A national comparison of laparoscopic vs. open colectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project data.

@article{Senagore2009ANC,
  title={A national comparison of laparoscopic vs. open colectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project data.},
  author={Anthony J. Senagore and Jonah J. Stulberg and J. B. Byrnes and Conor Delaney},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={183-6}
}
INTRODUCTION We used a publicly available limited data set from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project to assess the preoperative risk factors and postoperative complication rates reported for laparoscopic colectomy and open colectomy. METHODS Patients were evaluated from this nationally reported database who underwent either laparoscopic colectomy (n = 2728) or open colectomy (n = 4719) from December 1, 2005 through September 1, 2007. RESULTS Body mass index was similar for… CONTINUE READING
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