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Randomized clinical trial comparing suture and mesh repair of umbilical hernia in adults
Prosthetic repair has become the standard method for inguinal hernia and has excellent results. The question remains of whether the mesh technique could also improve results for umbilical defects.
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Colonic stenting as a bridge to surgery versus emergency surgery for malignant colonic obstruction: results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial (ESCO trial)
BackgroundThe aim of colonic stenting with self-expandable metallic stents in neoplastic colon obstruction is to avoid emergency surgery and thus potentially reduce morbidity, mortality, and need forExpand
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Surgical versus chemical (botulinum toxin) sphincterotomy for chronic anal fissure: long-term results of a prospective randomized clinical and manometric study.
BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective randomized trial was to compare the effectiveness and morbidity of surgical versus chemical sphincterotomy in the treatment of chronic anal fissure after aExpand
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Applicability, safety and efficiency of outpatient treatment in uncomplicated diverticulitis
BackgroundIn most cases of diverticulitis, inflammation is mild, and the only treatment required is a clear liquid diet and antibiotics. Until recently, patients were given this treatment asExpand
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Short- and Mid-term Changes in Bone Mineral Density After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
BackgroundBariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for achieving a significant weight loss. Morbidities present a significant reduction after bariatric surgery, but it may also result inExpand
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Mid-term Effects of Sleeve Gastrectomy on Calcium Metabolism Parameters, Vitamin D and Parathormone (PTH) in Morbid Obese Women
BackgroundDespite routine supplementation of vitamins and minerals after bariatric surgery, an important number of patients suffer from deficiencies. Little is still known about the novel restrictiveExpand
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Open versus closed day-case haemorrhoidectomy: is there any difference?
Background and aimsNowadays there is still controversy as to whether open or closed haemorrhoidectomy is the surgical treatment of choice for haemorrhoidal pathology.Patients and methodsWe carriedExpand
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Evaluation of the stapled transanal rectal resection technique with two staplers in the treatment of obstructive defecation syndrome.
BACKGROUND This study was designed to assess the safety and effectiveness of stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) and to compare the results of two staplers. STUDY DESIGN From February 2001Expand
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Effect of peritoneal lavage with clindamycin-gentamicin solution on infections after elective colorectal cancer surgery.
BACKGROUND Colorectal surgery may lead to infections because despite meticulous aseptic measures, extravasation of microorganisms from the colon lumen is unavoidable. STUDY DESIGN A prospective,Expand
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Long-term results of botulinum toxin for the treatment of chronic anal fissure: prospective clinical and manometric study
BackgroundThe aim of this prospective trial was to analyse the effectiveness and morbidity of chemical sphincterotomy in the treatment of chronic anal fissure after a 3-year follow-up.MethodsOneExpand
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