Journal Review in Hernia Surgery: Smoking in Elective Open Ventral Hernia Repair

EP. 663Sep. 28, 202326:58
How do you counsel the patient with a large painful hernia who still smokes a pack of cigarettes every day? Join Drs. Michael Rosen, Clayton Petro, Sara Maskal, and Ryan Ellis as they discuss some of the highlights in the literature on smoking and its impact on postoperative outcomes in elective, clean open ventral hernia repairs. 

- Michael Rosen, Cleveland Clinic
- Clayton Petro, Cleveland Clinic
- Sara Maskal, Cleveland Clinic
- Ryan Ellis, Cleveland Clinic, @ryanellismd

Learning objectives: 
- Evaluate historical data on smoking in surgery
- Compare with newer literature specific to contemporary ventral hernia repairs
- Understand how the historical and new data can be applied in clinical practice

Møller AM, Villebro N, Pedersen T, Tønnesen H. Effect of preoperative smoking intervention on postoperative complications: a randomised clinical trial. Lancet. 2002 Jan 12;359(9301):114-7. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(02)07369-5. PMID: 11809253.

Kubasiak JC, Landin M, Schimpke S, Poirier J, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Luu MB. The effect of tobacco use on outcomes of laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repairs: a review of the NSQIP dataset. Surgical Endoscopy. 2017 Jun;31:2661-6.

DeLancey JO, Blay Jr E, Hewitt DB, Engelhardt K, Bilimoria KY, Holl JL, Odell DD, Yang AD, Stulberg JJ. The effect of smoking on 30-day outcomes in elective hernia repair. The American Journal of Surgery. 2018 Sep 1;216(3):471-4.

Sørensen LT. Wound healing and infection in surgery: the clinical impact of smoking and smoking cessation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of surgery. 2012 Apr 1;147(4):373-83.

Petro CC, Haskins IN, Tastaldi L, Tu C, Krpata DM, Rosen MJ, Prabhu AS. Does active smoking really matter before ventral hernia repair? An AHSQC analysis. Surgery. 2019 Feb;165(2):406-411. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2018.07.039. Epub 2018 Sep 13. PMID: 30220485.

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