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Albrecht JS, Marcantonio ER, Roffey DM
Stability of postoperative delirium psychomotor subtypes in individuals with hip fracture.
This paper's objectives were to determine the stability of psychomotor subtypes of delirium over time and to identify characteristics associated with delirium psychomotor subtypes in individuals undergoing surgical repair of hip fracture. The Transfusion Trigger Trial for Functional Outcomes in Cardiovascular Patients Undergoing Surgical Hip Fracture Repair Cognitive Ancillary Study was conducted. Results showed that psychomotor subtypes of delirium often fluctuated from assessment to assessment, rather than representing fixed categories of delirium. Hypoactive delirium was the most common presentation of delirium but the least likely to be documented by healthcare providers.
Citation: Albrecht JS, Marcantonio ER, Roffey DM . Stability of postoperative delirium psychomotor subtypes in individuals with hip fracture. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 May;63(5):970-6. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13334.
Keywords: Adverse Events, Cardiovascular Conditions, Injuries and Wounds, Neurological Disorders, Surgery
Aspinall SL, Zhao X, Semia TP
Epidemiology of drug-disease interactions in older veteran nursing home residents.
The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of and factors associated with potentially inappropriate drug– disease combinations according to the AGS 2012 Beers criteria that are clinically important in elderly adults residing in Veterans Affairs Community Living Centers. It found that drug-disease interactions were common in older residents with dementia or cognitive impairment or a history of falls or hip fracture.
Citation: Aspinall SL, Zhao X, Semia TP . Epidemiology of drug-disease interactions in older veteran nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 Jan;63(1):77-84. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13197..
Keywords: Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Adverse Events, Dementia, Elderly, Falls, Injuries and Wounds, Medication, Medication: Safety, Neurological Disorders, Nursing Homes, Patient Safety, Veterans