Margaret D Plocek

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PURPOSE Previous studies identified reduction in pain and complications with stapled hemorrhoidopexy relative to conventional hemorrhoidectomy. Previously, the presence of resected squamous epithelium and a staple line height <20 mm above the dentate line were predictive of postoperative pain. The purpose of this study was to further investigate and refine(More)
BACKGROUND Major comorbidities are recognized risk factors in colorectal surgery. We examine here the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic colorectal surgery (LC) in the complicated, high-risk patient. METHODS From July 2003 to October 2004, 107 consecutive patients undergoing LC were prospectively studied. Complicated patients were defined as age >80(More)
Quality management in hospitals is a much discussed topic. However, mainly theorists take the floor, who have some good advice, but rarely have practical experience. All those theorists have been heard by the responsible person of the Fritz-König-hospital in Bad Harzburg, as well. At the end, however, an own system of quality management was developed with(More)
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