Vascular surgery patients at risk for malnutrition are at an increased risk of developing postoperative complications

Louise B D Banning, Lies ter Beek, M. El Moumni, Linda Visser, C. Zeebregts, Harriët Jager-Wittenaar, Robert Pol

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Background: Malnutrition is an important risk factor for adverse postoperative outcomes such as infection and delayed wound healing, often resulting in longer hospital stay and higher readmission and mortality rates. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between the risk for malnutrition prior to elective vascular surgery and postoperative complications. Methods: In this observational cross-sectional study, elective vascular surgery patients were included from January 2015 until November 2018. Included were percutaneous, carotid, endovascular, peripheral bypass, abdominal, lower extremity amputation, and other interventions. The patients were assessed for risk for malnutrition using the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment Short Form (PG-SGA SF), whereby
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020



  • malnutrition

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