Pre-operative serum albumin as a predictor of post-operative morbidity and mortality in major general surgeries
Malnutrition is a frequent concomitant of surgical illness. About 50-60% of patients admitted to General Surgery wards are malnourished on admission. One of the most readily available and clinically valuable parameters is serum albumin. It predicts perioperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality. Malnourished patients have an increased risk of complications and death.
Dr. Abhinav Mone, Tripta S. Bhagat, , Neelima Agrawal, , Sameer Naqash, , Shalabh Gupta. Pre-operative serum albumin as a predictor of post-operative morbidity and mortality in major general surgeries. Cardiometry; Issue 25; December 2022; p.1391-1393; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.25.13911393; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no25-december-2022/pre-operative-serum-albumin