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BTDMJB. 2009; 5(4): 153-159


Factors affecting mortality and morbidity in the abdominal operations

Barış Saylam, Zerrin Gamsızkan, Arife Polat Düzgün, Mehmet Vasfi Özer, Faruk Coşkun.

Abstract
Objective: Postoperative complications after abdominal operations is affected by many factors. The aim of this study was to identify factors that predict complications in abdominal operations.
Material and Methods: 461 patients who had undergone abdominal operations at our clinic were prospectively researched. In this study age, gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grade of the patients and timing of surgery (elective or emergency), concomittant disease, type of operation, hospital stay and the mortality were examined.
Results: The overall complication rate was 23%. Significantly higher complication occurred in male patients than female patients (30% vs 17.1%) (p

Key words: Mortality, morbidity, abdominal operation



Article Language: Turkish English



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