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There is a wide variability in the management of acute cholecystitis. A survey among the members of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC) analyzed the preferences of Spanish surgeons for its surgical management. The majority of the 771 responders didn't declare any subspecialty (41.6%), 21% were HPB surgeons, followed by colorectal and upper-GI(More)
Idiopathic fibrosing pancreatitis has been associated with Sjögren's syndrome, primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. This condition frequently develops in childhood and youth, and has also been related to ulcerative colitis and pericholangitis. Pancreatic complications have been rarely described as systemic complications of(More)
The aim of this work was to analyze preoperative mortality risk factors after relaparotomy for abdominal surgery in a unit of General Surgery at a University Hospital. A total of 314 relaparotomies in 254 patients were performed between February 2004 and February 2008. We analyzed data about past medical history, first operation, as well as clinical and(More)
INTRODUCTION The popular belief advocates the use of sitz (sitting) baths with cold water for the treatment of acute anal pain, but clinical practice guides recommend the use of hot water for its known effect on the at-rest anal pressure. AIM The objective of the study was to examine the analgesic effect on the quality of life, manometer data and clinical(More)
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