Vertebral Body Erosion in Geriatric Patient: Case Reports and Systematic Review of Literature
Elif Evrim EKIN, Hulya KURTUL YILDIZ and Muhittin Emre ALTUNRENDE
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 03, 2018
A 71-year-old man with low back pain for more than a year, cortical erosion and vertebral cyst formation of L4 vertebral body were diagnosed on lumbar MRI. There was no compression fracture or bone marrow edema. The fusiform unruptured aneurysmatic dilatation of abdominal aorta was seen adjacent to the vertebral cyst (Figure 1 and Figure 2). The vertebral cyst was thought to be associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The aortic wall defect or paraaortic hematoma was not established. Aft...
Screening Colonoscopy Adverse Events in Aging Adults: Does Frailty Matter?
Toosizadeh N, Ehsani H, Taleban S, Golden T, Tirambulo C and Mohler J
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 01, 2018
Socio-demographic data, the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI), and UEF clinical frailty syndrome classification (non-frail versus pre-frail/frail) were assessed prior to colonoscopy, and acute colonoscopy outcomes were stratified into three severity categories. Logistic regression and ANOVA/ANCOVA were employed. 41% of non-frail had one or more complications, versus 70% of pre-frail/frail group. Those in the pre-frail/frail group had nearly three times the number of acute colonoscopy complication...