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dc.contributor.authorHunt, L.-
dc.contributor.authorLuck, A.-
dc.contributor.authorRudkin, G.-
dc.contributor.authorHewett, P.-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Surgery, 1999; 86(2):255-258-
dc.identifier.issn0007-1323-
dc.identifier.issn1365-2168-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/10098-
dc.description.abstract<h4>Background</h4>Ligation excision haemorrhoidectomy is usually performed on an inpatient basis. This study was designed to assess the feasibility of day-case haemorrhoidectomy.<h4>Methods</h4>Patients fulfilling criteria for day surgery underwent ligation excision haemorrhoidectomy with the intention of a same-day discharge from hospital. A standardized protocol for anaesthesia, perioperative analgesia and antiemesis was followed. Patients received daily home nursing visits until they felt both comfortable and confident. Staff recorded pain and nausea scores on a visual analogue scale (range 1-10) until the first bowel action. Patient satisfaction was assessed independently after operation.<h4>Results</h4>Fifty-one patients underwent planned day-case haemorrhoidectomy. Forty-two (82 per cent) were discharged on the day of surgery. All patients were discharged within 26 h of surgery. Four patients required readmission, two with reactive bleeding, one with urinary retention and one for pain control. Pain and nausea were well controlled. Forty-four patients (86 per cent) were totally or very satisfied with their overall care.<h4>Conclusion</h4>Ligation excision haemorrhoidectomy can be performed successfully as a day-case procedure.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityHunt; Luck; Rudkin; Hewett-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherBLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD-
dc.subjectHumans-
dc.subjectHemorrhoids-
dc.subjectPain, Postoperative-
dc.subjectNausea-
dc.subjectAnalgesics-
dc.subjectPain Measurement-
dc.subjectLength of Stay-
dc.subjectPostoperative Care-
dc.subjectAmbulatory Surgical Procedures-
dc.subjectLigation-
dc.subjectAdult-
dc.subjectAged-
dc.subjectMiddle Aged-
dc.subjectPatient Satisfaction-
dc.subjectFemale-
dc.subjectMale-
dc.titleDay-case haemorrhoidectomy-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2168.1999.01024.x-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
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