In patients with hip fracture (cervical treated with hemiarthroplasty or trochanteric treated with internal fixation) preoperative use of LdAA was associated with significantly increased need for postoperative blood transfusions and significantly higher all-cause mortality during one year after surgery.
Conception and design of the study: AK, MW, AA, IA. Data collection: AA, AK, MW. Statistical analysis and interpretation: IA, PW, AK. Drafting of the manuscript: AK, IA, MW. Critical revision of the manuscript: MW, AA, PW. Approval of the final version of the manuscript: AK, MW, AA, PW, IA
Competing interests and funding
The authors have no competing interests to declare. The project was supported by independent research grants from Skåne County Council's Research and Development Foundation, the Swedish Society of Medicine and Hässleholm Hospital. The grant providers had no role in study design, data collection, statistical analysis, or manuscript preparation and submission. No financial or other support from other sources was received.
The authors thank Professor Sölve Elmståhl and Mats Pihlsgård, Institute of Health, Care and Society, Department of Geriatrics, Lund University, for their helpful advice. We also like to thank Hans Gren, Department of Anaesthesia, Kristianstad Hospital for valuable support.
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