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Sigmoid resection for diverticulitis is usually the first procedure performed when starting the learning process for laparoscopic colorectal surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the difficulty of laparoscopic sigmoid resection for diverticulitis in comparison to sigmoid malignancy in order to assess its role in the residents training program. A(More)
who did not smoke compared with 26% of the nonsmokers. It was found that the smokers started smoking earlier than the experimental smokers. Seventeen per cent of smokers had puffed their first cigarette before the age of 7 compared with 6% of the experimental smokers. When asked why they thought children of their own age did not smoke, all groups gave(More)
The elderly mentally ill make considerable demands on health and social services. To evaluate the need for these services a one-day census of all people aged 65 and over was carried out in an area containing 220 000 people (40 000 over 65). Data were obtained on the nursing needs and psychiatric state of the 2162 elderly people in hospital or local(More)
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