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Editorial: facts, figures and the future
(BioMed Central, 2015-01-09)
The biology of aging and cancer: A brief overview of shared and divergent molecular hallmarks
(Buck Institute for Age Research, 2017-10)
Aging is the inevitable time-dependent decline in physiological organ function and is a major risk factor for cancer development. Due to advances in health care, hygiene control and food availability, life expectancy is ...
Long-term follow-up and survivorship after completing systematic surveillance in stage I–III colorectal cancer: who is still at risk?
Purpose: In patients with a high life expectancy at the time of surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC), the long-term outcome may be influenced by factors other than their cancer. We aimed to investigate the long-term outcome ...
Global epidemiology of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST): A systematic review of population-based cohort studies
Background: Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are rare, yet the most common mesenchymal tumour within the digestive tract. Lack of diagnostic criteria and no specific code in the ICD system has prevented epidemiological ...
Emergency resuscitative thoracotomy performed in European civilian trauma patients with blunt or penetrating injuries: a systematic review
Purpose: Emergency resuscitative thoracotomy (ERT) is a lifesaving procedure in selected patients. Indications are still being debated, but outcome in blunt trauma is believed to be poor. Recent reports from European ...
Epidemiology and classification of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms using current coding criteria
Background: The lack of uniform criteria for coding of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasia (GEP-NEN) has hampered previous epidemiological studies. The epidemiology of GEP-NEN was investigated in this study ...
Clinical patterns of presentation and attenuated inflammatory response in octo- and nonagenarians with perforated gastroduodenal ulcers
Background. Perforated gastrodudenal ulcer (PGDU) is an operative emergency with high mortality rates. The growing elderly populationincreasingly presents with need for geriatric acute operative care. Current knowledge of ...
Elevated microsatellite alterations at selected tetranucleotides in early-stage colorectal cancers with and without high-frequency microsatellite instability: same, same but different?
Microsatellite instability (MSI) is associated with better prognosis in colorectal cancer (CRC). Elevated microsatellite alterations at selected tetranucleotides (EMAST) is a less-understood form of MSI. Here, we aim to ...
Risk factors and preventive strategies for post-operative pancreatic fistula after pancreatic surgery: a comprehensive review
(Taylor & Francis, 2016-03)
Background: Pancreas surgery has developed into a fairly safe procedure in terms of mortality, but is still hampered by considerable morbidity. Among the most frequent and dreaded complications are the development of a ...