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  1. The reported incidence of hollow viscus injuries (HVI) in blunt trauma patients is approximately 1 %. The most common site of injury to the intestine in blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) is the small bowel followed...

    Authors: Michail G. Vailas, Demetrios Moris, Stamatios Orfanos, Chrysovalantis Vergadis and Alexandros Papalampros
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:121
  2. Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS) is a relatively new modification of the standard distal pancreatosplenectomy. In this method, dissection proceeds from right-to-left to achieve negative p...

    Authors: Masaaki Murakawa, Toru Aoyama, Masahiro Asari, Yusuke Katayama, Koichiro Yamaoku, Amane Kanazawa, Akio Higuchi, Manabu Shiozawa, Satoshi Kobayashi, Makoto Ueno, Manabu Morimoto, Naoto Yamamoto, Takaki Yoshikawa, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda and Soichiro Morinaga
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:120
  3. There is still not any standardized operative strategy that is well-accepted all over the world for lumbarhernia. We are here to investigate the feasibility of the trans-abdominal partial extra-peritoneal (TAP...

    Authors: Jing Sun, Xin Chen, Jianwen Li, Yun Zhang, Feng Dong and Minhua Zheng
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:118
  4. Breast-preserving surgery (Bp) and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) are established as standard treatment for axillary lymph node-negative early breast cancer.

    Authors: Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Naoyoshi Onoda, Yuka Asano, Kento Kurata, Tamami Morisaki, Satoru Noda, Hidemi Kawajiri, Tsutomu Takashima and Kosei Hirakawa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:117
  5. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether variant meso-Rex bypass with transposition of abdominal autogenous vein can be used as an alternative treatment modality for selected patients with symptomatic ext...

    Authors: Tae-Yong Ha, Kyung-Mo Kim, Gi-Young Ko, Seak Hee Oh, Tae-Won Kwon, Yong-Pil Cho and Sung-Gyu Lee
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:116
  6. Surgical management of renal secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) is varying. Total parathyroidectomy with heterotopic autotransplantation (TPTX + AT) is one of the standard surgical procedures in sHPT, but th...

    Authors: Chrysanthi Anamaterou, Matthias Lang, Simon Schimmack, Gottfried Rudofsky, Markus W. Büchler and Hubertus Schmitz-Winnenthal
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:113
  7. We assessed the effectiveness of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) post elective or urgent (i.e., post acute coronary syndrome [ACS]) coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).

    Authors: Subodh Verma, Shaun G. Goodman, Shamir R. Mehta, David A. Latter, Marc Ruel, Milan Gupta, Bobby Yanagawa, Mohammed Al-Omran, Nandini Gupta, Hwee Teoh and Jan O. Friedrich
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:112
  8. The risk factors of predicting the need for postoperative decompressive craniectomy due to intracranial hypertension after primary craniotomy remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the value of intrao...

    Authors: He-xiang Zhao, Yi Liao, Ding Xu, Qiang-ping Wang, Qi Gan, Chao You and Chao-hua Yang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:111
  9. Authors: WAA Borstlap, CJ Buskens, KMAJ Tytgat, JB Tuynman, ECJ Consten, RC Tolboom, G. Heuff, AAW van Geloven, BA van Wagensveld, CACA Wientjes, MF Gerhards, SMM de Castro, J. Jansen, AWH van der Ven, E. van der Zaag, JM Omloo…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:110

    The original article was published in BMC Surgery 2015 15:78

  10. Management of asthma in chronically affected patients is a serious health problem. Our aim was to show that surgical treatment of chronic bronchial asthma by unilateral resection of the internal branch of the ...

    Authors: Ubaidullo Kurbon, Hamza Dodariyon, Abdumalik Davlatov, Sitora Janobilova, Amu Therwath and Massoud Mirshahi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:109
  11. Clinical data indicate that laparoscopic surgery reduces postoperative inflammatory response and benefits patient recovery. Little is known about the mechanisms involved in reduced systemic and local inflammat...

    Authors: Torben Glatz, Ann-Kathrin Lederer, Birte Kulemann, Gabriel Seifert, Philipp Anton Holzner, Ulrich Theodor Hopt, Jens Hoeppner and Goran Marjanovic
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:108
  12. ABO blood type is an established prognostic factor in several malignancies, but its role in esophageal cancer (EC) is largely unknown. The aim of this study is to determine whether ABO blood group is associate...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Lei Liu, Zhiwei Wang, Min Wei, Qi He, Tianlong Ling, Ziang Cao, Yixin Zhang, Qiang Wang and Minxin Shi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:106
  13. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, total disk replacement and open door laminoplasty have been widely used to treat patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy and/or radiculopathy. In our clinical pra...

    Authors: Yuqing Sun, Aikeremujiang. Muheremu, Kai Yan, Jie Yu, Shan Zheng and Wei Tian
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:105
  14. Guidelines of the International Consensus on the Diabetic Foot state that “Amputation of the lower extremity or part of it is usually preceded by a foot ulcer”. The authors’ impression has been that this state...

    Authors: Jeffrey M. East, Delroy A. Fray, Dwayne E. Hall and Chapman A. Longmore
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:104
  15. Recurrence of post-burn contractures, following inadequate management of post-burn contractures (PBC), is under reported. It is associated with multiple operations and an increased cost to patients and their f...

    Authors: Deo Darius Balumuka, George William Galiwango and Rose Alenyo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:103
  16. The recent push for the publication of individual surgeon outcomes underpins public interest in safer surgery. Conventional, retrospective assessment of surgical performance without continuous monitoring may l...

    Authors: Stephen O´Neill, Stephen J. Wigmore and Ewen M. Harrison
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:102
  17. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is still controversial in cases where malignancy is suspected. However, many proponents of this technique argue that in the hands of an experienced surgeon, laparoscopy can be safely...

    Authors: Michał Pędziwiatr, Mateusz Wierdak, Michał Natkaniec, Maciej Matłok, Magdalena Białas, Piotr Major, Piotr Budzyński, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk and Andrzej Budzyński
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:101
  18. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients frequently present with borderline resectable disease, which can be due to invasion of the portal/superior mesenteric vein (PV/SMV). Here, we analyzed this grou...

    Authors: Christoph W. Michalski, Bo Kong, Carsten Jäger, Silke Kloe, Barbara Beier, Rickmer Braren, Irene Esposito, Mert Erkan, Helmut Friess and Jorg Kleeff
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:100
  19. Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (DGIST) are rare, and data on their management is limited. We here report the clinicopathological characteristics, different surgical treatments, and long-term prognosi...

    Authors: Chaoyong Shen, Haining Chen, Yuan Yin, Jiaju Chen, Luyin Han, Bo Zhang, Zhixin Chen and Jiaping Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:98
  20. Hardware removals are among the most commonly performed surgical procedures worldwide. Current literature offers little data concerning postoperative patient satisfaction. The purpose of our study was to evalu...

    Authors: Georg Reith, Vera Schmitz-Greven, Kai O. Hensel, Marco M. Schneider, Tibor Tinschmann, Bertil Bouillon and Christian Probst
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:96
  21. Total thyroidectomy presents a risk of bilateral vocal cord paralysis, which can lead to compromised airway. Visual Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (RLN) identification significantly decreases this risk of RLN lesio...

    Authors: Lilly Khamsy, Paul E. Constanthin, Samira M. Sadowski and Frédéric Triponez
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:95
  22. Few reports from the medical literature have presented severe mesh-related complications following laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia. One of these complications is being mesh erosion into bowel, resulting...

    Authors: Jad A. Degheili, Maen Aboul Hosn, Mustapha El Lakis and Ali H. Hallal
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:94
  23. Solitary metastases to the pancreas are rare. Therefore the value of resection in curative intention remains unclear. In the literature there are several promising reports about resection of solitary metastasi...

    Authors: Johannes Baur, Ulla Schedelbeck, Alina Pulzer, Christina Bluemel, Vanessa Wild, Martin Fassnacht and U. Steger
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:93
  24. In plastic surgery, skin damage induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is a multifactorial process that often occurs. Methane gas has been reported to be a new therapeutic gas for attenuating I/R injury. In thi...

    Authors: Kexin Song, Mingzi Zhang, Jianqiang Hu, Yunqi Liu, Yifang Liu, Youbin Wang and Xuemei Ma
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:92
  25. With the decreasing number of surgeons on surgical teams, reduced port surgery (RPS) operations have become popular. We herein present our initial experience with RPS, which was successfully performed using a ...

    Authors: Jo Tashiro, Shigeki Yamaguchi, Toshimasa Ishii, Hiroka Kondo, Kiyoka Hara and Ryuichi Kuwahara
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:91
  26. Japan has one of the highest five-year relative survival rates for colorectal cancer in the world, with its own traditions of perioperative care and a unique insurance system. The benefits of enhanced recovery...

    Authors: Dai Shida, Kyoko Tagawa, Kentaro Inada, Keiichi Nasu, Yasuji Seyama, Tsuyoshi Maeshiro, Sachio Miyamoto, Satoru Inoue and Nobutaka Umekita
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:90
  27. Portal hypertension (PHT) requires invasive measures to prevent rupture and bleeding of esophagogastric varices; however, the long-term results of subtotal splenectomy plus fixation of the retrosternal omentum...

    Authors: Haibo Chu, Wei Han, Lei Wang, Yongbo Xu, Fengguo Jian, Weihua Zhang, Tao Wang and Jianhua Zhao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:89
  28. To compare long term effects of two bariatric procedures for Chinese type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 28-35 kg/m2.

    Authors: Jingge Yang, Cunchuan Wang, Guo Cao, Wah Yang, Shuqing Yu, Hening Zhai and Yunlong Pan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:88
  29. Roux-en-Ygastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG) rank among the most frequently applied bariatric procedures worldwide due to their positive risk/benefit correlation. A systematic review revealed a s...

    Authors: Lars Fischer, Anna-Laura Wekerle, Thomas Bruckner, Inga Wegener, Markus K. Diener, Moritz V. Frankenberg, Daniel Gärtner, Michael R. Schön, Matthias C. Raggi, Emre Tanay, Rainer Brydniak, Norbert Runkel, Corinna Attenberger, Min-Seop Son, Andreas Türler, Rudolf Weiner…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:87
  30. Inadequate health literacy affects more than 90 million Americans and it has been associated with adverse outcomes in the medicine field including increased hospitalization rates and greater mortality. Since s...

    Authors: Gildasio S. De Oliveira Jr., Robert J. McCarthy, Michael S. Wolf and Jane Holl
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:86
  31. To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the DS Titanium Ligation Clip for appendicular stump closure in laparoscopic appendectomy.

    Authors: Alexander Rickert, Colin M. Krüger, Norbert Runkel, Andreas Kuthe, Jörg Köninger, Boris Jansen-Winkeln, Carsten N. Gutt, Daniel R. Marcus, Brian Hoey, Moritz N. Wente and Peter Kienle
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:85
  32. To describe a new type of incision of the vagina during transobturator sling procedure and to evaluate by ultrasound the tape position at 3, 6 and 12 months after surgery.

    Authors: L. Pirtea, I. Sas, Razvan Ilina, D. Grigoraș and O. Mazilu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:84
  33. Preoperative weight loss and abnormal serum-albumin have traditionally been associated with reduced survival. More recently, a correlation between postoperative complications and reduced long-term survival has...

    Authors: E. K. Aahlin, G. Tranø, N. Johns, A. Horn, J. A. Søreide, K.C. Fearon, A. Revhaug and K. Lassen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:83
  34. In the treatment of spinal cord tumors, complete tumor resection with complete reconstruction of the spine represents the ideal goal. However, for the treatment of heavily calcified spinal meningioma, en-bloc ...

    Authors: Naohisa Miyakoshi, Michio Hongo, Yuji Kasukawa and Yoichi Shimada
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:82
  35. A surgical glove will protect surgeons and patients only if the glove’s integrity remains intact. However, several studies have demonstrated that undetected micro-perforations of surgical gloves are common. Be...

    Authors: Johannes Leitgeb, Rupert Schuster, Bit New Yee, Pui Fong Chee, Julian-Camill Harnoss, Peter Starzengruber, Michael Schäffer and Ojan Assadian
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:81
  36. Although many surgical procedures are now routinely performed laparoscopically, pure laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) is not commonly performed because of the technical difficulty of pancreatic resec...

    Authors: Masamichi Matsuda, Shusuke Haruta, Hisashi Shinohara, Kazunari Sasaki and Goro Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:80
  37. The practice of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in China varies to that in western developed countries. With the unavailability of radioactive tracer technique for sentinel lymph nodes biopsy (SLNB), usi...

    Authors: Jianyi Li, Shi Jia, Wenhai Zhang, Fang Qiu, Yang Zhang, Xi Gu and Jinqi Xue
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:79
  38. At least a third of patients with a colorectal carcinoma who are candidate for surgery, are anaemic preoperatively. Preoperative anaemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In general practic...

    Authors: W. A. A. Borstlap, C. J. Buskens, K. M. A. J. Tytgat, J. B. Tuynman, E. C. J. Consten, R. C. Tolboom, G. Heuff, N. van Geloven, B. A. van Wagensveld, C. A. C.A. Wientjes, M. F. Gerhards, S. M. M. de Castro, J. Jansen, A. W. H. van der Ven, E. van der Zaag, J. M. Omloo…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:78

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2015 15:110

  39. Cecal volvulus is relatively rare. Moreover, to the best of our knowledge, a case of cecal volvulus caused by endometriosis has not yet been reported.

    Authors: Daisuke Ito, Susumu Kaneko, Kouji Morita, Shimizu Seiichiro, Masanori Teruya and Michio Kaminishi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:77
  40. Spine surgery is widely accepted as an effective management for patients with lumbar disc herniation; however, the factors influencing intraoperative procedure and prognosis are not fully understood. The prese...

    Authors: Haibo Zou, Zhongshi Li, Houfu Sheng, Mingsheng Tan, Feng Yang, Li Liang and Jingxin Zhao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:76
  41. Situs inversus totalis is a relatively rare condition and is an autosomal recessive congenital defect in which an abdominal and/or thoracic organ is positioned as a “mirror image” of the normal position in the...

    Authors: Mamoru Morimoto, Tetsushi Hayakawa, Hidehiko Kitagami, Moritsugu Tanaka, Yoichi Matsuo and Hiromitsu Takeyama
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:75
  42. The STOPP study (Surgical Treatment Outcomes for Patients with Psychiatric Disorders) analyzed variation in rates and types of major surgery by serious mental illness status among patients treated in the Veter...

    Authors: Laurel A. Copeland, John E. Zeber, Edward Y. Sako, Eric M. Mortensen, Mary Jo Pugh, Chen-Pin Wang, Marcos I. Restrepo, Julianne Flynn, Andrea A. MacCarthy and Valerie A. Lawrence
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:74
  43. We present our preliminary experiences and results for forty consecutive patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who were treated by robotic surgery.

    Authors: Ching-Wen Huang, Yung-Sung Yeh, Cheng-Jen Ma, Tak-Kee Choy, Ming-Yii Huang, Chun-Ming Huang, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Wen-Hung Hsu and Jaw-Yuan Wang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:73

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