Commentary

A Major Change has Occurred with Regard to New Dental Specialties

Few of us presently are alive today to remember when medicine had only four recognized specialties.

Published 08 Dec, 2016


Editorial

Antibiotics for Appendicitis: Something to Think About?

Since Claudius Amyand performed the first successful appendicectomy in 1735 in his role as surgeon in the English Army, this procedure has formed the bread-and-butter of the General Surgeons workload to date.

Published 08 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Colorectal Cancer Survival is not Affected by Delay in Diagnosis

Introduction: We previously published that patients were significantly less likely to have Australian clinicopathological stage (ACPS) ‘A’ colorectal cancer (CRC) tumours if there had been delayed diagnosis or if they were male.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Surgical Technique

Does Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Lead to Worse Quality of Life?

Background: Cytoreductive surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS+HIPEC) is being utilized more frequently to treat peritoneal surface malignancies.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Review Article

Risk Factors for Visual Impairment in an Uninsured Population and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act

Purpose: To assess risk factors for visual impairment in a high-risk population of people: those without medical insurance.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Litigations amongst Female Surgeons: The Current Trends

Introduction: Medical malpractice lawsuits place a heavy burden on a surgeon’s career and often acquire media attention, potentially ruining ones professional reputation.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Review Article

Laparoscopic-Endoscopic Cooperative Surgery for Gastric Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors originating in the gastrointestinal tract.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Open Appendicectomy and the Surgical Trainee in Ireland. The Experience of a University Teaching Hospital

Introduction: Both societal changes and technological advancements in recent decades have resulted in an evolutionary time for both surgical trainees and their mentors

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Perspective

The Importance of the Number Six (and its Multiple Twelve)

Undoubtedly, the number six and its multiple have fascinated the human race for many centuries.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Case Report

IgG4-Related Disease Mimicking Nasal Malignant Carcinoma with Multiple Organ Metastases: A Case Report

Objectives: The IgG4-related disease often mimics different malignant diseases.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Sustained Efficacy of Targeted Therapy with Vemurafenib in BRAF(V600e) - Mutated Erdheim - Chester Disease

The authors report the case of a 45-year-old African American female with complex history of pituitary mass, diabetes insipidus, anasarca, congestive heart failure, right atrial mass, cardiac tamponade, pericardial effusions, retroperitoneal fibrosis, and lower extremity arthralgia, who presented for evaluation of bilateral exophthalmos and intraconal orbital masses.

Published 06 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Comparative Outcomes between Ligasure and THD Techniques for the Management of Haemorrhoidal Disease

Background: The major concern in the surgical management of hemorrhoidal disease has been the postoperative recovery, particularly pain.

Published 06 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Does Upfront Therapy with Cytoreductive Surgery and Hipec Confer a Survival Benefit in Patients with Synchronous Gastric Peritoneal Carcinomatosis when Compared with Patients with Metachronous Gastric Peritoneal Carcinomatosis?

Background: Patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) of gastric origin have an extremely bad prognosis with a median survival estimate at 1–3 months.

Published 06 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Rectal Irrigation (RI) in the Treatment of Defecation Disorders – A Retrospective Evaluation of a Prospective Database

Background: Rectal Irrigation (RI) has been used in defecation disorders to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life (QOL).

Published 06 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Concurrent Baylisascaris Procyonis and Varicella Zoster Virus Infection in a Child with Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase Deficiency

Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase (PNP) is a ubiquitous enzyme that plays a role in purine metabolism, with the highest expression levels found in lymphocytes.

Published 06 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Local and Systemic Therapies for Liver Metastases

Liver metastases are accountable for a high mortality and morbidity in patients with metastatic diseases.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Research Article

Retained Weapon Injuries: An Unusual Presentation with a Good Prognosis

Introduction: Retained weapon injuries are unusual but present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The aim of this study was to review our experience in the management of these patients.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Review Article

Treatment of Resectable Gastric Cancer: An Update on the Role of Radiation and Chemotherapy

The operative and perioperative management of gastric cancer has been an area of controversy and ongoing study in both Eastern and Western patient populations.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Two Patients with Severe Aortic Insufficiency in the Setting Aortic Root and Valvehomografts for Congenital Aortic Disease: A Valve Planning Strategy for Congenital Heart Disease

The optimal therapeutic approach to severe aortic insufficiency in prior aortic root and valve homograft is not known and currently considered on an individual basis.

Published 07 Dec, 2016


Research Article

China View of the Management of Esophageal Foreign Bodies

Which way to remove foreign bodies in children is best way has been the subject of much controversy over the years. N Western, South America (such as Brazil) and many other countries.

Published 07 Dec, 2016





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