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Three ports laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer: a step on refining of reduced port surgery.

ISRN Surg 2014 12;2014:781549. Epub 2014 Mar 12.

Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Background. Reduced port surgery (RPS) is becoming increasingly popular for some surgeries. However, the application of RPS to the field of colectomy is still underdeveloped. Read More

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July 2014
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An audit of operating room time utilization in a teaching hospital: is there a place for improvement?

ISRN Surg 2014 13;2014:431740. Epub 2014 Mar 13.

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54636 Thessaloniki, Greece.

Aim. To perform a thorough and step-by-step assessment of operating room (OR) time utilization, with a view to assess the efficacy of our practice and to identify areas of further improvement. Materials and Methods. Read More

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July 2014
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Pathology slide review in vulvar cancer does not change patient management.

ISRN Surg 2014 25;2014:385386. Epub 2014 Mar 25.

Department of Gynecological Oncology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 5201, 3008 AE Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Hypothesis. Pathology slide review in vulvar cancer is only necessary in a restricted number of cases. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4005029PMC
July 2014
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Perforation peritonitis and the developing world.

ISRN Surg 2014 2;2014:105492. Epub 2014 Apr 2.

Department of General Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi 110002, India.

Background. Perforation peritonitis is the one of the commonest emergency encountered by surgeons. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the spectrum of perforation peritonitis managed in a single unit of a tertiary care hospital in Delhi. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4004134PMC
July 2014
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Randomized, controlled comparison of advanced hemostatic pads in hepatic surgical models.

ISRN Surg 2014 4;2014:930803. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

Baxter Innovations GmbH, Industriestraße 67, 1221 Vienna, Austria.

Blood loss during hepatic surgery leads to poor patient outcomes. This study investigates the hemostatic efficacy of a novel sealing hemostatic pad (polyethylene glycol-coated collagen, PCC) and a fibrin sealant pad (fibrin-thrombin coated collagen, FTC) in a leporine hepatic segmentectomy and a porcine hepatic abrasion model. A segmentectomy was used to compare hemostatic success and hematoma incidence in 20 rabbits (10/group). Read More

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April 2014
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Quantification of Protoporphyrin IX Accumulation in Glioblastoma Cells: A New Technique.

ISRN Surg 2014 4;2014:405360. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, Marquette, MI 49855, USA ; Biology Department, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI 49855, USA.

Introduction. 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (5-ALA) is a precursor of heme synthesis. A metabolite, protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), selectively accumulates in neoplastic tissue including glioblastoma. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3960765PMC
April 2014
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Prognostic value of mandard and dworak tumor regression grading in rectal cancer: study of a single tertiary center.

ISRN Surg 2014 4;2014:310542. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

Department of Pathology, Pathological Anatomy Service, Hospital de Santo António, Largo Professor Abel Salazar, 4099-003 Porto, Portugal ; Department of Pathology and Molecular Immunology, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira No. 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal.

Goal. To evaluate the prognostic value of Mandard and Dworak grading systems regarding neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) response on rectal cancer. Materials and Methods. Read More

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April 2014
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Fibrin Sealant: The Only Approved Hemostat, Sealant, and Adhesive-a Laboratory and Clinical Perspective.

ISRN Surg 2014 4;2014:203943. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

Surgical Therapeutic Advancement Center (STAC), Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, P.O. Box 801370, Charlottesville, VA 22908-1370, USA.

Background. Fibrin sealant became the first modern era material approved as a hemostat in the United States in 1998. It is the only agent presently approved as a hemostat, sealant, and adhesive by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3960746PMC
June 2014
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Consenting operative orthopaedic trauma patients: challenges and solutions.

ISRN Surg 2014 6;2014:354239. Epub 2014 Feb 6.

Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, RSCH, Brighton Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK.

Guidelines exist to obtain informed consent before any operative procedure. We completed an audit cycle starting with retrospective review of 50 orthopaedic trauma procedures (Phase 1 over three months to determine the quality of consenting documentation). The results were conveyed and adequate training of the staff was arranged according to guidelines from BOA, DoH, and GMC. Read More

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March 2014
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The Presence of Mutations in the K-RAS Gene Does Not Affect Survival after Resection of Pulmonary Metastases from Colorectal Cancer.

ISRN Surg 2014 4;2014:157586. Epub 2014 Feb 4.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Donostia University Hospital, CASPe and CIBER-ESP, Paseo Dr. Beguiristain s/n, 20014 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain.

Introduction. Our objective was to identify mutations in the K-RAS gene in cases of pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) and determine whether their presence was a prognostic factor for survival. Methods. Read More

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March 2014
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Surgical management of malignant pleural mesothelioma: impact of surgery on survival and quality of life-relation to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and alternative therapies.

ISRN Surg 2014 3;2014:817203. Epub 2014 Feb 3.

Biomedical Sciences, Leeds Metropolitan University, Portland Way, Leeds LS1 3HE, UK.

Introduction. Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer arising from pleural mesothelium. Surgery aims to either cure the disease or control the symptoms. Read More

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June 2014
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Coloplasty Neorectum versus Straight Anastomosis in Low Rectal Cancers.

ISRN Surg 2014 30;2014:382371. Epub 2014 Jan 30.

Colorectal Division, Department of General & Minimal Invasive Surgery, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, J&K 190011, India.

Introduction. Patients with the diagnosis of carcinoma rectum after random allocation were assigned to 2 groups. One group was subjected to total mesorectal excision with coloplasty neorectum reconstruction and another group to total mesorectal excision with straight anastomosis. Read More

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March 2014
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Sentinel lymph node biopsy in uterine cervical cancer patients: ready for clinical use? A review of the literature.

ISRN Surg 2014 16;2014:841618. Epub 2014 Jan 16.

1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, "Alexandra" General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Sentinel lymph node biopsy has been widely studied in a number of cancer types. As far as cervical cancer is concerned, this technique has already been used, revealing both positive results and several issues to be solved. The debate on the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in cervical cancer is still open although most of the studies have already revealed its superiority over complete lymphadenectomy and the best handling possible of the emerging practical problems. Read More

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June 2014
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Outcomes of diabetic and nondiabetic patients undergoing general and vascular surgery.

ISRN Surg 2013 Dec 26;2013:963930. Epub 2013 Dec 26.

Department of Surgery, Covenant Healthcare, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw, MI 48603, USA.

Aims. Preoperative diabetic and glycemic screening may or may not be cost effective. Although hyperglycemia is known to compromise surgical outcomes, the effect of a diabetic diagnosis on outcomes is poorly known. Read More

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December 2013
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The effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma on bronchial stump tissue granulation after pneumonectomy: experimental study.

ISRN Surg 2013 Dec 16;2013:864350. Epub 2013 Dec 16.

2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, Athens General Hospital Laiko, Medical School, University of Athens, Agiou Thoma 17, 11527 Athens, Greece.

Objectives. Recent advances in perioperative management, antibiotics, and surgical materials, including mechanical staplers, have decreased the operative risk of pulmonary resection. However, bronchopleural fistula can still occur in some instances, the occurrence often being lethal. Read More

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December 2013
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Quality of scar after total thyroidectomy: a single blinded randomized trial comparing octyl-cyanoacrylate and subcuticular absorbable suture.

ISRN Surg 2013 12;2013:270953. Epub 2013 Nov 12.

Department Surgical Sciences, University "Sapienza" of Rome, Viale del Policlinico, 00161 Rome, Italy.

Objective. To compare the quality of resulting scar at 6 weeks after total thyroidectomy with the use of the tissue adhesive octyl-cyanoacrylate or subcuticular absorbable suture for the closure of cervicotomy. Material and Methods. Read More

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December 2013
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Is surgery in the elderly for oesophageal cancer justifiable? Results from a single centre.

ISRN Surg 2013 24;2013:609252. Epub 2013 Sep 24.

Departments of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Histopathology, The University Hospital of South Manchester, SouthMoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT, UK.

Aims. Advanced age is an identified risk factor for patients undergoing oncological surgical resection. The surgery for oesophageal cancer is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Read More

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November 2013
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Operative treatment of hepatic hydatid cysts: a single center experience in Israel, a nonendemic country.

ISRN Surg 2013 23;2013:276807. Epub 2013 Sep 23.

Department of Surgery A, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva 49100, Israel ; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel.

Background. Hydatid cyst disease is a zoonosis caused by Echinococcus genera. The disease is endemic to certain rural areas in the world. Read More

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October 2013
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Postmastectomy radiation therapy: an overview for the practicing surgeon.

Authors:
Reshma Jagsi

ISRN Surg 2013 Sep 11;2013:212979. Epub 2013 Sep 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, UHB2C490, SPC 5010, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5010, USA ; Center for Bioethics and Social Science in Medicine, University of Michigan, North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 16, Room 430W, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800, USA.

Locoregional control of breast cancer is the shared domain and responsibility of surgeons and radiation oncologists. Because surgeons are often the first providers to discuss locoregional control and recurrence risks with patients and because they serve in a key gatekeeping role as referring providers for radiation therapy, a sophisticated understanding of the evidence regarding radiotherapy in breast cancer management is essential for the practicing surgeon. This paper synthesizes the complex and evolving evidence regarding the role of radiation therapy after mastectomy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3786459PMC
September 2013
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Completely resected n0 non-small cell lung cancer: prognostic factors affecting long-term survival.

ISRN Surg 2013 29;2013:175304. Epub 2013 Aug 29.

General Thoracic Unit, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University Hospital, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.

Background. Although early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has an excellent outcome and correlated with good long-term survival, up to 15 percent of patients still relapse postoperatively and die. This study is conducted to identify prognostic factors that may affect the long-term survival in completely resected N0 NSCLC. Read More

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September 2013
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Pancreatic Remnant Occlusion after Whipple's Procedure: An Alternative Oncologically Safe Method.

ISRN Surg 2013 5;2013:960424. Epub 2013 Aug 5.

2nd Department of Surgery, Aretaieion Hospital, University of Athens, 76 Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece.

Introduction. To present our experience regarding the use of pancreatic stump occlusion technique as an alternative management of the pancreatic remnant after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). Methods. Read More

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August 2013
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Learning curve for d2 lymphadenectomy in gastric cancer.

ISRN Surg 2013 16;2013:508719. Epub 2013 Jun 16.

Department of General Surgery, Hospital Universitari Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain.

Background. D2 lymphadenectomy is a demanding technique which is associated with high morbidity in the West. We report our experience with D2 lymphadenectomy after a training period in Japan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3697290PMC
July 2013
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Control of bleeding in endoscopic skull base surgery: current concepts to improve hemostasis.

ISRN Surg 2013 13;2013:191543. Epub 2013 Jun 13.

Department of Anesthesiology, Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA ; Department of Anesthesiology, Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, 123 Mitraparp Highways, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.

Hemostasis is critical for adequate anatomical visualization during endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery. Reduction of intraoperative bleeding should be considered during the treatment planning and continued throughout the perioperative period. Preoperative preparations include the optimization of comorbidities and cessation of drugs that may inhibit coagulation. Read More

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July 2013
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The effects of bile duct obstruction on liver volume: an experimental study.

ISRN Surg 2013 5;2013:156347. Epub 2013 Jun 5.

Department of Surgery, Karadeniz Technical University, School of Medicine, 61080 Trabzon, Turkey.

Objectives. This study is aimed at investigating alterations in liver volume during obstructive jaundice in rat liver. Materials and Methods. Read More

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July 2013
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Characterization of the Mechanical Strength, Resorption Properties, and Histologic Characteristics of a Fully Absorbable Material (Poly-4-hydroxybutyrate-PHASIX Mesh) in a Porcine Model of Hernia Repair.

ISRN Surg 2013 28;2013:238067. Epub 2013 May 28.

Department of Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Purpose. Poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) is a naturally derived, absorbable polymer. P4HB has been manufactured into PHASIX Mesh and P4HB Plug designs for soft tissue repair. Read More

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June 2013
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Evaluation of ECHO PS Positioning System in a Porcine Model of Simulated Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair.

ISRN Surg 2013 23;2013:862549. Epub 2013 May 23.

Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28270, USA.

Purpose. Operative efficiency improvements for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) have focused on reducing operative time while maintaining overall repair efficacy. Our objective was to evaluate procedure time and positioning accuracy of an inflatable mesh positioning device (Echo PS Positioning System), as compared to a standard transfascial suture technique, using a porcine model of simulated LVHR. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3676964PMC
June 2013
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Morbidity assessment in surgery: refinement proposal based on a concept of perioperative adverse events.

ISRN Surg 2013 16;2013:625093. Epub 2013 May 16.

Interventional Centre, Oslo University Hospital-Rikshospitalet, 0027 Oslo, Norway ; Surgical Department, Skien Hospital, Sykehuset Telemark Hospital Trust, 3710 Skien, Norway ; Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, 0316 Oslo, Norway.

Background. Morbidity is a cornerstone assessing surgical treatment; nevertheless surgeons have not reached extensive consensus on this problem. Methods and Findings. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3671541PMC
June 2013
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Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis: disease characteristics and patterns of recurrence.

ISRN Surg 2013 25;2013:536081. Epub 2013 May 25.

Hepatopancreaticobiliary Service, Department of General Surgery, Changi General Hospital, Singapore 529889.

Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis (RPC) is characterized by repeated infections of the biliary system with the formation of stones and strictures. The management aims are to treat acute cholangitis, clear the biliary ductal debris and calculi, and eliminate predisposing factors of bile stasis. Operative options include hepatectomy and biliary drainage procedures or a combination of both; nonoperative options include endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) guided procedures. Read More

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June 2013
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A modified method in laparoscopic peritoneal catheter implantation: the combination of preperitoneal tunneling and pelvic fixation.

ISRN Surg 2013 15;2013:248126. Epub 2013 May 15.

General Surgery Clinic, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is widely accepted for the management of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Although not as widely used as hemodialysis, CAPD has clear advantages, especially those related to patient satisfaction and simplicity. Read More

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June 2013
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Nephron-Sparing Surgery for Renal Masses Measuring Larger Than 7 cm on Preoperative Imaging: A Single Surgeon, Single Center Experience.

ISRN Surg 2013 4;2013:691080. Epub 2013 Apr 4.

School of Medicine, Koc University, Istanbul 34450, Turkey ; Department of Urology, VKF American Hospital, Istanbul 34365, Turkey.

Objectives. To document the feasibility of nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for the surgical treatment of renal masses measuring larger than 7 cm (cT2) on preoperative imaging. Methods. Read More

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May 2013
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A review of the clinical outcomes for patients diagnosed with brainstem metastasis and treated with stereotactic radiosurgery.

ISRN Surg 2013 11;2013:652895. Epub 2013 Apr 11.

Gamma Knife of Spokane, 910 W 5th Avenue, Suite 102, Spokane, WA 99204, USA ; Cancer Care Northwest, Deaconess Health and Education Building, 910 W 5th Avenue, Suite 102, Spokane, WA 99204, USA.

Only 3%-5% of all brain metastases are located in the brainstem. We present a comprehensive review of the clinical outcomes from modern studies that treated patients with brainstem metastasis using either a Gamma Knife or a linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery. The median survival time of patients was compared to better understand what clinical or treatment factors are predictive of improved survival. Read More

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May 2013
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Gross hematuria in patients with prostate cancer: etiology and management.

ISRN Surg 2013 24;2013:685327. Epub 2013 Mar 24.

Department of Urology, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, P.O. Box 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel.

The objective of the study is to assess the etiology and prognosis of gross hematuria (GH) in patients with carcinoma of the prostate (CAP). From 1991 to 2011, 81 men (mean age 74.3 years, SD 6. Read More

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May 2013
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The exploratory burr hole: indication and results at one departmental hospital of benin.

ISRN Surg 2013 21;2013:453907. Epub 2013 Mar 21.

Unit of Neurosurgery, Medicine School of Parakou University, P.O. Box 02, Borgou, Benin.

Objective. The aim of this study was to describe the indications and results of exploratory burr hole performed at the Departmental Teaching Hospital of Borgou (Benin). Methods. Read More

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April 2013
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Phyllodes tumor of breast: a review article.

ISRN Surg 2013 20;2013:361469. Epub 2013 Mar 20.

Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Ultar Pradesh 221005, India.

Introduction. Phyllodes tumours are rare fibroepithelial lesions. Accurate preoperative pathological diagnosis allows correct surgical planning and avoidance of reoperation. Read More

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April 2013
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Postoperative Complications following Nodal Dissection and Their Association with Melanoma Recurrence.

ISRN Surg 2013 26;2013:382138. Epub 2013 Feb 26.

Department of Academic Surgery, University College Cork (UCC), National University of Ireland (NUI), Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.

Background. Although postoperative complications are common after lymph node dissection, its association with disease recurrence has not yet been fully investigated. Methods. Read More

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March 2013
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A practical update of surgical management of merkel cell carcinoma of the skin.

Authors:
Patricia Tai

ISRN Surg 2013 30;2013:850797. Epub 2013 Jan 30.

Division of Oncology, Allan Blair Cancer Center, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada S4T 7T1.

The role of surgeons in the treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) of the skin is reviewed, with respect to diagnosis and treatment. Most of the data in the literature are case reports. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment. Read More

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February 2013
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The role of open necrosectomy in the current management of acute necrotizing pancreatitis: a review article.

ISRN Surg 2013 28;2013:579435. Epub 2013 Jan 28.

First Department of General Surgery, Papageorgiou Hospital, Nea Efkarpia, 564 03 Thessaloniki, Greece.

The optimal management of necrotizing pancreatitis continues to evolve. Currently, conservative intensive care treatment represents the primary therapy of acute severe necrotizing pancreatitis, aiming at prevention of organ failure. Following this mode of treatment most patients with sterile necroses can be managed successfully. Read More

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February 2013
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The effect of fibrin glue on the intensity of colonic anastomosis in the presence and absence of peritonitis: an experimental randomized controlled trial on rats.

ISRN Surg 2013 21;2013:521413. Epub 2013 Jan 21.

Department of General Surgery, Nevsehir State Hospital, 50000 Nevsehir, Turkey.

Aim. Anastomotic leakage after colon anastomosis is the most frequent and most feared complication with its highest mortality rate. In this study, we aimed to expose the impact of performing fibrin glue on sutured colocolic anastomosis, in the presence of experimental peritonitis, on anastomosis safety. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3563166PMC
February 2013
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Skull base inverted papilloma: a comprehensive review.

ISRN Surg 2012 31;2012:175903. Epub 2012 Dec 31.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA ; McConnell Brain Imaging Center, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2B4 ; Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2B4.

Skull base inverted papilloma (IP) is an unusual entity for many neurosurgeons. IP is renowned for its high rate of recurrence, its ability to cause local destruction, and its association with malignancy. This paper is a comprehensive review of the reports, studies, and reviews published in the current biomedical literature from 1947 to September 2010 and synthesize this information to focus on its potential invasion to the base of the skull and possible intradural extension. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3549337PMC
January 2013
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Comparison between Tube Ileostomy and Loop Ileostomy as a Diversion Procedure.

ISRN Surg 2012 18;2012:547523. Epub 2012 Dec 18.

Department of General Surgery, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore 560002, India.

Aim. Loop ileostomy has high complication rates and causes much patient inconvenience. This study was performed to compare the outcome of tube versus loop ileostomy in management of ileal perforations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3539443PMC
January 2013
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Fast-track surgery in gynaecology and gynaecologic oncology: a review of a rolling clinical audit.

Authors:
Jonathan Carter

ISRN Surg 2012 24;2012:368014. Epub 2012 Dec 24.

The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia ; Sydney Gynaecological Oncology Group, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia.

Clinical audit is the process by which clinicians are able to demonstrate to themselves, their patients, hospital administrators, and healthcare financial providers the outcome and safety of their clinical practice. It is a process by which the public can be assured of safety and outcomes. A fast-track surgery program was initiated in January 2008, and this paper represents a rolling clinical audit of the outcomes of that program until the end of June 2012. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3540771PMC
January 2013
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Biliary atresia: 50 years after the first kasai.

ISRN Surg 2012 6;2012:132089. Epub 2012 Dec 6.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.

Biliary atresia is a rare neonatal disease of unknown etiology, where obstruction of the biliary tree causes severe cholestasis, leading to biliary cirrhosis and death in the first years of life, if the condition is left untreated. Biliary atresia is the most frequent surgical cause of cholestatic jaundice in neonates and should be evoked whenever this clinical sign is associated with pale stools and hepatomegaly. The treatment of biliary atresia is surgical and currently recommended as a sequence of, eventually, two interventions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3523408PMC
January 2013
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Fournier's Gangrene: Current Practices.

ISRN Surg 2012 3;2012:942437. Epub 2012 Dec 3.

Department of General Surgery, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore 560002, India.

Fournier's gangrene is an acute, rapidly progressive, and potentially fatal, infective necrotizing fasciitis affecting the external genitalia, perineal or perianal regions, which commonly affects men, but can also occur in women and children. There has been an increase in number of cases in recent times. Despite advanced management mortality is still high and averages 20-30%. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3518952PMC
December 2012
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Computerized decision support system for intraoperative analysis of margin status in breast conservation therapy.

ISRN Surg 2012 25;2012:546721. Epub 2012 Nov 25.

Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.

Background. Breast conservation therapy (BCT) is the standard treatment for breast cancer; however, 32-63% of procedures have a positive margin leading to secondary procedures. The standard of care to evaluate surgical margins is based on permanent section. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3505663PMC
December 2012
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Surgery for Gynecomastia in the Islamic Golden Age: Al-Tasrif of Al-Zahrawi (936-1013 AD).

ISRN Surg 2012 20;2012:934965. Epub 2012 Sep 20.

Hematology and Oncology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz 51656-65811, Iran.

The rise of European science during the Renaissance is greatly indebted to the flourishing of the sciences during the Islamic Golden Age. However, some believe that medieval Islamic physicians and in particular surgeons had been merely a medium for Greco-Roman ideas. Contrarily, in some medieval Islamic medical books, such as Al-Tasrif of Al-Zahrawi (936-1013), the surgical instructions represent a change in the usual techniques or are accompanied by a case history, implying that the procedure was actually undertaken. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459224PMC
October 2012
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Hemostatic Agents in Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery: A Review of the Literature and Critical Evaluation of a Novel Carrier-Bound Fibrin Sealant (TachoSil).

ISRN Surg 2012 13;2012:729086. Epub 2012 Sep 13.

Section of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA.

Background. Despite progress in surgical techniques applied during hepatobiliary and pancreas (HPB) surgery, bleeding and bile leak remain significant contributors to postoperative mortality and morbidity. Topical hemostatics have been developed and utilized across surgical specialties, but data regarding effectiveness remains inconsistent and sparse in HPB surgery. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3458284PMC
October 2012
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To Sleeve or NOT to Sleeve in Bariatric Surgery?

ISRN Surg 2012 16;2012:674042. Epub 2012 Aug 16.

Department of Surgery, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, 5602 ZA Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Morbid obesity has become a global epidemic during the 20th century. Until now bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for this disease leading to sustained weight loss and improvement of comorbidities. The sleeve gastrectomy is becoming a promising alternative for the gold standard the gastric bypass and it is gaining popularity as a stand-alone procedure. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3431119PMC
September 2012
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Incidence and Surgical Importance of Zuckerkandl's Tubercle of the Thyroid and Its Relations with Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve.

ISRN Surg 2012 16;2012:450589. Epub 2012 Aug 16.

Departments of Surgery, Medical Faculty, Duzce University, 81650 Duzce, Turkey.

Background. Variations of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and Zuckerkandl's tubercle (ZT), which is posterior extension of lateral lobes, may affect safety of thyroidectomy. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3431128PMC
September 2012
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Relative Prognostic Value of Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2) Expression in Operable Oesophagogastric Cancer.

ISRN Surg 2012 26;2012:804891. Epub 2012 Jul 26.

Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN, UK.

Aims. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of HER2 receptor expression in operable oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma. Methods. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3412097PMC
August 2012
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Mortality and survival rates after elective hepatic surgery in a low-volume centre are comparable to those of high-volume centres.

ISRN Surg 2012 31;2012:783932. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

Department of Digestive Surgery, University Hospital of Northern Norway, University of Tromsø, 9038 Tromsø, Norway.

Background. Over the last decades, liver resection has become a frequently performed procedure in western countries because of its acceptance as the most effective treatment for patients with selected cases of metastatic tumours. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results after hepatic resections performed electively in our centre since 1979 and compare the results to those of larger high-volume centres. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3415082PMC
August 2012
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