World Journal of Surgery

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List of Papers (Total 770)

Oversight in Surgical Innovation: A Response to Ethical Challenges

BackgroundSurgical innovation has advanced outcomes in the field, but carries inherent risk for surgeons and patients alike. Oversight mechanisms exist to support surgeon-innovators through difficulties associated with the innovation process.MethodsA literature review of ethical risks and oversight mechanisms was conducted.ResultsOversight mechanisms range from the historical...

A Nested Case–Control Study on the Risk of Surgical Site Infection After Thyroid Surgery

IntroductionIt is unclear if antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) in thyroid surgery. This study assessed risk factors for SSI and antibiotic prophylaxis in subgroups of patients.Method and designA nested case–control study on patients registered in the Swedish National Register for Endocrine Surgery was performed. Patients with SSI were...

Validation of the Japanese Version of the Low Anterior Resection Syndrome Score

BackgroundThe low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) score is a patient-reported outcome measure to evaluate the severity of bowel dysfunction after rectal cancer surgery by scoring the major symptoms of LARS. The aim of this study was to translate the English version of the LARS score into Japanese and to investigate the validity and reliability of the LARS score.MethodsThe LARS...