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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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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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A Role for Oxidative Stress in Apoptosis: Oxidation and Externalization of Phosphatidylserine Is Required for Macrophage Clearance of Cells Undergoing Fas-Mediated Apoptosis1
Exposure of phosphatidylserine (PS) on the surface of apoptotic cells has been suggested to serve as an important recognition signal for macrophages. In this work we show that triggering of the deathExpand
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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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Randomized clinical and manometric study of advancement flap versus fistulotomy with sphincter reconstruction in the management of complex fistula-in-ano.
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to compare the outcomes of advancement flap (AF) versus fistulotomy with sphincter reconstruction (FSR) for primary complex fistula-in-ano in terms of recurrenceExpand
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Perioperative Standard Oral Nutrition Supplements Versus Immunonutrition in Patients Undergoing Colorectal Resection in an Enhanced Recovery (ERAS) Protocol
AbstractTo compare immunonutrition versus standard high calorie nutrition in patients undergoing elective colorectal resection within an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program.DespiteExpand
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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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Cutaneous manifestations of Hodgkin's disease.
Cutaneous involvement by systemic Hodgkin's disease is rare, although it is frequently seen in other types of malignant lymphomas. This is a report of a patient with systemic Hodgkin's diseaseExpand
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Enhanced recovery care after colorectal surgery in elderly patients. Compliance and outcomes of a multicenter study from the Spanish working group on ERAS
PurposeERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) programs have proven to reduce morbidity and hospital stay in colorectal surgery. However, the feasibility of these programs in elderly patients has beenExpand
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Prediction of anastomotic leak in colorectal cancer surgery based on a new prognostic index PROCOLE (prognostic colorectal leakage) developed from the meta-analysis of observational studies of risk
PurposeTo obtain a prognostic index, which has been named PROCOLE (prognostic colorectal leakage), it can predict the risk that a certain individual may suffer anastomotic leakage.MethodsTheExpand
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