Risk Factors for SSI after Stoma Closure


Featured Article

Yamamoto M et al. Risk factors for SSI after stoma closure comparison between pursestring wound closure and conventional linear wound closure; propensity score matching analysis. Am J Surg 2018;215(1):58-61



Expert Reviews

Methodological Reviewer: Lillian Kao MD, MS FACS, Department of Surgery, University of Texas

Clinical Reviewer: Lawrence Lee MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, McGill University

Clinical ReviewerScott Strong MD, FACS, FRCSC, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University

Supplementary Articles

Rubin DB. Estimating causal effects from large data sets using propensity scores. Ann Intern Med 1997;127:757-63


Please read the above articles and be prepared to discuss the following:

  1. What is the clinical question being addressed?
  2. What is the study design?
  3. What is the source of data
  4. Are the data accurate and valid?
  5. Is the matching appropriate and are the 2 groups similar?
  6. Identify potential biases that might account for differences in the conclusions?
  7. What outcomes were assessed and are they clinically relevant and sensitive?
  8. Are the differences clinically significant?
  9. Are further studies required?
  10. State the conclusion. Have the authors addressed the clinical question posed?
  11. Do the data support the conclusions?