News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Surgical Results In The Elderly At Auck. Hospital

FACTORS AFFECTING THE SURGICAL RESULTS IN THE ELDERLY AT AUCKLAND HOSPITAL

Canberra, 7 May 2001/ MediaNet International-AsiaNet/-- Elderly patients should not be denied major abdominal surgery because of their age alone, an investigation into the surgical results of aged patients at the Auckland Hospital has revealed.

Rather it was the length and timing of the operation that had a greater effect on patients results and patients who underwent elective surgery did better than patients who had emergency surgery.

Dr Falah Haddawi studied the results of 1141 patients who had 1248 operations at the Auckland Hospital in New Zealand between January 1997 and November 2000. He will present these results at the Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Canberra today.

"The duration of the operation and the medical state of the patient prior to surgery, not age, are the factors that determine how well the patients does.

"The other major factor that effects results after surgery is whether you are prepared for the operation or not. In an emergency there is not time to prepare the patient from a physical point of view, and they do not do as well as a patients who have elective surgery and had been prepared for the operation" Dr El-Haddawi said.

Dr Haddawi is presenting his paper at the week long Annual Scientific Congress - entitled Surgery Beyond 2001.The Congress has attracted more than 1500 surgeons from Australia and overseas. More than 500 papers will be presented at the conference.

The media is welcome to attend

WHAT: Factors Affecting The Surgical Results In The Elderly At Auckland Hospital

WHEN: Monday 7 May 2001

WHERE: National Convention Centre, Canberra

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand, the $8Million budget, musical comedy, City of 100 Lovers, has been created for locals and tourists alike. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time. Dixon finished second in the final race of the season in Sonoma in California. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Anne Russell: On Nanette, And The Limitations Of Stories

Since many detractors fault Gadsby or other women for talking about their trauma publicly, Gadsby’s most ardent fans mistakenly perceive virtually any criticism of Nanette as misogynist. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland