Trauma in nonagenarians and centenarians: review of 137 consecutive patients.

@article{Sieling2004TraumaIN,
  title={Trauma in nonagenarians and centenarians: review of 137 consecutive patients.},
  author={Beth A Sieling and Karen Beem and Mary T Hoffman and James V Yuschak and Jon B. Morris},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 9},
  pages={793-6}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the hospital course and outcomes of elderly trauma patients. We accomplished a retrospective review of all consecutive trauma patients admitted to a level II trauma center from January 2000 to April 2002. Gender, Injury Severity Score (ISS), length of stay (LOS), operative procedure, morbidity, and mortality of patients > or = 90 years of age were compared with younger patients. Of 2645 trauma admissions, 137 patients (5%) were > or = 90 years (range, 90… CONTINUE READING