Prophylactic abdominal drainage after elective colonic resection and suprapromontory anastomosis: a multicenter study controlled by randomization. French Associations for Surgical Research.

@article{Mrad1998ProphylacticAD,
  title={Prophylactic abdominal drainage after elective colonic resection and suprapromontory anastomosis: a multicenter study controlled by randomization. French Associations for Surgical Research.},
  author={F M{\'e}rad and E Yahchouchi and Jean Marie Hay and Abe L Fingerhut and Yves Laborde and O Langlois-Zantain},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={133 3},
  pages={309-14}
}
BACKGROUND Only 4 controlled trials have investigated whether prophylactic abdominal drainage was of value after colonic resection. None have been able to find any statistically significant difference, but the number of patients was small and the beta error risk was high. OBJECTIVES To compare patients who underwent abdominal drainage with those who did not for the rate and severity of complications after elective colonic resection followed immediately by anastomosis of the suprapromontory… CONTINUE READING
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