Journal article

Adverse impact of malnutrition markers on major abdominopelvic cancer surgery

Niranjan J Sathianathen, Mary Kwaan, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Christopher J Weight, Simon P Kim, Declan G Murphy, Daniel A Moon, Badrinath R Konety

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Malnutrition has been associated with adverse postoperative outcomes in a range of procedures but none have evaluated the interaction between clinical indicators of malnutrition. We aimed to comparatively evaluate how combinations of nutritional parameters impact postoperative outcomes amongst patients undergoing major cancer operations. METHODS: Major abdominopelvic cancer surgery cases (colectomy, cystectomy, esophagectomy, gastrectomy, hysterectomy, nephrectomy, pancreatectomy, pneumonectomy and prostatectomy) were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2007-2016. Malnutrition was defined by the presence of th..

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