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Outcomes of open intraperitoneal incisional hernia repair based on patient-reported outcomes.
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PMID:  23292369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE: The outcomes of open incisional hernia repair from the patients' point of view have variations over time, and only continuous follow-up would reflect the real outcomes. The purpose of this study is to validate a standard measurement instrument in the form of a questionnaire to report the evolutionary outcomes of a specific open technique to repair incisional hernias. METHODS: Prospective study follows up a cohort of 82 consecutive patients submitted to elective intraperitoneal open hernioplasty of midline incisional hernias. The follow-up consisted in an interview and physical examination 30 days after surgery, at 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, and 4 years. Primary outcome measure was reporting the outcomes of hernia repair according to a standardized scale obtained from a questionnaire. RESULTS: There was no correlation between complications suffered by patients and score results (p = 0.722). The length of hospital stay was 6.5 ± 4.3 days, and a prolonged hospital stay was related to complications (p = 0.002) and did not influence the score results (p = 0.365). The final score demonstrated that patients had a very good impression on this procedure 1 month after surgery (p = 0.003). This impression shifted to an excellent perception 1 year after surgery remaining similar until the last control (p < 0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: In this series, the intraperitoneal hernioplasty was a procedure associated with minor morbidity and without recurrences 4 years after the operation. The outcomes from the patients' point of view were excellent 1 year after the procedure with a tendency to improve in the long term.
Authors:
M A Beltrán; M-P Rioseco; M Molina; A Vera; F R Arcos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1248-9204     ISO Abbreviation:  Hernia     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715168     Medline TA:  Hernia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Hernia Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Hospital de La Serena, Manuel Antonio Caro 2629, P.O. Box 912, La Serena, IV Region, Chile, beltran_01@yahoo.com.
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