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Drainage after cholecystectomy. A prospective randomized clinical trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1478809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This prospective clinical study was done to assess the efficacy of postcholecystectomy drainage. A total of 173 cholecystectomized patients were randomized into two groups; group A (86 patients) without drainage and group B (87 patients) with drainage. Group B included two types of patients; B1 (52 patients) with suction drain and B2 (35 patients) with gravity drain. Evidence of wound infection, chest complications, and duration of hospital stay were recorded in every case. Ninety five patients were assessed for chest complications and subhepatic collection by chest x-ray and abdominal ultrasonography. In group B patients the total amount of fluid drained was measured. The results were analysed by appropriate statistical methods. There was no significant difference in the rate of wound infection or atelectasis in either group, although there was apparent increase of lung complications and subhepatic collections in Group B1. The average postoperative hospital stay was significantly increased in group B patients. Considering all the parameters of this study, it was found that drainage with gravity was attended with the least morbidity.
Authors:
A L al-Arfaj; K Shahab; G al-Ghassab; H al-Breiki; S al-Shawan; A Azab
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    1992 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-11     Completed Date:  1993-02-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cholecystectomy*
Drainage*
Drainage, Postural
Female
Humans
Length of Stay
Male
Middle Aged
Postoperative Care*
Prospective Studies
Pulmonary Atelectasis / prevention & control
Surgical Wound Infection / prevention & control

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