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Background Histories of kidney transplantation rarely mention a series reported by Gordon Murray of Toronto and published by the American Journal of Surgery 50 years ago.
Hemorrhage is a major cause of trauma deaths. Coagulopathy exacerbates hemorrhage and is commonly seen during major trauma resuscitation, suggesting that current practice of coagulation factor transfusion is inadequate. Reversal of coagulopathy involves normalization of body temperature,...
Background Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) before liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been proposed to prevent tumor progression, thus decreasing tumor recurrence and increasing survival.
Background The optimal palliative method for patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer remains controversial.
Background The present study was prompted by our previous successful experience with the compression anastomosis clip (CAC) on animals followed by a study on 20 patients scheduled for colonic resection.
Background There are several methods of contrast administration when performing computed tomography (CT) scanning for suspected appendicitis. In this systematic review we evaluated the diagnostic performance of CT with and without contrast material.
Background Symptomatic hypocalcemia remains the main postoperative complication after total thyroidectomy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of oral supplementation of calcitriol and calcium salts in preventing severe postoperative hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy.
Background Aprotinin has been shown to promote clot formation through its antifibrinolytic activity, by inhibiting the plasmin-induced complement activation and by protecting the platelets adhesive surface receptors. It has been successfully used in cardiac and liver transplantation surgery.
Background Practicing surgical tasks on bench models can be arranged in 3 ways: as the entire task, or as individual skills practiced separately in blocked or random order. The issue of the optimal practice schedule for the acquisition of surgical tasks is critical for enhancing training programs.
Objective To evaluate the effects of non-obstetric surgical procedures on maternal and fetal outcome.
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