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Long-term Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Suture Versus Mesh Repair of Incisional Hernia
- J. Burger, R. W. Luijendijk, W. Hop, J. Halm, E. Verdaasdonk, J. Jeekel
- Annals of surgery
- 1 October 2004
Objective:The objective of this study was to determine the best treatment of incisional hernia, taking into account recurrence, complications, discomfort, cosmetic result, and patient satisfaction.… Expand
Laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery for colon cancer: short-term outcomes of a randomised trial.
BACKGROUND The safety and short-term benefits of laparoscopic colectomy for cancer remain debatable. The multicentre COLOR (COlon cancer Laparoscopic or Open Resection) trial was done to assess the… Expand
Hybrid genotypes in the pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus neoformans.
Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) genotyping of isolates of the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans suggested a considerable genetic divergence between the varieties C. neoformans… Expand
Dutch national survey to test the STRONGkids nutritional risk screening tool in hospitalized children.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Children admitted to the hospital are at risk of developing malnutrition. The aim of the present study was to investigate the feasibility and value of a new nutritional risk… Expand
Laparoscopic versus open surgery for rectal cancer (COLOR II): short-term outcomes of a randomised, phase 3 trial.
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery as an alternative to open surgery in patients with rectal cancer has not yet been shown to be oncologically safe. The aim in the COlorectal cancer Laparoscopic or Open… Expand
Immunophenotyping of blood lymphocytes in childhood. Reference values for lymphocyte subpopulations.
- W. Comans-Bitter, R. de Groot, +5 authors J. V. van Dongen
- The Journal of pediatrics
- 1 March 1997
OBJECTIVE Immunophenotyping of blood lymphocytes is an important tool in the diagnosis of hematologic and immunologic disorders. Because of maturation and expansion of the immune system in the first… Expand
An immunohistochemical procedure to detect patients with paraganglioma and phaeochromocytoma with germline SDHB, SDHC, or SDHD gene mutations: a retrospective and prospective analysis.
BACKGROUND Phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas are neuro-endocrine tumours that occur sporadically and in several hereditary tumour syndromes, including the phaeochromocytoma-paraganglioma… Expand
A randomized trial investigating an exercise program to prevent reduction of bone mineral density and impairment of motor performance during treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Reduced bone mineral density (BMD), altered body composition, impaired motor performance and passive ankle dorsiflexion are side effects of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment. We performed… Expand
Survival after laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery for colon cancer: long-term outcome of a randomised clinical trial.
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer has been proven safe, but debate continues over whether the available long-term survival data justify implementation of laparoscopic techniques in… Expand
Malnutrition in critically ill children: from admission to 6 months after discharge.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Little is known about the nutritional status of critically ill children during hospitalisation in and after discharge from an intensive care unit. We set up a prospective,… Expand