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Total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation (TPTX+AT) and subtotal parathyroidectomy (SPTX) are considered standard surgical treatments for refractory renal hyperparathyroidism. However, there is little data available comparing their outcomes in an area with poor access to renal transplant and calcimimetics.
⁃Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a form of "mechanotherapy", that, from its original applications as urological lithotripsy, gained the field of musculo-skeletal diseases as Orthotripsy (mainly tendinopaties and bone regenerative disorders) and Regenerative Medicine as well. ⁃The mechanisms of action of Shock Waves (SW), when applied in non-urological indications, are not related to the direct mechanical effect, but to the different pathways of biological reactions, that derive from that aco...
Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a common acute presenting complaint to hospital. Unlike upper gastrointestinal bleeding, the diagnostic and therapeutic approach is not well-standardised. Intensive monitoring and urgent interventions are essential for patients with severe LGIB. The aim of this study is to investigate factors that predict severe LGIB and develop a clinical predictor tool to accurately triage LGIB in the emergency department of a busy metropolitan teaching hospital.
Blepharoptosis correction with minimal eyelid scarring is a desirable outcome. The aim of this study was to describe in detail our method of blepharoptosis correction transconjunctivally using buried suture method and to demonstrate its effectiveness.
Strong evidence supports the use of neoadjuvant radiotherapy in rectal cancer to improve local control. This randomised controlled trial aimed to determine the effect of clinical and non-clinical factors on decision making by colorectal surgeons in patients with rectal cancer.
To evaluate the interaction between extent of lymph node dissection (LND) and overall survival (OS) in patients with various histologic types of uterine cancer.
Xenotransplantation attracted interest from regulatory authorities, particularly after the demonstration of pig-to-human transmission of porcine endogenous retrovirus (1996). This added to the risk of a product, resulting in a Guidance of the US Food and Drug Administration (2003). This addresses the full flow chart in product manufacturing, starting with the designated pathogen-free status of the source animal; and special aspects regarding the recipient like informed consent and monitoring for infectious ...
Longitudinal changes in bone and body composition occurring in obese men after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been evaluated.
we propose long-term -ostomy rate following laparoscopic rectal cancer resection must be included as an overall quality indicator of treatment in conjunction with frequently reported and readily available end points.
To establish whether pre-operative investigations are able to predict cerebral tolerance to carotid cross clamping during carotid endarterectomy (CEA).
To assess the effectiveness of intra-abdominal drain (IAD) post laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC).
Chronic muscle pain syndrome is one of the main causes of musculoskeletal pathologies requiring treatment. Many terms have been used in the past to describe painful muscular syndromes in the absence of evident local nociception such as myogelosis, muscle hardening, myalgia, muscular rheumatism, fibrositis or myofascial trigger point with or without referred pain. If it persists over six months or more, it often becomes therapy resistant and frequently results in chronic generalized pain, characterized by a ...
A major hepatic resection is currently defined as resection of 3 or more segments. The aim of this study was to analyse the post-operative morbidity and mortality of hepatic resections in relation to the number of segments excised.
To evaluate the clinical outcomes of laparoscopic floppy Nissen fundoplication (LNF) and laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication (LTF) for the treatment of gastroesophageal disease (GERD).
Aim was to investigate the effect of methylprednisolone and tenoxicam on the protection of damage of the nerve physiomorphology caused by prolene mesh used in hernia repair.
Significant progress in life-supporting kidney xenograft survival in nonhuman primates (NHPs) has been associated largely with the increasing availability of pigs with genetic modifications that protect the pig tissues from the primate immune response and/or correct molecular incompatibilities between pig and primate. Blockade of the CD40/CD154 costimulation pathway with anti-CD154 mAb therapy has contributed to prolongation of kidney xenograft survival, although this agent may not be clinically available. ...
Although liver resection is widely accepted as a potentially curative treatment for colorectal liver metastases, there is an ongoing debate on the indications for hepatectomy for the treatment of liver metastases from non-colorectal primary tumors. The number of candidates for hepatectomy for non-colorectal liver metastases may increase due to advances in chemotherapy; however, the factors related to prognosis after hepatectomy for non-colorectal liver metastases have yet to be clearly elucidated.
Although not completely painless, breast-conserving surgery is considerably less painful than modified radical mastectomy. Local anesthetics are speculated to reduce postoperative pain when placed at the surgical site. Thus, we conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials to evaluate the efficacy of bupivacaine or ropivacaine analgesia for pain relief in breast cancer surgery.
Large pore size and controlled mesh elongation are relevant predictors for mesh integration quality and low shrinkage - Systematic analysis of key parameters of meshes in a novel minipig hernia model.
Prosthetic mesh implants in hernia repair are frequently used based on that fact that lower recurrence rates are detected. However, an undesirable side effect is persistent foreign body reaction that drives adhesions and shrinkage among other things in the course of time. Thereby a variety of meshes have been created in an attempt to alleviate these side effects, and particular relating to shrinkage, the ideal mesh has not been developed. Large pore size is one of the properties to get better ingrowth of th...
Submucous myomas represent one of the main indications of operative hysteroscopy. Hysteroscopic resection of submucous fibroids should be a simple, well-tolerated and effective procedure and ideally accomplished in in only one surgical step.
Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) and other benign goiters (BG) might influence patients' quality of life (QoL). The objective of this study was to analyze influence of surgery on these patients' QoL.