Tag: Adhesions

1. Older adults who undergo emergency general surgeries face similar rates of hospital use, days away from home and work, and one-year mortality rates compared to other acute medical patients Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Pneumonia, myocardial infarction, and heart failure are common acute medical conditions that result in hospitalization, post-discharge...
Surgeons are often presented with the challenge of determining the appropriate management for adhesive small bowel obstruction (aSBO). While non-operative management leaves the responsible adhesions in place, operative management may create new adhesions. Previous studies have suggested that nonoperative management of aSBO may be associated with a greater risk...
Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Abdominal adhesions are bands of fibrous scar tissue that form on organs in the abdomen, causing the organs to stick to one another or to the wall of the abdomen. In people living in developed countries, this scar tissue most commonly develops after...