New criteria on the preoperative evaluation of elderly patients according to a clinical analysis at the Department of Urology, Okayama University Medical School

Atsushi Nagai, Michinoshin Akiyama, Yoshitsugu Nasu, Masaya Tsugawa, Yasutomo Nasu, Tomoyasu Tsushima, Hiromi Kumon, Hiroyuki Ohmori

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    Abstract

    One hundred and three patients over eighty years old who were operated in our department from 1992 to 1996 were analyzed statistically and new criteria for the preoperative evaluation of elderly patients were thus established. Sixty-six patients (64.1%) had preoperative complications. Among these patients, 41 (62.1%) had cardiovascular diseases, 23 (34.8%) anemia and 5 (7.6%) respiratory disorders. Three patients had a deteriorated cardiac function and activities of daily living while three patients demonstrated temporary delirium after surgery. We also established new criteria on the preoperative evaluation for elderly patients in order to improve the surgical safety. We thus determined that the indications for surgery in elderly patients can thus be extended while the surgical risk is decreased.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)297-300
    Number of pages4
    JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
    Volume60
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1998

    Keywords

    • Clinical statistics on surgery
    • Complications
    • Preoperative evaluation
    • Urological surgery in elderly patients

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Urology

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