Predicting Competing Mortality in Patients Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy Aged 70 yr or Older.

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Abstract

PATIENT SUMMARY

Stricter selection may diminish the prognostic significance of several common diseases in men selected for radical prostatectomy aged 70 yr or older whereas other parameters (peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status class 3, current smoking, and level of education) sustained their meaningfulness and should be taken into consideration when the risk of competing mortality is estimated.

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