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  1. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the accepted standard management for benign gallbladder disease. LC rarely results in a diagnosis of incidental gallbladder carcinoma (IGBC). The aim of our study was to re...

    Authors: Masashi Utsumi, Hideki Aoki, Tomoyoshi Kunitomo, Yutaka Mushiake, Isao Yasuhara, Takashi Arata, Koh Katsuda, Kohji Tanakaya and Hitoshi Takeuchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:56

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  2. Content type: Short report

    Cross matched blood is frequently ordered based on a subjective anticipation of blood loss for a procedure. Excessive blood arrangement and wastage overburdens the blood bank in terms of work load and storage ...

    Authors: Salman Faridi, Aman Ahmad, Mirza Arshad Beg, Faisal Siddiqui, Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi and Mehmood Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:49

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an important global health problem and contributes to notable proportion of morbidity and mortality. This particular manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis is largely unde...

    Authors: Janaka Weragoda, Rohini Seneviratne, Manuj C. Weerasinghe and SM Wijeyaratne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:508

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Complications of ostomy significantly affect the quality of life of ostomates. There is little evidence on the rate of long-term complications in ostomates, especially from the developing countries which inclu...

    Authors: Umesh Jayarajah, Asuramuni M. P. Samarasekara and Dharmabandhu N. Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:500

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Ligation of the mesovarium in female dogs may be cumbersome with risk of complications and is associated with intense noxious stimuli. A resorbable implant, a self-locking loop designed for surgery, was develo...

    Authors: Matheus Roberto da Mota Costa, André Lacerda de Abreu Oliveira, Renato Moran Ramos, Leonardo Waldstein de Moura Vidal, Niklas Borg and Odd V. Höglund

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:245

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Autologous blood transfusion is a common technique in cardiac surgery to directly re-infuse residual blood from the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit to the patient. The objective of this study was to eval...

    Authors: Yolande-Leigh Iyer, Philip Hayward, Larry McNicol and Laurence Weinberg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:61

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominantly inherited intestinal polyposis syndrome with an incidence of about 1/8300 births and accounts for about 1 % of all colorectal cancers. It has a s...

    Authors: Nishantha Liyanapathirana, Sanjeewa Anuruddha Seneviratne and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:795

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Albumin is considered a negative acute-phase protein because its concentration decreases during injury and sepsis. Hypoalbuminemia is a risk factor for mortality, postoperative complications, and prolonged hos...

    Authors: Akihiro Sonoda, Shun Ohnishi, Shoji Nakao, Yoshitaka Iwashita, Naomi Hashimoto, Kazuhisa Ishida, Yuki Kondo, Yoichi Ishitsuka and Tetsumi Irie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:638

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The Sciatic nerve is the widest nerve of the body. It consists of two components, namely: the tibia and the common peroneal components derived from the ventral rami of L4 to S3 spinal nerves of the lumbosacral...

    Authors: Birhane Alem Berihu and Yared Godefa Debeb

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:633

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Fournier’s gangrene (FG) is a rare, rapidly progressive, necrotizing fasciitis of the external genitalia and perineum, leading to soft-tissue necrosis. Despite antibiotics and aggressive debridement, the morta...

    Authors: Phillipo L. Chalya, John Z. Igenge, Joseph B. Mabula and Samson Simbila

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:481

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    Robotic gastric surgery has been introduced and is being performed in many Japanese facilities. There are some limitations of devices capable to be used in the robotic arms in the da Vinci Surgical System. We ...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Kakeji, Daisuke Kuroda, Tetsu Nakamura, Satoshi Suzuki, Masashi Yamamoto, Shingo Kanaji, Tatsuya Imanishi and Kenichi Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:443

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  12. Content type: Research article

    3-dimensional anorectal manometry (3DARM) and 3-dimensional endoanal ultrasound (3DEAUS) have not been used to assess the anal sphincter complex (ASC) in primi gravida. This study was conducted to identify any...

    Authors: Dakshitha Praneeth Wickramasinghe, Chamila Sudarshi Perera, Hemantha Senanayake and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:387

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Recently, a lot of energy devices in the surgical field, especially in the liver surgery, have been developed, and a fine tip LigaSure™, Dolphin Tip Sealer/Divider (DT-SD) also has been used frequently to diss...

    Authors: Yoichi Toyama, Seiya Yoshida, Ryota Saito, Ryota Iwase, Koichiro Haruki, Norimitsu Okui, Jun-ichi Shimada, Hiroaki Kitamura, Michinori Matsumoto and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:362

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Appropriate utilization and compliance of Surgical Safety Checklist reduces occurrence of perioperative surgical complications and improve patient outcomes. However, data on compliance of surgical checklists a...

    Authors: Tadesse B. Melekie and Gashaw M. Getahun

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:361

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is one of the most frequently performed surgical interventions nowadays in developed countries. While lost gallstones during the procedure represent a commonly encountered issue, t...

    Authors: Fabian Grass, Ian Fournier and Vincent Bettschart

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:334

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The optimal strategy of abdominal wall closure after midline laparotomy has remained an issue of ongoing debate. This study was undertaken to describe our own experiences with abdominal fascial closure followi...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Anthony N Massinde, Albert Kihunrwa and Joseph B Mabula

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:281

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  17. Content type: Research article

    More than half of the world’s population is infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), the primary cause of chronic gastritis. Chronic gastritis is associated with peptic ulcer and in advanced stages with an ...

    Authors: Michael Oling, J Odongo, O Kituuka and M Galukande

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:256

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  18. Content type: Research article

    New surgical techniques are developed to enable a quicker, easier and safer surgery with reduced risk of complications and shortened time needed for recovery. A resorbable device, a self-locking loop, was desi...

    Authors: Odd V Höglund, Jessica Ingman, Fredrik Södersten, Kerstin Hansson, Niklas Borg and Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:825

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  19. Content type: Short Report

    Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant condition giving rise to multiple adenomatous polyps in the colon which invariably become malignant by the fourth decade. Congenital hypertrophy of...

    Authors: Anwer Nusliha, Ushantha Dalpatadu, Binara Amarasinghe, Pramodh Chitral Chandrasinghe and Kemal Ismail Deen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:734

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Hirschsprung’s disease (HD) is the commonest cause of functional intestinal obstruction in children and poses challenges to pediatricians and pediatric surgeons practicing in resource-limited countries. This s...

    Authors: Joseph B Mabula, Neema M Kayange, Mange Manyama, Alphonce B Chandika, Peter F Rambau and Phillipo L Chalya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:410

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