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World Journal of Surgery

Official Journal of the International Society of Surgery/Société Internationale de Chirurgie

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14.08.2018 | Invited Commentary

Ten Years and Counting: Sustaining Effectiveness of the Surgical Safety Checklist Through Ongoing Implementation Efforts

14.08.2018 | Original Scientific Report

The Predictive Value of Pulse Wave Velocity for Anastomotic Leakage After Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery has a morbidity rate between 17 and 35% [ 1 , 2 ]. Although most complications do not usually have serious consequences for the patient, anastomotic leakage (AL) is the most-feared complication for this type of surgery. Its …

14.08.2018 | Original Scientific Report

Safety Culture and Perioperative Quality at the Volta River Authority Hospital in Akosombo, Ghana

Over the past decade, a large body of work has drawn attention to the global burden of surgical disease and the approximately 5 billion people who lack access to timely and reliable surgical care [ 1 , 2 ]. Alongside efforts to improve available …

14.08.2018 | Original Scientific Report

Time to Readmission and Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Liver and Pancreatic Surgery

Medicare patients alone accounted for more than half the total number of readmissions with an annual cost of approximately $24 billion [ 1 ]. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reported that 12% of hospital readmissions for Medicare …

13.08.2018 | Original Scientific Report

Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis: A Clinical Mimic of Skin and Soft Tissue Neoplasms—A Descriptive Study from India

Phaeohyphomycosis is caused by heterogenous group of fungi which are called as phaeoid or dematiaceous fungi. Cutaneous, subcutaneous, systemic and cerebral phaeohyphomycosis are the four clinical forms of phaeohyphomycosis [ 1 ]. The subcutaneous …

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World Journal of Surgery provides an in-depth, international forum for the most current, most authoritative information on major clinical problems in the fields of clinical and experimental surgery, surgical education, and socioeconomic aspects of surgical care. In addition to original scientific reports, the journal features "World Progress in Surgery", a special section presenting contributions from recognized authorities on a single topic of current importance. Under the editorship of Dr. John G. Hunter, World Journal of Surgery rapidly publishes original articles that offer significant contributions in the fields of clinical surgery, experimental surgery and related sciences, surgical education, and the socioeconomic aspects of surgical care.

This is the official journal of the International Society of Surgery (ISS) / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC)

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