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  1. Kupffer cell-dependent ischemia / reperfusion (I/R) injury after liver transplantation is still of high clinical relevance, as it is strongly associated with primary dysfunction and primary nonfunction of the ...

    Authors: Steffen P Luntz, Kristina Unnebrink, Monika Seibert-Grafe, Hartwig Bunzendahl, Thomas W Kraus, Markus W Büchler, Ernst Klar and Peter Schemmer
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:18
  2. In vitro studies show that new miniature cryoprobes are suitable for cryoablation of bone tissue. The aim of this animal trial on 24 sheep was to examine the perioperative complications, particularly the dange...

    Authors: Frank Popken, Peter Meschede, Heike Erberich, Timmo Koy, Marfalda Bosse, Jürgen H Fischer and Peer Eysel
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:17
  3. Duodenal ulcer perforations are a common surgical emergency, but literature is silent on the exact definition, incidence, management and complications of large perforations of duodenal ulcers.

    Authors: Sanjay Gupta, Robin Kaushik, Rajeev Sharma and Ashok Attri
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:15
  4. Over the last decade, laparoscopic cholecystectomy has gained worldwide acceptance and considered to be as "gold standard" in the surgical management of symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. However, the incidence ...

    Authors: Yavuz Selim Sari, Vahit Tunali, Kamer Tomaoglu, Binnur Karagöz, Ayhan Güneyİ and İbrahim KaragöZ
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:14
  5. Delirum is common in hospitalized elderly patients and may be associated with increased morbidity, length of stay and patient care costs. Delirium (acute confusional state) is defined as an acute disorder of a...

    Authors: Vanni Agnoletti, Luca Ansaloni, Fausto Catena, Rabbih Chattat, Angelo De Cataldis, Gianfranco Di Nino, Claudio Franceschi, Stefano Gagliardi, Rita Maria Melotti, Antonella Potalivo and Mario Taffurelli
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:12
  6. Drains are usually left after thyroid surgery to prevent formation of hematoma and seroma in the thyroid bed. This is done to reduce complications and hospital stay. Objective evaluation of the amount collecte...

    Authors: Jotinder Khanna, RS Mohil, Chintamani, Dinesh Bhatnagar, MK Mittal, M Sahoo and Magan Mehrotra
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:11
  7. The Leapfrog Group recommended that coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery should be done at high volume hospitals (>450 per year) without corresponding surgeon-volume criteria. The latter confounds proce...

    Authors: Thomas J Papadimos, Robert H Habib, Anoar Zacharias, Thomas A Schwann, Christopher J Riordan, Samuel J Durham and Aamir Shah
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:10
  8. The targets of minimally invasive surgery (MIVA) could be summarised by: achievement of the same results as those obtained with traditional surgery, less trauma, better post-operative course, early discharge f...

    Authors: Massimo Ruggieri, Andrea Straniero, Alessandra Mascaro, Mariapia Genderini, Massimino D'Armiento, Patrizia Gargiulo, Angela Fumarola and Pierpaolo Trimboli
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:9
  9. Risk adjustment and stratification play an important role in quality assurance and in clinical research. The Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enUmeration of Mortality and morbidity (POSSUM) i...

    Authors: Elfriede Bollschweiler, Thomas Lubke, Stefan P Monig and Arnulf H Holscher
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:8
  10. The closure of the abdomen after median laparotomy is still a matter of debate among surgeons. Further well designed and performed randomised controlled trials determining the optimal method of abdominal fasci...

    Authors: Hanns-Peter Knaebel, Moritz Koch, Stefan Sauerland, Markus K Diener, Markus W Büchler and Christoph M Seiler
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:3
  11. Abdominal surgical site infections are among the most common complications of inpatient admissions and have serious consequences for outcomes and costs. Different risk factors may be involved, including age, s...

    Authors: Seyd Mansour Razavi, Mohammad Ibrahimpoor, Ahmad Sabouri Kashani and Ali Jafarian
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:2
  12. Ruptures of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are common injuries to the knee joint. Arthroscopic ACL replacement by autologous tendon grafts has established itself as a standard of care.

    Authors: Dirk Stengel, Gerrit Matthes, Julia Seifert, Volker Tober, Sven Mutze, Grit Rademacher, Axel Ekkernkamp, Kai Bauwens, Michael Wich and Dirk Casper
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2005 5:1
  13. Perineodynia (vulvodynia, perineal pain, proctalgia), anal and urinary incontinence are the main symptoms of the pudendal canal syndrome (PCS) or entrapment of the pudendal nerve. The first aim of this study w...

    Authors: Jacques Beco, Daniela Climov and Michèle Bex
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2004 4:15
  14. Biliary-enteric anastomosis especially Roux-en Y hepaticojejunostomy is frequently used for biliary diversion in benign biliary strictures. In this study, we present the results of hepaticojejunostomy with ext...

    Authors: Erdal Göçmen, Mehmet Keskek, Mesut Tez, Sebat Karamürsel, Mahmut Koç and Mehmet Kılıç
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2004 4:14
  15. In view of the disturbed esophageal peristaltic activity and abnormal esophageal motility in gastroesophageal reflux disease, (GERD), we investigated the hypothesis that these changes result from a disordered ...

    Authors: Ahmed Shafik, Olfat El-Sibai, Ismail Shafik and Ali Shafik
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2004 4:13
  16. Infectious complications are the major cause of death in acute pancreatitis. Small bowel bacterial overgrowth and subsequent bacterial translocation are held responsible for the vast majority of these infectio...

    Authors: Marc GH Besselink, Harro M Timmerman, Erik Buskens, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs, Louis MA Akkermans and Hein G Gooszen
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2004 4:12
  17. Post-operative complications are a significant source of morbidity and mortality for patients undergoing surgery. However, there is little research in the emerging field of perioperative medicine beyond cardia...

    Authors: Nadia A Khan, Taha Taher, Finlay A McAlister, Andre Ferland, Norman R Campbell and William A Ghali
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2004 4:11
  18. Leucocyte recruitment and inflammation are key features of high dose radiation-induced tissue injury. The inflammatory response in the gut may be more pronounced following radiotherapy due to its high bacteria...

    Authors: Louis Banka Johnson, Amjid Ali Riaz, Diya Adawi, Lena Wittgren, Sven Bäck, Charlotte Thornberg, Nadia Osman, Virgil Gadaleanu, Henrik Thorlacius and Bengt Jeppsson
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2004 4:10
  19. The molecular events, following ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) of the liver during transplantation are largely unknown. There is evidence that apoptotic and necrotic events may take place, and occasionally res...

    Authors: George N Tzimas, Mohammad Afshar, Eric Chevet, Anouk Emadali, Hojatollah Vali and Peter P Metrakos
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2004 4:9
  20. The use of grafts with multiple renal arteries has been considered a relative contraindication because of the increased incidence of vascular and urologic complications The aim of this study is to determine wh...

    Authors: Cagatay Aydin, Ibrahim Berber, Gulum Altaca, Bulent Yigit and Izzet Titiz
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2004 4:4
  21. According to some reports, left hemidiaphragmatic paralysis due to phrenic nerve injury may occur following cardiac surgery. The purpose of this study was to document the effects on phrenic nerve injury of who...

    Authors: Suat Canbaz, Nilda Turgut, Umit Halici, Kemal Balci, Turan Ege and Enver Duran
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2004 4:2
  22. Clinical characteristics and complications of Duchenne muscular dystrophy caused by skeletal and cardiac muscle degeneration are well known. Gastro-intestinal involvement has also been recognised in these pati...

    Authors: Justus-Martijn Brinkman, Jorg R Oddens, Barend J Van Royen, Jan Wever and Jan G Olsman
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2004 4:1
  23. Local flaps are widely used in reconstructive surgery. Tri-lobed skin flap is a relatively new flap and there has been no experimental model of this flap. This flap can be used for repair of full thickness def...

    Authors: Eray Copcu, Mesut Yazici, Barlas Etensel, Yakup Yüreklý and Muharrem Balkaya
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:13
  24. A wide range of foreign bodies has been retrieved from the gut and reported. The presentation may be in the form of complications like intestinal obstruction, perforation and formation of abscesses etc but the...

    Authors: Chintamani, Anuj Mishra and Dinesh Bhatnagar
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:12
  25. Latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap is one of the most frequently performed reconstructive techniques in surgery. Latissimus dorsi muscle has two arcs of rotation. It is classified as type V muscle. This mu...

    Authors: Eray Copcu, Nazan Sivrioglu, Alper Aktas and Yucel Oztan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:11
  26. There are two ways to open the abdominal cavity in elective general surgery: vertically or transversely. Various clinical studies and a meta-analysis have postulated that the transverse approach is superior to...

    Authors: Margot A Reidel, Hanns-Peter Knaebel, Christoph M Seiler, Christine Knauer, Johann Motsch, Norbert Victor and Markus W Büchler
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:9
  27. Perforation of gut by sharp metallic objects is rare and rarer still is their migration to sites like liver. The symptoms may be non-specific and the discovery of foreign body may come as a radiological surpri...

    Authors: Chintamani, Vinay Singhal, Parminder Lubhana, Rakesh Durkhere and Shabnam Bhandari
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:8
  28. Renal impairment is one of the predictors of mortality in cardiac surgery. Usually a binarized value of serum creatinine is used to assess the renal function in risk models. Creatinine clearance can be easily ...

    Authors: Jörg Walter, Amir Mortasawi, Bert Arnrich, Alexander Albert, Inez Frerichs, Ulrich Rosendahl and Jürgen Ennker
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:4
  29. So far, modern miniature cryoprobes were used for local destruction of soft tissue tumours without damaging the adjacent healthy tissue. In this study, cryoablation methodology was applied to bone and the cool...

    Authors: Frank Popken, Marc Land, Heike Erberich, Marfalda Bosse, Dietmar-Pierree König and Peer Eysel
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:3
  30. There is only one previous case report of a poorly differentiated carcinoma arising from an adenolymphoma of the parotid gland (Warthin's tumour). The absence of clinical symptoms, and the aspecificity of the ...

    Authors: Stefano Ferrero, Laura Cattaneo, Andrea Peri, Paola Braidotti, Ugo Cioffi, Gabriele Scaramellini, Michele M Ciulla, Matilde De Simone, Carmelo Arizzi and Lorenzo Pignataro
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2003 3:1
  31. The proportion of older patients in cardiac surgery is continuously increasing. 37% of patients undergoing heart surgery in Germany in the year 2000 were 70 years of age and older. We have studied the role of ...

    Authors: Amir Mortasawi, Bert Arnrich, Ulrich Rosendahl, Inez Frerichs, Alexander Albert, Jörg Walter and Jürgen Ennker
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:8
  32. The incidence of HIV infection and AIDS is rising in Nigeria. Surgeons are at risk of occupationally acquired infection as a result of intimate contact with the blood and body fluids of patients. This study se...

    Authors: Clement A Adebamowo, Emma R Ezeome, Johnson A Ajuwon and Temidayo O Ogundiran
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:7
  33. Existing animal models provide only indirect information about the pathogenesis of infections caused by indigenous gastrointestinal microflora and the kinetics of bacterial translocation. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Stephan Samel, Michael Keese, Martha Kleczka, Sybille Lanig, Norbert Gretz, Mathias Hafner, Jörg Sturm and Stefan Post
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:6

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