Surgical Apgar Score predicts 30-day morbidity in elderly patients who undergo non-laparoscopic gynecologic surgery: A retrospective analysis.

@article{Kurata2017SurgicalAS,
  title={Surgical Apgar Score predicts 30-day morbidity in elderly patients who undergo non-laparoscopic gynecologic surgery: A retrospective analysis.},
  author={Kazumi Kurata and Yoko Chino and Akiko Shinagawa and Tetsuji Kurokawa and Yoshio Yoshida},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={48},
  pages={
          215-219
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine whether a preoperative health status index and intraoperative data could predict perioperative morbidity and mortality in women over the age of 65 years undergoing surgery for gynecologic disorders. METHODS The medical records of 68 female patients who were ≥65 years of age and who underwent surgery under general anesthesia in our institute from January 2014 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Preoperative data were extracted… CONTINUE READING