Serum S100A12, a potential biomarker for brain injury in elderly patients following hip surgery

Takeaway

  • Serum levels of S100A12, a proinflammatory cytokine, may predict post-operative delirium (POD) and cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in elderly individuals undergoing hip fracture surgery.

Why this matters

  • Elevated serum levels of S100A12 in post-operative elderly patients may be helpful in distinguishing those who are at higher risk of developing POD or POCD.