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In Older Patients With Hip Fracture, Surgical Delay of More Than 48 Hours Increases Mortality

by Bidita Debnath on  April 28, 2013 at 2:28 AM Research News   - G J E 4
In older patients, hip fractures are known to be a major cause of long term disability and increased risk of death, less is known about the relationship between surgical delay after hip fracture and mortality risk.
 In Older Patients With Hip Fracture, Surgical Delay of More Than 48 Hours Increases Mortality
In Older Patients With Hip Fracture, Surgical Delay of More Than 48 Hours Increases Mortality
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A study by Belgian investigators shows that that in older patients with hip fracture, surgical delay of more than 48 hours is significantly and independently associated with increased long-term mortality, even after adjusting for age, sex, and co-morbidities. The study analysed data from 32,383 participants with 1 years of follow-up, extracted from nine clinical cohorts and two population-based databases in the United States, Europe, Israel, Taiwan, and Brazil.

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The research was presented (abstract OC18) during the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis (ESCEO13-IOF) held from April 17 to 20 in Rome, Italy.

Abstracts have been published in 'Osteoporosis International', Vol. 24, Suppl. 1, 2013

Source: Eurekalert
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