• Lymphaticovenular anastomosis in elderly patients

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    At our hospital, we consider multiple factors in determining the indication for surgical treatment for lymphedema, including age, the underlying causes of lymphedema, stage of edema, general health status, frequency of cellulitis, and the patient's treatment choices. While lymphedema in young individuals is generally treated using surgical lymphaticovenular anastomosis, conservative treatment is usually recommended for older individuals due to the overall poor health status. However, there is no evidence that treatment outcomes of lymphaticovenular anastomosis would be poorer in older than...
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  • Geriatric-specific characteristics linked to hospital readmission risk of elderly surgical patients

    One year ago - By News Medical

    Researchers have examined new geriatric-specific characteristics that appear to raise the risk of elderly surgical patients having an unplanned hospital readmission within a month of initially leaving the hospital.
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