Navigation Links
Risk of Death Persists After a Hip Fracture
Date:3/15/2010

Older people who suffer a break up to eight times more likely to die, study finds

MONDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Older men and women who break a hip are five to eight times more likely to die in the first three months after the fracture, a new study by Belgian researchers has found.

And, while the death rate after a hip fracture diminishes substantially during the first two years after the break, it never returns to the death rate seen in similar people who did not fracture a hip, the study authors said.

"A hip fracture is a major blow to the body," said Dr. Elton Strauss, an associate professor and chief of orthopedic trauma and adult reconstruction at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, who was not involved in the study.

Strauss said the main problem is not repairing the fracture itself but the toll it takes on older people.

"It's actually the problem with the elderly skeleton as well as the co-morbidities [other health problems] these patients have," he said. "There's also the mental shock."

For the study, a team led by Dr. Patrick Haentjens, of the Centre for Outcomes Research and the Laboratory for Experimental Surgery at the University Hospital in Brussels, examined 22 studies that included more than 578,000 women and 17 studies that included more than 154,000 men with hip fractures. All study participants were 50 or older.

The researchers found that older women who had a hip fracture had a slightly more than 50 percent greater risk of dying in the first three months after the break, and men had a nearly 80 percent increased risk of dying during that time.

The risk increased with the person's age. For 80-year-old women with hip fractures, the increased risk of dying was 8 percent at one year, rising to 22 percent at 10 years, compared with women without hip fractures.

For 80-year-old men, the increased risk of death at one year was 18 perc
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
3. Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
4. Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes
5. Diet high in meat, fat and refined grains linked to risk for colon cancer recurrence, death
6. Longer ambulance journeys boost death risk for seriously ill patients
7. Stopping Statins After Stroke Doubles Death Risk
8. Oral Health a Matter of Life and Death for Seniors
9. Pop stars more than twice as likely to die an early death
10. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
11. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/28/2014)... PreDiabetes Centers , a ... employees learn their risk for type 2 diabetes ... a local school in partnership with the American ... , As the Presenting Sponsor for the ... is co-hosting diabetes-prevention presentations at Austin-area companies with ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... November 28, 2014 Mabel’s Labels ... kids lose® and an award-winning company established by four ... Cynthia Esp, and Tricia Mumby have been honored with ... recognized with the PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. ... Esp, and Tricia Mumby) accepted the award on behalf ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... UniWigs.com, a leader in the wig industry, has announced a ... This promotion features: , > 400 pieces of ... off (no coupon code needed), > 10% off ... over $49 , Visit http://www.uniwigs.com for more details , ... Dec. 1st and the first 100 shoppers each day will receive ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... 28, 2014 "Most of my life, I ... use crutches," said an inventor from Findlay, Ohio. "I thought ... to support my foot, which inspired me to invent this ... a convenient way to support an injured foot. The sling ... eliminates the need for crutches. The design redistributes weight so ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... NEW ALBANY, IN (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 ... of Americans were already preparing for the Christmas shopping season. ... the best deals on Black Friday, the biggest retail shopping ... the latest gadget or electronic device, New Albany dentist ... gift options that can improve oral health and literally brighten ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PreDiabetes Centers Offers Workplace Diabetes Screening at Local School 2Health News:Mabel's Labels’ Co-Founders Named A Winner In The 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Program; A Second-Time Win For The Brand 2Health News:Mabel's Labels’ Co-Founders Named A Winner In The 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Program; A Second-Time Win For The Brand 3Health News:Pre-X'mas Crazy Sale Starts from $0 at UniWigs.com 2Health News:New Albany Dentist Offers Gift Ideas That Can Improve Oral Health 2Health News:New Albany Dentist Offers Gift Ideas That Can Improve Oral Health 3Health News:New Albany Dentist Offers Gift Ideas That Can Improve Oral Health 4
... celecoxib, known by its brand name Celebrex, can help prevent ... rectum and small intestine of children with an inheritable genetic ... rare but devastating disease, polyps begin forming in patients as ... hundreds or even thousands. The disease carries a 100-percent ...
... ... Programs, will unveil the Center for Biotechnology Education on Thursday, May 13, at ... the Montgomery County campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive in Rockville. , ... (PRWEB) May 13, 2010 -- The Johns Hopkins ...
... explanation for the persistent ability of melanoma cells to self-renew, ... of skin cancer. The concept of the "dynamic stemness" of ... tumor cells and cancer stem cells. The researchers write ... thatcontrary to other published reportsmelanoma does not appear to ...
... deletion syndrome (also known as DiGeorge syndrome) is ... an estimated incidence of at least one in ... severity but a multisystem impact, with symptoms that ... abnormalities, cleft palate, gastrointestinal problems, and neuropsychiatric abnormalities. ...
... ... Fellowship , ... May 12, 2010 -- University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley today ... to fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2010 ...
... cells , THURSDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have ... cells in the laboratory that are similar to inner-ear cells ... , The cells in the inner ear have hair-like projections, ... are converted into a signal that can be interpreted in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Johns Hopkins to Unveil Center for Biotechnology Education 2Health News:Johns Hopkins to Unveil Center for Biotechnology Education 3Health News:Wistar scientists explain the persistence of melanoma through 'dynamic stemness' 2Health News:Wistar scientists explain the persistence of melanoma through 'dynamic stemness' 3Health News:Without this protein, embryonic development halts 2Health News:Vietnamese Student Named UMass Boston JFK Award Winner 2Health News:Vietnamese Student Named UMass Boston JFK Award Winner 3Health News:Vietnamese Student Named UMass Boston JFK Award Winner 4Health News:Effort to Cure Some Types of Hearing Loss Gets Big Boost 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... , November 26, 2014 A ... of the organ protrudes through the wall of a weak ... area at birth are some of the causes of hernias. ... hiatal, femoral, and incisional. An inguinal hernia is when part ... umbilical hernia is found in the area of the umbilicus. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)...  CARsgen, a leader in the development of Chimeric ... variety of cancers, today announced the completion of a ... China -based healthcare private equity fund.   ... development of new therapeutics for liver, lung, stomach and ... Shanghai Renji Hospital, the company plans to initiate clinical ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... The medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ... with world market revenues for 2013 at $5.1 ... types of medical imaging have led to improvements ... conditions in children and adults, each imaging procedure ... Medical Imaging Markets , analyzes the current and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 2Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 3Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 4CARsgen Completes Series A Financing 2Kalorama: Steady Growth in the Medical MRI Market 2Kalorama: Steady Growth in the Medical MRI Market 3
... 2, 2010 CSA Medical, Inc. ( www.CSAmedical.com ) ... incoming president, CEO and member of the board of ... years of medical device experience, including market development roles ... "We are thrilled to have Bill join ...
... Dec. 2, 2010 Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a ... approval of four presentations of midazolam injection, USP, ... which will be offered in latex-free vials, in ... U.S. market for injectable midazolam approximated $52 million. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CSA Medical Appoints William H. Floyd President and CEO 2Sagent Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Midazolam Injection, USP 2
Px2 thermal Cycler chassis (requires block). Multiple interchangeable blocks. Gradient capability. Adjustable height heated lid. Outstanding uniformity. Advanced control algorithms for reduced r...
... The Gene Cycler unit is an inexpensive personal ... for the PCR process. Lightweight, with a small ... almost anywhere, including the researcher's desk. , The ... researchers who do not have access to a ...
... Tetrad™ thermal cycler expands the envelope of ... cyler. It has four times the capacity ... providing very high throughput for laboratories that ... sequencing or diagnostic labs. Four blocks, ...
... Biosystems has designed its 60-well, 0.5 mL ... PCR applications (both DNA and RNA). The ... Frame ensure oil-free operation in the 0.5 ... the 0.5 mL GeneAmp PCR System 9700 ...
Medicine Products: