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Preformed silos in the management of gastroschisis: new progress with an old idea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12806250     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Outcomes for infants with gastroschisis have paralleled advances made in neonatal intensive care and the use of parenteral nutrition. Mortality rates approaching 100% a half century ago are now closer to 2% to 8%. Further reduction in morbidity has been the focus of many studies during the past decade. Efforts have been made to identify factors associated with the development of gastroschisis and to evaluate the mode, timing, and location of delivery on the outcome of these infants. The effect of the mode and timing of definitive surgical repair has received attention by more recent reports of newer approaches, including the use of a preformed silo to provide coverage for the exposed viscera and allow a gradual reduction into the abdominal cavity.
Marc Schlatter
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pediatrics     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1040-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-13     Completed Date:  2003-09-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000850     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
DeVos Children's Hospital and Department of Surgery, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / surgery*
Digestive System Surgical Procedures / methods*
Gastroschisis / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Viscera / surgery*

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