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  1. 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...

    Authors: Claudia Mueller, Robert Wright and Sabine Girod
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:16
  2. Richter’s hernia is a high-risk ischaemic gastrointestinal disorder that is typically diagnosed in a delayed manner due to a lack of obvious symptoms. Spontaneous umbilical enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) result...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Lei Liu, Hui Huang, Mianxu Jiang and Tao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:15
  3. 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...

    Authors: Ying-Yang Liao, Ning-Fu Peng, Di Long, Peng-Cheng Yu, Sen Zhang, Jian-Hong Zhong and Le-Qun Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:14
  4. 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...

    Authors: Lukasz Filip Grochola, Christopher Soll, Adrian Zehnder, Roland Wyss, Pascal Herzog and Stefan Breitenstein
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:13
  5. 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 ...

    Authors: Katrina B. Mitchell, Heather Lin, Yu Shen, Alfred Colfry, Henry Kuerer, Simona F. Shaitelman, Gildy V. Babiera and Isabelle Bedrosian
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:12
  6. 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...

    Authors: Atsushi Kato, Hiroaki Shimizu, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa and Masaru Miyazaki
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:11
  7. 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...

    Authors: Laurence Weinberg, Andrew Huang, Daniel Alban, Robert Jones, David Story, Larry McNicol and Brett Pearce
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:10
  8. To report the association between thoracic duct ligation and acute pancreatitis. The association between sudden stop of lymphatic flow and pancreatitis has been established in experimental models.

    Authors: Benoît Bédat, Cosimo Riccardo Scarpa, Samira Mercedes Sadowski, Frédéric Triponez and Wolfram Karenovics
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:9
  9. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:8
  10. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:7
  11. Restrictive intraoperative fluid management is increasingly recommended for patients undergoing esophagectomy. Controversy still exists about the impact of postoperative fluid management on perioperative outcome.

    Authors: Torben Glatz, Birte Kulemann, Goran Marjanovic, Svenja Bregenzer, Frank Makowiec and Jens Hoeppner
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:6
  12. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:5
  13. 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...

    Authors: Yasoo Sugiura, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Masao Naruke, Toshinori Hashizume, Shizuka Kaseda and Etsuo Nemoto
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:4
  14. 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...

    Authors: Eun Young Kim and Tae Ho Hong
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:2
  15. Primary closure following laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) has been widely adopted because of the efficacy and safety in treatment of common bile duct (CBD) stones. However, the risk factors f...

    Authors: Dongbin Liu, Feng Cao, Jiafeng Liu, Dahua Xu, Yuehua Wang and Fei Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:1
  16. 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...

    Authors: Hisham Allam, Omer Al Yahri, Sharon Mathew, Adham Darweesh, Ahmed Nafea Suliman, Sherif Abdelaziem, Mohamed Khairat, Adriana Toro and Isidoro Di Carlo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:81
  17. Spinal fusion surgery is associated with significant blood loss, which may result in potential clinical complications, it is necessary to take safe and effective measures to reduce blood loss in surgery. We pe...

    Authors: Derong Xu, Zhinan Ren, Xin Chen, Qianyu Zhuang, Lin Sheng and Shugang Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:80
  18. 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...

    Authors: Kwang-Ho Yang, Tae-Beom Lee, Si-Hak Lee, Soo-Hong Kim, Yong-Hoon Cho and Hae-Young Kim
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:79
  19. 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...

    Authors: Fabian Grass, Matthieu Cachemaille, Catherine Blanc, Nicolas Fournier, Nermin Halkic, Nicolas Demartines and Martin Hübner
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:78
  20. Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is associated with adverse outcomes in patients receiving maintenance dialysis. Parathyroidectomy is a treatment for SHPT; whether parathyroidectomy utilization varies geog...

    Authors: James B. Wetmore, Jiannong Liu, Paul J. Dluzniewski, Areef Ishani, Geoffrey A. Block and Allan J. Collins
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:77
  21. 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...

    Authors: Pooria Sarrami, Rafael Ekmejian, Justine M. Naylor, Joseph Descallar, Robindro Chatterji and Ian A. Harris
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:76
  22. 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...

    Authors: Chihoko Nobori, Kenjiro Kimura, Go Ohira, Ryosuke Amano, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kentaro Naito, Toshihiro Takami, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:75
  23. To estimate the proportion of elderly patients (>70 years) with breast cancer eligible for an Exclusive IntraOperative RadioTherapy (E-IORT) and to evaluate their local recurrence-free survival rate.

    Authors: Eric Lambaudie, Gilles Houvenaeghel, Amira Ziouèche, Sophie Knight, François Dravet, Jean Remy Garbay, Sylvie Giard, Hélène Charitansky, Monique Cohen, Christelle Faure, Delphine Hudry, Paul Azuar, Richard Villet, Pierre Gimbergues, Christine Tunon de Lara, Agnès Tallet…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:74
  24. In recent years, a step-up approach based on minimally invasive techniques was recommended by latest guidelines as initial invasive treatment for infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN). In this study, we aimed to ...

    Authors: Zhihui Tong, Lu Ke, Baiqiang Li, Gang Li, Jing Zhou, Xiao Shen, Weiqin Li, Ning Li and Jieshou Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:73
  25. In this study, we studied the therapeutic effectiveness of percutaneous drainage with antibiotics and the need for an interval appendectomy for treating appendiceal abscess in children with a research-oriented...

    Authors: Chih-Cheng Luo, Kuang-Fu Cheng, Chen-Sheng Huang, Hung-Chieh Lo, Sheng-Mao Wu, Hung-Chang Huang, Wen-Kuei Chien and Ray-Jade Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:72
  26. Single-incision laparoscopic colectomy (SILC) requires only one umbilical port site and (depending on technique) a specimen extraction site.

    Authors: Anne Catharina Brockhaus, Stefan Sauerland and Stefan Saad
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:71
  27. Persistent infections with high risk human papillomaviruses (HR-HPV) cause virtually all cervical cancers.

    Authors: Laurențiu Pirtea, Dorin Grigoraş, Petru Matusz, Marilena Pirtea, Lavinia Moleriu, Anca Tudor, Răzvan Ilina, Cristina Secoşan, Florin Horhat and Octavian Mazilu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:70
  28. There is clinical equipoise regarding post-operative management of patients with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) without insertion of a chest drain. This study evaluated post operative outcomes of chest closure...

    Authors: Naomi Kebba, Tom Mwambu, Michael Oketcho, Jonathan Izudi and Ekwaro A. Obuku
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:69
  29. Cephalomedullary Nail (CMN) is seen as the mainstay of internal fixation in femoral fractures. The purpose of the study was to present an accurate calculation method by simulating diverse anterior bow femoral ...

    Authors: Dong Ren, Yueju Liu, Ming Li, Zhaohui Song, Shuangquan Yao and Pengcheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:68
  30. Several inflammatory response biomarkers, including lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have been reported to predict survival in va...

    Authors: Noriyuki Hirahara, Takeshi Matsubara, Yoko Mizota, Shuichi Ishibashi and Yoshitsugu Tajima
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:66
  31. Robotic surgery has been developed with the aim of improving surgical quality and overcoming the limitations of conventional laparoscopy in the performance of complex mini-invasive procedures. The present stud...

    Authors: Fabio Cianchi, Giampiero Indennitate, Giacomo Trallori, Manuela Ortolani, Beatrice Paoli, Giuseppe Macrì, Gabriele Lami, Beatrice Mallardi, Benedetta Badii, Fabio Staderini, Etleva Qirici, Antonio Taddei, Maria Novella Ringressi, Luca Messerini, Luca Novelli, Siro Bagnoli…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:65
  32. Since the introduction of laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease different types of retrieval devices have been used to extract the gallbladder from the peritoneal cavity. These devises infer additional ...

    Authors: Muhamed Hamid Majid, Babak Meshkat, Haseeb Kohar and Sherif El Masry
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:64
  33. Proteinuria is a manifestation of renal dysfunction and it has been demonstrated to be a significant prognostic factor in various clinical situations. The study was designed to analyze prognosis of patients re...

    Authors: Heng-Chih Pan, Ying-Jen Chen, Jhe-Ping Lin, Ming-Jung Tsai, Chang-Chyi Jenq, Wei-Chen Lee, Ming-Hung Tsai, Pei-Chun Fan, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Ming-Yang Chang, Ya-Chung Tian, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Ji-Tseng Fang, Chih-Wei Yang and Yung-Chang Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:63
  34. Primary amyloidosis of the breast is an unusual benign disease that mostly occurs in postmenopausal elderly women. Amyloidosis is the deposition of amorphous protein within tissues. Breast biopsy is necessary ...

    Authors: Wakako Tsuji, Eiji Takeuchi, Satoshi Oka, Taro Yamashita and Fumiaki Yotsumoto
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:62
  35. Leiomyosarcoma of vascular smooth muscle is a very rare entity. A fair number of cases of vascular leiomyosarcomas have been reported, and the vast majority of these tumors arose from the inferior vena cava.

    Authors: Antje E. Gohrbandt, Torsten Hansen, Christian Ell, Stefan S. Heinrich and Hauke Lang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:60
  36. Health professionals often manage medical problems in critical situations under time pressure and on the basis of vague information. In recent years, dual process theory has provided a framework of cognitive p...

    Authors: Matthias Goos, Fabian Schubach, Gabriel Seifert and Martin Boeker
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:57
  37. Patient selection for surgical treatment of subaxial cervical spine fractures (S-CS-fx) may be challenging and is dependent on fracture morphology, the integrity of the discoligamentous complex, neurological s...

    Authors: Hege Linnerud Fredø, Syed Ali Mujtaba Rizvi, Mehran Rezai, Pål Rønning, Bjarne Lied and Eirik Helseth
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:56
  38. Psoas abscess is a rare clinical disease of various origins. Most common causes include hematogenous spread of bacteria from a different primary source, spondylodiscitis or perforated intestinal organs. But ra...

    Authors: Matthias Mehdorn, Tim-Ole Petersen, Michael Bartels, Boris Jansen-Winkeln and Woubet Tefera Kassahun
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:55
  39. Obesity is a known risk factor for complications after digestive surgery. Body mass index (BMI) is commonly used as an index of obesity but does not always reflect the degree of obesity. Although some studies ...

    Authors: Masashi Takeuchi, Kenjiro Ishii, Hiroaki Seki, Nobutaka Yasui, Michio Sakata, Akihiko Shimada and Hidetoshi Matsumoto
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:54
  40. Infected nonunion of the humeral diaphysis is a challenging problem for orthopedic surgeons. This study aimed to evaluate the outcome of using a locking compression plate (LCP) as a definitive external fixator...

    Authors: Cong Xiao, Fan Tang, Yong Zhou, Wenli Zhang, Yi Luo, Hong Duan and Chongqi Tu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:53
  41. The aim of the study was to describe the technique of two-trocar laparoscopic appendectomy and compare the outcome between two- and three-trocar techniques in children.

    Authors: Martin Salö, Emil Järbur, Mette Hambraeus, Bodil Ohlsson, Pernilla Stenström and Einar Arnbjörnsson
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:52
  42. Therapy-refractory persistent hypoparathyroidism after extensive neck surgery is a rare but severe complication. Parathyroid allotransplantation may represent a definitive treatment option.

    Authors: Ayman Agha, Marcus Nils Scherer, Christian Moser, Thomas Karrasch, Christiane Girlich, Fabian Eder, Ernst-Michael Jung, Hans Juergen Schlitt and Andreas Schaeffler
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:51
  43. The value of liver-directed therapy (LDT) in patients with metastasic renal cell carcinoma (MRCC) is still an active field of research, particularly in the era of tyrosinkinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy.

    Authors: Hans Michael Hau, Florian Thalmann, Christoph Lübbert, Mehmet Haluk Morgul, Moritz Schmelzle, Georgi Atanasov, Christian Benzing, Undine Lange, Rudolf Ascherl, Roman Ganzer, Dirk Uhlmann, Hans-Michael Tautenhahn, Georg Wiltberger and Michael Bartels
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:49

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