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Moglia Robert Scott - - 2014
Polymerized high internal phase emulsions (polyHIPEs) have been utilized in the creation of injectable scaffolds that cure in situ to fill irregular bone defects and potentially improve tissue healing. Previously, thermally-initiated scaffolds required hours to cure which diminished the potential for clinical translation. Here, a double-barrel syringe system for fabricating ...
Ambrose John A JA Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, Fresno, Calif., - - 2014
Objectives: The Micropuncture® 21-gauge needle may reduce complications related to vessel trauma from inadvertent venous or posterior arterial wall puncture. Methods: This was a single-center, multiple-user trial. Four hundred and two patients undergoing possible or definite percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomized 1:1 to an 18-gauge versus a 21-gauge needle. ...
Müller Nada N Division of Periodontology and Oral Pathophysiology, University of Geneva, Rue Barthélemy-Menn 19, CH-1205, Geneva, - - 2014
To evaluate repeated subgingival air-polishing in residual pockets with a new erythritol powder containing 0.3% chlorhexidine. Single-center, examiner masked, randomized clinical trial of 12 months with a two-arm, within-subject parallel design. 50 patients in periodontal maintenance were monitored in 3-month intervals. At months 0, 3, 6 and 9, all sites ...
McVay Derek P DP Department of Surgery, Madigan Healthcare System, Tacoma, WA, - - 2014
To determine whether day and time of admission influences the practice patterns of the admitting general surgeon and subsequent outcomes for patients diagnosed with small bowel obstruction. A retrospective database review was carried out, covering patients admitted with the presumed diagnosis of partial small bowel obstruction from 2004-2011. A total ...
Kuniewicz Marcin - - 2014
According to the latest guidelines, atrioventricular (DDD) pacing demonstrates superiority over atrial pacing (AAI) in sick sinus syndrome (SSS) treatment. Aim of this study was to compare the results of treatment among patients with AAI or DDD stimulation with SSS in a long term observation. The whole group counted 809 ...
Annborn Martin M Department of Intensive and Perioperative Care, Skåne University Hospital, 221 85, Lund, Sweden, - - 2014
We hypothesized that a targeted temperature of 33 °C as compared to that of 36 °C would increase survival and reduce the severity of circulatory shock in patients with shock on admission after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The recently published Target Temperature Management trial (TTM-trial) randomized 939 OHCA patients with no difference ...
Sturm Jesse J JJ Connecticut Children's Medical Center, West Hartford, CT, USA University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA - - 2014
Objective. Intervention to reduce nonurgent pediatric emergency department (PED) visits over a 12-month follow-up. Methods. Prospective, randomized, controlled trial enrolled children seen in the PED for nonurgent concerns. Intervention subjects received a structured session/handout specific to their primary care provider (PCP), which outlined ways to obtain medical advice. Visitation to ...
Ahanatha Pillai Sastha S Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai - 600001, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Fast track programmes have been introduced in pancreatic surgery, but the data are sparse. The aim of this prospective study was to analyse the feasibility of implementing fast track rehabilitation protocol in PD with pancreaticogastrostomy, using historical control for comparison. Between April 2012 and December 2012, twenty patients who underwent ...
Pielen Amelie A Eye Center, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; Eye Hospital, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, - - 2014
To compare standard-of-care grid laser photocoagulation versus intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) versus a combination of both in the treatment of chronic (>3 months) macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion. Prospective, randomized, multicentre clinical trial. Thirty patients with a best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) between 20/320 and 20/40 were randomized 1:1:1 to ...
Jones Lee W LW Lee W. Jones, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Pamela S. Douglas, Michel G. Khouri, Daniel Wojdyla, William E. Kraus, and Christopher M. O'Connor, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; John R. Mackey, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and David J. Whellan, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. - - 2014
To investigate the efficacy and safety of aerobic training (AT) in patients with cancer with medically stable heart failure (HF). A retrospective analysis of 90 patients with cancer who have HF and who were randomly assigned to AT (n = 47) or guideline-based usual care (UC; n = 43) was ...
Okamoto Fumiki F Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To quantify aniseikonia in patients undergoing vitrectomy for epiretinal membrane (ERM) and to investigate the relationship between the aniseikonia and the foveal microstructure by spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography (OCT). Prospective, consecutive, interventional case series. This study included 44 eyes of 44 patients undergoing vitrectomy for idiopathic ERM. We examined ...
Chen Weihu W Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tongling People's Hospital, Tongling, Anhui, People's Republic of - - 2014
One of the primary goals of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is to create widely patent paranasal sinus ostia, but lateralization of the middle turbinate (MT) after ESS can obstruct otherwise patent ethmoid and maxillary sinuses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of turbinate-septal suturing in preventing ...
Parvizi Daryousch D Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, - - 2014
Acellular dermal matrices (ADM) have been used frequently in therapeutic and prophylactic breast procedures. To date there have been no reports on vascularisation of ADMs and formation of tissue around them as seen with modern non-invasive imaging techniques such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). In this case series, we used CEUS ...
Van Roey Karel - - 2014
The evaluation of new long-lasting insecticidal bed nets (LLINs) is coordinated by the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES). In 2007, Netprotect(R) was granted WHOPES interim recommendation after Phase I and II evaluations. Present study evaluates Netprotect(R) in a Phase III trial in rural Cambodia. A randomized, prospective longitudinal study design ...
Ozaslan Ersan E Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Çukurambar Mah. 1429. Cad. 24/2, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
There are scarce data regarding the impact of sphincterotome design on cannulation success. We aimed to compare two different 5.5 Fr standard sphincterotomes to determine initial cannulation success. Adult patients with naive papillae were enrolled in a prospective, randomized, crossover study. Two different 5.5 Fr sphincterotomes preloaded with guidewire (GW) were used ...
Shahzad Adeel A Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, - - 2014
Bivalirudin, with selective use of glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitor agents, is an accepted standard of care in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). We aimed to compare antithrombotic therapy with bivalirudin or unfractionated heparin during this procedure. In our open-label, randomised controlled trial, we enrolled consecutive adults scheduled for angiography in ...
Matthews Jennifer L K JL From the *Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; †Division of Biostatistics, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; ‡Faculty of Chiropractic, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY; and §Plastic Surgery, Banff, AB, - - 2014
The vertical scar bilateral breast reduction is a highly effective technique to reduce breast volume and create long-lasting aesthetic improvements. A cited disadvantage is the inability to adequately shorten the vertical scar, leading to chest wall scars or inframammary puckers. Gathering or cinching sutures have been described as a strategy ...
Neuen Brendon L BL School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Cairns. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patency after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of native hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) is highly variable. This study aimed to identify predictors of patency following angioplasty in native AVFs. All endovascular procedures performed in native AVFs between 2005 and 2013 at two institutions were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical, anatomic, biochemical, and medication variables ...
Entezari Morteza M Ophthalmic Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Imam Hossein Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of intravenous erythropoietin (EPO) on improvement of visual function and color vision in patients with recent indirect traumatic optic neuropathy (TON). In a case series, 18 eyes of 18 patients with diagnosis of indirect TON with duration of less than 2 weeks underwent 20,000 IU intravenous EPO ...
Oni Georgette G Dr Oni is a research fellow, Drs Hoxworth and Teotia are assistant professors, and Dr Kenkel is a professor and vice-chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, DallasDr Brown is a professor and executive director of the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
The Ulthera System (Ulthera, Inc, Mesa, Arizona) employs microfocused ultrasound to cause discrete focal heating of the dermis and stimulate neocollagenesis and elastin remodeling. The authors investigated tightening and lifting of cheek tissue, improvement in jawline definition, and reduction in submental skin laxity in patients treated with the Ulthera System. ...
Willemsen Joep C N JC Department of Plastic Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, - - 2014
This study focused on the possible effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on recovery time and aesthetic outcome after facial rejuvenation. We conducted a retrospective analysis with regard to recovery time and the aesthetic improvement after treatment among four groups of patients: those treated with fat grafting only (Group I), those ...
Tokuda Mitsunori M Heisei Memorial Hospital, Kashihara City, Nara, - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for treatment of postoperative pain and pulmonary functions (vital capacity [VC]; cough peak flow, [CPF]) in patients who underwent abdominal surgery. Forty-eight patients were randomly allocated to receive TENS, placebo TENS, or no TENS (control) 1 hour ...
Tobi K U KU Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, - - 2014
Background: Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV); early or late, has detrimental effects on surgical patients such as surgical wound disruption, esophageal tear and delayed discharge from the post anesthetic care unit. This study evaluated the effects of dexamethasone-metoclopramide (DM) in the prevention of early and late PONV in women undergoing ...
Wang Yisha Y Department of Neurology, Shenzhou Hospital of Shenyang Medical College, Shenyang, China. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of perioperative psychological and music interventions in elderly patients undergoing elective surgery on anxiety, post-operative pain, and changes in heart rate variability (HRV) to ascertain if perioperative psychological and music interventions can affect overall anxiety levels. Fourty elderly patients undergoing ...
Chan Lai Ngor LN Lai Ngor Chan, RN, MScHC, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Claudia K. Y. Lai, RN, PhD, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of clean dressing technique in a home-care setting following a patient education program and telephone follow-up in a group of adult patients to wound healing in patients managed by sterile dressing changes by professional nurses in a general care outpatient ...
Dewberry Lindel Krige LK Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, - - 2014
Tertiary hyperparathyroidism (3°HPT) is defined as persistent hyperparathyroidism with hypercalcemia after renal transplantation. Near total parathyroidectomy (NTPTX) is the current standard for surgical intervention. The purpose of this study was to identify outcomes of NTPTX. A retrospective review was conducted of surgeries performed between 1994 and 2013. NTPTX resulted in ...
Wang Chuan C Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 20, Section 3, RenminNanLu Road, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China. - - 2014
The prognostic implications of clinically silent coronary artery fistula (CAF) and its intermediate/long-term outcomes after transcatheter closure have not been well studied, especially in children. This study intended to determine the prognostic implications of asymptomatic CAF and to evaluate the intermediate follow-up outcomes following transcatheter occlusion with patent ductus arteriosus ...
Craig Joyce A JA York Health Economics Consortium, University of York, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
This report presents the results of a systematic review and meta-analyses of studies on epithelium-off photochemical corneal collagen cross-linkage for the management of keratoconus and secondary ectasia. The literature search identified 3,400 records of which 49 were considered for inclusion in the meta-analyses. Eight papers reported 4 unique randomized controlled ...
Avila-Ortiz Gustavo - - 2014
The aim of this pilot study was to obtain preliminary data regarding the effectiveness of three different alveolar ridge preservation modalities as compared with a control. Subjects in need of single-rooted tooth extraction were recruited and randomly allocated to one of four treatment groups: group 1 (control)-collagen plug; group 2-socket ...
Mann Chealsea C School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, - - 2014
A priority research area in minimal intervention dentistry is the characterization of the early stages of dental erosion. The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the effect of short, repetitive erosive challenges to human enamel over 2min at pH 1.5 and 3.0 under conditions simulating gastric regurgitation. ...
Pommergaard Hans-Christian HC Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, - - 2014
Abstract Colorectal anastomotic coating has been proposed as a means to lower the leakage rate. Prior to clinical testing, coating materials need thorough experimental evaluation to ensure safety and efficacy. The aim of this study was to evaluate Tachosil as an anastomotic coating agent. Technically insufficient colon anastomoses were created ...
Rai A A Interventional Neuroradiology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, - - 2014
Several publications have shown poor outcomes for GETA patients undergoing endovascular stroke interventions. Our goal was to examine the factors directly related to GETA that may impact procedural outcomes. Our hypothesis being that GETA patients are sicker, the procedure may take longer and there may be fluctuations in blood pressure. ...
Yen Shih-Hsiang - - 2014
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) carries a substantial rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The blood-saving of effect of tranexamic acid (TEA) in TKA using enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis has been well known. However, the routine use of chemoprophylaxis in TKA remains controversial because of postoperative bleeding complications. Therefore, the purpose of this ...
Tehranchi Ali A Department of Urology, Urmia Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, - - 2014
The aim of this investigation was to assess the efficacy of hydrochlorothiazide as a hypocalciuric diuretic on stone-free rate of renal pelvic calculi after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial was conducted and 52 patients with renal pelvic calculi (diameter ≤2 cm) were enrolled from ...
Bello Alfonso E AE Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois- Chicago, College of Medicine, and Director of Rheumatology Research, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC, Glenview, - - 2014
Although anti-inflammatory doses of ibuprofen are very effective in treating the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), they come with an increased risk for gastrointestinal damage which can limit their use and decrease patient adherence to therapy. Assess the efficacy and safety of an ibuprofen/famotidine fixed-dose tablet for reducing the ...
Lucasti Christopher C South Jersey Infectious Disease, Somers Point, New Jersey, USA - - 2014
Ceftolozane/tazobactam (TOL/TAZ) is a novel antibacterial with activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other common Gram-negative pathogens, including extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae, that are associated with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs). This prospective, double-blind, randomized, multicenter phase II trial (NCT01147640) assessed patient clinical and microbiological responses and safety of TOL/TAZ plus metronidazole ...
Scragg Robert R From the School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (R.S., A.W.S.); Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand (S.S., L.C.J., S.T.C., C.M.F., D.R.M.); Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (P.C.P.); and Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (C.A.C.). - - 2014
Previous randomized controlled trials of vitamin D supplementation and blood pressure (BP) mainly have given vitamin D for short periods (<6 months) or at low doses (400 IU per day). This study aims to determine whether long-term high-dose vitamin D taken for 18 months lowers BP. Adults were recruited from ...
Wang Chih-Hsien CH Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Center for Resuscitation Science, Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, - - 2014
The aim was to investigate the effects of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and compare the results with those of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). We analyzed our extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) results for patients who received ECPR for OHCA or IHCA in the last 5 years. ...
Dowse R R a Faculty of Pharmacy , Rhodes University , Grahamstown , South - - 2014
Few studies have investigated antiretroviral (ARV) knowledge and self-efficacy in limited literacy patients. Using a randomized controlled study design, we investigated the influence of a simple pre-tested patient information leaflet (PIL) containing both text and illustrations on HIV- and ARV-related knowledge and on self-efficacy over six months in a limited ...
Singh Sarita S Department of Anesthesia, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, - - 2014
To evaluate the results of conventional radiofrequency thermorhizotomy (CRT) for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in patients with failed medical management. Patients with Trigeminal neuralgia who were referred to us for 'limited intervention' during the time frame July-2011 to Jan-2013 were enrolled for this study. CRT was administered by the Sweet technique. ...
Dewilde Willem J M WJ Department of Cardiology, Amphia Hospital, Breda, The - - 2014
Aims: To investigate the optimal periprocedural antithrombotic strategy in patients on long-term oral anticoagulation (OAC) who require percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting. Methods and results: The WOEST study was a randomised controlled trial which recruited 573 patients on long-term OAC who underwent PCI. The periprocedural treatment strategy was left to ...
De Luca Giuseppe G Division of Cardiology, Ospedale "Maggiore della Carità", Eastern Piedmont University, C.so Mazzini, 18, 24100, Novara, Italy, - - 2014
Concerns have emerged regarding a higher risk of stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, especially in the setting of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis based on individual patient data to evaluate long-term safety and effectiveness of paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) as compared to bare metal ...
Erol Cengiz C Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical importance of incidental findings of noncoronary cardiac structures and mediastinal great vessels in patients who underwent coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). The study included 2,096 consecutive patients (1,472 men and 624 women, with a mean age of 55 ...
Menahem Benjamin B *Department of Digestive Surgery, University Hospital of Caen, Caen Cedex, France; and †Cancers and Prevention Laboratory, Research Department, University Hospital of Caen INSERM U 1086, Centre François Baclesse, Caen Cedex, - - 2014
To review prospective randomized controlled trials to determine whether pancreaticogastrostomy (PG) or pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) is associated with lower risks of mortality and pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Previous studies comparing reconstruction by PG and PJ reported conflicting results regarding the relative risks of mortality and pancreatic fistula after these procedures. ...
Yang Kun K Department of Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Capital Medical University Affiliated Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Beijing, 100029, - - 2014
This study aimed to observe the preventive potential of different hydration solutions on contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after percutaneous coronary intervention. We initially screened 627 patients who were admitted to the Division of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital between October 2010 and October 2011. The research subjects were randomly divided into four ...
Navarro-González Juan F JF Nephrology Service, Research Unit, GEENDIAB (Spanish Group for the Study of Diabetic Nephropathy), University Hospital Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain - - 2014
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the leading cause of ESRD. We conducted an open-label, prospective, randomized trial to determine whether pentoxifylline (PTF), which reduces albuminuria, in addition to renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade, can slow progression of renal disease in patients with type 2 diabetes and stages 3-4 CKD. Participants were ...
Coyne Daniel W DW Renal Division, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; - - 2014
Calcitriol is used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with CKD. Paricalcitol is less calcemic and phosphatemic in preclinical studies and in some trials in dialysis patients, but head-to-head comparisons in nondialysis patients are lacking. A large meta-analysis of trials concluded that these agents did not consistently reduce parathyroid hormone ...
Mercier F J FJ Département d'Anesthésie-Réanimation, Université Paris-Sud, APHP-Hôpital Antoine Béclère, 157 rue de la Porte de Trivaux, 92141 Clamart, France - - 2014
Vasopressor administration is recommended to prevent hypotension during spinal anaesthesia (SA) for elective Caesarean delivery. We aimed to test the superior efficacy and ensure safety of a hydroxyethyl starch (HES) vs a Ringer's lactate (RL) preloading, when combined with a phenylephrine-based prophylaxis. A total of 167 healthy parturients undergoing elective ...
Gladstone David J DJ From the Division of Neurology (D.J.G.), Department of Medicine (D.J.G., P.D., A.L., M.S., J.A.B., L.K.C., D.S., M. Mehdiratta, K.B., M.K.K.), and Dalla Lana School of Public Health (K.E.T.), University of Toronto, the University of Toronto Stroke Program (D.J.G.), Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, and Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Sunnybrook Research Institute (D.J.G., R.A.), the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (D.J.G.), and the Applied Health Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital (V.P., K.E.T., J.H., H.V., A.L., M. Mamdani), Toronto, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (M.S., D.J.S.), McGill University, Montreal (R.C.), University of Alberta, Edmonton (A.S., B.B.), Western University, London, ON (V.H., J.D.S.), Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB (S.B.C.), University of British Columbia, Vancouver (P.T., S.Y.), Queen's University, Kingston, ON (A.J.), Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay, ON (D.H.), Université Laval, Quebec City (S.V.), and Vancouver Island Health Research Centre, Victoria, BC (A.P.) - all in Canada; and the National University of Ireland, Galway - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation is a leading preventable cause of recurrent stroke for which early detection and treatment are critical. However, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is often asymptomatic and likely to go undetected and untreated in the routine care of patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). We randomly assigned 572 ...
Musella Mario M General Surgery, Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Naples "Federico II" University, Via S. Pansini, 5 Building 12, 80131, Naples, Italy, - - 2014
Staple line leakage and bleeding are worrisome complications of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Solutions such as buttressing, oversewing or roofing the staple line with gelatin matrix have been proposed with controversial results. Because the use of fibrin sealant has shown a possible benefit in reducing the reoperation rate due to ...
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