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Towards evidence-based medicine in surgical practice: best BETs.
Surgeons are faced with the dilemma that many clinical questions in their daily practice to do not have universally agreed answers, but patients increasingly demand the 'best practice' from theirExpand
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Salt stress and phyto-biochemical responses of plants - a review
The ability of plants to tolerate salts is determined by multiple biochemical pathways that facilitate retention and/or acquisition of water, protect chloroplast functions and maintain ionExpand
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Observational clinical human reliability analysis (OCHRA) for competency assessment in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the specialist level
BackgroundThere are no valid and reliable tools to assess competency in advanced laparoscopic surgery at a specialist level. The observational clinical human reliability analysis (OCHRA) may have theExpand
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Predicting risk and diminishing the consequences of anastomotic dehiscence following rectal resection
Anastomotic dehiscence is a serious, life‐threatening complication of any rectal anastomosis and may be associated with an increased risk of local cancer recurrence. The leak rate following lowExpand
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Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Produces Better Outcomes for High Risk Cancer Patients Compared to Open Surgery
Background and Objectives:The excellent outcomes reported for laparoscopic colorectal surgery in selected patients could also be potentially advantageous for high risk patients. This prospectiveExpand
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Pseudomyxoma peritonei usually originates from the appendix: a review of the evidence.
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare condition, said to be more common in females during the fourth or fifth decade of life with an incidence believed to be in the region of one per million perExpand
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Robotic rectal cancer surgery in obese patients may lead to better short-term outcomes when compared to laparoscopy: a comparative propensity scored match study
PurposeLaparoscopic rectal surgery in obese patients is technically challenging. The technological advantages of robotic instruments can help overcome some of those challenges, but whether thisExpand
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Systematic review of emergent laparoscopic colorectal surgery for benign and malignant disease.
Laparoscopic surgery has become well established in the management of both and malignant colorectal disease. The last decade has seen increasing numbers of surgeons trained to a high standard inExpand
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Is Competency Assessment at the Specialist Level Achievable? A Study for the National Training Programme in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in England
Objectives: To develop, validate, and implement a competency assessment tool (CAT) for technical surgical performance in the context of a summative assessment process for the National TrainingExpand
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Laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer
This study examined one surgeon's practice to determine the place of laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery.
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