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Umbilical hernia repair with mesh: identifying effectors of ideal outcomes.
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PMID:  24793575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Quality of life has become an important focus for improvement in hernia repair.
METHODS: The International Hernia Mesh Registry was queried. The Carolinas Comfort Scale quantitated quality of life at 1-month, 6-month, and annual follow-up. Scores of 0 (completely asymptomatic) in all categories without recurrence defined an ideal outcome.
RESULTS: The analysis consisted of 363 umbilical hernia repairs; 18.7% were laparoscopic. Demographics included age of 51.5 ± 13.8 years, 24.5% were female, and the average body mass index was 30.63 ± 5.9 kg/m(2). Mean defect size was 4.3 ± 3.1 cm(2). Mean follow-up was 18.2 months. Absent/minimal preoperative symptoms were predictive of ideal outcome at all time points and increasing age was predictive at 6 months and 1 year. At 6 months, the use of fixation sutures alone versus tacks (odds ratio 14.1) predicted ideal outcome.
CONCLUSIONS: Ideal outcomes are dependent on both patient-specific and operative factors. The durable, ideal outcome in umbilical hernia repair is most likely in an older, asymptomatic patient who undergoes mesh fixation with permanent suture.
Paul D Colavita; Igor Belyansky; Amanda L Walters; Alla Y Zemlyak; Amy E Lincourt; B Todd Heniford; Vedra A Augenstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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