Wartime Colon Injuries: Primary Repair or Colostomy?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/19394
Title:
Wartime Colon Injuries: Primary Repair or Colostomy?
Authors:
Moreels, R; Pont, M; Ean, S; Vitharit, M; Vuthy, C; Roy, S; Boelaert, M
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Abstract:
A retrospective non-randomized study, comparing primary repair with colostomy, was made on a series of 102 patients with penetrating intraperitoneal colon injuries, in a war surgery programme in Cambodia. The overall case fatality rate (CFR) was 25.5%, whereas in the primary repair group CFR was 20%, compared to 30.8% in the colostomy group. The difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.30). Adjustment for possible confounding factors in the two groups did not alter the results. Considering the numerous advantages to the patient of a primary closure in the precarious situations where war surgery is often performed, this technique merits consideration.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium.
Publisher:
Published by the Royal Society of Medicine
Issue Date:
May-1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/19394
PubMed ID:
8207721
Additional Links:
http://www.jrsm.org/
Language:
en
ISSN:
0141-0768
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMoreels, R-
dc.contributor.authorPont, M-
dc.contributor.authorEan, S-
dc.contributor.authorVitharit, M-
dc.contributor.authorVuthy, C-
dc.contributor.authorRoy, S-
dc.contributor.authorBoelaert, M-
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-29T08:51:58Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-29T08:51:58Z-
dc.date.issued1994-05-
dc.identifier.citationWartime Colon Injuries: Primary Repair or Colostomy? 1994, 87 (5):265-7notJ R Soc Meden
dc.identifier.issn0141-0768-
dc.identifier.pmid8207721-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/19394-
dc.description.abstractA retrospective non-randomized study, comparing primary repair with colostomy, was made on a series of 102 patients with penetrating intraperitoneal colon injuries, in a war surgery programme in Cambodia. The overall case fatality rate (CFR) was 25.5%, whereas in the primary repair group CFR was 20%, compared to 30.8% in the colostomy group. The difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.30). Adjustment for possible confounding factors in the two groups did not alter the results. Considering the numerous advantages to the patient of a primary closure in the precarious situations where war surgery is often performed, this technique merits consideration.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublished by the Royal Society of Medicine-
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.jrsm.org/-
dc.rightsArchived on this site with kind permission of the Royal Society of Medicine, [url]http://jrsm.rsmjournals.com[/url]en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshBlast Injuriesen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshColonen
dc.subject.meshColostomyen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshMilitary Medicineen
dc.subject.meshPostoperative Complicationsen
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen
dc.subject.meshWaren
dc.subject.meshWounds, Gunshoten
dc.titleWartime Colon Injuries: Primary Repair or Colostomy?en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Royal Society of Medicineen

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