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BACKGROUND Stents were used routinely after ureteroscopy to prevent postoperative ureteral obstruction. However, because of the recognized complications of stents, non-stenting is the new trend after uncomplicated ureteroscopy. The wall of the bilharzial ureter is characteristically thick and may be calcified. The aim of this study is to see if the(More)
This article reviews the management and mortality of 53 neonates with meconium ileus and cystic fibrosis treated in one paediatric surgical centre from 1972 to 1990. Forty-four patients (83 per cent) presented with simple meconium ileus and 26 of 40 patients in this group were successfully treated with Gastrografin enemas. Four patients suffered a(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) with high-grade dysplasia and IPMN-associated invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are frequently included under the term "malignancy". The goal of this study is to clarify the difference between these two entities. METHODS From 1996 to 2013, data of 616 patients who(More)
AIM The aim of this retrospective analysis was to assess the clinical effectiveness of exenatide in patients with type 2 diabetes in routine clinical practice. METHODS Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and inadequate glycemic control were commenced on exenatide in an out-patient setting. Effects on Hba1c, weight and BMI at 3- and 6-month intervals(More)
Background: Day case cholecystectomy is increasingly becoming a management option for elective cases while “same admission” cholecystectomy is now considered a favorable option in the treatment of acute cholecystitis. To assess the advent of these changes in our surgical practice, a retrospective analysis of our experience is presented. Methods: All(More)
This article details a successful project in the design and implementation of a decision support system for practical use in a hospital setting. The approach used, the steps followed, the problems encountered, and the lessons learned are described and discussed with special emphasis on the managerial issues and management involvement during the decision(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Laparoscopic appendicectomy had been well established by Semm before the popular breakthrough of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a retrospective study. Patients with signs and symptoms of(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term follow-up has substantiated the colon as a durable and highly acceptable esophageal substitute. Exposure of colonic conduit to gastric acid may lead to histopathologic changes in the form of chronic inflammation. MATERIALS/METHODS Thirty children with esophageal replacement were studied from 2 to 12 years (mean, 5.20 years)(More)