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D Schraufnagel, S Rajaee and FH Millham
Abstract
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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General surgery, Best practice, Nationwide Building Society, Hernia, Constipation, Crohn's disease, Bowel obstruction
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