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SAGES 2014 Abstracts and Posters
Should We Routinely Transfuse Platelet for Immune Thrombocytopenia Patients with Extreme Low Platelet Count Who Underwent Laparoscopic Splenectomy?
Yunqiang Cai, PhD, Xubao Liu, PhD, Xin Wang, PhD, Bing Peng, PhD. Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University. Background: Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is considered as the gold standard procedure for patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). In many institutions, low platelet counts (< 30 × 109/L) contraindicated LS. This study aimed to investigate… Continue Reading »
Diaphragmatic Pacing Can Subjectively Improve Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients with Idiopathic Diaphragmatic Dysfunction
Vikram Vattipally, MD, Raymond P Onders, MD, MaryJo Elmo, ACNP, Eric M Pauli, MD. 1 Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. 2 University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Introduction: Electrical pacing of the diaphragm was introduced over 40 years ago to treat patients with chronic apnea due to injury or diseases of the… Continue Reading »
Ravinder Pal Singh Babra, MS, FMAS, Jaspal Singh Selhi, MSDNB, Atul Mishra, MS, Ashish Ahuja, MS, Ashwind Bawa, MS. Dayanand Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana Punjab India. Introduction: Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has been an established treatment method for uncomplicated acute appendicitis. Still large numbers of surgeons feel confused regarding the superiority of either laparoscopic or… Continue Reading »