New Data Presented at AGS 2021 Shows Modifiable Risk Factor for New Onset Delirium in Elderly Orthopedic Trauma Patients

Today, up to 60% of elderly persons develop delirium during hospitalization for an injury or unintentional fall. Dr. Franco Garcia, geriatric medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses data presented during the 2021 American Geriatrics Society’s Annual Meeting, that shows nutrition may be a modifiable risk factor for hospitalized, elderly orthopedic trauma patients. He shares key findings from his study, “Nutritional status is associated with new-onset delirium in elderly, acute care, orthopedic trauma patients: A single-center observational study”.  

Dr. Esteban Franco Garcia is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated with honors in 2003. Having more than 18 years of diverse experiences, especially in Geriatic Medicine, Internal Medicine, Dr. Esteban Franco Garcia affiliates with Massachusetts General Hospital, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Inc.

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