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Esophageal chemical clearance is impaired in gastro‐esophageal reflux disease – a 24‐h impedance‐pH monitoring assessment
Impedance‐pH monitoring allows assessment of retrograde and antegrade intra‐esophageal movement of fluids and gas. Reflux is followed by volume clearance and chemical clearance, elicited by secondaryExpand
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Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy: Results on a Consecutive Series of 58 Patients
Objective:To describe the clinical characteristics, indications, technical procedures, and outcome of a consecutive series of laparoscopic distal pancreatic resections performed by the same surgicalExpand
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Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy in Children: Case Report and Review of the Literature
BackgroundLaparoscopic resection of benign tumors of the pancreas has been reported in adults, but only four cases of partial laparoscopic pancreatectomy in children have been described in theExpand
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Laparoscopic ventral incisional hernia repair: evidence-based guidelines of the first Italian Consensus Conference
PurposeThe laparoscopic treatment of ventral incisional hernias is the object of constant attention and is becoming increasingly widespread in the international scientific-surgical community;Expand
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Clinical and pathologic prognostic indicators in colorectal cancer. A population‐based study
The institution of a colorectal Cancer Register in a health care district of Northern Italy gave the authors the opportunity to evaluate the prognostic relevance of several morphologic and clinicalExpand
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Cost of laparoscopy and laparotomy in the surgical treatment of colorectal cancer
BackgroundThe comparative costs of laparoscopy and laparotomy in surgical resection of colorectal cancer, especially of the hospital provider, have not yet been assessed in the perspective of theExpand
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Is laparoscopic adrenalectomy safe and effective for adrenal masses larger than 7 cm?
BackgroundLaparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) has become the gold standard treatment for small (less than 6 cm) adrenal masses. However, the role of LA for large-volume (more than 6 cm) masses has notExpand
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Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer.
Despite the widespread use of laparoscopic techniques in many fields, in the realm of malignant diseases, a great concern has been raised regarding safety, efficacy, and long-term results. TheExpand
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Video laparoscopic surgery: is out‐of‐hospital thromboprophylaxis necessary?
Summary.  Despite widespread use of laparoscopic procedures, no adequate data are available to support specific recommendations for venous thromboprophylaxis in patients undergoing laparoscopicExpand
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