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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512305/financial-impact-and-effect-on-the-outcome-of-preoperative-tests-for-at-risk-older-hip-fracture-patients
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Ely L Steinberg, Yaniv Warschawski, Jacob Elis, Dani Rotman, Gil Rachevsky, Shai Factor, Moshe Salai, Tomer Ben-Tov
AIM: Older patients with proximal femoral fractures often undergo preoperative tests due to coexisting morbidities. Our aim was to evaluate these tests and their impact on patient outcome and medical expenses. METHODS: This retrospective study includes data on head computed tomography, carotid ultrasound, echocardiography and pulmonary functional tests calculated according to the type of surgery (osteosynthesis or hip arthroplasty) carried out on 2798 patients. Time-to-surgery, test repeated postoperatively, American Society of Anesthesiology Physical Status score, additional procedures, hospitalization time, 30-day mortality and associated medical expenses were evaluated...
March 7, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353441/pre-and-postoperative-management-of-risk-factors-for-postoperative-delirium-who-is-in-charge-and-what-is-its-essence
#2
Bruno Neuner, Daniel Hadzidiakos, Gabriella Bettelli
Postoperative delirium (POD) is an adverse clinical outcome characterized by cognitive, affective and behavioral symptoms with typically an acute onset and a fluctuating course. POD is attributed to certain patients' predisposing factors as well as to treatment-related precipitating factors. While there are several single-component interventions for the prevention of POD, evolving evidence suggests the importance of a system approach in the prevention of POD. This involves strategies by multidisciplinary teams with additional geriatric consultation services to identify risk factors for POD and to modify their impact on the perioperative course...
March 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203430/optimization-of-perioperative-management-of-proximal-femoral-fracture-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
P Merloz
Proximal femoral fracture in elderly subjects is a major event that is life-threatening in the medium-to-long term. Advanced age, male gender and number of comorbidities largely account for high mortality and require geriatric expertise. Protein-energy malnutrition and bone demineralization increase mortality. Mortality can, on the other hand, be reduced by acting on two variables accessible to medical intervention: daily activities and nutritional status. Functional and neurocognitive assessment allow the risk of dependency to be evaluated, and global geriatric work-up can prevent sudden breakdown of homeostasis...
February 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612089/the-intensive-care-delirium-research-agenda-a-multinational-interprofessional-perspective
#4
REVIEW
Pratik P Pandharipande, E Wesley Ely, Rakesh C Arora, Michele C Balas, Malaz A Boustani, Gabriel Heras La Calle, Colm Cunningham, John W Devlin, Julius Elefante, Jin H Han, Alasdair M MacLullich, José R Maldonado, Alessandro Morandi, Dale M Needham, Valerie J Page, Louise Rose, Jorge I F Salluh, Tarek Sharshar, Yahya Shehabi, Yoanna Skrobik, Arjen J C Slooter, Heidi A B Smith
Delirium, a prevalent organ dysfunction in critically ill patients, is independently associated with increased morbidity. This last decade has witnessed an exponential growth in delirium research in hospitalized patients, including those critically ill, and this research has highlighted that delirium needs to be better understood mechanistically to help foster research that will ultimately lead to its prevention and treatment. In this invited, evidence-based paper, a multinational and interprofessional group of clinicians and researchers from within the fields of critical care medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, anesthesiology, geriatrics, surgery, neurology, nursing, pharmacy, and the neurosciences sought to address five questions: (1) What is the current standard of care in managing ICU delirium? (2) What have been the major recent advances in delirium research and care? (3) What are the common delirium beliefs that have been challenged by recent trials? (4) What are the remaining areas of uncertainty in delirium research? (5) What are some of the top study areas/trials to be done in the next 10 years? Herein, we briefly review the epidemiology of delirium, the current best practices for management of critically ill patients at risk for delirium or experiencing delirium, identify recent advances in our understanding of delirium as well as gaps in knowledge, and discuss research opportunities and barriers to implementation, with the goal of promoting an integrated research agenda...
September 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513843/meeting-the-need-for-training-in-geriatrics-the-geriatrics-education-for-specialty-residents-program
#5
Myron Miller, Ronnie A Rosenthal
The imperative created by increasing numbers of aging Americans coupled with increasing longevity has generated recognition and acceptance within american medicine that education, from medical school through postgraduate training through continuing medical education, must include appropriate knowledge and skills in aging and geriatrics to provide for effective care of older adults. Such education and training is necessary not only for traditional primary care providers, but also for specialty physicians, including those in most surgical specialties and in related fields such as anesthesiology, emergency medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation...
October 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500499/-anesthesiological-care-of-trauma-patients-in-orthogeriatric-co-management
#6
Markus F Luger, Thomas J 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...
May 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467578/approach-to-inguinal-hernia-in-high-risk-geriatric-patients-should-it-be-elective-or-emergent
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Rıza Gürhan Işıl, Pınar Yazıcı, Uygar Demir, Cemal Kaya, Özgür Bostancı, Ufuk Oğuz İdiz, Canan Tülay Işıl, Mahmut Kaan Demircioğlu, Mehmet Mihmanlı
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are more prone to have inguinal hernia due to weakened abdominal musculature. However, surgical repair of inguinal hernia (SRIH) may not be performed or may be delayed due to greater risk in presence of comorbidities. Present study is investigation of outcome of elective and emergency SRIH in geriatric patients. METHODS: Records of total of 384 high-risk (American Society of Anesthesiology classification III-IV) patients aged >65 years who underwent SRIH between January 2010 and December 2014 were reviewed...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974304/improving-hip-fracture-outcomes-with-integrated-orthogeriatric-care-a-comparison-between-two-accepted-orthogeriatric-models
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Mark Middleton, Bettina Wan, Ruy da Assunçao
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...
May 1, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743591/preoperative-assessment-of-surgical-risk-creation-of-a-scoring-tool-to-estimate-1-year-mortality-after-emergency-abdominal-surgery-in-the-elderly-patient
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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...
April 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577731/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-geriatric-hip-fractures-a-compressional-study-of-different-surgical-procedures-in-785-consecutive-patients
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499322/less-invasive-surgery-using-external-fixator-for-the-treatment-of-subtrochanteric-femur-fracture-in-a-high-risk-geriatric-patient
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27168083/decreased-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimated-by-2009-ckd-epi-equation-predicts-mortality-in-older-hip-fracture-population
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27090913/-anesthesiological-care-in-orthogeriatric-co-management-perioperative-treatment-of-geriatric-trauma-patients
#13
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26982187/-colorectal-cancer-in-the-elderly
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26829953/-anesthesiological-management-of-elderly-trauma-patients
#15
REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26446330/sedation-in-hypoalbuminemic-geriatric-patients-under-spinal-anesthesia-in-hip-surgery-midazolam-or-propofol
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26315628/the-history-of-geriatric-anesthesia-in-the-united-states-and-the-society-for-the-advancement-of-geriatric-anesthesia
#17
REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26282389/musculoskeletal-medicine-is-underrepresented-in-the-american-medical-school-clinical-curriculum
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26256960/outcome-and-complications-in-surgical-treatment-of-lumbar-stenosis-or-spondylolisthesis-in-geriatric-patients
#19
REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24619039/-perioperative-risk-assessment-of-geriatric-patients-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
#20
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
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