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Article: Influence of age on the mortality from acute pancreatitis

TitleInfluence of age on the mortality from acute pancreatitis
Authors
Issue Date1988
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bjs.co.uk
Citation
British Journal Of Surgery, 1988, v. 75 n. 5, p. 463-466 How to Cite?
AbstractThe influence of age on the mortality rate of 268 patients with acute pancreatitis was studied. The hospital mortality rate for patients aged below 50 years was 5.9 per cent. The figure increased to 21.3 per cent in patients aged over 75; the high mortality was accounted for by a higher incidence of deaths related to concomitant medical or surgical diseases in the same hospital admission rather than to complications resulting directly from the pathological process of acute pancreatitis. When only deaths due to complications of acute pancreatitis were analysed, the mortality rate was not significantly different between the young and elderly groups. Moreover, the complication rate and the proportion of patients having severe disease (judged by the number of prognostic signs) were not higher in the elderly. Thus acute pancreatitis was intrinsically not more serious were it not for the presence of concomitant diseases with advanced age.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172584
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dc.contributor.authorFan, STen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChoi, TKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLai, CSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:23:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:23:32Z-
dc.date.issued1988en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Surgery, 1988, v. 75 n. 5, p. 463-466en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0007-1323en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172584-
dc.description.abstractThe influence of age on the mortality rate of 268 patients with acute pancreatitis was studied. The hospital mortality rate for patients aged below 50 years was 5.9 per cent. The figure increased to 21.3 per cent in patients aged over 75; the high mortality was accounted for by a higher incidence of deaths related to concomitant medical or surgical diseases in the same hospital admission rather than to complications resulting directly from the pathological process of acute pancreatitis. When only deaths due to complications of acute pancreatitis were analysed, the mortality rate was not significantly different between the young and elderly groups. Moreover, the complication rate and the proportion of patients having severe disease (judged by the number of prognostic signs) were not higher in the elderly. Thus acute pancreatitis was intrinsically not more serious were it not for the presence of concomitant diseases with advanced age.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bjs.co.uken_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Surgeryen_HK
dc.subject.meshAcute Diseaseen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPancreatitis - Complications - Etiology - Mortalityen_US
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen_US
dc.titleInfluence of age on the mortality from acute pancreatitisen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFan, ST: stfan@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, J: jwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.authorityWong, J=rp00322en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/bjs.1800750520-
dc.identifier.pmid3390679-
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dc.identifier.volume75en_HK
dc.identifier.issue5en_HK
dc.identifier.spage463en_HK
dc.identifier.epage466en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1988N393300020-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChoi, TK=7202770029en_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWong, J=8049324500en_HK

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