Complications of ileostomy closure and their risk factors
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University of Cape Town
Previous literature pertaining to complications following ileostomy closure and possible risk factors associated with ileostomy closure have been seen derived largely from developed countries. South Africa has its own unique patient population dynamics with regards to the colorectal disease burden including the, time and age at presentation, genetic variability, access to health care facilities, financial security, varying levels of social security and differences in sociocultural health seeking behaviour patterns. It would therefore be interesting to evaluate whether the type of complications seen at a tertiary teaching hospital in South Africa are comparable to that seen worldwide. Aim: To determine the complication rate after an ileostomy closure at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) between January 2008 and December 2012.
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Banerjee, D. 2014. Complications of ileostomy closure and their risk factors. University of Cape Town.