Comparison of open and endovascular treatment of acute mesenteric ischemia.

  title={Comparison of open and endovascular treatment of acute mesenteric ischemia.},
  author={Robert J Beaulieu and K Dean Arnaoutakis and Christopher J. Abularrage and David T. Efron and Eric B. Schneider and James Hamilton Black},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={59 1},
INTRODUCTION Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a commonly fatal result of inadequate bowel perfusion that requires immediate evaluation by both vascular and general surgeons. Treatment often involves vascular repair as well as bowel resection and the possible need for parenteral nutrition. Little data exist regarding the rates of bowel resection following endovascular vs open repair of AMI. METHODS Using the National Inpatient Sample database, admissions from 2005 through 2009 were… CONTINUE READING
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