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Sonja L Rosen, David B Reuben
In addition to medical diseases, psychological, social, cognitive, and functional issues influence the health of older persons. Therefore, the traditional medical assessment alone is often not enough to evaluate the older population with multiple comorbidities. Out of this recognized need, the geriatric assessment has been developed, which emphasizes a broader approach to evaluating contributors to health in older persons. Geriatric assessment uses specific tools to help determine patient's status across several different dimensions, including assessment of medical, cognitive, affective, social, economic, environmental, spiritual, and functional status...
July 2011: Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, New York
G P Slobogean, S A Sprague, T Scott, M Bhandari
BACKGROUND: Femoral neck fractures in patients 60 years of age or younger are challenging injuries to treat because of the high-energy trauma mechanisms and the displaced fracture patterns typically found in this patient population. Understanding the burden of disease is an important first step in addressing treatment controversies in this population. The purpose of the current study is to quantitatively pool the incidence of patient important complications following internal fixation of young femoral neck fractures...
March 2015: Injury
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