A woman in her 50s with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus, congestive heart failure, and diabetes presents to the emergency department with worsening abdominal pain and a 4-day history of progressively worsening abdominal pain and diarrhea. What is your diagnosis?
A 52-year-old previously healthy man presented to the emergency department with gradual onset of severe right lower quadrant abdominal pain over the course of 24 hours without overt signs of peritonitis. The patient reported undergoing an appendectomy when he was 10 years old. What is your diagnosis?
Using the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Open Abdomen Registry, Bradley and coauthors determine independent predictors of enterocutaneous fistula, enteroatmospheric fistula, or intra-abdominal sepsis/abscess in patients undergoing damage control laparotomy after trauma. See invited commentary by Cannon.
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