- Effect of comorbidities and postoperative complications on mortality after hip fracture in elderly people: prospective observational cohort study.
- Roche JJ, Wenn RT, Sahota O, Moran CG.
- BMJ. 2005 Dec 10;331(7529):1374.
Rationale for inclusion: In elderly patients with hip fractures, 3 or more comorbidities is associated with mortality.
Citations - 794 (as of July 2017)
- Efficacy of a comprehensive geriatric intervention in older patients hospitalized for hip fracture: a randomized, controlled trial.
- Vidán M, Serra JA, Moreno C, Riquelme G, Ortiz J.
- J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Sep;53(9):1476-82.
Rationale for inclusion: Early multidisciplinary daily geriatric care can reduce in-hospital mortality and medical complications in elderly hip fracture patients.
Citations - 353 (as of July 2017)
- Frailty: emergence and consequences in women aged 65 and older in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.
- Woods NF, LaCroix AZ, Gray SL, Aragaki A, Cochrane BB, Brunner RL, Masaki K, Murray A, Newman AB; Women's Health Initiative.
- J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Aug;53(8):1321-30.
Rationale for inclusion: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that predicts poor outcomes in older women.
Citations - 673 (as of July 2017)
- Functional outcome and quality of life following hip fracture in elderly women: a prospective controlled study.
- Boonen S, Autier P, Barette M, Vanderschueren D, Lips P, Haentjens P.
- Osteoporos Int. 2004 Feb;15(2):87-94.
Rationale for inclusion: Women who sustain a hip fracture continue to suffer from substantial functional impairment and loss in QoL at 1 year, despite a significant recovery during this 12-month period. Function upon hospital discharge is the strongest predictor of functional status 1 year later.
Citations - 274 (as of July 2017)
- Traumatic brain injury in the elderly: increased mortality and worse functional outcome at discharge despite lower injury severity.
- Susman M, DiRusso SM, Sullivan T, Risucci D, Nealon P, Cuff S, Haider A, Benzil D.
- J Trauma. 2002 Aug;53(2):219-23; discussion 223-4.
Rationale for inclusion: Elderly patients have worse outcomes than non-elderly patients with TBI despite lower injury severity.
Citations - 327 (as of July 2017)
- Isolated traumatic brain injury: age is an independent predictor of mortality and early outcome.
- Mosenthal AC, Lavery RF, Addis M, Kaul S, Ross S, Marburger R, Deitch EA, Livingston DH.
- J Trauma. 2002 May;52(5):907-11.
Rationale for inclusion: Age is an independent predictor of mortality in TBI.
Citations - 251 (as of July 2017)
- Geriatric falls: injury severity is high and disproportionate to mechanism.
- Sterling DA, O'Connor JA, Bonadies J.
- J Trauma. 2001 Jan;50(1):116-9.
Rationale for inclusion: Same-level falls in elderly can result in high injury severity.
Citations - 494 (as of July 2017)
- Geriatric blunt multiple trauma: improved survival with early invasive monitoring.
- Scalea TM, Simon HM, Duncan AO, Atweh NA, Sclafani SJ, Phillips TF, Shaftan GW.
- J Trauma. 1990 Feb;30(2):129-34; discussion 134-6.
Rationale for inclusion: Invasive monitoring (PA catheter placement) in geriatric trauma patients with efforts to optimize cardiac function led to improved survival.
Citations - 363 (as of July 2017)
- Risk factors for falls among elderly persons living in the community.
- Tinetti ME, Speechley M, Ginter SF.
- N Engl J Med. 1988 Dec 29;319(26):1701-7.
Rationale for inclusion: Falls among older persons living in the community are common and that a simple clinical assessment can identify the elderly persons who are at the greatest risk of falling.
Citations - 6021 (as of July 2017)