Never giving up: Outcomes and presentation of emergency general surgery in geriatric octogenarian and nonagenarian patients

Adil A. Shah, Syed Nabeel Zafar, Lisa M. Kodadek, Cheryl K. Zogg, Alyssa B. Chapital, Aftab Iqbal, Wendy R. Greene, Edward E. Cornwell, Joaquim Havens, Stephanie Nitzschke, Zara Cooper, Ali Salim, Adil H. Haider

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Abstract

Background: Aging of the population necessitates consideration of the increasing number of older adults requiring emergency care. The objective of this study was to compare outcomes and presentation of octogenarian and/or nonagenarian emergency general surgery (EGS) patients with younger adults. Methods: Based on a standardized definition of EGS, patients in the 2007 to 2011 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample were queried for primary EGS diagnoses. Included patients were categorized into older (≥80 years) vs younger (

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jun 28 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Emergency general surgery
  • Geriatric
  • Nonagenarian
  • Octogenarian
  • Outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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