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Preoperative nutritional status and other factors that influence surgical outcome in patients with Crohn's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3999809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among 124 patients who underwent an elective surgical procedure for Crohn's disease during 1 year at our institution, 16(13%) had postoperative complications, including one death. The risk of developing postoperative complications was inversely related to the concentrations of serum albumin and total iron-binding capacity. The complication rate was 29% among patients with low (less than 3.1 g/dl) serum albumin levels but only 6% among patients with normal albumin levels. Patients were also more likely to experience postoperative complications if they had previously undergone an operation for Crohn's disease, received sulfasalazine, or required an ileostomy. No correlations were noted between postoperative complications and preoperative weight loss or preponderance of Crohn's disease of the colon. The median duration of postoperative hospitalization was 24.5 days for the 16 patients with complications in comparison with only 10 days for patients without complications.
K D Lindor; C R Fleming; D M Ilstrup
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0025-6196     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-07-08     Completed Date:  1985-07-08     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Crohn Disease / surgery*
Iron / metabolism
Middle Aged
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Postoperative Complications
Preoperative Care
Serum Albumin / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serum Albumin; E1UOL152H7/Iron

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