Comparison of mortality and medical complications between older and younger malignant melanoma inpatients

Source: MDLinx, December 2020

Because older age has been reported as a negative prognostic factor in malignant melanoma patients in the previous studies, therefore, researchers compared younger and older malignant melanoma inpatients, in terms of comorbidities, medical complications, and inpatient mortality.

For this purpose, they used the 2003 to 2012 National Inpatient Sample database.

In multivariable analysis of medical complications, there was a greater chance of encountering urinary tract infection but less likelihood of having acute respiratory failure and venous thromboembolism in older adult inpatients.