Bedside Diagnostic Laparoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit: a 13-Year Experience

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BACKGROUND Frequently, critically ill patients suffer from intraabdominal pathology, such as sepsis or ischemia, either as a cause of a critical illness or as a complication from another illness requiring an intensive care unit (ICU) admission. These complications are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality (between 50% to 100%). The diagnosis… (More)

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