How many sunsets? Timing of surgery in adhesive small bowel obstruction: A study of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery | 29 Dec 2012
D Schraufnagel, S Rajaee and FH Millham
Best practices promulgated by the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma suggest that delay in surgery for adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) should not exceed 5 days. This study aimed to probe the relationship between operative delay and adverse outcomes, defined as occurrence of a complication, requirement for bowel resection, prolonged postoperative stay, or death in ASBO using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample.
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