Detection of the Frail Elderly at Risk of Postoperative Sepsis
This study relies on information from the Spanish Minimum Basic Data Set, including data from nearly 300 hospitals in Spain. We extracted records of 254,836 patients aged 76 years and older who underwent a series of surgical interventions within three consecutive years (2016-2018). The HFRS and Elixhauser comorbidity index were computed to determine the independent effect on the incidence of sepsis. Overall, the incidence of postoperative sepsis was 2645 (1.04%). The higher risk of sepsis was in major stomach, esophageal, and duodenal (7.62%), followed by major intestinal procedures (5.65%). Frail patients are at high risk...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Frailty Risk Score Not Up to Snuff for Patients With COPD Exacerbation
(MedPage Today) -- Use of the population-based Hospital Frailty Risk Score (HFRS) may misclassify frailty in hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation compared with use of the beside Clinical Frailty Scale... (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 2, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Impact of frailty risk on adverse outcomes after traumatic brain injury: a historical cohort study - Yamamoto Y, Hori S, Ushida K, Shirai Y, Shimizu M, Kato Y, Shimizu A, Momosaki R.
We evaluated the utility of the Hospital Frailty Risk Score (HFRS) as a predictor of adverse events after hospitalization in a retrospective analysis of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This historical cohort study analyzed the data of patients hospitalized w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cytokine profile differentiating Old World and New World hantaviral infections
(Kazan Federal University) Hantavirus infection is acute zoonosis clinically manifesting in two forms: Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS), caused by Old World hantaviruses, and Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), caused by New World hantaviruses. Mild form of HFRS, Nephropaia epidemica (NE), is diagnosed in Tatarstan region of Russia, while HPS is endemic in Americas. Humans become infected by inhaling virus contaminated aerosol of urine and feces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news