The Effect of BMI on Outcomes Following Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstructions.

@article{Desai2016TheEO,
  title={The Effect of BMI on Outcomes Following Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstructions.},
  author={Karan A. Desai and Seyed Amirhossein Razavi and Alexandra Marie Lippert Hart and Peter W Thompson and Albert Losken},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={76 Suppl 4},
  pages={
          S295-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The management of complex abdominal wall defects continues to be a challenging process secondary to the high potential for wound healing issues and ventral hernia recurrences. Body mass index (BMI) is a well-known risk factor when it comes to complications. We hypothesize that higher BMIs result in higher rates of postoperative complications in complex abdominal wall reconstructions (CAWRs). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent CAWR at Emory University… CONTINUE READING
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