M. F. Sier

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AIM In the literature, the behavior of the aneurysm sac after endovascular grafting has been the subject of significant speculation. It has been suggested that shrinkage of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is different for various endografts. This study was undertaken to evaluate endograft-specific differences in aneurysm sac shrinkage and to evaluate(More)
AIM Morbidity in patients with an ostomy is high. A new care pathway, including perioperative home visits by enterostomal therapists, was studied to assess whether more elaborate education and closer guidance could reduce stoma-related complications and improve quality of life (QoL), at acceptable cost. METHOD Patients requiring an ileostomy or colostomy,(More)
Although stoma closure is considered a simple surgical intervention, the interval between construction and reversal is often prolonged, and some ileostomies may never be reversed. We evaluated possible predictors for non-reversal and prolonged interval between construction and reversal. In a cohort study of ileostomy patients treated in a large teaching(More)
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