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INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most common laparoscopic surgery performed by general surgeons. Although being a routine procedure, classical pitfalls shall be regarded, as misperception of intraoperative anatomy is one of the leading causes of bile duct injuries. The "critical view of safety" in laparoscopic cholecystectomy serves the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical usefulness of the placement of a transanal drainage tube to prevent anastomotic leakage in colorectal anastomoses. MATERIAL AND METHODS This single-center retrospective trial included all patients treated with surgery for benign or malign colorectal disease between January 2009 and(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous bleeding after using conventional hemostatic methods involving energy, sutures, or clips, is a serious and costly surgical complication. Many topical agents have been developed to promote intraoperative hemostasis, but improvement is needed in both decreasing time to hemostasis and increasing ease of use. Veriset™ hemostatic patch is(More)
BACKGROUND Depending on the extent of surgery, coagulation status and the number of anastomoses, drains are routinely used during liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to compare different drain types with regard to abdominal complication rates. METHODS All consecutive full-size orthotopic liver transplantations (LTX) performed over a 7-year(More)
Oversampled filter banks (OSFBs) have recently been considered for channel coding since their redundancy introduced into the transmitted signal permits more freedom in the design of joint transmitter and receiver. Further specifically, they can be exploited to transmit over low noise subspaces or even mitigate disper-siveness of the channel. In this paper(More)
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