Morbidity and mortality after bowel resection for acute mesenteric ischemia.

@article{Gupta2011MorbidityAM,
  title={Morbidity and mortality after bowel resection for acute mesenteric ischemia.},
  author={Prateek K. Gupta and Bala Natarajan and Himani Gupta and Xiang Fang and Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={150 4},
  pages={
          779-87
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients presenting with acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) sufficiently advanced to require bowel resection have a high morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to analyze these patients to determine if certain pre- or intraoperative variables are predictive of death or complications which could then be used to develop a predictive model to aid in surgical decision-making. METHODS Patients undergoing bowel resection for AMI were identified from the American College of… CONTINUE READING
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