Surgery-related risk factors

Studer, Peter; Inderbitzin, Daniel (2009). Surgery-related risk factors. Current opinion in critical care, 15(4), pp. 328-32. Hagerstown, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/MCC.0b013e32832be4de

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The surgical procedure remains the key element in the multidisciplinary treatment of a wide variety of degenerative, traumatic, tumorous, congenital, and vascular diseases, resulting in an estimated 234 million surgical interventions worldwide each year. Undesired effects are inherent in any medical intervention, but are of particular interest in an invasive procedure for both the patient and the responsible physician. Major topics in current complication research include perception of key factors responsible for complication development, prediction, and whenever possible, prevention of complications. RECENT FINDINGS: For many years, the technical aspects of surgery and the skills of the surgeon her/himself were evaluated and considered as the main sources of surgical complications. However, recent studies identified many nontechnical perspectives, which could improve the overall quality of surgical interventions. SUMMARY: This article reviews selected, recently published data in this field and aims to point out the complexity and multidimensional facets of surgery-related risk factors.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery

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Inderbitzin, Daniel




Lippincott Williams & Wilkins




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04 Oct 2013 15:13

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04 May 2014 23:23

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