Juan Carlos García-Cruz

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CONTEXT The performance of a prognostic score must be evaluated prior to being used. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the predictive ability of hospital mortality of Simplified Acute Physiology Score 3 (SAPS 3) score in elderly patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs). AIMS The aim of the present study was to evaluate the SAPS 3 score(More)
BACKGROUND Frailty in elderly results from impaired physiological reserve in multiple systems. Establishing if frail elderly inpatients develop more functional impairment at discharge, will allow the development of strategies for preventing or limiting the deterioration in this vulnerable group. METHODS Prospective cohort in 133 elderly inpatients. At(More)
Adverse drug reactions impact on patient health, effectiveness of pharmacological therapy and increased health care costs. This investigation intended to detect the most critical drug-drug interactions in hospitalized elderly patients, weighting clinical risk. We conducted a cross-sectional study between January and April 2014; all patients 70 years or(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association between cognitive performance and long-term survival in an elderly Mexican population sample. METHODS In this retrospective, retrolective and observational study elderly subjects were assessed in the Geriatrics Clinic of the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán" between January 1994(More)
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