IROA: the International Register of Open Abdomen.

@inproceedings{Coccolini2015IROATI,
  title={IROA: the International Register of Open Abdomen.},
  author={Federico Coccolini and Fausto Catena and Giulia Montori and Marco Ceresoli and Roberto Manfredi and Gabriela Elisa Nita and Ernest Eugene Moore and Walter L. Biffl and Rao R. Ivatury and James F Whelan and Gustavo Pereira Fraga and Ari Leppaniemi and Massimo Sartelli and Salomone Di Saverio and Luca Ansaloni},
  booktitle={World journal of emergency surgery : WJES},
  year={2015}
}
Actually the most common indications for Open Abdomen (OA) are trauma, abdominal sepsis, severe acute pancreatitis and more in general all those situations in which an intra-abdominal hypertension condition is present, in order to prevent the development of an abdominal compartment syndrome. The mortality and morbidity rate in patients undergone to OA procedures is still high. At present many studies have been published about the OA management and the progresses in survival rate of critically… CONTINUE READING

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