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BACKGROUND The Surgical Infection Society (SIS) guidelines for antibiotic (Ab) usage minimally changed the surgical practice. The authors believed that clinical evidence of the safety, advantage, and effectiveness of SIS guidelines may improve inappropriate usage of Ab. METHODS A group of dedicated surgeons attempted to use Ab appropriately to SIS(More)
BACKGROUND The use of antibiotics in uncomplicated appendicitis in children, remains the area of controversy. The aim of the study was to assess the necessity of antibiotic administration in nonperforated appendicitis in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS The design of the study was a double blind randomized controlled trial, with a follow-up of 4 to 20(More)
INTRODUCTION Enteric duplication (ED) cysts are rare. The commonness of ultrasonographic investigation contributes to an earlier diagnosis of such a pathology before the onset of the first clinical symptoms. A planned mini-invasive surgical treatment during the infancy is proposed. This study presents the possibility and safety of elective laparoscopic or(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has become an increasingly popular bariatric procedure in the pediatric population worldwide. The fear of complications, postoperative pain, and recovery remain the reservations for wider application of surgery in morbidly obese children. We present a novel technique for LSG remnant retrieval. MATERIALS(More)
Pachydermodactyly (PDD) is a rare and benign form of digital soft tissues fibromatosis, which affects the skin of the fingers. The disorder is characterized by asymptomatic, symmetric, progressive soft tissue swelling of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints of the fingers. The etiology of disease remains unknown. It is usually acquired, even though(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to assess the quality of life (QoL) using Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire PDQ-39 after bilateral subthalamic deep brain stimulation (STN DBS), and to identify correlations between changes in UPDRS score and separate PDQ-39 QoL dimensions and PDQ summary index (SI) score at long-term follow-up. METHODS We evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Haemangiomas are benign tumours that may occasionally compress vital structures, or cause consumptive coagulopathy and heart failure. We describe our recent experience with interferon-alpha as a treatment modality for high-risk haemangiomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eight children with high-risk haemangiomas were treated with interferon-alpha, six(More)
Purpose A sutureless gastroschisis repair allows for spontaneous closure of abdominal wall defect. We report our experience focusing on final esthetic outcome. Methods Retrospective data were collected from medical reports of all neonates with gastroschisis operated from January 2009 to December 2013. Variables recorded included patients descriptors,(More)