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Early mobilization of acute whiplash injuries.
Acute whiplash injuries are a common cause of soft tissue trauma for which the standard treatment is rest and initial immobilisation with a soft cervical collar. Because the efficacy of thisExpand
Randomized controlled trial of oral vs intravenous therapy for the clinically diagnosed acute uncomplicated diverticulitis
Objective  Despite the high prevalence of hospitalization for left iliac fossa tenderness, there is a striking lack of randomized data available to guide therapy. The authors hypothesize that an oralExpand
Preoperative Hypoalbuminemia is an Independent Risk Factor for the Development of Surgical Site Infection Following Gastrointestinal Surgery: A Multi-Institutional Study
Background:Surgical site infection (SSI) is an infection occurring in an incisional wound within 30 days of surgery and significantly effects patient recovery and hospital resources. Objective:ThisExpand
Tumour marker detection in oesophageal carcinoma.
Levels of the tumour markers CEA, CA 19-9, CA 125 and SCC were measured in 58 patients presenting with oesophageal carcinoma and compared with levels in patients with benign oesophageal disease andExpand
The true incidence of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
The number of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAA) was documented over an 8-year-period in a known population age group. Patient figures were collected from the operative and post-mortemExpand
Requirement for bowel preparation in colorectal surgery
To determine whether mechanical bowel preparation influences the incidence of anastomotic dehiscence following colorectal surgery, 186 patients undergoing elective left colonic or rectal resectionExpand
Physiological and metabolic responses to open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy
This study examined respiratory function and metabolic and subjective responses in patients undergoing laparoscopic (n = 10) and open (n = 11) cholecystectomy for chronic cholecystitis and biliaryExpand
The testicular effects of tumor necrosis factor.
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a cytokine that mediates many of the metabolic responses after endotoxemia, septicemia, and tissue injury. The effect of TNF on testicular function was determined in aExpand
In 194 patients presenting with acute abdominal pain from whom sequential serum samples were taken, the frequency of yersiniosis, established serologically, was significantly higher (23%) than in 320Expand
Risk factors for surgical site infection following colorectal resection: a multi-institutional study
IntroductionSurgical site infection (SSI) is an infection occurring in an incisional wound within 30 days of surgery and significantly affects patients undergoing colorectal surgery. This studyExpand