Smoking is a major risk factor for wound dehiscence after midline abdominal incision; case-control study.

@article{Abbas2009SmokingIA,
  title={Smoking is a major risk factor for wound dehiscence after midline abdominal incision; case-control study.},
  author={Saleh M. Abbas and Andrew G Hill},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={247-50}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of acute fascial wound dehiscence (AFWD) after major abdominal operations is as high as 3%. AFWD is associated with mortality rates of 15-20%. Male gender, advanced age and numerous systemic factors including malignancy hypoproteinemia and steroid use have been associated with increased risk. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between smoking prevalence and AFWD. METHODS Middlemore Hospital records were retrieved from the 1997-2006 period… CONTINUE READING
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