Definitive risk factors for anastomotic leaks in elective open colorectal resection.

@article{Suding2008DefinitiveRF,
  title={Definitive risk factors for anastomotic leaks in elective open colorectal resection.},
  author={Paul Nash Suding and Erin H Jensen and Murray A Abramson and Kamal M. F. Itani and Samuel Eric Wilson},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={143 9},
  pages={907-11; discussion 911-2}
}
HYPOTHESIS Anastomotic leaks following elective colorectal resections increase morbidity, mortality, and the need for additional interventions. An accurate understanding of risk factors would potentially reduce anastomotic leaks and/or allow appropriate selection of patients for diverting stomas. DESIGN Prospective review of patient and operative characteristics that contribute to anastomotic leaks. SETTING Fifty-one sites within the United States (May 2002-March 2005). PATIENTS Six… CONTINUE READING

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