Retained surgical items after abdominal and pelvic surgery: Incidence, trend and predictors- observational study

@inproceedings{Elsharydah2016RetainedSI,
  title={Retained surgical items after abdominal and pelvic surgery: Incidence, trend and predictors- observational study},
  author={Ahmad Elsharydah and Kimberly O. Warmack and Abu T.M. Minhajuddin and Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce},
  booktitle={Annals of medicine and surgery},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION Surgical retained items (RSIs) are associated with increase in perioperative morbidity and mortality. We used a large national database to investigate the incidence, trends and possible predictors for RSIs after major abdominal and pelvic procedures. METHODS The nationwide inpatient sample data were queried to identify patients who underwent major abdominal and pelvic procedures and discharged with secondary ICD-9-CM diagnosis code of (998.44 and 998.7). McNemar's tests and… CONTINUE READING