Factors Predictive of Survival After Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in the Elderly: Is Dementia Really a Risk Factor?

@article{Higaki2008FactorsPO,
  title={Factors Predictive of Survival After Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in the Elderly: Is Dementia Really a Risk Factor?},
  author={Fumiyo Higaki and Osamu Yokota and Masahiro Ohishi},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={103},
  pages={1011-1016}
}
OBJECTIVES:Outcomes, especially survival, after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in patients with dementia remain unclear. The aims of this study were to assess the impact of dementia on survival after PEG and to explore the risk factors in elderly patients.METHODS:A total of 311 consecutive Japanese patients who underwent PEG were enrolled in this retrospective cohort study. Dementia was defined according to the standard criteria. After the clinical characteristics of patients with… CONTINUE READING

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