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BACKGROUND A prospective randomized study was performed to assess the value of some individual risk factors for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), and to compare the efficacy of ondansetron, metoclopramide, dexamethason, and combinations of these antiemetics in preventing PONV in patients after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND Many methods have been advocated for control of pain in patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis. Some patients may be considered for pancreatic denervation. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of thoracoscopic splanchnicetomy (TS) on pain intensity and many of the common daily functions in patients with intractable pain due to(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to assess the usefulness of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) in preoperative evaluation of colorectal tumors and the entire bowel including endoscopically inaccessible regions. METHODS Colonoscopy and CTC were performed for 49 patients. The tumor and the entire colon were assessed, and the results were compared with(More)
BACKGROUND Severe upper abdominal pain is a dominant and distressing feature of advanced pancreatic cancer. This study was performed to evaluate pain intensity and to determine the ways in which pain may interfere with the common daily activities of patients with intractable pain before and after thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy. METHODS Twenty-six(More)
UNLABELLED THE AIM OF THE STUDY was to determine factors responsible for patient satisfaction after treatment at the surgical department. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was conducted in six health care units, which were divided into two groups: Group I: 3 hospitals with the number of beds exceeding 400, and Group II: 3 hospitals with the number of beds(More)
The epidemic nature of obesity in industrialized countries is a serious health and social concern. The number of obese people has significantly increased in the past 20 years. In Poland excess weight and obesity are a serious epidemiological concern. In terms of the number of overweight people, Poland is a leader in Europe. Therefore, indicating many(More)
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (typus degenerativus amstelodamensis, CdLS, Brachmann syndrome) is a complex, congenital, multi-gene anomaly characterized by mental retardation. Its features include growth inhibition, hirsutism, structural anomalies of the limbs and abnormal development of osseous structures of the face. Independent of the phenotype of the(More)
Acute coronary syndrome is a leading cause of emergency medical treatment and hospitalization in Poland. High-speed electrocardiogram (ECG) has shown good accuracy of the initial diagnosis and of the final diagnosis in treated cardiac patients. Initial diagnosis and definitive diagnosis were analyzed statistically (P<0.0001). Although much is said about the(More)
BACKGROUND The rapid international expansion of telemedicine reflects the growth of technological innovations. This technological advancement is transforming the way in which patients can receive health care. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted in Poland, at the Department of Cardiology of the Regional Hospital of Louis Rydygier in Torun. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The need to reduce pollution emissions in the operating room and to reduce treatment costs motivates more frequent use of general anaesthesia with a small or minimal fresh gas flow rate. Nevertheless, the reduction of the delivery of fresh gases should not influence the quality and safety of the anaesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of(More)