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BACKGROUND Total thyroidectomy is associated with minimal morbidity. The electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system is an adjunct to the surgical technique, recently made available to thyroid(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Leakage from the pancreaticojujenostomy is the most serious complication of Whipple. Pancreatic fistula rate is higher in cases of fragile pancreas often seen in duodenal(More)
BACKGROUND This is a retrospective study presenting the experience of a teaching-oriented laparoendoscopic unit with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in order to add data to the international(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) II scoring systems in a single intensive care unit (ICU), independent(More)