Of these, 45,245 (19%) were determined to have frailty before ICU admission. ... to be worse in patients with a Clinical Frailty Scale score of 6 or greater.
Rivaroxaban versus warfarin, postop frailty score, parasitic infections and more. Rivaroxaban appears to have similar safety and efficacy compared with warfarin in both older and younger patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, ... A
The researchers created a Hospital Frailty Risk Score based on the ICD-10 codes that were common among these patients. ... The score might miss some important elements of frailty and might be affected by variation in coding, the authors noted.
Researchers in the United Kingdom created a frailty index using data from 27 laboratory values routinely assessed within 72 hours of hospital admission. ... Patients' average age was 84.8 years, and 55.3% were women. The FI-Laboratory correlated weakly
Screening elderly patients for frailty before surgery may improve postsurgical outcomes by allowing targeted interventions, a new study indicates. ... critical care, and palliative care clinicians were notified about patients' frailty and the associated
Nine frailty instruments were evaluated in 18,388 patients from 8 studies who were undergoing major cardiac surgery. ... Thirteen frailty instruments were evaluated in 17 studies of 5,177 patients undergoing minimally invasive procedures.
The Frailty Index appears to predict in-hospital complications and discharge disposition in geriatric trauma patients, a new study found. ... Frailty was prospectively measured in all trauma patients who were geriatric, defined as at least 65 years of age
Researchers in the United Kingdom created a frailty index using data from 27 laboratory values routinely assessed within 72 hours of hospital admission. ... Hospital admissions shorter than 24 hours were excluded. Acute health status was assessed with
Frailty was defined as weight loss, fatigue, and weakness or a state of vulnerability arising from biological, cognitive and social factors. ... Researchers noted the advantages and disadvantages of simple screening tools in the context of frailty.
When it comes to assessing frailty alone, there's no real consensus definition, Dr. ... Dr. Beliveau also discussed some of the available research on frailty and outcomes after surgery.