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A Call to Arms: Obese Men with More Severe Comorbidities of Obesity and Under Utilization of Bariatric Operations. A Study of 1368 Patients.

Gina N Farinholt, MD, Aaron D Carr, MD, Mohamed R Ali, MD University of California, Davis Introduction Despite similar rates of obesity among American men and women, population-based studies suggest that bariatric surgery patients are disproportionately female. The UC Davis experience suggests that when the obese male does present for bariatric surgery, his obesity is… Continue Reading

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery in the Treatment of Patients with Bullous Emphysema

Atul Mishra, MBBS, MS, FRCS, Ashvind Bawa, MBBS, MS, FMAS, Amandeep Singh Nar, MBBS, MS, FMAS DAYANAND MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, LUDHIANA INTRODUCTION Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been widely used to diagnose and treat patients with intrathoracic pathology, including bullous emphysema. Surgical operation for bullous emphysema is indicated for patients with symptoms related to… Continue Reading

Superficial Pre-coagulation, Sealing and Transection (SPST) method: a bloodless and eco-friendly laparoscopic liver transection technique

Naruhiko Ikoma, MD, Osamu Itano, MD, PhD, Go Oshima, MD, Shinichi Fukuhara, MD, Yuko Kitagawa, MD, PhD Keio University School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Background: Minimizing blood loss is the important aspect for laparoscopic liver resection. Liver transection is the most challenging part of liver resection, but there is… Continue Reading

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