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Technology and health care for the elderly medical research studies

Focus on strategic priorities that have significant social impact.

FRA 2015-B-06

Identifying older patients at high risk of poor outcomes after joint replacement surgery

This project will recruit over 600 patients aged 65 and older going for surgery at two hospitals in Ottawa, Ontario. Frailty assessments (using two different tools) will be conducted with each patient before surgery. Regular follow-ups will be conducted over the first year after surgery to see how patients are doing.

Principal Investigator

Daniel McIsaac, MD, MPH, FRCPC -- Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


McIsaac, D., Taljaard, M., Bryson, G.L., Beaule, P.E., Gagne, S., Hamilton, G., Hladkowicz, E., Huang, A., Joanisse, J., Lavallée, L.T., Moloo, H., Thavorn, K., van Walraven, C., Yang, H., Forster, A.J. Comparative assessment of two frailty instruments for risk-stratification in elderly surgical patients: study protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMC Anesthesiology. 2016:16:111.DOI: 10.1186/s12871-016-0276-0.

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