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Acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients: percutaneous cholecystostomy vs conservative treatment
Abstract. Our objective was to compare the effectiveness of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) vs conservative treatment (CO) in high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis. The study was randomizedExpand
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Advanced trauma life support (ATLS®): the ninth edition.
T Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course was introduced in 1978 and is currently taught in more than 60 countries. It continues to be a widely accepted standard for the initial care of the traumaExpand
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Prospective randomized trial comparing Nissen to Nissen-Rossetti technique for laparoscopic fundoplication.
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that division of the short gastric vessels (SGV) provides a more floppy Nissen fundoplication, for the treatment of reflux disease. The aim of the study was to assessExpand
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Laparoscopic surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease patients with impaired esophageal peristalsis: total or partial fundoplication?
BACKGROUND It has been proposed that partial fundoplication is associated with less incidence of postoperative dysphagia and consequently is more suitable for patients with gastroesophageal refluxExpand
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Resection rectopexy for rectal prolapse. The laparoscopic approach.
BACKGROUND Resection rectopexy through open laparotomy is an established procedure for the treatment of rectal prolapse. METHODS Resection rectopexy was successfully performed in 10 multiparousExpand
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Pancreatic Trauma in the Adult: Current Knowledge in Diagnosis and Management
Background/Aims: Although pancreatic trauma, isolated or not, is uncommon, it carries significant morbidity and mortality because of the delay in recognition and consequent treatment. Methods: TheExpand
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CRHR2/Ucn2 signaling is a novel regulator of miR‐7/YY1/Fas circuitry contributing to reversal of colorectal cancer cell resistance to Fas‐mediated apoptosis
Colorectal cancer (CRC) responds poorly to immuno‐mediated cytotoxicity. Underexpression of corticotropin‐releasing‐hormone‐receptor‐2 (CRHR2) in CRC, promotes tumor survival, growth and EpithelialExpand
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The effect of total and anterior partial fundoplication on antireflux mechanisms of the gastroesophageal junction.
BACKGROUND The effect of total (Nissen) and anterior partial fundoplication (APF) for the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on the motor behavior of the esophagogastricExpand
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Laparoscopic vs open approach for Nissen fundoplication
Background: Several studies, most of them nonrandomized, have shown similar functional results for both laparoscopic and open Nissen fundoplication, the operation of choice for the treatment ofExpand
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A Prospective Study Comparing Diathermy and Scalpel Incisions in Tension-Free Inguinal Hernioplasty
Although still controversial, the use of diathermy instead of scalpel for skin incision and underlying tissue dissection is gradually gaining wide acceptance. This is due to the observation that noExpand
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