28 April 2016

The impact of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) on patients over 80 years undergoing elective colorectal cancer surgery

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Clinical CPET

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The role of CPET as a valuable preoperative assessment tool for colorectal cancer resection patients (80 yeas and above) has been examined in this article published on Colorectal Disease Journal.

Pre-operative CPET testing in patients over 80 years undergoing elective colorectal cancer resection allows identification of higher risk patients and mitigation of risk by pre-emptive CCU admission. This stratification allows equivalent results to be achieved in high and low risk elderly patients undergoing colorectal surgery.

The study findings show that "Pre-operative CPET testing in patients over 80 years undergoing elective colorectal cancer resection allows identification of higher risk patients and mitigation of risk by pre-emptive CCU admission. This stratification allows equivalent results to be achieved in high and low risk elderly patients undergoing colorectal surgery."

The article details are the following:

- Title: "The impact of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) on patients over 80 years undergoing elective colorectal cancer surgery"
- Authors: Chan KE, Pathak S, Smart NJ, Batchelor N, Daniels IR - Exeter Surgical Health Services Research Unit (HESRU), Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
- Published in
: Colorectal Dis. 2015 Sep 28

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