A woman in her 40s with diabetes consulted an emergency department owing to a pain in the right groin, worsening since its onset 3 days before. What is your diagnosis?
Jafari et al examine the surgical trends and outcomes of colorectal cancer treatment in the elderly.
Functional impairment is persistent in the year following injury for older trauma patients. Tillou and colleagues aimed to measure the impact of routine geriatric consultation on functional outcomes in older trauma patients. Michael E. Zenilman, MD, provided an invited commentary.
This population-based cohort study examines the risk for perinatal complications in women with a history of bariatric surgery by comparing them with mothers without operations and examining the association of the operation-to-birth interval with perinatal outcomes.
This cohort study evaluates how the age-related risk of discharge to postacute care facilities after major abdominal surgery is affected by preoperative functional status and postoperative complications.
This study examines whether gastric bypass surgery is equally effective in reducing mortality in groups undergoing surgery at different ages.
This retrospective cohort study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry reports that there has been a significant increase in the incidence of colorectal cancer diagnosed in young adults, with a decline in older patients. Turaga provides a related editorial.
This Viewpoint reviews the central elements of the proposed SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014.
Joseph et al assessed the usefulness of the Frailty Index as an effective assessment tool in predicting adverse outcomes in geriatric trauma patients. They performed a 2-year cohort study at a level I trauma center at The University of Arizona, prospectively measuring frailty in all geriatric patients. See the Invited Commentary by Robinson and Finlayson.
Hicks and coauthors examine whether disparities in trauma survival for blacks vs whites persist in patients 65 years or older.