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BACKGROUND This study was designed to test a hypothesis that intrahepatic hydatid cyst location can effect the incidence of cystobiliary communications and the cavity-related complications. METHODS A total of 121 cysts treated by conservative surgical methods in 113 patients were evaluated prospectively. Cysts were grouped as near to the liver hilum(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The accuracy of transurethral bladder catheter pressure in reflecting intra-abdominal pressure is well defined in experimental studies and case reports but not in controlled clinical trials. PATIENTS AND METHODS We compared bladder pressure with insufflator pressure during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 40 patients. Measurements(More)
In order to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the 61st World Health Assembly has endorsed an NCD action plan (WHA resolution 61.14). A package for essential NCDs including chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) has also been developed. The Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) is a new but rapidly developing voluntary(More)
A 50-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with the chief complaints of vomiting and nocturnal cough for one year. His complaints were progressive and had worsened within the last two months. Chest X-ray revealed a right-sided paracardiac opacity. Computed tomography of the thorax showed a supradiaphragmatic mass lesion containing air and solid(More)
Chyloperitoneum is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Although uncommon, it has been reported after retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. But the incidence of this complication after radical gastrectomy is unknown. In the present study, we analyzed our patients who underwent D3 dissection for gastric carcinoma and developed(More)
The physiology of the patient during laparoscopy differs from that of open surgery. Both pneumoperitoneum and obstructive jaundice impair the hepatic function, but the combined insult has not been previously examined. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) pneumoperitoneum on hepatic function in a rat model of obstructive(More)
BACKGROUND Since the first introduction of tumour markers, their usefulness for diagnosis has been a challenging question. The aim of the present prospective study was to investigate, in colorectal cancer patients, the relationship between preoperative tumour marker concentrations and various clinical variables. METHODS The study prospectively enrolled(More)
Background: The effectiveness of endoscopic clipping in the hemostasis of bleeding esophageal varices and the eventual variceal eradication was compared with that of band ligation. Methods: Forty patients were enrolled in the study in a prospective manner, 19 of whom received endoscopic clipping (group I) and the remaining (n = 21 patients) received(More)
An intestinal bezoar causing obstruction is usually treated by an open approach, either with manual mechanical fragmentation or with enterotomy and removal of the bezoar. In this article, we report the minimally invasive surgical management of a 59-year-old man in whom a bezoar obstructing the small intestine developed at the site of an adhesion from a(More)
In the management of mild acute biliary pancreatitis, it is generally recommended to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy after the subsidence of the attack during the same hospital admission. The effect of laparoscopy on abdominal organs has been widely investigated but not in acute pancreatitis. This study used an animal model of mild acute pancreatitis(More)