(NUS: National University of Singapore), Lowell Leow (NUS: National University of Singapore)+ 4 AuthorsJohn Tam12
Estimated H-index: 12
(NUS: National University of Singapore)
Background Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is a relatively common clinical entity with high incidence in the young population. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) bullectomy and chemical or mechanical pleurodesis are two primary modalities of treatment. There has been much debate on the ideal mode of pleurodesis, but the literature on surgical outcomes comparing VATS pleurectomy with talc pleurodesis has been inconclusive.
(McGill University)+ 12 AuthorsIpshita Prakash (MUHC: McGill University Health Centre)
Background Approximately 5 billion people do not have access to safe, timely, and affordable surgical and anesthesia care, with this number disproportionately affecting those from low–middle-income countries (LMICs). Perioperative mortality rates (POMRs) have been identified by the World Health Organization as a potential health metric to monitor quality of surgical care provided. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate published reports of POMR and suggest recommendations for its ...
Background The efficacy of infrahepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) semi-clamping for reducing blood loss during hepatic resection and its safety remain unclear. The aim of this study was to validate the effectiveness of IVC semi-clamping for reducing blood loss during hepatic resection and to confirm its safety.
Background Surgical trainees performing subclavian vein (SCV) cannulation often incorrectly perceive needle trajectory and anatomical relations. As surface landmark-based methods derived from adult surgical practice may be less effective in younger patients, we developed and evaluated a novel bony landmark-based method for teaching SCV cannulation for central venous access device (CVAD) placement in children.
Background The standardized approach with triple diagnostics (surgical exploration with visual inspection, microbiological and histological examination) has been proposed as the golden standard for early diagnosis of severe necrotizing soft tissue disease (SNSTD, or necrotizing fasciitis) in ambivalent cases. This study’s primary aim was to evaluate the protocolized approach after implementation for diagnosing (early) SNSTD and relate this to clinical outcome.
(UNIBO: University of Bologna)+ 4 AuthorsJan Dekker1
Estimated H-index: 1
Background An aging population combined with an increased colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence in the older population will increase its prevalence in the elderly, questioning how many years of life are lost (YLLs) in these patients.
Background Hernias severely impact patient quality of life (QoL), and 80% of patients need surgical operation. The primary outcome of the study is to assess improvements in balance, posture and deambulation after abdominal hernia repair. Moreover, the study investigated the improvement in the postoperative QoL.
Objectives Pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy (DP) remains an unsolved problem, and postoperative CT imaging often demonstrates fluid collection (FC) around the pancreatic remnant. This study sought to clarify the clinical implications of FC.
Introduction In meta-analyses and systematic reviews, clear advantages have been identified for the sublay versus onlay technique for treatment of incisional hernias. Nonetheless, an expert panel has noted that the onlay mesh location may be useful in certain settings.