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  1. Content type: Case report

    A cursory review of the current socket preservation literatures well depicts the necessity of further esthetic considerations through the corrective procedures of the alveolar ridge upon and post extraction. A...

    Authors: Gholam Ali Gholami, Maryam Aghaloo, Farzin Ghanavati, Reza Amid and Mahdi Kadkhodazadeh

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:3

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  2. Content type: Case report

    The rupture of a huge omphalocele is an emergency that threatens the newborn baby's life. It constitutes a therapeutical concern in the absence of prosthesis especially in developing countries.

    Authors: Gamedzi Komlatsè Akakpo-Numado, Komla Gnassingbe, Missoki Azanledji Boume, Kodjo Abossisso Sakiye, Komlan Mihluedo-Agbolan, Komlan Attipou and Hubert Tekou

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:2

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Emergency repair of incarcerated incisional hernia with associated bowel obstruction in potentially or contaminated field is technically challenging due to edematous, inflamed and friable tissues with occasion...

    Authors: Hasnain Zafar, Masooma Zaidi, Irfan Qadir and Ayaz Ahmed Memon

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:1

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Biliary tract reconstruction continues to be a challenging surgical problem. Multiple experimental attempts have been reported to reconstruct biliary defects with different materials and variable outcome. Our ...

    Authors: Ashraf A Helmy, Mostafa A Hamad, Ahmed M Aly, Tahra Sherif, Mostafa Hashem, Dalia AH El-Sers and Mohammad Semieka

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2011 5:8

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Distal rectal stapling is often challenging because of limited space and visibility. We compared two stapling devices in the distal rectum in a cadaver study: the iDrive™ right angle linear cutter (RALC) (Covi...

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

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2011 5:7

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    Minimally invasive spine surgery requires placement of the skin incision at an ideal location in the patient's back by the surgeon. However, numerous fluoroscopic x-ray images are sometimes required to find th...

    Authors: Kee D Kim, Wentao Li and Caren L Galloway

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2011 5:6

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Today, we frequently find patients taking oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT), a prophylaxis against the occurrence of thromboembolic events. An oral surgeon needs to know how to better manage such patients, in o...

    Authors: Francesco Inchingolo, Marco Tatullo, Fabio M Abenavoli, Massimo Marrelli, Alessio D Inchingolo, Salvatore Scacco, Francesco Papa, Angelo M Inchingolo and Gianna Dipalma

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2011 5:5

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hypothermia in burns is common and increases morbidity and mortality. Several methods are available to reach and maintain normal core body temperature, but have not yet been evaluated in critical care for burn...

    Authors: Britt-Marie Kjellman, Mats Fredrikson, Gunilla Glad-Mattsson, Folke Sjöberg and Fredrik RM Huss

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2011 5:4

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Current reconstructive techniques for continuity defects of the mandible include the use of free flaps, bone grafts, and alloplastic materials. New methods of regenerative medicine designed to restore tissues ...

    Authors: Ahmad M Eweida, Ayman S Nabawi, Mona K Marei, Mohamed R Khalil and Habashi A Elhammady

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2011 5:2

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012 6:4

  10. Content type: Hypothesis

    Neurologically, it is proven that stimulation of larger diameter fibers - e.g. using appropriate coldness, warmth, rubbing, pressure or vibration- can close the neural "gate" so that the central perception of ...

    Authors: Amir Hashem Shahidi Bonjar

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2011 5:1

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Previously, we developed a porcine model for Arterio Venous Graft (AVG) failure to allow assessment of new access strategies. This model was limited concerning graft length. In the present technical report, we...

    Authors: Abdelkarime K Jahrome, Imo Hoefer, Frans L Moll, Graeme J Houston, Peter A Stonebridge, Peter J Blankestijn and Gert J de Borst

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2010 4:7

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is the standard care for locally advanced breast cancer. Our study aimed at evaluating the feasibility of breast conversation surgery (BCS) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

    Authors: Mohamed I El-Sayed, Doaa W Maximous, Mohamed A Aboziada, Mostafa E Abdel-Wanis and Nabiel NH Mikhail

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2010 4:5

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Acute cholecystitis can be the result of retention of bile in the gallbladder with possible secondary infection and ischaemia. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether internal drainage of the g...

    Authors: Daniel W Kjaer, Frank V Mortensen, Jens K Møller, Stephen J Hamilton-Dutoit and Peter Funch-Jensen

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2010 4:4

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Robot-assisted laparoscopy (RL) is used in a wide range of operative interventions, but the advantage of this technique over conventional laparoscopy (CL) remains unclear. Studies comparing RL and CL are scarc...

    Authors: Magnus Anderberg, Johan Larsson, Christina C Kockum and Einar Arnbjörnsson

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2010 4:3

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Randomized trials comparing VATS lobectomy to open lobectomy are of small size. We analyzed a case-control series using propensity score-weighting to adjust for important covariates in order to compare the cli...

    Authors: Walter J Scott, Ronald S Matteotti, Brian L Egleston, Salewa Oseni and James F Flaherty

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2010 4:1

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Critical limb ischemia is a chronic pathologic condition defined by the lack of blood flow in peripheral circulation. Microdialysis is a well-known and sensitive method for the early detection of tissue ischem...

    Authors: Matteo Tozzi, Elisa Muscianisi, Gabriele Piffaretti and Patrizio Castelli

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:17

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The surgical strategy for the treatment of colorectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases remains controversial. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of colonic resection on liver fu...

    Authors: Hideki Sasanuma, Frank Viborg Mortensen, Anders Riegels Knudsen, Peter Funch-Jensen, Masaki Okada, Hideo Nagai and Yoshikazu Yasuda

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:16

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  18. Content type: Case study

    The emergency treatment of incisional hernias is infrequent but it can be complicated with strangulation or obstruction and in some cases the surgical approach may also include an intestinal resection with the...

    Authors: Francesco La Mura, Roberto Cirocchi, Eriberto Farinella, Umberto Morelli, Vincenzo Napolitano, Lorenzo Cattorini, Alessandro Spizzirri, Barbara Rossetti, Pamela Delmonaco, Carla Migliaccio, Diego Milani, Piero Covarelli, Carlo Boselli, Giuseppe Noya and Francesco Sciannameo

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:15

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The objective of the present study was to evaluate the aptitude of TRAIL gene expression for inducing apoptosis in co-cultivated T-cells. This should allow preparing a strategy for the development of a durable...

    Authors: Kerstin Reimers, Christine Radtke, Claudia Y Choi, Christina Allmeling, Susanne Kall, Paul Kiefer, Thomas Muehlberger and Peter M Vogt

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:13

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  20. Content type: Research article

    This study was designed to evaluate the effect of recombinant human thrombin (rThrombin) concentration on time to hemostasis (TTH), clot durability, and clot strength in settings that replicate the heparinizat...

    Authors: Steven D Hughes, Paul D Bishop, Richard Garcia, Tracy Zhang and W Allan Alexander

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:14

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  21. Content type: Review

    New sphincter-saving approaches have been applied in the treatment of perianal fistula in order to avoid the risk of fecal incontinence. Among them, the fibrin glue technique is popular because of its simplici...

    Authors: Roberto Cirocchi, Eriberto Farinella, Francesco La Mura, Lorenzo Cattorini, Barbara Rossetti, Diego Milani, Patrizia Ricci, Piero Covarelli, Marco Coccetta, Giuseppe Noya and Francesco Sciannameo

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:12

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  22. Content type: Case study

    Between 5 and 10% of the patients undergoing a colonoscopy cannot have a complete procedure mainly due to stenosing neoplastic lesion of rectum or distal colon. Nevertheless the elective surgical treatment con...

    Authors: Marco Coccetta, Carla Migliaccio, Francesco La Mura, Eriberto Farinella, Ioanna Galanou, Pamela Delmonaco, Alessandro Spizzirri, Vincenzo Napolitano, Lorenzo Cattorini, Diego Milani, Roberto Cirocchi and Francesco Sciannameo

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:11

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Post-operatory wound infections are a very uncommon finding after thyroidectomy. For these reasons international guidelines do not routinely recommend systemic antibiotic prophylaxis.

    Authors: Nicola Avenia, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Roberto Cirocchi, Giovanni Docimo, Mark Ragusa, Roberto Ruggiero, Eugenio Procaccini, Carlo Boselli, Fabio D'Ajello, Francesco Barberini, Domenico Parmeggiani, Lodovico Rosato, Francesco Sciannameo, Giorgio De Toma and Giuseppe Noya

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:10

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  24. Content type: Research article

    We describe a teaching and training method with objective evaluation to improve medical engineering students' knowledge and analysis skills about Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) instrumentation and techniques...

    Authors: Francesco Rulli, Angelo Maura, Gabriele Galatà, Giulia Olivi, Michele Grande and Attilio M Farinon

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:9

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Despite standard manual decontamination, hospital equipment remains contaminated with microorganisms, contributing to nosocomial transmission and hospital acquired infections. This has the potential to negate ...

    Authors: Chidi Obasi, Allison Agwu, Wale Akinpelu, Roger Hammons, Clyde Clark, Ralph Etienne-cummings, Peter Hill, Richard Rothman, Stella Babalola, Tracy Ross, Karen Carroll and Bolanle Asiyanbola

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:8

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The history of surgical reconstruction of the left ventricle after an anterior myocardial infarction shows an evolution of techniques which tend to a more and more physiologic restoration of ventricular shape ...

    Authors: Marco Cirillo

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:6

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The treatment of forearm fracture-nonunions continues to represent a therapeutic challenge, and reported outcomes are moderate at best. Limiting aspects of this particular anatomic location include the relatio...

    Authors: Fernando Baldy dos Reis, Flávio Faloppa, Hélio J Alvachian Fernandes, Walter Manna Albertoni and Philip F Stahel

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:5

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Small bowel contractility may be more prominent in obese subjects, such that there is enhanced nutrient absorption and hunger stimulation. However, there is little evidence to support this. This study examined...

    Authors: Tom K Gallagher, Alan W Baird and Desmond C Winter

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:4

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Positron emission tomography (PET) identifies cancer deposits by detecting sites of gamma emissions that are released from radioactively labeled molecules targeting tumor to formulate a PET image. Correlating ...

    Authors: Vivian E Strong, Charles J Galanis, Christopher C Riedl, Valerie A Longo, Farhad Daghighian, John L Humm, Steven M Larson and Yuman Fong

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:2

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common problem in the Western countries, and the interest in the minimal access surgical approaches to treat GORD is increasing. In this study, we would like to di...

    Authors: Tarun Singhal, Santosh Balakrishnan, Abdulzahra Hussain, Starlene Grandy-Smith, Andrew Paix and Shamsi El-Hasani

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2009 3:1

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Scapular hypoplasia, elevation, and rotation (SHEAR) deformity and posterior subluxation of the humeral head are common tertiary sequelae of obstetric brachial plexus injuries (OBPI). Interpretations of images...

    Authors: Rahul K Nath and Andrea D Humphries

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2008 2:4

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Esophagogastric fistula following an esophagectomy for cancer is very common. One of the most important factors that leads to its development is gastric isquemia. We hypothesize that laparoscopic gastric devas...

    Authors: Federico Cuenca-Abente, Ahmad Assalia, Gianmattia del Genio, Tomasz Rogula, David Nocca, Kazuki Ueda and Michel Gagner

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2008 2:3

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Epidural fibrosis is regarded as a cause of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) when excessive adhesional/fibrotic scar tissue causes compression, pain or discomfort by tethering of nerve tissue to the surroun...

    Authors: Patrick Fransen

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2008 2:2

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  34. Content type: Hypothesis

    It is conventional strategy to treat highly malignant brain tumors initially with cytoreductive surgery followed by adjuvant radio- and chemotherapy. However, in spite of all such efforts, the patients' progno...

    Authors: Thomas S Deisboeck and Caterina Guiot

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2008 2:1

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an accepted approach to treat unresectable liver tumours distinguishing itself from other techniques by combining minimal invasiveness and the advantages of a surg...

    Authors: Philipp Hildebrand, Armin Besirevic, Markus Kleemann, Stefan Schlichting, Volker Martens, Achim Schweikard and Hans-Peter Bruch

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2007 1:7

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  36. Content type: Case study

    Hyperinsulinism is the most common cause of recurrent and persistent hypoglycemia in infancy and childhood. Causes can include nesidioblastosis, pancreatic islet cell tumors such as insulinoma, and association...

    Authors: Vivian E Strong, Alexander Shifrin and William B Inabnet

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2007 1:6

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that 4% of hospitalized patients suffer from an adverse event caused by the medical treatment administered. Some institutions have created systems to encourage medical workers to report thes...

    Authors: Ricardo Pietrobon, Raquel Lima, Anand Shah, Danny O Jacobs, Matthew Harker, Mariana McCready, Henrique Martins and William Richardson

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2007 1:5

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Inflammation is a recognized risk factor for the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque.

    Authors: Simon PS Howarth, Tjun Y Tang, Martin J Graves, Jean-Marie U-King-Im, Zhi-Yong Li, Stewart R Walsh, Michael E Gaunt and Jonathan H Gillard

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2007 1:4

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Psychological factors play a role in a variety of gastrointestinal illness, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Their impact on the surgical outcomes of antireflux surgery is unknown.

    Authors: Laurent Biertho, Dutta Sanjeev, Herawati Sebajang, Marty Antony and Mehran Anvari

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2007 1:2

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The essential objectives for thyroidectomy are: avoidance of injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerves, conservation of the parathyroid glands, an accurate haemostasis and an excellent cosmesis. In the last 10 ...

    Authors: Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Luigi Boni, Francesca Rovera and Renzo Dionigi

    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2007 1:3

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