OUTCOME OF EMERGENCY GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS

  • Hemant Yadav Pushpanjili Hospital, Rewari.
  • Preetinder Brar Gian Sagar Medical College,Ramnagar
  • Iqbal Singh Fortis hospital, Mohali
  • Rajeev Kapoor
  • Rudra Prasad Doley
  • Jai Dev Wig
Keywords: emergency, gastrointestinal, elderly

Abstract

Introduction- This study analyzed outcome of elderly patients who underwent emergency surgery for gastrointestinal diseases. Patients and Methods: A case series analysis was conducted over 2 years in Fortis hospital, Mohali, Punjab, in elderly patients who underwent emergency gastrointestinal surgery. Results: Seventy-two elderly patients underwent emergency gastrointestinal surgery over the 2-year period. The mean age of patients was 73.03 SD6.476. 51(70.83%) were men and 21(29.16%) were women, 65(91.67%) patients had coexisting morbidities. Wound infection occurred in 54(75%) patients, respiratory complications in 29(40.03%) and cardiac complications in 20(27.8%). Intensive care unit (ICU) stay of patients ranged from 0-51days, and mean hospital stay of patients was 13.68 SD8.57days and mortality was in 13(18.1%) patients. Conclusions:   This study describes the outcome of operative intervention for gastrointestinal surgical emergencies in the elderly. Results show emergency surgical intervention is safe in elderly despite high incidence of comorbidities.

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Published
2023-05-17
How to Cite
[1]
H. Yadav, P. Brar, I. Singh, R. Kapoor, R. Doley, and J. Wig, “OUTCOME OF EMERGENCY GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS”, JSS, vol. 10, no. 1, May 2023.