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The study included 88 patients with sterile urine prior to transurethral prostatectomy. Forty-five received a preoperative dose of 2 g of cefortaxime (Claforan®) and the remaining 43 were given 10 ml of 0.9% NaCl. The two groups did not differ in frequency of postoperative urinary infection (>105 colonies per ml urine); 6 patients (13.3%) in the cefotaxime(More)
The influence of postoperative radiation therapy on development of late arm lymphedema and shoulder joint disability following mastectomy was evaluated from a series of 57 women with operable carcinoma of the breast. The patients were divided into three groups. Common for all three groups was mastectomy and partial axillary dissection. In addition one group(More)
Adenocarcinomas in relation to the ileal J-pouch after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis have been recently reported with increasing frequency. All previously reported cases have occurred in patients with their ileal pouch in situ. We report a case of adenocarcinoma in the anal canal 11 years after removal of a failed ileal J-pouch.(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate short-term and long-term consequences from perforation to the peritoneal cavity during transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) for rectal cancer, with special emphasis on local recurrence and complications. METHODS Data from TEM procedures with peritoneal perforations were collected from six prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE The long-term results are presented on total survival, cancer-specific survival and recurrence in 143 consecutive patients treated with transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) for adenocarcinoma of the rectum. METHOD Four Danish centres established in 1995 a database for registration of all TEM procedures. Data were supplemented from pathology(More)
The impact and feasibility of upper gastrointestinal endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in younger children are unknown. We retrospectively reviewed the EUS procedures we had performed in children younger than 16 years with regard to feasibility, safety, and impact on further treatment. In all, 18 patients (12 boys, 6 girls; median age 12 years, range 0.5-15)(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate intra-operative difficulties, complications and long-term bowel function in polyposis patients undergoing conversion of an ileorectal anastomosis to an ileoanal pouch, compared with patients with a primary ileoanal pouch operation. METHOD A national register-based retrospective study was performed with clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic ultrasonography (LUS) is an imaging modality that combines laparoscopy and ultrasonography. The purpose of this prospective blinded study was to evaluate the TNM stage and assessment of resectability by LUS in patients with pancreatic cancer. METHODS Of the 71 consecutive patients admitted to our department, 36 were excluded from(More)
Neonatal short bowel syndrome following massive gut resection is associated with malabsorption of nutrients. The intestinotrophic factor glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) improves gut function in adult patients with short bowel syndrome, but its effect in pediatric patients remains unknown. Our objective was to test the efficacy of the long-acting synthetic(More)
BACKGROUND Anastomotic leakage (AL) after rectosigmoid resection is a serious complication associated with high morbidity and mortality. This case-control pilot study investigated the changes in blood concentration of 10 different cytokines and 2 complement factors in relation to symptomatic AL after low anterior resection for rectosigmoid cancer. METHODS(More)