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Safety and efficacy of endoscopic colonic stenting as a bridge to surgery in the management of intestinal obstruction due to left colon and rectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
INTRODUCTION Colorectal carcinoma can present with acute intestinal obstruction in 7%-30% of cases, especially if tumor is located at or distal to the splenic flexure. In these cases, emergencyExpand
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Is non-operative management safe and effective for all splenic blunt trauma? A systematic review
IntroductionThe goal of non-operative management (NOM) for blunt splenic trauma (BST) is to preserve the spleen. The advantages of NOM for minor splenic trauma have been extensively reported, whereasExpand
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Microscopic Eye Movements Compensate for Nonhomogeneous Vision within the Fovea
Humans rely on the fovea, the small region of the retina where receptors are most densely packed, for seeing fine spatial detail. Outside the fovea, it is well established that a variety of visualExpand
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Laparoscopic vs open resection for rectal cancer: a meta‐analysis of randomized clinical trials
Aim  Laparoscopic and open rectal resection for cancer were compared by analysing a total of 26 end points which included intraoperative and postoperative recovery, short‐term morbidity andExpand
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Treatment of Hinchey stage III–IV diverticulitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BackgroundThis manuscript is a review of different surgical techniques to manage perforated colon diverticulitis.ObjectiveThis study was conducted to compare the benefits and disadvantages ofExpand
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Stability of the Visual World during Eye Drift
We are normally not aware of the microscopic eye movements that keep the retinal image in motion during visual fixation. In principle, perceptual cancellation of the displacements of the retinalExpand
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Robotic right colectomy for cancer with intracorporeal anastomosis: short-term outcomes from a single institution
PurposeLaparoscopic surgery for colon cancer has widely accepted as safe and effective. However, few studies report outcomes on robotic right colon resection with confectioning of the intracorporealExpand
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Is inferior mesenteric artery ligation during sigmoid colectomy for diverticular disease associated with increased anastomotic leakage? A meta‐analysis of randomized and non‐randomized clinical trials
Aim  A meta‐analysis was conducted to compare preservation with ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) during sigmoidectomy for diverticular disease.
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Current status of robotic bariatric surgery: a systematic review
BackgroundBariatric surgery is an effective treatment to obtain weight loss in severely obese patients. The feasibility and safety of bariatric robotic surgery is the topic of this review.MethodsAExpand
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Sentinel lymph node biopsy under local anaesthesia versus general anaesthesia: reliability and cost-effectiveness analysis in 153 patients with malignant melanoma.
AIM The aim of our study was to evaluate feasibility, reliability and cost-benefit balance of sentinel node (SN) biopsies conducted under local anaesthesia (LA) in patients affected by stage I-B orExpand
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