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BACKGROUND The use of surgical drains has been considered mandatory after pancreatic surgery. The role of prophylactic abdominal drainage to reduce postoperative complications after pancreatic surgery is controversial. OBJECTIVES To assess the benefits and harms of routine abdominal drainage after pancreatic surgery, compare the effects of different types(More)
BACKGROUND Appendectomy, the surgical removal of the appendix, is performed primarily for acute appendicitis. Patients who undergo appendectomy for complicated appendicitis, defined as gangrenous or perforated appendicitis, are more likely to suffer from postoperative complications. The routine use of abdominal drainage to reduce postoperative complications(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study is to explore the surgical treatment for hepatolithiasis. METHODOLOGY Data of 1431 consecutive patients who underwent surgical treatment from January 2000 to December 2006 in West China Hospital were collected retrospectively and analyzed. Surgical procedures included T-tube insertion combined intraoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery is now widely performed to treat various abdominal diseases. Currently, carbon dioxide is the most frequently used gas for insufflation of the abdominal cavity (pneumoperitoneum). Many other gases have been introduced as alternatives to carbon dioxide for establishing pneumoperitoneum. OBJECTIVES To assess the safety,(More)
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal malignant diseases with the poorest prognosis and is the fourth leading cause of tumor-associated mortality in the industrialized world. microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are small noncoding RNAs of approximately 22 nucleotides long that are able to function as oncogenes or tumor suppressors in human cancer. In our(More)
Emerging evidence suggests that FoxM1 may have a crucial role in the development and progression of human gastric cancer. Therefore, we sought to determine the role of FoxM1 in gastric cancer epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The down-regulation of FoxM1 expression by the transfection of cells with FoxM1 siRNA decreased cell migration, invasion, and(More)
Studies investigating the associations between Cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1) polymorphisms and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk report conflicting results. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the association between CYP2E1 gene Rsa I/Pst I, Dral T/A and 96-bp insertion polymorphisms and CRC susceptibility. Two investigators independently searched the Medline,(More)
It is highly unusual for a 20-cm retroperitoneal teratoma to present as a subhepatic abscess with septic shock in a postpartum woman. We present a case of a multilocular cystic teratoma densely adherent to adjacent viscera and vessels. Because of the complexity of the case and the clinical condition of the patient, a 2-stage operation was employed for this(More)