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      The Relationship between the Lee Score and Postoperative Mortality in Patients with Proximal Femur Fractures *

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          Objective  To verify the predictive value of the Lee score for mortality in a one-year period after proximal femur fracture surgery. The present study also evaluated the isolated predictive capacity of other variables.

          Methods  A sample of 422 patients with surgically-treated proximal femur fractures was evaluated. Data was collected through a review of medical records, appointments, and contact by telephone.

          Results  The Lee score was applied to 99.3% of the patients with proximal femur fractures submitted to surgical treatment. The mortality rate was of 22% of the sample, and the majority were classified as class I risk. The Lee score had no significant association with mortality ( p  = 0.515). High levels of serum creatinine ( p  = 0.001) and age ( p  = 0.000) were directly associated with death.

          Conclusion  The Lee score was not predictive of mortality in a one-year period after proximal femur fracture surgery; however, a statistical significance was observed between age and serum creatinine levels, considered separately, and death.

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              Cardiopulmonary exercise testing as a screening test for perioperative management of major surgery in the elderly.

              To develop an integrated strategy for the identification and subsequent management of high-risk patients in order to reduce both morbidity and mortality. Prospective consecutive series in which all patients underwent cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX) testing. CPX laboratory and level 3 ICU and high-dependency unit (HDU) of a metropolitan teaching hospital. Five hundred forty-eight patients >60 years of age (or younger with known cardiopulmonary disease) scheduled for major intra-abdominal surgery. The patients were assigned to one of three management strategies (ICU, HDU, or ward) based on the anaerobic threshold (deltaT) and ECG evidence of myocardial ischemia as determined by CPX testing that was performed as part of the presurgery evaluation, and by the expected oxygen demand stress of the surgical procedure. Overall mortality was 3.9%. Forty-three percent of deaths were attributed to poor cardiopulmonary function, as detected preoperatively. There were no deaths related to cardiopulmonary complications in any patient deemed fit for major abdominal surgery and ward management, as determined by CPX testing. In elderly patients undergoing major intra-abdominal surgery, the AT, as determined by CPX testing, is an excellent predictor of mortality from cardiopulmonary causes in the postoperative period. Preoperative screening using CPX testing allowed the identification of high-risk patients and the appropriate selection of perioperative management.

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                Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo)
                Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo)
                Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
                Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Published by Thieme Revnter Publicações Ltda (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil )
                July 2019
                20 August 2019
                : 54
                : 4
                : 387-391
                [1 ]Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Universitário de Canoas, Canoas, RS, Brasil
                [2 ]Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Universidade Luterana do Brasil (Ulbra), Canoas, RS, Brasil
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                Endereço para correspondência Luiz Giglio, MD Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Universitário de Canoas Canoas, RS, 92425-020Brasil lgiglio17@

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