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Fistulas in ano: endoanal ultrasonographic assessment assists decision making for surgery.
Eighteen patients with a clinical impression of a complex fistula in ano, had anal endosonography to delineate the anatomy of the fistula track and identify associated areas of sepsis. The clinicalExpand
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The prevalence of anal sphincter defects in faecal incontinence: a prospective endosonic study.
Forty six patients (median age 61 years; 42 women) with faecal incontinence and 16 age and sex matched controls undergoing a restorative proctocolectomy were assessed by clinical examination,Expand
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Biliary microlithiasis, sludge, crystals, microcrystallization, and usefulness of assessment of nucleation time.
BACKGROUND The process of microcrystallization, its sequel and the assessment of nucleation time is ignored. This systematic review aimed to highlight the importance of biliary microlithiasis,Expand
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Interleukin 6 is a prognostic indicator of outcome in severe intra‐abdominal sepsis
Levels of plasma cytokines and circulating endotoxin were assessed in 41 patients with severe intra‐abdominal sepsis. Comparison was made with the Acute Physiology And Chronic Health EvaluationExpand
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Abdominal resection rectopexy with pelvic floor repair versus perineal rectosigmoidectomy and pelvic floor repair for full‐thickness rectal prolapse
A randomized trial was performed to compare abdominal resection rectopexy and pelvic floor repair (n = 10) with perineal rectosigmoidectomy and pelvic floor repair (n = 10) in elderly female patientsExpand
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Anal Sphincter Defects Correlation Between Endoanal Ultrasound and Surgery
ObjectiveThis study was performed to (1) correlate anal sphincter defects, identified by endoanal ultrasound with operative findings, and (2) define the appearance of such sphincter defects as seenExpand
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Randomized trial comparing three forms of pelvic floor repair for neuropathic faecal incontinence
A randomized controlled trial in women with neuropathic faecal incontinence compared total pelvic floor repair (n = 12) with anterior levatorplasty and sphincter plication alone (n = 12) and postanalExpand
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Microbiology of gallbladder bile in uncomplicated symptomatic cholelithiasis.
BACKGROUND Few studies have assessed microflora and their antibiotic sensitivity in normal bile and lithogenic bile with different types of gallstones. METHODS We performed a case control study ofExpand
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Randomized trial to determine the optimum level of pouch-anal anastomosis in stapled restorative proctocolectomy
PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to identify the optimum level of stapled ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. METHOD: A prospective, randomized trial was completed to compare double-stapled ileoanalExpand
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Quality of Life of Stoma Patients: Temporary Ileostomy versus Colostomy
Ileostomy for proximal diversion as a preferred option over colostomy has been a recent topic of interest. Our study evaluated the quality of life (QOL) of patients with a temporary ileostomy andExpand
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