Postoperative Long-Term Outcomes in Elderly Patients with Gastric Cancer and Risk Factors for Death from Other Diseases

AbstractBackgroundElderly patients with gastric cancer are frequently treated surgically in current clinical practice. Although several studies have investigated short-term outcomes after gastrectomy in elderly patients, most did not evaluate long-term outcomes.MethodsWe analyzed 1154 consecutive patients who underwent curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer between 2001 and 2013. We classified them into two groups: the elderly group (n = 241), consisting of patients aged ≥75 years, and the non-elderly group (n = 913), consisting of patients aged
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Gastric Cancer - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Gastric Cancer Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: J Nippon Med Sch Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: In Vivo - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
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