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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Outcomes following early colonoscopy in patients with acute diverticulitis have not previously been studied. The present study describes the effects of early colonoscopy in patients with acute diverticulitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive patients hospitalized for acute diverticulitis were included in the study. In the first(More)
Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) frequently is performed by residents during calls. This study aimed at evaluating residents’ surgical skills using parameters of operating time, length of hospital stay (LOS), and conversion rate in correlation with the operating team’s level of seniority. In addition, this study compared the operating time for LA with that(More)
Laparoscopic preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair is associated with a short hospital stay and an early return to normal activity. Therefore, early postoperative pain control is important. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of preperitoneal Bupivacaine instilled into the preperitoneal cavity on pain following laparoscopic mesh repair of(More)
AIMS This report describes the baseline characteristics of patients in the Reduction of Events with Darbepoetin alfa in Heart Failure trial (RED-HF) which is testing the hypothesis that anaemia correction with darbepoetin alfa will reduce the composite endpoint of death from any cause or hospital admission for worsening heart failure, and improve other(More)
The purpose of this randomized controlled clinical study was to compare the survival of a one-piece anodically oxidized surface implant when placed with a flapless or flap protocol. Bone loss measurements on radiographs and changes in clinical probing depths 1 year post-definitive restoration placement were recorded and compared. Fifty-two of 60 patients(More)
Hip fractures are a common event in older adults and are associated with significant morbidity, mortality and costs. This review examines the necessary elements required to implement a successful geriatric fracture program and identifies some of the barriers faced when implementing a successful program. The Geriatric Fracture Center (GFC) is a treatment(More)
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS A 76-year old woman presented with a medically refractory chronic pain syndrome of her feet. The patient had a known stable peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD, stage II according to Fontaine Classification). Walk and vessel training according to guidelines did not significantly improve her symptoms. The patient had a(More)
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