Staged abdominal repairs reduce long-term quality of life.

Citation data:

Injury, ISSN: 1879-0267, Vol: 43, Issue: 9, Page: 1513-6

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
https://ohsu.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/ed0d053f-c6a0-403d-a8c5-9285a9271af8
PMID:
21310408
DOI:
10.1016/j.injury.2011.01.013
Author(s):
Codner, Panna A; Brasel, Karen J; Deroon-Cassini, Terri A
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Medicine; Open abdomen; Quality of life; Staged abdominal repair; Emergency Medicine; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
article description
Damage control surgery increasingly requires serial operations and a staged abdominal repair (STAR) for ultimate abdominal closure. The effects of multiple operations on quality of life are unknown. We hypothesized that this population of patients had a lower quality of life than the general U.S. population.