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Digestive Surgery

Vol. 32, No. 5, 2015

Issue release date: September 2015

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Original Paper

Resection of Obstructive Left-Sided Colon Cancer at a National Level: A Prospective Analysis of Short-Term Outcomes in 1,816 Patients

Tanis P.J. · Paulino Pereira N.R. · van Hooft J.E. · Consten E.C.J. · Bemelman W.A. · on behalf of the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Audit
Dig Surg 2015;32:317-324 (DOI:10.1159/000433561)


Dig Surg 2015;32:324 (DOI:10.1159/000433614)
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A National Evaluation of the Conservative Management of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis: How Common Is This and What Are the Issues?

Kelly M.E. · Khan A. · ur Rehman J. · Waldron R.M. · Khan W. · Barry K. · Khan I.Z.
Dig Surg 2015;32:325-330 (DOI:10.1159/000434756)

Randomized Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of a Preoperative Respiratory Rehabilitation Program to Prevent Postoperative Pulmonary Complications after Esophagectomy

Yamana I. · Takeno S. · Hashimoto T. · Maki K. · Shibata R. · Shiwaku H. · Shimaoka H. · Shiota E. · Yamashita Y.
Dig Surg 2015;32:331-337 (DOI:10.1159/000434758)

Tumor Diameter Is an Easy and Useful Predictor of Recurrence in Stage II Colorectal Cancer

Maeda C. · Hidaka E. · Mori Y. · Mukai S. · Miyachi H. · Sawada N. · Ishida F. · Kudo S.
Dig Surg 2015;32:338-343 (DOI:10.1159/000431188)

Validation of the Conventional Resection Criteria in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Terms of the Incidence of Posthepatectomy Liver Failure and Long-Term Prognosis

Iguchi K. · Hatano E. · Yamanaka K. · Tanaka S. · Taura K. · Uemoto S.
Dig Surg 2015;32:344-351 (DOI:10.1159/000431189)

Retraction Statement. Paper by Iso et al. Entitled ‘Preoperative Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio for Prognostication of Patients with Distal Bile Duct Carcinomas Undergoing Surgery' Dig Surg 2015;32:142-149

Dig Surg 2015;32:352 (DOI:10.1159/000438769)
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Effect of Tri-Staple™ Technology and Slow Firing on Secure Stapling Using an Endoscopic Linear Stapler

Hasegawa S. · Nakayama S. · Hida K. · Kawada K. · Sakai Y.
Dig Surg 2015;32:353-360 (DOI:10.1159/000437216)

A Quantified Scoring System for Postoperative Complication Severity Compared to the Clavien-Dindo Classification

The Comprehensive Complication Index

Slaman A.E. · Lagarde S.M. · Gisbertz S.S. · van Berge Henegouwen M.I.
Dig Surg 2015;32:361-366 (DOI:10.1159/000433608)

Antiperistaltic Side-to-Side Ileorectal Anastomosis Is Associated with a Better Short-Term Fecal Continence and Quality of Life in Slow Transit Constipation Patients

Chen W. · Jiang C.-Q. · Qian Q. · Ding Z. · Liu Z.-S.
Dig Surg 2015;32:367-374 (DOI:10.1159/000437234)

Risk Factors for Postoperative Intra-Abdominal Abscess after Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Analysis for Consecutive 1,817 Experiences

Cho J. · Park I. · Lee D. · Sung K. · Baek J. · Lee J.
Dig Surg 2015;32:375-381 (DOI:10.1159/000438707)

Significance of the Splenic Vein and Its Branches in Pancreatoduodenectomy with Resection of the Portal Vein System

Hattori M. · Fujii T. · Yamada S. · Inokawa Y. · Suenaga M. · Takami H. · Kanda M. · Sugimoto H. · Nomoto S. · Murotani K. · Nakao A. · Kodera Y.
Dig Surg 2015;32:382-388 (DOI:10.1159/000438797)

Changing Epidemiology of Intestinal Obstruction in Ghana: Signs of Increasing Surgical Capacity and an Aging Population

Gyedu A. · Abantanga F. · Kyei I. · Boakye G. · Stewart B.T.
Dig Surg 2015;32:389-396 (DOI:10.1159/000438798)

Whole Body MRI in the Staging of Esophageal Cancer - A Prospective Comparison with Whole Body 18F-FDG PET-CT

Malik V. · Harmon M. · Johnston C. · Fagan A.J. · Claxton Z. · Ravi N. · O''Toole D. · Muldoon C. · Keogan M. · Reynolds J.V. · Meaney J.F.M.
Dig Surg 2015;32:397-408 (DOI:10.1159/000431292)

Society News

Dig Surg 2015;32:409 (DOI:10.1159/000439476)
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HBPD Table of Contents Vol. 14, No. 4, 2015

Dig Surg 2015;32:410-412 (DOI:10.1159/000439397)
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