Postoperative fever and survival in patients after open resection for colorectal cancer: a long-term follow-up study of 2,311 prospectively enrolled patients.

@article{Chen2008PostoperativeFA,
  title={Postoperative fever and survival in patients after open resection for colorectal cancer: a long-term follow-up study of 2,311 prospectively enrolled patients.},
  author={Jinn Shiun Chen and Chung Rong Changchien and Reiping Tang},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={1649-55}
}
PURPOSE Two reports on the impact of postoperative fever on survival after surgery in patients with colorectal cancer yielded contradictory results. Our study examined possible associations between postoperative fever and long-term survival of patients who underwent resection of colorectal cancer. METHODS We investigated 2,311 consecutive patients who underwent elective open colorectal resection for primary colorectal cancer at a single institution between 1995 and 1998. The primary end… CONTINUE READING

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