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Predicting Surgical Complications Using Preoperative C-Reactive Protein and Serum Albumin

Purpose:

To use serum albumin and C-reactive protein to screen a patient before surgery for risk of major post-operative complications.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

E43, E44

Description:

Measurement of serum albumin and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients preoperatively can identify those more likely to suffer major postoperative complications. The study was performed at Malmo University Hospital in Sweden.

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