POSSUM and Its Related Models as Predictors of Postoperative Mortality and Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Gastro-oesophageal Cancer: A Systematic Review

@article{Dutta2010POSSUMAI,
  title={POSSUM and Its Related Models as Predictors of Postoperative Mortality and Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Gastro-oesophageal Cancer: A Systematic Review},
  author={Sumanta Dutta and Paul G. Horgan and Donald C McMillan},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={2076-2082}
}
BackgroundGastro-oesophageal surgery is associated with appreciable postoperative morbidity and mortality. POSSUM (Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enUmeration of Mortality and Morbidity) and its related models P-POSSUM and O-POSSUM have been developed to predict such events in general surgery. The aim was to undertake the first systematic review of the use of these models in gastro-oesophageal surgery patients.MethodsAn online database search was carried out from 1991 to… CONTINUE READING

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