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Category: Trauma

Title: Geriatric Hip fractures: when is a low hgb detrimental.

Keywords: Hip fracture l, hemoglobin l, mortality (PubMed Search)

Posted: 2/25/2024 by Robert Flint, MD (Updated: 6/13/2024)
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In this study, geriatric hip fracture patients with a hemoglobin less than 7.1 had higher mortality, especially in those over age 79, even when controlling for other factors such as ASA Physical status class, anti-platelet use, etc.


Bruce K, Mangram A, Sucher JF_, et al_

Consequences of anemia in geriatric hip fractures: how low is too low?

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open 2024;**9:**e001175. doi:10.1136/tsaco-2023-001175