Effect of patient age on increasing morbidity and mortality following urogynecologic surgery.

@article{Sung2006EffectOP,
  title={Effect of patient age on increasing morbidity and mortality following urogynecologic surgery.},
  author={Vivian W. Sung and Sherry Weitzen and Eric R. Sokol and Charles R. Rardin and Deborah L. Myers},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={194 5},
  pages={1411-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of age on the risk of in-hospital mortality and morbidity following urogynecologic surgery and to compare risks associated with obliterative versus reconstructive procedures for prolapse in elderly women. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a retrospective cohort study utilizing data from 1998 to 2002 from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Multivariable logistic regression was performed to obtain odds ratios estimating the effect of age on… CONTINUE READING

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