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Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery in the Asia-Pacific Region: APMBSS 2018 Survey
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It was showed that bariatric/metabolic surgery is rapidly developing along with various problems in Asia-Pacific countries, including public insurance coverage, training system, national registry, and lack of awareness and comprehension. Expand
Axillary accessory breast carcinoma masquerading as axillary abscess: a case report.
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Staging and management should be tailored-made according to the location of the accessory breast as well as its known pattern of lymphatic drainage. Expand
Efficacy of low residue enteral formula versus clear liquid diet during bowel preparation for colonoscopy: a randomised controlled pilot trial
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Data suggest that the addition of oral PEPTAMEN® as part of the bowel preparation regimen did not significantly alter the luminal cleanliness score during colonoscopy while alleviating hunger. Expand
Pathogenesis and Management of Buerger’s Disease
Buerger’s disease or thromboangiitis obliterans causes pain, ulceration, or gangrene in the lower or upper extremity. It is associated with chronic cigarette smoking and is believed to be an immuneExpand
A survey of contemporary opinions and practices of surgical and intensive care specialists towards peri-operative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in Asia.
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Despite the availability of strong epidemiological data, randomized controlled trials and multicentre case-controlled studies, perioperative VTE prophylactic practices are still suboptimal in Asia. Expand
Barium peritonitis--following barium enema of the proximal colon through a colostomy.
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An elderly male patient with a Hartmann's procedure performed a year previously, presenting with peritonitis following barium enema evaluation of the proximal colon via an end descending colon stoma is described. Expand
Previous Radial Artery Harvest for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Does Not Impede Ipsilateral Proximal Vascular Access Construction
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The conclusion in this case report is that the brachial and ulnar arteries are compromised by atherosclerosis and could not adapt to the increased flow into the low resistance cephalic vein after a BCF, leading to DHIS. Expand
Idiopathic duodenal varix presenting as a massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report.
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A case of a 61-year-old lady with an idiopathic duodenal varix presenting as an upper gastrointestinal bleeding is reported, which is rare in the absence of cirrhosis or portal hypertension. Expand
Ano-coccygeal support in the treatment of idiopathic chronic posterior anal fissure: a prospective non-randomised controlled pilot trial
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Results demonstrated that the ano-coccygeal support attached to a standard toilet seat is at least as effective as lateral internal sphincterotomy for chronic anal fissure, without any short-term complications. Expand
Wound infection following stoma reversal: a prospective comparative study between primary closure and partial closure with intervening silver dressings
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A new method of wound closure following stoma reversals by performing partial closure with intervening silver dressings is described and evaluated, and a comparison of the new method with a PC, and the SSI rates among both these groups were studied. Expand
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