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Small-bowel tumors: epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of 1260 cases from the connecticut tumor registry.
OBJECTIVE To examine the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of small-bowel cancer. DESIGN Patients with small-bowel tumors reported between 1980 and 2000, studied retrospectively. SETTINGExpand
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Colorectal cancer presenting as surgical emergencies.
Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is a major cause of cancer morbidity and mortality. Surgery is considered the first line therapy for CRC, and is generally encountered by many surgeons under electiveExpand
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Assessment and management of the obese patient
BackgroundThe perioperative care of the clinically severe obese patient presents numerous unique challenges. As an increasing number of people in North America fall into the category of theExpand
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Anastomotic disruption after large bowel resection.
Anastomotic disruption is a feared and serious complication of colon surgery. Decades of research have identified factors favoring successful healing of anastomoses as well as risk factors forExpand
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Efficacy of Dextran Solutions in Vascular Surgery
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role and efficacy of dextran in vascular procedures using evidence-based data from the review of surgical literature. A MEDLINE search using “dextran,”Expand
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Management of disorders of the posterior pelvic floor.
INTRODUCTION: Constipation is a relatively common problem affecting 15 percent of adults in the Western world, and over half of these cases are related to pelvic floor disorders. This article reviewsExpand
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Surgical Treatment of Achalasia: Current Status and Controversies
Objective: To review the current management of achalasia, and the controversies regarding the different treatment options. Methods: A review of the literature was performed. The key words used wereExpand
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The postoperative surveillance of patients with colon cancer and rectal cancer.
BACKGROUND Colon cancer is relatively common; however, the results of treatment have marginally improved over the last half century. Though about 85% of patients have colorectal tumors resected withExpand
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Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Using a Two (5-mm) Port Technique
OBJECTIVE High recurrence rates have been documented after primary repair of incisional hernias. Laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repairs have been performed with very low rates ofExpand
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Noncardiac Vascular Complications of Coronary Bypass Procedures:A Review
The objective of this paper is to review the major vascular complications of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We discuss the risk factors, causes, diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of theExpand
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