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Diagnostic dilemmas due to fish bone ingestion: Case report & literature review
Highlights • Pre-operative diagnosis of fish bone perforation of the bowel is difficult.• It usually mimics common abdominal pathology.• A low threshold must be maintained to perform a diagnosticExpand
An Appraisal of Inflammatory Markers in Distinguishing Acute Uncomplicated and Complicated Appendicitis
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Inflammatory marker cutoff points can be generated and utilized to differentiate between UAP and CAP, and may be useful when deciding between conservative and operative management. Expand
Emergency surgery pre-operative delays - realities and economic impacts.
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One third of patients waited longer than 24 h for emergency surgery, with the elderly disproportionately represented in this group, and Vascular and urological emergencies are significantly disadvantaged in competition with other services for a shared emergency theatre. Expand
Influence of complications following immediate breast reconstruction on breast cancer recurrence rates
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The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between complications and breast cancer recurrence in patients undergoing immediate reconstruction. Expand
Volar plate versus k-wire fixation of distal radius fractures.
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Although volar plate treatment resulted in a superior radiological outcome, there was no evidence that this translated into a superior functional outcome and the k-wiring procedure remains a suitable inexpensive option for simple fractures. Expand
The Impact of Surgical Complications on Cancer Recurrence Rates: A Literature Review
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It is demonstrated that wound complications after surgery can have significant implications for cancer patients and strategies are required to minimize the risk of post-operative wound complications in patients undergoing cancer resection. Expand
Dedicated general practitioner education sessions can improve diagnostic capabilities and may have a positive effect on referral patterns for common skin lesions
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Dedicated education sessions on skin lesions can improve the diagnostic accuracy of GP trainees, and it is suggested that they are incorporated into the GP training curriculum. Expand
Hospital tests and patient related factors influencing time-to-theatre in 1000 cases of suspected appendicitis: a cohort study
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Key hospital factors that influence time-to-theatre (TTT) in patients with suspected appendicitis are highlighted and identification of these influential factors adds greatly to the understanding of patient prioritisation. Expand
Increased risk environment for emergency general surgery in the context of regionalization and specialization.
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It is of concern that more than half of the most life threating procedures involving laparotomy, take place out of hours, and regionalization needs to be accompanied by infrastructure planning to accommodate emergency surgery. Expand
Focal intratendinous radiolucency: A new radiographic method for diagnosing patellar tendon ruptures.
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The presence of a focal intratendinous radiolucency in the patellar tendon is both accurate and reliable in diagnosing patellAR tendon ruptures. Expand
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