-trauma fractures of the distal humerus. METHODS: We assessed the current trends in the number and incidence of these fractures in 60-year-old or older women in Finland by taking into account all women who were admitted to Finnish hospitals for primary treatment of such fracture in 1970-2014...
June 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Antti P Launonen, Vesa Lepola, Aino Saranko, Tapio Flinkkilä, Minna Laitinen, Ville M Mattila
UNLABELLED: There are only a few previous population-based studies that include both inpatient and outpatient treatment data. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of proximal humerus fractures. The incidence of proximal humerus fractures increases with age, and we observe a seasonal variation strongly favoring winter months. PURPOSE: Proximal humerus fractures are the third most common osteoporotic fracture type observed in elderly patients, after wrist and hip fractures...
2015: Archives of Osteoporosis
Xiao-feng Chen, Xiao-lin Li, Hui Zhang, Ge-jun Liu
With the increasing longevity and the growing size of the aging population, China is among the developing countries with the greatest burden of osteoporotic fractures (OFs). Identification of individuals at high fracture risk to provide early treatment in developing countries with limited resources remains a challenge. Our aim was to calculate the FRAX® values in a selected mainland Chinese population the day before the occurrence of an OF and to compare the results with the Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) thresholds...
May 2014: Clinical Rheumatology
L Serrano-Mateo, Y Lopiz, C León-Serrano, C García-Fernández, L López-Durán-Stern, F Marco
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Distal humerus fractures in the elderly frequently associated with poor bone quality and comminution, making it harder to achieve proper osteosynthesis. Our aim is to evaluate the radiological and functional results of open reduction and internal fixation of these fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 26 patients treated by open reduction and internal fixation between the years 2005-2010. Mean follow-up was 42 months...
January 2014: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
Bérengère Aubry-Rozier, Delphine Stoll, Marc-Antoine Krieg, Olivier Lamy, Didier Hans
Osteoporotic fracture (OF) is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in industrialized countries. Switzerland is among the countries with the greatest risk. Our aim was (1) to calculate the FRAX(®) in a selected Swiss population the day before the occurrence of an OF and (2) to compare the results with the proposed Swiss FRAX(®) thresholds. The Swiss Association Against Osteoporosis proposed guidelines for the treatment of osteoporosis based on age-dependent thresholds. To identify a population at a very high risk of osteoporotic fracture, we included all consecutive patients in the active OF pathway cohort from the Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland...
February 2013: Clinical Rheumatology
A Roux, L Decroocq, S El Batti, N Bonnevialle, G Moineau, C Trojani, P Boileau, F de Peretti
Proximal humerus fractures (PHF) are osteoporotic fractures that affect women over 70 years of age. Like fractures of the femoral neck they have become a public health concern. As the population ages there is an increase in the number of people in poor general condition with an increased risk of falls on fragile bones. The incidence of these fractures has increased by 15% per year. All patients managed for PHF in our center in the past year were included in this prospective study (prospective cohort study; level 2)...
October 2012: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Maarit Piirtola, Tero Vahlberg, Minna Löppönen, Ismo Räihä, Raimo Isoaho, Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The association between fractures and excess mortality in old age is ambiguous. The objective of this study was to analyze the long-term gender-specific association between fractures and mortality among older persons by controlling several survival related confounders. METHODS: A population-based prospective cohort study in the municipality of Lieto, south-western Finland. Data on health, health behaviour, fractures, and mortality in 482 men and 695 women aged 65 or older was collected from 1991 until 2002...
2008: European Journal of Epidemiology
Mayumi Sakuma, Naoto Endo, Takeo Oinuma, Einosuke Endo, Takashi Yazawa, Kei Watanabe, Satoshi Watanabe
Osteoporotic fracture in elderly populations is increasing worldwide, but there are few data on the incidence and outcome of osteoporotic fractures, including upper extremity and vertebral fracture, during a certain period in a defined geographic area. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of osteoporotic fractures in a particular area: Sado City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. From January to December 2004, osteoporotic fractures of the vertebra, hip, distal radius, and proximal humerus in Sado City were recorded...
2008: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
E Wondrák
In all fractures of the extremities survival has priority to local problems. The first thing to take care of is restitution of joint mobility, especially at the upper extremity (shoulder-and elbow joint). Early ambulation is facilitated by hanging cast and correctly indicated surgery, especially concerning humerus and elbow. At the lower extremities painless stability is more important than full mobilisation of the joints. Frequently a walking plaster cast is suited best for early ambulation and self support...
1981: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
T Lind, K Krøner, J Jensen
Sevenhundred and thirty proximal humeral fractures, taken from a 5-year period, were entered in this study. We found a higher total incidence rate than that previously seen: 73/100,000 population. Twenty-nine percent of the patients required hospitalization; 75% of these were over 60 years old. Only 21% of these were operated on, the majority of admissions being for social reasons. A total of 583 bed-days were used each year in the Aarhus City area (250,000 inhabitants). The majority of fractures resulted from falls on level ground...
1989: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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