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2022 Nov 19

World J Surg

The Impact of Depression in Patients Undergoing Emergency Abdominal Surgery: An Exploratory Study.


Maroof H, Van Chi Mai D, El-Kafsi J, De'Ath HD
World J Surg. 2022 Nov 19.
PMID: 36402919.


Depression is associated with poorer outcomes in many disease states. However, its significance in abdominal surgery is unknown. This study investigated rates of depression in emergency abdominal surgery patients and its effects on outcomes.