Article Abstract

Do the right thing!

Authors: Marco Anile, Camilla Poggi, Daniele Diso, Sara Mantovani, Massimilano Bassi, Erino A. Rendina, Federico Venuta


The topic of the paper by Hino et al. (1) is crucial and it will become even more important in the future due to the increasing number of elderly patients in our surgical wards. The aim of authors was to retrospectively identify the risk factors for postoperative complications comparing two prognostic scores (Charlson Comorbidity Index and Glasgow Prognostic Score) and to assess long-term survival in a large multi-institutional cohort of patients aged 80 years or older.