Associated Risks of Obesity and/or Metabolic Syndrome with Intra-operative or Post-Operative Occurrences in Patients with Open Ventral Hernia Repair
Journal of Surgery
Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 62-67
Received: Jun. 15, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 3, 2017; Published: Aug. 3, 2017
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Maytham Hameed Al-Qanbar, Department of Surgery College of Medicine University of Kufa, Najaf, Iraq; General Surgery Department, AlSader Teaching Hospital, Najaf, Iraq
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Metabolic syndrome and obesity are increasing in incidence worldwide and they carry with them a lot of health issues that might directly affect individuals or might be associated with higher risk of surgical complications represented in this study by open ventral hernia repair. A cohort study of 132 patients admitted electively for open ventral hernia repair to the surgical wards at Al-Sader teaching hospital in Najaf /Iraq from December 1st/ 2015 to October 1st/ 2016. All patients were followed for intra-operative occurrences and followed for 2 weeks postoperatively for any early post-operative complications. Of the total 132 patients, there were 44 patients (33.3%) having metabolic syndrome and there were 68 obese patients (66.6%) of which 37 having metabolic syndrome (54.4%). There was no significant association between intra-operative occurrences or early post-operative complications in obese patients with or without metabolic syndrome but there was a significant association between intra-operative occurrences and metabolic syndrome in patients having body mass index (BMI) below 30 Kg/m2. Diabetes was the only significant factor for early postoperative wound complications whether the patient had metabolic syndrome or not.
Ventral Hernia, Metabolic Syndrome, Post-Operative, Intra-operative, Complications, Obese, BMI
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Maytham Hameed Al-Qanbar, Associated Risks of Obesity and/or Metabolic Syndrome with Intra-operative or Post-Operative Occurrences in Patients with Open Ventral Hernia Repair, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 62-67. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20170504.12
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