Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 5th, 2009
"University and Veterans Affairs hospitals. One hundred twenty-five patients treated between February 1988 and September 2001. Ninety-four patients were male. The mean patient age was 56 years (age range, 29-80 years). Fifty percent of patients were smokers, and 32.0% were obese; comorbidities were similar in the 2 cohorts studied. Open surgical extraperitoneal prosthetic mesh reinforcement of the incisional closure among 75 patients (onlay repair...
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