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A Review of Chronic Pain After Inguinal Herniorrhaphy
BackgroundChronic pain was believed to be a recognized but infrequent complication after inguinal hernia repair. Evidence suggests that patients with chronic pain place a considerable burden onExpand
Systematic review of the definition and measurement of anastomotic leak after gastrointestinal surgery
Anastomotic leak after gastrointestinal surgery is an important postoperative event that leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Postoperative leak rates are frequently used as an indicator ofExpand
Malignant obstruction of the left colon
The management of malignant obstruction of the colon distal to the splenic flexure is controversial. The ‘traditional’ three‐stage procedure is marred by frequent failure to complete the plannedExpand
The measurement and monitoring of surgical adverse events.
BACKGROUND Surgical adverse events contribute significantly to postoperative morbidity, yet the measurement and monitoring of events is often imprecise and of uncertain validity. Given the trend ofExpand
Chronic pain and quality of life following open inguinal hernia repair
The aim was to determine the frequency and characteristics of chronic pain following open inguinal hernia repair and to identify risk factors for its development.
Emergency surgery for diverticular disease complicated by generalized and faecal peritonitis: A review
There is little uniformity in either the indications for operation, the classification of the pathology or the operative management of generalized or faecal peritonitis secondary to perforatedExpand
Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer: systematic reviews and economic evaluation.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic, laparoscopically assisted (hereafter together described as laparoscopic surgery)Expand
Outcome of a conservative policy for managing acute sigmoid diverticulitis
A conservative policy for patients presenting with acute sigmoid diverticulitis is associated with a low operation rate, and low overall and operative mortality rates. The long‐term consequences ofExpand
Surgical wound infection as a performance indicator: agreement of common definitions of wound infection in 4773 patients
Abstract Objective To assess the level of agreement between common definitions of wound infection that might be used as performance indicators. Design Prospective observational study. Setting LondonExpand
Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer: safe and effective? – A systematic review
ObjectiveTo determine the clinical effectiveness of laparoscopic and laparoscopically assisted surgery in comparison with open surgery for the treatment of colorectal cancer.BackgroundOpen resectionExpand