Navigation Links
Major Surgeries and Operations Could Prove Deadly for Anaemic Older Men

A recent research has found that major surgeries and operations could prove deadly for anaemic older men. The US research, published in Jama, showed that elderly men with even slightly irregular red blood counts are at a higher risk of dying after major surgery.

The study, which examined data from 310,311 men aged 65 or older, is the first research to demonstrate that even minor anaemia or polycythemia, when the blood count is higher than normal, increases the risk of death after surgery.

For every percentage point of divergence from what is normal, the risk of death or major heart problem rose by 1.6 percent. While doctors have long known that people with confirmed anaemia and very high blood counts are at higher surgical risk, the accurate thresholds at which risk amplifies has never been comprehensible.

Wen-Chih Wu, the lead author of the team at Brown University, said that he hoped the research would transform that and help doctors understand the results of hematocrit tests, which measure the proportion of red blood cells in the blood, in an improved manner.

However, he asserted that it was too early to say whether blood transfusions or iron supplements to perk up the blood cell count would help. Researchers pinned down two reasons for the outcome of their study.

Firstly, elderly men's hearts may have an inadequate ability to recompense for the effects of unusually high or low blood counts when they also have to compete with the pressure of major surgery. But secondly, abnormally high or low blood counts may be caused by an additional condition, which may itself add to mortality in the days after surgery.

Kay-Tee Khaw, Professor of Clinical Gerontology at Cambridge University, welcomed the findings, but said that as a result, treating the blood count "may not necessarily improve surgical outcomes". "The authors have been able to define the ranges of haemocrit associated with out comes after surgery and quantify very specifically the magnitude of increase in risk associated with each point increase or decrease outside this range," the BBC quoted Khaw, as saying.

"This may be important in helping surgeons and physicians identify higher risk groups in those who are having surgery who may for example, warrant more attention," she added.

The team, based at Brown University, examined the medical data of 310, 311 men aged 65 or over who experienced major non-cardiac surgery.

The operations, which included total knee replacements, prostate surgery and hernia repairs among a range of others, took place between 1997 and 2004 in 132 Veterans' Affairs Medical Centers across the US.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback
2. Vision Loss Due To Diabetic Retinopathy a Major Cause Of Concern
3. Depression Found To Be A Major Cause for Death in Elderly
4. Genetics Has A Major Role To Play In Body Shape.
5. Pigs Population A Major Threat To Encephalitis Ravaged UP
6. Delhi Government To Interlink All Major Hospitals Through e-Governance
7. Nine Major Culprits For Tooth Loss Identified By Researchers
8. Obesity Among Children May Become a Major Problem
9. Canadian Lung Cancer Study Lauded As Major Advance in Cancer Fight
10. Smokers Sue Tobacco Major Philip Morris
11. India Can Become Major HIV Drugs Producer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/6/2016)... KING OF PRUSSIA, PA and LONDON, UK (PRWEB) , ... May ... ... continues to earn accolades for his success in changing the way the pharmaceutical industry ... Power 100 list of the world’s most influential people in pharma, and he was ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 ... ... No Greater Odds, are scheduled to provide a unique keynote address at the ... documentary follows the inspirational stories of five community college students. Their stories—of complicated ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... ... A wide variety of national pet product manufacturers, companies and brands will gather for one ... 18 from noon to 8 p.m. at New York City’s Roger Smith Hotel. The event ... garden, outdoor and safety pet products in today’s marketplace. , Petrend Event showcases ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 ... ... it will feature AsedaSciences® in an upcoming episode, airing third quarter 2016, via ... with the vision of becoming a leader in optimized drug discovery through innovative ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... Pass, OR (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... eyes. In other seasons, when the weather is too cold, dry or hot, water ... the eyes can actually absorb moisture from the surrounding air. There’s only one problem, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... 2016 Research and ... Multiple Myeloma Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) ... Landscape Highlights 2016, provides comprehensive insights into ... Multiple Myeloma market valuations and forecast, Multiple ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... May 4, 2016 ... the  "Global Actinic Keratosis Market and Competitive ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... and Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016, provides comprehensive ... Keratosis epidemiology, Actinic Keratosis market valuations and ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... KANSAS CITY, Mo. , May 3, 2016 ... of Kansas Medical Center,s Institute for Advancing Medical ... develop and commercialize new drugs, diagnostics and medical ... organizations provides BioNovus Innovations with rights to license, ... "This partnership ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: