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  1. Research article

    Modified enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols for patients with obstructive colorectal cancer

    Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are now well-known to be useful for elective colorectal surgery, as they result in shorter hospital stays without adversely affecting morbidity. However, the ef...

    Dai Shida, Kyoko Tagawa, Kentaro Inada, Keiichi Nasu, Yasuji Seyama, Tsuyoshi Maeshiro, Sachio Miyamoto, Satoru Inoue and Nobutaka Umekita

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:18

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  2. Research article

    The publication gender gap in US academic surgery

    Terms such as “glass ceiling” and “sticky floor” are still commonly used to describe women’s role in academic surgery. Despite continued efforts to address disparities between men and women in the field, gende...

    Claudia Mueller, Robert Wright and Sabine Girod

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:16

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Hepatectomy for liver metastases from gastric cancer: a systematic review

    Official guidelines recommend palliative treatments for patients with liver metastases from gastric cancer. However, many case series reported that hepatectomy for such cases is safe and effective. This system...

    Ying-Yang Liao, Ning-Fu Peng, Di Long, Peng-Cheng Yu, Sen Zhang, Jian-Hong Zhong and Le-Qun Li

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:14

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Robot-assisted single-site compared with laparoscopic single-incision cholecystectomy for benign gallbladder disease: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Recent advances in robotic technology suggest that the utilization of the da Vinci Single-Site™ platform for cholecystectomy is safe, feasible and results in a shorter learning curve compared to conventional s...

    Lukasz Filip Grochola, Christopher Soll, Adrian Zehnder, Roland Wyss, Pascal Herzog and Stefan Breitenstein

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:13

    Published on: 9 February 2017

  5. Research article

    DCIS and axillary nodal evaluation: compliance with national guidelines

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) provide guidelines regarding axillary nodal evaluation in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), but data regarding ...

    Katrina B. Mitchell, Heather Lin, Yu Shen, Alfred Colfry, Henry Kuerer, Simona F. Shaitelman, Gildy V. Babiera and Isabelle Bedrosian

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:12

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  6. Research article

    Portal vein stent placement for the treatment of postoperative portal vein stenosis: long-term success and factor associated with stent failure

    Portal vein stenosis develops due to different causes including postoperative inflammation and oncological processes. However, limited effective therapy is available for portal vein stenosis. The objectives of...

    Atsushi Kato, Hiroaki Shimizu, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa and Masaru Miyazaki

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:11

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Prevention of hypothermia in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation using the humigard® open surgery humidification system: a prospective randomized pilot and feasibility clinical trial

    Perioperative thermal disturbances during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) are common. We hypothesized that in patients undergoing OLT the use of a humidified high flow CO2 warming system maintains higher i...

    Laurence Weinberg, Andrew Huang, Daniel Alban, Robert Jones, David Story, Larry McNicol and Brett Pearce

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:10

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Laparoscopic versus open nephroureterectomy to treat localized and/or locally advanced upper tract urothelial carcinoma: oncological outcomes from a multicenter study

    Many studies have reported the oncological outcomes between open radical nephroureterectomy (ONU) and laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (LNU) of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). However, few data...

    Jian-Ye Liu, Ying-Bo Dai, Fang-Jian Zhou, Zhi Long, Yong-Hong Li, Dan Xie, Bin Liu, Jin Tang, Jing Tan, Kun Yao and Le-Ye He

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:8

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  9. Research article

    Albumin and surgical site infection risk in orthopaedics: a meta-analysis

    Surigical site infection has been a challenge for surgeons for many years, the prevalence of serum albumin <3.5g/dL has been reported to be associated with increased orthopaedic complications. However, the pro...

    Peizhi Yuwen, Wei Chen, Hongzhi Lv, Chen Feng, Yansen Li, Tao Zhang, Pan Hu, Jialiang Guo, Ye Tian, Lei Liu, Jiayuan Sun and Yingze Zhang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:7

    Published on: 16 January 2017

  10. Case report

    Good outcome following liver transplantation using pericardial-peritoneum window for hepato-atrial anastomosis to overcome advanced hepatic alveolar echinococcosis and secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome - a case report

    This report presents a case of a 57- year old female with advanced Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis causing a secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome due to infiltration of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava treated su...

    Konrad Kobryń, Rafał Paluszkiewicz, Krzysztof Dudek, Urszula Ołdakowska-Jedynak, Michał Korba, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Remiszewski, Michał Grąt, Piotr Milkiewicz, Waldemar Patkowski and Marek Krawczyk

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:5

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Postoperative fluid overload is a risk factor for adverse surgical outcome in patients undergoing esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a retrospective study in 335 patients

    Restrictive intraoperative fluid management is increasingly recommended for patients undergoing esophagectomy. Controversy still exists about the impact of postoperative fluid management on perioperative outcome.

    Torben Glatz, Birte Kulemann, Goran Marjanovic, Svenja Bregenzer, Frank Makowiec and Jens Hoeppner

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:6

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  12. Case report

    The first rib hypoplasia and the aberrant pulmonary artery branch detected by three-dimensional computed tomography in a surgical case with apical lung cancer, a case report

    The complete resection is one of the most crucial requirements to achieve favorable outcomes in oncologic surgery. The apex of the lung is surrounded complicatedly by the clavicle, the first rib, the subclavia...

    Yasoo Sugiura, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Masao Naruke, Toshinori Hashizume, Shizuka Kaseda and Etsuo Nemoto

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:4

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Initial experience with laparoscopic radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy for left-sided pancreatic cancer in a single institution: technical aspects and oncological outcomes

    Laparoscopic surgery has been performed less frequently in the era of pancreatic cancer due to technical difficulties and concerns about oncological safety. Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMP...

    Eun Young Kim and Tae Ho Hong

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:2

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  14. Research article

    The enigma of primary and secondary encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis

    Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) describes a variety of diseases that are frequently confused with different names and different etiopathogeneses. The aim of this article is to report personal experien...

    Hisham Allam, Omer Al Yahri, Sharon Mathew, Adham Darweesh, Ahmed Nafea Suliman, Sherif Abdelaziem, Mohamed Khairat, Adriana Toro and Isidoro Di Carlo

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:81

    Published on: 13 December 2016

  15. Research article

    Congenital adhesion band causing small bowel obstruction: What’s the difference in various age groups, pediatric and adult patients?

    A congenital adhesion band is a rare condition, but may induce a small bowel obstruction (SBO) at any age. However, only a few sporadic case reports exit. We aimed to identify the clinical characteristics of c...

    Kwang-Ho Yang, Tae-Beom Lee, Si-Hak Lee, Soo-Hong Kim, Yong-Hoon Cho and Hae-Young Kim

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:79

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  16. Research article

    Is standardized care feasible in the emergency setting? A case matched analysis of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy

    Immediate laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the accepted standard for the treatment of acute cholecystitis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of a standardized approach with tailored c...

    Fabian Grass, Matthieu Cachemaille, Catherine Blanc, Nicolas Fournier, Nermin Halkic, Nicolas Demartines and Martin Hübner

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:78

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  17. Research article

    Geographic variation of parathyroidectomy in patients receiving hemodialysis: a retrospective cohort analysis

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is associated with adverse outcomes in patients receiving maintenance dialysis. Parathyroidectomy is a treatment for SHPT; whether parathyroidectomy utilization varies geog...

    James B. Wetmore, Jiannong Liu, Paul J. Dluzniewski, Areef Ishani, Geoffrey A. Block and Allan J. Collins

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:77

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  18. Research article

    Spine surgery outcome in patients who sought compensation after a motor vehicle accident: a retrospective cohort study

    Back and neck pain are common after road traffic injury and are treated by spine surgery in some cases. This study aimed to describe the outcomes of spine surgery in people who made an insurance claim after ro...

    Pooria Sarrami, Rafael Ekmejian, Justine M. Naylor, Joseph Descallar, Robindro Chatterji and Ian A. Harris

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:76

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  19. Case report

    Giant duodenal ulcers after neurosurgery for brainstem tumors that required reoperation for gastric disconnection: a report of two cases

    Despite the efficacy of pharmacotherapy for gastrointestinal ulcers, severe cases of bleeding or perforation due to gastrointestinal ulcers still occur. Giant duodenal ulcer perforation is an uncommon but diff...

    Chihoko Nobori, Kenjiro Kimura, Go Ohira, Ryosuke Amano, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kentaro Naito, Toshihiro Takami, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:75

    Published on: 17 November 2016

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