Preoperative sarcopenia is a predictor of postoperative pulmonary complications in esophageal cancer following esophagectomy: A retrospective cohort study.

@article{Makiura2016PreoperativeSI,
  title={Preoperative sarcopenia is a predictor of postoperative pulmonary complications in esophageal cancer following esophagectomy: A retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Daisuke Makiura and R. Dana Ono and Junichiro Inoue and Miyuki Kashiwa and Taro Oshikiri and Tetsu Nakamura and Yoshihiro Kakeji and Yoshitada Sakai and Yasushi Miura},
  journal={Journal of geriatric oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={
          430-436
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The number of geriatric patients with esophageal cancer has been increasing. Geriatric syndromes such as sarcopenia might adversely affect postoperative recovery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships between sarcopenia and postoperative complications, and the associations between sarcopenia and perioperative functional changes in patients with esophageal cancer following esophagectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Participants comprised 104 patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING

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