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Geriatric anesthesiology

Mark Middleton, Bettina Wan, Ruy da Assunçāo
BACKGROUND: our orthopaedic trauma unit serves a large elderly population, admitting 400-500 hip fractures annually. A higher than expected mortality was detected amongst these patients, prompting a change in the hip fracture pathway. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a change in orthogeriatric provision on hip fracture outcomes and care quality indicators. PATIENTS AND METHODS: the hip fracture pathway was changed from a geriatric consultation service to a completely integrated service on a dedicated orthogeriatric ward...
December 14, 2016: Age and Ageing
Olubode A Olufajo, Gally Reznor, Stuart R Lipsitz, Zara R Cooper, Adil H Haider, Ali Salim, Erika L Rangel
BACKGROUND: The risk of mortality after emergency general surgery (EGS) in elderly patients is prolonged beyond initial hospitalization. Our objective was to develop a preoperative scoring tool to quantify risk of 1-year mortality. METHODS: Three hundred ninety EGS patients aged 70 years or more were analyzed. Risk factors for 1-year mortality were identified using stepwise-forward logistic multivariate regression and weights assigned using natural logarithm of odds ratios...
September 3, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Ersin Ercin, M Gokhan Bilgili, Cihangir Sari, S Hakan Basaran, Bulent Tanriverdi, Erdem Edipoglu, K Mumtaz Celen, Halil Cetingok, Cemal Kural
BACKGROUND: Only a little is known about whether type of surgical intervention has an effect on mortality of these patients. Our primary objective was to assess whether different type of surgical procedures has an effect on mortality among elderly patients with hip fracture. A secondary objective was to examine factors that are related to mortality in our patient population. Our hypothesis is that type of surgical procedure, especially external fixation, should have an influence on mortality outcomes...
January 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
O Şahap Atik, Fatih I Can, M Selçuk Şenol, Toygun K Eren
A 90-year-old female patient was admitted to our clinic complaining of pain in her left hip which occurred due to fall from a chair. Her medical history included memory loss and mental changes associated with Alzheimer's disease and depression. Patient's cooperation and orientation were weak. Range of motion of the left hip was restricted and painful. Radiographs of the left hip demonstrated subtrochanteric comminuted fracture of femur. Laboratory tests revealed anemia and liver insufficiency. Departments of internal medicine and anesthesiology reported high risk for surgery...
August 2016: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
Hanna M Pajulammi, Tiina H Luukkaala, Harri K Pihlajamäki, Maria S Nuotio
OBJECTIVE: We examined estimated glomerular filtration rate using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology equation (eGFRCDK-EPI), removal of urinary catheter during hospitalization and polypharmacy as predictors of mortality in older hip fracture patients. METHODS: Population-based prospective data were collected on 1425 consecutive hip fracture patients aged ≥65 years. Outcome was mortality at one year. Independent variables were age, sex, body mass index, fracture type, American Society of Anesthesiology score, delay to surgery, urinary catheter removal during acute hospitalization, eGFRCDK-EPI, number of daily medications, diagnosis of memory disorder, prefracture mobility and living arrangements...
July 2016: Injury
Thomas J Luger, Markus F Luger
Elderly patients increasingly need to undergo surgery under anesthesia, especially following trauma. A timely interdisciplinary approach to the perioperative management of these patients is decisive for the long-term outcome. Orthogeriatric co-management, which includes geriatricians and anesthesiologists from an early stage, is of great benefit for geriatric patients. Patient age, comorbidities and self-sufficiency in activities of daily life are decisive for an anesthesiological assessment of the state of health and preoperative risk stratification...
April 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
J Hoch, M Bláha, D Malúšková
INTRODUCTION: High incidence of colorectal cancer in the Czech Republic is an actual and demographically significant health issue. Half of all of the patients is older than 70 years. Both surgical and non-surgical treatment options in this group of patients depend on factors that are difficult to measure only by current oncological and anesthesiological classifications (cTcNcM, ASA). The objective of this paper is to measure the impact of age on the use of various treatment modalities within the protocol and their results, and also to suggest alternative options for therapy tolerance assessment...
January 2016: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
M Coburn, A B Röhl, M Knobe, A Stevanovic, C Stoppe, R Rossaint
BACKGROUND: The demographic change is accompanied by an increasing number of elderly trauma patients. Geriatric patients with trauma often show several comorbidities and as a result have a high perioperative risk to develop postoperative morbidity and mortality. The 30-day mortality is high. AIM: This article presents an overview of the perioperative management of elderly trauma patients in order to improve the perioperative outcome of these high risk patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was carried out focusing on the latest developments in the field of elderly trauma patients in order to present guidance on preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative anesthesiological management...
February 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Ayşın Ersoy, Deniz Kara, Zekeriya Ervatan, Mensure Çakırgöz, Özlem Kıran
OBJECTIVES: To compare midazolam and propofol sedation in hypoalbuminemic geriatric patients under spinal anesthesia in hip surgery with bispectral index monitoring. METHODS: This prospective and randomized study was completed in the Department of Anesthesiology, Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey between February 2013 and December 2014. Sixty patients undergoing elective hip surgery under spinal anesthesia in the geriatric age group with albumin levels below 3 g/dl were randomly divided into Group I and Group II...
October 2015: Saudi Medical Journal
G Alec Rooke
Creation of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Geriatric Anesthesia provided an opportunity for individuals to interact, strategize, and work with medical organizations outside of anesthesiology. These opportunities expanded with creation of the Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia. The American Geriatrics Society provided a major boost when they realized it was important for surgical and related specialties to take an active role in the care of older patients. From this have come educational grants to improve residency training and establishment of a major research grant program now managed by the National Institutes of Health...
September 2015: Anesthesiology Clinics
Benedict F DiGiovanni, Leigh T Sundem, Richard D Southgate, David R Lambert
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are common, and their burden on the healthcare system is increasing as the general population ages. It is essential that medical students be well prepared to evaluate and treat MSK disorders in a confident manner as they enter the workforce. Recent studies and the American Association of Medical Colleges have raised concern that medical schools may not give sufficient instruction on this topic. Other authors have shown that preclinical instruction has increased over the past decade; however, it is unclear if required clinical instruction also has followed that trend...
April 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Jin-Young Lee, Seong-Hwan Moon, Bo-Kyung Suh, Myung Ho Yang, Moon Soo Park
Development of anesthesiology and improvement of surgical instruments enabled aggressive surgical treatment even in elderly patients, who require more active physical activities than they were in the past. However, there are controversies about the clinical outcome of spinal surgery in elderly patients with spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis. The purpose of this study is to review the clinical outcome of spinal surgery in elderly patients with spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis. MEDLINE search on English-language articles was performed...
September 2015: Yonsei Medical Journal
S Beck, C Büchi, P Lauber, D Grob, C Meier
BACKGROUND: Older patients more often suffer perioperative complications than younger people. Especially geriatric patients who require emergency treatment represent a high-risk group. Therefore, perioperative risk assessment supports the treatment team in identifying patients at risk and in defining the treatment plan accordingly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A thorough medical history and clinical examination are pivotal elements of any risk stratification. The organ-specific risk assessment is primarily used to plan the surgical and anesthesiological procedures...
February 2014: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Ane Konglund, Siril G Rogne, Eirik Helseth, Torstein R Meling
BACKGROUND: Several studies acknowledge a higher risk of morbidity and mortality following intracranial meningioma surgery in the elderly, yet there is no consensus with regards to risk factors. Four prognostic scoring systems have been proposed. To evaluate their usefulness, we assess the very old meningioma patients in our neuro-oncological database according to the four methods, and correlate the findings with mortality and morbidity. METHODS: We retrospectively calculated scores according to the Clinical-Radiological Grading System (CRGS), the Sex, Karnofsky Performance Scale, American Society of Anesthesiology Class, Location of Tumor, and Peritumoral Edema grading system (SKALE), the Geriatric Scoring System (GSS) and the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) from all patients aged 80-90 years who had primary surgery for intracranial meningiomas 2003-2013 (n = 51), and related our findings to morbidity and mortality...
December 2013: Acta Neurochirurgica
Shaheen E Lakhan, Mitchel Schwindt, Bashar N Alshareef, Deborah Tepper, Maryann Mays
As per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) current proposal, many specialties including neurology are not eligible for the increase in Medicare reimbursements that will be allocated to other cognitive specialties, such as the 7% increase for family physicians, 5% for internists, and 4% for geriatric specialists.(1,2) Other specialties such as anesthesiology, radiology, and cardiology are scheduled for a 3%-4% decrease in reimbursement in order to pay for the increases outlined above. Current estimates show that neurologists provide a significant amount of primary care for complex patients and yet these services are not eligible for increased payments...
July 2, 2013: Neurology
Mehmet A Erdogan, Semra Demirbilek, Feray Erdil, Mustafa S Aydogan, Erdogan Ozturk, Turkan Togal, Mehmet O Ersoy
CONTEXT: Patients with dementia have a lower bispectral index score (BIS) when awake than age-matched healthy controls. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim was to compare the BIS and the dose of propofol required for induction in patients suffering from cognitive impairment with that in those who had normal cognitive function. This study also evaluated the effects of cognitive impairment in the elderly on anaesthetic agent consumption during surgery and on emergence from anaesthesia...
July 2012: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
C Kammerlander, M Gosch, M Blauth, M Lechleitner, T J Luger, T Roth
BACKGROUND: The aging population is growing rapidly and this change results in an increase in the number of fragility fracture patients. Several reports describe their poor outcome. Integrated models of care have been published in order to improve quality of patient care. We established an orthogeriatric model of care at the Department of Trauma Surgery in Innsbruck in cooperation with the Department of Geriatric Medicine (Hochzirl) and the Department for Anesthesiology. This report describes our concept as well as initial experience...
December 2011: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Karin J Neufeld, O Joseph Bienvenu, Paul B Rosenberg, Simon C Mears, Hochang B Lee, Biren B Kamdar, Frederick E Sieber, Sharon K Krumm, Jeremy D Walston, David N Hager, Pegah Touradji, Dale M Needham
Delirium is an important syndrome affecting inpatients in various hospital settings. This article focuses on multidisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration to advance efforts in delirium clinical care and research. The Johns Hopkins Delirium Consortium, which includes members from the disciplines of nursing, medicine, rehabilitation therapy, psychology, and pharmacy within the departments and divisions of anesthesiology, geriatrics, oncology, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry, critical care medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, is one model of such collaboration...
November 2011: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Alicia J Mangram, Vanessa K Shifflette, Christopher D Mitchell, Van A Johnson, Manuel Lorenzo, Micheal S Truitt, Anuj Goel, Mark Lyons, Ernest L Dunn
Many elderly trauma patients have isolated orthopedic injuries compounded by chronic medical conditions. We organized a trauma unit, led by trauma surgeons, that is designed to expedite the care of geriatric patients through a multidisciplinary approach. The development of G-60, our Geriatric Trauma Unit, began with discussion between trauma surgeons and hospital administration. Dialogue between trauma surgeons and emergency department physicians yielded triaging, disposition, and admission criteria. Orthopedic surgeons helped implement a goal of operative management in 48 hours...
September 2011: American Surgeon
E Blommers, M Klimek, K A Hartholt, T J M van der Cammen, J Klein, P G Noordzij
Nearly 60% of the Dutch population undergoing surgery is aged 65 years and over. Older patients are at increased risk of developing perioperative complications (e.g., myocardial infarction, pneumonia, or delirium), which may lead to a prolonged hospital stay or death. Preoperative risk stratification calculates a patient's risk by evaluating the presence and extent of frailty, pathophysiological risk factors, type of surgery, and the results of (additional) testing. Type of anesthesia, fluid management, and pain management affect outcome of surgery...
June 2011: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
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