Friedman listed several risk factors associated with perioperative morbidity and mortality in patients with obstructive jaundice. The author is from Massachusetts General Hospital.
(2) serum bilirubin
(3) etiology for obstructive jaundice
(4) renal function
(5) serum albumin
<= 11 mg/dL
> 11 mg/dL
etiology for obstructive jaundice
azotemia present (elevated BUN)
total number of risk factors =
= SUM(points for all 6 risk factors)
• minimum number of risk factors: 0
• maximum number of risk factors: 6
• The greater the number of risk factors the greater the perioperative morbidity and mortality for the patient.
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Specialty: Gastroenterology, Surgery, general, Surgery, orthopedic