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Factors predictive of risk for complications in patients with esophageal foreign bodies.
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PMID:  21466978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Reports on predictive risk factors associated with complications of ingested oesophageal foreign bodies are rare. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the predictive risk factors associated with the complications of oesophageal foreign bodies. METHODS: Three hundred sixteen cases with foreign bodies in the oesophagus were retrospectively investigated. The predictive risk factors for complications after foreign body ingestion were analysed by multivariate logistic regression, and included age, size and type of foreign body ingested, duration of impaction, and the level of foreign body impaction. RESULTS: The types of oesophageal foreign bodies included fish bones (37.0%), food (19.0%), and metals (18.4%). The complications associated with foreign bodies were ulcers (21.2%), lacerations (14.9%), erosions (12.0%), and perforation (1.9%). Multivariate analysis showed that the duration of impaction (p<0.001), and the type (p<0.001) and size of the foreign bodies (p<0.001) were significant independent risk factors associated with the development of complications in patients with oesophageal foreign bodies. CONCLUSION: In patients with oesophageal foreign bodies, the risk of complications was increased with a longer duration of impaction, bone type, and larger size.
Authors:
Sang Hun Sung; Seong Woo Jeon; Hyuk Su Son; Sung Kook Kim; Min Kyu Jung; Chang Min Cho; Won Young Tak; Young Oh Kweon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-3562     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100958385     Medline TA:  Dig Liver Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Editrice Gastroenterologica Italiana S.r.l. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Republic of Korea.
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