3 as compared to a 42 for patients without pneumonia

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

with postoperative pneumonia stands at 33.3% as compared to a 4.2% for patients without pneumonia. The findings of the study however differ from Bronheim, Oermann, Cho, Caridi, and Spine’s conclusions who argue that low platelet count is not a potential risk factor but an independent risk to postoperative pneumonia after hip surgery. While the mortality rate for patients who suffer pneumonia after hip surgery for this study stands at 33.3%, a study by Lawrence et al (2002) indicates that the mortality rate could higher ranging about 44%, once serious pulmonary complications develop after hip repair. An even higher mortality rate of more than 70% was reported during a study about post-hip fracture complications including pneumonia and pressure ulcers in nursing home residents. One of the limitations of this study is the randomized design in which the sample was picked. The sample is relatively small, thus increasing chances of biasedness. For instance, it was
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

earlier indicated that only 4 cases out of 25 patients had pneumonia, this number is too small to draw any reasonable conclusion. Another limitation of the study is the lack of involvement of lung physiology measurements like lung volume, pulmonary function, and arterial blood gas. However, this was the first study analyzing postoperative pulmonary impediments in aging patients who have undergone hip fracture surgery. In this regard, the establishment of a multidisciplinary group has been proposed. The team will advance the quality of care in clinical setting, which is able to reduce the sequence rate of hospitalization, and also moderate the prevalence of pneumonia during the recovery period after discharge.
Image of page 2
You've reached the end of this preview.
  • Fall '17
  • Hip fracture

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern