Rafael Reiss

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Patients older than 80 years of age are the most rapidly increasing group among surgical admissions and patients visiting emergency rooms. Epidemiological data of this group are of enormous medical and economic relevance. The principle aim of this study was to determine factors predictive of operative mortality in octagenarians, their clinical profiles, and(More)
The decision-making process with regard to surgery in geriatric patients is of great importance, requiring consideration of ethical, medicolegal, and economic factors in addition to the purely medical ones. An important component in the decision-making process is the precise knowledge of the expected mortality. Clearly, such knowledge helps the surgeon as(More)
A unifactorial analysis for possible risk factors was applied to 2,700 consecutive operations for benign disease of the biliary tract. A series of high risk factors in relation to positive bacteriology and septic complication could be identified. These risk factors were patients who were elderly (>70 years;p<0.001), those who were diabetic, those who had a(More)
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