Journal article

Prediction of postoperative mortality in elderly patients with colorectal cancer

Alexander G Heriot, Paris P Tekkis, Jason J Smith, C Richard G Cohen, Andrew Montgomery, Riccardo A Audisio, Michael R Thompson, Jeffrey D Stamatakis

DISEASES OF THE COLON & RECTUM | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2006

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was designed to develop a model for predicting postoperative mortality in elderly patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS: This multicenter study was conducted by using routinely collected clinical data, assessing patients older than aged 80 years, with 30-day operative mortality as the primary end point. Data were collected from The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland database, encompassing 8,077 newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients undergoing resectional surgery in 79 hospitals between April 2000 to March 2002, The Association of Coloproctology Malignant Bowel Obstruction Study, encompassing 1,046 patients with malignant b..

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