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Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part C (2019)

A prospective study to predict post-operative morbidity and mortality in emergency abdominal surgeries using preoperative serum albumin and BMI

Author(s): Dr. Kadasiddeshwara G Byakhodi, Dr. Vijay V Kamat and Dr. CG Sunil
Abstract: Introduction: Wound healing requires energy and is a catabolic process. Patients who are severely malnourished demonstrate impaired wound healing and predisposition to infection. They also suffer deficient immune mechanisms. The degree of malnutrition is estimated on the basis of weight loss during the past 6 months, physical findings and plasma protein assessment. The purpose of this study was to investigate serum albumin and BMI as predictors of postoperative mortality and morbidity.
Materials and Methodology: Total of 117 patients were included in the study admitted in KIMS Hubli from November 2012 to June 2014.
Results and Conclusion: In this study serum albumin <3g/dl had more post op complications compared to albumin >3.5g/dl. But BMI did not show any statistically significance in the study.
Pages: 150-153  |  1157 Views  338 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Kadasiddeshwara G Byakhodi, Dr. Vijay V Kamat, Dr. CG Sunil. A prospective study to predict post-operative morbidity and mortality in emergency abdominal surgeries using preoperative serum albumin and BMI. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(3):150-153. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i3c.163
International Journal of Surgery Science