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Lower gastrointestinal bleeding—Computed Tomographic Angiography, Colonoscopy or both?

Background Lower endoscopy (LE) is the standard diagnostic modality for lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB). Conversely, computed tomographic angiography (CTA) offers an immediate non-invasive diagnosis visualizing the entire gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study was to compare these 2 modalities with regards to diagnostic value and bleeding control. Methods Tertiary ...

Giant extra-hepatic thrombosed portal vein aneurysm: a case report and review of the literature

Background Extrahepatic Portal vein aneurysm (EPVA) is a rare finding that may be associated with different complications, e.g. thrombosis, rupture, portal hypertension and compression of adjacent structures. It is being diagnosed more frequently with the advent of modern cross-sectional imaging. Our review of the English literature disclosed 13 cases of thrombosed EPVA. Case ...

Preoperative nutritional screening by the specialist instead of the nutritional risk score might prevent excess nutrition: a multivariate analysis of nutritional risk factors

Background The aim of the current study was to assess whether widely used nutritional parameters are correlated with the nutritional risk score (NRS-2002) to identify postoperative morbidity and to evaluate the role of nutritionists in nutritional assessment. Methods A randomized trial on preoperative nutritional interventions (NCT00512213) provided the study cohort of 152 patients ...

Martin A. Makary (eds): General Surgery Review (2nd Edition)

This book is the second edition of the kind of books that have become popular in recent years. Whereas “classic” surgical texts usually provide a comprehensive overview, they do not offer a rapid answer to clinical problems because of the extensive amount of data offered. In contrast, simple checklists provide information limited to the key issues but lack any background ...

Retroperitoneal abscess with concomitant hepatic portal venous gas and rectal perforation: a rare triad of complications of acute appendicitis. A case report

Background While retroperitoneal abscess is a known complication, hepatic portal venous gas and rectal perforation have not been reported as a concomitant sequelae of acute appendicitis. Here we report a case of a patient with a perforated appendicitis that was associated with these triad of complications. Materials and Methods In addition to report our case, we carefully reviewed ...

Guidelines for Perioperative Care for Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society Recommendations

Background Protocols for enhanced recovery provide comprehensive and evidence-based guidelines for best perioperative care. Protocol implementation may reduce complication rates and enhance functional recovery and, as a result of this, also reduce length-of-stay in hospital. There is no comprehensive framework available for pancreaticoduodenectomy. Methods An international working ...