[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13584-016-0101-8.].
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) established the MPOWER policy package to provide practical country-level guidance on implementing effective policies to reduce smoking rates. The Abridged SimSmoke tobacco control policy simulation model is applied to Israel to estimate the effects on reducing… (More)
Objective: The conventional approach to resection of anterior mediastinal masses is median sternotomy. Advances in thora-coscopy have made it possible to perform excision of mediasti-nal parathyroid adenoma using minimally invasive techniques. Methods and Procedures: A 67 year old female was found to be hypercalcemic on routine chemistry analysis. Calcium… (More)
Objective: To present a safe and sound strategy to perform Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH). Presentation Highlights: The sole purpose of LAVH is the conversion of abdominal to vaginal surgery. Its only proven benefits over vaginal hysterectomy are the panoramic view afforded by the laparoscope and the ability to perform extensive… (More)