Journal of Surgery

Special Issue

Postoperative Pain Syndrome

  • Submission Deadline: Feb. 10, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Aly Saber
About This Special Issue
In this special issue, we will discuss the syndrome of postoperative pain regarding risk factors, its effect on quality of patient's life and recent trends for management. The exact etiology of chronic postoperarive pain is unknown and various theories have been proposed and there is no clear consensus on the diagnosis of this problem. Accurate assessment of postoperative pain is a key factor for successful pain management. General surgeons, head & neck surgeons and surgical oncologists will be invited to submit their works.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Aly Saber

    Department of General Surgery, Port-Fouad General Hospital, Port-Fouad, Egypt

Guest Editors
  • Gouda M Ellabban

    Department of surgery, Faculty of medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

  • Mohamed A. Motawie

    Faculty of Medicine, Port-Said University, Port Said, Egypt

Published Articles
  • Use of Honey in Management of Diabetic Foot Infection: Patient’s Satisfaction and Outcome

    Alexander Kosternoy , Emad K. Bayumi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 42-47
    Received: May 12, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 01, 2015
    Published: Jun. 15, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2015030201.19
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    Abstract: Introduction: diabetic foot is a major economic problem, and its management has not always been performed in a most cost effective way. This study on diabetic foot infection aimed at comparison of the effect of bee honey with another concentrated carbohydrate solution like glycerin and with a group using betadine and saline. Patients, Materials and... Show More
  • Aesthetic Outcome After Reconstruction of Complex Soft Tissue Defects with Free Antero-Lateral Thigh Flap Using Simple Equipment

    Ashraf H. Abbas , Moustafa Elmasry , Ingrid Steinvall , Osama A. Adly , Mohamed A. Elbadawy , Taha Ali Moati , Folke Sjöberg

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 36-41
    Received: Feb. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 13, 2015
    Published: May 09, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2015030201.18
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    Abstract: Aim: We aimed to assess the aesthetic outcome of surgical reconstruction by free ALT flap using binocular single-refraction magnifying glasses and a modified post- operative surveillance protocol.Methods: 16 patients were operated for free antero-lateral thigh flap to reconstruct complex soft tissue defects with a close clinical follow up protocol ... Show More
  • Role of Negative Pressure Therapy in Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Ashraf Hassan Mohammed

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 31-35
    Received: Feb. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 13, 2015
    Published: May 09, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2015030201.17
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    Abstract: Thirty patients (17 female and 13 males) with chronic diabetic foot ulceration, age ranged from 50 to 65 years (53.4+ 4.1years), were selected from outpatient clinic of Benha teaching hospitals, Egypt from April 2013 to March 2014. Aim: Foot ulceration is one of the most common and severe complications of diabetes. The aim of the current was to cl... Show More
  • Postoperative Pain After Tonsillectomy; Comparison Between CO2 Laser Versus Conventional Dissection Tonsillectomy

    Fahd Ali Alharbi , Mohamed Rifaat Ahmed

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 27-30
    Received: Feb. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 13, 2015
    Published: May 09, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2015030201.16
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    Abstract: Background:Postoperative pain after tonsillectomy is a great problem that the ideal tonsillectomy operation should have little or no morbidity or mortality with excellent outcome. Aim of the study:To compare the outcome of postoperative pain with two different methods of tonsillectomy, conventional dissection Tonsillectomy versus CO2 laser assisted... Show More
  • Response of Bone Mineral Density to Physical Exercises after Thyroidectomy

    Heba M. Mohamady , Manar H. Abdel Sattar , Ashraf H. Mohammed , Ahmed M. Abdellatif

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 23-26
    Received: Feb. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 13, 2015
    Published: May 09, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2015030201.15
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    Abstract: Introduction: Thyroidectomy could be associated with bone loss because of an endogenous excess of thyroxin, over enthusiastic thyroid replacement therapy following surgery, deregulation of bone resorption as consequence of calcitonin deficiency or some combination of these factors. The aim was to investigate the effect of weight bearing exercises o... Show More
  • Postmastectomy Pain Syndrome: A Frequent Problem Facing Cancer Surgeons

    Emad Hokkam , Aly Saber , Taha Moati , Mostafa El-Dosoki

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 18-22
    Received: Feb. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 13, 2015
    Published: May 09, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2015030201.14
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    Abstract: Background: Post mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a type of neurogenic pain that persists for a long period after surgery for breast cancer. The present study aims to find out the prevalence of this syndrome and investigate its contributing risk factors. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among 167womenoperated for breas... Show More
  • Effect of Interferential Therapy on Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernioplasty

    Heba M. Mohamady , Asmaa A. Saber , Aly Saber

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 14-17
    Received: Feb. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 13, 2015
    Published: May 09, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2015030201.13
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    Abstract: Introduction: Chronic postoperative pain is strongly related to patient-related factors surgery- related factors. Treatment of chronic groin pain after surgery may be difficult for both the patient and the surgeon and many algorithms have been advocated but none of them has been accepted totally. Interferential Therapy has been used in clinical pra... Show More
  • Effectiveness of Aromatherapy with Lavender Oil in Relieving Post Caesarean Incision Pain

    Mohamed Abdel-Hamed Metawie , Hadayat AbdEl-Raof Amasha , Ragaa Ali Abdraboo , Sally Ebrahim Ali

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 8-13
    Received: Feb. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 13, 2015
    Published: Apr. 23, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2015030201.12
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    Abstract: Background: Post caesarean section pain is a common cause of pain in obstetrics, safe pain control methods after caesarean section is a greater challenge for health care providers because the spread use of drugs can cause side effects. Non-pharmacological measures are safer with fewer side effects than pharmacological measures. Aim: The aim of the ... Show More
  • Is There Relationship between Quality Indicators and Acquired Pressure Ulcers in Austrian Hospitals and Nursing Homes

    Eman S. M. Shahin , Christa Lohrmann

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Feb. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 03, 2015
    Published: Apr. 23, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2015030201.11
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    Abstract: Objectives: this study aims to assess the period prevalence of Austrian hospital- and nursing home-acquired pressure ulcers, and of pressure ulcer quality indicators in both settings over time. Methods: Design: A descriptive study (period prevalence) was conducted in hospitals and nursing homes between 2009 and 2012. The study sample covered hospit... Show More