Risk factors in patients presenting as an emergency with colorectal cancer.

@article{Scott1995RiskFI,
  title={Risk factors in patients presenting as an emergency with colorectal cancer.},
  author={Nigel A Scott and J Jeacock and R. D. Kingston},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={321-3}
}
Of 905 patients with colorectal cancer admitted to a single district general hospital, 272 (30 per cent) were admitted as emergencies. Emergency patients had more advanced tumours (Dukes stage B and C 96 per cent versus 88 per cent of those admitted electively, P < 0.006), a shorter history (median 3 versus 11 weeks, P < 0.0001), were less likely to be fully ambulatory (44 versus 80 per cent, P < 0.0001) and more likely to have abdominal pain (74 versus 51 per cent, P < 0.001) and vomiting (40… CONTINUE READING