Urological surgery in elderly patients: results and complications

Milos Brodak, Jan Tomasek, Lukas Holub, Petr Husek, Jaroslav Pacovsky
  • Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 2015, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/cia.s73381

geriatric surgery

What is it about?

Surgical procedures in elderly patients are associated with a higher risk of complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of urological surgeries. The authors carried out a retrospective study in patients aged 75 years and older. The cohort of patients included 221 patients who underwent surgical procedures. Complications occurred mainly as a result of emergency procedures during emergency procedures and in major surgeries such as cystectomy and nephrectomy.

Why is it important?

Surgeries in elderly patients were effective and safe. The cornerstone of safety is careful preparation and treatment of comorbidities.

Perspectives

Milos Brodak (Author)

Ageing population is and will be major issue and it is useful be prepared

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Jan Tomasek, Lukas Holub, and Milos Brodak