The effect of a pre- and postoperative orthogeriatric service on cognitive function in patients with hip fracture: randomized controlled trial (Oslo Orthogeriatric Trial)
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:63 (15 April 2014)
In a randomized trial, perioperative orthogeriatric care does not reduce delirium and cognitive decline in hip fracture patients, but has a positive effect on mobility, highlighting a need for integration of orthopedic and geriatric services.
The glomerular filtration rate estimated by new and old equations as a predictor of important outcomes in elderly patients
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:27 (12 February 2014)
Two new equations to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are better predictors of mortality and cardiovascular events in octogenarians than older equations, suggesting they could be more useful to predict outcome in these patients.
Making mobility-related disability better: a complex response to a complex problem
BMC Medicine 2012, 10:121 (15 October 2012)
Mobility-related disability in frail older people has been found to be reduced in a recent clinical trial; Kenneth Rockwood comments on understanding the complex needs of these individuals to provide effective treatment and a better quality of life.