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BACKGROUND Both laparoscopic surgery and fast-track perioperative care have demonstrated advantages in patients undergoing elective colorectal resections. It is unclear whether there is an additive effect by combining these 2 procedures. OBJECTIVE The study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of the randomized evidence to compare laparoscopic with open(More)
BACKGROUND The frequency of Crohn's disease in China is increasing, but few reports are available on clinical features, phenotypes according to the Montreal classification, or risk factors for surgery in mainland China. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess clinical presentation, phenotypes according to the Montreal classification, and potential risk(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate whether surgical outcomes differ between laparoscopy versus the open approach for adhesive small bowel obstruction. METHODS PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases were electronically searched from 1985 to 2010. The study pooled the effects of outcomes of a total of 334 patients(More)
AIM To demonstrate the oncologic outcomes of low rectal cancer and to clarify the risk factors for survival, focusing particularly on the type of surgery performed. METHODS Data from patients with low rectal carcinomas who underwent surgery, either sphincter-preserving surgery (SPS) or abdominoperineal resection (APR), at The First Affiliated Hospital of(More)
Background. Cerebral ischemia is known to produce brain damage and related behavioural deficits, including memory deficits and motor disorders. Evidence shows that EA significantly promotes recovery of neurological function and thus improves quality of life. Objective. Evidence exists for the involvement of catecholamines in human neuroplasticity. A better(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate surgical outcomes and prognostic factors for T4 gastric cancer treated with curative resection. METHODS Between January 1994 and December 2008, 94 patients diagnosed with histological T4 gastric carcinoma and treated with curative resection were recruited. Patient characteristics, surgical complications, survival, and prognostic(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of nanosize zinc on zinc digestibility, growth performances, immune response and serum parameters of weanling piglets. Ninety-six LYD weanling piglets were assigned to control, zinc oxide (ZnO), organic-Zn (Zn-methionine) and nanosize ZnO (nano-Zn) groups with four replicates.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the outcome of repairing pelvic autonomic nerve defects with the tissue-engineered nerve, in order to provide a new method and experimental evidence for solving sexual disturbance induced by pelvic autonomic nerve injury after radical resection of rectal carcinoma. METHODS Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) were purified with(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aims to investigate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in disease-free survivors after radical surgery for mid-low rectal cancer. METHODS A retrospective cross-sectional study was performed in patients with rectal cancer who underwent primary surgery between August 2002 and February 2011 by use of the European Organization(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore how to improve follow-up rate and follow-up quality in studies related to quality of life. METHODS A retrospective cross-sectional study was performed in patients with rectal cancer who underwent primary surgery at the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University from August 2002 to(More)