Journal of Surgery

Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018

  • Accessible Agent-Fatty Acid Coatings of Titanium Prostheses for Local Prevention and Treatment of Anti-Microbial Infections

    Klemens Vertesich, Thomas Mayrhofer, Reinhard Windhager, Klaus-Dieter Kühn

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 146-153
    Received: Aug. 09, 2018
    Accepted: Aug. 23, 2018
    Published: Nov. 07, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.20180606.11
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    Abstract: Prosthetic joint infection represents a major issue in arthroplasty. Local anti-infective treatment is not established in cementless prosthetic surgery. The aim of this study was to perform simulate a perioperative application of agent-fatty acid complexes on surfaces of primary and revision prosthetic material. Further, it was aimed to investigate... Show More
  • Meek Micro-grafting Technique in Reduction of Mortality and Hospital Stay in Patients With Extensive Burns in a Resource Constrained Setting

    Nangole Ferdinand Wanjala, Ogallo John Paul, Ochieng Raduma Sephania

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 154-158
    Received: Sep. 24, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 08, 2018
    Published: Dec. 19, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.20180606.12
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    Abstract: Burns contributes to significant mortality. Among reasons for high mortality is inadequate burn wound management especially in patients with extensive burns and limited donor sites. Majority of the resource constrained countries donot have allografts or tissue cultures that would enable prompt and easy cover ages of such wounds. Skin graft Harvesti... Show More
  • Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome as a cause of Intestinal Obstruction: A Case Report

    Balachandran Premkumar, Sayed Mohammed Afsal, Ramamurthee Kannaiyan, Senguttuvan Pandian, Ranjini Ramachandran

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 159-161
    Received: Oct. 12, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 05, 2018
    Published: Dec. 19, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.20180606.13
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    Abstract: Abdominal cocoon syndrome is also known as sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, characterized by small bowel encapsulation by a fibro-collagenous membrane or “cocoon”. It is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction and has been reported predominantly in adolescent girls living in tropical/subtropical region. The cause and pathogenesis of the conditi... Show More
  • Factors Associated with a Short-Term Revision of Total Knee Arthroplasty

    Gómez Cáceres Abel, Carnero Martín de Soto Pablo, Fernández de Arróyabe Sáez de Ojer Naiara, Montes Molinero David, Aguiar García Francisco, García de Quevedo Puerta David

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 162-166
    Received: Oct. 25, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 13, 2018
    Published: Dec. 19, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.20180606.14
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    Abstract: Background: To present the short-term complications that required revision surgery on total knee arthroplasty (TKAs) performed during the 2012-2013 period. Objective: To study the relation of complication appearance and type with the prosthesis model and surgical team experience. Methods: Study of patients undergoing TKA at our center between Janua... Show More
  • Quantitative Assessment of Prognosticators for Rectal Cancer’s Local Recurrence and Distant Metastases

    Haytham Abudeeb, Ajogwu Ugwu, Lucy Campbell, Arijit Mukherjee

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 167-172
    Received: Oct. 30, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 12, 2018
    Published: Dec. 19, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.20180606.15
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    Abstract: Rectal cancer treatment outcome has improved considerably in the TME era often with the use neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. However, the risk of local recurrence/distant metastases could be as high as 10%. We have designed a retrospective cohort study to assess risk factors associated with local recurrence/distant metastasis after primary curative r... Show More
  • Complicated Evolution of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Post Cardiac Surgery

    Adrian Fernando Narváez Muñoz, Javier Aristides Rodriguez Herrera, Daniela Albina Ibarra Vargas, Carlos Ivan Soledispa Suarez, Maxwell Ruben Velasco Salazar, Carlos Alfredo Venegas Arteaga

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 173-177
    Received: Dec. 02, 2018
    Accepted: Dec. 17, 2018
    Published: Jan. 22, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.20180606.16
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    Abstract: Introduction: Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is the clinical manifestation of superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction, with a severe reduction in venous backflow to the right atrium. Symptoms classically include neck, facial and upper limb swelling, development of swollen collateral veins on the front of the chest wall, shortness of breath, coughi... Show More