Surgery Gateway

Welcome to BioMed Central's Surgery Gateway, highlighting the latest articles we have published in this field. Content is continually updated, so please bookmark this page and ensure you check it regularly.


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    Impact of obesity on healthcare

    Andrew Renehan and Iain Buchan comment on a recent large scale study showing that elevated body mass index is linked to increased hospital admission rates in England, and discuss the direct impact of obesity on the healthcare system.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:64
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    African microbiome research

    Leading researchers present their recommendations for harnessing microbiome and probiotic research in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Microbiome 2014, 2:12
  • Approaches to canine health surveillance

    Authors at the Royal Veterinary College and the University of Sydney review the history and development of health surveillance systems in canine medicine. These systems each have their own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to monitoring dog health.

    Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2014, 1:2
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    Orthogeriatric care improves mobility

    In a randomized trial, perioperative orthogeriatric care does not reduce delirium and cognitive decline in hip fracture patients, but has a positive effect on mobility, highlighting a need for integration of orthopedic and geriatric services.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:63
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    Stem cell therapy for bone repair

    Cynthia Coleman and colleagues review recent advances in the identification, isolation, and mechanism of action of mesenchymal stem cells in bone fracture repair, and discuss their clinical implications.

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2014, 5:51


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