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Research Article

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Combination with Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography for Treatment of Initial Endotherapy-Failed Pancreatic Ductal Stones: A Retrospective Clinical Study

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in combination with Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for treatment of initial Endotherapy failed Pancreatic Ductal Stones (PDSs).

Published 15 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome (PMDS) with Testicular Seminoma

Introduction: Persistent mullerian duct syndrome is a rare disorder in 46, XY male with persistent mullerian duct structures (uterus, fallopian tubes and vagina). 15% of cryptorchid testes will have malignant transformation.

Published 15 Sep, 2016


Review Article

Damage Control in Abdominal Surgery

Damage Control Surgery (DCS) is established as a life-saving procedure in severely injured patients. In addition to the trauma, hemorrhage and tissue hypoperfusion, a secondary systemic injury, by inflammatory mediator release, contributes to acidosis, coagulopathy, and hypothermia and leads to multi system organ failure.

Published 15 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Massive Mucinous Malignant Cystadenoma – Excision in Toto and Follow up

Mucinous mesenteric neoplastic cysts are extremely rare extra-ovarian cysts that should be considered as a differential diagnosis in women with large abdominal cysts of unknown origin. Complete excision is the only management treatment due to their malignant potential.

Published 15 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Colorectal Perforation from a Drainage Tube

Drainage tube migration after surgical procedures is a rare incidence and in the majority of cases without any significant complications. However, a few cases of intestinal obstruction or perforation have been reported. The most common site of a dislodged tube is the duodenum.

Published 15 Sep, 2016


Review Article

Smoking, Colorectal Disease and Colorectal Surgical Practice

Background: Cigarette smoking adversely affects the natural history of a number of common colorectal conditions and their treatment. Colorectal cancer is now recognised as a smoking attributable cancer.

Published 15 Sep, 2016


Case Report

A Case Report of a Gastrointestinal Fistula Patient with Severe Complication

The management of gastrointestinal fistula still remains a tough challenge to most of surgeons. It is associated with high mortality and morbidity.

Published 15 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Iatrogenic Splenic Laceration from Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – A Rare Complication

Background: Chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation have been shown to cause unintended injury to its receiver. Intra-abdominal complications remain a rare but dangerous occurrence.

Published 14 Sep, 2016


Research Article

Learning Curve of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopy in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery: Team Training and Impact on Morbidity

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the learning curve of robot-assisted laparoscopy for gynecologic oncologic surgical procedures, regarding post-operative morbidity.

Published 14 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Intraoperative use of Indocyanine Green to Confirm Perfusion of Remnant Tissue in Cortical-Sparing Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy

A 53-year old male was diagnosed with bilateral pheochromocytomas after abdominal imaging revealed bilateral adrenal masses. Elevated serum catecholamines confirmed a pheochromocytoma, MIBG scan identified bilateral isotope uptake and genetic testing revealed a TMEM 127 mutation.

Published 14 Sep, 2016


Research Article

Survival and Prognostic Factors of Patients with Advanced CY1/P0 Gastric Cancer

Introduction: The prognosis is poor for patients with gastric cancer with positive cytologic examinations of peritoneal lavage fluid (CY1), and optimal treatment is not established. Further, the surgical strategy for patients with free cancer cells in the intraperitoneal fluid in the absence of overt peritoneal metastasis (CY1/P0) is controversial.

Published 12 Sep, 2016


Editorial

A Need to Understand the Genomic Changes of Breast Cancer Development

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women, with over 246,000 cases annually in the United States.

Published 12 Sep, 2016


Editorial

Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the most common of the gastrointestinal system cancers and the fourth most prevalent among all malignancies [1]. Rectal cancer constitutes about one third of all colorectal cancer cases [2].

Published 09 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Appendiceal Perforation Secondary to Fish Bone Perforation

Introduction: Ingestion of foreign body occurs commonly, though the majority passes through the gastrointestinal tract uneventfully, rarely causing a perforation. We report a rare case of appendiceal perforation secondary to a fish bone (FB).

Published 09 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Skull Base Metastasis of a Breast Carcinoma

Skull base metastases from primary malignant tumors are relatively uncommon lesions. They usually originate from the breast, lung, prostate, skin, liver and cervix.

Published 09 Sep, 2016


Editorial

Development of an in-House Software Platform and its Application in Untargeted Ultraperformance Liquid Chromatography Coupled to Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Analysis in Metabolomics and Traditional Chinese Medicine Studies

The recent development in high-resolution mass spectrometry (MS) has afforded powerful analytical equipments, e.g., ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled to time-offlight mass spectrometry (UPLC TOFMS), for rapid qualitative analysis of samples as complex mixtures in biomedical research.

Published 31 Aug, 2016


Review Article

Injectable Natural Biomaterials for Cartilage Tissue Engineering

Osteoarthritis (OA) has been a common disease among the elderly people but there are no existing solutions clinically efficient for OA. Therefore, tissue engineering has developed in the field of cartilage regeneration.

Published 06 Sep, 2016


Research Article

Surgical Treatment for Hemodialysis Associated Cervical Spondyloarthropathy

Background: Hemodialysis associated cervical spondyloarthropathy (HA-CSA) is a serious pathology to affect not only quality of life but also life expectancy.

Published 06 Sep, 2016


Research Article

Contribution to Revascularization by Reciprocal Random Skin Flaps

Background: The introduction of random skin flaps to plastic surgery has a major impact on wound closure and the reconstruction of normal and functional anatomical features, but the role of random skin flaps and the interactions between random skin flaps and recipients during random skin flap revascularization process remain to be fully elucidated.

Published 05 Sep, 2016





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