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Postoperative radiation therapy does not increase survival after curative resection for squamous cell carcinoma of the middle and lower esophagus as shown by a multicenter controlled trial. French
In 1978, postoperative radiation therapy was suggested to be an additive treatment of carcinoma of the esophagus. In 1987, we began a multicenter trial of patients with epidermoid carcinoma of theExpand
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Results of artificial sphincter in severe anal incontinence
PURPOSE AND METHODS: Fourteen AMS 800® (American Medical Systems, Minneapolis, MN) urinary artificial sphincters have been consecutively implanted in 13 patients with total incontinence for stool ofExpand
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Weight loss and quality of life after bariatric surgery: a study of 200 patients after vertical gastroplasty or adjustable gastric banding
Background and objectives:Long term evaluation of bariatric surgery must include quality of life measurement.Methods:Quality of life (QoL) was evaluated using the original Moorehead–ArdeltExpand
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Colorectal cancer with non-resectable synchronous metastases: should the primary tumor be resected?
OBJECTIVES In asymptomatic patients presenting with non-resectable synchronous metastatic disease from colorectal adenocarcinoma, the beneficial effect of resecting the primary tumor remains to beExpand
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Up-Regulated Expression of HGF in Rat Liver Cells after Experimental Endotoxemia: A Potential Pathway for Enhancement of Liver Regeneration
Abstract A lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation prior to an hepatic resection has been shown to enhance liver regeneration in rat. The aim of the present study was to investigate theExpand
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[Management of pregnancies after adjustable gastric banding].
OBJECTIVES To report our experience of the association adjustable gastric banding and pregnancy. To define a management for a such association. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective and descriptiveExpand
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Assessment of prolonged hospital stay attributable to surgical site infections using appropriateness evaluation protocol.
BACKGROUND The accepted standard in estimating the stay prolongation attributable to surgical site infections is the matched-cohort study method (MCS), which is associated with selection bias. TheExpand
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Squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus following radiation therapy for breast cancer.
Between 1981 and 1995, 4 patients (3 females, 1 male; aged 48-80) were diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, following mediastinal irradiation for breast cancer. The intervalExpand
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Ileoanal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis: results of an evolutionary surgical procedure.
BACKGROUND/AIMS Proctocolectomy with ileoanal anastomosis (IAA) has proved to be the most suitable surgical treatment for ulcerative colitis. The aim of this study was to compare the results of IAAExpand
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Symptômes de constipation étudiés par un questionnaire standardisé et manométrie anorectale avant et après rectopexie au promontoire (technique de Orr-Loygue) chez 25 patientes.
Intractable constipation is frequently observed after rectopexy. The aim of our study was to look for clinical and manometric data, which could help to predict postoperative constipation. Twenty-fiveExpand
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