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Change of respiratory functions, the STOP-Bang questionnaire, and Epworth sleepiness scale after bariatric surgery
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Obesity is a highly morbid and fatal syndrome that reduces respiratory function. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common sleep disorder in morbid obesity. Herein, we aimed to determine ...
Assessment of Carotid Artery Distensibility and Elasticity After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: a Prospective Study
Purpose Although it is well known that obesity increases the risk of atherosclerosis in carotid arteries, it is not clear whether this risk changes after obesity surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate whether ...
Generalist versus Abdominal Subspecialist Radiologist Interpretations of Abdominopelvic Computed Tomography Performed on Patients with Abdominal Pain and its Impact on the Therapeutic Approach
Introduction: Abdominal pain is one of the most common patient complaints in the emergency department (ED) and abdominopelvic computed tomography (ACT) scan plays an important role in evaluation of these patients. Objective: ...
Predicting Pulmonary Complications Following Upper and Lower Abdominal Surgery: ASA vs. ARISCAT Risk Index
Objective: Postoperative pulmonary complications (POPC) account for a substantial proportion of risk related to surgery and anaesthesia. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification and the Assess Respiratory ...
Management and Clinical Outcomes of latrogenic Injury Secondary to Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Introduction: Perforation secondary to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a rare complication but a problematic one because of associated morbidity and mortality. In our study, we aimed to define ...
Outcomes of Total Parathyroidectomy with Autotransplantation versus Subtotal Parathyroidectomy Techniques for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Chronic Renal Failure
Objective: To compare the safety and the effectiveness of total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation versus subtotal parathyroidectomy for refractory secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney ...