Low body temperature and mortality in older patients with frailty in the emergency department

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Alakare , J , Kemp , K , Strandberg , T , Castren , M , Tolonen , J & Harjola , V-P 2022 , ' Low body temperature and mortality in older patients with frailty in the emergency department ' , Aging Clinical and Experimental Research , vol. 34 , no. 6 , pp. 1453-1457 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-022-02098-9

Title: Low body temperature and mortality in older patients with frailty in the emergency department
Author: Alakare, Janne; Kemp, Kirsi; Strandberg, Timo; Castren, Maaret; Tolonen, Jukka; Harjola, Veli-Pekka
Contributor organization: Department of Diagnostics and Therapeutics
HUS Emergency Medicine and Services
HUS Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation
Timo Strandberg / Principal Investigator
Department of Medicine
Clinicum
Date: 2022-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 5
Belongs to series: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
ISSN: 1594-0667
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-022-02098-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/346124
Abstract: Purpose The aim of this study was to assess the association between low body temperature and mortality in frail older adults in the emergency department (ED). Methods Inclusion criteria were: >= 75 years of age, Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) score of 4-8, and temperature documented at ED admission. Patients were allocated to three groups by body temperature: low = 38.1. Odds ratios (OR) for 30-day and 90-day mortality were analysed. Results 1577 patients, 61.2% female, were included. Overall mortalities were 85/1577 (5.4%) and 144/1557 (9.2%) in the 30-day and 90-day follow-ups, respectively. The ORs for low body temperature were 3.03 (1.72-5.35; P < 0.001) and 2.71 (1.68-4.38; P < 0.001) for 30-day and 90-day mortality, respectively. This association remained when adjusted for age, CFS score and gender. Mortality of the high-temperature group did not differ significantly when compared to the normal-temperature group. Conclusions Low body temperature in frail older ED patients was associated with significantly higher 30- and 90-day mortality.
Subject: Frailty
Body temperature
Emergency departments
Mortality
HYPOTHERMIA
ASSOCIATION
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
Peer reviewed: Yes
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