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  1. Persisting abdominal complaints are common after an episode of diverticulitis treated conservatively. Furthermore, some patients develop frequent recurrences. These two groups of patients suffer greatly from t...

    Authors: Bryan JM van de Wall, Werner A Draaisma, Esther CJ Consten, Yolanda van der Graaf, Marten H Otten, G Ardine de Wit, Henk F van Stel, Michael F Gerhards, Marinus J Wiezer, Huib A Cense, Hein BAC Stockmann, Jeroen WA Leijtens, David DE Zimmerman, Eric Belgers, Bart A van Wagensveld, Eric DJA Sonneveld…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:25
  2. Conservative treatment of uncomplicated or mild diverticulitis usually includes antibiotic therapy. It is, however, uncertain whether patients with acute diverticulitis indeed benefit from antibiotics. In most...

    Authors: Çağdaş Ünlü, Niels de Korte, Lidewine Daniels, Esther CJ Consten, Miguel A Cuesta, Michael F Gerhards, Anna AW van Geloven, Edwin S van der Zaag, Joost AB van der Hoeven, Rutger Klicks, Huib A Cense, Rudi MH Roumen, Quirijn AJ Eijsbouts, Johan F Lange, Paul Fockens, Corianne AJM de Borgie…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:23
  3. Development of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) has a strong impact on the course of disease. Number of patients with this complication increases during the...

    Authors: Dejan V Radenkovic, Djordje Bajec, Nenad Ivancevic, Vesna Bumbasirevic, Natasa Milic, Vasilije Jeremic, Pavle Gregoric, Aleksanadar Karamarkovic, Borivoje Karadzic, Darko Mirkovic, Dragoljub Bilanovic, Radoslav Scepanovic and Vladimir Cijan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:22
  4. Randomised controlled trials with a long term follow-up (3 to 10 years) have demonstrated that mesh repair is superior to suture closure of incisional hernia with lower recurrence rates (5 to 20% versus 20 to ...

    Authors: Christoph Seiler, Petra Baumann, Peter Kienle, Andreas Kuthe, Jens Kuhlgatz, Rainer Engemann, Moritz v Frankenberg and Hanns-Peter Knaebel
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:21
  5. Postoperative adhesions occur when fibrous strands of internal scar tissue bind anatomical structures to one another. The most common cause of intra-abdominal adhesions is previous intra-abdominal surgical int...

    Authors: Reinhold Lang, Petra Baumann, Karl-Walter Jauch, Claudia Schmoor, Christine Weis, Erich Odermatt and Hanns-Peter Knaebel
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:20
  6. Colonic intussusception is a rare congenital abnormality, mostly manifesting before the age of two with abdominal pain and acute intestinal obstruction with or without bleeding. In adults it may occur idiopath...

    Authors: Carolin Reiser-Erkan, Mert Erkan, Erika Ulbrich, Jörg Nährig and Jörg Kleeff
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:19
  7. The present developments in colon surgery are characterized by two innovations: the introduction of the laparoscopic operation technique and fast recovery programs such as the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (...

    Authors: Jurrian C Reurings, Willem R Spanjersberg, Henk JM Oostvogel, Erik Buskens, John Maring, Flip Kruijt, Camiel Rosman, Peter van Duivendijk, Cees HC Dejong and Cees JHM van Laarhoven
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:18
  8. Few patients with lung metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) are candidates for surgical therapy with a curative intent, and it is currently impossible to identify those who may benefit the most from thoraco...

    Authors: Ulrich Landes, John Robert, Thomas Perneger, Gilles Mentha, Vincent Ott, Philippe Morel and Pascal Gervaz
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:17
  9. Incidence of liver hydatid cyst (LHC) rupture ranged 15%-40% of all cases and most of them concern the bile duct tree. Patients with biliocystic communication (BCC) had specific clinic and therapeutic aspect. ...

    Authors: Hadj Omar El Malki, Yasser El Mejdoubi, Amine Souadka, Raouf Mohsine, Lahcen Ifrine, Redouane Abouqal and Abdelkader Belkouchi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:16
  10. Immunosuppression with calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) increases the risk of renal dysfunction after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Controlled trials have shown improvement of renal function in patients ...

    Authors: Armin D Goralczyk, Andreas Schnitzbauer, Tung Y Tsui, Giuliano Ramadori, Thomas Lorf and Aiman Obed
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:15
  11. The objective of this clinical study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Activ-L Artificial Disc for treatment of single-level degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine in patients who have ...

    Authors: James J Yue and Fred F Mo
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:14
  12. Multilevel spinal fusion surgery has typically been associated with significant blood loss. To limit both the need for transfusions and co-morbidities associated with blood loss, the use of anti-fibrinolytic a...

    Authors: Kushagra Verma, Thomas J Errico, Kenneth M Vaz and Baron S Lonner
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:13
  13. Intestinal tuberculosis is a common problem in endemic areas, causing considerable morbidity and mortality. An isolated primary caecal perforation of tubercular origin is exceptionally uncommon.

    Authors: Devendra K Jain, Gaurav Aggarwal, Parvinder S Lubana, Sonia Moses and Nitin Joshi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:12
  14. Transplantation is the only treatment offering long-term benefit to patients with chronic kidney failure. Live donor nephrectomy is performed on healthy individuals who do not receive direct therapeutic benefi...

    Authors: Leonienke FC Dols, Niels FM Kok, Turkan Terkivatan, TC Khe Tran, Frank CH d'Ancona, Johan F Langenhuijsen, Ingrid RAM zur borg, Ian PJ Alwayn, Mark P Hendriks, Ine M Dooper, Willem Weimar and Jan NM IJzermans
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:11
  15. Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) is challenging with respect to both patient selection and choice of surgical procedure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of ACDF, with ...

    Authors: Bjarne Lied, Paal Andre Roenning, Jarle Sundseth and Eirik Helseth
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:10
  16. A new surgical technique, the Perineal Stapled Prolapse resection (PSP) for external rectal prolapse was introduced in a feasibility study in 2008. This study now presents the first results of a larger patient...

    Authors: Franc H Hetzer, Amir H Roushan, Katja Wolf, Ulrich Beutner, Jan Borovicka, Jochen Lange and Lukas Marti
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:9
  17. The differences between the metastatic property of moderately (Mod) and well (Wel) differentiated colorectal adenocarcinoma remain unclear. Since Mod is unable to form complete acini, therefore an epithelial-m...

    Authors: Shozo Yokoyama, Katsunari Takifuji, Tsukasa Hotta, Kenji Matsuda, Toshiji Tominaga, Yoshimasa Oku, Toru Nasu, Koichi Tamura, Junji Ieda and Hiroki Yamaue
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:8
  18. Hepatic artery thrombosis is a devastating complication after orthotopic liver transplantation often requiring revascularization or re-transplantation. It is associated with considerably increased morbidity an...

    Authors: Armin D Goralczyk, Volker Meier, Giuliano Ramadori, Aiman Obed and Thomas Lorf
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:7
  19. During a previous study to define and compare incidence risks of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) for elective laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy at two hospitals in Jamaica, secondary analysis comp...

    Authors: Jeffrey M East and Derek IG Mitchell
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:6
  20. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) decrease platelet-function, which suggests that SSRI use may increase the risk of post-surgical bleeding. Few studies have investigated this potential association.

    Authors: Rune Gärtner, Deirdre Cronin-Fenton, Heidi H Hundborg, Lars Pedersen, Timothy L Lash, Henrik Toft Sørensen and Niels Kroman
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2010 10:3
  21. Retrograde ("fundus first") dissection is frequently used in open cholecystectomy and although feasible in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) it has not been widely practiced. LC is most simply carried out usin...

    Authors: Michael D Kelly
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:19
  22. Family history, male gender and age are significant risk factors for inguinal hernia disease. Family history provides evidence for a genetic trait and could explain early recurrence after inguinal hernia repai...

    Authors: Petra Lynen Jansen, Uwe Klinge, Marc Jansen and Karsten Junge
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:18
  23. The antibiotics used for prophylaxis during surgery may influence the rate of surgical site infections. Tetracyclines are attractive having a long half-life and few side effects when used in a single dose regi...

    Authors: Gunnar Baatrup, Roy M Nilsen, Rune Svensen and Per E Akselsen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:17
  24. Over the last decade there has been a paradigm shift in the management of breast cancer, subsequent to revised surgical oncology guidelines and consensus statements which were derived in light of landmark brea...

    Authors: Helen M Heneghan, Ruth S Prichard, Amanda Devaney, Karl J Sweeney, C Malone, Ray McLaughlin and Michael J Kerin
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:15
  25. Laparoscopic liver surgery is becoming increasingly common. This cohort study was designed to directly compare perioperative outcomes of the left lateral segmentectomy via laparoscopic and open approach.

    Authors: Kirstin A Carswell, Filippos G Sagias, Beth Murgatroyd, Mohamed Rela, Nigel Heaton and Ameet G Patel
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:14
  26. Thyroid nodules represent a common problem brought to medical attention. Four to seven percent of the United States adult population (10–18 million people) has a palpable thyroid nodule, however the majority (...

    Authors: Alexander Stojadinovic, George E Peoples, Steven K Libutti, Leonard R Henry, John Eberhardt, Robin S Howard, David Gur, Eric A Elster and Aviram Nissan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:12
  27. The Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) III prognostic system has not been previously validated in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after orthotopic liver transplantation ...

    Authors: Mark T Keegan, Bhargavi Gali, James Y Findlay, Julie K Heimbach, David J Plevak and Bekele Afessa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:11
  28. The splenic cysts constitute a very rare clinical entity. They may occur secondary to trauma or even being more seldom due to parasitic infestations, mainly caused by ecchinocccus granulosus. Literature lacks ...

    Authors: Gokhan Adas, Oguzhan Karatepe, Merih Altiok, Muharrem Battal, Omer Bender, Deniz Ozcan and Servet Karahan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:9
  29. Development of incisional hernia after open abdominal surgery remains a major cause of post-operative morbidity. The aim of this study was to determine the current practice of surgeons in terms of access to an...

    Authors: Nuh N Rahbari, Phillip Knebel, Markus K Diener, Christoph Seidlmayer, Karsten Ridwelski, Hartmut Stöltzing and Christoph M Seiler
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:8
  30. Incisional hernia after abdominal surgery is a well-known complication. Controversy still exists with respect to the choice of hernia repair technique. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term...

    Authors: Lars Peter Holst Andersen, Mads Klein, Ismail Gögenur and Jacob Rosenberg
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:6
  31. Piezoresistive pressure measurement technique (PRM) has previously been applied for direct IAP measurement in a porcine model using two different devices. Aim of this clinical study was to assess both devices ...

    Authors: Jens Otto, Daniel Kaemmer, Marcel Binnebösel, Marc Jansen, Rolf Dembinski, Volker Schumpelick and Alexander Schachtrupp
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:5
  32. Recent non-randomized studies suggest that extended endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is equally effective in removing large rectal adenomas as transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM). If equally effective, E...

    Authors: Frank JC van den Broek, Eelco JR de Graaf, Marcel GW Dijkgraaf, Johannes B Reitsma, Jelle Haringsma, Robin Timmer, Bas LAM Weusten, Michael F Gerhards, Esther CJ Consten, Matthijs P Schwartz, Maarten J Boom, Erik J Derksen, A Bart Bijnen, Paul HP Davids, Christiaan Hoff, Hendrik M van Dullemen…
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:4
  33. The benefits of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for breast cancer patients with histologically negative axillary nodes, in whom axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is thereby avoided, are now established. ...

    Authors: Jeffrey M East, Christopher SP Valentine, Emil Kanchev and Garfield O Blake
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:2
  34. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer related death in Western countries. Advantages in surgical techniques, radiation and chemotherapy had almost no impact on the long term survival of a...

    Authors: Andre Mihaljevic, Peter Büchler, Jan Harder, Ralf Hofheinz, Michael Gregor, Stephan Kanzler, Wolff Schmiegel, Volker Heinemann, Esther Endlicher, Günter Klöppel, Thomas Seufferlein and Michael Geissler
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2009 9:1
  35. In peripheral vascular bypass surgery different synthetic materials are available for bypass grafting. It is unclear which of the two commonly used materials, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or polyester (Dacron®)...

    Authors: Stephanie Roll, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Thomas Keil, Hans Scholz, Daniela Eidt, Wolfgang Greiner and Stefan N Willich
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:22
  36. A surgical resection is currently the preferred treatment for esophageal cancer if the tumor is considered to be resectable without evidence of distant metastases (cT1-3 N0-1 M0). A high percentage of irradica...

    Authors: M van Heijl, JJB van Lanschot, LB Koppert, MI van Berge Henegouwen, K Muller, EW Steyerberg, H van Dekken, BPL Wijnhoven, HW Tilanus, DJ Richel, ORC Busch, JF Bartelsman, CCE Koning, GJ Offerhaus and A van der Gaast
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:21
  37. For many patients with aorto-occlusive disease, where stent deployment is not possible, surgery remains the only treatment option available. The aim of this study was to assess the results of aortic reconstruc...

    Authors: Gareth Morris-Stiff, Samuel Ogunbiyi, Richard K Winter, Russell Brown and Michael H Lewis
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:19
  38. The gold standard for assessment of intraabdominal pressure (IAP) is via intravesicular pressure measurement (IVP). This accepted technique has some inherent problems, e.g. indirectness. Aim of this clinical s...

    Authors: Jens Otto, Daniel Kaemmer, Andreas Biermann, Marc Jansen, Rolf Dembinski, Volker Schumpelick and Alexander Schachtrupp
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2008 8:18

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