Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 109–112 | Cite as

Orthogeriatric Unit: a thinking process and a working model

  • Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
  • Antonella Gemma
  • Oliviero Capparella
Special Article

Keywords

Elderly hip fracture ortho-geriatric unit 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Thwaites JH, Mann F, Gilchrist N, Frampton C, Rothwell A, Sainsbury R. Shared care between geriatricians and orthopaedic surgeons as a model of care for older patients with hip fractures. NZ Med J 2005; 118: U1438.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Fisher AA, Davis MW, Rubenach SE, Sivakumaran S, Smith PN, Budge MM. Outcomes for older patients with hip fractures: the impact of orthopedic and geriatric medicine cocare. J Orthop Trauma 2006; 20: 172–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Pioli G, Giusti A, Barone A. Orthogeriatric care for the elderly with hip fractures: where are we? Aging Clin Exp Res 2008; 20: 113–22.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Adunsky A, Arad M, Levi R, Blankstein A, Zeilig G, Mizrachi E. Five-year experience with the ‘Sheba’ model of comprehensive orthogeriatric care for elderly hip fracture patients. Disabil Rehabil 2005; 27: 1123–7.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Antonelli Incalzi R, Gemma A, Capparella O, Bernabei R, Sanguinetti C, Carbonin PU. Continuous geriatric care in orthopaedic wards: a valuable alternative to orthogeriatric units. Aging Clin Exp Res 1993; 5: 207–16.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Antonelli Incalzi R, Gemma A, Capparella O, Terranova L, Sanguinetti C, Carbonin PU. Post-operative electrolyte imbalance: its incidence and prognostic implication in the elderly. Age Ageing 1993; 22: 325–9.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Antonelli Incalzi R, Capparella O, Gemma A, Camaione F, Sanguinetti C, Carbonin PU. Predicting in-hospital mortality after hip fracture in the very old. J Trauma 1994; 36: 79–82.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Antonelli Incalzi R, Fuso L, Serra M, et al. Exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a frequently unrecognized condition. J Intern Med 2002; 252: 48–55.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Parker MJ, Handoll HH, Griffiths R. Anaesthesia for hip fracture surgery in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2004; 4: CD000521.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Moller JT, Cluitmans P, Rasmussen LS, et al. Long-term post-operative cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. ISPOCD1 study. Lancet 1998; 351: 857–61.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Antonelli Incalzi R, Cesari M, Pedone C, Carbonin PU. Construct validity of the 15-item geriatric depression scale in older medical inpatients. J Geriatr Psychiatr Neurol 2003; 16: 23–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Kortebein P, Ferrando A, Lombeida J, et al. Effect of 10 days of bed rest on skeletal muscle in healthy older adults. JAMA 2007; 297: 1772–4.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Di Monaco M, Vallero F, Di Monaco R, Mautino F, Cavanna A. Functional recovery and length of stay after hip fracture in patients with neurologic impairment. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2003; 82: 143–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Beloosesky Y, Grinblat J, Epelboym B, Weiss A, Grosman B, Hendel D. Functional gain of hip fracture patients in different cognitive and functional groups. Clin Rehabil 2002; 16: 321- 8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Perry HM 3rd. Facets of femoral fracture. J Gerontol A Med Sci 2000; 55: M487–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Di Monaco M, Di Monaco R, Manca M, Cavanna A. Functional recovery and length of stay after recurrent hip fracture. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2002; 81: 86–9.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Harrington JT, Broy SB, Derosa AM, Licata AA, Shewmon DA. Hip fracture patients are not treated for osteoporosis: a call to action. Arthritis Rheum 2002; 47: 651.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Internal Publishing Switzerland 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
    • 1
  • Antonella Gemma
    • 2
  • Oliviero Capparella
    • 3
  1. 1.Cattedra di Geriatria, Area di GeriatriaUniversità Campus Bio-MedicoRomaItaly
  2. 2.ASL Roma E, Servizio di GeriatriaRoma
  3. 3.ASL Taranto 1, Servizio di GeriatriaTarantoItaly

Personalised recommendations