Assessment for frailty is useful for predicting morbidity in elderly patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection whose comorbidities are already optimized.

@article{Tan2012AssessmentFF,
  title={Assessment for frailty is useful for predicting morbidity in elderly patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection whose comorbidities are already optimized.},
  author={Kae Yuan Tan and Yutaka J. Kawamura and Aika Tokomitsu and Terence Tang},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={204 2},
  pages={
          139-43
        }
}
BACKGROUND The clinical syndrome of frailty identified through the assessment of weight loss, gait speed, grip strength, physical activity, and physical exhaustion has been used to identify patients with reduced reserves. We hypothesized that frailty is useful in predicting adverse outcomes in optimized elective elderly colorectal surgery patients. METHODS A prospective study was conducted at 2 centers (Singapore and Japan). All patients over 75 years of age undergoing colorectal resection… CONTINUE READING
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