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  1. 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
  2. The aim of the study was to evaluate total parathyroidectomy with trace amounts of parathyroid tissue (30 mg) as a surgical option in secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) treatment.

    Authors: Qingqing He, Dayong Zhuang, Luming Zheng, Ziyi Fan, Peng Zhou, Jian Zhu, Songjian Duan, Yanning Li, Yanming Ge, Zhen Lv and Lei Cao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:26
  3. We present a series of patients with blunt abdominal trauma who underwent damage control laparotomy (DCL) and introduce a nomogram that we created to predict survival among these patients.

    Authors: Shang-Yu Wang, Chien-Hung Liao, Chih-Yuan Fu, Shih-Ching Kang, Chun-Hsiang Ouyang, I-Ming Kuo, Jr-Rung Lin, Yu-Pao Hsu, Chun-Nan Yeh and Shao-Wei Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:24
  4. Infliximab, a TNF-α inhibitor, is a potent anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. Recent studies have investigated the effect of infliximab treatment on postoperative complicat...

    Authors: Erik Frostberg, Petter Ström, Oke Gerke and Niels Qvist
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:23
  5. Radioguided surgery using 99m-Technetium-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) has been recommended for the surgical treatment of mediastinal parathyroid adenomas. However, high myocardial 99mTc-MIBI uptake may ...

    Authors: Thomas Schwarzlmüller, Katrin Brauckhoff, Kristian Løvås, Martin Biermann and Michael Brauckhoff
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:22
  6. Pelvic floor hernias pose a diagnostic and a treatment challange. Neurofibromatosis is a rare systemic disease, and urinary tract involvement is rare.

    Authors: Duminda Subasinghe, Chathuranga Tisara Keppetiyagama, Chandu De Silva, Neville D Perera and Dharmabandhu N Samarasekera
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:21
  7. Bariatric operations mostly combine a restrictive gastric component with a rerouting of the intestinal passage. The pylorus can thereby be alternatively preserved or excluded. With the aim of performing a “pyl...

    Authors: Jodok Matthias Grueneberger, Iwona Karcz-Socha, Goran Marjanovic, Simon Kuesters, Krystyna Zwirska-Korczala, Katharina Schmidt and W Konrad Karcz
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:20
  8. Bony destructive injury of the calcaneus (BDIC) represents one of the most severe comminuted fractures of the calcaneus in which soft tissue coverage remains intact. The features of this injury include a colla...

    Authors: Yanling Su, Wei Chen, Qi Zhang, Song Liu, Tao Zhang and Yingze Zhang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:19
  9. Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide. This procedure is increasingly performed with endoscopic techniques (laparoscopy). Many surgeons prefer to cover the hernia gap w...

    Authors: Sascha A Müller, Rene Warschkow, Ulrich Beutner, Cornelia Lüthi, Kristjan Ukegjini, Bruno M Schmied and Ignazio Tarantino
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:18
  10. Rectal prolapse is a known problem since antiquity and the cause is not fully understood. Despite the presence of more than 100 lines of treatment, none of them is ideal.

    Authors: Seerwan HS Qaradaghy, Taher AH Hawramy, Beston F Nore, Karwan H-A Abdullah, Rooshad A Muhammad, Mustafa OM Zangana, Jabar M Saleh and Diyaree N Ismael
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:17
  11. Colorectal cancer is common in North America. Two surgical options exist for rectal cancer patients: low anterior resection with re-establishment of bowel continuity, and abdominoperineal resection with a perm...

    Authors: Robert Wu, Robin Boushey, Beth Potter and Dawn Stacey
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:16
  12. Laparoscopic appendectomy is not yet unanimously considered the “gold standard” in the treatment of acute appendicitis because of its higher operative time, intra-abdominal abscess risk, and costs compared to ...

    Authors: Vincenzo Minutolo, Alessio Licciardello, Biagio Di Stefano, Manuel Arena, Goffredo Arena and Vincenzo Antonacci
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:14
  13. Identification of the best management strategy for nodules with Thy3 cytology presents particular problems for clinicians. This study investigates the ability of clinical, cytological and sonographic data to p...

    Authors: Pietro Giorgio Calò, Fabio Medas, Rosa Santa Cruz, Francesco Podda, Enrico Erdas, Giuseppe Pisano and Angelo Nicolosi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:12
  14. 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
  15. Adipose tissue contains a large number of multipotent cells, which are essential for stem cell-based therapies. The combination of this therapy with suitable commercial clinically used matrices, such as collag...

    Authors: Ziyad Alharbi, Sultan Almakadi, Christian Opländer, Michael Vogt, Hans-Oliver Rennekampff and Norbert Pallua
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:10
  16. In clinical practice, unexpected diagnosis of colorectal cancer in young patients requires prompt surgery, thus genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome is frequently missed, and clinical management may result incor...

    Authors: Gian Luca Baiocchi, Nazario Portolani, William Vermi, Carla Baronchelli, Federico Gheza, Claudio Zogno, Alessandro Scaglia, Eleonora Marchina, Guido AM Tiberio and Stefano Maria Giulini
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:9
  17. The use of human acellular dermis (hAD) to close open abdomen in the treatment process of severe peritonitis might be an alternative to standard care. This paper describes an investigation of the effects of fl...

    Authors: Mario Vitacolonna, Michael Mularczyk, Florian Herrle, Torsten J Schulze, Hans Haupt, Matthias Oechsner, Lothar R Pilz, Peter Hohenberger and Eric Dominic Rössner
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:7
  18. Intrahepatic gallbladder perforation with chronic liver abscess formation was anecdotically reported in the literature. The aim of this work is to report a case of intrahepatic gallbladder perforation and its ...

    Authors: Marcello Donati, Antonio Biondi, Francesco Basile and Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:6
  19. In a retrospective study we analyzed the impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (CTx) with the PELF - protocol (Cisplatin, Epirubicin, Leukovorin, 5-Fluoruracil) on mortality, recurrence and prognosis of patients ...

    Authors: Catharina Ruf, Oliver Thomusch, Matthias Goos, Frank Makowiec, Gerald Illerhaus and Guenther Ruf
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:5
  20. Complete pathological response occurs in 10–20% of patients with rectal cancer who are treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy prior to pelvic surgery. The possibility that complete pathological respon...

    Authors: Surennaidoo P Naiken, Christian Toso, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Theodoros Thomopoulos, Arnaud Roth, Gilles Mentha, Philippe Morel and Pascal Gervaz
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:4
  21. Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) constitute a major health care problem, not only because of their high incidence but also because of their direct and indirect negative impacts on both patients’ health-r...

    Authors: Chia-Wei Yu, Ming-Kai Hsieh, Lih-Huei Chen, Chi-Chien Niu, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Po-Liang Lai, Wen-Jer Chen, Wen-Chien Chen and Meng-Ling Lu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:3
  22. Although minimally invasive repair of giant hiatal hernias is a very surgical challenge which requires advanced laparoscopic learning curve, several reports showed that is a safe and effective procedure, with ...

    Authors: Luigi Marano, Michele Schettino, Raffaele Porfidia, Michele Grassia, Marianna Petrillo, Giuseppe Esposito, Bartolomeo Braccio, PierLuigi Gallo, Modestino Pezzella, Angelo Cosenza, Giuseppe Izzo and Natale Di Martino
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:1
  23. Modified radical mastectomy remains the standard therapeutic surgical operation for breast cancer in most parts of the world. This retrospective study reviews mastectomy for management of breast cancer in a su...

    Authors: Temidayo O Ogundiran, Omobolaji O Ayandipo, Adeyinka F Ademola and Clement A Adebamowo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:59
  24. Demineralised bone matrix (DBM) has shown to be effective in enhancing posterior fusion of the spine. Several animal studies and clinical investigations in humans showed its successful remodelling. The use of ...

    Authors: Samy Bouaicha, Brigitte von Rechenberg, Georg Osterhoff, Guido A Wanner, Hans-Peter Simmen and Clément ML Werner
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:58
  25. To confirm the efficacy of preoperative workup, the authors analyse the results of a multicentre study in a surgical series of patients diagnosed with an adrenal incidentaloma.

    Authors: Mario Musella, Giovanni Conzo, Marco Milone, Francesco Corcione, Giulio Belli, Maurizio De Palma, Annunziato Tricarico, Luigi Santini, Antonietta Palazzo, Paolo Bianco, Bernadette Biondi, Rosario Pivonello and Annamaria Colao
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:57
  26. Heterotopic pancreas is defined as finding of pancreatic tissue without anatomic and vascular continuity with the normal pancreas. Heterotopic pancreas is a rare condition difficult to diagnose and with contro...

    Authors: Marta Guimarães, Pedro Rodrigues, Gil Gonçalves, Mário Nora and Mariana P Monteiro
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:56
  27. Upside-down stomach (UDS) is characterized by herniation of the entire stomach or most gastric portions into the posterior mediastinum. Symptoms may vary heavily as they are related to reflux and mechanically ...

    Authors: Tobias S Schiergens, Michael N Thomas, Thomas P Hüttl and Wolfgang E Thasler
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:55
  28. Odontoid fractures account for approximately 20% of all fractures of the cervical spine. They represent the most common cervical spine injury for patients older than 70 years, the majority being type II fractu...

    Authors: Max J Scheyerer, Stefan M Zimmermann, Hans-Peter Simmen, Guido A Wanner and Clément ML Werner
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:54
  29. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment to obtain weight loss in severely obese patients. The feasibility and safety of bariatric robotic surgery is the topic of this review.

    Authors: Roberto Cirocchi, Carlo Boselli, Alberto Santoro, Salvatore Guarino, Piero Covarelli, Claudio Renzi, Chiara Listorti, Stefano Trastulli, Jacopo Desiderio, Andrea Coratti, Giuseppe Noya, Adriano Redler and Amilcare Parisi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:53
  30. The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a frequently underestimated cause of lower back (LBP). A simple clinical test of sufficient validity would be desirable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value...

    Authors: Clément M L Werner, Armando Hoch, Lucienne Gautier, Matthias A König, Hans-Peter Simmen and Georg Osterhoff
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:52
  31. Intussusception is a relatively common cause of intestinal obstruction in children but a rare clinical entity in adults, representing fewer than 1% of intestinal obstructions in this patient population. Coloni...

    Authors: Ouadii Mouaqit, Hafid Hasnai, Leila Chbani, Abdelmalek Oussaden, Khalid Maazaz, Afaf Amarti and Khalid Ait Taleb
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:51
  32. Incisional hernia is the most frequently seen long term complication after laparotomy causing much morbidity and even mortality. The overall incidence remains 11-20%, despite studies attempting to optimize clo...

    Authors: Jeroen Nieuwenhuizen, Hasan H Eker, Lucas Timmermans, Wim CJ Hop, Gert-Jan Kleinrensink, Johannes Jeekel and Johan F Lange
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:48
  33. Most offered pancreases are not transplanted. This study investigates the factors that inform and influence the transplant surgeon’s decision to select an offered pancreas.

    Authors: Julika Loss, Karl P Drewitz, Hans J Schlitt and Martin Loss
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:47
  34. Medical errors are inherently of concern in modern health care. Although surgical errors as incorrect surgery (e.g., wrong patient, wrong site, or wrong procedure) are infrequent, they are devastating events t...

    Authors: Arvid Steinar Haugen, Shamini Murugesh, Rune Haaverstad, Geir Egil Eide and Eirik Søfteland
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:46
  35. Transanal microscopic surgery is an important application of minimally invasive surgery of rectum, allowing realization of complex transanal intervention.

    Authors: Stefano Perrotta, Gennaro Quarto, Vincenzo Desiato, Gianluca Benassai, Bruno Amato and Giacomo Benassai
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S56

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  36. Bladder exstrophy occurs in approximately 1 in 35,000 live births and is associated with an increased incidence of bladder cancer.

    Authors: Giovanni Di Lauro, Fabrizio Iacono, Antonio Ruffo, Leo Romis, Salvatore Mordente, Umberto Pane, Ester Illiano, Giuseppe Romeo, Domenico Prezioso and Bruno Amato
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S36

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  37. Pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon disease, accounting for only approximately 1.5% of all congenital pulmonary malformations. In most cases, the diagnosis is a result of accidental radiological findings; i...

    Authors: Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Paolo Laperuta, Filomena Napolitano, Chiara Carlomagno, Alfredo Garzi and Mario Vitale
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S34

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  38. Choriocarcinoma is a germ cell tumor containing syncytiotrophoblastic cells and secreting human Beta-HCG. Primary choriocarcinoma of the lung is extremely uncommon. The prognosis of this tumor is extremely poo...

    Authors: Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Paolo Laperuta, Filomena Napolitano, Chiara Carlomagno, Alfredo Garzi and Mario Vitale
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S33

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  39. Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a life-threatening complication of an oropharyngeal infection that requires prompt and aggressive medical and surgical therapy. Herein, we report unusual case of man suf...

    Authors: Vincenzo Di Crescenzo MD, Paolo Laperuta MD, Filomena Napolitano MD, Chiara Carlomagno MD, Michele Danzi, Bruno Amato, Alfredo Garzi MD and Mario Vitale MD
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S31

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  40. Groin hernia is one of the most frequently encountered pathologies occurring in old age and it is often the cause of emergency procedures. In our study we evaluate the impact of emergency procedures in over 75...

    Authors: Rita Compagna, Roberto Rossi, Francesca Fappiano, Tommaso Bianco, Antonello Accurso, Michele Danzi, Salvatore Massa, Giovanni Aprea and Bruno Amato
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S29

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  41. Laparoscopic approach for wound defects is a procedure that aims to reduce surgical aggressiveness against the abdominal wall by using minimal incisions and dedicated instruments.

    Authors: Alessia G Ferrarese, Valter Martino, Stefano Enrico, Alessandro Falcone, Silvia Catalano, Enrico Gibin, Silvia Marola, Alessandra Surace and Mario Solej
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S23

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  42. We aimed to analyze outcomes of early and delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the elderly in our General Surgery Division.

    Authors: Alessia G Ferrarese, Mario Solej, Stefano Enrico, Alessandro Falcone, Silvia Catalano, Giada Pozzi, Silvia Marola and Valter Martino
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S21

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  43. At the present time, 50 to 60% of the population above 70 years of age suffers from a hearing impairment and from 0.6 to 1.1% has a severe to profound loss, which cannot benefit from an hearing aid. Moreover, ...

    Authors: Benatti Alice, Montino Silvia, Girasoli Laura, Trevisi Patrizia and Bovo Roberto
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

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