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Table 4 Clinical outcome of patients > 65 with acute cholecystitis

From: Characteristics and outcome of elderly patients admitted for acute Cholecystitis to medical or surgical wards

Clinical outcome of all patients > 65
Outcome markerTotal
n = 186 (%)
Surgery n = 133 (%)Medicine
n = 54 (%)
p
Days of Hospitalization (±SD)8.9 ± 68.4 ± 610.2 ± 70.09
Cholecystostomy53 (29)45 (35)8 (15)< 0.05
Bacteremia13 (7)10 (7)3 (6)0.9
Death7 (4)6 (4)1 (2)0.4
Clinical outcome of the subset of patients > 75 years
Outcome markerTotal
n = 137 (%)
Surgery
n = 91 (%)
Medicine n = 46 (%)p
Days of Hospitalization (±SD)9.2 ± 78.8 ± 710.0 ± 60.3
Cholecystostomy41 (28)34 (45)7 (15)< 0.05
Bacteremia11 (8)9 (9)2 (4)0.6
Death7 (5)6 (6)1 (2)0.7