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Vascular and thoracic surgery

This section publishes articles covering all aspects of peripheral vascular surgery and thoracic surgery, submissions can cover training, practice and basic research. Randomized controlled trials are particularly encouraged.

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  1. In neurosurgery, the most common type of facial and pharyngeal pain is trigeminal neuralgia. In contrast, glossopharyngeal neuralgia is relatively rare, and laryngeal neuralgia is the most rarely observed.

    Authors: Qiang Zong, Kai Zhang, Guangliang Han, Shengye Yang, Lijiang Wang and Hongxing Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:60

    Content type: Case report

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  2. One third of patients with infective endocarditis will require operative intervention. Given the superiority of valve repair over valve replacement in many indications other than endocarditis, there has been i...

    Authors: Patrick O Myers, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu and Afksendiyos Kalangos

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:48

    Content type: Debate

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  3. It is speculated that blood transfusion may induce adverse consequences after cancer surgery due to immunosuppression. This study was intended to assess the impact of perioperative blood transfusion on the pro...

    Authors: Haixing Luan, Feng Ye, Lupeng Wu, Yanming Zhou and Jie Jiang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:34

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of totally implanted vascular devices (TIVAD) using different techniques of insertion.

    Authors: Elisa Granziera, Marco Scarpa, Angelo Ciccarese, Bogdan Filip, Matteo Cagol, Valentina Manfredi, Rita Alfieri, Connie Celentano, Sandra Cappellato, Carlo Castoro and Muzio Meroni

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:27

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been a revolutionary development in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Meanwhile, unfavorable anatomy of the aneurysm has always been a challenge to vas...

    Authors: Nan Wu, Changwei Liu, Qining Fu, Rong Zeng, Yu Chen, Genhuan Yang and Bao Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:11

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Diabetic peripheral arterial disease is the main cause of lower limb amputation in patients with diabetes. To summarize the technique and experiences and evaluate the clinical effects of blood vessel intervent...

    Authors: Nian-feng Sun, Ai-ling Tian, Yu-ling Tian, San-yuan Hu and Li Xu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:32

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Cystatin SN is a secreted protein and a cysteine proteinase inhibitor. It has been considered to be a tumor marker for gastrointestinal tract cancer in several functional researches. However, the clinicopathol...

    Authors: You-Fang Chen, Gang Ma, Xun Cao, Rong-Zhen Luo, Li-Ru He, Jie-Hua He, Zhi-Liang Huang, Mu-Sheng Zeng and Zhe-Sheng Wen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:15

    Content type: Research article

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