Major abdominal surgery in octogenarians.

  title={Major abdominal surgery in octogenarians.},
  author={Saleh M. Abbas and Michael W. C. Booth},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={116 1172},
AIMS To evaluate long-term survival after major abdominal surgery in patients who are 80 years and over and to assess possible predictors of outcome: age, acute vs elective surgery, associated comorbidities and type of surgical procedure. METHODS Patients who had surgery between 1 July 1997 and 1 July 1999 were reviewed. We reviewed 30-day mortality, major complications, hospital stay, intensive care unit (ICU) stay and long-term survival. General practitioners (GPs), family members or… CONTINUE READING

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