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  1. Methodology

    Rationale, bench testing and in vivo evaluation of a novel 5 mm laparoscopic vessel sealing device with homogeneous pressure distribution in long instrument jaws

    In 1998, an electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing (EBVS) system was introduced and quickly became an integral component of the surgical armamentarium in various surgical specialties. Currently available EBVS i...

    Stefan Eick, Brandon Loudermilk, Erik Walberg and Moritz N Wente

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:15

    Published on: 10 December 2013

  2. Research article

    Open versus minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion: a multi-center comparison of perioperative measures and clinical outcomes

    Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is an under diagnosed source of low back pain due in part to lack of visible pathology on radiographs and symptoms mimicking other back-related disorders. Open SI joint fusion has be...

    Arnold Graham Smith, Robyn Capobianco, Daniel Cher, Leonard Rudolf, Donald Sachs, Mukund Gundanna, Jeffrey Kleiner, Milan G Mody and A Nick Shamie

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:14

    Published on: 30 October 2013

  3. Research article

    Low COST surgery setting for one-operational port laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery with ordinary laparoscopic instruments: preliminary results

    Hysterectomy dates back to 120BC and is the second most commonly performed gynecological surgery in the world. Cosmetic demands and the necessity of rapid return to work have contributed to the minimally invas...

    Leo Francisco Limberger, Luciana Silveira Campos, Nilton Jacinto Rosa da Alves, Daniel Siqueira Pedrini and Andiara Souza de Limberger

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:13

    Published on: 2 October 2013

  4. Methodology

    Atraumatic Flexor tendon retrieval- a simple method

    Zone 2 flexor tendon injuries still represent a challenging problem to hand surgeons despite the well developed surgical techniques and suture materials. Meticulous surgical repair with atraumatic handling of ...

    Muhammed Besir Ozturk, Salih Onur Basat, Turgut Kayadibi, Mehmet Karahangil and İsmail Mithat Akan

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:11

    Published on: 16 September 2013

  5. Research article

    Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion: one-year outcomes in 18 patients

    Sacroiliac joint (SI) pain is an often-overlooked cause of low back pain due, in part, to lack of specific findings on radiographs and symptoms mimicking other back-related disorders. We report our experience ...

    John Cummings and Robyn A Capobianco

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:12

    Published on: 16 September 2013

  6. Review

    Device-tissue interactions: a collaborative communications system

    Medical devices, including surgical staplers, energy-based devices, and access enabling devices, are used routinely today in the majority of surgical procedures. Although these technically advanced devices hav...

    Edward Chekan, Richard L Whelan and Alexander H Feng

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:10

    Published on: 29 July 2013

  7. Case report

    Giant fibroepithelial stromal polyp of the vulva: largest case reported

    Fibroepithelial stromal polyps are site-specific mesenchymal lesions that are commonly found in the vulvovaginal region in premenopausal females. These polyps usually are less than 5 cm in diameter and are mos...

    Obianuju Sandra Madueke-Laveaux, Radhika Gogoi and Gary Stoner

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:8

    Published on: 10 July 2013

  8. Case report

    A rare case of Endometriosis in vaginal hysterectomy scar

    Presented hereunder is probably the first reported case of endometriosis at the vaginal apex following vaginal hysterectomy. No other similar case could be traced in the review of the literature.

    Rajiv Mahendru, Sunita Siwach, Deepti Aggarwal, Parveen Rana, Amrita Duhan, Tanya Aggarwal and Tina Anand Mahendru

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:6

    Published on: 1 July 2013

  9. Research article

    Modified Quad surgery significantly improves the median nerve conduction and functional outcomes in obstetric brachial plexus nerve injury

    Nerve conduction studies or somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) have become an important tool in the investigation of peripheral nerve lesions, and is sensitive in detecting brachial plexus nerve injury, a...

    Rahul K Nath, Nirupuma Kumar and Chandra Somasundaram

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:5

    Published on: 28 May 2013

  10. Review

    Gastroduodenal artery aneurysm, diagnosis, clinical presentation and management: a concise review

    Gastroduodenal artery (GDA) aneurysms are rare but a potentially fatal condition if rupture occurs. They represent about 1.5% of all visceral artery (VAA) aneurysms and are divided into true and pseudoaneurysm...

    Nicholas Habib, Samer Hassan, Rafik Abdou, Estelle Torbey, Homam Alkaied, Theodore Maniatis, Basem Azab, Michel Chalhoub and Kassem Harris

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:4

    Published on: 16 April 2013

  11. Research article

    Outcome of repeat surgery for genital prolapse using prolift-mesh

    Urogenital prolapse can have a significant impact on quality of life. The life time risk of requiring surgery for urogenital prolapse is 11%. Prolift mesh has recently been introduced to reduce repeat operatio...

    Ibrahim A Yakasai, Lawal A Bappa and Andrew Paterson

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:3

    Published on: 5 March 2013

  12. Review

    Intraoperative laser angiography using the SPY system: review of the literature and recommendations for use

    Inadequate tissue perfusion is a key contributor to early complications following reconstructive procedures. Accurate and reliable intraoperative evaluation of tissue perfusion is critical to reduce complicati...

    Geoffrey C Gurtner, Glyn E Jones, Peter C Neligan, Martin I Newman, Brett T Phillips, Justin M Sacks and Michael R Zenn

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:1

    Published on: 7 January 2013

  13. Research article

    One year successful outcomes for novel sacroiliac joint arthrodesis system

    SI joint pain can mimic discogenic low back pain or even radicular pain. Patient presentations vary considerably and conditions may include low back, groin, and/or radicular pain, leading to the potential for ...

    Donald Sachs and Robyn Capobianco

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:13

    Published on: 27 December 2012

  14. Research article

    TissuePatch™ as a novel synthetic sealant for repair of superficial lung defect: in vitro tests results

    Controversies surrounding the efficacy of surgical sealants against alveolar air leaks (AAL) in lung surgery abound in the literature. We sought to test the sealing efficacy of a novel synthetic sealant, Tissu...

    Ruoyu Zhang, Maximilian Bures, Hans-Klaus Höffler, Norman Zinne, Florian Länger, Theodosios Bisdas, Axel Haverich and Marcus Krüger

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:12

    Published on: 19 November 2012

  15. Research article

    Improved access and visibility during stapling of the ultra-low rectum: a comparative human cadaver study between two curved staplers

    The purpose of this study was to compare in human cadavers the applicability of a commonly used stapling device, the CONTOUR® curved cutter (CC) (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH) to a newly released, curv...

    David E Rivadeneira, Juan Carlos Verdeja and Toyooki Sonoda

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:11

    Published on: 13 November 2012

  16. Case report

    Sural nerve preservation in reverse sural artery fasciocutaneous flap-a case report

    The reverse sural artery flap is a generally accepted means of soft tissue reconstruction for defects of the distal third of the legs. The routine sacrifice of the sural nerve with its consequential temporary ...

    Emmanuel E Esezobor, Osita C Nwokike, Segun Aranmolate, John E Onuminya and Folake O Abikoye

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:10

    Published on: 9 October 2012

  17. Research article

    Central and peripheral venous lines-associated blood stream infections in the critically ill surgical patients

    Critically ill surgical patients are always at increased risk of actual or potentially life-threatening health complications. Central/peripheral venous lines form a key part of their care. We review the curren...

    Mohamed Ali Ugas, Hyongyu Cho, Gregory M Trilling, Zainab Tahir, Humaera Farrukh Raja, Sami Ramadan, Waseem Jerjes and Peter V Giannoudis

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:8

    Published on: 4 September 2012

  18. Case report

    Twelve year experience of laparoscopic gastric plication in morbid obesity: development of the technique and patient outcomes

    Laparoscopic Gastric Plication (LGP) is a new restrictive bariatric surgery, previously introduced by the author. The aim of this study is to explain the modifications and to present the 12-year experience, re...

    Mohammad Talebpour, Seyed Mohammad Kalantar Motamedi, Atieh Talebpour and Hamed Vahidi

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:7

    Published on: 22 August 2012

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