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July-August 2017| Vol 50| Issue 4

Original Article

Living donor hepatectomy in female donors with ongoing menstruation: Safety and ethical issues

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to study the safety of the major hepatectomy in female donors with ongoing menstruation in situations where the recipient needs urgent liver transplantati...


Original Article

Correlation between lumbar lordosis and the treatment of chronic low back pain with pulsed radiofrequency applied to the L2 dorsal root ganglion

Background: Percutaneous pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) applied to the L2 dorsal root ganglion (DRG) is an alternative procedure for treating patients with chronic discogenic pain. It is assumed t...


Original Article

Laparoscopic-assisted peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion with two 5-mm ports: Complications and outcomes of 30 cases

Introduction: End-stage renal disease has high prevalence in Taiwan, and peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the effective treatments. Although the open catheter placement method is more popular...


Original Article

Procalcitonin levels to predict bacterial infection in Surgical Intensive Care Unit patients

Background: Infection-induced inflammatory response might be aggravated by surgery insults. The clinical presentation of Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) patients might be different from med...


Case Report

Cranial migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt

We report a rare case of an 11-month male infant with cranial migration of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt assembly. The shunt chamber was lying inside the ventricles. At the time of shunt revision, o...


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Formosan Journal of Surgery, a publication of Taiwan Surgical Association, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Bimonthly print on demand compilation of issues published.

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