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PURPOSE Long-term results of cutting seton in the treatment of anal fistulas were studied. METHODS Of the 44 patients with anal fistulas, mainly of the high variety, managed with this method, 35 (25 men) attended a clinical and manometric follow-up examination on average 70 (range, 28-184) months after operation. Fistula distribution was high(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of anal fistulas and factors related to this incidence after incision and drainage of acute cryptoglandular anorectal abscesses. METHODS Of 170 patients without previous anal fistulas, 146 were followed up for an average of 99 (range, 22-187) months after abscess drainage or until a fistula(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate what kind of changes spouse caregivers of demented patients experience after the onset of dementia (a) in the general atmosphere, happiness, and relations of marriage and (b) in the sexual side of marriage. DESIGN Semistructured telephone interviews of spouse caregivers of demented patients. SETTING Community-living demented(More)
After 3 weeks of unsuccessful conservative treatment, a pancreatic fistula with peritoneal fluid collection was managed with the endoscopic insertion of a stent from the duodenum into the pancreatic duct beyond the origin of the fistula. The patient who presented contraindications at surgery, made a remarkable recovery. At stent-retrieval, however, a(More)
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