Long-term and perioperative corticosteroids in anastomotic leakage: a prospective study of 259 left-sided colorectal anastomoses.

@article{Slieker2012LongtermAP,
  title={Long-term and perioperative corticosteroids in anastomotic leakage: a prospective study of 259 left-sided colorectal anastomoses.},
  author={J Slieker and Niels Komen and Guido H. H. Mannaerts and Thomas Karsten and Paul Willemsen and Magdalena M Murawska and Johannes Jeekel and Johan F. Lange},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={147 5},
  pages={447-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors for symptomatic anastomotic leakage (AL) after colorectal resection. DESIGN Review of records of patients who participated in the Analysis of Predictive Parameters for Evident Anastomotic Leakage study. SETTING Eight health centers. PATIENTS Two hundred fifty-nine patients who underwent left-sided colorectal anastomoses. INTERVENTION Corticosteroids taken as long-term medication for underlying disease or perioperatively for the prevention of… CONTINUE READING