Comparison of open abdomens in non-trauma and trauma patients : A retrospective study

@inproceedings{Stawicki2007ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of open abdomens in non-trauma and trauma patients : A retrospective study},
  author={Stanislaw Peter A. Stawicki and James Cipolla and Corinne L Bria},
  year={2007}
}
Introduction: Open abdomen (OA) spans an entire spectrum of traumatic and non-traumatic indications. We hypothesize that uniformly managed OA patients have favorable outcomes regardless of the initial traumatic or non-traumatic etiology. Methods: This is a retrospective review of OA patients from 2001 to 2006. A comparison was carried out between NTP and trauma OA patients, examining patient demographics, physiologic parameters, resource utilization, and outcome measures. Results: There were 60… CONTINUE READING
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