The effect of a pre- and postoperative orthogeriatric service on cognitive function in patients with hip fracture: randomized controlled trial (Oslo Orthogeriatric Trial)

@inproceedings{Watne2014TheEO,
  title={The effect of a pre- and postoperative orthogeriatric service on cognitive function in patients with hip fracture: randomized controlled trial (Oslo Orthogeriatric Trial)},
  author={Leiv Otto Watne and Anne Cathrine Torbergsen and Simon Paul Conroy and Knut Engedal and Frede Frihagen and Geir Aasmund Hjorthaug and Vibeke Juliebo and Johan C Raeder and Ingvild Saltvedt and Eva Skovlund and Torgeir Bruun Wyller},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Delirium is a common complication in patients with hip fractures and is associated with an increased risk of subsequent dementia. The aim of this trial was to evaluate the effect of a pre- and postoperative orthogeriatric service on the prevention of delirium and longer-term cognitive decline. METHODS This was a single-center, prospective, randomized controlled trial in which patients with hip fracture were randomized to treatment in an acute geriatric ward or standard orthopedic… CONTINUE READING
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