43 downloads
59 views

Objective This study aimed to introduce and evaluate the safety and efficacy of the relay puncture technique in patients with complicated lower extremity arterial diseases. Methods A total of 21 patients (16 male and five female patients; median age: 68.5 years...

["Radiology and Medical Imaging","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6345
19 downloads
80 views

Background An assessment of the degree of white matter tract injury is important in neurosurgical planning for patients with gliomas. The main objective of this study was to assess the injury grade of the corticospinal tract (CST) in rats with glioma using diffusion...

["Neurology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6453
108 downloads
179 views

Background In clinical treatment, the use of steroid hormones is an important etiological factor of non-traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) risk. As an endogenous inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in the extracellular matrix, the expression...

["Genomics","Orthopedics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6270
42 downloads
202 views

Background Hypocalcemia is a common complication of thyroidectomy resulting from an injury to the parathyroid gland. Methylene blue, which is a medication and dye that has been used for more than a century, is safe and readily available. The previous study has...

["Clinical Trials","Epidemiology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6376
48 downloads
139 views

Background: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA), are the second and third most common surgical procedures performed in Canada, accounting for more than 600,000 acute care bed days and over $1 billion CAD in healthcare spending. The demand...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Orthopedics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27464v1
55 downloads
207 views

Background Adnexal torsion is a gynecologic emergency that requires surgical treatment. In this study, we reviewed the surgical outcomes of women with adnexal torsion in eastern Taiwan (Hualien county, area 4,629 km2, 330,000 residents). Methods This retrospective...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5995
64 downloads
234 views

Background Development of incisional complications following ventral median celiotomy might depend on suture pattern for skin closure. Methods In this prospective study, 21 healthy male horses underwent celiotomy. Skin closure was either performed via a continuous...

["Veterinary Medicine","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5772
88 downloads
263 views

Background Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a common complication following breast surgery procedures, despite being considered a clean surgery. The prevalence of SSIs can be minimised with the appropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis as outlined in the Australian...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Public Health","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5724
60 downloads
134 views

Background: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most common surgical procedures. Although THA surgeries are typically very successful, between 3% and 17% of all patients experience trochanteric pain after surgery. Unfortunately, there remains little high...

["Epidemiology","Orthopedics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27293v1
78 downloads
273 views

Objective To investigate the interaction of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) in hepatocellular carcinoma. Methods We compared the ncRNAs and mRNAs expression profiles of hepatocellular carcinoma and adjacent tissue by microarray and RT-PCR. The relationship between different...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5787
1 citation
221 downloads
1,820 views

Introduction Cigarette smoking by surgical patients is associated with increased complications. E-cigarettes have emerged as a potential smoking cessation tool. We sought to determine the feasibility and acceptability of e-cigarettes, compared to nicotine patch,...

["Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Clinical Trials","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5609
91 downloads
339 views

Purpose Most studies on neuroblastoma (NB) have been conducted in Western countries or Japan. The objective of our study was to analyze clinical and pathological features, MYCN status, surgical methods, and prognosis in Chinese NB patients. Methods A retrospective,...

["Oncology","Pediatrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5665
114 downloads
464 views

Background Intra-abdominal adhesions develop after nearly every abdominal surgery, commonly causing female infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and small bowel obstruction. Pentoxifylline (PTX) is a methylxanthine compound with immunomodulatory and antifibrotic properties....

["Drugs and Devices","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5434
191 downloads
427 views

Purpose This study aims to assess the microbiological profile, antimicrobial susceptibility and adequacy of intravenous ceftriaxone and metronidazole as empirical therapy for surgical patients presenting with complicated intra-abdominal infection. Methods This...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5383
92 downloads
114 views

Purpose. To assess the effectiveness of postoperative administration of oral antibiotics at reducing the incidence of endophthalmitis following phacoemulsification cataract extraction in dogs. Methods. Medical records of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary...

["Veterinary Medicine","Ophthalmology","Pharmacology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27091v1

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