Inflammation and disability as risk factors for mortality in elderly acute care patients.

@article{Forasassi2009InflammationAD,
  title={Inflammation and disability as risk factors for mortality in elderly acute care patients.},
  author={Christine Forasassi and Jean-Louis Golmard and {\'E}ric Pautas and François Piette and Isaac Myara and Agathe Raynaud-Simon},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={406-10}
}
Although the role of inflammation has been studied in specific diseases or in community living elderly, data in hospitalized acute care elderly patients are scarce. The present study was designed to determine the predictive value of sociodemographic, clinical and biological factors for mortality in acute care geriatric wards. Retrospective study was conducted in two acute care wards in a university-based geriatric hospital with elderly patients (n=224) consecutively admitted to acute care wards… CONTINUE READING
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