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Incisional hernias occur primarily as a result of high tension and inadequate healing of a previous incision, the latter of which is frequently related to infection at the surgical site. Despite recent advances in operative techniques, the recurrence rate remains unacceptably high. To evaluate the impact of different predisposing factors for the recurrence(More)
To the Editors There has been an open debate in the most recent literature on possible progress in laparoscopic surgery, aiming mainly at benefits of minimization of surgical trauma and improvement of cosmesis. Natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) have emerged as approaches whose advantages(More)
Acute pancreatitis is a serious complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic sphincterectomy (EST). In addition, serum pancreatic enzymes increase without clinical symptoms in up to 75% of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. The aim of this trial was to investigate the effects of octreotide in the prevention of(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate and compare the long-term results of operative treatment of a multifragment fracture of the inferior patellar pole by basket plate osteosynthesis and partial patellectomy. We retrospectively studied two groups of patients who had operative treatment of a multifragment fracture of the inferior patellar pole(More)
The aim of this prospective randomized clinical study was to evaluate the magnitude of bone mineral changes as well as the clinical results after cemented and cementless haemiarthroplasty (HA) for femoral neck fracture. The study was comprised of 60 patients (mean age 85.2 years); 30 of them underwent cemented HA and 30 cementless HA. All patients underwent(More)
Whereas open Lichtenstein inguinal herniorrhaphy is generally accepted as a safe, well-understood method with a high success rate, the laparoscopic repair of a inguinal hernia is a fairly recent technique. Although the laparoscopic approach to a hernia repair procedure is associated with less pain and faster recovery than open repair, many surgeons are not(More)
Although totally extraperitoneal laparoscopic hernia repair has the same benefits attributed to the traditional preperitoneal prosthetic surgical repair, this procedure is not used widely because of perceived difficulty in dissection. Since one of the most common causes of hernia recurrence in this procedure is inadequate lateral inferior and medial(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the basket plate in the treatment of comminuted fractures of the distal pole of the patella (patellar apex fracture). The basket plate was designed by Smiljanić Branimir M.D., Clinical Professor of Surgery, at the Department of Surgery, The University Hospital Sestre milosrdnice, Zagreb, Croatia. In the period from(More)
AIM OF STUDY This study aims to assess the effectiveness, tolerance, safety, and patient satisfaction of obesity treatments using the Bioenterics intragastric balloon (BIB). METHODS Prospective controlled trial of 33 obese patients who were treated with the BIB from March 2008 to March 2009 and who completed the 6 months treatment. Patients were selected(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine differences in systemic stress responses in patients undergoing three different types of surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), evaluated by measuring levels of stress variables, i.e. cortisol; acute-phase reactants, i.e. C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen; and antioxidants, i.e. total antioxidant status (TAS) and(More)