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Integration of the Duke Activity Status Index into preoperative risk evaluation: a multicentre prospective cohort study.

Duminda N Wijeysundera, W Scott Beattie, Graham S Hillis, Tom EF Abbott, Mark A Shulman, Gareth L Ackland, C David Mazer, Paul S Myles, Rupert M Pearse, Brian H Cuthbertson, undefined Measurement of Exercise Tolerance before Surgery Study Investigators, PS Myles, MA Shulman, S Wallace, C Farrington, B Thompson, M Ellis, B Borg, RK Kerridge, J Douglas Show all

British Journal of Anaesthesia | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: The Duke Activity Status Index (DASI) questionnaire might help incorporate self-reported functional capacity into preoperative risk assessment. Nonetheless, prognostically important thresholds in DASI scores remain unclear. We conducted a nested cohort analysis of the Measurement of Exercise Tolerance before Surgery (METS) study to characterise the association of preoperative DASI scores with postoperative death or complications. METHODS: The analysis included 1546 participants (≥40 yr of age) at an elevated cardiac risk who had inpatient noncardiac surgery. The primary outcome was 30-day death or myocardial injury. The secondary outcomes were 30-day death or myocardial infarctio..

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