Predicting complications before surgery to remove the gall bladder
Predicting complications before surgery to remove the gall bladder
Document number : 121371
Created by: Janindu Goonawardena, 2013-03-06
Last revised by: Ronny Gunnarsson, 2015-07-29
Document created in: James Cook University


1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

Patients with an inflamed gall bladder or stones in the gall bladder often needs to have the gall bladder removed. The aim of this study is to identify risk factors enabelling us to predict the probability of operative complications requering a swap from the small laparoscopic surgery to a more extensive open surgery removal of the gall bladder.


Ronny Gunnarsson
Adjunct Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg
Alan de Costa
FRACS, Senior Consultant in Surgery, Other, Cairns, Clinical School

Workplaces involved in this project

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Health Care - Health care providers - Queensland Health - Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service - Cairns Hospital - Surgery - General surgery

2. In depth information

Scientific title

Predicting the probability of conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy based on preoperative patient risk factors and comparing outcome of cholecystectomies of people in Far North Queensland

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is given by a HREC

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4. Outcome

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Principal investigators assessment of implementation

checked Strong implementation locally
checked Some implementation nation wide
checked Some implementation internationally

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