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BACKGROUND There is wide variation among laparoscopic colon resection techniques, including the approach for mobilization and the extent of intracorporal vessel ligation, bowel division or anastamosis. We compared the short-term outcomes of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (LRHC) with intracorporeal (IA) versus extracorporeal (EA) anastamosis. METHODS We(More)
Dietary flaxseed has significant anti-atherogenic effects. However, the limits of this action and its effects on vascular contractile function are not known. We evaluated the effects of flaxseed supplementation on atherosclerosis and vascular function under prolonged hypercholesterolemic conditions in New Zealand White rabbits assigned to one of four groups(More)
Background Considerable resources have been invested in both low- and high-fidelity simulators in surgical training. The purpose of this study was to investigate if the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS, low-fidelity box trainer) and LapVR (high-fidelity virtual reality) training systems correlate with operative performance on the Global Operative(More)
BACKGROUND Considerable resources have been invested in low- and high-fidelity simulators in surgical training. To our knowledge, no investigation has compared the 2 head to head for operative assessment purposes. The purpose of this study was to assess the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) low-fidelity video trainer and LapVR (high-fidelity(More)
Chlamydophila pneumonia (C. pneumonia) infection has been associated with the progression of atherosclerosis. It remains unclear, however, whether C. pneumoniae in the absence of an immune response can alone initiate atherogenic events within a complex vessel environment. Left anterior descending coronary arteries isolated from porcine hearts were dissected(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery entails a unique skill set, but it is unclear whether it requires a specific assessment form or whether more general assessment tools can be applied. The purpose of this study was to assess the concurrent validity of 2 previously validated assessment scales. One scale designed specifically to assess laparoscopic skills and(More)
Diameter sorting of carbon nanotubes by gradient centrifugation: role of endohedral water, phys. stat. sol. experimental and theoretical investigation of the propensity of peptoids as drug carriers, WSEAS Trans. Independently switchable atomic transistors with predefined quantum conductance by reversible contact reconstruction, Nano Lett.molecule DNA(More)
Currently, general surgeons provide about 50% of endoscopy services across Canada and an even greater proportion outside large urban centres. It is essential that endoscopy remain a core component of general surgery practice and a core competency of general surgery residency training. The Canadian Association of General Surgeons Residents Committee supports(More)
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