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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Differences in postoperative outcomes comparing robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy (RALM) with abdominal myomectomy (AM) have rarely been reported. The objective of this study was to compare surgical, quality-of-life, and residual fibroid outcomes after RALM and AM. METHODS Consecutive patients who underwent RALM (n = 16)(More)
Significant safety concerns remain surrounding the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) following gastrointestinal surgery, leading to wide variation in their use. This study aimed to determine the safety profile of NSAIDs after major gastrointestinal surgery. Consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergency abdominal surgery with a(More)
Background: There is currently conflicting evidence surrounding the effects of obesity on postoperative outcomes. Previous studies have found obesity to be associated with adverse events, but others have found no association. The aim of this study was to determine whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is an independent risk factor for development of(More)
Ceftazidime is a new antimicrobial agent possessing excellent in vitro activity against most members of the family Enterobacteriaceae and against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. We conducted a double-blind, prospective, multicenter trial to compare ceftazidime with moxalactam in the treatment of serious gram-negative infections. The overall favorable response rates(More)
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