Mortality in esophageal atresia: Assessment of probable risk factors (10 years' experience)

Davari, H.A. and Hosseinpour, M. and Nasiri, G.M. and Kiani, G. (2012) Mortality in esophageal atresia: Assessment of probable risk factors (10 years' experience). Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 17 (6). pp. 540-542.

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Background: Esophageal atresia (EA) is a common congenital anomaly. In this study, we evaluated the mortality and its risk factors in patients born with esophageal atresia. Methods and Materials: A database of 206 consecutive patients treated for EA was developed in ST-Zahra hospital of Isfahan between 1994 and 2004. Results: In this study, 206 patients were evaluated. The most common type of EA was type C (86.4). Mortality rate was 56; it was more common in patients with congenital malformation, in late operation and in low birth weight and premature babies. Sepsis was the most common cause of death. Conclusions: For improvement of EA survival, we should improve operation techniques, supportive care, and ICU management. It is also important to operate these patients as soon as possible.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: anastomosis leakage; article; cause of death; congenital malformation; digestive system fistula; empyema; esophagostomy; esophagus atresia; esophagus reconstruction; esophagus stenosis; female; gastroesophageal reflux; gastrointestinal motility disorder; gastrostomy; human; ligation; low birth weight; major clinical study; male; mortality; myotomy; newborn; operation duration; pneumothorax; prematurity; pylorus stenosis; recurrent disease; retrospective study; risk factor; sepsis; stomach rupture; surgical infection; tracheomalacia
Subjects: Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Clinical Sciences > Department of Surgery
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 14:56
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 14:56

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