Yanhong Zhang's research while affiliated with Centro de Pesquisa em Medicina Tropical (CEPEM) and other places

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Background The comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) has been proposed as a supplementary tool to reduce perioperative complications of geriatric patients, however there is no universally accepted standardization of CGA for orthopedic surgery. In this study, a novel CGA strategy was applied to evaluate the conditions of older patients undergoing...
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Background: The effectiveness of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) has been confirmed to reduce perioperative complications of geriatric patients. But there is no universally accepted standardization of CGA for orthopedic surgery. In this study, a novel CGA strategy was applied to evaluate the conditions of elderly patients undergoing orthop...
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Background With the extended life expectancy of the Chinese population and improvements in surgery and anesthesia techniques, the number of aged patients undergoing surgery has been increasing annually. However, safety, effectiveness, and quality of life of aged patients undergoing surgery are facing major challenges. In order to standardize the pe...
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Background Frailty is one of the most important risk factors for adverse outcomes in older adults. Despite a high prevalence, there is still a lack of frailty screening instruments specific to Chinese older adults. We developed a simple frailty screening questionnaire (FSQ) that could predict long-term mortality. We aimed to explore the reliability...

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... More than 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 every day, and the percentage of this population is growing faster than ever before. 1 These older adults account for 40% of all inpatient operations, 2,3 with more than 1 in 7 Medicare beneficiaries undergoing a major operation each year. 4 Older adults are more likely than their younger counterparts to suffer from chronic comorbidities and functional limitations, 5,6 which can lead to the need for operations that are considered to be of higher risk. 7,8 As patients age, the rate of major postoperative complications increases, with this rate being 3 times as high for patients >80 years old when compared to those from 50 to 59 years old. ...