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Background Surgical resident education is entering a critical era of achieving core competencies despite work hour restrictions. An assessment of on-call activity is needed to maximize educational merit.
Background Temporary abdominal wound closure is sometimes desirable when tension-free approximation of the wound edges is impractical or when reexploration is planned.
Background Topical 2-octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive is an alternative to traditional devices for closing short surgical incisions.
Background We sought to determine the prevalence of low health literacy (LHL) among patients in a preoperative clinic, the characteristics associated with LHL, and the association between LHL and adherence to preoperative instructions.
Background Although local recurrence of advanced esophageal cancer is frequent after definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT), the clinical benefit of salvage esophagectomy has not been elucidated.
Background The operative approach for esophageal cancer varies from simple palliative resection to extended esophagectomy with 3-field lymph-node dissection or en-bloc esophagectomy (EBE) depending on tumor and patient status and surgical strategy of the surgeon. The merits and demerits of such...
Background Cryoablation is a recent technological advance and has been used for the percutaneous treatment of breast fibroadenomas. Herein, we provide a retrospective summary of the early experience from a nationwide group.
Background Major resective surgery in octogenarians with malignancy is considered risky. Because elderly people are growing in number, there is a greater need to define the role of curative resection (CR) in these patients.
Background Frey's operation is indicated on patients with chronic pancreatitis who have “head dominant” disease and involves resection of the head of pancreas and lateral pancreaticojejunostomy (LRLPJ). There is little information about the postoperative complications after this procedure and...
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