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BACKGROUND The laparoscopic treatment of rectal cancer is controversial. This study compared surgical outcomes after laparoscopic and open approaches for mid and low rectal cancers. METHODS Some 204 patients with mid and low rectal adenocarcinomas were allocated randomly to open (103) or laparoscopic (101) surgery. The surgical team was the same for both(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the feasibility of a protocol-driven written clinical pathway for multidisciplinary postoperative management after oesophagectomy for oesophageal neoplasia, and examined whether the application of such a protocol could shorten hospital stay and reduce postoperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS Consecutive patients(More)
A fraction of liver transplant recipients are able to discontinue all immunosuppressive therapies without rejecting their grafts and are said to be operationally tolerant to the transplant. However, accurate identification of these recipients remains a challenge. To design a clinically applicable molecular test of operational tolerance in liver(More)
Hernia is especially prevalent in developing countries where the population is obliged to undertake strenuous work in order to survive, and International Cooperation Programmes are helping to solve this problem. However, the quality of surgical interventions is unknown. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the quality of hernia repair(More)
We present ten patients who suffered from a cyclopeptide syndrome from two different foci, one caused by Lepiota helveola (seven cases) and the other by Lepiota brunneoincarnata (three cases). Of the ten victims, five recovered completely after the intestinal stage and the other five developed a phase of visceral involvement with alterations of liver(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) with those of open cholecystectomy (OC) in the treatment of acute cholecystitis. DESIGN A prospective, nonrandomized trial. SETTING "Virgen de la Arrixaca" University Hospital, El Palmar (Murcia), Spain. PATIENTS One hundred fourteen patients underwent LC, and 110 underwent OC. The(More)
The results obtained for the treatment of 59 patients diagnosed with Barrett's oesophagus, randomized to receive medical treatment (n = 27) or antireflux surgery (n = 32) were assessed prospectively. Median follow-up for the patients undergoing medical treatment was 4 (range 1-11) years and for patients undergoing surgical treatment 5 (range 1-11) years.(More)
INTRODUCTION The search for alternative sources for transplant organs leads us to the search for animals as an inexhaustible source of organs. The objective of this study was to analyze whether livers from polytransgenic pigs expressing the human complement regulatory proteins CD55 (hDAF), CD59, and alfa alpha1,2-fucosyltransferase (H-transferase),(More)
PURPOSE Whether primary anastomosis should be performed after segmental resection with intraoperative colonic irrigation or subtotal colectomy is not yet established in the surgical treatment of obstructive left colon carcinoma. In this prospective, nonrandomized study, we present the results of 66 patients undergoing one-stage surgery for obstructed left(More)
BACKGROUND It is not known whether the pig liver is capable of functioning efficiently when transplanted into a primate, neither is there experience in transplanting a liver from a transgenic pigs expressing the human complement regulator human complement regulator decay accelerating factor (h-DAF) into a baboon. The objective of this study was to determine(More)