What are risk factors for postoperative complications in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Apr 10, 2020
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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A population-based study by de Silva et al showed that the primary predictors of severe postoperative complications are age and multiple comorbidities. Furthermore, the worst outcomes occurred when surgery was performed 14 or more days after hospital admission under emergency conditions in patients who had no response to medical treatment. [111]

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