Colorectal surgery: the risk and burden of adhesion-related complications.

@article{Parker2004ColorectalST,
  title={Colorectal surgery: the risk and burden of adhesion-related complications.},
  author={Michael C. Parker and Malcolm S Wilson and David. Menzies and Graham Sunderland and JeremyN. Thompson and David N. Clark and Alastair D Knight and Alison M Crowe},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={
          506-11
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Adhesions are associated with serious medical complications. This study examines the real-time burden of adhesion-related readmissions following colorectal surgery and assesses the impact of previous surgery on adhesion-related outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study used data from the Scottish National Health Service Medical Record Linkage Database to identify three cohorts of patients who had undergone open colorectal surgery during the financial years 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998… CONTINUE READING
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