PREOPERATIVE NUTRITION STATUS AND POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS IN ELDERLY GENERAL SURGERY PATIENTS: A LITERATURE REVIEW

Ammar Hassan Mahnashi Abdulrahman Alhamdan
Background: Poor nutrition status is considered a risk factor for postoperative complications in the adult population. In elderly patients, who often have a poor nutrition status, this relationship has not been substantiated. Thus, the aim of this systematic review was to assess the merit of preoperative nutrition parameters used to predict postoperative outcome in elderly patients undergoing general surgery. Methods: A systematic literature search of 10 consecutive years, 1998–2019, in PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane...
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