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  1. Content type: Review

    Bariatric surgery has been considered one of best treatments for obesity. As every surgical procedure—and any medical intervention, it is not exempt of complications, among which leaks, strictures, acute hemo...

    Authors: Julián Hernández and Camilo Boza

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2016 10:3

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Central venous catheterization (CVC) is a basic requirement for many medical specialties. Simulated training in CVC may allow the acquisition of this competency but few reports have established a valid methodo...

    Authors: Julián Varas, Pablo Achurra, Felipe León, Richard Castillo, Natalia De La Fuente, Rajesh Aggarwal, Leticia Clede, María P. Bravo, Marcia Corvetto and Rodrigo Montaña

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2016 10:2

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) has long been considered as the bariatric procedure with the highest peri-operative and long-term complication rate. However, modern peri-operative care,...

    Authors: Laurent Biertho, Frédéric Simon-Hould, Simon Marceau, Stéfane Lebel, Odette Lescelleur and Simon Biron

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2016 10:1

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Liver resection is the mainstay of treatment for most of the liver tumors. Liver has a unique capability to restore the lost volume following resection, however, most of the primary tumors grow in a liver with...

    Authors: Dipok Kumar Dhar, Goran Hamid Mohammad, Soumil Vyas, Dieter Clemens Broering and Massimo Malago

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:11

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Myomectomy is a surgical technique used for removal of uterine fibroids and historically hysterectomy has represented the mainstay of treatment. The options of conservative surgical approaches mainly aim at re...

    Authors: Sammy Ngichabe, Timona Obura and William Stones

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:10

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  6. Content type: Review

    Since its appear in the year 1997, when Drs. Cadiere and Himpens did the first robotic cholecystectomy in Brussels, not long after the first cholecystectomy, they performed the first robotic bariatric procedu...

    Authors: Pablo A. Acquafresca, Mariano Palermo, Tomasz Rogula, Guillermo E. Duza and Edgardo Serra

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:9

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  7. Content type: Review

    Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) research has been limited. The aim of this study is to describe our technique and to evaluate the short term outcomes and efficacy of SILS Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (...

    Authors: Ivan Alberto Zepeda Mejia and Tomasz Rogula

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:7

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    Two-dimensional video-assisted thoracic surgery (2D-VATS) has gained its position in daily practise. Although very useful, its two-dimensional view has its drawbacks when performing pulmonary resections. We re...

    Authors: Chris Dickhoff, Wilson W. Li, Petr Symersky and Koen J. Hartemink

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:8

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Partial bypass of the GI tract may promote weight loss by decreased absorption of nutrients and changes in incretins. The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of performing a side-to-side d...

    Authors: Michel Gagner

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:6

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Intra-abdominal surgical intervention can cause the development of intra-peritoneal adhesions. To reduce this problem, different agents have been tested to minimize abdominal adhesions; however, the optimal ad...

    Authors: Reinhold Lang, Petra Baumann, Claudia Schmoor, Erich K. Odermatt, Moritz N. Wente and Karl-Walter Jauch

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:5

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is among the commonest cancers in the world. Metastasis is one of the most significant factors affecting prognosis. Common sites of extrahepatic metastases include lungs, regiona...

    Authors: Duminda Subasinghe, Chathuranga Tisara Keppetiyagama, Hemantha Sudasinghe, Saman Wadanamby, Niranthi Perera and Sivasuriya Sivaganesh

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:4

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    Evaluation of early experience with implant based breast reconstruction for early breast cancer in ptotic breasts with titanium coated polypropylene mesh and lower pole dermal sling.

    Authors: Rathinasabapathy Rathinaezhil, Fiammetta Ugolini and Hisham Osman

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:3

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Insufficient arterial blood flow is the one cause of flap necrosis. Cilostazol is an inhibitor of phosphodiesterase III and increases cyclic AMP level in vascular smooth muscle cell causing vasodilation. There...

    Authors: Chairat Burusapat, Janjira Paengnoi and Kantang Satayasoontorn

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:2

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  14. Content type: Case report

    This article proposes a combined technique including bone grafting, connective tissue graft, and coronally advanced flap to create some space for simultaneous bone regrowth and root coverage.

    Authors: Gholam Ali Gholami, Hadi Gholami, Reza Amid, Mahdi Kadkhodazadeh, Amir Reza Mehdizadeh and Navid Youssefi

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:1

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  15. Content type: Hypothesis

    In recent years, several methods and new techniques have been studied and proposed for establishment of sutureless vascular anastomoses, streaming use of sutureless vascular surgery in the future.

    Authors: Lulzim Vokrri, Xhavit Krasniqi, Arsim Qavdarbasha, Nexhmi Hyseni, Philippe Cinquin, Paolo Porcu and Carmine Sessa

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2014 8:8

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The zygapophysial (facet) joint is the primary pain generator in one third of chronic low back pain cases. Current treatment options include temporarily palliative nonsurgical approaches, facet injections, rad...

    Authors: Hans-Jörg Meisel, Konrad Seller, Achim Lüth, Karin Büttner-Janz, Peter Stosberg, Alexander Moser, Larry E Miller, Jon E Block and Luiz Pimenta

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2014 8:7

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Reducing the incidence of anastomotic leakages would benefit both patients and health care in general. Attempts to solve this problem have been disappointing thus far. Sylys® Surgical Sealant was developed as ...

    Authors: Marguerite A W Stam, Charlotte L J Mulder, Esther C J Consten, Jurriaan B Tuynman, Christianne J Buskens and Willem A Bemelman

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2014 8:6

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  18. Content type: Case report

    We report a case of a grade V bladder injury complicating an open-book pelvic fracture following a road traffic accident. The bladder neck injury was primarily repaired in the emergency setting of a poor-resou...

    Authors: Elroy P Weledji, Pius Fokam, Djatche Nzade and Divine Eyongeta

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2014 8:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Childhood-to-adult persistent asthma is usually considered to be an atopic disease. However gastroesophageal reflux may also play an important role in this phenotype of asthma, especially when it is refractory...

    Authors: Zhi Wei Hu, Zhong Gao Wang, Yu Zhang, Ji Min Wu, Wei Tao Liang, Yue Yang, Shu Rui Tian and Ai E Wang

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2014 8:3

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  20. Content type: Case report

    A female urethral diverticulum is an uncommon pathologic entity. It can manifest with a variety of symptoms involving the lower urinary tract. Our objective is to describe the various aspects of the diverticul...

    Authors: Omar Riyach, Mustapha Ahsaini, Mohammed Fadl Tazi, Soufiane Mellas, Roos Stuurman-Wieringa, Abdelhak Khallouk, Mohammed Jamal El Fassi and Moulay Hassan Farih

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2014 8:1

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  21. Content type: Methodology

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:15

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:14

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:13

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  24. Content type: Methodology

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:11

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  25. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Edward Chekan, Richard L Whelan and Alexander H Feng

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:10

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The quality and viability of mastectomy flaps remain a central challenge in reconstructive surgery, particularly for immediate breast reconstruction. Insufficient perfusion in tissue flaps is a leading cause o...

    Authors: Mohit Sood and Paul Glat

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:9

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Epidural intracranial hematoma is one of the most common complications of surgeries for intracranial tumors. The non-regional epidural hematoma is related to severe fluctuation of the intracranial pressure dur...

    Authors: Jun Ma, Huan Li, Linggang Cheng and Song Lin

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:7

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  28. Content type: Case report

    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...

    Authors: Obianuju Sandra Madueke-Laveaux, Radhika Gogoi and Gary Stoner

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:8

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  29. Content type: Case report

    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.

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:6

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Rahul K Nath, Nirupuma Kumar and Chandra Somasundaram

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:5

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  31. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:4

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Ibrahim A Yakasai, Lawal A Bappa and Andrew Paterson

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:3

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  33. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2013 7:1

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:12

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: David E Rivadeneira, Juan Carlos Verdeja and Toyooki Sonoda

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:11

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  36. Content type: 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 ...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:10

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  37. Content type: Methodology

    Infertility due to pelvic radiation for advanced rectal cancer treatment is a major concern particularly in young patients. Pre-radiation laparoscopic ovarian transposition may offer preservation of ovarian fu...

    Authors: Sami Al-Asari and Alaa Abduljabbar

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:9

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:8

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  39. Content type: Case report

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:7

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Duodenal ulcer lesions can represent a surgical challenge, especially if the duodenal wall is chronically inflamed, the defect exceeds a diameter of 3 cm and the ulceration is located in the second part of the...

    Authors: Martin Büsing, Hassan Shaheen, Raute Riege and Markus Utech

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:6

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  41. Content type: Review

    Laparoscopic colectomy is now widely applied to cases of malignancy, supported by early data from several large randomized controlled trials. Long-term follow-up is now available from those trials, supporting ...

    Authors: Jennifer K Lee, Conor P Delaney and Jeremy M Lipman

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:5

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