Adriana A Bruni

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association between number of days with delirium and 6-month mortality in elderly adults after hip fracture surgery. DESIGN Prospective cohort study with 6-month follow-up. SETTING Orthogeriatric Unit (OGU). PARTICIPANTS Individuals (mean age = 84.3 ± 6.4) admitted to the OGU between October 2011 and April 2013 with hip(More)
BACKGROUND Several tools to predict patients' survival have been proposed in medical wards, though they are often time consuming and difficult to apply. The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) is a promising tool that has been validated in intensive care units but never in acute medical wards. The aim of this study was to assess whether the SOFA(More)
The case of an 87-year-old woman who falls at home and is admitted to the Emergency Department of an acute hospital with delirium exemplify a common situation that physicians face in their everyday clinical practice. We describe the typical context of frailty in which acute illnesses frequently present in frail elderly patients and, in particular, the(More)
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