Health Literacy: New Field, New OpportunitiesApril 12, 2018
Most appendicitis patients make a full recovery. However, there are other causes of peritonitis and in some very ill patients, this can be life threatening. Peritonitis is the second leading cause of Intensive Care Unit admission and remains a leading cause of death and morbidity in these patients. Perhaps we can apply lessons from appendicitis to these other conditions that result in peritonitis.
Join us to “chew the fat” and hear about recent research on inflammation and the omentum, how the omentum can be used by surgeons during surgery, what we are doing to understand its function, and how we are planning to use this in the future, to help patients with peritonitis.
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