Shlomi Rayman

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The incidence of appendicitis in the elderly has risen. Older age is an independent predictor of poor surgical outcome. Herein, we present the most comprehensive single institution study to describe the natural history and outcome of appendicitis in elderly patients. A review of 1898 consecutive patients who underwent appendectomy between 2004 and 2007 was(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasonography is frequently used to diagnose acute appendicitis in women of reproductive age, but its diagnostic value in pregnant patients remains unclear. This study sought to compare the diagnostic performance of ultrasound in pregnant and young nonpregnant women with suspected acute appendicitis. METHODS The database of a single tertiary(More)
Acute appendicitis is the most common nonobstetric indication for surgical intervention during pregnancy. However, the current literature is scarce and composed of relatively small case series. We aimed to compare the presentation, management, and surgical outcomes of presumed acute appendicitis between a contemporary cohort of pregnant women and(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal surgical approach to acute appendicitis in pregnancy remains controversial. Our aim was to compare perioperative and obstetric outcomes associated with laparoscopic and open appendectomy in a large contemporary cohort of pregnant women. METHODS Retrospective review of all women who underwent appendectomy during pregnancy in a single(More)
BACKGROUND Hiatal hernia (HH) is common in the bariatric population. Its presence imposes various degrees of difficulty in performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Preoperative upper gastrointestinal evaluation consists of fluoroscopic and or endoscopic studies OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of routine, preoperative barium swallow in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association between single previous abortion and pregnancy outcome in nulliparous women. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of all nulliparous women who delivered in a university-affiliated tertiary hospital (2009-2014). Pregnancy outcome of women with single previous first trimester abortion (study group) was compared to(More)
The aim of this paper is to evaluate our Unit's initial experience using the Intact breast lesion excision system as a therapeutic excision option for benign or borderline breast lesions, which otherwise would entail open operative excision. The study includes the first 111 patients who underwent therapeutic excision with the intact radiofrequency system(More)
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