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Our group tried to test the hypothesis of using a totally absorbable material for open inguinal hernia repair. However, the increased incidence of recurrences alleviated our initial enthusiasm(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with a newly formed ileostomy often develop electrolyte abnormalities and dehydration. OBJECTIVE The study assessed the prophylactic effect of an isotonic hydration solution on(More)
INTRODUCTION Besides upper gastrointestinal tract, small bowel has also been implicated as a potential source of hemorrhage in patients with portal hypertension. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report an(More)