Mawdsley, J. E.; Hallington, P.; Lim, W.; Windsor, A.; Forbos, A.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA68
Academic Journal
The article presents a study to analyze the outcome of patients with Enterocutaneous fistulae (ECF) treated by a combined intestinal failure team of medical, surgical, specialist nursing, dietetic, pharmacy, and psychological staff. ECF remain a serious complication of abdominal surgery and even with early control of sepsis, good wound care, and improved nutritional support reported mortality rates still exceed 6-8%. A retrospective review was undertaken of the case notes of 191 ECF patients treated between 1992 and 2002.


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