Article Abstract

Reply to three Editorials by Luris N et al., Sussmann N, and Vather R, et al.

Authors: Kotaro Sugawara, Yoshikuni Kawaguchi, Yukihiro Nomura, Motoki Nagai, Takatoshi Furuya, Nobutaka Tanaka


We are grateful to read three editorials by Lluis et al., Sussmann, and Vather, et al. (1-3) for our recent study entitled “Perioperative factors predicting prolonged postoperative ileus after major abdominal surgery” in Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (4). We devised a nomogram to predict the development of prolonged postoperative ileus (PPOI) based on the multivariable logistic regression analysis for patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.