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  1. Research article

    Evaluation of surgical treatment for incidental gallbladder carcinoma diagnosed during or after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: single center results

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:56

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  2. Research article

    Risk factors of peripheral arterial disease: a case control study in Sri Lanka

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:508

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  3. Research article

    Ligation of the mesovarium in dogs with a self-locking implant of a resorbable polyglycolic based co-polymer: a study of feasibility and comparison to suture ligation

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:245

    Published on: 27 April 2016

  4. Case Report

    A distinct variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma indicating familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP): a case report and brief review

    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...

    Nishantha Liyanapathirana, Sanjeewa Anuruddha Seneviratne and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:795

    Published on: 17 December 2015

  5. Research article

    Factors affecting serum albumin in the perioperative period of colorectal surgery: a retrospective study

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:638

    Published on: 3 November 2015

  6. Research article

    Fournier’s gangrene at a tertiary health facility in northwestern Tanzania: a single centre experiences with 84 patients

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:481

    Published on: 28 September 2015

  7. Short Report

    Ultrasonic shears assistance can shorten the console time in robotic gastrectomy for early gastric cancer

    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 ...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:443

    Published on: 15 September 2015

  8. Research article

    Correlation of three dimensional anorectal manometry and three dimensional endoanal ultrasound findings in primi gravida: a cross sectional study

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:387

    Published on: 29 August 2015

  9. Research article

    Efficacy of a half-grip technique using a fine tip LigaSure™, Dolphin Tip Sealer/Divider, on liver dissection in swine model

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:362

    Published on: 20 August 2015

  10. Case Report

    Abdominal wall abscess after cholecystectomy

    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...

    Fabian Grass, Ian Fournier and Vincent Bettschart

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:334

    Published on: 5 August 2015

  11. Research article

    Abdominal fascia closure following elective midline laparotomy: a surgical experience at a tertiary care hospital in Tanzania

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:281

    Published on: 30 June 2015

  12. Research article

    Ligation of the spermatic cord in dogs with a self-locking device of a resorbable polyglycolic based co-polymer – feasibility and long-term follow-up study

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2014 7:825

    Published on: 20 November 2014

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