Journal article

Predictors of Mortality after Primary Discharge from Hospital in Patients with Esophageal Atresia

Sharman P Tan Tanny, Edward Fearon, Alisa Hawley, Jo-Anne Brooks, Assia Comella, John M Hutson, Warwick J Teague, Anastasia Pellicano, Sebastian K King



OBJECTIVE: To describe esophageal atresia mortality rates and their associations in our cohort. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with esophageal atresia, managed at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne (1980-2018), who subsequently died, were retrospectively identified from the prospective Nate Myers Oesophageal Atresia database. Data collected included patient and maternal demographics, vertebral anomalies, anorectal malformations, cardiovascular anomalies, tracheoesophageal fistula, renal anomalies, and limb defects (VACTERL) associations, mortality risk factors, and preoperative, operative, and postoperative findings. Mortality before discharge was defined as death during the initial admission...

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical Research Postgraduate Scholarship

Funding Acknowledgements

S.T.T. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical Research Postgraduate Scholarship (1168142) and an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Associate Professor Sebastian King's and Associate Professor Warwick Teague's positions as Academic Paediatric Surgeons are generously supported by The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. Funding for the development and maintenance of the Nate Myers Oesophageal Atresia Database is provided by the charitable efforts of the Oesophageal Atresia Research Auxiliary of The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne whose assistance is gratefully acknowledged. The authors declare no conflicts of interest.