Wensheng Rao

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Nasogastric tubes (NGT) have been routinely used after abdominal procedures, largely due to the accepted tradition, especially in China. However, studies recently questioned the role of routine NGT intubation by stating that it was overused and many complications occurred from its use. Herein, we performed a systematic review and a meta-analysis evaluating(More)
There is a controversy over whether the different outcomes of prophylaxis of hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence are attributable to different treatments. A systematic review and a meta-analysis were conducted to evaluate lamivudine monotherapy and combined therapy of lamivudine and hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) in HBV infected liver recipients. A fixed(More)
Despite the wide acceptance of laparoscopic resection of abdominal tumors, few cases of laparoscopic removal of retroperitoneal schwannoma have been reported to date. We present a case of retroperitoneal schwannoma, encircled with the celiac artery, common hepatic artery, splenic artery, splenic vein, and portal vein, which was resected successfully using(More)
An i.v. solution of 5% dextrose with doxapram 2 mg ml-1 or 5% dextrose alone was administered to 53 patients following lateral thoracotomy. Estimations of arterial PO2, PCO2 and pH were made before operation, during infusion and 7 days after after operation. Respiratory function tests were carried out before and 7 days after operation. There were no(More)
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