Science and industry
State of the art in thoracoscopic surgery
Technical considerations and pitfalls in laparoscopic live donornephrectomy
The metabolic and immune response to laparoscopic vs open liver resection
Outcomes of laparoscopic Toupet compared to laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
Total fundoplication is the operation of choice for patients with gastroesophageal reflux and defective peristalsis
The role of esophageal motility and hiatal hernia in esophageal exposure to acid
Ambulatory and admitted laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients have comparable outcomes but different functional health status
The preperitoneal tissue dilemma in totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic hernia repair
Cost-effective, reliable laparoscopic hernia repair
Planned reduction of incarcerated groin hernias with hernia sac laparoscopy
Current status of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
The Advanced Dundee Endoscopic Psychomotor Tester (ADEPT) objectifying subjective psychomotor test performance
Laparoscopic splenectomy
Practice distribution in procedural skills training
A new “no-touch” technique for the laparoscopic treatment of gastric stromal tumors
Laparoscopic splenectomy for hematological diseases
Technical standardization of laparoscopic splenectomy
Gallstone cholangitis
Retained gallbladder/cystic duct remnant calculi as a cause of postcholecystectomy pain
Endoscopic sphincterotomy in the management of postoperative biliary fistula
Local recurrence and survival after laparoscopic mesorectal resection for rectal adenocarcinoma
Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery in patients with chronic pancreatitis
Laparoscopic treatment of acute mesenteric torsion
Caustic acid burn of the upper gastrointestinal tract
A systems approach to surgical safety
Editorial comment on a systems approach to surgical safety
Risks of “on demand” postoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for small bile duct calculi detected at intraoperative cholangiography (IOC)
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Scientific data from clinical trials
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