Serum cholesterol levels and in-hospital mortality in the elderly

Graziano Onder, Francesco Luigi Landi, S Volpato, R Fellin, Pierugo Carbonin, Giovanni Gambassi, Roberto Bernabei

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Abstract

Although total cholesterol levels among middle-aged persons correlate with long-term mortality from all causes, this association remains controversial in older persons. We explored whether total cholesterol levels were independently associated with in-hospital mortality among elderly patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalTHE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
Volume115
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Biological Markers
  • Blood Sedimentation
  • Cholesterol
  • Female
  • Fibrinogen
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Humans
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Italy
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prevalence
  • Serum Albumin
  • Sex Factors
  • Statistics as Topic

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