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Impact of stomatherapy on quality of life in patients with permanent colostomies or ileostomies
Abstract Background and aims. The impact of a stoma on a patient's life is little discussed and is often underestimated, as well as the contribution of stomatherapy to health-related quality of lifeExpand
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Comparison of Botulinum Toxin Injection and Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy for the Treatment of Chronic Anal Fissure
AbstractPURPOSE: Botulinum toxin injection into the internal anal sphincter has been shown to be an effective treatment for chronic anal fissure. A randomized, prospective trial was conducted toExpand
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Effectiveness of Limberg and Karydakis flap in recurrent pilonidal sinus disease
OBJECTIVE: Sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus is common in young men and may recur over time after surgery. We investigated whether a factor exists that can aid in the determination of the preferredExpand
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Management of Acute Calculous Cholecystitis in High-Risk Patients: Percutaneous Cholecystotomy Followed by Early Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Emergency cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates in patients with significant comorbidities and high-risk surgery. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Gastrointestinal quality of life in patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic cholelithiasis before and after laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Background: There is an ongoing need, from both the medical and the economic perspective, for a more accurate definition of the influence of symptomatic or asymptomatic gallstone disease onExpand
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Ultrasonography in the diagnosis of true gallbladder polyps: the contradiction in the literature.
Polypoid lesions of the gallbladder (PLGs) are often incidentally identified during ultrasonographic examination of abdominal pain. The present study was designed to determine the reliability ofExpand
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Unexpected gallbladder cancer during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE In the present study, we investigated the effectiveness of surgeons in determining incidental gallbladder pathologies at laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). METHODS This studyExpand
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Urgent Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Is the Best Management for Biliary Colic
Background/Aim: Delay of laparoscopic cholecystectomy after the diagnosis of biliary colic may increase the probability of recurrent emergency admission while awaiting elective cholecystectomy. TheExpand
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Comparison of 1869 thyroid ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies between general surgeons and interventional radiologists
Background Thyroid nodules are commonly encountered problems in clinical practice. For patients who have a thyroid nodule, the fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the most important test, as itExpand
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Does intraabdominal use of Ankaferd Blood Stopper cause increased intraperitoneal adhesions?
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate whether intraabdominal Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS) causes increased intraabdominal adhesion formation and to determine any side effects of ABS inExpand
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