The relationship between anemia at admission and outcome in patients older than 60 years with hip fracture

@article{Hagino2009TheRB,
  title={The relationship between anemia at admission and outcome in patients older than 60 years with hip fracture},
  author={Tetsuo Hagino and Satoshi Ochiai and Eiichi Sato and Shingo Maekawa and Masanori Wako and Hirotaka Haro},
  journal={Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology : Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={119 - 122}
}
We have reported that the functional outcome in elderly with hip fracture is related to age at admission, dementia, and anemia. In this study, we examined the relationship between hemoglobin level at admission and walking ability, as well as survival outcome at discharge. We studied 394 patients aged 60 years or older treated at our hospital for hip fracture since 1997. Anemia was defined as an admission hemoglobin level <13.0 g/dl for men and <12.0 g/dl for women. The relationships between… CONTINUE READING

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