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Posthepatectomy liver failure: a definition and grading by the International Study Group of Liver Surgery (ISGLS).
BACKGROUND Posthepatectomy liver failure is a feared complication after hepatic resection and a major cause of perioperative mortality. There is currently no standardized definition ofExpand
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Bile leakage after hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery: a definition and grading of severity by the International Study Group of Liver Surgery.
BACKGROUND Despite the potentially severe impact of bile leakage on patients' perioperative and long-term outcome, a commonly used definition of this complication after hepatobiliary and pancreaticExpand
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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in the treatment of obesity: a systematic literature review.
BACKGROUND We attempted to compare the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with vertical-banded gastroplasty and gastric bypass. Morbid obesity presents a serious healthExpand
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A randomized study of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery versus surgery for localized squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus
Background. Despite well‐established surgical approaches, the prognosis for patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus remains dismal. To assess the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy andExpand
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Self-expanding Metallic Stents for Relieving Malignant Colorectal Obstruction: A Systematic Review
Objective:To assess the safety and efficacy of self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) placement for the relief of malignant colorectal obstruction in comparison to surgical procedures through aExpand
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A Systematic Review of Strategies to Improve Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitals
Objective:To assess the effectiveness of different strategies for increasing the uptake of prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized patients through a systematic review of theExpand
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Living donor liver transplantation—Adult donor outcomes: A systematic review
The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of adult‐to‐adult living donor liver transplantation, specifically donor outcomes. A systematic review, with searches of theExpand
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Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery: A Systematic Review
PURPOSEThe aim of this study was to systematically review the evidence relating to the safety and efficacy of transanal endoscopic microsurgery, a relatively new technique used to locally exciseExpand
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Evaluation and stages of surgical innovations
Surgical innovation is an important part of surgical practice. Its assessment is complex because of idiosyncrasies related to surgical practice, but necessary so that introduction and adoption ofExpand
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Surgical Simulation: A Systematic Review
Objective:To evaluate the effectiveness of surgical simulation compared with other methods of surgical training. Summary Background Data:Surgical simulation (with or without computers) is attractiveExpand
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