Journal article

Anaemia and its impact on colorectal cancer patients: how can we better optimize surgical outcomes?

Vanessa Roberts, Irene Deftereos, Bilkis Mahbub, Koen Simons, Ian Faragher, Steven TF Chan, Justin M Yeung

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Anaemia is a common manifestation of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, appropriate workup prior to surgery and the effect of anaemia on outcomes have not been well defined. This study aimed to describe preoperative anaemia incidence, investigations performed, treatment and associated complications in a CRC surgical population at a single large tertiary institution in Australia. METHODS: Patients who received surgery with curative intent for CRC between 2012 and 2017 were identified from a prospectively maintained database. Demographic and clinical outcome data were analysed. RESULTS: In total, 754 patients with CRC were included. Anaemia was found in 350 (46.4%) patients, of whic..

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