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Risk Factors for Disability Following Major Abdominal Surgery in Elderly Patient

Purpose:

To identify an elderly patient undergoing major abdominal surgery who is likely to have impaired recovery following the procedure.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors

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Description:

Lawrence et al reported predictors of recovery following major abdominal surgery performed on elderly patients. These can help to identify a patient who may show prolonged disability following the surgery. The authors are from South Texas veterans health care system and university of Texas health science center at San Antonio.

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