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Perioperative delirium increases length of stay, costs after fragility hip fracture surgery

July 4, 2015

Perioperative delirium was associated with a significant incremental in-hospital length of stay and significant incremental episode-of-care costs following surgery for fragility hip fracture in nearly half of elderly patients studied, according to recently published findings.

Researchers evaluated 242 patients ages 65 years and older who underwent surgical treatment of a fragility hip fracture between January 2011 and December 2012, analyzing demographic, clinical, surgical and adverse event data. To detect perioperative delirium, the researchers used the confusion assessment method prospectively.

Meeting News Coverage

AOA board predicts future of optometry, outlines its involvement

July 3, 2015
SEATTLE – Optometry’s Meeting attendees had a unique opportunity to present questions directly to the entire American Optometric Association Board of…
Meeting News Coverage

New LCD-based system provides precise contrast sensitivity

July 3, 2015
SEATTLE — A new method of testing contrast sensitivity was shown to provide faster and more accurate measurements than traditional tests, according to a researcher…
In the Journals

Intervention improves immunization, preventive care among low-income families

July 3, 2015
The Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone intervention was associated with accelerated access to concrete supports, improved rates for on-time…

Joimax launches new system to treat spinal stenosis

July 3, 2015
The Germany company, joimax, recently announced the launch of its new iLESSYS Delta system during the German Society of Neurosurgery Annual Meeting, according to a…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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Original Article

Enhancing Trifocal Leadership Practices Using Simulation in a Pediatric Charge Nurse Orientation Program

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, July 2015, Volume 46 Issue 7
A well-established charge nurse orientation program was enhanced with the addition of a simulation, addressing three…
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Stephen Montaquila

VIDEO: Montaquila: ODs have opportunities with health care reform

July 2, 2015
SEATTLE – The American Optometric Association’s Rethink Eyecare helps illuminate the benefits of including…
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