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Visceral and general surgery

Section edited by René Fahrner

This section publishes articles covering all aspects of visceral surgery and general surgeries not covered by other sections. Submissions can cover training, practice and basic research. Randomized controlled trials are particularly encouraged.

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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    A significant number of patients who undergo a standard inguinal hernia repair or a Pfannenstiel incision develop chronic (> 3 months) post-surgical inguinal pain (PSIP) due to nerve entrapment. If medication ...

    Authors: Frederique M. U. Mol, Rudi M. Roumen and Marc R. Scheltinga

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:18

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Regardless of developments in thoracoscopic esophagectomy (TE), postoperative complications relative to gastric conduit reconstruction are common after esophagectomy. The aim of the present study was to evalua...

    Authors: Shinichiro Kobayashi, Kengo Kanetaka, Yasuhiro Nagata, Masahiko Nakayama, Ryo Matsumoto, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki and Susumu Eguchi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:15

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Pylorotomy and pyloroplasty in thoracoabdominal esophagectomy are routinely performed in many high-volume centers to prevent delayed gastric emptying (DGE) due to truncal vagotomy. Currently, controversy remai...

    Authors: Stefan Fritz, Katharina Feilhauer, André Schaudt, Hansjörg Killguss, Eduard Esianu, René Hennig and Jörg Köninger

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:13

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  4. Content type: Research article

    For early detection of cancer, we have previously developed the AminoIndex Cancer Screening (AICS) system, which quantifies 6 plasma-free amino acids (PFAAs) in blood samples. Herein, we examined the usefulnes...

    Authors: Kayoko Katayama, Akio Higuchi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Atsuko Ikeda, Shinya Kikuchi and Manabu Shiozawa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:11

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is considered the gold standard technique for the treatment of benign small and medium size adrenal masses (<6 cm), due to low morbidity rate, short hospitalization and patient rapid...

    Authors: Giovanni Conzo, Claudio Gambardella, Giancarlo Candela, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Andrea Polistena, Guglielmo Clarizia, Renato Patrone, Francesco Di Capua, Chiara Offi, Mario Musella, Sergio Iorio, Giseppe Bellastella, Daniela Pasquali, Annamaria De Bellis, Antonio Sinisi and Nicola Avenia

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2018 18:2

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Programs (ERP) includes multimodal approaches of perioperative patient’s clinical pathways designed to achieve early recovery after surgery and a decreased length of hospital st...

    Authors: Eric Lambaudie, Alexandre de Nonneville, Clément Brun, Charlotte Laplane, Lam N’Guyen Duong, Jean-Marie Boher, Camille Jauffret, Guillaume Blache, Sophie Knight, Eric Cini, Gilles Houvenaeghel and Jean-Louis Blache

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:136

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Objectively measured levels of physical activity (PA) in patients undergoing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) surgery remain essentially unchanged from before to one year after surgery. Effects from RYGB on obj...

    Authors: Fanny Sellberg, Mikaela Willmer, Per Tynelius and Daniel Berglind

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:133

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Controversy surrounding the role of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) is fed by the absence of large amounts of data concerning its outcomes, and many authors have maintained that there is no evidence to suppo...

    Authors: Ping Lu, Chien-Lung Chan, Nan-Ping Yang, Nien-Tzu Chang, Kai-Biao Lin and K. Robert Lai

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:130

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  9. Content type: Technical advance

    Insertion of a Totally Implantable Access Port (TIAP) can be performed either via Central Vein Puncture (CVP) or Brachiocephalic Vein Cut-down (venous section-VS). The primary success rate of TIAP implantation...

    Authors: Georgios Polychronidis, Roland Hennes, Cosima Engerer, Phillip Knebel, Daniel Schultze, Thomas Bruckner, Beat P. Müller-Stich and Lars Fischer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:131

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Convalescence advice is often based on tradition and anecdote from health care providers, rather than being based on experiences from patients themselves. The aim of this study was to analyse recovery in terms...

    Authors: Esther V. A. Bouwsma, Johannes R. Anema, A. Vonk Noordegraaf, Henrica C. W. de Vet and Judith A. F. Huirne

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:129

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance may be promoted by divergent routines and lack of conformity in antibiotic treatment, especially regarding the practice of antibiotic prophylaxis. The aim of the present study was to a...

    Authors: Gona Jaafar, Bahman Darkahi, Lars Lindhagen, Gunnar Persson and Gabriel Sandblom

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:128

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The robotic system has advantages of high-definition three-dimensional vision and articular instruments with high dexterity, allowing more precise dissection in the deep and narrow pelvic cavity.

    Authors: Ching-Wen Huang, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Yung-Sung Yeh, Wei-Chih Su, Ming-Yii Huang, Chun-Ming Huang, Yu-Tang Chang and Jaw-Yuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:126

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this review was to identify the relationship between the gut microbiome and the development of postoperative complications like anastomotic leakage or a wound infection. Recent reviews focusing ...

    Authors: Ann-Kathrin Lederer, Przemyslaw Pisarski, Lampros Kousoulas, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl, Carolin Hess and Roman Huber

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:125

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical value of a prophylactic minitracheostomy (PMT) in patients undergoing an esophagectomy for esophageal cancer and to clarify the indications for a PMT.

    Authors: Yayoi Sakatoku, Masahide Fukaya, Kazushi Miyata, Keita Itatsu and Masato Nagino

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:120

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Management of emergency general surgical conditions remains a challenge in rural sub-Saharan Africa due to issues such as insufficient human capacity and infrastructure. This study describes the burden of emer...

    Authors: Christophe Mpirimbanyi, Alexandre Nyirimodoka, Yihan Lin, Bethany L. Hedt-Gauthier, Jackline Odhiambo, Theoneste Nkurunziza, Joaquim M. Havens, Jack Omondi, Emile Rwamasirabo, Faustin Ntirenganya, Gabriel Toma, Joel Mubiligi, Scheilla Bayitondere and Robert Riviello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:121

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Tokyo Guidelines 2013 classifies acute cholecystitis (AC) into three grades and recommends appropriate therapy for each grade. For grade II AC, either early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) or percutaneou...

    Authors: Koetsu Inoue, Tatsuya Ueno, Daisuke Douchi, Kentaro Shima, Shinji Goto, Michinaga Takahashi, Takanori Morikawa, Takeshi Naitoh, Chikashi Shibata and Hiroo Naito

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:114

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Thyroid hemorrhage is considered to be an uncommon complication following blunt trauma to the neck. This condition is potentially life-threatening due to airway compression and may therefore require emergency ...

    Authors: Johannes Lemke, Markus N. Schreiber, Doris Henne-Bruns, Gregor Cammerer and Andreas Hillenbrand

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:115

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The UICC/AJCC TNM staging system classifies lymph nodes as N0 and N1 in pancreatic cancer. Aim of the study is to determine whether the number of examine nodes, the nodal ratio (NR) and the logarithm odds of p...

    Authors: Giovanni Ramacciato, Giuseppe Nigri, Niccolo’ Petrucciani, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Matteo Ravaioli, Elio Jovine, Francesco Minni, Gian Luca Grazi, Piero Chirletti, Giuseppe Tisone, Fabio Ferla, Niccolo’ Napoli and Ugo Boggi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:109

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Current risk factors for lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer have been primarily determined in Asian countries; however their applicability to Western nations is under discussion. The aim of our stud...

    Authors: Rimantas Bausys, Augustinas Bausys, Indre Vysniauskaite, Kazimieras Maneikis, Dalius Klimas, Martynas Luksta, Kestutis Strupas and Eugenijus Stratilatovas

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:108

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