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  1. Authors: Giovanni Romano, Francesco Moccia, Alfredo Allaria, Gianluca Rossetti, Domenico Napoletano, Beniamino Pascotto, Marco Cimmino, Francesco Orlando, Maria Chiara Bondanese and Landino Fei
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 1):A40

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  2. This study assessed the ethnic differences of perianal abscess between Bedouin and the general population in southern region of Israel. Israeli-born Arabs have much less colorectal cancer than Israeli-born Jew...

    Authors: David Czeiger, Gad Shaked, Igor Igov, Ilia Pinsk, Jochanan Peiser and Gilbert Sebbag
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:35
  3. Postoperative peritoneal adhesion formation following abdominal surgery remains a relevant surgical problem. The application of soluble physico-chemical barriers like 4% icodextrin is one approach to protect t...

    Authors: Christian D Klink, Patrick Schickhaus, Marcel Binnebösel, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Rafael Rosch, Rene Tolba, Ulf P Neumann and Uwe Klinge
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:34
  4. Bouveret’s syndrome causes gastric outlet obstruction when a gallstone is impacted in the duodenum or stomach via a bilioenteric fistula. It is a rare condition that causes significant morbidity and mortality ...

    Authors: Felix Nickel, Matthias M Müller-Eschner, Jackson Chu, Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk and Beat P Müller-Stich
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:33
  5. Diabetic peripheral arterial disease is the main cause of lower limb amputation in patients with diabetes. To summarize the technique and experiences and evaluate the clinical effects of blood vessel intervent...

    Authors: Nian-feng Sun, Ai-ling Tian, Yu-ling Tian, San-yuan Hu and Li Xu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:32
  6. The cancellation of planned surgery harms patients, increases waiting times and wastes scarce health resources. Previous studies have evaluated interventions to reduce cancellations from medical and management...

    Authors: Einar Hovlid, Christian von Plessen, Kjell Haug, Aslak Bjarne Aslaksen and Oddbjørn Bukve
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:30
  7. Accurate and timely identification of patients in need of a relaparotomy is challenging since there are no readily available strongholds. The aim of this study is to develop a prediction model to aid the decis...

    Authors: Jordy JS Kiewiet, Oddeke van Ruler, Marja A Boermeester and Johannes B Reitsma
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:28
  8. Selective approach for sending cholecystectomy specimens for histopathology results in missing discrete pathologies such as premalignant benign lesions such as porcelain gallbladder, carcinoma-in-situ, and ear...

    Authors: Faisal G Siddiqui, Ahmer A Memon, Arshad H Abro, Nazeer A Sasoli and Lubna Ahmad
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:26
  9. The Belsey Mark IV operation has been used for the management of hiatal hernia for over 40 years, but with the introduction of laparoscopic techniques its role has become questionable. To determine the current...

    Authors: Charalampos Markakis, Periklis Tomos, Eleftherios D Spartalis, Pavlos Lampropoulos, Leonidas Grigorakos, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Elias Lachanas and E Andreas Agathos
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:24
  10. Different methods of pancreatic stump closure after distal pancreatectomy (DP) have been described to decrease the incidence of pancreatic fistula (PF) which still represents one of the most common complicatio...

    Authors: Roberto L Meniconi, Roberto Caronna, Dario Borreca, Monica Schiratti and Piero Chirletti
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:23
  11. In patients with cirrhosis, the synthesis of coagulation factors can fall short, reflected by a prolonged prothrombin time. Although anticoagulants factors are decreased as well, blood loss during orthotopic l...

    Authors: Freeha Arshad, Brigitte Ickx, Rachel T van Beem, Wojciech Polak, Frank Grüne, Frederik Nevens, Minna Ilmakunnas, Anna-Maria Koivusalo, Helena Isoniemi, Paul FW Strengers, Henk Groen, Herman GD Hendriks, Ton Lisman, Jacques Pirenne and Robert J Porte
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:22
  12. Peripheral nerve (PN) transplantation and ventral root implantation are the two common types of recovery operations to restore the connection between motoneurons and their target muscles after brachial plexus ...

    Authors: Huanxing Su, Qiuju Yuan, Dajiang Qin, Xiaoying Yang, Wai-Man Wong, Kwok-Fai So and Wutian Wu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:21
  13. The National Screening Program for colorectal cancer is scheduled to commence in the near future. Previous studies on the topic of colorectal cancer and screening have highlighted paucity in public awareness o...

    Authors: Terri P McVeigh, Aoife J Lowery, Ronan M Waldron, Akhtar Mahmood and Kevin Barry
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:20
  14. Annually approximately 100.000 patients undergo a laparotomy in the Netherlands. About 15,000 of these patients will develop an incisional hernia. Both open and laparoscopic surgical repair have been proven to...

    Authors: Marijn Poelman, Jan Apers, Han van den Brand, Huib Cense, Esther Consten, Jort Deelder, Boudewijn Dwars, Nanette van Geloven, Elly de Lange, Johan Lange, Rogier Simmermacher, Maarten Simons, Eric Sonneveld, Hermien Schreurs and Jaap Bonjer
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:18
  15. During recent years laparoscopic cholecystectomy has dramatically increased, sometimes resulting in overtreatment. Aim of this work was to retrospectively analyze all laparoscopic cholecystectomies performed i...

    Authors: Elia Pulvirenti, Adriana Toro, Michel Gagner, Maurizio Mannino and Isidoro Di Carlo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:17
  16. Cystatin SN is a secreted protein and a cysteine proteinase inhibitor. It has been considered to be a tumor marker for gastrointestinal tract cancer in several functional researches. However, the clinicopathol...

    Authors: You-Fang Chen, Gang Ma, Xun Cao, Rong-Zhen Luo, Li-Ru He, Jie-Hua He, Zhi-Liang Huang, Mu-Sheng Zeng and Zhe-Sheng Wen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:15
  17. Previous meta-analyses have had conflicting conclusions regarding the differences between laparoscopic and open techniques in patients with Crohn’s Disease. The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare o...

    Authors: Sunil V Patel, Sanjay VB Patel, Sreeram V Ramagopalan and Michael C Ott
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:14
  18. Metastasis in the axillary lymph nodes is the most important known prognostic factor for breast cancer. We aimed to investigate the contribution of the radioisotope tracer method to the dye-only method by perf...

    Authors: Mehmet Eser, Metin Kement, Levent Kaptanoglu, Melin Gecer, Evrim Abamor, Firat Tutal, Salim Balin, Necmi Kurt and Huseyin Uzun
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:13
  19. Surgery remains the only curative option for the treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The goal of this study was to investigate the clinical outcome and prognostic factors in patients after resection...

    Authors: Marius Distler, Felix Rückert, Maximilian Hunger, Stephan Kersting, Christian Pilarsky, Hans-Detlev Saeger and Robert Grützmann
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:12
  20. Chondral defects of the articular surface are a common condition that can lead to osteoarthritis if not treated. Therapy of this condition is a topic of constant debate and a variety of chondral repair strateg...

    Authors: Karl F Schüettler, Johannes Struewer, Marga B Rominger, Peter Rexin and Turgay Efe
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:11
  21. Cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV) is a rare vascular deformity. It is thought to be secondary to extra-hepatic portal vein obstruction, with formation of serpiginous collateral vessels around ...

    Authors: Takuro Shirasu, Yoneei Kawaguchi, Junichiro Tanaka, Yoshiro Kubota and Toshiaki Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:10
  22. Non-cancerous diseases of the breast have assumed increasing importance because of the public awareness of breast cancer. These benign diseases are a recognized important risk factor for later breast cancer wh...

    Authors: Christopher Okoth, Moses Galukande, Josephat Jombwe and Dan Wamala
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:9
  23. European Healthcare Systems are facing a difficult period characterized by increasing costs and spending cuts due to economic problems. There is the urgent need for new tools which sustain Hospitals decision m...

    Authors: Vanni Agnoletti, Matteo Buccioli, Emanuele Padovani, Ruggero M Corso, Peter Perger, Emanuele Piraccini, Rebecca Levy Orelli, Stefano Maitan, Davide Dell’Amore, Domenico Garcea, Claudio Vicini, Teresa Maria Montella and Giorgio Gambale
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:7
  24. Chronic subdural hematomas (CSDHs) are common in neurosurgical practice. There are no publications that report large series of the epidemiological characteristics of this pathology in Brazil. The purpose is to...

    Authors: Emerson B Sousa, Laise FS Brandão, Cléciton B Tavares, Igor BC Borges, Nelson G Freire Neto and Iruena M Kessler
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:5
  25. Surgery plays a key role in HIV palliative care, specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV related and non-related conditions. Yet major surgery depresses the immune system. Whereas the surgical conse...

    Authors: Gabriel Okumu, Patson Makobore, Sam Kaggwa, Andrew Kambugu and Moses Galukande
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:4

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