Tag Archives: Fragility Hip Fractures

Observational Analysis of Hip Fracture Population (BMJ Open)

Summary This study examines trends in the hip fracture population, with a view to estimating future service requirements. Full Text Link Reference Baker, PN. Salar, O. [and] Ollivere, BJ. [et al] (2014). Evolution of the hip fracture population: time to … Continue reading

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Hip Fracture Treatment 2001 to 2011 (QualityWatch / Health Foundation / Nuffield Trust)

Summary This QualityWatch Focus On report (with the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust) examines the quality of care, and outcomes, of treatment for hip fracture in the NHS. It covers the 10 years (2001 to 2011) of hospital inpatient activity data. … Continue reading

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NICE Pathways: New or Recently Updated Care Pathways (NICE)

Summary NICE Pathways are a collection of online resources which summarise selected NICE guidelines, and related information, in topic-based interactive flowcharts. Topics of likely interest, recently added or updated (as sampled August / September 2012), include: Acute Kidney Injury Care Pathway. … Continue reading

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Risk Factors for Mortality in Patients with Hip Fracture (Danish Medical Journal)

Summary A Danish meta-analysis has been performed to assess the association of three clinical score systems with mortality in hip fracture patients. The clinical score systems with prognostic value for predicting mortality in hip fracture patients are: a high American Society … Continue reading

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Hip Fractures in Hospitalised Medical Patients (BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)

Summary The incidence of hip fracture among people admitted to internal medicine units in Spain was analyzed. 1127 (0.057%) people received a diagnosis of hip fracture during hospitalisation, and the hospital mortality rate was 27.9%. (versus 9.4% for comparable non-fracture … Continue reading

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Falls and Hip Fracture Reduction Using Vitamin D Supplementation in Vascular Parkinsonism (Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management)

Summary This study investigated the potential of Vitamin D supplementation for reducing the risk of falls and fragility hip fractures in patients with vascular Parkinsonism (VP) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The evidence suggests that vitamin D decreases falls and hip … Continue reading

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Management of Hip Fracture in Adults: Commissioning Guide (NICE)

Summary In November, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) released this commissioning guide on the commissioning of services for the management of hip fracture in adults until discharge from the Hip Fracture Programme (4-6 weeks post hospital … Continue reading

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