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Cerebrospinal fluid drainage to prevent paraplegia during thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
OBJECTIVES We undertook a quantitative systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies to determine the effectiveness of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage toExpand
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Laparoscopic versus open resection for colorectal cancer: a metaanalysis of oncologic outcomes.
Participants included in the review Adults aged 18 years or older with a putative diagnosis of colon or rectal cancer, requiring resection for cure or palliation, were eligible for inclusion.Expand
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Outcomes and cost analysis of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for treatment of acute appendicitis: 4-years experience in a district hospital
BackgroundLaparoscopic appendectomy is not yet unanimously considered the “gold standard” in the treatment of acute appendicitis because of its higher operative time, intra-abdominal abscess risk,Expand
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Subclavian carotid transposition and bypass grafting: consecutive cohort study and systematic review.
PURPOSE We describe outcomes in a cohort of patients undergoing subclavian carotid transposition (SCT) for occlusive disease of the first segment of the subclavian artery and perform a systematicExpand
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Ruptured mycotic thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms: a report of three cases and a systematic review.
We report three cases of ruptured mycotic thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAS) and a review of the literature. Escherichia coli and Streptococcus pneumoniae (2 patients) were the responsibleExpand
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Kommerell's diverticulum and aneurysmal right-sided aortic arch: a case report and review of the literature.
Right-sided aortic arch is a rare variant of the thoracic vascular anatomy that may be accompanied by an aberrant origin of the left subclavian artery. We report a true aneurysm of the distal archExpand
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Exosomes isolated from cancer patients’ sera transfer malignant traits and confer the same phenotype of primary tumors to oncosuppressor-mutated cells
BackgroundHorizontal transfer of malignant traits from the primary tumor to distant organs, through blood circulating factors, has recently become a thoroughly studied metastatic pathway to explainExpand
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Transfer of malignant trait to BRCA1 deficient human fibroblasts following exposure to serum of cancer patients
BackgroundIt was reported that metastases might occur via transfer of biologically active blood circulating molecules from the primary tumor to distant organs rather than only migration of cancerExpand
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Transfer of malignant trait to immortalized human cells following exposure to human cancer serum
BackgroundHuman cancer cells can transfer signaling molecules to neighboring and distant cells predisposing them to malignant transformation. This process might contribute to tumor progression andExpand
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Establishing a clinic-based pancreatic cancer and periampullary tumour research registry in Quebec.
BACKGROUND Enrolling patients in studies of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (pdac) is challenging because of the high fatality of the disease. We hypothesized that a prospective clinic-based studyExpand
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