Characteristics and surgical success of patients presenting for repair of obstetric fistula in western Kenya.

@article{Hawkins2013CharacteristicsAS,
  title={Characteristics and surgical success of patients presenting for repair of obstetric fistula in western Kenya.},
  author={Lesley Hawkins and Rachel F. Spitzer and Astrid Christoffersen-Deb and Jessica Leah and Hillary M. Mabeya},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={120 2},
  pages={
          178-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To carry out a large-scale retrospective review of patients who had undergone surgical repair of obstetric fistula in Kenya to determine patient characteristics and determinants of successful surgical repair. METHODS The patient records of 483 surgical repairs of obstetric fistula treated by a single surgeon (H.M.) between January 2005 and July 2010 at 3 medical centers in western Kenya were retrospectively reviewed. Descriptive and bivariate statistical analyses were performed… CONTINUE READING
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