This cohort study uses American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data to investigate the association between loss of independence among older adult patients after surgical procedures and readmission and death after discharge.
This study examines whether gastric bypass surgery is equally effective in reducing mortality in groups undergoing surgery at different ages.
This prospective cohort study found that postoperative complications and delirium are separately associated with adverse events and demonstrate a combined effect.
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.
Matsushima and colleagues tested the hypothesis that outcomes of trauma care for geriatric patients are affected differently by the volume of geriatric cases and nongeriatric cases of the institution. Zenilman provided a related invited commentary.
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.
Kim et al design a predictive model for adverse outcomes in older surgical patients. See also the invited commentary by Zenilman.