The authors of this systematic review included studies that assessed the impact of frailty and sarcopaenia on adults undergoing spinal surgery. They explored predictors of several poor outcomes including morbidities, prolonged hospital stay, referral to centres of “higher care”, and death.
Frailty is a predictor of multiple poor outcomes, while the impact of sarcopaenia is equivocal. Frailty was assessed using various tools.
The full paper is available at https://www.thespinejournalonline.com/article/S1529-9430(18)31025-8/fulltext
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