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Efficacy in standard clinical practice of colonoscopic polypectomy in reducing colorectal cancer incidence
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death from cancer in Western countries. Removal of adenomas is based on the assumption that it could lead to a reduction in the incidenceExpand
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Prospective Evaluation of Criteria for Microbiological Diagnosis of Prosthetic-Joint Infection at Revision Arthroplasty
ABSTRACT A prospective study was performed to establish criteria for the microbiological diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection at elective revision arthroplasty. Patients were treated in aExpand
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Importance of conversion for results obtained with laparoscopic colorectal surgery
PURPOSE: The need for a conversion is a problem inherent in laparoscopic surgery. The present study points up the significance of conversion for the results obtained with laparoscopic colorectalExpand
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Single port/incision laparoscopic surgery compared with standard three-port laparoscopic surgery for appendicectomy: a randomized controlled trial
Background and objectiveThe aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of single port/incision laparoscopic surgery (SPILS) with standard three-port laparoscopic surgery for appendicectomy inExpand
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Prospective multicenter study of the quality of oncologic resections in patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal surgery for cancer
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic colorectal surgery for cancer is currently under discussion. Results of large, randomized studies will not be available for a number of years yet. This study analyses theExpand
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Laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection
PURPOSE: Although laparoscopic colorectal surgery is attracting ever more attention, its use for curative treatment of colorectal carcinoma in particular continues to be controversial. The presentExpand
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A prospective analysis of 13,580 colonoscopies
BackgroundThe aims of this study were to assess the safety and efficacy of surgeons performing colonoscopy, and to use the results to reevaluate currently available credentialing guidelines.MethodsAExpand
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High incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in The Netherlands
PURPOSE: To gain recent epidemiologic information about inflammatory bowel disease in The Netherlands, a prospective study over four years (1991–1995) was performed. METHODS: The incidence ofExpand
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Colorectal cancer in the elderly and the influence of lead time bias: better survival does not equate with improved life expectancy
AimsPoorer outcomes in those aged ≥80 years who undergo colorectal cancer surgery have been previously reported. Little is known about the natural history of those managed non-operatively. WeExpand
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Colorectal surgery in Italy: a snapshot from the iCral study group
During a recent prospective trial on early diagnosis of anastomotic leakage (AL) after colorectal surgery, we gathered a large database on more than 1500 procedures performed in 19 surgical centersExpand
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