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Research Article

The Impact of Frailty on Morbidity and Mortality following Open Emergent Colectomies

Table 3

Clavien-Dindo Complication Grade definitions.

GradeDefinition and variables

1Postoperative complications not requiring intervention
Peripheral nerve injury, neurological deficit, renal insufficiency, superficial SSIa, or acute renal failure

2Postoperative complications requiring pharmacologic interventions
Deep SSI, organ space , sepsis, urinary tract infection, transfusion, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, wound disruption or dehiscence, or pneumonia

3Postoperative complications requiring surgical, radiologic, or endoscopic interventions
Return to operating room

4Life-threatening postoperative complications requiring management in intensive care unit
Requiring ventilator > 48 hours, reintubation, cardiac arrest, progressive renal failure, myocardial infarction, or septic shock

5Postoperative complications leading to death
30-day mortality

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