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A prospective, randomized trial of laparoscopic polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) patch repair vs simple cruroplasty for large hiatal hernia.
HYPOTHESIS Large hiatal hernias are prone to disruption, resulting in reherniation, when repaired with simple cruroplasty. The use of mesh may decrease the rate of reherniation in the laparoscopicExpand
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Complications and results of primary minimally invasive antireflux procedures: a review of 10,735 reported cases.
The number of antireflux procedures performed for gastroesophageal reflux disease in the United States has increased in the past decade. In a sampling of US hospitals by the National Center forExpand
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Acute wound failure.
  • M. Carlson
  • Medicine
  • The Surgical clinics of North America
  • 1 June 1997
The causes and treatment of acute failure of the abdominal incision are reviewed, along with a summary of studies on fascial healing. Emphasis is placed on taking large bites of tissue during closureExpand
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Prosthetic closure of the esophageal hiatus in large hiatal hernia repair and laparoscopic antireflux surgery
BackgroundLaparoscopy has become the standard surgical approach to both surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease and large/paraesophageal hiatal hernia repair with excellent long-term results andExpand
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Laparoscopic Prosthetic Reinforcement of Hiatal Herniorrhaphy
Background/Aims: Primary repair of a large hiatal hernia is associated with a published recurrence rate of up to 10%; anecdotal rates even higher than this have been reported to the authors. The useExpand
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Recent advances in electrospun nanofibers for wound healing.
Electrospun nanofibers represent a novel class of materials that show great potential in many biomedical applications including biosensing, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, drug deliveryExpand
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Release of mechanical tension triggers apoptosis of human fibroblasts in a model of regressing granulation tissue.
In an in vitro model of granulation tissue, early passage human diploid fibroblasts under mechanical tension showed little or no apoptosis. Release of mechanical tension triggered an apoptoticExpand
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The fibroblast‐populated collagen matrix as a model of wound healing: a review of the evidence
The fibroblast‐populated collagen matrix (FPCM) has been utilized as an in vitro model of wound healing for more than 2 decades. It offers a reasonable approximation of the healing wound during theExpand
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Development and Initial Validation of the Risk Analysis Index for Measuring Frailty in Surgical Populations
Importance Growing consensus suggests that frailty-associated risks should inform shared surgical decision making. However, it is not clear how best to screen for frailty in preoperative surgicalExpand
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Incidence, etiology, management, and outcomes of flank hernia: review of published data
PurposeTo review the published data describing the incidence, etiology, management, and outcomes of flank hernia.MethodsA retrospective review of articles identified with an online search (using theExpand
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