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  1. Content type: Research article

    Retrograde ("fundus first") dissection is frequently used in open cholecystectomy and although feasible in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) it has not been widely practiced. LC is most simply carried out usin...

    Authors: Michael D Kelly

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:19

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    Family history, male gender and age are significant risk factors for inguinal hernia disease. Family history provides evidence for a genetic trait and could explain early recurrence after inguinal hernia repai...

    Authors: Petra Lynen Jansen, Uwe Klinge, Marc Jansen and Karsten Junge

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:18

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The antibiotics used for prophylaxis during surgery may influence the rate of surgical site infections. Tetracyclines are attractive having a long half-life and few side effects when used in a single dose regi...

    Authors: Gunnar Baatrup, Roy M Nilsen, Rune Svensen and Per E Akselsen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:17

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Over the last decade there has been a paradigm shift in the management of breast cancer, subsequent to revised surgical oncology guidelines and consensus statements which were derived in light of landmark brea...

    Authors: Helen M Heneghan, Ruth S Prichard, Amanda Devaney, Karl J Sweeney, C Malone, Ray McLaughlin and Michael J Kerin

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:15

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic liver surgery is becoming increasingly common. This cohort study was designed to directly compare perioperative outcomes of the left lateral segmentectomy via laparoscopic and open approach.

    Authors: Kirstin A Carswell, Filippos G Sagias, Beth Murgatroyd, Mohamed Rela, Nigel Heaton and Ameet G Patel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:14

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Thyroid nodules represent a common problem brought to medical attention. Four to seven percent of the United States adult population (10–18 million people) has a palpable thyroid nodule, however the majority (...

    Authors: Alexander Stojadinovic, George E Peoples, Steven K Libutti, Leonard R Henry, John Eberhardt, Robin S Howard, David Gur, Eric A Elster and Aviram Nissan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:12

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) III prognostic system has not been previously validated in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after orthotopic liver transplantation ...

    Authors: Mark T Keegan, Bhargavi Gali, James Y Findlay, Julie K Heimbach, David J Plevak and Bekele Afessa

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:11

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The splenic cysts constitute a very rare clinical entity. They may occur secondary to trauma or even being more seldom due to parasitic infestations, mainly caused by ecchinocccus granulosus. Literature lacks ...

    Authors: Gokhan Adas, Oguzhan Karatepe, Merih Altiok, Muharrem Battal, Omer Bender, Deniz Ozcan and Servet Karahan

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:9

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Development of incisional hernia after open abdominal surgery remains a major cause of post-operative morbidity. The aim of this study was to determine the current practice of surgeons in terms of access to an...

    Authors: Nuh N Rahbari, Phillip Knebel, Markus K Diener, Christoph Seidlmayer, Karsten Ridwelski, Hartmut Stöltzing and Christoph M Seiler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:8

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Incisional hernia after abdominal surgery is a well-known complication. Controversy still exists with respect to the choice of hernia repair technique. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term...

    Authors: Lars Peter Holst Andersen, Mads Klein, Ismail Gögenur and Jacob Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:6

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Piezoresistive pressure measurement technique (PRM) has previously been applied for direct IAP measurement in a porcine model using two different devices. Aim of this clinical study was to assess both devices ...

    Authors: Jens Otto, Daniel Kaemmer, Marcel Binnebösel, Marc Jansen, Rolf Dembinski, Volker Schumpelick and Alexander Schachtrupp

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:5

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Recent non-randomized studies suggest that extended endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is equally effective in removing large rectal adenomas as transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM). If equally effective, E...

    Authors: Frank JC van den Broek, Eelco JR de Graaf, Marcel GW Dijkgraaf, Johannes B Reitsma, Jelle Haringsma, Robin Timmer, Bas LAM Weusten, Michael F Gerhards, Esther CJ Consten, Matthijs P Schwartz, Maarten J Boom, Erik J Derksen, A Bart Bijnen, Paul HP Davids, Christiaan Hoff, Hendrik M van Dullemen…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:4

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The benefits of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for breast cancer patients with histologically negative axillary nodes, in whom axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is thereby avoided, are now established. ...

    Authors: Jeffrey M East, Christopher SP Valentine, Emil Kanchev and Garfield O Blake

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:2

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer related death in Western countries. Advantages in surgical techniques, radiation and chemotherapy had almost no impact on the long term survival of a...

    Authors: Andre Mihaljevic, Peter Büchler, Jan Harder, Ralf Hofheinz, Michael Gregor, Stephan Kanzler, Wolff Schmiegel, Volker Heinemann, Esther Endlicher, Günter Klöppel, Thomas Seufferlein and Michael Geissler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:1

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In peripheral vascular bypass surgery different synthetic materials are available for bypass grafting. It is unclear which of the two commonly used materials, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or polyester (Dacron®)...

    Authors: Stephanie Roll, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Thomas Keil, Hans Scholz, Daniela Eidt, Wolfgang Greiner and Stefan N Willich

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:22

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    A surgical resection is currently the preferred treatment for esophageal cancer if the tumor is considered to be resectable without evidence of distant metastases (cT1-3 N0-1 M0). A high percentage of irradica...

    Authors: M van Heijl, JJB van Lanschot, LB Koppert, MI van Berge Henegouwen, K Muller, EW Steyerberg, H van Dekken, BPL Wijnhoven, HW Tilanus, DJ Richel, ORC Busch, JF Bartelsman, CCE Koning, GJ Offerhaus and A van der Gaast

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:21

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  17. Content type: Research article

    For many patients with aorto-occlusive disease, where stent deployment is not possible, surgery remains the only treatment option available. The aim of this study was to assess the results of aortic reconstruc...

    Authors: Gareth Morris-Stiff, Samuel Ogunbiyi, Richard K Winter, Russell Brown and Michael H Lewis

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:19

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The gold standard for assessment of intraabdominal pressure (IAP) is via intravesicular pressure measurement (IVP). This accepted technique has some inherent problems, e.g. indirectness. Aim of this clinical s...

    Authors: Jens Otto, Daniel Kaemmer, Andreas Biermann, Marc Jansen, Rolf Dembinski, Volker Schumpelick and Alexander Schachtrupp

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:18

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic resectional techniques for colon cancer are undermined by their inability to determine lymph node status. This limits their application to only those lesions at the most minimal risk of lymphatic di...

    Authors: Ronan A Cahill, Joel Leroy and Jacques Marescaux

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:17

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A standard of care for the treatment of small renal masses is partial nephrectomy. The open and laparoscopic approaches have been well described in the literature. Robotic assistance may augment partial nephre...

    Authors: Sam B Bhayani and Nitin Das

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:16

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    With the availability of infliximab, nowadays recurrent Crohn's disease, defined as disease refractory to immunomodulatory agents that has been treated with steroids, is generally treated with infliximab. Infl...

    Authors: Emma J Eshuis, Willem A Bemelman, Ad A van Bodegraven, Mirjam AG Sprangers, Patrick MM Bossuyt, AW Marc van Milligen de Wit, Rogier MPH Crolla, Djuna L Cahen, Liekele E Oostenbrug, Meindert N Sosef, Annet MCJ Voorburg, Paul HP Davids, C Janneke van der Woude, Johan Lange, Rosalie C Mallant, Maarten J Boom…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:15

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Waiting time and costs from referral to day case outpatient surgery are at an unacceptably high level. The waiting time in Norway averages 240 days for common surgical conditions. Furthermore, in North Norway ...

    Authors: Knut Magne Augestad, Arthur Revhaug, Barthold Vonen, Roar Johnsen and Rolv-Ole Lindsetmo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:14

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Several randomized controlled trials have compared different suture materials and techniques for abdominal wall closure with respect to the incidence of incisional hernias after midline laparotomy and shown th...

    Authors: Lars Fischer, Petra Baumann, Johannes Hüsing, Christoph Seidlmayer, Markus Albertsmeier, Annette Franck, Steffen Luntz, Christoph M Seiler and Hanns-Peter Knaebel

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:12

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Low transsphincteric fistulas less than 1/3 of the sphincter complex are easy to treat by fistulotomy with a high success rate. High transsphincteric fistulas remain a surgical challenge. Various surgical proc...

    Authors: Paul J van Koperen, Willem A Bemelman, Patrick MM Bossuyt, Michael F Gerhards, Quirijn AJ Eijsbouts, Willem F van Tets, Lucas WM Janssen, F Robert Dijkstra, Annette D van Dalsen and J Frederik M Slors

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:11

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    With the increasing number of non palpable breast carcinomas, the need of a good and reliable localization method increases. Currently the wire guided localization (WGL) is the standard of care in most countri...

    Authors: Stijn van Esser, Monique GG Hobbelink, Petra HM Peeters, Erik Buskens, Iris M van der Ploeg, Willem PTHM Mali, Inne H M Borel Rinkes and Richard van Hillegersberg

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:9

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  26. Content type: Technical advance

    Standard methods for assessment of organ viability during surgery are typically limited to visual cues and tactile feedback in open surgery. However, during laparoscopic surgery, these processes are impaired. ...

    Authors: Nicole J Crane, Peter A Pinto, Douglas Hale, Frederick A Gage, Doug Tadaki, Allan D Kirk, Ira W Levin and Eric A Elster

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:8

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic mesh-reinforcement of the hiatal region in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and paraesophageal hernia (PEH) reduces the risk of recurrence. However, there are still controve...

    Authors: Jens Otto, Daniel Kämmer, Petra Lynen Jansen, Michael Anurov, Svetlana Titkova, Alexander Öttinger, Raphael Rosch, Volker Schumpelick and Marc Jansen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:7

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Surgical hepatic resection remains the treatment of choice for patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer despite the use of alternative therapeutic strategies. Although this procedure provides long...

    Authors: T Schmidt, M Koch, D Antolovic, C Reissfelder, FH Schmitz-Winnenthal, NN Rahbari, J Schmidt, CM Seiler, MW Büchler and J Weitz

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:6

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Wound infection is a common complication in diabetic patients. The progressive spread of infections and development of drug-resistant strains underline the need for further insights into bacterial behavior in ...

    Authors: Tobias Hirsch, Malte Spielmann, Baraa Zuhaili, Till Koehler, Magdalena Fossum, Hans-Ulrich Steinau, Feng Yao, Lars Steinstraesser, Andrew B Onderdonk and Elof Eriksson

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:5

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    Two unfortunate outcomes for patients treated surgically for rectal cancer are placement of a permanent colostomy and local tumor recurrence. Total mesorectal excision is a new technique for rectal cancer surg...

    Authors: Marko Simunovic, Charles Goldsmith, Lehana Thabane, Robin McLeod, Franco DeNardi, Timothy J Whelan and Mark N Levine

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:4

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Oesophagectomy for cancers is a major operation with significant blood loss and usage. Concerns exist about the side effects of blood transfusion, cost and availability of donated blood. We are not aware of an...

    Authors: Abraham A Ayantunde, Ming Y Ng, Saurov Pal, Neil T Welch and Simon L Parsons

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:3

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Major surgical procedures facilitate systemic endotoxinemia and formation of free radicals with subsequent inflammatory changes that can influence the postoperative course. Experimental data suggest that preop...

    Authors: Peter Schemmer, Arash Nickkholgh, Heinz Schneider, Michael Sobirey, Markus Weigand, Moritz Koch, Jürgen Weitz and Markus W Büchler

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:2

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Preoperative radiotherapy of the pelvic abdomen presents with complications mostly affecting the small bowel. The aim of this study was to define the features of early radiation-induced injury on small bowel.

    Authors: Andrea Polistena, Louis Banka Johnson, Salomé Ohiami-Masseron, Lena Wittgren, Sven Bäck, Charlotte Thornberg, Virgil Gadaleanu, Diya Adawi and Bengt Jeppsson

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:1

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Examining the quality of life (QOL) of patients before ICU admission will allow outcome variables to be compared and analyzed in relation to it. The objective of this study was to analyze QOL of patients befor...

    Authors: Fernando J Abelha, Cristina C Santos and Henrique Barros

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:23

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed procedures in Switzerland (15'000/year). The most common complication postoperatively is development of chronic pain in up to 30% of all patients ...

    Authors: Philipp Honigmann, Henning Fischer, Anita Kurmann, Laurent Audigé, Guido Schüpfer and Jürg Metzger

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:22

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  36. Content type: Technical advance

    Dissection of the lymphatic structures in the neck is an integral part of the management of many head and neck cancers.

    Authors: Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Seyed Ahmad Reza Nouraei, Sandeep Singh, Peter Clarke, Peter Rhys-Evans, Colin Hopper, David Howard, Anthony Wright, Holger Sudhoff, Cyril Fisher and Ann Sandison

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:21

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Nasal bleeding remains one of the most common Head & Neck Surgical (Ear Nose and Throat [ENT]/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery [OMFS]) emergencies resulting in hospital admission. In the majority of cases, no othe...

    Authors: Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Fabian Sipaul, Mohammed El Maaytah, Seyed Ahmad Reza Nouraei, Sandeep Singh, Colin Hopper and Anthony Wright

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:19

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  38. Content type: Technical advance

    Liver transplantation in presence of diffuse portal vein thrombosis is possible by using caval blood as portal inflow, through cavo-portal transposition. However, clinical results are heterogeneous and experim...

    Authors: Stefano Di Domenico, Giulio Bovio, Maximiliano Gelli, Ferruccio Ravazzoni, Enzo Andorno, Damiano Cottalasso and Umberto Valente

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2007 7:18

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