Early operation is associated with a survival benefit for patients with adhesive bowel obstruction.

@article{Teixeira2013EarlyOI,
  title={Early operation is associated with a survival benefit for patients with adhesive bowel obstruction.},
  author={Pedro Gr Teixeira and Efstathios Karamanos and Peep Talving and Kenji Inaba and Lydia W. K. Lam and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={258 3},
  pages={459-65}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of surgical delay on the outcomes of patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO). BACKGROUND It is generally accepted that patients with uncomplicated ASBO failing nonoperative management should be operated on within 5 days. However, the optimal time of operation within this 5-day period is unknown. METHODS Patients requiring surgery for ASBO were identified from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Linear regression was… CONTINUE READING
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