International Journal of

Surgery Research and PracticeISSN: 2378-3397


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410060

Preoperative Imaging in the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis is Associated with Low Negative Appendectomy Rate

Oystein Hoydahl, Hartwig Korner and Tom-Harald Edna

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 30, 2017

Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency worldwide, but the diagnosis continues to challenge clinicians. In the light of the constantly increasing demand for evidence-based treatment and avoiding unnecessary surgery, the traditional rates of negative appendectomies up to as high as 25% are no longer considered acceptable. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410059

Management of Incisional Hernias at a Tertiary Centre

Jacob A Akoh

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 30, 2017

All patients with incisional hernias who underwent repair at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth between 2009 and 2011 were included in the study. A retrospective review of elective and emergency cases; operative details of the index procedure and hernia repair; and postoperative events and outcome was performed. Analysis was performed using an Excel pivot table and tests of statistical significance performed using GraphPad Prism....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410058

Clinical Progress of Toremifene and Tamoxifen in Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer

Zhu Lizhe, Li Xiongxiong, Yu Shuyao and Ren Yu

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 06, 2017

Researches on the breast cancer pathogenesis have been greatly progressed within the past few decades, so does the immunohistochemical classification of breast cancer. Recent clinical trials and studies have shown that endocrine therapy has become a clear target treatment with confirmed efficacy of breast cancer....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410057

The Evaluation of the Early and Late Postoperative Pancreatic Function and Nutritional Status: Central Pancreatectomy Versus Distal Pancreatectomy

Wataru Izumo, Ryota Higuchi and Masakazu Yamamoto

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 31, 2017

Central pancreatectomy is performed to preserve pancreatic function in selected patients with low-grade tumors. We evaluated short-term and long-term pancreatic function and nutritional status after central or distal pancreatectomy....

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