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Surgical, nonsurgical management of hip fracture compared in nursing home residents with advanced dementia | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Patients who had been managed surgically had less documented pain and fewer pressure ulcers, but use of antipsychotic drugs and physical restraints did not appear to differ, and few patients in either group remained ambulatory at six months.
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Bleeding risk lower with aspirin vs. anticoagulation after hip fracture repair, but DVT risk may be higher | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The risk of bleeding is lower with aspirin compared to anticoagulants after hip fracture surgery, but the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may be higher with aspirin, a new analysis found.
Palliative med conference offers advice on hip fracture, treatment withdrawal, organ donation | ACP Hospitalist
News from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's annual assembly.
Comprehensive geriatric unit improved outcomes in hip fracture patients | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Treating hip fracture patients on a geriatric unit instead of an orthopedic one resulted in slightly improved mobility, quality of life, and activities of daily living 4 months after hospitalization, a study found.
Risk of mortality may be increased when hip fracture repair wait time exceeds 24 hours | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Targeting surgery within 24 hours would represent a significant change in practice because the majority of patients did not receive surgery within this timeframe, study authors noted.
Shorter hospital stay after hip fracture associated with increased mortality risk, study finds | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Hospitalization for 10 days or less after a hip fracture was associated with increased mortality risk after discharge, according to a new study.
Heart failure worsens outcomes in hip fracture surgery patients | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Hip fracture surgery patients with preoperative heart failure had higher mortality rates, were more often discharged to a skilled facility, and had longer hospital lengths of stay, according to a recent study.
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Mortality with later hip fracture surgery linked to medical reasons for delay | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Late hip fracture surgery carries a higher mortality risk than early surgery, but mostly because of underlying medical reasons for the delay and not the delay itself, according to a new study.