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Effects of Abdominal Fat Distribution Parameters on Severity of Acute Pancreatitis
BackgroundObesity is a well-established risk factor for acute pancreatitis. Increased visceral fat has been shown to exacerbate the pro-inflammatory milieu experienced by patients.This study aimed toExpand
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Rapid on‐site evaluation of axillary fine‐needle aspiration cytology in breast cancer
Axillary ultrasonography (AUS) and fine‐needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) can establish axillary lymph node status before surgery, although this technique is hampered by poor adequacy rates. ToExpand
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Impervious wound-edge protector to reduce postoperative wound infection: a randomised, controlled trial
on the risk of postoperative wound infection within each contamination stratum. The odds ratio within the clean/contaminated cases was 0·52 (95% CI, 0·22‐1·20), within the contaminated cases 0·16Expand
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Meta‐analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound‐guided fine‐needle aspiration and core needle biopsy in diagnosing axillary lymph node metastasis
Axillary lymph node status remains a significant prognostic indicator in breast cancer. Here, the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound‐guided fine‐needle aspiration (US‐FNA) and ultrasound‐guided coreExpand
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Rapid Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Assay—More than Just a Comfort Measure
BackgroundMinimally invasive radio-guided parathyroidectomy (MIRP) has been embraced as an acceptable therapeutic approach to primary hyperparathyroidism. Preoperative sestamibi scanning hasExpand
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Vascular Complications of Varicose Vein Surgery in Ireland
Various complications of varicose vein surgery known to the authors are discussed. Eleven vascular injuries were reported, six arterial and five venous. These were variously crush, transection orExpand
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Surgical anatomy of the human spleen
Post‐splenectomy sequelae are now well recognized, and conservative splenic surgery is widely advocated. However, controversies exist regarding splenic surgical anatomy. We studied 127 human spleensExpand
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Antiseptic wick: Does it reduce the incidence of wound infection following appendectomy?
The role of prophylactic antibiotics is well established for contaminated wounds, but the use of antiseptic wound wicks is controversial. The aim of this work was to study the potential use of woundExpand
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Predictors and patterns of melanoma recurrence following a negative sentinel lymph node biopsy
To analyse the patient demographics, tumour characteristics and follow-up data of patients with recurrence of melanoma following a negative sentinel lymph node biopsy. A retrospective review of aExpand
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Health literacy and the perception of risk in a breast cancer family history clinic.
BACKGROUND Informed consent is an essential component of medical practice, and especially so in procedural based specialties which entail varying degrees of risk. Breast cancer is one of the mostExpand
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