Learn More
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, indications, and predictive factors of hospital readmission after open ventral hernia repair. METHODS A retrospective review of all open ventral hernia repairs at a single institution from 2000 to 2010 was performed to assess readmissions between 1 to 30, 1 to 90, and 91 to 365 days.(More)
To critically evaluate the literature and to design valid studies, surgeons require an understanding of basic statistics. Despite the increasing complexity of reported statistical analyses in surgical journals and the decreasing use of inappropriate statistical methods, errors such as in the comparison of multiple groups still persist. This review(More)
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of pathological conditions ranging from simple superficial infections to severe necrotizing soft tissue infections. Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are potentially life-threatening infections of any layer of the soft tissue compartment associated with widespread necrosis and systemic(More)
The term evidence-based medicine was first coined by Sack-ett and colleagues 1 as " the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. " The key to practicing evidence-based medicine is applying the best current knowledge to decisions in individual patients. Medical knowledge is(More)
There is no consensus on the ideal location for mesh placement in open ventral hernia repair (OVHR). We aim to identify the mesh location associated with the lowest rate of recurrence following OVHR using a systematic review and meta-analysis. A search was performed for studies comparing at least two of four locations for mesh placement during OVHR (onlay,(More)
  • 1