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Nutrition and fx outcomes

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
David N Gumieiro, Bruna P M Rafacho, Andrea F Gonçalves, Suzana E Tanni, Paula S Azevedo, Daniel T Sakane, Carlos A S Carneiro, David Gaspardo, Leonardo A M Zornoff, Gilberto J C Pereira, Sergio A R Paiva, Marcos F Minicucci
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), the Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS) 2002 and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Score (ASA) as predictors of gait status and mortality 6 months after hip fracture. A total of eighty-eight consecutive patients over the age of 65 years with hip fracture admitted to an orthopaedic unit were prospectively evaluated. Within the first 72 h of admission, each patient's characteristics were recorded, and the MNA, the NRS 2002 and the ASA were performed...
May 2013: British Journal of Nutrition
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