Hip fractures are common in elderly patients, in whom it is important to monitor blood loss; however, unnecessary transfusions should be avoided. The primary objective of this study was to assess whether the employment of a dedicated orthogeriatrician in an Orthopaedic Department allows to optimise the clinical conditions of patients, influencing blood loss and consequently the number of transfusions. The secondary objective was to determine whether the influence of the orthogeriatrician differs according to the type of surgical treatment.

Haemoglobin and transfusions in elderly patients with hip fractures: the effect of a dedicated orthogeriatrician

Oliva, Francesco;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Hip fractures are common in elderly patients, in whom it is important to monitor blood loss; however, unnecessary transfusions should be avoided. The primary objective of this study was to assess whether the employment of a dedicated orthogeriatrician in an Orthopaedic Department allows to optimise the clinical conditions of patients, influencing blood loss and consequently the number of transfusions. The secondary objective was to determine whether the influence of the orthogeriatrician differs according to the type of surgical treatment.
2021
Elderly patients
Haemoglobin
Hip fractures
Interdisciplinary management
Orthogeriatrician
Transfusions
Age Factors
Aged
Aged
80 and over
Biomarkers
Female
Hemiarthroplasty
Hemorrhage
Hip Fractures
Humans
Male
Monitoring
Physiologic
Patient Readmission
Unnecessary Procedures
Blood Transfusion
Clinical Decision-Making
Geriatricians
Hemoglobins
Intersectoral Collaboration
Orthopedic Surgeons
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