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Laparoscopic Versus Open Appendectomy: A Prospective Randomized Double-Blind Study
- N. Katkhouda, R. Mason, S. Towfigh, A. Gevorgyan, R. Essani
- Annals of surgery
- 1 September 2005
Summary Background Data:The value of laparoscopy in appendicitis is not established. Studies suffer from multiple limitations. Our aim is to compare the safety and benefits of laparoscopic versus… Expand
Hyperbilirubinemia in Appendicitis: A New Predictor of Perforation
- J. Estrada, M. Petrosyan, +4 authors R. Mason
- Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
- 11 April 2007
This study examines the relationship between hyperbilirubinemia and appendicitis. It was hypothesized that an association exists between the presence of appendiceal perforation and… Expand
Ventral Hernia Management: Expert Consensus Guided by Systematic Review.
OBJECTIVE To achieve consensus on the best practices in the management of ventral hernias (VH). BACKGROUND Management patterns for VH are heterogeneous, often with little supporting evidence or… Expand
Porcelain gallbladder is not associated with gallbladder carcinoma.
The surgical management of porcelain gallbladder is based on studies performed in 1931 and 1962, which indicated a correlation between porcelain gallbladder and carcinoma. We sought to evaluate the… Expand
Criteria for definition of a complex abdominal wall hernia
AbstractPurpose A clear definition of “complex (abdominal wall) hernia” is missing, though the term is often used. Practically all “complex hernia” literature is retrospective and lacks proper… Expand
Intestinal ischemia and the gut-liver axis: an in vitro model.
- S. Towfigh, T. Heisler, +4 authors C. Chandler
- Biology, Medicine
- The Journal of surgical research
- 1 February 2000
BACKGROUND Sustained intestinal ischemic injury often leads to shock and multiorgan failure, mediated in part by a cytokine cascade. Animal models have also identified a central role of Kupffer cells… Expand
Role of imaging in the diagnosis of occult hernias.
IMPORTANCE Occult hernias are symptomatic but not palpable on physical examination. This is more commonly seen with inguinal hernias. Early diagnosis and treatment of occult hernias are essential in… Expand
A surgical skills elective can improve student confidence prior to internship.
BACKGROUND A focused surgical resident readiness curriculum for senior medical students can improve confidence in surgical skills compared to current surgical interns. MATERIALS AND METHODS A… Expand
The use of cognitive task analysis to improve the learning of percutaneous tracheostomy placement.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the current study was to determine the effectiveness of using cognitive task analysis (CTA) to develop a curriculum to teach the behavioral skills and the cognitive… Expand
Significant reduction in incidence of wound contamination by skin flora through use of microbial sealant.
- S. Towfigh, W. Cheadle, S. Lowry, M. Malangoni, S. Wilson
- Archives of surgery
- 15 September 2008
HYPOTHESIS Application of skin sealant prior to incision reduces microbial contamination of the wound. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, multicenter clinical trial. SETTING Six teaching hospitals.… Expand