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  1. Primary perineal wound closure after conventional abdominoperineal resection (cAPR) for rectal cancer has been the standard of care for many years. Since the introduction of neo-adjuvant radiotherapy and the e...

    Authors: Gijsbert D Musters, Willem A Bemelman, Robbert JI Bosker, Jacobus WA Burger, Peter van Duijvendijk, Boudewijn van Etten, Anna AW van Geloven, Eelco JR de Graaf, Christiaan Hoff, Niels de Korte, Jeroen WA Leijtens, Harm JT Rutten, Baljit Singh, Anthony van de Ven, Ronald JCLM Vuylsteke, Johannes HW de wilt…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:58
  2. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system has assigned a surgical complexity level to each of its medical centers by specifying requirements to perform standard, intermediate or complex surgical procedur...

    Authors: James Studnicki, Christopher Craver, Christopher M Blanchette, John W Fisher and Sara Shahbazi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:55
  3. There is an ongoing debate about the best closure technique after distal pancreatectomy (DP). The aim of the closure is to prevent the formation of a clinically relevant post-operative pancreatic fistula (POPF...

    Authors: Marius Distler, Stephan Kersting, Felix Rückert, Peggy Kross, Hans-Detlev Saeger, Jürgen Weitz and Robert Grützmann
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:54
  4. Coracoclavicular (CC) ligament reconstruction with semitendinosus tendon (ST) grafts has become more popular and has achieved relatively good results; however optimal reconstruction technique, single-tunnel or...

    Authors: Zhiyong Hou, Jove Graham, Yingze Zhang, Kent Strohecker, Daniel Feldmann, Thomas R Bowen, Wei Chen and Wade Smith
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:53
  5. In muscular skeletal oncology aiming to achieve wide surgical margin is one of the main factors influencing patient prognosis. In cases where lesions are either meta or epiphyseal, surgery most often compromis...

    Authors: Carmine Zoccali, Barbara Rossi, Virginia Ferraresi, Vincenzo Anelli and Alessandro Rita
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:52
  6. The process involved in organ procurement and transplantation is very complex that requires multidisciplinary coordination and teamwork. To prevent error during the processes, teamwork education and training m...

    Authors: Ya-Chi Hsu, Jih-Shuin Jerng, Ching-Wen Chang, Li-Chin Chen, Ming-Yuan Hsieh, Szu-Fen Huang, Yueh-Ping Liu and Kuan-Yu Hung
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:51
  7. Abdominal wall defects result from trauma, abdominal wall tumors, necrotizing infections or complications of previous abdominal surgeries. Apart from cosmetics, abdominal wall defects have strong negative func...

    Authors: Martin Hutan, Christian Bartko, Ivan Majesky, Augustin Prochotsky, Jaroslav Sekac and Jan Skultety
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:50
  8. Thyroid carcinoma in young women is rapidly increasing, and cosmesis plays an important role in thyroid operations. Various endoscopic thyroid surgery approaches have been performed, and their application has ...

    Authors: Yong-Seok Kim, Kyu-Hwa Joo, Sun-Cheol Park, Kee-Hwan Kim, Chang-Hyuck Ahn and Jeong-Soo Kim
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:49
  9. One third of patients with infective endocarditis will require operative intervention. Given the superiority of valve repair over valve replacement in many indications other than endocarditis, there has been i...

    Authors: Patrick O Myers, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu and Afksendiyos Kalangos
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:48
  10. Cancellation of surgery close to scheduled time causes a waste of healthcare resources. The current study analyzes surgery cancellations occurring after the patient has been prepared for the operating room, in...

    Authors: Ju-Hsin Chang, Ke-Wei Chen, Kuen-Bao Chen, Kin-Shing Poon and Shih-Kai Liu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:47
  11. Surgery is a cornerstone of treatment for malignancy. However, significant variation has been reported in patterns and quality of cancer care for important health outcomes, including perioperative mortality. S...

    Authors: Alice C Wei, David R Urbach, Katharine S Devitt, Meagan Wiebe, Oliver F Bathe, Robin S McLeod, Erin D Kennedy and Nancy N Baxter
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:45
  12. Surgical procedures with curative or palliative intentions in subjects aged over 70 represent a colorectal surgical challenge due to the issue they raise: Benefits versus increased morbidity. In this study, we...

    Authors: Huseyin Yuce Bircan, Bora Koc, Umit Ozcelik, Gokhan Adas, Servet Karahan and Alp Demirag
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:44
  13. Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) lymph node metastasis used to be shown a predictor for poor prognosis in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of R...

    Authors: Jie Wu, Qi-Xun Chen, Xing-Ming Zhou, Wei-Ming Mao and Mark J Krasna
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:43
  14. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs have been reported to be feasible and useful for maintaining physiological function and facilitating recovery after colorectal surgery. The feasibility of such p...

    Authors: Takanobu Yamada, Tsutomu Hayashi, Toru Aoyama, Junya Shirai, Hirohito Fujikawa, Haruhiko Cho, Takaki Yoshikawa, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda, Hideki Taniguchi, Ryoji Fukushima and Akira Tsuburaya
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:41
  15. We evaluated treatment modalities and survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), by pre-treatment and 3-month post-treatment serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels and pre-treatment tumor diameters.

    Authors: Adriana Toro, Annalisa Ardiri, Maurizio Mannino, Maria Concetta Arcerito, Giovanni Mannino, Filippo Palermo, Gaetano Bertino and Isidoro Di Carlo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:40
  16. The posterior and anterior circumflex humeral artery (PCHA and ACHA) are crucial for the blood supply of humeral head. We aimed to identify simple landmarks for guiding the quick access to PCHA and ACHA, which...

    Authors: Yi-xin Chen, Yi Zhu, Fu-hua Wu, Xin Zheng, Yu-fan Wangyang, Han Yuan, Xiao-xiao Xie, Dong-ya Li, Chang-jun Wang and Hong-fei Shi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:39
  17. The Meigs' syndrome is a rare but well-known syndrome defined as the triad of benign solid ovarian tumor, ascites, and pleural effusion. Meigs' syndrome always requires surgical treatment. However, the optimal...

    Authors: Antonio Macciò, Clelia Madeddu, Paraskevas Kotsonis, Michele Pietrangeli and Anna Maria Paoletti
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:38
  18. Gossypiboma is a term used to describe a mass that forms around a cotton sponge or abdominal compress accidentally left in a patient during surgery. Transmural migration of an intra-abdominal gossypiboma has b...

    Authors: Yun-Xiao Lv, Cheng-Chan Yu, Chun-Fang Tung and Cheng-Chung Wu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:36
  19. Spontaneous mesenteric haematoma is a rare condition that occurs due to localized bleeding in the mesenteric vascular tree of a bowel segment in the absence of an identifiable cause. Here we report a case of s...

    Authors: Hutan Ashrafian, James HR Manfield, Anuja Mitra, Derek J Boyle and Pawan Mathur
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:35
  20. It is speculated that blood transfusion may induce adverse consequences after cancer surgery due to immunosuppression. This study was intended to assess the impact of perioperative blood transfusion on the pro...

    Authors: Haixing Luan, Feng Ye, Lupeng Wu, Yanming Zhou and Jie Jiang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:34
  21. Evidence is accumulating that, similar to other ventral hernias, umbilical and epigastric hernias must be mesh repaired. The difficulties involved in mesh placement and in mesh-related complications could be t...

    Authors: Jeroen EH Ponten, Bart JM Leenders, Jan A Charbon, Tanja Lettinga - van de Poll, Jeroen Heemskerk, Ingrid S Martijnse, Joop LM Konsten and Simon W Nienhuijs
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:33
  22. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhymia, and it results in increased risk of thromboembolism and decreased cardiac function. In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, concomitant radiofrequency ablation to...

    Authors: Lin Chen, Yingbin Xiao, Ruiyan Ma, Baicheng Chen, Jia Hao, Chuan Qin, Wei Cheng and Renguo Wen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:32
  23. Urethral metastatic adenocarcinoma is extremely rare. Moreover, only 9 previous cases with metastases from colorectal cancer have been reported to date, and not much information on urethral metastases from col...

    Authors: Shinsuke Kazama, Joji Kitayama, Eiji Sunami, Aya Niimi, Akira Nomiya, Yukio Homma and Toshiaki Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:31
  24. Craniospinal junction tumors are rare but severe lesions. Surgical stabilization has been established to be an ideal treatment for upper cervical tumor pathology. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Jun Zou, Chenxi Yuan, Ruofu Zhu, Zhiming Zhang, Weimin Jiang and Huilin Yang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:30
  25. Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer death in China and the outcome of GC patients is poor. The aim of the research is to study the prognostic factors of gastric cancer patients who had cur...

    Authors: Wei-Juan Zeng, Wen-Qin Hu, Lin-Wei Wang, Shu-Guang Yan, Jian-Ding Li, Hao-Liang Zhao, Chun-Wei Peng, Gui-Fang Yang and Yan Li
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:29
  26. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the treatment of choice for gallbladder lesions, but it is not a pain-free procedure. This study explored the pain relief provided by combined wound and intraperito...

    Authors: Chun-Nan Yeh, Chun-Yi Tsai, Chi-Tung Cheng, Shang-Yu Wang, Yu-Yin Liu, Kun-Chun Chiang, Feng-Jen Hsieh, Chih-Chung Lin, Yi-Yin Jan and Miin-Fu Chen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:28
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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