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This study aimed to compare the short-term outcomes of single-access laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SALC) and conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC). In a prospective study, patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis were randomized to SALC or CLC with follow-up at 1 week, 1 and 6 months. The primary end point of this study was to assess the total(More)
Laparoscopic hernia repair accounts for 10% of all hernia surgery. Potential benefits include reduction in postoperative pain, rapid recovery, lower recurrence rate, and fewer complications. The outcomes of health-related quality of life and patient perspective after hernia repair are our aim. Consecutive patients treated for unilateral uncomplicated groin(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the results obtained with T3 versus T4 sympathectomy in treatment of primary palmar hyperhidrosis (PH). METHODS By retrospective review of medical records of patients with PH who underwent thoracoscopic sympathectomy from February, 2009 to September, 2012. The patients were categorized into two groups: T3 group underwent T3(More)
OBJECTIVE We attempted to examine the success rate of varicocele ligation when performed for the treatment of pain and to evaluate all the predictor factors that may affect the resolution of pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 2008 to January 2011, a total 152 patients presented with painful varicocele to our out-patient clinic. While waiting for(More)
The CIAOW study (Complicated intra-abdominal infections worldwide observational study) is a multicenter observational study underwent in 68 medical institutions worldwide during a six-month study period (October 2012-March 2013). The study included patients older than 18 years undergoing surgery or interventional drainage to address complicated(More)
Emergency repair of complicated abdominal hernias is associated with poor prognosis and a high rate of post-operative complications.A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference was held in Bergamo in July 2013, during the 2nd Congress of the World Society of Emergency Surgery with the goal of defining recommendations for emergency repair(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate early, mid and long term efficacy of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a definitive management of morbid obesity and to study factors that may predict its success. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study was conducted by reviewing the database of patients who underwent LSG as a definitive bariatric procedure, from April 2005 to(More)
Despite advances in diagnosis, surgery, and antimicrobial therapy, mortality rates associated with complicated intra-abdominal infections remain exceedingly high. The 2013 update of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) guidelines for the management of intra-abdominal infections contains evidence-based recommendations for management of patients with(More)
Computed tomography (CT) imaging is the most appropriate diagnostic tool to confirm suspected left colonic diverticulitis. However, the utility of CT imaging goes beyond accurate diagnosis of diverticulitis; the grade of severity on CT imaging may drive treatment planning of patients presenting with acute diverticulitis. The appropriate management of left(More)
Timing of surgical intervention is critical for outcomes of patients diagnosed with surgical emergencies. Facing the challenge of multiple patients requiring emergency surgery, or of limited resource availability, the acute care surgeon must triage patients according to their disease process and physiological state. Emergency operations from all surgical(More)