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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

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Case report

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Case report

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  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

    Content type: Case report

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Although the standard treatment of acute appendicitis (AA) consists of an early appendectomy, there has recently been both an interest and an increase in the use of antibiotic therapy as the primary treatment ...

    Authors: Hannu Paajanen, Juha M Grönroos, Tero Rautio, Pia Nordström, Markku Aarnio, Tuomo Rantanen, Saija Hurme, Kirsti Dean, Airi Jartti, Jukka-Pekka Mecklin, Juhani Sand and Paulina Salminen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:3

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Early accurate assessment of burn depth is important to determine the optimal treatment of burns. The method most used to determine burn depth is clinical assessment, which is the least expensive, but not the ...

    Authors: M Jenda Hop, Jakob Hiddingh, Carlijn M Stekelenburg, Hedwig C Kuipers, Esther Middelkoop, Marianne K Nieuwenhuis, Suzanne Polinder and Margriet E van Baar

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Liver graft dysfunction can deteriorate to complete organ failure and increases perioperative morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation. Therapeutic strategies reducing the rate of graft dysfunction ...

    Authors: Erik Bärthel, Falk Rauchfuß, Heike Hoyer, Maria Breternitz, Karin Jandt and Utz Settmacher

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:1

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. Fournier’s gangrene is a bacterial infection characterized by necrotizing fasciitis, skin and soft tissue involvement, and eventually myositis of the perineal region. Aggressive debridement of devitalized tiss...

    Authors: Oanna Meyer Ganz, Raphaël Gumener, Pascal Gervaz, Julien Schwartz and Brigitte Pittet-Cuénod

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12:26

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Seroma formation is the most common complication after breast cancer surgery. It is an important complication since it prolongs therapy duration, increases cost, and negatively affects patient psychology. Curr...

    Authors: Mehmet Eser, Fırat Tutal, Metin Kement, Selcuk Goktas, Levent Kaptanoglu, Mehmet Gökceimam, Melin Ozgun Gecer and Huseyin Uzun

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12:25

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The sitting position during neurosurgical operations predisposes to air penetration through veins and the movement of the air through the pulmonary circulation. Contact of an air bubble with the endothelium ca...

    Authors: Izabela Duda, Konstancja Grzybowska, Halina Jędrzejowska-Szypułka and Joanna Lewin-Kowalik

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12:24

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Restorative proctocolectomy with ileopouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the treatment of choice for intractable or complicated ulcerative colitis(UC). Elderly patients often present with acute colitis requiring ...

    Authors: Gianluca Pellino, Guido Sciaudone, Giuseppe Candilio, Silvestro Canonico and Francesco Selvaggi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S31

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  33. Jejunal diverticulosis is an uncommon disease and usually asymptomatic. It can be complicated not only by diverticulitis, but by hemorrhage, perforation, intussusception, volvulus, malabsorption and even small...

    Authors: G Orlando, IM Luppino, R Gervasi, MA Lerose, B Amato, R Spagnuolo, R Marasco, P Doldo and A Puzziello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S29

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  34. In the last years significant attention has been paid in identifying markers of subclinical atherosclerosis or of increased cardiovascular risk.

    Authors: Giuseppe Giugliano, Anna Sannino, Linda Brevetti, Cinzia Perrino, Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Anna Franzone, Federica Serino, Marco Ferrone, Fernando Scudiero, Andreina Carbone, Michele De Paulis, Raffaele Izzo, Bruno Amato, Bruno Trimarco and Giovanni Esposito

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S18

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  35. Thyroid disease is common in the elderly population. The incidence of hypothyroidism and multinodular goitre gradually increases with age. In view of a growth of aging population, we performed a literature rev...

    Authors: Rita Gervasi, Giulio Orlando, Maria Antonietta Lerose, Bruno Amato, Giovanni Docimo, Pio Zeppa and Alessandro Puzziello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S16

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  36. Lower extremity artery disease (LE-PAD) is one of the most common manifestations of atherosclerosis, particularly in elderly patients, and it is related to a high cardiovascular risk.

    Authors: Giuseppe Gargiulo, Giuseppe Giugliano, Linda Brevetti, Anna Sannino, Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Federica Serino, Andreina Carbone, Fernando Scudiero, Marco Ferrone, Roberto Corrado, Raffaele Izzo, Lorenzo Chiariotti, Cinzia Perrino, Bruno Amato, Bruno Trimarco and Giovanni Esposito

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S15

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  37. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women .The 5-year survival rate for this tumour is nowadays 85%, and the 61% of these women are still alive at 15 years. When depression symptoms ...

    Authors: Paola Frazzetto, Marco Vacante, Michele Malaguarnera, Ernesto Vinci, Francesca Catalano, Emanuela Cataudella, Filippo Drago, Giulia Malaguarnera, Francesco Basile and Antonio Biondi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S14

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  38. During the past three decades, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States has tripled. The neuroendocrine character has been observed in some tumor cells within some hepatocellular carcinom...

    Authors: Antonio Biondi, Giulia Malaguarnera, Marco Vacante, Massimiliano Berretta, Velia D’Agata, Michele Malaguarnera, Francesco Basile, Filippo Drago and Gaetano Bertino

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S7

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  39. Diverticular Disease (DD) is a common condition in Italy and in other western countries. There is not much data concerning DD’s impact on budget and activity in hospitals.

    Authors: Giovanni Aprea, Antonio Giugliano, Alfonso Canfora, Fabrizio Cardin, Antonio Ferronetti, Francesco Guida, Antonio Braun, Melania Battaglini Ciciriello, Federica Tovecci, Giovanni Mastrobuoni and Bruno Amato

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

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