Treatments and other prognostic factors in the management of the open abdomen: A systematic review.

@article{Cristaudo2017TreatmentsAO,
  title={Treatments and other prognostic factors in the management of the open abdomen: A systematic review.},
  author={Adam T Cristaudo and Scott B Jennings and Kerry Hitos and Ronny K. Gunnarsson and Alan DeCosta},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={
          407-418
        }
}
BACKGROUND The open abdomen (OA) is an important approach for managing intra-abdominal catastrophes and continues to be the standard of care. Despite this, challenges remain with it associated with a high incidence of complications and poor outcomes. The objective of this article is to perform a systematic review in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines to identify prognostic factors in OA patients in regard to definitive fascial closure… CONTINUE READING
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