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Surgical Debridement for Diabetic Foot Wounds

Surgical debridement is the commonest operation performed for diabetic foot. It is often left behind to the most junior doctor. However, it needs experience to gauge the extent and depth of debridement needed.

Published 24 Jun, 2016


Case Report

Enhanced Precision in Navigated Spine Instrumentation: A Novel Accuracy-Validation Technique Utilizing 'Accuracy Check Points'

Background: The advancement of computer-assisted navigation provides potentially improved accuracy in spine instrumentation.

Published 27 Jun, 2016


Case Report

Radiotherapy and Surgical Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer of the Spine

Metastatic vertebral column tumors are found in up to 20% of cancer patients, and of these, a percentage will go on to develop compression of eloquent neurological structures.

Published 24 Jun, 2016


Research Article

A Modified Vascular Delay Technique to Keep a Congested Perforator-Based Propeller Flap Afloat

Background: The perforator-based propeller flap is a versatile technique that has proven utility in complex lower extremity and lumbar reconstructions.

Published 16 Jun, 2016


Editorial

Breast Reconstruction: A Review of Current Technologies and the Effect on Patient Care

In an ever changing landscape of treatment and reconstruction of breast cancer, plastic surgeons have a challenging role to fulfill. With ease of access to educational materials, photographs, and surgical information via the internet, patients expect more involvement in major healthcare decisions and seem to be ever more educated and knowledgeable about their options.

Published 31 May, 2016


Case Report

The Endovascular Management of a Conduit Pseudoaneurysm in a Viable Allograft

Vascular complications following multivisceral transplantation is increasingly being reported in the literature. Among transplants, composite allografts are particularly at risk of developing pseudoaneurysms with or without a non-occlusive thrombus.

Published 28 Jun, 2016


Case Report

Epididymitis Due to Bilateral Ectopic Vas Deferens and Anorectal Malformation

Recurrent epididymitis and a history of anorectal malformation (ARM) may be secondary to an ectopic vas deferens to ureter described as persistent mesonephric duct syndrome.

Published 20 Jun, 2016


Case Report

Bilateral Iliac Vein Stenting without Contrast in a Patient with Venous Ulcer

Chronic Venous Insufficiency is caused by ambulatory venous hypertension of the lower extremities due to vein reflux, venous obstruction, or both.

Published25 Jun, 2016


Research Article

Patient-Reported Outcomes (Pros) in Surgical Humanitarian Missions to Low- And Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review

Background: Every year, health care personnel from developed nations travel to low- and middleincome countries (LMICs) to provide free surgical care to the local population.

Published 16 Jun, 2016


Opinion Piece

Clinical Decision Making for Surgery using Ultrasound Characteristics of the Thyroid Nodules Classified as Category III (AUS/FLUS) in the Era of Molecular Tests

It has been suggested that they a gene-expression-classifier (GEC) would be worth to be used if there is low suspicion for thyroid cancer in patients with atypia of undetermined significance / follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS).

Published 15 Jun, 2016


Case Report

Splenic Hamartoma: Is Single-incision Laparoscopic Splenectomy Feasible?

Introduction: Splenic hamartoma is a very rare benign vascular proliferative neoplasm. To date more than 150 cases have been reported. Although hamartoma is benign and usually asymptomatic, it is important to distinguish it from malignant lesions, especially metastatic tumors.

Published 10 Jun, 2016


Case Report

Self-inserted Sewing Needles Through the Abdominal Wall: Is the Laparoscopic Approach with Omentectomy a Feasible Option?

Background: Ingestion of sewing needles is fairly common in daily emergency medical practice, but repetitive self-insertion of sewing needles through the abdominal wall is a rare condition.

Published 09 Jun, 2016


Research Article

Conservative Treatment is the First Choice for Mechanical Bowel Obstruction Caused by Colonic Inertia

Objective: To analyze and determine the clinical characteristics and diagnosis of mechanical bowel obstruction caused by colonic inertia and finds the best way to manage.

Published 02 Jun, 2016


Research Article

Be Aware of Blood Transfusion in Colectomy for Diverticular Disease

Introduction: Diverticular disease is one of the most frequent causes of severe lower gastrointestinal bleeding and about 15% of patients admitted for acute diverticulitis will require emergent surgical treatment.

Published 30 May, 2016


Research Article

Normal versus Pathological Appendix in Clinically Suspected Acute Appendicitis "Randomized Controlled Trials"

The therapy of acute appendicitis is aimed to early diagnosis and prompts operative intervention.

Published 30 May, 2016


Case Report

Urgent Mitral Valve Replacement in a Patient with Multiple Peripheral Emboli due to Endocarditis

A 45 year old male patient was operated because of acute arterial occlusion in the left leg and after that in the next day; the bilateral upper extremity arterial occlusion was developed.

Published 09 Jun, 2016


Case Report

Redo Mitral Valve Surgery Via a Right Thoracotomy with Heart-Lung Machine: Presentation of Two Cases

The rate of redo surgeries are increasing on account of previously performed coronary artery bypass graft surgeries, aortic/ mitral valve replacement surgeries due to valve stenosis/ regurgitation, mitral valve repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation, the aging in the population, mechanical valve thrombosis and wearing out of the mechanical valves.

Published 08 Jun, 2016


Case Report

Treatment Plan for Specific Gastric Varicies: Isolated Gastric Fundal Varicies with Portasystemic Shunt

We present four recent cases of severe gastrointestinal hemorrhage, resulting in profound decrement in hemoglobin.

Published 30 May, 2016


Case Report

Acute Intestinal Obstruction Revealing Metachronous Gastrointestinal Adenocarcinoma in a Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumor: A Case Report

Neuroendocrine tumors are cancers that develop in the diffuse neuroendocrine system. The small intestine is one of the most common sites where gastrointestinal neuroendocrine cancers develop and the most common histological types of malignant tumors of the small intestine.

Published 27 Jun, 2016


Review Article

Clinical Status of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary artery disease, aortic disease, peripheral vascular disease, and heart failure, contribute to be significant causes of worldwide mortality despite modern advances in medicine and surgery.

Published 20 Jun, 2016





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