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Assessment of Geriatric Patients after Falls

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Assessment of geriatric patients after falls
AAST Grand Round, July 15, 2015

Presented by:
Dr. Saman Arbabi, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Dr. Zara Cooper, Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Ms. Ellen Corman, Stanford Health Care Trauma Center, San Francisco, California

Moderated by:
Dr. Carnell Cooper, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland


Referenced in presentation:

Injury in the aged: Geriatric trauma care at the crossroads.
Kozar RA, Arbabi S, Stein DM, Shackford SR, Barraco RD, Biffl WL, Brasel KJ, Cooper Z, Fakhry SM, Livingston D, Moore F, Luchette F.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jun;78(6):1197-209.


Beyond the hospital doors: Improving long-term outcomes for elderly trauma patients.
Ayoung-Chee PR, Rivara FP, Weiser T, Maier RV, Arbabi S.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Apr;78(4):837-43.


Long-term outcomes of ground-level falls in the elderly.
Ayoung-Chee P, McIntyre L, Ebel BE, Mack CD, McCormick W, Maier RV.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb;76(2):498-503; discussion 503.


Predicting hospital discharge disposition in geriatric trauma patients: is frailty the answer?
Joseph B, Pandit V, Rhee P, Aziz H, Sadoun M, Wynne J, Tang A, Kulvatunyou N, O'Keeffe T, Fain MJ, Friese RS.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan;76(1):196-200.


Ground level falls are associated with significant mortality in elderly patients.
Spaniolas K, Cheng JD, Gestring ML, Sangosanya A, Stassen NA, Bankey PE.
J Trauma. 2010 Oct;69(4):821-5.


Cervical spine fracture patterns predictive of blunt vertebral artery injury.
Cothren CC, Moore EE, Biffl WL, Ciesla DJ, Ray CE Jr, Johnson JL, Moore JB, Burch JM.
J Trauma. 2003 Nov;55(5):811-3.


Geriatric falls: injury severity is high and disproportionate to mechanism.
Sterling DA, O'Connor JA, Bonadies J.
J Trauma. 2001 Jan;50(1):116-9.