Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 8th, 2006
"Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common reason for surgical consultation, but little is known about the natural history of SBO. We performed a population-based analysis to evaluate SBO frequency, type of operation, and long-term outcomes," scientists in the United States report.
"Using the California Inpatient File, we identified all patients admitted in 1997 with a diagnosis of SBO," said Nova M. Foster and colleagues at the University of California-Los Angeles. "Patients were excluded if they...
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