Isabell Opitz

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Plug and patch repair is a safe, economic method for repairing inguinal hernias, with patient comfort comparable to that with laparoscopic hernia repair. The technique is simple to perform under local anesthesia and easily learned without a learning curve. Complications are rare, and recovery and return to work are rapid. After performing plug and patch(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine the incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) following laparoscopic surgery and its potential risk factors. METHODS Data concerning 44 453 patients from 114 surgical institutions were collected by the Swiss Association of Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery. The incidence of postoperative PE despite(More)
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