Dato9. okt 2017
Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V03170195
Sparse knowledge about patient-reported outcomes after major emergency abdominal surgery
Little is known about patient-reported outcomes after major emergency abdominal surgery. Studies on patients undergoing major elective abdominal surgery and patients in the intensive care unit report significant challenges with chronic pain, functional impairment, quality of life, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Approximately one out of three patients experience chronic pain and functional impairment after major emergency abdominal surgery. The magnitude of depression and PTSD after major emergency abdominal surgery have not been studied before.