- Lewis Kaplan, Yale Medical Group
- Philip Stahel, University of Colorado
- Oliver Thomusch, University of Freiburg
- Tom Rowles, BioMed Central
Meta-analyses of trials with both randomised and non-randomised designs indicates a lower risk of perioperative complications and incisional hernias when laparoscopic resection is performed for Crohn’s disease compared to open resection, but no evidence of other differences.
Major abdominal emergency surgery does not have a significant effect on CD4 count (a predictor of immune status) in people with HIV, contrary to the expectation that major surgery would cause stress and depress the immune system.
Topical phenytoin application in rats after experimental mastectomy reduces seroma formation, with angiogenesis and inflammatory processes (macrophage and lymphocyte infiltration) also decreased and increased fibrosis.
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