Correlation between HbA1c and postoperative surgical complications
Correlation between HbA1c and postoperative surgical complications
Document number : 128811
Created by: Alexis Dermedgoglou, 2013-06-24
Last revised by: Ronny Gunnarsson, 2016-06-28
Document created in: James Cook University


1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

Plasma haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) reflects mean ambient fasting and postprandial hyperglycaemia over a three month period. This project will aim to clarify the correlation between HbA1c and postoperative complications after elective vascular, orthopaedic and general surgery.


Anna McLean
Endocrinologist, Endocrinology
Ronny Gunnarsson
Adjunct Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg

Workplaces involved in this project

Added workplaces

Health Care - Health care providers - Queensland Health - Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service - Cairns Hospital - Medicine - Endocrinology
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27

2. In depth information

Scientific title

Determining whether there is a correlation between pre-operative Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and post operative complications following surgery.

Funders of this project


James Cook University
1 000 AUD (applied sum: 1 000 AUD)
Alexis Dermedgoglou

2013, Funding for the collection of HbA1c along with other preoperative investigations in anaesthetic clinic.

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

Date commenced


4. Outcome

Date completed


Correlation between HbA1c and postoperative surgical complications, from FoU-centrum för primärvård och folktandvård Södra Älvsborg