J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2020 08;89(2):397-404
From the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care (Z.J., M.E.M., A.N., J.M.L., K.M., N.K., K.H., M.W.E.H., A.M., D.K., P.F., N.S., M.R., G.V., H.M.A.K.), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; and Department of General Surgery(Z.J.), Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
Background: The degree to which malnutrition impacts perioperative outcomes in the elderly emergency surgery (ES) patient remains unknown. We aimed to study the relationship between malnutrition, as measured by the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI), and postoperative outcomes in elderly patients undergoing ES.
Methods: Using the 2007 to 2016 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, all patients 65 years or older undergoing ES were included in our study. Read More