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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is a development of recent origin. In 2004, Kalloo et al first described NOTES investigation in an animal model. Since then, several investigators have pursued NOTES…

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Until the advent of singleincision laparoscopic surgery, few advances were aimed at improving cosmesis with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Criticisms of the single-incision laparoscopic surgery technique include a larger…

INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the feasibility of laparoscopic cytoreduction for primary advanced ovarian cancer. METHODS: All patients with presumed stage 3/4 primary ovarian cancer underwent attempted laparoscopic cytoreduction. All patients had CT…

OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of a brief comprehensive case-finding program for detecting functional, cognitive, and social impairments among elderly ED patients and to estimate the prevalence of unknown, undetected, or untreated impairments…

STUDY OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility, safety, and reliability of emergency cardiac treadmill exercise stress testing (CTEST) in the evaluation of emergency department patients with atypical chest pain. DESIGN: Thirty-two patients with…

The vast majority of abdominal incisions used in gynecologic surgery are either transverse or vertical midline. The advantages of a vertical midline incision are considered to be rapid abdominal entry and increased exposure to the abdomen and pelvis.…

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a long pulse diode laser (Cynosure, Inc.) to target and destroy enlarged sebaceous glands that are preloaded with Indocyanine green (ICG) chromophore. STUDY…
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