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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Cirrhosis: Contraindication or Privileged Indication?
Until recently, cirrhosis has been considered to be an absolute or relative contraindication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. An evaluation of benefits and risks of laparoscopic cholecystectomy inExpand
Cytoreductive Surgery and Intraperitoneal Chemohyperthermia for Recurrent Peritoneal Carcinomatosis from Ovarian Cancer
Aggressive surgical cytoreduction has been shown to have a positive impact on survival of patients with ovarian cancer. After first-line chemotherapy, 47% of patients relapse within 5 years, andExpand
Palliative Treatment of Malignant Refractory Ascites by Positioning of Denver Peritoneovenous Shunt
Malignant ascites is relatively common in patients with certain types of end-stage cancer. Traditional treatments based on fluid and salt restriction and diuretic therapy often are not able toExpand
Direct trocar insertion vs veress needle in nonobese patients undergoing laparoscopic procedures: a randomized prospective single-center study
BackgroundNonobese patients undergoing laparoscopic procedures present a dilemma as to the correct mode of entry into the abdominal cavity because the Veress needle (VN) technique seems to beExpand
Cytoreductive Surgery Combined with Intraperitoneal Chemohyperthermia for the Treatment of Advanced Colon Cancer
BackgroundChemohyperthermic peritoneal perfusion (CHPP) after extensive cytoreductive surgery is a possible choice as a regional treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). The multicentric FranceExpand
Alternative laparoscopic management of perforated peptic ulcers
Surgery—namely, suture closure-is still the treatment of choice for perforated peptic ulcers, despite the proven efficacy of Taylor's conservative approach. Such conservative management, however, hasExpand
Adie tonic pupil associated to endometriosis
The tonic pupil is characterised by segmental palsies to light, cholinergic supersensitivity and light-near dissociation. The mechanisms underlying the tonic pupil are not fully understood, althoughExpand
Ramirez's Abdominoplasty Technique Combined With Intraperitoneal Chemohyperthermia After Surgical Cytoreductive Procedures for the Treatment of Advanced Intraperitoneal Cancer in Patients With
Patients affected by peritoneal carcinomatosis are frequently submitted to repeated laparotomies to reduce intra-abdominal bulky lesions and to enhance the systemic chemotherapeutic action. Aim ofExpand
Cytotoxicity and DNA-damage in human lung epithelial cells exposed to respirable α-quartz
Abstract Occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica is associated with the development of silicosis, lung cancer and airways diseases. In order to assess cytotoxic effects andExpand
Risk analysis of ischemic‐type biliary lesions after liver transplant using octogenarian donors
The use of octogenarian donors to increase the donor pool in liver transplantation (LT) is controversial because advanced donor age is associated with a higher risk of ischemic‐type biliary lesionsExpand