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Geriatric cardiac trauma

M Knobe, B Böttcher, M Coburn, T Friess, L C Bollheimer, H J Heppner, C J Werner, J-P Bach, M Wollgarten, S Poßelt, C Bliemel, B Bücking
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on orthogeriatric models of care suggest that there is substantial variability in how geriatric care is integrated in the patient management and the necessary intensity of geriatric involvement is questionable. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current prospective cohort study was the clinical and economic evaluation of fragility fracture treatment pathways before and after the implementation of a geriatric trauma center in conformity with the guidelines of the German Trauma Society (DGU)...
April 19, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Nathan A Franklin, Ashley Ali, Richard K Hurley, Hassan R Mir, Michael J Beltran
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the pre-hospital use of Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) agents on the outcomes of early surgical fixation of a geriatric hip fracture. DESIGN: Case-Control. SETTING: Two academic level 1 trauma centers. INTERVENTION: Early (<48h) surgical fixation of a geriatric proximal femur fracture. PATIENTS: 19 patients receiving Pradaxa (Dabigatran), Eliquis (Apixaban), or Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) who underwent surgery between 2010 and 2015 and 74 control patients...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Marc D Trust, Pedro G Teixeira, Lawrence H Brown, Sadia Ali, Ben Coopwood, Jayson D Aydelotte, Carlos V R Brown
BACKGROUND: Because of increased failure rates of nonoperative management (NOM) of blunt splenic injuries (BSI) in the geriatric population, dogma dictated that this management was unacceptable. Recently, there has been an increased use of this treatment strategy in the geriatric population. However, published data assessing the safety of NOM of BSI in this population is conflicting, and well-powered multicenter data are lacking. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of data from the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) from 2014 and identified young (age < 65) and geriatric (age ≥ 65) patients with a BSI...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
X M Wang, Y Liu
In this commentary article, we introduce the definition, evaluative contents and methods of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), as well as its successful application in Western countries. CGA is a multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment process that identifies medical, psychosocial, and functional capabilities of elderly adults to develop plans including overall treatment, nursing, and follow-up to maximize overall health with aging. How to change this situation has become an important challenge due to the significant increase in postoperative complications, mortality, and treatment costs for elderly patients with surgical diseases...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Joshua Bucher, Jonathan McCoy, Colleen Donovan, Snehal Patel, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Asa Dewan
BACKGROUND: Hurricanes Irene and Sandy heavily impacted New Jersey. Investigating EMS dispatch trends during these storms may allow us to prepare for future disasters. OBJECTIVES: Our objectives to characterize the types of EMS dispatches immediately before, during, and after landfall compared to a control period. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at a large EMS dispatch center that provides first responders, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), and critical care transport services to an area with approximately 20 receiving hospitals including a Level I Trauma Center...
January 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Chhavi Sawhney, Vivek Trikha, Sai Janani, Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa, Vijay Sharma, Menaal Khanna
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hip fractures are associated with a significant risk of morbidity and mortality in the elderly population. Current guidelines propose that these patients should be operated as early as possible. Preoperative cardiac investigations, especially echocardiography, have been considered to delay surgery with few changes in the patient management. The present study has been conducted to evaluate whether preoperative echocardiography improve or worsen the prognosis in such hip trauma surgery...
April 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
Michael M Woll, Linda L Maerz
The elderly population is rapidly increasing in number. Therefore, geriatric trauma is becoming more prevalent. All practitioners caring for geriatric trauma patients should be familiar with the structural and functional changes naturally occurring in the aging heart, as well as common preexisting cardiac diseases in the geriatric population. Identification of the shock state related to cardiac dysfunction and targeted assessment of perfusion and resuscitation are important when managing elderly patients. Finally, management of cardiac dysfunction in the trauma patient includes an appreciation of the inherent effects of trauma on cardiac function...
December 2016: Anesthesiology Clinics
Bellal Joseph, Herb Phelan, Ahmed Hassan, Tahereh Orouji Jokar, Terence O'Keeffe, Asad Azim, Lynn Gries, Narong Kulvatunyou, Rifat Latifi, Peter Rhee
INTRODUCTION: Failure-to-rescue (FTR) (defined as death from a major complication) is considered as an index of hospital quality in trauma patients. However, the role of frailty in FTR events remains unclear. We hypothesized that FTR rate is higher in elderly frail trauma patients. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study of all elderly (age ≥ 65 years) trauma patients presenting at our level one trauma center. Patient's frailty status was calculated utilizing the Trauma Specific Frailty Index (TSFI) within 24 hours of admission...
December 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Joseph A Molnar, Lucian G Vlad, Tuna Gumus
There is increasing awareness that chronic wound healing is very dependent on the patient's nutritional status, but there are no clearly established and accepted assessment protocols or interventions in clinical practice. Much of the data used as guidelines for chronic wound patients are extrapolated from acutely wounded trauma patients, but the 2 groups are very different patient populations. While most trauma patients are young, healthy, and well-nourished before injury, the chronic wound patient is usually old, with comorbidities and frequently malnourished...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ashley N DeLeon, John M Uecker, Susan V Stafford, Sadia Ali, Adam Clark, Carlos V R Brown
To determine whether a restrictive strategy of red cell transfusion was safe in elderly trauma patients, we compared those treated with a restrictive transfusion strategy versus those who were liberally transfused. We performed a retrospective study of elderly (age ≥ 70 years) trauma patients admitted to our Level I trauma center from 2005 to 2013. Patients with a hemoglobin (Hg) < 10 g/dL after 48 hours were included. We excluded patients with an Injury Severity Score > 25 or active cardiac ischemia...
January 2016: American Surgeon
Vladimir Zaichick
To clarify age-related changes of 67 macro- and microelement contents in prostate gland of adult and geriatric males, a quantitative measurement by five analytical methods was performed. The nonhyperplastic prostate glands of 65 subjects (European-Caucasian aged 21-87 years) were investigated by energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF), instrumental neutron activation analysis with high resolution spectrometry of short-lived radionuclides (INAA-SLR), instrumental neutron activation analysis with high resolution spectrometry of long-lived radionuclides (INAA-LLR), inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES), and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
November 2015: Biological Trace Element Research
William M Ricci, Angel Brandt, Christopher McAndrew, Michael J Gardner
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine factors, including day of week of hospital admission, associated with delay to surgery (DTS) and increased length of stay (LOS) in patients with hip fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: Level I Trauma Center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six hundred thirty-five consecutive patients admitted to a single hospital between January 1999 and July 2006 aged 65 years or older with a hip fracture (OTA 31) were identified retrospectively from an orthopaedic database...
March 2015: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Katelyn J Rittenhouse, Tuc To, Amelia Rogers, Daniel Wu, Michael Horst, Mathew Edavettal, Jo Ann Miller, Frederick B Rogers
INTRODUCTION: Approximately one in three older adults fall each year, resulting in a significant proportion of geriatric traumatic injuries. In a hospital with a focus on geriatric fall prevention, we sought to characterize this population to develop targeted interventions. As mild hyponatremia, defined as a serum sodium <135meq/L, has been reported to be associated with falls, unsteadiness and attention deficits, we hypothesized that hyponatremia is associated with falls in our geriatric trauma population...
January 2015: Injury
Jason Murry, Michael S Truitt, Usha Mani, Nimesh Patel, Anthony Aramoonie, Ernest L Dunn
GOAL: Geriatric trauma patients tend to have worse outcomes than their younger counterparts. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends preoperative cardiac clearance to stratify patients according to perioperative cardiac risk. The utility of this in the trauma setting remains unclear. We sought to identify the role of preoperative echocardiograms (echo) in geriatric trauma patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of geriatric trauma patients who required operative intervention over a 1-year period...
July 2014: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Bellal Joseph, Viraj Pandit, Bardiya Zangbar, Narong Kulvatunyou, Ammar Hashmi, Donald J Green, Terence O'Keeffe, Andrew Tang, Gary Vercruysse, Mindy J Fain, Randall S Friese, Peter Rhee
IMPORTANCE: The Frailty Index (FI) is a known predictor of adverse outcomes in geriatric patients. The usefulness of the FI as an outcome measure in geriatric trauma patients is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess the usefulness of the FI as an effective assessment tool in predicting adverse outcomes in geriatric trauma patients. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A 2-year (June 2011 to February 2013) prospective cohort study at a level I trauma center at the University of Arizona...
August 2014: JAMA Surgery
S J M Smeets, M Poeze, J P A M Verbruggen
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have developed guidelines for perioperative assessment of patients in case of non-cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate if the preoperative cardiac evaluation of geriatric patients with hip fracture was in accordance with these guidelines and what the effects were on outcome. METHODS: In a retrospective study 388 patients with hip fracture treated in the department of Trauma surgery of the Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands were included...
December 2012: Injury
Hayati Kandis, Sami Karapolat, Ismail Erden, Melik Candar, Ayhan Saritas
Cardiac rhythm problems are frequently seen in the geriatric population, and they can experience trauma after syncope. A 78-year-old female was examined for thoracic trauma after falling. With a history of beta-blocker use, arterial blood pressure measured 60/30 mmHg and pulse rate was 30 bpm. Electrocardiogram showed a Mobitz type-II second-degree atrioventricular block. There was no response to atropine, so a transcutaneous external pacemaker and after that a transvenous pacemaker were applied. On the 4th day, the pacemaker was removed and the patient was discharged...
December 2011: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
A Albert, Z Ujvari, M Mauser, J Ennker
Caused by the age-dependent prevalence of cardiac diseases, the number of cardiac surgical interventions to geriatric patients is increasing. High life quality and life expectancy can be reached by cardiac operations. The advantage of cardiac surgical interventions is the decade's long positive effect. Accordingly also elderly benefit from complete revascularisation and from aortic valve replacement with biological prosthesis, which rarely degenerate in old age. A weak point is the surgical trauma, which can be reduced by less-invasive methods, such as OPCAB with aortic non-touch-technique, resulting in less than 1 % stroke...
November 2008: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Thomas M Frangen, Christoph Zilkens, Gert Muhr, Christian Schinkel
BACKGROUND: Odontoid fractures in geriatric patients occur frequently and are associated with a high morbidity and mortality. The decision for operative or nonoperative therapy is still controversial. Recent studies confirmed that external stabilization with halo-vest immobilization is associated with high complication rates and mortality. An operation has a high perioperative risk because of comorbidities, but previous data suggest improved outcome in this group. METHODS: To test this hypothesis, we retrospectively analyzed geriatric patients that underwent operation for isolated unstable type II odontoid fractures (Anderson and D'Alonzo classification) in our institution between March 2003 and March 2005...
July 2007: Journal of Trauma
Hilaire J Thompson, Meg Bourbonniere
This review demonstrates essential issues to consider when caring for older trauma patients, including baseline physical status, mental health, comorbidities, and risk factors for sequelae and future injuries. The impact of a traumatic injury on older adults is complex. Issues of normal aging, functional status, chronic health conditions, and response to treatment affect health care and related decisions. Studies that have examined outcomes for older trauma patients to date have been mainly descriptive or confined to a single institution, limiting our ability to generalize...
September 2006: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
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