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AIM It is questioned whether all separate fast track elements are essential for enhanced postoperative recovery. We aimed to determine which baseline characteristics and which fast track elements are independent predictors of faster postoperative recovery in patients undergoing resection for colon cancer. METHOD Data from the LAFA trial database were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate which perioperative treatment, ie, laparoscopic or open surgery combined with fast track (FT) or standard care, is the optimal approach for patients undergoing segmental resection for colon cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Important developments in elective colorectal surgery are the introduction of laparoscopy and implementation(More)
BACKGROUND Fast track (FT) programmes optimize perioperative care in an attempt to accelerate recovery, reduce morbidity and shorten hospital stay. The aim of this review was to assess FT programmes for elective segmental colonic resections. METHODS A systematic review was performed of all randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials on FT(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to compare the laparoscopy, transverse, and midline laparotomy in right-sided colectomies with respect to short- and long-term outcome. METHODS The short- and long-term results of all patients who had an elective right-sided hemicolectomy, from January 2006 to April 2009 for malignant or benign disease, were evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND No consensus exists whether ileocolic resection for Crohn's disease (CD) should be carried out by a laparoscopic or open approach. A systematic review was conducted to assess the evidence for short-term advantages of laparoscopic compared to open resection for ileocolic CD. METHODS The literature search was conducted over the period 01/1991 to(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to systematically review the literature to assess which temporary abdominal closure (TAC) technique is associated with the highest delayed primary fascial closure (FC) rate. In some cases of abdominal trauma or infection, edema or packing precludes fascial closure after laparotomy. This "open abdomen" must then be(More)
  • J Wind
  • 1984
The newest generation of Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning appears to provide x-ray pictures of the internal structures of a rather heavily mineralized Homo erectus skull, i.e., Pithecanthropus IV, notably of its temporal bones, that reveal more details than traditional x-ray procedures. An analysis of the right temporal bone shows that it is extremely(More)
BACKGROUND Recent developments in large bowel surgery are the introduction of laparoscopic surgery and the implementation of multimodal fast track recovery programs. Both focus on a faster recovery and shorter hospital stay. The randomized controlled multicenter LAFA-trial (LAparoscopy and/or FAst track multimodal management versus standard care) was(More)
BACKGROUNDS AND AIM In recent decades, fibrin glue has appeared as an alternative treatment for high perianal fistulas. Early results seemed promising, with high success rates being reported. However, with increasing follow-up, the enthusiasm was tempered because of disappointing results. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the additional(More)