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Randomized clinical trial of antibiotics in acute uncomplicated diverticulitis
The standard of care for acute uncomplicated diverticulitis today is antibiotic treatment, although there are no controlled studies supporting this management. The aim was to investigate the need forExpand
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Natural course of Crohn's disease after ileocolic resection: endoscopically visualised ileal ulcers preceding symptoms.
Forty two Crohn's disease patients were followed up after ileocolic resection with regard to symptoms and endoscopic appearance of the ileocolic anastomosis. Twenty eight patients resected because ofExpand
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Preoperative management is more important than choice of sutured or stapled anastomosis in Crohn's disease.
OBJECTIVE To find out if there were any differences in postoperative complications and anastomotic leak rate between sutured and stapled anastomoses after bowel resection in patients exposed to theExpand
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Reduction of postoperative morbidity and mortality in patients with rectal cancer following the introduction of a colorectal unit
Surgery for rectal cancer is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. The reason for this has been much debated. This population‐based study reports the findings on postoperative morbidityExpand
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Abdominoperineal Excision With Partial Anterior En Bloc Resection in Multimodal Management of Low Rectal Cancer: A Strategy to Reduce Local Recurrence
PurposeTotal mesorectal excision is the gold standard inthe performance of an abdominoperineal resection but little has changed in the way the perineal operation is performed. A frequent problem isExpand
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Surgical outcome and cost-minimisation-analyses of laparoscopic and open hernia repair: a randomised prospective trial with one year follow up.
OBJECTIVE To compare outcome and costs between laparoscopic and open hernia repair. DESIGN Prospective randomised study. SETTING One university and two district hospitals in Sweden. SUBJECTSExpand
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Phospholipase A2 gene expression and activity in histologically normal ileal mucosa and in Crohn's ileitis.
Increased activity of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) in the ileal mucosa may contribute to the inflammation in Crohn's disease. The results of this study showed that (a) three months after ileocolonicExpand
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Transperitoneal or totally extraperitoneal approach in laparoscopic hernia repair: results of 491 consecutive herniorrhaphies.
Laparoscopic hernia surgery was introduced in this unit in May 1992. Up to November 1995, 426 patients with 491 inguinal and femoral hernias have undergone surgery. A transabdominal preperitonealExpand
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Leukocyte scintigraphy compared to intraoperative small bowel enteroscopy and laparotomy findings in Crohn's disease
Background Leukocyte scintigraphy is a noninvasive investigation to assess inflammation. We evaluated the utility of labeled leukocytes to detect small bowel inflammation and disease complications inExpand
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Laparoscopic groin hernia repair: Results of 200 consecutive herniorraphies
Laparoscopic hernia surgery was introduced in this unit in May 1992. Up to September 1993, 175 patients with 200 inguinal and femoral hernias were treated using this approach. This prospective studyExpand
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