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OBJECTIVE This study aims to determine the role of the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as a prognostic marker for patients with nonmetastatic colorectal cancer undergoing curative resection. BACKGROUND An NLR reflects a systematic inflammatory response, with some evidence suggesting that an elevated preoperative NLR of more than 5.0 is associated(More)
Textile supply chains consist of multinational garment retailers (customers), garment manufacturers (suppliers), and ancillary suppliers (suppliers to manufacturers). This paper evaluates suppliers' within the Indian textile and clothing industry (both garment manufacturers and ancillary suppliers) using sustainability criteria. Examining a sample of(More)
Emergency surgery for colorectal cancer has been associated with high mortality. The aim of this study is to determine factors predictive of undergoing emergency surgery, of 30-day mortality, and explore the role of screening in patients undergoing emergency surgery. All patients at our unit, undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer between 2004 and 2014(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Using resource-based view (RBV) of the firm as a theoretical backdrop; we aim to find out the relative impact of a firm's functional capabilities (namely, marketing and operations) and diversification strategies (product/ service and international diversification) on financial performance. We hypothesize that this linkage depends on(More)
Surgeons have attempted to minimize postoperative anastomotic complications by employing intraoperative tests and manoeuvres to assess colorectal anastomotic integrity. These have evolved over time with improvement in operative technology and techniques. This systematic review aims to examine the impact of such intraoperative assessments. A systematic(More)
Incisional hernia is a significant complication in patients undergoing elective laparotomy. Its incidence is increased in patients with risk factors, such as obesity and chronic respiratory disease. The purpose of this pooled analysis was to evaluate the use of prophylactic mesh placement following laparotomy in high-risk patients. A systematic literature(More)
Anastomotic leakage is a serious complication in restorative colorectal surgery. Anastomotic leakage and its subsequent management may have long-term impact on survival. This study aims to assess the impact of colorectal anastomotic leak (AL) on overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). A prospective database of 1,048 patients undergoing(More)
Laparoscopic surgery is being increasingly used in colorectal cancer resections. The aim of this national study was to determine whether laparoscopy confers a long-term survival advantage in colorectal cancer. A national administrative data set (Hospital Episode Statistics—HES) encompassing all elective hospital admissions in England between 2001 and 2011(More)